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Sunday, December 17, 2017

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17 December 2017 Betting tips

Event date: 17 December 2017
Event(s): Football/NFL
Selection: Various
Bookmaker: Betfair Sportsbook, Skybet, Coral
Rating: Various

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Hope you are having a great weekend so far, if not the perhaps these tips will help! Quite a lot of tips this morning, on both football and the NFL as plenty of action from those 2 sports today. First up we are on the corners again with Betfair who are offering some generous odds for Zulte-Waregem to have more corners in their match against Antwerp, 8/11 (1.73) is the price (which is as low as 1.27 at Unibet…).

Belgian Jupiler League Zulte v Antwep Zulte to win corner match bet 8/11 (1.73) Betfair Sportsbook 4*
Italian Serie A Sampdoria v Sassuolo over 10.5 corners 5/6 (1.83) Betfair Sportsbook 4*
English Premiership West Brom v Man Utd Under 1.5 goals 2nd half 8/11 (1.73) 3* Coral
NFL Green Bay -3.5 v Carolina Point Spread 11/4 (3.75) Skybet 2*
NFL Jacksonville v Houston 1st Half Point Spread 1/1 (2.00) Skybet 2*

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Patriots vs. Steelers Pick – NFL Week 15

We enter one of the biggest games of the regular season, as the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers meet in a battle of AFC supremacy. The Patriots hurt their stock last week, as they took a rather ugly loss against the Dolphins on Monday Night Football. Bill Belichick was asked if his team was looking ahead after the game, and he looked fairly annoyed with the question, of course. But deep down, I think he knows his team were overlooking the Dolphins to Week 15 against the Steelers.

We cashed in on the Dolphins, so we seen that coming from a mile away. The Patriots played without Rob Gronkowski because of his suspension, but will have him back. Some people believe that he should have gotten much more than a game suspension, and I tend to agree. Considering the new stance towards player safety, two games may have been the suitable answer.

The presence of Gronk will make this a better game as a spectator, though. Their offense played drunk last week. No Gronkowski was part of it, but no one stood out and had a good game. Tom Brady threw 2 interceptions in a game for the first time this season. He was ugly with 1 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, and a 55.8% completion percentage. The Dolphins drew up a solid game plan and took care of the Pats. The Patriots always seem to struggle in Miami, so it wasn’t the biggest upset in the world. The loss brought New England to 10-3. Conversely, the Steelers have the upper-hand at 11-2.

This game will most likely determine the number 1 seed in the AFC. The Patriots would take the tiebreaker if both teams have identical records at the end of the year. Meanwhile, a win for the Steelers would clinch homefield advantage throughout the playoffs with a win on Sunday and a Jags loss against the Titans. They will lock in a first-round bye with a win today, regardless of what anyone else does the rest of the way. Big stakes in Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon. Head below for our free Patriots vs. Steelers pick.

New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Odds:

Spread:
Patriots -2.5(-110)
vs. Steelers +2.5(-110)

Total:
Over 54(-110)
Under 54(-110)

Betting odds provided by Bovada.lv

Patriots vs. Steelers Pick:

How often do you see Brock Osweiler outperforming Tom Brady? Well, in the past week, Osweiler was the better quarterback. Osweiler filled in on Thursday night and played better than anyone could expect. Brady played as poorly than anyone could have expected last Sunday. It would be foolish to read too far into that outing from Brady and the Pats. They aren’t unbreakable, but they tend to take the big games seriously. The Patriots have won the last four meetings against the Steelers. Their most recent coming in the postseason, a 36-17 win for the Patriots. They’ve also won eight of the last ten games.

The Patriots are averaging 400.5 yards per game for 2nd in the NFL. Despite injuries, especially to Julian Edelman, the Pats have been making it work. Brady has thrown for an average of 287.2 yards per game this season, 1st in the league. They did not look sharp last week, but they will have Gronkowski back this week. The Steelers had major difficulties slowing down the Ravens on the ground last week. Ever since Ryan Shazier went down, the Steelers have been having a ton of issues defending the run. As soon as he was injured against the Bengals, they were getting gashed by a backup running back.

The next week, the Steelers had problems again trying to contain Alex Collins. Collins ran for 120 yards and 1 touchdown and was getting some good chunk yardage. Flacco threw for 269 yards and a touchdown. Belichick is the master of exploiting weaknesses. They will draw something up to take advantage of their weakness in the middle of the field.

Having Gronkowski back is going to provide a big lift. If the Patriots find success on the ground early, and the Steelers haven’t shown they can stop the run without Shazier, they’re going to destroy them on the play action across the middle of the field. I bet against Brady last week and it paid off. The Steelers are coming off a hard-fought game against their rivals, while the Patriots didn’t even get off the plane last week. The Pats should look much better. After that putrid performance, the Patriots are going to snap back against the Steelers.

PICK: PATRIOTS -2.5 (-110)


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Ravens vs. Browns Pick – NFL Week 15

The Baltimore Ravens hope to avoid a letdown, as they travel to Cleveland to play a team who are hoping to find their first win of the season. The Browns are 0-13 and are on the verge of going without a win. They could be the first team to go without a win since the Detroit Lions in 2008. The Lions were the first team since the 1976 Buccaneers to go 0-16.

The Browns at 0-13, are on the doorstep of 0-16. By looking at their schedule the rest of the way, this week or next is going to be their best opportunity to get a win. They finish up on the road in Chicago and Pittsburgh. It’s not going to be easy to go on the road to play the Bears after a physical contest against the Ravens, and then they must take on the Steelers in the finale where they will be big underdogs.

So, it’s reasonable to say that the Browns aren’t going to win a game this season. The odds will say they won’t because they’re going to be underdogs the rest of the season. What they’ll need to have something is someone to take them lightly, maybe a team coming off a big game? The Ravens would fit that billing. They just barely lost to the Steelers, 39-38, after getting behind early. However, the Ravens are fighting for a playoff berth, this is going to be an important game for them.

At 7-6, the Ravens are right in the thick of the wildcard battle. It’s the Browns, but they are playing for something here. They cannot take them lightly in this spot. As it stands now, the Ravens are one of the last teams on the outside looking in. Every game is monumental from this point. They did what they had to do against their rival, an impressive win on the road at Heinz Field. This is certainly why you’re going to hear people say that this could be a letdown spot for the Ravens. Head below for our thoughts and Ravens vs. Browns pick.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns Betting Odds:

Spread:
Ravens -7(-110)
vs. Browns +7(-110)

Total:
Over 41(-110)
Under 41(-110)

Betting odds provided by Bovada.lv

Ravens vs. Browns Pick:

The hardest thing to crack in this game is going to be the defense. They’re going up against one of the best defenses in the NFL with their anemic offense. They’ve bounced between different quarterbacks and the results have been pretty well the same. At this point, their best option is to stick with DeShone Kizer and see if he will be holding a clipboard in the future, or a long-term option. Next year will certainly tell us a lot about him.

From a fantasy perspective, the Ravens’ defense is 2nd in the NFL at allowing quarterback points. We can apply that to sports betting by coming to the conclusion that they’ve been making it hard on opposing quarterbacks. Kizer owns the worst quarterback rating in the league out of all eligible QB’s, which includes 34. Despite allowing 39 points to the Steelers, the Ravens have allowed just 18.9 points per game this season. Prior to the Steelers, they surrendered 13.8 points per game in their previous six games.

Jimmy Smith was not available because of a suspension and injury, so they were trying to hold down Antonio Brown as best as they could. Other than that deep ball late to set up a game winning field goal, the Ravens did a decent job containing him. The Browns do not have anything near the talent of Antonio on their team, needless to say.

Cleveland is also heading into Sunday banged up, especially in the secondary. They could be down three cornerbacks in this matchup. On offense, they’re averaging just 15.2 points per game, 32nd in the NFL. It isn’t all quarterback issues, there is room to improve elsewhere, too. The Browns are coming off a near win against the Packers, a demoralizing loss in overtime, 27-21. When you’re that close to finally getting a win, a loss like that could sting a bit. I’d typically say this is a letdown spot, but the Ravens cannot afford to play like they’re hungover this week. They beat the Browns 24-10 in their first meeting, and I expect it to be a similar score on Sunday. Kizer should struggle, and the offense does enough for the Ravens to get a win and cover.

PICK: RAVENS -7 (-110)


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Pacers vs. Nets NBA Pick – December 17th

These odds were taken from Bovada at 9:39 pm CT on 12/16/2017.

The losses kept coming on Saturday, as the Oklahoma City Thunder didn’t come close to taking down the Knicks in New York. I was well aware of the chance the Thunder would be tired after their 3OT battle in Philly the night prior, but really felt they could take down a Knicks team that wouldn’t have either Kristaps Porzingis or Tim Hardaway Jr.

Sadly, that wasn’t the case and I’m now 11-17 on the year with my TSG NBA picks. I had a decent start initially, but my current drought has things looking pretty rough.

The hope is to get back on track to close out the week, but the pickings are admittedly slim on a tiny 4-game NBA betting slate. The game of the night is undoubtedly an interesting matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards, but I prefer the value in a likely shootout between the Indiana Pacers and Brooklyn Nets.

Let’s dive into this matchup and see about getting a win:

Indiana Pacers (-3) @ Brooklyn Nets (+3) Total: 217

Indiana is the better team at first glance in just about every regard. They took a nice 140-131 win earlier this year over the Nets and have won four straight games in this series. D’Angelo Russell and Jeremy Lin were on hand for that one, but that still should serve as a solid example of the pace and upside this game could provide.

The Pacers have also been impressive (17-12) against the spread this year and enter this explosive showdown with the NBA’s 6th most efficient offense.

Both teams will be looking to get on the winning path, as both the Nets and Pacers have dropped each of their last two contests. Neither has been too high or low lately, however, with both teams going a pedestrian 5-5 over their last 10 contests.

While the Pacers impress offensively and have more star power, the Nets look like they can hang in this one on paper. That was certainly the case when these teams first met this year, while the Nets boast the league’s 2nd best pace. They’ve also been really pesky when it comes to ATS data, as they’re a stellar 17-11 against the spread and are also a solid 4-2 ATS as a home underdog.

I’m not really interested in figuring out if this is a nice spot for the Pacers or Nets to will their way to a win. Instead, I’m attacking the Over in a matchup that demands it. These two teams combined for an absurd 271 points the last time they faced off and their styles align for a very fast-paced and explosive showdown.

The best part is bettors are getting value here. A few days back I marveled at a low 213 Total in a Warriors game and that was weighed down by the Dallas Mavericks only putting 97 points on the board. In this one, both teams are capable of generating solid offense and there’s also very little defense to be concerned about.

Indiana has some defensive chops in terms of individual talent, but they’re still just 17th in defensive efficiency. Brooklyn (20th) is a little further down the ladder and I think it’s fair to expect a good amount of scoring out of two teams that don’t defend and love to run.

A Total of 217 is a great value on paper and with this game at the Barclays Center, it makes sense for the Nets to show up and keep it competitive. The only real risks would be the game getting out of hand or the Nets not putting points up, but they’re only getting added scoring help with new additions Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas finally seeing court time.

Neither of these teams are all that reliable in terms of getting wins right now, but this looks like a fun, competitive game that should threaten the Over.

Both teams play into this Over quite a bit. Not only are they both averaging over 107 points per game on the year, but their recent form points to the Over, as well. That’s certainly the case defensively for Brooklyn, who have given up 120 and 111 points in each of their last two games. The story is similar for the Pacers, who have allowed 100+ points in each of their last four contests.

I love the value you can get with Indy (-3) or straight up, but the Nets can be dangerous at home. Ultimately, I like the offensive upside and pace for both sides and think the Over hits. If you can find a Total that’s slightly lower, even better.

Pick: Over 217 (-110)


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Mr Fixit’s Top Tips: Celts can hurt Hearts

SOME of my strongest tips came up on Saturday but I was let down by sides such as Leicester and Watford who suffered heavy home defeats.

My best bet was a second Super Single on Man City and over 2.5 match goals and I also strongly fancied Kilmarnock who featured on the Top Treble that was beaten by Leicester. Burnley draw no beat was the earlier SS and that was void.

The goals treble was one short as Queen’s Park and Airdrie so it was a small Saturday loss.

Well done to all the winners including Greg, Desmond and Selectabet while Scott Allot was unlucky on both of his trebles.

It’s another big day and I’ll post the rest of my tips later or in the morning after doing a bit more studying as I had to do a stint on the Sunday Mail last night.

For now I have a Super Single – Celtic -1 at Hearts – and reasoning is on Saturday’s Scottish thread.

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December Super Singles Total

  • Profit/loss: +5.5pts (12 bets, 7 winners)

December Advised Accas Total

  • Profit/loss: -19.1pts (31 bets, 5 winners)
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Racing Tips: Tell tale signs look good

NO joy on Saturday and hoping to get back in the winners enclosure today.

Well done all winners and feel free to add your own picks.

Johnb’s Sunday Tips

  • Chelmsford City 12:45 – Narjes 2-1 NB 
  • Southwell 2:05 – Silver Kayf 11-4 
  • Chelmsford City 2:25 – Tellovoi 7-1 NAP 
  • Navan 2:30 – Without Limites 7-4 
  • Also 0.25pt Yankee 2-1 11-4 6-1 7-4

Johnb’s Antepost Tips Update

  • 1000 Guineas
  • CLEMMIE advised at 25-1
  • Now 3/1 best price and as low as 5/2 Betway
  • The Oaks
  • MAGICAL advised at 33-1
  • Now 14-1 best price and as low as 8-1 Boylesports
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Alan Thomson’s Tips: Greatrex poised for rousing finale

GROUNDUNDERREPAIR (3.35) is worth waiting for in the finale at Southwell.

Warren Greatrex has his team in grand order and Groundunderrepair ran into a smart sort when running Lady Karina close at Warwick.

Lady Karina was well backed (fell 6th) for yesterday’s big mares’ handicap at Cheltenham won by Momella, so the form looks very solid.

Adam Elias takes off 5lb and the rookie rider rode a winner at Plumpton last month so is no mug.

Top weight Dandy Duke is disputing favouritism following wide-margin victories in the mud at Chepstow and Huntingdon but a 12lb rise is severe. Clearly, any significant rain would be to his advantage.

My other bet is HUDDERSFILLY TOWN (1.50) in the Betfred Handicap at Chelmsford City.

This is a pretty awful Class 6 contest and Huddersfilly Town deserves to be favourite having spread-eagled her field over course and distance in mid-November.

She wasn’t quite so good off her new mark next time when only fourth to Ceyhan, but a tardy break saw her having to play catch-up. Hopefully, Ivan Furtado’s filly won’t fluff the start this time from a potentially handy position in stall two. Last night’s early 2-1 was snapped up by the shrewdies but she is still worth an investment.

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Italian Football Tips: Juve can cope without key duo

WE’VE sealed another stellar signing for the season with Serie A don Paolo Bandini bringing his expertise to the site thanks to our partner Unibet.

Paolo is an Anglo-Italian sportswriter who pens a superb weekly Serie A column for the Guardian and his other credits include ESPN, the BBC and TalkSport as well as making regular appearances on the Football Weekly podcast.

He’s a Trevi Fountain of knowledge and we’re delighted to have him on board. Here he previews two crucial Sunday games.

Bologna v Juventus (Sun 2pm)

Frustrated though they were not to make their domination count against Inter, Juventus can nevertheless feel good about emerging from a daunting week in strong shape.

They began this weekend just two points off first place, albeit with one more major hurdle to clear before Christmas in the form of a visit from Roma.

First, though, they need to take care of business against Bologna. And they need to do so without either Giorgio Chiellini or Gigi Buffon. Both players have missed games lately, yet Juventus have only once played without either of them during their current run of five consecutive clean sheets.

Buffon will be replaced by Wojciech Szczesny, whilst Daniele Rugani steps in at centre-back. These are capable players, but are they leaders in the same way as the men they replace? Juventus will rely on Mehdi Benatia to step up in the other centre-back spot, and on that front, they do have grounds for confidence. The Moroccan’s recent performances have been extremely impressive.

Bologna are a modest side, but they beat Sampdoria 3-0 at the Dall’Ara last month, and they have only once failed to score in a home game this season. Simone Verdi has quietly been enjoying an excellent season on the right of their attack, and his duel with Alex Sandro – expected to return to Juve’s starting XI after being dropped in recent matches – will be worth keeping an eye on.

Paolo’s Tips

  • Bologna 1, Juventus 3 (11-1, Unibet)
  • Verdi to score first (16-1, Unibet)
  • Verdi to score any time (6-1, Unibet)

Atalanta v Lazio (Sun 7.45pm)

Ciro Immobile ended his mini-drought by scoring twice against Cittadella in the Coppa Italia on Thursday. Regrettably for Lazio, he won’t have a chance to build on that progress, since he is serving a league suspension for the red card he picked up against Torino.

This would be a tricky game even with their leading scorer. Atalanta might be flying a little lower than they did last season, but that is mostly just a reflection of their thin squad being stretched by continental competition. Gian Piero Gasperini’s side have embraced the Europa League wholeheartedly, making that their priority and accepting a few dropped points domestically as a result.

With the group stages now complete, however, they are able to prepare for games such as this one on a full week’s rest. They have not lost at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia since a season-opening defeat to Roma in any case.

Lazio themselves arrive with the second-best away record in the division, having won seven out of eight games on their travels. But between the Immobile suspension and Atalanta’s more relaxed schedule, this feels like a sub-optimal moment to be arriving in Bergamo.

Paolo’s Tips

  • Atalanta 2, Lazio 1 (8-1, Unibet)
  • Cristante to score first (18-1, Unibet)
  • Atalanta to score 2+ (11-10, Unibet)
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Spanish Football Tips: Messi to lead destruction of Depor

REMEMBER Terry Gibson? Well, we’ve signed him and while he won’t be kicking a football he’ll be looking into his crystal ball and bringing us his best Spanish tips every week.

The ex-Spurs, Coventry and Manchester United striker is probably best remembered for his time as part of the infamous Wimbledon Crazy Gang side of the late 80s and early 90s. Now an expert in all things La Liga he works as a pundit and co-commentator on Sky Sports’ Spanish football coverage and is a contributor to Unibet.

Here are Terry’s tips for Barcelona’s home game with Deportivo.

Barcelona v Deportivo (Sun 7.45pm)

In last week’s game against Villarreal, Barcelona eventually got the desired result but it certainly wasn’t straightforward. The game changed with the correct sending off of Villarreal’s Daniel Raba and Barcelona eventually took full advantage.

In so many games now, Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is having to constantly tinker with things in order to find the right formula. It’s very un-Barcelona.

He is certainly earning his money and, aided by having Messi in the team, he is having the desired effect. He is changing personnel and tactics left, right and centre and in many m

Depor are at the wrong end of the table, with just four wins this season. They are slightly negative in their approach and lack real commitment to attacking football.

On-loan Arsenal striker Lucas Perez will be the biggest threat in terms of counter-attacking play but in general they will sit back, defend and hope for the best.

If Barcelona avoid complacency this could be a rout. Therefore, the obvious bet is a comprehensive home win.

It was 4-0 last season but the two previous encounters at the Nou Camp were both 2-2 draws and Deportivo actually beat Barca at the Riazor 2-1 last March. That was their first win in 14 encounters against Barca.

However, I’m going to go for the obvious result in terms of Barcelona winning and whilst I’m at it, go for the obvious opening goal scorer of Lionel Messi In a 3-0 home win.

Terry’s Tips

  • Barca 3, Depor 0 (6-1, Unibet)
  • Messi to score first (9-5, Unibet)
  • Barca -2 (4-7, Unibet)
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German Football Tips: Leverkusen won’t suffer hangover in Hannover

WE’RE delighted to welcome German Football expert Raphael Honigstein to the site for the new season thanks to our partner Unibet.

You may know Raph from his excellent work on BT Sport where he shares his knowledge of the European game and we’re hoping he can make some of that know-how pay for us on MrFixitsTips. Best of luck Raphael!

Hannover v Leverkusen (Sun 2.30pm)

Wednesday night’s 1-0 victory over Werder Bremen made it 11 games unbeaten now for Bayer Leverkusen.

Leon Bailey has been a big reason behind that. The provider in each of their goals during their 2-0 win at Stuttgart last Friday night, he also set up Lucas Alario’s winner the other night.

Defensively, Leverkusen have been much improved too, conceding just nine goals in their last eleven Bundesliga games.

Hannover meanwhile have been enduring something of a slide in fortunes of late. They’ve won one of their last six games, with their latest defeat coming at Hertha Berlin on Wednesday evening.

Coach André Breitenreiter couldn’t find all that much with his side’s performance in Berlin but he did note the improvement after he brought on Iver Fossum and Noah Sarenren Bazee in midfield for Oliver Sorg and Felix Klaus in the second half.

“Leverkusen are in marvellous shape but we have already beaten Schalke, Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim at home,” said Breitenreiter ahead of Sunday’s game.

Hannover have indeed only lost one home game this season, that being to Eintracht Frankfurt. Yet the momentum that came with their promotion back to the Bundesliga has perhaps fizzled out a touch.

The home side can certainly create problems for Leverkusen but Heiko Herrlich’s side might just edge this.

Raphael’s Tips

  • Hannover 1, Leverkusen 2 (7-1, Unibet)
  • Bailey to score first (13-2, Unibet)
  • Leverkusen win (89-100, Unibet)
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DraftKings NBA Picks – December 16th

Welcome back guys. Alex here, and I am back with my DraftKings NBA picks for December 16th, 2017. Tonight we get a full slate with eight games on tap. Be sure to follow all of the injury news tonight, all the way up until the 7:00PM EST lock, to see if any new injury news comes up. As always if any of these picks help you win or if you need any advice, let me know on Twitter. @Hunta512.

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Top Pick:

PG/SG: Chris Paul: (8,600) Paul has been an absolute tear averaging 55 DK points a game over his last five starts. Last night he dropped 62 DK points on a tough Spurs defense and his price hasn’t moved at all since, remaining at $8,600. He and James Harden really have been playing well together and during this time he is posting a 26.7% usage rate, a 38.8% assist percentage, while scoring an elite 1.52 DK points per minute.

Tonight, he and Rockets will be at home again facing off against The Bucks, who have been tough on opposing PGs this season. (-1.45 opponent +/-) Even though the matchup doesn’t rate well, it really doesn’t concern me with how well Paul is playing right now. He should play his usual 30-35 minutes and score 45-50 DK points, as The Rockets look to pick up the 13th straight win. He showed us last night that the matchup really doesn’t matter for him, and at $8,600, Paul is a building block for me on Saturday night.

Value Picks:

PF/C: Al Horford: (6,600) I know I wrote him up yesterday, but his $6,600 price tag just doesn’t make any sense. Last night, coming off three days of rest, Horford filled up the stat sheet with 21 points, seven assists, six rebounds, and two steals in 34 minutes vs The Jazz, resulting in 44.5 DK points, which is 6.7 times value at his $6,600 salary. His price tag hasn’t moved at all and he needs to be considered again tonight in this matchup vs The Grizzlies that is currently rating as a 1.22 opponent +/-. In the 19 games this season he has faced an opponent +/- of at least 1.0 points, he is averaging 35 DK points a game, which would be a great 5.3 return at his salary for tonight.

I sold him yesterday with a few days of rest under his belt, but playing on the second night of a back to back hasn’t affected him at all in the past, as he is averaging 37.3 DK points in his last eight games that have been the second night of a back to back set. There is no chance he is this cheap the next time he plays and he is a very strong value play that can be used with confidence in all formats on Saturday night.

PG: Jawuan Evans: (3,200) The Clippers will be getting guard Milos Teodosic back, but I think Evans is still very much in play at his cheap price tag. Last night with Teodosic resting and Austin Rivers out with a concussion, the rookie out of Oklahoma State was tremendous, scoring 15 points to go along with six rebounds, six assists, and five steals in a team high 40 minutes. (41 DK points) He most likely won’t start, but Evans should still 25-30 minutes off the bench, with Rivers expected to be out again, as he still hasn’t cleared concussion protocol.

In all the minutes he has logged without Rivers, SF Danilo Gallinari (hip), PF Blake Griffin (knee), and PG Patrick Beverly (knee), Evans is scoring a solid 0.84 DK points per minute, and in the 25-30 minutes I am expecting out of him, he should smash value at this $3,200 salary, which is only a $200 increase from last night. The matchup vs The Heat isn’t perfect (-0.21 opponent +/-), but he is simply underpriced, and is a punt play that is viable in all formats for this eight game slate.

SF/PF: James Johnson: (6,000) Johnson has seen minutes go up with center Hassan Whiteside (knee) out, and last night with SF Justice Winslow (knee) also out, he scored 33.75 DK points in 34 minutes in the win over The Hornets. His rates don’t move much with these two players gone, this play is simply off the high minutes Johnson should have to log again tonight. In my opinion, Johnson is a very underrated NBA player and whenever he sees the floor he will produce, with him averaging 0.95 DK points per minute over the last two seasons.

He is averaging 33 DK points in 33 minutes over his last four games and that is only including one game without Winslow. Tonight, he will be asked to play roughly 35 minutes again vs a Clippers defense that is really struggling right now due to some key injuries. Right now they are rating as a 5.36 opponent +/- and in the last six games Johnson has seen an opponent +/- of at least 5.0 points, he is exceeding expectations by an average of 5.83 DK points. He should put up 30+ DK points in this spot, and at $6,000, Johnson is a great value play that should be utilized until his salary becomes too much.

Also Consider: Michael Beasley (starting PF Kristaps Porzingis is listed as questionable for tonight with a knee injury, but if I were to guess, I think he sits this one out. Beasley would most likely start in place of Porzi and would become a must play at only $4,100. In the four full games he has played without Porzingis, Beasley is leads this team with a 34.1% usage rate and is averaging 24 DK points a game), Kyle O’Quinn (also in play if Porzingis is out, but is much more risky than Beasley, assuming Beasley is the starter), Enes Kanter (rates would be very high if Porzingis is out), Derrick Favors (if he plays, is averaging 35 DK points in the 11 games without Rudy Gobert this year), Donavan Mitchell (usage should be up with no Gobert and is averaging 35 DK points a game without the center), Tyson Chandler (coming off some rest he is a solid play vs this Wolves defense that is a 5.58 opponent +/- vs starting centers. Chandler has already been confirmed the starter for tonight), Milos Teodosic, Kelly Olynyk, Ekpe Udoh (only if Favors is out), Tarik Black (nice punt if Capela is out), Sam Dekker, Rudy Gay (Leonard is being rested and Kyle Anderson is still out. Gay is averaging in the four full games both these forwards have missed this year), Dejounte Murray (Tony Paker is being rested and Murray would become a great play if he is confirmed the starter for tonight, but there is always risk with predicting any Spurs’ player’s minutes on the second night of a back to back), Yogi Ferrell (nice bounce back spot vs The Spurs who should be a weaker defensive unit with Leonard being rested), T.J. Warren, and Frank Ntilikina (finally his minutes are up and he is averaging 26 DK points a game over his last three. Also would most likely have to do more if Porzingis is out).


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NCAAM Basketball Pick for December 16th

University of California-Irvine Anteaters (4-8) at Saint Mary’s Gaels (8-2)

The betting line information for this article was taken from sportsbetting.ag at 7:30 AM PST on 12-16-17. Some odds may have changed.

After a slow week of men’s college basketball, today the sport comes back to life as the schedule is full of action. Most of the nation’s top twenty-five ranked teams will be playing either today or tomorrow after a week that saw very few games, as the kids had to endure the horror that is finals week, before taking off for the holiday break.

With so many marquee teams on the schedule for today I am focusing in on a squad that is just outside of the top twenty-five and desperately wants back in, the Saint Mary’s Gaels.

The University of California-Irvine Anteaters will travel to Moraga, California to play the Saint Mary’s College Gaels. The Anteaters come in losers of four out of their last five games, including their last three.

The Gaels on the other hand, have righted the ship from their early season struggles and have won three in a row. The home team Gaels are big -18.5-point favorites. The game total over-under is set at 136 points. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:00 PM PST from McKeon Pavilion.

The Saint Mary’s Gaels entered the season ranked in the top twenty in the country. They were even the unanimous preseason coaches pick to win the West Coast Conference. Unanimous over the returning national runner-up, Gonzaga.

This was going to be the year that Saint Mary’s makes it’s run deep into March. If you were to just glance at the Gaels 8-2 record, you might think that those goals are looking to be right on track, they aren’t.

While their 8-2 record looks good at first, when you dig a little deeper, the Gaels just might be in danger of missing out on the big dance again this year. Of Saint Mary’s eight wins, none of them have come against teams that project to play in the NCAA tournament. They only have one win over a power five conference school, and that is over Pac-12 cellar dweller, California.

What’s more concerning for Randy Bennett’s team is that they just don’t have many opportunities left on the schedule to get those resume building wins. They have the home and home against conference kingpin Gonzaga that will give them a chance at a couple quality wins, and they have the home and home against what is turning out to be a decent team, in BYU. That’s it.

Let’s say the Gaels split the home and homes with the Zags and BYU, that will give them a total of two RPI top one hundred wins on the year. Is that enough to get them into the tournament? In the past, the answer has been no.

There has been a pipeline of great Australian players that have come through Saint Mary’s over the years. Mathew Dellavedova and Patty Mills are the highlights, but there have been lots of great Aussie players that have called Moraga home. This year they have two of the best they have ever had in Jock Landale and Emmett Naar.

Landale is a national player of the year candidate and is averaging 21 points and close to ten boards a game. While Naar is one of the best passers in the country at over nine dimes a game. Both players are very experienced seniors, and if the Gaels were ever going to make a run to the Final Four, it would be now.

UC-Irvine is a school with a great name, the Anteaters, but a bad basketball team. At 4-8, the Anteaters have struggled to stay competitive against big conference foes. UC-Irvine has played three power conference schools this season and is 0-3, with an average margin of loss at 22 points a game. Now, while Saint Mary’s isn’t a power five squad, they do have that level of talent, so I think it’s a very fair comparison.

Even against some bad teams, the Anteaters have struggled. In their last game, they lost by double digits to the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros. I bet you didn’t even know that was a real team, well they are, and they handily beat the Anteaters last week.

The Anteaters struggle to score, shooting just 44% from the field and are atrocious from the charity stripe as they shoot only 64% from the line, good for 319th in the country. It is really hard to stay competitive on the road against a good team when you can’t shoot, and you miss your free throws.

I was quite surprised when I saw this line. I really thought this was going to be a number like 25-26. UC-Irvine is a bad team that doesn’t do much at all well and hasn’t been competitive when they played decent teams this year.

Yes, the Gaels stumbled and dropped games to Washington State and Georgia, both teams that could very well make the NCAA tournament, but they are still a very talented team. Those losses only look bad at the moment because the Gaels will have few opportunities to make up for them later.

I expect the Gaels to understand that they need style points the rest of the way out. When your schedule is packed with bad teams like this, you can’t afford to let them hang around.

The Gaels soft scheduling has backed them into a corner of having to blow out the bad teams to try and bolster their resume, and I expect that is what will happen tonight.

You have a matchup of one of the highest scoring teams in the country against one of the lowest, and I see the Gaels jumping out to a big lead early and hanging on for the cover.

Pick: Saint Mary’s College Gaels -18.5 points


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Sunday's Racing Preview And Tips

The Grade 2 affair at Navan on Sunday is not short on quality as we take a look at the action on both sides of the Irish Sea.

Navan - 12.50

The feature race at Navan looks like an intriguing affair and trainer Gordon Elliot is aiming to land his third win in four renewals of the Grade 2 Novice Hurdle, having secured last year’s contest with subsequent two-time Grade 1 winner Death Duty.

He sends three runners in the Gigginstown colours in pursuit of this year’s prize and the exciting prospect Cracking Smart looks likely to go off odds-on for the race.

The five-year-old is bidding for a four-timer after landing a Listed race at Cork last time out and looks capable of taking this step up in class in his stride.

The drop back in trip shouldn’t be an issue in this testing ground and there should be pace in the race, with front-runner and stablemate Delta Work likely to ensure a decent gallop.

Poli Roi is another Elliot horse who ought to be thereabouts, but the Willie Mullins-trained Next Destination is likely to be the main danger.

He was an excellent fourth in the Cheltenham Champion Bumper back in March and he scored on his first start in hurdle company last time, bolting up by 13 lengths in a decent-looking contest at Naas.

The five-year-old is likely to improve again and gets the services of Grand National-winning jockey David Mullins.

Southwell - 2.35

The Mares’ Handicap Hurdle looks the best of the action on this side of the Irish Sea on Sunday, with the Carlisle card already abandoned, and it looks like a wide-open affair as several runners are arriving in good form.

None more so than last time out winner Stepover, but there’s a slight question mark over the forecast softer ground.

Her four wins have all come in ground no worse than good and with a 3lb rise from the handicapper for her latest win is fair, she may struggle to be as effective with soft in the going description.

Oscar Rose is a more attractive proposition for in-form trainer Fergal O’Brien who has a near 16% strike-rate over the past fortnight.

The mare won a Listed bumper before finishing second in an Aintree Grade 2 bumper last season, form has been well advertised by the winner since. She’s been getting better with every start over hurdles and is expected to keep on progressing.

Chelmsford - 1.50

Outlaw Torn looks like an interesting runner in the Class 6 contest at Chelmsford on Sunday.

The habitual front-runner is well suited to this course and arrives on a career-low mark after a couple of unplaced efforts.

The nine-time all-weather winner can be forgiven his latest run after going too hard on the front end and his promising apprentice jockey can take 7lb off his back. He could be the value bet at around the 7/1 mark.

Huddersfilly Town has to be respected after a course-and-distance success two starts back and it was another promising effort last time after compromising her chance with a slow start.

The three-year-old has been slowly away in the past and a repeat of that trait will do her no favours around here. However, she remains on a workable mark and if she can get away on terms, the likely favourite will be hard to beat.


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Thunder vs. Knicks NBA Pick – December 16th

These odds were taken from BetOnline at 9:43 am CT on 12/16/2017.

My losing streak lived on last night, as I took a seemingly safe pick with the Boston Celtics at home and even that couldn’t convert. That was a shocking development, as the Jazz actually lost star center Rudy Gobert within the first two minutes (knee) and still won by 12. I dropped to 11-16 on the year and will look to snap this skid tonight.

Saturday’s NBA betting slate is actually really ugly at first glance, as there are some truly awful spreads. Early in the day there aren’t even concrete lines for a lot of these games, while bettors will probably want to hold off on a lot of the action until injury news leaks out. The Spurs are solid candidates to rest some of their veterans after playing last night, while the likes of Rudy Gobert, Kristaps Porzingis and others could be in doubt tonight.

The game I have my eye on tonight includes Zinger, as Carmelo Anthony returns home to battle his former Knicks squad. OKC could easily be quite fatigued after playing a crazy 3OT thriller in Philly last night, but there’s little doubt Melo will want to get a win in his return to the Madison Square Garden.

There are only two things that are troubling here; the Thunder have been very difficult to peg this year and they could obviously be tired after last night’s marathon game. Luckily they’re really not traveling that far for tonight’s game in New York and there is a lot of emotion surrounding it.

Can the Knicks defend their home court (13-5 at MSG), or will the Thunder use their current momentum to win a third consecutive game?

Oklahoma City Thunder (-2.5) @ New York Knicks (+2.5) Total: 202.5

I don’t like this spread for the Thunder, as they’re probably going to be a little tired and will be on the road. OKC hasn’t been amazing against the spread this year, either, as they’ll enter with a 10-18 overall ATS mark. I don’t exactly love it for the Knicks, however. New York has been a strong 16-12 against the spread on the year, but this is a pretty tight line.

Ultimately, I like OKC to win here and the reasoning is three-fold. For one, the Knicks might be down two key bodies and will for sure be down at least one. Tim Hardaway Jr. is still sidelined and Zinger’s knee apparently felt “unstable” as recently as Thursday. If he’s not completely ready to rock in this one, the Knicks would be foolish to let him play.

There is a good chance the Unicorn sits this one out, even though he’d love to go up against Melo. I don’t think the current price of the Thunder as a straight up bet (-140 at BetOnline) is really accounting for that, so I want to hop on that while I can.

Even if Zinger does suit up, there is still the issue of Melo exacting some revenge against his former franchise. Anthony dropped 22 points on the Knicks in an easy 105-84 win in Oklahoma City earlier this year and I have to imagine he’s thinking bigger the second time around.

The other key factor favoring the Thunder is they are finally trending in the right direction. Most bettors would note their fatigue, New York’s home record and OKC’s erratic tendencies this year, but if this team is ever going to make some noise in the Western Conference, they need to wake up and get wins they’re supposed to.

This one qualifies as such, as the Knicks are a pretty average team to begin with, but also are far from 100%. Russell Westbrook should be able to dominate New York’s collection of pedestrian point guards, while New York’s perimeter players will have their hands full against the Thunder’s stingy outside defense. Steven Adams also gets a cakewalk matchup down low against former teammate, Enes Kanter.

I’m sure Kanter will be out for blood in this one, but Adams is the far superior defender and can also do some damage down low. After having to deal with Joel Embiid for 50 minutes last night, facing Kanter should be a breeze.

The only cause for pause in the end is the fatigue factor, but I don’t see the Thunder sitting anyone and they’re absolutely going to be up for this game. They’re the more talented team and I love the value here. Let’s break this skid as OKC notches their third win in a row and starts to prove they’re going to be a team to be dealt with in the WC.

Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder (-140)


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