Wayne Root's NFL PLAYOFFS GAME OF THE YEAR, Sunday
Pinnacle New Orleans
Stop waving the pennants, put them back on the wall, no need for pompons, this is not college football where revenge plays a vital role. There’s a reason that the Saints destroyed the Eagles week’s ago. So here’s what we have. The public screaming for revenge. The public getting on the Nick Foles bandwagon. The public remembering last season and want it to happen again. The public living a “feels good” storyline. But the Oddsmakers are not buying it. They opened the line high and the public fell all over it and are betting the Eagles causing the pointspread to fall in our favor. The sportsbooks actually need the Saints this week. Almost unheard of for them to need a popular home favorite. Look for Brees and company to be fresh and a ton of touchdowns from him.
NFL - 3* Patriots (-4) - Sunday
Edges - Patriots: 7-0 SU and 5-1-1 ATS home off a win versus foes playing in 3rd straight road game, including 5-0-1 ATS in games in which New England is not a double-digit favorite; and QB Brady 19-3 SU home in the playoffs, including 8-0 SU and 6-1-1 ATS against foes coming off a double-digit win … Chargers: QB Rivers 0-7 SU and 1-6 ATS versus Brady, including 0-6 SUATS when not taking double-digit … We cement the call with this from our well-oiled machine: rested home teams in NFL Divisional round of the playoffs that lost SU as a favorite in the playoffs last year are 22-2 SU and 18-5 ATS since 1980, including 16-0 ATS when facing a non-division foe that won 11 or fewer games last season. With that we recommend a strong 3* play on New England. Thank you and good luck as always
New York Knicks - Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers -6.5
Blue Jays vs. Mariners Prediction The Toronto Blue Jays lost their sixth consecutive game last night in a series opener at the Seattle Mariners. Can Toronto get on the winning side of the ledger as the series resumes tonight?
Giants vs. A's Saturday Prediction Bay Area rivals the Giants and A’s will meet again this weekend for a two-game interleague series, starting on Saturday night at 9:07 p.m. ET. Will the Giants pull off the upset when they send Madison Bumgarner to the hill?
Red Sox vs. Padres Saturday Prediction The Red Sox pounded the Padres 11-0 on Friday night and will send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound tonight at 8:40 p.m. ET in efforts to make it two in a row at Petco Park. Will Boston cash for bettors as a road favorite?
Rockies vs. Cardinals Saturday Prediction The Cardinals will look to make it three straight against the Rockies at Busch Stadium when the two teams meet again at 7:15 p.m. ET tonight. After back-to-back high-scoring games, will the third installment in this series turn out low-scoring?
Diamondbacks vs. Brewers Spread Pick After thumping the Diamondbacks 6-1 last night, the Brewers will look to make it two-in-a-row versus Arizona when the two teams meet at Miller Park again tonight. What’s the best play for bettors when Zac Gallen opposes Chase Anderson?
Braves vs. Mets Saturday Prediction The Braves took down the Mets 2-1 in extra innings last night and now Atlanta will go for two in a row in New York when these NL East rivals meet again tonight at 7:10 p.m. ET. Will the Braves pull off another upset against their divisional foes?
Yankees vs. Dodgers Saturday Prediction The Yankees ended their losing streak last night by pounding the Dodgers 10-2 in the series opener in L.A. Will the Bronx Bombers pull off another upset on Saturday afternoon when these two teams meet again at 4:05 p.m. ET?