We’re mixing it up for the UFC 257 odds and picks as the lightweight rematch between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor presents a big betting opp. Poirier is a big underdog, but is a much better fighter than the guy McGregor knocked out 90 seconds. Action-packed fights complete UFC 257 as we look at the best bets.
New York vs Columbus: Islanders and Blue Jackets Battle in Brooklyn
New York Islanders: Look to get back to their winning ways
After running hot to open their season, New York was 18-8-5 back on December 13, the Islanders have been struggling recently. New York is just 4-7-0 over their last eleven games and they were outscored by a 24-5 margin during the seven losses. The Islanders closed out 2015 with wins over Toronto (6-3) and Buffalo (2-1) but they are 1-3 in the New Year as their win over Dallas (6-5) was offset by losses to Pittsburgh, Washington and Philadelphia by a 13-3 final count. With talents like John Tavares and Kyle Okposo – New York is better than the numbers they have posted recently.
Columbus Blue Jackets: Rare winning run in November is now a distant memory
It’s been a rocky first half for Columbus as the Blue Jackets are stuck in the NHL cellar. After they posted a 2-10-0 mark in October, Columbus appeared to be on the upswing as they went 8-5-0 in November. The winning didn’t last though as the Blue Jackets have posted a dismal 5-9-4 record over their last 18 games. With starter Sergei Bobrovsky re-sidelined with a groin injury, goaltending continues to be a huge issue as Columbus was outscored by a 31-23 margin during a recent 2-6-0 slide that includes back-to-back losses to Carolina. The Blue Jackets record matches their talent.
Islanders vs Blue Jackets NHL Call: This is the third of five meetings between these Metropolitan Division rivals this season. New York won the first two matches by 4-0 and 3-2 (OT) scores in games that were both played in Columbus. Jaroslav Halak (22-10-8 GAA 2.21) faces Anton Forsberg (1-2-0 GAA 2.48) in the goaltending duel tonight. Halak has owned Columbus recently as he is 5-0-2 with a 2.22 GAA during his last seven battles with the Blue Jackets. Forsberg allowed six goals during his first career start versus the Islanders as New York cruised to a 6-3 win back on February 14, 2015. We see this as a solid opportunity for New York to fire up their currently sluggish offense. Back the Islanders with a ten-unit wager on the -195 money line price posted at SportsInteraction.
Update: Thomas Greiss (12-6-2 GAA 2.33) is starting in goal but we still like the Islanders here.
New York Islanders vs Columbus Blue Jackets – SportsInteraction NHL Betting Odds
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It sounds folly to lean on the “better quarterbacks” for our NFL Conference Finals picks when this is one of the most evenly matched games. You’ve got four MVP candidates all posting passer ratings of over 100 and with defenses that can make plays when it matters. From a betting perspective, this is a toughie, but it should be plenty of fun. Let’s check the NFL Conference Finals picks.
The NFL Division Finals pits some classic matchups following a Wild Card Weekend that saw some upsets and explosive football games. The defending champions Kansas City will be in action against the underdog Cleveland Browns while the offensively talented Green Bay Packers host the defensive juggernauts, Los Angeles. Expect for upsets this weekend and if you’re in doubt, remember to lean on the better defense. At least we are!
It’s not so much about our Mayweather vs Logan Paul picks moreso the different ways you can bet on the fight. Betting on a living legend to play with a YouTuber for literal dimes on a ten dollar bet is like paying $60 to watch it. Oh wait. Either way, we won’t judge what is fun. But we will judge what bets are worth betting.