Friday, November 30, 2018

SEC Championship: Georgia Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide

SEC Championship Football Game

Crimson Tide and Bulldogs Battle for SEC Supremacy

The Georgia Bulldogs will be looking for revenge against the Alabama Crimson Tide Saturday afternoon in Atlanta. Both teams return to the spot where Alabama snatched the 2017 National Championship away from the Georgia Bulldogs in overtime. The SEC Championship Game should provide a lot of fireworks on both sides of the football.

TV: 4 p.m. ET, CBS.

LINE: Alabama -13; O/U: 63.5.

Top-ranked Alabama will undoubtedly be part of the four-team College Football Playoff. Fourth-ranked Georgia isn't a lock, as of now, as the two squads prepare for Saturday's SEC championship game at Atlanta. The Bulldogs can clinch a CFP spot by beating the Crimson Tide. A loss would almost ensure they are left out in the cold.

The two squads met in last season's national title game. Alabama prevailed 26-23 in overtime in what was the coming out party for Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. The lefty came off the bench to throw three touchdown passes.

"He can sit in the pocket and make every throw," Georgia coach Kirby Smart said during a press conference. "He's very confident, and he's got a presence about him in the pocket. He doesn't fear rush; if he's got guys bearing down on him, he sidesteps and gets the ball out, and that's what makes him very special."

Alabama has been dominant all season. Head Coach Nick Saban is very wary of Smart and the Bulldogs. Smart used to be the Tide's defensive coordinator.

"Georgia is one of the most complete teams in the country," Saban said at a press conference. "I think Kirby's done a fantastic job there in terms of taking the players that were there and developing them in the style that he wants and doing a great job of recruiting to get new players to come and buy into their system. This is going to be the biggest challenge we've had to date."

The Dawgs are Ground Oriented and Bama Throws More than Usual

Alabama is 12-0 on the season and 8-0 in the SEC.

Tagovailoa has thrown a school-record 36 touchdown passes. He only has two interceptions on the season. The athletic lefty fuels an offense averaging 49 points per game.

Jerry Jeudy is enjoying a standout season with 56 receptions for 1,079 and 11 touchdowns. Fellow receiver DeVonta Smith has 27 receptions on the season. He will forever be remembered in Alabama lore for catching the game-winning 41-yard touchdown pass in the national championship game.

The Crimson Tide give up an average of 13.8 points per game. Nose guard Quinnen Williams leads the way and has recorded a team-leading 16 tackles for loss. and Defensive end Isaiah Buggs notching a team-best 9.5 sacks.

Georgia is 11-1 on the season and 7-1 in the conference.

Quarterback Jake Fromm was intercepted twice in last season's title game, but has been picked off just five times this season. He has passed for 2,236 yards and 24 touchdowns.

The attack that produces an average of 40.1 points per game and also relies on two standout running backs. D'Andre Swift has 962 yards and nine touchdowns. Elijah Holyfield has 896 yards and seven scores.

The defense allows an average of 17.2 points per game. Linebacker D'Andre Walker has a team-high 6.5 sacks. Safety Richard LeCounte has a team-leading 64 tackles to lead the way.

WR Mecole Hardman leads the SEC with a 21.8 average on punt returns. He has one touchdown. Hardman also averages 26.2 yards on kickoff returns.

PREDICTION: Georgia 37, Alabama 27

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NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away

Power Stats

Yards Per Point


Yards Per Pass


Yards Per Rush


Team Records

Alabama Crimson Tide

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf8-04-04-06-23-13-146.7514.1332.62
Last 33-03-00-02-12-10-042.0012.6729.33

Georgia Bulldogs

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf7-14-03-15-33-12-234.5018.8815.62
Last 33-03-00-02-12-10-046.0019.3326.67


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense49.00317.1711
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense40.081313.754
Head To Head Summary


Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Jan 8, 2018ALABGEORGI26-2318418737111332323652
Oct 3, 2015ALABGEORGI38-1018919037921931062994
Dec 1, 2012ALABGEORGI32-2835016251221132813941
Sep 27, 2008ALABGEORGI41-301292053341502743242
Sep 22, 2007GEORGIALAB26-2315322437721641853491
Oct 4, 2003ALABGEORGI23-37941152093962743703
Oct 5, 2002GEORGIALAB27-2516122438531091973062
Sep 30, 1995ALABGEORGI31-01101172270142712136

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Team Last 5 Games

Alabama Crimson Tide

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Nov 24, 2018AUBRN52-21W-26/53W/O123377500130153283-1H
Nov 17, 2018CITADL50-17W-53.5/62.5L/O19037156127502751H
Nov 10, 2018MIS.ST24-0W-22/50.5W/U142163305441251691H
Nov 3, 2018LSU29-0W-14/51.5W/U281295576121841960A
Oct 20, 2018TENN58-21W-29.5/57.5W/O218327545312272580A

Georgia Bulldogs

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Nov 24, 2018GATECH45-21W-17/60.5W/O285162447128912191H
Nov 17, 2018MASS66-27W-41.5/67L/O4262757011032873900H
Nov 10, 2018AUBRN27-10W-13/52.5W/U3032135161021722741H
Nov 3, 2018KENTUC34-17W-9.5/47.5W/O331113444842263100A
Oct 27, 2018FLA36-17W-7/52.5W/O189240429170105275-3H

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US Bank Stadium Classic: Minnesota vs Oklahoma State

US Bank Stadium Classic

Minnesota and Oklahoma State Look to Keep Good Starts Going

The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Minnesota Golden Gophers will battle on Friday at U.S. Bank Stadium. The game is part of the first basketball event at U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings. The matchup is one of four games involving small colleges and mid-majors as the new venue prepares to play host to the 2019 Final Four.

TV: 10 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network

LINE: Minnesota -4; O/U: 141.

The teams haven't met since 2015, and both have played well during the first month of the season.

The Gophers started 5-0 and had victories over Utah, Texas A&M and Washington. They then suffered a 68-56 loss Monday night at Boston College in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

All-Big Ten forward Jordan Murphy is leading the Golden Gophers with averages of 14.3 points, 12.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists. He paced Minnesota in the loss to Boston College. Murphy had 16 points and 11 rebounds.

He helped the Gophers take an early second-half lead before the Eagles scored 18 of the next 23 points to pull ahead.

Amir Coffey is right behind Murphy at 14.0 points per game. Gabe Kalscheur is next at 13.5 and Daniel Oturu is pulling down 6.8 rebounds per game.

Kalscheur was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week. He helped the Gophers win the TCL Vancouver Showcase championship by averaging 14.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.0 steals in three wins last week. He scored a career-high 25 points in a victory over Santa Clara.

Oklahoma State had a 90-77 victory over then-No. 21 LSU on Sunday in the third-place game of the Advocare Invitational in Orlando, Fla. They got to that point by beating Memphis and losing to Villanova in the tournament.

The Cowboys are 4-2 on the young season.

Cameron McGriff scored a career-high 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting in the upset of LSU. He had a double-double against Memphis with 11 points and 12 rebounds. McGriff was named to the AdvoCare Invitational all-tournament team. The junior captain leads the team in scoring with 16.8 points per game and rebounding with 7.0 rpg.

Yor Anei blocked six shots against Memphis. It was the most in tournament history and the most by a Oklahoma State freshman. Anei is tied for second in the Big 12 with 2.5 blocked shots per game. His 15 blocks are half the team's total.

G Thomas Dziagwa's 59.5 percent 3-point shooting ranks eighth nationally. His 3.67 makes per game is tied for 23rd in the country. His career 42.4 3-point accuracy ranks 28th among active players.

PREDICTION: Minnesota 74, Oklahoma State 68

College Basketball Betting Odds & Trends

Oklahoma State Cowboys:
Team record: 4-2 SU,4-2 ATS
Oklahoma State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Oklahoma State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma State's last 6 games

Minnesota Golden Gophers:
Team record: 5-1 SU,3-3 ATS
Minnesota is 6-16 ATS in its last 22 games
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games

Next up:
Oklahoma State at Tulsa Wednesday, December 5
Minnesota at Ohio State Sunday, December 2

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Trail Blazers Host the Red Hot Nuggets

Trail Blazers Basketball

Nuggets go for 5th Straight Win as Blazers Rebound

A winning streak will be on the line for the Denver Nuggets on Friday Night when they battle the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center. This should be a competitive game from start to finish as both teams have good defense and can score when necessary.

TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN, Altitude (Denver), NBCS Northwest (Portland)

LINE: Blazers -2; O/U: 212.

Damian Lillard made a franchise-record ten 3-pointers in his last game. He figures to receive plenty of attention from the Denver defense when the on Friday. Lillard scored 41 points in Wednesday's 115-112 victory over the Orlando Magic. The Trail Blazers halted a three-game slide.

Lillard was 10-of-15 from 3-point range against Orlando. It broke a slump of 14-of-52 over the previous six games. His dead-eye marksmanship highlighted his fourth 40-point outing of the season.

Denver is beginning a five-game road trip. They are riding a four-game winning streak after Wednesday's 117-85 ass-whipping of the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Nuggets are 14-7 on the season and looking to make it 15 wins.

Denver limited Los Angeles to 39.1 percent from the field and 5-of-35 from 3-point range. They have held its last three opponents to an average of 90 points.

Millsap had 20 points and 11 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season while guards Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley each scored 20, with Beasley's effort representing a career high.

The Nuggets have won the past three meetings.

The Trail Blazers are 13-8 on the season and are looking to find offensive consistency.

Backup guard Nik Stauskas also had a hot hand from outside against Orlando. He matched his season best of five 3-pointers while scoring 18 points. Stauskas has scored in double digits six times this season. It was topped by a career best-tying 24 against the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 18.

PREDICTION: Trail Blazers 107, Nuggets 103

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Next up:
Denver at Toronto Monday, December 3
Portland at San Antonio Sunday, December 2

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Spurs Host the Rockets in Friday NBA Action

Spurs Basketball

Rockets Look to Get on Track Against the Spurs

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs meet at AT&T Center. The Rockets are one of the league's biggest disappointments. They will look to halt a four-game slide when they visit the Spurs.

Houston has allowed an average of 124 points during the skid and was lambasted 128-108 by the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, ESPN, AT&T SportsNet Southwest (Houston), KENS (San Antonio)

LINE: Rockets -2: O/U: 217.

James Harden isn't overly concerned about the bad defense. He pointed out the team endured a four-game losing streak earlier in the season before winning eight of its next 10.

"We've done it already," Harden told reporters after Wednesday's loss. "We went through a tough stretch, and then we regrouped and won five in a row - and we looked really good. We've just got to figure it out. We've got a lot of new guys, and it's only 20 games into the season. We've got 60 more to go."

Harden recorded 25 points and season highs of 17 assists and 11 rebounds against the Mavericks for his first triple-double of the season. It was the 36th in his career. His productivity couldn't keep Houston in a game in which point guard Chris Paul (hamstring) missed. He missed his third straight game and the bench got outscored 61-25.

San Antonio is also coming off a forgettable outing. They only scored nine second-quarter points while being bitch-slapped 128-89 by the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday.

The San Antonio starters combined for only 35 points. The low output led to being routed by the Timberwolves. LaMarcus Aldridge and shooting guard DeMar DeRozan leading the way with 10 apiece. DeRozan's output was a season low.

Aldridge recorded 27 points and 10 rebounds as the Spurs posted a 96-89 home win over the Rockets on Nov. 10.

PREDICTION: Rockets 110, Spurs 104

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Next up:
Houston home to Chicago Saturday, December 1
San Antonio home to Portland Sunday, December 2

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Pac-12 Championship: Utah Utes vs Washington Huskies

Pac-12 Championship Football Game

Defense May Reign Supreme in Pac-12 Championship Game

Without decorated quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and Luke Falk barking signals, the Pac-12 took on a more defensive tone in 2018. That's certainly reflected in tonight's Pac-12 championship game. The showdown at Levi's Stadium pits No. 17 Utah Utes against No. 11 Washington Huskies.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, FOX.

LINE: Washington -5; O/U: 45.

Both teams boast top-20 defenses in the FBS in total D and scoring D.  The Huskies are allowing 311.3 yards and 16.5 points and the Utes only allowing 315.8 yards and 19.3 points per game.

Washington will be playing in its second Pac-12 title game in three years. Utah is making its first appearance since joining the conference in 2011.

"It's our first trip to the championship, and I'm proud of our guys for continuing to persevere and fight this season," Utes coach Kyle Whittingham said at his Monday media gathering. "We overcame so many obstacles and so much adversity. They are a great group to be around, and this has been one of the most enjoyable years of coaching for me."

Both Teams Have Something to Prove in Pac-12 Championship

The Utah Utes are 9-3 on the season and feel they have something to prove after suffering late season Injuries.

The adversity Whittingham was talking about centers on the early-November injury losses of starting quarterback Tyler Huntley and tailback Zack Moss. The duo had accounted for 84 percent of the Utes' total offense in the first nine games.

Freshman Jason Shelley has stepped in at quarterback. He's averaged only 208 passing yards over the last three contests. Shelley has also rushed for 112 yards and accounted for six touchdowns with no turnovers.

Defensively, safety-turned-linebacker Chase Hansen has notched a conference-most 22 tackles for loss to pace a unit. The squad has been the Pac-12's stingiest against the run with 100.3 yards allowed , which also ranks fifth nationally.

The Utes figure to have the edge in the kicking game. They rank in the top 14 nationally in field goals made (23) and net-putting average (40.6).

The Washington Huskies are 9-3 on the season as well and feel they have underachieved with the record they have. They felt they had a College Football Playoff team.

The Huskies have the advantage of health and experience. Just in the backfield they have the senior duo of Jake Browning and tailback Myles Gaskin.

Browning averaged a career-low 224.3 passing yards this season. He is the school's career passing yards leader and Pac-12's all-time winningest quarterback.

Gaskin is averaging 107.6 yards on the ground and is the school's all-time leader in rushing yards and touchdowns.

Senior linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven is tied for the lead nationally with 155 tackles. He leads a defense which ranks second in the conference against the run at 121.8 yards allowed per game and passing at 189.4 yards per game.

With a 21-7 road win at Utah on Sept. 15, Washington has won five of the six meetings since Utah entered the Pac-12. Gaskin rushed for 143 yards and a TD on 30 carries. The Huskies' defense forced three turnovers and had a trio of fourth-down stops.

PREDICTION: Washington 23, Utah 13

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NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Utah Utes9-37-530.8319.2511.584-23-37-54-23-3
Washington Huskies9-33-928.0016.5011.51-52-43-92-41-5

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Team Records

Utah Utes

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf6-33-13-26-33-13-230.7820.899.89
Last 33-02-01-02-11-11-032.3319.6712.66

Washington Huskies

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf7-24-03-22-70-42-326.6718.568.11
Last 33-02-01-01-20-21-032.3320.3312.00


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense30.455716.5010
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense28.007618.5516

Head To Head Summary

Utah Utes1-53-34-220.67132.333.6330.0052.78184.83317.172.33
Washington Huskies5-13-34-228.83160.504.1530.1766.85242.50403.001.33

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Sep 15, 2018WASHUTAH21-717215532711231382613
Nov 18, 2017UTAHWASH30-3311729341011233544770
Oct 29, 2016WASHUTAH31-2419918638512131633760
Nov 7, 2015UTAHWASH34-2319115534631242573814
Nov 10, 2012UTAHWASH15-341335518821602774371
Oct 1, 2011WASHUTAH31-141852264111173053225

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Team Last 5 Games

Utah Utes

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Nov 24, 2018BYU35-27W-10.5/45L/O1551412961532043570H
Nov 17, 2018COLO30-7W-7/47W/U16922139034162196-3A
Nov 10, 2018OREG32-25W-6/51W/O232262494117288405-1H
Nov 3, 2018ARIZST20-38L-7.5/54.5L/O1781473252512855362A
Oct 26, 2018UCLA41-10W-11/54W/U325145470127164291-2A

Washington Huskies

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Nov 23, 2018WSHST28-15W3/50W/U258229487851522370A
Nov 17, 2018OREGST42-23W-32.5/58.5L/O275228503134229363-2H
Nov 3, 2018STANFO27-23W-9.5/44L/O17719437177347424-3H
Oct 27, 2018CAL10-12L-12/46L/U91159250911512422A
Oct 20, 2018COLO27-13W-17/50L/U2011503511191442631H

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday NFL: New Orleans Saints vs Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys NFL

Resilient Cowboys Host Surging Saints

The leaders of the NFC South and NFC East clash this Thursday, with Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys welcoming Drew Brees’ New Orleans Saints to town. Tonight's contest will kick off Week 13 NFL action. Each game become more and more important as the playoffs inch closer.

TV: 8:20 p.m. ET, FOX, NFL Network.

LINE: Saints -7 O/U: 51.5.

Thanksgiving Thursday was a big day for both of these clubs. With a win over the Washington Redskins that resulted in Dallas overtaking the NFC East, they’ll be riding high against the league’s top team this Thursday.

Drew Brees is an early favorite for NFL Most Valuable Player this season. The 39-year-old isn’t slowing down. The veteran leads all starting QB's with a 127.3 QB rating. He has guided his offense to a league-best 37.2 points per game clip through 12 weeks.

Following the Saints’ 31-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, New Orleans owns a 10-1 record and a stranglehold on the NFL South.

The Saints are on the verge of clinching the NFC South. They’ve covered nine straight games after getting off to a slow start against the spread. Nobody has been better poised to take advantage of the league’s new offense-friendly rules. New Orleans has one of the very best attacks in the NFL.

The Saints have a league low-tying nine turnovers, one fewer than the Cowboys.

One thing the Saints’ defense can do well is stuff the run.

That’s bad news for the Cowboys, who rely heavily on RB Ezekiel Elliott. He is averaging 4.9 yards per carry since his return. He runs behind an offensive line that’s been compromised by multiple injuries. Dallas hope to have LT Tyron Taylor back in action this week after he sat out Thanksgiving Day with neck and elbow issues.

Dallas is in the midst of resurrecting their season. Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper look to exploit New Orleans' 30th-ranked pass defense after the pair hooked up for two long touchdown passes against the Redskins.

Prescott has a rushing score in each of his last three games. Cooper joined Kansas City speedster Tyreek Hill in by having his second 180-yard, two-touchdown performance in the last two seasons with his sterling effort versus Washington.

DE Demarcus Lawrence has three of his team-leading 8.5 sacks in the last four games.

PREDICTION: Saints 34, Cowboys 14

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

ACC/Big Ten Challenge: Michigan State vs Louisville

ACC/Big-Ten Challenge

The Annual Showcase is a Fan Favorite

The Michigan State Spartans and the Louisville Cardinals will meet on Tuesday at KFC Yum! Center. The Spartans looks to extend its winning streak to six games as they play in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

The No. 8 Spartans are coming off a title at the Las Vegas Invitational. They beat UCLA and No. 17 Texas on consecutive nights. The Cardinals have dropped two straight. They lost to No. 7 Tennessee and Marquette in overtime at the NIT Season Tip-Off in Brooklyn.

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

LINE: Michigan State -5; O/U: 154.5.

Michigan State guard Cassius Winston runs the show for coach Tom Izzo. He is coming off an MVP performance at the Las Vegas Invitational, where he averaged 19.5 points and 8.5 assists. Winston's back-court mate, Joshua Langford, averages a team-best 18.5 points. He had a career-high 29 points in the Spartans' come-from-behind victory over Texas.

Sophomore forward Jordan Nwora has been the top point producer for Louisville this season by averaging 18.4 points and a team-best 7.2 rebounds. This is despite coming off the bench in every game.

Coach Chris Mack uses 10 players on a regular basis. Each of them averaging at least 12.3 minutes, and the Cardinals are averaging 40.6 points from reserves this season.

Spartans Just Reload and Cardinals in Transition

The Michigan State Spartans are 5-1 on the young season. Kenny Goins averages the fewest points of any of Izzo's five starters with 6.8 per game. He may be one of the most important players for the Spartans in many different areas. The team's leading rebounder at nine per game, Goins is one of the better defenders on the squad. He'll likely get the key assignment of trying to slow down Nwora in this contest.

Though he's shooting only 28.6 percent from 3-point range, Goins has expanded his game to include a long jumper. It gives the Spartans another player to kick it out to off post-ups by forward Nick Ward or drives to the hoop by Winston or Langford.

Louisville is 3-2 on the season and playing well in tonight's game could be a huge boost.

Louisville has been able to get to the free-throw line often this season. They have made 26 more free throws than its opponents have attempted. Working the ball inside could be a key factor against a Michigan State team that doesn't feature a shot-blocker. Last year they featured Jaren Jackson Jr. They cover the perimeter as well as any team in the country, allowing opponents to shoot 31.1 percent from 3-point range.

Nwora, forward V.J. King, forward Malik Williams and center Steven Enoch are all averaging at least four trips to the free-throw line per game. They'll need to have that aggressiveness to get some easy points and slow down the Michigan State transition game.

Louisville has won 49 straight home games in the month of November spanning the last 28 seasons, including 36 at the KFC Yum! Center.

PREDICTION: Michigan State 82, Louisville 73

College Basketball Odds & Trends

Michigan State Spartans:
Team record: 5-1 SU,4-2 ATS
Current Streak: won 5 straight games.
Michigan State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Michigan State is 6-12-2 ATS in its last 20 games
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Louisville Cardinals:
Team record: 3-2 SU,2-2-1 ATS
Louisville is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville's last 5 games
Louisville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Michigan State at Rutgers Friday, November 30
Louisville at Seton Hall Saturday, December 1

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Monday, November 26, 2018

MNF: Tennessee Titans vs Houston Texans

Houston Texans Football

Surging Texans Look to Take Control of AFC South

The Tennessee Titans and the Houston Texans will meet on Monday Night Football at NRG Stadium.

Their ugly start to the season is now a distant memory. The Houston Texans can set a franchise record on Monday night Football. The Texans own a two-game lead atop the AFC South. They will go for their eighth consecutive victory after opening the season with three straight losses, including a 20-17 setback at Tennessee in Week 2.

TV: 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN.

LINE: Texans -4 O/U: 42.5

Surging Houston is coming off consecutive two-point triumphs at Washington and Denver. That gives the team four victories by three points or fewer during its winning streak.

"We just try to keep on stacking wins and put us in position for later on down the season," Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson told reporters. "It's a very important game. It's a home game. We want to win those. It's a division game. We have to make sure we prepare well and get ready for it."

The Titans squandered a chance to make Monday's matchup a showdown for division supremacy. They followed a pair of decisive wins over Dallas and New England with a 38-10 loss to Indianapolis last week (as the Titans were +2 point underdog).

Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota was knocked out of that game with a stinger, but he practiced fully on Friday and Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur pronounced him "ready to roll."

Titans Need a Win Tonight Against the Texans

The 5-5 Titans are a befuddling team so far this year. Marcus Mariota had his two best games in the wins over the Cowboys and Patriots. It was feared that last week's injury was related to the elbow issues that have plagued him for most of the season. It forced him to miss the Week 2 matchup versus Houston.

Running back Derrick Henry, who was used out of the wildcat in the first meeting, could be in line for a heavier workload as part of a backfield tandem with Dion Lewis.

Corey Davis is Mariota's top target with 45 receptions. It's unclear if fellow wideout Taywan Taylor will return after a two-game absence.

Tennessee had the NFL's top-ranked scoring defense until it was shredded by the Colts.

The 7-3 Texans have improved play each week their franchise QB has after coming back from injury. Watson had his NFL coming-out party against Tennessee last season in his third career start. He threw for four touchdowns and rushed for another as Houston set a franchise record for points in a 57-14 rout.

He has not thrown for more than 239 yards in his last five starts and the Texans have scored more than 23 points just twice. Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has at least one TD catch in five straight games and eight overall after posting an NFL-high 13 receiving scores last season.

Running back Lamar Miller is providing balance to the offense with at least 18 carries and 86 yards rushing in three of the last four games.

The Texans are fifth in scoring defense (20.5 points).

Hopkins has at least 100 yards in three of his last four versus Tennessee, including 110 and a TD in Week 2.

J.J. Watt has registered 10 sacks on the season, including one in each of his last three games.

PREDICTION: Texans 23, Titans 20

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Next up:
Tennessee home to New York Sunday, December 2
Houston home to Cleveland Sunday, December 2

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