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NHL: Tyler Seguin & Filip Forsberg both to score – Including Overtime
+550 to +600
Forsberg is tied for the team lead with 14 goals scored this season. He has three goals over his last six games. Seguin is tied for second on his team with 11 goals this season. Seguin has five goals over his last six games. With both players scoring well over their last six games, both players could certainly put one in the net tonight.
NHL: Under 6.5 combined goals in Stars vs Predators – Including Overtime
-213 to -175
The total on this game is set at 5.5 goals. The Stars are 25th in scoring and they allow the second-fewest goals per game in the league. With boosted odds to -175 this is a great bet that still provides solid value.
NCAAF: Wisconsin to score first & Win
+145 to +165
Wisconsin is a three-point favorite in this game. Both teams have solid defenses so whoever gets the ball first isn’t going to score easily. Both teams will probably get at least one possession before points are put on the board. Solid plus money odds for a favorite to score first is usually a very good bet.
NCAAB: UCONN & Marquette to Win
+360 to +395
UCONN is a two-point underdog on the road at Cincinnati and Marquette is a 3.5-point underdog at Creighton. UCONN is on a three-game winning streak while Marquette has won five straight. Both teams are small underdogs and are certainly capable of pulling upsets on the road. At nearly a 4/1 payout this small parlay is an excellent bet.
Today’s Best Bet at DraftKings Sportsbook
Baylor vs Georgia (41) – 8:45 PM
The Baylor Bears (11-2) take on the Georgia Bulldogs (11-2) in the Sugar Bowl tonight. The Bears lost in the Big 12 Championship Game to Oklahoma in overtime in their last game (30-23). The Bulldogs also lost in their conference title game, losing 37-10 to LSU in the SEC Championship Game.
Baylor has been known for their offense in recent years. While the Bears did have a solid offense this season that was 18th in points scored per game, their defense has actually been rally good as well. The Baylor defense is 15th in points allowed per game which is impressive considering they played Oklahoma twice, Texas and Oklahoma State.
Georgia once against has one of the most elite defenses in the country. The Bulldogs have allowed the second-fewest points per game in the country. They are the second-best team at stopping the run and they allow the third-fewest yards per play in the country as well. The Georgia offense is more run-focused as they are 37th in rushing compared to just 76th in passing.
With two very good defenses and two teams that will be disappointed in the fact that they are not playing in the playoffs, this should be a low-scoring game. A total of 41 points seems low for a Baylor game but considering the situation, it may actually be too high. Georgia will be content to run the ball and move their offense at a slow pace. The Bulldogs defense will give Baylor all they can handle as the Bears have yet to see a defense of this caliber. This should be a slow-paced game dominated by the defenses as points become a premium. It’s anyones game to win but I like the UNDER to hit in this one.