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The Steelers defense may be too much for the Falcons to handle on Sunday. Atlanta has failed to score more than 17 points in three of its last four games, with the lone exception being against the Bears (arguably the league's worst defense). And speaking of defense, Atlanta doesn't pose much of a threat on that side of the ball either. The Falcons rank 30th in DVOA, 27th in yards allowed per drive, and just 28th in points allowed per drive.
Shawn Wronka - Pick Made 6 hrs, 33 min ago.
Pittsburgh's defense has stepped it up with T.J. Watt back on the field, ranked out No. 8 in EPA per play over the past three contests while tallying seven sacks and six takeaways in that span. Atlanta has sputtered on offense the past month, boasting the 23rd-lowest EPA per play since Week 9.
Jason Logan - Pick Made 1 day, 23 hrs, 17 min ago.
This week, the Atlanta quarterback’s rushing total opened at 41.5 yards, seven yards longer than his total last week and a season-high. His season average sits at 33.5 yards and I don’t see the justification for the 24% increase. First off, Mariota is not a lock to play a full game this week after another poor performance down the stretch in Week 12. He tossed an interception in the red zone vs. Washington in the final minute down six points and has thrown for more than 187 yards just once in his last seven games.
Josh Inglis - Pick Made 6 hrs, 36 min ago.
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USA has gone six matches without a goal from a recognized striker, and just seven of their 28 shots in the World Cup have been on target. Of the Netherlands' eight shots on goal at the World Cup, four of them came in the group finale against Qatar.
Jason Ence - Pick Made 5 hrs, 46 min ago.
Despite the disparity in star power, I see Australia’s formula being effective again on Saturday, with a swarm of defenders around Messi and a committed midfield denying passes between the lines. Argentina has had to be patient at this tournament, with goalless first halves against Mexico and Poland before breaking the deadlock.
Tom Oldfield - Pick Made 5 hrs, 22 min ago.
This Poland defense will be on high alert, sitting deep and relying on the midfield to provide a stubborn protective shield. But the back line looks ill equipped to handle the pace of Mbappe. Center back Kamil Glik is 34, not the most mobile, and had a horrid time against Argentina’s Julian Alvarez last time out. Olivier Giroud headers or Antoine Griezmann through balls could cause panic at any moment.
Tom Oldfield - Pick Made 28 min ago.
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If North Texas can overcome the defensive schemes UTSA throws at it to stop the run, the Mean Green will come out of this with an upset. Despite falling flat in the last meeting, the Mean Green have several dynamic rushers on the roster who should generate a different result. North Texas played UTSA close last time, only losing at the last second, and I expect another tight game here.
John Reger - Pick Made 2 days, 0 hrs, 25 min ago.
The overall defensive numbers suggest a high-scoring game. But both UNT and UTSA have been better on that side of the ball down the stretch. And they played to a 6-3 halftime score back on Oct. 22. The halftime total of 34.5 is too high for what should be a tightly-contested matchup where both teams will attempt to establish the run.
Andrew Caley - Pick Made 1 day, 3 hrs, 56 min ago.
Utah QB Cam Rising picked USC apart in the Oct. 15 meeting with USC, throwing for 415 yards while completing 68.2% of his passes. Not much has changed since then with the only Pac-12 team going for fewer than 300 yards passing vs. USC being Colorado. Rising is set up for another big performance so I like the Over on his passing yards prop.
Andrew Caley - Pick Made 1 day, 3 hrs, 54 min ago.
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The Heat opted for a zone defense in their game against Boston on Wednesday, banking against Tatum’s subpar start to the season from outside. Obviously, they lost that bet, but it’s hard to see them having many better options down so many bodies.
Rory Breasail - Pick Made 6 hrs, 45 min ago.
James’ marksmanship is one reason to believe he’ll go Over 26.5 points tonight. Another is his success against the Bucks historically. The 18-time All-Star has averaged 28.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 7.1 assists in 60 career games against Milwaukee. That’s hardly a small sample size and he’s done well against Giannis & Co. recently as well, scoring 27 points on 11 of 19 shooting in his lone meeting against the Bucks in 2021-22.
Ryan Murphy - Pick Made 3 hrs, 40 min ago.
Not surprising for a 6-16 team, there are several areas where the Spurs have struggled and one of those has been on the glass, where they rank 26th in rebounding rate. They're also 21st in field goal percentage and play at the seventh-fastest pace in the league so there will be plenty of rebounding opportunities for the Pels in this one.
Rohit Ponnaiya - Pick Made 1 hrs, 43 min ago.
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Both of these schools are significantly better on offense than defense and each has gone 5-2 O/U in their last seven games. The Panthers have scored at least 80 points in three-straight contests, while the Wolfpack are 19th in offensive efficiency and 32nd in adjusted tempo. NC State has a guard-heavy lineup with Jarkel Joiner (17.3ppg), Terquavion Smith (16.1ppg), and Casey Morsell (14.9ppg) all able to fill up the hoop.
Rohit Ponnaiya - Pick Made 1 hrs, 42 min ago.
Due to the shot clock and fouling situations in NCAA hoops, first-half totals tend to be approximately 8 points lower than the second. However, with how these teams have been playing, that disparity might not be big enough. The first half of Baylor games have had an average of 72.5 ppg, with a second-half total of 87.3 ppg (a differential of 14.8 ppg). Meanwhile, Gonzaga games have seen an average first-half total of 73.7 ppg, with second halves at 86.7 ppg.
Rohit Ponnaiya - Pick Made 3 hrs, 52 min ago.
The Illini are very tough on the defensive end of the floor, but their offense is heavily reliant on 3-pointers and outside shooting is one of those things that can dry up in their first road test of the season. Especially against a Maryland squad that has been very efficient on both ends of the floor. Illinois also has a far worse turnover rate and converts on just 65% of its free throws (compared to 72% for the Terps) and those are often the deciding factors in contests with small spreads.
Rohit Ponnaiya - Pick Made 1 hrs, 41 min ago.
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Zibanejad continues to fire the puck, topping this total in five of his last seven games, and after registering four shots on goal two days ago in Ottawa, I like him to cash this bet again at home. The Senators are giving up the sixth-most shots on the road since November 1, in some part due to the fact that they are taking the fourth-most penalties per game in away contests during that span — and Mika is sixth among all skaters in power-play shots on goal.
Jared Hochman - Pick Made 15 min ago.
The Rangers and Senators meet again, just two days removed from their matchup on Tuesday that saw New York squeak out a 3-1 victory. The game was a bit of a snooze-fest, with all three Rangers goals being redirected through net traffic. Of all goalies with 10+ starts, Igor Shesterkin and Cam Talbot rank 15th and eighth respectively in SV%, and are both expected to get the nod tonight. Games between the Rangers and Sens have yielded five consecutive Unders, as well as 9 Unders in their last 10 meetings.
Sam Richardson - Pick Made 3 hrs, 58 min ago.
I would say the Islanders have the advantage in nearly every category — meaning offense, defense, goaltending, and special teams. The Islanders' special teams have been strong lately, scoring power-play goals in four straight contests, converting on five of their last 13 tries, while the Preds haven’t converted on the man advantage in their last three games. This is right on brand since Nashville is one of the worst offensive teams in the league.
Jonny Lazarus - Pick Made 2 hrs, 6 min ago.
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