Snooker January 31st

1-1 in snooker down .17 units

Jimmy Robertson ML for 2 units at -110. Jimmy has beat Hamilton the past two times they played and has won 3 matches in a row. Hamilton struggled against a weak opponent his last time out needing all 11 frames to win. Robertson usually makes it past this round in the tournaments he plays. Best of luck.

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Hockey January 31st

Finland Liiga.

Jyvaskyla ML (+184) and Jyvaskyla to tie (+309) both for two units. Only one of these needs to win for positive money. Jyvaskyla played yesterday so they could be winded, but Tappara has been bad in 2018. Jyvaskyla has been in great form over the past 5 games and have one of the best away records in the league. Jyvasklya has 3 top 10 scorers in the league, while Tappara does not have a top 20 scorer. Take the better team at plus odds.

Tennis January 31st

Diyas ML for 3 units. Diyas beat Niculescu 2-0 on a hardcourt in Cincinnati last year. Diyas just beat a decent player in Blinkova 2-0. Niculescu only won one game on her serve the last time these two played and I like Diyas’s breaking ability. I think Diyas must have a read or tip on her opponents serve, I like this spot.

Kozlova Kateryna ML for 3 units. Koslova beat Duan in Duan’s home country 2-0 last time they played on a hard court. Duan lost more games on her serve than she won in their most recent meeting. In that same meeting Kozlova held her serve well. I think Kateryna is going to have a strong 2018. Best of luck.

NBA January 30th

18-16-1 on NBA in 2017 up 7.22 units

15-14 on NBA in 2018 down 7.18 units

Jazz Warriors over 217 for 5 units. Warriors scored 126 points in the first meeting between these two teams. This over under is low because the Jazz try to slow the game down, but that does not really work against the Warriors. Warriors over hit against the Celtics and I think it will hit here too. Steph has been hot lately and the Jazz defense has not been as good as it was last year.

Warriors ML for 4 units at -380. Heavy juice but they won’t lose to the Jazz.

 

 

NCAAB January 30th

15-10-1 on NCAAB in 2017 up 5.25 units

20-14-1 on NCAAB in 2018 up 16.47 units

Had a push last time out with Clemson winning by exactly 2. Lot of college basketball tonight and I like a lot of spots. Let’s get back to winning money.

North Carolina -1 for 3 units. Buying a half point here. UNC beat Clemson by 8 earlier in the season. UNC played horrible perimeter defense against North Carolina State and got out-hustled by Virginia Tech in their last two losses. Clemson has lost Donte Grantham and he was one of their few advantages against UNC. I think Roy and his boys will realize they need to play a lot better after losing to their rival from Raleigh. I just can’t see UNC losing 3 in a row. Joel Berry, Luke Maye, Cameron Johnson, and Kenny Williams will do enough for UNC to win this one.

Rhode Island -9 for 2 units. Umass has lost 4 in a row and Rhode Island has won 12 in a row. Rhode Island has one of the more polarizing coaches in college basketball in Dan Hurley. Umass gives up more points than they score – that’s not good. Rhode Island has one of the better defenses in the A-10 and I think they run away with this one after their close win against Duquesne. The Minutemen have been struggling and that is not a good place to be against the best team in the league.

Auburn -4 for 2 units. Auburn is 14-5 against the spread this season, and I still do not think they are getting the respect from Vegas. Auburn just blew out a good LSU team, while Ole Miss lost to Texas. Auburn scores 8 more points a game than Ole Miss and has a better defense. Take the better team. Best of luck.

 

 

 

Soccer January 30th

27-16-1 on soccer up 3.38 units

West Ham +0.5 for 3 units at -170. West Ham has a lot of injury concerns with Winston Reid, Arnautovic, Lanzini, Jose Fonte, Sakho, and others missing this game. I like a home underdog though against a bottom of the table team. West Ham still has some talent with Chicharito, Zabaleta, and Kouyate. Crystal Palace has only 7 goals in 12 away matches on the season. They also only have 6 goals in their last 5 games. Crystal Palace also has many injury concerns. West Ham may be fielding a weaker squad, but I still like them at home.

Liverpool ML for 3 units at -310. Huddersfield have not won any of their last 6 games in the league. Liverpool have struggled in their last two games, but I think they can pull this one out. Huddersfield lost 4-1 against West Ham in their last home premier league game, and Liverpool is a lot better than West Ham. Salah is just too good. Huddersfield does not even score a goal a game and Klopp will want his squad to get a clean sheet. Best of luck.

Soccer January 29th

26-15-1 on soccer up 1.94 units

Real Betis Celta Vigo Over 3 at -116 for 4 units. Betis plays an open brand of football and beat Celta Vigo 2-1 earlier in the year. Celta Vigo are better since then and also play an open brand of football. These two teams are 3rd and 4th in goals scored this year. Betis gives up the 3rd most goals in the league. I could see this game ending 2-2 in an exciting match.

Real Betis +0.5 at +123 for 2 units. Betis lost 5-0 last time out, but it was against Barcelona. Celta have not lost 4 in a row in La Liga, but only one of those was against a top 15 team in La Liga (the struggling Real Madrid was the only top 15 team). Real Betis have the most headed goals in La Liga, while Celta have conceded the most headed goals in the league. I like Real Betis aerial advantage in this one. I fear they could give up goals due to the creative play of Aspas, Wass, and Sisto; however, I like Tello and others to secure some goals for Betis too. Best of luck.

NCAAB January 28th

15-10-1 on NCAAB in 2017 up 5.25 units

20-14 on NCAAB in 2018 up 16.47 units

Clemson -2 for 2 units. Clemson is 1-4 in their last 5 against the spread, but I think that changes here. Georgia Tech has been bad this year and their offense will not be able to keep up with Clemson. Clemson had a bad offensive outing last time out, but that was against the best defense in the country (UVA). Aamir Simms will need to step up for Clemson after the injury to Donte Grantham. Clemson rebounds, assists, and defends better than Georgia Tech, so I’ll take the small line on the road. Best of luck.

NCAAB January

15-10-1 on NCAAB in 2017 up 5.25 units

20-13 on NCAAB in 2018 up 18.47

Ohio State -9 for 2 units. Ohio State is on an 8 game win streak. Penn State is on a two game losing streak. Keita Bates-Diop has been a beast. Ohio State has the older, better team. Penn State is 0-4 against the spread in the last four.

NCAAB January 24th

15-10-1 on NCAAB in 2017 up 5.25 units

17-11 on NCAAB in 2018 up 16.65 units

Xavier -6.5 for 2 units. Xavier scores more than Marquette and gives up less points. Xavier has won 3 in a row after getting smacked by ‘Nova. Xavier has a steep rebounding advantage that will help us cover this one. Xavier won this game by 4 on the road earlier this season and are now at home.

Richmond +2 for 2 units. I was making money fading Richmond earlier in the year, but it seems they have turned a corner. This seems like a trap line as the public is with Duquesne. I am fading the public in this one.

Nebraska +2 for 2 units. Nebraska beat Michigan by 20. Rutgers lost to that same Michigan team by 25. Transitive property usually does not work in sports gambling, but that is a steep contrast. Nebraska lost a close game to OSU their last time out. I just think Nebraska is the better team, although I love Corey Sanders of Rutgers.

Miami -4 for 2 units. Miami just has a better defense than Louisville. Hurricanes shot the ball lights out in their last game. 10-19 from deep. I expect that to carry over here as they earn a victory.

Nevada -4 for 2 units. Had this line at -7 by my estimation. Think they are giving Wyoming too much credit at home. Strictly a value play.