Morehead St has proven to be a useful team as evidenced by their 7-2 record ATS in conference play. Nonetheless, the Eagles are just 2-7 overall and appear to have issues closing out games. Austin Peay started well in the OVC at 4-0 but have fallen on tough times, losing 3 of their last 5. Still, the Governors are a legitimate team this year and their superior rebounding should provide a significant advantage against a poor shooting Eagles team. We were a bit surprised at this spread and felt it should be closer to 7.
Arizona St has fallen off a cliff since starting the season 12-0 as the Sun Devils have lost 5 of their last 8 games and a dismal 0-2-6 ATS during that span. Still, this is a team we rate highly and there might be some extra motivation for the Sun Devils after their overtime loss to the Buffaloes earlier in the season. Colorado has shown well in conference play much of their success comes at Boulder where they enjoy one of the best home court advantages in the nation due to the elevation. Against a good shooting team, we have a hard time seeing the Buffaloes keep up.
Notre Dame is starting to feel the effects of injuries as they've dropped 4 games in a row though perhaps they deserved better results against North Carolina and Louisville. Nevertheless, they will be missing 2 key starters in Bonzie Colson and Matt Farrell for this game and face a Virginia Tech team that's high on confidence after defeating North Carolina on Monday. The Hokies have issues rebounding the ball but being without Colson negates some of the advantage for the Irish. Hokies to keep it within a single possession.
A bit disappointing for James Madison last game as they led nearly the entire way before losing 71-68 to UNC-Wilmington. Charleston won 3 in a row and covered last 2 but they've been skating by, starting slowly and pulling out covers in the last minute from excessive fouling. The point remains, they haven't been too impressive lately and are shooting very poorly. They tend to get lazy against opponents they should beat and I think that's the case again here. Dukes should be able to keep it within reason.
Northeastern's doing really well in the CAA at 7-2 but they've had it a bit easy facing mostly bottom half teams. Granted, Drexel sits in the bottom half at just 2-7, but the Dragons have proven to be a tough out at home as they showed against Charleston, winning outright. This is too many points to lay on the road for Huskies team that aren't the best travelers.
This is a bit speculative given how badly the Vikings lost to Green Bay but Milwaukee hasn't impressed me too much aside from their win over Wright St who I think are a bit overrated too. When these teams played in Cleveland, the Vikings held their own and kept it close losing by just 4. As slow as the Panthers play, I think winning by double digits is asking a lot.
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.
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!