A super-charged Monday Night Football game, the MLB winter meetings, and an overhaul of the NHL conferences were the focus of the sports world yesterday, and you can get all caught up throughout the day here at FantasyCPR.
At noon, we’ll have the Monday Night Football recap in our star search and even earlier than that about mid-morning check out the latest “hit and run” with all the fantasy implications of the major MLB player-movement down in big D. Later this afternoon we’ll update any injury news from the NFL and let you know where to look for your waiver wire additions headed into week 14.
Lots going on this Tuesday, before that though, join us in our Streak for the Cash picks after the jump and join our streak for the cash group on ESPN as well. Come back throughout the day for the latest in all the fantasy sports you play to FantasyCPR, where fantasy sports lives 365 days a year.
STREAK FOR THE CASH PICKS
Yesterday my streak of 8 came to a crashing halt as Liverpool went a man down and then lost to Fulham and then St. John’s got beat in the too-good-to-be-true college hoops pick. Thankfully, the long Philip Rivers to Malcom Floyd connection got me a green in the any other TD prop so I do start today on the winning side. Here’s how I’m planning to build on my W1 today.
2:45-Valencia to win, draw, or lose by 1: This is a huge game for both sides as they try to move on to the knockout stage of the Champions League. If Chelsea wins or draws 0-0 they advance. Valencia needs either a win 1-1 draw to advance. Last time these teams met at Valencia it was a 0-0 draw. Valencia is on fire right now in league play and haven’t lost by 2 in any Champions League games yet (5 games). The only reason I even hesitate is that Chelsea is at home for this one, and they’re always good at home. I think Chelsea wins by 1, but I can’t see them winning by 2 and since I get the draw and a free goal I’ll gladly take Valencia with a confidence level (CL) of 3 1/2 out of 5 and make it my best bet of the day.
7:05-Villanova 3-pointers made over Missouri’s winning margin: Mizzou had been on fire to start their first 7 games and haven’t really faced a stiff challenge yet. If there’s a team that can run with them it might just be the Jay Wright’s Wildcats from Villanova. ‘Nova can shoot the 3 and usually hit between 5-10 a game with the outlier being the 12 they hit on opening night. Since the game will be high-scoring and have lots of possessions I think it’ll be closer to the 10, and I think playing in Madison Square Garden will be far more comfortable for ‘Nova than the Tigers. It’ll be a fun game to watch and I’ll back the boys from the Big East with a CL: 2
10:00-LA Kings: The Kings travel across the city to face the Ducks in my last pick of the day. The Kings have once again stalled out on offense, but thanks to Jonathan Quick they’re still hanging in there. In November, they swept a home-and-home with the Ducks and look to beat Anaheim again as the Ducks continue to search for their first win under new coach Bruce Boudreau. The Ducks have struggled mightily losing 18 of 21 and nine of their last 10. Home hasn’t been any kinder as they’re only 2-9-1 in their last 12 at the Honda Center. The Kings will be without Mike Richards, their leading goal-scorer who’s on IR, and with their offense you can never be too confident, but I’ll take them with a CL: 2 1/2 to close out the day on a winning note.
Current Streak: W1
Record for the Month: 10-3
Best Bets: 3-2 (all time 6-3)