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1-1 last night. I know some of you were pissed the parlay lost but if you took the time to read the top you wouldn’t have put it in in the first place - “Only take this if Anthony Davis IS playing.” Sure the Bruins ended up losing too but the point is that you shouldn’t have even put the bet in. Let’s get into Wednesday Night, we need a big night!

NHL:

Avalanche (-150) - JACKHAMMER - The Avs have won 8 of their last 10 games and that includes not one but two wins against this Blackhawks team that they will be playing again tonight. 5-2 and 7-3 dominant wins on back to back nights back at the end of November. Now we get the same matchup tonight and again on Saturday night. The Blackhawks have lost 4 of their last 5 and allowed 4 or more goals in each of those losses. There should be an Avalanche of goals for the Avs tonight ⛄️ 

NBA: 7:00 EST Hornets (+135) - Taking the Hornets as underdogs on the moneyline tonight against a 6-21 Cavs team who have gone 1-9 over their last 10 and lost 16 of their last 18! I think it makes more sense to take the +135 rather than the +3 because when the Hornets have lost recently, they have gotten blown the fuck out. However, they have won 4 of their last 5 games and although you could say those teams they beat weren’t very good, they are better than the Cavs team that they will play tonight. The Hornets have been playing better defense as of late and that has led to their recent success. The Cavs haven’t played much defense at all this season and they are allowing 114.2 points per game this season. I think it’s great value to get the Hornets at +135 on the moneyline with two teams going in opposite directions. 7:00 EST Heat / Sixers Over (209) - The Sixers are still undefeated at home this season and that’s why this spread is at 8 for a matchup between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. Both teams are hot winning 7 and 8 of their last 10 and I think this game will be close and fun to watch. Both teams have shown flashes of offense and defense this season but the averages and recent games point to the over in this one. The Heat have averaged 112.2 points per game this season and 6 of their last 6 games have gone over 210. The Sixers have averaged 109.3 points per game and 3 of their last 5 games have gone over 210 and 5 of their last 7 games have gone over 210. The Sixers beat the Heat 113-86 in the first meeting but that was due to the Heat getting out to a SLOW start where they only scored 13 points in the first quarter and by the time they started making shots it was too late. I think things will be closer this time around and 106-105 or more final is looking likely. This one is on ESPN as well so plan to tune in for the OVER party. CBB: Tennessee (-125) - This will be the first true road game for the Volunteers and that’s likely why this spread is where it’s at but I’ve seen more from Tennessee than Cincinnati. Tennessee just battled to the end with #13 Memphis last Saturday and they also beat #20 VCU 72-69 back on Nov 30. Cincinnati has only played one ranked opponent and they lost 64-56 to #18 Ohio State. Cinci has recently lost to Xavier and Colgate. The Tennessee defense will present a tough challenge for Cincinnati - the Vols have held opponents to 55.3 points per game. Cinci on the other hand is allowing just about 69 points per game. I think this game will be close into the second half but then I could see Tennessee pulling away.