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YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Dec 20, 2014
Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver Canucks
-175
  at  BMAKER
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I am playing on VANCOUVER. These teams are both desperate for wins but the Canucks have had their way with the Flames for a long time and I think it continues here. The Flames played a tough game last night against the Dallas Stars where they were batting from behind the entire game.  Calgary has lost seven straight and are struggling to score goals. The Flames now have to play a back-to-back scenario against an equally desperate Canucks team. Calgary has lost four straight on the road and will be unlikely to snap that streak in Vancouver. The Flames are 9-9 in road games. The Canucks will be licking their chops at this matchup. Vancouver is an outstanding 7-0 straight up versus the Flames at home the last three seasons. Even more impressively, the Canucks are 10-1 in the last three seasons versus their long time division rival. The Canucks are 7-5-1 at Rogers Arena this season. This team got embarrassed last Saturday night a nationally televised game versus the Rangers and I expect them to be looking for some redemption here.
The Canucks’ Daniel Sedin has 77 points in 76 career games against the Flames coming in. Brother Henrik is nearly a point per game versus Calgary as well.
 The Canucks are the fresher team and I expect them to come away with the win on home ice. Play VANCOUVER (6*).

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Dec 20, 2014
Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild
Minnesota Wild
-125
  at  PINNACLE
Lost
$125.0
Play Type: Premium

I am playing on MINNESOTA. The Wild are a great home team and to get them at a good price here is worth it in this spot.

The Nashville Predators have certainly been a nice surprise this season and have been consistently good. However they are just 8-6 on the road this season compared to a nearly perfect home record. 

Nashville is in the middle of tough stretch of games where they are playing six of seven on the road.

Nashville, fourth in the West with 42 points, ranks in the league's middle third with 2.6 goals per game and near the bottom with an 8.1 shooting percentage. It is highly likely they get outshot here in Minnesota where the Wild is so dominant.

Nashville has lost five of its last eighth in Minnesota but did win a 7-3 blowout the last time it visited.

Minnesota will come in looking for revenge and is already very motivated to snap a two game losing streak. Despite not playing great overall, the Wild is still a dominant 9-3-1 in home games which has been a staple of this squad for a couple years now.

"We've got to stop losing," said Wild forward Zach Parise , who leads the team with 23 points. Parise has four goals and two assists in his last five meetings with Nashville.

The Wild are a strong 6-1-1 in divisional games this season. Play MINNESOTA 8*

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Dec 20, 2014
Florida Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins
-205
  at  5DIMES
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

I am playing on PITTSBURGH. The Penguins are the big favorites here but I feel they are worth laying the juice on in a game that has blowout potential.

The visiting Florida Panthers have been involved in four straight one goal games, winning three of four of them. All four of those games went beyond regulation time. The anomaly of that situation is very rare and a setback versus a very good team in Pittsburgh is very likely in this situation.

The Panthers are just 3-7 versus teams with a winning record this season.  They have been playing over their heads for a while now for the lineup that they have and are due for a letdown game.

Pittsburgh comes in looking to win their fifth straight home game. They come in having won two straight overall. The Pens have finally started to get healthier despite being the latest team to come down with a case of the mumps in the NHL.

Sidney Crosby returned to game action in the win over Colorado. Evgeni Malkin assisted on the winner and has three goals and five assists during a six-game point streak. He has four goals and 12 assists in his last 13 meetings with Florida.

The Penguins had won eight straight home games against the Panthers prior to a 5-1 loss Jan. 20, their last meeting. The loss means the Penguins will be hungry for revenge in this spot.

The Penguins are 8-2 in Saturday games and 3-1 after being held to one goal less in the previous game.

Play PITTSBURGH 6*.

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Dec 20, 2014
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers
-10-115
  at  BMAKER
Lost
$115.0
Play Type: Top Premium

I am playing on the CLIPPERS. Los Angeles is laying a bunch of points but that doesn't bother me much here and I think they'll handily take care of the Bucks tonight.
I think the Clippers will come out hungry after a 109-106 loss to the Nuggets in which they missed a couple of three-pointers in the final seconds. 
Los Angeles actually doesn't mind playing on back-to-back nights this season where the team is 5-1 straight up and 3-3 against the spread. Milwaukee comes into this one in a much worse schedule spot, playing its third West Coast road game in four nights. 
I believe fatigue will show, especially on defense for the Bucks, which isn't good for them considering they're giving up a whopping average of 108.3 points over their last six games. The Clippers should take full advantage of that as the No. 4 scoring team in the NBA with 106 points per game this year.   
Another reason I like L.A. tonight is DeAndre Jordan. He's been a defensive beast for the Clippers this month with an average of 15.7 rebounds in nine games in December before last night's game and he's also averaging 2.8 blocks. 
With the Clippers' offense and Jordan's defense against a tired Bucks team, I believe we'll see the Clippers take this one and cover the big number in a dominating effort. 10* Personal Favorite

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Dec 20, 2014
Utah vs. UNLV
UNLV
+8-110
  at  BETONLINE
Lost
$110.0
Play Type: Top Premium

I am playing on UNLV. The Rebels play on the Strip for the first time in the school's history in this Coaches vs. Cancer matchup at the MGM Grand Arena and I love that they're getting a pile of points.
The Rebels are coming off a gritty 75-73 overtime win over Portland but they were six-point favorites in that game and coach Dave Rice wasn't happy with the effort. I think that actually benefits the Rebels in this spot because Rice spent time in the film room with his team this week hammering on rebounding and getting his team focused for Utah. I think we'll see a much sharper UNLV team tonight as a result. 
The Rebs got out-rebounded 35-27 against Portland and Rice said it was largely due to the guards not boxing out and being where they're supposed to be on rebounds. I think we'll see them correct that problem tonight and try to get up and down the floor quickly against a big Utah squad. 
Utah hasn't played in a week since losing to Kansas in its last game and we may see some rust early from the Utes. That works in our favor with UNLV seeing the most underdog points of the season since the team played Stanford Nov. 21. 
The Rebels have scored at least 75 points in each of their last three games and Utah hasn't scored more than 69 in its last three games.
I like UNLV to at least keep it close tonight and possibly even pull off the upset in what is the last game on the college board tonight. 10* Main Event

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Dec 20, 2014
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins
Total
51 un-110
  at  BMAKER
Tie
Play Type: Top Premium

I’m playing on the Under in Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins as my 10* Best Bet Saturday. The Eagles desperately need a win to stay in the NFC East race and go up against a Redskins team that isn’t going to roll over, despite not having a win since late October.

Washington has a laundry list of issues on offense – most of them starting and ending at quarterback. But through all this mess, the Redskins have actually held it together on defense. They’ve limited three of their last four opponents to an average of just under 22 points per game and have bottled up opposing rushing attacks all season, including limiting the New York Giants to only 49 yards on the ground last Sunday.

Washington is seventh in the NFL in rushing defense on the year, slowing down rival running backs to 3.9 yards per carry. In their first meeting with the Eagles – which turned into a 37-34 shootout win for Philadelphia – the Redskins checked the Eagles’ powerful rushing attack to just 54 yards on 26 carries. LeSean McCoy had 22 yards on 20 carries and both he and fellow RB Darren Sproles fumbled.

Turnovers have plagued this Philadelphia offense all season. Last year, the Eagles coughed the ball up only 19 times. Entering Week 15, the 2014 total has ballooned to 34, including a series of costly giveaways that snuffed out any offensive momentum against the Cowboys last week.

Quarterback Mark Sanchez continues to throw interceptions, with two against Dallas and nine on the season. No. 1 passer Nick Foles is still not healthy so Philadelphia has to limit the risk Sanchez presents when passing – especially in a game of this magnitude. In order to do so, expect a rush-heavy game plan against Washington’s run-tough defense.

The Redskins’ underrated defense and the Eagles having to take the ball out of Sanchez’s hands is why I’m playing Under in Philadelphia at Washington as my 10* Best Bet Saturday.

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Dec 20, 2014
South Alabama vs. Bowling Green
Bowling Green
+2½+107
  at  PINNACLE
Won
$107
Play Type: Premium

 I am taking BOWLING GREEN. This play is a little more about what South Alabama doesn’t have going for it, rather than what Bowling Green does have. That’s because both teams struggled down the final stretch but USA did a little more with four losses over the team’s last five games.  The Jaguars failed to score more than 12 points in three of their final five games which led to the firing of offensive coordinator Robert Matthews at the end of the season. They re-hired former OC Bryan Vincent from a now defunct UAB team, leaving the Jags in a bit of scramble mode on offense coming into this game.  That’s not good for a team that ranks 104th in the nation in scoring offense and 107th in passing efficiency. I think the Jaguars will struggle against a Bowling Green offense that likes to move at a rapid no-huddle pace and score as quickly as possible. I don’t believe it will give South Alabama enough time to regroup on the sidelines before it's thrown back out on the field and left to work out the kinks in-game.  

In terms of motivation, I feel Bowling Green has the edge there too. Even though USA is playing in its home state, the Jaguars are playing in their first bowl game in school history and could just be thrilled to be there. The Falcons, meanwhile, are playing in their third straight bowl game and lost their last two and failed to cover. I expect them to be hungry to end that losing streak this year. 10* Best Bet

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Dec 20, 2014
Utah vs. Colorado State
Colorado State
+4½-108
  at  PINNACLE
Lost
$108.0
Play Type: Premium

I am playing on COLORADO STATE. I think oddsmakers got this one wrong in opening Utah as the favorite in the Las Vegas Bowl so I see a nice early bowl-season opportunity here.  Utah plays in a better conference and Colorado State enters this game with an interim coach after Jim McElwain left for Florida, but that just helps gives us a couple more points to work with. CSU offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin will take over as interim coach, which I feel will be a seamless transition considering the Rams won mainly with offense all year.  The Rams own the eighth best passing offense in the country, the 12 best overall offense and the 21st ranked scoring offense. The Salt Lake Tribune also went on with promising offensive merits: “They have the second-most efficient passer in the nation, a Biletnikoff finalist at receiver, a running back who started his career at Alabama, and an offensive tackle who is a potential first-rounder in the upcoming draft.”  Not bad. It’s even better when you consider Utah lost the yardage battle against just about everyone it played this season. The Utes were out-yarded in nine straight games before gaining just six more yards than Colorado in the season finale and the Buffs happen to be the worst team in the Pac-12 after failing to win a conference game this season.  I don’t feel Colorado State will lack any motivation for this game, which is a concern for some. The Las Vegas Bowl is still the second best bowl available to a Mountain West squad, while on the other hand, this is about the lowest-tier bowl for a Pac-12 team. If anyone will be lacking motivation, I feel it will likely be the Utes. 9* Opening Day Shocker

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