Utah State +9.5
I’m going to take the points in this instate rivalry game between the Aggies and the Cougars. Utah St is 3-1 on the season and 2-1 straight up in their last 3 meetings with BYU. The Cougars largest victory this season is by just 10 points and they could be looking ahead to next week's clash against Boise St in Provo.
Iowa/Maryland Under 47.5
I’m expecting this game tonight to be a rather low-scoring close affair. Iowa’s defense has been fantastic and has only given up 11 points per game. Iowa’s offense is pedestrian, like many Big 10 teams. They’ll be conservative until they need to make a play. Taulia Tagovailoa has been very good, but Maryland has gone way under the last 2 weeks. U47.5!
The Parlay Kid
Taulia Tagovailoa Over 1.5 TD Passes
What a nice Friday night treat featuring two 4-0 teams in Maryland and Iowa. Maryland is at home and has one of the best QBs in the country in Tagovailoa who has thrown 10 TD passes to date. Iowa’s defense is very good, but Maryland has a dynamite receiving duo in Donte Demus Jr. and Rakim Jarrett who will help Tags get this over.
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Joe Burrow Over 1.5 TD Passes
Burrow is playing against a defense that is surrendering 30+ points per game and he has thrown two or more touchdown passes in each of the first three games this year. That’s good enough for me to jump on even at -188.
Joe Mixon's Longest Rush Over 16.5 Yards
Mixon is second in the NFL in rushing behind D Henry. Mixon's longest run of the season is 27 yards and when he rushed against the Jacksonville defense in 2020 he went off for 151 yards with a 32-yard jaunt being his best that day.
Jonquel Jones Over 19.5 Points
I’m not sure why, but the oddsmakers still don’t trust Chicago. I like Chicago getting 7.5 here, but I do think Jones has a big game. She had 26 in game 1 and will need a big game for them tonight to not get upset again. I think she comes out aggressive and I don’t think Chicago has the players to shut her down. Jones O19.5!
New York Yankees/Toronto Blue Jays Under 8
In the 4 games that Cole has pitched against the Blue Jays this season, no game has had more than 6 runs. Cole will be looking to put on a dominating performance to have a shot at the Cy Young. Berrios has had 6 quality starts in a row. I’m not expecting many runs tonight. U8!
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San Francisco Giants -1.5
Back to back days of riding with the Giants and it’s hard to blame me. Quite simply the Giants need to win and the Diamondbacks do nothing but lose. Alex Wood is on the mound for the Giants and Arizona is 17-44 in their last 61 games against a lefty starter. Meanwhile, the Giants will face righty Merrill Kelly and they are 41-13 in their last 54 games against a right-handed starter. Easy money? Let’s hope.
Atlanta Braves to Win
The Phillies lost to the Braves on Tuesday and are now 3.5 games behind Atlanta in the East. Max Fried will take care of business for Atlanta against Aaron Nola who has had a disappointing season for the Phil’s. The Braves have won 8 of Fried’s last 9 starts.