College Basketball 2019 Whoop Whoop

70-62-2 on NCAAB last season and went up 8.95 units

5-9-1 this season down 1.31 units

Missed both my parlays by one team last time out (UNC losing to Kentucky and Georgia Tech losing to Georgia). I am 0-3 betting on GT this year. I’m not a quitter, but I quit Georgia Tech. Starting with a ridiculous parlay and ending with more reasonable straight up bets winners.

Hornets(NBA – don’t care it isn’t college, get over it), Wake Forest, Butler, So Illinois, Bradley, Houston, Villanova, Michigan State, Loyola Chicago, Kansas, UNLV, and Nevada parlay risking 1 unit to win 15.86 units. All home teams that are favored. Hornets will prolly lose to the Mavs and all the college basketball ones will hit with my luck.

North Carolina -16 at -120 for 2 units. Harvard has only one double digit loss on the year, but they haven’t played anybody. UNC wins by 20 or more. Nassir Little played poorly against Kentucky, so he got few minutes. People gave Roy a doggone hard time for not playing Little, but I think Little stands out tonight against the Ivy League school.

Nebraska Omaha at -156 for 2 units. Zach Jackson and Omaha get it done at home tonight against a North Dakota St. team that hasn’t won away all year.

Central Florida at -231 for 2 units. UCF are bigger than Temple and play better defense. Take the home team. Tacko Fall is second in FG% and 4th in blocks in the country for UCF.

South Florida +4 at -121 for 2 units. Home Dog. Connecticut is the basketball powerhouse, but USF has a good chance to get a win in this one. I’ll take the points for the team at home that is 10-2.

January Transfer Window – Pulisic to Chelsea

The noteworthy January transfer window transactions:

Christian Pulisic/Dortmund has signed an American record 73 million dollar deal with Chelsea. Chelsea will loan him back to Dortmund until the end of the season. Good business by Dortmund. Dortmund have an amazing scouting department. A lot of Chelsea fans will be popping up in the United States, especially near Hershey Pennsylvania, where Christian is from. I have some friends that are Fulham fans because of Dempsey… Chelsea is a lot easier of a team to be a fan of. Thorgan Hazard is rumored to be the replacement for Pulisic at Dortmund. Eden Hazard still hasn’t signed a new contract with Chelsea… is a move to Real Madrid looming?

Keylor Navas has signed a 16 million Euro deal with Arsenal. Good business for Arsenal. Navas makes their first 11 better for less than 20 million. Have to do it.

Samir Nasri signed with West Ham after his 18-month doping ban. Nasri has played well at Marseille, Arsenal, Manchester City, and Sevilla. If he can find some solid form, he could add some needed creativity to the West Ham attack.

The 36-year-old-free-kick-taking Naldo has signed with Monaco. He adds some experience to a young, underachieving Monaco club. Thierry Henry needs his Monaco club to start playing better futbol if he wants to manage there next season.

Premier League Wednesday

92-78-9 on Soccer in 2018 up 8.17 units

Ended 2018 on a rough patch in soccer, but what goes down must come up or whatever.

Manchester United -1 at +105 for 3 units. Newcastle’s only recent win is against Huddersfield 1-0. The Magpies have lost 70% of their home games this season. Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s Man United have scored 12 goals in their past 3 games. Manchester United have struggled to keep clean sheets lately, but there is a good chance they secure one here. Rashford and Pogba are in-form. Lukaku will most likely start as he is back fit. Going with the hotter team in this one.

Crystal Palace +0.5 at -124 for 4 units. Wolves haven’t tied in their last 8 premier league home matches. There is a solid chance they draw today. Palace beat Man City last time they had an away match. Palace’s defense has looked a little better over the past few matches. They lost 1-0 to Chelsea and drew Cardiff 0-0. Andros Townsend can score from anywhere on the pitch. Zaha will make the Wolves defense work. Palace have more attacking options and an improving defense. I like them to draw or win here.