NBA January 4th

18-16-1 on NBA in 2017 up 7.22 units

7-3 on NBA in 2018 up 7.86 units

Warriors ML for 4 units. Not going to overthink this one. Warriors will want to avenge the loss they had in the opener. Curry has been red hot of late. The public is all over this one and are pushing the line up, I can’t see the Warriors going 0-2 vs the Rockets, especially when the Rockets don’t have Harden. Also, love that this game is on TNT. I’ve missed Shaq, Charles, and Ernie.

My lean for the Thunder/Clippers game is the Thunder -1 and will play for a unit just because I will be watching. Best of luck.

 

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Soccer January 4th

5-0 in soccer up 7.18 units

Barcelona – Celta Vigo under 3 for 4 units. No Messi, no Iniesta, and no Suarez for Barcelona. I think this match ends 1-1, but could even see a 1-0 victory for Celta Vigo. Ousmane Dembele should play for Barcelona, but that is not enough for them to score goals like they would with Messi on the pitch. Their last match together ended 2-2, but this one will be a lot less open without Messi.

Celta Vigo +1 for 2.5 units. Look for Maximiliano Gomez and Iago Aspas to put pressure on the Barcelona backline. Both are top 10 goal scorers in La Liga and Messi is the only player with more goals than Aspas this year.

NCAAB January 4th

15-10-1 on NCAAB in 2017 up 5.25 units

3-3 in 2018 down 0.14 units

Lost both overtime games yesterday with small spreads. Rough.

Cincy -7 for 4 units. Temple has struggled lately after beating some solid teams in the beginning of the year. Cincy is hot right now and they will look to go 2-0 in the conference. Temple will not be ready for how good Cincy is on the defensive side of the ball. The bearcats rebound better, force turnovers better, score better… you get the picture..

OSU +1 for 3 units. Iowa is real bad this year. They are 0-7 vs “good” opponents. OSU’s only recent loss came to UNC. Iowa has started 0-3 in conference play while OSU is 2-0. OSU beat a below average Wisconsin team on the road. Iowa just hasn’t beat anybody worth a damn all year and I don’t see that starting here.

Gonzaga -20 for 3 units. Pepperdine is just not in the same class as the Zags. Thought this spread would be at about 26 or 27. Pepperdine has a bad defense, and Gonzaga has a great offense. Not good for Pepperdine. The Waves have lost 5 in a row, Gonzaga will look to take their win streak to 3 games after their surprising loss to SDSU.