|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|12-22-18||St. Mary's -2 v. Western Kentucky||68-71||Loss||-105||7 h 46 m||Show|
4* NCAAB Situational VEGAS INSIDER on St. Mary's -
St. Mary's should have no problem here leaving with a win at Western Kentucky on Saturday. The Gaels have won 5 of their last 6 and are fres off a 85-56 thrashing of Bucknell, which is worth noting, as St Mary's has gone a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last 4 off a SU win by more than 20 points.
The Hilltoppers have lost 5 of their last 7. Last time they were at home we saw them lose outright 87-81 to Troy as a 9.5-point favorite. WKU is a bad defensive team. They are allowing 77.3 ppg and 47.7% shooting at home this season.
The Gaels average 78.2 ppg and are shooting 50% from the field and 40% from deep on the year. I just don't see the Hilltoppers being able to keep pace and with this number all we really need is for the Gaels to win outright. Take St. Mary's!
|12-22-18||Georgia +5.5 v. Georgia Tech||70-59||Win||100||4 h 45 m||Show|
3* NCAAB Underdog PLAY OF THE DAY on Georgia +
The Yellow Jackets are getting way too much respect here at home against their in-state rivals. Georgia Tech comes in off an impressive 69-65 win as a 9-point dog at Arkansas, but are still just 2-3 in their last 5, including a 10-point home loss to Gardner Webb.
Georgia has won 3 of their last 4 and covered all 4 during this stretch. The only loss coming by a mere 2-points to a really strong Arizona State team. I know both teams are down from last year, but keep in mind that Georgia has owned this series the last two years. The Bulldogs won 60-43 in 2016 and 80-59 a year ago. We don't even need them to win, just keep it close.
Bulldogs are 23-12 ATS in their last 35 as an underdog, while the Yellow Jackets are a mere 1-8 ATS when playing their 3rd game in a week span. Take Georgia!
|12-21-18||Grizzlies v. Kings -1.5||99-102||Win||100||12 h 25 m||Show|
3* NBA No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Kings -
This is too good a price to pass up on Sacramento at home against a Grizzlies team that has lost it's mojo. Memphis was one of the big surprise teams early on, but things have quickly took a turn for the worst.
The Grizzlies have lost 4 straight and are just 4-10 after starting the year 12-5. They just have a horrible time scoring the basketball. Memphis hasn't eclipsed 100 points in 7 straight games. While they are likely to hit that mark against the Kings given Sacramento's pace of play, I don't see them scoring near enough to have a shot at winning the game.
Kings didn't play any defense in their 132-113 loss at home to the Thunder on Wednesday, so we should get a better effort on that side of the ball. Sacramento is also 11-3 ATS last 14 off a game where they allowed 125+. They are also 8-3 ATS last 11 home games vs a team with a losing road record. Take Sacramento!
|12-21-18||NC-Wilmington v. Mercer -6.5||73-77||Loss||-105||9 h 20 m||Show|
4* NCAAB Vegas ATS HEAVY HITTER on Mercer -
The Bears should have zero problem covering this short number at home against the Seahawks. These two teams have a common opponent, as both have played on the road against Georgia State. Mercer lost by 2, while NC-Wilmington lost by 15. I think the line here is closer to what it should be if these two were playing on a neutral court and even then it's a little low.
The big key here is only one of these teams plays defense. Mercer is only giving up 67.4 ppg and that number drops down to 61.6 ppg at home. The Seahawks are allowing 82.3 ppg on the season, as opposing teams are shooting 47% against them. They are losing on average by 10 ppg away from home and this one should be no different. Take Mercer!
|12-21-18||St Bonaventure +6.5 v. Northeastern||59-64||Win||100||3 h 33 m||Show|
4* NCAAB Early Bird ATS NO-BRAINER on St. Bonny +
The Huskies are a mere 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games, as the books continue to give them way too much respect. St Bonaventure comes in with a mere 4-7 record and haven't won a game away from home, but this is a team they can easily come away with a win against.
The Bonnies have covered 4 of their last 5 and are 4-1 ATS last 5 vs a team with a losing record. Both of these teams last played on the road against Vermont. St Bonaventure lost 83-76 and Northeastern fell 75-70. Two very similar scores, which is no surprise, as these are two very evenly matched teams.
Keep in mind these two teams played last year about this same time and the Bonnies won 84-65, easily covering as a 8.5-point favorite. Take St. Bonaventure!
|12-20-18||Pepperdine +5.5 v. Long Beach State||66-67||Win||100||13 h 55 m||Show|
4* NCAAB Late Night GAME OF THE WEEK on Pepperdine +
My projections have Pepperdine winning the game outright, so this is an easy play for me on the Waves as a decently priced dog. Pepperdine comes in at 6-6, but are undervalued due to losing 4 of their last 5 and failing to cover each of their last 4.
Long Beach State is just 3-9 on the season and have no business being this big of a favorite. The 49ers are just 1-6 in their last 7. The play little to no defense, as Long Beach is allowing 79.2 ppg and that's a problem against a Waves team that is scoring 79.2 ppg. Take Pepperdine!
|12-19-18||Warriors v. Jazz +3.5||Top||103-108||Win||100||12 h 45 m||Show|
5* NBA Western Conf GAME OF THE MONTH on Jazz +
The books are absolutely begging the public to take the Warriors here as a small road favorite and they are doing exactly that (close to 70% action on Golden State). They did the same thing when these two met back in October and the Jazz covered in a painful 124-123 loss as 2.5-point dog.
There's no doubt that Utah has been itching for this rematch after nearly knocking off the defending champs. We are going to get their best effort here. It's hard for Golden State to get up for regular-season games and I have to think they are a bit annoyed that they have this 1-game road trip to Utah before returning home for Christmas (next road game is 12/29).
Not to mention the Warriors aren't just struggling to cover on the road, they are a mere 8-7 straight up away from Oracle Arena. Golden State is also just 2-8 ATS last 10 vs a team from the Western Conference. Take Utah!
|12-19-18||UCLA +8 v. Cincinnati||64-93||Loss||-109||12 h 40 m||Show|
3* NCAAB Late Night BAILOUT BLOWOUT on UCLA +
I really like the value here with the Bruins here. While Cincinnati comes in off a loss at Mississippi State, they are still 9-2 on the season and 6-2 ATS in their last 8. They are still overvalued, as this is too many points for UCLA to be catching.
The Bearcats were only a 2.5-point dog to Mississippi State and lost by 11, shooting just 37.3% from the field. Their other loss this year is a 8-point home defeat to Ohio State as a 4.5-point favorite and they shot a mere 27.4% in that game. I just don't think this team is as good as people think, but they went 31-5 last year, so they are getting some love. Take UCLA!
|12-19-18||Ohio v. San Diego State +3||27-0||Loss||-100||110 h 37 m||Show|
4* Frisco Bowl Vegas NO-BRAINER on San Diego State +
No way should the Aztecs be getting points against a team from the MAC. I get San Diego State wasn't as good as they have been and closed out the year losing 4 of their last 5, they are still the better team in this fight and I like the fact that they are a dog, as that only adds motivation.
What gets overlooked with San Diego State's poor finish is the injuries this team had to deal with on offense and that 3 of the last 4 losses were by 4-points or less. This wasn't far off from another 10-win team under Rocky Long. They are healthy and matchup extremely well with the Bobcats.
I'm also not convinced Ohio is as good as people think. Sure, they won 5 of their last 6, but the MAC was down this year and we just saw the MAC Champs, Northern Illinois, get annihilated by UAB 37-13 last night. Eastern Michigan also lost to a team from the Sun Belt.
As for the Mountain West, Fresno State won by double-digits over Arizona State and Utah State rolled a good North Texas team 52-13 and the Aggies played the bowl without their head coach. Take San Diego State!
|12-19-18||UC-Santa Barbara v. Nebraska-Omaha +3.5||74-85||Win||100||11 h 38 m||Show|
4* NCAAB Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Omaha +
The books have the wrong team favored in this one. Nebraska-Omaha enters with a mere 4-7 record, but they have only played 3 games on their home floor leading up to this contest. They have also played nearly half (5) of their games against Power 5 opponents.
They were able to snap a 4-game skid with a 89-80 win at Idaho as a mere 1-point favorite in their last game and I expect a big time effort here from the Mavericks in their first home game since they hosted and annihilated Montana State 89-65 as a 8-point favorite back on Nov. 24th.
This is a long way from home for the Gauchos and I just think it's a really tough spot for them to play well. I think given that they have won 7 of 8, they might not give the Mavs their full attention, especially given the books made them the favorite. Take Nebraska-Omaha!
|12-18-18||Wizards v. Hawks +4.5||Top||110-118||Win||100||11 h 53 m||Show|
5* NBA Southeast PLAY OF THE MONTH on Hawks +
This is a great spot to jump on Atlanta as a home dog against the Wizards. Washington has been one of the most overvalued teams this season, especially on the road. The Wizards are 4-12 SU and 4-12 ATS in their 16 road games.
I get the Hawks aren't a great team, but no way should Washington be a road favorite. The Wizards come in off what looks like an impressive 128-110 win over the Lakers, but they got a LA team that didn't show up to play on the second night of a back-to-back road set. Prior to that win they had lost 4 straight, including a 15-point loss on the road to the Cavs.
Wizards are 0-9 ATS last 9 road games after allowing 105 or more points in 3 straight games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games after a game with a combined score of 235 or more. Take Atlanta!
|12-18-18||Xavier +1.5 v. Missouri||56-71||Loss||-109||10 h 41 m||Show|
3* NCAAB Vegas LINE MISTAKE on Xavier +
I like the value here with the Musketeers at basically a pick'em on the road against the Tigers. Xavier was way overvalued to start the year and that was evident by their 0-4-1 ATS start.
While the Musketeers have won 5 of their last 6 and are a respectable 4-2 ATS during this run, they are still flying under the radar from their slow start. It's not as bad as it looks. They are 7-4, but the 4 losses have come against Wisconsin, Auburn, San Diego State and Cincinnati.
I don't think Missouri is on the same level as those teams. WE have already seen the Tigers lose at home to Temple. They also lost by 15 to Kansas State and by 17 to ISU. Missouri is just 4-11-1 ATS last 16 non-conference games and 1-7-1 ATS last 9 at home vs a team that's won fewer than 40% of their road games. Take Xavier!
|12-18-18||Appalachian State v. Georgetown -10||73-83||Push||0||9 h 24 m||Show|
4* NCAAB Situational HEAVY HITTER on Georgetown -
I got no problem laying double-digits here with the Hoyas at home against the Mountaineers. We can bank on a big effort here from Georgetown after losing their last two, including an upset loss last time out at home against SMU.
They should have no problem bouncing back with a big win. Appalachian State has played 6 road games and lost all 6. The Mountaineers are giving up 85 ppg on the road and the Hoyas are averaging 82.8 ppg at home. Georgetowns defense will be able to limit App St and that's where they will create the separation needed to cover.
Mountaineers are 7-20-2 ATS last 29 road games vs a team with a winning home record and a mere 2-10 ATS last 12 road games after winning 2 of their last 3. Take Georgetown!
|12-17-18||Saints v. Panthers +6.5||Top||12-9||Win||100||51 h 35 m||Show|
5* NFL Saints/Panthers NFC South GAME OF THE MONTH on Panthers +
This is the perfect time to buy low on the Panthers. Carolina has surprised just about everyone by losing 5 straight after starting the year 6-2. While it's hard to find positives in a 5-game losing streak, the Panthers have had their chances. Each of their last 4 defeats have come by 7-points or less and 4 of the last 5 have been on the road.
Carolina is a dominant 5-1 at home and their lone home loss to the Seahawks is a game they gave away late. There's no way the Panthers should be catching almost a touchdown on their home field against any team in the league. New Orleans however is a massive public team right now. The Saints just covered a 9.5-point spread at Tampa Bay (very fortunate to cover) and are 10-1 ATS last 11.
The big key here is the New Orleans offense is not playing at the same level it was early on. The Saints were held to just 10-points in a loss at Dallas and while they ended up with 28 last week at Tampa, they had just 3 points with less than 5 minutes to play in the 3rd quarter. Carolina's got he talent up front to give the Saints trouble and that should be more than enough to keep them in this game.
It's also worth noting this game means everything for the Panthers, who need to win to have a realistic shot at making it as a Wild Card. This one doesn't mean nearly as much to the Saints, thanks in large part to the Rams loss last night. A loss here and New Orleans still is in control of the No. 1 seed in the NFC. Take Carolina!
|12-17-18||SIU-Edwardsville +13.5 v. Drake||66-79||Win||100||9 h 20 m||Show|
4* NCAAB Situational VEGAS INSIDER on SIU-Edwardsville +
The Bulldogs are getting way too much respect here from the books. Drake should be able to win this game, but it's asking a lot for them to win by 14 or more.
This line is simply inflated due to the fact that the Bulldogs come in having covered 6 straight and SIU Edwardsville a mere 2-5 overall. The Cougars only lost by 5 at Valpo as an almost identical 14.5-point dog. They are 4-0 ATS last 4 vs a team that's won more than 60% of their games.
There's also a huge system in play favoring a fade of Drake. Home favorites that have won between 60% to 80% of their games and enter having covered 6 or 7 of their last 8 are a mere 19-47 (29%) ATS when facing a bad team that's won between 20% to 40% of their games. Take SIU Edwardsville!
|12-17-18||Bucks -3.5 v. Pistons||107-104||Loss||-105||8 h 7 m||Show|
3* NBA No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Bucks -
Milwaukee should have no problem covering this short number on the road against the Pistons. Detroit comes in off a upset win at home over the Celtics, but I'm just not buying it as a sign of things to come. Pistons simply had a good night shooting, as they connected on 49% of their attempts.
I don't see the offense being able to match that hot shooting here against a good Milwaukee defense. Bucks have held 4 of their last 6 opponents under 42% from the field and been outstanding this season on that side of the ball against division opponents. Milwaukee is 6-1 in division games and have held their division rivals to just 102.4 ppg and 41.9% shooting.
Pistons are 0-4 ATS last 4 vs a team that's won more than 60% of their games and a mere 4-15 ATS last 19 vs strong rebounding teams, who are outrebounding opponents by 3 or more/game. Take Milwaukee!
|12-16-18||Kings v. Mavs -5||120-113||Loss||-110||10 h 26 m||Show|
4* NBA Situational NO-BRAINER on Mavs -
This is a great price to back the Mavs at home. Sacramento is getting a lot of love for their recent game agains the Warriors, which they went toe-to-toe with the defending champs in a 130-125 loss at home.
They blew that game. They were up 10 with a little over 3 minutes to play. That's a loss that can linger for days and I just think we see a flat Kings team in this one. Dallas is also a team you don't want to be betting against right now. The Mavs have covered 11 of their last 16. They are also an amazing 13-2 SU and 12-3 ATS on their home floor this season.
There's also going to be a different kind of buzz at American Airlines Center, as Dirk Nowitizki will be taking the court for the first time at home this season. Take Dallas!
|12-16-18||Dolphins v. Vikings -7.5||17-41||Win||110||31 h 32 m||Show|
4* NFL Vegas Insider GAME OF THE WEEK on Vikings -
This is going to seem like way too many points for the Vikings to be laying coming off of back-to-back losses where they offense was non-existent, especially against a Dolphins team that just upset the Patriots.
As most of you are aware, Miami's win over New England was a complete fluke. Very similar to the Vikings last second win over the Saints in last year's playoffs. If you remember back, Minnesota got annihilated the next week by the Eagles. You are on such an emotional high from that miracle win, it becomes near impossible to play up to your true potential the next week.
I also love the move by the Vikings to fire offensive coordinator Jon DeFilippo. That offense had lost it's confidence and a change of scenery could be exactly what they need to turn this thing around. Head coach Mike Zimmer has made it pretty clear there will be a bigger focus on the run, which they did get a little too pass-happy under DeFilippo.
Minnesota also has a dominant defense that is only giving up 19.3 ppg and 270 ypg on their home field. I think they are going to make life miserable on a Miami offense that could must just 175 total yards a couple weeks ago against the Bills.
Dolphins are 2-10 ATS last 12 road games when playing on 6 or less days of rest and 0-6 last 6 road games off a division game. Vikings are 11-3 ATS last 14 home games after the first month of the season. Take Minnesota!
|12-16-18||Redskins v. Jaguars -7.5||16-13||Loss||-100||31 h 31 m||Show|
3* NFL No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Jags -
I'm sure a lot of people will have a hard time laying a big number with a Jaguars team that is just 1-8 in their last 9 games. However, this is not so much a play on Jacksonville as it is a play against the Redskins.
Injuries have completely derailed the Redskins chances of winning the NFC East and making the playoffs. Goals that looked very realistic after the team started out 6-3. They are starting their 4th different quarterback. Starter Alex Smith and backup Colt McCoy both suffered season ending injuries. Mark Sanchez was a waste of space and it's now Josh Jackson calling the shots.
It's not just injuries at quarterback, both sides of the ball have been decimated. There's also guys who are playing that aren't happy. It's really a complete mess all-around and I see no why they make a game of it on the road against the Jags. Jacksonville's offense isn't great, but that defense should have a field day here. Take Jacksonville!
|12-16-18||Titans v. Giants +1.5||17-0||Loss||-110||19 h 19 m||Show|
3* NFL Underdog PLAY OF THE DAY on Giants +
I think we are getting some decent value here with the Giants. New York won't have star wide out Odell Beckham Jr. He didn't play last week and the team put up 40 on the Redskins. Rookie running back Saquon Barkley is going to shoulder the load here and I think he's going to be difference maker.
The Titans come in at 7-6 and are in the AFC Wild Card hunt, but I'm just not a big believer in this team. I just don't like teams that have to play perfectly to win ugly and that's really what Tennessee does.
There's also a great system in play here. Home teams in non-conference games are 33-9 (79%) ATS over the last 10 seasons when coming off a win by 10 or more against a division rival. Take New York!
|12-16-18||Packers +6 v. Bears||17-24||Loss||-115||19 h 18 m||Show|
4* Packers/Bears NFC North GAME OF THE WEEK on Packers +
This is too many points for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to be getting. Rodgers is at his best when this team needs it the most and Green Bay's backs are firm against the wall. They need to win out to even have a shot at the playoffs, but there is a path for them to sneak in.
I think the firing of Mike McCarthy was a good move. Few head coaches have underachieved more with a talent like Rodgers at quarterback. It certainly felt like Rodgers and him weren't on the same page.
They looked like a different team in the first game after the McCarthy firing, as they cruised to an easy 34-20 win at home against the Falcons, which they led 34-7 going into the 4th quarter.
I'm not saying they win the game outright, but it's definitely in play. Chicago has a great defense, maybe the best in the league, but I still got my concerns with the offense. Trubisky wasn't sharp in his first game back from injury and this Green Bay defense is been solid over the course of the season.
Let's also not forget Rodgers has owned the Bears and he reminded them of that in Week 1, when he guided Green Bay back from a 20-0 deficit in the second half for a 24-23 win. Packers are also 35-19 ATS last 54 road games after failing to cover their previous 2 games. Take Green Bay!
|12-15-18||Denver v. Cal-Irvine -12||52-86||Win||100||15 h 24 m||Show|
3* NCAAB No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Cal-Irvine -
The Anteaters should have zero problem beating the Pioneers by the number here. UC-Irvine is sitting at 9-2 on the season with an outright win on the road against Texas A&m. Denver is 4-9 an and are simply outclassed here.
These two team played about this time last year and the Anteaters won by 14 on the road, easily covering as a a 5-point dog. Irvine has covered 8 of their last 10 against a team with a losing record and 4-1 ATS last 5 vs a team from the Summit. Pioneers are 5-16 ATS last 21 in non-conference play. Take UC-Irvine!
|12-15-18||Browns +3 v. Broncos||Top||17-16||Win||100||14 h 36 m||Show|
5* NFL Browns/Broncos NO LIMIT Top Play on Browns +
Cleveland has been a different team since Hue Jackson and Todd Haley were shown the door. They have already won 3 games under interim head coach Gregg Williams. That's as many as Jackson won in his entire tenure.
A big reason for that is the talent they now have at quarterback. Baker Mayfield passes the eye test and is only going to keep getting better. Browns have won 3 of their last 4 and the lone loss against the Texans was a lot more competitive than the final score. Cleveland just didn't take care of the ball.
While there chances of making the playoffs are slim, the fact that they even have a shot is enough for this team to play hard. I don't think Denver is looking at this the same way, especially after losing last week to a bad 49ers team. Not to mention all the key guys that are now out to injury for the Broncos. This line is begging for you take them as a slim home favorite, which is even more reason to like the Browns. Take Cleveland!
|12-15-18||Washington v. Virginia Tech -6.5||61-73||Win||100||10 h 37 m||Show|
4* NCAAB Situational ATS NO-BRAINER on Virginia Tech -
The Hokies should have zero problem here covering the spread at home against the Huskies. Virginia Tech's only loss on the season is a mere 1-point defeat at Penn State. No surprise, as this is what many thought to be the 4th best team in the ACC behind Duke, UNC and Virginia.
There was some hype with Washington, but the Huskies have struggled to come away with wins when they take a step up in competition. They have lost at Auburn and Gonzaga, as well as a neutral site game against Minnesota.
Note that these two played on a neutral court last year and it wasn't close. The Hokies won 103-79 as a 7-point favorite. They are simply the much better team and what is normally a strong homeport advantage gets even stronger when you factor in how far the Huskies have had to travel for this one.
Washington is 1-5 ATS last 6 vs a team that's won 60% or more of their games and 4-13 ATS last 17 vs top caliber teams who are outscoring opponents by 12+ points/game. Hokies are 13-5 ATS last 18 non-conference and 9-2 ATS last 11 after playing 3 straight games as a favorite. Take Virginia Tech!
|12-15-18||Texans -7 v. Jets||29-22||Push||0||10 h 4 m||Show|
4* NFL Texans/Jets VEGAS INSIDER on Texans -
The Jets simply don't have the talent to keep this thing competitive, especially after losing their leading rusher and receiver. I know the players and coaches are saying they are trying, but wins only hurt this team in the long run, as they lose out on a higher draft pick at an elite talent.
Sam Darnold was bad at taking care of the football and to no surprise he's making plenty of poor decisions in his rookie season. There's a really good chance Houston wins the turnover battle and that should be more than enough to get the separation we need to cover this spread.
Deshaun Watson has been a covering machine on the road, going 6-3 ATS last 9. Houston as a team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs a team with a losing home record (Jets are 2-4). New York is also 0-4 last 4 vs a team with a winning record. Take Houston!
|12-15-18||SMU +5.5 v. Georgetown||81-73||Win||100||3 h 37 m||Show|
3* NCAAB Early Bird ATS ANNIHILATOR on SMU +
The Hoyas simply are a great team to fade at home, especially as a favorite in non-conference play. Georgetown is 6-17 ATS in their last 23 as a home favorite and 4-13 ATS last 17 at home in non-conference play.
Last time out the Hoyas suffered a crushing 72-71 loss at Syracuse and are 0-5 ATS last 5 off a loss. SMU on the other hand is an impressive 56-32 ATS L88 road games and have gone 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 games played on a Saturday.
While the Mustangs are just 6-4, they have played the tougher schedule to this point. I see no reason they can't make a game of this and I think worst case they lose by 5 or less, with a really good shot they win the game outright. Take SMU!
|12-14-18||Bucks v. Cavs +10.5||114-102||Loss||-109||9 h 15 m||Show|
4* NBA Cavs/Bucks CENTRAL PLAY OF THE WEEK on Cavs +
There's no denying the Cavs are one of the worst teams in the NBA, but they do come out and play hard on a regular basis. I think that effort will be more than enough for Cleveland to keep this within double-digits at home against the Bucks.
Milwaukee has cooled off some from their amazing start, as they are just 5-5 in their last 10 games. They lost 113-97 as a 2-point favorite last time out at Indiana and are just 5-6 on the road on the season.
Bucks are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 road games and are just 20-48 ATS last 68 as a favorite of 10 or more. Cavs are 4-0 ATS last 4 vs a team from the east and the home team is 3-0-1 last 4 in the series. Take Cleveland!
|12-13-18||Clippers +3 v. Spurs||87-125||Loss||-109||10 h 55 m||Show|
3* NBA Clippers/Spurs PLAY OF THE DAY on Clippers +
The betting public is all over San Antonio and to no surprise. The Spurs have won 4 straight and people are going to be quick to look for reasons to back this team. It's the exact opposite for the Clippers. They have been one of the best teams in the West from the start, but no one believes in them and re definitely not backing them here. LA has failed to cover 4 in a row and just lost by 24 at home to the Raptors.
That loss to Toronto doesn't look nearly as bad after what the Raptors did to the Warriors in Golden State last night. I just think the Clippers are the more talented team and let's not overlook that prior t being a 13-point favorite against the Suns, the Spurs were a 4-point home dog to the Jazz and 1-point home dog to the Lakers. The Clippers are better than both of those teams and simply should not be a dog here. Take Los Angeles!
|12-13-18||Chargers +3.5 v. Chiefs||29-28||Win||100||10 h 41 m||Show|
3* NFL Chargers/Chiefs VEGAS SHARP ANGLE on Chargers +
This game features two of the best teams in the NFL and I just can't pass up the value here with the Chargers catching more than a field goal. The Chiefs were extremely fortunate to beat the Ravens at home last week. Kansas City had to convert two 4th down plays on a late touchdown drive to force overtime.
That was the only 2nd half points the Chiefs were able to score before adding on the game-winning field goal in overtime. Prior to that KC hadn't won by fewer than a touchdown on their home field. The week before they were in serious jeopardy of losing at Oakland.
Just so happens those are the first two games without Kareem Hunt. It's just not the same offense without Hunt, who was a master of picking up those extra yards and creating big plays. Now they don't have backup Spencer Ware and are down starting guard Cam Erving.
This Chiefs defense is better at home and is getting back Eric Berry, but it's still one of the worst units in the league. Philip Rivers absolutely torched them in Week 1, throwing for 424 yards and 3 scores. Rivers and his receivers missed multiple deep passes that should have been converted.
I think this is going to be very similar to the Baltimore game last week with the game being on the line in the 4th quarter and the road team having a good shot at winning outright. Take Los Angeles!
|12-13-18||Morehead State +7.5 v. Samford||72-77||Win||100||9 h 52 m||Show|
4* NCAAB Small Conference HIDDEN ATS GEM on Morehead State +
The records here would suggest that Samford is the far superior team, as the Bulldogs enter with an 8-2 record and Morehead State is limping in at 3-6. That's definitely playing into this line and creating big time value here with the Eagles.
The reason the Bulldogs are 8-2 is they haven't played anybody outside of one road game against Ohio State. Morehead State's already played 3 true road games against UConn, Syracuse and Marshall and it's worth noting they were competitive in all 3, losing by just 10 the Huskies, 14 to the Orange and 8 to the Thundering Herd.
I not only think they are are capable of covering the spread, but I like them to win outright. Eagles are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 13 road games and 8-3 in their last 11 vs a team that's won more than 60% of their games. Take Morehead State!
|12-12-18||Nets +7 v. 76ers||127-124||Win||100||9 h 36 m||Show|
4* NBA Atlantic GAME OF THE WEEK on Nets +
I like the value here with Brooklyn as a big road dog against the the 76ers. Philadelphia has gone an impressive 10-2 in their last 12 games and are off a 14-point win at home against the Pistons as a 11.5-point favorite. It has the 76ers way overvalued here at home against a Nets team that has recently turned a corner.
Brooklyn upset Toronto at home 106-105 as a 8.5-point dog and the very next night went on the road and beat the Knicks 112-104 as a 2-point dog. Even with those back-to-back wins, the Nets are still a team that don't command a lot of respect. I just think it's hard for teams like the 76ers to emotionally get up for opponents like this and that will allow Brooklyn to hang around and keep this within the number.
Nets are well rested here, as they haven't played since Saturday and that's worth noting, as they are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games when playing on 3 or more days of rest. Nets are also a strong 31-18 ATS as a road dog the last 2 seasons and 14-4 ATS in their last 18 road games after scoring at least 105 points in 3 straight games. Take Brooklyn!
|12-12-18||Columbia +14 v. Boston College||73-82||Win||100||9 h 35 m||Show|
3* NCAAB Vegas LINE MISTAKE on Columbia +
I love the value here with the Lions as a big road dog against the Eagles. Columbia comes in with a mere 3-6 record, but it's a very misleading mark. The Lions largest margin of defeat is a mere 11-points and 3 of the 6 losses have come by 2-points or less.
I think they are more than capable of keeping this within the number. Columbia is a great 3-point shooting team. They come in averaging 11 made 3-pointers a game and are shooting 39% as a team from long distance. BC hasn't exactly faired well against teams that can shoot from deep, as they are a mere 12-28 ATS in their last 40 home games against teams who average 8 or more 3-pointers a game.
The Eagles are also a bit overvalued because of their hot start. they are 6-2 overall and have won 4 of their last 5. BC is 15-31 in their last 46 home games when they come in having gone 4-1 in their previous 5 games. Take Columbia!
|12-11-18||Raptors v. Clippers +5||123-99||Loss||-109||8 h 44 m||Show|
3* Late Info Insider on Clippers +
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|12-11-18||Villanova v. Pennsylvania +7.5||75-78||Win||100||9 h 53 m||Show|
3* NCAAB Underdog PLAY OF THE DAY on Penn +
I like the Quakers here to at least keep this within the number. This is not the same caliber a Villanova team that we have seen the past few years. While they are 8-2 to start the year, we have seen them lose by 27 to Michigan at home as well as by 8 as a 16-point home favorite to Furman.
Penn has had this one circled since the schedule was released and are coming in playing with a ton of confidence. They have won 4 straight with the last two being a 14-point win at home over Miami and a 18-point win on the road over LaSalle. The Quakers were embarrassed last year by the Wildcats, losing 90-62 at Villanova, so that's even more incentive for them to lay it all on the line in this one.
Quakers are 6-1 ATS last 7 off a SU win, 5-1 ATS last 6 at home and 7-2 ATS last 9 non-conference games. Take Penn!
|12-10-18||Magic +4.5 v. Mavs||Top||76-101||Loss||-105||11 h 37 m||Show|
5* NBA Non-Conf GAME OF THE MONTH on Magic +
I really like this spot for Orlando to cover the spread and possible win the game outright at Dallas on Monday. This is a big letdown spot for the Mavs, who are coming off a thrilling 107-104 win at home over the Rockets.
As for the Magic, we can bank on a big effort here after back-to-back home losses to the Nuggets and Pacers. Orland has been a solid road team. They are 6-6 away from home and most importantly, 9-2 ATS on the highway. Magic have also covered 7 straight away from home when facing a team that is allowing 106+ points/game.
Another thing is Orlando is fresh, as they have played just once in the last 4 days. Playing into that is a great system in favor of a Magic cover. Underdogs of 3.5 to 9 points who are playing just their 4th or less game in the last 10 days are 41-15 (73%) ATS in the month of December over the last 5 seasons. Take Orlando!
|12-10-18||Vikings +3 v. Seahawks||7-21||Loss||-100||10 h 17 m||Show|
3* Vikings/Seahawks MNF Vegas INSIDER on Vikings +
The books are begging for you take Seattle here. The Seahawks come in having won 3 straight and are off a 43-16 thrashing of the 49ers. The public has taken notice of this team and given their history of being a dominant home team, we are seeing close to 70% of the action coming in on Seattle.
I just think there's a big overreaction here with the Seahawks. They got a lot of wins against teams who are either at the bottom of the standings or just not playing well. I just think Minnesota is on a different level and with all the negative talk out there about the Vikings and the offense being broken, I think they are going to come out on fire in this game.
Seattle's defense is not great. They have given up 300+ passing yards in 3 of their last 4 games and the one game they didn't, they allowed 220 rushing yards. On the flip side of this the Seahawks' offense is all about the running game and that's just not a good recipe for success against a Mike Zimmer led defense. Take Minnesota!
|12-10-18||Cavs +13.5 v. Bucks||92-108||Loss||-110||10 h 8 m||Show|
3* NBA Underdog PLAY OF THE DAY on Cavs +
This is a great price to back Cleveland, as this is a really tough spot for the Bucks. Milwaukee is coming off a huge road win on Sunday at Toronto and with the quick turnaround they aren't even going to have a shoot-around before the game.
This is just one of those games where the Bucks are going to have a hard time showing up with a ton of intensity, as they have to feel like they can beat the Cavs at home in their sleep. It's a spot where they have failed to cover quite often, as Milwaukee is 2-11 ATS in their last 13 home games vs terrible teams that are getting outscored by 6 or more points/game.
Bucks are also a mere 2-11 ATS in their last 13 as a favorite of 10 or more points and 3-12 ATS last 15 off an upset win as an underdog. Take Cleveland!
|12-09-18||Rams v. Bears +3||6-15||Win||100||80 h 5 m||Show|
3* Rams/Bears SNF Vegas INSIDER on Bears +
LA is going to be a massive public play as a short 3-point favorite, but I'm not taking the bait from the books. I'll go ahead and take the 3-points as insurance, but I like the Bears to win this game outright.
I just think Chicago has the talent defensively to make things extremely difficult on the Rams offense. They got playmakers all over the field and it's going to be tough sledding for Todd Gurley and the running game, as the Bears only give up 66 ypg and 3.1 yards/carry at home.
It's not just the defense that makes Chicago a strong play, their offense has really gotten better under Matt Nagy and they will have Mitch Trubisky back under center after he missed the last two games. I think Nagy has had a very similar effect on his young quarterback to that of Rams head coach Sean McVay and how he transformed Goff a year ago.
It's going to be electric at Soldier Field for a prime time night game and while the conditions could be a lot worse, I think the cold is not something a lot of these Rams players will be excited about playing in. Chicago has covered 15 of their last 21 home games and are 6-0-1 ATS last 7 home games vs a team with a winning road record. Take Chicago!
|12-09-18||Purdue v. Texas +2||68-72||Win||100||7 h 23 m||Show|
4* NCAAB No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Texas +
This is the ideal spot to jump on the Longhorns. Since upsetting North Carolina to improve to 5-0, Texas has lost 3 straight, including back-to-back home losses to VCU and Radford as double-digit favorites. If that doesn't humble the Longhorns nothing will.
I expect a extremely motivated and locked in Texas team to take the floor here at home against the Boilermakers. Purdue is a one-man show. Carsen Edwards averages 23.9 ppg. The only other player in double-figures is Ryan Cline at 14 ppg. I think that's a tough way to win against good teams, especially on the road and Purude has lost both of their true road games, as well as a neutral site game to Va Tech.
Longhorns are 26-13 ATS in their last 39 as a home underdog with a very profitable 15-5 ATS mark as a home dog of 3 points or less. Take Texas!
|12-09-18||Broncos v. 49ers +4.5||14-20||Win||100||76 h 50 m||Show|
4* NFL Non-Conf GAME OF THE WEEK on 49ers +
The Broncos have made some noise the past 3 weeks, stringing together 3 straight wins over the Chargers, Steelers and Bengals. However, they also just lose their top wide out in Emmanuel Sanders and top corner in Chris Harris Jr to season-ending injuries. I just think given those two injuries and just how mediocre this team is to start with, they got no business laying more than a field goal on the road.
The 49ers are just 2-10 and come in having lost 3 in a row, but there is reason to be optimistic. After a couple of rough outings following his magical first start on MNF, Nick Mullens completed 30 of 48 attempts for 414 yards and 2 scores against the 49ers last week.
It's a performance no one is really taking about because they managed just 16 points, but I think it's a great sign going into this game. He should be able to pick apart that Broncos secondary without Harris. Note that while they snuck out wins, Rivers threw for 384 yards against this Denver defense and Roethlisberger threw for 452.
As for the Broncos, there's plenty of talk about Denver putting up over 200 yards rushing in their 24-10 win at Cincinnati, but that result is reason to be concerned. Broncos are just 5-12-1 ATS last 18 after allowing 18 or fewer points and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 after rushing for more than 150 yards. Look for the 49ers to at worst keep this close and likely win the game outright. Take San Francisco!
|12-09-18||Tennessee +4 v. Gonzaga||76-73||Win||100||4 h 23 m||Show|
4* NCAAB Situational ATS NO-BRAINER on Tennessee +
The public is coming in on the #1 ranked Bulldogs at close to a 80% clip and I'm putting my trust in the books that they have set this line to where they are confident the Vols will cash. I'm on board, as I like Tennessee to win this game outright.
The Vols are no pushover. They are 6-1 and their only loss is a mere 6-point defeat to Kansas on a neutral field. They only lost by 6 to the Jayhawks, despite shooting just 41% from the field and Kansas was a red-hot 50%. Gonzaga has a bunch of big wins on their resume, including that upset of Duke, but they are due for a loss and they were lucky to get by Washington 81-79 at home as a 16-point favorite in their last game.
Vols are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 road games when the previous two were against non-conference opponents. They are also 210-8-2 ATS in their last 30 off a SU win by more than 20 points and 8-1 ATS in their last 90 after holding their previous opponent to 25 or less 1st half points. Take Tennessee!
|12-09-18||Ravens +7 v. Chiefs||Top||24-27||Win||100||73 h 46 m||Show|
5* NFL AFC GAME OF THE YEAR on Ravens +
This is just too many points for the Chiefs to be laying against a really good Baltimore team that is playing with a lot of momentum right now under rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson. Ravens have won 3 straight since Jackson replaced Joe Flacco and while he's still got a ways to go as a pocket passer, he's been electric with his feet and the offense has scored 24 or more in all 3 of his starts. A mark they had eclipse only 3 times in their previous 9 games.
With Jackson as the signal caller, Baltimore has rushed for at least 200 yards in all 3 of his starts and they are averaging almost 400 ypg during this stretch. All that running has allowed the Ravens to dominate the time of possession, which is huge against a team like KC, as the best defense for Mahomes and that attack is to not let them have the ball.
With that said, I think this Ravens defense can at least slow down the Chiefs high-powered attack and keep them from putting a big number on the board. I like Spencer Ware, but this is not the same offense without Kareem Hunt in the backfield. They also won't have wide out Sammy Watkins. Not as many big weapons as their previously was. Baltimore can load up the defense on Hill and Kelce.
The Ravens have also been a great bet when facing a bad defensive team like Kansas City, especially later on in the year. They are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 road games vs teams who are allowing 375 or more total yards/game in the 2nd half of the season and have won these games outright by just over a touchdown. Take Baltimore!
|12-08-18||Navy +7 v. Army||10-17||Push||0||29 h 1 m||Show|
3* Army/Navy No Doubt ATS DESTROYER on Navy +
This is just too many points to pass up in one of college football's most storied rivalries. No question Army has had the better regular-season, as Navy didn't even qualify for a bowl. With that said, records mean nothing in a game like this. If anything, the Midshipmen played the tougher schedule, so it's not as lopsided as you might think.
The biggest thing here with this touchdown spread is this game has been came right down to the wire each of the last two years. A big reason the games are competitive, is there's typically not a lot of scoring with two option teams. Not only does all that running eat up the clock, but these two teams are well-prepared defensively to defend the option.
Army has a bowl game against Houston to look forward to, while this is Navy's bowl game. I just think having lost the last two and being a dog in this fight for the first time in a long time, the Midshipmen aren't just a threat to cover, but win this game outright. Take Navy!
|12-08-18||UNLV +8.5 v. Illinois||74-77||Win||100||5 h 48 m||Show|
4* NCAAB Situational VEGAS INSIDER on UNLV +
There's no reason for Illinois to be laying close to double-digits at home against the Rebels. I get the Illini have played a pretty tough schedule, but they are just 2-7 and have been way overvalued by the books in their slow start. Illinois is just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
UNLV is 4-3 and off back-to-back losses to Valparaiso and Cincinnati, but they played both of them close and didn't shoot well in either game. Illinois has let opponents shoot 49% from the field, so good chance the Rebels get going offensively in this one.
Rebels are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 games vs a struggling defensive team that is giving up 77 or more points/game and are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 vs a team from the Big Ten. Illinois is 0-4 ATS last 4 at home and 1-4 ATS last 5 off a double-digit loss at home. Take UNLV!
|12-08-18||Michigan State v. Florida +3.5||Top||63-59||Loss||-105||3 h 53 m||Show|
5* NCAAB No Limit GAME OF THE MONTH on Florida +
I cashed in on the Gators in their 10-point win over West Virginia and I'll gladly back them as a home dog here against the Spartans. Florida beat the Mountaineers by double-digits, despite shooting a mere 33.3% from the field. Note that game was played on a neutral court.
This has been a much different Florida offense at home, where they are averaging 85.3 ppg and shooting 53.1% from the field. It's not so much the offense, as it is the defense that has me liking the Gators here. Michigan State took won't have the same advantages against Florida as they did in their 22-point blowout win at home against Iowa, where they shot 52%.
Spartans are just 6-15 ATS in their last 21 road games after 2 or more wins and are a mere 1-9 ATS in their last 10 road games off a conference win by 10 or more points. Take Florida!
|12-08-18||Kentucky v. Seton Hall +8||83-84||Win||100||3 h 52 m||Show|
4* NCAAB Underdog PLAY OF THE WEEK on Seton Hall +
I really like the value here with the Pirates catching a big number on a neutral court against the Wildcats, as these two get ready to face off at Madison Square Garden. Kentucky is 7-1 with the only setback being that ugly 118-84 loss to Duke in their season opener, but I'm still not quite sold on this team.
The Wildcats have played absolutely no one since that game against Duke and are just 3-5 ATS on the season. Set Hall has one bad loss at Nebraska and a couple of close calls against St Louis and Louisville. No question the Pirates are going to put everything they have into pulling off the upset here and this is a tough spot for Kentucky. Wildcats last played on Dec. 1 and won't play again after this one until Dec. 15.
Pirates are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs a team that's won more than 60% of their games. Kentucky is 5-15 ATS in their last 20 road games after scoring 75+ in 4 straight. Take Seton Hall!
|12-07-18||Idaho State v. Santa Clara -3.5||68-66||Loss||-104||12 h 2 m||Show|
4* NCAAB Late Night BAILOUT BLOWOUT on Santa Clara -
I got no problem laying the short number here with the Broncos, as I look for them to easily cover the small spread at home against the Bengals. Santa Clara got off to a brutal 0-4 start, but have rebounded to win 3 of their last 4 with the only loss during this stretch coming in a true road game at Cal.
Idaho State is 3-3 and 2 of those wins have come against the likes of Bethesda-CA and Montana Western. Bengals are expected to finish near the bottom of the Big Sky and are simply outclassed here. Idaho State has failed to cover 4 of their last 5 vs teams from the West Coast and are 2-8 ATS last 10 off a SU win. They are also a mere 5-15 ATS last 20 road games after playing their previous game as a road dog. Take Santa Clara!
|12-07-18||Kings v. Cavs +3||129-110||Loss||-110||10 h 38 m||Show|
4* NBA Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Cavs +
Kings are getting way too much respect here as a road favorite. As bad as Cleveland is, Sacramento should not be laying points away from home. I know the Kings just covered as 5.5-point road favorites in a 122-105 win at Phoenix, but they are just 3-14 ATS in their last 17 off a win by 10 or more points.
Last time out the Cavs gave up 129 in a 14-point loss at home to the Warriors and that's worth noting as Cleveland is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 after giving up 125 or more points. Cavs had covered each of their previous two games before coming up short as 11-point dogs to Golden State and I'm confident they bounce back here with a win at home. Take Cleveland!
|12-06-18||Jaguars v. Titans -5||9-30||Win||100||10 h 15 m||Show|
3* Jags/Titans TNF ATS ANNIHILATOR on Titans -
Home teams have a huge edge in these Thursday Night games, as they don't have to deal with the travel on top of playing on just 3 days of rest. I get the Jags were able to get a win in their first start after benching Bortles, but they had no business winning that game scoring just 6 points.
Cody Kessler is not the answer at quarterback and the return of Fournette isn't going to a whole lot when the Titans defense doesn't have to respect the pass. Tennessee is only giving up 18.6 ppg at home and are coming into this one riding a huge wave of momentum after their big rally in a 26-22 win over the Jets.
Jacksonville is 1-5 on the road this season, where they are getting outscored by nearly 10 points/game and that so called great defense of the Jags is giving up 6.1 yards/play away from home. Take Tennessee!
|12-06-18||Iowa State -1 v. Iowa||84-98||Loss||-110||11 h 51 m||Show|
4* NCAAB Rivalry GAME OF THE WEEK on Iowa State -
Iowa State should have no problem going on the road and taking down in-state rival Iowa. The line really tells you all you need to know for this one, as the Hawkeyes are ranked No. 18 and getting points at home against a Cyclones team that isn't currently in the Top 25.
The books are telling you who is the better team, as the public will be on the ranked team getting points at home. I really like what I have seen from Iowa State in their 7-1 start. They haven't even had their full compliment of players and yet still have wins over Missouri, Illinois and San Diego State. Their lone loss being by just 5-points on a neutral court.
Iowa looked impressive in back-to-back wins over Oregon and UConn, but they have went ice-cold from the field since those two victories. They were lucky to escape with a 69-68 win at home over Pitt, as they shot just 36.5%. They shot 39% in a 6-point loss to Wisconsin at home and 32.8% in a 22-point loss at Michigan State.
Cyclones on the other hand come in having scored 80 or more in 4 straight games and are an impressive 9-1 ATS in their last 10 after scoring 80+ in 2 straight games. Hawkeyes are also a mere 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games vs a team that's won more than 80% of their games. Take Iowa State!
|12-05-18||San Francisco v. California +6.5||79-60||Loss||-105||14 h 52 m||Show|
4* NCAAB Late Night VEGAS INSIDER on Cal +
While the Golden Bears are one of the worst teams in the Pac-12, this is too many points for them to be catching at home against a team from the West Coast Conference. I get San Francisco is a quality team and have started out 7-1, but not a single one of those wins have come against a Power 5 opponents.
Cal already has one win against a team from the WCC, as they defeated Santa Clara at home as a 7.5-point favorite. Now they are a 6.5-point dog against SF? I just think this number has been inflated a ton and there's just too much value to pass up.
Note that while Cal is just 2-4 overall, they have only played 2 games at home and are 2-0 SU and 2-0 ATS at home. It's also worth noting they come in off a 84-71 loss at St-Mary's, where they gave up 45 in the 1st half. Golden Bears are 24-8 ATS last 32 after giving up 45 or more in the 1st half. Dons are also 0-6 ATS last 6 road games after winning 5 or 6 of their last 7. Take California!
|12-05-18||Southern Utah v. Long Beach State -4||71-82||Win||100||13 h 48 m||Show|
3* NCAAB No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Long Beach State -
This line really tells you everything you need to know. Long Beach State comes in at 2-7 and riding a 4-game losing streak, yet are laying points against a Southern Utah team that is 4-1. The 49ers have played the much tougher schedule and that's easy to see as they have already logged 5 games against Power 5 opponents and have only played 2 of their 9 games at home.
To give you an idea of how easy the schedule has been for Thunderbirds, the opponents they have faced give up on average 82.3 ppg, so don't be fooled by the 86 ppg that Southern Utah is averaging. Thunderbirds are just 4-10 ATS last 14 games vs a team that's won fewer than 40% of their games and the 49ers are a perfect 4-0 ATS last 4 off a SU loss. Take Long Beach State!
|12-05-18||Warriors v. Cavs +11.5||129-105||Loss||-110||10 h 54 m||Show|
3* NBA Situational ATS ANNIHILATOR on Cavs +
The Cavs snapped a 4-game losing streak with a 99-97 win at Brooklyn as a 6-point dog and I really like their chances of keeping this within the number against the Warriors. Cleveland is definitely one of the worst teams in the league, but that often has them getting a few too many points from the books, as no one wants to be on this team. Cavs have covered each of their last 2 and 5 of their last 8.
Warriors come in at 16-9, but they just don't seem to have that killer instinct in the regular-season any more. They actually have a losing record on the road at 5-7 and are just 4-8 ATS in those 12 road games. They did win and cover last time out against the Hawks, but are just 1-5 ATS off a SU win and a mere 12-25-1 ATS last 38 off a SU win by more than 10 points. Take Cleveland!
|12-04-18||Spurs v. Jazz -7||105-139||Win||100||11 h 29 m||Show|
3* NBA Late Night Bailout BLOWOUT on Jazz -
I got no problem laying this kind of number with Utah at home against the Spurs. San Antonio is way down this year and it's just unlikely to get a lot better. Spurs are 11-12 and own a miserable 4-8 record on the road, where they are getting outscored by nearly 6 ppg.
San Antonio does come in off a nice win at home against the Blazers, but they shot a ridiculous 60% from the field. That hot shooting covered up another bad defensive night, as the Spurs let Portland shoot 50% from the field. That's 3 straight opponents where San Antonio has allowed 50% or better shooting and they haven't held a team under 46.5% in their last 8 games.
Jazz have the talent to be one of the top defensive teams in the league and last time out they held the Heat to just 39.6%. Their ability to get stops should allow them to pull away and win this one by double-digits. Take Utah!
|12-04-18||Notre Dame v. Oklahoma -3||Top||80-85||Win||100||10 h 21 m||Show|
5* NCAAB Non-Conf GAME OF THE MONTH on Oklahoma -
This is a no-brainer for me. I think Oklahoma is the better team and it's not even close. While both teams come into this game with a 6-1 record, the Sooners' 6-1 record has been a lot more impressive.
Oklahoma's only loss is to a Wisconsin team that figures to finish near the top of the Big Ten. They have impressive wins over Florida and Dayton and have only played 2 true home games so far this season. Notre Dame has a 2-point win over Illinois on it's resume, but also a loss at home to Radford. Irish have also played all 7 of their games at home.
Both teams lost a lot from last year, but I think a lot more people wrote off Oklahoma because they lost a superstar in Trae Young. While Young was the talk of CBB, the Sooners went just 4-12 down the stretch. A lot of that was it was a one-man show. This year they are playing much better team basketball and a lot better defense. I look for them to win this one going away. Take Oklahoma!
|12-04-18||Indiana v. Penn State -2.5||64-62||Loss||-108||10 h 20 m||Show|
4* NCAAB Big Ten GAME OF THE WEEK on Penn State -
A lot of people wrote-off the Nittany Lions this year because they lost their star in Tony Carr. While that was a huge loss, there's plenty of talent still on board, including junior Lamar Stevens, who was the NIT's most outstanding player.
Stevens has been sensational, averaging 22.4 ppg and 8.6 rpg. He's got 3 guys around him who can all hit from deep and this team is holding opponents nearly 12 points below their season average on the defensive side.
Indiana is a well-known program and there's a lot of hype with this year's team, but I haven't been all that impressed. They have lost both their true road games and barely held on to beat Northwestern at home, despite shooting 55.1% from the field. That's a major cause for concern, especially on the road, where it's a lot harder to score. Take Penn State!
|12-03-18||Redskins +6 v. Eagles||13-28||Loss||-105||10 h 16 m||Show|
4* Redskins/Eagles MNF ATS NO-BRAINER on Redskins +
I really like the value here with Washington in this huge NFC East showdown on Monday Night Football. Philadelphia comes in off a 25-22 win tat home over the Giants, where they had to battle back from a 19-3 deficit in the 1st half. I get the only thing that really matters is they won the game, but to fall behind by 16-points to a team like the Giants in a game you had to have is a big concern for me.
I just think given what we have seen from the Eagles in 2018, there's no way they should be laying almost a touchdown against a team like the Redskins. Washington has the better record at 6-5, but are coming in undervalued due to the loss of starting quarterback Alex Smith. I don't think there's a big drop-off from Smith to Colt McCoy and this Redskins defense is a lot better than they get credit for.
Eagles defense hasn't been great and come in giving up 6.4 yards/play. That's worth noting as the Redskins are 17-2 ATS in their last 19 games in the 2nd half of the season vs teams that allow 6 or more yards/play. On the flip side of this, Philadelphia is 0-6 ATS last 6 vs teams that allow 6 or more yards/play. Take Washington!
|12-03-18||Rutgers +13.5 v. Wisconsin||64-69||Win||100||9 h 16 m||Show|
3* NCAAB Underdog PLAY OF THE DAY on Rutgers +
Really like the value here with the Scarlet Knights as a huge underdog against the Badgers. Wisconsin comes in over a big road win against undefeated and No. 14 ranked Iowa. The Badgers were No. 22 in their win over the Hawkeyes and are now the No. 12 team in the country.
I think it has them getting way too much respect here against a quality Rutgers team. While the Scarlet Knights failed to cover as a 8-point home dog in a 78-67 loss to Michigan State, that was a 1-point game in the 2nd half. Prior to that loss, Rutgers went on the road and beat Miami, FL 57-54 as a 11-point dog.
Scarlet Knights are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 off a double-digit loss at home and 4-0 ATS last 4 games on the road. Take Rutgers!
|12-03-18||Wizards -1 v. Knicks||110-107||Win||100||10 h 36 m||Show|
4* NBA East Conf GAME OF THE WEEK on Wizards -
Washington should have no problem going into New York and leaving with a victory and that's all we need with this line at basically a pick'em. The Wizards come into this one off one of their best performances of the season in a 102-88 win against the Nets.
The Wizards shot 52% from the field, while holding Brooklyn to just 37% shooting. Washington's dynamic backcourt of Wall and Beal combined for 52 points and Morris came off the bench with 20. When Wall and Beal are both clicking, this is a very difficult team to beat and with the Knicks giving up 114.6 ppg and 47.4% shooting on the season, I like their chances of staying hot.
There's also a strong system in play favoring a fade of the Knicks. Teams who are allowing 103+ points/game and off a close win by 3-points or less are just 51-100 ATS since 1996 when the line is +3 to -3. That's a 66% system in favor of the Wizards. Take Washington!
|12-02-18||Minnesota v. Ohio State -7||Top||59-79||Win||100||9 h 41 m||Show|
5* NCAAB Big Ten GAME OF THE MONTH on Ohio State -
I got no problem laying this number here at home with the Buckeyes against the Gophers. Minnesota is going to be a trendy pick here by the pubic, as this will look like too many points for them to be catching, as they are 6-1 with wins over Utah, Texas A&M, Washington and most recently Oklahoma State.
However, their lone loss came in their only true road game against Boston College and they got rolled by 12-points and shot a miserable 29.2% from the field. Ohio State can really lock teams down defensively and were playing extremely well (won true road games at Cincinnati and Creighton) before a setback at home against a quality Syracuse team.
Buckeyes lost to the Orange by a final score of 72-62 and that's worth noting, as they are a prefect 5-0 ATS last 5 times they have come off a double-digit home loss. Gophers on the other hand are 0-4 ATS last 4 road games vs a team with a winning home record and 1-9 ATS last 10 off a cover. Home team has covered 4 of the last 5 in the series and Gophers are 1-10 ATS last 11 trips to Columbus. Take Ohio State!
|12-02-18||Jazz -3.5 v. Heat||100-102||Loss||-110||9 h 3 m||Show|
3* NBA No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Jazz -
Utah should have zero problem here getting a win on the road against the Heat on Sunday. The Jazz are a team that has under-performed early on, but they are starting to turn a corner. They just won by 8 as a 2-point dog at Charlotte on Friday and won by 10 at Brooklyn as a mere 3.5-point favorite on Wednesday.
I just think this team is starting to play some of their best basketball and Miami is a team that is struggling to find their way. The Heat have only won 5 times since Oct. 29th, but are getting some love here due to the fact that they are fresh off an upset win at home over the Pelicans.
Miami is just 3-8 ATS last 11 off a SU win and 1-6 ATS last 7 at home. Utah is 24-12 ATS last 36 when coming off back-to-back wins and are a perfect 4-0 ATS last 4 trips to Miami. Take Utah!
|12-02-18||Rams v. Lions +10||Top||30-16||Loss||-105||122 h 57 m||Show|
5* NFC Vegas Insider GAME OF THE MONTH on Lions +
I just think Detroit is too talented a team to be getting double-digits at home, especially in this spot. While we all know the Lions aren't a playoff team, the mindset for this team is they win out and they have a chance, so I expect a max effort here to save their season.
On the flip side of this, the Rams are returning from their bye week and they went into their bye off that thrilling 54-51 win over the Chiefs on Monday Night Football. LA has to be feeling pretty good about themselves and Detroit's not the kind of team that will get their attention.
I think the Rams come out flat here and we have seen the Lions pull off some impressive performances at home. They dominated the Patriots 26-10 early on in the season and later beat the Packers 31-23 and recently knocked off Carolina as a 4-point dog.
Prior to beat the Chiefs the Rams had gone 1-5 ATS in their previous 6 games. As long as the public thinks they are the best team, they will be way overvalued. Take Detroit!
|12-02-18||Colts v. Jaguars +5||0-6||Win||100||68 h 22 m||Show|
3* NFL Situational ATS ANNIHILATOR on Jags +
This is one most people aren't going to be able to stomach, but the books know this and have inflated the number, creating big time value with the Jaguars.
Colts were a mere 3-point home favorite against Jacksonville in Week 10. That means had they played on a neutral field that week the line basically would have been a pick'em and if they had played in Jacksonville the Jags would have been favored by 3.
They have adjusted this number by more than a touchdown and it's only been 3 weeks since they played. Colts were fortunate to win that game. Jacksonville's Rashad Green hauled in his first catch of the year and while fighting for extra yards fumbled. Instead of having the ball 1st & 10 on the Colts 25 down 3 with 1:35 to play, Indy kneels 3 straight times to end the game.
I get the idea is that the Jags are done for. They got no shot of the playoffs, won't have star running back Leondard Fournette, benched starting quarterback Blake Bortles and fired Offensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. Cody Kessler will start and he's got experience.
It's not like the offense was good before, so I think worst case it's more of the same. At the same time, it becomes harder for the Colts to game-plan for the Jags offense with a new guy calling the plays. I still think there's some fight in this team and I'm not sold on Indianapolis being a real threat in the AFC. Take Jacksonville!
|12-02-18||Panthers v. Bucs +3.5||17-24||Win||100||68 h 18 m||Show|
4* NFC South GAME OF THE WEEK on Bucs +
I like the value here with Tampa Bay as a home division dog against the Panthers. Carolina is still getting a lot of love from the public, despite the results suggesting you should be betting against them.
It started with that awful showing against the Steelers on Thursday Night Football, where they lost 52-21. Most just chalked that up to Carolina playing bad on the road in a short week. Then they lost an inexcusable game at Detroit against a mediocre Lions team. Then last week they lose at home to Seattle in a game they gave away late.
I just don't like how the direction we are headed with the Panthers and Tampa Bay is a team that has the talent to win this game and will be playing with a ton of confidence off their 27-9 win at home against the 49ers. Easily their best showing since their upset win at New Orleans in Week 1.
Jamies Winston got the start and shockingly the Bucs had zero turnovers. With the way this team can score, if they take care of the football they will be tough to beat. I just don't see Carolina pulling away and worse case here the Panthers win by a field goal. Take Tampa Bay!
|12-02-18||Arizona -1.5 v. Connecticut||76-72||Win||100||4 h 57 m||Show|
3* NCAAB Early Bird ANNIHILATOR on Arizona
I really like the Wildcats to go on the road and take down UConn. This might not be your Final 4 caliber Arizona team, but I think because they aren't quite what they have been the last couple of years they are flying under the radar.
Arizona's only two losses this season have come against Gonzaga and Auburn and the loss to the Tigers came the day after they laid it all on the line against the Bulldogs. They had an impressive win over Iowa State and their two losses are a lot better than UConn's loss to Iowa, who I think is a bit overrated right now.
Wildcats are 13-4 ATS last 17 road games off a home win and the Huskies are 0-7 ATS last 7 after 2 straight games where they committed 11 or fewer turnovers.
We also find a strong system in play backing a fade of the Huskies. Home teams with a line of +3 to -3 and are coming in off 4 straight high-scoring games where 155 or more points were scored are a mere 19-45 ATS over the last 5 seasons. That's a 70% system in favor of the Wildcats covering. Take Arizona!
|12-01-18||Clemson v. Pittsburgh +28||42-10||Loss||-110||44 h 41 m||Show|
3* NCAAF Underdog PLAY OF THE DAY on Pittsburgh +
This is just too much value to pass up on with the Panthers as a 4-touchdown dog against the Tigers. Unlike some other teams playing this Saturday, Clemson doesn't need style points to get into the playoffs. All they have to do is win this game and they are in, so there's no incentive to turn this into a blowout.
I think that definitely favors Pitt keeping this close and I'm a bit shocked the Panthers are getting no respect here. They only lost by 5-points on the road against Notre Dame. I know the final score says they lost 51-6 to Penn State, but that was a 14-6 game at the half and not nearly as big a gap in talent as the final score would lead you to believe. I know they lost their last game against Miami, but they zero reason to show up with this game on deck (already had Coastal locked up).
Let's also not ignore the schedule for Clemson. The ACC was way down this year, so they had a lot of blowout wins. I think the 3 best teams they played were Texas A&M, Syracuse and Boston College. They beat the Aggies by just 2, were lucky to beat the Orange by 4 and only defeated the Eagles by 20. Take Pittsburgh!
|12-01-18||Temple +3.5 v. St. Joe's||77-70||Win||100||8 h 48 m||Show|
3* NCAAB Vegas ATS Line MISTAKE on Temple +
The Owls only loss this season is a mere 6-point defeat against VCU, where they shot a dreadful 32.3% from the field. I think another one of those awful shooting performances is the only thing that will keep Temple from not just covering but winning this game outright.
Since losing to VCU, the Owls have destroyed Cal 76-59, shooting 54.4% from the field and most recently won 79-77 at Missouri on 51.6% shooting. One of the big reasons I don't think the Owls will struggle with their shot, is St. Joe's has allowed 3 of their last 4 opponents to shoot at least 50% from the field.
Temple is 7-2 ATS last 9 off a game where they covered the spread and a perfect 7-0 ATS over the last 2 seasons in road games after a game with a combined score of 155 or more. Take Temple!
|12-01-18||Georgia +14 v. Alabama||28-35||Win||100||40 h 39 m||Show|
4* Georgia/Alabama SEC PLAY OF THE WEEK on Georgia +
This is the matchup everyone expected and I can't believe the value we are getting here with the Bulldogs. The media has claimed this Alabama team the winners of the national championship for months, but a two touchdown favorite on a neutral field against an elite team like Georgia is a direct result of the books inflating this number because of how good the Crimson Tide have been against the number and how much the public is going to flock to the No. 1 team in the country.
Georgia has been craving this opportunity since blowing that 2nd half lead to Alabama in last year's national championship game. I just don't see a lot different between the two teams. Much like last year when the Bulldogs laid an egg against Georgia, they had one this year at LSU. They have been 100% locked in since that loss to the Tigers and certainly have the talent to not just keep this close enough to cover, but win the game outright.
Keep in mind that Alabama was a mere 3.5-point favorite in the title game a year ago and only won by 3 in OT. No question Georgia players are going to know the number here and I think that only adds more fuel to the fire. Bulldogs have a defense that can slow down the Crimson Tide and without question the best offense Alabama will have seen so far this year. Take Georgia!
|12-01-18||Memphis +3.5 v. Central Florida||41-56||Loss||-115||5 h 57 m||Show|
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|12-01-18||San Diego State v. Illinois State||75-65||Win||100||16 h 46 m||Show|
3* NCAAB Monday Line ANNIHILATOR on San Diego State
I'll take my chances here that the Aztecs leave Illinois State with a victory. This is a really good San Diego State team, but are off to a bit of a slow start with a 4-2 record early on. However, the two losses have both come away from home against the likes of Duke and Iowa State. While they struggled against those two Power 5 teams, they did knock off Xavier.
Illinois State has won 4 straight, but I just think this is a big step up in class for the Redbirds, who lost by double-digits to Georgia and Belmont earlier this season. Illinois State is also a mere 1-7 ATS last 8 vs a team from the MWC.
Aztecs are 8-2 ATS last 10 vs a team with a winning record and 7-2 ATS last 9 off a SU win. Take San Diego State!
|12-01-18||Marshall v. Virginia Tech -4||Top||20-41||Win||100||97 h 0 m||Show|
5* NCAAF Non-Conf GAME OF THE MONTH on Virginia Tech -
It's been a disappointing season for the Hokies, but this is not near enough points for Virginia Tech to be laying at home against a C-USA opponent. I get that Marshall enters this game 8-3, but they didn't even win their own division in one of the lower ranked FBS conferences.
The Thundering Herd have also played a cupcake schedule. Out of their 8 wins, the only one against a team that currently has a winning record is last week's win over FIU. A game they won by a mere 3-points, despite recording two non-offensive touchdowns. They avoided all 3 of the top teams out of the C-USA West and in their step up game against C-USA East winner (Middle Tennessee), they lost by 10 at home.
Any thoughts that the Hokies aren't motivated to play because things didn't go their way can be put to rest after last week's 34-31 upset win at home over in-state rival Virginia. With that win, Virginia Tech simply needs to win this game at home to become bowl eligible. Justin Fuente is going to want those extra practices with this young and talented team and will have his team ready to go on Saturday.
Hokies are 6-2 ATS last 8 home games vs a team with a winning road record and 18-7 ATS last 25 off an upset win as an underdog. Herd are 1-6 ATS last 7 off a SU Win and a mere 3-7 ATS last 10 overall. Take Virginia Tech!
|12-01-18||St. John's v. Georgia Tech +4.5||76-73||Win||100||13 h 57 m||Show|
4* NCAAB Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Georgia Tech +
The Yellow Jackets are showing tremendous value here as a 4.5-point dog against the Red Storm. St John's is simply getting way too much respect from their 6-0 start to the season. While it's a nice way to start the year, the schedule has been very favorable.
Georgia Tech is 4-2, but their only two losses have both come in true road games against Power 5 opponents in Tennessee and Northwestern. The big key here will the Yellow Jacket's defense, which is only giving up 59 ppg and holding opponents to 36% shooting. I look for them to slow the Storm way down, while the offense does more than enough against a St John's defense that gives up 76.7 ppg on the road.
Red Storm are a mere 3-11 ATS last 14 neutral site games and are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 after 3 or more consecutive wins. Yellow Jackets are 14-5 when playing only their 2nd game in 8 days and a perfect 10-0 ATS last 10 off a cover where they lost outright as a dog. Take Georgia Tech!
|11-30-18||Northern Illinois +3.5 v. Buffalo||30-29||Win||100||27 h 26 m||Show|
4* NCAAF Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Northern Illinois +
Everyone is on Buffalo in this game, yet the line keeps dropping in favor of the Huskies. That's because the sharps know the wrong team is actually favored in this game. The Bulls are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games and most will just assume a 10-win team with an offense that averages 35.2 ppg is going to easily cover a short number like this.
I just think that's a mistake. Northern Illinois is way better than their 7-5 record would lead you to believe. Their 4 non-conference games were against Iowa, Utah, FSU and BYU. The only two games they lost in MAC play were the final two after they had the division title locked up. This team has been eying the Bulls for weeks now and I think they have the talent on the defensive side of the ball to really make life tough on Buffalo.
We did just see an Ohio defense, that I have rated slightly worse than the Huskies, hold the Bulls to just 17 points and 277 total yards in a 52-17 win. I'm not saying it's going to be that lopsided, but I think worst case here this thing is decided by a field goal with the Huskies likely winning outright. Take Northern Illinois!
|11-30-18||Cavs +12.5 v. Celtics||95-128||Loss||-106||19 h 57 m||Show|
3* NBA Underdog PLAY OF THE DAY on Cavs +
The Cavs don't exactly offer much of a threat right now. Kevin Love, Sam Dekker, J.R. Smith, David Nwaba and George Hill are all out. They also just traded Kyle Korver and are coming off a 17 point loss at OKC.
This might look like an easy spot to jump on the Celtics, who are coming off a nice win at New Orleans as a 2-point dog. I don't think that's a wise move. Boston is dealing with some injuries right now and have a much bigger game on deck at Minnesota tomorrow. Will be really hard for them to give Cleveland their full attention.
I expect the Cavs to come out and play hard and keep this a lot closer than expected early and stick around for a cover, as Boston will likely right the ship and find a way to win at home. Simply too much value with this double-digit spread to pass up. Take Cleveland!
|11-30-18||Mississippi State v. Dayton +4||Top||65-58||Loss||-110||19 h 54 m||Show|
5* NCAAB Heavy Hitter GAME OF THE MONTH on Dayton +
The public is going to be all over the ranked Bulldogs, but I don't think Mississippi State should be favored. I wasn't all that impressed with the Bulldogs showing in Las Vegas. They lost outright to Arizona State as a 4.5-point favorite and barely held on for a 4-point win against St. Mary's.
Dayton on the other hand is a team I think is flying under the radar. The Flyers struggled in the first year under head coach Anthony Grant, but return 4 starters and outside of an awful 10 minutes stretch against Oklahoma, I've liked what I have seen.
Dayton only lost by 7 on a neutral court to Virginia and shot 54.3% from the field, which is outstanding against that Cavaliers' defense. They were up decent on Oklahoma in the 2nd half, but went ice cold and scored 2 points in a 10-minute stretch.
With the Bulldogs not quite as good as people think and this being Mississippi State's first true road game, I like Dayton to win this matchup. Flyers are 13-5 ATS L18 vs a team from the SEC, while Bulldogs are 1-11 ATS last 12 off a SU win by 20 or more (beat Alcorn St by 23 last time out). Take Dayton!
|11-29-18||Saints v. Cowboys +7.5||Top||10-13||Win||100||79 h 54 m||Show|
5* Saints/Cowboys NFC GAME OF THE YEAR on Cowboys +
We are getting unbelievable value here with Dallas catching over a touchdown at home. What this line tells us is that New Orleans would be at least a double-digit favorite on a neutral field and close to a 14-point favorite at home against the Cowboys.
That's ridiculous. I know the Saints just covered as 13.5-point favorites at home against the Falcons, but that was a complete fluke. Atlanta had multiple turnovers in the red zone that took points off the scoreboard and wound up losing the game by 14. Falcons actually outgained New Orleans 366 to 312. Keep in mind that's the same Atlanta team that Dallas beat on the road in Week 11.
The move to acquire wide out Amari Cooper has really paid off for the Cowboys. It's not only given Dak someone he can count on in the passing game when he needs to throw for a big first down, but more importantly it's opened up the running game. With the way Dallas is playing defense, if they can pound the rock and play the clock, they not only will keep this within the number, but they will have an excellent shot of winning this game outright and putting an end to that 10-game winning streak of the Saints. Take Dallas!
|11-29-18||Austin Peay v. Troy State -4||79-74||Loss||-110||2 h 51 m||Show|
3* LATE INFO INSIDER on Troy State
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|11-28-18||Bulls v. Bucks -13.5||Top||113-116||Loss||-110||15 h 36 m||Show|
5* NBA Central Division GAME OF THE MONTH on Bucks -
I got no problem here laying the big number with Milwaukee at home against the Bulls. The Bucks come into this one off a upset loss at Charlotte as a 4.5-point favorite. Milwaukee hasn't lost back-to-back games all season and are 4-1 ATS off a SU loss.
The Bulls are really struggling right now. Chicago has lost 3 straight and are a mere 3-12 in their last 15. Until they get some of their key guys back from injury, they are going to struggle to be competitive, especially against the elite teams. These two teams played earlier this month and the Bucks toyed with Chicago in a 123-104 win, as they led 63-45 at the half.
Big system in play as well. Favorites who have won between 60% to 75% of their games and are off a game where they failed to cover are a dominant 39-15 (72%) ATS over the last 5 seasons when facing a horrible team that's won 25% or less of their games. Take Milwaukee!
|11-28-18||Virginia v. Maryland +4||76-71||Loss||-108||13 h 56 m||Show|
4* NCAAB Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Maryland +
The betting public is going to be all over No. 4 ranked Virginia, as the books are begging for action on the Cavaliers as a short road favorite against the Terps. While Maryland comes into this game with an identical 6-0 record and are now ranked No. 24 in the country, I think people are sleeping on this team.
While they are starting to get some respect, I don't think people realize just how talented and how well Maryland is playing right now. They got two experienced playmakers who can both score in bunches in Cowan and Fernando and a trio of freshmen that are playing at a high level.
We know Virginia is going to be tough to score on, but the offense can be dreadful at times. Maryland is has shot 50% or better in each of their last 3 games and we saw the Cavaliers allow Dayton to shoot 54.3% a couple games back. Terps aren't just all offense, as they are only giving up 66 ppg, while holding teams to 39% from the field and 29% from deep. Take Maryland!
|11-28-18||VCU v. Old Dominion -3.5||52-62||Win||100||9 h 0 m||Show|
3* NCAAB Vegas Line MISTAKE on Old Dominion -
I like the value here with Old Dominion as a short home favorite against the Rams. Jeff Jones has really turned the Monarchs into a consistent threat in C-USA and it's because of the emphasis that is put on the defensive side of the ball. ODU is once again locking down opposing teams, as they enter this game allowing just 58.3 ppg and 37.2% from the field. They get even more stingy at home, where they allow just 54.5 ppg and 32.7% shooting.
VCU is a quality team and while Shaka Smart is no longer with he Rams, they are still a household name. I think that's playing into the number here, as I think this is a really tough spot for VCU against this caliber a defense in their first true road game of the season. Note they don't exactly come in shooting it well, as they have hit a mere 42% in each of their last 2 games.
Rams are just 4-9 ATS last 13 road games vs a team with a winning home record and a mere 5-14 ATS in their last 19 as an underdog. Clearly when the books make VCU a dog it's for good reason. Take Old Dominion.
|11-27-18||Temple +2.5 v. Missouri||79-77||Win||100||10 h 5 m||Show|
4* NCAAB Situational ATS NO-BRAINER on Temple +
I really like the Owls to go into Mizzou Arena and take down the Tigers. I've just not been impressed at all with Missouri, as they can't score the basketball. Tigers come into this game averaging a mere 63.6 ppg. I get they have played Iowa State, Oregon St and Kansas St, but they only had 68 points vs Central Arkansas and a mere 55 in a 3-point win over Kennesaw State.
Temple is a very strong defensive team, which is bad news for the Tigers. Owls had one bad offensive game against VCU where they shot 32% and scored 51 points (only loss this year). Every other game they have scored 75 or more, including 81 against the likes of Georgia. I just don't see Mizzu being able to keep pace. Take Temple!
|11-27-18||Nevada v. Loyola-Chicago +6.5||Top||79-65||Loss||-110||9 h 6 m||Show|
5* NCAAB Vegas INSIDER Top Play on Loyola-Chicago +
Expectations were sky-high for Loyola-Chicago coming into this year after that Cinderella run through the NCAA Tournament a year ago. I think a lot of people are off this team though after their 4-2 start, which includes a double-digit loss to Boston College last time out.
I still think the Ramblers are a very dangerous team, especially on their home floor and Nevada is simply getting too much respect. The Wolf Pack come in with a perfect 6-0 record and averaging 92 ppg. They aren't a bad team, but they have played a soft schedule and will get knocked off at some point. I think there's a good chance it happens tonight, as this will be their first true road game of the 2018 season.
Ramblers are 15-6 ATS last 21 as an underdog and a perfect 6-0 ATS last 6 off a loss by 10 or more points. Take Loyola-Chicago!
|11-27-18||Knicks +7.5 v. Pistons||108-115||Win||100||8 h 8 m||Show|
3* NBA Undervalued DOG OF THE DAY on Knicks +
I'm jump on the red-hot Knicks as a big dog against Detroit. New York comes in having won 3 straight and all 3 have been as a decently priced dog. They won 117-109 at Boston as a 14.5-point dog, 114-109 at home to the Pelicans as a 7.5-point dog and most recently 103-98 at Memphis as a 8-point dog.
Now we see them as a similarly priced dog here against a Pistons team that I think is a notch below those teams they just beat. Detroit has won 6 of 8 and covered 5 in a row, but that's giving us the value with the Knicks.
Hosting Atlantic Division teams hasn't been great for the Pistons of late. Detroit is a mere 5-16 in their last 21 home games against the teams from the Atlantic. Look for the Knicks to keep it close and don't be surprised if they win outright. Take New York!
|11-26-18||Minnesota v. Boston College -1||56-68||Win||100||10 h 46 m||Show|
3* NCAAB No Doubt ATS ANNIHILATOR on Boston College -
It's been quite the impressive start to the season for Minnesota, who has started out 5-0 and just took home the Vancouver Showcase title with a win over Washington in the finale. They also have early victories against the likes of Utah and Texas A&M.
I believe all that has the Gophers getting a little to much respect here on the road against a talented BC team that off to a strong 4-1 start of their one. They too are coming off an impressive win, as they took down Loyola-Chicago 78-66 as a 4-point dog.
I also don't love the spot for Minnesota, who has to be a bit jet-lagged from their recent trip to Vancouver, plus all the distractions with Thanksgiving. Now back on the road in what figures to be a hostile environment for the ACC/Big Ten showdown. Simply put, there's just too much value with the Eagles at basically a pick'em at home. Take Boston College!
|11-26-18||Titans +4 v. Texans||17-34||Loss||-105||9 h 57 m||Show|
3* Titans/Texans MNF ATS DESTROYER on Titans +
Love the value here with Tennessee catching over a field goal here against the Texans. This thing should be closer to a Pick'em, but the books are inflating the number big time, knowing the public is going to pound the Texans.
Tennessee's a hard team to back because they don't exactly look pretty when they win and they are fresh off an ugly 38-10 loss at Indianapolis. However, that was a horrible spot for the Titans, who laid it all on the line the previous week in a 34-10 home win over the Patriots.
Houston on the other hand has won 7 straight since starting out 0-3. An impressive run, but it's hard to get really excited about it. The wins have come against the Colts, Cowboys, Bills, Jags, Dolphins, Broncos and Redskins. They have also been very fortunate in close games, as 5 of the 7 have come by a touchdown or less.
Titans already beat Houston 20-17 earlier this season on their home field and I think Tennessee is playing much better than they were then. All signs point to a defensive battle and this one likely being decided by a field goal or less. Take Tennessee!
|11-25-18||Dolphins +10 v. Colts||Top||24-27||Win||100||104 h 31 m||Show|
5* AFC Vegas Insider GAME OF THE MONTH on Dolphins +
It's been quite a run here of late for Andrew Luck and the Colts. Indianapolis has won 4 straight and went from a playoff afterthought at 1-5 to tied for the final Wild Card spot at 5-5. This recent run has the Colts way overvalued here against the Dolphins, as Indy has no business laying more than a touchdown.
I get it's been bad for Miami, but they have been without starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill since the end of September. Dolphins started out 3-2 with Tannehill at quarterback and will certainly be more competitive with him under center than backup Brock Osweiler. Add in the fact that Miami has had two weeks to get ready for this game coming off their bye and this isn't just a game they can keep close, but one they could win outright.
The Colts are still banged up defensively, but the biggest injury news for Indy is the loss of starting center Ryan Kelly, who has been downgraded to out with a knee injury. Center is one of the more underrated positions in the NFL and things can spiral out of control up from on the offensive line when one goes down.
Look for Luck to have a little less time to throw, which is going to limit the big plays down the field. That's only going to increase the likelihood that the Dolphins keep it closer than expected. Take Miami!
|11-25-18||Steelers v. Broncos +3||17-24||Win||105||103 h 30 m||Show|
3* NFL Undervalued Underdog PLAY OF THE DAY on Broncos +
The books are making it pretty clear who they think will win this game, as they know the public will be all over the Steelers at this price. Pittsburgh has won 6 straight and off an improbable win at Jacksonville. Denver is 4-6 and won just 2 of their last 8 games.
Broncos do come into this one off a big 23-22 upset win at the Chargers as a 7-point dog and will definitely be playing with a ton of confidence. For me, I just think this is a really tough spot for Pittsburgh. The Steelers used everything they had to rally late to steal the game at Jacksonville and are primed for a bit of a letdown here.
Keep in mind we know Ben Roethlisberger and the offense doesn't perform at the same level on the road as they do at home and I think the thin air of Denver will make it that much harder on Pittsburgh to play well here.
Broncos have gone an impressive 29-15 ATS in their last 44 home games vs a top tier team that's outscoring their opponents by 6+ points/game. Steelers are also 7-19-1 ATS last 27 road games vs a team with a losing home record. Take Denver!
|11-25-18||Cardinals v. Chargers -13.5||10-45||Win||100||10 h 55 m||Show|
3* NFL Big Money ATS ANNIHILATOR on Chargers -
I got no problem laying the big number here with the Chargers at home against the Cardinals. This is a huge bounce back spot for Los Angeles, as they come in off an upset loss at home to the Broncos and can't afford to lose this one with a tough 4 game stretch to close out the year against the Steelers, Bengals, Ravens and Chiefs.
Shouldn't be much of a problem here for the Chargers to win here by at least 2 touchdowns. Arizona couldn't even beat the Raiders on their home field and it's never good when a bad team is dealing with the injury bug. Several key players are not expected to be available for the Cardinals and they already didn't have the talent to compete.
Chargers are 4-1 ATS last 5 off a failed cover and 6-1 ATS last 7 in November. Arizona is 3-7-1 ATS last 11 games in month of November and 1-10 ATS last 11 with a total of 42.5 to 49. Take Los Angeles!
|11-25-18||Magic +8 v. Lakers||108-104||Win||100||6 h 24 m||Show|
4* NBA Vegas ATS Heavy HITTER on Magic +
The Lakers are rolling right now, as they have won 9 of their last 11. However, to no surprise, they haven't exactly been a great bet during this hot streak. In fact, LA is just 5-6 ATS during this stretch. The books are simply inflating their lines to where it's really hard for them to cover.
That's exactly what I see here. Orlando was responsible for one of those two losses, as they beat LA 130-117 at home back on Nov. 17th. It's been a part of an impressive stretch here for the Magic, as they have gone 6-1-1 ATS last 8. I fully expect Orlando to hang around here and keep this well within the number.
Note this is also a huge bounce back spot for the Magic, who lost 112-87 at Denver in their last game. Magic are 12-4-1 ATS last 17 off a loss by more than 10 points. Take Orlando!
|11-25-18||Patriots v. Jets +10||27-13||Loss||-110||100 h 6 m||Show|
4* Patriots/Jets AFC East PLAY OF THE WEEK on Jets +
This is too good a price to pass up with the Jets as a double-digit division home dog against the Patriots. No surprise here to see New England overvalued, as the books no the public will be chomping at the bit to take the Patriots off their bye, which followed an ugly loss to the Titans, especially against a bad team like the Jets.
The thing is, New York always seems to find a way to keep it close at home against New England. The last 5 times the Patriots visiting MetLife they have lost outright twice and the 3 wins have all come by a touchdown or less. Last year NE won 24-17 as a 9-point favorite.
Patriots are also not the same team away from home. They are 7-0 at home and just 2-3 on the road. I think it's a plus here that the rookie Sam Darnold isn't start, as Belichick has owned rookie signal callers.
The Jets are also coming off of their bye, but it's worth noting the last time they played they lost 41-10 at home to the Bills. That's because NY is 21-6 ATS in home games off a home loss. Take New York!
|11-25-18||Seahawks +3 v. Panthers||30-27||Win||100||7 h 51 m||Show|
4* NFL Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Seahawks +
I like the value here with Seattle catching a field goal on the road against the Panthers. Carolina comes in having lost two straight and can't be trusted against the Seahawks. The Panthers got annihilated at Pittsburgh 52-21 on Thursday Night Football in Week 10 and followed it up by giving away the game in a 20-19 loss at Detroit.
Seattle on the other hand rallied from a double-digit deficit to knock off Aaron Rodgers and the Packers at home on Thursday Night Football. Extra few days to prepare is a huge advantage for the Seahawks in this one.
Seattle has been playing as well as anyone of late. They are 5-3 in their last 8 with 2 of those losses coming to the Rams in games they easily could have won and the other a loss to the red-hot Chargers.
Seahawks get the perception as this bad road team, but they come in having covered 7 of their last 10 and are 4-0-1 ATS last 5 off a game where they failed to cover the spread. Take Seattle!
|11-25-18||Villanova v. Florida State -2||66-60||Loss||-110||2 h 52 m||Show|
3* LATE INFO INSIDER on Florida State
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|11-24-18||Pelicans v. Wizards +2||114-124||Win||100||10 h 24 m||Show|
4* NBA No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Wizards +
I love the value here with Washington as a home dog against the Pelicans. It certainly hasn't been the start to the season the Wizards were expecting, as they sit at 6-12 thru their first 18 games. They have won 4 of their last 7 and I still have a lot of confidence in this team getting back on track.
The even bigger key here is this being a really tough spot for New Orleans. The Pelicans had to play at New York yesterday and were at Philadelphia on Wednesday, so not only is this a back-to-back road set, but it's their 3rd game away from home in the last 4 days, which I think is only worse given it's come right around Thanksgiving. I think we saw some of the fatigue show in yesterday's loss to the Knicks as a 7.5-point favorite.
Pelicans are also just 2-6 ATS last 8 road games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 following a SU loss. Take Washington!
|11-24-18||Notre Dame v. USC +11.5||24-17||Win||100||17 h 0 m||Show|
3* NCAAF Underdog PLAY OF THE DAY on USC +
I really like the value here with USC as a double-digit home dog against the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame needs here is a win here and they will secure a spot in the college football playoff. All the pressure is on the Irish and no one is giving the Trojans a chance here, especially off that ugly loss last week to UCLA.
I just think USC has had their eyes set on this game and the chance to spoil Notre Dame's perfect season and keep them out of the playoffs. We have already seen the Trojans beat a top team at home, as they knocked off Washington State earlier this year. They have lost ta home to ASU and Cal, but both could have went either way. I'm not saying USC pulls off the upset, but I think they keep it within single digits at the Coliseum. Take USC +11.5!
|11-24-18||Kentucky v. Louisville +17.5||56-10||Loss||-109||82 h 59 m||Show|
3* NCAAF In-State Rivalry ANNIHILATOR on Louisville +
I like the value here with Louisville as a big home dog against in-state rival Kentucky. I know it hasn't been pretty for the Cardinals in 2018 and they just lost at home to NC State by 42 last week, but I think some of that poor showing was a result of this team looking ahead to this showdown with the Wildcats.
I think we get a huge effort here from Louisville as they try to not only send their seniors out on a positive note, but also to put some kind of positive note on this disaster of a season. The even bigger key here is I don't think Kentucky is in a really bad spot. I think for them, they felt their season came to and end with that home loss to Georgia, where a win would have put them in the SEC Championship Game.
Just zero incentive here for them in these final few games and it's shown with their play on the field. They lost outright at Tennessee 24-7 and then barely beat Middle Tennessee 34-23 as a 16.5-point favorite. This is a team that couldn't score even when they were playing well, but they aren't playing with the same energy and effort on defense, which is what I believe will keep them from covering this big number. Take Louisville!
|11-24-18||NC State v. North Carolina +7.5||34-28||Win||100||30 h 21 m||Show|
3* NCAAF Vegas ATS Line MISTAKE on North Carolina +
I really like the value here with the Tar Heels as a decently priced home dog against in-state rival NC State. North Carolina comes into this game sitting at 2-8 and having lost 6 straight games in ACC play. While the losses have continued to pile up, the Tar Heels have been extremely competitive of late. Their last 5 losses are all by 10-points or less and they could have won all 5 of those games.
I expect this team to come out extremely motivated for this one. Not only are they going to want to play well in their final home game of the season, but they haven't beat NC State on their home field since 2012. Not to mention, the Wolfpack have won the last two in the series.
I just don't think this year's NC State is as good as people think and have no business here laying this big a number on the road. The Wolfpack just recently lost at home to Wake Forest 27-23 as a 18.5-point favorite and their only two wins in their last 5 games are against FSU and Louisville.
The most recent was a blowout win and cover at Louisville, but note that NC State is just 11-28 ATS in their last 39 off a conference road win. Tar Heels are 22-7 ATS last 29 home games vs a team with a winning road record and 7-3 ATS last 10 conference games. Take North Carolina!
|11-24-18||Florida v. Florida State +7.5||41-14||Loss||-105||9 h 59 m||Show|
4* NCAAF Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Florida State +
The Seminoles have won 5 straight in this series and while this season has been a huge disappointment, FSU showed it means something to get to a bowl with their strong showing last week in their upset win at home over Boston College.
While the Seminoles are going to lay it all on the line to get that 6th win an extend their season, there's not a ton here for the Gators to be excited about and this is definitely not a team you can trust laying a number like this. We recently saw them win by just 4 as a 6.5-point home favorite vs S Carolina. The week before that they lost 38-17 as a 4.5-point favorite agains Missouri.
Seminoles have covered 9 of their last 12 outside of conference, including 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs the SEC. They are also 7-2 ATS in their last 9 off a ATS cover. Take Florida State!
|11-23-18||Florida -1 v. Butler||54-61||Loss||-105||10 h 25 m||Show|
3* LATE INFO INSIDER on Florida
|11-23-18||Washington +3 v. Washington State||Top||28-15||Win||100||60 h 32 m||Show|
5* NCAAF Pac-12 GAME OF THE MONTH on Washington +
The wrong team is favored in this one. It's been quite a run for Washington State this season, as no one outside of Pullman was expecting this team to be in this spot after what they lost from last year's team. I just don't think this is the 8th best team in the country. We are talking about a team that lost to a bad USC team and has three other wins by a touchdown or less.
Washington is the team that was suppose to be the talk of the Pac-12 this season, as a lot of people had them picked to make the playoffs. It just didn't work out like they hoped, but there's no denying the talent on this team. Not only are they playing for 1st place in the Pac-12 North and a spot in the conference title game, there's definitely motivation here to ruin Washington State's season and they would love nothing more than to celebrate on the Cougars home field.
I think the difference here will be the Huskies defense, which comes in allowing a mere 16.6 ppg and 318 ypg. Keep in mind Washington has had zero problem slowing down Mike Leach and this Washington State offense. In the last 5 meetings between these two rivals, the Cougars haven't scored more than 17 points in any single game. All 5 times the Huskies won by double-digits. Expect more of the same. Take Washington!
|11-23-18||Celtics -8.5 v. Hawks||114-96||Win||100||13 h 24 m||Show|
3* NBA Big Money PLAY OF THE DAY on Celtics -
This just feels like the perfect spot and opponent for Boston to get right against. The Celtics come in having lost 3 straight and are fresh off an ugly 117-109 loss at home to the Knicks as a 14.5-point favorite. Boston is now sitting at 9-9 overall and I just think we get a big time effort here with the possibility of going under .500.
The Hawks haven't won a game since they squeaked out a win over the Heat at home back on Nov. 3. They just lost at home to the Raptors by 16 as a similarly priced 8-point dog. Keep in mind Toronto was kind of in the same spot as Boston when they visited Atlanta, as the Raptors had hit a bit of a lull following their hot start.
Celtics have gone an impressive 10-1 ATS in their last 11 when failing to cover 4 or 5 of their last 6 games. Take Boston!