Special Edition: Best Bets of the Day -- Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020
Previous Day’s Record: 2-1
It's a dark and lonely beginning of the week in sports with no meaningful games until Thursday. I could have written about Tuesday’s college football MAC-tion, but neither you nor I have ever seen Kent State or Bowling Green play and we are not about to start now.
However, Thursday does have both football and fútbol games and matches worth taking a look at, so let´s start our journey from Nashville all the way down to Buenos Aires.
Place your bets at play.spreads.ca on all of Thursday’s action
NFL – WEEK 10
Tennessee Titans (6-2) vs Indianapolis Colts (5-3)
Haven´t we all been Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers at some point in our gambling lives? Flat on our backs, looking at god knows what and getting run over because of something that happened through no fault of our own?
Well, a newly meme-fied Rivers now must go to Tennessee on short rest for a huge division showdown against the AFC South leading Titans.
The Colts defense is stout and they are in the top 5 in interceptions as well as among the 10 best in the league when it comes to yards per game, completion percentage and touchdowns allowed- The Titans, meanwhile, have been bad when they haven´t faced an offense that didn´t come from Chicago.
I see a low-scoring game in the horizon with a lot of involvement from Titans stud running back Derrick Henry and Colts tailback Jonathan Taylor.
Whoever runs it more efficiently and avoids turnovers will come out on top. That is why I go with the Titans to prevail at home.
My pick: Titans (-1) 24 – 20 Colts
NCAA FOOTBALL – WEEK 11
Boise State (2-0) vs Colorado State (1-1)
I love the blue turf in Boise, and the Broncos were looking good scoring over 40 points in their first two contests before being blown out 51-17 at home by #8 BYU. It happens, now let´s see how they bounce back.
I expect them to do so successfully as they get to play at home in primetime on national television. Keep in mind that Boise State is 8-0 all-time against Colorado State since they started playing each other in 2012.
All streaks eventually come to an end, but this one continues for one more year.
My pick: Boise State (-13) 37 – 27 Colorado State
SOCCER – CONMEBOL 2022 WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS
(-310) Argentina (1st place, 6 points) vs Paraguay (4th place, 4 points)
Paraguay won for the first time ever in a WCQ visit to Argentina with a 1-0 victory back in October 2016. Will the upset repeat itself almost exactly four years later? I don´t think so.
The current Argentine side is much more cohesive and in higher spirits than the 2016 side, which was coming off losing its third straight major final. The 2020 version of the Albiceleste has won its first two matches of qualifying and has an inspired Messi who scored a brace off the bench (kept out for precautionary measures) for Barcelona last weekend.
Paraguay is a limited squad that can´t rival their opponent´s overall talent on the road.
My pick: Argentina 2 – 0 Paraguay
-- by El Hombre
Headline Photo Credit: WorldSoccerGuide.com