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My MLB DFS playoff picks last night weren’t the greatest. I did nail a solid value arm in Nathan Eovaldi (34) and I was correct about targeting some Red Sox. I just didn’t really use the right ones.
Steve Pearce homered and Jackie Bradley hit a grand slam. I actually liked Pearce quite a bit, but I was never going to be on Bradley against a left-handed pitcher.
It wasn’t a winning night, but I had some decent picks. It’s onward and upward for another two-game slate at FanDuel tonight:
SP: Wade Miley – Milwaukee Brewers ($6k)
Like I’ve said a few times, nobody has a good matchup at this point. Even Clayton Kershaw got just three fantasy points in his last start, so I see no reason to pay a premium for expensive pitchers who have bad matchups, could struggle or may even be the first guy in a bullpen effort.
I doubt there is a bullpen outing tonight, but all of the arms could easily get blown up tonight. Miley is at least dirt cheap and allows me to stack bats. He’s also been in terrific form, allowing zero runs so far in the MLB playoffs. The Dodgers can be good at home and have the bats to murder southpaws, but I’m going to ride the wave here.
Miley is admittedly the most dangerous arm to confide in on this slate, but this is about form and price. I want all of the bats tonight.
C/1B: Erik Kratz – Milwaukee Brewers ($2k)
I don’t even know if Kratz is starting as I write this, but I know I want to punt this position to save up elsewhere. There are not a lot of great spots to save cash with just four teams playing, so using a catcher in this slot is one of the best ways to do that.
The good news is Kratz has shown some power against southpaws and he costs the bare minimum. Feel free to pivot to Austin Barnes or Manny Pina if Kratz doesn’t start. If you want to pay up here, Jesus Aguilar ($3.7k) is my stud bat of choice at the C/1B position.
2B: Jose Altuve – Houston Astros ($3.9k)
Altuve is the best 2B option and it’s not particularly close. He’s been on fire with 6+ fantasy points in six straight games and will be at home in a pretty crucial game for the Astros, who are down 2-1 in their series with Boston.
I get the feeling Houston ties things up tonight and it’ll probably be due to an offensive explosion. Considering they’re -148 favorites at Sportsbetting.ag, I’m not exactly going out on a limb here.
The Astros get Rick Porcello, who is a good pitcher but serves up a ton of contact. He’s best attacked from the right side of the plate, but that’s not a luxury we really have with this Houston offense. They’re still fully capable of mashing righties and Altuve excels (.377 wOBA) in these types of matchups.
You can’t lean on BvsP data fully, but it’s worth noting that Altuve has twice donged Porcello in the past.
3B: Alex Bregman – Houston Astros ($4.1k)
I am rolling out a full Astros stack tonight. You need to project things in playoff baseball and I just can’t see Houston losing at home to go down 3-1 in this thing. Porcello may be better targeted from the left side, but he still gives up contact and is in a hostile environment against one of the best lineups in the majors.
Bregman is pricey and I don’t mind a pivot down to Justin Turner, but his splits (.403 wOBA, .254 ISO) are all of the nasty. I’m using Miley, too, so I don’t want to get too carried away with Dodgers and stacking Brewers against Kershaw the second time around feels ill-advised.
SS: Carlos Correa – Houston Astros ($3.5k)
I’ll keep the Houston love going with Correa, who is pretty cheap and riding a nice four-game hitting streak. Manny Machado ($4.3k) is probably the best SS on the board, but Correa is a fine option and saves me a ton of cash.
OF: Chris Taylor – Los Angeles Dodgers ($2.8k)
My lone Dodgers bat is CT3, who figures to get the start given his solid splits and quality play so far in the playoffs. He’s too cheap to ignore here, but if I can find a way up to Ryan Braun ($3.1k) I am going to consider it.
OF: J.D. Martinez – Boston Red Sox ($4.2k)
I paid up for the elite Boston bats last night and it wasn’t the right call. I will go back to the well again tonight, as Charlie Morton hasn’t been elite for a while now. Martinez mashes righties (.310 ISO) even better than lefties this year for some reason and is due for a long ball.
OF: George Springer – Houston Astros ($4.1k)
I’ll wrap up a full four-man Astros stack with Springer, who is one of five Houston sticks that has taken Ricky P yard in the past. Springer is always a threat to launch one and has respectable splits going into this matchup. If you want to pivot to Andrew Benintendi or try to pay up for Christian Yelich instead, I can’t fault you there.
Util: Mookie Betts – Boston Red Sox ($4.4k)
You can pivot to Manny Machado here if you’d like, but I prefer this game for scoring. I don’t exactly want to chase after Kershaw in the off chance he’s finally good in the playoffs, while I also don’t want to stack Dodgers against my pitcher.
Betts isn’t really a consolation prize, as he’s possibly the top bat on the board. He wrecks righties (.436 wOBA, .265 ISO) and has as much upside as anyone tonight.
I think you need to take hard stances at this point. I expect the Brewers/Dodgers game to be the weaker game on this slate in terms of offensive output, so I don’t want to load up with hitting there. You should favor righties from that game if you disagree, however, while a couple of one-off sticks like CT3, Machado, JT, Aguilar and Braun are clearly very much in play.
I think Houston fights back tonight and evens their series, so I want the Astros in a possible blow-up spot. I still think Boston makes it interesting, though, so give me their two best hitters and let’s see if this lineup can’t make some noise.
Whether you’re using this exact squad or just mixing a few of my MLB DFS picks with your own, I wish you luck tonight. Enjoy the games!
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Arsene Wenger has revealed that he has had enquires from all over the world and expects to make a return to football management in January.
The 68-year-old suffered a disappointing end to a generally successful reign at Arsenal last season but says that time out of the game has renewed his enthusiasm and the Frenchman says he feels re-energised and ready to take up a new challenge.
Wenger was at Arsenal for 22 years after previously managing Nancy and Monaco as well as Nogoya Grampus Eight in Japan. He won the Premier League three times with the Gunners and his team also won the FA Cup seven times, doing the double twice. Boasting a win percentage approaching 60 per cent, he is one of the most successful club managers of modern times and it is no surprise that there have been plenty of suitors.
Ladbrokes have opened a market on Arsene Wenger’s next job but has give no clues about his ultimate destination. At an age at which most of us would be happy to enjoy retirement, Wenger has been linked to a coaching job with the Japan national team and also with a post at Paris St Germain – could he replace Didier Deschamps as coach of world champions France? That would be a strange move by the French FA but Ladbrokes make France their favourites at 7/2. PSG are 6/1 with Real Madrid at 8/1 and a return to Monaco is 10/1 (not much faith being placed in Thierry Henry there) – but would Europe’s top clubs put their future in the hands of a pensioner who has probably always been held in higher regard in England than on mainland Europe.
Any Chinese Club 7/1
Any MLS Club 8/1
Real Madrid 8/1
AC Milan 10/1
Bayern Munich 11/1
(Odds Correct at 3.00pm October 17)
Manchester City v Burnley Betting Tips – Premier League, 20th October 3.00pm
Manchester City remain undefeated for the season so far and they will be looking for a big three points on home soil as they return from the international break. They are heavy favourites to bank another three points as they face the Clarets. Burnley had just started to get a bit of momentum going after a tough start to the season, but are likely to have their hands full here. Read our predictions for Manchester City v Burnley.
Manchester City 1/14
* (Betting Odds were taken from *** on October 15th, 2018 at 7:16 p.m.)
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Manchester City will be defending their 100% start to their home form this season on the weekend when they play host to Burnley. With four wins from four at the Etihad, things are shaping up well, the Citizens having netted thirteen goals in those four fixtures. Because this is a return after the international break, a comfortable Manchester City 2-0 correct score is at 13/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 6:33 pm). Manchester City have now won twenty of their last twenty-three (D2 L1) home games in the Premier League.
Raheem Sterling should be in a great mood after breaking his long drought for England in Monday’s win over Spain. Sterling is at 10/11 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 6:33 pm). City have taken a clean sheet in each of their last four fixtures now in the Premier League so there will be favouritism on them banking one in this one. A Man City/Man City half-time/ full-time wager will also appeal. City haven’t conceded a second-half home goal this term.
The Clarets got one point from their opening five league games, but were showing good signs of recovery before the international break with a W2 D1 record. That was a massive lift for them and they picked up seven goals in that burst of games. They are going into two testing fixtures now as they face Chelse straight after this duel with the Citizens. Because the Clarets may not see too much of the ball both teams NOT to score is at 1/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 6:33 pm).
Burnley are W1 D1 L2 on their travels this season, conceding six goals and scoring in half of them. They have only picked up the two clean sheets this season home and away combined. Burnley have been level at 0-0 at half time in three of their four away games this season but we prefer the option of Manchester City winning at half time. Overall, Manchester City to win to nil is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 6:33 pm).
There was a big 3-0 home win for City over Burnley last season in the league and they took a three-goal winning margin over them at the Etihad in the FA Cup too. The Citizens are W2 D2 in their four previous Premier League home games against Burnley, winning the last two. From the previous eight Premier League meetings between the two clubs, Manchester City are W4 D3 L1 against Burnley.
Manchester City to win: There’s no reason to not expect a home win to crop up in this one. The Citizens have such strong form going on home soil that it should be three points heading their way. Manchester City to win to nil.
DECENT nights on Monday and Tuesday and hoping to continue the run on to Wednesday’s card – there’s not much to go at but I reckon I may have spied one that has the goals radar quietly pinging away in the background.
The Bolivian B is a brutal division and while it may not be the most commonly visited league it has thrown up some big scorelines for me in the past.
This one features two sides going head to head just 3 days after an 11-goal ding-dong which saw Torre run out 8-3 winners in the early hours of Sunday morning … some scoreline and that was away from home!
It’s not a solitary big scoreline for the hosts who have match goal totals of 11-2-0-4-6-6 across their last 6 consecutive games and Kivon themselves have hardly been shy with their own last 9 reading 11-2-3-7-5-1-4-3-5 match goals within the last month.
There’s no guarantees and it goes without saying stakes have to reflect the obscure nature of games like this but I’m happy to take on the following.
Cardiff v Fulham Betting Tips – Premier League, 20th October 3.00pm
This will be a big game down at the foot of the table between two sides stuck in the bottom four. Cardiff are at the very bottom but a win would at least see them pull level with the Cottagers. Fulham have the worst defensive record in the top flight at the moment but will the limited attack of the Bluebirds be able to expose that? Read our predictions for Cardiff v Fulham.
* (Betting Odds were taken from *** on October 15th, 2018 at 7:16 p.m.)
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Cardiff are struggling to keep pace with the pack in the top flight this season. They return to action on a five-match losing streak. They have posted a D2 L6 record in the Premier League campaign, conceding at least two goals in each of those six defeats.
They have scored in just three of their eight fixtures as well, so nothing is working for them. They lost each of the three games in which they did manage to score. Can they get something going against a side who are struggling for form?
For Cardiff v Fulham predictions, both teams not to score in this one is at 11/10 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 6:18 pm). Cardiff are D1 L3 at home this season, having lost three in a row there. They have conceded ten goals in their last three home games.
A defeat in this one would see the Cottagers move six points clear of them, so the Bluebirds really need to produce something in this fixture or their already dire situation is going to be looking a lot worse.
Fulham have that three-point advantage then over the Bluebirds. Fulham have achieved a victory this season, which was back at the end of August. They are on a five-match winless streak though now with a D2 L3 record. The issue with Fulham is their defence which has been wide open.
That’s a huge problem they need to fix because otherwise, their style of play is positive. They have shipped 21 goals in eight games, the worst record in the top flight but some distance.
The Cottagers have conceded at least two goals in all but one of their league outings this season. But the question is, will their defence get exposed by a Cardiff’s lightweight attack? Under 2.5 goals is the appealing option at even money* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 6:18 pm).
Avoiding defeat could well be the order of the day in this one and it could, therefore, be cagey. Fulham have taken one point from four road games this season failing to score in their last two which were at Man City and Everton.
Fulham and Cardiff were in the Championship last season together and the Cottagers took four points from the meetings. They won 4-2 down in South Wales. The Cottagers are undefeated in their last seven games against Cardiff in all competitions with a W3 D4 record on the board. Five of the last six meetings have produced at least three goals There have been thirteen goals in the last three clashes in Wales.
Fulham to win: The Cottagers may be a bit of value to go and get themselves an away win. They are facing a very limited Cardiff side. These two have very contrasting styles, with Cardiff being direct and Fulham playing open football. We are going to back the creativity of the visitors to find a way. Away win.
The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers open up their season on Wednesday night. Los Angeles will host the game as they look to open up this season with a win. Both teams finished their campaign without making the playoffs last season.
The Nuggets finished with a 46-36 record last season. Denver finished right outside the playoff picture for the Western Conference. The Nuggets had a solid season that finished with heartbreak. The Nuggets will look to make it into the postseason this season. A win right off the bat would be a huge beginning to the bounce back season.
Los Angeles was behind Denver in the standings last season. The Clippers finished with a 42-40 record, which put them in tenth place of the Western Conference. Los Angeles surprised a lot of people last season by finishing with a winning record. The Clippers could use a win right off the bat.
Los Angeles is coming off an offseason that seems to be the beginning of the rebuild. The Clippers were shopping their assets around for prospects and picks. Denver looked to try and make the moves to make the leap into the playoffs this season.
The Clippers and Nuggets met three times last season. Los Angeles won the season series 2-1. All three games last season were pretty close. Denver will need to win more games against teams like the Clippers if they want to make it back to the playoffs.
Los Angeles hosted the first game of the season between these two teams. The Clippers pulled off the win 109-104. Blake Griffin dropped 20 points and added 12 rebounds. Montrezl Harrell had 18 points for Los Angeles as well. Gary Harris led the Nuggets in scoring with 19 points.
The Clippers went to Denver in the second meeting of the season and pulled off a win. Lou Williams scored 25 points off the bench. Milos Teodosic, Montrezl Harrell and Boban Marjanovic all had over 10 points off the bench as well. Gary Harris had another solid game with 23 points, but it was not enough. Los Angeles won 122-120.
The Nuggets finally pulled off the win on April 7. Denver went back to Los Angeles for the game and had a dominant 134-115 win. Will Barton had 31 points and Nikola Jokic had 23 points in route to the win. Lou Williams led the Clippers in points off the bench with 24.
Denver struggled against the Clippers last season, but I believe that they could change that to begin this season. The Nuggets have the better lineup in my opinion and could pull off the win on the road on Wednesday night. Denver found a way to dominate and keep it close in Los Angeles last season. The Nuggets could use that momentum and carry it into their game on Wednesday night.
Denver and Los Angeles both were similar in the fact that their offense was near the upper half of the league, but their defense struggled. The Nuggets averaged 110 points per game, which was good enough to be sixth in the league. Denver allowed other teams to score about 108.5 points per game, which was twenty second in the league.
Los Angeles put up 109 points per game last season, which was ninth in the NBA. The Clippers also allowed 109 points per game, which was twenty fourth in the NBA. The Clippers were behind the Nuggets in both points per game and points allowed per game last season. This shows that the Nuggets were overall the better team scoring wise.
Denver has quite a few mismatches in this game. One of the big ones is Denver’s Nikola Jokic versus newly acquired Marcin Gortat. While Gortat is a solid starting Center in the league, I do not believe he can defend Jokic well. Jokic can both shoot behind the arc and play well in the paint, which will force Gortat to move a lot with him on Wednesday night.
Overall, I believe the Nuggets have the better team. Isaiah Thomas was picked up in the offseason and he will look to prove he still has it against the Clippers. Thomas will likely come off the bench, which could give him some advantages against Los Angeles’ depth.
A road win would be huge to start the season. This game is very winnable for the Nuggets and I believe they will be out to prove it. Too often last season, Denver came up short in winnable games. The Nuggets will need to change that around if they want to earn a playoff spot this season.
GTBets has Denver listed as -1.5 against the spread. I believe the Nuggets will win this game, which means the only way to not win is to push. This makes this a very valuable bet in my opinion. The Clippers made a lot of moves in the offseason, which could lead to a lack of chemistry in the lineup on Wednesday night. I am going with the road favorites.
Liverpool have been superb in the first few months of the Premier League, having won six and drawn two of their opening eight league matches and they will look to extend that unbeaten run on Saturday teatime when they head to Yorkshire to face Huddersfield Town in what will see Jurgen Klopp face his old friend David Wagner, who is looking to re-ignite the Terriers after a shaky start to the campaign.
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While Liverpool have been flourishing at the top of the pile, Huddersfield have failed to pick up a single win in the league this season, and with three points to their name sit in the relegation zone, so it's no surprise to see that Liverpool are red-hot 30/100 favourites with BetVictor to pick up the Premier League win.
However, Klopp could well have a number of injury worries for this match as Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Virgil Van Dijk and Naby Keita have all picked up knocks while on international duty, so the German boss could forced to make some notable changes for this tie, and the bookmakers have cut Huddersfield to 12/1 for the win, while the draw is available at 19/4 with Unibet.
Despite some key players potentially missing, Liverpool have a much stronger squad setup than previous years, so if they bring in the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson into the team then they should have a little too much for their hosts and maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
Nevertheless, the skinny odds-on for a Liverpool win is worth avoiding, so look elsewhere for some value selections. Huddersfield have only scored four goals all season, but they may look to take the game to Liverpool and that could leave the door open for Klopp's side to counter, so the 21/10 with BetVictor could offer some value.
Liverpool have flown out the traps in every game this season, so they could well take an early lead and the 29/20 with Ladbrokes for the Reds to be leading after 30 minutes looks a superb bet for those punters trying to avoid the win market.
Salah is the 11/4 favourite with Betfred to net the opener, but he has been struggling for form this season, so look towards Xherdan Shaqiri to net first at 6/1 with Betfred, as he could be in line for a start and could cause major problems for Huddersfield's flaky back line.
*Odds correct as of 17th Oct, 12:42. Odds are subject to change.
Sadly not the great returns from the resulted tips from Monday, still a couple to go though so hope lives
Lining up for the next few days there are some good bets around, hopefully you will be able to get on one or more of the following:
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21 October 2018 NFL Philadelphia v Carolina – Philadelphia -7.5 2.60 1xbet 3*
18 October 2018 Basketball NBA Houston v N Orleans – Houston -9.5 Handicap 7/5 (2.40) Bwin 3*
19 October 2018 Rugby Union Champions Cup Leicester v Scarlets – Leicester -3.5 Match Handicap 1.95 Nairabet 2*
20 October 2018 Football English Premier League Man City v Burnley – Man City -2 Three Way Handicap 4/5 (1.80) Betfair 4*
22 October 2018 Football Spanish La Liga Real Sociedad v Girona – Sociedad to win 4/5 (1.80) Betfair 3*
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The Boston Celtics were nice enough to smoke the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night, easily covering their -4.5 point spread and getting me a win. It’s always nice to start off any new betting season at 1-0 and hopefully you were along for the ride.
Things get a bit trickier come Wednesday, as there will be quite a few contests to choose from. Keep in mind I am assigned specifically to the Eastern Conference, so I’ll be making my pick from that side of the NBA. Let’s shoot for 2-0 as I attack a game in Charlotte between the Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks.
I actually tend to hesitate to bet against the Hornets when they’re at home, but Charlotte was actually a middling 21-20 on their home court last year and these teams are headed in very different directions. The Hornets got rid of Dwight Howard this summer and while they certainly have some talent, it’s inferior to the stack job the Bucks have got going on.
Nobody on the Hornets can consistently check Giannis Antetokounmpo, while star scorers like Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton and newly added center Brook Lopez make this a formidable foe. Should you back the Bucks, go with Charlotte at home or attack the total? Let’s break this game down a bit further to find out:
The Hornets used to be a pretty tough out at home, but they regressed last year. Getting rid of Dwight Howard probably improves their locker room, but he was still a great rebounder, could defend and got easy buckets. They don’t have a dominant interior force like that anymore and that could be a problem with Lopez’s offense and The Greek Freak’s ability to attack.
It’s worth pointing out that these two did split the season series (2-2) last year and both sides were 2-0 at home. However, for one of those games in Charlotte, Antetokounmpo didn’t even suit up. I think this one registers a little differently, too. Not only have the Bucks made big moves and gotten better, but they need to send a message to the entire Eastern Conference with this season opener.
I’m sure Charlotte would love to do something similar in their home opener, but they’re the inferior team and I think they’ll have a difficult time stopping all of Milwaukee’s weapons. The Bucks have been encouraged to let it fly from the perimeter more this season and considering the Hornets ranked 27th out of 30 teams in three-point percentage allowed.
That won’t for sure translate to the new year, but it certainly could and Milwaukee’s willingness to attack from all angles could be a problem for the Hornets.
I think the ATS data can be of use here as well.
The Hornets were not good when Vegas bet against them on their home floor (1-9) a year ago. That’s not fully damning, but it can’t be encouraging if you were thinking about going with the Hornets. In fact, Charlotte (10-24-4) just wasn’t a great team to favor when perceived as the underdog in general last year.
Milwaukee was admittedly terrible ATS last season, but the Bucks for some reason responded very well (10-3) to being road favorites. That’s the spot they find themselves to start the new year and with their mission being proving to everyone they belong in the NBA Finals discussion, I don’t think they’re about to lay an egg here.
I was initially digging a flat -2 point spread for the Bucks, but just about every site added an extra 0.5 and I don’t like losing the safety of a push. The spread is still in play, but this game should be close. I’ll take the Bucks to win at a solid -135 price at Bovada.
The Premier League returns from the dark depths of the international break this weekend and it comes back with a bang as Chelsea host Manchester United in a potential classic. The Blues go into the match joint top of the table and in flying form under Maurizio Sarri and they will be coming up against old boss Jose Mourinho and his under pressure United squad.
Jose Mourinho held on to his job by the skin of his teeth thanks to the comeback win against Newcastle at Old Trafford but now come the real test.
United have a difficult run of fixtures upcoming, starting with this game against Chelsea and they are going to start this match as the clear outsiders in the match betting. United have been a shambles from a defensive point of view this term with 14 goals conceded from their first eight games and that has left them way off the pace.
Chelsea, on the other hand, have been a joy to watch under Sarri and will be looking to continue their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.
The Stamford Bridge team also have home advantage and as such are the clear favourites at 8/13 with Paddy Power to claim the three points. A United win is as big as 4/1 with the same firm which is a massive price for a Jose Mourinho team.
Man United have scored just twice on their last six visits to Stamford Bridge, without winning, and a similar outcome does look on the cards.
Indeed, United haven't scored on any of their last three visits to Chelsea and lost all three of those games to nil which is a pointer for punters this weekend.
A lowish scoring game is on the cards as the early Saturday kick off always a bit of a damp squib in terms of entertainment, but there is money to be made. Recent history certainly suggests a Chelsea win to nil and punters can get 2/1 with BetVictor.com about the same outcome this weekend.
*Odds correct as of 1st Oct, 15:00. Odds are subject to change.
Huddersfield v Liverpool Betting Tips – Premier League, 20th October 5.30pm
Liverpool bubble burst just a little bit before the international break in back to back draws against Chelsea and Manchester City. They started to look a bit jaded, so will they be able to lift themselves? They head out on the road to face a Huddersfield side who are still looking for their first win of the season and all sorts of problems in the bottom three. Read our predictions for Huddersfield v Liverpool.
* (Betting Odds were taken from *** on October 15th, 2018 at 7:16 p.m.)
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Huddersfield are yet to win a league game this season. If their first were to happen on the weekend, that would be a shock, to say the least. The Terriers have just three points this season from three drawn matches and are in big trouble.
They drew with Burnley just before the international break. Their home form has seen them collect only the one point from four games and punters are hardly going to trust them here. Their last home game saw them suffer a 2-0 loss against Tottenham.
So that defeat against Spurs is a good indicator for this one. A Liverpool 2-0 correct score option is at 5/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 4:53 pm). Huddersfield are not only looking for their first home win of the season but also their first home goal.
The option on both teams not to score has to have some value. Huddersfield have just looked extremely short in quality and they have come up with just four goals all term. They are the joint lowest scorers alongside bottom club Cardiff heading back into the weekend.
Liverpool drew their final two games before the international break and will be keen to break back into winning ways. They are W3 D1 away from Anfield this term in the top flight, their winning streak getting snapped in a 1-1 tie at Chelsea in their last road game.
That game at Stamford Bridge was the first time that Liverpool had failed to score two goals in an away game. Liverpool to win to nil is at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 4:53 pm) and is a popular option for Huddersfield v Liverpool betting tips. They are still waiting for their prolific front three to click into gear this term.
Mo Salah, for example, has only picked up the one goal in his last five Premier League fixture but the chances have been there. He just hasn’t been finishing them. Because they are facing a leaky defence on the weekend though, Salah is the 8/11 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market, but has just one away goal all season* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 4:53 pm).
So it may well be worth looking deeper in the market. Liverpool have shipped only the three away goals this season, two of them in the second half of matches. The Reds have been ahead at half time in three of their four road games. A Liverpool/Liverpool half-time/ full-time bet is at 5/6 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 4:53 pm).
Liverpool had an easy time of things last season in the top flight against the Terriers. They went and produced a 3-0 win in both games against Huddersfield. Those were the first league meetings since the 1971/72 old division one season.
Liverpool to win: Even though Liverpool looked a little bit off-key before the international break, we are still going to back the away win in Huddersfield v Liverpool predictions. They did struggle against Chelsea and Man City but otherwise have been reliable in scrapping out points, especially away from home. Liverpool to win & under 2.5 goals.
NFL nut Kyle Brown (@Kyleianbrown) runs the rule over the Thursday night’s NFL clash between Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals.
On the back of a four-game losing streak, the (2-4) Denver Broncos travel to Phoenix for Thursday Night Football this week to take on the (1-5) Arizona Cardinals. Both sides will be looking at the game as a must-win to ensure their season isn’t effectively over before the half way point.
Broncos general manager John Elway has been publically critical of the side in recent weeks, claiming the defence to be “soft” – a word not characteristically associated with a team featuring the likes of Von Miller and Chris Harris.
Miller is well aware of the comments, telling reporters to expect the very best from himself and his defence this week. He’s not been playing as well as is expected, but the talent he possesses is still unquestionably there. With his defence coming up against the worst ranked offense, the match-up couldn’t be a better opportunity to reignite confidence and form.
Coming into Week 7, the Cardinals rank last in total offense, rushing offense, total first downs and in third-down conversion percentage. While rookie Josh Rosen has come in following the defeat to the Chicago Bears, he has been steady but unexciting – albeit he did lead the Cardinals to their sole win of the season so far.
An underperforming and underwhelming Broncos side presents Rosen with an opportunity to showcase his talents, but the real winner of the game may be running back David Johnson.
Four touchdowns in his last three games is more like his 2016-self, and the Broncos defence has allowed two consecutive 200+ rushing yard games – I don’t imagine they will have been able to make drastic improvements given the short week.
Injury-wise, Shane Ray (OLB) and Jared Veldeer (RT) are doubtful for the Broncos, as well as Larry Fitzgerald (WR) and Chandler Jones (EDGE) for the Cardinals, among others. Case Keenum is also dealing with a suspected forearm injury which may be worth keeping an eye on up until kick-off, but as of the time of posting he is still a full participant in practice.
All three of the guards listed on the depth chart for the Cardinals sat out practice on Monday and barring Justin Pugh (who was limited), were on the sideline again on Tuesday. If two or more were to miss Thursday night’s match then expect a lot of positional changes along the offensive line, and be prepared for the Broncos running back tandem to profit.
Betting-wise, this game has one the lowest points over/under set for Week 7’s match-ups at 42.5. If anything, that makes me want to pick the over. Both teams will be fired up and wanting to get back into the winning habit.
For Denver, it’s a chance to reignite their wildcard play-off spot hopes, and for Arizona, Rosen will be looking for his first 300+ passing game and to prove to the NFL he was worthy of a first round draft pick. I can see a 46+ point game on the back of turnovers and defensive errors.
David Johnson has a chance to put up his best numbers of the season. He’s been a bit hit-or-miss this season but is starting to find his pre-injury form. Skybet have his over/under receiving line set at 28.5 and for me that’s far too low.
Arizona have struggled to get Johnson involved in the passing game as much as they’d like, but this game presents a great opportunity. He’s had over 28.5 yards or more in three out of the six games this year, but in 2016 he averaged 54.9 yards per-game receiving. While the offense has changed since then, he still has the talent to get back to those numbers.
Rosen’s favourite receiver thus far has been Christian Kirk (19 targets through three games) and with Larry Fitzgerald likely having the attention of Chris Harris for the game, I anticipate Kirk to have a good game.
With the Broncos having to focus predominantly on stopping the run to avoid yet another embarrassing defensive display, Kirk should find some room and hopefully bring a pass down for a touchdown at 5/2 (Skybet).
Overall, I think the game will be more exciting than people initially think, and it’s as good a match-up as any for either teams’ players to put up season-high numbers. I think it’ll be a Denver win in the end but being best priced as favourites (9/10 Betfair) doesn’t show me enough value to back them.
Denver Broncos @ Arizona Cardinals – David Johnson Over 29.5 Receiving Yards (10/11 Skybet)
Denver Broncos @ Arizona Cardinals – Christian Kirk to score a touchdown at anytime (5/2 Skybet)
Denver Broncos @ Arizona Cardinals – Denver -2 and Case Keenum 300+ Passing Yards (4/1 Skybet)
English Premier League. Kick-Off: 3pm, Saturday 20th October 2018.
CITY will be aiming to tighten their grip on top spot on Saturday when mid-table Burnley visit the Etihad.
Pep Guardiola's side are on of the shortest prices of the season at around 1/14 to take all three points so might pay to back goals in this one.
City have are the Premier League's top scorers with 21 goals in eight games and have scored 19 in six at home against Burnley since 2001. Their matches are averaging 2.63 goals per game, a shade off last year's tally of 2.79 and it's worth noting that in nine of the last 11 home matches against sides outwith last season's top four City have won by two goals or more. However they're just 1.650 to beat the -2.5 Asian Handicap.
For their part, Burnley are also dong well in front of goal and have recently been confounding the expected goals (xG) experts. They've netted seven in their last three Premier League matches despite having just ten shots on target. They look a big price at 6/4 (***) to score on Saturday.
Having said that, Man City have the joint meanest defence in the league (alongside Liverpool), conceding just three to date. Two of those have been at home however, including one to Huddersfield in a 6-1 win and a consolation goal for the Clarets could be our best bet.
Curiously, the fixture has a history of cards with 29 yellows being shown in the last 6 meetings – that's almost five per match. The Asian Line is set at 3, with overs priced up at 1.825 (just over 4/5) and could be worth a play if the trend is to continue.
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The New York Rangers look to parlay a positive night at the office on Tuesday night into another win on Wednesday is a more difficult environment. The Rangers got by the Avalanche in a shootout last night, as Henrik Lundqvist was able to outduel Semyon Varlamov in net. The Avalanche rang the pipe twice in overtime, including a point-blank miss by Landeskog in front of the net. Lundqvist was not able to get over in time on a nice feed on an odd man rush, but it just wasn’t meant to be.
After hitting two posts in an overtime session, it’s probably not meant to be in a shootout. Naturally, the Rangers came out on top after Landeskog failed to deliver on the Avs’ last opportunity. There isn’t much time for the Rangers to celebrate anything, because the head to Washington where they’ll face the Capitals tonight.
The Capitals have had an extended break before lacing the skates up for a game. We last seen the Caps on the ice on Saturday, where they took it on the chin against the Maple Leafs. They took a 4-2 loss and likely found a team who could provide a sizable roadblock in the Eastern Conference. For a team that brought the Capitals to seven games two years ago, and have gotten considerably better since then, they are going to have some major competition.
Off to a 2-2-1 start, the Capitals are looking to put things together on Wednesday night. Including the loss to the Maple Leafs, the Caps fell to the Devils in a game prior. Between the two games, the Capitals were outscored 10-2. We’ll see if the extra rest helps them out against the Rangers. Head below for our free Rangers vs. Capitals pick.
The Rangers have won two games this season and both of them came following regulation. They beat the Sharks by a score of 3-2 in overtime, but were outshot 43-27. Last night the Rangers were the aggressors from the get-go, as they hit Varlamov 43 times. For a team who is likely going to struggle with finding offence, last night was a nice outing. Varlamov has been one of the hottest goaltenders to start the year, but the Rangers got the better of him. The fact of the matter is that the Rangers could very well be a winless right now, though.
They were outplayed by the Sharks, though they still managed to get the winner in overtime. And then on Tuesday evening, the Avs were inches away from ending it. An unfortunate couple of bounces and the Rangers are going into tonight without a win on their resume. Considering the lack of depth on the Rangers roster, that wouldn’t have been the most surprising thing.
The Rangers don’t get the most favourable scheduling in this spot tonight. They are playing on a back-to-back against a Capitals squad who has had a full three days to recoup. After getting trounced by the Devils and Maple Leafs, expect to see the Caps come out flying against the Rangers. They likely play motivated not to look sloppy against an inferior opponent tonight. I’d take a look at Washington with their fresh legs to get the job done here.
PRO PUNTER Dino Vita (@VitaDino) is heading to Saturday’s Scottish Cup action for his latest weekend NAP from north of the border.
My selection this weekend comes from the William Hill Scottish Cup as League Two outfit Berwick host Lowland League side Gretna.
I’m taking Berwick this weekend at 20/21 (BetVictor) as I feel the bookies have priced this game up wrong,
Berwick, although are struggling in League Two with only two wins from their opening nine league games, are playing against a better standard of opposition than Gretna are used to.
Gretna sit fourth from bottom in the 15-team Lowland League, so aren’t one of the stronger sides in the division. The visitors won in the 1st Round against fellow Lowland League side Vale of Leithen but this round is when the league sides enter the competition.
Berwick were priced up at 11/10 at the beginning of the week but are now around 20/21 (BetVictor) at best. I feel by the time Saturday comes they’ll have been cut even further so take the price while you can.
Berwick v Gretna– Berwick to win (20/21 BetVictor)
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