PREMIUM SERVICE - Want to get our other 7 picks for today, or tomorrows! What about joining Premium for a month or the season. We are the most serious professional service on the net, and to help with our costs we share all info with subscribers!! Subscribe today for this top service, write us at email@example.com ——— We love to get with AZ Alkmaar when they are playing on the road. The Cheeseheads are 2nd in the league, and 4-1-1 away. That only defeat in Vitesse occurred was down to a dubious 96th minute penalty, and it was unfortunate they lost a game they controlled. Since then Arne Slot’s side have won in Den Haag, Feyenoord and PSV, and did we mention the latter was 0-4!! AZ conceded just three away goals during those 6 away games, that’s five less than the next lowest. Last but not least, AZ have looked great in the Europa league, and a point against Partizan will see them through to the knockout stages! Utrecht are 5-0-1 at home, and fourth in the table proper. However, in the last round they where easily exposed by Ajax (4-0 + 15-0 shots on goal), and Venlo beat them in this stadium. The Cheeseheads are the real deal, no hesitation!
PREMIUM TIP — We are giving you a few today for free. If you are aspiring to bet like a pro, join PREMIUM for the rest of the season and bet alongside a well known betting syndicate!! ———— firstname.lastname@example.org ———Atalanta look a very interesting proposition to get the 3 points against the champions. While the opposition are perennial champions Juventus, we are convinced the Goddess have the players for the job. If you watch Serie A, you will see the hosts are the most prolific team in the league. They are really well structured, and for some reason they save their best performance for big matches like this!! Gasperini does have Illic and Malinkovsky suspended, but other than that only Zapata is injured! The Old Lady could only draw in this stadium last season, and they also lost a cup game to Atalanta. While it’s weird to want to take on a team that have gone 17 without defeat, Sarri’s team don’t always impress. The ex Chelsea boss is also increasingly reliant on pensioners Ronaldo and Higuain to get the goals, and the Portuguese footballer of the year (Ronaldo) is out! Chiellini, Alex Sandro and Robiot are also sidelined for the visitors! For us the hosts are giant killers, and they will be up for this!!
PREMIUM PICK — Join Football Premium for our syndicate picks — email@example.com ———The Hawthorns is set to be sold out for todays match, plenty of motivation should come from the stands! We have been saying West Brom are the most complete club in this league for a while now. In fact, following back to back wins they are two points clear at the top of the table. The Baggies are playing some really smart football, and Slaven Bilic shouldn’t have issues replacing Albion will be without suspended players Nathan Ferguson, Romaine Sawyers and Jake Livermore. Players who are getting near to a full team return are Gareth Barry, Kieran Gibbs and Chris Brunt, they all got valuable minutes under their respective belts in a recent friendly. Whatever players Bilic decides to send out, they have a deep squad and we don’t see anything to stop them! Sheffield Wednesday are doing much better under the guidance of Garry Monk, but playing this one on the road will be a real test. The Owls haven’t won in three, and one of the reasons is Adam Reach is struggling in front of goal. On a positive note the visitors have Midfielder Sam Hutchinson (calf) and defender Julian Borner (illness) returning, albeit that in itself isn’t enough!
The Hawks' struggles continued last night as they lost to another struggling team in Detroit by a score of 128-103. This marked their 10th loss in their last 12 games and they face a Raptors team that sits at 10-4 and has been brilliant this season despite losing their best player in free agency. Kyle Lowry remains out for the visitors. Kevin Huerter and John Collins remains out for the hosts and Cam Reddish is questionable. We will continue to oppose the Hawks as they are effectively a 1 man team with two key rotation players out in Huerter and Collins. The Hawks are especially weak inside and we expect the Raptors to abuse them in the paint. Trae Young can't do it all and he will have to in our opinion if the hosts are to cover.
Two struggling teams face off as the 6-9 Hornets host the 5-10 Bulls. The Hornets concluded their 4 game road trip last night with a 125-118 loss to the Wizards to go 1-3. The Bulls concluded their 4 game homestand with the same 1-3 record and were swept aside by the Heat 116-108 in a game that wasn't even as close as the score would indicate. Otto Porter remains out for the Bulls and Chandler Hutchison is likely out as well, leaving Shaquille Harrison for another spot start. While both teams are on back to backs, it's hard to ignore their opening night matchup that saw the Hornets come out victorious 126-125. There wasn't much defense played and while it's hard to envision the Hornets shooting as well as they did, the Bulls' defense hasn't improved much since then. We expect another fast paced game with plenty of offense from both sides!
The annual "Big Game" features 4-6 Stanford hosting 5-5 California. The Cardinal enter this matchup on the back of consecutive losses at Colorado and at Washington State. It's been a struggle for the hosts amidst injuries and heavy attrition from last season. The Bears started the season well, even ranked at one point, but have dropped 5 of their last 6 games and were picked apart last week by USC in a 41-17 loss. First things first, we have to address the quarterback situation for both sides. With KJ Costello ruled out, backup Davis Mills is expected to start for the Cardinal. The Bears also have quarterback uncertainty as starter Chase Garbers hasn't technically been ruled out but as he has not been cleared to play, we have doubts he will be under center tonight. Backup Devin Modster is the likely starter. We believe the quarterback situation is more significant for the Cardinal as Mills is a downgrade from Costello but more importantly, Mills isn't as experienced and struggles to read defenses much more than Costello. This is key against a Bears' defense that's excellent against the pass and throws many different looks at the opposing QB. On the other side, while Modster is certainly a downgrade from Garbers, we don't believe it to be as significant as the Cardinal defense is poor and Modster's mobility should also be an asset. The Cardinal simply don't have much explosiveness this season as their ground game is vanilla and lacks creativity, effectively making it easy to solve. They also lack explosive weapons in the passing game and we believe anything through the air will be severely limited by the Bears' already excellent pass defense. we don't envision either side having much success offensively but the Bears have slightly better weapons in our opinion and Modster's dual threat ability should prove to be the difference against a Cardinal defense that's struggled against mobile quarterbacks!
USC is in the midst of a disappointing season by their standards as they enter this matchup at 7-4. While 8 wins would be good enough at most other schools, Trojans head coach Clay Helton is likely on his way out no matter the result tonight. On the other side, UCLA's head coach Chip Kelly was also on the hot seat early but it appears he's turned it around with wins in 3 of their last 4, despite a poor showing in Utah last week under tough conditions. We give the Bruins a pass last week as it came against a truly elite and physical team in Utah at altitude to boot for a young team that's not used to the harsh conditions. It's undeniable the improvements the Bruins have made and while USC is still a class above the likes of Colorado, Arizona State and Stanford, we believe the visitors match up well here. The Trojans struggle containing the edges and this doesn't bode well against the Bruins who have a dynamic rushing attack led by Joshua Kelley and their change of pace back Demetric Felton can really cause problems with his speed. The Trojans have also struggled with mobile quarterbacks as a result and this bodes well for Bruins' QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson who showed good ability even in last week's blowout loss, gaining yards on the ground in the 1st half. The Trojans' passing attack is still very dangerous with their NFL calibre wide receivers and while the Bruins' pass defense has improved, we don't expect too much resistance from them, especially given their poor pass rush. There should be plenty of points for both sides and we believe staying within two touchdowns is more than reasonable under the circumstances!
The stakes are high in the American Athletic Conference as No. 25 SMU plays at Navy in Annapolis, Maryland. The winner remains in contention for the West division title, while a loss would end hope of reappearing in the AAC championship game. SMU and Navy both lost to Memphis and a second conference defeat would make it impossible to win the West due to any potential tiebreaker. The Midshipmen are attempting to rebound after having their five-game winning streak snapped at Notre Dame last week with a 52-20 loss. SMU is coming off their bye week after suffering a mild scare the week prior in a 59-51 shootout win over East Carolina. Playing against the triple option is always difficult as it's a unique offense but the Mustangs benefited by having their rest week since it gave coach Sonny Dykes extra time to prepare and teams generally do well against it under those circumstances. Dykes also mentioned his defense showing signs of tiring in the previous two games and perhaps hinted that a slower pace would alleviate this. SMU plays at one of the fastest paces in the country but they are a run heavy team and not particularly efficient at that. In any case, with Navy playing a ball control game, we expect the Mustangs to follow suit to not leave their defense out to hang. The Mustangs actually play good defense early in games and with the run heavy game plans for both sides, we expect this to be much lower scoring than expected!
This should be an emotional game for the hosts as it's their first home game since the sudden death of one of their players 3 weeks ago that actually forced this matchup to be cancelled and postponed until today. Air Force is riding a 5 game winning streak and have looked unstoppable in all 3 phases of the game though we would say last week's 38-21 victory was extremely misleading. However, an advantage the Lobos should have is that they are somewhat well versed against the triple option since their head coach Bob Davie used to run a version of it himself. On the downside, the Lobos have been decimated by injuries so to have just 57 scholarship players available for this game but their strength in their linebacking corps should suit them well against this gimmicky Falcons' offense. Neither side plays particularly fast and while the Falcons have a much more dynamic passing attack, we don't expect it to be used enough against a team they really don't need to run up the score against. We expect a lot of long slow drives on both sides with mostly runs that kill the clock and the Lobos' offensive limitations should be helped by their excellent special teams, namely their punting. All things considered, it's hard to see anything but an under here!
Michigan State enters this matchup at 4-6 on the year and in an unexpected spot of fighting for bowl eligibility after losing 5 in a row. Rutgers sits at 2-8 in another disappointing year that's seen their head coach and offensive coordinator fired. The Scarlet Knights are headed for another season at the bottom of the Big Ten but this is a wildly disappointing year for the Spartans as well. In fact, we're not certain head coach Mark Dantonio has all his players completely bought in at this point after a brutal October and November. Granted, the Spartans have faced a tough schedule but they've struggled to put away bad teams as well, including a humiliating loss to Illinois two weeks ago despite holding a 25 point lead at one point. The Spartans' top defensive player remains suspended and the Scarlet Knights should take advantage with their strength which is their ground game. Rutgers' QB Johnny Langan has improved as well over the last few weeks and has shown a semblance of competent quarterback play. If Rutgers can somewhat limit the Spartans on the ground and force them to be one-dimensional and get some opportune turnovers, we believe an outright win is even a possibility. We're of the opinion that the Spartans' players may have packed it in for the year and while they should dominate on paper, the game must still be played out and the Scarlet Knights look to be the more upbeat and energetic team. Scarlet Knights' interim coach Nunzio Campanile has his players giving top effort and with Greg Schiano on the way, this looks like a prime spot for the hosts to play above expectations! An outright win is worth a shot too at 11.00 for those that want to gamble a bit!
While this matchup may not have the same glamour after Minnesota handed Penn State their first loss on nov. 9, the showdown in Columbus is still a marquee event and could have playoff implications. The Buckeyes are a perfect 10-0 on the year and their path is clear- win out, win the Big Ten and they are in the CFP. For the Lions, it's essentially the same as they must win out and win the Big Ten title and they too are likely in, even with one loss. The Buckeyes get superstar defensive end Chase Young back for this game after serving his 2 game suspension for violating NCAA rules. The Nittany Lions' injury situation is a bit more murky with KJ Hamler and Noah Cain questionable and Michal Menet ruled out by an unconfirmed source. However, reports from practice would seem to indicate that Hamler and Cain will be on the field and we will stress that Menet's absence is still yet unconfirmed. What we can confirm is that all 3 players traveled with the team! This line is a bit out of control in our opinion as while the Buckeyes have decimated every opponent in front of them, we believe their defense is vulnerable here, especially to Hamler's speed. The Lions are a class above every team Ohio State has played and staying within a shade under 3 touchdowns should be more than manageable in our opinion!
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