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VIP Picks 11/22/23

2-1 last night and it was 2-1 on Monday….I must have checked that Canucks score before I feel asleep and just assumed they didn’t cover before a bunch of you hit me up to let me know they did cover and I checked my account. 4-2 start to the week. Big slate tonight and then NFL for Thanksgiving tomorrow. Let’s get it!


CBB:

2:30 EST

Kansas (-120)

  • Both teams are coming off of their first losses of the season last night but I like Kansas to bounce back and I really like the matchup for them in this game.

  • We saw Tennessee struggle against Purdue’s 7 footer in the paint yesterday and they will have to face another one today in Hunter Dickinson. The Vols hit shots from the outside down the stretch yesterday to keep the game close but Kansas possesses better three point defense than Purdue and they have more length to both shots.

  • Tennessee won’t have an answer for Dickinson on the offensive end either and if they double team him then he will just kick it to the open guy for the shot which has worked great so far this season.

  • Kansas lost because of their 18 turnovers last night so look for them to clean that up and take care of the ball better today. 

  • Let’s go with the Jayhawks in this #1 vs #7 matchup


NHL:

7:00 EST

Hurricanes (-142)

  • The Hurricanes will be at the comfort of home where they are 5-1 this season and went 28-10-3 last year. They will host the Oilers who continue to struggle this season especially on the road where they are 2-7.

  • Stuart Skinner will be in net for the Oilers tonight and he’s coming off of a game where he gave up 5 goals. He has a 4.23 GA/G on the road this season so the Hurricanes should be able to put the puck in the net. 

  • The Oilers have been outplayed in 3 of the 4 games since their coaching change so that might not be the solution. 

  • 5-2 Antti Raanta is the likely goaltender for the Hurricanes and he has a 1.33 GA/G at home this season where he is 3-0. The defense in front of him has been great (2nd best in goals allowed per game) and that should continue tonight.

  • Let’s go Hurricanes!


NBA:

7:30 EST

Same Game Parlay

Damien Lillard 20+ / Jaylen Brown 20+ / Jrue Holiday 10+ (-115)

  • Big Eastern Conference show down tonight between the Celtics and Bucks so we are going after a same game parlay of alternate lines for this one.

  • Lillard made it clear he did not like Boston in the offseasn so he will be welcomed warmly by the crowd tonight. He’s the type of guy who that gets going and he’s averaging 24.6 on the season going for 20+ in 9 of his 12 games (75%)

  • Tatum is questionable with an illness (maybe a cough still from the choking on Monday) so we turn to Jaylen Brown to go for 20+ and have a big night. He had 29 and 30 against the Bucks last season. He’s also averaged 5 more points per game (24.4 at home vs 19.4) on the road this season. 

  • Holiday will be facing his former team who traded him away which is how he ended up in Boston in the offseason so he should be plenty motivated for this matchup. He’s scored 10+ points in 11 of his 14 games this season.


7:00 EST

Team Total

Baylor Over (79.5)

  • Baylor has kept the scoreboard operators busy this season scoring 88 (when we took them), 96, 77, & 99 in their games so far this season.

  • They have been one of the most efficient teams offensively hitting their shots are just under 50% on the season.

  • They will face an Oregon State team who just allowed 84 points to Nebraska and have scored 80+ themselves in 3 of their 4 games so we should get a solid pace in this one.

  • I saw the game on my Scorecenter and thought the Baylor team total had to be in the 80s so I was pleasantly surprised to see it at 79.5. 

  • Ja’KOBE!

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