Australian Open Women’s Singles – Ash Barty vs Danielle Collins – Total Games Under 20.5 @ 1.85
Unstoppable – Ash Barty has not dropped a set so far this Australian Open, and has only dropped one set this entire summer as she lost the first set to Coco Gauff in her first match of 2022, on her way to an Adelaide International victory.
She’s dropped 21 games across her 12 sets so far – an average of less than 2 games per set. She’s won 72 games herself – unreal.
Danielle Collins well deservedly earns a spot in the AO Final of course, especially after a huge win last night against Iga Swiatek.
There’s no doubt the American is in good form, but we’re backing the under 20.5 trusting that hometown hero Ash Barty could complete one of the most dominant grand slam victories ever. 1 unit
NBA – Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz – Handicap (incl. Overtime) Memphis Grizzlies -2.5 @ 1.86
The Jazz are on the slide without their two star players in Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert.
In their last five matches they’ve put together an uninspiring 1-4 record, with Mitchell missing all five matches (questionable for this match) and Gobert missing the past two (out for this match).
In that time, they’ve lost to the lowly Rockets as well as the Warriors and the Suns x2. Looking even further back, they’ve lost eight of their past 10 matches – not great form.
Here, the struggling outfit head to Memphis to play Ja Morant and the red-hot Grizzlies on the road.
Memphis have exceeded expectations this year, sitting third in the West (above Utah) with a strong 7-3 record in their past 10 matches.
With a healthier line-up than the Jazz and recent form behind them, we think the Grizzlies will be too strong for Utah on their home turf – even if Donovan Mitchell does return for the Jazz. 1 unit
English Championship – Fulham vs Blackpool – Asian Handicap – Fulham -1.5 @ 1.86
The Cottagers have been on fire in the Championship this season, following their relegation from the top flight last season.
Aleksandar Mitrovic leads the golden boot by a whopping nine goals from Ben Brereton Diaz and in his current form, should be able to help lead his side to a win against a Blackpool side who have struggled to find any form this season after their League One promotion.
Following unsuccessful stints at Premier League sides Watford and Everton, Fulham boss Marco Silva is making a big charge back to the Premier League.
Based on their current form, they’re a ready made top flight side and Blackpool could be next on their chopping block.
They managed to beat Fulham earlier in the season, but at Craven Cottage, a ground Fulham have made a fortress this season, they should be too good.
Given their recent results against sides of a similar calibre to the Seasiders, plus a monster goal difference of +48 with 73 goals in 27 matches, a big win this weekend will continue to propel them straight back to the Premier League. Back them in. 1 unit
Africa Cup Of Nations – Egypt vs Morocco – Egypt to qualify @ $2.05
After a slow start to the tournament – losing to Nigeria on their opening day – Egypt are building some momentum in a tournament they’ve historically won the most titles in.
They’ve won their remaining group matches, and looked the more likely team against Ivory Coast, a match they went in as underdogs.
Carlos Quieroz is a manager of vast international experience. Whilst not the most exciting, he’s has the Pharoahs playing disciplined football built around their star player Mohammed Salah.
Will likely be another tight match, and we’ve factored in the likelihood this may go past the regulation time, so have opted Egypt ‘to qualify’ to the quarter final stage. 1 unit
Australian Open Men’s Singles – Tsitsipas Vs Medvedev Set Handicap – Medvedev -1.5 @ 1.77
The second seed is up against the fourth as Stefanos Tsitsipas comes up against Daniil Medvedev in the Semi Final of the Aussie Open.
Medvedev came through an absolute belter of a Quarter Final against Felix Auger Aliassime, while in comparison Tsitsipas made relatively easy work of Jannik Sinner, beating him in straight sets in what many thought would be a more competitive match against the Italian.
The head to head between these two is currently 6-2 in favour of Medvedev, with him also defeating Tsitsipas in straight sets at the same stage of the Aussie Open last year.
Although the Russian made tough work of Auger Aliassime in the last round, the Canadian played absolutely out of his skin.
The stats showed him hitting his forehand at 6km an hour quicker than his average and his serve 8km an hour quicker and he still couldn’t beat him.
The Russians temperament is up there with the best of them and I’m not sure if things start to go against Tsitsipas here he’ll be able to hang with him over 5 sets.
I think Tsitsipas should be able to take a set from Medvedev but am struggling to see anything more than that out of this for him, with the -1.5 Medvedev on the Set Handicap looking of some appeal. 1 unit
The Masters Darts – Ratajski, Krzysztof vs Clemens, Gabriel – Ratajski, Krzysztof Winner @ 1.61
World No.12, Ratajski, has a quite incredible 8-0 head to head advantage over th German, Clemens (World No.21), and very importantly these have all come within the past three seasons.
His overall leg difference over those matches is 64-41 and in the Bo11 format, the same as this first round match, the difference is 30-14. 2 units
NFL – LA Rams vs SF 49ers – Rams -3 @ 1.80
With both teams playing for a spot in the Super Bowl, this match up will be a great one to watch.
Last week, the Rams managed to seal a victory against Tampa Bay with a last second field goal to fend off a Tom Brady comeback.
Meanwhile, the 49ers also won in similar fashion, kicking a last second field goal to win from behind in a huge upset.
It will be interesting to see how the 49ers hold up after their clash in the snow.
Expecting many 49ers to be banged up after playing in the freezing cold in Green Bay.
Regardless, this match should be a close one, with the Rams coming out on top. 1.5 units
NBA – San Antonio Spurs vs Chicago Bulls Winner & Total (Incl. Overtime) – Chicago Bulls & Under 227.5 @3.45
Weird how the Bulls who sit at 2nd place in the East are priced at almost even odds against the San Antonio Spurs who currently sits 12th in the Western Conference table.
Granted the Bulls recently had some questionable losses like the one in Orlando but the Bulls were missing a few key pieces like Zach Lavine and Lonzo Ball.
This time Zach Lavine will be playing which is huge for the Bulls. The Spurs on the other hand are struggling against higher calibre teams.
Recently they just lost to the Grizzlies, 76ers, Nets, Suns, and the Cavs and these were all at home! Surely, there has to be some value in picking the Bulls to take the W here.
Why pair it with the under? Well the Bulls are not exactly the most high scoring team when they are away, only averaging 107.79 points per game.
The Spurs are also averaging 113.16 points per game at home so I’m not expecting a high scoring game here. 1 unit
NFL – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Cincinnati Bengals Total (incl. Overtime) – Over 54.5 @ 1.93
A spot in the Superbowl is on the line, in this AFC Championship match between the Chiefs and the Bengals.
I like the overs here in a match I think will turn into a bit of a shootout. Both teams have hit top form at the right time of the season.
For the Chiefs, Mahomes has been back to his best, leading Kansas to 42 points in both their playoff games so far.
At his best Mahomes is unstoppable and the best player in the league, and with Hill & Kelce to throw to, I can see another Mahomes masterclass on the cards.
The Bengals have also hit the form at the right time, following up their first playoff win in 31 years 2 weeks ago, with knocking off the no.1 seed Titans last week.
Joe Burrows in his 2nd season has been outstanding and when they played the Chiefs on the 2nd January, Burrows went big throwing 446 yards for 4 touchdowns.
The score in that match was 34-31 Bengals win, and while I favour the Chiefs to win this time, I think it will be another high scoring match, with the over 54.5 being value here. 1 units
UEFA Futsal Euro Group Stage – Kazakhstan vs Italy – 1×2 Kazakhstan @ 1.81
After playing out a hugely entertaining draw in their opening game with Slovenia, Kazakhstan continued their impressive record in front of goal with six goals in their thrashing of Finland last time out.
They have now scored ten goals in their two games and while this will be a tricky contest against Italy, the Kazakhs will be confident of securing the point they need to book their place in the next round.
Italy may well need a win in this game having drawn both of their encounters so far with Slovenia holding them earlier in the week but with Kazakhstan looking so potent in front of goal, the best Italy can hope for is a point in this one. 1 unit
Africa Cup of Nations – Gambia v Cameroon – Anytime Goalscorer – Vincent Aboubakar @ 2.42
Vincent Aboubakar didn’t quite hit the heights that were expected of him during his club career in Europe, but he is more than making up for that at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations for hosts Cameroon.
Captain Aboubakar has six goals in four games thus far in the tournament and has lead the line superbly.
The Indomitable Lions take on Gambia on Saturday and will look to their front man once again for the goals as they aim to secure a semi final berth.
Aboubakar has looked a menace both in behind defences and from crosses, plus takes penalties, and with his side strongly favoured to win this one, he can be backed at some enticing odds to find the net once again. 1 unit