Cabrera looked good in his debut against Washington and actually pitched better than his final line indicates, as he had thrown six scoreless innings before running into trouble in the sixth. Trevor Williams isn't teflon.
Love Marlins F5 +130 and something small on the +215 for the game.
Notre Dame hasn't looked the same since they lost their Sr. Center Jarrett Patterson. The loss of Patterson, a junior, is a blow to the middle of the Irish offensive line. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Patterson started the previous 21 games at center for what has become one of the best offensive lines in the country. He was replaced with Sophomore Zeke Correll who gives up about 25 lbs and not the same caliber.
The Alabama front 5 are going to wreck havoc on the ND line and Ian Book will be scrambling for his life today just like we saw in the Clemson game. The Tide wins 45-23.
Bears very much alive in the playoff hunt and while the Jaguars have more incentive to keep losing at this point. Reports Saturday said Glennon was in line to start against the Bears. The Jaguars are a mess, and while theyâ€™ve fought hard in recent losses to the Packers and Vikings, theyâ€™re undermanned every week. The Bears have a playoff spot to play for, and I canâ€™t see them letting the opportunity for a big win Sunday slip away, especially with the way the offense has operated lately. The Jaguars defense is worst in the league with 418.2 yards allowed per game, and the Bears should take advantage. The Jaguars are holding a Trevor Lawrence lottery ticket and have no incentive to let it blow off in the wind with a late-December upset.
BOSTON COLLEGE ML +145 - This is actually pretty evenly matched as BC is 6th in the conference in pass defense while UVA is 8th in pass offense. What really tips the scales are the turnovers. The Cavaliers have thrown 11 interceptions while BC has grabbed eight. I like the opportunistic defense of Boston College to get the slight upset here.
Clemson finished 9th in the ACC last year and Mississippi State has been the much better team over the last few years and they should be in the SEC hunt this year. Let's see what the Bulldogs got today.
Regardless of who the Cardinals play, they always seem to allow points. They are giving 29.8 points per game and 392.1 total yards per game. So even with an anemic Syracuse offense, I do believe the Orange are going to score 20+ points. So slight lean on the Orange and the bucket load of points here.
And the OVER has value here as well, Syracuse is actually a worse than Louisville on defense, allowing 31.1 points per game and I can see Cunningham having a big game on Saturday.
The Raiders are rested, theyâ€™re at home, and theyâ€™re getting a Tampa Bay team that went to Chicago, flew home to get up for Green Bay, and now has to go to Las Vegas. Throw in the date against Denver, and this is the teamâ€™s third game in a different time zone in the last five weeks.
How do you beat the Bucs? You have to own third downs, and Vegas is one of the best teams in the NFL at keeping things moving and owning the clock. The passing game is good enough at home to keep pushing.
Boston has a team ERA of 6.12, which is the worst in baseball and the total has also gone over in nine of Miami's last 13 overall. Kickam recently gave up 7 runs in 2 1/2 innings of work and Rogers recently gave up 8 runs against Philly in just 3 innings of work. Both these guys have been hit hard, expect fire works tonight.
Wrong team favored. Toussaint has given up 12 runs in his last 3 starts and has a (7.89 ERA). Granted the Orioles are on a five game losing streak and Atlanta has been hot offensively but Jorge Lopez is the better pitcher here and gives them a chance. I love the +150 odds here even if more of a fade of Touki Toussaint.
I want to bet on Miami here but just can't pull the trigger. I love Fitzmagic, but he'll be up against arguably the league's best defense spearheaded by defensive player of the year cornerback Stephon Gilmore. Last year the Patriots led the NFL in fewest points allowed and fewest yards allowed last season and returning a lot of pieces on defense. Instead of playing the side, I'll put a little on the UNDER 42 here to wet my beak today.
Let's get on the Knights tonight. UCF has won 2 of their last 3 games and shot well in a loss versus the Shockers and the Tigers have dropped 2 of their last 3 road games. Should be a close game, give me the home team and the free 2 points.
Clippers going to be a test but Heat's defense is just as good and are the 2nd best team in NBA behind the arc. If they get the 3-ball going they are hard to stop at home where they are 20-1 this season.
Can 15 seed Colgate keep this came closer than 17 points today? The public apparently seems to think so, this line opened at 20.5 and quickly got bet down to 17.5 at most books. This Colgate is very balanced with big man Rapolas Ivanauskas 16.4 PPG, Jordan Burns15.8 PPG, and Will Rayman 13.1 PPG. Rapolas Ivanauskas is a 6'10" 225lb Jr. that averages 16 PPG and 10 rebounds per game, so Tennessee will have their hands full with the big man today.
The Red Raiders won't be able to keep up for 4 quarters but I do think they put up a fight. A lot of money has apparently come in on Colgate and I will follow the Sharps and take the 17.5 points.
Miami beat Wake Forest 76-65 last month and other than the turd they dropped against BC, the Cane's have been ATM machines ATS. Miami has been terribly on the road this year but they should be able to pick up a road win tonight against one of the worst, if not the worst, teams in the ACC.
Tre Jones is OUT for Duke today with a shoulder sprain he suffered in their last game (and loss) against Syracuse. Tre Jones is a MAJOR part of Duke's offense and defense and they go as Tre Jones goes. He will especially be missed on defense where he has embracing the role of bottling up an opponentâ€™s top guard. Syracuse can attest to the difference in a Duke defense with Jones and one without. The Orange had six points and five turnovers in 12 possessions before Jones departed. It had 89 points and 10 turnovers in 77 possessions with him off the floor. Zion Williamson is the best team in the NCAA but I just don't think Duke is the same team without Tre Jones. Virginia is 16-0 and 5-0 last 5 ATS and have been crushing teams. I like Virginia to win this game outright but will take the 3 points just in case.
Notre Dame is a yo-yo team and North Carolina somehow lost to Louisville. Good move for Notre Dame as they were able to leap over Boston College. Big reason for that was because John Mooney played well and was able to put some points on the board. North Carolina is good at home so Notre Dame better be on top of their game. I just don't feel like North Carolina is as good as their record indicates. I'm leaning toward Notre Dame to cover.
Baylor is right on the edge of being national relevant but they occasionally find a way to short circuit on offense and it's like the defense has moments of standing in cement. Oklahoma St is balanced and well rounded that has sparks but I believe Baylor gets the cover.
Nuggets are climbing the ladder. They aren't showy but they seem to be getting it done and won six of the last seven games. The Clippers will certainly take it to em tonight. They are busting out of the seams with confidence and tightly so, they are playing good ball on both end of the court. Both teams are good at covering ATS so its hard to make a pick but in instances like this I tend to think there's something to home court advantage. I'm siding with the Nuggets at home.
If Georgia brings their "A Game" then they will cover this game. Texas offense was anemic against good defenses and I don't see the Horns putting up more than 17 points in this game. Georgia wins 37-17
Scanning the lines this morning, this one just jumped off the page at me....Oklahoma St catching 9 is just too many. This OK. State team lost 4 games this year by less than a TD, they beat Texas, West Virginia and came within 2 points of beating #Oklahoma. I think the Cowboys do enough on offense to stay within earshot. I like the points.