10-1 in soccer up 13.92 units
West Ham +0 for 4 units at -230. Not great odds, but if West Ham plays as well as they have in recent games they will win. I would bet money line, but cup games are always a little weird and Shrewsbury is second in League One. Shrewsbury have only 6 goals in their last 5 games. West Ham’s defense has looked a lot better lately than it did earlier in the premier league season. Joe Hart could be in goal for West Ham, which would mean something to him as he used to play for Shrewsbury years ago. I think David Moyes will want to prove he has made the Hammers better even on short rest and go for the victory.
Celta Vigo +1.5 for 2 units at -152. I bet Celta against a Messi-less Barcelona side and they tied, but Celta looked like the better side. You know who else won’t have Messi? Real Madrid! All jokes aside, Real Madrid have struggled this season and won’t have some key defenders. Ronaldo has 7 less goals than Iago Aspas does for Celta Vigo. Real Madrid could turn it on here in the new year, but I think Celta Vigo will be up to the task. Daniel Wass and Sisto have been assist/passing masters this season and I expect that to continue.
Real Sociedad +0 for 2 units at -137. It is known that Real Sociedad do not travel all that well, but they actually won their last game at Leganes 2-0. Leganes only have 3 goals in their last 5 La Liga games. Real Sociedad scored 3 goals against Sevilla and their solid defense in their last game. La Real looks like they have figured out their offenses woes they suffered form earlier in the season.
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10-5 on NBA in 2017 up 5.62 units
John Wall decided not to play defense on Tyreke Evans on the last 3 possessions to end the game for the Wizards which was an 8 unit swing. Hand down, man down. Wizards had 11 points in the 4th quarter.. until the foul free throws at the end got them up to a whopping 15 points on the quarter.
Celtics ML and Nuggets -5 both for 3 units. Nets Kings fade. Nuggets have been looking better and better of late. Murray has been great this season for the Nuggets. Denver have been solid against the spread lately and Kings are 1-5 in the last 6 against the spread. Celtics stingy defense will be too good for the Nets. I can’t see Brooklyn going on a 3 game win streak. If Brooklyn wins this game, I may double down on them losing their next game against the Raptors. Best of luck.
7-0 in soccer up 10.42 units
Lazio ML for 5 units. Lazio travel well and have not lost in 9 of their last 10 on the road. They also do well against relegation candidates having won all their matches against these type of opponents on the road. Spal played well in a 0-0 draw last time out against Lazio, but do not look for them to be able to contain Lazio’s second highest scoring offense in Italy for 180 minutes on the season.
Leicester City ML for 4 units. Vardy vs his former club. Fleetwood town have lost their last 3 home games vs weaker competition.
Leicester City Fleetwood Town over 2.5 for 2 units. Leicester City has been hitting overs at a 70% clip over their last 10 and Fleetwood has one of the worst defenses in League one. These odds seems a little too generous, which scares me. It does not scare me enough to go against the number though. If Leicester does not play Mahrez, Vardy, or Okazaki.. stay away. If two or more of them play, punch it in. This goes for the money line as well.
Eibar +0.5 for 3 units. Eibar have had a long layoff, but they still have the best form in La Liga over their past 5 games. Yes better then the defending champs. Palmas did play mid week, and looked good in doing so. I think Eibar just has more firepower. This will be an entertaining game. Eibar are actually the underdog even though they are facing a relegation candidate. Eibar also does not travel well. All these things give us better odds for the better team. Take the better odds.
Huddersfield Town +0 for 3 units. Bolton is missing four midfielders.. FOUR. This will be huge, I know Huddersfield does not travel well and Bolton has been in good form. I know Huddersfield may be more concerned with staying the the Premier League than they are with this cup, but I just think they will dominate the midfield. I could see this game being close, then Huddersfield pulling away with strong subs in the second half. Look for former Monaco defender Kongolo to rotate in the starting lineup for Huddersfield.
Chelsea ML for 2 units. Chelsea will most likely field a weak team for their standards, but I still think they pull out a win. They should be able to contain the limited Norwich attack. I like betting Chelsea in these spots because they usually field a young lineup. These young players will want to prove that they should start week in and week out. Hungry Chelsea players equals a win.