Ryu is coming off strong back-to-back outings and has logged a 1.85 ERA since the All-Star break. Garrett Richards owns a 6.66 ERA and 1.83 WHIP over his last 51 1/3 IP. Toronto -1.5 (-115) lock it up.
Bucks win one game and now knee jerk reaction is to take the Bucks here again tonight. No Sir, not going to happen. I still believe Phoenix is the better overall team and Bucks are too one dimensional on offense.
Paul and Booker were very much out of sync in Game 3, but you can't bet on that happening two games in a row. I think Devon Booker goes off tonight. Phoenix +4.5 and putting something small on the Suns +160 ML.
Caleb Smith is better than his 2-5 record, but you can't bet against Buehler. I do think Caleb Smith will keep Dodgers bats in check. The hook on this O/U is just enough to get me to take the Under 7.5 runs. Dodgers win 5-2.
The Lakers are healthy as they have been all season. LeBron James and Dennis Schroder now back on the court, joining Anthony Davis and the recently acquired Andre Drummond. The cream rises in the playoffs, give me the 3 free points.
The T-Wolves are the worst record in the NBA right now, having lost seven of their last 10 games. They in the bottom of the league in scoring (109.8 points per game, 23rd in the NBA).
The Celtics are just 5-5 in their last 10 games but have won three of their last four including a win over the New York Knicks Wednesday and did it without Kemba Walker who was out for rest. After a day off Thursday, the Celtics should be rested and ready to go. As long as Celtics don't go cold from 3 they should win this game (and cover).
The Braves are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The Crusaders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. Valpo is not a good basketball team but really neither team is playing great basketball up to this point, but it's fair to say the Bradley is the better team here and have a decent sized edge at both ends of the floor. Good value here at only 5 to cover.
Baltimore should have an easy, comfortable victory at home. Jacksonvilleâ€™s defense ranks last in the league in efficiency, per Football Outsiders, and is 24th against the run. Lamar Jackson, J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards should be able to gift-wrap a victory, but the Ravens defense could be tested by unheralded receivers D.J. Chark and Keelan Cole and rookie standouts Laviska Shenault Jr. and Collin Johnson, all of whom grade as above-average at their position.
Ravens win but the value in this one is on the OVERS. Baltimore wins and covers 35-24.
Houston has had a rough run, but Jacksonville is deeper into the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes. Deshaun Watson will be the difference here today- the Texans passing game will get going early, and Luton wonâ€™t be able to come through when the ground game struggles.
Going to be windy AF in Lawrence today. 15-20 MPG sustained winds with 25 MPG gusts. Going to be be tough on the passing and kicking game today. I like me some unders in these conditions not to mention I don't think KU will score more than 10 points in this game.
The Jets will move to 0-5 in blowout fashion. Murray and Hopkins will go off and leave New Yorkers wondering what life would be like if Darnold actually had a No. 1 receiver to throw to. Perhaps the game will be close early, but Gase will do something like hand the ball off to Frank Gore on three straight red zone plays for no gain before settling for a field goal.
Pittsburghâ€™s offense has had plenty of time to prepare for the Eagles and get Diontae Johnson fully healthy. They will be looking to put on a show in front of the fans. The defense will make the day a long one for Carson Wentz with the front 7, showing no mercy against a banged-up OL.
This line opened at Texas -13 and now -10. The public money pouring in on the Horned Frogs and rightfully so. Longhorns are over rated every year and Tom Herman is a non-functioning alcoholic. UT's defense is just as bad as last year (maybe worse) plus the horns lost will be w/o their best RB Bijan Robinson who got injured in a scorpion styled tackle against Tech. I liked this number a lot more at 13 but will still take TCU here +10.
Cincinnati has lost three of its last four games but had previously won three straight. Gray held the Cards to two earned runs over six innings in a 5-4 Reds road loss Aug. 20. Look for the tides to turn. Reds win a 4-2 type of game.