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Cincinnati Reds Bearcats vs Boston College Eagles

Cincinnati Bearcats #272 over Boston College Eagles: Cinci has a strong rush offense. Combine this with B.C ranked 115th on defense Cinci will be able tomove the ball with ease. B.C. coach Addazio was fired. Off co-ord has left to go to Northwestern. RB Dillon will sit out preparing for the draft. I made this line 8.5 giving us excellent value.

Saint Louis Blues vs Arizona Coyotes

Saint Louis Blues over Arizona Coyotes: Stl is in good form having won 8 in a row. Ariz has played better on the road than at home. Their defensive style better suited to the road. Raanta is a very good back-up but that is what he is; so we get an adv in net with Binnington. Ariz is 3-4 vs. top 10 teams and tonight arguably they get the best team in the NHL. Defensively these teams are about equal but give the adv on offense to Stl who is ranked 9th on the road. I have this game at 1.33 giving us excellent value.

San Francisco 49er's vs Seattle Seahawks

San Francisco 49er’s over Seattle Seahawks: Major playoff implications for both teams. However Sea has cluster injuries on both sides of the ball. I fully expect Sf to be able to move the ball putting up points at will. Sea will also have some success putting up points but their offense revolves around the run game and throwing Lynch into the fire at this point will allow Sf to focus more on containing Wilson which is the key to beating Sea. I made this game 4.0 giving us excellent value.

New York Islanders vs Chicago Blackhawks

New York Islanders over Chicago Blackhawks: Nyi stumbled into the break after a very good 1st half. This is a good spot for them to get right. It is easier out of a holiday break to start on the road than play at home. This will be game 1 of a 3 game road trip. Chic already a weak defensive club will be without Seabrook and de Haan throw in forward Saad as well. These clubs are fairly even offensively however the big difference is on defense. Nyi are ranked 2nd on the road while Chic at home is ranked 21st.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers: Obviously no home court adv here but the crowd will be pro Lakers. On opening night the Clippers beat Lakers without George as a 3.5 point dog. Davis knee is hurting as is with Leonard but most importantly James is playing through a bad back. I have the Clippers simply the better deeper team. We faded Lakers last time out and cashed and it applies here you will always pay a premium betting on the Lakers given the name and reputation.

Saint Louis Blues vs Los Angeles KIngs

Saint Louis Blues over Los Angeles Kings: Stl is in good form having won 5 in a row. They have been on the west coast after beating Sj Saturday night. Lak come back after a gruelling 6 game road trip finishing in Buff Sat night. Lak are 3-6 vs. top 10 teams. We also get a med adv in net with Binnington vs. Quick. I have this game at 1.49 giving us excellent value.

New Orleans Saints vs Tennessee Titans

New Orleans Saints over Tennessee Titans: This line is low thinking that NO is in a let down spot. Do not see it with playoff seeding on the line. Secondly Tenn could in a let down spot even at home. Tenn lost last week to Houst putting them in a bad spot. Combine this with Houst winning Sat and their playoff chances have turned into major long shot needing Pitts to lose both their last 2 to begin the possibility. Both Rb’s for Tenn are banged up Lewis and Henry. NO has played the 10th ranked strength of schedule Tenn comes in at 25.

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers

Denver Nuggets over Los Angeles Lakers: Yes Lal will not have James and for the most part that is already baked in the line. However you always pay a premium to bet on the Lakers and against a very good Den team tonight is no exception. On Dec 3rd Lal beat Den 105-96. The Lakers also return from a long road trip having lost the last 2 vs. Ind and Mil. Lal have home court and an offensive adv everything else is relatively equal. I have this game at 2.0 giving us excellent value. 

Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons

Chicago Bulls over Detroit Pistons: Both Griffin and Kennard are questionable tonight. Even if they do go we have value with Chic. Det will play their 4th game in 6 nights. They are 1-4 ATS on zero days rest. I expect this game to be a grinder slow pace. Both teams have bad offenses and defenses. I have this game at pick giving us excellent value.