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We go 3-1 on the night and we missed our heat check 5 team parlay by an overtime loss in hockey…………………………...it was worth a shot! We improve the current run to 19-5 and we are ready for NFL PLayoff Football. I’d like to remind all of you that even though you are wayyyyy up on the week, stay disciplined and continue to bet the same amount that you normally would. Don’t tell me it’s house money, it’s your money now! Now, I know you’re all ready for it, it’s primetime, it’s playoffs, let’s GET TO THE PICKS!!

NHL:

Flames (-140) - 1 o’clock est start for this game so make sure you get this one in early. The Flames are coming off of a tough 6-4 loss to the Bruins on Thursday but that was the second night of a back to back. They will have an opportunity to bounce back against a Flyers team that is 15-20-5 this season and has lost 5 games in a row. The Flames already beat the Flyers once this season 6-5 in overtime. I guess the first matchup between these two is the reason the line isn’t more in favor of the Flames. The Flames will be getting their starting goaltender back from a lower body injury that kept him out of the last 2 games. Flames are tied for first place in the Western Conference and they are the better team in this matchup. I figured this pick would be a good way to get the fire started for a huge day. Go Flames!


NBA:

Rockets (-1) - The Rockets are the hottest team in the league right now and this line seems like a bluff from Vegas to try and scare people off of the Rockets tonight. They have won 11 of their last 12 and their most recent win came on Thursday against the Warriors. The Blazers beat the Rockets early on in the season but the Rockets won the most recent matchup 111-104 back in December. The Blazers will be on the second night of a back to back although they didn’t have to do any traveling it’s still a back to back. Give me James Harden and the Rockets to cover -1 on the road tonight.

NFL:

Teaser:

Colts (+7.5) / Over (42.5) – Everyone is talking about how the Texans have home field advantage in this game, everyone is talking about how the Texans have the better record, and everyone is talking about how the Texans are the better team. Let’s clear things up right away. The Colts would be 1-0-1 against the Texans this year if it wasn’t for an idiotic 4th and 4 call in overtime. I like the Colts to win this game straight up but why take them straight up when you can get a touchdown cushion? Andrew Luck absolutely carved up this Texans passing defense in both meetings this season throwing for 464 and 399. Spoiler alert, he is going to carve them up again in this Wild Card game. The Texans passing defense ranks 28th in the league. 6 out of the 7 touchdowns the Colts scored against the Texans this season were through the air. T.Y. Hilton is dealing with an ankle injury but he is going to play in this game and that didn’t slow down this Colts passing offense against a MUCH better passing defense last Sunday. I have the Colts scoring 24+ in this game. That puts us in great position for the +7.5 to hit and for the teased over to hit. The Colts held DeAndre Hopkins to just 36 receiving yards in their most recent meeting this season but you have to think that he will be more effective in this playoff game. He will need to be because this Colts run defense is ranked #8 in the league. As much as I’ve talked up the Colts in this summary, let’s not forget that old man Eli Manning just threw for 309 yards on this defense two weeks ago. I like Deshaun Watson to make some plays against this Colts defense. The Colts come in averaging 27.1 points per game and the Texans come in averaging 25.1 points per game. The total in the first meeting between these two was 71 and the total in the second was 45. My best bet in this game is teasing the Colts to +7.5 with the over teased to 42.5. Book it.

Player Prop Bonus Play:

Andrew Luck Total Passing Yards (305.5) - Listed on MyBookie.ag

Seahawks (+115) – The Seahawks already beat the Cowboys by two scores earlier this season when they beat them 24-13. Zeke ran for 127 yards against this Seahawks defense in that game but they have gotten better as a unit since then and I think they will slow him down. Since these two teams matched up in week 3, this Seahawks D has held the opposing teams leading rushers to an average of 72.6 yards per game. During that stretch, they held David Johnson (twice) and Todd Gurley to less than 80 rushing yards. The Cowboys are 0-4 this season when Zeke runs for less than 70 yards.That’s going to force Dak to throw the ball and I don’t trust Dak throwing the ball. He threw two picks in that first matchup and this Seahawks D also forced a fumble in that game. One thing that is being underlooked and undervalued by a lot of bettors in this game is the head coaching matchup. Jason Garrett is just 1-2 in the playoffs. Pete Carroll is 9-5 in the playoffs as the Seahawks head coach. He’s won a Superbowl with this team and he’s made it to multiple Superbowls. Some may say he should be 2-0 in Superbowls but why run it from the 1 yard line when you have Marshawn Lynch anyway? That was a bad decision but overall, I’m giving Pete the major advantage in this coaching matchup against Garrett. The Cowboys defense has been good all year but as we saw in the first matchup between these two, Russell Wilson is a playmaker and he will find a way to make a few game changing plays in this one. Seahawks go into Dallas and keep the Cowboys playoff woes going, this team hasn’t sniffed a Superbowl in over 20 years.

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