Vic Monte Sports – Monday Night Football Prop

Josh Allen (BUF) OVER 33.5 Rushing Yards

Blog Picks (16-18-1) (2 Loss in a Row) 

 

Buffalo is in a crucial spot, trying to make it to the playoffs. Their starting quarterback, Josh Allen, is in great shape after a good break. He’s expected to do well, likely running at least seven times for over 40 yards. The Bills’ defense has had some issues because of injuries, making it tougher for their offense.

Looking ahead to the game against the Broncos, it seems like Denver might focus on covering the field and stopping long passes. In response, Allen is expected to use his skills outside the pocket.

If you think this game might be closer than people think, it depends on Allen staying active, especially using his running abilities. Allen often relies more on running plays, especially later in games. Looking at the numbers, Denver is 25th in the NFL, allowing 8.2 yards per quarterback scramble. This weakness could work in Buffalo’s favor, giving Allen chances to make big plays and maybe swing the game their way.

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Vic Monte Sports – Thursday College Basketball Play

Kent State -3.5 vs. James Madison

Blog Picks (16-17-1) (1 Loss in a Row) (CBB 2-1)

James Madison faces a considerable challenge following their remarkable season-opening upset against #4 Michigan State, as they must now visit a highly formidable Golden Flashes team. Kent State, although missing their two top scorers from the previous season, has strategically acquired the services of transfer Reggie Bass to fortify their ranks, ensuring they remain a competitive contender aiming for a tournament berth. Their strong home performance last season, marked by an impressive 8-4-1 ATS record, hints at their prowess on their own court, which is expected to continue.

The Dukes’ stunning victory over Michigan State showcased their potential as a formidable team. However, the fact that Kent State coach Rob Senderoff’s squad has been unbeatable at home for 23 consecutive games is a testament to their resilience and strength. The seemingly inevitable “letdown” scenario looms for James Madison in the face of the MAC-SBC Challenge, an event that may not have been on everyone’s radar but has provided Coach Senderoff with potent motivation to rally his players. While James Madison’s quality is evident, this demanding matchup and Kent State’s home court advantage present an imposing hurdle for the visiting team, making it a perfect spot to make a play!

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Vic Monte Sports – Wednesday College Basketball

Arizona State +3.5 vs Mississippi State

Blog Picks (16-16-1) (2 Wins in a Row) (CBB 2-0)

 

An argument can be compellingly made that Arizona State should hold a slight advantage in this upcoming neutral-site game scheduled for Wednesday in Chicago. My power numbers indeed suggest that Arizona State could be considered a modest favorite in this matchup.

Mississippi State, the better team when operating at full capacity, faces some significant setbacks heading into this game. Notably, their star player, All-SEC first-team selection Tolu Smith, is set to make his appearance when conference play kicks off. Furthermore, the Bulldogs will be without the services of forward KeShawn Murphy due to injury, and Shakeel Moore, who is recognized on the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Watch List, will be absent for the first two games due to suspension related to a team rule violation.

On the other hand, Arizona State’s track record under the guidance of Bobby Hurley is worth noting, as they have achieved seven consecutive victories in season openers. Bobby Hurley, a former Duke guard, brings a wealth of experience from his time under the tutelage of legendary coaches like Mike Krzyzewski, who was taught by the late great Bobby Knight.

Arizona State has also bolstered their ranks with a promising class of transfers, underscoring their determination to secure a spot in the NCAA tournament once more. All this positions Arizona State as a formidable contender and could pull off an upset. I will settle with taking the 3.5 points!

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Vic Monte Sports – Tuesday College Basketball Winner

Baylor +1.5 vs. Auburn

Blog Picks (15-16-1) (1 Win in a Row)

Baylor is undergoing a significant transformation this season, retaining just one starter from the previous year. However, they’ve bolstered their roster with a promising influx of talent, primarily through the transfer portal, and have also secured a highly touted recruiting class headlined by Top 10 prospect Ja’Kobe Walter. The return of Langston Love, Jalen Bridges, and Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua provides valuable experience and continuity.

In addition to their existing assets, the Bears made an impactful acquisition in the form of RayJ Dennis, a transfer from Toledo who was the second-highest scorer in the MAC last season, averaging an impressive 19.5 points per game. This infusion of talent and depth positions Baylor as a formidable force to be reckoned with.

As for the Auburn Tigers, they face some uncertainties with their two top returning players, Aden Holloway and Johni Broome, nursing minor injuries as the season begins. Nevertheless, both are expected to take the court and contribute to the team. The Tigers, however, had to bid farewell to their two standout guards, Wendell Green Jr. and Allen Flanigan, leaving a void in their lineup.

Given the circumstances, the opportunity to bet on Baylor, especially getting 1.5-points, feels like an enticing proposition, even on a neutral court. The Bears’ blend of seasoned returnees and promising newcomers positions them favorably in this matchup.

 

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Vic Monte Sports – College Basketball Opening Night

Middle Tennessee State -4.5 vs. Northern Kentucky

Blog Picks (14-16-1) (7 Losses in a Row)

 

Middle Tennessee boasts one of the most formidable homecourt advantages in the nation, with a remarkable 29-2 record in their last 31 games played on their own turf. During this impressive run, they have consistently stifled opponents, allowing an average of just 59.6 points per game in regular regulation.

The Blue Raiders have cemented their position as a force to be reckoned with in the Conference USA, where they were tied with Liberty for the top spot in the CUSA Preseason Poll. This strong showing is reinforced by the inclusion of Camryn Weston and Elias King on the Preseason All-CUSA Team, underscoring their key roles within the squad.

On the other side, Northern Kentucky University (NKU) exhibited notable strength in the previous season and shows promise for the future. However, Coach Darrin Horn faces the challenging task of replacing key contributors in rebounds, assists, and blocked shots from the 2022-2023 campaign. This transition, while demanding, sets the stage for an intriguing season as NKU looks to fill the void left by their departed leaders.

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Vic Monte Sports – Saturday College Football

San Diego State +3 vs Utah State

Blog Picks (14-15-1) (6 Losses in a Row)

San Diego State endured a humbling defeat in their recent game, suffering a 6-0 loss to Nevada. This was the same Aztec squad that had displayed their offensive prowess by scoring 41 points against Hawaii just a week prior, and putting up 31 points against Boise State a few weeks earlier. However, in the game against Nevada, the Aztecs found themselves facing adversity, failing to convert on two crucial fourth-down plays, missing a field goal attempt, and fumbling the ball on their final drive, with their hopes dashed at the Nevada 23-yard line.

To add to the narrative, the Aztecs have a point to prove in this matchup, as they vividly recall their previous encounter with Utah State in 2021, which ended in a disappointing 46-13 loss on their home turf, marking the conclusion of the regular season.

With these recent setbacks as motivation, there is a strong anticipation of a resurgent performance from the San Diego State senior quarterback, Jaylon Mayden, and the rest of the Aztec team. They are poised to make a statement and redeem themselves in this upcoming contest.

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Vic Monte – 40th Breeders Cup Classic Weekend

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Vic Monte Sports – Wednesday NBA Prop Play

Jordan Poole (WAS) OVER 23.5 Points

Blog Picks (14-14-1) (5 Losses in a Row)

Jordan Poole’s arrival on the youthful Wizards roster comes in the aftermath of the Bradley Beal era, and it appears that he’s been handed the keys to the offense with a green light to let his scoring prowess shine. Although the previous season may have fallen short of expectations for the team as a whole, Poole’s individual talent as a scorer remains undeniable. Even during what some might consider a “down year,” he managed to maintain an impressive 20 points per game average, with certain stretches where he ascended to near 30 points per game while operating as a starter.

This particular matchup presents a promising opportunity for Poole. The Hawks, despite their offensive firepower, don’t boast a particularly strong defensive game and find themselves ranking in the top 10 in terms of pace of play. This sets the stage for Poole to seize the moment and potentially have a standout performance on the offensive end of the court. Keep a keen eye on him; he could be in for a remarkable night of scoring.

 

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Vic Monte Sports – Tuesday NBA Play

Orlando Magic +6.5 @ Los Angeles Clippers

Blog Picks (14-13-1) (4 Losses in a Row)

 

After witnessing the thrilling Magic game last night and being hit with the late-night Woj Bomb announcing the James Harden trade, I find it impossible to overlook the significant repercussions. The Clippers, who were already grappling with various injury concerns, have made a bold move by trading away some of their valuable depth to acquire James Harden and PJ Tucker. Ironically, neither of these star players will be available for tonight’s matchup.

This decision leaves the Clippers in a precarious situation, as they will have to face the Magic, who put up a valiant effort against the Lakers in a hard-fought game the previous night. However, there is a silver lining for the Magic, as they get to enjoy the convenience of staying in the same venue for a back-to-back game. Given these rather unusual circumstances, the point spread for this game appears to be too low to ignore.

I was completely engrossed in watching every single minute of last night’s Magic vs. Lakers showdown on NBA TV. The Orlando team demonstrated remarkable depth, skill, and determination, even in the face of a heartbreaking loss to the Lakers. This loss seems to have left the Magic players frustrated and hungry for redemption.

I anticipate a resolute and spirited performance from the Magic tonight as they look to channel their frustrations into a dominant showing against a Clippers squad that is severely undermanned!

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Vic Monte Sports – Monday NBA Play

Detroit Pistons +6 @ Oklahoma City Thunder

Blog Picks (14-12-1) (3 Losses in a Row)

 

Thunder got smoked last night by the Nuggets. I always look for teams coming off bad games, however this current Detroit Pistons team has caught my eye! Pistons are 3-0 ATS, hanging tough with the eastern conference champs the Miami Heat and crushing the Hornets.

The Thunder have struggled with big men down low to open the season. Tonight they will have to deal with the 6-11, 220 lbs rookie center from Philly Jalen Duren. The Rookie out of Memphis U is averaging 18.5 PPG and 15.3 Rebounds per game.

This Pistons team is young, talented and working hard. They’re catching the Thunder off back to back games and getting 6 points makes this an easy choice for me! Pistons +6

 

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