Predictions NBA Tips
1:00 PM EST
Eagles -3.5 over Lions (win)
Both teams have first year rookie coaches and brand new staffs. Both teams are struggling, but it’s the Lions who are in really bad shape as a football team. Jared Goff doesn’t seem like the fit for this team and if you cover TJ Hockenson there really isn’t anybody that scares you to catch the football. The Lions Defense is awful as they can’t stop anybody in the air which is great news for Philly because they don’t run the ball and all they do is pass. Miles Sanders is out today so I expect Philly to once again pass, pass and pass some more. In most settings being one dimensional is a bad thing, but not against this Lions secondary. The Eagles front seven should disrupt Goff and slow down any running game. The local sports radio networks will rip the Philadelphia coaching if they lose this game. Take the Eagles.
1:00 PM EST
Colts -3 over Titans (loss)
Colts/Titans Over 51 (win)
Carson Wentz is starting to settle in as QB of the Colts. Indy has a good offensive line that can open up holes for this excellent running game. The Titans have the best running back in the league which really helps offenses when it comes to being balance and opening up bigger passing plays down the field. I think this game will turn into a shootout as the Colts Defense doesn’t get much pressure on the QB. The Titans will get their points. I think Tennessee is slightly overrated as they won a wild MNF game against Buffalo and then crushed the Chiefs last week. Both of those games were at home. The Tennessee defense still is vulnerable to the big plays. I like Indy a little bit more in the trenches today and think they win this one at home. Take the Colts and the Over.
Bucs -4 over Saints (loss)
Tampa is rolling right now on offense. This matchup comes down to Tom Brady having so many weapons all around him. The Tampa offensive line is outstanding as the Bucs can run the ball well and they have a ton of offensive players who can catch the ball. Jameis Winston has been OK for the Saints, but they are missing a few key role players like Taysom Hill and Deonte Harris is iffy still with the hamstring issue. The Saints are known for those hidden yards from role players, but I just don’t see much of that tonight. This is a big divisional game and it’s hard to go against this Tampa team. Take the Bucs.
8:15 PM EST
Astros/Braves Over 8.5 runs (win)
This should be the start for Charlie Morton, but with a broken leg he is done for the year and the Braves will have to go deeper into the bullpen. It does feel like Houston is all but out of it, but all they have to do is get the series back to Houston and it won’t feel like that tall of a task. Both teams hit the ball very well last night, but just couldn’t get runs across the plate. I believe Houston will come out early and get runs on the board while the Braves will match them as the game goes on to make this the first high scoring game in Atlanta this series. What Atlanta has done is remarkable and this building would go nuts with a win tonight. Look for fireworks from both teams. Take the Over.