Battle of the bottom feeders with 0-5 Arizona and 1-4 CU. Colorado has been limited to 14 points or fewer in four straight games, while Arizona has been held below 20 points in eight straight losses dating back to last season. With all due respect to Kansas and Vanderbilt, these are the two worst Power Five teams in the country. Arizona has at least occasionally shown some life in recent games against Oregon and UCLA, and while CU played A&M tough in week 2 they have since been hit with the injury bug. I really thought this line would be closer to a pick em' or even Arizona would be slight favs here. Give me Arizona +6 in a pillow fight.
Though Michigan won the game, Rutgers showed a lot of promise in a 20-13 Week 4 loss in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines scored touchdowns on their first two possessions, but never made it back into the end zone against a Rutgers defense which has now held all four of its opponents to 275 total yards or fewer.
Rutgers defense is good, but they haven't seen an offense like OSU's this season. I expect TreVeyon Henderson to find holes in the Scarlet Knights defense that Michigan could not. This one is close for 2 quarters but I predict Ohio State opens it up in the 2nd half.
Taijuan Walker hasn’t been good in the 2nd half of the season and ERA has ballooned to a 7.49 ERA in 33 and 2/3 innings in the second half. Cueto has a bit of a question mark here coming off the DL but has been solid in 2021 owning a 3.89 ERA. Considering the Mets struggles on offense, I'll take the Cueto and Giants here at the cheap price.
Phoenix and Denver haven't played a close one yet. The Suns defense has contained Nikola Jokic and they appear to be the better team offensively as the Nuggets are really missing the scoring and playmaking Jamal Murray provides. Denver is circling the drain and you can break out the brooms when they lose tonight.
The Grizzlies have the potential to win this game but they also have the potential to lay an egg. The Dubs have been one of the better teams in the league over the last month and if the shots keep falling for the Warriors, I'm not sure the Grizzlies have the offensive firepower to keep up.
German is junk and a perma fade. Civale for Cleveland is B+ type of guys and is 3-0 on the year. Indians should be favored by -150 here. Oddsmakers love to shade towards this Yankees. Flip flop ding dong.
Chase Anderson on the hill for Philly today - Anderson allowed two hits, two walks and struck out three in five innings in his Phillies debut last week against the Mets.
Taijuan Walker gets the nod for the Mets - Walker held the Marlins to two runs in six innings of a no-decision.
In all honesty, I know Anderson didnâ€™t have his best debut for the Phillies, but the Phils continue to have a large amount of success and the books just keep showing no respect. The Mets were touted as a team to watch but out of the gate I havenâ€™t seen anything special from their offense. Iâ€™ll take my chances with the Phillies and the plus money in this one
Taillon on the bump for the Yanks today, he limited the Orioles to two solo homers among three hits over 4 2/3 innings in his first start of the year. Toronto ace Ryu going for Toronto today and his pitching on five days' rest. He pitched seven strong innings last time out vs. Texas fanning seven and allowing two runs, but didn't get the W. Nonetheless Ryu gives Toronto the edge here today and the Blue Jays deserve to be small favorites. I'm rolling with Toronto here as the small fav and something small on the UNDER 9 as runs should be a premium today.
Cincinnati has impressed all season long, including back-to-back blowout wins of SMU and Memphis and a road victory at UCF. The biggest concern for Cincinnati might be the layoff due to cancellations the past few weeks, but at least they are rested and healthy. Cincinnati will handle business at home and start making plans for a big bowl game matchup down the line. Prediction: Cincinnati 34, Tulsa 16
Liberty is playing extremely well right now and the Flames have covered the number in seven of their last 10 overall. Southern Mississippi has struggled failing to cover six of the last seven overall and losing six of the last seven straight up. Southern Mississippi has also had each of its last two games postponed and probably won't be real sharp here today.
Iâ€™ve been really hot this October, 10 correct picks and only 2 wrong. Iâ€™m not putting real money on tonightâ€™s game because both sides have a winning case here. I feel as though itâ€™s my civic duty to make pick though as I have been doing so well recently. My best pick is Yankees money line, canâ€™t say anything about the over/under though. Cole has disappointed me in the past, but I said the same thing about my method of fading Monty, and how this series is different. The Yankees are the Yankees and nothing would be more Yankee like than for them to have a great offensive performance. Makes me think that if the Yankees do win, theyâ€™ll run by more than one run. My safest betting pick is Yankees money line, my value pick is for them to cover the spread, maybe even look for a -2.5 bet if there is one on your book.
DOG OF THE DAY - Buffalo +145 are a solid value, based on Huttons splits against the Penguins this season. Plus, the Pens have dropped five in a row away from the Steel City and they have won just once in their past seven games overall.
Playing the Wizards here - The Bulls just have too many injuries to even consider playing them right now.
C Wendell Carter Jr. (knee) questionable PG Kris Dunn (knee) out SF Chandler Hutchison (shoulder) doubtful PF Luke Kornet (ankle) doubtful PF Lauri Markkanen (pelvis) out SF Otto Porter Jr. (foot) out PG Max Strus (knee) out SG Denzel Valentine (hamstring) out
Georgia Techâ€™s 33-28 loss at Virginia last week was telling. The Yellow Jackets led that game at three different points, but a banged-up GT defense couldnâ€™t hold. VT has the more talented recruiting base, and the Hokies come in having won four of their last five. Surely VT can win this game by a TD. Give me the Hokies.
I really don't see a lot of scoring coming from one side in this contest. FIU loves to run the ball and control the time of possession and I don't see the Monarchs being able to move the ball very much in this game. I like the under.
Jumping all over +171 for the Yankees here. Chris Sale has looked sharp recently, The 30-year-old lefty held the Rays to only four hits and two runs, while retiring 10 batters in six innings in his last start. That performance followed his shutout victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. But its important to know the stats that relate to this game. The Red Sox are 3-7 in Sales last 10 home starts and this one is at Fenway. He is 0-2 on the year against the Yankees and has given up 8 runs in 11 innings in thos starts. The Red Sox are also 1-4 in Sales last 5 starts against a team with a winning record. On the other side The Yankees have won their last four consecutive games when German has made an appearance. He doesnâ€™t need to throw on a red cape and play Superman. All the Yankees need is some form of consistency at pitcher to at least give them a chance to compete on offense. There is no competing when opposing teams are dropping double digit run totals. The Yankees are too good of a team to get swept and I think they head out of town with a win here.
Tanaka coming off of a shit out against Tampa Bay, but prior to that game he had looked human. The Stro's are on a snide right now and tough spot for them, but at +157 on your money you have to take a shot with Houston as the value bet in this spot.
Arrieta allowed three runs in six innings in his last start, working himself out of a few jams. But his past nine starts have been a struggle, posting a 5.40 ERA in that stretch. Corbinâ€™s current three-game losing streak matches the longest of his career, tying a streak from July-August 2016. During this three-start span, Corbin owns an 11.37 ERA with 13 strikeouts and seven walks. I'm waiting for this total to open, but if its 10 or less I will take the OVER's in game with stats pointing to a high scoring game.
I just don't understand this line at all right now. We have Boyd who should be considered an ace but plays for the Tigers so no one really know's who he is, going against Homer Bailey who gives up more hard contact than any pitcher out there. The game is being played in Omaha so maybe there's something to that and I'm missing it but I'm not sure how this line is -122. Maybe it's the fact that the Tigers lineup is so horrible but so is the Royals! The only thing the royals have going for them is they are quick as shit on the bases and have guys that can straight up fly but they lack in every other department. So I'm just not going to over think this one and take the tigers because Boyd is so much better than Bailey. Look at these pitchers price on draftkings, Boyd cost 10.7k and Bailey is 5.2k so again, is there something i'm missing?????? If there is please let me know