Brutal day - can’t trust the Bears with a backup QB, Backdoor Betty showed up in Oakland and they score 17 in the 4th to cover the 15, and the Bucs/Panthers turned the ball over in the red zone multiple times (one was literally in the endzone). Not a good day but on the bright side we are 8-4 on Monday Night Football this season.
Eagles (0) / Over (38.5) - Tonight we have an NFC East battle and when the Eagles beat the Skins tonight they will both be 6-6 and 1 game behind the Cowboys in the Division. The Skins are coming off of a 31-23 loss to the Cowboys on Thanksgiving and the score makes it look closer than it actually was, they were down 31-13 in the 4th quarter. Obviously trying to compete in the NFL with a backup quarterback is a tough thing to do and I think the Skins will have a tough time competing tonight. The Eagles haven’t been very impressive this season but here they are with a chance to get to .500 and make themselves relevant for the NFC East and Wild Card race. If the Eagles want a chance at the playoffs, tonight’s game is a must win because they have the Rams and Texans coming up on the schedule. 8 of the Eagles 11 games have gone over 38.5 and 6 of the Redskins 11 games have gone over 38.5 this season. The Eagles do have momentum after their big comeback against the Giants and I think that will roll into tonight. The Eagles get out to an early lead in this one and run away with it.
Lightning (-140) - Not a bad price for one of the top teams in the league taking on a team who has lost 5 in a row and 7 of their last 8. The Lightning beat the Devils 5-2 just over a week ago and they have won 7 of their last 9. I’m not sure how the moneyline is only -140 for this matchup but I will TAKE IT!
Two picks today because there’s not much NBA or NCAAB that seems like value.