Dec 23, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks celebrate with center Patrick Marleau (12) after he scored the winning goal during the shootout against the Colorado Avalanche at SAP Center at San Jose. Sharks won 5-4 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Streak for the Cash Picks-December 27, 2013

Nov 30, 2013; Reno, NV, USA; BYU Cougars quarterback Taysom Hill runs for a touchdown in the late into second half of their NCAA football game with Nevada Wolf Pack at MacKay Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen/USA TODAY Sports. BYU won 28-23.

Bowl season continues today on ESPN’s Streak for the Cash giving us plenty of picks and props throughout the afternoon and evening. For variety, there are also some picks from the NBA, NHL, and even Russia’s KHL. While we start with Russian hockey this morning, there are tons of picks from American hockey tonight, so there’s plenty of puck to go around mixed in with some pretty intriguing bowl games. Here’s my quick picks for the day with my confidence level in each on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the most confident. I also tried to include a quick, couple sentence explanation as much as possible.

12/27 Streak Picks

10:00- Lokomotiv Yaroslavl: Both teams are in the middle of their playoff pushes and need this game desperately. Traktor won their earlier meeting, but I’ll take the home team in this one and go with Yaroslavl. 3

Oct 12, 2013; Boca Raton, FL, USA; Marshall Thundering Herd quarterback Rakeem Cato (12) prepares to throw a pass against the Florida Atlantic Owls during the second half at FAU Football Stadium. Marshall won 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

2:32- Marshall Thundering Herd: With the Military Bowl taking place in Annapolis it’s almost a home game for Maryland, but I can’t trust the Terps who have dropped four of their last six. Marshall lost to Rice in the C-USA Championship game, but their potent offense  should cause problems for Maryland behind dynamic QB Rakeem Cato. 5

2:33- Rakeem Cato Passing TD: I think the Herd will get to the end zone early and often in this one. 3 1/2

4:25- 44 Yards or Fewer or No TD: Any fluky play can make this prop go the other way, but I think it is more likely to be shorter than this number which is pretty high for this kind of prop. 4

6:02- Syracuse Orange: Minnesota and the Orange clash in the Texas Bowl where Minnesota went down last year but come into this year’s game as four-point favorites. Both teams had tough years due to a variety of adverse circumstances, but I think the Gophers lack of ability to balance their offense (they struggle to pass the ball) will cost them this game. 3

6:03- Minnesota More 1st Half Offensive Yards: Coin-flip. 2 1/2

Dec 23, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Pistons small forward Josh Smith dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the third quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

7:00- Detroit Pistons: Detroit has won seven of their last eight road games and are playing well while the Magic have dropped three straight all at home. 5

7:00- New Jersey Devils: 4

7:00- Washington Capitals: 4 1/2

7:00- Pittsburgh Penguins: 7

7:30- Toronto Maple Leafs: 5

8:00- Winnipeg Jets: 4

8:30- Dallas Stars: 5 1/2

9:00- Calgary Flames: 4 1/2

9:00- San Jose Sharks: 5

9:00- Utah Jazz: 4

9:33- Brigham Young Cougars: 6

9:34- No: Sankey No 30+ Rush Yds in at least 1 of first 2 Qtrs: 5

11:25- 0 or 1 TD: 3

Streak Scoreboard-December

Yesterday’s Record: 6-4

Record for December259-214

Record in December confident picks (more than 5): 68-54

My Entry Results: 54-50

My Current Streak: L1

Longest Streak for the Month: W4



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