Saturday, March 24, 2018

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Portsmouth v Oxford: Value resides with managerless Yellows

FOOTBALL LEAGUE boff Gabriel Sutton (@_FootbalLab) takes a look at Sunday’s televised League One tussle between Portsmouth and Oxford.

Portsmouth v Oxford | Sunday 25th March 2018, 16:00 | Sky Sports

Oxford have been in existence for 125 years, but it feels like they’ve spent most of that period looking for a replacement for Pep Clotet.

Karl Robinson is the latest favourite ahead of Jaap Stam, but Derek Fazackerley is expected to stay in “temporary” charge this weekend.

The former defender galvanized the troops for last week’s 2-1 win over Peterborough. Goalscorers Rob Dickie and James Henry impressed at centre-back and out wide respectively, while Ryan Ledson showed a range of qualities in midfield.

That victory will boost confidence for the Yellows, who sit five points clear of the drop zone prior to Saturday’s games, so we won’t be taking the Portsmouth win at narrow odds-on quotes.

The Hampshire outfit are among the more fashionable clubs at this level and therefore, they are normally available at prices that perhaps slightly exaggerate their on-field credentials.

Kenny Jackett’s side are five points off the play-off places and while a top half finish will not represent a bad first season at this level for half a decade, performances offer room for improvement.

They will want to avoid the defensive mishaps seen in defeats to Blackpool and Gillingham in their last two home games, even if last week’s 2-0 win at Oldham was an improvement.

Goals recommended at Fratton Park

Backing Brett Pitman, who bagged a first half brace at Boundary Park, is the best pro-Pompey bet available. The veteran has already scored 16 League One goals and is 13/10 with Coral to score anytime here, while for the visitors, Henry can be found at 13/2 with *** to bag one against Jackett, his former Millwall boss.

We see value in backing a high-scoring game. 61% of Oxford’s matches have seen three or more goals, as have 49% of Portsmouth’s encounters, which suggests a 55% chance of a repeat.

Marathon offer 53/50 on Over 2.5 Goals, odds that imply a 49% probability, 6% lower than the trends dictate.

For our recommended bet, we’re sticking to the goals theme whilst getting Oxford onside.

Three of their last four wins have seen both teams score and the same outcome here is 15/2 with Betfair, which we see to be great value for a potentially entertaining Fratton Park clash, even while uncertainty off the field at Oxford rumbles on.

Best Bets

Portsmouth v Oxford – Oxford to win and Both Teams To Score (15/2 Betfair)

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Mr Fixit’s Top Tips: Capital punishment from Edinburgh

IT was a night of goals and aways in Scotland but Edinburgh beat me for a big treble.

After hitting 10 in four games they were the only team I picked who failed to net. My Top Treble was beaten by Dundee United’s surprise defeat to Queen of the South but over 2.5 goals in that game landed Greg’s nap.

Shrewsbury could only draw at Northampton so that completed a disappointing night as the Super Single went down. That was three losses but three goals would have given me three wins – such are the small margins.

Well done to any winners last night and good luck picking anything tonight.

In League One it’s Walsall v Wycombe and in League Two Wycombe travel to Crawley while there are some non-league matches too.

It’s likely to be a no-bet day for me as I take an early look at Thursday and Friday internationals.

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March Super Singles Total: +1.5pts

March Advised Accas Total: +7.85pts

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Chesterfield v Notts County – Magpies may edge entertaining local encounter

FOOTBALL LEAGUE boff Gabriel Sutton (@FootballLab) takes a look at Sunday’s crunch League Two clash between Chesterfield and Notts County.

Chesterfield v Notts County | Sunday 25th March 2018, 13:30 | Sky Sports

Chesterfield’s games in hand give them an outside chance of escaping relegation, but before fans feel able to consider the mathematics of their position, they must first see a team to believe in.

They have not had that over the last two years, so Sunday’s clash with tertiary rivals Notts County feels defining: if the players cannot scrap for their EFL future in a nationally televised derby of sorts, when can they?

Manager Jack Lester is boosted by key midfielder Louis Reed’s return from suspension but might have hoped to play the Magpies a month earlier, when their form had been affected by the departure of Ryan Yates.

Visiting boss Kevin Nolan is yet to find a creative midfielder to convincingly fill that void, but at least his decision to revert to 4-4-2 has helped his side take eight points from their last four. That tally could have been 10 last week, had a Mansfield penalty not been given for a handball – outside the box, eight minutes into seven minutes of second half stoppage time.

Notts County had dominated much of that contest, which makes the injustice all the more galling, but question marks over their game management remain valid: they have accrued just two wins ‘to nil’ since October.

O’Grady could trouble County

We therefore see the hosts getting on the scoresheet if Chris O’Grady plays: the industrious target man has started four games as the lone front man in 2018, of which the team have won three – their only three victories of the calender year.

The former Nottingham Forest front-man might have extra motivation here and is 11/4 with Betfair to score anytime.

Notts County though have power at the other end in Shola Ameobi and Jon Stead; in 20 games in all competitions that the Precambrian duo have started up top, the team has scored 41 goals. Supporting them could be winger Terry Hawkridge, who is 9/2 to score anytime after bagging twice in his last 243 minutes of football.

Getting with the goals

We’re therefore recommending a bet that favours goals, whilst keeping the high-flying Notts onside.

Eight of Chesterfield’s 21 defeats this season – and three of their last six – have seen four or more goals scored, so an away win with Over 3.5 goals might appeal to the more audacious punter at 25/2 with 188Bet.

Our recommended bet though is Notts County to win with Both Teams To Score, which is 7/2 with Coral: we see Nolan’s men pulling through, but not without a scare along the way.

Best Bets

Chesterfield v Notts County – Notts County to win and Both Teams To Score (7/2 Coral)

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University Boat Race Betting Odds and Preview – 24th March, 2018

The Boat Race will be going into its 164th edition on Sunday, March 24th as the Oxford and Cambridge crews take to the waters of the Thames. Oxford will be looking to further assert their dominance having won four of the last five runnings of the race. They managed to come under 17 minutes last year as they took the title by one and a quarter lengths.

Oxford still trails 80-82 in terms of overall wins in the history of the Boat Race with just the one dead heat. Oxford have won twelve of the last sixteen editions of the boat race so they are clearly holding supremacy at the moment. But they are hitting the water as underdogs this year.

Boat Race 2018 Odds*

Cambridge 2/5, Oxford 13/8* (Betting Odds taken at 0:24 p.m. on March 21st, 2018)

Cambridge are the 2/5 favourites at William Hill to land the victory this time around. Oxford’s plans seem to have been disrupted by the absence of Josh Bugajski. He is one of their strongest rowers, being replaced by Benedict Aldous from the reserve crew. Bugajski was also the heaviest on the Oxford crew as well, and overall the Oxford crew were 7lbs per man lighter than Cambridge before his withdrawal, which has been put down to illness.

Cambridge, actually both the men’s and the women’s crews are heavier this season and while that may sound like a disadvantage, it means that Cambridge are a bulkier, more powerful side. Basically the bigger the weight difference, the more chance of landing a win. So if that stands up this time around then it is Cambridge all the way.

Don’t forget to tune in for the all exciting coin toss. The winner of that coin toss will get to chose which side of the river they will go on Middlesex (the north) or Surrey (the south). Actually though while it is perceived to be an advantage going on the Middlesex side because that means going around the inside of the first bend, history suggests that there really isn’t much difference between the number of victories recorded from the different stations.

A stand out stat though is that 62% of coin toss winners who have chosen the Surrey side to start off with, having gone on to win, including last year’s success by Oxford.

Some of the famous landmarks along the way will be the start at Putney Bridge, Fulham Football Clubs, Hammersmith Bridge, St Paul’s School, The Crossing and the finish which is up by Chiswick Bridge.

Alan Thomson’s Tips: Follow this rising Graff

GRAFFITISTA (5.15) is an interesting runner at Southwell.

She finished fifth to Clive Cox’s Snazzy Jazz at Windsor in August and that horse ran out the winner of a valuable 29-runner sales race at the Curragh off top weight. Graffiitista’s last run was underwhelming but this is a poor race. She is worth an each-way investment in a first-time visor.

DARK SIDE STORM (8.15) is worth an each-way investment  at Kempton.

Chris Dwyer does well with his sprinters and his course and distance scorer reappeared after a 30-day absence to run in-form Excellent George to a short head at Chelmsford City.

Recommended bet

  • Southwell 5.15 – Graffitista ew (7-1, ***)
  • Kempton 8.15 – Dark Side Dream ew (7-1, Betbright)

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Jordan’s US Sports Tips: Thunder can reign in Boston

OKC perform better against the top seeded teams and tonight they should take advantage of a hurting Celtics who will still be without Kyrie and Brown.

Westbrook has had five straight triple-doubles and I’d expect him to lead the way to a W tonight.

Double them up with a Raptors team who will be looking to bounce back from their first loss in eleven games, with OKC handing them a defeat at home last time out.

They’ve won nine of their last ten away from home and should easily beat a Magic team who are well rested but lost badly against a second string Celtics.

NBA Double

  • Raptors -2.5 (11pm)
  • Thunder ML (12am)
  • (19-20, bet– 4 points


  • Rockets/Trail Blazers Over 210 Points (2.30am)
  • (17-10, bet– 2 points

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DraftKings NHL Picks – March 20th

We had a solid night in terms of our position player DraftKings NHL Picks, however our goalie let us down. Devan Dubnyk and the Wild blew a late lead and that was costly. Our Bruins stack performed well and Aaron Ekblad notched us a goal on the back end, but it would have been tough to be in the money with Dubnyk in goal. We will look to improve on tonight’s 11-game slate.

C – Connor McDavid (EDM) – $7,600 vs. CAR

We are going to aim this lineup towards GPPs for the most part tonight and that begins with McDavid. Yes, he will see some ownership but the Oilers as a whole should go fairly overlooked tonight in Carolina. That said, the Hurricanes are starting Scott Darling who sports an .889 Sv% for the season and sports an .880 Sv% for the month of March. McDavid is chasing down Nikita Kucherov for the scoring lead as he’s notched 23 points over his last 15 games and should be in for more production in a sneaky-good road matchup tonight.

C – Derick Brassard (PIT) – $4,500 vs. NYI

The Penguins are bound for big-time ownership, but avoiding both Crosby and Malkin should lower than ownership to acceptable GPP levels. Brassard skates as the Pens’ third line center, but he centers Phil Kessel at 5v5 while also skating on the second power play unit. After slumping to begin his Penguins’ tenure, Brassard has notched a point in back-to-back games and should be able to get right back on the scoresheet tonight against the NHL’s worst overall and home defense.

W – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM) – $6,400 vs. CAR

Nugent Hopkins is enjoying life alongside McDavid at both 5v5 and on the Oilers’ top power play unit. He has tallied seven points over his last eight games and now has 20 goals and 38 points in 54 games on the season. He’s scored four goals on the power play and two on the penalty kill as the Oilers are set to face the Hurricanes and their 24th-ranked penalty kill tonight. He makes for a fine play as long as he is skating next to number 97.

W – Ty Rattie (EDM) – $4,000 vs. CAR

Rattie also seems to be enjoying life beside McDavid as well. He’s skating in just his fourth NHL game of the season, but Rattie has scored twice while adding an assist and nine shots on goal over his last two games. He is seeing excellent minutes which also includes time on the Oilers’ second power play unit. Against one of the league’s worst goaltender and alongside one of the world’s best player, Rattie brings nice value upside to the table in this stack tonight.

W – Phil Kessel (PIT) – $6,700 vs. NYI

One of the top goal scorers and point-getters in the league, I love Kessel’s upside tonight. He has scored 29 times this season while adding a whopping 50 assists in on 234 shots across 72 games this season. He’s very consistent with 13 points over his last 11 games. Kessel gives us exposure to the Penguins’ top power play unit tonight which happens to be the best group in the league overall at 25.8% and on the road at 25.5%. They will take on the Islanders and their league-worst 74.9% mark on the penalty kill.

D – Justin Schultz (PIT) – $4,400 vs. NYI

Rostering Schultz over Kris Letang should cut a big chunk off ownership levels tonight. Schultz actually still sees a little bit of time on the Penguins’ top power play unit, which would be great, but he would also form a PP2 mini-stack with Brassard tonight should he remain on that unit. He has just four goals and 20 points on the season, but the upside here comes from his opponent who owns the league’s worst defense and worst penalty kill. I like Schultz quite a bit tonight at an attractive price.

D – Thomas Chabot (OTT) – $3,000 vs. FLA

Speaking of defenseman at attractive prices, give Chabot a real good like tonight in GPPs. Erik Karlsson has been ruled out of tonight’s contest due to an illness, so it should be Chabot who takes over first unit power play duties as the lone defenseman. He’s enjoyed a real nice rookie campaign so far on a brutal Sens’ club with six goals and 20 points on 73 shots in 52 games. He’s notched a goal and two assists over his last six contests and will be a very low owned player on this large 11-game slate.

G – Craig Anderson (OTT) – $7,000 vs. FLA

Here is a strictly GPP-type play in goal. I believe Anderson does have some value upside tonight against a Panthers’ team that isn’t a great road offense that is playing on back-to-back nights. Anderson has also been really good lately, posting a .923 Sv% over his last four starts. The Panthers own the league’s 22nd-ranked road offense with just 2.68 goals per game away from home, so I’m okay to roll the dice with Anderson tonight.

UTIL – Mike Hoffman (OTT) – $6,200 vs. FLA

With Chabot and Hoffman we have a first unit power play mini-stack going tonight against the Panthers. Hoffman has been very productive on the Sens’ top line recently, notching three goals and three assists over his last four games. He’s now up to 22 goals and 29 helpers on the season, but has also taken a whopping 226 shots on goal as well. He could be a sneaky-good play alongside Chabot this evening.

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DraftKings NBA Picks – March 20th

What’s up everyone. Alex here, and I am back with my DraftKings NBA picks for March 20th, 2018. Tuesday night, we get a decent slate with six games. Be sure to follow all of the injury news tonight, all the way up until the 7:00PM EST lock, to see if any new injury news comes up. As always if any of these picks help you win or if you need any advice, let me know on Twitter. @Hunta512.

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Top Pick:

C: Karl-Anthony Towns: (9,500) Tonight, Towns is in a very nice spot at home vs The Clippers. First off, he is at home, where he is notoriously been better throughout his career, averaging 4.6 more DK PPG this season. Next, this matchup vs The Clippers is a very strong one, as they have allowed the 5th most DK points to centers this season and are a high current opponent +/- of 5.62 points. Plus, every game right now matters for The Wolves and he should approach 40 minutes tonight in this tight expected game vs The Clippers, who are just two games behind The Wolves for the eight spot in The West. (-3.5 MIN)

Not only should this be a very competitive tilt, but it currently has the highest O/U game total of the night by a notable eight points. (227 O/U) When we run the numbers, Towns has thrived in these type of situations this season, averaging 55.17 DK PPG in the three home games that have had an O/U game total of at least 220 points and a spread no bigger than five points. He should have a 50+ DK point game and KAT is the best high end value of Tuesday’s six game slate.

Value Picks:

SG/SF: Josh Jackson: (6,300) The matchup isn’t great vs The Pistons (0.85 opponent +/-), but Jackson should play a big role tonight with center Tyson Chandler (neck), PF T.J. Warren (knee), and possibly SG Devin Booker (questionable, hand) all out. Booker and Chandler missed the last game and Warren left early, leading to career night for Jackson. He scored 36 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals, and a block in 36 minutes of action vs The Warriors. (54.5 DK points) In this contest he posted a very high 35.7% usage rate. Booker hasn’t been ruled out yet, but I believe he sits out another game after only logging a limited practice on Sunday.

When these three starters have been off the court this season, Jackson has seen a 29.5% usage rate and is scoring 37 DK points per 36 minutes, which is right around what he should play tonight. (36.04 on Saturday) He scores right over a DK point per minute with this higher usage and regardless of the tougher matchup, Jackson is very underpriced in my opinion, especially when you factor in that this game is at home in Phoenix, where is scoring a solid 2.8 more DK PPG. I am expecting 35-40 DK points from the rookie tonight and he is a fine mid-tier target in all formats, that is a very flexible option with his multiple position eligibility.

PG/SG: Jrue Holiday: (8,200) Holiday sucked in the blowout win over The Celtics on Sunday (18.25 DK points), but he should bounce tonight vs The Mavs. Before this down game on Sunday, Holiday was on a tear, averaging 48.6 DK PPG in his last four starts. He had trouble vs The Celts wings defenders and their top ranked defense, but he should have no issues vs this Mavs team that is in tank mode right now and will be without their starting PG Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle)

Also, The Pelicans are fighting for their playoff lives and even though they favored by 8.5 points, Holiday should get right back to logging 35-40 minutes. Vegas agrees with me that he should get right back on track tonight, with him currently having Vegas prop score 41.82 points. To sum this all up, Holiday is a strong value play, that should be ignored because of his score on Sunday night.

SF/PF: P.J. Tucker: (3,700) Even though he struggled with foul trouble, eventually leading to him fouling out of the game, Tucker still managed to exceed value and score 21 DK points vs The Wolves on Sunday. They have been relying on him more in small ball lineups as of late, with PFG Ryan Anderson’s role decreasing, and before Sunday, where he logged 23.3 minutes, Tucker was averaging 30.2 MPG in his prior two. Also, for the month of March, he has been a better fantasy player, scoring 0.7 DK PPM, compared to his 0.62 DK PPM average for the season.

This isn’t a massive shift, but with close to 30 minutes of action, Tucker should approach 20 DK points tonight in this strong game setting vs The Blazers. This game is on the road, which is always a good thing for these Rockets as it should make the contest closer (-5 HOU) and it has an O/U game total of 217.5 points. He lacks upside, but Tucker is a very viable punt play at this price, that should get at least five times value on Tuesday night.

Also Consider: J.J. Barea (if active and starting for DSJ. He scored 25.97 DK PPG in the prior nine that the rookie has missed. This matchup is also extremely strong vs The Pelicans who are a high current opponent +/- of 5.84 points and a large 5.1 possession increase for The Mavs. He is one of the best values of the night if deemed active), Yogi Ferrell (I prefer JJ if he is active, but Ferrell averaged 25 DK PPG in the other nine games DSJ missed this season and as I just said, this matchup is excellent for guards), Reggie Bullock (will be playing up in pace vs The Suns and this matchup is a 3.7 opponent +/-), Terry Rozier (should rebound at home, where he is averaging 3.6 more DK PPG this year. He will naturally be lower owned after his game on Sunday), Marcus Morris/Jayson Tatum (usage and minutes will remain up with Irving, Smart, and Brown out), Alex Len (very cheap and should see a small uptick playing time with Warren out. This is also a a matchup they need his size vs Andre Drummond), CJ McCollum (39.3 DK PPG vs The Rockets this season and is averaging 37.5 DK PPG in the 21 games with a total over 215 points), Rudy Gobert (40+ in four straight and is in a great spot vs The Hawks who are a 4.76 opponent +/-. He has a very strong current Vegas prop score of 43.45 points), Deandre Jordan (The Wolves are the worst rated defense in their last three games and are a current opponent +/- of 4.48 points. He is averaging 41.9 DK PPG against them this season and he has implied score of 39.38 points based on his Vegas props), Austin Rivers (nice price considering how weak this Wolves defense has been as of late. He is averaging 41.6 DK PPG in their first two meetings of the season), Ricky Rubio (been better in his last two games averaging 41.2 DK PPG and this Hawks defense sucks at defending PGs, with a current opponent +/- of 4.35 points), Blake Griffin (50+ DK points in two of last three and is playing The Suns who he scored 49 DK points on earlier this season), Jeff Teague, and Troy Daniels. (if Booker is out. He started and scored 28.5 DK points in 29 minutes vs The Warriors with Booker out last game)

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Loyola vs Nevada – NCAAM March Madness Tournament Pick

Loyola Chicago Ramblers (30-5) at Nevada Wolfpack (29-7)

The betting line information used for this article was taken from sportsbetting.ag at 9:00 AM PST on 3-20-18. Some odds may have changed.

Last night we took a brutal bad beat. We backed the Oklahoma State Cowboys at home against the Stanford Cardinal. The Cowboys looked like they were locks to win and cover as they were up ten points with just fourteen seconds left on the clock, and they were shooting free throws.

Ok State guard Jeffrey Carroll missed the second of two free throws, and the Cowboys had a 71-61 lead, laying -7.5-points. Then disaster struck. Stanford player Dorian Pickens gets fouled from three-point range. But somehow, he manages to make just two of three, and we are still covering with fourteen seconds left on the clock and the ball. Game over, right?

Nope. The Cowboys turn the ball over, and Michael Humphrey hits a meaningless layup with three seconds left in the game to spoil our cover. It was a rough way to lose a game. All the Cowboys had to do was not foul or turn the ball over for fourteen seconds, and we win. What can you do, sometimes you just run bad I guess.

Today will be looking forward to this weekend’s Sweet 16 matchup between the Loyola Chicago Ramblers and the Nevada Wolfpack.

The Loyola Chicago Ramblers will look to see if the clock strikes midnight on their Cinderella season Thursday, as they take on the Nevada Wolfpack with a spot in the Elite Eight on the line.

Loyola is tied with Syracuse for the highest remaining seed left in the tournament and will look to become the first ever eleven seed to win the NCAA tournament.

For Nevada, they are trying to catch their breath as they just wrapped up one of the greatest comebacks in NCAA history in their last game. The Wolfpack came back from twenty-two points down late in the second half to shock Cincinnati and advance to the Sweet 16.

The Wolfpack are -1.5-point favorites. The game total over-under is set at 143 points. Tipoff is scheduled for Thursday at 4:07 PM PST from Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

This Loyola Chicago team isn’t your typical Cinderella type of team. This team is the real deal. They haven’t gotten lucky to win any of their tournament games, and they now have thirty wins on the season. This isn’t some plucky underdog that nobody saw coming. Many sharps had Loyola advancing to the Sweet 16.

The Ramblers got the nation’s attention way back in December when they beat the Florida Gators, then ranked in the top five in the nation, in Gainesville. Some were quick to dispel the win as a fluke, but thirty wins later here we are with this team playing for a berth in the Elite Eight, and possibly the Final Four.

The Ramblers beat two very solid teams to get this far. They picked up a win against Miami and another against the Vols of Tennessee. Both of those games were tightly contested affairs, and this team knows how to win close games. The Ramblers have won nineteen out of their last twenty games going all the way back to the start of the year. This team isn’t scared at all of the moment, and they deserve to be here.

This Nevada-Reno Wolfpack has been a team that many expected to be a tough out in March all year long. They were the class of Mountain West this season and rolled to the regular season title. They slipped up a little bit down the stretch as they lost to San Diego State twice in one week. One of those being in the MWC tournament.

The Aztecs used those two wins to propel themselves into the Big Dance, whereas the two losses dropped the Wolfpack from a likely five or six seed, down to the seven seed they ended up getting.

The Wolfpack had a soft matchup in round one as they played a Texas Longhorn team that barely made the field and had their best player Mo Bamba, banged up. The Wolfpack took care of business in that one and advanced to play a very tough Cincinnati team.

With eleven minutes left on the clock, the Wolfpack trailed Cincinnati 65-43. The game was over, or at least it should have been. Nevada went on an all-time classic run and took the game 75-73. It was a comeback that will go down as one of the greatest ever. You just have to wonder though how much energy the Wolfpack will have left in the tank after that epic comeback.

This line opened at Nevada -2.5 points, and the sharps jumped all over it. The line has now dropped to Nevada -1.5-points, and it could close out at even or close to it. There just isn’t much separating these two teams and getting points seems like the right side to be on.

I just think that we aren’t done seeing the Ramblers play this year. They are a very talented team that plays great defense and shoots the deep ball well. I expect the Wolfpack to be emotionally exhausted after the week they have had and expect their season to come to an end against Loyola.

This Loyola team has won thirty games this year, they are not at all lacking in the confidence department, and I am sure they don’t feel lucky to be where they are. They are the better team that is red-hot right now and have all the swagger in the world.

Give me the Loyola Ramblers +1.5-points against Reno on Thursday!

The Bet: Loyola Chicago +1.5 points

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FanDuel NHL Picks – March 20th

Last night’s FanDuel NHL Picks were pretty good in terms of our position players, but Devan Dubnyk let us down again in goal. The Wild blew a late lead and went on to lose in overtime which could very well have pushed us out of the money. Our Bruins stack did well and Aaron Ekblad scored a goal on the back end, albeit our Predators stack wasn’t terrible productive either. We will look for improvement on tonight’s large 11-game slate.

C – Evgeni Malkin (PIT) – $9,200 vs. NYI

It’s extremely tough not to consider Malkin the top player on tonight’s slate. Since January 1st, Malkin’s 53 points leads all NHLers with the next closest coming in at 44 points in that span. He’s notched 13 points over his last eight games and 42 points over his last 25. He takes on the league’s worst defense tonight in New York as well as the league’s worst home defense by a mile with 3.76 goals against per game. Let’s use the white-hot Malkin without hesitation.

C – Dylan Larkin (DET) – $5,900 vs. PHI

The Penguins are both expensive and will be highly owned, so we will look to go cheaper and lower owned to fill out the lineup. That begins here with Larkin who has a solid home matchup tonight against the Flyers. Detroit has lost 10 in a row, but nine of those came on the road and they will certainly happy to be back at home tonight. They face a familiar face in Petr Mrazek who sports a brutal .888 Sv% in 11 starts with the Flyers since being traded, so Larkin along with his 50 points on 199 shots this season could be in for some low-owned production this evening.

W – Patric Hornqvist (PIT) – $6,600 vs. NYI

Hornqvist is coming off his best performance of the season. In last Thursday’s win in Montreal, Hornqvist scored a pair of goal, added an assist and fired 10 shots on goal. The two goals gives him 22 on the year, 12 of which have come on the power play. He’s also taken 210 shots in just 60 games and is averaging more than five shots per game over his last 10. He skates with Malkin on the Pens’ second line as well as the top power play unit which is clicking at 25.5% on the road, the best mark in the NHL.

W – Anthony Mantha (DET) – $4,700 vs. PHI

I believe we are getting Mantha at a real nice discount tonight. He and Larkin will form a 5v5 and power play mini-stack tonight against a Flyers team that ranks 27th in penalty killing at just 75.6%. Mantha has notched 23 goals this season, nine of which have come on the power play, on 167 shots across 70 games this season. He is one of the top young pure goal scorers in the league, so I like his upside at low ownership as a result.

W – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM) – $6,300 vs. CAR

Another team likely to fly under the radar tonight is the Edmonton Oilers as they visit the Carolina Hurricanes. Carolina is essentially out of the playoff race in the East, so they are going to roll with Scott Darling in goal who has been brutal this season. Darling sports an .889 Sv% for the season and has not posted a save percentage over .880 in any month since November. Nugent-Hopkins flanks Connor McDavid at 5v5 and on the power play and has seven points over his last eight games as a result.

W – Ty Rattie (EDM) – $3,500 vs. CAR

This guy will be very low owned but has huge upside at this price in this matchup. Rattie is getting a shot to the right of McDavid at 5v5 while he has also seen some second unit power play time as well. The results have been excellent as he has scored twice and added an assist on nine shots over his last two games. Against one of the league’s worst goalies and next to one of the league’s best players, Rattie makes perfect sense as a real nice value play tonight.

D – Kris Letang (PIT) – $6,400 vs. NYI

We have a three-man Penguins stack complete here with the addition of Letang. Obviously, he is a high-upside play with a nice floor in the form of 44 points and 199 shots across 69 games on the season. He has scored one goal and added five assists over his last seven games and should have a field day against the Islanders tonight. He also completes a three-man PP1 stack tonight against the Islanders and their league-worst 74.9% mark on the penalty kill.

D – Ethan Bear (EDM) – $3,500 vs. CAR

Bear completes a very cost-efficient, high-upside, low-owned stack tonight against the Hurricanes. The best part about Bear’s upside is the fact he skates as the lone defenseman on the Oilers’ top power play unit, where he’s notched one of his two assists in nine games this season. Bear doesn’t have the stats that are going to stand out in those nine games, but as long as he skates on the top power play unit he has plenty of upside, especially against the Hurricanes and their 24th-ranked penalty kill tonight.

G – Marc-Andre Fleury (VGK) – $8,400 vs. VAN

There are a lot of backup goalies going tonight as well as some others who aren’t in good spots, so Fleury becomes by top option as a result. There’s no denying he’s in an excellent spot as the Golden Knights host the Canucks. Vancouver has averaged just one goal per game over their last six and have been shut out three times in that span. Vegas owns the league’s 10th rated home defense and Fleury is coming off a 42-game shutout, so let’s roll with who I believe is the safest goaltender on the slate.

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March 20th, 2018 Betting Tips: NBA, NHL

Posted: March 20, 2018

With just about a month until the playoffs start, the NBA season has had a lot of interesting developments. The Cleveland Cavaliers had their coach step down as Tyronn Lue is undergoing some health problems. Larry Drew will take over and he doesn’t exactly have the greatest track record as a head coach. Coaching a team with a bottom three defense isn’t easy and this is a pretty big loss for them. It’ll be interesting to see how things go moving forward as the Cavs have just a slim half game lead over the Pacers for the third seed and Central division crown.

The other big story is the crazy injury situation in Golden State. Klay Thompson has a broken thumb, Stephen Curry sprained his ankle and Kevin Durant has a fractured rib. All of them should be back for the playoffs and some of them probably would be playing if this was the playoffs, but their absence pretty much sews up the Houston Rockets as the top seed in the West. There has been a lot of talk about the Rockets winning it all this year and an injury to the big four could make that dream a reality.

NBA Betting Tips:

The game of the night has to be the Houston Rockets taking on the Portland Trailblazers. These are two of the hottest teams in the league right now. They are on a 13 game winning streak while the Rockets are 13-1 over the same stretch of time. It doesn’t get any hotter than this and I expect Damian Lillard and James Harden to put on a show. While both teams have been playing great, I just can’t go against the Blazers right now. They’ve really shown something defensively of late and them getting points at home is just too good to pass up. Blazers +4.5 in what should be a heck of a game.

The Wolves are in disarray. Their defense isn’t getting any better, Jimmy Butler is out and Andrew Wiggins is complaining. The Clippers are a far more coherent unit and I like them to go for the win here in Minnesota. The Clippers +4 is the play here.

NHL Betting Tips:

One of the toughest injury losses of the season has to be Ben Bishop going down for the Stars. He’d just gotten back and the team was set to make a playoff push before he went down again. That one hurts. Their loss is our gain though as tonight’s game against the Capitals looks like a great opportunity to bet the over 5.5 goals. These two teams have combined for 6.2 goals in their last ten games and without Bishop I expect them to be right at that number again.

The Panthers are making a mad dash to the playoffs and they need tonight’s game badly. They are 7-2-1 over their past ten and are three points behind the Devils for the last playoff spot. They need this game a heck of a lot more than the Senators do and I like them to grab the win tonight. Florida -135 is a strong play tonight.

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Rockets at Blazers – NBA Pick for march 20th

Houston Rockets (56-14) at Portland Trailblazers (44-26)

The betting line information used for this article was taken from sportsbetting.ag at 7:45 AM PST on 3-20-18. Some odds may have changed.

Our hot streak continued last night! We have now gone on a three-week tear that has seen us win 85% of our NBA picks. The game gets easier down the stretch as some teams make big pushes for the playoffs while other squads are firmly focused on next year.

It is our job to recognize what a team’s intentions are and exploit it for value. Last night we backed the Miami Heat at home against the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets have been an absolute garbage can fire of a team on the road this year, and they came up short once again last night.

Now, this game was actually very competitive and ended up in double overtime before it was all said and done. Eventually, the Heat pulled away in the second overtime, winning 149-141, and covering the -2-point number.

We ran a little good in this spot as this game was very tight all night long, but you had to know that when it came down to crunch time that this Denver team would find a way to blow it on the road, and they did just that.

Today I break down the matchup between the two of the best teams in the Western Conference when the Houston Rockets travel to Portland to play the Blazers.

The Houston Rockets travel to Portland, Oregon to play the red-hot Blazers. The Rockets have been plowing through the NBA at a near-record pace. They have won twenty-two of their last twenty-three games. They look to stay hot against a Portland team that is equally as hot.

The Blazers have won thirteen straight and fifteen out of sixteen. Something has to give tonight! The Rockets are -5-point road favorites. The game total over-under is set at 216.5 points. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 PM PST from the Moda Center.

The Houston Rockets are the NBA’s best team. The Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors might have something to say about that, but right now, the Rockets are playing on another level. When James Harden and Chris Paul are both healthy, and on the floor this season, the Rockets just don’t lose very often.

That being said, it was shocking to see this number open so high and it is a testament to just how good the Rockets have been this year. That they can be -5-point road favorites against a team that has won thirteen straight games, like the Portland Trailblazers.

I wasn’t much of a believer in the Blazers this year. McCollum and Lillard are obviously great pieces, but I didn’t think they had enough depth to go around them to truly compete for the NBA title this season. And even after this crazy hot streak that has seen them go from out of the playoffs in the Western Conference to a top three seed, I am still not convinced.

It’s not that I am hating on Portland, I just don’t think they have a realistic chance to beat either Golden State or Houston in a seven-game series. The rest of the west is very closely bunched so you might be able to convince me they are the third best team, but a legit title contender? As Lee Corso likes to say, not so fast!

I have bet against the Houston Rockets a total of one time in the last month. They had won seventeen straight games but were forced to play against an on-fire Toronto Raptors team on their home court. They were road favorites.

It didn’t make any sense to me that Houston would be favorites on the road, against a team playing so well at the time. So, I backed the Raptors, and the long Houston winning streak came to an end as the Raptors won outright.

The Rockets have won five straight games since snapping that seventeen-game streak and are now falling into a very similar situation as before. They are playing a Portland team that is playing its best basketball of the year right now and is one of the best home teams in the league. Sounds familiar right?

Houston is the better team, and I think they win the NBA title this year. But for this one game? I am shocked to see them as favorites. And not only favorites, big favorites! They are laying -5-points on the road tonight against a team that is close to being a lock for the three seed in their own conference. It just doesn’t feel right to me.

Will Houston figure out a way to win this game? Probably. They are really good at winning games. But by taking the five points I don’t need the Blazers to win, I just need them not to get blown out at home. You always have to be very careful when you are betting against a team that is as good as the Houston Rockets are this year, but they are going to lose games at some point. And this number feels like the Rockets hype train has gone a little off the rails.

I am backing the home team tonight. They have won thirteen straight games, and I know they will be pumped up for this game. I expect a playoff type atmosphere in Portland and would be shocked if this isn’t a one or two-possession game.

Give me the Portland Trailblazers +5 points tonight at home!

The Bet: Portland Trailblazers +5 points

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March 20th, 2018 NHL Betting Tips

Written by Scott on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

We went 1-1 yesterday. 

The Panthers came out and won their game against the Canadiens 2-0.  This was Luongo’s 3rd shutout of the year and the 76th of his career which ties him with Ed Belfour and Tony Esposito for 9th all-time.

We also had the Flames to win against be Coyotes.   This was a crucial game for Calgary .  It was tied at 2 after the 2nd period but the Coyotes got two late goals from Oliver Ekman-Larsson and an empty netter from Max Domi and won 5-2. The Flames are now in 11th in the West and 6 points back of a playoff spot with some tough teams on their coming schedule.  Things aren’t going to get any easier for them moving forward.

A nice night filled with NHL action for us.  There are 11 games.  So let’s get to the tips.

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Stars vs Capitals Betting Tips:

The Stars are in 9th place only two points back of the 8th place Ducks.  They have problems winning on the road during this road trip going 0-3-2.  But they have had success against the Capitals going 10-0-3 with the last game being a 4-3 OT loss.

The Caps lead the Metro Division by 2 points so will need to continue winning to increase that lead and hold off the Penguins.

With the success the Stars have against Washington you would think they should be the play but there road play recently has me off of that.

Over the last 10 games between these teams there has been an average of 6.20 GPG and with the Stars starting goalie Ben Bishop out I like that to continue in this one.

Over 5.5 incl OT/SO  for 1u

Canada: 1.86 Odds at ***
USA: -115 Odds at Bovada
Everyone Else: 1.86 Odds at ***

(Odds correct as of 2018/03/20 10:19:31 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Panthers vs Senators Betting Tips:

This is another huge game for the Panthers.  They won last night against the Canadiens eliminating them from the playoff picture.

They have been playing well lately going 7-2-1 and will need to continue that to gain ground on the 8th place Devils who have a 3 point lead over Florida.

Going with the Panthers here as they have more to play for than the Sens do.  Plus a Florida win will put pressure on the Devils who play later in the night.

Panthers win incl OT/SO for 0.5u

Canada: 1.76 Odds at ***
USA: -135 Odds at Bovada
Everyone Else: 1.76 Odds at ***

(Odds correct as of 2018/03/20 10:19:31 AM EST but are subject to change.)

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World Cup countdown: England to see off Netherlands Brazil can beat Russia

Ian Darke and the ESPN FC crew look ahead to the World Cup.

Another weekend win for the Home Banker as Manchester United beat Brighton without conceding but Juventus failing to beat lowly SPAL cost the column a profit overall.

This week punters will be eyeing up a whole host of top class international friendlies, including England's trip to Amsterdam to face Netherlands.

Running total: -£75.04

The Home Banker

5/6 looks a diamond bet on both teams finding the net when England face Netherlands on Friday evening. England are unbeaten in their last six internationals and given that Gareth Southgate still probably doesn't know his best XI, expect a few changes against the Oranje, who line up for the first time under Ronald Koeman. The Netherlands have won their last five, and looked useful last time out as they beat Romania 3-0.

Selection: £6 on both teams to score at 5/6 with *** 

The Tasty Treble

Italy, who failed to qualify for their first World Cup finals since 1958 after losing a playoff to Sweden at the back end of last year, face Argentina on Friday in the unlikely surroundings of the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Mario Balotelli misses out but the evergreen Gianluigi Buffon has been recalled for the Azzurri, and the draw looks a big runner in this one at 23/10. France, one of the World Cup favourites, look good things at 1/2 to beat Colombia at the Stade de France. Add in Japan, who look a very generous price at 10/11 to beat Mali, and you have a treble paying in excess of 8/1.

Selection: £2 on the treble at 8.44/1 with *** 

The Euro Wager

The previous two winners of the World Cup face off in Dusseldorf on Friday evening as Germany host Spain. These European behemoths are known for their attacking football and that's why 4/1 on both teams scoring in the first half looks pretty generous. Seven of Spain's last eight internationals have produced three goals or more, and La Roja are also unbeaten in their last 16 matches.

Selection: £2 on both teams to score in the first half at 4/1 with *** 

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The Wildcard Tip

The rebuilding starts now for the Dutch with Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder both having retired from international football in the last six months. New boss Koeman would love to hit the ground running but his new squad lacks genuine depth and England look the call here in a game that should feature a few goals. With Harry Kane out injured this is a good opportunity for Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford to catch the eye and an England win in a game where both teams find the net is available at 5/1 with ***.

Selection: £2 on England to win and both teams to score at 5/1 with *** 

The Bookie Basher

Brazil have been in fine form recently as they prepare for an assault on what would be a sixth World Cup. They travel to 2018 hosts Russia on Friday and if they are anything near their best the Selecao should get the job done with a bit to spare. Russia have won only one of their last seven internationals and a 3-0 win for the Samba Boys can be snapped up at a tasty 11/1.

Selection: £1 on Brazil to win 3-0 at 11/1 with *** 

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