GAME: (103) SAN DIEGO CHARGERS vs (104) DENVER BRONCOS
REASON FOR PICK: Play - Broncos-Chargers UNDER.
Edges - Broncos 1-4 UNDER on Thursdays; and 0-6 UNDER before the Patriots. Chargers: 1-5 UNDER on Thursdays; and 0-4 UNDER as dogs of more than 6 points. With both teams owning Top 10 ranked defenses, look for the UNDER in this series to win again for the 4th straight time tonight. We recommend a 3-unit play on the Broncos-Chargers UNDER. Thank you and good luck as always.
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GAME: (149) MASSACHUSETTS vs (150) TOLEDO
PICKS: (149) MASSACHUSETTS
REASON FOR PICK:
Massachusetts is just 2-6 on the season but it is much better than that record shows. Four of those losses have been by five points or less including three by a field goal or less so a few breaks here and there and the record could be a lot better. The Minutemen won just one game in each of the past two seasons but have already surpassed those totals thanks to its current two-game winning streak. Defeating Kent and Eastern Michigan may not be overly impressive but both wins were blowouts and they outgained the two opponents by 141 and 282 yards respectively. Toledo is coming off its bye week following a loss at Iowa St. which snapped its three-game winning streak. The Rockets are now laying their biggest number of the season which I feel is unjustified against one of the better teams in the MAC that are getting a different perception by the public. They have been outgained on four of their six games against teams from the FBS as their defense has been horrendous. That is not a good sign for a Massachusetts team that is starting to hit its stride offensively, averaging 39.8 ppg over its last four games. We don't need the outright victory here as getting this many points against a horrific defense is a sure take. That defensive ineptness is backed up by a situation where we play on road underdogs in the second half of the season that are averaging between 5.6 and 6.2 yppl going up against teams allowing between 5.6 and 6.2 yppl. This situation is 31-7 ATS (81.6 percent) over the last five seasons. Play (149) Massachusetts Minutemen
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GAME: (653) PHILADELPHIA 76ERS vs (654) DETROIT PISTONS
PICKS: (654) DETROIT PISTONS
REASON FOR PICK: Your free pick for Thursday, October 23rd comes in NBA action as the 76ers and Pistons meet in Detroit. Can't see the Philadelphia 76ers caring about this one, their final preseason games. They didn't play well in their last game, also on the road, losing 99-88 at Brooklyn. In fact, they haven't had a good preseason on a 1-4 run with little offense, scoring 77, 91, 95 and 88 points the last four. They shot 39% the last game, just 5-26 from long range. Detroit's offense is been playing well, with a 4-2 preseason record despite playing the last four games on the road. Andre Drummond had 19 points and 14 rebounds to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Atlanta Hawks 104-100 on Saturday night in an exhibition game. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy has only one more preseason game in which to assess his centers and wingmen. "We haven't come anywhere near deciding on a lineup." Van Gundy said. "Nowhere near it." So grab the home team. Play the Pistons!
GAME: (5) WASHINGTON CAPITALS vs (6) EDMONTON OILERS
PICKS: (6) EDMONTON OILERS
REASON FOR PICK: This is a Free #NHL play on the Edmonton #Oilers.
The Caps are in Edmonton tonight, taking on an Oilers team that is coming off it's first win of the season. Washington has yet to lose in regulation, boasting a record of 3-0-2. The home team should hungrier, looking to string a few wins together after opening the season with five straight losses. This is a tough spot for the visitors, playing on the opposite side of the continent against a Western Conference team that they don't see a lot of.
Taylor Hall scored a goal and an assist in the win over Tampa on Monday, and he leads the team with four goals so far. Hall finished last year with 80 points, tied for 6th in the league. He's only 22 years old, and may well develop into one of the league's elite forwards. He's not alone, Ryan Nudgent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle and Nail Yakupov are all in their early 20s, and each player has superstar potential.
As talented as the Oilers are, they are dreadful defensively. They finished last season dead last in goals against, and they aren't far off from that so far this year. Goaltender Ben Scrivens is coming off a couple solid outings in a row though, allowing just three goals on 53 shots against the Canucks and Lightning.
Home ice should be a big advantage here tonight, and it has been when these teams have met in recent seasons. The home team has won 10 of the last 13 in this series.