Another heavy dose of NFL games this weekend via my friends at OddsShark.com
Welcome Back to Bosco’s Bets presented by OddsShark.com. Here’s some quick stuff :
-Last week all four ROAD teams won their NFL Playoff games. I asked my guys over at OddsShark.com when that has ever happened in any round with 4 games. Their answer : “The Wildcard round has had four games since 1990, and not once did all four road teams win. The Divisional Round has had four games since 1980 and not once did all four road teams win. “
– My 5 unit Steelers +1800 Super Bowl future looks dead again, as Big Ben’s shoulder and Antonio Brown’s concussion will limit both players. After last week’s hedge I’m in for 7.75 units, and with Denver -360 on the Money Line. There’s no real way to hedge back. Things happen. Let’s hope the Steelers pull out a miracle this weekend.
-NBA has a slate of 9 games tonight. Full odds here. If you didn’t jump on my Golden State Western Conference Champion future and are looking for a team with a little more value. The Spurs are currently +250.
-An update on last week’s Playoff Fantasy pool is here :
I am behind for sure, but I had three guys on a BYE and am the only guy left with all 6 players going, however injuries to Big Ben and Gronk scare me.
- CHOO-CHOO ! IT’S THE EVANSVILLE MONEY TRAIN ROLLING INTO THE STATION ! This time we’re laying -4 at Illinois State.
Here’s the vital info :
Freshman forward Roland Griffin (22.9 minutes/ 6.3 ppg) will likely miss his fourth straight game due to a toe injury. Illinois State shoots and UNGODLY amount of three’s. 117 in their last 5 games to be exact. In fact, The Redbirds Three Point Rate (3pt fga/ total fga) is 36.6%. The interesting thing is they only shoot 31.6% from behind the arc.Evansville holds opponents to 32.4% from 3, but here’s my favorite. Evansville holds opponents to a 23.2% offensive rebound percentage (5th lowest in the country). So if you follow here.. Illinois State shoots a ton of threes, doesn’t shoot them well, and likely won’t rebound offensively. Sign me up again for my boy Egidijus Mockevicius (#55 in that highlight), the 6’10 Lithuanian who’s pouring in 17.3 ppg, while grabbing 14 boards to use his experience over Illinois State’s starting freshman center. Last note, Evansville got swept by the Birds last season. Like the motivation for revenge. Last nugget, if it is close – Illinois State shoots an unimpressive 62.3 % from the line.
- Manhattan (Pick Em) just went up to Canisius last week and won. Tonight they return home to finish out the season series. Canisius has been a bad defensive team all year, and even worse on the road. Giving up 80,81,92,84,81 points their last five. Rick Pitino disciple, Steve Masiello is a good coach for the Jaspers and expect him to exploit Canisius on defense again. Also worth noting- Jimmy Baron of Canisius has NEVER won in Riverdale. Like Shane Richards to be the key here.
LOCK OF THE WEEK
Had one rule on my men’s league hoops team…if someone’s hot – give them the ball. Same applies here as my man Spread Investor is on fire. Gave everyone The Packers (PK) for an easy win, and won The Rico Riders +17 units last week on paid card (3-0). He’s on a 12-4 run for +37.9 units the last 4 weeks.
While the public was all over the Steelers,Seahawks, and Skins last week (0-3), he was 3-0. We bring him back again this week after many requests. Here’s what he’s got :
Have a great weekend everyone . Rico Riders enjoy the games. Hank…enjoy your 3 day weekend. You deserve it !
Last Week : 3-1 total record. 2-0 in college hoops. Hit Packers (PK) via Spread Investor. Loss on CFB Title game Under.
Total Record of featured “Bosco Bets” picks : 9-7 YTD
CFB YTD: +31.15 units College Football 2015-2016 Season, 25-22 YTD College Basketball via Twitter . For all stats and trends check out OddsShark.com & follow @Rico_Bosco on twitter for all my other picks, Bachelor analysis, my love of Arizona Iced Tea, and overall entertainment.
Earlier this week I appeared on Storm The Court Podcast with Reags (@BarstoolReags). We gave contenders, pretenders, thoughts on Valpo, Providence’s ceiling, as well as a great future stat for teams in the NCAA Tournament. Check him out each week.