The Rockets are struggling with losses in 6 of their last 8 games and were blown out in back to back games against the Timberwolves and Jazz despite the latter having the 2 time reigning Defensive Player of the Year ejected after just 3 minutes of play. Despite a good run in early November, it's clear that this team has regressed from a season ago where they were a quarter away from advancing to the NBA Finals, and their defense has plummeted to 5th worst in the league, not to mention their lack of depth. On the other side, the Mavericks have been in terrific form with wins in 9 of their last 12 games though they lost quite handily to the Pelicans last game. Nevertheless, the Mavs have been one of the most profitable teams to bet on this year with a 15-8 record ATS and that improves to 10-2 at home. Dennis Smith Jr. is doubtful for the hosts and Salah Mejri and Maxi Kleber are probable. The Rockets are simply a team in disarray at the moment with very few offensive ideas, poor chemistry and lackluster defense. The Mavs aren't immune to chemistry issues as DeAndre Jordan in particular has been a massive disappointment this year but we can usually count on Jordan to show up in specific matchups and the Rockets certainly fill that requirement. Hosts are a must bet as outsiders!
Army and Navy continue their storied rivalry as they meet for the 119th time with the game taking place at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. The 2018 season hasn't been kind to Navy as they were a dismal 3-9, missing out on a bowl game and have trended in the wrong direction the last few years. On the other side, Jeff Monken has Army rolling as a program looking to make school history by winning 10 games for the 2nd year in a row and for just the 3rd time in program history. Both schools are run heavy teams that employ the option offense and that has typically led to lower scoring games when the two teams met. However, Navy's defense has regressed heavily as they are 96th out of 130 schools against the run by efficiency metrics and even worse allowing explosive run plays. While the Black Knights had much more concrete success in terms of wins and losses, they benefited from playing a much weak schedule and their run defense wasn't much better than the Midshipmen as they ranked 83rd in that regard. Neither side were particularly adept at creating negative plays behind the line of scrimmage and neither defended the pass well either, especially explosive plays which will come into play when play action is used. Navy also played at a faster pace than expected for a run team and the Black Knights were only slightly below average in that regard. Weather is expected to be bitterly cold at gametime but with no precipitation and minimal wind in the forecast, we believe it's actually the defenses that suffer a bit as the willingness to make hard and necessary tackles goes down. 40 is a tick too low in our opinion!
Here is a free PREMIUM BET - If you want to take advantage of our paid PREMIUM service and bet alongside us - get in touch - email@example.com ——— Madrid derby between sixteenth placed Leganes (4-4-6) and ninth placed Getafe (5-5-4). The hosts played out 3-2-1 at the Municipal Butarque, while Getafe lost just one of their away (2-4-1) matches. Both teams played cup matches on tuesday night, so normally playing again on friday is a quick turnaround. However, cup matches in spain are usually a chance to give bench players field time, and that’s what happened. Leganes made 7 changes in the team which beat Rayo Vallecano, while Getafe coach Pepe Bordalas made nine changes to the team which thrashed Cordoba (5-1). Suffice to say, fatigue shouldn’t be an issue! Los Pepineros won back to back league matches against Valladolid (2-4) and Alaves (1-0), and former Southampton coach Mauricio Pellegrino has announced himself happy with his players. However, the hosts are just two places above the drop zone, and last season they only escaped relegation by one place (albeit 14 points clear). With regards to team news, Leganes have appealed Jonathan Silva’s suspension, and we await the result. Michael Santos, Szymanowski, Munoz, Recio and Raul Garcia are absentees. Getafe come into this match on the back of beating Espanyol (3-0). We thought the Azulones were quite impressive in carving out goalscoring opportunities against that opponent. A What we like about the visitors is their style of play, it suits playing on the counter attack. That big financial investment made during the summer is paying off, and they haven’t lost an away match since that first game of the season in Real Madrid (2-0). Beating second placed Sevilla (0-2) on the road is all you need to know about Getafe. We would have the visitors has favourite for this derby game!
Today we are letting you have our very best bet for free--------- Although he’s a six race maiden and reverting to hurdles we really like MY WAY. Afterall, Paul Nicholls new inmate was the only runner to give WHETSTONE a race at Auteuil, and he was giving that runner 4KG. Believe me, their is nothing wrong with the attitude of this fine looking individual, and his hurdles form of chasing home the best hurdler in France (Master Dino) stands out. Testing conditions suit best, and he’s a knocking bet!
Two teams trending in opposite directions as the 15-9 Lakers visit the 11-14 Spurs. The Spurs are experiencing something of a crisis as they've lost 4 of their last 5 games that includes 3 blowouts by at least 30 points and are coming off a 121-113 loss to these same Lakers where they fell apart in the 4th quarter after leading much of the way. To be fair, the Lakers played lazily for most of the game before ramping up their intensity but it's evident that the Spurs lack depth and their best offensive players are a liability on defense. Brandon Ingram remains out for the visitors. LeBron James has a tendency to loaf around at home but on the road should be a different story especially against a team that nearly got the best of them just two days ago. The Spurs don't have the shooters to keep up in the modern NBA and a focused Lakers team should have minimal issues dispatching them.
The Bulls enter this matchup with one of the worst records in the league at 5-20 on the season and recently fired their head coach Fred Hoiberg. Jim Boylan took over and despite a 96-90 loss to the Pacers on Tuesday, it's evident that he at least has the team in a new direction with more focus on defensive intensity. On the other side, the Thunder enter this matchup as one of the best teams in the league and have won 9 of their last 11 games. After sleepwalking through the first 3 quarters, the Thunder managed to come from 20 down to defeat the Nets 114-112 on Wednesday. After that scare, we expect a much better effort from start to finish from the Thunder but more importantly, the Bulls' new coach's preferred style of play should lead to a much slower paced game. Bobby Portis is still doubtful to play for the visitors but Markkanen's return means fewer minutes for defensive liability Cristiano Felicio and Jabari Parker won't be asked to play the 5. We have this number closer to 210!
The Pistons have cooled off recently with back to back blowout defeats to the Bucks and Thunder to follow up their 5 game winning streak. On the other side, the Sixers are coming off a hard fought 113-102 defeat to the Raptors on Wednesday but have been in good form overall with wins in 8 of their last 10. Reggie Bullock is out for the hosts and Ish Smith is questionable. Andre Drummond is listed as probable with a lingering shoulder issue. Markelle Fultz remains out for the visitors. Drummond has really struggled of late and he typically comes up short in his personal feud with the Sixers' Joel Embiid. Ish Smith's potential absence would be a huge loss in our opinion as the Pistons just aren't doing much on the offensive end aside from Blake Griffin. The Sixers still don't have enough shooters however and with a stout Pistons defense, we see both sides struggling to put up points!
BIG DEAL - Get a full year of PREMIUM for massive discounted price of €1500 - Included Football, NFL, NCAAF, NBA, MLB, Tennis - Do it now and get to end of 2019! firstname.lastname@example.org -------- This is not a premium bet - If you are looking for a bet on tonights top football match, then we suggest taking this fixture to stay under 3.5 goals. Feyenoord did enjoy a nice win over PSV at the weekend, and they are the perfect 7-0-0 at home. Suffice to say the hosts should be good enough to beat Venlo. With that said, the visitors drew (1-1) in this stadium last season, and they won (1-0) the reverse fixture. Maybe the best way of betting this game is going with under 3.5 goals. Afterall, Giovanni Van Bronckhorst’s players are not what you would call prolific, and home matches average under 3 goals per game. We could also add Venlo away games average just 2.57 goals, and they will set-up to make this hard on the host! Botteghin and Jorgensen are out for Feyenoord, while Van Ooijen (suspended), Post, Janssen and Dekker are confirmed absentees. The visitors will also need to check on Kum and Joosten.
Here is one to get you started ——— RHYTHM IS A DANCER was turned over at odds of 1/8 on his seasonal debut, but he did win next time out. However, both were poor races and h’capping will make life tougher. We like the booking of Robbie Power for THE BROTHERS, and Colin Tizzard’s five year old is receiving a useful 10 pounds from the favourite. This is the type of track that should suit well, and ‘’good’’ ground is ideal.
Not much on today, so we will give two of our racing bets for free! ——— No surprise to see Nicky Richards put Brian Hughes on IMADA, because he’s the type to go well for a quiet jockey. However, a flat left handed course would suit better, Market Rasen isn’t that! RENWICK has potential to improve, but he’s hardly thrown in. The flat rating of JAM SESSION makes him look well-in, and the last time he went hurdling he showed lots of potential. Stable in form, trip and ground all positives.
BIG DEAL - Get a full year of PREMIUM for massive discounted price of €1500 - Included Football, NFL, NCAAF, NBA, MLB, Tennis - Do it now and get to end of 2019! - email@example.com ----- It's been a bumpy season for the Celtics but they enter this matchup on a 3 game winning streak after a poor stretch where they lost 8 of 12. It's hard to pinpoint exactly what the issues were but tweaks in the lineup made by coach Brad Stevens appears to have done the trick. Jaylen Brown is expected back for the Celtics but he is likely to lose his starting role and come off the bench along with Gordon Hayward deferring to Marcus Smart and Marcus Morris. Trey Burke is out for the visitors. The Knicks sit at 8-17 on the year and despite coming into this game in relatively good form with 6 covers in their last 8, they are completely outmatched by a team that's finding its stride. The Knicks won at Boston just two weeks ago but we see a completely different Celtics team this time around and their bench unit should dominate the visitors who have the 6th worst defensive rating in the league and don't have enough consistent scorers to keep up here in our opinion!
In a lost season for the Jaguars, they got some satisfaction in defeating division rival Indianapolis on Sunday by a score of 6-0. The defense was stifling in their shutout win but the offense led by QB Cody Kessler couldn't get into the end zone and managed just 132 yards of passing. On the other side, the Titans enter this matchup at 6-6 and are coming off a 26-22 win over the Jets on Sunday to keep their playoff hopes alive. After serving his 1 game suspension, RB Leonard Fournette returns for the Jaguars though WR DJ Chark and DT Abry Jones have both been ruled out. OL Josh Walker is listed as questionable. For the hosts, S Dane Cruikshank and RB David Fluellen are out and WR Darius Jennings and LB Derrick Morgan are questionable. As poorly as the Jaguars have played this season, their defense is still very much intact, ranking 5th overall by efficiency metrics and have a dangerous pass rush against a Titans OL that rates as one of the worst. Kessler was focused on limiting mistakes last week but he should have more chances against a Titans defense that's poor against the pass and prone to allowing explosive plays. In fact, we could make the case that the Titans have played worse than the Jaguars over the past few weeks and only barely got by a dreadful Jets team last week. With such a low total on this game, we have to side with the visitors catching more than a field goal!