San Antonio Spurs Vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds, NBA Betting Picks

NBA Odds – San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies Game Preview

By Steven Wisner of North Shore Sports, INC

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San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

The Spurs head to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies in a rematch of their November 21 matchup in San Antonio. The Spurs pulled off the win in that game, 92-82, despite LaMarcus Aldridge being sidelined. Aldridge is back in the mix for San Antonio now who’ll look for a commanding road victory over Memphis on Thursday.

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SCHEDULING

The Spurs will host the Bucks in San Antonio on Wednesday before heading to Memphis for Thursday’s game. Memphis, meanwhile, will have a day off between playing the Pelicans down in the Big Easy and hosting the Spurs.

Heading into their game against New Orleans on Tuesday, the Grizzlies were 4-6 SU and just 2-8 ATS in games played with a single day’s rest in between. At 4-1 SU and ATS, they’ve actually performed better without any rest.

On the flipside, San Antonio is 3-0 SU and ATS when playing without a day off in between. Their most recent win without a day off came over the Hawks when they put up 108 points to earn the 20-point victory.

INJURIES

In Memphis, guard Jordan Adam and forward Jarell Martin remain out while power forward Brandon Wright continues to sit out as well after playing just seven games. Wright is questionable to return from his knee injury this week.

On the other side of the court, the Spurs—despite an aging roster—don’t have any major injuries of note.

KEY MATCHUP

The key matchup in this game will be in the frontcourt as center Marc Gasol and forward Zach Randolph will be asked to keep pace with Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Tim Duncan.

Gasol and company were able to keep the Spurs big men in check the last time these teams played, but that was without Aldridge on the court. The former Trail Blazer is second to Leonard on the team in scoring with 15.2 PPG and also leads the way in rebounds with 9.2 per game. Behind him, Duncan offers up nine rebounds per game and Leonard sits at 7.8, giving them a rebounding edge against nearly every opponent.

As a team, they’re notching 46.1 rebounds per game. With the extra rebounds, it gives the team more chances from the floor. That’s dangerous for a team ranked No.3 in field goal percentage at 46.8 percent.

The front court presence has also led to the NBA’s leading defense that’s allowed less than 90 PPG on the young season. The Spurs held the Grizzlies to just 82 points the last time they met.

In their last meeting, the Grizzlies hung in there on the glass with just five fewer rebounds all night. That gap could widen with Aldridge now back in the mix.

ODDS AND PREDICTION

The Spurs scored the 10-point victory over Memphis without one of their best players. While playing at home should help even things up for the Grizzlies, San Antonio is still a solid 5-4 ATS on the road. Memphis is just 3-6 ATS when at home.

Look for Mike Conley and his 15.8 PPG and 6.5 APG to keep pace with Tony Parker and company in the backcourt, but even with Gasol and Randolph, I expect Aldridge and Leonard to be too much for the Grizzlies to handle. When you add in the experience and professionalism of Duncan, the Spurs roster is just too deep.

San Antonio 101, Memphis 88

Golden State Warriors Vs Los Angeles Clippers Picks, NBA Betting Odds

NBA Odds – Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers Game Preview

Written by Adam Markowitz of North Shore Sports, INC

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Golden State Warriors Vs Los Angeles Clippers Picks
How much longer can the Golden State Warriors keep this perfect season going? They’re going to again be the favorites on the road against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, though these seem to be the types of games on paper which could ultimately be lost.
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SCHEDULING
Both of these teams are playing back-to-backs on Thursday and Friday, but the clear edge here goes to Los Angeles, a team which is going to have a whopping four days off in a row before taking on the defending champs.
The Clippers also seemingly have the easier game to prepare for the next day of these clubs. Golden State goes back home to take on Chicago, while LA has a road date with Portland ahead.
INJURIES
The starting backcourt for the Clippers is on the mend right now. J.J. Redick has a back problem, while Chris Paul has a groin injury. We’re not going to speculate as to whether these men will play on Thursday or not, but considering the magnitude of the game, we have to think if they’re capable, they’re going to be out there.
Draymond Green is fighting the flu, while Klay Thompson is going through some back spasms, but we can’t imagine that either injury is going to keep these men out on Thursday.
KEY MATCHUP
It’s all about Stephen Curry. The man is unbelievable. He’s averaging 33.4 points per game and is on a pace to knock down well over 400 threes this year.
CP3 “held” Curry to “just” 31 points when these two teams met on November 4, and he was able to basically cancel out the superstar’s offensive production with 24 points and nine assists on the other end of the court as well.
Paul is about as good of a defensive cover for Curry as exists in the NBA, but there’s really no way to make it so the Splash Brothers aren’t going off with regularity. It’s all about making sure Curry doesn’t take over a game and make things unreachable, and Paul at least has a shot to do that if he plays in this one.
ANALYSIS AND ODDS PREDICTION
Eventually, the Warriors are going to lose a game, and this is a prime spot for it to occur. The Clippers are built to win games like these with their brute strength in the post and their ability to stretch the floor with a deep side. It’s only going to take a little bit of foul trouble for either Curry or Klay Thompson or a bad game from the men on the interior to legitimately give LA a shot.
Both Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan had double-doubles, and this came on a night where Griffin blew a lot of relatively easy shots and just wasn’t all that efficient from the field.
It’s tough to pick against the Dubs, but if they’re only going to shoot 46 percent from the field and 39 percent from long range as they did in the first meeting, we’ll take our chances with the Clippers in hopes that Paul can contain Curry, while Griffin and Jordan do their thing in the paint.
Los Angeles 113, Golden State 110 

NBA Future Odds, Los Angeles Clippers Vs Phoenix Suns Picks

NBA Odds – Los Angeles Clippers at Phoenix Suns Game Preview

Written by Adam Markowitz of North Shore Sports, INC

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Los Angeles Clippers Vs Phoenix Suns Picks
If the Phoenix Suns think they have a serious chance at contending in the powerful Western Conference this year, games like the one on Thursday night on national television against the Los Angeles Clippers are amongst the ones they should be winning with some sort of regularity.
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SCHEDULING
The scheduling spot couldn’t possibly be better for Phoenix. Yes, the Suns were trounced in their last game on Sunday against Oklahoma City, but they’ve got a whopping three days off in a row before having to take on the Clips.
What’s worse for LA is that this game is the second of a back-to-back. The Clippers have to play in Dallas in what should be an emotionally charged game on Wednesday night, and that sets this game up to be a huge letdown.
INJURIES
Chris Paul returned to the lineup on Monday night for LA after missing a game with a groin injury, and he seemed to have no ill-effects from the 33 minutes he spent on the floor. Clearly, Paul is a pivotal member of the Clippers’ lineup, and Doc Rivers will have to manage his minutes over the course of these next few days to keep him sharp for this duel with the Suns.
Phoenix has a clean bill of health for this one.
KEY MATCHUP
Tyson Chandler and DeAndre Jordan are essentially the same player. Neither one has a great offensive game ( though Jordan does score more points because of his usage in the paint ). Both are fantastic rebounders. Neither can shoot free throws.
That said, Chandler is going to have his hands full in this one. The Suns are generally undersized, something that is going to cause problems having to deal with both Jordan and Blake Griffin at the same time for long stretches, and Chandler won’t be able to come off the court all that often. Alex Len is the next best big man in line, and he isn’t built to body with Jordan in the post like Chandler is.
Rebounding could be a big problem for Phoenix on Thursday night, especially if it isn’t shooting the ball that well.
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION
We’re going to go against the grain here a little bit and take the Clippers in what should be a really entertaining game. These back-to-back scenarios tend to be overplayed, particularly early in the season. Sure, if Dallas forces LA into four overtimes on Wednesday, we’ll feel differently, but a standard 48-minute game should be able to be overcome.
Rivers has one of the deepest teams in the NBA on his side, and whereas the Suns basically run out of depth at center with Chandler and Len, the Clippers can keep coming with Jordan, Griffin, or even using Josh Smith as a center to really stretch the floor.
Any way you slice it, we think there’s a clear divide between these two teams. The Clippers and their 105.4 points per game scoring average should be too much for the Suns to handle, even in such a great situation from a scheduling standpoint.
Los Angeles 104, Phoenix 100

NBA Point Spread, Memphis Grizzlies Vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

Memphis Grizzlies at Portland Trail Blazers NBA betting on TNT Thursday

By Steven Wisner of North Shore Sports, INC

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Life without LaMarcus Aldridge has started off a bit rocky for the Trail Blazers. Damian Lillard has played great, but the team’s overall production has been mediocre with a 2-2 early record. Memphis, however, has been a bigger underachiever early, dropping three of its first four ATS and tallying two losses of at least 30-points.

TRAVEL

The Grizzlies will take on the Blazers in the middle game of a five game west coast road trip. The first game of the trip was a disaster as the Golden State Warriors destroyed Memphis, beating them by 50-points, 119-69.

That game was only the second road game of the year for Memphis who played very well against Indiana in their first game away from home. The Warriors are an elite team, but that loss could be a brutal sign of things to come for the Grizzlies on a tough road trip. As a team, they shot just 27.1 percent from the floor while the Stephen Curry led Warriors were able to convert at a 51.2 percent clip.

The travel schedule is more favorable for Portland who will return home after a two game road swing. That said, they will be playing without a day off. They’ve only done that once this season, dropping the game to the Suns 101-90 as short 1.5-point chalk.

INJURIES

Forward Jarell Martin was the Grizzlies No. 1 draft pick this past year, No. 25 overall, out of LSU. The former Tiger, however, missed the summer league with a stress fracture in his foot.

Martin will continue to sit after undergoing surgery on his foot back in September and remains sidelined as he recovers.

For Portland, shooting guard Gerald Henderson is out with a hip injury and has yet to play this season. Power forward, Cliff Alexander, is also out with a knee injury. The beleaguered rookie was impressing the Blazers after a forgettable year in Kansas.

KEY MATCHUP

With Aldridge gone, this is unequivocally Lillard’s team. The fourth year point guard out of Weber State has improved each season he’s been in the league. He’s played 82 games three straight years, bumping up his point total from 19 to 21 and his rebounds and shooting percentage have jumped year over year as well.

Through this season’s first four games, Lillard has scored at least 21-points in each game, averaging 25.5 points per game and eight rebounds per game.

It’ll be crucial for the Grizzlies to shutdown Lillard, although C.J. McCollum is another one to watch. The shooting guard was a role player the last two years, but has taken on a bigger role through the first four games. He’s second on the team in points with 21.5 PPG.

Fellow guard Stephen Curry destroyed the Memphis defense last Monday for 30-points while Klay Thompson and Ian Clark combined for 29 more. Lillard hasn’t reached the level Curry has in this sport, but he’s still one of the better point guards in the NBA.

For the Grizzlies, Mike Conley is their leading scorer. The fellow point guard hasn’t been nearly as consistent as Lillard and is averaging 13.3 PPG though he does have 7.3 APG as well.

ODDS AND PREDICTION

The Grizzlies got the better of the Blazers in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs last year and Portland will be out for revenge in the rematch. Portland has been a bit inconsistent, but not nearly as much as Memphis.

Lillard has struggled at times fighting through screens and McCollum and the defense is a bit suspect considering the small guard lineup.

Defense is what helped the Warriors beat Memphis by 50 and the Cavaliers top them by 30, but don’t look for that type of blowout against Portland. Still, Portland’s offense is starting to come around while the Grizzlies are ranked No. 29 in the NBA averaging just 89.5 PPG.

Portland 101, Memphis 93

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MLB Playoffs 2015, Houston Astros Vs Kansas City Royals Odds

Houston Astros at Kansas City Royals Game 5 ALDS betting odds on Wednesday

By Mike Rose of North Shore Sports, INC
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MLB Playoffs
After the Astros plated three runs in the bottom of the 7th of Game 4, the writing all but looked to be on the wall that the defending AL champs were going home for the winter. As the saying goes though, it’s tough to beat the champs, and that’s exactly what the young Astros found out the hard way after Kansas City scored seven runs in the final two innings to pull out the incredible come-from-behind 9-6 win to send this series to a fifth and deciding game.
ODDS ANALYSIS
The home team has been favored in each of the first four games of this series. With that the case, it comes as no surprise to see KC hit the board as -130 chalk to advance to the ALCS for the second straight season.
That number looks to be a bit light with the Royals having just experienced a win or go home game against the San Francisco Giants in Game 7 of last season’s World Series.
The total has been set at an even 8 with -115 juice currently favoring the under. The total has split in this series thus far with every total going off the board at 7.5.
PITCHING MATCHUP
Colin McHugh was one of only two Houston starters to log more than 200 innings pitched this season with the other being AL Cy Young Award favorite Dallas Keuchel. Houston’s No. 2 starter got the Game 1 start in Kansas City and went 6 innings and allowed just 2 ER to log his first every playoff victory.
Owner of nearly identical home and away splits, McHugh will certainly give his club a chance to win, but he doesn’t have overpowering stuff and will now be facing a Royals offense that just might have rediscovered its groove.
Let’s call a spade a spade. For all intents and purposes, Johnny Cueto has been a trade deadline bust since the Royals snagged him to bolster their starting staff. In 14 starts since coming over from Cincinnati, Cueto has won just four games and tossed quality starts in only seven of those outings.
Still, he can go down in KC history as the hurler that won Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS if he brings his “A” game to the park for this one. While he does own a 3-6 lifetime record against Houston, he also owns a career 3.64 ERA. He’s gone six or more innings in six of his last seven starts and will be going on four days rest, so there’s no excuses leading up to this one.
PROP BETTING
Memo to Colin McHugh, don’t leave one up for Kendrys Morales this time around. The Royals DH accounted for both of the Royals’ runs in Game 1 after taking McHugh yard twice. He’s been pretty quiet since, but is the most expensive KC bat to roster in DFS and might just be another solid bat to target for prop purposes as well.
Carlos Correa almost singlehandedly propelled the Astros into the ALCS in Game 4 going 4-for-4 with 2 HRs and a double. He only registered one hit and struck out twice against Cueto in Game 2, but he’s hot right now and will no doubt be taken very seriously by the Royals’ pitching staff.
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION
Houston might hold a 6-4 advantage in the 10 meetings with the Royals this season, but man do they have a problem!
That gut punch KC delivered in the late stages of Game 4 would be tough for a veteran outfit to overcome let alone one of the youngest ball clubs in the league. I simply just don’t think A.J. Hinch’s squad has it in them to go into Kauffman and win this game let alone compete all the way through
My hat goes off to the turnaround Houston put forth this year and I’m very excited to see what transpires down the road, but this magical tour ends Wednesday night in a game I believe the home team handles with relative ease.
Kansas City 7, Houston 2
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MLB Future Odds, Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers Picks

Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers betting odds on Tuesday

By Steven Wisner of North Shore Sports, INC
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Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers Picks
The Angels and Rangers meet in the second game of a crucial four game set to close out the regular season. With the Angels currently two games back of the 85-72 Rangers at 83-74, Los Angeles has a chance to overtake the division lead. They haven’t been nearly as good of a bet on the year as the Rangers have a cumulative moneyline of $2,881 compared to the Angels’ $457, but it’s Los Angeles who is hot right now.
ODDS ANALYSIS
Currently, the Angels are on a seven game winning streak and have thrust themselves into the division conversation that had been centered around Texas and Houston.
Los Angeles still has an uphill climb, however, as they close out the season on the road—including on Friday—where they’re 34-43 on the year.
Much of the Angels’ issues can be attributed to an inconsistent offense. The team has the sport’s best player in Mike Trout who has a .978 OPS and 40 home runs, but outside of him and to a lesser extent Albert Pujols who has 38 bombs of his own, the offense has been spotty at best.
Lately, things have come together and the Angels’ bats have been a bit better. David Freese, C.J. Cron and Kole Calhoun have put together respectable seasons and help fill out a lineup. David Murphy also offers professional at bats in a platoon situation.
On the other side, the Rangers have the home field edge, though they’ve actually been better on the road.
Still, it’s the Rangers who lead baseball in runs scored in the month of September, plating 29 more than the Angels. The lineup is finally healthy again, which is huge. Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo are both sitting with an OPS+ north of 125 while Adrian Beltre’s had a good second half and Mitch Moreland, Rougned Odor and even Elvis Andrus have been playing well.
PITCHING MATCHUP
Martin Perez will get his last start of the season for the Rangers on Friday. The 24-year old southpaw will make his No. 14 start of the year after missing the first part of the season recovering from last year’s Tommy John surgery.
Perez’s return has been up-and-down. Overall, he’s 3-6 with a 4.77 ERA and 1.493 WHIP over 71 2/3 innings. His last game, however, was probably his best, going six scoreless innings against the Astros.
In his only start against the Angels this year, he recorded a quality start, but got the loss, going six innings and allowing three runs.
For the Angels, they’ve yet to announce their starters for the Rangers’ series, but Friday would be Jered Weaver’s turn in the rotation.
Weaver’s no longer the front line starter he once was as his stuff is greatly diminished. He’s 7-12 on the year with a 4.76 ERA and 1.248 WHIP in 153 innings.
While the numbers are disappointing, he can still put up good games. In his only start against Texas this year, he did just that, going six innings and conceding just one run.
QUOTE TO NOTE
On Tuesday, the Angels jumped into wildcard position and within earshot of the division. After the game the team’s veteran first baseman, Albert Pujols had this to say:
“One game at a time, one pitch at a time, make one play at a time, and take advantage of mistakes. Hopefully we can continue to do that. We’re playing great baseball, our fans are supporting us—but you can’t think ahead of yourself.”
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION
This is an interesting matchup. The Angels are playing with confidence, having won seven straight and have shown a bit more consistency on offense. Of course, the pitching has done a good chunk of the heavy lifting.
Overall, I’d still take the Rangers lineup over the Angels. The Angels have higher end talent at the top, but lack the depth. Los Angeles’ play over the last week makes it close.
On the mound, Weaver’s got the presence and the veteran experience to help in a big game like this, but his stuff is gone. Perez can dominate the opposition when he’s on, but his stuff hasn’t been as sharp since coming off the disabled list.
I expect this game to be tight, coming down to the last couple innings, making the bullpens key. Because of that, I’m going with the Angels who have a better bullpen ERA and more depth behind their closer.
Los Angeles 6, Texas 5
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MLB Betting Picks, Pittsburgh Pirates Vs Chicago Cubs Predictions

Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs betting odds on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball

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The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates are in a battle for home field advantage in the NL Wildcard game. This weekend is an important series and their last head-to-head matchups of the year. Sunday’s game wraps up the series between the 92-60 Pirates and the 89-63 Cubs.
ODDS ANALYSIS
Throughout the year, the Pirates have been the better bet with a $2,082 cumulative moneyline compared to just $1,165 for the Cubs.
While overall that’s true, Chicago has been playing great baseball over the last two months, going 34-16 since the start of August. Heading into the weekend series, it’s also taken 10 of 16 against the Pirates this year.
While those trends tend to favor the Cubs, the Pirates are on a five game winning streak themselves. They’re also more than capable of holding their own on the road, going 42-35 away from PNC Park.
PITCHING MATCHUP
Jake Arrieta captured his 20th win of the season his last time out, lowering his ERA to 1.88 in the process.
Arrieta along with the Dodgers duo of Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw are the leading contenders for the National League Cy Young Award. The 29-year old right-hander will look to add to his case on Sunday.
On the year, Arrieta is 20-6 with a league leading 216 innings. His WHIP is just 0.903 and he’s pitched four complete games, three of which were shut outs, the most in the league.
One of those shutouts came in his last outing as he held the Brewers scoreless, allowing just three hits and striking out 11 in the effort. This year against Pittsburgh, Arrieta is 2-1 with a 0.93 ERA and 0.759 WHIP over four starts spanning 29 innings.
To counter Arrieta, the Pirates will turn to veteran right-hander A.J. Burnett. The 38-year old has already announced his retirement at the end of the year and has put together a strong last season with a 9-5 record, 3.15 ERA and 1.355 WHIP.
The WHIP is a bit inflated, but he’s done well avoiding the long ball, allowing just nine through 151 1/3 innings.
Burnett missed a bit of time due to injury. Since returning, he’s pitched three games, allowing seven earned runs in 16 innings. The Cubs have faced Burnett three times this year and he’s got a 1.47 ERA and 1.000 WHIP against them over 18 1/3 innings.
PROP TALK
The Cubs offense has been hitting well here at the end of the year, but the Pirates have a collection of very good bats to counter. Both teams are deep and can drive the ball or manufacture runs depending on the game.
Given the starting pitchers for this game, however, you’re hard pressed to find an option with a great deal of success.
That said, Andrew McCutchen is 8-for-21 lifetime against Arrieta with a pair of doubles.
On the other side, Anthony Rizzo has two home runs against Burnett. Overall, he’s just 7-for-28. While the home runs haven’t been there, Starlin Castro may be an interesting name to back with prop bets. The shortstop turned utility man has been swinging the bat well and is 16-for-26 lifetime against Burnett.
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION
There’s going to be some bad blood all series long as it was the Cubs’ Chris Coghlan’s slide that caused the season ending injury to Jung Ho Kang.
With the bad blood and tight race, the emotions and tension will be high. This should be a balanced fight with both teams solid at the dish.
The edge goes to the Cubs with Arrieta on the mound, but Burnett should hold his own. If Arrieta is unable to go deep in this game, the advantage swings to the Pirates who boast the better overall bullpen.

Chicago 3, Pittsburgh 2
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NFL Football Preseason Week 4 Odds, Vikings Vs Titans Predictions

Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans betting in Preseason Week 4 on Thursday

By Steven Wisner of North Shore Sports, INC

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Including the Hall of Fame game, the Vikings are 4-0 this preseason. The team had a lot of positive answers in August and will look to continue the positivity into September, while the Titans look to pull to .500 in the preseason while some players are still trying to make the team.
ODDS ANALYSIS

The total opened at 38.5 and, so far, has stayed stagnant. The spread, however, opened at -2.5 in favor of Tennessee, but has since dropped to -2 since the Vikings have yet to lose a game this preseason, SU or ATS, including the Hall of Fame game.
Tennessee, on the other hand, has dropped two of three both SU and ATS, and eight of their last nine ATS going back to last year. Statistically, Minnesota has the edge in every facet of the game this preseason with home field the Titans’ only real edge.
Of course, Minnesota has won its only true road game this preseason.
QUARTERBACK ROTATION

After a very impressive preseason, Teddy Bridgewater will sit for the Vikings, leaving Taylor Heinicke and Mike Kafka with the chance to make a good impression. Shaun Hill, Bridgewater’s backup, will likely get some snaps, too, though he’s pretty well cemented in the backup role.

Hill has only made 34 pass attempts this preseason, with 25 completions and 236 yards. He’s allowed two interceptions, but thrown for three touchdowns. Heinicke is 30-of-41 for 237 yards and an interception while Kafka has done very well in limited chances against lower level competition, going 9-for 13 with 75 yards and a touchdown.

In Tennessee, Ken Whisenhunt hasn’t ruled out the chance a few starters take the field as he wasn’t happy with what he saw in Week 3. Still, Marcus Mariota isn’t expected to be one of them, leaving us to enjoy Charlie Whitehurst who is just 8-for-9 this preseason with an interception.

Zach Mettenberger is also likely to get a good chunk of time. The backup has completed 58.1% of his passes for 258 yards this preseason and two touchdowns along with one interception.

COACHES’ MOTIVATION

Neither coach is likely to be too motivated for Week 4, which is often a chance for depth players to see time as health is more important than anything else.

Even so, Whisenhunt has a bit more pressure following a very disappointing Week 3 and may actually use this game to see a few starters fix issues that arose last week.

Mike Zimmer, meanwhile, has shown all he needs to with four wins, helping excite a fan base that had to deal with a number of setbacks and off-the-field stories in Zimmer’s inaugural season at the helm.

QUOTE TO NOTE

Coach Whisenhunt was asked about his philosophy coaching the fourth preseason game he responded, saying:

“It’s a very fluid one. I think some of it depends on your team and what you feel like you need to do, and where you are from an injury perspective. I would say certainly some of our guys earned an opportunity to play in the fourth game [in Week 3], and I don’t mean that in a positive way.”

POSITION BATTLE TO WATCH

The wide receiver situation remains a bit uncertain in Tennessee. Kendall Wright is the main guy, but Harry Douglas and Hakeem Nicks have each showed off in a game, though neither did much in Week 3 against Kansas City.

Mariota likely won’t get much chance to throw to either of them, but each may see some time along with others like Dorial Green-Beckham. Someone other than Wright and tight-ends like Chase Coffman need to step up in the passing attack.

They’ll get a chance thanks to a few injuries.

INJURIES

A number of players will be sidelined for this game for both teams. For the Titans, they’ll be without Akeem Ayers, Zaviar Gooden, Sammie lee Hill, Marc Mariani, Kevin Walters and Kendall Wright.

Minnesota will sit Christian Ballard, Greg Childs, Jerome Felton and Kevin Williams. The defensive line is banged up and may also be without Sharrif Floyd, perhaps opening a window for the Titans’ offense.

ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION
Injuries to the defensive line are a concern, but otherwise, the Vikings are the better team, even without Bridgewater under center.
Minnesota will be out to score a perfect preseason and have already shown they can put up wins with their depth players on the field. For the Titans, they may have more motivation given their struggles in Week 3, but without some of their better offensive weapons, I don’t see them pulling out the win.
Minnesota 21, Tennessee 20
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NFL Preseason Week 3 Lines, Washington Redskins Vs Baltimore Ravens Odds

Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens betting in Preseason Week 3 on Saturday

By Steven Wisner of North Shore Sports, INC

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The Redskins have yet to lose this preseason, going 2-2, but the Ravens will look to change that in this battle of the beltway. Baltimore took the matchup last year 23-17.
ODDS ANALYSIS

The odds opened with the Ravens as 3.5 point favorites at home and a total of 43.5. Baltimore has since been bet up to -4, but look for the home team to continue getting a lot of play this week even after a disappointing 40-17 loss to the Eagles in Week 2.
QUARTERBACK ROTATION

This week should be the week we see Robert Griffin III get significant time in the brush up before the regular season. He, however, suffered a concussion, though has returned to practice.

The Skins need to get RGIII as much time as possible, but will also look to be careful with the beleaguered quarterback.

Griffin struggled last year which led to questions of whether he would be the team’s starter. Washington has already committed to him, but he’s just 6-for-13 with 44 yards in the preseason and has looked really shaky on the field.

After Griffin, the team has Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy playing well this preseason, albeit against lesser competition.

Cousins is 20-for 26 for 245 yards and McCoy has 113 yards while completing 9-of-12 passes. Each has thrown for a touchdown.

The Ravens are much more stable at the top with Joe Flacco. He’s shown himself to be a solid—though unspectacular QB. This preseason, however, that’s not been the case.

The vet is 8-for-13, but has just 56 yards and two interceptions to show for his work. His passer rating is a dismal 31.7.

Matt Schaub and Bryn Renner have each completed at least 60 percent of their passes, but neither are playing as well as Cousins or McCoy and each have an interception, though they’ve combined for three touchdowns as well.

COACHES’ MOTIVATION

After a disastrous first season at the helm, Jay Gruden is out to show people that his Redskins’ team is better than people think. He’s been successful through the first two weeks though the biggest question remains: Is Griffin the right answer under center?

On the other side, John Harbaugh’s team is a bit more established. For him it should be all about getting ready for the regular season.

QUOTE TO NOTE

Gruden noted his quarterback is recovering well from the concussion and is expected to get a number of snaps if things progress, adding:

“I think we need the work. We absolutely need the work, whether he takes one shot or 10 shots, we’ve got to get him—we’ve got to get our offense going.”

POSITION BATTLE TO WATCH

The Ravens said good bye to Torrey Smith this offseason and with that are still trying to figure out their wide receiver situation.

Many expect Breshad Perriman to step up in his rookie year, but others like Kamar Aiken, Michael Campanaro and Marlon Brown will see plenty of time as they sort through the inventory at the position.

Getting on the same page between Flacco and his set of receivers will be key in this game.

INJURIES

Griffin’s recovery from the concussion is the lead injury story, but he’s expected to play. DeSean Jackson is also still dealing with a shoulder issue.

In Baltimore, they had 15 players sit out last week and suffered a slew of injuries in the game. Their worst hit position was on the offensive line. They have nine injured lineman at this time.

ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION
The offensive line is a question due to injuries, but otherwise, the Ravens have far fewer questions than the Redskins. They have a stable of receivers and Justin Forsett in the backfield along with a deep crop of possible reserves. Flacco has been bad in his limited preseason action, but that shouldn’t continue.
Look for Flacco to have a solid showing in this tune-up for the regular season while Griffin continues his struggles that date back to last year.
Baltimore 27, Washington 20
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MLB Predictions, Kansas City Royals Vs Cincinnati Reds Picks

Kansas City Royals at Cincinnati Reds betting odds Wednesday

By FairwayJay of North Shore Sports, INC6

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The Kansas City Royals continue their strong play with the best record in the American League. The Royals are 71-46 and have produced the most profit for money-line bettors with over 22-units of profit with +511 on the road.
But we have no interest in the Royals on the road with Jeremy Guthrie on the hill.
ODDS ANALYSIS
The Royals may lay a little price on the road, and that’s a big risk with Jeremy Guthrie on the mound. The Reds are 51-65 but 28-26 at home and just slightly profitable at Great American Ball Park.
A posted total of nine runs may be worth attacking with plenty of hits and base runners projected.
PITCHING MATCHUP
Right-hander Keyvius Sampson is a Reds rookie who was called up at the end of July and made his starting debut at home on August 2. He’s pitched five, six and five innings in three starts with a 3.18 ERA. The 24-year old has had a mixed career in the minors over seven seasons with a 4.17 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. He’s a risk but does throw a mid-90s mph fastball with good movement and a big-breaking 12-to-6 curveball. His change-up is inconsistent along with his command with a career walk rate of 4.5 BB/9. A strikeout rate over 8 K’s/9 is what has kept his WHIP from being swamped.
The Reds have worked extensively with him and it appears his timing has improved. He has allowed two HRs in 17 total innings with 12 hits and 15 strikeouts. The sample size is small, but inconsistency and potential control issues and facing a Royals team that strikes out the fewest times in the majors makes it difficult to project a solid outing. The poor Reds’ bullpen will likely be in action by the sixth inning.
Jeremy Guthrie had his best outing of the season last time out at home against the struggling Angels allowing one run on two hits with three BB over six full innings. But Guthrie won’t touch the rubber for the Royals once they make the playoffs. Guthrie is batting practice with a .311 BAA and 157 hits in 124 innings. He has just seven quality starts in 21 attempts this season with a 5.63 ERA and very poor 4.59 xERA and 5.22 FIP. He strikes out less than 4.5 batters per nine innings and his awful 1.55 WHIP grows to 1.82 on the road.
In fact, Guthrie allows opposing hitters to whack him at a .356 clip on the road. Nothing in his profile suggests success including his poor 38 percent ground ball rate. You bet on this guy based on the Royals strong play and his recent fluke start and you’ll be wondering what you were doing after this game and others upcoming. Did I mention he’s given up 19 HRs and Great American Ball Park is the No. 2 home run park in the majors?
BETTING TRENDS
The Royals are 8-2 in their last 10 overall and 9-2 in their last 11 interleague road games versus a right-handed starter.
The Reds are 17-5 in their last 22 interleague home games against a team with a winning record.
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION
The Royals have used 20 pitchers this season, tied for the second-fewest in the majors. Their staff ERA of 3.56 is eighth-best in the majors and their bullpen ERA of 2.46 is the second-best. But that doesn’t apply to Guthrie, and the bullpen hasn’t been as strong recently. Kansas City’s strong relief trio of Greg Holland, Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera hasn’t been the same in the second half with a 4.11 ERA compared to 1.67 ERA in the first half of the season.
Holland has struggled with location and has allowed 22 base runners over his last 10 innings while Wade Davis is dealing with a back problem and has allowed two HRs in August after not allowing a HR for over two years and 477 batters faced. Herrera has blown three of six leads since the break.
The switch-hitting Kendry Morales has been a godsend at DH, producing an .806 OPS with 46 extra-base hits while slugging .490 from the left side of the plate. He’ll likely play 1B in this contest and note he’s top-5 in the majors with 83 RBI this season.
Cincinnati returns home from a 10-game West coast road trip with a pair of games against the Royals to start a 10-game home stand. They can knock off the Royals here in a higher-scoring game with a first five inning ‘over’ the total wager in order.
Cincinnati 7, Kansas City 6
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