Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 6:45 AM
1/3/2015 1:00 PM Reduced Football 273 East Carolina* +7 -105 vs Florida
Risking 2.00 To Win 1.90 (Loss)
A few years ago i would never consider taking East Carolina over the Florida Gators, but this Gators team has been a mess all year long and at 7 points I have to take the dog here. This should be a lower scoring game as Florida is still solid on defence. I do have to question their ability to focus on this bowl however as they are coming into this game after dismissing their head coach Muschamp after a brutal season. I think East Carolina keeps this one close enough to cover and maybe even gets the W.
Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 11:15 AM
1/3/2015 8:15 PM NFL Football 3 Baltimore Ravens* +3½ -115 vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Risking 1.50 To Win 1.30 (WINNER)
1/3/2015 8:15 PM Reduced Football 3 Baltimore Ravens* +165 vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Risking 0.50 To Win 0.83 (WINNER)
Note – I am suggesting you wait to place your bets as this line looks like it will keep moving towards the Steelers, so you will get better odds closer to kickoff. You may want to bet half now and half later.
This is going to be one of those classic kind of smash mouth football games. Which means that the Stealers would have had the advantage if they had their star running back Le’veon Bell, but he is sidelined with a hyperextended knee from last week. I have watched a lot of Steelers football this year and the main reason Bell is so important is that he and Big Ben are always on the same page for the check down Ben knows where Bell is going to be and he almost doesn’t have to look. This type of chemistry takes time to evolve and I doubt the check down game on 3rd down will be as effective. The Steelers just signed Ben Tate to take Bell spot but I don’t think he will be the same dual threat. Tate had 9 receptions this year, while Bell had 83! Other story lines, are Troy Polamalu is expected to return at Safety for the Steelers. The weather looks gloomy with an 80% chance or rain (possibly freezing) which may make playing conditions a big challenging. I have to take the points and look for Baltimore to get the W.
1/3/2015 7:05 PM Reduced Hockey 8 New York Rangers* -1½ -114 vs Buffalo Sabres
Risking 1.50 To Win 1.32 (WINNER)
Buffalo has lost 11 of their 17 road games this season by 2 or more goals and 10 of those 11 were by 3 or more goals. The Rangers are red hot winning 9 of their last 10 games. They did have a loss to Dallas a couple days ago, so I think they come back strong at home and beat Buffalo with ease. They are now in a wild card spot and I don’t think they will risk a setback in a must win home game against a weak opponent.
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