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China v Wales Predictions & Betting Odds – 22nd March 2018

China v Wales Betting Preview – 22nd March

Ryan Giggs gets his first taste of managerial life with Wales as they take on China in midweek. It’s a big trek for them out east though as they are taking part in this China Cup event. They will go on to face either the Czech Republic or Uruguay following this one. Will Giggs get off to a winning start?

China v Wales Betting Tips

Wales are missing a few key players including Joe Ledley, Ethan Ampadu and Aaron Ramsey for this one, but Giggs has left Ashley Williams as captain and expects Gareth Bale to play a full part in this mini tour. The Welsh were right in the mix during World Cup 2018 qualification but their crucial loss against Ireland in the last round of matches destroyed those hopes. So now they have to build again. The Dragons could always use a few more goals from somewhere so it will be interesting to see if they can ease themselves out of their defensive mode a little bit under the new manager. The likelihood though this is going to be a low scoring affair and both teams not to score with *** is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:14 p.m. on March 19th, 2018) with ***. This will be the first ever meeting between the two nations as they meet up at the Guangxi Sports Center Stadium.

Under 2.5 goals with *** at 8/13 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:14 p.m. on March 19th, 2018) is a sound option really for the game. China struggled badly in their qualification group to try and get to the World Cup. In their five home qualifiers there were just three goals scored in total as the Chinese posted a W2 D2 L1 record. They lost four of their five away games though and really don’t look as if they have too much to offer. They are coached by former Italy boss Marcello Lippi who knows things well over there after some time with Guangzhou Evergrande. Only forward Zhang Yuning plays his football outside of the country (at Werder Bremen). They are generally a defensive-minded side and this game may take some time to get warmed up.

China v Wales Betting Odds*

Wales 4/5, Draw 12/5, China 15/4* (Betting Odds taken at 3:14 p.m. on March 19th, 2018)

China v Wales Predictions

You are looking at a low scoring game in this one, it would be a major shock if it didn’t pan out that way. The lack of quality with China is real and Wales are the more likely of the two to get a win on the board. A Wales 1-0 correct score is at 5/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:14 p.m. on March 19th, 2018).

DraftKings NHL Picks – March 19th

We have a five-game Monday night slate to tackle this evening so let’s grab some profits and get the week started on the right note!

C – Riley Nash (BOS) – $5,500 vs. CLS

With David Backes suffering a leg laceration on Saturday night in Tampa Bay, Nash should move back up to the first line center spot for tonight’s contest against the Blue Jackets. Nash is enjoying a career year this season for the Bruins, scoring 14 goals and adding 25 assists on 106 shots across 69 games. He scored his first power play goal of the season in Saturday’s win and he should get first unit reps again tonight against a Blue Jackets team that ranks 30th with a 71.1% penalty killing mark on the road.

C – Kyle Turris (NSH) – $5,200 vs. BUF

One of the league’s most consistent offenses in terms of home/road splits are the Predators who take on the lowly Sabres tonight in Buffalo. Nashville’s 3.20 goals per game ranks seventh in the league while their three goals per game on the road sits in a sixth-place tie. Turris should be able to take advantage of a weak and thin Sabres’ blueline as he has 11 points over his last 13 games after slumping to start the New Year. Buffalo’s defense ranks 29th overall and 27th at home, so look for some offense from Turris and the Preds tonight.

W – Brad Marchand (BOS) – $7,100 vs. CLS

Brad Marchand is probably the top player on tonight’s slate. He is having another off-the-charts campaign with 73 points in 56 contests. His 1.30 points per game clip is the fourth highest in the league and he has once again reached the 30-goal plateau this season. The Blue Jackets are going to go with Joonas Korpisalo in goal tonight, the owner of a 4.21 GAA and an .872 Sv% across six starts on the road for the season. Marchand should be in for another fruitful night tonight.

W – David Pastrnak (BOS) – $6,800 vs. CLS

Of course we are going to roster Pastrnak alongside Marchand. They are on the league’s most dynamic duos as Pastrnak has scored 28 goals himself to go along with 41 helpers on 198 shots across 70 games. Pastrnak is white-hot entering tonight’s contest with five goals and six assists over his last seven games. He has also averaged 4.22 shots per game over his last eight, so don’t hesitate to roster the young forward this evening.

W – Kevin Fiala (NSH) – $5,200 vs. BUF

Fiala and Turris form a real nice mini-stack tonight in Buffalo. He’s quietly having a real nice season for the Preds, having scored 23 goals and notching 22 assists on 167 shots across 69 gamers this season. Fiala has scored twice and added an assist on 11 shots across his last three games. He and Turris will skate together at 5v5 as well as on the Predators’ second power play unit, so we have a lot of upside with this duo.

D – Matt Grzelcyk (BOS) – $3,600 vs. CLS

Torey Krug is the ideal defenseman in a four-man Bruins stack, but given salary constraints we are going to roll with Grzelcyk here. With Charlie McAvoy and Zdeno Chara both out for tonight’s game, Grzelcyk should see an increased role against the Blue Jackets this evening. He is a member of the second power play unit and has a decent three points over his last five games. He should be one of the lower owned defenseman on this slate, but he brings nice value upside considering the Bruins’ potent offense and the Blue Jackets’ weak road penalty kill.

D – Aaron Ekblad (FLA) – $5,300 vs. MON

Ekblad is going to be a member of a Panthers mini-stack tonight against the Canadiens and their 24th-ranked defense. Ekblad brings quality floor into play tonight, having scored 14 goals and 17 assists while also piling up 168 shots on goal and 107 blocks as well. He is a member of the Panthers’ second power play unit where he’s scored four of his 14 goals for the season. He’s a real nice play against a poor Canadiens’ back end.

G – Devan Dubnyk (MIN) – $7,700 vs. LA

The Kings aren’t the weakest offense on the slate, but given his work at home this season Dubnyk makes for a solid play tonight, especially at this attractive price. The Wild are the league’s top home defense with just 2.24 goals against per game and a big reason why is Dubnyk. He sports a stellar 19-4-5 home record to go along with a 2.24 GAA and a .927 Sv% at home for the season. Certainly impressive numbers and ones that warrant a Dubnyk play tonight at a very nice price.

UTIL – Denis Malgin (FLA) – $3,300 vs. MON

Malgin looks like a real nice value play tonight in a favorable road matchup in Montreal. He and Ekblad will form a mini-stack on the Panthers’ second power play unit tonight and one that should see fairly low ownership. Malgin is a very capable offensive player with 10 goals on the season in limited minutes across 42 games which would be almost 20 goals across a full 82-game schedule. He is set to skate on a very productive Panthers’ second line alongside Vincent Trocheck and Jonathan Huberdeau which should give him some looks at the offensive end of the ice tonight.

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FanDuel NHL Picks – March 19th

We have a five-game Monday night slate to tackle this evening, so let’s grab some profits to get the week started on the right note!

C – Riley Nash (BOS) – $5,600 vs. CLS

David Backes moved up to the center the Bruins’ top line in Tampa Bay on Saturday, but a leg laceration ended that experiment. With Backes on the shelf, it should be Nash who moves back up to the first line tonight. Nash should also skate in the middle of the Bruins’ top power play unit. Boston ranks third in the league with 3.31 goals per game, a number that creeps up to 3.53 goals per game at home, good for sixth. They also have the league’s fourth-ranked home power play at an even 26% clip. Given all that, Nash look a real nice play on tonight’s short slate.

C – Kyle Turris (NSH) – $5,300 vs. BUF

Another team in a nice spot tonight is the Predators as they visit the lowly Sabres. Nashville sports the league’s seventh best offense with 3.20 goals per game and the league’s sixth best road offense with three goals per game. The Sabres check in with the league’s 29th-ranked defense as well as the league’s 27th-ranked home defense with 3.22 goals against per game. Turris has been playing better after a fairly quiet six weeks. He’s notched 11 points over his last 13 games and has four points over his last three. He should get plenty of looks tonight against a thin and weak Sabres’ back end.

W – Brad Marchand (BOS) – $8,300 vs. CLS

Marchand is likely the top player on this slate. He enters tonight’s contest with 73 points in 56 games with his 1.30 points per game clip ranking fourth in the league. Clearly, he is a very consistent point producer as he’s went pointless in just five of his last 25 games. The Blue Jackets are going to start backup Joonas Korpisalo this evening, a netminder who owns a 4.21 GAA and an .872 Sv% in six road starts this season. Marchand’s upside is big once again tonight.

W – David Pastrnak (BOS) – $7,300 vs. CLS

One of the league’s brightest young talents, Pastrnak is enjoying a big-time season for the Bruins. He’s notched 28 goals on the campaign while adding 41 assists on a very healthy 198 shots on goal. Pastrnak is white-hot entering tonight’s contest, scoring five times and adding six assists over his last seven games. He’s putting plenty of pucks on net as well with an average of 4.22 shots per game over his last eight. The Bruins stack is my top stack of the night.

W – Kevin Fiala (NSH) – $5,300 vs. BUF

Fiala is quietly enjoying a quality campaign for the Predators in his second full season in the NHL. He’s scored 23 goals and notched 22 assists entering tonight’s game with 167 shots for the season. He will flank Turris at 5v5 as well as on the second power play unit. He’s scored two goals and added an assist over his last three games with 11 shots in that span. He and Turris should be productive and will see lower ownership than the Predators’ top line.

W – Denis Malgin (FLA) – $3,400 vs. MON

Considering his spot on the Panthers’ depth chart and his opponent tonight, Malgin makes for a very nice value play. He is set to skate on Florida’s very productive second line alongside Jonathan Huberdeau and Vincent Trocheck while he should also see second unit power play time as well. Malgin has notched 10 goals and eight assists in 42 games this season as he gets set to take on the league’s 24th-ranked defense tonight in Montreal.

D – Ryan Ellis (NSH) – $5,700 vs. BUF

The Predators have a quality stable of defenseman, which is why Ellis can get lost in the shuffle at times. That said, he’s extremely productive and forms a three-man power play stack on the Predators’ second unit alongside Fiala and Turris. Ellis has scored seven goals and added 17 assists this season while taking 89 shots in 33 games. A defenseman that takes almost three shots a game against a weak opponent is very good bet in my books.

D – Aaron Ekblad (FLA) – $5,500 vs. MON

With Malgin and Ekblad we have a nice little mini-stack going tonight against the Canadiens. They skate on the second power play unit together where Ekblad has scored four of his 14 goals this season. He’s also added 17 assists and taken a very healthy 168 shots on goal while adding 107 blocks as well. With those stats, we have a very solid floor with Ekblad and let’s hope he and Malgin can connect for some power play offense tonight.

G – Devan Dubnyk (MIN) – $8,500 vs. LA

There are a few goalies that I like on this slate, but given the cost and Dubnyk’s numbers at home I will roll with the Wild’s top netminder tonight. Dubnyk enters play tonight sporting a 19-3-5 record at home to go along with a sparkling 2.24 GAA and a .927 Sv% on home ice. The Wild are the NHL’s best defensive team at home where they allow just 2.24 goals per game. The Kings are a solid road offense, but I still like Dubnyk at his price given his success on home ice.

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Nuggets vs Heat – NBA Pick for March 19th

Denver Nuggets (38-32) at Miami Heat (37-33)

The betting line information used for this article was taken from sportsbetting.ag at 9:00 AM PST on 3-19-18. Some odds may have changed.

We took a couple of days off to focus on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament but are back today to break down more NBA action! We were on fire before taking a little break, having won ten out of our last twelve games. We look to stay hot tonight when I take a look at the matchup between the Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat.

The Denver Nuggets will travel to Miami Monday night, trying to keep their post-season dreams alive. The Nuggets come into this one having lost to the NBA’s worst team, the Memphis Grizzlies, in their last game. For the Heat, they are glad to be home after a 1-2 West Coast road trip. Both teams come into this one banged up and may be missing key players in what is a must-win game for both squads.

The Heat are -2-point home favorites. The game total over-under is set at 216 points. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:30 PM PST from American Airlines Arena in Miami.

I have been a driving force behind the Denver Nuggets hate bandwagon all year long. They are a great home team. But on the road, they are amongst the worst teams in the entire league. Yet for some reason, they are still favored in games on the road.

We saw this in their last three road games, all spots that I bet against them, where they were road favorites and lost outright. And those were too awful teams that have no shot to make the playoffs this year.

The loss to Memphis in their last game was especially brutal. Memphis is trying their best to tank this year to move up the NBA draft lottery board. They had lost nineteen straight games before the Nuggets came to town.

The Nuggets play their next six games on the road, and unless they figure a way to get their act together in a hurry, this stretch will end any chance they have at making the playoffs this season. The Nuggets are currently a game and a half back of the Minnesota Timberwolves for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

To make matters worse, the Nuggets will be without Gary Harris, their leading scorer tonight in Miami. Harris is averaging almost eighteen points a game and that scoring production is going to be hard to replace. I have been looking for ways to position myself on the other side of Denver on the road for weeks, and that was against bad teams. Tonight, they must play against a playoff caliber team in the Miami Heat.

The Miami Heat may be without Hassan Whiteside and Dwayne Wade tonight. That is the only thing keeping this from being a seven or eight-point line.  Miami has had their struggles recently as well as they have lost three of their last six games. They are, however, looking like they are going to make the playoffs as they have built up a five and a half-game lead over the nine seed in the Eastern Conference, the Detroit Pistons.

Miami would love to get hot late though as they are just three games back of the Washington Wizards for the four seed. These last couple of weeks are going to be very exciting as the Eastern Conference is so bunched up. One good week and you are a top three seed, one bad week and you end up in the eight hole or miss the playoffs altogether.

The Denver Nuggets are an absolutely terrible road team. They can’t even beat really bad teams on the road. And this is in a situation where they badly need to win.

They lost to Dallas, the Lakers, and the Grizzlies on the road this month. Those are all teams that are actively tanking and trying to lose. The Nuggets have the same amount of road wins as the Sacramento Kings and only one more road win than the Phoenix Suns. Those are teams that are going to get top five lottery picks in the draft, not make the playoffs.

I truly just don’t understand why the Nuggets are getting so much respect on the road this year. They have been a favorite in their last three road games and are just two points underdogs tonight. They are 0-3 in that stretch. Would you want to back the Suns or Kings on the road as favorites right now? The answer to that is clearly a no, so why would anybody want to back the Nuggets in the same spot?

This line makes no sense. I don’t care that Miami is going to be short-handed tonight. They could be playing all backups, and I would like them at home. This Denver team is an absolute joke on the road, and I will continue my recent trend of betting against them on the road any chance that I get.

Give me the Miami Heat -2-points tonight on their home floor!

The Bet: Miami Heat -2 points

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Alan Thomson’s Tips: Go on a victory Quest at Wetherby

QUEST FOR LIFE (3.05) has been lumbered with top weight on his handicap debut but he should still be very competitive in a low-grade handicap hurdle at Wetherby.

The six-year-old ran his best race to date over course and distance in late December, splitting Charlie Longsdon’s Lisdoonvarna and useful Some Reign in a novices’ hurdle.

DUBAWI FIFTY (5.35), trained locally by Karen McLintock, is a dual winner at Newcastle and has a favourite’s chance in the opening 2m handicap this evening. Fourth in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket in October, Dubawi Fifty can outstay his rivals down the long straight.

Johnb had a nice 12-1 winner on Monday and his Tuesday tips are posted below.

Recommended bets

  • Wetherby 3.05 – Quest For Life (5-1, Coral)
  • Newcastle 5.35 – Dubawi Fifty (11-10, ***)

Johnb’s Tuesday Tips

  • Newcastle 6:05 – Velvet Vision 11-4 NAP
  • Newcastle 7:45 – Rude Awakening 5-2 NB

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DraftKings NBA Picks – March 19th

Welcome back everybody. Alex here, and I am back with my DraftKings NBA picks for March 19th, 2018. Tonight, we get back to a full slate with nine games to attack. 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:

SF/PF: LeBron James: (11,700) LeBron has put this Cavs’ team on his back in their last three games, averaging a ridiculous 73.2 DK PPG. They have been dealing with multiple injuries and tonight they will remain without center Tristan Thompson (ankle), center Larry Nance Jr. (hamstring), SG Rodney Hood (back), SF Cedi Osman (hip), and possibly SF Kyle Korver (foot) and PF Kevin Love (hand), who are both listed as questionable. Korver should play, but Love was targeting a return later this week and I really don’t see him suiting up tonight. Plus, Cavs’ Head Coach Ty Lue announced today that he will be taking a leave from the team for personal reasons. It’s really an odd situation, but there’s no doubt in this first game without their Head Coach, that everything will still be on LeBron.

He should be able to dictate his own playing time and with this game vs The Bucks having a tight spread of 2.5 points, LeBron should play over 40 minutes for the third consecutive game. Plus, this game has the highest O/U game total of Monday night at 224 points and LeBron will be on his home floor, where he is averaging 3.2 more DK PPG. Even though he is the most expensive player on the board, James is the best rated value based on his Vegas props, with an implied score of 59.78 fantasy points. There is enough value available tonight, that it’s hard not to build around The King.

Value Picks:

SG/SF: Jeremy Lamb: (4,200) Lamb is a plug and play value with starting SF Nicholas Batum out with an Achilles injury. He has already been announced the starter at SF and in the other 14 games Batum has sat this season, Lamb averaged 28.7 DK PPG and a healthy 30.9 MPG. He scores 1.01 DK PPM when Batum is off the court this year and with a starting role he should play 30-35 minutes tonight, in a decent spot vs The Sixers. (2.31 opponent +/-)

He should easily get five times value and score 25+ DK points in this situation. Simply put, Lamb is the best point per dollar play of this slate, that should be in all your lineups on Monday night.

PG/SG: Cameron Payne: (4,700) With starting PG Kris Dunn out Saturday night with a toe injury, Payne drew the start and was great helping this Bulls team almost pick a win over The Cavs, putting up a double double of 13 points and 10 assists, while also chipping in with two boards. (32 DK points) Dunn didn’t travel with the team and he has already been confirmed out for tonight’s game vs The Knicks. Payne logged 32 minutes on Saturday and he should play 30+ again as The Bulls starting PG. The Bulls’ coaching staff wants their younger players to develop and he should see heavy playing time regardless of the score of this game.

This matchup vs The Knicks doesn’t appear like a strong one for PGs (1.34 opponent +/-), but they are also a team that is in full on tank mode right now and this game should naturally be high scoring. (217 O/U game total) He posted a team high 40% assist percentage and scored 0.88 DK PPM as the starting PG and tonight I am expecting him to have no issues exceeding value and approaching 30 DK points. Also, he does have some solid upside if he can manage another double double, which certainly isn’t out of the question.

PG: Quinn Cook: (4,500) Cook has had an underwhelming rookie season, but he has been making up for it in a big way in these last two games, with PG Steph Curry (ankle), SG Klay Thompson (hand), and SF Kevin Durant (ribs) all out. He has started at PG in both games and is averaging a whopping 43.5 DK PPG and 40.7 MPG. All his rates have risen, but this recommendation is more off the huge minutes he is playing. Along with the big three I listed above, The Warriors will be without SF Omir Cassipi. (ankle) SF Patrick McCaw may return after missing two months due to a wirst injury, but it’s hard to expect him to play much at all and I am expecting roughly 40 minutes again for Cook.

He is averaging 1.1 DK PPM in these last two games and even though the matchup is tough vs The Spurs, they have slightly slipped vs PGs recently (2.71 opponent +/-) and Cook should score 25+ DK points in this spot. It’s hard to expect another 40 DK outing from the rookie, but he is still extremely mispriced and is a viable play in all formats for this eight game slate.

Also Consider: Jeff Green (has been starting at center and if Love is out again, as I am expecting, he is a very strong value play once again. He is averaging 30.4 DK PPG in these past three and he logged 42.46 minutes in their last game. Finally, this matchup vs The Bucks is a great one for centers, with them allowing the 4th most DK points to the position this season), Kyle Korver (would likely rejoin the starting five if he is active. Has averaged 26.3 DK PPG in his last three and is just too cheap at $4,300), Jordan Clarkson (GPP viable if Korver is out), Kevin Love (as I said I dont expect him to play, but if he somehow did and wasnt limited, he would have to be considered at $6,200 with this team already so thin), Noah Vonleh (if he is active. Has scored 20+ in his last three games), Cristiano Felcio (if Vonleh was out. He scored 27.5 DK points in 30 minutes Saturday with Vonleh not playing. This matchup is great vs The Knicks who are a 3.68 opponent +/-), Bobby Portis (price is up, but he would be in play if Vonleh sat. played 35 minutes with him out Saturday and scored 37.75 DK points), Nick Young (34.75 DK points and 41.2 minutes last game. If McCaw plays that would take a few minutes from Young, but he should still return value with the high usage he will see), Brook Lopez (31.2 DK PPG in his last six and has played 30+ in five of those games. His matchup is great vs The Pacers who are a high 4.69 opponent +/-), Tyreke Evans (back and playing full minutes. Is averaging 44.75 DK PPG in his first two back and he is playing way up in pace vs The Nets. Also, center Marc Gasol is questionable with an illness and if he was out, Evans’ high rates would grow even more. He scored 45 DK points in the lone game he was active for with Gasol and Mike Conley both out), JaMychal Green/Jarell Martin (both in play, but would see huge boosts if Gasol was out. This matchup is awesome vs The Nets who are horrid at defending big men and in the four games Gasol has missed this season, Green is averaging 35 DK PPG and Martin is averaging 24.9 DK PPG), and Deyonta Davis. (would likely start if Gasol was out, with Martin already starting at the three with Gasol healthy. He scores 0.93 DK PPM this season would have to play around 30 minutes in this dream matchup vs The Nets who are the third worst rated defense in the league over their last three games)

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Stanford at Oklahoma State – NCAAM NIT Tournament Pick for March 19th

Stanford Cardinal (19-15) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (20-14)

The betting line information used for this article was taken from sportsbetting.ag at 7:15 AM PST on 3-19-18. Some odds may have changed.

What an insane day of upsets it was yesterday in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament! The day started out with Purdue barely surviving against Butler, and then all hell broke loose! The Syracuse Orange, a team that many didn’t even think belonged in the tournament, knocked off perennial title contender, Michigan State.

The seven seeded Aggies of Texas A&M absolutely blew out the defending national champion North Carolina Tar Heels, 86-65. Then, University of Nevada-Reno made one of the better comebacks in NCAA tournament history, as they surged back from twenty-two points down late in the second half to shock two seed Cincinnati. Clemson blew out four seed Auburn.

And to top it all off, the Florida State Seminole overcame a late double-digit deficit to beat the one seed Xavier Musketeers. If anyone’s bracket wasn’t busted before today, it is now! The Sweet 16 looks a lot different this year than in years past. No North Carolina, no Michigan State, no Wichita State, no Arizona. Instead, we get Loyola Chicago, Kansas State, Florida State, and Syracuse.

We knew coming into this tournament that there was going to be a lot of parity, but I am not sure anyone expected what we seen unfold on the first weekend of the tournament. Today I look at a team that I believe should have gotten into the tournament, the Oklahoma State Cowboys, as they battle it out with Stanford in the NIT.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys are still playing in March, just in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT), and not the NCAA tournament. Many people, myself included, thought the Cowboys should have been playing in the Big Dance.

The Cowboys will try and prove the committee wrong as they battle it out with the Stanford Cardinal on their home floor tonight. The Cowboys are -7.5-point home favorites. The game total over-under is set at 153.5 points. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:00 PM PST from Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys deserved to be playing in the NCAA tournament this year. They had a lot of losses on their resume, but they had some huge wins that proved they could compete with any team in the country on a given night.

We have seen what Syracuse, a team with a very similar resume, has done in the tournament. Syracuse was the last team into the field according to the committee, and they have gone on to win three games and are now in the Sweet 16. This Oklahoma State team could have had a similar run.

Oklahoma State beat Florida State, Kansas, West Virginia, and Texas Tech this year. All four of those teams advanced to the Sweet 16. If anyone had any doubts about how good the Big 12 was this year, or how quality the wins were for Oklahoma State, those questions have been answered. So, we know this team is good enough to win the NIT, the question is, will they have the motivation after being snubbed by the selection committee? They looked focused and determined in their first-round matchup with a decent Florida Gulf Coast team. The Cowboys won that game by double-digits.

Stanford was a very mediocre team in a very mediocre league this year. The Cardinal finished 11-7 in the Pac-12, good for fifth place, but finished just 19-15 overall. Stanford played a decent non-conference schedule. They played North Carolina, Florida, Ohio State, and Kansas. The problem for Stanford is that they got blown out in all of those games.

We all have an idea of how good a league is before the NCAA tournament starts, but it is how well each league plays in the tournament that defines just how good it was that year. A lot of people thought that the ACC was the best league in the nation this year. But now that we have seen Virginia, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Miami, and N.C State all have their season’s end on the first weekend of the tournament, you have to wonder how good this league really was this year.

The Big 12 has fared much better. They advanced Kansas State, Kansas, West Virginia, and Texas Tech to the Sweet 16. Maybe it was the Big 12 that was the best league in the land this year. The Cowboys managed to beat a who’s who of what might have been the best league in the nation. I like them in this matchup tonight, a lot.

Look, Stanford stinks. They managed to scrape together a decent league record in what was likely the worst of the major conferences. They played several elite teams this year, and by and large weren’t even competitive. This Oklahoma State team absolutely deserves to be mentioned amongst that level of teams. They were inconsistent this season, but to me, your talent is measured by who you can beat, more than who you lose to.

This feels like a mismatch to me. Sometimes in the NIT the teams that feel they got snubbed for the real tournament barely show up. But usually, they flare out in the first game, too upset at getting left out of the Big Dance to focus on the loser’s tournament.

But now that OK State has shown me that they are playing to win this tournament, they looked great in their first-round matchup, I like them to do just that. They are the most talented team in the field. That doesn’t always guarantee a win, but it’s the side I want to be on.

I like the Oklahoma State Cowboys in this one in a big way. I don’t see it being all that competitive and expect Stanford to basically lay down on the road. You have to remember, these NIT games are true home court games, they aren’t on a neutral floor. The Cowboys have been really good at home, and I expect to see more of that tonight.

Give me the Oklahoma State Cowboys -7.5-points tonight!

The Bet: Oklahoma State Cowboys -7.5

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Walsall v Wigan Betting Tips & Odds – 21/03/18

Walsall v Wigan Betting Tips & Odds – 21/03/18

In our Walsall v Wigan betting preview we look at the best possible bets between the two sides.


Walsall welcome promotion chasing Wigan to Bescot Stadium Wednesday evening. Walsall are in their eleventh consecutive in League One and look set for another mid-table finish. They are currently sixteenth in the League and six points away from the elusive fifty which usually guarantees safety. Wigan fixture list has been packed in the last few months, with their FA Cup run resulting in League games taking a back seat. They will be playing their fifth game this month and still have three games in hand, if they win all their games in hand they will go four points clear at the top.

Wigan’s impressive FA Cup run has resulted in them making up their League games during the week

Walsall are set for another mid-table finish

Walsall have finished mid-table in four out of the last five seasons, they finished third in the 15/16 season but failed to replicate that. They have been ever present in League One, now in their eleventh consecutive season. Again this season they look set for a mid-table finish. Walsall have never been in any real danger of entering the relegation zone but have also failed to challenge for promotion. With only one win in their last six games they will be hopeful of picking up some points soon to avoid the possibility of a late relegation scrap. Walsall currently sit sixteenth in the table, five points above the relegation zone.

The main man at Walsall is Erhun Oztumer. He has been at the club since 2016, joining from Peterborough, and looks set to be the clubs top goalscorer for back to back seasons with fourteen so far this time out. Everything goes through the little attacking midfielder and if Wigan can find a way to keep him quiet Walsall will struggle. With the Walsall attack potentially stifled they will have to rely on their defence to hold off this title chasing Wigan side. The Walsall defence has conceded nine goals in their last three games, the concentration levels will have to be high when marking proven goal scorers at this level, Will Grigg and James Vaughan.

Walsall are in their eleventh season in League One and look set for a twelve next season

Title chasing Wigan will expect a win here

Paul Cook’s men will be looking to add the League One title to their excellent season. After coming down from the Championship last season they are on track to gain promotion the first time of asking. Wigan were one of the favourites to go up at the start of the season. They’re still in the running to win the title needing to win thier games in hand to go top. The Latics have it all in their hands and it is their title to lose at this stage. If they win all three of their games in hand over current leaders Blackburn they will be four points clear at the top. However, due to their impressive run in the FA Cup, that saw them reach the quarter finals, they have missed a lot of League games. Paul Cook will need to use his squad wisely with games coming thick and fast with little time to rest players.

Wigan has an abundance of talent when going forward. With experienced goal scorers, at League One level, Will Grigg and James Vaughan to choose from then former wonder kid Nick Powell, now twenty three, behind them not many teams have stopped them from scoring this season. With the attacking power that Wigan posses, their defence has gone unnoticed but they boast the best defence in the League only conceding twenty three goals so far. Their defence was put to a real test when they played a full strengthened Manchester City side in the FA Cup coming away 1-0 winners. This should be an easy win for Wigan and is an important one as they continue their challenge for the League title.

The title is very much Wigan’s to lose with three games in hand over the leaders

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March 19th, 2018 NHL Betting Tips  

Written by Scott on Monday, March 19th, 2018

It was a great night of hockey last night and an even better night for the tips as we went 2-0.

First we had the Jets to win in regulation against the Stars.  This was a close game at 3-2 Jets until late in the third when Wheeler scored with 1:30 left to make it 4-2 and a win for Winnipeg.  Laine scored twice matching Ovechkin for the league lead in goals with 43.  Incredible numbers for the 2nd year pro.

Our other tip was over 5.5 in the Blue vs Blackhawks game.  The Hawks jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the 1st when DeBrincat scored twice.  He would later complete the hat trick for the 3rd time in his rookie season.  The Blues came back in the 2nd outscoring the Hawks 2-1.  In the 3rd they again out scored Chicago 2-1 forcing OT where the Blues scored for the 5-4 win.

The Lightning beat the Oilers last night and the Devils lost to the Ducks which clinched a spot in the postseason for Tampa Bay.  It will be nice to see them back in the playoffs after missing them last year.  They’re a team that could do damage.

It’s Monday, March 19th (already! Wow)  and we have 5 games for our enjoyment.

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Coyotes vs Flames Betting Tips:

This is a huge game for the Flames.  They got their asses kicked last night losing 4-0 to the Golden Knights and are probably excited to get back out there. They are 4 points back of the Los Angeles Kings for the final wildcard spot.  After this game they get the Ducks, Sharks and Kings so its much tougher competition than the Coyotes who have been eliminated from the playoffs sitting in last place in the league.

The Flames have won the first two games against the Coyotes this season and will play them again on April 3rd.  I like the Flames in this one.

Flames in regulation – 1u

Canada: 2.35 Odds at ***
USA: +135 Odds at BetOnline
Everyone Else: 2.35 Odds at ***

(Odds correct as of 2018/03/19 10:04:38 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Panther vs Canadiens Betting Tips:

Just like the Flames, the Panthers need points and now.  They are sitting in 9th place in the East and are 5 points back of the 8th place Devils.

The Habs are all but eliminated from the playoffs behind the Devils by 18 points.  They are 3-5-2 over their last 10 games and have lost 6 of their last 7 games.

The Panthers are 7-2-1 over their last 10 and need to win games against struggling teams like Montreal to close the gap and inch closer to the post season.  The last two times the Panthers played the Habs they won both by way of a shutout outscoring them 7-0.

Panthers in regulation – 0.5u

Canada: 2.10 Odds at ***
USA: +105 Odds at Bovada
Everyone Else: 2.10 Odds at ***

(Odds correct as of 2018/03/19 10:04:38 AM EST but are subject to change.)

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Northampton v Shrewsbury Betting Tips & Odds – 20/03/18

Northampton v Shrewsbury Betting Tips & Odds

In our Northampton v Shrewsbury betting preview we look at what could possibly be the best bets between the two sides.


Relegation threatened Northampton welcome promotion hopefuls Shrewsbury to Sixfields this Tuesday in a match that promises to be packed full of action. The hosts head into this match in poor form, they’ve won just one of their previous eight league games and were on the wrong end of a 3-0 drubbing at home to Rotherham on Saturday so will be huge underdogs here. The visitors by contrast have had a fantastic season, they’re currently 2nd in the table, just two points behind leaders Blackburn and could move back to the top of the pile with a win in this fixture.

Northampton face dropping into League Two should results not improve soon.

Cobbler’s in danger of the drop

The hosts face the all too real possibility of dropping into League Two at the end of this season should they continue performing like they are at the moment. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s men have been shipping goals for fun this season, they’ve let in 60 goals in 37 games, only Oldham have conceded more than them this season (62) so it’s clear to see why they find themselves where they do at this stage of the campaign. With their defences weaknesses such an issue, they face a huge task to contain a Shrewsbury side who have won their last four games on the bounce here. Northampton have been poor on home turf in recent weeks, they haven’t won at Sixfields since mid-January and were outclassed on Saturday when they played Rotherham. Goals from Michael Smith, David Ball and Richard Towell secured the points for the Millers in what turned into a day to forget for Northampton. A win here is vital for their chances of survival heading into the final eight games of the campaign, but their chances look extremely slim when you take into account their recent form.

Hasselbaink’s men are without a win in five.

Shrews maintaining the pace

The visitors have been League One’s surprise package this term, they’ve been in the top three since the campaign began back in early-August and now look great value to be promoted to the Championship for the first time in their history. Paul Hurst’s men have lost just three of their twelve league games in 2018 and head into this encounter on the back of three straight wins over Scunthorpe, Walsall & Charlton. They’ll feel confident in their chances against the Cobbler’s but will know that no game is easy in this unforgiving division. Away from home Shrewsbury have been particularly impressive this term, they’ve only lost two of their 19 games on the road this season so will be looking to build on their impressive away form with another victory here. This is the visitors game in hand over leaders Blackburn so it’s a perfect opportunity for them to move a point above Rovers into top spot with a win. A defeat however could see third place Wigan leapfrog them on Wednesday evening should the Latics beat Walsall, which would massively damaged their chances of an automatic promotion space, so there really is all to play for in this clash at Sixfields on Tuesday evening.

Paul Hurst’s men have been impressive away from home this season.

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Doncaster v Bradford – Goal Shy Bantams To Struggle

FOOTBALL LEAGUE expert Ross Casey (@RossCasey24) takes a look at tonight’s tussle between Doncaster and Bradford.

Doncaster v Bradford | Monday 19th March 2018, 19:45 | Sky Sports


Darren Ferguson’s Doncaster side are absolute draw specialists at present. They have been involed in stalemates seven times in teir last 12 fixtures.

Sadly for them they are also only one win from 12 in that sequence. That has hit their play-off push hard and they now 17th, some 14 points behind Plymouth in sixth.

Defensive;y at home they are sound though – only five sides have conceded less on home soil than Doncaster. They have conceded just 10 goals in their last 12 at the Keepmoat Stadium!


Bradford play their first of three live Sky Sports live fixtures in just 24 days tonight as the broadcaster clearly believes they will be in the play-off shake up come the end of the season.

The Bantams need to improve on recent results however, as they are now winless in nine League One matches, which has left them seven points adrift of the sixth and final play off spot.

A big issue has been their inability to score goals of late. For a side with the fourth best goalsscoring record on away soil, the recent form of just six goals scored in 10 matches has been a major disappointment.

They failed to even have a shot on target in 90 minutes against Wigan last time out and top scorer Charlie Wyke is sudspended and second top scorer Paul Taylor is an injury doubt.

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Members’ Bet of the Day: Player of the Year odds look Pharaoh ’nuff

It’s a quiet day on the football front today so Mr Fixit highlights what looks like decent odds for when the end-of-season gongs get handed out.


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19 March 2018 Betting Tips

Event date: Various
Event(s): Football, Darts, AFL, Snooker, Tennis
Selection: Various
Bookmaker: WillHill, Betway, Coral, BoylesportsSkybet,
Rating:  2*, 3*, 4*

Morning all, apologies for lack of tips over the weekend, I was fairly busy with some personal issues but am back on it today!  The Aussie Rules season starts shortly and UK bookmakers have a tendency to be slow to react to prices changes as news naturally comes out of Australia first.  I have previously tipped Melbourne to beat Geelong (if you missed that then BetVictor still have Melbourne at 5/4 (2.25) whilst Australian bookies price them at 9/10 (1.9)) and now look at the Sydney v West Coast game.  Boylesports have the handicap at Sydney -12.5, which is a full 5 points better than Australian bookmakers, who have the line at 17.5. They will surely adjust the line closer to the game so the time to take advantage is now. BetVictor have the same line but at slightly worst odds, 5/6 (1.83).

19 March Tennis ATP Qualifying Basic to beat Novikov 4/5 (1.8) Betway 4*
21 March Snooker Players Championship McGill +2.5 v Higgins 10/11 Handicap (1.91) Skybet 2*

22 March Darts Premier League Van Gerwen v Smith Total Legs over 10.5 11/10 (2.10) Coral 3*
25 March Aussie Rules Sydney -12.5 v West Coast Handicap 20/23 (1.87) Boylesports 4*
31 March Football Serie A Juventus v AC Milan Both Teams to Score YES 11/8 (2.38) William Hill 3*

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The Saint Greg Browning’s Tips: Dukla won’t duck a goal

NOT much to look at today but I’ve picked out a game that looks good for goals.

Dukla have seen just the 28 goals in their last 4 games – yes 28.

Markets are set at 4-7 for over 1.5 first-half goals and 5-6 for over 4.5 match goals.

Slovan Liberec U21s v Dukla U21s (12pm)


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Rugby World Cup 2019 Latest Odds – Rugby Union Betting

There is little doubt that Ireland are now the dominant force in the northern hemisphere.

Joe Schmidt’s team completed the Triple Crown and Grand Slam against defending champions England at Twickenham on Saturday having already secured the Six Nations title by beating Scotland in Dublin.

Their New Zealand-born coach may eventually have designs on the All Blacks job but he’ll be working hard to plot the downfall of his home country in Japan next year in the mean time. A third Grand Slam for Ireland has not only emphasised their rapid rise to become the best team in Europe but has also underlined England’s fall from grace.

Ireland has unearthed a rare talent in Jacob Stockdale, who made history by scoring seven tries in a single Six Nations campaign. Though they play all of their home matches in Dublin, nothing brings the Irish together quite like rugby and they are now only a best 5/1 to win next year’s World Cup. They’ll need to keep Johnny Sexton fit, however, and that has been problematic during the recent Six Nations.

England are out to 8/1 to win in Japan but Eddie Jones’ squad has been hit by several injuries and they’ll be much stronger when the likes of Billy Vunipola is back up to speed. However, in losing three times, they produced their worst Six Nations performance in 30 years. They’ve become very predictable and there have been rumblings of discontent about the rigorous training methods employed by Jones.

England lost to France in Paris but are still only a best 2/5 to win Pool C at next year’s World Cup against the French, Argentina, Tonga and an as yet unknown qualifying nation. Another exit in the group stages would be a huge embarrassment for England following their experiences in 2015 and they’ll need to rediscover some sense of direction in the next 12 months.

Wales are 7/4 to top Group D with Boylesports and are no forlorn hope to topple the Aussies. Australia have shown that they don’t travel well nowadays and are not currently in the same league as the All Blacks at present and won just two of their six matches in the 2017 Four Nations. Yet they are only a best 8/1 to win the 2019 World Cup compared the 20/1 on offer for Wales with Boylesports.

The Welsh did remarkably well to finish second in the Six Nations, despite a crippling injury list, and that bodes well for the future as Warren Gatland now knows he can rely on back-up players. Scotland also played well on occasions which suggests there is more strength-in-depth in northern hemisphere rugby than thought previously, though France’s overall decline shows no real sign of slowing.

2019 Rugby World Cup Best Odds

New Zealand 13/10, Ireland 5/1, Australia and England 8/1, South Africa 14/1, Wales 20/1, France and Scotland 25/1, Argentina 40/1, Japan 300/1, Fiji and Samoa 500/1, Italy 750/1, Tonga and Georgia 1000/1, USA, Namibia, Romania, Spain, Russia, Uruguay and Canada 5000/1


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