Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 8:38 AM
9/8/2014 10:20 PM Reduced Football 492 Arizona Cardinals* -2½ -110 vs San Diego Chargers
Risking 1.00 To Win 0.91 (Loss)
This on just dropped to -2.5 so I am going to lock it in as I really see this game as being a close one and I have to side with the home team in a big week 1 game under the national spot light. This is just a 1 unit play as there are some concerns about how the Cardinals will perform after the injury bug hit during preseason. On the other side I have the same concerns about how Rivers will respond to losing his offensive coordinator Ken Whistenhunt. I think this is a bigger deal than many people realize as Rivers developed dramatically under Whistenhunt's guidance over the last couple years. This isn't a slam dunk play but I see value in taking the Cardinals at home tonight for 1 unit at under a field goal.
9/8/2014 7:10 PM Reduced Football 490 Detroit Lions* -6½ -102 vs New York Giants
Risking 1.50 To Win 1.47 (WINNER)
9/8/2014 7:10 PM NFL Football 490 Detroit Lions* -9½ +150 vs New York Giants
Risking 0.50 To Win 0.75 (WINNER)
I am making a 1.5 unit pay on the main spread here at -6.5 and I am going with another half unit on the alternate line at -9.5. I honestly think this game could get very ugly for Eli Manning and I think he could spend an awful lot of time staring at the ceiling of Ford field. The Giants offensive line is in shambles, combine that with the type of ruthless pass-rush of Detroit, headed by Ndamukong Suh and things could get very ugly for the Giants very quickly on the road here. Last year Eli lead the league in Interceptions throwing 27 of them on 551 passes for a 4.9% INT rate, with the O line only getting worse I don't see that stat improving much this year, and if there is one thing that leads to blow outs, its turnovers.
On the other side of the ball the Lions have one of the deadliest passing running combinations in the NFL. Stafford now has a 2nd big time target in Golden Tate and they also added 1st round pick Eric Ebron. This should open up plenty of lanes for Bush to run the ball and make keep the Giants D on their heels.
9/8/2014 10:10 PM Reduced Baseball 972 Seattle Mariners* -1½ -120 vs Houston Astros
B Peacock - R Listed F Hernandez - R Listed
Risking 1.50 To Win 1.25 (WINNER)
Seattle needs this win to keep their slim lead in the wild card standings. They are sending their Ace Hernandez to the mound today vs Peacock for the Astros. I don't think I need to rehash how good Felix is, but I can mention how bad Peacock has been, especially on the road. He comes into this game with a 5.01 ERA, when we look at his performance vs Seattle its even worse as his ERA jumps to 6.35 and he has also struggled on the road this year at 6.14 ERA.
Overall I think this is a very important game for a very talented team in Seattle and I expect them to get a convincing win.
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