BEST OF THE REST FREE PLAYNCAAB - 01-01-2023 -
The Friars play efficiently on the offensive end and have a huge advantage on the boards as Depaul is 330th in rebounding Margin and Providence is one of the better rebounding teams. The Friars are 6-0 ATS in their last six games overall and 5-0 ATS in their last five games following an ATS win. Providence is 3-0 in the Big East while DePaul is 1-2. Providence will use their rebounding advantage for easy second-chance points and get out on the break for easy baskets. Providence goes on the road and gets the cover.
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ST OF THE REST FREE PLAYNHL - 12-29-2022 -
The Los Angeles Kings go on the road to take on the Colorado Avalanche. Colorado has won all three games this season. The King's offense has scored three or more goals in seven of the last nine games. They rank 16th in goals per game and eighth in shots. On the defensive end, they rank 23rd in goals against and eighth in shots against per game. The Colorado offense has scored three or fewer goals in 10 straight games. They rank 25th in goals per game and sixth in shots. On the defensive end, they rank sixth in goals against and 16th in shots against per game.
The Avalanche are 9-1-0 in their last 10 meetings against the Kings. In the last 10 games, Colorado has put up 4.10 goals a game and allowed LA just 1.40 goals. This game will come down to goaltending and the Avs have a definite advantage betwee the pipes.
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BEST OF THE REST FREE PLAYNCAAF - 12-28-2022 -
Texas Tech has won three in a row heading into this game while Ole Miss has thier last three games to end the season. Lane Kiffin is staying so at least that cloud has been lifted over the Ole Miss program. They have won just one game since October 15th. I looking for Texas tech to take advantage of the Ole Miss run defense and run the ball more than normal. Ole Miss has had more success this season running than passing and I look for them to try and establish a running game to control the clock and keep the Texas Tech offense off the field. Texas Tech will keep this one close and has been playing better down the stretch. Take the points
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1pm NFL FREE PLAYNFL - 12-24-2022 -
Cincinnati six-game winning streak when it travels to New England on Saturday afternoon. Cincinnati had a disappointing 4-4 start to the season, but it has rattled off six consecutive games to take control of the AFC North coming into this matchup. Cincinnati has struggled against the Patriots in recent years, losing seven straight matchups between these teams. New England has three of their last four games. New England has dominated the AFC North over the past decade, going 17-3 in its last 20 games. The Patriots have not been good in the underdog role, covering the spread just twice in their last nine tries. Cincy covered the spread in six straight games and is starting to look like the team that made a Super Bowl run last year. Burrow and co. have covered the spread in six of their last seven road games and will roll over the Pats in this one.
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BEST OF THE REST FREE PLAYNFL - 12-24-2022 -
This game would have had a different feeling if Jalen Hurts wasn't hurt and if Dallas didn't choke last week against Jacksonville. The Philadelphia Eagles, 13-1 with the best record in the NFL, head to Dallas to take on the Cowboys in a battle of two of the best teams in the NFC. Dallas is 10-4. I feel this game has different meanings now. If Philly can get the win with their backup then that will solidify them as the best team in the NFC and Dallas really needs a win here to show that they really are as good as they think they are.
With a three-game lead in the NFC East standings and a two-game cushion over the Minnesota Vikings with just three games left in the regular season they don't need to rush Hurts back for this one and Gardner Minshew "Mr. Porn Stache" has shown he is more than a capable backup. The Eagles' ground attack, is ranked 4th in the NFL, but that does take a hit without Hurts running the ball but their running backs are more than capable of making it up. with the Eagles, the 11th-ranked passing offense. Defensively, the Eagles' 19th-ranked rush defense will hope to keep the Cowboys at bay and force a number of 3rd and longs against Philadelphia's #1-ranked pass defense.
Last week, the Cowboys blew a 27-10 lead at Jacksonville and eventually fell 40-34 in overtime on a pick-six of quarterback Dak Prescott. The Cowboys' vaunted pass rush was only able to record one sack in the game and Dallas allowed 318 yards through the air. Dallas 24th ranked run defense will be tested against the Eagle's running backs as the Cowboys try to force Minshew to beat them, against their 3rd-ranked pass defense.
I don't trust what Dallas team will show up week in and week out. I think the eagles can keep this one within the number.
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BEST OF THE REST FREE PLAYNCAAF - 12-23-2022 - TOTAL
Houston averaged 37 points a game and over 44 in their last five. Their defense gave up 36 a game over their last five games.
Louisiana's offense will be without their starting quarterback and their leading receiver. The Ragin' Cajuns averaged 27 points per game and surrendered 22.8 points per game. The Cougars averaged 37.2 yards per game and conceded 33.5 points per game. The weather could play a factor in this one as it is supposed to be windy and cold with a chance of frost.
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Dionne's NCAAB FREE WINNERNCAAB - 12-22-2022 -
I have two big winners on the board tonight: My NFL THURSDAY NIGHT WINNER and my 100% NCAAB TOTAL OF THE WEEK. And all of my college and pro football releases will be posted by tonight.
You know guys, I said it before and I’ll say it again: There is times you could really make money in college basketball in the Ivy League. There is also times you can make money going against the Ivy League. And today is one such time. The Harvard Crimson travel to the Allen Fieldhouse to face the number four Kansas Jayhawks. Guys, Harvard is a good team. They are deep, have a couple of good rebounders, and are led by Chris Ledlum. The forward is one of the biggest forces in the conference. However, he’s also their only double-digit scorer. And to be very honest, they really haven’t played anyone. They have beaten, Northeastern, Siena, and Holy Cross just to name a few. But I think we would agree, none of those teams are anywhere near the level of competition they’re going to face tonight in Lawrence. Kansas started off the season at 6-0 taking down such notables has Duke, NC State, and Wisconsin. Their loss on November 25th to Tennessee was ugly. However, since then they have rattled off four consecutive wins and covers against such notables at Seton Hall, Missouri, and Indiana. The average margin of victory of those last three games were over 25 points per game. Unlike the Crimson, the Jayhawks have several double-digit scores and a slew of big rebounders. They are stacked both in the paint and outside. They also don’t mind running up scores. During the current hot streak, they devoured Texas Southern by 32 points. Kansas will begin their conference play after this match up with games against Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, and West Virginia up next. So, look for them to fine tune their skills and get a big confidence building victory here tonight against an overmatched Harvard opponent. Play Kansas.
BEST OF THE REST FREE PLAYNFL - 12-22-2022 -
The Jacksonville Jaguars take on the New York Jets in an AFC showdown with playoff implications for both teams. The Jaguars have won two in a row and are coming off a huge overtime win over Dallas. The Jets are coming off a loss to the Lions and have lost three in a row. The Jags have covered the spread in three out of their last four games. Trevor Lawrence has thrown for more than 300 yards in three out of his last four games The offense has picked up as the season has progressed and they have scored at least 28 points in Jacksonville offense is looking good, collecting at least 28 points in three out of their last four games.
The Jaguars' defense needs to improve, as they rank 29th against the pass and 16th against the run. Jacksonville is putting up 23.9 points and giving up 23.4. The New York Jets were looking good to make the playoffs, as they got off to a 7-4 start to the season. They now sit at 7-7 and the playoffs are now in doubt. The Jets have struggled with inconsistency and injuries to the quarterback position. Mike White will probably not play Sunday so Zach Wilson will be under center. The Jet's offense has scored 22 or fewer points in three straight games. The Jet's defense has been top-notch all season and has carried the Jets. They have given up just 20 points in back-to-back games but the offense couldn't do enough to get a win. They rank fourth against the pass and 11th against the run. The offense is putting up 20.1 points and the defense is giving up 18.8 points.
The Jaguars have been playing well down the stretch, winning three out of their last four while the Jets have lost three in a row. The Jags have the 10th-best passing offense and are facing a pass defense that is ranked fourth against the pass but did give up 359 yards to the Lions through the air. The Jets are just 3-4 straight up and ATS at home. The Jags have struggled on the road, going 2-5 straight up and 2-4-1 ATS. New York is a desperate team at the moment and should play with a sense of urgency as they see their playoff spot slipping away. The weather is supposed to be rainy which could affect the Jags' passing game.
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BEST OF THE REST FREE PLAYNBA - 12-20-2022 -
The Chicago Bulls travel to South Beach to take on the Miami Heat. The Bulls are coming off a 150-126 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves while the Heat took care of San Antonio. on Sunday. Miami, meanwhile, edged out the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday.
The Bulls are a disappointing 11-18 and in 11th place in the East and are just 4-11 on the road this season. They have lost four straight and are 3-7 in their last 10. They are putting up 113.2 points a game and on the defensive end, they are giving up 115.1. Miami has won four straight games and is 6-4 in their last 10 and is 16-15 in seventh place in the East. The offense is putting up 108.1 points a game and is giving up 109 points. Both teams seem to be at different spots in the season. Miami has started to play well and has not looked good on either end of the court, especially on the road. The Bulls are 6-8-1 in covering the spread on the road. The Heat defense should be able to slow down the Bulls' inconsistent offense and the Bulls have struggled to stop anybody this season. Until the Bulls show me they can play some defense I have to take the OVER.
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BEST OF THE REST FREE PLAYNCAAF - 12-19-2022 -
The UConn Huskies ended the season having won three of their final four games. The Marshall Thundering Herd finished the season winning four in a row. Things did not start off well at the beginning of the season as they started the season 1-4 but finished 5-2 down to make a bowl game. UCONN puts up 19 points a game. The Huskies rely on their running game and had five runners that rushed for at least 300 yards this year. They will be down to four as third-leading rusher Nathan Carter entered the transfer portal and is heading to Michigan State. UConn had 36th ranked rushing attack but rank just 127th in the passing game as they employ a short passing attack. on the defensive side, they rank 92nd against the run and 60th against the pass. Connecticut has the 72nd-ranked scoring defense in the country giving up 21 points a game.
The Thundering Herd of Marshall had a huge win over then #8 Notre Dame but then lost three of their next four. Marshall puts up 24.2 points a game. Marshall also relies on their running game. They had the 38th-ranked rushing attack and the 102nd-ranked passing attack. On the defensive side, they ranked 10th against the rush and 52 in pass defense. Marshall is 9th in the country in scoring defense allowing 16.2 points a game.
This is too many points for a game between two teams that rely on the running game. This has been a surprising season for UCONN and I think they step up and keep this one close.
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