Green Bay made very easy work of Cleveland St but I'm still not completely convinced with this team. They've lost 7 out of their last 9 and their defense is one of the worst in the country. The Penguins have improved under first year head coach Jerrod Calhoun and they've gone 7-2 ATS in conference play. I think they can keep it within one possession.
Their was a time when Konyaspor struggled against Genclerbirliga, but not anymore. Earlier on in the season Mehmet Özdilek’s side enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win over the team from Ankara. The other thing we want to mention is Konyaspor were involved in the Europa league for the first part of the season, and their tight squad didn’t appear to handle the extra workload. More recently the visitors forced a draw with decent teams Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor, so playing Genclerbirgli marks a step down in class! To be fair the hosts improved too, and they will know todays opponents are just 0-1-7 on the road. Nevertheless, we believe the visitors have better players, and with luck they can win this game tonight!
Despite only drawing their last two league games, Sheffield Wednesday are playing much better under the guidance of new manager Jos Luhukay. To be fair, playing Sheffield United away and 3rd placed Cardiff at home was never going to be easy. However, the Owl’s were the better team in both fixtures and their should be more to come. With qualification for the play-offs looking almost impossible, we can expect the hosts to concentrate fully on this match today! Reading drew with Wednesday in an earlier league fixture, but that was then and this is now!
This is not a premium bet has Sachia Vickery must give a big handicap start in the betting. Nevertheless, under normal circumstances the American should win this easy, thus if she stays focused and goes out to finish the job it’s going to be a tap-in. Nevertheless, we prefer to take the more conservative -4.5 games, and that’s despite Vickery blowing both her opponents away in previous rounds. Hibi has done a good job to come through qualifying and then beat another two opponents, but this is her hardest challenge to date and fatigue could be another issue!
CARP KID has been in the best recent form, but on official figures he’s got a bit to find with BUNGEE JUMP. Kevin Ryan’s charge is officially 6 pounds well in on official figures, and he’s got the services of a decent five pound claimer. Dropping back in trip is another positive, and running in a small field shouldn’t be an hinderance.
Get all four Premium bets by subscribing to our paid service. We are proven profitable longer than most, and we give you an honest service with odds that are easy to obtain. Want the best bets daily, then join our reasonably priced high value service! You don’t send a horse chasing after just four runs if he can’t jump. Nicky Richards is an excellent trainer and knows what he’s doing. Yes BLAKERIGG didn’t jump particularly well on his chasing debut, but we are prepared to put that down to experience and the track. You see, Kelso is sharp and undulating and some of the fences come at you quickly. 76 days to get these issues ironed out and a switch to a more galloping fair track should do the trick. And, a four pound discount (100 to 96) for that first try is also a bonus!
It’s interesting to note that Eintracht Frankfurt have been more effective on the road than at home. In fact, Niko Kovac’s men are the second best travellers in the league, but only the 16th best host. We believe the reason for that is Frankfurt are better when opposing teams come at them, and that is more likely to happen when they play away. Becoming the aggressor clearly doesn’t suit a team like Frankfurt, so crowd demands can often count against them. Gladbach lost their last three road games to Köln, Freiburg and Wolfsburg, but in the last round they bounced back to beat Augsburg (2-0). Interestingly, Dieter Hecking’s side had the most possession and opportunities in the games against Köln and Wolfsburg, but they still came away empty handed. We should also add that they lost the reverse fixture to Frankfurt (0-1), and again it was a question of the then visitors picking them off at the right time. Team news is a little inconclusive, but we don’t see it being a game changer! PREDICTION Under normal circumstances we would worry about the stats of the host at home. However, Gladbach play every game on the front foot and that’s unlikely to change here. We believe Eintracht will do what they do best, play the role of the Hyena and get a result!
Northern Kentucky sits at 7-1 in conference play and are co-leaders of the Horizon League along with Wright St. The Norse's lone loss of the season came against Wright St and in the reverse fixture against Oakland, it was the Norse that came out on top 87-83 despite trailing by 6 at halftime. If you remember we made that a MAX Bet and I don't like it quite as much this time but still believe hosts are the right side here. I'm very high on the hosts this year and Oakland's defense is a real liability this year. The Golden Grizzlies have been the more renowned team as 2nd fiddle to Valparaiso in recent years so this line is still a bit based on reputation. Again, this should have the Norse's full attention and I believe they win comfortably by double digits.
Detroit is still struggling to find any traction in the Horizon League as they sit in next to last place at 2-6 in conference play. The Titans did put up a fight against Oakland last game, closing to within a possession late in the game but ultimately came up losers 92-86. 2 rotation players, Tariiq Jones and Jaleel Hogan were recently declared academically ineligible for the season after missing the last 3 and 4 games respectively and they do represent a solid 18 ppg but I don't think they're too important as the Titans have other players to step up. Wright St is leading the conference with Northern Kentucky at 7-1 but I think they're playing a bit over their head here. The Raiders backcourt is a bit undersized and I think Kam Chatman will be very hard to stop. Raiders are a defensive oriented slow paced team as is. I think 12.5 points is pretty hard to cover here.
The Fighting Hawks have been in good form, winning 3 of their last 4 and are coming off a narrow 94-91 loss to Northern Colorado on Saturday. Eastern Washington has struggled a bit of late losing 2 of their last 3 but are still in decent shape at 4-3 in conference play. Both teams are coming off extended rest and the visitors have been shooting extremely well of late. Look for the Fighting Hawks to push the pace and the Eagles to get their shooting back on track against a team that's very poor defending the perimeter.
Green Bay has dominated this match up but this team is far removed from the Horizon League Tournament champion from 2016 and rank as a bottom 50 team in the entire nation. To be fair, Cleveland St does as well but we feel the Vikings have shown better in conference play thus far, as they have either covered the spread or lost by 4 points or less in 7 of 8 games against Horizon League opponents. The Phoenix have lost 7 of their last 8 games with the lone win coming in overtime against Milwaukee. With home court advantage, the Phoenix are rightfully the favorites but no more than a few points!
Ohio St has been in terrific form winning 8 in a row and 13 of their last 14. However, we believe they've overachieved a bit and a key player Keita Bates-Diop is currently questionable with an illness for tonight. Even were he to suit up, we believe he will likely be less than 100% and this Penn St team is one of their best teams in quite some time despite struggling in conference play. As the Lions are underdogs, we believe they won't be feel too much pressure and will make this a competitive game.