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Max’s Sports Bet Picks for 1/10/22

Max’s Week 18 Touchdown

Sports Bet Picks for 1/10/22

 

Point 1: The Colts Suck

Yeah, win and you’re in. I guess Indy forgot about that. Because faced with that very opportunity, they fizzled against the fucking Jaguars.

Carson Wentz threw for 185 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. He was sacked 6 times and had a total QBR of 4.4. He was vastly outplayed by rookie Trevor Lawrence.

The Jags got a double win on Sunday. They won the game and prevented a division opponent from making the playoffs. And they secured the #1 pick once again.

Point 2: The Ravens Suck

Because, you know, starting the season 8-3 and ending up 8-9 is exactly how you want your season to go.

The Ravens lost to the fucking Steelers in OT – allowing Big Ben’s season continue. And you know he’s somehow going to win another Super Bowl this year.

Point 3: The Patriots Suck

Once again, on the road in Miami to end the season, and the Pats decide that winning isn’t important. It kind of wasn’t super important because the Bills beat up on the JV squad that is the Jets.

But still. Not a way to tune up for the playoffs.

New England went 1-3 down the stretch and their lone win was beating up on the Jaguars. Everyone does that.

Except the fucking Colts.

The Pats will hit the road to play Buffalo in the first round. They won earlier this year in that shitty, low-scoring game. But still, you know they would rather be hosting someone at Foxborough.

Point 4: The Cardinals Suck

With a chance to win the NFC West and host a home game, the Cardinals decided that they play better on the road so they may as well lose their final home game of the season and hit the road in the playoffs.

The Cardinals ended the season 3-5 at home and 8-1 on the road. The will head to LA next week for their playoff game because…

Point 5: The Rams Suck

Up 17 points, the Rams choked and let the 49ers come from behind and win in OT. The win propelled the Niners to the playoffs. A loss would have knocked them out because the Saints whooped up on Atlanta.

Sean McVay had never lost a game when leading at half time. Well, there’s a first time for everything.

The Rams defense looked gassed by the end but the worst was watching them celebrate on the sidelines right before the Niners marched 88 yards down the field to get a game tying TD.

Gunslinger wannabe Matt Stafford threw a few more picks – including the game sealing one in OT.

The Rams have some major issues. I’m not writing them off like someone else on this show. But I’m worried for sure.

Point 6: The Chargers Suck

In the end, a timeout may have cost the Chargers a playoff spot. Chargers gonna Charger things up.

After playing an epic fucking game – including a last drive in the 4th quarter where Justin Herbert kept hitting 4th downs to extend the game – LA was able to tie the game with a field goal after Vegas scored a field goal on their opening drive in OT.

That meant if time expired in the game, both teams would be in the playoffs. And it seemed like the Raiders were content with doing just that.

Except, Chargers coach Brandon Staley may have misread the room or didn’t get the message. Because he called time out with 38 seconds left and the Raiders on third and long.

Now, did he expect to stop the Raiders and force a punt? Because his defense was gassed at that point and Vegas really seemed keen on not fucking up with a turnover. So the tie should have been on his mind.

Well, apparently, that timeout caused whatever goodwill Vegas had to disappear. Josh Jacobs ran the ball for a first down and then Daniel Carson – who has never missed a field goal at Allegiant Stadium – nailed the game winning field goal.

That pushed the Raiders into the playoffs to take on the Bengals next week. It pushed the Steelers into the playoffs for one last hurrah. And it pushed the Chargers out of the playoffs.

Vegas won 4 straight games down the stretch to make it in. After being annihilated by the Chiefs 48-9, this team got back up and found ways to win. They are the first team in over 60 years to make the playoffs after a mid-season coaching change.

The Bengals should be worried. This Vegas team doesn’t know they aren’t supposed to be there.

Extra Point: Mike Zimmer Sucks

Lost in all of this talk about meaningful football games are the games that also got played in week 18 that no one cared about. Like the Vikings winning 31-17 over the Bears.

But one person who found some meaning in this game was Vikings rookie wide receiver Justin Jefferson who had a chance to break Randy Moss’ single-season receiving record.

Now, I don’t care about this record. Nor that it took an extra game for it to be considered. And I don’t care that Mike Zimmer didn’t force the ball to Jefferson or that he took a knee to end the game – because, you know, that’s what he should have done.

I don’t even care that Zimmer was honest about it after the game saying “I don’t care about records. I only care about wins.”

What I care about is the follow-up question and response. The reporter asked, “Did (Jefferson) care about it?

“I don’t know. Maybe. You’d have to ask him,” Zimmer replied.

That’s why he sucks. He should have known what a player in locker room was motivated by and he should have set those expectations and had a conversation about it beforehand.

To me, Zimmer just doesn’t care about the players on this team. You can care only about winning games, sure, but if you lose the locker room – especially your future star wide receiver – then you won’t be doing much winning of games.

That’s Max’s week 18 touchdown.

NBA

Sports Bet Picks for 1/10/22

MIL (-2.5) at CHA (2.5)

Pick: Bet $10 CHA ML

Total: 234.5 (Lean Under – 233)

Predicted Score: MIL 117 – CHA 116

Notes: There’s not much I like in the NBA today and this is the only game I find value in. The shitty thing is that the Hornets just beat the Bucks two days ago so the chances of that happening twice in a row are definitely slim.

But I’m on the Hornets anyway. Charlotte is 11-5 at home this season. They are the third best shooting team in the league and that effective field goal % is even better at home.

The Hornets definitely have the advantage over the Bucks in the backcourt with Jrue Holiday still out.

Giannis and Middleton did everything they could in that last game but it was still Ball and Rozier who torched the Bucks to get the win. The Bucks’ guards combined for 12 points.

So again, don’t love it but doing it anyway.

$10 moneyline bet on the Hornets.

 

Leans

IND (6) at BOS (-6)

Pick: Lean IND

Total: 215.5 (Lean Under – 207)

Predicted Score: IND 101 – BOS 106

 

UTA (-12) at DET (12)

Pick: Lean DET

Total: 222.5 (Lean Under – 216)

Predicted Score: UTA 110 – DET 106

 

SAS (6.5) at NYK (-6.5)

Pick: Lean SAS

Total: 212.5 (Lean Under – 211)

Predicted Score: SAS 103 – NYK 108

 

CLE (-4.5) at SAC (4.5)

Pick: Lean SAC

Total: 218.5 (Lean Under – 210)

Predicted Score: CLE 105 – SAC 105

 

BKN (-10.5) at POR (10.5)

Pick: Lean POR

Total: 226.5 (Lean Over – 234)

Predicted Score: BKN 120 – POR 114

 

NHL

Sports Bet Picks for 1/10/22

Boston Bruins (-105) at Washington Capitals (-115)

Pick: Bet $10 Boston

Notes: The Bruins are coming off a road win over the Lightning from a couple of days ago and then continue their road trip by heading to DC to take on the Capitals.

Washington is riding a 3-game losing streak including an ugly home loss to the Devils last week.

These are two evenly matched teams but right now, Boston is playing the better hockey.

$10 bet on the Bruins.

 

New York Rangers (-110) at Los Angeles Kings (-110)

Pick: Lean New York

Notes: The Rangers will be without leading scorer Artemi Panarin and star goalie Igor Shesterkin.

 

Seattle Kraken (310) at Colorado Avalanche (-390)

Pick: Lean Colorado

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