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|10-08-19||Bruins +130 v. Golden Knights||Top||4-3||Win||130||15 h 5 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Bruins +130
We’re only a few games into the 2019-20 season, but we can still enjoy a matchup between two undefeated teams as the Boston Bruins (2-0-0, 4 points) go into Vegas to take on the Golden Knights (2-0-0, 4 points).
Thus far, the strength of the Bruins has been the defense. Through two games, Boston has held opponents to just one total goal while scoring three goals of their own. Now, the Bruins will play their third-straight away game to start the season.
The Golden Knights have looked good on both sides of the game in their two contests against San Jose. Allowing just one goal in each game, Marc-Andre Fleury has a .965 save percentage so far. And with nine total goals in two games, Vegas looks good on the attack as well.
Coming off a Stanly Cup Finals Game 7 loss to the Blues, Boston aims to stay perfect against an opponent they’ve defeated in three of the last four matchups.
Although Vegas has been scoring more goals so far this season, Boston was slightly better in that phase of the game a year ago. While the Bruins ranked 11th with 3.13 goals per game in 2018-19, the Golden Knights ranked 13th with 3.00 goals per game.
|10-08-19||Hurricanes +115 v. Panthers||6-3||Win||115||12 h 38 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Hurricanes +115
The Carolina Hurricanes (3-0-0, 6 points) have gotten off to a lightning-fast start, and they’ll aim to continue that momentum on the road as they take on the Panthers (1-1-0, 2 points) in Florida.
While the Hurricanes are currently the top team in the Metropolitan Division, the Panthers are ahead of only winless Ottawa in the Atlantic Division.
Coming off a 4-3 win over the Lightning, Carolina has scored either three or four goals in every game of this young season. The defense has been good enough, as the Hurricanes haven’t allowed more than three goals in any game. Despite winning all three matchups thus far, each contest has been decided by a single goal.
In fact, every Carolina game has gone to overtime, with one being decided in a shootout.
Florida has a tough schedule to start the season, having this Carolina game on the heels of back-to-back contests versus Tampa Bay, who led the NHL in scoring by a wide margin last year. However, the Panthers followed up a 5-2 loss on the road with a 4-3 home victory on Saturday.
Center Erik Haula has now scored in each of the first three games after coming over from the Vegas Golden Knights. Before a 15-game season marred by injury last year, Haula scored a career-high 29 goals the year prior.
|10-07-19||Yankees -140 v. Twins||Top||5-1||Win||100||14 h 40 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Yankees -140
If the Yankees (103-59) are going to sweep in the Twins (101-61) in the ALDS, they’ll have to do so in Minnesota as these teams get set for Game 3.
Through the first two games of the playoff series, New York has scored a combined 18 runs while giving up six. Thus far, the Yankees are displaying their offensive prowess after finishing the regular season with the most runs scored (943 runs), while suppressing the bats of the league’s second-best offense (939 runs).
Hoping to further limit the Twins lineup will be Luis Severino (1-1, 1.50 ERA). Since missing most of the season with injuries, the Yankees right-hander got off to a hot start with nine scoreless innings before a more colorful third outing. In his lone career start at Target Field, Severino allowed one run on four hits over 5 2/3 innings in 2018.
Right-hander Jake Odorizzi (15-7, 3.51 ERA) will start for the Twins with the season on the line. Over his last 10 starts, Odorizzi hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs. In 18 career appearances against New York, Odorizzi is 7-9 with a 4.71 ERA.
Minnesota lacks a home-field advantage, having lost 10 of their last 11 home games in the divisional round of the playoffs.
|10-07-19||Browns v. 49ers OVER 47||Top||3-31||Loss||-109||26 h 6 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Browns/49ers over47 -109
Only two NFL teams remain undefeated at this point in the season. One of those teams, the 49ers (3-0), will play host to the visiting Browns (2-2) in San Francisco on Monday Night Football. The over/under is set at 47 points.
Despite dropping games to the Titans and Rams, Cleveland is coming into to this matchup with plenty of confidence after a big 40-25 victory over the Ravens a week ago. On average, the Browns are scoring 22 points per game on 401 yards of offense while allowing 23 points per game on 360 yards.
The Browns finally got Jarvis Landry going last week, as the receiver racked up 167 yards on eight catches. Nick Chubb diced up the Baltimore defense for 165 yards and three TDs on 20 carries.
Baker Mayfield has struggled to protect the football so far this season. Through four games, Mayfield has thrown for 1,147 yards, four touchdowns, and six interceptions. However, last week was his best performance of the young season, as he threw for 342 yards with one TD and one pick.
While the 49ers have remained unbeaten through three weeks of play, all three wins have come against teams with losing records. On average, San Francisco is scoring 32 points per game on 426 yards of offense while allowing 18 points per game on 301 yards.
While Jimmy Garoppolo has been getting his feet under him, the Niners have scored a low of 24 points and a high of 41. On the year, Garoppolo has thrown for 739 yards, five touchdowns, and four picks while completing 69% of his passes.
San Francisco comes in as the second-highest scoring offense in the NFL, on average.
|10-06-19||Jets v. Islanders -130||Top||1-4||Win||100||10 h 17 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Islanders -130
The Winnipeg Jets (1-1-0, 2 points) have played two games that included a total of 19 goals between them. Coming off a 5-4 win over New Jersey, the Jets now set their sights on a Sunday evening game against the Islanders (0-1-0, 0 points) in New York.
Winnipeg’s first victory of the season was an unlikely one after going down by four goals to the Devils. In the end, the Jets won 5-4 in a shootout while the Islanders were losing 2-1 to the Capitals.
Last year, the Jets went 47-30-5 for 99 points. With 3.29 goals per game, Winnipeg was the seventh-best team in the NHL. By allowing 2.96 goals per game, the Jets ranked 15th among all teams.
The Islanders were able to rack up four more points last season, finishing with 103 points on a 48-27-7 record. With 2.72 goals per game, the Islanders ranked 22nd in the NHL a year ago. Defensively, the Islanders were the best team in hockey by letting in just 2.33 goals per game.
Despite a loss to Washington, the Islanders continued their good defensive form in the season opener by allowing just two goals in the game.
|10-06-19||Bills v. Titans -2||Top||14-7||Loss||-110||27 h 31 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Titans -2 -110
The Buffalo Bills (3-1) will put their strong defense to the test on the road as they go into Tennessee to take on the Titans (2-2).
In the AFC South, every team owns a record of 2-2, so this matchup gives Tennessee the chance to stay in the race. The Titans are coming off a 24-10 victory over Atlanta after dropping back-to-back games against Indianapolis and Jacksonville.
The AFC East looks like a two-team race between Buffalo and the undefeated Patriots, as the Jets and Dolphins are both winless. New England edged out the Bills last week in a hard-fought 16-10 contest.
On average, the Bills are scoring just 19 points per game on 404 yards of offense while allowing 16 points per game on 290 yards. Meanwhile, the Titans are scoring 23 points per game on 352 yards of offense while allowing 16 points per game on 361 yards.
The difference in this contest could be the quarterback play. For Buffalo, Josh Allen is expected to play after being cleared from concussion protocol. On the season, Allen has thrown for 903 yards, three touchdowns, and six interceptions while completing just 60.3% of his passes.
For Tennessee, Marcus Mariota is completing 62.2% of his passes for 933 yards, seven touchdowns, and no interceptions so far.
|10-05-19||Rays +280 v. Astros||Top||1-3||Loss||-100||12 h 32 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Rays +280
In this ALDS matchup, the Tampa Bay Rays (96-66) have a tough task ahead of them as they go into Houston once again for another go at the Astros (107-55). The Astros won Game 1 of the series by a score of 6-2.
For the third straight year, Jose Altuve homered in the first game of the ALDS. Altuve’s dinger came in a four-run inning for the Astros; an inning the Rays couldn’t recover from.
Tonight, the Rays will send out left-hander Blake Snell (6-8, 4.29 ERA) to start Game 2. The 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner pitched just 107 innings in 2019 after undergoing elbow surgery in the middle of the season. In six career starts against the Astros, Snell is 2-2 with an ERA of 4.73.
Right-hander Gerrit Cole (20-5, 2.50 ERA) will start on the mound for Houston. In addition to the Astros winning each of Cole’s last 13 starts of the season, Cole earned a record of 16-0 with a 1.78 ERA over his final 22 starts. In four career starts against Tampa Bay, Cole is 0-2 with a 3.51 ERA.
Tampa Bay’s offense is led by Austin Meadows, who is tops on the team with 33 homers, 89 RBIs, and a batting average of .291.
|10-05-19||Wild +150 v. Avalanche||Top||2-4||Loss||-100||12 h 29 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Wild +150
The Minnesota Wild (0-1-0, 0 points) aim to avoid a winless start through two games of a fresh season when they go into Colorado to take on the Avalanche (1-0-0, 2 points).
While the Avalanche were beating up on Calgary 5-3 in their season opener, the Wild were letting in four goals in the third period of an eventual 5-2 loss to Nashville.
A year ago, the Wild finished with 83 points on the back of a 37-36-9 record. There was no playoff hockey for Minnesota, but there was for the Avalanche. After finishing the regular season with a record of 38-30-14 and 90 points, Colorado pulled the upset over Calgary in the playoffs before being knocked out by San Jose.
With just 2.56 goals per game, Minnesota was one of the worst offensive teams in hockey a year ago, ranking 27th. Colorado rounded out the top 10 with their 3.15 goals per game.
Defensively, Minnesota was slightly better than their opponents today. The Wild finished 12th in the NHL with 2.84 goals allowed per game. The Avalanche finished 16th among all teams with 2.98 goals allowed per game.
With the return of a healthy Ryan Suter, who was hindered by an ankle injury for a large part of last season, the Wild have playoff aspirations this year.
|10-05-19||Adelaide 36ers v. Jazz UNDER 209||Top||81-133||Loss||-110||11 h 14 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Adelaide 36ers/Jazz under209 -110
As the Utah Jazz get ready to kick off a new season in search of further postseason success, they’ll begin their preparations with a preseason matchup against the Adelaide 36ers. The over/under is set at 209 points.
This 2019 Jazz team should feature more firepower than the team has had in years. Alongside breakout star Donovan Mitchell, a full-strength Jazz team will start Mike Conley, Bojan Bogdanovic, and Rudy Gobert.
Last year, Mitchell led all Jazz players with 23.8 points per game. Mitchell also added 4.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.
At center, Gobert led Utah with 12.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. Gobert was also the team’s second leading scorer with 15.9 points per game.
Former Grizzlies point guard Conley figures to be a big upgrade for the Jazz. Last year, Conley scored 21.1 points per game while adding 3.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists on average.
Bogdanovic brings his 18 points and 4.1 rebounds per game over from his 2018-19 season with the Pacers.
Although the Jazz should never be in doubt against the 36ers of the NBL, that wasn’t the case last year. In a preseason game last season, the 36ers outscored Utah in the first and third quarters.
|10-05-19||Hurricanes v. Capitals -115||3-2||Loss||-115||10 h 46 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Capitals -115
You won’t find a loss on the record of either the Carolina Hurricanes (1-0-0, 2 points) or Washington Capitals (2-0-0, 4 points) at this early stage of the season. That will change after these two teams face off in Washington D.C. tonight.
The Hurricanes edged out Montreal 4-3 in the season opener. The Capitals have already played twice, defeating both the Islanders and Blues by a goal each.
Carolina now aims to build on last season’s 99 points on a 46-29-7 record. The Hurricanes were a middle-of-the-pack team offensively with 2.96 goals per game (16th). By allowing just 2.70 goals per game, the Hurricanes were tied for seventh among all teams.
The Capitals are coming off yet another season of more than 100 points, with 48 wins, 26 losses, and eight OT losses for 104 points. As the fifth-best offensive team a year ago, Washington scored 3.34 goals per game. By letting in 3.02 goals per game, the Capitals were tied for 17th in the NHL.
Washington is already getting strong production out of Jakub Vrana, who put St. Louis away with an overtime goal in the season opener and a scored a first-period goal that set up T.J. Oshie to score the game-winner in the second period.
|10-05-19||Lightning -105 v. Panthers||3-4||Loss||-105||9 h 25 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Lightning -105
After dropping the season opener 5-2, the Florida Panthers (0-1-0, 0 points) are looking for instant revenge against the Tampa Bay Lightning (1-0-0, 2 points). This contest will be the Panthers’ home opener.
A game that ended with a lopsided score line was very tight throughout the majority of the game. It wasn’t until after Vincent Trocheck tied the game at 2-2 midway through the third period that the Lightning took over. Ondrej Palat scored the third Tampa Bay goal on a power play about one minute later, handing the Lightning a lead they would never give up.
This contest features two of the better goalies in the NHL. Andrei Vasilevskiy is in net for the Lightning after winning the Vezina Trophy last season. For the Panthers, Sergei Bobrovsky is now the goalie after coming over from Columbus.
Lightning fans will remember Bobrovsky well after the Blue Jackets stunned Tampa Bay in the first round of the playoffs at the end of last season.
With five goals in the first game, the Lightning look poised to repeat as the top scoring team in the NHL. Last year, Tampa Bay finished far ahead of everyone else with 3.89 goals per game. The next-best team was Calgary with 3.52 goals per game.
The Panthers ranked ninth among all teams with 3.22 goals per game.
|10-05-19||UMass v. Florida International OVER 67.5||0-44||Loss||-109||31 h 27 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on UMass/Florida International over67½ -109
Each with just a single win on the season, the Florida International Panthers (1-3) will play host to the UMass Minutemen (1-4) on Saturday. The over/under is set at 67.5 points.
After a tough start to the season, UMass was able to claim their first victory of the season last week in a 37-29 win over Akron. On average, the Minutemen are scoring 25 points per game on 329 yards of offense while allowing 47 points on 526 yards.
It’s been a rough season for UMass, but running back Bilal Ally has done his part. Leading the offense in rushing, Ally has racked up 353 yards and three touchdowns thus far on the year.
FIU hasn’t started the year much better, dropping games to Tulane, Western Kentucky, and Louisiana Tech. The Panthers’ lone win came against New Hampshire.
On average, Florida International is scoring 22 points per game on 361 yards of offense while allowing 31 points per game on 454 yards.
With James Morgan taking the majority of snaps, Florida International hasn’t enjoyed a great deal of success. Morgan is 51 of 86 for 627 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions.
Neither offense has been great, but they should both be able to match or exceed their season high of 37 points for UMass and 31 points for FIU when they go up against these defenses Saturday.
|10-05-19||Ball State +5 v. Northern Illinois||27-20||Win||100||30 h 14 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Ball State +5 -109
The Ball State Cardinals (1-3) haven’t had much to celebrate so far in the 2019 season. However, as the Cardinals go on the road to take on the Huskies of Northern Illinois (1-3) they have a great chance against an underwhelming team with just a single win to its name.
For Ball State, quarterback Drew Plitt has been solid. With a completion percentage of 67.6%, Plitt has thrown for 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. Led by receiver Riley Miller, who has 306 yards and two touchdowns on 22 receptions, the Cardinals offer three players with at least 200 receiving yards and five players with at least 100 receiving yards.
Although Ball State has lost to NC State, FAU, and Indiana, they’ve managed at least 24 points in each contest. The Cardinals are averaging 34 points per game and giving up 35 points per game.
Despite losing three straight games to #13 Utah, Nebraska, and Vanderbilt, Northern Illinois is a five-point favorite in this contest. The Huskies have scored a maximum of 24 points this year, with 18 points being their largest offensive output in any of their defeats.
With just four touchdowns and three picks on the season, Ross Bowers hasn’t been good enough to win ball games for Northern Illinois. He’ll look to add to his 1,056 passing yards on the season.
|10-05-19||Air Force v. Navy OVER 45||25-34||Win||100||29 h 35 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Air Force/Navy over45 -109
College football fans have the pleasure of enjoying a military academy matchup on Saturday when the Navy Midshipmen (2-1) host the Air Force Falcons (3-1). The over/under is set at 45 points.
Air Force has notched wins against Colgate, Colorado, and San Jose State. The Falcons’ only loss came in a tough road game against #20 Boise State that ended 30-19.
On average, Air Force is scoring 35 points per game on 442 yards of offense while allowing 21 points per game on 304 yards.
As a triple option team, Air Force has six players with at least 100 yards on the ground, including quarterback Donald Hammond III (135 yards, five touchdowns). Running back Kadin Remsberg leads the team with 342 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, followed by the 338 yards and two touchdowns of Taven Birdow.
Navy has played just three games thus far, winning against Holy Cross and East Carolina before falling to Memphis a week ago. The Midshipmen have scored at least 42 points in each of their two wins in addition to putting up 23 in the Memphis loss.
On average, Navy is scoring 37 points a game on 457 yards of offense while allowing 17 points per game on 251 yards.
Navy doesn’t like to throw the ball much either, but quarterback Malcolm Perry has been in the end zone plenty of times this year. In addition to his 336 yards and three TDs through the air, Perry is the team’s leading rusher with 275 yards and seven touchdowns.
|10-05-19||TCU v. Iowa State UNDER 43.5||24-49||Loss||-109||28 h 13 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on TCU/Iowa State under43½ -109
After a two-point defeat at the hands of Baylor, Iowa State (2-2) looks to rebound from its second loss of the season against TCU (3-1) Saturday afternoon. The over/under is set at 43.5 points.
Although the Horned Frogs have scored at least 34 points in every contest this year, including a 41-38 loss to SMU, Iowa State presents the toughest defense TCU has come up against.
On average, TCU is scoring 41 points per game on 488 yards of offense while giving up 19 points a game on 246 yards.
While the Horned Frogs can spread the ball to any one of five receivers with more than 100 yards thus far, the offense is led by running backs Darius Anderson and Sewo Olonilua. Anderson has rushed for 483 yards and five touchdowns while Olonilua has rushed for 202 yards and two touchdowns.
While losing to Baylor and #19 Iowa, the Iowa State Cyclones haven’t allowed more than 26 points in any contest. In fact, the Cyclones only allowed 26 in a triple overtime game against Northern Iowa.
On average, Iowa State is scoring 35 points per game on 500 yards of offense while allowing 22 points per game on 352 yards. It’s worth noting that Iowa State’s points-per-game average is elevated by a 70-point performance over UL Monroe.
Quarterback Brock Purdy (1,331 yards, 8 TDs, 2 INTs) has a pair of 300-yard receivers to throw to. Tarique Milton has caught 16 balls for 344 yards and two touchdowns, and Deshaunte Jones has caught 27 passes for 334 yards and a touchdown.
|10-05-19||Oklahoma State v. Texas Tech UNDER 63.5||Top||35-45||Loss||-110||27 h 50 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Oklahoma State/Texas Tech under63½ -110
Texas Tech (2-2) will play a ranked opponent for the second time in as many weeks when they host #21 Oklahoma State (4-1) on Saturday. The over/under is set at 63.5 points.
The OSU Cowboys are coming off two straight ranked games of their own, beating #24 Kansas State but narrowly losing to #12 Texas the week prior. On average, Oklahoma State is scoring 41 points per game on 532 yards of offense while allowing 24 points a game on 380 yards.
Running back Chuba Hubbard is the key piece of this Cowboys offense. On 128 carries, Hubbard has rushed for 938 yards and 10 touchdowns. On average, Hubbard is running for 188 yards and two touchdowns per game.
Texas Tech has faced two good opponents this year and lost to them both, though nobody expected the Red Raiders to compete with #6 Oklahoma. On average, Texas Tech is scoring 28 points a game on 460 yards of offense while allowing 24 points a game on 390 yards.
A Red Raiders offense boasting three 100-yard rushers and four 100-yard receivers is led by quarterback Alan Bowman, who’s thrown for 1,020 yards, six touchdowns, and three interceptions.
Against quality opponents, Oklahoma State is averaging 28 points a game and Texas Tech is averaging 15 points a game. Combined, that’s nowhere near the 63.5 point total set for this matchup.
|10-05-19||Maryland v. Rutgers UNDER 57||48-7||Win||100||27 h 50 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Maryland/Rutgers under57 -110
After getting out to a great start to the season, Maryland (2-2) has lost its last two contests. Saturday, the Terrapins will go on the road to take on the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers (1-3). The over/under is set at 57 points.
With a combined 142 points in its first two games, Maryland defeated both Howard University and #21 Syracuse in the first two weeks of the season. But after earning a top-25 ranking, the Terrapins fell to Temple by a field goal before getting demolished by #12 Penn State.
On average, Maryland is scoring 40 points per game on 435 yards of offense while allowing 25 points per game on 378 yards.
The problem Maryland faces heading into this week’s matchup is a recent lack of offensive production. After scoring just 17 against Temple, the Terrapins were shutout by the Nittany Lions.
After defeating UMass in the season opener, Rutgers has fallen in three straight games to #20 Iowa, Boston College, and #20 Michigan. In their games against ranked opponents, the Scarlet Knights have been shutout.
On average, Rutgers is scoring 16 points per game on 302 yards of offense while allowing 33 points per game on 413 yards.
The Scarlet Knights haven’t gotten a ton of production from the receiving core. Running back Raheem Blackshear leads the team with 29 catches for 310 yards and two touchdowns. Receiver Bo Melton, who has 11 catches for 206 yards and a TD, is the only other Rutgers player with more than 54 receiving yards.
|10-05-19||Utah State v. LSU UNDER 74||6-42||Win||100||26 h 13 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Utah State/LSU under74 -110
The undefeated #5 LSU Tigers (4-0) will face a surprisingly tough opponent at home when they host the Utah State Aggies (3-1) Saturday. The over/under is set at 74 points.
A three-point loss to Wake Forest in the season opener is the only thing that stands in the way of an undefeated season for Utah State to this point. Over the past couple of weeks, the Aggies have earned a pair of quality wins over San Diego State and Colorado State.
On average, Utah State is scoring 39 points per game on 533 yards of offense while allowing 22 points per game on 377 yards.
Quarterback Jordan Love leads the way for Utah State with 1,207 yards, six touchdowns, and five picks. Running backs Jaylen Warren (335 yards, four touchdowns) and Gerold Bright (301 yards, two touchdowns) give the Aggies offense a good balance.
This LSU team looks more complete than any team they’ve had over the past decade. With a more modern offense, the Tigers have put up at least 45 in every contest, including a win against #9 Texas.
On average, LSU is scoring 58 points per game on 563 yards of offense while allowing 23 points per game on 320 yards.
Quarterback Joe Burrow has looked incredible for the Tigers this season. With three 300-yard receivers, Burrow has thrown for 1,520 yards and 17 touchdowns with just two interceptions through four games.
|10-04-19||Central Florida v. Cincinnati OVER 60||Top||24-27||Loss||-110||21 h 18 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Central Florida/Cincinnati over60 -110
With a loss to Pittsburgh, the Central Florida Knights (4-1) kissed goodbye another undefeated regular season. Now, #18 UCF looks to continue taking out its frustration against the Cincinnati Bearcats (3-1) on Friday night. The over/under is set at 60 points.
Other than UCF’s 35-34 loss to Pitt, the Knights haven’t scored fewer than 45 points in any contest, including a win over Stanford. On average, UCF is scoring 49 points per game on 568 yards of offense while allowing 19 points a game on 324 yards.
The duo of quarterback Dillon Gabriel and receiver Gabriel Davis has been incredibly productive for the Knights. Gabriel has thrown for 1,338 yards, 14 touchdowns, and two picks, and Davis has caught 25 balls for 499 yards and eight touchdowns.
Cincinnati has an impressive win over UCLA on the schedule, but was blown out by #5 Ohio State by 42. On average, Cincinnati is scoring 28 points a game on 408 yards of offense while allowing 21 points per game on 297 yards.
The Bearcats offense can point to a 35-point performance over Miami of Ohio and a 52-point performance over Marshall. Quarterback Desmond Ridder has thrown for 815 yards, eight touchdowns, and three picks.
With the pace at which UCF plays, both teams should get a large number of possessions, and UCF normally takes advantage of those. If UCF hits its offensive average, Cincinnati will need just 11 points to hit the total.
|10-04-19||Twins v. Yankees -178||Top||4-10||Win||100||12 h 52 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Yankees -178
Two of baseball’s most explosive teams are set to face off in an ALDS as the Yankees (103-59) host the Twins (101-61) in New York.
The Yankees finished seven games ahead of Tampa Bay to win the AL East. The Twins finished eight games above Cleveland to win the AL Central.
Throughout the regular season, New York and Minnesota were battling for the honor of having the best lineup in the MLB. With 943 runs scored, the Yankees finished as the top dog in the majors. The Twins finished second with 939 runs scored.
The home run title was an even closer race. In the end, the Twins hit one more homer than the Yankees with a record-breaking 307 dingers on the season.
All of that adds up to a tough task for this evening’s two starting pitchers, as Minnesota right-hander Jose Berrios (14-8, 3.68 ERA) and New York left-hander James Paxton (15-6, 3.82 ERA) face off.
While Berrios makes his first postseason start, he previously pitched against the Yankees in a Wild Card relief appearance. Berrios left with the loss after allowing and two-run dinger by Aaron Judge as part of three total runs.
In six career starts against Minnesota, Paxton owns a 2.27 ERA. The Yankees lefty will be happy to have home-field advantage after posting a 3.35 ERA at home versus a 4.33 ERA on the road.
|10-04-19||Maple Leafs v. Blue Jackets +135||Top||4-1||Loss||-100||12 h 32 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Blue Jackets +135
The Blue Jackets are set for their first game of the 2019-20 season as they host the Maple Leafs (1-0-0, 2 points) this evening.
Toronto is coming off a season opener of its own in which the team scored five goals in a win over Ottawa.
Although the Maple Leafs come into this season with higher expectations than the Blue Jackets, it was Columbus who took down the Lightning in the first round of last year’s playoffs while Toronto fell to Boston in the same round.
Last year, Toronto was one of the best offensive teams in the NHL with 3.49 goals per game (4th in the league). With 3.12 goals per game, the Blue Jackets ranked 12th.
Defensively, the Maple Leafs were 20th among all teams by letting in 3.04 goals per game. Columbus ranked 11th with 2.82 goals allowed per game.
Although Columbus was able to take down last year’s best regular season team with a sweep in the playoffs, they’ll be entering a new season without leading goal scorer Artemi Panarin and starting goalie Sergei Bobrovsky.
|10-04-19||Rockets -3.5 v. Clippers||Top||109-96||Win||100||15 h 2 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Rockets -3½ -110
Coming off a 140-71 victory over the Shanghai Sharks, the Houston Rockets will face off against the Clippers in another preseason matchup. This will be Los Angeles’ first preseason contest, and will take place in Honolulu, Hawai’i.
After a 53-29 season, the Rockets will head into a new year with James Harden at the forefront of everything they do. However, Houston has added a big piece in the form of former Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russel Westbrook.
Last season, Harden scored 36.1 points per game while earning an average of 6.6 rebounds and 7.5 assists. Meanwhile, Westbrook racked up 22.9 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 10.7 assists per game.
Despite putting Westbrook and Harden together, the more anticipated duo will be that of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Leonard comes to LA after a championship season with the Raptors, and George arrives in his new home after playing with Westbrook in Oklahoma City last year.
Leonard, who averaged 26.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game last year, is unlikely to play in the Clippers’ two preseason games in Hawai’i.
In the 2018-19 season, George led the Thunder with 28 points per game. George also average 8.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.
|10-03-19||Temple v. East Carolina OVER 47||Top||27-17||Loss||-110||7 h 50 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Temple/East Carolina over47 -110
Two American Athletic Conference teams are set to battle it out when the Temple Owls (3-1) go on the road against the East Carolina Pirates (3-2). The over/under is set at 47.
Only a loss to Buffalo stains the record of the otherwise perfect Owls, having beaten both Georgia Tech and #21 Maryland. A balanced Temple team is scoring an average of 31 points a game on 433 yards of offense while allowing 17 points per game on 282 yards.
Temple enjoyed its best offensive performance when it exploded for 56 against Bucknell.
Temple quarterback Anthony Russo can boast 1,071 yards and 10 touchdowns through the air thus far in the season, but he’s also tossed six picks in four games.
East Carolina is through five games of its 2019 season. Wins over Gardner-Webb, Old Dominion, and William & Mary are overshadowed by two large defeats to NC State and Navy. On average, East Carolina is scoring 21 points per game on 370 yards of offense while allowing 23 points per game on 342 yards.
The Pirates’ best performance came against Gardner-Webb. Including a 31-point first half, East Carolina ended with a whopping 48 points.
Eastern Carolina has the pleasure of sending out four 100-yard rushers through five games of the season. Behind running back Demetrius Mauney and his 199 yards is quarterback Holton Ahlers, who’s rushed for 186 yards and three touchdowns.
Look for receiver Blake Proehl to make some big plays tonight. Proehl has 20 catches for 283 yards and two touchdowns on the season.
|10-03-19||Canadiens +140 v. Hurricanes||Top||3-4||Loss||-100||11 h 3 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Canadiens +140
After a surprising run to the Eastern Conference Finals in last year’s playoffs, the Carolina Hurricanes are looking to start off the new season on a strong note as they play host to the Montreal Canadiens.
The Hurricanes defeated the Capitals 4-3 and swept the Islanders to make it to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they were swept by the Bruins. On the flip side, the Canadiens are looking for a second-straight year of progress after improving their win total from 29 to 44 a season ago.
In total, Montreal finished with 96 points on a 44-30-8 record. The Hurricanes ended the 2018-19 season with a record of 46-29-7 and 99 points.
Offensively, these two teams were very close last year. While the Canadiens were tied for 13th in the league with 3.00 goals per game, the Hurricanes scored a 16th-best 2.96 goals per game.
Defensively, Carolina was the better squad. By allowing just 2.70 goals a game, Carolina was tied for seventh in the NHL. Montreal was ranked 13thwith 2.88 goals allowed per game.
Brendan Gallagher, who led the Canadiens with 33 goals last season, returns to build on last year’s production.
|10-03-19||Jets v. Rangers -125||4-6||Win||100||10 h 56 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Rangers -125
The Winnipeg Jets will start the 2019-20 season away from home as they go into New York to take on the Rangers.
While the Jets earned a playoff spot a year ago by finishing with 99 points on 47 wins, 30 loss, and five overtime losses, they were knocked out in the first round by the Blues. The Rangers failed to make the playoffs after finishing seventh in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 32-36-14 and 78 points.
Although the Jets were an average team on the defensive side of the game, they were a strong team on offense. Winnipeg let in 2.96 goals per game last season, which was good enough for 15th in the NHL. With 3.29 goals per game, the Jets finished seventh in the league.
New York was mediocre in pretty much every aspect of the game throughout the 2018-19 season. With 2.70 goals per game, the Rangers were 23rd among all teams. By allowing 3.26 goals per game, the Rangers were 23rd.
Coming off a down season, Henrik Lundqvist return as goalie for the Rangers. Last year, Lundqvist went 18-23-10 with a 3.07 goals allowed average and .907 save percentage.
|10-03-19||Cardinals v. Braves -134||Top||7-6||Loss||-134||10 h 1 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Braves -134
The stage is set for an NLDS matchup between the NL Central-winning Cardinals (97-71) and NL East-winning Braves (97-65) in Atlanta.
While St. Louis is an average team on the road with a record of 41-40, the Braves are 50-31 at home. These two clubs met up for two three-game series during the regular season. With a record of 4-2, Atlanta won both series.
The Cardinals are going with right-hander Miles Mikolas (9-14, 4.16 ERA) to start the NLDS. Making his postseason debut, Mikolas had a strong end to the regular season. Over his last six starts, Mikolas struck out 35 in 35 2/3 innings while posting an ERA of 3.03.
Left-hander Dallas Keuchel (8-8, 3.75 ERA) will start for the Braves at home. Making his 10th postseason start, Keuchel is 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA in his playoff career. Over his final nine outings of the regular season, Keuchel posted a 2.55 ERA.
The Braves will be in great shape if center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. and first baseman Freddie Freeman are at full health. While Acuna Jr. led the club with 41 home runs, Freeman was tops on the Braves with 121 RBIs.
|10-02-19||Sharks +160 v. Golden Knights||Top||1-4||Loss||-100||16 h 45 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Sharks +160
Hockey is finally back, and we get a particularly juicy opening-night matchup in the Western Conference as the Golden Knights host the Sharks in Las Vegas. These two teams will go head to head once again on Friday.
This is a grudge match for the Golden Knights, who were knocked out of the playoffs by San Jose in controversial fashion a season ago. In a Game 7 classic, Vegas was up 3-0 when Cody Eakin was given a five-minute major for cross-checking. NHL officials later said Aekin should’ve been given a two-minute minor, but the damage was done.
That penalty launched San Jose into a four-goal frenzy. A last-ditch Vegas goal sent the game to overtime, but the Sharks won the series and sent the Golden Knights packing.
Coming into a new season, the Sharks will be without Joe Pavelski, who scored a team-high 38 goals, and Evander Kane, who scored 30 goals of his own a season ago. Pavelski moved to the Dallas Stars; Kane is on a suspension.
However, San Jose will be happy to have a healthy Erik Karlsson. After offseason surgery, the two-time Norris Award winning defenseman is good to go.
Looking at last year’s teams, this is a defensive strength versus offensive strength.
Defensively, the Gold Knights were the 10th-ranked team in the league by allowing just 2.78 goals per game compared to the 3.15 goals the Sharks let in per game (21st). Offensively, the Sharks were much better, scoring 3.52 goals a game (T-2nd) while Vegas managed just 3.00 goals a game (T-13th).
|10-02-19||Rays v. A's -134||Top||5-1||Loss||-134||11 h 53 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on A's -134
The stage is set for the American League Wild Card game as the Athletics (97-65) will play host to the Rays (96-66) in Oakland.
Both teams will feel as though they’ve been playing playoff baseball for a while now after having to stay ahead in a tight, three-team race for two Wild Card spots. Entering October, Tampa Bay won seven of its last 10. The Athletics won 13 of their last 18 in the regular season.
The visiting Rays will go with right-hander Charlie Morton (16-6, 3.05 ERA) to start. In two starts against the Athletics this season, Morton is 1-0 with a 0.68 ERA. In his seven postseason appearances, Morton is 2-2 with an ERA of 4.60.
Left-hander Sean Manaea (4-0, 1.21 ERA) gets the start for Houston. Manaea has been good enough since coming off the injured list on September 1 to keep Mike Fiers from starting. In three career starts against the Rays, Manaea is 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA.
Oakland will be happy to have this game at home, as Morton has never won there in three starts. In his last five road games, Morton posted an ERA of 7.52.
|10-01-19||Brewers +170 v. Nationals||Top||3-4||Loss||-100||12 h 50 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Brewers +170
Before getting swept by the Rockies to close out the regular season, the Brewers (89-73) closed the season as the hottest team in baseball by winning 18 of 20. Tonight, Milwaukee gets its shot against the Nationals (93-69) in Washington.
This Brewers club rallied around the loss of MVP Christian Yelich, who led the team with 44 homers, 97 RBIs, and a .329 average before going down. In the end, Milwaukee finished two games behind the Cardinals in the NL Central, but three games ahead of the Mets for the second Wild Card spot.
The visitors in this contest will start with right-hander Brandon Woodruff (11-3, 3.62 ERA). The Brewers are fortunate to have a deep bullpen, as Woodruff is likely to only go a few innings after recently coming back from an oblique injury. With that being said, the Brewers are 18-4 when Woodruff pitched in the regular season.
At home, Washington is going with veteran right-hander Max Scherzer (11-7, 2.92 ERA). Although Scherzer has been one of the game’s best pitchers over recent years, he’s struggled in for the Nats in October. In four postseason games for Washington, Scherzer is 0-2 with a 3.72 ERA.
|09-30-19||Bengals v. Steelers UNDER 45.5||Top||3-27||Win||100||11 h 39 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Bengals/Steelers under45½ -110
With a combined record of 0-6 through the first three weeks of the NFL season, both the Cincinnati Bengals (0-3) and Pittsburgh Steelers (0-3) will feel like the season is over with a loss in this evening’s Monday Night Football offering. The over/under is set at 45.5 points.
This contest will feature two of the bottom-eight teams when it comes to scoring. While the Bengals are scoring an average of 18 points a game (25thin the NFL), the Steelers are mustering just 16.3 points per game (30thin the NFL).
The biggest issue for both of these offenses, aside from injuries, is the fact that they’ve had little to no success running the football. With 64 rushing yards per game, Pittsburgh ranks 29thin the league. With 41.7 rushing yards per game, Cincinnati ranks dead last among all teams.
Neither defense has been particularly good, as the Bengals have allowed 27.7 points a game while the Steelers are letting up 28.3 points per contest. However, it’s the inept offenses that are keeping these teams winless.
The current Steelers offense looks entirely different from the one we always expected be among the league leaders over the past several years. Without Big Ben, Antonio Brown, and Le’Veon Bell, backup quarterback Mason Rudolph leads the team. On the season, Rudolph is 24 of 46 for 286 yards, four touchdowns, and two picks.
In short, neither offense on the field this evening has given us the confidence that we’ll see a total of 46 points on the scoreboard after 60 minutes of play.
|09-29-19||Cowboys v. Saints OVER 47||Top||10-12||Loss||-109||35 h 12 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Cowboys/Saints over47 -109
Sunday Night Football features a pair of NFC heavyweights as the New Orleans Saints (2-1) get set to host the Dallas Cowboys (3-0). The over/under is set at 47 points.
Dallas has gotten off to a brilliant start, taking down two division opponents on the way to an undefeated record thus far. In each of their first three games, the Cowboys have scored at least 31 points. On average, Dallas is scoring 32 points a game on 485 yards of offense.
Defensively, the Cowboys are allowing an average of 15 points a game on 347 yards. However, the Saints should present the toughest offense Dallas has seen to this point, even with Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback.
Dak Prescott has been great through three games. Completing 74.5% of his passes, Prescott has thrown for 920 yards, nine touchdowns, and two picks. Ezekiel Elliot has gotten up to speed very quickly, having already rushed for 289 yards and a pair of TDs.
The Saints have faced a tough schedule to start the season, but they’ve won more than they’ve lost. And you can forgive New Orleans for dropping a game to the Rams after Drew Brees was injured in the middle of the contest.
Even with Brees sidelined, New Orleans was able to outscore Seattle in a 33-27 game a week ago. Bridgewater was good enough with 177 yards and two touchdowns through the air. Alvin Kamara was the MVP of the game, racking up 69 yards and a touchdown on the ground with another 92 yards and another score as a receiver.
On average, the Saints are scoring 24 points a game on 347 yards of offense while allowing 27 points on 453 yards.
|09-29-19||Twins -181 v. Royals||4-5||Loss||-181||6 h 18 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Twins -181
After an entire season of holding off the Indians in the AL Central, the Twins (101-60) head into the last game of the regular season against the Royals (58-103) with an eight-game lead in the division. Kansas City will play the part of the host in this contest.
Although they’re still overlooked when it comes to World Series projections, Minnesota has been neck-and-neck with the Yankees all season long when it comes to the league’s best offense. The Twins have scored 935 runs (2nd) and hit 304 home runs (2nd) on the year, both trailing only New York.
The Twins have a good shot at finishing the year first overall in the home run department if they can hit a few off Royals right-hander Jorge Lopez (4-9, 6.35 ERA). The Twins hit two dingers off Lopez on their way to seven runs on eight hits in his last start. That outing lasted just 2 1/3 innings for Lopez.
In five at-bats against Lopez, Nelson Cruz has hit two homers.
Left-hander Martin Perez (10-7, 5.13 ERA) gets the ball to start for the Twins as they rest Jake Odorizzi for the playoffs. In his last outing, Perez gave up five runs over 2 1/3 innings. In four starts in the month of September, Perez has posted an ERA of 7.00.
|09-29-19||Tigers +131 v. White Sox||Top||3-5||Loss||-100||8 h 37 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Tigers +131
The Tigers (47-113) have been the worst team in baseball, but they have a chance to close out the season with two straight wins as they take on the White Sox (71-89) in Chicago in the final contest of the season.
Right-hander Spencer Turnbull (3-16, 4.59 ERA) will start the final game of the season for Detroit. Turnbull hasn’t earned a win since the last day of May, but he’s been good as of late. Over his last two outings, Turnbull has given up a total of three runs over 11 innings while notching 13 strikeouts.
At home, the White Sox are scheduled to send out Ross Detwiler (3-5, 6.85 ERA) to start. The Chicago left-hander faced the Tigers in early July when he held the opposition to two earned runs over six innings, but didn’t figure into the decision.
The Tigers haven’t enjoyed a ton of success this year, but Miguel Cabrera is still getting it done for his club. With a .281 average and 58 RBIs, Cabrera leads Detroit. Brandon Dixon has been the next-best hitter for the Tigers, batting in 52 runs while racking up a team-best 15 homers on the season.
Center fielder Victor Reyes is batting .320 with a home run and three RBIs over the last seven days for Detroit.
|09-29-19||Braves +102 v. Mets||6-7||Loss||-100||6 h 7 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Braves +102
The Mets (85-76) gave it a good go in the second half of the season, but will fail to make the playoffs this year. As the season comes to a close, New York will host the Braves (97-64), who won the NL East and prepare to make a run at the World Series.
As Mets fans begin turning their attention to next year, they still have something to celebrate regarding this season, as Pete Alonso has set a new rookie record with 53 home runs. Alonso leads the club with those 53 dingers and his 120 RBIs.
Aiming to shut down Alonso and company will be rookie right-hander Mike Soroka (13-4, 2.60 ERA), who starts for Atlanta today. With a potential start in Game 3 of the NL Divisional Series, Soroka should be limited to 70 or so pitches in this one. In four starts against the Mets, Soroka is 4-0 with a 2.19 ERA.
Right-hander Noah Syndergaard (10-8, 4.30 ERA) will start for New York. Syndergaard has been poor lately, allowing a .348 average to opposing batters while posting a 6.97 ERA over his past four starts. In eight career starts against Atlanta, Syndergaard is 0-2 with a 3.65 ERA.
|09-28-19||Padres +149 v. Diamondbacks||5-6||Loss||-100||11 h 39 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Padres +149
The Padres (70-90) will be aiming to finish the season on a strong note after a run of four straight losses. San Diego will have a chance to take down the Diamondbacks (83-77) in Arizona this evening.
Right-hander Garrett Richards (0-1, 11.81 ERA) will start for the Padres tonight. It’s been a short, up-and-down season for Richards, who’s been poor in one outing and solid in another. Richards hasn’t made it through the fourth inning in either of his first two starts, so don’t expect a lengthy outing in this one.
The Diamondbacks will counter with left-hander Robbie Ray (12-8, 4.28 ERA). Ray’s last outing was against the Padres, in which he allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings, although he did notch 10 Ks. Ray will be looking to add to his career-high 225 strikeouts in his final start of the season.
Over his last three starts, Ray is 0-1 with a 7.50 ERA. In 15 career starts versus San Diego, Ray is 5-5 with a 4.15 ERA.
Eric Hosmer, who leads the Padres with a .267 batting average, has hit two home runs in just 12 at-bats against Ray.
|09-28-19||Colorado State v. Utah State UNDER 71||24-34||Win||100||34 h 2 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Colorado State/Utah State under71 -110
Saturday night will feature a matchup between the Colorado State Rams (1-3) and Utah State Aggies (2-1) in Utah. The over/under is set at 71 points.
It’s been a rough start for Colorado State. Other than a 38-13 win over Western Illinois, the Rams have allowed at least 41 points in each of the team’s three losses.
On average, Colorado State is scoring 35 points a game on 551 yards of offense while giving up 40 points a game on 439 yards.
Offensively, Colorado State is led by feature running back Marvin Kinsey Jr., who’s rushed for 556 yards and three touchdowns so far this season. The Rams also have two receivers over 300 yards and five receivers over 100 yards through the air.
If not for a three-point loss to Wake Forest, Utah State would be undefeated. The Aggies dominated Stony Brook before an impressive win over San Diego State last week.
On average, Utah State is scoring 40 points per game on 562 yards of offense while allowing 21 points per game on 404 yards.
Through three games, quarterback Jordan Love has racked up 1,003 yards on 88 of 129 passing with four TDs and three picks. In addition to a 320-yard rusher in Jaylen Warren, Love is working with five receivers who’ve amassed at least 130 yards receiving.
|09-28-19||Cubs +178 v. Cardinals||Top||8-6||Win||178||12 h 58 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Cubs +178
The Cubs (83-77) picked a bad time to hit a rough patch. Before yesterday’s win over St. Louis, Chicago had lost nine straight. Meanwhile, the Cardinals (90-70) have watched their lead in the NL Central fade to just one game above the Brewers as St. Louis has dropped three straight. The Cardinals will host the Cubs this evening with just two games remaining on the season.
The visiting Cubs will send out Cole Hamels (7-7, 3.92 ERA) to start. The Chicago left-hander is making his final start of the season after skipping his last start with fatigue in his left shoulder. In 15 innings against the Cardinals this season, Hamels hasn’t allowed a single earned run.
Right-hander Adam Wainwright (14-9, 3.98 ERA) gets the start for St. Louis. Wainwright had a tough game his last time out. In five innings against the Diamondbacks, Wainwright allowed five runs and two walks. In four starts against the Cubs this year, Wainwright is 1-2 with a 3.91 ERA.
The Cubs will likely be without full services from Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, and Javier Baez. While Baez has been pinch running, the other two are unlikely to see any game time.
|09-28-19||Braves +103 v. Mets||0-3||Loss||-100||12 h 48 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Braves +103
The Braves (97-73) have won the National League East and have their sights set on the postseason. However, they’ll head into New York to take on the Mets (84-76) first. The Mets won the first game of this series by a score of 4-2.
After this matchup, only one regular season game remains for both Atlanta and New York.
Mets rookie slugger Pete Alonso has now hit 52 home runs after knocking one out yesterday. If Alonso can hit another in one of the final two games, he’ll set the new record for homers by a rookie.
Hoping to avoid such a record setting game will be Mike Foltynewicz (8-5, 4.46 ERA), who starts for the Braves tonight. The Atlanta right-hander faced the Mets in late August when he allowed just one run on two hits over seven innings. Over his last six starts, Foltynewicz has put up an ERA of 1.19.
Left-hander Steven Matz (10-10, 4.37 ERA) is scheduled to start for New York. Matz will be pushing a couple of career highs this evening as he adds to his 154 1/3 innings pitched while making his 32ndappearance of the season. In 12 career starts against Atlanta, Matz is 5-2 with a 3.22 ERA.
|09-28-19||East Carolina v. Old Dominion OVER 46.5||24-21||Loss||-110||32 h 17 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on East Carolina/Old Dominion over46½ -110
Coming off two straight losses, the Old Dominion Monarchs (1-2) will host the East Carolina Pirates (2-2) in an early evening game on Saturday. The over/under is set at 46.5 points.
The visiting Pirates suffered two heavy defeats at the hands of North Carolina State and Navy, but racked up a pair of wins against Gardner-Webb and William & Mary. On average, East Carolina is scoring 21 points a game on 386 yards of offense while allowing 23 points a game on 354 yards.
The Pirates rely heavily on the running game, led the by three players over 140 rushing yards on the season. One of those players is quarterback Holton Ahlers, who’s also thrown for 711 yards, two touchdowns, and three picks.
After opening with a win over Norfolk State, Old Dominion has faced tough competition. The Monarchs lost to both Virginia Tech and #21 Virginia, but they managed to score 17 points in each contest.
On average, Old Dominion is scoring 19 points a game on 295 yards of offense while giving up 27 points a game on 305 yards.
The Monarchs offense likes to spread the ball out through the air. Led by Eric Kumah’s 93 yards, Old Dominion has eight players with at least 37 yards receiving. Against relatively stiff competition, the Monarchs can boast two 100-yard rushers between Lala Davis (158 yards, one TD) and Kesean Strong (116 yards, one TD).
Although neither offense has been consistently great, an Old Dominion offense that’s been suffocated by tough competition over the last couple of games will be eager to put up points. After scoring 17 against Virginia, how much can the Monarchs score against East Carolina?
|09-28-19||Iowa State v. Baylor OVER 54||Top||21-23||Loss||-110||30 h 29 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Iowa State/Baylor over54 -110
Only a one-point loss to rival #19 Iowa has kept the Iowa State Cyclones (2-1) from a perfect record through three games. Saturday afternoon, the undefeated Baylor Bears (3-0) will play host to Iowa State. The over/under is set at 54 points.
Iowa State has already experienced a pair of very close games, one of which went to overtime. The Cyclones then took out their frustration from the Iowa game against UL Monroe by winning 72-20. On average, the Cyclones are scoring 39 points per game on 531 yards of offense while allowing 21 points per game on 33 yards.
The Cyclones offense has been spreading the ball and rolling. In addition to having four receivers over 150 yards, Iowa State can boast six total players of 60 yards rushing on the season. Leading the offense is quarterback Brock Purdy, who’s thrown for 989 yards, six touchdowns, and one pick.
Baylor hasn’t played the toughest competition in the world to start the season, but they’ve gotten the job done. The Bears also showed their offensive prowess by scoring 56 and 63 points in the first two games of the year.
On average, Baylor is scoring 47 points a game on 497 yards of offense while allowing 15 points a game on 261 yards.
Baylor has three rushers over 100 yards for the season, led by the 186 yards of John Lovett. Denzel Mims leads all receivers with 249 yards and three touchdowns through three games. Quarterback Charlie Brewer has thrown for 665 yards and seven touchdowns without a pick.
With two offenses that have shown explosive potential, 54 points should be surpassed before this contest is over.
|09-28-19||USC v. Washington OVER 60||14-28||Loss||-110||29 h 24 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on USC/Washington over60 -110
The table is set for a Saturday afternoon contest between two ranked teams as the #17 Washington Huskies (3-1) play host to the #21 USC Trojans (3-1). The over/under is set at 60 points.
Only a 30-27 overtime loss to BYU has kept the Trojans from starting the year off 4-0. On the bright side, USC can claim a pair of wins over ranked opponents as they’ve defeated #23 Stanford and #10 Utah. With a win over #17 Washington, USC would be sitting pretty.
On average, USC is scoring 33 points a game on 443 yards of offense while allowing 24 points a game on 421 yards.
The Trojans offense can really get going behind three very good receivers. Michael Pittman Jr. has 31 catches for 437 yards and three touchdowns, Tyler Vaughns has 27 catches for 370 yards and two touchdowns, and Amon-Ra St. Brown has 19 catches for 207 yards and three touchdowns.
For Washington, a second-week loss to Cal has been surrounded by three dominant victories over Eastern Washington, Hawai’i, and BYU. On average, the Huskies are scoring 41 points per game on 461 yards of offense while allowing 18 points per game on 332 yards.
Washington has firepower all over the field offensively, including three receivers with a combined 766 yards and seven touchdowns, as well as three running backs with a combined 692 yards and eight touchdowns. Quarterback Jacob Eason has thrown for 1,063 yards, 10 touchdowns, and two picks.
Both teams are led by the offenses, including dangerous sets of wide receivers who can score on any play. This could easily turn into the highest-scoring contest of the weekend.
|09-28-19||Blackhawks +160 v. Bruins||Top||2-8||Loss||-100||7 h 49 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Blackhawks +160
It’s the final game of the preseason for both the Chicago Blackhawks (2-2-1, 5 points) and Boston Bruins (3-0-2, 8 points), who face off this afternoon.
While Boston has won its two previous games over Philadelphia and New Jersey, Chicago is coming off a 0-6 loss to Washington.
Offensively, both the Blackhawks and Bruins were in the top half of the league a year ago. Chicago ranked 8thwith 3.26 goals per game, and Boston ranked 11thwith 3.13 goals per game.
Defense was a different story, as the Blackhawks struggled to keep the puck out of the net. Allowing 3.55 goals a game, Chicago ranked 30thin the NHL. On average, the Bruins gave up just 2.59 goals a game, which was good enough for 3rdin the league.
Chicago finished the 2018-19 regular season with a record of 36-34-12 and 84 points. Meanwhile, Boston racked up 107 points on a 49-24-9 record, which earned them a spot in the playoffs. After losing just two games on the way to the Stanley Cup Finals, the Bruins fell to the Blues in Game 7.
|09-28-19||Buffalo v. Miami-OH OVER 47||20-34||Win||100||26 h 2 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Buffalo/Miami-OH over47 -110
With several 2-2 teams occupying top spots throughout the MAC, the Buffalo Bulls (2-2) will try to keep pace as they go on the road to take on the Miami of Ohio Redhawks (1-3). The over/under is set at 47 points.
Buffalo has failed to score more than 17 points twice this year, but one of those performances came against #15 Penn State. In their two victories, the Bulls put up 38 points each. On average, Buffalo is scoring 27 points on 358 yards of offense while allowing 28 points on 321 yards.
Quarterback Matt Meyers leads Buffalo with 543 yards, five touchdowns, and two picks so far this season. The running game is the strength of the Bulls offense with two 300-yard rushers in Jaret Patterson (363 yards, three TDs) and Kevin Marks (319 yards, one TD).
Miami drew the short stick when it comes to early season schedules, having to face #20 Iowa, Cincinnati, and #6 Ohio State, all of which they lost. However, the Redhawks showed they have scoring potential when they put up 48 in a win over Tennessee Tech.
On average, the Redhawks are scoring 20 points a game on 232 yards of offense while allowing 42 points a game on 442 yards. Keep in mind that a 76-5 loss to OSU is skewing those numbers.
A strong Buffalo running game mixed with a Miami offense that should have the opportunity to get rolling against lesser competition than they’ve been facing could turn this into a high-scoring affair early on.
|09-28-19||Kansas +16 v. TCU||14-51||Loss||-110||26 h 50 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Kansas +16 -110
The Kansas Jayhawks (2-2) are getting 16 points as they go into Fort Worth to take on the TCU Horned Frogs (2-1). Kansas won this matchup last season by a score of 27-26.
So far, Kansas has experienced an impressive 48-24 win over Boston College and played well against West Virginia, but the Jayhawks also let a disappointing 12-7 loss against Coastal Carolina ruin an otherwise positive start to the season.
On average, Kansas is scoring 26 points per game on 402 yards of offense while allowing 21 points per game on 374 yards.
Quarterback Carter Stanley has been good for Kansas thus far, throwing for 861 yards on 72% passing while tossing eight touchdowns and four picks. On the ground, Khalil Herbert leads the team with 384 yards, followed by the 296 yards of Pooka Williams Jr.
TCU got out to a blistering start, winning their first two games by a combined 73-20. However, the Horned Frogs couldn’t keep up with SMU last week in a 41-38 defeat.
On average, TCU is scoring 37 points a game on 443 yards of offense while allowing 20 points a game on 275 yards.
Quarterback Max Duggan is completing just 50% of his passes, but he’s been careful with the football. Duggan has thrown for 423 yards and five touchdowns without an interception on the season.
With Kansas getting 16 points on the road, this game could come down to which TCU defense shows up; the defense that held Purdue to 13 points, or the defense that gave up 41 to SMU.
|09-28-19||Central Michigan +17 v. Western Michigan||15-31||Win||100||25 h 26 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Central Michigan +17 -110
Two teams with identical 2-2 records will face off Saturday when the Central Michigan Chippewas (2-2) go on the road to take on the Broncos of Western Michigan (2-2).
Excluding a 61-0 loss to #17 Wisconsin, Central Michigan has played pretty well against its early schedule. The Chippewas scored 38 and 45 points in wins over Albany and Akron, and lost a tight 17-12 game against the Miami Hurricanes.
On average, Central Michigan is scoring 24 points a game on 342 yards of offense while allowing 31 points a game on 367 yards of offense.
Quarterback David Moore has taken over the Chippewas offense and has played reasonably well. Moore has thrown for 534 yards, two touchdowns, and a pick in limited action this year. Expect Moore to get more and more comfortable as he gets more time under center.
Other than in the 51-17 loss to #19 Michigan State, Western Michigan has scored at least 33 points in every contest. On average, the Broncos score 39 points per game on 515 yards of offense while allowing 32 points per game on 446 yards of offense.
Western Michigan is very much an offense-first team, led by quarterback Jon Wassink and his 1,222 yards, nine touchdowns, and three interceptions.
Western Michigan looks poised to outscore Central Michigan, but 17 points is a lot to lay for a Bronos defense that’s given up more than 50 points on two occasions this season.
|09-27-19||A's v. Mariners +200||Top||3-4||Win||200||15 h 10 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Mariners +200
The Athletics (96-63) are on the verge of clinching an American League Wild Card spot, but they’ll likely need a win against the Mariners (66-93) in Seattle if they’re going to do so tonight.
Oakland is scheduled to send out right-hander Mike Fiers (15-4, 3.91 ERA) to start. In his last outing, Fiers held the Rangers scoreless over eight innings. After today’s outing, Fiers will be the likely starter for the AL Wild Card game on normal rest.
In three outings versus the Mariners this season, Fiers is 1-1 with a 5.79 ERA. In 11 career starts against Seattle, Fiers is 3-2 with a 6.15 ERA.
Left-hander Justus Sheffield (0-1, 6.10 ERA) will start for the Mariners at home. In his last outing, Sheffield allowed four runs on five hits in 4 1/3 innings against the Orioles in Baltimore. This will be Sheffield’s first game against the Athletics.
Over the last seven days, shortstop J.P. Crawford has been the Mariners’ best bat, hitting .250 with a homer and five RBIs. On the season, Crawford is batting .231 with seven home runs and 45 RBIs.
|09-27-19||Padres +120 v. Diamondbacks||3-6||Loss||-100||15 h 37 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Padres +120
Entering a new series on the back of three straight losses, the Padres (70-89) will be going into Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks (82-77).
Despite being outscored in head-to-head matchups against the Diamondbacks 80-57, the Padres are even on the year against Arizona with a record of 8-8.
Left-hander Eric Lauer (8-10, 4.53 ERA) will be on the mound to start for the visiting Padres. Just recently, Lauer’s been able to get his fastball up to 96 mph, which has earned him more swings and misses. Lauer has a record of 2-3 and an ERA of 2.88 in six career starts against Arizona.
Right-hander Taylor Clarke (5-5, 5.40 ERA) starts for the Diamondbacks at home tonight. Clarke hasn’t started a game since the middle of August. In that time, he’s made seven relief appearances, posting a 4.55 ERA in that role.
In one at-bat against Clarke, Hunter Renfroe blasted a solo shot earlier this year. Renfroe leads San Diego with 33 home runs on the season. First baseman Eric Hosmer is tops in the club in batting average (.268) and RBIs (97) among qualified batters.
|09-27-19||Maple Leafs v. Red Wings +105||Top||4-3||Loss||-100||10 h 10 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Red Wings +105
After beating up on the Canadiens in back-to-back 3-0 fashion, the Maple Leafs (3-3-0, 6 points) are set to face off against the Red Wings (3-2-2, 8 points) this evening with the preseason nearing its end.
This contest will be one of two for the Maple Leafs before they kick off the season Wednesday night against Ottawa. The other will also be against Detroit.
The same can be said for the Red Wings, who have only two games versus Toronto remaining in the preseason schedule before heading to Nashville to take on the Predators on October 5.
The Maple Leafs were the much better offensive team a year ago. With 3.49 goals a game, Toronto ranked fourth in the NHL. With 2.73 goals a game, Detroit ranked 21st.
Neither team was great defensively. While Toronto let in 3.04 goals per game (20th), Detroit allowed 3.32 goals per game (27th) last season.
With a record of 46-28-8, the Maple Leafs finished the 2018-19 season with 100 points. Toronto was knocked out of the playoffs in the first round by the Bruins in seven games.
The Red Wings had a tough year in which they missed out on playoff hockey. With a record of 32-40-10, Detroit concluded last season with 74 points.
|09-27-19||Rays -190 v. Blue Jays||6-2||Win||100||12 h 7 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Rays -190
Although they’ll be on the road, the Rays (95-64) know they hold their playoff destiny in their own hands going into the final series of the season against the Blue Jays (65-94) in Toronto. Cleveland is two games back of Tampa Bay for the second Wild Card spot in the AL.
It’s largely been pitching that got the Rays into playoff contention, so they’ll hope for more of the same from right-hander Tyler Glasnow (6-1, 1.92 ERA). Glasnow has pitched eight innings in three starts since coming back from the injured list. In that time, he’s struck out 17 and allowed only two total runs.
Right-hander T.J. Zeuch (1-1, 4.58 ERA) will start on the mound for the Blue Jays. Against AL East competition, Zeuch has posted a 4.61 ERA. In his last outing, Zeuch allowed two runs over four innings to the Yankees. He’ll be facing Tampa Bay for the first time in his career.
The Rays enter this three-game series having beaten the Yankees and Red Sox in their last three games. Over that stretch, Tampa Bay held their opponents to just five total runs.
Watch for Austin Meadows, who’s batting .446 with seven homers and 16 RBIs in 65 at-bats against Toronto.
|09-27-19||Duke v. Virginia Tech OVER 52||Top||45-10||Win||100||31 h 53 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Duke/Virginia Tech over52 -110
An important ACC clash will take place Friday night when the Virginia Tech Hokies (2-1) host the Duke Blue Devils (2-1). Virginia Tech is 0-1 in conference play, and this will be Duke’s first conference opponent.
After getting destroyed 42-3 by #2 Alabama, Duke responded well over the next couple of weeks by scoring 45 and 41 points in victories over North Carolina A&T and Middle Tennessee. On average, the Blue Devils are scoring 30 points a game on 413 yards of offense while allowing 24 points a game on 366 yards.
Senior Quentin Harris has been very good at quarterback for Duke. In addition to his 679 yards, eight touchdowns, and two interceptions through the air, Harris also leads the team in rushing with 203 yards and another TD.
A big chunk of Duke’s scoring offense comes from freshman receiver Jalon Calhoun, who’s reeled in 15 passes for 153 yards and three touchdowns this year.
Virginia Tech endured a tough seven-point loss to Boston College to kick off the season, but rebounded with wins over Old Dominion and Furman. On average, Virginia Tech is scoring 27 points a game on 398 yards while allowing 23 points on 329 yards.
The Hokies offense is led by quarterback Ryan Willis, who’s thrown for 739 yards, seven touchdowns, and four picks.
Both defenses have looked less than dominant in their opportunities against cupcake competition, which means these capable offenses should be able to put up points Friday night. If the likes of Old Dominion and Middle Tennessee can score 17 or more, Duke and Virginia Tech are well equipped to reach their offensive averages or more.
|09-26-19||Flames v. Sharks -130||Top||1-4||Win||100||13 h 41 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Sharks -130
The NHL preseason continues with a Thursday night matchup between the Calgary Flames (3-2-1, 7 points) and San Jose Sharks (0-4-0, 0 points).
The Flames have been decent throughout the preseason, scoring 15 goals in five games on their way to three victories and an overtime loss. On the other hand, the Sharks have been very poor, losing all four of their matchups thus far.
However, San Jose will be eager to pick up the pace as they grow closer to regular season play.
This will be a contest between two of the top-scoring teams in the NHL a season ago. Calgary and San Jose were both tied for second in the league with 3.52 goals scored per game. Only Tampa Bay was better, with 3.89 goals per game.
Calgary was significantly better on defense in the 2018-19 season, allowing a ninth-best 2.72 goals per game. San Jose let in 3.15 goals a game, which was good enough for 21stin the NHL.
The Flames ended the season with 50 wins, 25 loss, and seven OT losses for a combined 107 points. In the playoffs, Calgary won only a single game and was knocked out in the first round by the Avalanche.
San Jose finished last season with 101 points on a 46-27-9 record. The Sharks made it to the Western Conference Finals, where they lost to the Blues in six games.
|09-26-19||A's v. Mariners +225||Top||3-1||Loss||-100||15 h 9 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Mariners +225
The latest installment of Thursday’s games will pit the Athletics (95-63) against the Mariners (66-92) in Seattle. Oakland has lost two of its last three games, scoring no more than three runs in any one of them.
In all likelihood, this will be the final game in a Mariners uniform for the man the fans affectionately call “King Felix.”
Felix Hernandez (1-7, 6.51 ERA), the Seattle right-hander, is set to hit free agency after 15 years with the Mariners. Hernandez spent much of the year on the injured list, and is 0-3 with a 6.51 ERA since returning to the rotation. The former AL Cy Young winner is 169-135 with a 3.42 ERA in his 15 seasons in Seattle.
The crowd will be with Hernandez, and very much against Sean Manaea (3-0, 1.14 ERA), who starts for Oakland. This is the Athletics left-hander’s final start of the regular season, with his availability for the AL Wild Card game in focus for Oakland. In his four starts since returning from shoulder surgery, Manaea has allowed only three runs.
In 10 career starts against Seattle, Manaea is 5-4 with a 3.90 ERA.
|09-26-19||Eagles v. Packers UNDER 46.5||Top||34-27||Loss||-110||35 h 20 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Eagles/Packers under46½ -110
Thursday Night Football features two preseason favorites within the NFC as the Eagles (1-2) head into Green Bay to take on the undefeated Packers (3-0). The over/under is set at 46.5 for this matchup.
For Philadelphia, an unexpected 27-24 loss to the Lions put them under .500. With only one win, which came over lowly Washington, the Eagles are in danger of falling to 1-3 if the Pack can win at home.
Thus far, Philly is allowing 26 points per game while giving up 357 yards of offense on average. Offensively, the Eagles are racking up 375 yards a game while averaging 25 points.
Meanwhile, the Packers have won all three games against the Bears, Vikings, and Broncos while holding their opponents to a maximum of 16 points. In the season opener versus the Bears, Green Bay only gave up three points in a 10-3 victory.
While the offense has been slow to start, putting up just 19 points a game on 305 yards, the defense has been wonderful. Despite giving up 354 yards of offense, the Packers defense is only allowing 11 points per game.
The mixture of one of the league’s top defenses and a struggling Green Bay offense is too much to pass up the under in this game.
Through three games, Aaron Rodgers has thrown for just 647 yards and four touchdowns, which is mediocre by his standards. Even if Rodgers picks up the pace while the Eagles score their average, it likely won’t be enough to reach 46.5 points in the game.
|09-26-19||Navy v. Memphis OVER 53.5||Top||23-35||Win||100||33 h 56 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Navy/Memphis over53½ -110
Two undefeated AAC teams are set to go head to head on Thursday when the Navy Midshipmen (2-0) go on the road to take on the Memphis Tigers (3-0). The over/under is set at 53.5 points.
Navy has looked strong through two games, easily taking care of Holy Cross before defeating Eastern Carolina by a score of 42-10. On average, Navy is scoring 43 points a game on 499 yards of offense. The team has been good defensively by allowing just 8 points a game, but that’s come against inferior competition to what Navy will face Thursday.
After an impressive, low-scoring win over Ole Miss, Memphis went on to score 55 points against Southern and 42 points against South Alabama. On 487 yards of offense per game, the Tigers are averaging 37 points a game.
In five combined games, these two teams have scored at least 42 points in four of them, which makes the 53.5 point total look like a small number.
With quarterback Malcolm Perry throwing for just 254 yards and two TDs on the season, the running game is clearly the strength of the Navy offense. However, Perry has been incredibly efficient, earning those 254 yards on just 11 completions and 16 attempts.
Led by Perry’s 184 yards, Navy can boast three rushers over 100 yards and five over 50 yards thorough just two games. Perry has scored five times on the ground while fullback Nelson Smith has scored three and receiver CJ Williams has added another.
Memphis has been strong across the board on offense in their three games of the season. Quarterback Brady White is 52 of 72 for 718 yards, five touchdowns, and two picks.
The Tigers also have three rushers over 100 yards, but Kenneth Gainwell is the feature back. Gainwell has racked up 307 yards and three touchdowns through three games.
|09-26-19||Rockies +113 v. Giants||3-8||Loss||-100||7 h 53 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Rockies +113
Through two games of a three-game series, the Rockies (68-90) and Giants (76-82) have each won one. This afternoon in San Francisco, they’ll play one more time to see who wins the second-to-last series of the season.
While pitching has let the Rockies down, the lineup definitely hasn’t. With 814 runs scored on the year, Colorado ranks ninth in the majors. Meanwhile, San Francisco ranks 28thwith just 668 runs scored this season.
Kevin Pillar leads the Giants in most batting categories with his .262 average, 21 homers, and 85 RBIs. The Rockies are led by the duo of Charlie Blackmon, who owns a batting average of .316, and Nolan Arenado, who’s hit 41 home runs and batted in 118 runners.
Colorado will be sending out left-hander Kyle Freeland (3-11, 6.84 ERA) to start. Although Freeland didn’t go very long in his return from the injured list in his last outing, he was effective. Over two innings, Freeland held the Dodgers scoreless. Expect Freeland to be limited to 60 or fewer pitches today.
Right-hander Tyler Beede (5-10, 5.23 ERA) will start for the Giants. Beede last faced Colorado in August when he was dinged for five runs in just 3 2/3 innings.
|09-25-19||Red Sox -150 v. Rangers||10-3||Win||100||12 h 5 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Red Sox -150
Including yesterday’s 12-10 win over the Rangers (75-82), the Red Sox (82-75) have won two of their last three games. Boston will be on the road to face off against the Rangers in Texas again tonight.
The Red Sox have only 22 more home runs than the Rangers on the season (238-216), but they’ve scored nearly 100 more total runs this year (876-778). Much of that Red Sox offensive production has come from Rafael Devers, who leads the club with 114 RBIs and his .309 batting average.
Starting on the mound for Boston will be Rick Porcello (13-12, 5.56 ERA). The Boston right-hander has made 158 starts for the Red Sox in five years, earning a record of 72-55 with an ERA of 4.43 in that time. As Porcello makes what could very well be his last start in a Boston uniform, he’ll try to replicate his last outing in which he held the Rays scoreless over six innings.
Left-hander Kolby Allard (4-1, 4.25 ERA) will start for the Rangers at home. After starting hot for Texas, Allard has been poor lately. Over his last two outings, Allard is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA. In three starts at home, Allard has posted an ERA of 7.36.
|09-25-19||Phillies v. Nationals -156||Top||2-5||Win||100||12 h 5 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Nationals -156
With yesterday’s doubleheader wins over the Phillies (79-78), the Nationals (88-69) booked their ticket to October baseball whilst simultaneously knocking Philly out of contention. Tonight, the Nats will aim for a victory lap win over the Phillies in Washington.
Philadelphia enters this contest as losers of their last four games, three of which have come against Washington. The Nationals enter on a three-game winnings streak.
The visiting Phillies will send out Drew Smyly (4-7, 6.44 ERA) to start. The Philadelphia left-hander has tallied a 5.82 ERA in his last nine starts. In his last outing, Smyly didn’t make it out of the third as he allowed the Indians to rack up four runs on five hits.
Right-hander Anibal Sanchez (10-8, 3.91 ERA) is scheduled to start for Washington. Sanchez is 0-2 against the Phillies this season, but he’s been very good as of late. Over his last three starts, Sanchez is holding opposing batters to a .188 average and posting a 2.37 ERA.
Although Phillies slugger Bryce Harper leads the club with 34 homers and 109 RBIs, he’s been poor against tonight’s starter for the Nats. In 12 at-bats against Sanchez, Harper is batting just .083 with zero home runs.
|09-25-19||Cubs -189 v. Pirates||2-4||Loss||-189||11 h 5 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Cubs -189
The Pirates (66-91) claimed the opening game of the series against the visiting Cubs (82-75) yesterday. Tonight, these two clubs face off once again in Pittsburgh.
Although Pittsburgh is 32-44 at home, Chicago is just 31-45 on the road.
Led by Kyle Schwarber’s 37 home runs and Anthony Rizzo’s .294 average and 94 RBIs, the Cubs have the edge offensively. With 791 runs scored and 249 home runs hit on the season, Chicago has been significantly better than the Pirates, who’ve scored 736 runs and hit just 161 homers.
On the mound to start for Chicago will be Jon Lester (13-10, 4.51 ERA), who’s been good against Pittsburgh this year. In four 2019 starts against the Pirates, Lester is 3-0 with a 3.20 ERA. In his last outing, Lester went five innings in which he struck out five and allowed a single run to the Reds.
Opposing Lester will be Pittsburgh right-hander Dario Agrazal (4-5, 4.08 ERA). Don’t expect Agrazal to make it through six innings, as the pitcher hasn’t managed to claim an out in the sixth frame since late July. Since rejoining the Pirates starting rotation last month, Agrazal is posting a 6.94 ERA.
|09-25-19||Canadiens +155 v. Maple Leafs||0-3||Loss||-100||11 h 43 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Canadiens +155
Two Atlantic Division teams are set for a rematch tonight after the Maple Leafs (2-3-0, 4 points) defeated the Canadiens (4-1-0, 8 points) on Monday.
As far as the preseason goes, Toronto is ahead of only Tampa Bay in the division. Meanwhile, Montreal is sitting atop the standings with only a single loss thus far.
In 2018-19, the Maple Leafs finished the regular season with a record of 46-28-8 and 100 points. Toronto was knocked out of the playoffs by the Bruins, who won Game 7 of the first-round matchup by a score of 5-1.
The Canadiens finished the season just four points behind tonight’s competition with a record of 44-30-8.
With 3.49 goals per game last season, the Maple Leafs were one of the top teams in the NHL (4th). Montreal was tied with Vegas at 13thwith 3.00 goals per game. Defensively, Montreal was better by allowing 2.88 goals per game (13th) while Toronto gave up 3.04 goals per game (20th).
Montreal will be aiming to keep the momentum of a good preseason going through the final two games before facing off against Carolina in the season opener on October 3. The Maple Leafs will play Detroit twice to close out the preseason after tonight’s game before hosting Ottawa in the first regular season game on October 2.
|09-25-19||Blue Jackets +130 v. Sabres||Top||3-4||Loss||-100||11 h 43 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Blue Jackets +130
Two teams with identical records are set to face off this evening in Buffalo as the Sabres (2-2-0, 4 points) host the Blue Jackets (2-2-0, 4 points) in another preseason matchup. These two played once already, with Columbus coming out on top by a score of 4-1.
Coming off a 47-31-4 season, the Blue Jackets are aiming to return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs once again. Buffalo finished the 2018-19 season with a record of 33-39-10 and a point total of 76.
A season ago, the Blue Jackets scored 3.13 goals a game, which was good enough for 12thin the NHL. With 2.82 goals allowed per game, Columbus ranked 11thin the league.
With 2.70 goals a game throughout the 2018-19 season, the Sabres were tied with the Rangers for 23rdin the NHL. Buffalo was even worse defensively, letting in 3.27 goals per game and ranking 24thamong all teams.
While the Blue Jackets are coming off a 5-3 loss to the defending Stanley Cup Champion Blues, the Sabres defeated the Maple Leafs by a score of 5-3 on Saturday in their last action.
With the turnover in rosters throughout the preseason we don’t know who will get the majority of the time on the ice, but look out for Jacob Lilja, who scored two of the Blue Jackets’ three goals against St. Louis on Sunday.
|09-24-19||Phillies +165 v. Nationals||Top||5-6||Loss||-100||12 h 5 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Phillies +165
The Nationals (86-69) are set for a division clash at home as the Phillies (79-76) are in town for the third game of what will be five straight contests between the two. We’re focusing on the evening game of today’s day-night doubleheader.
For the visitors from Philadelphia, right-hander Aaron Nola (12-6, 3.75 ERA) will be on the mound to start. In eight career starts on the road against Washington, Nola is 2-1 with a 3.14 ERA and 45 Ks in 43 innings. In his last outing, Nola allowed five runs over five innings against the Braves.
Right-hander Max Scherzer (10-7, 2.81 ERA) is set to start for the Nationals. In six starts since coming off the injured list, Scherzer has posted a 4.50 ERA. In his two games against the Phillies this season, Scherzer is 1-1 with a 0.75 ERA, but he’s still working himself back into form.
In 20 at-bats against Scherzer, Jay Bruce is batting .300 with a home run.
Slugger Bryce Harper leads the Phillies with 33 homers and 108 RBIs, and he’s been very good lately. Over the past seven days, Harper is batting .348 with two homers and six RBIs.
|09-24-19||Brewers +115 v. Reds||4-2||Win||115||12 h 37 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Brewers +115
Two National League Central teams will face off this evening as the Reds (73-83) host the Brewers (86-70) in Cincinnati. While the Reds have lost two of their last three, the Brewers are on a four-game winning streak.
Over the last four games, Milwaukee has scored 29 total runs, including two 10-run performances. Meanwhile, Cincinnati has failed to score more than three runs in any of its past four games.
On the season, the Reds have launched 221 home runs and scored 682 total runs. The Brewers have bested Cincinnati in both categories, hitting 242 homers and plating 739 total runs.
The visitors will be sending out Adrian Houser (6-7, 3.83 ERA) to start. In his last outing, the Brewers right-hander struck out five while allowing no walks, three hits, and two earned runs over five innings against the Padres. Since the All-Star break, Houser is 4-4 with a 3.71 ERA.
Right-hander Sonny Gray (11-7, 2.80 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Reds. In four starts against the Brewers this year, Gray is 2-0 with a 1.85 ERA. Gray set a record in his last start by notching his 32ndconsecutive start in which he gave up six or fewer hits.
|09-24-19||Twins v. Tigers +220||4-2||Loss||-100||12 h 37 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Tigers +220
As the Twins (96-60) keep a hold on their four-game lead in the AL Central and push closer to a playoff berth, they’ll begin a new series against the Tigers (46-109) in Detroit.
On the mound for Minnesota will be Jake Odorizzi (14-7, 3.59 ERA). The Minnesota right-hander has given up just two homers in his last nine starts, and is set to better that mark against a Tigers lineup that’s hit just 145 homers on the year.
Odorizzi has notched 26 strikeouts in 16 September innings of pitching, but he hasn’t completed six innings in any of those three starts. In his last start, Odorizzi allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings. In an early September outing against Detroit, Odorizzi gave up three runs over five innings.
Right-hander Spencer Turnbull (3-15, 4.66 ERA) will get another start at home. So far, he’s winless in his 15 home starts with a 5.08 ERA. His 0-10 record at Comerica Park includes a six-run outing against the Twins to start September.
In his last outing, Turnbull was good against a strong Indians team. Over five innings, Turnbull allowed just one run.
|09-23-19||Bears v. Redskins OVER 41.5||Top||31-15||Win||100||8 h 2 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Bears/Redskins over 41½ -110
Monday Night Football features a pair of NFC squads with just one win between them through two weeks of regular season play as the Chicago Bears (1-1) go into Washington D.C. to take on the Redskins (0-2). The over/under is set at 41.5 points.
The Bears started off their 2019 campaign with a 10-3 dud against the Packers before defeating the Broncos by a score of 16-14. Although Chicago is putting up just 273 yards of offense per game, the team can be happy with Trubisky’s ball security thus far.
A Chicago defense expected to be in the top tier of the NFL is allowing 316 yards per game so far, which could provide an opening for a Washington offense that’s averaging 300 yards through the air, per game.
Leading that passing attack for the Redskins is Case Keenum, who’s looked good through two weeks of the season. On the year, Keenum has thrown for 601 yards and five touchdowns without a pick. Keenum is also completing around 70% of his passes.
While the Washington offense can score points, the defense isn’t doing the team any favors. After giving up 32 points to the Eagles in the season opener, the Redskins allowed 31 points to the Cowboys at home.
On average, Washington is giving up 459 yards of offense to opposing teams, which means this matchup will give Trubisky a chance to get back to his 2018 form in which the Chicago QB threw for 3,223 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions.
Keep in mind that Washington has been very susceptible to big plays through the first two weeks of the season. Expect Matt Nagy to dial up some shots to Allen Robinson, Tarik Cohen, and David Montgomery.
|09-21-19||Colorado v. Arizona State -8||34-31||Loss||-110||36 h 6 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Arizona State -8 -110
Coming off two overtime games, the Colorado Buffaloes (2-1) are headed on the road to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils (3-0).
Many expected the momentum from a huge come-from-behind win versus #25 Nebraska to carry over into Colorado’s contest against Air Force. It didn’t. The Falcons won the game by seven in another overtime thriller.
The Buffaloes are averaging 36 points on the back of 421 yards per game. Defensively, Colorado is allowing 30 points per game and giving up 472 yards of total offense on average.
With Arizona State’s suffocating defense, Buffalo quarterback Steven Montez will need to be careful as he attacks through the air. On the season, Montez is 67 of 104 for 827 yards, six touchdowns, and two picks.
The aforementioned defense of the Sun Devils is why Arizona State has gotten off to a flawless 3-0 start. In each of the teams three games, the opponent has been held to just seven points, and that includes #18 Michigan State.
The Sun Devils are averaging just 20 points a game, but that’s just fine when they’re only giving up a touchdown every time they step on the field.
With one of the best scoring defenses in the nation, Arizona State would love to get more production out of the offense and quarterback Jayden Daniels. The freshman is 47 of 77 for 728 yards and three touchdowns on the season.
|09-21-19||New Mexico State v. New Mexico -4||52-55||Loss||-109||31 h 39 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on New Mexico -4 -109
Saturday features an all-New Mexico affair as the New Mexico University Lobos (1-1) host the New Mexico State Aggies (0-3).
New Mexico State started off the season with a brutal schedule, taking on #23 Washington State and #2 Alabama. However, the Aggies will have wanted a better performance against San Diego State, to whom they lost by a score of 31-10.
Through three games, New Mexico State is scoring an average of nine points while allowing opponents to score 50.
Aggies quarterback Josh Adkins needs to have a good game, which includes protecting the football. On the season, Adkins is 73 of 113 for 665 yards, two touchdowns, and five interceptions.
New Mexico edged out Sam Houston State by eight in the season opener before falling to #7 Notre Dame by a score of 66-14. Those two results won’t scare many teams, as the Lobos are averaging 26 points per game while giving up 48.
While the Lobos have allowed 438 passing yards per game, they’ll be looking to pick off a turnover-prone Adkins and hand their offense extra possessions. If New Mexico can contain an Aggies rushing attack that’s averaging just 75 yards per game, they should be able to put pressure on Adkins.
|09-21-19||South Carolina +9.5 v. Missouri||14-34||Loss||-110||31 h 36 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on South Carolina +9½ -110
A pair of SEC foes will go head to head in Missouri as the South Carolina Gamecocks (1-2) try to take down the Missouri Tigers (2-1).
Although South Carolina’s record is the worse of the two, the two defeats have come against a good North Carolina squad and the #2 team in the country, Alabama. Missouri has beaten up on inferior competition, but also lost a shocker to Wyoming in the season opener.
By the numbers, we’re looking at an offensive strength versus a defensive strength in this matchup. While South Carolina has put up 501 yards a game, Missouri is averaging 473 yards of offense. However, the Tigers are allowing just 218 yards per game while the Gamecocks are giving up 440 on average.
Rico Dowdle was a solid performer last week against Alabama. On just 12 carries, Dowdle ran for 102 yards. That brings the running back’s season total up to 251 yards with a pair of scores.
Also encouraging for South Carolina is the play of freshman quarterback Ryan Helinski, who’s thrown for 606 yards, four touchdowns, and two picks in the two games he’s played. 324 of those yards and two of those TDs came against the Crimson Tide.
Kelly Bryant looked decent for Missouri against Southeast Missouri State a week ago. The senior QB threw for 225 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
9.5 points feels like a lot to lay for a Missouri team that failed to beat Wyoming.
|09-21-19||Central Michigan +30 v. Miami-FL||12-17||Win||100||30 h 15 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Central Michigan +30 -110
The Chippewas of Central Michigan (2-1) bounced back from a 61-0 thrashing at the hands of #17 Wisconsin to take down Akron. Saturday, Central Michigan takes on the Hurricanes (1-2) in Miami.
Although Central Michigan puts up just 373 yards of total offense per game, they’ve scored 38 and 45 points in their two victories this season. The team’s average of 35 points allowed is skewed heavily by the loss to Wisconsin.
Quarterback David Moore performed well in the start last week. Against the Zips, Moore threw for 317 yards and two touchdowns without a pick. Alongside running back Kobe Lewis, who rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns a week ago, the Chippewas offer a balanced offensive attack.
The Hurricanes appear to be in the midst of a decline. After a 10-3 season in 2017, Miami went 7-6 a year ago before starting off the 2019 season with a record of 1-2. Before blowing out Bethune Cookman, the Hurricanes fell to #8 Florida and North Carolina.
Offensively, Miami scores an average of 36 points on 459 total yards. Defensively, the Hurricanes allow 17 points a game on 276 yards. Sticking to those averages won’t be enough to cover the 30 points Miami is giving Central Michigan.
In fact, Miami has failed to reach 30 points in two of its first three games.
So far, Miami quarterback Jarren Williams has thrown for 777 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions. However, half of Williams’ TDs came against Bethune Cookman last week.
|09-21-19||Boston College v. Rutgers +8.5||Top||30-16||Loss||-109||27 h 51 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Rutgers +8½ -109
Each with one loss on the record, the Boston College Eagles (2-1) are set to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-1) on Saturday.
Thus far, Boston College has had very little trouble putting points on the board. Since an impressive 35-28 win over Virginia Tech to start the season, the Eagles have scored 45 and 48 points. Although Boston College is allowing 30 points per game, they’re scoring an average of 35.
After a strong start, Boston College suffered an embarrassing loss to Kansas after coming into the matchup as 21-point favorites. Against the Jayhawks, Boston College allowed 329 yards on the ground and 567 yards of total offense.
Eagles quarterback Anthony Brown completed just half his passes for 195 yards and a TD. Running back AJ Dillon rushed for 150 yards and a touchdown, but the Boston College offense was scoreless in the second half.
After a 48-21 win over UMass to start the 2019 season, Rutgers was demolished by #20 Iowa in the team’s second contest. With an extra week to prepare, Rutgers will attempt to improve its 24 points a game and 25 points allowed per game.
Against superior competition, Rutgers only managed 125 yards of offense. Now going up against a Boston College team that struggled to finish tackles a week ago, the Scarlet Knights should have more success on the back of Isaih Pacheco, who’s rushed for 223 yards and four TDs through the first two games of the year.
|09-21-19||Southern Miss +39.5 v. Alabama||7-49||Loss||-110||26 h 15 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Southern Miss +39½ -110
The Golden Eagles of Southern Mississippi (2-1) have a tough task ahead of them as they go into Tuscaloosa to take on the #2 Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0).
In the team’s lone loss, which came against Mississippi State, Southern Miss only managed 15 points. However, the Golden Eagles were able to score 38 and 47 points in wins over Alcorn State and Troy. On average, Southern Miss is scoring 33 points and allowing 30 points per game.
Much of the Golden Eagles’ 453 yards per game come from the arm of QB Jack Abraham. Abraham has thrown for 990 yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions on the season. With 347 passing yards per game, Southern Miss is ranked 12thin the nation.
The Golden Eagles will be hoping for another kickoff return for a touchdown from Jaylond Adams, who’s averaging one per game this season.
Alabama has yet to truly struggle this season, scoring at least 42 points in every game. On average, the Crimson Tide put up 50 points while holding opponents to 12 points per game. Alabama is also holding opponents to 308 yards of offense while racking up 562 yards themselves.
Already over the 1,000-yard mark, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is 70 of 91 for 1,007 yards and 12 touchdowns. Jerry Jeudy is on the receiving end of most Tagovailoa passes, earning 308 yards and four touchdowns thus far.
Southern Miss will point to a tight first quarter for Alabama against South Carolina in which the Crimson Tide only led by a score of 14-10. If Alabama has another slow start, the Golden Eagles will be sitting pretty with regard to the 39.5-point spread.
|09-21-19||UL-Monroe +18.5 v. Iowa State||20-72||Loss||-109||26 h 9 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on UL-Monroe +18½ -109
Identical records will be put on the line Saturday when the University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks (1-1) go on the road to take on the Cyclones of Iowa State (1-1).
Both teams are coming off heartbreaking losses in their last contest. Let’s start with UL Monroe, who lost to Florida State 45-44 in overtime. That near-stunner came on September 7, so the Warhawks will have had an extra week to prepare for Saturday’s game.
Through two games, UL Monroe is scoring 37.5 points per game on 460 yards of total offense. Defensively, the Warhawks are allowing 27 points while opponents are racking up 454 yards per game.
Senior quarterback Caleb Evans has looked good for UL Monroe thus far, tossing three touchdowns and a pick while putting up 424 yards through the air. Although Iowa State presents a formidable rush defense, Warkawks running back Josh Johnson was able to run for 126 yards against FSU two weeks ago.
Despite two very close games to start the season – a three-point win in triple overtime before the one-point loss to Iowa – Iowa State is favored by 18.5 points.
To cover, the Cyclones will need a big performance out of quarterback Brock Purdy, who’s thrown for 554 yards and three touchdowns through the first two games of the season. Yet even with Purdy’s success so far in 2019, Iowa State is scoring just one more point per game than they’re allowing (23-22).
One reason Iowa State hasn’t enjoyed more offensive production this year is the lack of a running game. Kene Nwangwu is the team’s leading back with just 84 yards on the season.
In the last seven games, the Cyclones are 1-6 against the spread.
|09-20-19||Diamondbacks +108 v. Padres||9-0||Win||108||14 h 10 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Diamondbacks +108
After dropping seven of their past eight games, the Padres (69-84) will play host to the Diamondbacks (78-75) in San Diego this evening.
Right-hander Merrill Kelly (11-14, 4.49 ERA) will start for Arizona. His last time out, Kelly pitched seven innings and gave up no runs on three hits against the Reds. Over his last three starts, Kelly is 2-1 with an ERA of 1.35. In his four starts against the Padres, Kelly is 2-1 with a 5.03 ERA.
Left-hander Eric Lauer (8-9, 4.60) is scheduled to start for the Padres. Thankfully for San Diego, this contest is at home, where Lauer has posted a 3.08 ERA. On the road, Lauer has an ERA of 6.27. Although Lauer is 2-2 against Arizona, D-Backs hitters are batting .307 against the Padres left-hander.
The Diamondbacks will be excited to play division rivals. In Kelly’s last four starts versus NL West competition, the D-Backs are unbeaten. Arizona is also 8-1 in its last nine games against teams within the division.
Meanwhile, the Padres haven’t won a series opening game in their last five tries. In its last eight games against right-handed starting pitchers, San Diego is just 1-7.
|09-20-19||Air Force +8.5 v. Boise State||Top||19-30||Loss||-110||35 h 27 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Air Force +8½ -110
A pair of undefeated teams will face off on the blue turf of Boise State as the #20 Broncos (3-0) host the Air Force Falcons (2-0). This game could have big implications for the Mountain West Conference standings at the end of the year.
The visitors are coming off an impressive overtime win against Colorado. Before that, the Falcons demolished Colgate in their season opener. The old-school Air Force offense has produced 454 yards per game while a strong defense is holding opponents to an average of 243 yards.
Don’t expect Air Force quarterback Donald Hammond to rack up a ton of yardage through the air. On just seven of 12 passes, Hammond threw for 155 yards, two touchdowns, and a pick. The Falcons’ offense relies much more heavily on the run game, which is led by Kadin Remsberg, who rushed for 146 yards against Colorado.
Boise State has started the year strong, taking down FSU in the opener before earning a close win against Marshall and blowing out Portland State. In contrast to an Air Force team led by defense, the Broncos want to outscore opponents. Boise State is averaging 516 yards of offense while giving up 280.
Averaging more than 300 yards a game, Boise State quarterback Hank Bachmeier has thrown for 927 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions on the season. Bachmeier’s favorite target is Khalil Shakir, who’s reeled in 17 balls for 237 yards and a TD.
Against a triple-option team that will wear any opponent down throughout the course of a game, Boise State will need its freshman QB to protect the ball and be efficient through the air. A relentless Air Force defense will love getting 8.5 points against a Broncos team that only managed 14 points against Marshall.
|09-20-19||Red Sox +174 v. Rays||Top||4-5||Loss||-100||12 h 7 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Red Sox +174
As the 2019 season nears its close, the Red Sox (80-72) are looking up at both the Rays (90-63) and Yankees in the AL East. Tonight, Boston aims to play spoiler as the team goes into Tampa Bay with the hope of dragging the Rays down in the Wild Card race.
This matchup features a hitting-versus-pitching dynamic. With 845 runs scored on the season, the Red Sox are more than 100 runs better than the Rays, who’ve scored 732. But when it comes to pitching, the 3.66 team ERA of Tampa Bay is far superior to Boston’s 4.63.
Right-hander Rick Porcello (13-12, 5.77 ERA) will be on the mound to start for the visiting Red Sox. In his last outing, Porcello held the Phillies to two runs over five innings in a win. In 167 starts at Tropicana Field in St. Pete, Porcello is 8-5 with an ERA of 2.87.
The Rays will be starting 35-year-old right-hander Charlie Morton (15-6, 3.16 ERA). In 15 home starts, Morton is 7-3 with a 2.74 ERA. In eight career starts against the Red Sox, Morton has posted a 4.26 ERA.
Mookie Betts, who’s been on the injured list, could return for this one. On the season, Betts is batting .293 with 28 homers and 78 RBIs.
|09-20-19||Mets v. Reds +140||8-1||Loss||-100||12 h 43 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Reds +140
While the Mets (79-73) were closing out a series against the Rockies with two straight wins, the Reds (72-81) were doing the same thing to the Cubs. Tonight, the Mets and Reds will kick off a brand new series in Cincinnati.
A pair of All-Star right-handers will be on the mound tonight as Jacob DeGrom (9-8, 2.61 ERA) takes the mound for New York and Luis Castillo (15-6, 3.22 ERA) takes the mound for Cincinnati.
Continuing a wonderful second half in his last outing, DeGrom pitched seven innings of shutout baseball while allowing only three hits, but didn’t factor into the decision. Over his last 21 starts, DeGrom is posting a 2.09 ERA. Since the All-Star break, DeGrom ranks first in strikeouts and third in ERA in the National League.
Aiming to improve his career-best 15 wins, Castillo will be victorious in five of his last six starts if he gets the W tonight. Castillo pitched against the Mets in April, throwing 6 2/3 innings while allowing two runs. In two career starts against New York, Castillo is 1-0 with a 2.92 ERA.
Reds slugger Joey Votto has enjoyed a great September, batting .321 with two homers and seven RBIs.
|09-19-19||Houston +5.5 v. Tulane||Top||31-38||Loss||-110||35 h 45 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Houston +5½ -110
Thursday night will feature an American Athletic Conference clash between the visiting Houston Cougars (1-2) and the Green Wave of Tulane (2-1).
Houston has two losses on the record, but they’ve also faced one of the toughest opening schedules in the nation. After an impressive performance in a loss to #4 Oklahoma, the Cougars easily defeated Prairie View before dropping last week’s contest to #20 Washington State by a touchdown.
On the season, Houston is scoring 30 points per game while giving up an average of 32.
Tulane has enjoyed an easier schedule, but they did run into a brick wall when they faced #10 Auburn, losing 24-6. The Green Wave easily took care of business against two inferior opponents in the lead up to this conference game.
So far, Tulane is scoring 35 points per game while allowing an average of 14. Tulane is also putting up 436 yards of offense per game while allowing 276.
Houston is getting 5.5 points on the road, which is an interesting line considering the Cougars dominated Tulane in a 48-17 game last season.
So far, Houston quarterback D’Eriq King is 42 of 77 for 434 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. Tulane quarterback Justin McMillan is 37 of 67 for 424 yards, two touchdowns, and two picks.
|09-19-19||Padres +147 v. Brewers||Top||1-5||Loss||-100||9 h 10 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Padres +147
Without Christian Yelich on the field, the Brewers (82-70) will host the Padres (69-83) for the fourth straight time this afternoon in Milwaukee. In each of the first three games of the series, the loser has scored just one run.
On the mound for the visitors will be left-hander Joey Lucchesi (10-8, 4.22 ERA). In over 153 innings pitched, Lucchesi has struck out 145 batters while allowing 52 walks and 22 homers. The second-year starter can boast a 5-1 record with a 4.33 ERA in 10 daytime games. In two career starts against the Brewers, Lucchesi is 1-0 with an ERA of 2.31.
Right-hander Jordan Lyles (11-8, 4.25 ERA) starts for the Brewers this afternoon. In his nine starts for the Brewers since coming over from Pittsburgh, Lyles is 6-1 with a 2.39 ERA. In 13 career appearances against the Padres, Lyles is 3-4 with an ERA of 5.02.
A Brewers offense that ranks 17thin the majors with 4.67 runs per game is now even worse without Yelich, who led the club with 44 home runs, 97 RBIs, and a .329 average.
For the Padres, Hunter Renfroe and Eric Hosmer lead the line. Renfroe has slugged 32 home runs while Hosmer leads the team with 95 RBIs.
|09-18-19||Padres +132 v. Brewers||Top||2-1||Win||132||13 h 40 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Padres +132
Over their last 10 games, the Brewers (82-69) are 9-1 and are tied with the Chicago Cubs for the second National League Wild Card spot. Tonight, Milwaukee will host the Padres (68-83) at Miller Park.
In addition to their tight Wild Card race, the Brewers are also just two games back of the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central as the season draws to a close. With playoff baseball out of reach, the Padres will play the part of the spoiler tonight.
On the mound, San Diego will turn to right-hander Dinelson Lamet (2-5, 4.06 ERA). A long layoff from Tommy John surgery hasn’t seemed to affect Lamet, who looks like the same pitcher. In his last outing, Lamet took the loss as he allowed three runs over five innings against the Cubs.
The Brewers will be sending out Adrian Houser (6-6, 3.84 ERA). The Milwaukee right-hander had allowed three runs or fewer in six straight outings before facing the Diamondbacks his last time out. In that recent start, Houser was taken deep by Paul Goldschmidt in grand-slam fashion.
After fracturing his right kneecap, Christian Yelich will be missing for the Brewers. Yelich led the team in all major offensive categories, including his .329 average, 44 homers, and 97 RBIs.
|09-18-19||White Sox +255 v. Twins||3-1||Win||255||10 h 28 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on White Sox +255
With Cleveland five games back in the American League Central, the Twins (93-58) appear to have the division won. Tonight, they’ll host the White Sox (65-86) for the third straight time in Minnesota.
Chicago will be starting right-hander Ivan Nova (10-12, 4.86 ERA) in this one. Shoulder soreness has caused the White Sox to scratch Dylan Covey, so Nova will open the game with one inning rather than throwing his normal bullpen session. In his two starts in Minnesota, Nova is 2-0 with a 1.46 ERA.
Right-hander Jake Odorizzi (14-6, 3.60 ERA) gets the start for the Twins. The Minnesota right-hander was only able to pitch two innings in his last start, which was discarded in a postponed game due to lightning. In nine career starts against the White Sox, Odorizzi is 3-3 with a 3.20 ERA.
Odorizzi will need to use caution against the White Sox’ best hitter, Jose Abreu, who leads the club with 33 home runs and 119 RBIs. In 23 at-bats against Odorizzi, Abreu is batting .391 with three RBIs.
Coming off a home run in yesterday’s game, Tim Anderson is another dangerous Chicago hitter. Over the last seven days, Anderson is batting .414 with a homer.
|09-18-19||Mets v. Rockies +145||7-4||Loss||-100||7 h 55 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Rockies +145
Before yesterday’s loss, the Rockies (66-86) scored 40 runs in four straight victories. This afternoon, the Rockies will host the Mets (78-73) in Colorado for the final game of a three-game series.
Despite what the records say, the Rockies have been the better offensive team all season long. With 788 runs scored, Colorado ranks eighth in the majors. With 733 runs scored, the Mets rank 13th. Over the last seven days, the 46 runs of the Rockies (third in MLB) is better than the Mets’ 37 runs scored (seventh in MLB).
As New York’s starting pitcher today, it will be Noah Syndergaard’s (10-8, 4.15 ERA) job to slow down the Rockies lineup. For Syndergaard, the man behind the plate seems to make a big difference. Throwing to Wilson Ramos, the Mets right-hander holds a 5.20 ERA. With either Rene Rivera or Tomas Nido catching, Syndergaard is posting a 2.22 ERA.
Opposite Syndergaard will be Jeff Hoffman (2-6, 7.03 ERA). The Colorado right-hander allowed six walks and four runs over 5 1/3 innings against the Padres his last time out, but the Rockies won.
While the Mets are 35-42 on the road, the Rockies are 40-37 at home.
|09-17-19||Royals +235 v. A's||1-2||Loss||-100||14 h 37 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Royals +235
The Royals (56-95) managed to take down the Athletics (90-61) by a score of 6-5 in the series opener on Monday. Tonight, Kansas City aim to play spoiler once again as they look for back-to-back victories in Oakland.
The A’s currently have ownership over the first Wild Card spot in the American League. Tampa Bay sits one-game back and in control of the second Wild Card position, while Cleveland is 1.5 games back of the Rays.
On the mound for the road-dog Royals will be right-hander Jorge Lopez (4-7, 6.09 ERA). In his last outing, Lopez allowed two earned runs (three total) on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. Kansas City won the game while Lopez had a pair of strikeouts and walks.
Pitching for the home team will be Oakland left-hander Brett Anderson (12-9, 4.07 ERA). Over his last seven starts, Anderson has posted an ERA of 4.15 while earning a record of 3-2. In his last outing, Anderson gave up two runs over five innings.
The duo of Jorge Soler and Whit Merrifield leads the Royals lineup. Soler leads the club with 45 homers and 109 RBIs. Merrifield leads the team with his .307 batting average.
|09-17-19||Marlins +171 v. Diamondbacks||12-6||Win||171||14 h 28 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Marlins +171
Diamondbacks – Young
With a record of 52-98, the Miami Marlins head into Arizona for another matchup with the 77-74 Diamondbacks.
Tonight’s pitching matchup features a pair of starters looking for consistency as Marlins left-hander Caleb Smith (8-10, 4.13 ERA) goes up against Diamondbacks left-hander Alex Young (7-4, 3.38 ERA).
Smith has been poor on the road, earning a record of 2-6 while posting a 4.77 ERA away from home. Although he’s struggled with allowing home runs, giving up 29 this season, Smith has lowered his walks per nine innings to a career-low 3.3.
In a July win over the Diamondbacks, Smith pitched seven innings and gave up four runs on four hits.
Young is coming off two very different starts. First, Young threw eight shutout innings against the Reds while striking out 12 batters. Young then followed up that impressive performance by giving up six runs in 2 2/3 innings to the Mets.
Young last pitched against Miami in late July when Arizona won a 9-2 contest.
Against Young, Miguel Rojas is 2-for-3 with a home run. Rojas also leads the Marlins with his .283 batting average.
|09-17-19||Mets v. Rockies +145||Top||6-1||Loss||-100||13 h 28 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Rockies +145
The Rockies (66-85) have won four straight games while the Mets (77-73) are watching their playoff hopes slip away as they’ve lost three of their last four. Tonight, Colorado will host the visiting Mets in the second game of their three-game set.
New York has struggled to score runs, earning just 11 over their past four contests. Meanwhile, the Rockies can’t seem to stop scoring. Over their four-game win streak, Colorado has scored 40 total runs.
Nolan Arenado has been a big part of the scoring spree of late. In addition to leading the club with 40 homers and 117 RBIs, Arenado is batting .476 with three home runs and nine RBIs over the last seven days.
Hoping to limit the hottest lineup in baseball at the moment will be Marcus Stroman (8-13, 3.35 ERA), who starts for the Mets. Since joining the Mets at the trade deadline, Stroman is 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA. In his last outing, Stroman last 6 1/3 innings in which he allowed one run on four hits.
The Rockies will be sending out right-hander Tim Melville (2-2, 5.16 ERA) to start. Melville is holding righties to a .211 average this season.
|09-16-19||Marlins +195 v. Diamondbacks||5-7||Loss||-100||13 h 25 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Marlins +195
As the Marlins (52-97) get set for a three-game series against the Diamondbacks (76-74), Miami will be hoping to take advantage of a team that’s lost seven of its last eight contests. These two clubs open the series this evening in Arizona.
The visiting Marlins will give the ball to right-hander Pablo Lopez (5-8, 4.97 ERA), who starts tonight. Lopez allowed five runs over five innings to the Brewers in his last outing, but only gave up two runs over 6 1/3 innings in his previous start.
For the home team, left-hander Robbie Ray (12-8, 4.30 ERA) will start. Due in large part to a blister on his hand, Ray only lasted two-thirds of an inning in his last outing. Including two home runs, Ray allowed five runs on five hits in the shortest outing of his career.
In their last eight games, the Diamondbacks have scored a total of just 12 runs. Over the last seven days, Arizona ranks dead last in the majors with just nine runs scored. Although Miami ranks 28th, the Marlins have doubled that amount in the same period of time with 18.
|09-16-19||Mets v. Rockies +149||Top||4-9||Win||149||14 h 40 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Rockies +149
Coming off a three-game sweep of the Padres, the Rockies (65-85) have had no trouble scoring runs lately. Tonight, they’ll host the Mets (77-72) in Colorado.
Scoring a total of seven runs in a three-game set against the Dodgers, New York has lost two of its last three contests. Meanwhile, the Rockies were able to rack up 31 runs in their last three games. Those 31 runs would be good enough for 16thin the majors when taking into account everyone else’s run totals over the last seven days.
The visiting Mets will go with Steven Matz (10-8, 3.84 ERA) to start. The New York left-hander is 7-1 with a 1.94 ERA at home, but is just 3-7 with a 6.08 ERA when pitching on the road. With Colorado in fine form offensively, Matz could be in for another rough outing away from home.
Right-hander Antonio Senzatela (9-10, 6.87 ERA) will start for the Rockies at home. In his last outing, Senzatela allowed just one run on four hits over six innings against the Cardinals. Senzatela has faced the Mets twice, pitching a total of nine innings and going 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA.
|09-16-19||Browns v. Jets +7||Top||23-3||Loss||-115||24 h 6 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Jets +7 -115
Although much of the NFL’s offseason hype surrounded the Cleveland Browns (0-1) and New York Jets (0-1), both teams lost their season opener. Now, the Browns and Jets are set to face off in primetime on Monday Night Football.
Cleveland kicked of 2019 with a disappointing 43-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans. The Browns only allowed 371 yards while putting up 387 yards of offense themselves, but an all-around underwhelming performance ended in a 30-point loss.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield has the worst day for Cleveland, throwing for 285 yards and touchdown but tossing three interceptions. The Browns also expected more out of star receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who caught seven balls for 71 yards.
The Jets looked poor offensively in their season opener, but lost by only a single point in a 17-16 contest against the Bills. While racking up just 243 yards of total offense, the Jets allowed Buffalo to help themselves to 382 yards, including 128 on the ground.
Jets quarterback Sam Darnold did better to protect the football, but was just 28 of 41 for 175 yards and a touchdown. Le’Veon Bell managed just 60 yards on 17 carries against a strong Bills rushing defense.
With the Browns allowing 123 yards on the ground a week ago, expect Bell to have a more prolific outing Monday night. A better performance from Bell and a repeat performance from Jamison Crowder, who caught 14 passes for 99 yards in Week 1, would allow New York to control the clock at home.
|09-15-19||Saints v. Rams -2||Top||9-27||Win||100||26 h 7 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Rams -2 -109
The Saints (1-0) have gone through the entire offseason thinking about a blown pass interference call that cost them a trip to the Super Bowl. On Sunday, New Orleans will get a chance at revenge as they go into Los Angeles to take on the Rams (1-0).
A wild Monday night affair ended with the Saints overcoming the Texans with a last-second field goal. As we’ve come to expect from New Orleans, Drew Brees and the offense made this team tick. The Saints shredded the Houston defense for 518 yards of total offense.
Despite missing some throws, Brees went 32 of 43 for 370 yards, two touchdowns, and one pick through the air. Michael Thomas was one the receiving end of 10 of those completions for 123 yards. On the ground, Kamara ran for 97 yards to help the Saints earn 148 total rushing yards.
While the Saints struggled to defeat a tough opponent, most expected the Rams to have an easier go against the Carolina Panthers, who just recently lost to the Buccaneers on Thursday night. In fact, the Rams were only able to earn 352 yards of offense while giving up 366.
In the end, Los Angeles won by three points, but quarterback Jared Goff wasn’t at his best. On 23 of 39 passing, Goff threw for 186 yards, one TD, and an interception.
The Rams, who are two-point favorites at home, will have been excited to see running back Todd Gurley have success running the football. On 14 carries, Gurley rushed for 97 yards.
With a 7-1 home record last season, only two of the Rams’ home wins were by five points or fewer.
|09-15-19||White Sox +117 v. Mariners||Top||10-11||Loss||-100||9 h 1 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on White Sox +117
Before a 10-inning, one-run loss yesterday, the White Sox (65-83) started a series against the Mariners (61-88) with a 9-7 victory. A late afternoon game in Seattle will decide who wins this series.
Over the last seven days, both of these clubs have played six games. While the Mariners have scored just 24 runs over that span, the White Sox rank 11thin the majors with 31 runs scored.
Although the White Sox haven’t enjoyed a hugely successful season, the club features Tim Anderson’s MLB-leading .333 average and Jose Abreu’s American League-leading 116 RBIs.
On the mound, Chicago is set to start right-hander Ivan Nova (10-12, 4.69 ERA). After giving up three solo homers through the first two innings of his last outing, Nova settled in and threw 5 2/3 innings with no walks and gave up nothing else. Nova earned the win in that game.
The Mariners will be sending out rookie Justus Sheffield (0-1, 4.43 ERA). The Seattle left-hander only gave up a single run over six innings against the Reds in his last outing. In four outings in Seattle, Sheffield is 0-1 with a 5.71 ERA.
|09-15-19||Marlins +159 v. Giants||1-2||Loss||-100||9 h 47 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Marlins +159
The Marlins (52-96) and Giants (71-78) split the first two games of their current series. This afternoon, they’ll play a third contest in San Francisco.
On the mound, Miami will send out right-hander Elieser Hernandez (3-5, 5.24 ERA). Hernandez has been decent recently. In his last seven outings, Hernandez has struck out 35 in 36 innings while earning a 2-1 record and posting an ERA of 4.75.
Opposite Hernandez will be Johnny Cueto (1-0, 0.00 ERA) for the Giants. The San Francisco right-hander made his return from Tommy John surgery in a start Tuesday. In five innings, Cueto held the Pirates scoreless. Don’t expect Cueto to throw many more than 70 pitches in this one.
In 10 starts against Miami, Cueto is 4-2 but has a 5.09 ERA. In his last two games against the Marlins, Cueto has posted a 9.00 ERA.
Over the last seven games, the Marlins have scored 26 runs. In the same span, the Giants have managed just 17 runs.
For the Marlins, Brian Anderson leads all batters with 20 homers, Miguel Rojas leads with a .286 average, and Starlin Castro leads with 78 RBIs.
|09-15-19||Braves v. Nationals +103||0-7||Win||103||6 h 5 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Nationals +103
The Braves (93-57) have now extended their lead in the NL East to 10.5 games after winning two straight against the Nationals (81-66). These clubs are set for another matchup early this afternoon in Washington D.C.
For the visitors, left-hander Max Fried (16-5, 4.02) looks for his 17thwin of the season. In his last outing, the Phillies roughed up Fried to the tune of four runs. Three runs came in the first inning before an inside-the-park home run pushed the total to four in five innings.
For the Nationals, right-hander Anibal Sanchez (8-8, 4.04 ERA) will start. Sanchez’ last outing was a strong one against a dangerous Twins lineup. After carrying a no-hitter into the fifth, Sanchez allowed two runs over seven innings. In four starts against Atlanta this year, Sanchez is 2-0 with a 4.50 ERA.
Washington has enjoyed playing on Sundays recently, going a perfect 5-0 in their last five contests on the final day of the week. They also tend to play well against lefties. Of their last 10 opportunities against left-handed starters, the Nationals have won eight.
Washington is currently ranked sixth in the majors on offensive with an average of 5.36 runs scored per game.
|09-15-19||Cowboys -5 v. Redskins||31-21||Win||100||23 h 42 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Cowboys -5 -110
After jumping out to a nice lead against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Redskins (0-1) couldn’t hang on in Week 1. Sunday, the Redskins will host the Dallas Cowboys (1-0) in Washington D.C.
The NFC East could begin to take shape very quickly in 2019, as the Cowboys have a chance to hand Washington an 0-2 record in the division while jumping out to two straight wins against division opponents. Dallas defeated the New York Giants 35-17 in the season opener.
After ending his holdout days before the start of the season, running back Ezekiel Elliot was held to just 53 yards and one touchdown the ground. With a full week of preparation, expect a fuller workload and more productions for Elliot on Sunday.
The balance of the Cowboys’ offense will be scary of Dak Prescott can replicate his opening game performance. Against New York, Prescott threw for 405 yards, four touchdowns, and no picks on 25 of 32 passing.
Washington ended up allowing 436 yards of total offense, 123 yards on the ground, against the Eagles last week. A pair of long TD passes to Desean Jackson made up a big chunk of that yardage, and those plays seemed to turn the momentum of the game.
Case Keenum ended up with a nice game at QB for the Redskins. Keenum was 30 of 44 for 380 yards and three touchdowns. However, Washington only managed 28 yards rushing.
If Dallas can make Washington one-dimensional, Keenum could have pressure in his face all day.
|09-15-19||Bills v. Giants +2.5||28-14||Loss||-105||22 h 45 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Giants +2½ -105
After kicking off the 2019 season with a win, the Buffalo Bills (1-0) will go one the road to take on the New York Giants (0-1) on Sunday afternoon.
The Bills are returning to MetLife Stadium after their comeback victory over the Jets a week ago. On the back of John Brown’s 123-yard, one-touchdown performance, Buffalo won 17-16.
Quarterback Josh Allen went 24 for 37 to rack up 254 yards and a TD, but he also threw two interceptions. In total, the Bills managed just 382 yards of offense.
Despite a 35-17 loss to the Cowboys, the Giants were able to earn 474 yards of total offense. Eli Manning did a decent job with the weapons he has, throwing for 306 yards and a touchdown on 44 attempts.
Saquon Barkley could be the difference in this matchup. On just 11 carries, Barkley ran for 120 yards. If the Giants don’t fall behind and have to rely on Manning’s arm, they’ll have a chance to control the game through Barkley with their running game.
With Allen behind center and facing a New York defense that held Ezekiel Elliot and the Cowboys to just 89 yards rushing, don’t expect the Bills to light up the scoreboard.
|09-15-19||49ers +1 v. Bengals||41-17||Win||100||18 h 24 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on 49ers +1 -110
In his return from injury, Jimmy Garoppolo led the San Francisco 49ers (1-0) to victory in Week 1. He’ll aim to make it two straight as the 49ers travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals (0-1).
Despite a 31-17 score line, Garoppolo put in a lackluster performance against the Buccaneers in the season opener. The San Francisco QB appears to be shaking off the rust, as he threw for just 166 yards with a touchdown and a pick. Garopollo was bailed out by his defense, which returned two interceptions for scores.
It was a strong effort from that 49ers defensive unit, holding Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay offense to just 315 yards. Meanwhile, San Francisco put up 264 yards of offense themselves.
Unless the 49ers can count on pick-sixes again, they’ll need more offensive production against a Bengals team that allowed just 267 yards of total offense. Cincinnati racked up 452 yards of offense, but still fell to the Seahawks by a point.
San Francisco will need to pay close attention to the Andy Dalton-John Ross connection. Dalton was 35 of 51 for 418 yards and two touchdowns, both to Ross. On just seven catches, Ross put up 158 receiving yards in addition to those TDs.
If the Bengals defensive line, which sacked Russel Wilson four times, gets pressure on Garoppolo, it could be a long day for San Francisco. But if the 49ers quarterback can stay upright, he’s likely to improve as he gets more live action under his belt.
|09-14-19||Reds v. Diamondbacks -113||Top||0-1||Win||100||13 h 55 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Diamondbacks -113
Following a tough series against the Mets and a loss in the current series opener, it’s fair to say the Diamondbacks (75-73) are due for a win. Tonight, Arizona will play host to the Reds (69-79).
For Cincinnati, right-hander Anthony DeSclafani (9-8, 4.06 ERA) gets the start. Over his last five starts, DeSclafani has struck out 27 in 31 innings while posting a 2.32 ERA. In his last outing, Arizona managed to score three runs, including a two-run blast, over six innings.
For Arizona, right-hander Merrill Kelly (10-14, 4.68 ERA) will start. In his last outing, Merrill gave up three runs on seven hits over six innings against the Mets. If not for Pete Alonso, who hit two solo shots, Merrill would have enjoyed a great start.
Kelly isn’t as poor as his record might let on. With a 3.17 run support average, which is the fifth-lowest in the majors, Kelly has done well to earn a 5-5 record and 3.50 ERA at home.
Eduardo Escobar leads the D-Backs with 34 home runs and 113 RBIs. Ketel Marte, who has a home run off DeSclafani, is batting a club-leading .327 on the year.
|09-14-19||San Diego State v. New Mexico State +16||Top||31-10||Loss||-110||35 h 60 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on New Mexico State +16 -110
It’s Aggies versus Aztecs on Saturday night as 0-2 New Mexico State plays host to 2-0 San Diego State.
San Diego State is coming off an upset 23-14 win over UCLA a week ago. So far, the Aztecs are scoring 14 points per game but allowing just six, due in large part to their shutout victory over Weber State to kick off the season.
New Mexico State may be winless through two games, but both were against quality opponents. After kicking things off against #23 Washington State, the Aggies went into Tuscaloosa to face #2 Alabama. Both games, which were on the road, ended in losses of at least 50 points.
San Diego State will need to be sharp if they’ll cover a 16-point spread on the road. That means the Aztecs will be counting on an efficient performance from running back Juwan Washington, who’s averaging 96 yards per game.
However, it’s the defense that leads the Aztecs. A solid UCLA team managed just 261 yards against the San Diego State D last week. Against the run, the Aztecs rank eighth in the nation.
Despite strong competition, New Mexico State quarterback Josh Adkins has looked pretty good. Although he’s thrown two picks versus one touchdown, Adkins is completing 65% of his passes and put up 366 total yards against two ranked opponents.
Against the spread, San Diego State is 2-8 out of their last 10 games overall.
|09-14-19||TCU -1.5 v. Purdue||34-13||Win||100||35 h 40 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on TCU -1½ -110
Thus far, the TCU Horned Frogs (1-0) have played just one game, a 39-7 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Saturday night, TCU will go into Ross-Ade Stadium to take on the Purdue Boilermakers (1-1).
Favored by 1.5 points in this contest, the Horned Frogs figure to be in the mix when it comes to the Big 12 title.
Although TCU went up against an FCS opponent in their first game of the year, they certainly took care of business. With 200 yards on the ground and 284 yards through the air, the Horned frogs carried an advantage of 484-215 yards of total offense over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
The most intriguing part of Saturday’s matchup should be TCU’s pass defense against Purdue’s pass offense. The Horned frogs gave up just 114 yards through the air in their opener, and Purdue is third in the nation after putting up 466 yards per game thus far.
In last week’s win over Vanderbilt, Purdue quarterback Elijah Sindelar threw for 509 yards, five touchdowns, and one interception. However, the Boilermakers managed just two yards per carry on the ground.
Purdue’s defense could be in trouble after allowing 420 yards to Vanderbilt through the air.
|09-14-19||Hawaii +22 v. Washington||20-52||Loss||-110||34 h 48 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Hawaii +22 -110
Following a pair of impressive home victories, the Rainbow Warriors of Hawai’I (2-0) will go on the road to take on the #23 Washington Huskies (1-1).
Hawai’i is known for scoring points, and they’ve done just that through their first two games by averaging 37 per game. An opening game win over Arizona was followed by a 31-28 victory over the Oregon State Beavers. Despite a strong start, the Rainbow Warriors are getting 22 points in this upcoming contest.
Washington looked great in their 47-14 drubbing of Eastern Washington. However, a tough 20-19 loss at the hands of Cal brought the Huskies’ average points per game down to 32.
It’s fair to say that Hawai’i junior quarterback Cole McDonald is a gunslinger. So far, McDonald has racked up 799 yards with eight touchdowns and five interceptions on the season. With a strong Washington defense searching for turnovers, McDonald will need to take better care of the football.
The Rainbow Warriors have put up 542 yards per game thus far, which is good enough for 14thin the nation.
After a 349-yard performance in the first game of the season, Washington quarterback Jacob Eason threw for just 162 yards and a pick in last week’s loss to California. A decent game out of Eason alongside a Huskies defense that ranks 48thin the country in yards allowed should be good enough to win, but they’ll need to score at a high clip if they’ll make up the 22 points they’re laying in this one.
|09-14-19||Dodgers v. Mets -130||0-3||Win||100||11 h 58 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Mets -130
Before yesterday’s loss to the Dodgers (96-53) in the series opener, the Mets (76-71) had won four straight. As they host Los Angeles again tonight, New York will be aiming to cut into the three-game gap between themselves and the Cubs for the second Wild Card.
Although the Dodgers were first to earn a playoff berth, they entered the series with only a single win out of their last five contests against a team with a winning record. Before yesterday’s game, the Mets were a perfect 5-0 in their last five against NL West competition.
Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-5, 2.45 ERA), who starts for the Dodgers tonight, spent the vast majority of 2019 as one of the premier pitchers in the majors. Yet over his past four starts, the Los Angeles left-hander has posted a 9.95 ERA. As the Dodgers near postseason baseball, they hope skipping over Ryu once in the rotation will help him return to form.
Right-hander Jacob deGrom (9-8, 2.70 ERA) starts for the Mets. Despite his near-even record, deGrom is in the middle of a tight race for the NL Cy Young award. Over his past 20 starts, deGrom has posted a 2.20 ERA. As Ryu has fallen back to the pack, deGrom has continued his surge forward with seven innings of one-run ball in his last outing.
|09-14-19||Orioles +115 v. Tigers||4-8||Loss||-100||10 h 58 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Orioles +115
While the Orioles (48-99) are winners of two of their last three, the Tigers (43-103) have lost three straight. Tonight in Detroit, Baltimore will aim to avoid joining their opponents in the triple-digit-loss club.
On the mound for the visitors will be Gabriel Ynoa (1-8, 5.79 ERA). The Orioles right-hander had a good outing against the Rays in his last start, which came in early September. In that matchup, Ynoa allowed only two runs over 6 1/3 innings.
For the Tigers, left-hander Daniel Norris (3-12, 4.72 ERA) will start. As Norris nears his innings limit for the season, he’s been pitching three innings at a time. Over his last fifteen innings (five outings), Norris has let up five runs on 10 hits and five walks while striking out 14.
The Orioles offer different club leaders for each major batting category. Hanser Alberto leads the team with a batting average of .318, Trey Mancini leads the team with 31 homers, and Renato Nunez leads the team with 82 RBIs.
While Baltimore isn’t the most prolific offensive roster in the majors, Detroit has been even worse. The Tigers have scored just 537 runs and have an on-base percentage of just .295, both of which are the worst in the MLB.
|09-14-19||Western Kentucky v. Louisville -10||21-38||Win||100||31 h 51 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Louisville -10 -109
A pair of unranked 1-1 teams will face off in a neutral location as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers go up against the Cardinals of Louisville in Nashville, Tennessee.
After a 35-28 defeat to Central Arkansas, Western Kentucky bounced back to beat Florida International by a score of 20-14. After both contests, the Hilltoppers are averaging 24 points and giving up an average of 24.
Louisville also lost on opening week, but they played tough against #9 Notre Dame. The Cardinals showed they’re not a pushover after putting up 17 against the Irish before dominating Eastern Kentucky 42-0. Per game, Louisville scores 29 points and allows 17.
Getting 10 points, the Hilltoppers will need to be more careful with the ball if they’re going to compete with Louisville. Against FIU, Western Kentucky forced zero turnovers and coughed the ball up twice, one of which was a pick-six.
Western Kentucky racked up 339 yards of total offense and held Florida International to just 217, but the level of competition will be much higher this Saturday.
It felt like Louisville was letting out some frustration after letting the Notre Dame game get away from them as the Cardinals ran up the score against Eastern Kentucky. Louisville earned 542 yards of total offense while allowing just 172 yards.
Louisville quarterback Jawon Pass is 24 of 46 for 330 yards and four touchdowns alongside one interception.
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