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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Oct 19, 2017
Dodgers vs Cubs
Cubs
+1½ -115 at 5Dimes
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8* Run Line Chi Cubs (8:05 ET): The World Series Champs stayed alive last night w/ a 3-2 win in Game 4, thus snapping a six-game losing streak to the Dodgers and handing LA its first loss this postseason. But most will feel it was just "delaying the inevitable" as tonight finds Dodger Blue a decided favorite w/ Clayton Kershaw on the mound. However, this isn't Chavez Ravine and this isn't the regular season, meaning the NL's likely Cy Young winner could be had here. Neither of Kershaw's playoff starts thus far have been quality, which is the continuation of a somewhat disturbing trend that has seen him pitch decidedly subpar come playoff time (throughout his career). Since rejoining the rotation in September (missed all of August due to injury), Kershaw has been mediocre at best w/ a 4.38 ERA and 1.333 WHIP his last seven starts.

The Cubs' offense has not shown much in this series as all seven runs have come off six home runs (one was a 2-run shot). They are batting just .172 in the playoffs. That's not good. But what is good news is the fact the Kershaw has been susceptible to the long ball of late. He allowed FOUR solo home runs in his LDS start vs. Arizona and has given up at least one HR in seven consecutive outings. Opposing hitters are batting an incredible .538 on Kershaw's first pitch and four of those hits have been HR's. So, I expect the Cubs' hitters to be aggressive in this game. The "added insurance" that the RL provides is another nice luxury. Remember that the Cubs did beat Kershaw right here in Wrigley in Game 6 of LY's NLCS, which allowed them to advance to the World Series. 

Pitching for the Cubs tonight will be Jose Quintana, a lefty like Kershaw, who has been his team's most profitable starter in 2017. He lost opposite Kershaw in Game 1, but before that the team had won his previous seven starts. He still sports a 2.30 ERA and 0.884 WHIP his L7 starts, better numbers than Kershaw over that same span. Consider he was a +165 ML dog for that Game 1 matchup, so there seems to be some value here for the rematch at home. The Cubs caught some bad breaks in Games 2 and 3 and really weren't dominated to the degree that it's been made out to be. I absolutely can see them winning this game and forcing the series to go back to LA. But the safer call is to say they'll do no worse than a one-run loss here. 8* Run Line Chi Cubs (+1.5)

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Oct 19, 2017
Devils vs Senators
Senators
-152 at BMaker
Lost
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Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Oct 19, 2017
Knicks vs Thunder
Knicks
+12 -110 at Bovada
Lost
$110.0
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8* New York (8:05 ET): In an attempt to compete w/ the historically great Warriors, OKC has elected to join the "super team" fad, adding both Paul George and Carmelo Anthony in the offseason. Alongside Russell Westbrook, that triumverate will be among the most talented "Big 3" any team has outside of Oakland. But the negative of that is you're going to see inflated lines such as this one. Thus, there will often be value in FADING the Thunder, especially early on when all the new pieces are learning to gel. The Knicks being the opponent in tonight's season opener works two ways. Yes, no one is expecting anything from the Knicks this year. But because of that the line is even more inflated than I thought it would be and I'll gladly grab a double digit spread in Game 1.

The Knicks have been a complete disaster even before Phil Jackson was foolish handed the keys to the organization. They are coming off B2B 50+ loss seasons and bordering on being irrelevant. However, with Anthony now gone, maybe they can now perhaps concentrate on moving forward? It was a winless preseason, but that hardly matters. Kristaps Porzingis was the Knicks' best player last year and w/ Anthony gone, he has an even better chance of individual success due to losing a ball-dominant teammate. The Anthony trade netted Enes Kanter, who is another good player. Again, I'm not so crazy to think NY can win this game outright, but the points are plentiful, particularly for a first game. 

For OKC, I like the George addition, but Anthony and Westbrook playing together will certainly be interesting. Both are ball dominant players and "this just in" ... there's only one ball. Westbrook carried the Thunder to 47 wins last season, so I do understand the projection of 54.5 for this season. But not sure they'll quite get there. It's a tough Northwest Division that they play in, plus I have them ranked as only the fourth best team in the West, behind Golden State, Houston and San Antonio. Depth is still a bit of a concern. The team had a (ever so slightly) negative efficiency rating last year (allowed more points per 100 possessions than they scored) and ranked only 17th offensively despite all of Westbrook's individual accolades. Going from one player (Westbrook) "carrying the load" to sharing the burden w/ two other former All-Stars is going to be a transition for the mercurial Westbrook and I just do not expect the Thunder to be a "well oiled machine" this early in the season. Anthony may try and "press" (to the detriment of the team) given that he's facing his former team here. 8* New York

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 19, 2017
Memphis vs Houston
Houston
-3 +100 at Bovada
Lost
$100.0
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8* Houston (8:00 ET): Houston is still "picking up the pieces" from an embarrassing 45-17 loss at Tulsa on Saturday (were 14-pt favorites). I was on the Golden Hurricane in that game, and while I believed an outright upset was a distinct possibility, that final score took even me aback. It was a close game most of the way (total yardage virtually even) and UH even led 10-7 at the half! But Tulsa was not to be denied in the second half, scoring on each of its six drives! Two turnovers, one a fumble that was returned for a TD very late in the game, made the final score far more lopsided than it "should" have been. Of course, one of the reasons I played against the Cougs there is I thought they might be looking ahead to this game, an AAC West showdown w/ #25 Memphis.

Memphis comes in as one of THREE AAC teams currently ranked in the top 25 (UCF, USF). However, they are the "dreaded" ranked underdog against an unranked foe here. The Tigers come in averaging just over 40 PPG and can claim victories over UCLA and Navy. Their only loss was a rescheduled affair at UCF when they were blown out on the road, 40-13. Their only other road game so far came the following week at hideous UConn. So that's something to make a note of. I figured this team would compete for the AAC West crown as they came into the year as the most experienced group in the entire conference. However, they've been a little bit fortunate w/ three wins by eight points or less, two of them by a field goal (UCLA, Navy), Last week's win over the Midshipmen was greatly aided by forcing FIVE turnovers. The final one (an INT) preserved the 30-27 victory as Navy was driving for the potential game-tying (or winning) score. Given they forced five turnovers, you would think the Tigers would have won by a more comfortable margin. Bad news for them here is the fact they are 3-9 ATS when off B2B SU wins and 3-10 ATS when facing an opponent that has a winning record.

This is a big revenge spot for UH as they lost last year up in the Liberty Bowl, 48-44 as six-point favorites. They actually trailed by 17 at halftime before storming back and taking their first lead (37-34) w/ just over seven minutes left. The teams then exchanged touchdowns, again leaving the Cougars up three, this time w/ just 89 seconds remaining. But, they then gave up a 5-play, 72-yard drive, which ended in a touchdown for Memphis w/ just 19 seconds left. The previous year, Houston had to pull off a 20-point comeback here at home just to win 35-34 as five-point favorites (both teams were ranked). I don't see Major Applewhite's team falling into such a big hole this time around. Take away sack yardage and the Memphis defense is currently surrendering 242 yards per game on the ground. That ranks 114th nationally and every FBS opponent has gained at least 150 (over land) against them. So Houston should be able to move the ball effectively here (plus Memphis just had to dismiss a DL due to rape charges) and a Thursday night home game w/ revenge is motivation enough to put them over the top (UH is 5-0 SU, 4-1 ATS L5 Thursday games) 8* Houston

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 19, 2017
Chiefs vs Raiders
Raiders
+3 +100 at Bovada
Won
$100
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10* Oakland (8:25 ET): Coming into the year, this was certainly a game the Raiders had "circled" on their schedule. There were two deciding factors in the Chiefs winning the AFC West and not the Silver and Black last season, despite both finishing w/ identical 12-4 SU records. One was Raiders QB Derek Carr getting hurt before the final game. The second was Kansas City sweeping the season series. Overall, KC has now won five straight over Oakland and will be favored to make it six in a row Thursday night. As much as they were probably looking forward to this game, the Raiders will take a win over anybody right now as they've dropped four in a row, failing to cover the spread every time. So this game now has an even greater importance for them. The Chiefs are also off a loss here, their first of 2017, as they were beaten at home by Pittsburgh last week. I'm going to take the points here. 

Oakland came into this season on the short list of teams expected to challenge New England for AFC supremacy. I didn't buy it as this team was extraordinarily fortunate in 2016 by going 8-1 SU in one-score games and finishing tied (w/ the Chiefs!) for the league's best turnover differential. Also, their regular season point differential of +31 was the lowest EVER for a team finishing w/ 12 or more wins. But, circling back to this game, I would not have thought (coming into the year) that the Raiders would be a home dog in this spot. Part of it is the Chiefs' hot start and part of it is obviously their own four-game slide. But there is no denying this team is much better w/ Carr in the lineup and while he's missed only one game due to a back injury, his absence at least partly explains why the team is currently on a four-game losing streak. Note that the last time the Raiders lost four in a row (2014), they responded w/ a Thurs night home win over these Chiefs! 

KC hasn't lost many AFC West games since that Thursday night affair three years ago. In fact, they won 12 straight division games, going 9-3 ATS in the process. They entered last week almost universally hailed as the best team in the league, but as mentioned before, were beaten at home by the Steelers 19-13. They were pretty thoroughly dominated as well, getting outgained 439-251. The 28 yards rushing on only 15 carries was a real "eye-opener." This game may very well come down to turnovers. The Chiefs lead the league in TO margin the L3 seasons and haven't given the ball away since their first offensive play from scrimmage this season! Alex Smith has gone 202 attempts w/o throwing an INT. Meanwhile, the Raiders are just the third team in NFL history not to record a single INT in the first six games! Something has to give here, right? I know the success road teams are having this season (5-1 SU on Thurs nights too), but this is a desperate home dog playing for its season. Kansas City may be down two starting offensive linemen here. 10* Oakland

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Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Oct 20, 2017
Canucks vs Sabres
Sabres
-146 at betonline
Lost
$146.0
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8* Buffalo (7:05 ET): The Sabres are struggling - mightily - to start this season, but I think a visit from a Vancouver team caught in the second game of a back to back should cure what ails them. Buffalo's 1-4-2 start has included five road games, the last four of which all took place out West. While they finally got off the proverbial "schnide" at Anaheim, an OT loss at Vegas was certainly not the way they hoped to end the trip. Still, I was impressed w/ the way they rallied back from a 4-1 deficit in that game and they did outshoot the Golden Knights 34-31. The team has dropped both of its home games thus far, but like I said earlier Vancouver is not a good road team as their 12-26-3 mark last year was second worst in the entire league. The Canucks did begin this Eastern trek of theirs w/ a 3-0 shutout of Ottawa, but lost last night in Boston, 6-3.

Last night's game in Beantown was never really competitive as the Canucks fell behind 4-1 after one period, giving up the four goals in a seven minute span (three on the power play). It was the team's fourth loss in five games and they have yet to score more than three goals in any game this year (rank 26th in goals per game). This projected to be one of the worst teams in the league coming into the year and a big reason for that was the lack of firepower as LY they ranked 29th in goals per game. They lean far too heavily on the Sedin twins. Not to mention, they were also 24th in goals allowed last year. With this being the second game of a B2B, it's unclear who will be in goal - Jacob Markstrom or Anders Nilsson - as the latter was pulled early last night. Truth be told, neither is a particularly appetizing option as Markstrom has an .887 save percentage his L4 appearances.

It's very early in the season, but this one is almost a "must win" for the home team as it's a quick turnaround to play at Boston tomorrow night. It terms of the oddsmakers, this game marks the most prohibitive of a favorite the Sabres have been installed as to date. Defensively, they have struggled, but as discussed earlier, Vancouver is a weak offensive team. If the Sabres are unable to beat a bad, unrested team at home, the outlook could begin to get REALLY bleak in a hurry here in upstate New York. This is a franchise desperate for some modicum of success, so I believe they'll target this game as a "golden" opportunity to try and turn things around. Yes, it's a pretty high price range for a team that's dropped six of seven to open the year, but my own power rankings suggest that they should be even higher on the money line! Vancouver is a woeful 21-45 the L3 seasons coming off a non-conference game. 8* Buffalo

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Oct 20, 2017
Hawks vs Hornets
OVER 202 -115 Lost
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10* Over Hawks/Hornets (7:05 ET): These two division rivals are expected to trend in very opposite directions in 2017-18. You don't have to dig very deep to understand why. Atlanta has dismantled its roster after years of mediocrity and early playoff exits. Believe it or not, the Hawks own the East's longest active playoff streak at 10 consecutive seasons, but that will almost assuredly end this year as oddsmakers aren't even forecasting them for 30 wins this year. Let's also throw in the fact that despite finishing 43-39 SU LY, the Hawks were actually outscored over the course of the season and benefited from an extremely fortunate 5-0 SU record in OT games. The Hornets were just the opposite as they went 0-9 SU in games decided by three points or less (were 0-6 in OT!), thus nullifying the fact they actually outscored their opponents! Thus it should not be surprising to you that I have them right at the top of my "Most Improved" list for this season.

However, the script that I am writing for the respective seasons did not play out in each team's opener. Atlanta went to Dallas and won outright 117-111, shooting 51.1% from the floor, including 9 of 18 from three-point range. They were led by Dennis Schroeder's 28 points and also got a huge lift off the bench from Marco Belinelli, who scored 20. As for Charlotte, they suffered a rather ugly 102-90 defeat at the hands of Detroit Wednesday night. They shot only 39.7% from the floor, including 9 of 30 from three-point range. Take out Kemba Walker's 24 points and the shooting numbers begin to get really ugly. HC Steve Clifford has indicated that he may start tinkering w/ his starting lineup. I have no unearthly idea why Cody Zeller did not start the first game.

These division rivals have met eight times the previous two seasons. All eight games have stayed Under, which is quite the trend. Given how well Atlanta shot the ball in Dallas, you might be surprised to learn that I'm not projecting much decline tonight. That's because outside of Schroeder, none of the other four starters topped 10 points against the Mavs. Collectively, we're likely to get more production from that quartet tonight, which will counteract any decline from Schroeder and/or Belinelli. Charlotte is all but a lock to shoot better tonight (at home) compared to their season opener. Save for an ugly loss in Atlanta late in the year, the Hornets scored at least 100 pts in all other meetings w/ the Hawks last year. This isn't a very high total - at least by modern NBA standards - and I'm calling for the game to go Over. 10* Over Hawks/Hornets

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Oct 20, 2017
Yankees vs Astros
UNDER 7½ -120
Play Type: Top Premium

10* Under Yankees/Astros (8:05 ET): The Yankees have done it yet again, rallying back from an 0-2 series hole by winning three straight. But unlike the LDS vs. Cleveland, this series is not over nor have they won a game on the road. The first two games here in Houston were both low-scoring affairs w/ the Astros winning 2-1 each time. Unfortunately for the Astros though, they have "picked" the worst possible time for their bats to go silent (more on that in a moment). While the series returning to Minute Maid Park seems like an advantage (road team has yet to win in this series), the Astros' offensive producton actually DECREASES at home! Thankfully for them, so too does the Yankees' on the road. We've got what looks like a strong starting pitching matchup on paper (Game 2 rematch), so I like the Under tonight. 

Of all the starters in the rotation, Justin Verlander certainly would seem to give Houston it's best chance of winning right now (and, no, I haven't forgotten about Dallas Keuchel). Verlander has an 8-0 TSR his L8 starts and went the distance in Game 2, allowing just one run on five hits w/ a 13-1 KW ratio. He has allowed 2 ER or fewer in each of those last eight starts w/ a 61-9 KW ratio and his ERA/WHIP are 1.29/0.735. That's the good news for the Astros here. The bad news is, and pardon the lazy headline, "Houston we have a problem" and that problem is the offense. They've scored all of nine runs in the series, four of them coming in one game (Game 4). This is a pretty stunning decline, given they ranked #1 in all key statistical categories during the regular season. As mentioned earlier, they actually average fewer runs per game at home (4.9) compared to the road (6.0). That difference of more than a full run per game is pretty significant.

The Yankees see their own offensive production dip from 5.6 at home (tops among American League teams) to 4.9 on the road. If i can levy one criticism against their offense, and I do believe it is a valid one, it's that they are entirely too reliant on the home run ball. They've struck out at least 11 times in 8 of 10 playoff games so far. As previously mentioned, all they managed was a pair of runs in the first two games here in Houston. Four times this postseason, they've been held to 1 or 0 runs. So it will likely be up to Luis Severino to keep them in this one. Severino gave up only one run and two hits in Game 2, starting opposite Verlander, though he did only last four innings. But I'm not really concerned with the fact he's failed to make it past the fourth in two of his three postseason starts due to the strength of the Yankees' bullpen. Severino does have better numbers this year on the road (2.24 ERA, 1.037 WHIP) compared to at home. 10* Under Yankees/Astros

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 20, 2017
Marshall vs Middle Tennessee State
OVER 49 -115 Lost
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10* Over Marshall/Middle Tennessee (7:00 ET): Middle Tennessee enters the week as one of five FBS teams to be perfect either Over or Under. The Blue Raiders have yet to go Over the oddsmakers total in a single game this season (though there was a close call two wks ago vs. FIU), joining Houston (plays Thursday), Troy and Akron w/ that unique distinction (LA Monroe is the only team to have gone Over in every game this season). The reason for the Under trend is pretty clear and that's QB Brent Stockstill (son of HC Rick) has been injured most of the year. This was a team that averaged 39.7 points and over 500 yards a year ago, so needless to say, Stockstill's absence has had a profound impact on things down in Murfreesboro. But this week, we get the lowest O/U line to date and I say it's "high time" we get an Over.

Marshall is a team I was sure to put on my "Most Improved List" for 2017 (played them successfully in Week 1) and the Thundering Herd has not disappointed w/ their lone loss so far coming to a very good NC State team, on the road. That was Week 2 and they've won four straight (all by double digits) since. The last two weeks, facing Charlotte and Old Dominion (two poor teams), they've allowed only six points total and no touchdowns. Earlier in the year, the defense pitched a shutout against old MAC rival Kent State, so you can see why this total is so low. But at the same time, the Thundering Herd probably haven't faced anything resembling a coherent offense in over a month. MTSU still won't have Stockstill Friday, but they've at least scored 20+ points in four straight games. Even in defeat LW at UAB, they gained nearly 400 total yds.

That game LW vs. UAB was on pace to be a high scoring affair at halftime as UAB led 22-20. But from there, the teams would only manage to exchange field goals in the 2H. I really have no way of explaining that dropoff in scoring from the first to second half. As I mentioned earlier, the week prior was the Blue Raiders' highest scoring game of the year as they beat FIU 37-17 (depending on your closing total, you may have that one counted as an Over). That is one of three MTSU games this year that would have gone Over the O/U for this week. In fact, against FAU (lost 38-20) and Syracuse (won 30-23), we had O/U lines of 60 and 72.5 respectively! While Stockstill remains out, the good news is that WR Richie James is back (returned last week). James' absence for three games is also a major reason for the Blue Raiders' offensive decline in 2017. All James has done in his career is lead all active FBS receivers in receptions (239) while placing 2nd in yards (3224)! I'm confident that backup John Uruza will be able to get him the ball. Marshall's offense, led by QB Chase Litton, is averaging 26.5 PPG. Litton has thrown 13 TD passes and RB Davis is averaging 5.0 YPC. Expect this game to go Over the total. 10* Over Marshall/Middle Tennessee

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 20, 2017
Western Kentucky vs Old Dominion
Old Dominion
+10 -105 at Bovada
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

8* Old Dominion (6:00 ET): Old Dominion has "accomplished" something that's hard to do and that's lost four straight games by 30 or more points. The scores have been 53-23 (North Carolina), 38-0 (Va Tech), 58-28 (Fla Atlantic) and last week, 35-3 (Marshall). Now we all expected (at least I did) some regression from the Monarchs this season considering they aren't as experienced and were unlikely to have the same turnover margin as last year (+13). But, remember, this team won TEN games in 2016. So, it's definitely "hard times" down in Norfolk and things get no easier this week w/ a visit from the presumed C-USA East favorite Western Kentucky. For ODU, this is a revenge shot from their lone league last year, which came by 35 points in Bowling Green. They were only 13-pt dogs on the road there, so you can see how perception has swung in a year's time. As ugly as ODU's recent performances have been, I'll take the points here. 

Up until last week, Western Kentucky had not covered a spread this season (favored in every game so far). But they rolled up over 600 yds total offense on Charlotte (one of the worst teams in the entire country) in a 45-14 win as 17.5-pt chalk. The schedule has not been challenging to this point as the Hilltoppers have faced only one opponent ranked higher than 100 in my own personal power rankings (LA Tech) and they lost to them, by one, at home. They also lost at Illinois, which you normally wouldn't penalize them for, but the Fighting Illini are the worst Power 5 team in the country, and the Hilltoppers were favored there. Despite the weak schedule, WKU is only outgaining its opponents by 30 YPG this season.

WKU has won all three meetings vs. ODU, most of them high-scoring. In fact, the lowest scoring Hilltopper effort of the three was 55 points! But the offense isn't as prolific this year w/ former HC Jeff Brohm having gone to Purdue. They're averaging only 25.5 PPG through six games and the two road games (Illinois, UTEP) have seem them scored just 22 TOTAL! Old Dominion is hardly an offensive juggernaut, but a front seven that was thought to be the strength of the team coming into the year, has underachieved drastically. Note that last week, the Monarchs trailed Marshall only 14-3 entering the fourth quarter. They are on an 8-3 SU in conference home games, including 4-0 last season. It hasn't helped that they've yet to win the turnover battle in any of their games this season. RB Ray Lawly will return to the Monarchs' lineup this week and that will surely help the offense. 8* Old Dominion

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