Sunday got off to a fantastic start, and for the first half of the late NFL games, it looked like I might pull off a 7-0 day. Unfortunately, the Ravens and 49ers both collapsed, turning a phenomenal day into just a good one, as I ended up 5-2 and three units up for the day.
Monday doesn’t exactly have a lot on the table, but with the NFL, the Premier League and others in action, we’ve still got enough available. Here are my best bets for December 6.
In case you haven’t noticed, Everton is playing really poorly right now. The Toffees haven’t won since beating Norwich City in September, having picked up just two points in their past eight matches. Arsenal, on the other hand, has won four of six in the Premier League, and the two losses were to solid teams in Manchester United and Liverpool. The Gunners should be in position to bounce back after losing to United, and I think they add to the the Everton misery.
KENT STATE, -225
Towson has a solid record in the early going, but the Tigers have played an incredibly soft schedule to this point and have gotten away with their total lack of 3-point shooting. Kent State shoots the 3-pointer much better than Towson does and defends the arc very well, which should allow the Flashes to take care of business in this one.
A three-game winning streak for the Senators seems highly improbable. New Jersey hasn’t played since giving up eight goals to Winnipeg on Friday, and the Devils should be in a rather foul mood after getting embarrassed in Manitoba. Getting Ottawa on home ice should be what New Jersey needs to get back on track.
New England has really played well against Buffalo as of late, and the way that this game is likely to play out favors the Patriots’ playing style. Freezing rain is in the forecast for Buffalo tonight, which means running the ball is likely to be the only thing that works. The Pats run the ball a lot better than everyone for the Bills not named Josh Allen, which gives them the edge.
NEW MEXICO STATE, -160
The favorite tends to win this matchup, and New Mexico doesn’t play defense well enough to get wins against decent teams with its faster tempo. The Lobos play so quickly that the Aggies should get a boatload of shots, and New Mexico State shoots it at close to 48 percent. The Aggies might be traveling here, but I think they’ve got enough to get the job done.