1-2 last night. We miss a push on the hockey over by one goal and the 49ers had the second coming of Tom Brady throw for 3 touchdowns in his first career start. The. Raiders. Are. A. Bad. Football. Team. We won’t bet on them the rest of the season. The Nuggets put in that work for NBA and the Bucks still covered the teaser even though the Celtics set a franchise record for three pointers made. We are going to go with some high percentage safe plays today to get the weekend started off right. Let’s get it!
BUT before we get to the picks. We have an awesome situation developing. Nitrogen Sports has contacted a KofSports VIP member due to suspicion of creating multiple accounts on their site to take advantage of the max betting limits. In other words, this guy is consistently winning BIG money from them and they think he has two accounts. They have asked him to explain his affiliation with this other account because both are betting big amounts on the same bets everyday. I told him to respond and hit them with the #KOFSPORTS. It makes sense that there is another KofSports member who bets on Nitrogen and is taking the same bets because they read the blog everyday. SO - calling on Nitrogen account ending in 404 - are you here and can you please DM me to let me know if Nitrogen has contacted you as well. You know things are good when Sportsbooks are raising red flags.
To the picks!
We need to get hockey turned around quickly, it’s been a SLOW start to the season.
Jets (-145) - Not a bad price here for the Jets who just beat the Panthers 4-2 yesterday. These teams are playing a back to back in Finland as part of the NHL global series so this one starts at 2 EST this afternoon. The Panthers have lost 4 out of their last 5 and come into this one just 2-5-3 on the season. The Jets are 8-4-1 and they are a much better team. They should get us the win this afternoon.
Virginia (-1) / Over (41.5) - Virginia comes in 6-2 and they beat the only Top 25 team that they played this year. Pitt is 0-3 against Top 25 teams this year and lost two of those games by an average of 38 points. 51-6 against Penn State and 45-14 against UCF. I love me a duel threat QB and Bryce Perkins has exceeded expectations this year for Virginia by throwing for 15 and rushing for 6 touchdowns. Pitt is coming off of their best offensive performance of the year by racking up 54 points but the Pitt defense still allowed 45 points. 7 of the last 10 combined games for these two teams have gone over 41.5. Virginia has the home field advantage on a Friday night and I give the edge to them on defense who is allowing 18.8 points per game compared to the 32.6 points per game that the Pitt defense has allowed this season. This is one where I think the Virginia offense could cover the teased over themselves which they have already done twice this year and I don’t see them losing this game.
Raptors (-11.5) - The Raptors come in 7-1 and they have an average margin of victory of 11.7 points per game in their 7 wins. The Suns recent results are what make this one look so good though, they have lost 6 in a row by an average of 20.6 points per game against teams worse than the Raptors. The Raptors are one of the top teams in the league. Double digit spread but I think the Raptors will win by two touchdowns in this one even though it’s a basketball game - they are just that much better than the Suns.
Cross Sport Parlay:
Virginia ML / Pacers ML / Raptors ML / Warriors ML (+120) - All big favorites and by playing them to just win the games outright, we don’t have to worry about the spreads. You saw the stats for Virginia above, the Pacers get the 2-6 Bulls, Raptors get the 1-6 Suns who have lost their last 6 games by an average of 20 points per game, and the Warriors get the TWolves who are 4-4 but don’t expect them to keep up with the fire power of the Warriors. All we need is these four teams to win straight up and it has a plus money payout - #VALUE - you take that.