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VIP Picks 1/16/24

No intro today, just putting this here so it’s know that I’m intentionally skipping it.


5:00 EST


Tennessee ML / Purdue ML / Kansas ML (-114)

  • There’s been some chaos going on in College Hoops over the last week but we are still sitting at 81% on the season.

  • We are targeting this top teams to win straight up tonight in return for decent odds of -114.

  • Tennessee lost last week but they bounced back with a road win in their last game. They are going to be back home tonight where they are 8-0 and taking on a Florida team that is 0-2 on the road and 1-2 in SEC play. #6 Tennessee should get the win.

  • #2 Purdue is on the road against Indiana and they are favored by 10 in this game but we just need them to win straight up. IU has had mixed results vs top ranked teams losing by 4 to Kansas but losing by 20 to UConn. Let’s take our chances with #2 Purdue even if it’s closer than expect.

  • Kansas is still #3 after their loss last week where they only scored 7 points in 10 minutes of game but they bounced back with a 12 point win over a very good #9 Oklahoma team. The Jayhawks go back on the road tonight to take on OK ST who has lost 3 in a row and are 0-2 vs ranked teams. 


7:00 EST

1st Period

Avalanche / Senators Over (1.5)

  • Juicy but worth it at -160.

  • We have one 23 year old goaltender confirmed for Ottawa with Mads Sogaard who hasn’t played at the NHL level since last season. The Avs have 23 year old Justus Annunen as their likely goalie and he also hasn’t played since last season when he allowed 6 goals.

  • Look for the young goaltenders to be rattled early which should lead to first period goals from both teams

  • Colorado has gone over 1.5 in the 1st in 4 out of their last 5 games and Ottawa has gone over 1.5 in the 1st in 3 of their last 5.

  • These two have played each other once this season and they combined for 4 goals in the 1st!


10:10 EST

Team Total

Thunder Over (114.5)

  • The Thunder dropped 134 on the Clippers in the first head to head meeting of the season back on 12/21. Kawhi didn’t play in that game but he certainly seems like more of a help for offense in this game than defense.

  • The Clippers are also going to be missing starting center Ivica Zubac who averages 10 rebounds per game and is a 7 foot presence down low on defense.

  • It’s concerning that the Thunder are coming off of a game with 105 points but they’ve had 139, 128, and 136 in recent games. 

  • The Clippers have allowed and average of 112 ppg so just under this number but I do like this game to feature a lot of offense from both sides which helps the pace of play and our chances of going over. 


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