It’s time to get ahead in Rockets vs. Thunder… again, plus other best bets for Wednesday

There have been plenty of shake-ups in the college football coaching world this week, with Lincoln Riley leaving Oklahoma for USC and Brian Kelly taking Notre Dame to LSU. The reaction to both of these moves was predictable.

Neither Oklahoma nor Notre Dame have had much experience with coaches leaving for other jobs – especially other college jobs. They are supposed to be destinations, not stepping stones, but College football The landscape is evolving rapidly and it seems the way coaches see work is catching up with those changes.

However, while the response was to be expected, a lot of it surpassed the beginning.

Brian Kelly was embroiled on social media for holding a 7am meeting with his players to tell them he was leaving and only talked for a few minutes before leaving. Obviously, in the minds of many, this is not enough. Which makes me wonder how long did Brian Kelly have to talk to the players to get you to accept that? Does a 15-minute speech do the job? Or do you need 20 or more?

Also, when was the last time you talked to someone nonstop for so long? I mean, what else does Kelly have to say to his players that can’t be said in five minutes? If you left your current job for another job, would you spend 20 minutes explaining to all your colleagues and subordinates why you are leaving, or will you leave?

I know it’s not quite the same because sports operate in a different field from the rest of the “real world”, but sometimes we need to do better remembering that football coaches are just football coaches. people with jobs just like us. A lot of the standards we follow that we would never impose on ourselves, so maybe let’s reign in hypocrisy a bit, okay?

OK, let’s make some money.

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πŸ”₯ Hot ticket

πŸ€Rocket in Thunder, 8 pm | TV: NBA League Pass

Latest rate:

Under 216

Select: Under 215.5 (-110): I don’t know how your short-term memory is, but in case it doesn’t go well, let me give you the context. It’s Monday night and you’re still recovering from a weekend full of turkeys and junk food. You are sitting at your computer reading this news and in it is the selection for the game between the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The author of that letter, an incredibly thoughtful, intelligent man with a raw sexual instinct that no living being can resist, has told you to get Under 216.5 in that game.

His reason is very simple. Both teams in the game have surprisingly effective defenses against teams so low on the leaderboard, and both have terrible fouls. Two of the worst fouls in the league, in fact, and Houston didn’t have one of the best players against rookie Jalen Green. That match ended with a score of 102-89, far below the total.

That gorgeous, sexy man was right on Monday, and there’s no reason to think the same logic won’t apply tonight.

Main trend: Under is 7-2 in the last nine meetings.

Here’s what SportsLine is saying about the game: SportsLine projection model also rely heavily on tonight’s total, but does it agree with me, or are we going to have to step out and deal with this the old-fashioned way?

πŸ’° Selection

πŸ€ College basketball

Washington State at Arizona State, 7:30 pm | TV: Pac-12 . Network

Latest rate:

Arizona State Sun Devil +2

Pick: Arizona State +2 (-110) – We’re getting to the point of college basketball season when I’m more comfortable accepting games and tonight I have two Pac-12 games that deliver value. The first game where an Arizona State team started badly 2-5 against Washington State 5-1 but still haven’t played well. It’s also the Cougars after a 76-71 home loss to East Washington, so you can imagine my surprise to see Wazzu in favor here.

I mean, I get it. Arizona State is only 2-5, but it has played a much tougher schedule than Wazzu. Sun Devil SOS is currently ranked 52nd nationally, compared to Wazzu’s at 340th. Furthermore, while the Sun Devils have lost to San Diego State, Baylor, Syracuse and Loyola, they are all top teams. 50, and only the Loyola loss was double digits. I think coming home to face a slightly more highly rated Washington State team would be good for the Sun Devils, so I’m putting my faith in the house dog.

Main trend: Washington State is 3-8-1 ATS for the past 12 years as a preferred route.

Colorado at 5 UCLA, 9:30 p.m. | TV: Pac-12 . Network

Latest rate:

Colorado Buffalo +13.5

Pick: Colorado +13.5 (-110) – I feel as if I’m turning my back on a lifelong friend here. Last season, UCLA was my savior. I can’t tell you how many times I gave chase at the end of the night, and I bet on the Bruins, and they passed because of me. When they hit their post-season peak and started that magical league, I felt as if I was watching my kids grow up and become successful adults. I love this team. I really do.

But tonight, I bet against it.

Don’t get me wrong, the Bruins are the better team and should be favored by double numbers, but they should not be favored by 13.5 points. This is one of those situations where the small number next to UCLA’s name increases their value in the market because they’re a first-year team, so they obviously have to be a lot better than unranked Colorado. class! Yes, that’s right, but the Buffaloes are pretty solid on their own, and while this will be their toughest test of the season so far, they’re of sufficient size to cause some problems for the Bruins and should keep this.

Main trend: There are no trends in favor of this play. We will cheat.

πŸ”’ SportsChoice of the day: SportsLine Model’s favorite NBA game of the night located on one side of the spread between the Indiana Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks.

Tonight skewers

Again, the best way to lose when gambling is to bet on pars, but it’s important to remember that parlay is fun! Tonight is a three-stage NBA moneyline game payment +110. It’s time to get ahead in Rockets vs. Thunder… again, plus other best bets for Wednesday


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