Last night was the end of one of the strangest and most drawn out saga’s in recen NBA memory as Chris Paul finally found a new team in a trade even David Stern could love. The Hornets got better both short term and long-term while the Clippers look like they could be a legitimate title contender. No matter what their record end up, they’re sure to be a highlight reel in the making. Blake jumps up the board, and DeAndre Jordan will be a sneaky good value depending on where you get him. They’ll be much more NBA coverage to come and some exciting announcements coming up soon so stay tuned…
In on the court and ice action last night, the big winners were the Cincinatti Bearcats who rolled in their first game since the brawl and the Chicago Blackhawks who came up with a big win to close the gap on the Western Conference leading Minnesota Wild. It was a big win for us in Beat the Streak too, since it got me to a W2. I’ve got today’s picks right after the jump…
Later today on the site we’ll post the first part of our Fantasy Football mega-preview for week 15 (around noon). Mid-afternoon we’ll once again have the latest on all the injury news from around the league. In a couple hours you can get the next installment of our Bowl Breakdowns as we focus on the Pointsetta Bowl…There’s no major injury drama with Thursday Night Football, but if there’s surprise inactives we’ll let you know. Have a great Thursday and keep comin’ back to FantasyCPR, where we’re keepin’ fantasy sports alive 365.
STREAK FOR THE CASH
Yesterday, my soccer pick and the Blackhawks got me to my 2-win streak. I was going to pick Eastern Washington to hang with UCLA but decided that I didn’t have the confidence to pull the trigger on that one. It turned out to be a good thing since UCLA did pull out bot the win and the prop. The board today has quite the variety as it ranges from the Europa Soccer matches to the College Volleyball Semi’s and then to the usual NHL suspects and the NFL Thursday Night game. Here’s how I plan on navigating my way through:
7:35-Philadelphia Flyers: The early soccer is too iffy for me, but in either one I’d take the draw if pressed. I’ll be waiting though to pick Phily as they head north of the border to face Montreal. The Flyers have won 6 in a row and excel on the road. They’ll be out to avenge one of their rare road losses as they lost to the Canadiens in late October in Montreal. The Canadiens have struggled at home this year and had lost 4 in a row in Montreal before beating the Islanders in their last home contest. This isn’t as easy as it first looks, but I think the Flyers will win and I’ll take them with a CL: 2 1/2 out of 5.
10:30-San Jose Sharks: The Sharks are struggling and just lost the opener of this home-and-home set, but I expect them to bounce back at home against the Avs. Colorado has struggled in San Jose dropping 10 of their last 12 and their last 6 to the Sharks on the left coast. Colorado’s 6-7-1 road record looks pretty good, but they started out 6-0 so in their last 8 road games they haven’t gotten a single win. In their last 3 road games (right before they faced the Sharks Tuesday) they were outscored 13-3. It could be another close one, but the Sharks should have won the last one in CO (blew a 3rd period lead) and I think they’ll pull it out at home. I’ll go with San Jose with a CL:3.
If you want to go with just a 1 game pick today you could go Atlanta, and if you’re into the college volleyball thing I’d go Illinois and Florida State, but I’m more confident with those 2 hockey picks then either of those other directions…. Enjoy the games tonight and have a great Thursday!
current streak: W2
record for the month: 23-11