The Match Tiger/Peyton vs Phil/Brady Odds & Analysis

The Match Tiger/Peyton vs Phil/Brady Odds & Analysis

Get ready for a super-sized MATCH this year with Tiger Woods teaming up with Peyton Manning and Phil Mickelson teaming up with Tom Brady for a made for betting event.

Tiger/Peyton Are -200 Betting Favorites To Win

Tiger. Woods spent the past couple of years perfecting a new swing. He was ready to unleash at the Masters in April. Woods must feel he can win. If he didn’t, he’d have put the kibosh on this before it got legs. Also, Tiger is motivated. Phil beat him in the last head-to-head. 

But that’s not the only reason to like Tiger. Peyton is a good golfer. That’s the real reason these two are favored over Lefty and Terrific Tom.

Phil/Brady’s Moneyline Betting Odds Are +160 To Win

Phil has history on his side. A couple of years ago, Tiger was favored over Lefty in the Match at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. After 18-holes, the pair were tied. Mickelson beat Woods in extra holes. If Phil beat Tiger once, he can beat him again. 

Not only that, but like Peyton, Tom is also a good golfer. Brady won’t hurt Phil’s chances of beating Tiger in a repeat. That’s all a pro can ask for when they pair with an amateur.

The Match Tiger/Peyton vs Phil/Brady Betting Analysis

On paper, Tiger and Peyton look like obvious winners.  Peyton shoots around 80. He’s a member of both Augusta National and Cherry Hills in Denver. Manning also has a big advantage over Brady. While Tom has played in the NFL the last few seasons, Peyton has had a chance to work on his game in between Nationwide Insurance commercial shoots.

Manning won’t be the problem if Tiger and Peyton lose. We expect Peyton to shoot around an 80. That’s what he’ll shoot no matter the course. For this team, Tiger could be the problem.

If the tournament happens at a Florida course, then, yes, Tiger has an advantage. But 

Tiger must play up to his best. He doesn’t often go into a tournament cold and perform well. Not only that but before the shutdown Tiger wasn’t 100% sure he’d be ready for the Masters. As crazy as it sounds, Mickelson might be in better golf shape. 

Last July, Mickelson decided to change his lifestyle. He ate better and exercised. Results didn’t happen until the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am this year where Phil finished third. He missed the cut in the next couple of tournaments. Then came the sports shutdown.

The missed cuts shouldn’t worry you. Mickelson doesn’t play for a paycheck. He plays to get ready for the big tournaments. If this happens, Lefty will be at his best. 

Like we wrote above, don’t worry about Terrific Tom. The GOAT won’t allow Manning to outplay him in a game of hopscotch. Why would he allow him to outplay him on the golf course? The odds say Tiger and Peyton are the favorites. But Lefty and Terrific Tom are the team to back.   

College Football ATS Betting Analysis Week 11

Over-Under Odds On Most NFL Draft Picks By Conference

It is draft week in the NFL and with the deepest draft in years, keep reading for the Over-Under betting odds on how many first round draft picks each conference will deliver.

Over-Under Odds On Most NFL Draft Picks By Conference

O 2½ -300
U 2½ +240

A couple of ACC players are almost assured to go in Round 1. The first is Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons. The Tigers’ 2019 defensive anchor, Simmons had 107 tackles, 8 sacks, and 3 picks. He’s a beast of a player.

The other player is Louisville offensive lineman Mekhi Becton. The Cardinal is 6’ 7” and 324 lbs. He’s got long arms, which NFL offensive line coaches love. Clemson corner A.J. Terrell is a possibility.

Big Ten
O 5½ -170
U 5½ +140

A couple of Ohio State players, Chase Young and Jeff Okudah, should get drafted in the Top 4. Young is the highest-rated player in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Buckeye defensive-end produced 16 ½ sacks in his final season. He’s 6’ 5” and weighs 264 lbs.

Okudah is a lockdown corner. Those are hard to find. After Young and Okudah, Iowa OT Tristan Wirfs is a lock. So is Hawkeye edge rusher A.J. Epenesa. Michigan inside offensive line player Cesar Ruiz and Penn State edge rusher Yetur Gross-Matos both have first round talent.

Big 12
O 3½ +110
U 3½ -140

Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb is lock. The big wide receiver runs excellent routes and can beat NFL corners one-on-one. Few corners or safeties are strong enough to out battle CeeDee for jump balls. TCU corner Jeff Gladney, Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray, and Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims are the other 3 Big 12 players that cold go in the first round.

O 2½ +130
U 2½ -160

Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert should be no worse than the third quarterback taken. Whether that makes Herbert a Round 1 pick is a guess. After Herbert, USC OT Austin Jackson has a shot to get into the first round. Jackson is one of the more athletic offensive tackles in this draft.

O 15½ -110
U 15½ -120

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow will be the first player taken. After Burrow, potential SEC first round picks are: Bama QB Tua Tagovailoa, Auburn IDL Derrick Brown, Tide OT Jedrick Wills, South Carolina IDL Javon Kinlaw, Bama WR Jerry Jeudy, Georgia OT Andrew Thomas, Alabama WR Henry Ruggs III, LSU Edge K’Lavon Chaisson, Florida CB C.J. Henderson, LSU corner Kristian Fulton, Bama CB Trevon Diggs, LSU WR Justin Jefferson, LSU LB Patrick Queen, and Alabama safety Xavier McKinney.

That’s 15 players. Other SEC players who could go in Round 1 are Georgia players lineman Isaiah Wilson and running back D’Andre Swift. LSU safety Grant Delpit is another possible first round player.

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Handicapping Super Bowl 54 Chiefs vs 49ers

Handicapping Super Bowl 54 Chiefs vs 49ers

The 1.5-point favorite Kansas City Chiefs battle the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54. The big game kicks off at 6:30 pm ET from the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on Sunday, Feb. 2. Can the 49ers’ defense contain Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense? Will the Chiefs shut down San Francisco’s powerful rushing attack? Click here for live Super Bowl 54 lines.

Handicapping Super Bowl 54 Chiefs vs 49ers

Kansas City bottled up 6-seed Tennessee 35-24 in the AFC Championship. After getting down 10-7 in the first quarter, KC outscored the Titans 28-14 the rest of the way. Patrick Mahomes provided fireworks, throwing for 294 yards and 3 touchdowns.
San Francisco beat Green Bay 37-20 in the NFC Championship. The 49ers built a 27-0 halftime lead. Although the Packers outscored San Francisco in the second half, it wasn’t enough. The Niners rushed for 376 yards. Raheem Mostert averaged 7.6 yards per carry on his way to 220 yards and 4 touchdowns.

  • 49ers are 6-2 ATS in their last 7
  • Chiefs are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8
  • 49ers went 3-1 ATS versus the AFC this season
  • Chiefs went 2-2 ATS versus the NFC this season

Why San Francisco 49ers can cover in Super Bowl 54

Since Week 1, San Francisco has played great on both sides of the football. The 49ers’ defense allows 281.8 total yards per. That ranks second in the league. Opponents average 169.2 passing yards per. That ranks first in the NFL.

San Francisco’s offense is as effective as its defense. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo leads an offense that averages 29.9 points per game. Garoppolo throws for 237 yards while the rushing attack ranks second in the NFL with 144.1 yards per.

San Francisco beat Minnesota and Green Bay to make it to Super Bowl 54. During the regular season, the Niners beat New Orleans 48-46, proving they can win a shootout.

Why Kansas City Chiefs can cover in Super Bowl 54

The Chiefs started their roll well before the end of the regular season. Kansas City won their final 6 games. The Chiefs allowed teams to score 21 points or more in 3-of-8. It shows that Kansas City’s defense has gelled.

Not only that but nobody will argue that Garoppolo is a better quarterback than Patrick Mahomes. The 2018 NFL MVP dominated the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans in the playoffs. Mahomes’ TD to INT ratio in the last 8 Kansas City games is 16 to 3. He threw 8 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in win over the Texans and Titans.

Super Bowl 54 Expert Pick

San Francisco looks strong but no team has stopped Patrick Mahomes in over 2 months. He’s playing as well as any quarterback has played heading into the Super Bowl. Mahomes’ QB rating versus Houston in the Divisional Playoffs was 130.6. Patrick posted a 120.4 QB rating in the win over the Titans.

The 49ers got to play against Kirk Cousins and Aaron Rodgers in the NFC Playoffs. They handled Cousins. Rodgers threw for 326 yards. Mahomes should throw for at least that. San Francisco’s defense relies on getting to quarterbacks. To do that, they play man-to-man. Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins can beat most any cornerback one-on-one. If the Niners double either Hill or Watkins, that leaves a safety or linebacker to cover tight-end Travis Kelce.

San Francisco’s goal will be to control the line of scrimmage with their rushing attack. Mahomes can’t score KC touchdowns if he doesn’t have the football. The plan worked against Rodgers and Green Bay. It won’t against Kansas City. The Chiefs held Derrick Henry to 69 yards and a TD in the AFC Championship. Before running into KC’s brick wall, Henry had rumbled for a combined 377 yards versus New England and Baltimore.

San Francisco is a deserving Super Bowl participant. But they won’t beat the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 2. KC wins by at least a touchdown.

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