We sent out 5 WTA tips for day one of Sydney and Hobart - Here is one we are opening for free —————— She’s Australian now, and it’s that which helped Ajla Tomljanovic get a wild card for this tournament. The 25 year old made a good season opening to beat both Jo Konta and Katerina Siniakova at last weeks Brisbane, and she did at least manage to take a set from the tournament winner Karolina Siniakova. Camila Giorgi regrouped to win 39 of her 59 matches last year, and that helped the now 27 year old Italian reach a career high rank of 26. Giorgi closed the season with a tournament win in Linz, and during the season she beat top ten players Anastasija Sevastova, Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitova and Sloane Stephens. And, here is the thing, she beat the latter two at this tournament, and Radwanska was also amongst her victims. With all due respect to the new Aussie, we doubt she will find ring rustiness in Giorgi!
The season opener for the Bears seemed to indicate another year of futility as they allowed QB Aaron Rodgers to lead the Packers to a win from down 17-0. However, the rest of the year would prove to be anything but, as first year head coach Matt Nagy led them to 9 wins in their last 10 games for a 12-4 record and an NFC North Title while the Packers didn't even make the postseason. The Eagles were the defending Super Bowl Champions but complacency and injuries seemed to indicate the "Super Bowl curse" was in full effect. However, wins in 5 of their last 6 games coupled with some help from these same Bears in Week 17 would give the Eagles an unlikely wild card spot, beating out the Vikings by a half game. Eagles QB Nick Foles had a scare in Week 17 after being sacked by Ryan Kerrigan and suffering bruised ribs but all reports indicate that he is ready to go and should be effective, though tested against one of the top defenses in the league. LB DJ Alexander, CB Sidney Jones and QB Carson Wentz have all been ruled out, however, and OT Jason Peters, CB Avonte Maddox, DE Michael Bennett and OG Isaac Seumalo are listed as questionable. For the hosts, LB Aaron Lynch is doubtful and FS DeAndre Houston-Carson, S Eddie Jackson, DT Bilal Nichols and TE Trey Burton are listed as questionable. However, all three of the Bears' top 3 receivers Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel and Anthony Miller appear to be at full strength and off the injury report. Foles will be facing the league's best defense by efficiency metrics and a fierce pass rush led by Khalil Mack to boot. Cold and windy conditions are in the forecast as well which doesn't bode well for Foles and his declining arm strength. However, we expect the Eagles to utilize tempo and a variety of different looks that relies on pace and unpredictability in addition to using their running backs in the passing game which has given the Bears some trouble this year. The Eagles were actually one of the worst in that regard as well and we expect the Bears to use RB Tarik Cohen to create mismatches with his speed as well as Mitch Trubisky's mobility in getting outside the pocket and making plays with his legs. The Eagles secondary has improved marginally but they should be under pressure as well against the strong arm of Trubisky and an underrated group of receivers. Doug Pederson and Matt Nagy are two of the top offensive minds in the league in our opinion and we believe the offenses will both come good here!
The Ravens looked dead and buried midseason when they entered their bye week at 4-5 with questions looming about the future of head coach John Harbaugh, who had missed the playoffs the last 3 years. However, a change at quarterback seemed to be what the team needed as rookie Lamar Jackson and his dual-threat ability took the league by surprise and led the Ravens to wins in 6 out of their last 7 games to clinch the AFC North Division. On the other side, the Chargers would finish the year 12-4 but losing the division to the Chiefs relegated them to a wild card spot and thus having to play their first playoff game on the road, despite having a better record than the Ravens. The Ravens are relatively healthy for this matchup as only WR Chris Moore, CB Tavon Young and OL Alex Lewis are listed as questionable. For the Chargers, LB Jatavis Brown has been ruled out and NT Brandon Mebane is listed as doubtful. RB Melvin Gordon is expected to play though we have doubts he's 100% and perhaps the same can be said for RB Austin Ekeler who said he was ready to go yesterday after missing 2 out of the last 3 games. There were some reports that TE Hunter Henry could see some snaps today but that was quickly snuffed out as it was announced he would remain on the PUP list. These teams played to a 22-10 Ravens win in Week 16 in a game Baltimore dominated physically with their rushing attack. We don't expect much different from the hosts and Mebane's likely absence should prove to be critical for a Chargers' defense that couldn't stop the run against Baltimore despite knowing it was coming. However, we do expect a different gameplan from the Chargers this time around with more of the focus on passing the ball, especially as we believe their running backs aren't quite healthy. The first matchup saw QB Philip Rivers struggle due to the Ravens' consistent pressure but this time, we expect more quick throws and screens to counter and more max protect packages against the blitz. Perhaps the Chargers can draw some inspiration from Baker Mayfield and the Browns who had tremendous success through the air against the Ravens in Week 17 albeit in a losing effort. Nevertheless, we expect the Chargers to force the issue and dictate a fast pace to this game!
Orlando's brief run of good form with 3 wins in 4 games came to an abrupt halt as they lost to the Twolves 120-103 in a game they led by 19 at one point. On the other side, the Clippers picked up a much needed win over the Suns on Friday to end their 2 game losing skid. The Magic have been wildly inconsistent all year but we believe this is a terrific matchup against a Clippers team that are weak defending the paint and in allowing points in transition. We believe the Magic will look to push the tempo here and keep their offense in constant motion. The Clippers don't have any issues on the offensive end themselves with balanced scoring and a deep bench. We see points for both sides.
We went 3-0 in yesterdays FA Cup, and we have another 4 for today. However, for a free premium bet take todays top match in Spain La Liga. If you want to join Football Premium the price is €250 for circa 120-140 picks - firstname.lastname@example.org ——— Top of the league fixture taking place at the Ramon Sanchez. As it stands, Sevilla are third in the table, while Atletico are one place above and have two more points on the board. This fixture last season ended with the visitors winning 2-5, and upto the 85th minute Atletico actually led that match 0-5. On that occasion Antoine Griezmann bagged himself an hat-trick, and he’s again the visitors top scorer. Both managers have missing player issues. Coach Diego Simeone (Atletico) is without recently operated Diego Costa. Thomas Lemar, Jose Gimenez, Lucas Hernandez, Gelson Mertens and Luis Filipe are others expected to be out! Sevilla who led the league for the first part of the campaign have both Gabriel Mercado and Franco Vazquez suspended. Simon Kjaer, Aleix Vidal, Maxime Gonalons and Jesus Navas are the others on our list. Player for player the visitors have the stronger team. And, while they are rarely flamboyant, the fact is they are unbeaten in 13 competitive matches. After a slow start to the season, Atletico are the form team. On the other hand we feel has though Sevilla are being found out. The club again failed to invest during the summer, and it’s that which make them more of a Europa league team rather than Champions! Team news is best described has balanced, but we expect the visitors to cope best. Afterall, they have a deeper squad, and they don’t just rely on a couple of players for the goals!
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Have this PREMIUM BET on us - firstname.lastname@example.org ——— Bottom side Huesca are trying hard, bye they don’t appear to be having much luck. In fact, recent results against Real Madrid (0-1) and Valencia (2-1) were a tad hard, and a missed penalty against ten men Villarreal was the difference between winning and only drawing. We have to go back 16 competitive games to find the hosts last win (1-2 Eibar), and since then have been big losses to Barcelona (8-2), Athletic Bilbao twice (4-0 + 0-4). From what we are seeing, this division is a step too high for the newly promoted host! Betis have been blowing hot and cold. If we go back two games, Quique Setien’s side were absolutely fantastic in beating Espanyol (1-3). However, in the last round at home to Eibar they struggled to a 1-1 draw, and it was a very poor effort. Nevertheless, this is a talented team and they are more suited to playing on the road. Take the Big Greens to bounce back and take all the points back to Sevilla.
Here is one we sent out nice and early. If you want to get the pro tips then join paid PREMIUM email@example.com ———— Poor race and you can see the attraction of lightly raced YOUNOSO. Afterall, Tina Jackson’s runner did better on his last run and he’s a pound lower here. All the same, we like TITIAN BOY, because he’s potentially very well h’capped. The ten year old will appreciate this easier ground, and he’s now 13 pounds lower than his last win. Jockey is taking off another 5 pounds, and trainer is in great form!
In the 2nd Wild Card matchup, two 10-6 teams square off as the Dallas Cowboys host the Seattle Seahawks. The Cowboys defied expectations in what was supposed to be a down year as they made incremental improvements after a slow start and ended up winning the NFC East with ease. The Seahawks were another team that weren't expected to make the postseason due to injuries and attrition but finished the season with 6 wins in their last 7 games to clinch a Wild Card spot. For the visitors, OG JR Sweezy is listed as questionable for this game. FB Tre Madden is doubtful. LB KJ Wright is expected to play without a snap count limitation after being limited last week. For the hosts, DL David Irving has been ruled out and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo is doubtful. S Darian Thompson and WR Tavon Austin are listed as questionable. We expect both sides to lean heavily on their ground game but the Cowboys were markedly better at stopping the run with the 5th best rushing defense by efficiency metrics compared to the Seahawks who ranked 17th. In fact, we believe the offensive lines will be the difference here as the Seahawks' do run block well but are also one of the poorest pass blocking units with an adjusted sack rate allowed of 10.4%, 3rd worst mark in the league. The Cowboys have a dangerous pass rush and will create issues for QB Russell Wilson when the Seahawks inevitably have to throw. Home field has begun to trend upwards for the Cowboys in recent years and in a playoff setting, we believe they should be rewarded the full 3 points. We also rate the hosts as the slightly better team so getting less than a field goal is a must bet for us. However, we prefer the moneyline over the spread here!
In the first of two Wild Card Playoff Games today, two divisional foes square off as the Houston Texans (11-5) host the Indianapolis Colts (10-6). The Texans won the AFC South despite starting the season 0-3 by reeling off 9 straight wins. However, they would go 2-2 down the stretch including a loss to this same Colts team back in Week 14. The Colts made it count in Andrew Luck's return from injury as they won 9 of their last 10 games entering the playoffs as one of the hottest teams in the league. For the visitors, FS JJ Wilcox is doubtful to play tonight. S Clayton Geathers, DE Jabaal Sheard, WR Dontrelle Inman and WR TY Hilton are all listed as questionable. For the hosts, RB Buddy Howell is questionable. WR Keke Coutee is expected to play after missing the last 5 games. If you remember this matchup from Week 14, we tipped the under and it came in relatively comfortably. Our opinion hasn't changed much since then as we expect both sides to play this a bit conservatively given the circumstances. The Colts' OL has been one of their strengths but the Texans' pass rush is still very dangerous and must be respected. It's hard to imagine TY Hilton sitting out but he has been on the injury report the last few weeks and despite playing and playing well at that, it still indicates to us that he's not quite 100%. Inman's possible absence would take away another weapon for Luck as well. On the other side, the Texans' OL has struggled all season and was actually the worst unit in pass protection with an adjusted sack rate of 11.5%, dead last in the league. While it's likely QB DeShaun Watson is given more freedom in a playoff setting, the Colts' defense was still a top 10 unit by efficiency metrics. We like the under again!
The FCS Championship Game will take place at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas where 14-0 North Dakota St is seeking a record seventh FCS title which would break their tie with Georgia Southern for the most in subdivision history. Standing in their way is Eastern Washington who are 12-2 on the year with one of those losses coming against FBS Washington St back in September. With the Bison, everything begins with their outstanding offensive line and power run game. No team has been able to stop it thus far and we have doubts the Eagles, who were mediocre at best against the run, will offer much resistance. Furthermore, NT Jay-Tee Tiuli may miss his 2nd consecutive game following an assault charge in December. However, the Eagles do have dual-threat QB Eric Barriere who can spread out the field with his targets and still have the ability to scramble away from the Bison pass rush. Mobile quarterbacks have given the Bison the most trouble in recent years and we believe the Eagles have enough offensive firepower to put up a fair amount of points. Good weather is in the forecast unlike the freezing conditions of last years' championship and we expect plenty of fireworks in this game!
The Cavs showed well in the 1st half last night against the Jazz but were thoroughly dominated in the 2nd half en route to a 117-91 loss for their 8th in a row. The Pelicans are coming off a 126-121 loss to the Nets on Wednesday for their 7th loss in 9 games. David Nwaba, Ante Zizic and Matthew Dellavedova are questionable for the hosts. Nikola Mirotic is out for the visitors. If we look at the last 5 games for the Cavs, we can see 5 losses with just two of them being covers. However, it's worth mentioning that in the 3 ATS losses, they faced the Heat twice and the Jazz, two excellent defensive teams. That won't be the case against the Pelicans who have the 5th worst defensive rating in the league. Tristan Thompson should again be paired with Larry Nance to counter the Pelicans' post presence and we believe good rebounding along with the poor Pelicans' defense should be enough to keep the hosts in the game and keep it competitive. In fact, we believe there won't be much defense at all and see a game played into the 110's!