10/14 VIP Picks

Teams on the good list from yesterday:

Seahawks

Saints

Ravens

49ers

Astros

Teams on the shit list:

Cowboys

Chargers

Fuck the Cowboys.

MLB:

Cardinals (Flaherty) (+123) - The Cardinals lineup has been shut down by Nats pitching in the first two games of this series. They were no hit through 7+ innings in both Games 1 & 2. They will be up against another stud tonight in Strasburg but they have good history against him. The Cardinals come in hitting .286 against Strasburg in 126 at bats. Marvell Ozuna has made Strasburg his bitch in a large sample size he is hitting .318 with 3 homeruns. Jack Flaherty will pitch for the Cardinals and he has allowed 3 earned runs or less in 18 straight starts. Flaherty has been dominant and he has already shown that he can handle the postseason spotlight. The Nats have not seen much of Flaherty in the past and I expect them to have a tough time getting anything going against him tonight.

NFL:

Packers (-4) - The Packers come in with momentum after getting a 31-3 lead last week against the Cowboys before they allowed the Cowboys to make the game close in the second half. The Lions come in 2-1-1 and they don’t have a very impressive resume. The Packers offense will be without their #1 receiver, Davante Adams but they should still be able to get the passing game going against this Lions defense which is the #29 ranked defense against the pass this season allowing 280.8 passing yards per game. The Packers should be undefeated but they failed to score from inside the 5 yardline twice in their loss to the Eagles two weeks ago. The Lions have won 4 in a row against the Packers but I think that streak will come to an end tonight. The Packers seem underrated and I think they will prove it tonight. 

NHL:

1:00 EST

Ducks / Bruins Under (5.5) - Both of these teams come into this one 4-1 and both teams have played low scoring games so far this season. The Ducks have gone under  5.5 in all 5 of their games and the Bruins have gone under 5.5 in 3 of their 5 games (1 that went over in the Colorado thin air is a wash). The Ducks have scored 2.2 goals per game and allowed 1.2 goals per game. The Bruins have scored 2.4 goals per game and allowed 1.6 goals per game. I expect the under trends to continue and this one to go under this afternoon.

8:35 EST

Oilers (+120) - The Oilers are the only team in the league who are 5-0 and this will be the second time in the last week that we take them as an, “underdog.” They have played great hockey - they are averaging 4.2 goals per game, allowing 2.6 goals per game, 7 Power Play goals, and killed off 94% of their penalty kills. They will take on the Blackhawks tonight who have not won a game yet this season and they come in 0-2-1. The Blackhawks have allowed their opponents to score 4 goals per game this season. Let’s take our chances with the Oilers who are off to a great start this season, just like us!