Bettors Insider
www.bettorsinsider.com
Temple quarterback Anthony Russo (15) passes against Duke during the first half of the Independence Bowl, an NCAA college football game in Shreveport, La., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Temple quarterback Anthony Russo (15) passes against Duke during the first half of the Independence Bowl, an NCAA college football game in Shreveport, La., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)|Associated Press
NCAAF

Thursday: How We Fared

Results of our predictions for Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

Howard Gensler

Howard Gensler

The Philly Props: Temple Football did a lot better than Temple Football. We gave .5 points for the first quarter in their bowl game against Duke and 2 points for the half. At the end of the first 15 minutes, Temple was up 13-7. Check. At halftime, they were up 27-21. Check. Check. Unfortunately for Owls fans, Duke outscored them in the second half 35-0.

In the Pinstripe Bowl, we took Wisconsin +3 and the game against Miami at under 47.5. The Badgers sucked the wind out of the Hurricanes, winning 35-3. Two more winning plays. Four-for-four on the Bowl bets.

In NHL action, we had the Penguins giving 1.5 goals (+105) to the Red Wings. Pittsburgh won 5-2. We had the Bruins -210 on the money line against the Devils. New Jersey thumped Boston, 5-2. Lastly we had the home Lightning over the Flyers on the money line (-230) and expected a shootout and took the over 6.5 (-110). Things were looking great on both fronts when Tampa Bay led 5-2 (what’s with that score tonight) after two periods. But the Flyer stormed back with 3 goals in the third and took the game to OT. Alex Killorn scored a mere 18 seconds into OT to give Tampa Bay the 6-5 win and make our hockey picks 3 out of 4.

Rounding out the night, we picked the Jazz -5 over the Sixers and our Sixers Philly Props bet needed Joel Embiid to do some work against Jazz center Rudy Gobert and put up a combined 40 or more (points + rebounds + assists). Embiid did put in the work and finished with 23 points, 15 boards and 6 assists, which equals 44. His big game, however, led he Sixers to a rare road victory. They beat the Jazz 114-97.

For the day, we got 8 out of 10 right.