Thursday, January 3, 2013

Not a good day yesterday at all. However, I feel like I can bounce back today.

  • 4 or Fewer
  • Hibernian Win or Draw @ Hearts Win
For our first suggested pick of the day, we have a game in the Scottish Premier League. Hibernian enters sitting 4th in the table with 31 points and a record of 9-4-8 and a goal differential of only 2. Meanwhile, Hearts is sitting just three spots above the last place team, with a record of 6-7-7 and a goal differential of -2. On the road, Hibernian has not been too good and is 3-2-5, which means they would win this prop half the time. Hearts has been pretty good at home, going 5-2-3, again meaning they would win this prop half the time. Hibernian is coming off a home win against the best team in the league, Celtic, by the score of 1-0. However, they were really struggling before that and hadn't won a match in 5 games (they drew only 1 during that stretch). Meanwhile, Hearts has been pretty good lately, going 2-1-2 in their last 5 games. However, keep in mind both of the wins came against teams at least 3 points behind Hibernian in the standings. The teams met earlier this season in Hibernian, where Hearts was able to force a draw, 1-1.

My Pick: Hibernian Win or Draw (Suggested Pick)
Why: Since Hearts is at home, I think these two teams are evenly matched. Yes, there could be something crazy that happens, but I think a 1-1 draw is a pretty good bet. Currently, Hibernian win or draw is favored at -138 while Hearts win is at +100. Also, a 1-1 score is the favored score at +550. Go with Hibernian here.

  • Michigan DD Win
  • 7 Points or Less
  • New York Knicks 
  • Colorado FTs
  • Kansas State Wins or Single Digit Loss
  • Mariota
  • Stanford Cardinal 
Only 2 suggested picks today, so here is the second. Stanford enters at 9-4 with a 1-1 road record. Meanwhile, USC enters with a 5-8 overall record and a 4-3 home record. At home, USC plays pretty good defense, allowing only 57.4 points per game while scoring only 64.7. Meanwhile, Stanford plays terrible defense, allowing 78 points per game on the road, while scoring a lot however, at 74.5. Stanford has been very good in their last 5 games, going 4-1 with a loss to ranked NC State on the road. Meanwhile, USC has only gone 2-3, with all the losses coming at home.

My Pick: Stanford Cardinal
Why: They are clearly the better team, even if they do struggle defensively on the road. I think there is potential for an upset, but not a lot of potential. I like Stanford to roll here by about 5.
  • 49 Yards or Fewer

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