College Basketball January 10th Prediction

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

25-25-1 this season up 0.71 units

Maryland/Iowa under 146.5 at -110 for 5 units. Both teams have solid defenses. Iowa does put up over 80 points a game, but I think they will struggle to score a little against this Maryland team. Most games Iowa has played against good competition have gone under this number. Maryland’s last 6 against solid competition (Ohio State, Indiana, Seton Hall, Penn State, Illinois, and Notre Dame) have all gone under this number. Go missed 3s and defense! Make it ugly.

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NBA Friday

61-53-2 on NBA in 2017/18 up 9.28 units

30-28-2 on NBA in 2018/19 up 4.16 units 

7-10-1 on NBA in 2019/20 down 18.91 units

Heat at -155 for 4 units. Brooklyn lost to the Thunder by 8 in OT on Tuesday. The Nets have lost 7 in a row and haven’t covered in any of them. They miss Kyrie. Miami scores more and gives up less points on the season. I like Miami’s 3-point shooting, Jimmy Butler, and Eastern North Carolina native Bam down low to get them the win.

Pacers at -135 for 3 units. Bulls are bad and have lost 5 in a row since beating the Hawks.

Mavericks at -130 for 3 units. I don’t think Anthony Davis plays tonight. Line is Mavericks -2, I expect it to go higher.

College Basketball January 7th Parlay and Predictions

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

24-24-1 this season down 1.62 units

Virginia Tech +4.5 at -110 for 7 units. Syracuse’s defense is not as good as last year. Lander Nolley will be able to make some 3s against the zone. Hokies are 0-5 ATS against teams with a winning record over their last 5. I like this matchup though. Syracuse is an 8-6 team favored over a 10-4 team. VT shoots more 3s and makes them at a higher clip. Syracuse turns the ball over more. Rebounding is pretty even. I’ll take the better team and the points on the road.

Marquette/Northern Iowa/Iowa/Virginia Parlay risking 4 units to win 6.66 units. I’ve got some stuff on the grill so don’t have time to get into this parlay, but all will win. You are welcome.

NBA January 6th Predictions

61-53-2 on NBA in 2017/18 up 9.28 units

30-28-2 on NBA in 2018/19 up 4.16 units 

7-9-1 on NBA in 2019/20 down 13.91 units

Jazz -3 at -110 for 5 units. Jazz at Pelicans tonight. Jrue Holiday is out. Derrick Favors vs his old team. I don’t think he will like playing against Rudy Gobert. Pelicans have been playing a lot better over the past couple weeks than earlier in the season. Zion Williamson still hasn’t played.. Pelicans only loss recently was against the Lakers. Jazz have won 10 of 11. Should see some good basketball tonight. Utah beat the Pelicans by 8 earlier in the season without Gobert. I like this spot tonight. Have it straight up and to win a parlay.

LendingTree Bowl Prediction

71-52 on College Football in 2018 up 53.33 units

41-33-2 on College Football in 2019 up 28.64 units

Ragin Cajuns -14 at -115 for 2 units. Freshman QB vs a dominant run game here. I’ll go with the run game. Brett Gabbert, Blaine’s lil bro is the QB for Miami of Ohio. He has had an up and down season. Robert Hunt and Kevin Dotson are stud O-linemen for Louisiana. They will both find their way on NFL rosters. Going to go with the team that is better in the trenches here. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns are not playing Appalachian State tonight, so I trust them.

College Basketball January 6th

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

23-24-1 this season down 8.89 units

Oklahoma State/West Virginia under 138 at -110 for 8 units. Line movement towards the Cowboys, which is weird because they have stunk it up over the past month. OK State is favored by 1 now. West Virginia haven’t scored over 70 against a good team in over a month (Dropped 86 on Rhode Island on Pablo Escobar’s birthday – December 1st). Oklahoma State scored 50, 50 hours ago against Texas Tech. The Cowboys know they have to up their defensive intensity if they want to win and get out of their slump. OK State lost to Georgetown at home right after Georgetown had their best player and others were dismissed from the team/transferred. I wanted to bet WVU and the under, but the line movement scared me off. I still really like the under though. Best college basketball game on the board tonight. Also, can West Virginia decide on a jersey style? They seem to change it every year.

 

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Prediction

71-52 on College Football in 2018 up 53.33 units

40-33-2 on College Football in 2019 up 26.81 units

Ohio/Nevada under 61 at -110 for 2 units. The line has moved from -6.5 to -10 for Ohio over the past few days. I liked it at 7 because Ohio should be able to run the ball and be in better 3rd down situations. 10 is high though. Ohio’s run game should dominate and that is why I like the under. I can’t see Nevada having the ball enough to score enough to push the over here. If the game plays out like the line movement entails, Ohio will be up enough and slow play the second half, much like Cincinnati yesterday. Nevada scored 3 points against a below average Hawaii defense this year. I don’t trust them to put up many points today. If your book lets you parlay Ohio ML and the under, I’d do that.

All-Star Fan Vote

The first round of fan voting came out for the NBA. Not surprisingly, Giannis, Luka, and Lebron led the league in votes. I think it is awesome that Derrick Rose, Tacko Fall, and Alex Caruso are on these lists lol. I wonder how many people that voted for Harambe in the 2016 election, voted for Caruso or Tacko Fall here… there has to be a correlation.

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Birmingham and Gator Bowl Predictions

71-52 on College Football in 2018 up 53.33 units

38-33-2 on College Football in 2019 up 20.89 units

Cincinnati at -290 for 4 units. Cincinnati is one of the best teams in the country at finishing drives on both ends of the ball. Boston College’s defense is solid against the run, but they struggle a little against the pass. Boston College are far less consistent on special teams as well. Head coach Steve Addazio is gone for the Eagles. They will also be without star RB AJ Dillion. BC does have a big nasty O-line, but that is essentially where their advantages end. Going with the Bearcats here.

Indiana +3 at -110 for 5 units. The Hoosiers face the Tennessee Volunteers. Tennessee hasn’t lost a game since they played Alabama on October 20th. Jauan Jennings is a stud wideout for the Volunteers. Jennings has to sit out the first half for his altercation against those Vandy Nerds. Indiana is an interesting team in the sense that they lost to every ranked team they played and didn’t beat a bowl team all season. They have a chance to win one here.

Whop Philyor and Peyton Ramsey are some solid offensive weapons for the Hoosiers. Ramsey has completed nearly 70% of his passes this season. Kalen DeBoer, Indiana’s OC, is calling his last game as he is moving on to coach Fresno State. I expect him to draw up some great plays like he has been doing all season long. I like this play a lot because Indiana are the more consistent team. You know what you are going to get from the Hoosiers. Indiana scores more, are more efficient on 3rd down, and don’t have their best offense player suspended for the first half.

 

College Football December 30th Bowl Predictions

71-52 on College Football in 2018 up 53.33 units

37-32-2 on College Football in 2019 up 29.61 units

Iowa was a winner from start to finish. LSU rolled Oklahoma over and patted their belly behind 8 Joe Burrow touchdowns. OSU shit the game away behind a late interception, personal foul on a Clemson punt, a (questionable to some) targeting call, and JK Dobbins’ ankle injury. Trevor Lawrence is a fucking stallion. Clemson and LSU will be fun.

Western Kentucky -3.5 at -110 for 5 units. WKU finished the season strong (7-2). They have the better offense and the better defense. They are not favored by more because they tend to turn the ball over and because of Western Michigan’s running-back LeVante Bellamy. Bellamy has averaged over 130 yards and 2 touchdowns a game this season. Last year’s First Responder Bowl was called off due to a storm, Boise State and Boston College never got the chance to win it. DeAngelo Malone is a stud D-lineman for Western Kentucky. First-year coach Tyson Helton has the Hilltoppers pointed in the right direction and I expect that to continue today in Fort Worth. Western Kentucky will cover easily if they can limit their turnovers.

Mississippi St -4.5 at -110 for 5 units. Mississippi State underperformed this season. Louisville over-performed. The Cardinals have some studs on offense like Micale Cunningham, Javian Hawkins, and Chatarius Atwell. I watched the Ole Miss/Mississippi State game in full and wrote a recap about it here. Ole Miss literally pissed the game away with an excessive celebration that caused a missed XP. Ole Miss lost by 1. I took away from that game that Mississippi State can stop a running QB like Cunningham. John Plumlee is sneaky fast (sneaky cause he is white) for Ole Miss and Mississippi State stopped him to the point he was taken out of the game. I like this matchup for the SEC school. I wanted to bet on L’Ville in their bowl game, but the Bulldogs are not the type of team they matchup well with.

Florida ML at -610 for 4 units. Have this as the last leg to win a bunch of parlays. Florida’s swarming defense will stop UVA’s Perkins from running the ball, much like Clemson did. Bryce Perkins ran all over VT because the Hokies didn’t spy him until the second half. Florida has the athletes to do it from the start. Just off-setting juice here and winning some parlays. If you don’t like betting something this juicy.. don’t. It is free money though.