Smart Box Series: Behind The 8-Ball
By Marc Lawrence
Game 8 of the College Football season is often a crossroads for most teams. Those who have won more games than they have lost are entertaining thoughts of securing a bowl bid. Those who are reeling and going down for the count are disappointed and their actions on the field confirm those feelings.
According to our powerful database, teams playing Game 8 off three consecutive losses are prime candidates to be dropped into a corner pocket and ignored... especially when they take out as road dogs against an opponent off a loss in this situation. That’s because teams in this scenario are a not-so-pretty 36-70-3 ATS since 1980. This week we’ll be queuing-up against Florida International.
Bring them in as a dog of more than 4 points with a defense that allows 31 or more PPG on the season and they scratch for wins, going 10-38-2 ATS.
And faster than you can say break ‘em, if our qualified ‘play-against’ Game 8 road dog of 4 or more points with a wobbly defense off three straight losses is facing a foe that did not lose its last game by 14 or more points to the spread they scratch with alarming regularity, going 1-35 SU and 5-30-1 ATS.
Yes, FIU figures to get “racked” this week. Go ahead, you make the call. 8-ball in the corner pocket for the win!
- Tennis Insiders
- July 1, 2016 - 12:00 PM
- Offered at:
- bet365 @ 100 Hewitt/Thompson
Tennis Insiders have taken control at Wimbledon, posting a 4-1 record the past two days.
Interesting match here, Hewitt coming out of retirement for the second time when accepting a wildcard for doubles participation. There is the possibility he may play doubles at the olympics along with coaching team Australia, so match practice will be important here. He'll team up with fellow Australian Jordan Thompson, and this could be the beginning of a very successful partnership. Due to rain, doubles has been reduced from best of 5 sets, to best of 3, certainly an advantage for Hewitt. After a complete meltdown in singles today, Almagro's hunger for this match must be questioned. He's 0-4 in doubles at the All-England Club. These matches don't have a scheduled court, but a show court is likely, and with Hewitt a fan favorite here expect plenty of support. Hewitt brings fantastic energy & drive into every match he plays, and has pushed the Bryan & Murray brothers to 5 sets in Davis Cup matches. He's advanced from the Round of 64 in Grand Slam Doubles 5 straight times, and in a best of 3 sets match his hustle should be enough to win.
We reccomend a 1* play on Hewitt/Thompson
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