EIGHT of the NFL’s 11 season finisher games are in the books and what have we realized? Host groups are only 3-5 SU and ATS, with every one of the eight SU victors of the games, additionally covering the pointspread. The nearest any SU victor came to NOT covering the pointspread was Seattle (shut as a 9 1/2-point top choice), in its 20-10 success over Washington this previous Saturday.
Over/under bettors have seen SIX of the eight games go under the aggregate, with the most elevated scoring game being the one with the least posted aggregate (normally!). That would be Carolina’s 29-21 success over Chicago yesterday, a game which saw its complete shut down at 31.
My free play for Monday is in school loops, taking Kansas over Missouri at 7:00 ET. I have recently a SINGLE play on Monday and that is my 10* Western Conference TV Game of the Month, including the game between the SA Spurs and the Memphis Grizzlies.
Season finisher Musings
Possibly guard doesn’t win titles? The Bears possessed the association’s best-scoring guard in the normal season, permitting 12.6 PPG. Indeed, they had permitted only 61 focuses in their eight home games (only 31 focuses over their last six!), the absolute bottom all out of any group since the NFL went to a 16-game season back in 17978. Nonetheless, the Panthers ‘tore’ the Bears for 29 focuses and 434 yards on Sunday.
The Colts claimed the association’s second-best scoring guard at 15.4 PPG yet permitted the Steelers to go 84 yards in 10 plays on their first drive of the game and afterward 72 yards on seven plays in their subsequent drive, giving Pittsburgh a 14-0 lead which set the vibe for the rest of the game.
Turnovers did in the reigning champions, as New England was at real fault for FIVE turnovers on Saturday night, prompting 24 focuses by the Broncos. In New England’s past 10 season finisher games (all successes), the Pats had submitted only SIX turnovers.
Curiously however, the other three games this end of the week were NOT settled by turnovers, as Washington, Indy and Chicago consolidated for only two giveaways while driving SIX focus points. That is not the standard however, as in the special case round, the four winning groups won the turnover ‘fight’, 12-1!
While passing assaults might be more “attractive”, the guideline for winning in the NFL is run the ball preferred and all the more frequently over your rival. Each of the eight season finisher victors have out-surged their adversaries, just as had additional hurrying endeavors during the game
Rex Grossman was the fifth and last QB to make his NFL season finisher debut in the current year’s postseason. With Chicago’s 29-21 misfortune to Carolina, that makes season finisher ‘virgins’ 0-5 SU and ATS in the current year’s postseason. Nonetheless, Cincinnati’s Carson Palmer merits a mulligan, as he was harmed and lost for the game on the Bengals’ subsequent hostile play.
Discussing QBs, was there a more pitiful site than Peyton Manning in his post-game question and answer session saying he needed to be a decent partner, then, at that point ‘tearing’ his colleagues. Peyton doubtlessly doesn’t merit all the fault for Indy’s misfortune yet how can he rationalize his 3-6 profession mark in the postseason? In correlation, Carolina’s Jake Delhomme, is 5-1 in his six vocation season finisher begins, with a TD-to-block attempt proportion of 10-2!
The title games are set for next Sunday with Pittsburgh at Denver (Broncos are 3 1/2-point top picks with a sum of 41) and Carolina at Seattle (Seahawks are 4 1/2-point top choices with a sum of 43 1/2). Pittsburgh is the principal No. 6 to progress to a gathering title game since the association extended to its present season finisher design in 1990. Ten other No. 6 seeds had taken a stab at, including Washington this year, prior to the Steelers got through. With respect to the Broncos, Denver is 12-2 in its season finisher history at home, contrasted with a 3-8 record out and about.
Carolina has now won four straight season finisher games out and about (tying a NFL record) and will confront a Seattle group which just finished a 21-year dry spell between season finisher wins by beating the Redskins on Saturday. This will be only the second meeting title game for Seattle in its 30-year history (lost the ’83 AFC title game to the LA Raiders 30-14) and its very first at home. The Panthers, in the association since only 1995, will make their third NFC title-game appearance. คาสิโนมาแรง
The NBA highlights a 12-game timetable on Martin Luther King Day, starting with games tipping at 1:05 ET. Dynamite has an incredible doubleheader, with the Spurs taking on the Grizzlies at 8:05 ET and afterward the Heat at the Lakers at 10:35 ET.
Memphis is the association’s top cautious group permitting 86.7 PPG and San Antonio positions second at 88.8 PPG. These groups just met Saturday night in San Antonio with the Spurs winning 80-79. Nonetheless, utilizing the Carolina/Chicago “hypothesis”, the last will likely come 110-109. San Antonio is leaned toward by 1/2-focuses with a sum of 169. It’s Shaq versus Kobe in the nightcap, for the fourth time since they ‘split’. Miami’s won the three past gatherings yet LA’s covered two of the three. The Heat are leaned toward by 3 1/2-focuses with an aggregate of 204.
This evening’s school b-ball plan includes a 15-game card, including a tripleheader on ESPN. Kansas, which lost Saturday to Kansas St without precedent for 32 gatherings, is at Missouri at 7:00 ET. The Jayhawks are inclined toward by 2 1/2-focuses with a sum of 129.
Connecticut (14-1) is at Syracuse (15-2) at 9:00 ET, where the Huskies are a 1/2-point decision, despite the fact that Syracuse is on a 12-game series of wins (complete is 148 1/2). At 12 PM ET, Gonzaga has Loyola-Marymount, as the Bulldogs hope to stretch out their home series of wins to 32 straight games. Driven by the country’s driving scorer, Adam Morrison (28.2 PPG), Gonzaga is inclined toward by 18 with a sum of 155.