NBA Playoffs with Eric Rosenthal

Season’s storylines and round 1 picks

Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) and I discuss the storylines that defined the regular season, cover what we are most excited for in Round 1 and project forward to the NBA finals and what this season could mean when we look back.

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The Masters with Jason Sobel

DFS lineups, picks and much more

I am joined by award-winning writer Jason Sobel, as we discuss his new home at The Action Network and talk all things The Masters. We go through favorites, longshots and get into DFS lineups. We also take stock of how Jason sees the week going for some key players and Jason gives us his pick to win. Check out Jason’s work and follow him on Twitter @JasonSobelTAN

Tournament of Champions

It’s March. Time for tournaments and winning money. Enter below!

Between now and Super Bowl LIII nearly every sport will decide its champion, most valuable player and more. In the ultimate pick ’em contest, get as many of the 2018-19 championship picks correct as you can to win a prize.

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Prize Structure based on number of entrants as follows:
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11-25 entrants: 1st place 70%, 2nd: 20%, 3rd: 10%
26-40 entrants: 1st place: 1st Place 70%, 2nd Place 15%, 3rd place: 10%, 4th place 5%
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Entries accepted until 11:59pm on March 14th

Good luck!

Bowl Picks

Picks for all 41 games!

It’s that time of year! The bowls get started this weekend and everybody and their mom is filling out a bowl pick’em sheet. Ryan Dulany and I dive into all 41 games and give our thoughts on who we like, the spread and much more. December 16-26 (before the 38 minute mark. We get into the NY6 at at the 1:01 mark and talk Playoff at 1:21. Get through this one!

NFL Week 5 Best Bets

Austin Robins and I go over our favorite picks for Sunday

Austin Robins  and I give out our best bets of the week and dive into some NFL thoughts. We get into the Jets and Patriots defying preseason expectations, the Giants’ woes, the Raiders receiving corps and the Texans-Chiefs Sunday night game. Best of luck!

This weekend’s football picks

Looking to bounce back after last weekend

The first step is acceptance. Last week was bad. 1-4 in NCAA games, with 3 blowout losses. 2-3 in the NFL and lucky to get the Atlanta victory. It’s going to happen early in the season, but would like to limit the damage. So, this week trying to get back on track. Consulted with more people on these, dug a little deeper on research and re-examined some of my gut feelings on teams. I’m excited for the slate of games this week and think the picks will get better results. Follow or fade, but enjoy the weekend. Best of luck!

 

NCAA:
Minnesota -13 v. Maryland
Third string quarterback on the road against a team I like. Row the boat.

Washington -27 @ Oregon St.
I was down on Washington, but clearly put too much stock in their first half of the year against an improved Rutgers team. Jake Browning and co. have looked strong since then and were effective against a pretty good Colorado defense. Add that to the fact Oregon State is awful and I’m okay laying all the points.

Alabama -27.5 v. Ole Miss
Ole Miss is a program in a deep mess and they have some key injuries to their offensive weapons. They already lost to Cal by double digits and Bama is better than Cal (hot take). Alabama looked as good as ever last week and I think the Tide keep the dominance rolling. It’s a big spread, but Alabama covers another one.

Clemson -7.5 @ Virginia Tech
If anything, I would stay away from this game, because I can’t take the Hokies. Not only because of the Louisville pick a couple of weeks ago, but because the Tigers have looked to good to feel good going against. Tech’s defense is better than Louisville and they can move the ball, but I think Clemson rises to the challenge in Lane Stadium and pulls away.

Cal +14 @ Oregon
I think this is a shootout and Cal will at least get the cover. The Golden Bears hung tough against USC and the Ducks fell to Arizona State, so I struggle to see Oregon blow this one open even in Eugene.

Last Week: 1-4
Season: 8-7-1

NFL:
Ravens+3 v. Steelers
The Ravens are a much better team at home and I think their debacle in London was an anomaly. The Steelers struggle on the road and have looked sluggish in general. These games are always close and I lean Ravens outright so I’ll take the points.

Texans+2 v. Titans
Texans offense looked much better in New England and I think Tennessee benefited from a Seahawks defense worn down by off the field distractions, as they just faded in the second half. The Titans were locked in a close one with Jacksonville until turnovers helped them pull away. If the Texans can hold on to the ball, I like Houston at home

Patriots -9 v. Panthers
This a clash of strength on strength and weakness on weakness. The Pats’ offense and the Panthers defense should be fun to watch, but the other side will be two struggling units. I have faith in Brady to win his match up and I think Belichick figures out how to do enough on the defensive side of the ball. When picks are struggling, seems smart to lean on Brady and Belichick.

Buccaneers -3 vs. Giants
I’m scared of a desperate Giants team that seemed to put together something of an offense late against the Eagles. I’m not scared that Tampa Bay is as bad as they looked last week. The Vikings are a good team and the Bucs were dealing with the travel and emotional roller coaster that has been associated with Irma. The defense is still banged up, but another week should help the staff figure out better fixes. I think the line should be higher so like getting it at -3 and I think the Giants fall to 0-4.

49ers +7 @ Arizona
The 49ers look ready to get in the win column and Arizona has looked lost. The Cardinals looked a little better against Dallas, but I don’t think Palmer is as big advantage over Hoyer as the names make it sound. Shanahan should have San Francisco moving the ball and even if Arians’ squad claws out a win, I like the Niners to cover.

Last Week: 2-3
Season: 4-5-1

Podcast: Power 5 Conference Landscape

Analyzing the top teams and potential surprises for each major conference

Ryan and I dive into each of college football’s power conferences to talk who we think will win, but also the top challengers we see. Also discussed: Different conferences’ playoff chances, early picks we like and conference quality. Subscribe on iTunes!