Monday December 14th VIP Picks

Ravens vs Browns

8:15 PM EST
Rotation #179
Ravens -3 over Browns (win)
The bad news for Baltimore is they are on the outside of the playoff race looking in, but the good news is after tonight they have the easiest schedule left in the NFL.  If the Ravens win tonight they probably make the playoffs.  To me this game is about coaching.  Has Kevin Stefanski and his first year staff improved?  You bet they have, but in a playoff like game for the Ravens can they beat a John Harbaugh staff that has the experience edge?  This Ravens team crushed Cleveland in week 1.  Harbaugh is going to go back and run that same game plan.  I am not sure it can be stopped.  There will be high winds tonight which hurts the passing game.  This is the weather Baltimore loves to play in. High winds are going to hurt Mayfield more so than Lamar Jackson.  Baltimore is just a little bit more familiar with their coaching staff and games this deep into the season.  It’s a must win game and I believe they will find away to win and then sweep the remainder of their easy schedule.  Take the Ravens.

College Basketball
7:00 PM EST
Rotation #828
George Washington -5.5 over William & Mary (loss)
William & Mary played well last year, but the Tribe lost 4 seniors and only return 2 guys with decent playing time.  One of those two is Thornton Scott who missed the first game with an ankle issue.  This team has been hit by covid so the conditioning just might not be there yet and if Thornton happens to miss again tonight they don’t have many ball handlers.  GW returns their top three players from last year and added a few transfers.  This team has the size advantage and the more experienced lineup.  I like the Colonials at home this evening.  Take George Washington.