Christmas Hangover – Independence Bowl and Quick Lane Bowl Predictions

71-52 on College Football in 2018 up 53.33 units

35-31-2 on College Football in 2019 up 24.21 units

Pittsburgh at -390 for 5 units. I liked Pittsburgh at -10 and still like them at -11, but I have this Moneyline to finish off the parlay posted on my podcast. I am playing it for a little more than the parlay as well. Pittsburgh d-line will eat. Pitt is 0-4 in bowls under Narduzzi. Eastern Michigan has never won a bowl game. Something has to give here. Eastern Michigan’s offense is their strength, but the Panthers have one of the best pass rushes in the country along with stud corner Dane Jackson. The AD for Pittsburgh, Heather Lyke, came from the same job at Eastern Michigan weirdly enough. EMU will be able to score a little, but not enough to get the win.

Miami/LA Tech over 50 at -110 for 1 unit. Miami has given up 27 points or more in their last 3. FIU scored 41 in their last 1. I like some special teams action and some turnovers that lead to short fields that help the over. Manny Diaz has a lot of players out and hasn’t announced a starting QB. I am staying away from the spread. Miami lost to in-town “rival” FIU and that just confuses me.


Boxing Day Soccer Predictions

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

64-61-12 on Soccer in 2019 down 26.51 units

Arsenal/Club Brugge Parlay risking 4 units to win 5.5 units. Club Brugge have only lost to PSG and Real Madrid at home this season. Yes, that is correct. Waregem just lost to the worst team in the league and now they travel to face the best team. Not going to overthink that one.

Am I the only one that thinks Mikel Arteta looks like a toe-shoe wearing lesbian?

Bournemouth have a lot of injuries, even more so than Arsenal. Bournemouth have lacked teeth in attack losing 6 of their last 7 league games. Arsenal took the Emery out of Arsenal, but they still haven’t taken the Arsenal out of Arsenal. I think the Gunners get back on track today. Pepe, Aubameyang, and Ozil should feature. Mikel Arteta has his work cut out for him, but he thinks Xhaka is terrific so that’s a start I guess.

Tottenham at -192 for 3 units. Tottenham have won every match they were a -150 favorite in or more since Mourinho took charge. Brighton have only beat Arsenal and Watford on the road this season. Son is out with a red card suspension, but Alli, Kane, Lucas, and others should be enough for Tottenham. Brighton have struggled to keep clean sheets. I expect Tottenham to outscore Brighton today.

Manchester United at -290 for 3 units. Man U looked bad against Watford, but I expect a bounce-back here. Manchester are still unbeaten at home since September. Rashford likes playing at home. Pogba is back healthy. His creativity has been missed at times. These teams are equal on points in the table, the Red Devils move ahead today.