Manchester City and Liverpool played the best game of the premier league season today. Blake fucking Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Steelers. Is Blake Bortles elite? Suarez had an amazing goal for Barcelona. Messi ended his free kick drought with a free kick goal that left the keeper motionless and the commentators just laughing. All this happened, but the craziest thing was Stefon Diggs touchdown to end the game vs the Saints.
Stefon Diggs said after the game “Damn that shit felt good“. Diggs told every GM he met with that he was the best receiver in the draft after his junior season at Louisville. Maybe now they believe he is better than Kevin White, Breshad Perriman, Devin Smith, Dorial Green-Beckham, Jaelen Strong, Vince Mayle, Rashad Greene, and many others that were drafted before him. Also, tomorrow is leg day for him so he added “I got squats”. Hard work pays off for the young man.
15-10-1 on NCAAB in 2017 up 5.25 units
13-8 on NCAAB in 2018 up 15.89 units
FSU won by 11 in double overtime to cover the spread. WVU was winning the whole game then went down by more than the spread, but brought it back for the cover. Kentucky covered the 3 point spread because the Vandy player missed 2 straight free throws. I’ll take the luck when it is on my side.
Southern California -6 for 2 units. Utah has struggled since beating Oregon and Oregon State. USC has been solid against the spread all year with an 11-7 record. USC is at home and is better in almost every major statistical category than Utah. USC has not lost a home game since a good Washington team beat them. I think USC can get a double digit victory here.
Ohio State -6 for 1 unit. Let me start off by saying I love Corey Sanders. His youtube videos with Dwayne Bacon are great. I may love Keita Bates-Diop more though. Ohio State has been cruising recently and I expect that to continue here. OSU just has the superior offense and Rutgers will not be able to keep up. I would bet this heavier, but the game is in Piscataway, New Jersey and OSU has not played that many road games this year. This game should be fun to watch with future NBA players leading both sides.
19-9-1 in soccer up 5.14 units
Manchester City +0 for 4 units at -140. This should be an entertaining game as both teams are in form. It is just hard for me to not take one of the best teams in Europe at these odds. Liverpool could sneak out a win, but they lost 5-0 the last time these two teams met. Salah deservedly won African player of the year and has been on fire for Liverpool. Manchester City’s leading goal scorer is Sterling with 14 goals and he is playing against his old club here. Andre Marriner is the ref for this match and he did not card Manchester City in the only match he refereed for them this year – I like that. He was also they referee for the match when Liverpool lost 4-1 to the Spurs. Take the best team in the league.
Celta Vigo ML for 3 units at +122. Celta Vigo is the better team and these are good odds. Levante have only scored 1 goal in their last 5 La Liga matches. Celta Vigo have been playing Real Madrid and Barcelona recently, so this will be a step down in competition. Iago Aspas will most likely score this game. Wass and Sisto will pull the strings. Messi is the only player with more goals than Aspas in La Liga. Vigo will want to go on a little run to see if they can get to the top half of the table.
Sevilla +0 for 3 units at -160. Sevilla are not that great on the road, but Alaves have struggled at home in the league. These teams tied 1-1 earlier in the year, but both teams are much different now. Sevilla has a new coach and Alaves has a new striker in Guidetti. Steven N’Zonzi is favored by the new coach and he is a beast in the midfield. Sevilla just has too many attacking options for Alaves to handle with Ben Yedder, Nolito, and Jesus Navas. This game may end in a draw, but if anybody is going to win this match it will be Sevilla.
Arsenal -1 for 2 units. If Arsenal were playing anybody but Bournemouth I would not bet them here. Bournemouth has given up 3 more goals than any other Premier league team over their last 5 games and they have one of the worst home records in the league. Arsenal almost have to win this game if they want to avoid missing out on the Champions League for the second straight year. Sanchez may be transferring soon and Wenger has to be feeling a little uncomfortable about his job, but they are still of higher quality than their opponent in this one. The penalty kicks and cards have been going against Arsenal, but maybe that will start to change here.
Borussia Dortmund ML for 2 units at -245. Dortmund has dominated Wolfsburg recently. Dortmund does not lose to Wolfsburg at home. I thought this line would be closer to -350, so I am taking what I perceive as value here. The Westfalenstadion should be ready for an exciting match.
PSG ML for 1 unit at -315. I would bet PSG heavier, but they will be without Neymar. They should still have enough attacking options however.
Real Madrid lost to Villarreal 1-0 today. The goal Real Madrid lost on was a cheeky chip. It is the first time Villarreal has won in Real Madrid’s stadium. Zidane breaks yet another record in his time at Real Madrid.
Zidane looked flustered in his interview after the match, but had this gem of a quote – “We had chances, shots, could have scored. In football there are two teams, and what you must do is score a goal more than the opponent. And we tried that. I don’t know if we are predictable, we prepare for games.” Pep and Mourinho may be futbol geniuses, but have you ever heard them break down the game like that? Maybe they should have kept Morata, James Rodriquez, Danilo, and/or Pepe.