Marlins are tempting here but the problem with Miami (so far this season) is that they have averaged just 1.5 runs per game in two outings against the Cardinals and four or fewer runs in four of their five outings. That kind of offense is just hard to back. Lopez should give the Marlins a chance to avoid the broom here but I just can't muster the courage to back Miami. Maybe something small on the under here as both Flaherty and Lopez are solid and as mentioned above Miami's bats are ice cold of late.
I expect to see some regression in Bauerâ€™s season numbers after a big free-agent year in 2020. Luzardo, on the other hand, is a nice sleeper candidate to take steps forward in 2021. I'll take the +145 odds as the value bet here.
Minshew Magic vs. Phillip Rivers in a Colts uniform? What what! Both offenses like to air it out, but I just get the feeling in week one that thereâ€™s going to be some major adjustments made on the fly and that this ends up being more of a possession-based game and one that ends up being lower-scoring that one would think. So initially like the UNDER 45 here.
Looking at the side bet, this just feels like too many points to lay in a season opener when we haven't seen even preseason games. The hook may be key here. Give me the Jags and the 8 points.
LA has picked the lock and figured out how to slow Houston on offense. The Lakers have won each of the last two games by double digits. I've got Lakers winning a 117-110 type of game and doing just enough. Bring on the Clippers, looking forward to a LA vs LA semi-finals.
Antonio Senzatela is going for Rockies tonight - he held the Padres scoreless for seven innings in his last start Saturday. On Aug. 23 vs. the Dodgers, he surrendered four homers over 5 1/3 frames. LA Dodgers will counter with the NL Rookie of the Year candidate Dustin May, 2.83 ERA in seven starts and has pitched six innings in three of his last five starts.
Expensive odds here but this is certainly a game Dodgers should win. Let's get on this run line Dodgers -1.5 (-125).
12.5??? I'm playing the unders here, I get why the total is hight today with Paddack on the hill but I like Ryan Castellani will keep the Padres in check. Granted both teams rank in the bottom third of MLB in terms of bullpen ERA so we should see some offense but Over 12.5 runs is just way too much.
Houser has been stout all season, but he has coughed up 11 ER over his last 18 IP. Gray is 4-1 with a smoking 2.21 ERA, but he too was dinged up in an Aug. 9 (4 ER on nine base runners in 5 1/3 IP), but he owns a tremendous career line against current Brewer bats. IMO the Reds are undervalued in general and their bullpen is better than their numbers. The Sonny Gray start has the market leaning Cinci and I think it's the right side with the better hurler on the hill tonight.
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Illinois heads into Sundayâ€™s road affair having won seven straight games. That run includes road victories at Wisconsin (Jan. 8), Purdue (Jan. 21), and Michigan (Jan. 25).
The Hawkeyes are returning home off a loss at Maryland. Before their loss to Maryland, the Iowa Hawkeyes had won five straight games, which included three wins over ranked opponents. They have beaten a total of four ranked teams this season. They are 10-1 at home this season and have won nine straight at home. Even though they have won seven in a row, five of those seven have been close games, including four by four points or less. Their eight point win over Minnesota was close until the final minute, when Illinois pulled away.
As long as Iowa's Luka Garza can stay out of foul trouble, he will give them fits in the paint. This is a game Iowa should win and cover the low number.
Coach O'Brien never has this team prepared. Not even during the regular season. This was mentioned in preview. Buffalo has a great defense but are you telling me that the coaching staff has no idea how to move the ball against Buffalo. I highly doubt Texans make any adjustments during the half. Bills 2nd half is the bet to make. Texans have a long way to go just to tie this game. This game shows Watson is overrated. O'brien is over his head on leading a team. We already know Texans defense is weak link. Long day for Texan fans.
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Ole Miss had a 21 point differential against LSU and Miss State had a 24 point differential against LSU. Ole Miss had a 7 point differential against A&M and MSU had a 19 point differential in their loss to A&M. When comparing scores from similar teams, Ole Miss has the slight edge ATS here. I also give the edge to Ole Miss defense. Miss St is only slightly favored here because they are at home but I think Ole Miss is the better team.
If the Pelicans are missing Ball and Favors, their offense will take a hit and the Lakers will be able to clamp down on this young and much less dynamic roster. Check player status first but heavy lean on Lakers -6 here. The UNDER 232 is also worth a look - I would not be surprised to see the Pelicansâ€™ limited on offense if Ball is out, the Lakers could keep New Orleans under 105 points.
The total for this game has ticked up from 50 to 50.5 or 51, which is interesting since Wyoming has only had two games go over 51 points this season. But if there is a game for the Cowboys offense to get going it would here tonight against the Rams 101st ranked defense. I'll take a small bite on the Over 51.
Going with the home team here to cover and cover big. Austin Pea simply does not have the horses to stay with Vandy, especially on the road. Vandy is shooting a solid 49% from the floor (40%from 3) and only giving 14 turnovers per game. They get up and down the floor with super stud Aaron Nesmith and guard Saben Lee who combine for 46 PPG. A Pea is a one man band in the form of Terry Taylor. They have a balanced team with contributions from a lot of guys. They are primarily a guard oriented team that only shoot 24% from deep. That wont get it done here. The 2 headed attack will be too much and Vandy will win by double digits.
OKC can give this Lakers team problems with it's defense efficiency (13th in the league). The Thunder also get a lot of their points fro CP3 and Gilgeous-Alexander who is currently leading the Thunder in scoring at 20.4 points per game to go along with 40% shooting from beyond the arc and the Lakers are actually rather bad at defending guards. They allow 47.5 points per 100 possessions to opposing guards which ranks 27th overall. I'm taking the points.