Baltimore Ravens vs. Los Angeles Chargers: Betting Odds, Injury Update For AFC Matchup. There are a handful of NFL games in Week 16 with major playoff implications, including an AFC contest in southern California. The Baltimore Ravens (8-6) will travel to the west coast to the Los Angeles Chargers (11-3) in a game that matters to more than just the two teams on the field.
The Chargers might be the most balanced team in the AFC, but oddsmakers are only giving them a four point edge over the Ravens, per OddsShark. The Ravens have won four of the last five games, the only loss being an overtime defeat in Kansas City.
Los Angeles has also struggled to generate much of a home crowd advantage since temporarily moving to the StubHub Center last season.
Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens throws the ball in the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at M&T Bank Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland.Photo: Todd Olszewski/Getty Images
The Ravens are second in the NFL with 141.9 rushing yards per game, and lead the league in total defense. Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson’s rushing abilities have transformed the Ravens into a team that controls the ball for long periods of time and plays effective defense when asked.
That said, the Chargers have the ninth best rushing defense in the NFL.
Wide receiver Keenan Allen is questionable for the game. Running back Austin Ekeler has been ruled out for the Chargers. Tight end Nick Boyle, linebacker Matthew Judon and linebacker Anthony Levine are all questionable for the Ravens.
Ravens vs Chargers ; The Baltimore Ravens have won four of five and control their own destiny in the AFC, but it won’t be easy as they travel cross-country for a Saturday night showdown with the Los Angeles Chargers at 8:20 p.m. ET. The Ravens (8-6) own the No. 6 seed, but the Titans and Colts are also 8-6, and a single loss puts the postseason in jeopardy.
The Chargers are 11-3 and are in the hunt for homefield advantage in the AFC. In the latest Ravens vs. Chargers odds, L.A. is favored by four points, down 1.5 from the opening line, with the over-under at 42.5. Each team is 3-1 against the spread in their last four games, so before backing either side with your own Ravens vs. Chargers picks and predictions, you’ll want to see what the SportsLine Projection Model is projecting.
SportsLine’s proprietary computer model went 176-80 straight up last season and beat over 95 percent of CBS Sports Office Pool players in 2016 and ’17. It also performed better than 98 percent of experts tracked by NFLPickWatch.com during that span. Additionally, it went 48-34 on A-rated picks against the spread, and $100 bettors who have followed it the past two seasons are up nearly $4,000.
The model has continued to nail its top-rated picks in 2018, entering Week 16 on a blistering 16-6 run. For the season, it is now 30-15 on all top-rated picks, extending its two-year run to a strong 78-49. And when it comes to all straight-up picks, the model is 147-75 on the season, ranking in the top five on NFLPickWatch.com. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, it has simulated Ravens vs. Chargers (stream live on fuboTV) 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning toward the over, and it has also generated a point-spread pick that hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see that one at SportsLine.
The computer knows that L.A. is red-hot after beating the Chiefs 29-28 last week on Thursday Night Football. The Chargers have won four straight and are tied with the Chiefs for best record in the AFC. They’ve gotten it done on both sides of the ball, ranking sixth in total offense and eighth in total defense. The Steelers and Colts are the only other teams to rank in the top 10 in both.
It starts with veteran quarterback Philip Rivers, who has 31 touchdowns and eight interceptions. His QB rating of 112.4 is the best of his 15-year career. The sixth-ranked offense gets a boost with the return of running back Melvin Gordon (knee), who’s accounted for 1,255 yards and 13 scores in 10 games.
L.A. eighth-ranked defense has 32 sacks, led by defensive ends Melvin Ingram (seven) and Joey Bosa, who’s racked up four sacks in five games played. Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate Derwin James has been a beast at safety, leading the Chargers in tackles (93) and interceptions (3), and adding 3.5 sacks.
But just because the Chargers are firing on all cylinders doesn’t mean they’ll cover the spread against the surging Ravens on Saturday night.
No team allows fewer yards (290 per game) or points (18.1) than the Ravens. Linebackers control the show, with Matt Judon, Za’Darius Smith and the ageless Terrell Suggs each with seven sacks.
The offense has turned it around with quarterback Lamar Jackson, averaging 25.6 points in his five starts compared to 20.8 the previous eight weeks. Jackson has 818 yards passing with five touchdowns and is the team’s leading rusher with 566 yards (5.0 per carry).
Since joining the rotation five weeks ago, undrafted rookie running back Gus Edwardshas 486 yards and two scores. The Ravens rank No. 2 in the NFL in rushing at 142 yards per game.
Who wins Ravens vs. Chargers? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Chargers vs. Ravens spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has returned nearly $4,000 to $100 bettors over the past two seasons, and find out.
Warrington vs Frampton : Carl Frampton had the utmost confidence he would get to fight on the world stage again after experiencing frustration both in and out of the ring over the last couple of years.
Frampton ascended to new heights when he won the WBA featherweight crown from Leo Santa Cruz in July 2016 but the following year proved to be wretched for the Northern Irishman.
He surrendered his title to Santa Cruz six months later, a proposed homecoming against Andres Gutierrez was cancelled at the 11th hour because of an injury to the Mexican and he split with his trainer and promoter.
Now coached by Jamie Moore and with three wins under his belt since losing for the only time as a professional in the rematch to Santa Cruz, Frampton is set to challenge Josh Warrington for the IBF title at 126lbs this weekend.
And the Belfast fighter says he never wondered whether he would get the chance to challenge for world honours once more ahead of the showdown with his fellow Briton at the Manchester Arena.
“I’ve gone round the houses to get here. You unify against (Scott) Quigg (at super-bantamweight), you beat Santa Cruz and then you lose to Santa Cruz.
“I should have been walking straight back into a world-title fight but it’s taken me a cancelled fight and three other fights to get here so I’m not going to let anyone rip it away from me.
“But I’ve always had that belief that I’ll get back to the top. It starts by beating Josh on Saturday night.”
Both fighters weighed in just below the nine-stone weight limit on Friday, with Frampton, the betting favourite with bookmakers, five ounces heavier.
Frampton has seen off the relatively low-key threats of Horacio Garcia and Luke Jackson either side of an impressive win over Nonito Donaire since the setback to Santa Cruz.
And the 31-year-old has no doubt he is ready to mix at the elite level once more.
He added: “I’m ready for these boys, I’m ready to beat all the top featherweights in the world and that includes Josh.
“I’m the better fighter. I intend to prove it. I’m not going to predict any sort of method of victory.
“If it takes 12 hard, gruelling rounds, I’m prepared for that, but also I think that his style plays into my hands and I have the power to take him out.”
Warrington is making the first defence of the title he won by upsetting the odds at his cherished Elland Road against Lee Selby in May.
The unbeaten Leeds fighter is unconcerned by Frampton’s barbs about being the superior fighter as he looks to spring another surprise.
He said: “I feel like he’s a salesman for a spirit level company, he talks about levels that much!
“I feel like he’s overlooking me but I’m only concentrating on what I need to do. I felt like Selby was overlooking me as well. I’ve been overlooked my whole career but I just turn up, do the job and go home.”
The prospect of travelling across the Atlantic to take on the other champions at featherweight appeals to Warrington, with WBO titlist Oscar Valdez at the top of his wishlist in the New Year.
He added: “I want to go and fight the other champions. I want to go to the States. Oscar Valdez has been talking about that fight so it’s where I want to go next.
“I grew up watching the big cards over there and now it’s within touching distance. All I’ve got to do is keep winning.”
Former world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders fights on the undercard against Ghanaian veteran Charles Adamu as does Tommy Fury, the younger brother of Tyson Fury, in his professional debut.
Josh Warrington defends his IBF World Featherweight title against Carl Frampton exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office, Saturday December 22. Watch for just £19.95, for more info visit http://www.bt.com/sportboxoffice
Hawaii vs Louisiana Tech ; Hawai’i Bowl 2018: Hawai’i vs. Louisiana Tech TV Schedule, Time and OddsOne of the few Christmas Eve traditions in sports moves to an earlier date during the college football bowl season for 2018.
Although the Hawai’i Bowl isn’t played on Christmas Eve this year, it slides into another appropriate time slot.
Hawai’i and Louisiana Tech square off in the Saturday late-night window at the end of a four-game slate, which is the normal spot for most Hawai’i home games.
Although the game is played in their home stadium, the Warriors have participated in it just twice since 2010.
Louisiana Tech carries a four-game bowl winning streak into Saturday, and a continuation of that run would be a nice finish to the season after losing three of its final four regular-season contests.
It would be wise of you to sneak in a nap at some point Saturday in order to stay up for what is expected to be a pass-heavy Hawai’i Bowl.
Hawai’i is one of seven FBS programs to eclipse 4,000 passing yards, and quarterback Cole McDonald ranks seventh in the nation with 3,790 passing yards.
McDonald has thrown the ball on 30 occasions in every game this season apart from one, and he’s attempted 45 or more passes in three games, including two in November against Utah State and San Diego State.
The sophomore signal-caller has been able to complete plenty of passes for the Warriors, but he may find impressive statistics hard to come by against Louisiana Tech’s 24th-best passing defense that gives up 193.6 passing yards per game.
If Hawai’i is unable to get its passing game going, it will be in for a rough night on home soil since it doesn’t possess a dangerous ground game.
McDonald is the only Hawai’i player to carry the ball more than 100 times, and no one on the roster gained over 450 rushing yards.
Of the 78 teams participating in bowls, Hawai’i has the fourth-worst rushing attack, with only Michigan State, Stanford and Washington State beneath it.
Sitting four spots ahead of the Warriors in the FBS rushing offense stats is Louisiana Tech at 115th, which is the sixth-worst position of bowl teams.
A Bulldogs running back hit triple digits in rushing yards on two occasions in the regular season, as Jaqwis Dancy accounted for 260 of his 604 yards against South Alabama and Florida Atlantic.
If Louisiana Tech wants to leave Honolulu with a victory, it has to rely on quarterback J’Mar Smith, who threw for 2,875 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Smith averaged 279 yards over his last three regular-season games, but he threw more interceptions than touchdowns during that stretch.
The only way the Bulldogs can keep up with the home side is if they turn those yards into scores for four quarters with a dynamic offense waiting to strike on the other sideline.
Taking Hawai’i and the over is the best bet for Saturday’s nightcap.
Hawai’i’ put up 35 or more points in four of its five home wins, and McDonald will be able to find holes in the Louisiana Tech secondary to add to that total.
The Bulldogs will find a way to put points on the board in stretches, but they won’t be able to do enough to match the production of the home side.
Redskins vs Titans : It’s nearing the end of the NFL season and we’ve got a couple of exciting games to kick off Week 16 on Saturday. The Tennessee Titans, winners of three in a row and vitalized by the recent play of Derrick Henry, are hosting the 7-7 Washington Redskins who need to win if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive. We break down the best ways to wager on this matchup with major playoff implications.
The Redskins offense is a mess right now. Despite third-string QB Josh Johnson’s win last week, he is clearly out of his depth as an NFL starter. Running back Adrian Peterson has also struggled recently. Peterson has averaged 48 rushing yards per game on 3.6 yards per carry over his last seven contests, take away the single 90-yard touchdown he ripped off against the Eagles in Week 13 and you end up with a horrific 2.6 yards per attempt.
Titans signal-caller Marcus Marriota has a 95.1 QB rating in the first quarter, while completing 69.1 percent of his passes. Add that fact to their newfound running game and it’s a good bet that the Titans will score first in this one.
While that prediction doesn’t pay out too well at -185 consider taking Derrick Henry to score the first touchdown of the day at +450. The red-hot Titans running back (who we’ll be mentioning more than a few times in this article) has received a whopping 17 red zone carries over the last two weeks.
The Titans are good defensively in the first half, allowing 10.6 points per game. But their defense really steps up after halftime, allowing only 7.4 points. Expect the Titans to get an early lead in this one and then try to grind down the clock with their running game. The first half should be the highest scoring half of the game.
Over his last two games Derrick Henry has rushed for 408 yards and six touchdowns. Considering how ridiculous those stats are, you might figure that he’s bound to come crashing down to earth soon. However, given how poorly the Redskins have been against the run lately thats probably not going to happen this week.
Over their last four games, Washington has allowed 168.75 rushing yards per game and 5.3 yards per carry. You might expect them to stack the box against the Titans, but if that approach didn’t help them against Dallas, Jacksonville and the New York Giants it probably won’t against Tennessee. Expect Henry to keep rumbling and take the Over on his rushing yards
This game total of 37.5 is the lowest of Week 16, but considering the quarterback situation in Washington and Tennessee’s ball-control based offense, it seems reasonable. These are two of the lowest-scoring teams in the league, with the Titans averaging 19.1 points per game good for 27th in the league, and the Redskins right behind them with 18.9 points per game.
The Titans offense should be able to score some points at home, especially with their defense setting them up with nice field position throughout the game, but the Redskins are really going to struggle to score in this one. Especially against a Titans defense that has allowed the second-fewest points in the league. Don’t shy away from taking the Under on the total.
The Titans are rolling at the moment and Tennessee fans havn’t rooted for a running back with Henry’s raw power since the days of Eddie George. With Henry pounding the rock and the Titans defense having a favorable matchup against a journeyman QB, the Titans shouldn’t have much trouble winning this one.
The big question is whether or not the Titans have the firepower to cover the 10-point spread. But there is reason for optimism regarding the Titans offense in todays game; While the Titans are towards the bottom of the standings in scoring they have played six games against teams with top-six scoring defenses and another game against the Bills who have the second-best defense in the league in terms of yards. They should have an easier time putting up points on a Washington defense that sits near the middle of the pack in terms of scoring defense (13th in the NFL) and yards allowed (18th),
There might not be a better example of a Jekyll and Hyde team in the NFL than the Titans but they have played well at home all season. The best demonstration of that was a 34-10 victory over New England in Week 10, and that was before the emergence of Henry. They had a couple other impressive offensive performances at Nissan Stadium against top-six defenses in Dallas and Jacksonville, scoring 28 and 30 points. We’re thinking that the home-field advantage will give them that extra edge here, and taking them to cover the 10-point spread.
Buffalo vs Troy : After strong regular seasons, Troy and Buffalo will square off Saturday at the 2018 Dollar General Bowl in Mobile, Ala. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. The latest Troy vs. Buffalo odds have the Bulls as one-point favorites, while the over-under for total points scored is 49.5. The Dollar General Bowl 2018 pits an explosive offense against an extremely stingy defense, so before you lock in any Troy vs. Buffalo picks and predictions, you’ll want to listen to what SportsLine data scientist Stephen Oh has to say.
The renowned co-founder of AccuScore enters bowl season on an impressive 16-9 run on his college football picks. He’s had an especially keen eye for the tendencies of Buffalo, entering the Dollar General Bowl 2018 on a 4-0 run on his against the spread picks involving the Bulls. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now he’s evaluated the latest 2018 Dollar General Bowl odds and crunched the numbers for every possible scenario for Buffalo vs. Troy. His 2018 Dollar General Bowl picks are in, and you can only see them at SportsLine.
Oh knows that Buffalo features an explosive offense led by quarterback Tyree Jackson. The junior signal caller threw for 2,857 yards and 27 touchdowns this season, while adding another seven scores on the ground. Jackson is coming off an impressive performance against Northern Illinois in the MAC Championship Game, throwing for over 250 yards and two touchdowns in a losing effort.
The Bulls also feature a defense that can wreak havoc on their opponents. Buffalo boasts the 19th-ranked passing defense in college football, allowing under 185 passing yards per game.
But just because Buffalo is playing well on both sides of the ball doesn’t mean it can cover the Dollar General Bowl spread against Troy.
The Trojans are looking to reach double-digit victories for the third straight season under head coach Neal Brown. Troy (9-3) entered its final regular-season game with a 13-game winning streak in the Sun Belt Conference before suffering a 21-10 defeat to Appalachian State. Troy’s winning formula can be directly linked to its dynamic defense, which has held its opponents to 21 or fewer points in seven of its last eight games.
Oh has analyzed this matchup from every possible angle and while we can tell you he’s leaning over, he has discovered a crucial x-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. He’s only sharing his pick over at SportsLine.
Who covers in Troy vs. Buffalo? And what crucial x-factor causes one side of the spread to hit hard? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump all over at the 2018 Dollar General Bowl, all from the data scientist who’s 4-0 on his picks involving the Bulls, and find out.
Carl Frampton vs Josh Warrington : Merry Christmas boxing fans! It’s been a year of great fights and eventful shows, many of which you’ve had to pay big money to watch on television. What’s your reward this festive season as we approach the final shows of 2018? Two massive main events involving four of Britain’s best domestic fighters.
Sounds great, doesn’t it? A real Christmas treat to say thank you for all the late nights, bigger-than-usual Sky payments and loyalty to the greatest sport in the world. Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora rematching one of the greatest heavyweight fights in modern history? Amazing! And what about Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton putting it all on the line for title glory? Count us in! What a lovely thing to look forward to on the last Saturday night before Christmas.
Wait a second… Two big shows. On two separate sports channels. For free? Get real boxing fans! This isn’t about you, or even for you. This is no yuletide miracle, but instead another cash grab from promoters who have zero interest in you. Both Whyte and Chisora plus Warrington vs Frampton will cost the public £20 each to watch. This is after a year which has seen more boxing pay-per-view events in history, and your special honour is to have two in one night during the most financially difficult month of the year.
Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren have spent the last few years criticising each other for all manner of issues, but this is the most troubling of all. This is two men incapable of compromise disrupting not just fans who want to watch great fights, but their own fighters and staff as well. Purchasing one pay-per-view is often a difficult choice for fans to accept considering the already severe subscription fees for sports channels but having to choose between two events is disrespectful to the point of ignorance.
The fans are screwed, and so are the fighters. Having two supershows in the same country on the same night splits the TV audience and with the appeal of pay-per-view being additional revenue for the fighters based on purchases, splitting the proceeds between four boxers means less money for everybody overall. This is supposed to be prizefighting and if you’re not earning as much as you should be, then why risk the event overall?
Sky Sports have been trying to make a Chisora/Whyte rematch happen ever since their first battle in 2016, while BT Sport’s promotion of Warrington/Frampton has been awkward to watch as two uncharismatic, but talented guys have shared lame insults with all the elegance of a karaoke Mariah Carey Christmas cover. The actual fights should be pretty great, but are they worth £40 collectively to watch? Spread out over a couple of months? Absolutely? But it can’t be stressed enough, December and January are the tightest months for most of the British public, especially for the working classes who make up the majority of boxing fandom.
We know the promoters don’t care about the fans, that’s obvious given their behaviour but we shouldn’t punish for the fighters for the mess they have found themselves in. Dillian Whyte is one of Britain’s most inspiring fighters, he’s as real as they come who will get in the ring and battle anyone who dares to challenge him. His sensational victory over Joseph Parker earlier this year was the most important moment of his career, and as he looks to finally clinch a world title opportunity in 2019, Derek Chisora is a welcome opponent to close the year against.
Chisora is the cat of British boxing, whose nine lives have eked out every possible drop of drama possible. A decade of controversy has seen him fight the best of the best and now in his mid-thirties he’s earned another big fight after his crushing knockout of Carlos Takam in July. Now backed by David Haye, Chisora is talking big ahead of this clash, but it’s likely Whyte’s youth and size will be too much for his veteran opponent.
An average undercard in London isn’t worth paying much attention to, although Ryan Walsh and Reece Bellotti should make for an entertaining British featherweight title clash, while David Price continues his role as undercard Frankenstein against Tom Little.
Over in Manchester, Josh Warrington defends his IBF featherweight title against former world champion Carl Frampton. Warrington won his belt against Lee Selby in May and defends it for the first time against Frampton. Plenty of talk has emanated from both camps ahead of this bout with sassy anger from either side. The real talk will happen in the ring however where we will see if Josh Warrington’s undefeated streak – the longest in British boxing – is under pressure from Frampton.
Boxing is a muggy sport where few ever emerge with everything still intact. Yet despite its flaws there is so much to marvel at and enjoy from the electric build-up to big fights to the actual skill of the boxers. This is a hard time of year for everybody despite the alleged radiance of Christmas. It’s up to us as boxing fans to forget about the greed of those who always chase the slightest sliver of a pound note and celebrate the world class athletes putting it all on the line.
So, whether you buy one, both or neither pay-per-view this is the perfect time for promoters to respect fans a little more and give something back. Viewers are not commodities, nor are they dopes who should be exploited. Let the fighting happen in the ring and have a little love outside of it please.
Houston vs Army : Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: Houston Cougars vs. Army Black Knights.. Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: Houston Cougars vs. Army Black Knights. This year the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl will feature the Houston Cougars versus the Army West Point Black Knights. This will be the seventh meeting between The Cougars and The Black Knights.
Houston has the current win streak of three and leads the series 5-2. Houston has lost its last two bowl games, while Army has been victorious. Army has taken each game down to the wire to make for exciting finishes and wins. This year’s contest should prove to be just as exciting, and a can’t miss of the 2018 bowl season.
Army enters the bowl game with a regular season record of 9-2 and is playing as an independent. This is the Black Knights second consecutive year and third appearance in The Armed Forces Bowl, and third straight bowl appearance for the first time in program history. This game will also mark the program’s eighth all-time bowl appearance and Army is 5-2 in previous games. Important to realize that in those seven postseason visits all have been decided by a total of 26 points, and all by a touchdown or less. Most recently was the 42-35 win over San Diego State last year in the 2017 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl.
Jeff Monken is in his fifth season as head coach. In the past three seasons, Monken’s team is 27-10, including 19-5 in the past 24 games.
Houston enters the bowl game with an overall regular season record of 8-4 and 5-3 in The American Conference. The Houston Cougars will be making its sixth straight bowl appearance and its 12th bowl appearance in 14 seasons and their 26th overall bowl appearance. This is the Cougars fifth appearance in The Armed Forces Bowl. Houston made an impression in its last appearance in Fort Worth when the Cougars had the largest comeback ever in a bowl game that didn’t go into overtime. They defeated The Pitt Panthers, 35-34, after trailing 34-13 with 6:14 left in the game.
Major Applewhite is coaching his third bowl game as head coach of Houston, although he has yet to win a bowl game while at the helm. Most notably for Houston is their Consensus All-American defensive tackle, Ed Oliver who will NOT be playing in the bowl game, he will instead be focusing his energy on preparing for the NFL draft.
Houston struggled the end of the season with three losses in the last four games. Moreover, the prolific Cougar offense will be without quarterback D’Eriq King, who is out with an injury. King had 36 touchdown passes and only six interceptions. Meanwhile, their defense was ranked 125th in the nation, even with All-American Oliver. Houston and Applewhite struggle in postseason play and they will have their hands full in Fort Worth.
Meanwhile, the Black Knights finished the season second in the nation for rushing offense and their defense ranked 11th. Monken and Army’s debilitating triple-option attack has kept defenses on their toes this season. Their quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. has a chance to eclipse 1,000 passing yards this season as he enters the game with 956. This is the second consecutive 10 win season fort he Black Knights which they have not accomplished since 1996. The Black Knights should have no problem making easy work of the Cougars. Also, with a bowl game win over Houston Army could make it into the end of season top 25.
12:00-Noon: The festivities will begin with the kickoff luncheon. The guest speaker this year is College Football Hall of Fame tight end Jay Novacek of the Dallas Cowboys. The event will be held in the Texas Ballroom at the Omni Fort Worth where both teams, coaches, and the fans can gather to celebrate and honor our armed forces and their members. Limited tickets available to the public and can be purchased here.
10:30 am – 2:00 pm and is free to the public. There will be an exhibition area with food trucks, live music, interactive displays. Also featured will be Veterans Village hosted by the American Red Cross it is comprised of non-profit military organizations that provide assistance to our veterans. There will be plenty of fun for football fans of all ages. It is located outside Amon G. Carter Stadium in Lot 3.
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Be sure to be in the stadium so you won’t miss a goosebump or a minute of the pomp and circumstance with a parachute team, the annual flyover, as well as team band performances, and the National Anthem.
2:30 pm Time for KICKOFF! The game will feature several military tributes, as well as The Purple Heart Award, The Armed Forces Merit Award, and the Great American Patriot Awardpresentations. Throughout the game, several charity organizations and its members will be recognized, as it takes a village to support our military families. Be sure to stay until the end and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display.
Don’t miss the Wall of Heroes, a picture mosaic created by public submissions of Americans who have served in our armed forces.
Date: December 22, 2018
TV: ESPN and Watch ESPN App
Time: 2:30pm CST
Location: Amon G. Carter Stadium – Fort Worth, Texas
Washington Redskins vs Tennessee Titans : odds, line: Picks, predictions from advanced computer model on 16-6 roll. SportsLine’s advanced computer model simulated Saturday’s Titans vs. Redskins game 10,000 times
The playoffs are on the line and the loser of Saturday’s game between the Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans will likely be out of the NFL playoff picture. Kickoff from Nissan Stadium in Nashville is at 4:30 p.m. ET.
While the Redskins’ best hope is a wild card, the Titans still have a chance to win the AFC South. Quarterback Josh Johnson recorded his first win in seven years as Washington held off Jacksonville on Sunday, while Tennessee rolled into MetLife Stadium and shut out the Giants. Tennessee is a 10.5-point home favorite on Saturday, and the Over-Under is at 37.5 in the latest Redskins vs. Titans odds. Before you make any Redskins vs. Titans picks and predictions, check out what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.
The advanced computer model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen massive returns. SportsLine’s proprietary computer model went 176-80 last season and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Office Pool players in 2016 and ’17. It also performed better than 98 percent of experts tracked by NFLPickWatch.com during that span. Additionally, it went 48-34 on A-rated picks against the spread last season, and $100 bettors who followed it the past two seasons are up nearly $4,000.
The model has continued to nail its top-rated picks in 2018, entering Week 16 on a blistering 16-6 run. For the season, it is now 30-15 on all top-rated picks, extending its two-year run to a strong 78-49. And when it comes to all straight-up picks, the model finished Week 14 at 147-75 on the season, ranking in the top five on NFLPickWatch.com.
Now the model has dialed in on Redskins vs. Titans (stream live on fuboTV) 10,000 times. We can tell you the model is leaning Over, but it also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see that one over at SportsLine.
The model knows the Redskins will once again be looking to ride their running game given their calamitous quarterback situation with Josh Johnson as their fourth starting QB of the year. Johnson was able to use his legs to extend drives last week against Jacksonville, rushing for 49 yards, and Adrian Peterson added 51 more in a win over the Jaguars.
That victory as 7.5-point underdogs helped get the Redskins back to .500 and keeps their playoff hopes intact at 7-7. Against a Titans defense that has allowed 408 yards rushing in the last two weeks, Peterson, Johnson and Chris Thompson should have room to maneuver in Week 16.
Just because the Redskins are coming off a huge upset victory doesn’t mean they’ll cover on Saturday.
Tennessee has rushed for 479 yards in the last two weeks, with Derrick Henry going for 408 on 50 carries with six touchdowns in that span. That’s gotten the Titans back to 8-6 on the season and puts them within striking distance of a wild-card spot in the AFC playoff picture.
If Henry continues to pile up huge numbers, it’s going to be very difficult for the Redskins to keep pace. And if quarterback Marcus Mariota can capitalize on loaded boxes by hitting a few plays down the field, you can start to see the path to the cover as 10.5-point favorites in a game with huge playoff implications for both sides.
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Memphis vs Wake Forest : How to Watch the Jared Birmingham Bowl: Memphis vs. Wake Forest Live Stream, TV Channel, Time..The bowl season continues this weekend. Memphis and Wake Forest will square off in the Jared Birmingham Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 22. Kickoff from Legion Field in Birmingham is scheduled for noon E.T.
Memphis finished its regular season 8–5 and posted a 5–3 record in American Athletic Conference play. The Tigers captured the American West division title, marking its second straight divisional crown under head coach Mike Norvell. Memphis is coming off a 56–41 loss to No. 8 UCF in the AAC Championship Game, a defeat that snapped a four-game winning streak.
Wake Forest went 6–6 during the regular season and managed to earn a bowl berth despite a 3–5 record in ACC play. The Demon Deacons won two of their final three contests to finish .500, including a season-ending 59–7 victory over Duke.
Memphis and Wake Forest have played four times all-time and have split the series, 2–2. Their last meeting took place in 1967.