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United look to respond after Huddersfield shock, Koeman in trouble

The ESPN FC crew discuss Manchester United's dip in form.

Tottenham beating Liverpool 4-1 ensured a profitable weekend for the column and we have all the best midweek betting angles covered with the Carabao Cup taking centre stage.

Running total: -£93.09

The Home Banker

Leicester City have enjoyed arguably their best results in the Carabao Cup this season and they can seal a quarterfinal berth by easing past Leeds United on Tuesday. The Foxes were brilliant in the last round as they knocked Liverpool out and before that they recorded a 4-1 win on the road at Sheffield United. Leeds have lost some momentum in recent weeks, losing three of their last four matches in the Championship. So given Leicester will have home advantage here and a few fringe players keen to impress interim boss Michael Appleton, they look a good shout in a game that should produce a few goals.

Selection: £5 on Leicester to win and over 2.5 goals at 6/5 with bet365

The Tasty Treble

Ronald Koeman and Slaven Bilic are two bosses under massive pressure and both head to the capital on Wednesday for crunch Carabao Cup encounters. Everton face Chelsea while West Ham take on Spurs and while you couldn't make a legitimate case for backing either on current form, goals could flow in both matches. Backing both teams to score in the games at Stamford Bridge and Wembley could well be the way to go. So too at the Etihad, where Manchester City are set to ring the changes against Championship leaders Wolves.

Selection: £3 on BTTS treble at 5.33/1 with bet365

The Euro Wager

Ciro Immobile bagged two as Lazio breezed past Cagliari 3-0 on Sunday and they can follow that up by winning at Bologna in midweek. The Biancocelesti won at Juventus recently and are on a fantastic run so won't fear a trip to Bologna, where the visitors can be backed at 6/4 to be winning at half time and full time.

Selection: £2 on Lazio HT-FT at 6/4 with bet365

The Wildcard Tip

Anyone who watched Everton's performance against Arsenal at the weekend will concur this is a team in crisis. They looked all over the shop against the Gunners, who in truth could have won by a cricket score on Merseyside. Ronald Koeman insisted his players are still behind him in the wake of that 5-2 defeat but it could be worth backing Chelsea at 4/1 to be ahead after just 10 minutes of Wednesday's clash.

Selection: £1 on Chelsea to win (10 Minute Result) at 4/1 with bet365

The Bookie Basher

Swansea's defeat to Leicester at the weekend made it three defeats from four outings and they face a Manchester United side on Tuesday who will still be smarting after that shock defeat to Huddersfield. Jose Mourinho's men look too short to lump on at 4/9 but it could pay to have a speculative punt on them winning 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium. While scoring goals has not been a problem for Paul Clement's side, keeping them out has and even a much changed United side could prove too hot for them.

Selection: £2 on Manchester United to win 2-1 at 15/2 with bet365

Jordan’s Football Tips: Bari in a hurry

NOT the best looking card out there but I like the look of Bari to score at Brescia in Serie B.

Bari haven’t kept a clean sheet away from home this season in four games but they’ve scored in three of those.

This tie has seen BTTS in Brescia in the last six games. Serie B isn’t usually a league for goals but Bari do trend over, especially on the road. As well as the last six seeing BTTS at Brescia four have seen at least three goals.

I liked the looked of Bari’s goal time last night and it’s shortened by four minutes as of now which shows they are being backed. Could see BTTS but this is a reasonable time considering Brescia are on a run of three defeats without a goal.

Jordan’s Tip

  • Bari goal before 58 mins
  • 3pts
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FanDuel NBA Picks For October 23rd

Our last stop on the NBA DFS train was Saturday, where we were greatly disappointed by Nikola Jokic. The Joker was excused from a shaky opener due to facing Rudy Gobert, but he managed to score actual points against the Kings.

He actually only attempted three shots from the field, too. It was a weird performance and it held back our Saturday team, which got strong outings out of value picks like De’Aaron Fox (18 actual points), Kelly Olynyk (13-9-4-2-1 line) and J.J. Barea (19 actual points). Dillon Brooks wasn’t a total waste off the bench (9-2-2-1-1 line), either.

Devin Booker and T.J. Warren both struggled, while James Harden wasn’t quite as elite as we’d hoped. The same wasn’t the case for Giannis Antetokounmpo, who poured in a career-high 44 points en route to another 60+ fantasy point barrage.

It wasn’t the team we thought it’d be, but had Jokic not face-planted, it could have come close. Hopefully you at least cashed with some variation of our Saturday daily fantasy basketball picks. Either way, we’re back to do a better job on Monday’s slate:

PG: Yogi Ferrell – Dallas Mavericks ($5.3k)

You can split hairs and go back and forth between Ferrell and J.J. Barea ($5k), but Ferrell started last game, got more run and put up a solid 33 fantasy points. Both guys are going to have value if Dennis Smith (knee) is out again, but if Ferrell is locked in for more minutes (41 last game) he has to be the play.

PG: Goran Dragic – Miami Heat ($7.1k)

The Dragon has been very solid to start the year, chipping in 31+ FanDuel points in each of his first two starts. Dragic was called on a little more to score in his last game with Hassan Whiteside out, so he could have extra upside if Whiteside (knee) is again held out tonight.

I like him, regardless, as he tends to thrive at home and will face a very beatable Hawks team. His matchup with Dennis Schroder is sublime on paper, as Schroder can’t stop anyone defensively.

I really don’t see the need to spend at point guard tonight. Chris Paul is out with an injury, Schroder is banged up, Eric Bledsoe is asking to be traded, Kemba Walker has to deal with Milwaukee’s length on the road and Stephen Curry tends to be held back by his stud teammates. I don’t dislike Curry (or John Wall, for that matter), but if Ferrell can hit 30 fantasy points and Dragic can toe around 40, I think we can get away with these picks.

SG: Dion Waiters – Miami Heat ($6.4k)

I think Klay Thompson and/or Devin Booker look and sound better at the shooting guard spot, but I think we can get the same value by dropping down to guys like Dion Waiters and/or Eric Gordon. The combination is up to you, but we save a whopping $800 here alone and it could go a long way in getting us the daily fantasy basketball lineup we want.

Waiters continues to be the heart and soul of Miami’s offense, as he’s averaging 17 points per game through two games. The run and shots are both there and now Waiters is at home against a Hawks team that ranks just 17th in the league in defensive efficiency, per ESPN’s Hollinger stats.

SG: Eric Gordon – Houston Rockets ($6.2k)

James Harden is going to be the primary focus of the Grizzlies tonight, so while he will probably be fine, I like the idea of targeting Gordon. Gordon and Devin Booker have similar games, so I don’t see the point in paying up for both Booker and Klay Thompson. We can get virtually the same guy here and pay $1,000 less in salary.

It was also reported over the weekend that Chris Paul would miss about 2-3 weeks with a knee issue, so we know Gordon is primed for a big role moving forward. He can score the ball at will, but hopefully when we use him he adds some extra stats en route to a huge performance.

SF: T.J. Warren – Phoenix Suns ($5.6k)

The Suns are in a bad way right now. The team just fired head coach Earl Watson and star point guard Eric Bledsoe took to Twitter to let everyone know he wants out:

I Dont wanna be here

— Eric Bledsoe (@EBled2) October 22, 2017

It’s a murky situation, but Phoenix gets an opponent in the Kings that they actually might be able to compete with. This is still a risk, but for GPPs, I still love Warren’s price and offensive upside. Just do some digging to see if the Suns interim coach plans on making any bold changes that would alter Warren’s fantasy value.

SF: Kelly Oubre Jr. – Washington Wizards ($5.3k)

Dillon Brooks ($4.4k) is worth a look again tonight, but we get plenty of value with Oubre, who continues to see a huge role with Markieff Morris sidelined. That figures to again be the case tonight, so we can chase Oubre’s solid rebounding (7.5 rebounds per game) and outside shooting to a solid total.

PF: Paul Millsap – Denver Nuggets ($7.9k)

Kelly Olynyk is probably the top value on this slate if Hassan Whiteside is out again, but with Miami’s star center potentially back on Monday, we’ll wait to make that call until later in the day. For now, I love the idea of pairing to high upside bigs together and that starts with Thrillsap.

Millsap has looked good in his first two games with Denver, as he’s scored 19 and 18 points. His other stats will eventually come, but if he can keep scoring like this (or better) we can’t pass him up at such a nice price.

PF: LaMarcus Aldridge – San Antonio Spurs ($8.8k)

I don’t love the huge spike in Ridge’s price, but his play has demanded it. With Kawhi Leonard out, we’ve seen vintage Portland Aldridge, as the big man as double-doubled with 25+ actual points in both contests. He has a tougher assignment tonight against the Raptors, but his role and talent are too good to ignore.

I know everyone craves Giannis in this spot, but he is up to $12.2k now and I feel like tonight might be a decent spot to fade him. I’d rather get Ridge’s volume and a second quality PF next to him.

C: Dwight Howard – Charlotte Hornets ($7.4k)

Call me crazy, but I don’t see a need in paying up for center tonight. Joel Embiid, Marc Gasol, Nikola Jokic, Andre Drummond and even a healthy Hassan Whiteside all sound fantastic, but Howard has been very solid (35+ fantasy points in both games this year) and looks to be in a winnable spot against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Those other options are fine to target on this slate, but I don’t see why we can’t save and settle for 35-40 with Dwight, who averaged over 15 points and 11 rebounds per game in three meetings with the Deer last season.

The Saint Greg Browning’s Tips: Belgian kids to hit target

A COUPLE of bets from the goal haven of the Belgian Reserve League tonight.

Could have picked any number of these games for goals but have picked out the best three.

Over 2.5 Goals Treble (all 7pm)

  • Kortrijk v Mouscron
  • Antwerp v Mechelen
  • Zulte v Eupen
  • Pays 6-4
  • All 8 matches over 2.5 goals pays 12-1
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October 23rd, 2017 NHL Betting Tips

Written by Scott on Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Only the one game last night and we didn’t have a tip for it.

It was the Vancouver Canucks vs the Detroit Red Wings.  I had said that I liked the Wings to win and I was wrong.  The Canucks won 4-1.  For the Wings this was their 4th straight loss.  The game was tied at 1 at the end of the 1st.  The Canucks scored 3 times in the 2nd for the win.

Another slow night with only 2 games.  But we were able to come up with 2 tips for tonight’s action.


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Los Angeles Kings vs Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Tips:

These teams are ranked 1st and 3rd in the league in goals per game.

The Kings haven’t yet lost in regulation this season only taking the one loss to the Flames in OT.

The Leafs are 6-2 and are averaging 4.63 GPG.  They may be the most exciting team to watch with their speed and all the skill their youngsters have.

This should be a great game. And I like it to be  a high scoring one.

Over 6

Canada: 2.05 Odds at Bet365
USA: -105 Odds at Bovada
Everyone Else: 2.05 Odds at Bet365

San Jose Sharks vs New York Rangers Betting Tips:

This will be the Sharks 3rd game in 4 days so fatigue may start to catch up to them.

The Rangers won their last game to snap their 5 game losing skid.  They will look to make it two wins in a row in this one.  The season is still young but a 5 game losing streak could come back to haunt them as the season progresses.

Over the last 10 meetings between these teams they have averaged 6 GPG.  Both teams are allowing more than 3 GAPG.

I like this one to also be a high scoring game.

Over 5.5

Canada: 1.95 Odds at Sports Interaction
USA: -105 Odds at Intertops
Everyone Else: 1.95 Odds at Bet365


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Raptors vs. Spurs NBA Pick – October 23rd

We notched a second straight winner last night with the Nets covering easily at home against the Atlanta Hawks 116-104. The Nets probably aren’t going to be any good this season, but through three games, they are at least a fun watch and a surprisingly effective offensive basketball team.

The other two games were the close games I feared, so I stayed away. Both were close from a spread perspective, but the game of the night and early candidate for shot of the year came in Oklahoma City where Andrew Wiggins banked in a half-court three at the buzzer to escape with a thrilling 115-113 victory. The drama came just moments after Carmelo Anthony sunk an apparent game-winning three pointer. This game was fantastic, and it might serve as a valuable building block for both teams. The fact that the Thunder AND Russ, trusted ‘Melo with the game-winner – AND he delivered – could be a building block for future success. And the Wolves, winning on the road in gutsy, clutch fashion against a Top Four team on the road, should prove to a lot of people, including themselves, that they too can be a Top Four team in the West.

It is back to a crowded full slate of action tonight, highlighted by the Raptors at the Spurs and the Wizards at Denver in an interesting East vs. West measuring stick game.

Let’s see if we can grab a third straight W tonight.

Today’s NBA Pick:

Toronto Raptors at San Antonio Spurs -2

The Spurs have been known to coast in the regular season, but generally, you KNOW when San Antonio is going to cash one in; it is late in the season, it is a back-to-back, and often a highly-publicized game where Coach Pop can tweak the NBA a little bit. There’s no reason to think the Spurs aren’t all about the W tonight, and laying just two points at home seems to be a pretty favorable line, even with star Kawhi Leonard out with his quad problems.

The Spurs have won eight of the last ten head to head matchups between these two teams and owns a nearly double-digit margin of victory. They have lost their last five games in San Antonio and failed to cover in four of the five. Yes, this may not be quite as good of a Spurs team, but they are still a Top Four (at worst) club, and this Raptors team looks basically the same as usual; good, and occasionally really good – but what about this franchise encourages one to fancy better things in 2017-2018?

I’ll take the Spurs to do what they do; win at home. Two points seems really slim. I’d have been fine at 3.5 or even 4, even without Kawhi Leonard in uniform tonight. The Raptors will also being missing a key piece in Valencunias, but at last San Antonio is at home where their deep roster of bench players can move the ball, defend, get good shots, and find a way to win. Don’t be surprised if Rudy Gay goes OFF and if Kyle Anderson doesn’t look like a really nice backup option. The Spurs are deep enough to withstand a few games off by anyone on their roster – even the incomparable Kawhi.

Today’s NBA Pick: SAN ANTONIO SPURS -2

X Factor 2017 Odds Update – TV Betting

Twenty four acts were whittled down to half that number in the Judges’ Houses stage of the X Factor but all is not lost for the unlucky dozen who didn’t get the nod from judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger.

The show is to be a given a twist which will see viewers able to vote for a reprieve for their favourites. One wildcard from each category – the Boys, the Girls, the Overs and the Groups – will go through to the live shows.

Now the cynical half of me is thinking that this just another way for Simon Cowell to squeeze a bit more out of his cash cow – I’d recommend everyone who likes talent shows to read Ben Elton’s ‘Chart Throb’. It may be fiction but it introduces the reader into a world in which nothing may be quite as it seems.

The eights acts who don’t get a second chance are going to be heart-broken all over again, of course, but what does that matter if the viewing figures are maintained?

Bookmakers have already decided that they know the winner of X Factor 2017 with Grace Davies a very solid 5/2 favourite in the Winning Act market. Davies, a 20-year-old singer/songwriter from Blackburn is already being called the next Adele but the warehouse worker has a long way to go before scaling those heights. Teenager Holly Tandy is a best 4/1 and the closest in the betting to Davies. Judge Osbourne put both forward so it’s no surprise to see Ozzy’s ex as favourite to be Winning Manager with Marathonbet at Evens (10/11 elsewhere).

There is really very little value in any of the betting for this year’s X Factor so that Evens is starting to look attractive for any bettor seeking an angle. Sharon also has Rae-Elle Williams on her side in the Winning Manager betting.

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X Factor 2017 Winning Act Betting

Grace Davies 5/2, Holly Tandy 4/1, Rak-Su 5/1, Sean and Conor Price 8/1, The Cutkelvins 12/1, Matt Linnen 22/1, Rae-Elle Williams 25/1, Lloyd Macey, Sam Black, Kevin Davy White and Spencer Sutherland 33/1

Alan Thomson’s Tips: Soft Windsor can make 9/2 Lunar tick

ON A relatively sparse day of racing highlights Alan Thomson has one fancy, priced at 9/2 at Windsor.

Windsor 2.10

LUNAR JET (2.10) will be hard to knock out of the frame if all 16 runners stand their ground at Windsor.

John Mackie’s handicapper ran out an easy winner at Goodwood on soft ground and holds fourth placed Road To Dubai, a subsequent winner at Redcar. The third horse home at Goodwood, Me Too Nagasaki, came out to run an excellent second at Pontefract.

Odds of around 13-2 last night looked to be on the generous side so it’s no surprise to see it backed in to 9/2 this morning.

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Kings vs. Maple Leafs NHL Pick – October 23rd

Ugly night for the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, as the Montreal Canadiens handled them for a 6-3 loss. The Leafs can score in bunches quickly, or conversely, give up goals in bunches quickly. That’s what happened against the Senators on Saturday night, as the Maple Leafs were pummeled for 5 goals in the 2nd and 3rd period. They held the Sens to a goal in the 1st, but the floodgates opened on them later in the contest. If the Leafs want to be taken seriously as not only a playoff contender, but a Stanley Cup contender, the defence must be better and Frederik Andersen has to play well. It isn’t much of a secret what they have to do.

With a healthy Auston Matthews, scoring is never going to be a problem. They will go through some spurts where they’re feeling cold on offence, but all in all, they are going to rank in the top 5 by the end of the year. If they don’t, it’s because the injury bug caught up to them. Matthews, especially, is too important to go down for an extended amount of time. The sky is the limit for the young 20-year-old.

Perhaps the most surprising start of the year for the Maple Leafs is Mitch Marner. Marner has been cold despite the Leafs hot start. He only has 1 goal and 3 assists thus far, but there’s plenty of time for him to get going. Patrick Marleau has been an excellent addition, but his presence in the locker room and as a leader is really his greatest asset. The Leafs are a young team, and Marleau was a guy who could provide some veteran leadership. Andersen just really has to start playing like he’s a top-tier goaltender. Not the case thus far this season. Small card tonight with only two games. Let’s get right to it with our Kings vs. Maple Leafs pick below.

L.A. Kings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Pick

If the Leafs could kickstart their defence all would be well in the world for them. However, I am not really sure you can denote them as the favourite to win the Stanley Cup given this trouble spot. Andersen may be 5-2-0 on the season, but it isn’t because of his stellar play in net. He owns a 3.41 GAA and marginal save percentage of 0.892. That is not good enough, not by a long shot. The Leafs cannot expect to put up 5 goals every night, Andersen must steal some games here and there. On average, the Leafs are allowing 3.50 goals per game. Their offence is keeping the train running, with a whopping 4.50 goals scored per game.

The Kings have been scoring at a healthy rate as well, with 3.86 goals scored per game. They’ve scored an average of 4.50 goals in their last four games combined. The Kings and Leafs combined are averaging around 70 shots per game. With a record of 6-0-1, the Kings have been playing phenomenal hockey thus far. The Leafs come in as heavy favourites, though.

The price strikes me as suspicious. I thought we were going to see more along the lines of the Leafs at -120, not what we’re seeing. I see some books have the Maple Leafs at -160+. That attractive plus-money price will reel in the Kings money, but is it smart money? I must say, I couldn’t take the Leafs and drink that much juice against a Kings team whose only loss was a 4-3 overtime loss to the Flames. However, Leaf games will fly OVER the total all year long. I think you’re going to see more totals of 6.5 in their games moving forward. With that said, I like a play on the OVER at 6. It should resemble that Kings game against the Flames.

PICK: OVER 6 (-110)

Scottish Football – Six-pointer showdown to produce goals, says Dino Vita

PRO PUNTER Dino Vita’s (@VitaDino) has nailed six successive Scottish NAP weekend winners. Here he dips his toe into the midweek Premiership program.

Hamilton v Partick | Tuesday 24th October 2017, 19:45

My midweek selection from the Scottish Premiership card arrives from what’s looking like a relegation battle between Hamilton and Partick from New Douglas Park.

Hamilton are in free-fall; they took seven points from their first four games but have lost their following six games.

Despite their poor form, the Accies have been prominent in the goals markets with their last eight outings all paying-out for Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams To Score punters.

Visitors Partick finally got their first victory of the campaign on Saturday, against Dundee, after a tough start to the season.

Thistle have also been regular performers in the goals markets with six of their 10 matches producing successful BTTS bets.

Neither side are in great form and keeping clean sheets is a real problem for both so supporting another Both Teams To Score (5/6 Ladbrokes) encounter appears our best angle of attack for Tuesday night’s tussle.

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Hamilton v Partick – Both Teams To Score (5/6 Ladbrokes)

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Redskins vs. Eagles MNF Pick – NFL Week 7

Monday Night Football is always more entertaining when it involves divisional rivals – and that’s exactly what we will be treated to to close out what has been an exciting Week 7 of NFL action. The Washington Redskins will travel to Philadelphia to do battle with the NFC East-leading Eagles and the red-hot Carson Wentz. While many figured the Eagles would be better this season, I’m not sure many anticipated this level of dominance so early on.

After crushing the Panthers in convincing fashion this week, they’ll look to extend their NFC East lead over a divisional rival. Washington has been hit or miss so far in 2017, and they enter with a 3-2 record on Monday evening – still with legitimate playoff talent and aspirations.

As it always is when these teams meet, this should be a thrilling contest with lots of points put up on the board. Already it means a ton to both squads, and that desperation should be fully evident on Monday night. Let’s try to end Week 7 off on a good note – so read on below for a full game breakdown and an official betting prediction for Monday Night Football.

Eagles vs. Redskins Betting Odds:

Spread:
Washington Redskins +4.5 (-110)
@ Philadelphia Eagles -4.5 (-110)

Total:
Over 49 (-110)
Under 49 (-110)

Betting odds provided by Bovada.lv

Eagles vs. Redskins Pick:

The Eagles are rolling and they are only going to get better. It is expected they’ll be welcoming back Lane Johnson back into the fold for Monday evening, and with him protecting Wentz – expect the vicious Ryan Kerrigan blitzes to be kept in check. Carson Wentz should be able to have a relatively clean pocket with ample time and space. Making matters worse is the fact that Washington likely won’t have Josh Norman in their secondary either. Look for both Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz to both take full advantage of this downfield. It’s also worth pointing out that RB Wendell Smallwood will also be returning to the Eagles.

On the other side of the ball, Kirk Cousins too enjoys solid protection – though we’ll see how that holds up against Philly’s ferocious defensive front. Cam Newton had all kinds of trouble with this in Week 6, and the Eagles should be able to get to Cousins. He’ll need to release the ball quickly and with all of the injuries within his receiving corps – it’s not looking promising for the Redskins offense.

The Eagles enter one of the most complete teams in the entire NFL right now. They’re lethal offensively at the moment, and can do a bunch of things on defense that can and will disrupt Cousins. I am a tad surprised that this spread has dropped and the number seems quite short on the hometown Eagles. Even though some complacency might seep in, they’re a class above Washington, and getting Lane Johnson back is integral to their offense. Expect another Eagles show on Monday Night Football.

PICK = Eagles -4.5 (-110)

Mr Fixit’s Top Tips: Sunday beats Saturday hands down

JUST like last week I followed a sorry Saturday with a super Sunday.

I picked three winners out of five starting with a 3-1 Top Treble in the morning.

After that my two Super Single doubles landed at evens and 13-10 respectively. First it was Arsenal draw no bet and Motherwell to score and I later added Lyon and Juventus who netted 11 between them.

So like the accumulator stats for this month I’ve recovered and I’m potentially one win away from returning to profit.

My only loser was the both to score treble and the moneyback fivefold which was beaten by Nice and PSG.

Well done to all the winners on Sunday and there were plenty including Jordan with Sion to score 2+.

Monday’s pretty quiet ahead of a busy week although there are two games in La Liga – Real Sociedad v Espanyol and Deportivo v Girona – and I’ll have a look at both of those games.

Our old friends Top Oss entertain Jong AZ in the Jupiler league and there should be three or four goals with both scoring likely. In Friday’s card both scored in nine out of 10 matches.

There are other games dotted about the Continent and hopefully I’ll come up with a treble – possibly with the help of site regulars.

Remember to check welovebetting for their tips and video chat.

October Super Singles Total

  • Profit: -1.6pts (14 bets, 6 winners)

Mr Fixit’s October Advised Accas Final Total

  • Profit: +8.9pts (30 bets, 7 winners)
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Johnb’s NFL Tips: Giants can sink Seahawks

AS some people will know I am all about the NY Giants. It’s probably not a good time to follow Big Blue but the one thing you can rely on is they impress and win when it is least expected.

Take last Monday as an example, 0-5 going into a Broncos game where Denver were expected to blow the Giants away but the Giants won 23-10 and it was as easy as the scoreline suggests.

Giants fans were saying Odell who? as Evan Engram stood up to be counted. Sterling Shepherd and Odell Beckham are missed badly but the Denver game proved the Giants can win without them although Shepherd should be back to face Seahawks at home.

The Giants have been plagued by injuries and then there is the suspension of cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. It’s no surprise the Giants have struggled but Rodgers-Cromartie is back and the defence finally turned up for a game and looked back to last season’s standards and will need to do so again to beat the Seahawks.

The Giants aren’t as bad as their 1-5 record suggests, losses to the Eagles by 3pts, Buccaneers 2pts and Chargers 5pts were all close games where the Giants had a fourth quarter lead,

Mannings’ go to guy last week was rookie tightend Engram who had five of the Giants’ 11 receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown and the 5-6 on offer by Paddy Power for Engram over 59.5 receiving yards looks good.

The lack of offensive options is a worry for the season as a whole, it’s not impossible for the Giants to make the playoffs but it is a massive ask. They should have enough to beat the Seahawks for what some people might say as another shock Giants win but Seattle’s offence is a mess so the Giants defence should come out on top,

Another bet that looks good is Orleans Darkwa over 63.5 rushing yards at 5-6 with Paddy Power. He got the Giants’ running game started last week with 117 yards on 21 carries.

This game is far more important than the Denver game and the team and fans know a defeat means that after their bye week next week the season is over, win and there is still hope as their next two are against the Rams and 49ers and that could see them 4-5 going into the Chiefs game.

To have any chance of a wildcard playoff spot the Giants really need to get to 9-7 which is why today’s game is a must-win.

Can they go the rest of the season 8-2 or better? It’s hard to see and finishing 6-10 is more likely.

The more I look at this game the more I see the Darkwa and Engram bets as the ones to be on with a Giants win looking value at 8-5  with William Hill in a game that looks 50-50.

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NFL: Ertz ready to bring the pain as the Eagles fly to Washington

NFL boffin Tom Selwyn (@tom_selwyn) shares his expert opinion on the best bets from Monday night’s action involving the Redskins and Eagles.

Washington Redskins @ Philidelphia Eagles | Monday 23nd October 2017, 01:30 | Sky Sports

It’s been a while since I wrote for We Love Betting due to a holiday and a “questionable” Quarter ack, but last time out the Redskins was on the docket and they are once more as they face the Eagles in Philadelphia this time around.

I wasn’t too hot on Washington’s offence when they faced the Chiefs and this time out I’m not convinced by their defensive ability to cover Tight Ends. Eagles TE Zach Ertz put up big numbers against the Redskins in week 1 and I’ll be backing him to do so again and go over the modest line of 64.5 yards.

Coming into this week Ertz was the leading TE in the league has put up 405 yards in six games (67.5 yards a game), including the 93 yards he put up against Washington in the week on.

Not the prettiest tight end group – but Ertz shines

Leading a pretty shallow TE group doesn’t particularly say much, but Ertz still comes in at 9th in the league if you include WRs! I think you can probably guess that he’s also QB Carson Wentz’s favourite target with 34 receptions on the year (10 more than anyone else).

Having an elite tight end to face is not what the Redskins will be after as they have given up the 2nd most yards to TEs so far, this season (407) – this works out at just over 81 yards a game to the position group.

With CB Josh Norman out for this game, they also won’t be able to leave a receiver one-on-one with him and this could free up even more space across the middle for Ertz.

As I’m facing him in fantasy matchup this week, he’d ideally go for just 65 yards and no TDs, but I feel that Ertz is going to continue his good run of form and have another good performance against the Redskins.

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Racing Tips: Nothing mythical about Minotaur’s chances

I LANDED a nice double-stake nap on Sunday when Mama Africa won at 2-1.

Thanks to the drift it was a 4pts profit on the day. October is now 1.56pts down.

Well done to all the Sunday winners – here are Monday’s tips.

Pontefract 4.20

Aristo Du Plessis changes code here for his flat debut and has the potential to be the class horse of the race. Favourite Know Your Limit is top rated on 80 but Aristo Du Plessis judged on his hurdling mark could be a 90+ rated flat horse and with the jockey’s claim he should have a weight advantage.

We also have Spencer on the favourite so hopefully he will hold him up and connections of Aristo realise this and get their jockey to ride him positively and make it a strong pace as he will easily stay the distance. This could be over quickly if he can get an uncontested lead.

Pontefract 4.50

Minotaur is another horse that has changed codes but does have plenty of flat experience. He ran a good fourth last time out at Leicester but looked in need of the run. This is a weaker race and he should take a bit of beating as he is a listed winner in France just a year ago.

Johnb’s MondayTips

  • Pontefract 4.20
  • Aristo Du Plessis 9-1 
  • Pontefract 4.50
  • Minotaur 11-10 NAP/NB (double stake)
  • Double 20-1

Johnb’s Antepost Tips Update

  • 1000 Guineas
  • CLEMMIE advised at 25-1
  • The Oaks
  • MAGICAL advised at 33-1
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Hawks vs. Nets NBA Pick – October 22nd

The Milwaukee Bucks bounced back behind a “put me in the MVP discussion NOW” performance from their young exploding superstar, Giannis, in a 113-110 win against the Portland Trailblazers. Odds are, most of you pushed yesterday as the consensus line was -3, but if you line shopped and got in a 3.5, you stole a gift from the gambling gods. I look at it as a balancing of the scales for the two tough losses I took to open the season… alas, I hope you got a winner yesterday.

The bigger story though is the jaw-dropping career-high 44 points on 17 of 23 shooting. Speculation that the Greek Freak is ready to take over the NBA weren’t exaggerated. He is a LEGIT MVP candidate and visibly LOOKS like the evolution of the sport. Oh, and he is TWENTY TWO YEARS OLD.

Elsewhere, do we start the “what’s wrong with the Dubs” talk yet, or do we give them time to lose a third game first?? They’ve been underwhelming in all three of their games en route to a 1-2 start, and (small sample size, I know) they currently rank 26th in the NBA in Defensive Efficiency, a stat they generally dominate. If that doesn’t say “bored” I don’t know what does.

Until both Draymond gets on the court, and we see some flicker of intensity from the defending champs, I’d advise approaching any Golden State wager with a little bit of caution.

It’s a light slate with just three games, but if you have NBA League Pass, the 7pm Thunder at Minny game should be a really good watch…

Today’s NBA Pick:

Atlanta Hawks at Brooklyn Nets -2

Oh hide my burning eyes! I’m not telling you to WATCH this game. I simply like the line the best of the three available options. I lean Lakers at home – I still have a feeling this team will be a little better than people think in 2017, and especially by 2018. But the interior duo of Davis and Boogie is a bit much for the Lakers. That one could go either way. Ditto for the Thunder and Wolves. OKC laying four at home seems about right. And for poor Minny, at least they are getting to find out what they are made of early with games at San Antonio and Oklahoma City to start the season.

Back to business. The Nets look like they can score some points. They are averaging a blistering 128.5 points per contest and are fourth in the NBA in offensive efficiency. Of course they are LAST in defense, so, still the Nets. Meanwhile Atlanta is 1-1, and I think today is the last time they see .500 this season. They aren’t deep and they aren’t particularly good on either side of the ball. Brooklyn will make them look decent on offense tonight, but not enough for them to win on the road.

I’ll take the Nets to keep blistering the nets and to get the win at home with a relatively modest line of just -2.

Today’s NBA Pick: BROOKLYN NETS -2

October 22nd, 2017 NHL Betting Tips

Written by Scott on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

We had a perfect night of tips yesterday going 3-0.

We had the Kings to beat the Jackets and they did 6-4.  This was a good game that had 5 goals in the 1st period but the Jackets cooled off after that and the Kings kept going on their way to the win.

We had over 6 in the Maple Leafs vs Senators game.  This looked bad for us when there was only 1 goal after the 1st period and 3 after the 2nd.  But the 3rd had 6 goals and it went over when the Sens won 6-3.

Our final win and tip of the night was the Stars to beat the Hurricanes and they did 4-3.  This was a close one for us.  The Stars were up 4-0 at one point and the Canes scored 3 in a row but the Stars hung on.

The Knights beat the Blues 3-2 in OT.  It’s unbelievable but the Knights are now 6-1.  The Lightning pounded the Penguins 7-1.  Kucherov scored twice and added an assist and Stamkos scored and had 3 helpers.

It was a crazy, busy and exciting night of action. 

A slow day today with only 1 game,  the Canucks vs the Red Wings,  and nothing we really like about it.

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Canucks vs Red Wings :

We talked lots about this game and we just couldn’t find anything we could both get behind.

The Canucks won their last game and the Wings have lost 3 straight.  Over the last 10 meetings between these teams the Wings are 7-1-2.

I like Red Wings to win this game but the odds aren’t worth it and I’m not confident in betting them in regulation.

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OHL Betting Tips (7-2, +3.1u): Peterborough Petes in reg at 1.8, Flint Firebirds in reg at 2.10 1/2 unit.

AHL Betting Tips: Belleville Senators incl OT/SO at 1.93.

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Falcons vs. Patriots SNF Pick – NFL Week 7

When the NFL schedule was announced months ago, the one that stuck out the most was the Falcons vs. Patriots on Sunday Night Football. That day has arrived, as the Patriots welcome the Falcons to Gillette Stadium for a meeting on Sunday night. It’s of course the first time they’ve met since the Super Bowl, a game in which the Falcons blew a 28-3 lead. You can never doubt Tom Brady, but he got some help along the way with terrible play calling by the Falcons.

The Falcons didn’t want to take the ball out of the hands of Matt Ryan, and it ended up costing them dearly. In what was an instance where the Falcons should have chewed up clock on the ground, they left the door open for the Patriots. Notably, that one series that took them out of field goal range, and we all know what happened from there.

There is no doubt that the Falcons and Patriots have entered the 2017 season with plenty of fanfare. As per usual, the Pats are Super Bowl favorites, but it hasn’t been smooth sailing for them thus far. People want to get on their backs, but has any team really stood out on the field?

It felt like just yesterday that the Chiefs were undefeated, but now they have two losses on their resume, just like that. The Patriots are 4-2 and are still a viable option to go back to the Super Bowl and repeat. This is a team who had some undefeated talk going around in the summer, so to lose two games by Week 7, they were bound to take some heat.

The Patriots have also looked sloppy in wins. They had to claw back against the Texans at home, getting a game winning drive from Brady to take a 36-33 win. This isn’t any fault of his own or the offense. The defense has been horrendous for the Patriots, as they will continue to work with a patchwork unit on Sunday night. Cornerbacks Eric Rowe and Stephon Gilmore will be out, once again testing the depth in the Patriots’ secondary. Tom Brady may have to orchestrate a brilliant performance again in Week 7. Head below for our free Falcons vs. Patriots pick on SNF.

Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots Betting Odds:

Spread:
Falcons +3(-110)
vs. Patriots -3(-110)

Total:
Over 56.5(-110)
Under 56.5(-110)

Betting odds provided by Bovada.lv

Falcons vs. Patriots Pick:

It was back in August that I first identified the Patriots’ defense having issues. It was only a preseason game against the Patriots, but the starters were getting gashed by the Lions. At the time, I chalked it up as just a preseason game, but the same defense has carried over into the regular season. Outside of New England, the retirement of linebacker Rob Ninkovich largely went unnoticed.

However, his void in the middle of the field is having a large impact in the passing and running game. The Pats are dead last in yardage allowed per game, 440.7 yards. They are especially getting exploited through the air, where they have given up 324.8 passing yards per game. That is over 20 yards worse than the 31st Buccaneers.

The Patriots gave up more than 17 points last week, well, depending how you look at it. On a controversial call, Austin Sefarian-Jenkins bobbled and fumbled the ball into the end zone, resulting in a reversal and no touchdown for the Jets. It went from a touchdown to a touchback just like that. There was a bobble, but it’s a hard one to overturn, in my opinion.

Atlanta have scored just 17 points in each of their last two games. Although, the Falcons will have Mohamad Sanu back in the lineup, an often overlooked target for Matt Ryan. He is the guy who forces the defense not to shove all of their chips in on Julio Jones. No Sanu means the defense can just shift over and focus on Jones, that’s not as easy to do with Sanu in the lineup. I expect Matt Ryan and the Falcon offense to wake up tonight at Gillette.

Another guy returning this week who may be undervalued is Rex Burkhead of the Patriots. Look for Belichick to use him in multiple formations, utilizing him more so in the passing game rather than a traditional running back. He may not put up monster numbers, but he’s going to allow the Patriots’ offense to make the Falcons have to look at different formations and personnel. I took this at 54, but still like a pack on the OVER at 56.5. 34-27 or 31-28 for somebody on Sunday Night Football.

PICK: OVER 56.5 (-110)

Cowboys vs. 49ers Pick – NFL Week 7

At this point, you’ve got to feel for the San Francisco 49ers. They are an unfortunate and unlucky 0-6 team, and with a hungry Dallas Cowboys squad entering the stadium in Week 7, things won’t get any easier for Kyle Shanahan and his young group.

The Niners have lost their first six games, although every single one of them has been by an insanely close margin. That said, they still aren’t doing enough to win games – often leaving their comeback bids until the dying minutes. This week they will make a change at the QB position, bringing in C.J. Beathard instead of Brian Hoyer. That should be an upgrade based off of what was seen last week.

For the 2-3 Cowboys, it’s now or never. Even though this will be a tough road game, it’s one that they must win. Ezekiel Elliott has somehow escaped suspension yet again, so the beast out of the backfield will be a full go, and he’ll look to help him team out as much as he can before he’s likely forced to finally sit his games. This is a very intriguing match-up between two long-time historic rivals. The Cowboys need this, but so do the Niners – and that desperation should make for awesome viewing in the 4:00 EDT hour of the Week 7 slate. Read on below for full game details and an official betting prediction for Niners/Cowboys.

Cowboys vs. 49ers Betting Odds:

Spread:
Dallas Cowboys -6 (-115)
@ San Francisco 49ers +6 (-105)

Total:
Over 49 (-110)
Under 49 (-110)

Betting odds provided by Bovada.lv

Cowboys vs. 49ers Pick:

The one area where the Cowboys should hold a decisive advantage over San Francisco in this one is their run game. Even though the blocking hasn’t been the best for Ezekiel Elliott so far this season, a lot of that can be attributed to some injuries along the offensive line. The bye week seems to have healed some key contributors, and look for Zeke to feast on a weak run defense on Sunday afternoon. The Niners have allowed nearly 100 yards rushing to four of their first six opponents, and the only times they didn’t – the opposition was missing their starting running back. Look for Dallas to set the tone with the ground and pound.

That improved run game will open things up mightily for Dak Prescott downfield. The 49ers also possess a pretty putrid secondary, and their corners will have all kinds of trouble with Dallas’ receivers. And with Arik Armstead out along their defensive line – Prescott should enjoy a ton of time and space to pick apart that secondary. Look for the chains to move consistently for the Cowboys and Dez Bryant should be in for a big, breakout game.

With the Niners changing quarterbacks from Brian Hoyer to C.J. Beathard – there’s a lot of uncertainty. That said, Dallas will be welcoming back their top defensive player, Sean Lee – the heart and soul of that stop unit. Lee is a ferocious linebacker and should be able to shut down a lot of what San Francisco and Kyle Shanahan have planned. Expect the Cowboys to also be able to generate some pressure on the untested Beathard. With David Irving coming back – he’ll be able to generate a lot of chaos at the line of scrimmage and really affect the timing of Beathard. Don’t be surprised to see a multiple turnover outing from the rookie.

The ongoing narrative surrounding the Niners is that they’ve lost all of these ridiculously close games – though that isn’t entirely true if you carefully assess the game script. A lot of times they’ve staged miraculous comebacks, making the score appear closer than it actually is or was. This week – don’t expect a close contest. The Niners are a bad football team and the Cowboys have the personnel, talent, and desperation to expose it. Dallas has another gear and now that they are finally healthy and rested, look for them to secure a much-needed comfortable victory.

PICK = Cowboys -6 (-115)

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The Saint Greg Browning’s Tips: Sunday special for goals

IT’S been a good weekend and looking for that to continue on the goals front today.

Quite a few matches I fancy over 2.5 goals including Rangers v Motherwell, Admira v Salzburg, Lucerne v Young Boys, Everton v Arsenal and Spurs v Liverpool.

From these here’s what I’m opting for.

Admira v Salzburg (1pm)

The hosts are goal machines – 11 of their 13 matches have seen over 2.5 goals (nine of them over 3.5 goals). They don’t keep many clean sheets and that doesn’t bode well when Salzburg come to town. Looks like another high-scoring game here today with both sides contributing.

Lucerne v Young Boys (3pm)

After a poor run of results Lucerne have steadied the ship with am empathic 5-0 win and a creditable 1-1 draw away at Grasshoppers. They welcome league leaders Young Boys who come into this off the back off a hard-fought 2-2 in Kiev on Thursday in the Europa league. This looks like it could be an open game and I’d expect both sides to score – history suggests that has a good chance of happening today with the last eight matches between these two sides seeing both sides score and over 2.5 goals.

  • Over 2.5 match goals double (6-4, b)
  • Over 3.5 match goals double (9-2)

Rangers v Motherwell (2.30pm)
Everton v Arsenal (1.30pm)
Tottenham v Liverpool (4pm)

  • Over 2.5 match goals treble (4-1)
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Bengals vs. Steelers Pick – NFL Week 7

The Pittsburgh Steelers shrugged off the critics last week and handed the Chiefs their first loss of the season. Since then, the Chiefs have taken another loss, the most recent coming on Thursday night against the Oakland Raiders. It was a wild affair, with the Raiders winning in walk-off fashion with no time left on the clock. Faith has been restored in the Steelers, but fans can be fickle, and opinions can change week-to-week. A loss in a divisional game to the Bengals would undoubtedly shift negativity back on the Steelers. It’s because the Steelers lost so badly against the Jaguars. They’re a 4-2 team, so there are no reasons to ring the alarm.

While the Steelers responded last week, the Bengals have been responding over the last few weeks. They’ve seemingly sprung to life, right around the same time that offensive coordinator Ken Zampese was fired. In fact, Zampese and the Bengal offense was so bad that they didn’t have a touchdown before he was shown the door. Since then the Bengals have looked much better, notably quarterback Andy Dalton who needed to get going or risk getting benched. Marvin Lewis seat was also on fire. It’s been hot for the last couple of years, but it was in flames earlier this season. At least, you have to believe so.

Dalton has passed for 7 touchdowns and 2 interceptions since Bill Lazor was promoted as the OC. Remember, the Bengals hadn’t scored 1 touchdowns through the entire duration of Zampese’s time in Cincinnati in 2017. And then, Dalton goes out and throws 7 touchdowns in three weeks. You don’t want to put their struggles all on one person, but the evidence against Zampese doesn’t look too good. The Bengals have gone 2-1 in their last three, their only loss a hard overtime loss to the Packers at Lambeau. That’s a tough one to swallow, but the Bengals responded the next two weeks. Head below for our free Bengals vs. Steelers pick.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Odds:

Spread:
Bengals +5.5(-110)
vs. Steelers -5.5(-110)

Total:
Over 40.5(-110)
Under 40.5(-110)

Betting odds provided by Bovada.lv

Bengals vs. Steelers Pick:

The Bengals had to win last week, and the Steelers had to win last week, too. The Bengals defeated the Bills. Well, they had to win in the court of popular opinion, anyway. Pittsburgh advanced to 4-2 and a lead of the AFC North. The Bengals are 2-3, but the Ravens have played an extra game and haven’t looked good at 3-3. So, the division is still there for a taking, and a win for the Bengals today would be huge.

Along with the 7 touchdowns for Dalton since the Packers game, the Bengals have scored an average of 25 points per game. The most impressive outing their last two weeks had to be against the Packers on the road. Yeah, they beat the Bills and Browns, but taking the Packers to overtime at Lambeau, on the road, is nothing to be ashamed about. Le’Veon Bell hasn’t rushed for over 100 yards on the Bengals in three attempts. In his last three games, he’s rushed for just 52.6 yards per game on the Bengals.

Despite that fact, the Steelers will try and exploit the Bengals 14th ranked defensive unit vs the run. Cincinnati have the most underrated pass defense in the NFL. They are allowing just 159.6 yards per game via the air. In total, the Bengals are 2nd in the NFL with 262.8 yards allowed per game.

The Steelers are right behind them in 3rd, allowing 272 yards a game. With regards to points per game, they’re nearly identical, the Bengals allowing 16.6 points per game and the Steelers 17 points per game. Money will come in on the Steelers because of their win last week in Kansas City. Pittsburgh’s offensive line will have some issues handling an impressive pass rush. The Steelers should be getting 3 or 3.5 points for homefield, but this should be an even matchup. The Bengals have been a different team since getting a new coordinator running the offense.

PICK: BENGALS +5.5 (-110)

Broncos vs. Chargers Pick – NFL Week 7

The Denver Broncos are coming off a loss they wish to forget. The hopeless looking New York Giants went to Denver on Sunday Night Football and defeated the Broncos by a score of 23-10. An embarrassing performance against a team that was coming in with a limp in their step. The Giants were previously winless, but surprisingly earned their first win on the road, in Denver of all places.

The sportsbooks cleaned up, with all the public money over the Broncos. Siding with the G-Men on the money line was more of a lottery ticket stab than anything else. If you took them straight-up, I tip my hat to you. The Giants probably won’t make any noise this season, but nonetheless Ben McAdoo will have that win to look back on.

Denver must regroup and set their sights on the LA Chargers in Week 7. It’s important not to allow a bad loss to carryover to the following week. That will be the goal for the Broncos in Los Angeles. A loss will send the Broncos to 3-3 on the year, not out of it by a long shot, but not an ideal start to the season. Trevor Siemian showcased why I think he’s nothing more than a younger Kyle Orton last week. He passed for a touchdown and 2 interceptions, including a pick-6 that almost felt was an early dagger late in the 2nd quarter.

Siemian exited the game after the play, as he tweaked his shoulder a bit, giving way to Brock Osweiler taking a couple of snaps to conclude the first-half. The last time Osweiler was any good he was a Bronco, but the Broncos would only like to go to him barring a serious injury to Siemian. He wasn’t limited in practice this week, so there shouldn’t be any setbacks for Siemian against the Chargers.

The Chargers played the Giants two weeks ago, beating them by a score of 27-22. They followed it up the following week with a 17-16 victory over the Raiders. So, after a 0-4 start, the Chargers have regrouped and didn’t allow the year to turn into a disaster. A win over the Broncos would signify an impressive turnaround. Head below for our thoughts and free Broncos vs. Chargers pick.

Denver Broncos vs. L.A. Chargers Betting Odds:

Spread:
Broncos -1(-110)
vs. Chargers +1(-110)

Total:
Over 40.5(-105)
Under 40.5(-115)

Betting odds provided by Bovada.lv

Broncos vs. Chargers Pick:

The Bronco defense was okay last week, allowing 16 points to the Giants. It was just okay, to a team like the Giants, that’s too many points. They were humiliated on the ground, as they surrendered a staggering 117 yards to none other than Orleans Darkwa. So yeah, if you started Darkwa on your DFS team, you had to be looking pretty good. Who saw that coming? Orleans Darkwa, and the Giants’ offensive line who has been a mess, runs over the Broncos. They also had other issues, with practice squad receivers suiting up.

Perhaps it was a wake up call for the Broncos, but they have a better team on their hands in Week 7. Despite the poor performance against the Giants, the Broncos are still 1st in the NFL, with 261.8 yards allowed per game. They are also still 2nd allowing just 70.2 rushing yards per game, which made it all the more baffling last week on Sunday night. I really don’t think the Chargers wanted to see the Broncos coming off a performance like that. I believe they would have rather had them cruise to an easy win, and go to Los Angeles feeling overconfident.

The Chargers enter 18th in the NFL with 338.5 yards allowed per game. Denver is going to be dealing with several critical injuries in this game on Sunday. Seven or eight starters are listed as out or questionable. That includes Emmanuel Sanders, along with three offensive linemen. They’ve lost three right tackles in just five days, forcing them to go to the practice squad for reinforcements.

The Broncos are currently on the market looking for offensive line help. Linebacker Corey Nelson has been placed on the IR. Philip Rivers hasn’t been bad, with 10 touchdowns and 5 interceptions, including a 61.3 completion percentage. The Chargers do not get the Broncos off an easy win, but they do get a severely banged up Bronco squad. It should be a close one, and I see the Chargers ultimately coming out on top.

PICK: CHARGERS +1 (-110)

Packers vs. Saints Pick – NFL Week 7

Last week was not all that kind to us with regard to our NFL selections, but with Week 7 upon us – better things could be on the horizon. At the very least though, they’ll likely be better than the fortunes of the Green Bay Packers. After tragically losing Aaron Rodgers last week against Minnesota – the Packers are suddenly quite iffy to make the post-season. Young QB Brett Hundley will take over and there are a ton of doubts on his ability. One thing is for certain – it will be very interesting watching the Packers as they host New Orleans this week.

For the Saints, they’re finally over .500 once again and seem to be trending in the right direction – despite their defensive concerns. They’ve won their last three contests and after dropping 52 points on the Lions last week – they look like a team poised for a huge second half. Going up against the Packers without Aaron Rodgers should suit them well and should make for an intriguing contest on Sunday. Read on below for a full game breakdown and official betting odds.

Saints vs. Packers Betting Odds:

Spread:
New Orleans Saints -4.5 (-110)
@ Green Bay Packers +4.5 (-110)

Total:
Over 47.5 (-110)
Under 47.5 (-110)

Betting odds provided by Bovada.lv

Saints vs. Packers Pick:

With Aaron Rodgers most likely finished for the rest of the season, it’ll be up to the unproven Brett Hundley to fill the void. The youngster did not look very good at all against Minnesota, but perhaps a full week to prepare could have righted the ship for him and the Packers usually high-octane attack. Unfortunately for Hundley, the Saints have been much improved on the defensive side of the ball. Rookie corner Marshon Lattimore has been unbelievable and will likely do a good job of stifling the passing game.

Making matters quite worse for Hundley and the Packers is the current plight of their banged-up offensive line. David Bakhtiari seems to be banged up yet again at left tackle and this should make things easy on Cameron Jordan of the Saints. The defensive lineman is having an unbelievable season and should get after Hundley with regularity. It will be important for Hundley to get rid of the ball quickly, particularly picking on the Saints’ weak linebacking corps.

With Rodgers down, extra emphasis will be placed on the Packers’ defense keeping them in football games. Luckily they have the defensive front seven to do just that. Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark should absolutely be beasts in the middle and create a ton of pressure on Drew Brees through the interior of the Saints’ O-Line. Max Unger can’t block at all at the centre position and Clay Matthews should enjoy some success on blitz packages.

Green Bay has also done a very solid job of clamping down on the run game. Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara have had a ton of success in recent weeks – though the Packers will be able to contain this duel threat, and instead just focus on the passing game. They’ve had issues defending through the air, though if Morgan Burnett returns from injury, it will help keep Green Bay in this game.

This spread has gotten a bit out of control, especially since Brett Hundley isn’t that bad. The Saints have typically struggled on the road as favourites, and it has been shown that their offense rarely performs at the same level on grass. Look for Green Bay to keep things tight, and Brett Hundley to show the football world he’s got some talent.

PICK = Packers +4.5 (-110)

Jordan’s Football Tips: Sion is believing

NEWCASTLE put another downer on Crystal Palace but could only muster a late goal.

Today I’m hoping there is value on the home side in Switzerland where Lugano head to Sion on the back of a five-game losing skid conceding 15 goals in the process.

Lugano have also had to deal with a Thursday night Europa League game in a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Plzen. Sion haven’t fared much better but should be in decent shape.

They’ve scored 2+ in their last five at home to Lugano. League form should hopefully continue on the road.

Jordan’s Tip

  • Sion Over 1.5 Team Goals (3pm)

It’s also the final day in the MLS which I’ve shied away from this season and it’s been one of the most open for some time.

Portland hosts Vancouver in a winner-takes-all in the west. Portland will likely be without Adi so Diego Valeri will have to try to get the goals needed to win the west.

He hasn’t had a problem doing that with 21 goals this season and has scored in 10 of Portland’s last 11. If he can’t score today Vancouver might take the glory for themselves.

Jordan’s Tip

  • Valeri to score
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Cardinals vs. Rams Pick – NFL Week 7

After virtually everybody in football proclaimed Adrian Peterson done, perhaps the most shocking bit of news from Week 6 was his unbelievable showing against Tampa Bay for his new team, the Arizona Cardinals.

He clearly revived a running game that seemed dead, and picked up a squad that had absolutely nothing going right for it. Even though the Cardinals did take their foot off of the proverbial pedal in the second half, it was a big win for a struggling Arizona side. This week, they’ll travel to London to take on the L.A. Rams.

It’s been a great start to the 2017 campaign for the Rams and their young head coach Sean McVay. They continued their run of strong play last week in Jacksonville – easily disposing of the Jaguars on the road. This is an upstart group that plays complete football and hurts the opposition on both sides of the football. Although they are playing this game in England – it is worth pointing out that neither the Rams or the Chargers currently have all that much of a homefield advantage in Los Angeles at the moment either. This will be a fascinating game to follow as key questions will get answered. Are the Cards and A-Pete actually back? And are the Rams ready for the post-season? Read on below to find out, as well as an official betting selection.

Cardinals vs. Rams Betting Odds:

Spread:
Arizona Cardinals +3 (-110)
@ Los Angeles Rams -3 (-110)

Total:
Over 45 (-110)
Under 45 (-110)

Betting odds provided by Bovada.lv

Cardinals vs. Rams Pick:

Don’t let last week fool you on the Arizona Cardinals. They got mostly lucky in all aspects and basically feasted on a disinterested and unmotivated Tampa Bay Buccaneers squad. That will not happen again this week against a much hungrier Rams group.

Arizona still doesn’t have much on their offensive line and I have zero clue how they plan on keeping QB Carson Palmer upright in this contest. Aaron Donald, Robert Quinn, and Michael Brockers are a feared threesome in the NFL, and will no doubt apply all kinds of pressure to a relatively immobile Carson Palmer. Los Angeles has also done an excellent job of bottling up opposing run games, so don’t look for a repeat outing from veteran Adrian Peterson. Without a legitimate run threat, expect Palmer to revert to his old, mediocre self. Lamarcus Joyner is also expected back for the Rams – a bad bit of news for Larry Fitzgerald who will likely be covered well for the entire contest.

Though the Cardinals also do a good job of bottling up the run game, that is unfortunately all they do well on this side of the football. They offer up virtually no pass rush and that will make things quite easy on Jared Goff. The Rams offensive line has given the young quarterback all kinds of time and space, and Goff will also do a good job of picking apart the Cardinals downfield.

Patrick Peterson hasn’t been himself of late due to a wonky quad. This is good news for the inconsistent Sammy Watkins who may be able to find more space than usual. Goff should also be able to connect with his tight ends as the Cards’ have also shown a complete inability to guard this position.

On a neutral field, the Rams are much better than just 3-point favourites over the aging and listless Cardinals. There’s a bit of recency bias at play here, and I suspect that after seeing Arizona rout Tampa Bay – people are thinking the Cards are ‘back.’ They are not and neither is A-Pete. Arizona just hasn’t shown enough this season for me to think this match-up will be all that close. The Rams continue to trend in the right direction, and look for them to demonstrate that once again on Sunday.

PICK = Rams -3 (-110)

Jordan’s NBA Tips: Pick up the Pacers for a high scorer

TRAIL Blazers and Pacers fizzled out in the second half last night and the double was downed by a couple of shots.

Two more alternates tonight. A total from Miami and a spread in Chicago. The Bulls lost big in Toronto the other night and I can’t see that changing against Pops-Spurs.

They held off a stacked Timberwolves squad in game 1, so expect a similar story on the road against a depleted Bulls.

The total has been bet up two points with Indiana on a b2b in Miami. Both sides like the fast paced play and this one should go over the alternate.

Sunday Double

  • Pacers/Heat over 205 points (1am)
    Spurs -3 (1am)
  • (4-5, bet365) – 5 points
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Racing Tips: Mama knows best at Southwell

IT was one each-way winner on Saturday with the other missing out by a place.

On to Sunday and my tips are below, with a write-up to follow. Well done all Saturday winners and keep the tips coming for today.

Johnb’s Sunday Tips

  • Southwell 1:30 – Jay Kay 9-4 
  • Southwell 2:30 – Mama Africa 2-1 NAP/NB (double stake)
  • Double 8-1 

Johnb’s Antepost Tips Update

  • 1000 Guineas
  • CLEMMIE advised at 25-1
  • Now 7-2 betfred 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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Jaguars vs. Colts Pick – NFL Week 7

The Jacksonville Jaguars head for the road as they meet with the Colts in Indianapolis. These are two teams who are in similar positions, they want to get over the hump to the next level. However, they’re still not to the peak of that hill, but would it to change in 2017. As far as jobs are concerned, it’s especially important for Blake Bortles.

Bortles is trying to hang on to his starting job, all the while rumors are swirling that the Jags are looking at Eli Manning. Like I said last week, it seems farfetched, but just a rumor of being replaced can play with a quarterback’s head. The Jaguars may overreach and give up too much for an aging Manning. If that’s the case, the Giants may want to jump on the offer.

For the Jaguars, they believe it’s just a quarterback problem in Jacksonville. Get a quality quarterback and they are instant playoff contenders, or so they think. It goes beyond that, and I don’t think Eli Manning is going to be a savior of sorts. Would he be an upgrade over Bortles?

At this point in Eli’s career, it’d be an upgrade, but not the kind of level people would think. Manning has thrown 9 touchdowns and 5 interceptions, to Bortles’ 8 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Their quarterback ratings are nearly identical. Mind you, Eli hasn’t had much help from his receivers, and Bortles has Leonard Fournette.

Speaking of Fournette, he continued to chew up defenses last week, gashing the Rams for 130 yards and a touchdown. He got started quickly, busting off a 75-yard touchdown. It wasn’t enough, though, as the Jags fell at home, 27-17. Perhaps a letdown from their big win over the Steelers the week prior. What the Jaguars can’t do is allow it to be a letdown the rest of their schedule. A loss against the Colts here would only solidify that position. Head below for our free Jaguars vs. Colts pick.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts Betting Odds:

Spread:
Jaguars -3.5(-105)
vs. Colts +3.5(-115)

Total:
Over 43.5(-105)
Under 43.5(-115)

Betting odds provided by Bovada.lv

Jaguars vs. Colts Pick:

The Colts came close against the Titans on the road last week, despite what the score indicated. It took a 72-yard Derrick Henry touchdown to make it a 36-22 with seconds remaining. If you had the Colts, that’s a painful reminder of what transpired to lose the cover. We had the OVER there, which already hit before that play. The Colts went for it on 4th-and-1 on a Jacoby Brissett bootleg before that, but he came up an inch short. It looked like Brissett had the corner at first. He ran like he had more time, though, and didn’t make it there.

The Indianapolis defense did a decent job, before Marcus Mariota exploited a busted coverage to Taywan Taylor, and then Henry putting the game on ice. The game kept the Colts last in the NFL, allowing 32.5 points per game. They’re also 31st in yardage allowed on average per game. Their young defense has been showing signs of improvement, though. They did a good job boggling a good Titans’ offense up for the majority of the game. The Jaguars are 3rd defending the pass, so there’s a huge difference between these defensive units.

The Jaguars may be without the engine of their offense in Indianapolis. Fournette enters the game as questionable with a gimpy ankle. If he does play, he won’t be playing at 100 percent. The home team has won the last five games between the Jags and Colts. The last time Jacksonville has won in Indianapolis was back on September 23rd of 2012, ten meetings ago. I have a feeling this is one of those games where Bortles should have an opportunity to torch a bad defense, but he comes up short on the road. Fire up the Eli Manning rumors once more. The Colts keep it close at home, in a game decided by a field goal.

PICK: JAGUARS +3.5 (-115)

Mr Fixit’s Top Tips: Bookies go to Hull and back

SATURDAY was HullShaker’s day and a big hand to one of the site’s best contributors for his 26-1 goals accumulator.

Well done to all who followed and everyone else who posted winners including Greg with his usual late goal offering from Newcastle.

After a great week I suffered for my second Saturday running – as is often the case picked the wrong one from my shortlist.

The Super Single was a sore loser as Dundee missed a penalty when they led 1-0 and claimed the Partick Thistle keeper should have been sent off.

Luton also beat me up badly – downing the challenge bet, Bet of the Day and denying me moneyback on the fivefold acca. How they can fail to score at lowly Crawley is a puzzler.

Hoping to recoup Saturday’s losses on Sunday and there are some decent games. In the Premiership it’s Spurs v Liverpool at Wembley while Everton need to get going at home to Arsenal.

Rangers face Motherwell in the second Betfred Cup semi-final hoping to set up a showdown with Celtic. It won’t be easy as Well are on form but the Ibroix side should progress.

I was working on the Sunday Mail last night but will put up a preview of the UK big games if I get time.

On the Continent teams on my radar include Roma at Torino, Villarreal at home to Las Palmas and Nice, Lyon and Strasbourg in French Ligue 1.

I’ll post tips later or in the morning – and give the posts on Italy, Spain, Germany and France a read. There were some good tips from Saturday.

Remember to check welovebetting for their tips and video chat.

October Super Singles Total

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Mr Fixit’s October Advised Accas Final Total

  • Profit: +6.9pts (27 bets, 6 winners)
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French Football Tips: No stopping PSG in Marseille

OUR man in France is Julien Laurens and on Sunday he’s looking at Marseille v PSG, Troyes v Lyon and Nice v Strasbourg.

Julien is a London-based sports correspondent for Le Parisien and a veritable French football expert. He writes in French and English for a number of esteemed publications and is a regular on BT Sport as well as contributing to Unibet.

Marseille v PSG (Sun, 8pm)

This is the big game of the weekend in Ligue 1 and one of the biggest in the French season. The leaders PSG travel to their arch rivals Marseille on Sunday evening. The atmosphere will be exceptional at the Stade Vélodrome and it should be a fascinating contest between the two enemies.

Paris are flying. They are still unbeaten in all competitions this season with eight wins and a draw in Ligue 1 and three victories in the Champions League. They are scoring for fun with Edinson Cavani already on 12 goals in 12 games this season while Neymar has nine in 10. The other member of the front three, Kylian Mbappé, is also in incredible form. It will be a huge task for Marseille to stop them.

Only Montpellier have managed to keep a clean sheet against PSG this season but Neymar didn’t play that day. Thiago Silva is still doubtful but Unai Emery could keep the same starting XI in a 4-3-3 formation as against Anderlecht in midweek (4-0).

Unless Julian Draxler or Javier Pastore comes in to play in the No.10 role behind the front three.

PSG have an incredible record against Marseille in recent years. They haven’t lost in Marseille since 2011 and have won their last 10 encounters against them.

For the home side this is a huge game. Their season has had ups and downs. They only drew at Strasbourg last weekend (3-3) but bounced back in the Europa League on Thursday against Guimaraes.

Rudi Garcia has all his squad available. Luis Gustavo is back from injury and will put a lot of intensity and physicality in midfield. Dimitri Payet was rested in midweek, like striker Kostas Mitroglou, but both will be key players for Marseille on Sunday.

I think it will be a very competitive match and I can see Marseille give PSG a great game but the leaders just edging it.

Julien’s Tips

  • Marseille 1, PSG 3 (9-1, Unibet)
  • Cavani to score first (11-4, Unibet)
  • PSG to win both halves (4-5, Unibet)

Troyes v Lyon (Sun, 4pm)

Lyon travel to Troyes on Sunday and will try to keep their winning run going. They are currently sixth in the table, just three points off the second place and have now beaten Monaco (3-2) and Everton (2-1) in their last two outings. Bruno Genesio was under pressure before but his team is doing really well at the moment.

Defensively, they can still be a bit shaky at times but they are so good going forward, especially with the form Nabil Fekir is in. However, the Lyon captain is a doubt for Sunday after picking up a knock against Everton. The team would be really weakened if he could not play. He has scored seven goals and given three assists in his nine league matches so far.

Without their captain, Lyon will rely on Mariano Diaz, their striker, who missed the trip to Everton due to injury but should be back for this game. He was outstanding against Monaco and already has seven league goals under his belt. He is a very powerful player. Defensively, however, Lyon are not as strong. They can’t keep a clean sheet.

Tanguy Ndombélé should come back into the team after staying on the bench in midweek but Houssem Aouar, 19, impressed in the last two games as well. Lyon have a good record away at Troyes with four wins in their last six visits (one draw and one loss).

Newly promoted Troyes have started well the season. They are currently 12th in the table with three wins, three draws and three losses. They are a team that doesn’t give up and keep fighting until the end. They are hard to beat and will give Lyon a good game. However, even if Fekir doesn’t play, I feel Lyon will win this game quite comfortably. I think Mariano Diaz will score first at 4.60. My best bet is Lyon to win without conceding a goal at 3.30.

Julien’s Tips

  • Troyes 0, Lyon 2 (17-2, Unibet)
  • Diaz to score first (7-2, Unibet)
  • Lyon to win to nil (23-10, Unibet)

Nice v Strasbourg (Sun, 2pm)

Lucien Favre and his team are going through a really tough time. They lost last weekend at Montpellier and in midweek at home against Lazio as well in the Europa League. Nice are only 14th in the table with only 10 points. It is a mini crisis the club is going through and they need a win against newly promoted Strasbourg on Sunday.

They defended poorly again in those last two matches, especially against Lazio who punished them. The only positive was Mario Balotelli was excellent. He scored his seventh goal in his last eight matches in all competitions. Wesley Sneijder also started and had a good performance, linking up a lot with Balotelli who was also his teammate when they were both at Milan seven years ago.

Favre decided to play with a back three in midweek which didn’t solve Nice’s defensive problems. But he could do the same on Sunday. Jean Michael Seri, Nice’s best midfielder, is out which is a big blow.

Sneijder could start again as well then. Nice and Strasbourg have never faced each other in the league before but Nice are not so solid at home like they were last season.

Strasbourg almost beat Marseille at home last weekend (3-3) after a fantastic performance. They will go again this weekend at Nice. They are a very intense team, attacking and too exposed defensively. But they always give everything and they could well catch Nice on the counter.

However, I think Nice will get back to winning ways and will be too strong for Strasbourg. Mario Balotelli will score first at 3.90. My best bet us Nice to win both halves at 4.30.

Julien’s Tips

  • Nice 3, Strasbourg 0 (11-1, Unibet)
  • Balotelli to score first (3-1, Unibet)
  • Nice to win both halves (33-10, Unibet)
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German Football Tips: Cologne need to sniff out goals

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!

Cologne v Werder Bremen (Sun, 12.30pm)

The two sides who have made the worst starts to the Bundesliga season collide in Cologne on Sunday with both the hosts and Werder Bremen still looking for their first wins of the season.

The outlook looks that little bit bleaker for Cologne who, since winning their first round DFB-Cup game in August have lost 10 of their last 11 games in all competitions.

The latest defeat in that sequence came on Thursday night away in Belarus as BATE Borisov beat them 1-0. Had it not been for some negligent finishing the defeat would have been heavier too.

So then to Werder Bremen, who are within tantalising touching distance of Cologne, at least when it comes to points, ahead of this weekend’s encounter.

They’ve taken four points from their first eight games and like Cologne have only scored three goals this season.

Yet unlike their opponents on Sunday, who look set to stick with coach Peter Stöger no matter what happens this season, Werder coach Alexander Nouri is under big pressure.

A defeat in Sunday’s six-pointer could end his reign in charge at the club so he can hardly afford another tepid display like there was against Gladbach.

What’s worse for Nouri is Claudio Pizarro could be set to start up front for Cologne having not been given a new deal by Nouri and Bremen in the summer.

This was a seven-goal thriller only back in April as both sides were gunning for a European place. Even if both are badly lacking in confidence at present, expect a couple of goals in Cologne on Sunday.

Raphael’s Tips

  • Cologne 2, Werder Bremen 1 (17-2, Unibet)
  • Pizarro to score first (17-2, Unibet)
  • Over 2.5 goals (1-1, Unibet)
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Spanish Football Tips: Real to hit the goal trail

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 is Terry’s Villarreal v Las Palmas and Real Madrid v Eibar tips

Villarreal v Las Palmas (Sat, 11.30am)

It’s two wins out of two for Javier Calleja in La Liga and the spark is clearly back at Villarreal. It’s the total opposite for new Las Palmas coach Paco Ayesteran with two defeats in his first two games.

Monday night’s 5-2 home defeat against Celta Vigo was particularly damaging to morale and confidence and they need a big fight back to get something from this game.

Unfortunately for Las Palmas I can’t see that happening in this game. With Cedric Bakambu literally on fire with five in his last two and seven of the last eight scored by Villarreal they will have too much in attack for what is a flaky Las Palmas defence.

Ayesteran will make defensive changes for this game after the performance against Celta, he has to. They also might just focus a little bit more on the defensive side of the game but I still expect Villarreal to be run away winners by 3-0 with, let me think, Bakambu scoring first!

Terry’s Tips

  • Villarreal 3, Las Palmas 0 (19-2, Unibet)
  • Bakambu to score first (16-5, Unibet)
  • Bakambu to score (evens, Unibet)

Real Madrid v Eibar (Sun, 7.45pm)

Eibar should be ideal opponents for a Madrid team struggling to find their real true form in their own stadium.

Real have played four home games in La Liga, with just the solitary 2-0 win against Espanyol this season. Home draws with Levante and Valencia, along with the defeat against Real Betis, have been somewhat of a surprise. Spurs also picked up a draw at the Bernabeu on Tuesday evening.

I do get the feeling though that a big home win is just around the corner for Zidane’s team and it should be in this game.

Eibar picked up their first point in four last week against Deportivo with a 0-0 draw. Prior to this they had lost three on the trot, conceding 13 goals along the way.

It is a little bit of a surprise to see Eibar struggling this season and even more to see them struggling to score goals, with just three notched.

Under Mendilibar in the last couple of seasons they have become a direct attacking team that create numerous chances per game but that hasn’t been the case this season. Are teams adjusting?

It has been a straightforward 4-4-2 system with two big strikers and they have been a team who have previously serviced the strikers particularly well.

They have been unlucky though in the fact the talented former Madrid player Pedro Leon has not been able to play a game this season due to injury and it is clearly evident they miss his quality when it comes to delivering crosses into the box from open play and set-pieces.

Eibar actually picked up a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu last season but are nowhere near the level they were then.

I expect Zidane to ring the changes once again> He only just about got away with it last week at Getafe when Ronaldo got a very late winner but I don’t expect them to slip up in this one.

This should be a relatively straightforward three points for Madrid and I would imagine a great opportunity for Ronaldo and Benzema to increase their goal tallies for the season. I’m predicting a 4-0 win for Madrid with Benzema opening the scoring.

Terry’s Tips

  • Real Madrid 4, Malaga 0 (17-2, Unibet)
  • Benzema to score first (7-2, Unibet)
  • Real to score 3+ (1-3, Unibet)
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Italian Football Tips: Chievo are kings of Verona

WE’VE sealed another stellar signing for the new campaign 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.

Chievo v Verona (Sun, 11.30am)

After a one-year hiatus the Derby della Scala returns to Serie A. It might be the most balanced rivalry in all of Italy. These sides have met 16 times in total, winning six each, and drawing the remaining four. Chievo have scored 19 goals across those matches while Verona have 20.

And yet this edition threatens to be a mismatch. Chievo, enjoying a club-record 10th consecutive season in the top flight, are unbeaten in five games. Their only defeats have come against Lazio and Juventus. Although traditionally the bigger club Verona have struggled since returning to this level after a year in Serie B.

They finally grabbed their first win of the season on Monday but it was against another newly-promoted side Benevento who had a man sent off before half-time.

On top of all that Verona are likely to be without centre-back Thomas Heurtaux who missed the Benevento game with an ankle injury. Samuel Souprayen moved in from left-back to replace him in that match and played well but the circumstances were favourable.

These teams have scored just 13 goals between them so we should not expect an end-to-end encounter. Chievo though are experts at getting what they need from games against lesser teams.

Paolo’s Tips

  • Chievo 1, Verona 0 (6-1, Unibet)
  • Inglese to score first (43-10, Unibet)
  • Chievo to win (9-10, Unibet)

Milan v Genoa (Sun, 2pm)

Not even the Europa League could provide its usual succour to Vincenzo Montella, the Milan manager forced to settle for a goalless draw at home to AEK Athens. This was not a priority fixture and the Rossoneri remain top of their group but after three consecutive league defeats a win could have provided a timely boost to morale.

Milan’s chief executive, Marco Fassone, had voiced his support for the manager at the start of the week but sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli struck a more ambiguous note when he told reporters on Thursday “every one of us has our time – not just him.” A further setback on Sunday would be disastrous, regardless of what it meant for Montella’s future. Genoa are 17th with five points from eight games.

Nikola Kalinic is expected back in the starting XI, despite failing to score in any of his last four appearances, while Alessio Romagnoli’s return at left centre-back will allow Ricardo Rodriguez to move back out to wing-back, and Giacomo Bonaventura back into his regular midfield role. But how much is this constant re-shuffling preventing Milan from finding the consistency they need?

Genoa have a dilemma of their own up front now Gianluca Lapadula has recovered from the knee injury that slowed his start to the season. Is it too much of a stretch to imagine a forward who Milan loaned out in the summer coming back to haunt them at a time when they are struggling to pick the best combination out of the group of players who replaced him?

Paolo’s Tips

  • Milan 1, Genoa 1 (15-2, Unibet)
  • Suso to score first (5-1, Unibet)
  • Genoa to score (3-5, Unibet)

Torino v Roma (Sun, 2pm)

Losing Andrea Belotti to injury was supposed to hinder Torino’s attack. Instead it was the defence that went to pieces in a 2-2 draw with Crotone and which has now shipped 12 goals in five games. Those numbers do not bode well before a meeting with a Roma side who just put three past Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The Giallorossi should arrive here with their tails up and with plenty of options for refreshing their team, too, since none of Daniele de Rossi, Stephan El Shaarawy or Alessandro Florenzi started in London. The latter two have the legs to exploit Torino’s veteran full-back pairing of Lorenzo de Silvestri and Cristian Molinaro.

Torino will meet fire with fire as is their way under Sinisa Mihajlovic. And if the “immutable law of the ex” is in effect then they will find themselves in excellent shape since three out of the four players expected to start atop their 4-2-3-1 – Adem Ljajic, Iago Falqué and Umar Sadiq – used to play for Roma.

The Granata will draw additional encouragement from the knowledge they have not lost at home to these opponents since 2013. But Roma’s away form in this calendar year has been spectacular. They are seeking an 11th-straight road win in Serie A.

Paolo’s Tips

  • Torino 1, Roma 3 (13-1, Unibet)
  • Dzeko to score first (43-10, Unibet)
  • Over 2.5 match goals (1-2, Unibet)

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Everton v Arsenal: Gunners striker to put Koeman and the Toffees in an even stickier situation

ADAM Goodwin (@agjournalism) takes a look for value in the Premier League for Everton vs Arsenal.

Everton v Arsenal | Sunday 13:30 | Sky Sports

Unlike their Merseyside and North London rivals, Everton and Arsenal were in action in the Europa League this week, both putting in sub-standard performances. Despite their poor performance, Arsenal secured a 1-0 win in Serbia against Red Star Belgrade, thanks to a superb Olivier Giroud goal.

Everton wasn’t so fortunate, conceding a late goal to ex-Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore as they lost 2-1 at home to Lyon. The pressure is really starting to pile on Ronald Koeman and another bad result on Sunday could see the end of his Toffees reign.

Toffees situation getting stickier and stickier

Ronald Koeman is the 13/8 second favourite to be the next manager to get the sack, and if he fails to get a result at Goodison Park on Sunday, he’ll be in serious trouble.

A 90th minute Wayne Rooney penalty saved the Toffees from their fifth loss of the season last weekend, and if that goal hadn’t been scored, I doubt Koeman would still be in charge.

Wayne Rooney was Everton’s saviour last Sunday and he was rested in the Europa League on Thursday, ensuring he is fully fit for the huge game against Arsenal.

Ironically, his first ever Everton goal was at Goodison Park versus Arsenal, and he needs to produce a similarly magical moment on Sunday to drag his side out of the situation they find themselves in.

His first Everton goal was fifteen years old last week, a game that featured the likes of Tony Hibbert, Lee Carsley and Kevin Campbell, and how they’d love to have the likes of those three back, in their prime.

Everton is still struggling to find the back of the net this season, scoring just five goals in their opening eight matches. I spoke last week about the Toffees lack of offensive options, and it showed again last weekend, where they were only able to score from the penalty spot.

They need the likes of Niasse, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin and Sandro to set up to the plate on Sunday.

Wilshire wilts defences as Gunners look to bounce back

Arsenal was shocking for most of the game on Thursday, with the exception being the superb team goal that ended with an Olivier Giroud overhead kick flying into the top corner. It was a passage of play that had been synonymous with the

Gunners a few years ago, but they have failed to show anything like that in the last couple of seasons. Jack Wilshire was highlighted as the star man for Arsenal in Serbia, and many have tipped him to force his way into the England side for the World Cup next summer.

Similarly, to Everton’s last Premier League game, the result was decided by a late goal. Tom Cleverly scored a stoppage-time winner at Vicarage Road to inflict Arsene Wenger’s side to another defeat.

They had gone four games without conceding before last week’s loss, and they’ll need to show similar defensive sturdiness at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Best Bets

Everton desperately can’t lose this game, and whilst they’d love a win, I think Ronald Koeman would settle for a draw. They’re going to have lost of problems this season if they struggle to score every week. With Arsenal’s relatively good defensive performances in the last few weeks, it won’t be easy for Everton to break them down.

Alexis Sanchez has looked a shadow of his former self since the transfer speculation and with Danny Welbeck’s injury, they don’t have many options other than Alexandre Lacazette going forward. With these factors in mind, I fancy a low scoring affair.

Under 2.5 goals is 11/10 with BetVictor and that looks a solid bet.

If Arsenal is going to score, I fancy Thursday’s goalscorer Olivier Giroud to get the goal.

The Frenchman has five goals versus Everton in his Premier League career so far, and he’s 7/5 to score anytime on Sunday.

Best Bets

Everton vs Arsenal – Under 2.5 goals  (11/10 BetVictor)

Everton vs Arsenal – Olivier Giroud to score anytme  (7/5 BetVictor)

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Serie A: Marco Di Cosmo thinks Juventus will justify selection by bouncing back against Udinese

OUR man in Italy, Marco Di Cosmo (@scioltz) looks to continue his hot streak in Serie A with his best Sunday selections.

Torino v Roma | Sunday 14:00

Roma was more than impressive in their 3-3 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

I expect a similar performance here in Turin, where the home side has always been a banker for goals. Roma also has key absences in their defensive end, and that’s why a goal conceded by them is very likely.

Their upfront quality is still undisputed though, and both teams to score and backing the over here seems the right option again.

Atalanta v Bologna | Sunday 14:00

Goals on this match could have been easily marked as NAP of the weekend, but the absence of Papu Gomez is making me contemplate a bit more on such a positive outcome.

Atalanta should feel tired after their Europe League campaign, and they should concede at least once against Bologna, who are much improved coming into this season.

Still, despite the absence of their key man, I think they have to ability, players and game plan to score with ease.

AC Milan v Genoa | Sunday 14:00

Milan’s season has been an absolute nightmare so far.

Their expensive summer campaign has been a failure, and the addition of Leonardo Bonucci did not bring much quality or consistency to a defence that has suffered 13 goals in just 8 eight games.

I think Genoa have the right weapons to score at least once in San Siro. As said, the attack has not been where they have struggled, with defensive solidity being their main issue.

That is why goals from both ends sounds likely.

SPAL v Sassuolo | Sunday 14:00

Sassuolo has started as poorly as they have in recent years in Serie A, with just one win in eight games and only four goals scored.

The departure of Eusebio di Francesco as their manager and some key players such as Lorenzo Pellegrini is really affecting the team, and they still do not seem to have found a recipe to combat his absence.

That is why I am backing SPAL here, simply asking them to avoid defeat.

This side truly does not have much quality, but they’ve put up a fight on home soil even with top class opposition Napoli.

Back them to avoid defeat or in the draw no bet market.

Udinese v Juventus | Sunday 17:00

After two consecutive failures in domestic action, Juve should win this game, and I’m 99% certain they will.

I expect such a reaction from the Bianconeri, as they’ve always shown some great spirit in difficult moments, and this is what I am expecting to happen.

Udinese is not the most difficult opponent and I am simply backing Juventus on the Asian market. Backing Juventus to win -1.0 points, we’ll get a refund if they win simply by one goal difference.

Lazio v Cagliari | Sunday 19:45

Lastly, Lazio is probably the biggest surprise package of the Serie A so far, even better than Inter who are sitting at the second place of the table.

The Biancoclesti are playing far better, and their victory against Juve in Turin has been the peak of their achievements. Their Europa League campaign is also going well, while rotating between a lot of their key players and I expect them to win here without any struggle.

Cagliari has sacked their manager but they do not seem well equipped to face a goal machine such as Lazio.

Best Bets

Torino v Roma –  Both Teams to Score + Over  2.5 Goals (8/1  188BET)

Atalanta v Bologna – Both Teams to Score  (10/11 188BET)

AC Milan v Genoa – Both Teams to Score  (8/11 SkyBet)

SPAL v Sassuolo – SPAL Draw-no-Bet  (1/1 Bet365)

Udinese v Juventus – Juventus to win -1 (23/20 SkyBet)

Lazio v Cagliari – Lazio to win and Over 2.5 (4/7 SkyBet)

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October 21st, 2017 NHL Betting Tips

Written by Graeme on Saturday, October 21st, 2017

It was a night for the road teams last night with 4 out of the 6 winning.

The Capitals kept their sick record of not losing 3 in a row in a hell of a battle with the Detroid Red Wings. It really looked like they were going to lose till Oshie snuck a goal in with a minute to spare. Ovechkin then got them the win – unfortunately in OT.

We had the Devils to beat the Sharks but unfortunately they lost 3-0. I was concerned about the Sharks mobile defense but that really wasn’t a big factor. The Devils missed two great chances in the 1st and started to lose steam after that. Going down 1-0 seemed to affect them. The biggest factor however was the Sharks on face offs – not just the amount they won(63.3%) but how they handled it. They controlled the puck extremely well and I believe 2 of the goals were directly due to face offs.

Penguins went down 2-0 but beat the Panthers 4-3 in a fun one. And Montreal continue to be a disaster. That’s now 7 on the trot they’ve lost and you know things are bad because the Canadian media are actually daring to criticize Price for once. All season it’s been how “Price needs help” and “Price cant do it all himself” etc but finally they’re starting to throw some shade his way.

Seriously if they keep playing like this they’re going to get kicked out of the NHL and have to play in the QMJHL.

Onto tonight. A busy schedule. With NBA back too I’ve got my NBA Tips website going. I’ve had that online since 2008. I had lost interest in the NBA for a bit but I’m right back into it now.

It does make for busy nights though! This was my night last night:

And all I could think while watching those were “There’s still so many other NHL and NBA games I’m missing!”

Todays tips:

King vs Blue Jackets Betting Tips:

The Kings are red hot but are decent sized underdogs against the Blue Jackets. This should be a close game but we like the value in the Kings.

LA are without Carter but he hasn’t been that important this season. The LA offense are firing on all cylinders. The Jackets offense has been overall good this season but they came up way short against Tampa. The Jackets have had mixed results this season and really haven’t stepped up against the better teams.

Kings have only had the one road game this season where they beat the Sharks 4-1. Overall LA just look good enough for us.

Kings to win incl OT/SO

Canada: 2.30 Odds at Bodog.
USA: +130 Odds at Bovada.
Everyone Else: 2.30 Odds at Bet365.

Leafs vs Senators Betting Tips:

These two teams usually have nice competitive matchups and with the way the Leafs are playing, the Sens should match them for goals and make this a nice high scoring game.

We all know how the Leafs are. The Sens offense has also mostly been great.

We’re going with Over 6 Goals in this one.

Canada: 1.87 Odds at Bodog.
USA: -115 Odds at Bovada.
Everyone Else: 1.83 Odds at Bet365.

Stars vs Hurricanes Betting Tips:

Hurricanes are coming into this one pretty hot right now, but the Stars have won 3 in a row and we like them to make it 4.

They’ve been a good matchup for the Canes in recent years and this is the last home game for them until November 4th. Expecting a big effort from them tonight.

Stars to win incl OT/SO if Bishop in net

Canada: 1.77 Odds at Sports Interaction + $20 Free Money Line Bet
USA: -140 Odds at Bovada.
Everyone Else: 1.74 Odds at Bet365.

OHL / WHL / AHL / KHL Betting Tips:

(All below systems are based mainly on mathematics and statistics with very little human input and are deemed experimental. )

WHL Betting Tips (4-6, -2.03u): Swift Current Broncos 1.75, Portland Winterhawks 1.75 both in reg.

OHL, WHL & AHL & KHL Betting:

Canadians: Bodog and 888 Sports.
Americans: Bovada.
Everyone Else: 888 Sports.


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FanDuel NBA Picks For October 21st

Get ready for some weekend basketball. We won’t be here to help you build your daily fantasy basketball lineups every single weekend, but when we can, we’ll pop in and shed some light on weekend slates. Thankfully we can do that for Saturday, which actually boasts a ton of injury news on a jam-packed 11-game slate.

This is the third 10+ game slate in just the last four days, so hopefully the NBA schedule starts to even out a bit going forward. The dancing around between 2, 10, 3 and 11-game slates is truly maddening and slates with this many games tend to be highly unpredictable.

Last night was crazy and we didn’t get a chance to step back in and update some of our NBA DFS FanDuel picks. If we did, we would have taken Donovan Mitchell out of our lineup (Rodney Hood ended up starting). Hindsight is always 20/20, though, so we can only hang our hat on the hits.

Anthony Davis (67 fantasy points!) was certainly worth being one of our core plays, while Kevin Durant (52) worked out swimmingly, too. Darren Collison, D’Angelo Russell and Derrick Favors were all pedestrian, but also not crippling. Kevin Love worked out at center and T.J. Warren was one of the best value plays of Friday’s slate. Malik Monk joined Donovan Mitchell as being a total waste of time and together they buried this specific team.

Let’s see if we can’t even things out and take advantage of some injury news ahead of Saturday’s NBA DFS slate:

PG: J.J. Barea – Dallas Mavericks ($3.9k)

The Dallas Mavericks will be searching for their first win on Saturday (0-2), but it’s unlikely they’ll find it on the road against the Houston Rockets. While they’re likely to lose, the Rockets should force them to play faster and a lack of bodies means there should be value to exploit here.

That’s specifically true at the point, as star rookie point guard Dennis Smith has been ruled out for this game after missing Friday’s contest:

Carlisle says Dennis Smith Jr. (left knee effusion) has got “a little swelling.” He will not travel to Houston. Not believed to be serious.

— Earl K. Sneed (@EarlKSneed) October 21, 2017

J.J. Barea got the start on Friday with Smith out and logged 27 minutes with 30 fantasy points. He’s in line to start again, especially with Devin Harris and Seth Curry both unlikely to suit up for this one, as well. Harris has been dealing with a personal matter and is a solid bet to miss this game, while Curry is still nursing a preseason injury.

Based on role, price and matchup, Barea feels like a must in this spot. We can also consider Yogi Ferrell (31 and 30 minutes through the first two games), but he’s not nearly as safe of a play as Barea tends to be.

PG: De’Aaron Fox – Sacramento Kings ($4.5k)

Fox has been impressive through his first two contests and simply hasn’t gotten the run he deserves yet. Despite that, he’s topped 23 and 32 FanDuel points through his first two NBA outings. He’s got an awesome game tonight against the Nuggets and on paper he could thrive.

His first truly huge game is just around the corner and after seeing his rival (Lonzo Ball) go nuts last night, don’t be shocked if he steps it up a bit in this one. We are taking a risk by punting both point guard spots, but I honestly don’t want to pay for any of the top point guards.

Stephen Curry is always going to have an inflated price considering who his teammates are, plus he’s on the road against a Memphis team that plays slow and defends. Damian Lillard will also be on the road and could have issues with Milwaukee’s slow pace, defense and general length. Russell Westbrook is the other big name, but he’s still too expensive. He’s still chasing triple-doubles, but with two superstars added to his team, he can’t stay this pricey. That, and he’s got a brutal date at Utah against the Jazz.

SG: Devin Booker – Phoenix Suns ($6.7k)

Booker showed us last night (50.2 FanDuel points) how versatile and explosive he can be, so I have no issues using him at a discounted price. The Suns are always at risk of getting housed, but he has a solid matchup against the Clippers in a fast-paced matchup. The only issue would be if he draws a matchup with Patrick Beverley, but I have to think Bev will be on Eric Bledsoe.

SG: James Harden – Houston Rockets ($11k)

Harden has been to quiet to start the 2017-18 NBA season. He certainly hasn’t been bad, but he’s yet to top 50 FD points. I think that drought gets snapped tonight. Harden has owned Dallas in the past, he’s at home and the Mavs really don’t have anyone that can shut him down. Oh, and Chris Paul is out – possibly for a while:

At @yahooBDL: Report: The Rockets are worried that Chris Paul’s bruised left knee might keep him out for a month: https://t.co/ytpEZWxNOS pic.twitter.com/gqJGrqXOZf

— Dan Devine (@YourManDevine) October 20, 2017

We can’t worry about what that means for Harden or the Rockets down the road, but for tonight it means Harden is handling the rock all game and should see a ton of run. Considering the guy has produced 49 and 48 FD-point outings and that’s “bad”, we should be bracing for a huge performance out of him tonight.

SF: T.J. Warren – Phoenix Suns ($5.2k)

It’s back to the well with Warren, who was awesome for us last night and has another solid matchup tonight against the Clippers. Danilo Gallinari doesn’t scare anyone defensively and Warren has a lot of upside for this current price. We want to pay down for at least one small forward spot tonight and he looks like the best option to do that with.

SF: Dillon Brooks – Memphis Grizzlies ($4k)

This slate is loaded with superstars, so if we want some, we need to punt at the right spots and fade some guys we’d normally love. LeBron James is too expensive for a likely blowout against the Magic, plus he’s going to be tired after playing last night. He’s not the top play on this slate and neither is Kevin Durant, who will be on the road against the Grizzlies.

I actually am fine with punting SF, especially since Brooks went nuts (44 FD points!) in his Memphis debut and gets a pace-up matchup with Golden State coming to town. He is admittedly risky, but he did a little bit of everything in his first NBA game and will be out to prove he deserves a concrete role going forward. At this price, he’s a calculated risk to free ourselves up elsewhere.

PF: Kelly Olynyk – Miami Heat ($4.4k)

We’re going to have to make some tough decisions on this slate, which truly has almost every elite superstar we could ask for. One such decision is punting one PF spot, almost out of necessity. With star center Hassan Whiteside out for this one, Miami is going to need a different big man to step up:

ICYMI: Heat center Hassan Whiteside to miss tonight’s home opener with bone bruise in left knee https://t.co/OCkBFSPNTH

— Anthony Chiang (@Anthony_Chiang) October 21, 2017

That next guy up is probably going to be Olynuk, who scored 10 points in 21 minutes in Miami’s opener. It’s early in the day when I’m writing this, but all signs point to that happening. In an expanded role, Olynyk’s size and skill-set project well against the Indiana Pacers, who haven’t been impressive defensively.

PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo – Milwaukee Bucks ($11.3k)

I hate paying this much for The Greek Freak. He’s burned me countless times with foul trouble or bad perimeter shooting. But how do we fade this guy right now? With Jabari Parker still working his way back from an ACL injury, this is Giannis’ show to run and he’s basically this year’s Russell Westbrook.

Blake Griffin is a great (cheaper) pivot and I have a lot of interest in LaMarcus Aldridge with Kawhi Leonard still out, but we have to ride this wave while it’s hear. Giannis has 37 and 34 actual points through his first two games and has topped 60+ fantasy points in both contests. Here’s to a third?

C: Nikola Jokic – Denver Nuggets ($9k)

We are getting one of the most talented centers in the game at an insanely low price. Joker has Anthony Davis upside and has a great matchup against the Kings tonight. His price could be down due to a weak showing in his opener, but that came against defensive ace, Rudy Gobert.

I love this spot as a bounce-back opportunity for Jokic, who is as skilled as big men come. Hassan Whiteside and Myles Turner both being out leaves Jokic as the obvious choice at center. Let’s hope everyone else doesn’t see it that way or wastes their money on inflated options like Russ, Steph or LeBron tonight.

This is going to be a very fun slate if things break right. With so many true studs, the ownership is going to be all over the place. You can absolutely make an argument for a ton of the guys we’re fading, partially because we’re fading them. Anytime you can get stars at almost guaranteed low ownership, we need to consider it. However, I can’t bypass Giannis and Harden in these spots and I love the value picks that help get us both of them.

Remember, our NBA DFS FanDuel picks aren’t necessarily a plug and play lineup. This is a team we’ll use, but it’s also a look at the top plays we want in our lineups, along with some of our favorite value plays to help us get there. It’s up to you to choose which stars and values you use. Hopefully the ones you select work out!

Blazers vs. Bucks NBA Pick – October 21st

The internet melted with glee at the opening night demise of Lonzo Ball. What an overrated bum! The internet similarly melted last night with the opposite reaction as Lonzo’s second game near-triple double cemented his certain Hall of Fame status.

So which is it?

Probably neither. There are two variables in the extremes that won’t be present in most games, and we will see his results settle neatly – and probably almost EXACTLY –

between the two extremes. The first variable is the defense of Mister Patrick Beverly, probably the most intense and annoying 94-foot defender in the NBA. The second variable is the collective embodiment of the opposite of Patrick Beverly, the Phoenix Suns. The Suns have allowed 256 points in their two games so far, so don’t get too enamored with Ball’s 29/11/9 masterpiece, as beautiful as it was to behold.

Elsewhere, the Wolves got a tough win over the Jazz last night, but for the second time this season I came up less than a bucket short of cashing a winning wager. It’s not the start I was hoping for, but with two buckets, we’ d probably be bragging on a hot start… Alas, it is time to get to work and see if we can put in a winning weekend.

Today’s NBA Pick:

Portland Trailblazers at Milwaukee Bucks -3.5

Tonight might well be the perfect illustration of the difference between the East and the West. The Bucks are the fun sleeper contender in the Eastern Conference behind their young emerging superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo “The Greek Freak.” The Blazers are considered a borderline playoff team in the West.

And the rosters aren’t really close in terms of overall talent, once you subtract the Bucks best player. The Blazers backcourt firepower is on par with any team in the NBA and the addition of Jusef Nurkic to the mix makes them even more potent and less solely-reliant on their dynamite duo of Lillard and McCollum. They’ve defended well so far this season as well, holding opponents to just 86.0 ppg through two games. The Bucks also expended a lot of energy last night trying to match LeBron and the Cavs and their tremendous depth on ESPN.

Backend of back-to-backs are never ideal scenarios for NBA success, especially when wagering, but with both teams having played last night, and Milwaukee not having to travel so I’ll take the team that didn’t play last night and the one that has more places to get buckets. The Bucks, other than Giannis, shot just 38% from the floor last night. Milwaukee will have some trouble scoring when Giannis isn’t on his peak performance most of the season, and I think they’ll need more points against a team that can light it up like Portland.

The Blazers will win a lot of Eastern Conference games this season, even if it isn’t quite enough to make the Playoffs in their own stacked league.

Today’s NBA Pick: PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS +3.5

DraftKings NBA Picks – October 21st

What’s up guys. Alex here, and I am back with my DraftKings NBA picks for October 21st, 2017. Tonight we get a full slate with 10 games to attack. Be sure to follow all of the injury news tonight, all the way up until the 8:00 PM 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: James Harden: (10,600) It didn’t take long for PG Chris Paul to get hurt and he is expected to miss roughly a month with a knee injury. This instantly slides Harden back into being the fantasy monster we saw last year. With CP3 out of the picture last season, Harden almost averaged a triple double, on a 34.6% usage, 50.4% assist percentage, and a 12.3% rebound percentage, resulting in a 55.3 DK points a game. Tonight, he will be at home facing off against The Mavs. Dallas is a neutral matchup for PGs (0.7 opponent +/-) and their slow pace isn’t ideal (2nd slowest last season), but Harden is clearly priced as if Paul is healthy and on the floor.

At home last season, Harden scored basically his season average, at 55.34 DK points a game, which would be a very efficient 5.2 return at his current price tag. We all know the upside he has and if this game stays close, Harden could easily top 60 DK points in his first home of game of the year. Obviously, he will be a popular option, but regardless of ownership, Harden is the player I will be building around on Saturday night.

Value Picks:

SG: Eric Gordon: (5,400) The reigning six man of the year has been terrific to start the year, averaging 33.4 DK points a game. In the first game of the season with Paul healthy, Gordon played 29.3 minutes off the bench, but with Paul out Wednesday, Gordon slid into the starting five and saw 35 minutes of action vs The Kings. (35 DK points) His playing time wasn’t the only thing that increased, his usage rose to a very high 36.6%, which was a large 6.2% bump from the usage he saw in the season opener.

Rightfully so, his price has gone up $600 since his last outing, but just like Harden, he is still underpriced for role he will have with Paul out. Mavs SG Wesley Matthews is a solid defender, but I don’t think he is anything that should hold you back from deploying Gordon tonight. He should score 30+ DK points as a starter and is a solid value that can be targeted in all formats for this 11 game slate.

PF: James Johnson: (5,200) Johnson reminded us in the first game of the season how effective of a player he truly is, filling up the stat sheet, with 11 points, eight assists, four rebounds, a block, and a steal in only 19 minutes vs The Magic. (30 DK points) There is no official news about who will start, but either way, if he joins the starting lineup or stays with the second unit, Johnson will take on a big load tonight vs The Pacers with Heat starting center Hassan Whiteside out (knee).

In the four full games that Whiteside missed last season, Johnson averaged 34.13 DK points in 30.9 minutes a game. In these games, he produced 1.09 DK points per minute on a 23.6% usage rate. Tonight, he will be going against The Pacers, who will also be without their starting center, Myles Turner, which will soften this matchup overall. I am expecting right around 30 minutes tonight, which is plenty of time for Johnson to put up 30 DK points with 40 point upside. He enters must play status if he is announced as a starter and is still a very viable play if he continues to come off the bench.

PG/SG: J.J. Barea: (4,200) Last night, Barea drew the start with rookie PG Dennis Smith Jr. out. (knee) To no one’s surprise, the crafty vet had no issues as The Mavs’ starting PG, putting up 29.25 DK points vs The Kings. Barea is expected to draw the start again with DSJ expected to miss his second straight contest. If you have been playing NBA DFS over the years, you know that Barea is always in play when he is a starter. Last season, he averaged 0.97 DK points per minute, and with close to 30 minutes again this evening, Barea should exceed value, vs The Rockets, who will be without their starting PG and their best defending guard, Chris Paul.

Barea will be facing off against James Harden, who we all know is a very weak defensive player. Additionally, Barea should benefit from playing way up in pace, as The Rockets ranked fourth in pace last year, compared to The Mavs who were the second slowest team. (8.3 possession increase) Last year, Barea flourished when playing this Rockets team, averaging 30.25 DK points in his two meetings with Houston. At his cheap price, Barea is another nice way to get a piece of this HOU DAL game that has a healthy game total of 215.5 points.

Also Consider: Domantas Sabonis (assuming he remains the starter for Turner), Jon Isaac (if Aaron Gordon is out again), Justin Holiday, Evan Fournier, Zach Randolph, Yogi Ferrell, Lauri Markknen, Malcom Brogdon, Enes Kanter, Kelly Olynyk (nice price for him with Whiteside out), Trevor Ariza (sucked last game, but the minutes will still be there and he will be low owned), and Jose Calderon.

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Bumper betting tips for 21 October 2017

Event date: 21/22 October 2017
Event(s): Football, Rugby
Selection: Various
Bookmaker: Will Hill, Unibet, Stan James, Betfred
Odds: Various
Rating: Various

Lots of sport going on this weekend means lots of tips.  I have included a few different bookmakers here so there should be something for everybody, if you don’t have an account with one of them and you fancy the tip then please click the link to open, each one will have a decent sign up bonus.

The best value tip is probably the rugby game involving Pau and Zebre, Pau’s price currently at 2.2 at Betfair which is a huge difference…

Welsh Connah’s Quay v Llandudno Both Teams to Score 13/10 (2.3) Unibet 3*
Spain La Liga Real Madrid v Eibar – Eibar over 3.5 corners 2.18 Unibet 3*
Spain La Liga Real Betis v Alaves total corners under 9.5 29/20 (2.45) William Hill 3*
Spain Segunda Elche v Alcoyano Both Teams to Score 2/1 (3.0) William Hill 2*
English Championship Notts Forest to beat Burton 4/5 (1.8) Betfred

Rugby

European Challenge Cup Pau to beat Zebre 6/4 (2.5) Stan James 4*

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The Voice of Value: Open the Green Door at Catterick today

A WIN for Awesometank and a place for Staxton were good enough for me to wash my face last Saturday and Dolos was also unlucky in 2nd place in his race.  

Hopefully a few of you also followed my advice with Withhold as a fallback option who absolutely bolted up in the Cesarewitch.

This weekend sees the culmination of the flat season in the UK with Champions Day at Ascot but I also have a few horses of interest running over the jumps as things start to pick up on that front and I have one at Catterick that cannot go unbacked.

1.10 Market Rasen

The first fancy is MALINDI BAY who went in the notebook in September and then disappointed last time out.  There was clearly something amiss last time and of course there are no guarantees that she will come good now but I’m hoping the introduction to hurdles will make a difference and if she hadn’t had that stinker last time she would be much closer to favouritism here. If she bounces back then the 11/1 will look silly.

1.25 Ascot

Big Orange was magnificent for us at Royal Ascot but he has no interest in this soft ground today and I can’t back him.  For me it is a choice between Order of St George and STRADIVARIUS so with the current prices it’s a no brainer.  Stradivarius is still improving and this trip should be perfect for him.

2.40 Ascot

BATEEL is the best horse here and should be closer to even money in my book.  Ground and trip are ideal whilst others have question marks.  Very straightforward win bet here for me.

3.30 Catterick

GREEN DOOR sparked back into life last time out when finishing third in a solid race during the week.  He drops another 1lb in the handicap and with the soft ground ideal for him I can see him running a massive race today.  Catterick might be off the beaten track today with some huge flat races at Ascot but don’t forget to back this lad.

4.30 Ascot

OH THIS IS US isn’t perhaps the most obvious one in this race and we have to go all the way back to April  to allow me to make a case for him with his 2nd place in the Lincoln.  He was backed off the boards that day as Ryan Moore racked up win after win right through the card and the bookies were terrified that they would lose a fortune on multiples with another Moore winner in the last race. Thankfully for the bookies he was pipped by Bravery.

Since that day Oh This Is Us won twice and then has had a quiet few months but his handicap mark has dropped to an appealing mark and crucially Ryan Moore is back on board.  Soft ground is a but of an unknown to be honest but I think he will handle it ok and with Moore back in the plate I can see the horse finishing out the season on a high at a cracking big price.

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The Saint Greg Browning’s Tips: Goals on cards at Forfar and Clyde

LAST night’s goals bet in France landed easily and my focus is on the Scottish games today.

Going for goals and concentrating on the lower leagues.

Forfar v Ayr

If it’s goals your looking for Ayr have been to the team to follow – 11 of their 13 games his season have yielded over 2.5 goals and this fixture hasn’t been shy of goals with the last six meetings seeing 22 goals.

Clyde v Peterhead

The Bully Wee are the BTTS champions – you’ll struggle to find a team in the UK with a better record of 14 matches from 15 (13 of them saw over 2.5 goals). They welcome a Peterhead side who won 9-0 against Scottish Cup amateurs last week and also like a goal.

They have the legaue’s best striker in Rory McAllister and should net at least once against a leaky Clyde defence. Taking BTTS to continue here and that’s should lead us to goals

  • Back over 2.5 match goals double (6-4, ) (NAP)

Adding two matches from the Premiership.

Hearts v St Johnstone

Two things have happened in recent weeks. Firstly, since Craig Levein took over Hearts have become hard to beat (one defeat in five) and there’s a steelness about them that was missing when Ian Cathro was in charge.

Secondly, St Johnstone can’t defend – after a terrific start to the season we have lost three goals against Dundee, Aberdeen and Rangers. Been plenty of goals in this fixture bit with it being played at Murrayfield I’m taking Hearts to continue their good start under Levein.

Ross County v Hamilton

After a blistering start to the season the wheels have fallen off Hamilton, five defeats on the spin and have conceded at least two goals in their last six. New County boss Owen Coyle will be looking to make it two wins from three with Hamilton always conceding and scoring we should see goals here.

A number of markets I looked at for these two matches (Hearts/County double,  home 1.5 team goals double) but have opted for the following.

  • Hearts over 1.5 team goals
  • Ross County v Hamilton over 2.5 match goals
  • Double pays 5-2

Newcastle v Crystal Palace

Going for an old trusted bet here and that’s a late goal at Newcastle.

  • Goal after 73 mins 5-6
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Alan Thomson’s Tips: Gosden’s colt will give it a good Crack

IT’S the final day of the flat season and our resident racing expert Alan Thomson takes us through the card at the Qipco Meeting at Ascot with six selections to beat the bookies.

Ascot 3.50

CRACKSMAN (3.50) can put the finishing touches to an excellent three-year-old campaign by bagging the Group 1 Qipco Champion Stakes at a wet and windy Ascot.

John Gosden’s colt was beaten a neck by Capri in the Irish Derby following his third to Wings Of Eagles in the Investec Derby at Epsom.

He has developed physically through the summer and Frankie Dettori steered him to a six-length victory in the Great Voltigeur at York before Cracksman mopped up the Prix Niel at Chantilly. He is going from strength to strength and should cope with the drop in trip on this sodden ground.

Barney Roy, pipped by Ulysses in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown and later third to Ulysses and Churchill in the Juddmonte International at York, can provide stern opposition but Cracksman is readily preferred.

Brametot, winner of the French 2000 Guineas and Derby, will find 10f more suitable than the longer Arc distance, although he was far from disgraced at Chantilly.

Ascot 3.15

BEAT THE BANK (3.15) wins a narrow vote over Ribchester in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

Andrew Balding’s three-year-old has been beaten only once in six starts and thumped Sir John Lavery and subsequent winner Jallota when last seen in a Group 2 contest at Newmarket.

Ribchester had a rare old tussle with Minding before emerging second-best 12 months ago and must go well with underfoot conditions in his favour.

Richard Fahey’s four-year-old won the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot but was slightly disappointing, admittedly on desperate ground, when beaten by Here Comes When in the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood.

Churchill, favourite in all 11 career starts, has been off the boil this summer, finishing seventh to Decorated Knight at Leopardstown. Aidan O’Brien’s dual Guineas winner could manage only fourth to Barney Roy at Royal Ascot but write off that man O’Brien at your peril.

Ascot 2.40

The Ballydoyle maestro has a good chance of lifting the fillies and mares contest with HYDRANGEA (2.40) at decent odds.

The three-year-old was beaten a head by stablemate Rhododendron at Chantilly (soft) and had the speed to edge out O’Brien’s brilliant Winter in the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown last month.

This will by Hydrangea’s first attempt at 12 furlongs, so there are risks attached, but the daughter of Galileo may have the measure of last year’s easy winner Journey. More recently, John Gosden’s filly has more than two lengths to make up on French challenger Bateel (formerly trained by David Simcock) on their running in the Prix Vermeille at Chantilly, but Journey has always come into her own at this time of the season.

Ascot 2.00

HARRY ANGEL (2.00) is trading at short odds but can stamp his authority over some crack sprinters.

He made a mockery of pre-race fears that heavy ground at Haydock would blunt his speed in the 32Red Sprint Cup, bowling along in front and pulling four lengths clear. The Darley July Cup winner will be extremely hard to beat if reproducing that explosive run.

Quiet Reflection won in grand style in Ireland and has got her ground. Under these attritional conditions she may pose more of a threat than Caravaggio and last year’s winner The Tin Man.

Order Of St George will be all the rage for the Long Distance Cup, but he finished fourth to Sheikzayedroad last year when sent off at prohibitive odds.

Ascot 1.25

STRADIVARIUS (1.25) is a plausible each-way alternative following his excellent third to Capri in the William Hill St Leger, backing up a superb victory over Big Orange in the Qatar Goodwood Cup.

This will be the deepest ground he has yet encountered, so there is an element of guesswork involved.
Big Orange will be seriously inconvenienced by the soft ground and Order of St George is likely to be ridden more prominently than last year when caught quite far out of his ground rounding the home bend.
Sheikzayedroad will be one of the few to revel in the mud and could be the surprise packet once again this year.

Ascot 4.30

LORD GLITTERS (4.30) has been a notable gamble to land the fiercely competitive Balmoral Handicap.
The ex-French gelding ran a cracker on his first start for David O’Meara, chasing home Accidental Agent a fortnight ago, and his sire Whipper revelled in the mud. Hopefully, stall three isn’t an inconvenience on the far side of the track.

Recommended bets

  • Ascot 1.25 – Stradivarius ew 8/1 (Bet365)
  • Ascot 2.00 – Harry Angel 6/4 (Betfred)
  • Ascot 2.40 – Hydrangea 7/1 (Paddy Power)
  • Ascot 3.15 – Beat The Bank 11/2 (Bet365)
  • Ascot 3.50 – Cracksman 9/4 (Sportingbet)
  • Ascot 4.30 – Lord Glitters 7/2 (Coral, Bet365)
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Ipswich v Norwich Predictions & Betting Odds – 22nd October 2017

Ipswich v Norwich Betting Preview – Championship 22nd October 12.00pm

The East Anglian derby will be warming up Sunday’s action as Norwich make the trip to Portman Road to face their rivals. Of the two, it is the Canaries who are running in form and they will be confident of collecting an away win in this one. Ipswich are just struggling defensively at the moment but this is derby day and you can be assured that they will be up for the challenge, despite their lack of current league form.

Ipswich v Norwich Betting Tips

The East Anglian rivals are only being separated by a point this season in the championship. Norwich are the ones holding the slight advantage but from the Ipswich perspective, they will be more concerned about their current lack of form. The Tractor Boys have fallen to five defeats in their last seven league games, which was a bust after they had started strongly with four straight wins for the season. Ipswich have conceded at least two goals in five of their last seven as well now so their defence isn’t standing up to stern scrutiny at the moment. Over 2.5 goals at bet365 returns a price of 3/4 for this one because of that. Ipswich are W 4 D2 at home in the league so far this season and suffered a 3-1 defeat against Bristol City in their most recent home fixture.

Ipswich have netted eleven goals in their six home games this season and they have picked up a clean sheet in half of those. Martyn Waghorn is their top scorer this season with six goals in the division and he is a price of 2/1 in the bet365 anytime goalscorer market with Joe Garner a shorter 6/4 price for them. Last season in the two league meetings there were 1-1 draws in each and that leaves Ipswich on an eight match winless streak against Norwich in all competitions now (D3 L5) so they most certainly are not carrying head to head form against the Canaries. With the number of losses that they have amassed recently, they will be vulnerable in this derby. Three of the four home wins that Ipswich have recorded this season have been to nil but they are a risky 9/2 punt at Bet365 to pull that off in this one.

Norwich are now unbeaten in their last seven league games so they are carrying good form. They are not a scoring powerhouse at all and in fact of the current top nineteen in the division heading into the weekend’s matches, Norwich are the lowest scoring side of the lot. But they are up in eighth place which says a lot about their defence. Only on two occasions this season have they scored more than one goal in a league match. The Canaries have collected five clean sheets in their last seven league outings now. In the bet365 correct score market, the 1-1 draw is the shortest priced option at 11/2, while a Norwich 1-0 victory isn’t without appeal at a price of 17/2. The Canaries are on a three match winning streak away in the league, two of those three wins coming by a 1-0 scoreline.

Ipswich v Norwich Betting Odds

Norwich 11/10, Ipswich 9/4, Draw 5/2

Ipswich v Norwich Predictions

Norwich to win: The Canaries look to be the value in this one as they are the ones carrying the form at the moment. Ipswich’s defence just hasn’t been on point lately and the Canaries are carrying strong form out on the road at the moment and can be trusted to win the derby.

Yankees vs. Astros ALCS Game 7 Pick – October 21st

After a hard-fought season and postseason, it all comes down to Game 7 today. The Houston Astros came up in a big way, dispatching the Yankees by a score of 7-1 to force one more game to decide the American League. The Astros needed their offense to get going, and got going it did. Houston scored 7 runs, their highest run total of the ALCS. They previously had 4 runs in Game 4, but their effort last night nearly doubled that number up. It really was the first game that the Astro offense finally stood up. Did the Yankees wake up a sleeping giant? Houston haven’t looked like that in this series thus far, so we’ll see if it can carry over the Astros.

Jose Altuve led the way with a deep ball and 3 RBI’s. Alex Bergman also connected for a double to bring 2 runs home. George Springer and JJ Reddick continued to struggle, going a combined 0-8 but they didn’t need their assistances. They may need one of them to come to life in Game 7. The Astros are going to go with Charlie Morton as their starter.

Justin Verlander is taxed after going deep last night, and Dallas Keuchel pitched the game before. So, the Astros are putting their faith in Morton to get the job done. I was thinking more along the lines of Lance McCullers, but I expect him to see an appearance in this one. In fact, the Yankees and Astros are going to throw the kitchen sink on the diamond in Game 7. All the while, the Dodgers are resting their arms and gearing up for the World Series. The Yankees are going to counter with CC Sabathia, who has been terrific against the Astros in the ALCS. We’ll see if it continues in Houston. Head below for our free ALCS Game 7 pick.

N.Y. Yankees vs. Houston Astros Pick

CC Sabathia (15-5, 3.56 ERA) vs. Charlie Morton (14-8, 3.96 ERA)

CC Sabathia has already dominated this lineu. He will have to do it one more time, and he’ll go down as the MVP of the ALCS. In Game 3, CC went 6 strong innings, allowing just 3 hits and no runs. Going back a series to the ALDS, Sabathia was strong there as well. He beat Kluber in a showdown, giving up 2 runs in a 5-2 winning effort for the Yankees. However, can he do it again? The Astro offense seemed to wake up last night and put up 8 runs in an instant. They’ve done that all season long, and if it carries over, the Yankees are going to be in a lot of trouble.

Morton will start opposite Sabathia, who is coming off an ugly outing against the Yankees. He allowed 7 runs in just 3.2 innings, as he was yanked early. Morton has a chance to redeem himself in the biggest game of his career. However, there is enough of a sample size to suggest that Morton is going to run into issues again. The Yankees have hit him for a .327 BA and 7 home runs in 113 at-bats. Starlin Castro is hitting .400 against him with 30 at-bats. Todd Frazier is another guy, hitting .389 in 18 at-bats. Further, Brett Gardner has 3 hits off him in just 4 plate appearances against Morton.

You can go up and down the list of guys who have had success against him on the Yankees. Keuchel should be available out of the bullpen, though, so if things turn sour look for him. McHugh will also be available in the bullpen. I have a feeling the best two offenses, statistically, in the majors come to play in Game 7, though. The Astros’ bats woke up last night, and I could see Sabathia finally running into a bad start. If Morton gives up runs early, which he has shown a tendency to do against the Astros in the past, the Yankees will have a tired bullpen to hit. I think this one goes OVER the total, but as a fan, this one should be a treat either way.

PICK: OVER 7.5 (-125)

Premier League: A grind rather than a glide for the Red Devils on Saturday

A busy Saturday in the Premier League. Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79) picks out his best bets from the card.

Chelsea v Watford | Saturday 12:30 | Sky Sports

  • Chelsea ravaged by injury and discontent
  • Kante, Luiz and Bakayoko could all be out on Saturday
  • This game takes place just 62 hours after the end of Chelsea’s gruelling 3-3 draw with Roma in the Champions League
  • Chelsea one home Premier League win in four this season
  • Watford above Chelsea in the table in the fourth
  • Fresh from beating Arsenal last week. Confidence high.
  • At 17/2 they have to be backed today with the game set up for them. In the interests of giving myself a chance of a winner I’ll back them +1.5 as well.

Huddersfield v Man Utd | Saturday 15:00

  • The early fizz that enveloped Huddersfield in the Premier League has gone flat
  • The Terriers haven’t scored in over a month and are starting to resemble 2016/17 Middlesbrough
  • Up against a side who’ve conceded just two league goals this season it’s hard to see them scoring
  • It’s a must win for the Old Trafford side and they should be good enough to grind rather than glide to victory
  • Only Spurs have scored more than twice against Huddersfield and that pattern can continue here.
  • Man Utd and Under 3.5 Goals looks a sound bet.

Newcastle v Crystal Palace | Saturday 15:00

  • One of the key questions this weekend is what effect Crystal Palace’s brilliant win last week will have on their season. A one off, or a real turn in form?
  • I’ll back them to register here in what should be a tough match in the North East
  • Newcastle have been impressive this season and looked great against Southampton on Sunday
  • Top 10 aspirations not beyond them
  • Palace the key here, I’m hoping their performance buoys them into a strong performance here and scorelines of 1-1 and 2-1 looks runners.

Best Bets 

Chelsea v Watford – Watford +1.5 (4/5 Unibet)

Huddersfield v Man Utd – Man Utd to win and Over 3.5 Goals (Evens Unibet)

Newcastle v Crystal Palace – Both Teams To Score (10/11 Unibet)

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Euro Both Teams to Score Tips: Feirense fond of a thriller

PORTUGUESE side Feirense have seen a trend for goals in their home games this season with a total of 15 strikes in their four league outings.

Both teams have scored in all four and I’m backing that stat to continue at 15-14 with 188bet when Rio Ave – who’ve drawn a blank in two of their three away days but are six places higher than the 12th-placed hosts – come to town.

In Belgium, btts has landed in Lokeren’s last five ahead of the visit of high-flying Charleroi and both to get on the scoresheet is 13-15 at 188bet.

And the Germany meeting of Monchengladbach and Leverkusen should also see a few goals with both scoring and conceding freely.

Scott’s Euro Btts Treble

  • Monchengladbach v Leverkusen (2.30pm)
  • Feirense v Rio Ave (4pm)
  • Lokeren v Charleroi (5pm)
  • (9-2, 188bet)
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