2019 NFC Championship Betting – LA Rams vs. New Orleans Saints -3.5

By |January 17th, 2019|Categories: NFL, SportsWire|Tags: , , , |

The 2019 NFC Championship betting matchup take place this Sunday and wouldn’t you know it? The four highest-scoring teams in the league battle it out for the golden ticket to Super Bowl 53. In the AFC, the highest-scoring team in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs, host the fourth highest-scoring team, the New England Patriots, as natural home favorites. Before KC-New England, the 2019 NFC Championship betting showcase features the Los Angeles Rams (32.9 points per) against the New Orleans [...]

No. 4 Virginia at No. 1 Duke Headlines Saturday College Basketball Picks

By |January 17th, 2019|Categories: College Basketball, SportsWire|Tags: , , , , |

The much-anticipated showdown is set for Saturday, Jan. 19 in Durham, and No. 4 Virginia (16-0) tries to remain undefeated against No. 1 Duke (14-2). While a little of the luster is lost following Duke’s 95-91 overtime loss to Syracuse Monday as a 17.5-point favorite, there is still much on the line for the top two teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and I have a full breakdown so you can make some informed, Saturday College Basketball picks. Note [...]

NBA Free Picks – Pacers Favored Against Sixers…and more!

By |January 17th, 2019|Categories: NBA, SportsWire|Tags: , , , , , |

Three NBA games will be nationally televised on Thursday, Jan. 17. The first is between the New York Knicks and suddenly entertaining Washington Wizards, which starts at 3:00 pm ET on NBA TV. The other two televised games will be shown on TNT’s NBA Basketball Thursday night telecast. Those two games also happen to be the most interesting of the night are are worth a dive in my NBA Free Picks. In the first, the Philadelphia 76ers head to Indiana to [...]

Picks and Plays for Sunshine Millions Day

By |January 17th, 2019|Categories: Betting Tips, Breeders' Cup, Horses, Races, RacingWire, Thoroughbreds|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

X Y Jet winning the Smile Sprint Stakes (gr. II) - Photo by Coglianese Photos/Kenny Martin The annual Sunshine Millions program at Gulfstream Park might not be quite what it was a decade or so ago, when there were more races and bigger purses, but the four races scheduled for Saturday are shaping up to be competitive events with some high-quality participants. I’ve gone through the card and come up with a few spot plays totaling $100. Feel [...]

Thursday’s Best NHL Free Picks (Jan 17th) – Toronto-Tampa Clash Down South

By |January 16th, 2019|Categories: NHL, SportsWire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The NHL showcases some of the best in the league on Thursday, Jan. 17. Three of the matches will be broadcast on television: Chicago Blackhawks-New York Rangers on NBC Sports Network, Toronto-Tampa Bay on ESPN+ and Winnipeg-Nashville also on ESPN+, and I have a breakdown of my favorite NHL free picks for the evening's action. Of the three games, Maples Leafs-Lightning’s the top game. Toronto and Tampa Bay have battled each other all season for Stanley Cup favoritism and the [...]

Scott Shapiro’s NFC Championship Game Analysis- Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints

By |January 16th, 2019|Categories: NFL, SportsWire|Tags: , , , , , , |

The first of two rematches on Championship Sunday in the National Football League pits the two-seeded Los Angeles Rams against the top-seeded New Orleans Saints, and like their first encounter, this contest is in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, but unlike that first game, I do not anticipate this being as high-scoring as it was in Week 9 when both teams peaked on the offensive side of the ball. The Rams were the early favorites to win the Super [...]

Wednesday’s NCAAM Free Picks (January 16th)

By |January 16th, 2019|Categories: College Basketball, SportsWire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The mighty Duke Blue Devils lost at home to rival Syracuse on Tuesday night. Although Duke’s loss doesn’t have a direct effect on any game highlighted in my Wednesday NCAAM Free Picks, it’s a big reminder of how delicate a team’s place in the college hoops world can be. Nobody really knows who is better than anybody else. Take in point one of the biggest battles on Wednesday night, Creighton-St. John’s. Neither team’s ranked, yet FS1 will broadcast the game [...]

Nick Foles Has Earned The Right To Control His Destiny

By |January 16th, 2019|Categories: NFL, SportsWire|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Philadelphia Eagles aren’t trading Carson Wentz. When Doug Pederson said that Wentz is their starting quarterback, he meant it. That's not the issue in Philadelphia, and it never really was. Finding a franchise quarterback is exceptionally tough and Wentz has all the tools (with a few caveats I'll get to in a bit). So instead, the discussion turns to the immediate future of Nick Foles. And let's be clear on this - the question is purely about whether or not [...]