Sunday December 27th VIP Picks

Colts vs Steelers

1:00 PM EST
Rotation #466
Steelers -1.5 over Colts (win)
The Colts come into this game winners of 3 straight while the Steelers come in losers of 3 straight.  Pittsburgh might have gotten a blessing by this brick wall they hit because teams that coast all year sometimes don’t have that winning edge when they hit the playoffs.  The Steelers still have a talented roster and there is one key to this game that nobody is talking about.  Philip Rivers is not a mobile QB and that one key that nobody is talking about is this teams starting tackles on both the right and left side will miss this game.  The Steelers will get a pass rush and collapse Rivers into the pocket which will cause sacks and turnovers.  If Rivers is quick to throw the ball this secondary can pick him off.  I believe we will see a great defensive performance today by the Steelers and they will win this game by cashing in on Indy mistakes.  Take Pittsburgh.

1:00 PM EST
Rotation #467-468
Bears/Jaguars Over 46.5 (win)
The Bears are running the football well, have the same offensive line in play for the last month and Mitch Trubisky has a little confidence.  This team has a real shot at the playoffs and I just can’t see this Jags Defense stopping them today.  Jacksonville wants that #1 draft pick, but I do think they can score on this Bears Defense.  Chicago is really banged up on the Defensive Line which is giving opposing QB’s time to throw the football which is making this pass defense look average.  Gardner Minshew should put up a few scores and make this game interesting early.  Look for a lot of points.  Take the Over.

8:20 PM EST
Rotation #479-480
Titans/Packers Under 54 (push)
This is a really high total for a game that will be cold and have some winds.  Tennessee loves to run the ball and the Packers are very good at bleeding the play clock and going on long drives.  When the Packers get a lead it’s frustrating to comeback on them because when they are on offense they play the clock and not the scoreboard.  I think both teams have enough players on defense that will make it hard for the QB’s to have huge days.  All it takes is one long drive and a missed FG or INT to really help us out in a game like this.  Take the Under.

College Basketball
7:00 PM EST
Rotation #809
UC Santa Barbara -2 over UC Irvine (loss)
We have a matchup between the top two teams in the Big West last year.  UC Irvine graduated more of their talent while Santa Barbara brings back more experience and brought in a few transfers.  I believe at this point in the season the Gauchos are the better basketball team.  Take UC Santa Barbara