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Back to Day 1: The Ladder Challenge Starts Today for Me

Well, yesterday wasn’t our day.

Colorado controlled most of the game yesterday and got us one win but the Clippers decided to score 133 points and wrecked our under 241.

We can’t complete the Ladder Challenge if we don’t win Day 1, so, today, we’ll give it another go.

Before we get into today’s plays, here’s a breakdown of how the 10 Day Ladder Challenge works:

  • Day 1: $10 to $20
  • Day 2: $20 to $40
  • Day 3: $40 to $80
  • Day 4: $80 to $160
  • Day 5: $160 to $320
  • Day 6: $320 to $640
  • Day 7: $640 to $1,280
  • Day 8: $1,280 to $2,560
  • Day 9: $2,560 to $5,120
  • Day 10: $5,120 to $10,240

Ladder Challenge Day 1 Card (Wednesday, January 25)

Indiana -4 (-310)

Word on Minnesota Avenue is that Dawson Garcia might not play tonight for the Gophers. If that’s the case, Minnesota will have eight healthy scholarship players that includes two players that have a combined five minutes over the last five games. Indiana is banged up but not to the same extent that Minnesota is. The Hoosiers have won three straight and should have the offense (79.2 ppg) to take care of business tonight.

Thunder +11.5 (-500)

Atlanta has lost two straight and hit the road for its second straight game as they’ll take on a hungry Oklahoma City team tonight. The Thunder continue to get undervalued and  have covered the spread in nine straight games. They’ve also straight up won seven of their last nine games. I like the energy and play that OKC has displayed over the last month and while I’m not saying they’ll defeat the Hawks tonight they should cover a double-digit spread at home where they are 15-8 ATS.

Islanders/Senators over 5 (-310)

We know Ottawa can give up and score goals both, so that’s what I’m targeting this game on a smaller NHL slate today. New York gave up nearly one billion breakaway goals last time out against Toronto and I think these two combinations screams over, over, over. The Islanders have allowed four or more goals in four of their last five games and even though Ottawa is 15-9 to the under in its last 24 home games, I think they find the net a fair amount here tonight against this struggling New York defense. 

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