I'm also taking Kansas City -1.5 in the first half. Look for Alex Smith to lead the Chiefs to an early lead tonight in Oakland.
11-5-0 in last 16 NFL picks | +590
The Cougars have been strong defensively all season. Where they?ve struggled is against teams that can truly air it out. The Memphis offense is predicated on the intermediate-to-deep ball; this will be a high-scoring affair and you have to trust the offense that?s well equipped for a shootout.
4-2-0 in last 6 CFB ATS picks | +180
St. Louis flexed its muscle impressively against the Blackhawks on Wednesday. The return of Jaden Schwartz and the stellar play of Vladimir Tarasenko lifts the team?s play to levels that will result in the Blues remaining in the upper echelon of the NHL standings. The Colorado squad has beaten Boston and Anaheim at home this year but has scored only one goal in three of its last seven games against comparably strong opposition to the Blues. Over 5.5 is the play.
19-6-0 in last 25 NHL OU picks | +1285
Since their blowout win over the Penguins in the first game of the season, the Blackhawks have struggled to find the net, failing to score more than three goals in their last five. Edmonton misses Leon Draisaitl -- Connor McDavid hasn?t scored since his opening game hat trick against Calgary. Opponents of the Oilers are running up the blocked shot totals on them by concentrating their energies on McDavid. There isn?t much to their lineup after him. This game should be a neutral-zone slugfest, with scoring chances and conversions few and far between.
The trusty projection model sees high-powered Arkansas State toppling Louisiana-Lafayette by at least 20 points Thursday night, covering the spread with about a touchdown to spare in Fun Belt action. The Red Wolves have scored 99 combined points while rolling to victories in their last two games, while the Cajuns have managed just 45 in a pair of wins against the conference?s lower-tier teams.
11-5-0 in last 16 CFB ATS picks | +559
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