Here is a look at all the freshest line in the NFL and bowl games including today’s Poinsettia Bowl. Always review the nuggets since they are worth a look.
CFB – Wednesday (209) LOUISIANA TECH vs. (210) TCU 8:00 EST ESPN
The most common contention about the Poinsettia Bowl is TCU will lack the motivation after playing in and winning the Rose Bowl last season. While that might be true, another point is Louisiana Tech is a very solid club, winners of seven straight (7-0 ATS) and better on both sides of the ball than most would presume. The Bulldogs were +11-point underdogs and are at +9 today. Louisiana Tech is 7-0 ATS as underdogs this season.
NFL – (103) OAKLAND at (104) KANSAS CITY 1:00 EST CBS
For this AFC West showdown, the total has dipped from 43 to 42. If interim head coach Romeo Crennel can stifle the Green Bay offense, he sure can cut off what Oakland does to score points. Two factors to think about, the Raiders are 7-0 UNDER on the road after four or more Over’s and Kansas City is 12-4 UNDER at home since last season.
NFL – (109) ARIZONA at (110) CINCINNATI 1:00 EST FOX
This is a situational line move based on current form. Arizona is 6-1 SU in last seven and 6-2 ATS since the day before Halloween, playing great defense and making enough offensive plays. Cincinnati 0-4-2 ATS in their last six tries and is an abhorrent 1-11 against the spread as home favorite. It did not take long for the Bengals to fall from -5.5 to -4-point favorites, despite the Cardinals 0-7 ATS mark on the road the last quarter of the season.
NFL – (115) N.Y. GIANTS at (116) N.Y. JETS 1:00 EST FOX
This is a must win for the only two teams that share a stadium. The bettor’s attention has been on the total, as 47 points did not hold and 45.5 is the adjusted figure. There are several strange aspects to think about this city matchup. The two teams are a combined 25-6 OVER when the line is +3 to -3. The Giants are 8-2 OVER off a home loss, with the Jets 28-12 UNDER after permitting 400 or more yards.
NFL – (117) MINNESOTA at (118) WASHINGTON 1:00 EST FOX
It sometimes doesn’t take much to sway football bettor’s thoughts. Washington’s upset of the Giants gives them some positive mojo and Minnesota’s potentially worst season ever continues, having to play outdoors, not their favorite environment. The Redskins have been elevated from -5.5 to -6.5, with the thought they are just the better team. But this isn’t the Skins most comfortable role since they are is 0-6 ATS as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points the last three seasons.
NFL – (119) TAMPA BAY at (120) CAROLINA 1:00 EST FOX
Conventional wisdom would suggest if you have the No. 26 and No. 31 teams in points allowed facing each other, the total would be mounting like the presents around the Christmas tree. Instead, we have witnessed a sinking total, down a point to 48. The best explanation is these division partners are 9-2 UNDER at Carolina. Don’t buy it, these are two mediocre defenses and that will fall prey to a shootout, weather permitting.
NFL – (123) SAN DIEGO at (124) DETROIT 4:05 EST CBS
Philip Rivers is back to his old self and San Diego is scoring over 36 points a game in their last three outings. On top of that, Detroit’s Matthew Stafford is not that far behind and his Lions are averaging 29.3 point a contest at Ford Field. A rising total from 50.5 to 52 seems realistic, particularly with the Chargers 6-0 OVER in road games after a win by 10 or more points.
CFB – (213) NEVADA vs. (214) SOUTHERN MISS 8:00 EST ESPN
Coach Larry Fedora might be heading to North Carolina after the Hawaii Bowl but he first wants to have his named associated with possibly the first 12-win team in Southern Miss history. Fedora’s high-octane offense might also be linked to one of the higher scoring bowls of the year with this contest rising two points to a total of 62. Southern Miss is 15-5 OVER in road games vs. offensive teams scoring 31 or more. Nevada’s perception as a high scoring outfit is taken into consideration and they are 4-1 UNDER in previous bowl games.
CFB – Monday (215) NORTH CAROLINA vs. (216) MISSOURI 5:00 EST ESPN2
Missouri’s closing statement of the regular season with a 3-0 record has impressed the wagering world and lifted the Tigers from -3.5 to -5. Missouri played a tougher schedule and has a 102 to 73 edge in offensive and defensive yard differentials compared to opponents season average. Every bettor should know the Tigers are 3-8 ATS at neutral sites, while North Carolina is 19-9 ATS as an underdog.
3Daily Winners Nuggets
CBB ATS Nugget
UL-Lafayette is 2-14 ATS at home after scoring 65 points or less in two straight games.
CBB Totals Nugget
Seton Hall is 9-0 UNDER after two straight games giving up nine or less offensive rebounds the last two seasons.
NHL Money Line Nugget
St. Louis is 3-14 in road games after allowing four goals or more.