12/10 VIP Picks

1-1 but a losing night with the jackhammer going down. Everyone take a deep breath, we are down 2 units but it’s only Tuesday. We have the rest of the week to make up for it and even more. Tough to see both HEAVY favorites go down in the jackhammer. Blue Jackets losers of 4 in a row go on the road and beat the best team in the league. You can’t make that kind of shit up. On to today to take a step forward and make up for yesterday’s L. Let’s see what we have! 

CBB:

7:00 EST

Maryland (-1) - Maryland had quite the scare in their last game when they trailed by 15 before putting together a late comeback to win and move to 10-0 on the season. They are currently ranked #4 in all of college basketball. Tonight will be their first road game of the season and that’s why we are seeing this spread at -1. However, seeing Penn State lose 106-74 in their last game against #6 Ohio State has me really liking Maryland tonight. They may not have played any tough competition this season but they have earned the #4 ranking by outplaying the teams on their schedule. Maryland played selfish ball in their last game and if they learn from that and get back to team ball tonight, they should be able to take care of an improved Penn State team. Penn State will have trouble slowing down 6’10 225 sophomore Jalen Smith who has six straight double doubles. I like Maryland on the road tonight after seeing what Ohio State did to this Penn State team a few days ago. 

NBA:

7:05 EST

Team Total:

Wizards Over (116.5) - The Wizards have shown the ability to score at a fast pace this season. They are averaging 118.2 points per game this season. The Wizards have gone over 116.5 points in 4 of their last 5 games. The Hornets haven’t put together very impressive defense this season and they have allowed 122 to the Hawks and 137 to the Bucks recently. The Wiz also scored 125 in the first matchup between these two teams this season. I like the over. 

NHL: 8:00 EST Jets ML / Stars ML (+109) - The Jets will host the Red Wings who have now lost 11 games in a row. The eye opening stat is that the Red Wings have been outscored by 19 goals over their last 5 games. The Jets are 7-3 in their last 10 home games and they should take care of business against the Red Wings tonight. Then we have the Stars at home where they are 9-1 in their last 10. They will host the Devils who have lost 5 games in a row and they allowed 4 or more goals in 4 of those 5 games with the worst one being 7 goals allowed against the Sabres on 12/2. The Stars have two good wins in a row against the Islanders and Jets and I’m confident they will build on their winning streak tonight. News came out that the Stars coach was mysteriously fired today but I’m still liking them to beat the struggling Devils tonight. 

10:30 EST

Rangers (+105) - The Rangers will play game two of their West coast road trip tonight. They won the first game of the trip 5-0 against the Vegas Golden Knights. The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 road games. They will be taking on the LA Kings who have lost 4 games in a row and goaltender Jonathan Quick is just 1-5 in his last 6 starts. The Rangers don’t have a great record but their offense has been good this season averaging more than 3 goals per game. Based on the records, the Kings are the third worst team in the NHL. Let’s go Rangers!