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So the weather might suck, but the major sporting seasons are really heating up. Cliche, I know, but hell, it’s true, isn’t it? We’ve turned the corner into the business end of the regular NFL season, with the playoff picture starting to shape up nicely. We’ve got three teams 8-0, which is unheard of, and the Cowboys manage to lose yet again. Seriously, the Panthers are starting to make everyone sit up and take notice, because the overcame possibly their hardest test so far this season, getting past the Packers in a close one.
Away from the NFL, we had the first round proper of the FA Cup start on Friday, with Salford beating Notts County, in a game which epitomised everything the FA Cup was about. Non-league ground, cup upset, horrible weather and a bit of a story with the Class of ’91’s backing. There were a fair few shocks over the weekend, to be fair. Eastleigh beat Crew away from home, Altrincham beat Barnsley, Chesham upset the odds big time, beating Bristol Rovers away and Whitehawk (yes, that’s a real team) beat Lincoln in a FA Cup classic – 5-3 the final score.
Oh, and Chelsea lost again.
Now let’s get onto the free sports betting tips for November 9th, 2015.
Monday Night Football Betting Tip:
This is not going to be a Monday Night Football classic, that’s for sure. We have the Chicago Bears going to San Diego to face the Chargers. The Bears are 2-6, the Chargers are 2-5 and neither team is really playing pretty football. And with Keenan Allen missing for the Chargers, it really doesn’t look like there’s much hope for too much excitement. To be fair to the Bears, they’ve had injury after injury, and adding Matt Forte to that list isn’t helping their cause. And Eddie Royal.
With the offensive options becoming more limited, we think defense will make of break this game, and Under 49 points is the play here. Rivers doesn’t have too many options with Allen missing, so the Chargers will be looking to keep the scoring low and try and sneak a win by a few points. Well, that’s the theory, anyway.
NBA Betting Tips:
Detroit at Golden State is interestingly the game of the day by a long way. The Warriors, as expected, have started great guns and are the only undefeated team in the NBA. 7-0 is pretty good going and the Warriors just keep getting stronger and stronger. However, the real story so far has been how the Pistons haven’t actually sucked. They’re 5-1 and scoring for fun at the moment. While I can’t see the Warriors losing, it should be a points-fest, and we’ll take Over 208.5, purely because the Pistons are averaging 108.7 on the road and although they shouldn’t get that, anything around 100 should see that line beat.
Trailblazers to beat Nuggets is the other play tonight. The Nuggets are poor, while the Blazers aren’t as bad, and have a good record in Denver. There’s a nice bit of value there, so take Portland outright.
Grand Slam of Darts Betting Tip
The Grand Slam of Darts kicked off on Saturday, with the cross-code tournament generating headlines for some great reasons, and also because Andy Fordham apparently doesn’t like Phil Taylor. Anyway, with two rounds of matches down, we’ve already saw a 9-darter, which Dave Chisnall hit last night, and we’ve had some big averages, with Taylor going over 108 and Chisnall going over 109. We’ve also seen Mark Oosterhuis have no darts at a double in ten legs – yes, he’s lost both matches 5-0 without having a chance to even win one leg. But most importantly, we’ve seen Martin Adams partially shut the PDC boo-boys up, winning his first two games over Ian White and Jelle Klassen. A great showing from Wolfie, and he should have done enough to get through to the second round – but he still needs to beat Steve Beaton to guarantee it, not an easy task as The Adonis looks in decent nick.
Anyway, tonight we’ve got the final games from Groups E-H and, to be honest, not a lot of value sticking out, with the favourites looking good. However, Geert de Vos to beat Jonny Clayton looks the standout bet to me. De Vos has lost both his matches, but hasn’t been disgraced and is a better player than the table would suggest. Clayton got a huge win over Terry Jenkins, but then stumbled against Robert Thornton. Basically, we’re going for the better player here, because the bookies see it as a coin flip, and I don’t. Huge value on de Vos.
Martin Phillips to beat Robbie Green is worthwhile at the odds, although Phillips hasn’t been that great of late. I won’t put it up as an official tip, but if you want to have a flutter on the darts tonight, Phillips is the other one I would recommend to you as value. But get on de Vos!