I'm recommending a play on the New Orleans Pelicans plus the points on Wednesday. We like the inside/outside potential for the Pelicans this season. DeMarcus Cousins joined Anthony Davis inside during last season, but the two will now have had time to develop chemistry with each other and the rest of the squad. New Orleans won't have Rajon Rondo (hernia) to start the season, but we have no problem with Jrue Holiday running the show in his absence. Memphis isn't the same team we have grown used to over the last several seasons. Mike Conley and Marc Gasol are still around, but HC David Fizdale will look to open up the offense a little more than recent editions and I do believe it'll take a couple regular season games before things come together. The Grizzlies whipped the Pelicans in the final game of the preseason, but I expect different results now that it counts. The underdog has been the way to go in this series of late and we'll look for the dog to cash again. We're recommending a play on the Pelicans plus the points on Wednesday. Thanks & GL! Scott Spreitzer.
Some of you will recall that I successfully played against the Cougars, at Cal, last week, the start of a 14-4 Fri/Sat/Sun streak. Washington State was "riding high," entering that game. The 6-0 Cougs had a top-ten ranking and were coming off victories over USC and Oregon. They'd close as -16.5 point favorites.
Then, Friday The 13th got them. Something did, anyway. The Cougs didn't show up and the Bears came away with a convincing 37-3 victory. Thats right. They beat the closing line by 50 points.
Off that rude awakening, I'm not sure that the Cougs are ready to be laying double-digits here. Colorado, which beat WSU by 14 points last season, is 9-4 ATS its last 13 true road games. Both this season's road games have been close, each decided by four or fewer points. Take a look at the visitors here.
Free Pick on Rams UNDER
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Free Play from Doc’s Sports. #342 Take East Carolina Pirates over BYU Cougars (Saturday 7 pm CBSSN) There is just no way BYU should be favored against any FBS team on the road. These are two bad teams and thus getting over 5 points is too good to pass up. BYU is 1-6 on the season and they have not been competitive in any of those losses. A few of those games the score made it look more competitive than it actually was. The Pirates have played a difficult schedule with four of their six losses coming against ranked teams. BYU is 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games overall. BYU has major issues on offense and I just do not see them winning this game straight-up. Do not miss out on Doc’s Sports Weekend Football card featuring top plays in college football and NFL. Easily hit our NFL Game of the Year last week and now have collected on five straight top plays in the NFL. Jump on board the victory train now!
Play - New Mexico (Game 314).
Edges - Lobos: Head coach Bob Davie 5-3 ATS in his career in games following a shutout loss… Rams: Air Force, Wyoming, and Boise State revenge games on deck. With the Lobos off an embarrassing 38-0 loss to Fresno State, and 11-4 SU at home in their last 15 home games, we recommend a 1* play on New Mexico. Thank you and good luck as always.
> Marc’s red-hot run on the gridiron continues Saturday with his Top Ranked College Football Underdog Game Of The Month. Make plans to get it now - you’ll be glad you did!
Manchester United -130
Take Manchester United -130 against Benfica, in a Champions League soccer match set for Wednesday afternoon.
Man United 2
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386 Arizona at California
The Wildcats are off back to back straight up upset wins over UCLA and Colorado. But this club is just 2-7 SU on the road as of yet, with one of those victories coming at UTEP. Simply can’t trust this club to win by a margin on the road against a decent team. Arizona is +8 explosive plays this season, while Cal sits at +11. The difference is that the Bears have played a 34 spot tougher schedule. Cal has only permitted 16 explosive plays in six FBS games this year. Only one team has managed more than 17 points at the half. The Bears are on the rise and the markets are slow to adjust. With an extra day to prepare off a positive upset of Washington State, we back the host on Saturday.
HUGE 6-1 Tuesday with all picks included 1-0 start to the NBA season courtesy of the Celtics last night! Scott "The Bulldog" Rickenbach is no stranger to BIG-TIME hardwood SUCCESS! In fact, his CBB is currently on a 99-77 +$15,280 RUN and his NBA is on a 113-85 +$20,570 RUN! That combines for a 212-162 hoops record - 50 GAMES ABOVE .500 - and UP $35,850 PROFIT IN HOOPS! Sounds good, doesn't it? Don't miss YOUR OPPORTUNITY at the betting window! Be sure to grab his PREMIUM PICK on the EARLY 7 ET game on ESPN as you can get Rickenbach's Smash Pass and then WATCH AND WIN! As for his FREE PICK Wednesday in NBA, here it is:
Scott "The Bulldog" Rickenbach NBA Free Pick Wednesday Charlotte Hornets (+) @ Detroit Pistons @ 7:05 ET - Even though the Hornets will without Nicolas Batum and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist tonight, the odds makers were certainly well aware of that when they made this line. The fact is that Dwight Howard is likely to be a beast for Charlotte tonight. The big man is re-united with coach Steve Clifford. The Hornets coach was an assistant with Orlando when Howard had his biggest seasons and was the franchise player for the Magic. Howard is rejuvenated and ready to go here and the Hornets are hungry to get their season off to a strong start. Detroit won only 37 games last season and that was the 4th time in 5 seasons that they've been held to 37 wins or less. Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy admitted he is unsure of his starters tonight and his playing rotation. All 12 guys who dress could play. I just don't expect the Pistons to be very "fluid" at all tonight and, though Detroit took 3 of the 4 meeting last season it was a bit of a fluke. The Pistons made 37 of 93 three pointers in those 3 wins. That's 40% whereas on the season Detroit only shot 33% from three point land. With one win by 1 point and another by just 6 points. Just "normal" three point shooting would have had the Pistons at 1-3 versus Charlotte last season. Couple that with the Hornets addition of Howard being a big factor on both ends of the floor and you have a great spot to back the road dog! Free Pick on CHARLOTTE