Nick Rolovich and Hawaii has captured the public's imagination as they've coasted through the first 3 games with ease, winning all 3 by a combined score of 145-110. They've been led by Cole McDonald who's compiled 1,173 yards of passing with a completion percentage of 70.5%. Nevertheless, this is an extremely tough situation for the Rainbow Warriors traveling across 6 time zones and playing a game on the road while their internal body clock is still at 6:00 AM. Army runs the triple option which essentially means they run the ball in one shape or form 95% of the time. Though predictable, Hawaii's 2nd opponent Navy runs the same and still did manage to put up 41 points on the Hawaii defense. Adrenaline can get the Rainbow Warriors through the first quarter or so but we believe they eventually wear down against a physical OL run blocking on every play. Black Knights by a comfortable margin. BET: ARMY -6.5 ODDS: 1.943 Pinnacle (-106)
Pauline Parmentier is doing well this week, and with regards to yesterdays match. After having a close encounter in the first set against Varvara Lepchenko, the second was much easier. In fact, her opponent seemed to lose her nerve, and that was probably down to missing out on a first set that should have ended different. Nevertheless, the 32 year old French girl is in good form and needs respecting! While Parmentier has battled her way through to this stage of the tournement, it's been much easier for Heather Watson. The 26 year old Brit looked really good in yesterdays match against local girl Marin. Plus, she also beat Niculescu and Fernandez in straight sets. It's all been good stuff from Watson, and we know she's much more talented than her opponent. This should be relatively straightforward! Heather Watson
Take this one on us - If you want to join our super profitable premium service the price is €250 per month or €600 to end of December (3.5 months) - Join the winners email@example.com ———— To be honest we have to remove all pre conceived ideas about these two teams to make this bet. Afterall, Toulouse are still minnows playing against a Champions league club. The first thing we would like to say about the club from the principality is great coach, but shitty owners. Leonardo Jardim should be credited big time for what he’s achieved during his time in charge, but he’s going to have it hard this season. Afterall, the club cashed-in nearly €190 million from summer sales, and that’s not what should be happening when they have Champions league. In any case, we find it hard to follow the trading policy of Monaco, and back to back defeats suggest the visitors are going to struggle. We should also add that Jardim will be without a big bunch of first choice players for todays game, and even last season they failed to win here. Alain Casnova is back in charge of Les Pitchouns, and that appears to be working well. In fact, the hosts won their last three games, and they are the perfect 2-0-0 at home. Add to that most of the Toulouse players were not away on international duty, and the club usually perform well at home and against this opponent!
Last seasons fourth place finish convinced Peter Lim to invest in new players during the summer. The likes of Goncalo Guedes (PSG - €40 million), Geoffrey Kondogbia (Inter - €25 million), Kevin Gameiro (Atletico - €16 million), Mouctar Diakhaby (Lyon - €15 Million) and Jeison Murillo (Inter - €12 million) were just some of the Valencia buys. And, then on top of that was the €3 million loan fee for Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea). Suffice to say, the hosts should be stronger again this season, and they will need to be for the up and coming champions league. However, just two points from 3 games suggest Los Che haven’t got their act together, and they will clearly need to do that quickly for the sake of Marcelino’s job! Betis enjoyed a win in the last round over city neighbour FC Sevilla (1-0), so the fans will be happy about that. The only thing is the Beticos needed their opponents to be reduced to ten men before scoring the winner, and it was not a very entertaining game. Last season the visitors lost both matches against todays opponent. Nevertheless, at the end of the campaign they finished an highly credible sixth, and that means Europa league football. With that in mind the owners could have been expected to invest in new players, but the opposite was true. In fact, summer trading gave the Betis owners €19 million surplus. Playing this at the Mestalla and the two week break should do the trick for the hosts!
We have bets upto 16/1 today - For Freemium users we are giving a second for free! ———PINCHECK has three lengths and three pounds to find on the selection. In fact, we could say it is even more, because MAKING LIGHT was a very easy winner of that listed in Cork. Dermot Weld’s four year old filly is a winner at the track, and this wouldn’t be the toughest group 2 race. While PSYCHEDELIC FUNK beat the selection on his only start this season, he’s not been out since. We would actually prefer KENYA to I CAN FLY, but jockey selection suggests we are wrong. Nevertheless, neither are our idea of the winner!
Starting pitchers are Madison Bumgarner for the hosts and German Marquez for the visitors. Bumgarner has been in terrible form as he allowed 5 runs in 6 innings against the Brewers last time out after allowing 6 ER in 5 innings against these same Rockies. Granted, both starts came on the road and AT&T Park is much more forgiving to the pitcher but we've repeatedly underlined some flaws in Bumgarner this season. Bumgarner's fastball isn't elite anymore and the hard contact he's giving up simply doesn't work well in any ballpark. The Rockies should have no issues with the big southpaw in our opinion especially after touching him up just 2 weeks ago! On the other side, German Marquez has been absolutely dominant in the 2nd half of the season and he's allowed 2 ER or less in his last 6 outings with a 56/8 K/BB ratio over that span. The Giants do have a quality bullpen but the Rockies' relievers have been stellar since the All-Star Break so we would say no advantage either way there! But with the starters and the visitors the vastly superior lineup, we believe they should be at maximum 1.66!
Seven bets today - time to get back on track! ——— DUBAWI PRINCE is a lightly raced four year old, and he should improve further. However, he’s up against the highly regarded HIGHBROW, and at these odds we know which one we want to be on. David Simcock’s three year old is down in grade, and conditions here should suit him better than last time at Ascot (ground too fast). The other three look more exposed, so we won’t be considering that prospect.
Starting pitchers are Zach Davies for the hosts and Ivan Nova for the visitors. Ivan Nova is coming off one of his better outings of the year against the Marlins but he gets a much more challenging assignment against one of the top hitting teams in the majors against right handed pitching. Furthermore, Nova struggles mightily against left handers and on the road and we expect the Brewers to stack their lineup with plenty of left handed power. Zach Davies has pitched well since returning from the DL but we expect him to face a left handed heavy lineup as well. Both sides are backed up by terrific bullpens but we believe there could be more than a few home runs early. We have this at 9 even!
Starting pitchers are John Gant for the hosts and Rich Hill for the visitors. John Gant enters this game with a 3.16 ERA but he's been punching a bit above his weight and his 4.50 xFIP tells a more realistic story. Gant has benefited facing mostly poor hitting teams and gets a Dodgers team that's really gotten it together at the plate. Rich Hill hasn't been the most reliable pitcher but curiously, the southpaw has been more effective against right handers this season and throughout his career. Hill will face a mostly right handed hitting Cardinals team and while he usually tops out at 6 innings, he does have the superior bullpen behind him as well.
These teams meet for the 2nd time in 2 years as last year's game saw a rising Purdue team catch the Tigers off guard in a 35-3 win for the Big Ten team. Missouri struggled for the 1st half of 2017 but surged with a tremendous offensive output in the 2nd half, led by QB Drew Lock who returns to lead the Tigers for his senior season. Lock has picked up where he left off with nearly 800 yards passing in 2 blowout wins over Tennessee Martin and Wyoming. Purdue meanwhile has been disappointing with losses to Northwestern and Eastern Michigan. Boilermakers QB Elijah Sindelar is a game time decision but we don't believe he is too important as David Blough has been a capable backup and some continuity could be benficial if Sindelar is ruled out as the Boilermakers have used both quarterbacks in both games thus far, perhaps disrupting their rhythm. The Tigers will be looking for revenge without a doubt but we don't believe it to be that simple. After all, there were no signs of the Tigers quitting last season at the time these teams played and it was the Boilermakers that were simply more physical and won the line of scrimmage, forcing Lock to scramble and into turnovers. Boilermakers head coach Jeff Brohm is usually at his best when his team is in the role of the underdog and in a night game at home, we believe nearly a touchdown is a bit much here.
Arkansas lost outright at Colorado St last week after dominating for 3 quarters. We somewhat expected the Razorbacks to struggle as most of their players weren't used to the elevation though a complete collapse didn't seem likely. Nevertheless, they return home to much more favourable conditions to face a rising North Texas team that's 2-0 on the year after wins over SMU and Incarnate Word. New Razorbacks head coach Chad Morris is quite familiar with the Mean Green as his previous job was at SMU where he actually would beat North Texas in all 3 years he coached there, even during the 2015 season where his Mustangs were a dismal 2-10. It's safe to say Morris knows this Mean Green team quite well and even without the proper time to instill his new scheme, we believe his up tempo style should put plenty of points up against a defense that's still rather poor. By that same token, the Mean Green bring one of the more experienced quarterbacks in Mason Fine and with a nearly nonexistant ground game, we see them airing it out as well. We can't see anything but a shootout here.
Auburn will no doubt have last year's matchup fresh in their minds as they led 20-0 before letting it all slip away in what ended up as a 27-23 win for LSU. Though it wasn't pretty, Auburn were able to win against Washington 21-16 in Week 1 where we believe Jarrett Stidham was impressive given the quality of the Huskies defense. Week 2 saw the Auburn Tigers trounce Alabama St 63-9. Likewise, LSU scored an impressive 33-16 victory over Miami in Week 1 followed with a comfortable 31-0 win over an FCS opponent in Week 2. However, we weren't as impressed with the LSU Tigers against Miami, especially QB Joe Burrows as he holds a completion rate below 50% on the season. Both defenses we rate highly but we believe LSU's offense is a few classes below Auburn's and playing in one of the most hostile environments in the SEC, we can't imagine the LSU Tigers get much going. We expect Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn to utilize tempo to tire out the LSU defense and turn this into a one way game! Hosts to exact some revenge and win handily!