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NFL | Cleveland vs. Kansas City 3:05 PM | Sun, Jan 17 2021
Under 57 (-103) @ pinnacle

Play - Browns-Chiefs UNDER 57

Chiefs: Head coach Andy Reid 6-9-1 UNDER at home in the playoffs, including 1-5 UNDER at home with rest … 

With playoff teams that scored 40 or more points away in their last playoff game just 0-3 UNDER since 2000 in their next playoff game, we recommend a 1* play in the UNDER total in this contest.  Thank you and good luck as always.    


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Premier League | Manchester United vs. Liverpool 11:30 AM | Sun, Jan 17 2021
Under 3 (-113) @ sportsinteraction

Needless to say, this is a big game. While both teams certainly possess attacking threats, they're both also capable of being "stingy." Manchester United is off a 1-0 win in its last league game. Prior to that, United won 1-0 in an FA Cup match. Before that, the lost 2-0 to Man. City. Before that? A 2-1 win over Aston Villa and a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton. You get the idea; a lot of "clean sheets." Liverpool's front three remains the best in the league. That said, Liverpool has managed only a single goal in its past three league games. Given the current form of the clubs, I believe that the Under 3 goal option is worthy of a look.

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