<![CDATA[RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[Werder Bremen vs. VFL Wolfsburg 6/7/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction]]> https://pickdawgz.com/soccer-picks/2020-06-07/werder-bremen-vs-vfl-wolfsburg-6/7/20-german-bundesliga-soccer-picks-and-prediction#comments Werder Bremen and VFL Wolfsburg square off in German Bundesliga soccer action from the Weserstadion on Sunday morning.

Werder Bremen come into this match sitting in 17th place with a record of 6 wins, 7 draws and 16 losses after a 3-0 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in their last game. The loss kept Bremen on 25 points, three points back of Mainz for safety and two points back of Fortuna Dusseldorf for a relegation play-off spot. In the loss to Frankfurt, Bremen had a penalty wiped away after VAR deemed that Werder’s move had a player an inch or two offside in the buildup play to the penalty…

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Werder Bremen and VFL Wolfsburg square off in German Bundesliga soccer action from the Weserstadion on Sunday morning.

Werder Bremen come into this match sitting in 17th place with a record of 6 wins, 7 draws and 16 losses after a 3-0 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in their last game. The loss kept Bremen on 25 points, three points back of Mainz for safety and two points back of Fortuna Dusseldorf for a relegation play-off spot. In the loss to Frankfurt, Bremen had a penalty wiped away after VAR deemed that Werder’s move had a player an inch or two offside in the buildup play to the penalty and the tide turned from that point on. The game was deadlocked at zero up to the half, but Frankfurt would nudge in front in the 61st minute and put the game away with a pair of set piece goals in the 81st and 90th minutes to secure the win and send Werder Bremen back empty-handed at home once again. Jiri Pavlenka will start in goal once again for Bremen, conceding an average of 2.04 goals per 90 minutes with 4 clean sheets in 29 league appearances this season.

VFL Wolfsburg come into this match in 6th place, tied on 42 points with Hoffenheim with a record of 11 wins, 9 draws and 9 losses after a 2-1 loss to the same Eintracht Frankfurt side in their last match. In the game against Frankfurt, Wolfsburg fell behind in the 27th minute from the penalty spot but would tie the game thanks to a goal in the 58th minute from Kevin Mbabu. Frankfurt would retake the lead with five minutes to go in regular time and they wouldn’t look back as Wolfsburg ended up with the defeat. Wout Weghorst leads Wolfsburg in scoring with 11 goals while Maximilian Arnold has a team-high 8 assists for Wolfsburg this season.

The plus money with Bremen is tempting considering that they need points and are on an eight game unbeaten run against Wolfsburg with six wins, but in the second half against Frankfurt, Bremen looked helpless as they just let wave after wave of pressure from Eintracht come over them and eventually the levee broke. It also doesn’t help that since December 8th, Werder Bremen has scored more than one goal just once in a 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin. Add in the fact that Bremen is the worst home team in the Bundesliga with no home fans to provide any boost against a Wolfsburg team that’s picked up points in 10 of 14 away games this season and desperate to hold onto that 6th place for Europa League next year, and I think you have to take Wolfsburg at slight plus money for the away win here. I think we could also get away with taking Wolfsburg to win via shutout with the both teams to score option – NO at decent odds as well.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:52:23 -0400 https://pickdawgz.com/index.php?id=160161
<![CDATA[FC Augsburg vs. FC Koln 6/7/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction]]> https://pickdawgz.com/soccer-picks/2020-06-07/fc-augsburg-vs-fc-koln-6/7/20-german-bundesliga-soccer-picks-and-prediction#comments FC Augsburg and FC Koln square off in German Bundesliga soccer action from the WWK Arena on Sunday afternoon.

FC Augsburg come into this match sitting in 13th on 31 points with a record of 8 wins, 7 draws and 14 losses following a 2-0 loss to Hertha Berlin in their last outing. In the losing effort to Hertha, Augsburg fell behind just 23 minutes into the match and would end up chasing the hosts for the rest of the match, unable to find an equalizer before Hertha added an insurance goal late in second half stoppage time to secure the win and send Augsburg home empty-handed for their efforts.…

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FC Augsburg and FC Koln square off in German Bundesliga soccer action from the WWK Arena on Sunday afternoon.

FC Augsburg come into this match sitting in 13th on 31 points with a record of 8 wins, 7 draws and 14 losses following a 2-0 loss to Hertha Berlin in their last outing. In the losing effort to Hertha, Augsburg fell behind just 23 minutes into the match and would end up chasing the hosts for the rest of the match, unable to find an equalizer before Hertha added an insurance goal late in second half stoppage time to secure the win and send Augsburg home empty-handed for their efforts. Florian Niederlechner leads Augsburg in scoring and assists with 11 goals and 6 helpers this season while Philipp Max has 7 goals and 5 assists of his own on the year.

FC Koln on the other hand, will be looking to bounce back after having their winless streak extended to five games with a 4-2 loss to Leipzig. The defeat sent Koln to 34 points in 11th with a record of 10 wins, 4 draws and 15 losses. In the loss to Leipzig, Jhon Cordoba gave Koln the lead after just seven minutes, but Leipzig would tie the game at one just 13 minutes later. The Red Bulls would take the lead in the 38th minute and would forge 3-1 ahead five minutes after the half. Anthony Modeste pulled a goal back to cut it to 3-2, but that’s as close as the Billy Goats would get as Leipzig restored the two-goal lead just two minutes later. Cordoba leads Koln in scoring with 12 goals this season while Florian Kainz has a team-high 6 assists on the year. Timo Horn is the #1 goalkeeper for Koln, conceding an average of 1.86 goals per 90 minutes with 6 clean sheets in 29 league appearances this season.

This is a hard one to call as you have two teams that have been playing different styles but both are also in the same boat standings-wise. Augsburg have the low-scoring grind it out style of games while Koln aren’t afraid to score goals but have been conceding as well. Instead of trying to pick a side, I’m going to back the draw here. The last two meetings, four of the last six and five of the last eight head-to-head between these two sides have ended all square and I think another tight affair is on the cards here. I mentioned Augsburg’s goal scoring (or lack thereof) but I think Koln concedes a couple here and we see another over for Koln so I’ll take the draw as well as the 2-2 correct score for sizeable plus money.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:06:54 -0400 https://pickdawgz.com/index.php?id=160160
<![CDATA[Alex Caceres vs. Chase Hooper - 6/6/20 UFC 250 Pick and Prediction]]> https://pickdawgz.com/mma-picks/2020-06-06/alex-caceres-vs-chase-hooper-6/6/20-ufc-250-pick-and-prediction#comments Alex Caceres and Chase Hooper face off in a featherweight bout at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. There will be no fans in attendance for this fight. Both of these guys are currently unranked but hope they can impress with a solid performance in this fight. This fight should be looked at for fight of the night potential. 

Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres overall has a 15-12 record and although he probably won’t ever compete for a title, he is a solid fighter. Caceres has won two of the last three fights, including his last fight on July 20th of 2019. Caceres last fight came against Steven Peterson…

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Alex Caceres and Chase Hooper face off in a featherweight bout at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. There will be no fans in attendance for this fight. Both of these guys are currently unranked but hope they can impress with a solid performance in this fight. This fight should be looked at for fight of the night potential. 

Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres overall has a 15-12 record and although he probably won’t ever compete for a title, he is a solid fighter. Caceres has won two of the last three fights, including his last fight on July 20th of 2019. Caceres last fight came against Steven Peterson and it was a dominating performance outstriking him 94-67. That was enough to win the fight on a unanimous decision. 

Caceres is averaging 3.98 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.86 significant strikes per minute. Caceres would rather the fight stay on the feet, but he is averaging 0.53 successful takedowns every 30 minutes. The one thing Caceres is he is inconsistent and at the biggest moments sometimes he seems to disappear. 

Chase Hooper is only 20 years old and there are some who believe he could be the next great thing in the UFC. This will be his second fight in the UFC for Hooper who overall has a 9-0-1 record. His fight in the UFC was on December 14th of 2019 against Daniel Teymur. Hooper dominated the fight from the beginning, leaving no question that he would finish it.Late in the first round Hooper used his elbows to finish the fight and pick up his first win in the UFC. This guy is a social media sensation but the hope is he will prove again in this fight why he is “Ben Askrin’s son.”

Hooper is a decent favorite in this fight, and for good reason, even at a young age there is no doubt he is the better fighter. Look for him to dominate early and to leave no questions about why he is going to make a fast climb up the ranks. Back Hooper to win this fight on the money line.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:01:45 -0400 https://pickdawgz.com/index.php?id=160159
<![CDATA[Eddie Wineland vs. Sean O’Malley - 6/6/20 UFC 250 Pick and Prediction]]> https://pickdawgz.com/mma-picks/2020-06-06/eddie-wineland-vs-sean-o’malley-6/6/20-ufc-250-pick-and-prediction#comments Eddie Wineland and Sean O’Malley face off in a bantamweight bout at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. There will be no fans in attendance for this fight.Both of these guys are currently unranked but hope they can impress with a solid performance in this fight. 

Eddie Wineland is a veteran in the UFC and looking at this on the outside it’s going to be a very tough battle for them. Wineland comes into this fight with a 24-13-1 record but he has lost two of his last three fights. The one win during that stretch for Wineland was in his last fight in June of 2019 against Grigorii Popov. In the fight,…

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Eddie Wineland and Sean O’Malley face off in a bantamweight bout at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. There will be no fans in attendance for this fight.Both of these guys are currently unranked but hope they can impress with a solid performance in this fight. 

Eddie Wineland is a veteran in the UFC and looking at this on the outside it’s going to be a very tough battle for them. Wineland comes into this fight with a 24-13-1 record but he has lost two of his last three fights. The one win during that stretch for Wineland was in his last fight in June of 2019 against Grigorii Popov. In the fight, Wineland outstruck Popov 74-55 and it was a punch late in the second round that put the lights out. 

Wineland is averaging 3.41 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.51 significant strikes per minute. Wineland is averaging only 0.28 takedowns per 15 minutes. The one thing you probably wont see in this fight in Wineland go for a submission attempt. 

Sean “Sugar” O’Malley comes into this fight with an 11-0 record and since coming into the UFC he has a 3-0 record. O’Malley’s last fight came against Jose Quinonez on March 7th 2020 and it was an easy fight and he won by TKO two minutes in the first round.. 

O’Malley is going to throw punches in bunches averaging 6.87 significant strikes per minute while only absorbing 3.83. O’Malley is averaging 1.24 successful takedowns per 15 minutes and 1.2 submission attempts during the same stretch. O’Malley has a kickboxing background and he is going to look to put another impressive knockout on the highlight reel. Look for O’Malley to throw punches early and try to finish it early. 

Wineland is a decent fighter, but there is no doubt that O’Malley is better than him, and he is going to show it early on in this fight. Look for Wineland to take no time to finish this fight. Take him to win this by TKO, but if you are looking for even more value, take him to win this fight in the first round.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 18:41:39 -0400 https://pickdawgz.com/index.php?id=160158
<![CDATA[Union Berlin vs. Schalke 04 6/7/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction]]> https://pickdawgz.com/soccer-picks/2020-06-07/union-berlin-vs-schalke-04-6/7/20-german-bundesliga-soccer-picks-and-prediction#comments Union Berlin host Schalke 04 in German Bundesliga soccer action from the Stadion An der Alten Forsterei on Sunday morning.

Union Berlin comes into this match sitting in 14th place with a record of 9 wins, 4 draws and 16 losses after a 4-1 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach in their last match. In the game against Monchengladbach, Union fell behind after just 19 minutes of play and Monchengladbach doubled their lead with four minutes to go before the half. Sebastian Andersson pulled one back for Union Berlin five minutes after the break, but Monchengladbach restored the two-goal cushion…

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Union Berlin host Schalke 04 in German Bundesliga soccer action from the Stadion An der Alten Forsterei on Sunday morning.

Union Berlin comes into this match sitting in 14th place with a record of 9 wins, 4 draws and 16 losses after a 4-1 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach in their last match. In the game against Monchengladbach, Union fell behind after just 19 minutes of play and Monchengladbach doubled their lead with four minutes to go before the half. Sebastian Andersson pulled one back for Union Berlin five minutes after the break, but Monchengladbach restored the two-goal cushion nine minutes later and added a 4th for good measure in the 81st minute. Andersson leads Union in scoring with 12 goals this season while Marius Buiter has 7 goals and Christopher Trimmel has a team-high 7 assists. Rafal Gikiewicz is Union’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.66 goals per 90 minutes with 6 clean sheets in 29 league appearances this season.

Schalke 04 on the other hand, sits on 37 points in 10th place with a record of 9 wins, 10 draws and 10 losses following a 4th straight loss in the form of a 1-0 loss to Werder Bremen in their last match. In the loss to Werder, Bremen took the lead after 32 minutes of play and Schalke couldn’t find a response as the 04ers were held to just 42% possession and a single shot on goal despite having 12 attempts at goal compared to Werder Bremen’s 6. Suat Serdar leads Schalke with 7 goals while Amine Harit has 6 goals and a team-high 4 assists this season.

In reality, this is probably the worst game in this round of German Bundesliga matches, as you have two teams who are just in poor form, not just since the restart of the league but well before the league went on pause. Union’s on a seven game winless run while Schalke’s drought is up to 11 games. With that said, I see both teams’ runs continuing here as I’m predicting a dull match that ends in a draw. Neither side has done enough to give me any motivation/suggestion that they’ll be the ones to emerge victorious here, so I’ll back the draw and take a stab at the correct score of 0-0 or 1-1 at sizeable plus odds.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 18:28:39 -0400 https://pickdawgz.com/index.php?id=160157
<![CDATA[Borussia Dortmund vs. Hertha Berlin 6/6/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction]]> https://pickdawgz.com/soccer-picks/2020-06-06/borussia-dortmund-vs-hertha-berlin-6/6/20-german-bundesliga-soccer-picks-and-prediction#comments Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin square off in German Bundesliga soccer action from Signal Iduna Park on Saturday afternoon.

Borussia Dortmund come into the match sitting in 2nd place on 60 points with a record of 18 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses following a 6-1 beatdown victory over Paderborn in their last match. The game was deadlocked without a goal after 45 minutes, but Dortmund would open the flood gates in the second half as Thorgan Hazard and Jadon Sancho scored three minutes apart in the 54th and 57th minutes. Paderborn pulled a goal back from the penalty spot in the 72nd, but…

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Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin square off in German Bundesliga soccer action from Signal Iduna Park on Saturday afternoon.

Borussia Dortmund come into the match sitting in 2nd place on 60 points with a record of 18 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses following a 6-1 beatdown victory over Paderborn in their last match. The game was deadlocked without a goal after 45 minutes, but Dortmund would open the flood gates in the second half as Thorgan Hazard and Jadon Sancho scored three minutes apart in the 54th and 57th minutes. Paderborn pulled a goal back from the penalty spot in the 72nd, but Sancho would restore the two goal lead just two minutes later with his second goal. Achraf Hakimi and Marcel Schmelzer scored four minutes apart in the 85th and 89th minutes before Sancho completed his hat trick in the first minute of second half stoppage time. Sancho leads Borussia Dortmund in scoring and assists with 17 goals and 16 assists this season while Thorgan Hazard has 7 goals with 13 assists and Achraf Hakimi has 5 goals with 10 assists on the year. Roman Burki is the top goalkeeper for Dortmund, conceding 1.32 goals per 90 minutes with 10 clean sheets in 28 league appearances this season.

Hertha Berlin come into this game in 9th place, sitting on 38 points after picking up a 2-0 win over Augsburg in their last match. In the win against Augsburg, Javairo Dilrosun opened the scoring just 23 minutes in for Hertha and the score held up for most of the match until Krzysztof Piatek added an injury time marker late in the second half to lock up the win and the points for Hertha Berlin at the final whistle. Dodi Lukebakio leads Hertha Berlin with 6 goals and 5 assists this season while Rune Jarstein is the top goalkeeper for Hertha Berlin, conceding 1.48 goals per 90 minutes with 8 clean sheets in 25 league appearances this season.

Both of these teams come in playing really well, which may seem surprising to say about Hertha Berlin, but Hertha’s picked up 10 of a possible 12 points since the restart and did tie against Leipzig just a few days ago. However, Dortmund’s simply the more powerful team here, and they’re on a five game unbeaten run against Hertha Berlin in the league. Since 2015, Dortmund’s picked up points in 11 of 12 games against Hertha, including 5 wins and 4 draws in the last 10 meetings in the Bundesliga. I just think that Dortmund needs the points more until Bayern has clinched the title as BVB always has an outside shot to catch them, and with Bayern in a tough spot against Bayer Leverkusen, this could be a potential spot that Dortmund could make up some ground. I think Dortmund wins, but Hertha puts up a fight, so I’ll take Borussia Dortmund with the both teams to score option to get some value out of the wager. 

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 18:17:15 -0400 https://pickdawgz.com/index.php?id=160156
<![CDATA[Neil Magny vs. Anthony Rocco Martin - 6/6/20 UFC 250 Pick and Prediction]]> https://pickdawgz.com/mma-picks/2020-06-06/neil-magny-vs-anthony-rocco-martin-6/6/20-ufc-250-pick-and-prediction#comments Neil Magny and Anthony Rocco Martin face off in a welterweight bout at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. There will be no fans in attendance for this fight.Both of these guys are currently unranked but hope they can impress with a solid performance in this fight. 

Neil Magny is a longtime UFC veteran that comes into this fight with a 22-8 overall and over his last four fights he has three wins. In Magny’s last fight against Jingliang Li on March 7th it was a dominating performance. Magny outstruck him 74-16 in significant strikes and that led to a unanimous decision. 

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Neil Magny and Anthony Rocco Martin face off in a welterweight bout at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. There will be no fans in attendance for this fight.Both of these guys are currently unranked but hope they can impress with a solid performance in this fight. 

Neil Magny is a longtime UFC veteran that comes into this fight with a 22-8 overall and over his last four fights he has three wins. In Magny’s last fight against Jingliang Li on March 7th it was a dominating performance. Magny outstruck him 74-16 in significant strikes and that led to a unanimous decision. 

Magny is averaging 3.93 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.15 significant strikes per minute. Magny is averaging 2.70 takedowns per 15 minutes and he also does a good job of stopping them doing so 59 percent of the times. Magny is a guy who likes to trade punches and also has a long reach that could benefit him in this fight. 

Anthony Rocco Martin comes into this fight with a 17-5 record overall and in his last five fights he has four wins. Martin’s last fight came against Ramazan Emeev on November 9th 2019. Martin outstruck Emeev and he has also tried two submission attempts. Although he wasn’t successful with the attempts, he did enough to come away with a victory in the fight.

Martin averages 2.70 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.45 significant strikes per minute. He also averages 0.67 takedowns per 15 minutes and 1.1 submission attempts per 15 minutes. Martin is a decent striker but he has success when he is in the clinch or looking for a submission attempt. In this fight, look for Martin to try and control the fight early and it might be in his best interest to try and get the fight to the floor. 

Martin is a decent fighter, but there is no doubt that Magny is the better fighter in this one. Look for Magny to use his size advantage and that will be the difference. Look for him to avoid the clinch and he will land one of his big punches to get the finish. Back Magny to win this fight. 

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 18:13:17 -0400 https://pickdawgz.com/index.php?id=160155
<![CDATA[Georgia at Alabama - 9/19/20 Early look College Football GOY Picks and Predictions]]> https://pickdawgz.com/cfb-picks/2020-06-03/georgia-at-alabama-9/19/20-early-look-college-football-goy-picks-and-predictions#comments The Georgia Bulldogs will be on the road for a SEC matchup against the Alabama Crimson Tide on September 19, 2020.  Georgia finished with a better record than Alabama during 2019, as Georgia went (12-2), while Alabama went (11-2).  The two teams did not face each other during the 2019 campaign.  Let’s take a closer look at each program.  Get College Football predictions at Pick Dawgz. 

The offense will look different for Georgia this season, as Jake Fromm graduated.  However, Wake Forest transfer Jamie Newman will be able to step right in. …

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The Georgia Bulldogs will be on the road for a SEC matchup against the Alabama Crimson Tide on September 19, 2020.  Georgia finished with a better record than Alabama during 2019, as Georgia went (12-2), while Alabama went (11-2).  The two teams did not face each other during the 2019 campaign.  Let’s take a closer look at each program.  Get College Football predictions at Pick Dawgz. 

The offense will look different for Georgia this season, as Jake Fromm graduated.  However, Wake Forest transfer Jamie Newman will be able to step right in.  Newman passed for nearly 2,900 yards a season ago, while throwing 26 touchdowns.  Zamir White looks to be the guy to fill in for D’Andre Swift.  White averaged 5.2 yards per rush as a backup behind Swift.  If Georgia wants to be an elite team again in not only the SEC but also throughout the entire college football ranks, the offense will need to be balanced.  Monty Rice will be looked at by the defense to be a staple once again for the Bulldogs.  For more on Georgia, check out the team preview. 

Georgia 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick and Prediction

Just like Georgia, Alabama will be led by a different quarterback for a full season, hopefully.  With the departure of Tua Tagovailoa, Mack Jones will be looking to lead Alabama for a full season.  Jones passed for over 1,500 yards and 14 touchdowns, while filling in for Tagovailoa.  The backfield will still be a plus for Nick Saban and company, as Najee Harris is back for a senior season.  Harris rushed for over 1,200 yards and found the end zone 13 times on the ground.  Expect the Alabama defense to be stellar again, as the Crimson Tide seem to have a stout defense year in and year out.  For more on Alabama, check out the team preview. 

Alabama 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick and Prediction

Overview: Georgia has opened up as a touchdown underdog on the road in Tuscaloosa, AL.  The Bulldogs do have the edge at quarterback, as Newman has plenty of experience playing in a power 5 conference.  I like for Georgia to have a shot at the 4 team playoffs by the time this season is over.  While Alabama will threaten Georgia in the SEC, the East is Georgia's to lose.  Georgia should be able to give Alabama a run for their money in this home contest.  A Georgia win would not surprise me, but I also never like to bet against Nick Saban at home when it comes to losses.  Alabama may win, but Georgia will do enough to keep this game within a touchdown.      

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 18:11:45 -0400 https://pickdawgz.com/index.php?id=160154
<![CDATA[BYU at Boise State - 11/6/20 Early look College Football GOY Picks and Predictions]]> https://pickdawgz.com/cfb-picks/2020-06-03/byu-at-boise-state-11/6/20-early-look-college-football-goy-picks-and-predictions#comments The Boise State Broncos will play host to the BYU Cougars in a non-conference matchup on November 6, 2020.  Boise State finished the 2019 season with an overall record of (12-2), while BYU went (7-6).  Let’s take a closer look at each program.  Get College Football predictions at Pick Dawgz. 

BYU will be looking to improve off of their 2019 season and a road win at Boise State would sure go a long way.  BYU will be led by junior quarterback Zach Wilson.  Wilson passed for nearly 2,400 yards, while throwing 11 touchdowns in 2019.  The receiving…

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The Boise State Broncos will play host to the BYU Cougars in a non-conference matchup on November 6, 2020.  Boise State finished the 2019 season with an overall record of (12-2), while BYU went (7-6).  Let’s take a closer look at each program.  Get College Football predictions at Pick Dawgz. 

BYU will be looking to improve off of their 2019 season and a road win at Boise State would sure go a long way.  BYU will be led by junior quarterback Zach Wilson.  Wilson passed for nearly 2,400 yards, while throwing 11 touchdowns in 2019.  The receiving core will be paced by tight end Matt Bushman.  Bushman turned in a solid campaign a year ago, collecting 688 yards, while contributing 4 touchdowns.  The coaching staff will be hoping for a more balanced defense this season.  BYU struggled in the pass rush department, but came ready to play in the secondary at crucial times.  If BYU wants to give Boise State a game, the defense will need to be balanced.  For more on BYU, check out the team review. 

BYU 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick and Prediction

Boise State will look a little different this season, with previous quarterback Jaylon Henderson graduating.  However, Boise State will have a quarterback that has had experience, if this is a route the coaching staff goes.  Hank Bachmeier threw for nearly 1,900 yards, while filling in for Henderson at times.  The program will see running back George Holani back in the backfield for the 2020 season.  Holani is an established running back, as he totaled over 1,000 yards rushing a year ago.  The Broncos will also have talent in the receiving core.  While the quarterback position may be shaky at times, the defense should be stout.  Boise State returns their core defensive players from the 2019 season.  Boise State has the potential to improve from a 2019 campaign that saw the defense finish 31st in fewest points allowed per game.  For more on Boise State, check out the team preview.

Boise State 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick and Prediction

Overview:  Boise State has opened up as 2.5 point favorites.  The Broncos might be shaky under center at times throughout the season, but look for the defense to keep the offense in more than a handful of games.  This game is at home for Boise State, which should be an advantage for the Broncos.  BYU will be entering this game fresh off a bye week.  However, the Boise State defense will be too much for a BYU offense to handle in a road environment.  I’ll side with Boise State to win by at least a field goal.      

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 17:34:07 -0400 https://pickdawgz.com/index.php?id=160153
<![CDATA[RB Leipzig vs. SC Paderborn 6/6/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction]]> https://pickdawgz.com/soccer-picks/2020-06-06/rb-leipzig-vs-sc-paderborn-6/6/20-german-bundesliga-soccer-picks-and-prediction#comments RB Leipzig and SC Paderborn square off in German Bundesliga soccer action from the Red Bull Arena on Saturday morning.

RB Leipzig come into this match sitting on 58 points in 3rd place with a record of 16 wins, 10 draws and 3 losses after picking up a 4-2 win over FC Koln in their last outing. In the game against Koln, Leipzig fell behind just seven minutes in but Patrik Schick got the visitors back on level terms at the 20 minute mark. Christopher Nkunku gave Leipzig a 2-1 lead in the 38th and Timo Werner pushed the lead to 3-1 just five minutes after halftime. Koln pulled a goal back…

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RB Leipzig and SC Paderborn square off in German Bundesliga soccer action from the Red Bull Arena on Saturday morning.

RB Leipzig come into this match sitting on 58 points in 3rd place with a record of 16 wins, 10 draws and 3 losses after picking up a 4-2 win over FC Koln in their last outing. In the game against Koln, Leipzig fell behind just seven minutes in but Patrik Schick got the visitors back on level terms at the 20 minute mark. Christopher Nkunku gave Leipzig a 2-1 lead in the 38th and Timo Werner pushed the lead to 3-1 just five minutes after halftime. Koln pulled a goal back in the 55th, but Dani Olmo would restore RB Leipzig’s two-goal cushion just two minutes later. Koln would have their chances and have a penalty overturned by VAR, but ultimately, the points were Leipzig’s at the final whistle. Werner leads RB Leipzig in scoring with 25 goals this season while also owning 7 assists while Schick and Marcel Sabitzer each have 9 goals and Nkunku has a team-high 13 assists this season. Peter Gulacsi is the top goalkeeper for RB Leipzig, conceding just 0.85 goals per 90 minutes with 9 clean sheets this season.

SC Paderborn on the other hand, continue to sit at the bottom of the Bundesliga table in 18th place out of 18 teams with a record of 4 wins, 7 draws and 18 losses after a demoralizing 6-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund in their last match. In the game against Dortmund, the game was actually scoreless at the half, with no bookings either. BVB broke the game open in the second half though, with a pair of goals three minutes apart to take a 2-0 lead. Uwe Hunimeier got Paderborn on the board  from the penalty spot in the 72nd, but Dortmund would restore the two-goal lead two minutes later. Borussia would strike three more times in the span of six minutes in the 85th, 89th and first minute of second half stoppage time to put an emphatic stamp on the win and send Paderborn even closer to relegation. Dennis Srbeny and Strell Mamba lead Paderborn in scoring with 5 goals apiece this season while Kai Proger has a team-high 6 assists this season.

This is a thick line all things considered as Paderborn gave Leipzig all they could handle in a 3-2 game from earlier this season. Paderborn’s also been a better team on the road than at home this season, so an underdog play could make sense. The problem is that Paderborn are pretty much done, and while they looked good against Dortmund in the first half, Paderborn completely fell apart in the second 45 minutes and would’ve been shut out if they hadn’t been bailed out by a penalty. Leipzig’s drawn their last three home matches, but they’re by far the better team here and need to win to keep pace in the top 4 for the Champions’ League spots for next season. I think Leipzig gets the win here, but to get some value out of the bet, I’ll tack on the both teams not to score option to get it down to slight plus money.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 17:30:07 -0400 https://pickdawgz.com/index.php?id=160152
<![CDATA[Quik Trip 500- 6/7/20 NASCAR CUP Series Picks, Predictions, and Odds]]> https://pickdawgz.com/nascar-picks/2020-06-07/quik-trip-500-6/7/20-nascar-cup-series-picks-predictions-and-odds#comments After a wild race at Bristol back on Sunday, we head to the Atlanta Motor Speedway for Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500. Atlanta is a 1.5 mile quad oval, with banking in the turns at 24 degrees. Atlanta has not been paved since 1997, so the surface rough. Ultimately, we will see tire wear like we did at Darlington a few weeks ago. We went to victory lane after the madness at Bristol, hopefully we can repeat again at the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend.

Here are a 5 drivers to consider for the Quik Trip 500.  

 

Kevin Harvick +500- Harvick will start from…

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After a wild race at Bristol back on Sunday, we head to the Atlanta Motor Speedway for Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500. Atlanta is a 1.5 mile quad oval, with banking in the turns at 24 degrees. Atlanta has not been paved since 1997, so the surface rough. Ultimately, we will see tire wear like we did at Darlington a few weeks ago. We went to victory lane after the madness at Bristol, hopefully we can repeat again at the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend.

Here are a 5 drivers to consider for the Quik Trip 500.  

 

Kevin Harvick +500- Harvick will start from a top 12 position in the Quik Trip 500 on Sunday. Kevin has been the best here at the Atlanta Motor Speedway over the last 2 races with an average driver rating of 133.6. Kevin also led 226 laps over the last 2 races and won the 2018 Quik Trip 500 in dominating fashion. Harvick is the best at managing tires and equipment here at Atlanta. Kevin is the favorite for the Quik Trip 500, and I will be getting action in early.

Chase Elliott +650- Chase heads to his home track in Atlanta for the Quik Trip 500. Chase has been sluggish in the last 2 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway, with finishes of 19th last year and 10th in 2018. Elliott’s performance as of recent has pretty much been the best on the circuit. Chase has 2nd best driver rating of 111.8 over the last 6 Cup races. Chase should be starting around mid-pack on Sunday for the Quik Trip 500, and I think he will move up quickly.

Brad Keselowski +900- Brad will start the Quik Trip 500 on Sunday from a top 12 position. Brad won the 2019 Quik Trip 500, after some late race pit strategy put him in the top spot. Brad runs very well here at Atlanta, as he has finished 2nd in 2018 and has an average driver rating of 115.5 over the last 2 races. Brad has won 2 of the last 3 races on the Cup Series circuit. I have no doubt Brad will be in contention for the win on Sunday.

Kurt Busch +1600- Kurt is another of our picks that will begin from a top 12 position on Sunday for the Quik Trip 500. Over the last 2 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kurt has 4th best average driver rating of 111.8. The veterans of the Cup Series know how to complete fast laps at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and Kurt is no exception. Kurt has run 99% of his laps in the top 15 over the last 2 races here, as well as 53 laps led in that same time span.   

Clint Bowyer +2500- Clint is my longshot play for the Quik Trip 500. Clint is another that will begin Sunday’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway from a top 12 spot. Clint has an average finish of 4th over the last 2 races at Atlanta as well as an average driver rating of 104.8. With the fact that Clint and Harvick are teammates, I would suspect Clint will have close set up in his car to that of Kevin. Clint comes from a dirt racing background, and the slipping and sliding these cars do around at Atlanta, Clint will have an advantage on Sunday.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 17:28:48 -0400 https://pickdawgz.com/index.php?id=160151
<![CDATA[Fortuna Dusseldorf vs. Hoffenheim 6/6/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction]]> https://pickdawgz.com/soccer-picks/2020-06-06/fortuna-dusseldorf-vs-hoffenheim-6/6/20-german-bundesliga-soccer-picks-and-prediction#comments Fortuna Dusseldorf and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim square off in German Bundesliga soccer action from the Merkur Spiel-Arena on Saturday morning.

Fortuna Dusseldorf enter this match still in the relegation zone, sitting on 27 points with a record of 6 wins, 9 draws and 14 losses after a 5-0 beatdown loss to Bayern Munich in their last match. In the match against Bayern Munich, Fortuna fell behind in the 15th minute as Mathias Jorgensen put the ball into his own net for the own goal. It was all downhill from there as Bayern went into the half up 3-0 and scored twice in two minutes taking a 5-0…

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Fortuna Dusseldorf and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim square off in German Bundesliga soccer action from the Merkur Spiel-Arena on Saturday morning.

Fortuna Dusseldorf enter this match still in the relegation zone, sitting on 27 points with a record of 6 wins, 9 draws and 14 losses after a 5-0 beatdown loss to Bayern Munich in their last match. In the match against Bayern Munich, Fortuna fell behind in the 15th minute as Mathias Jorgensen put the ball into his own net for the own goal. It was all downhill from there as Bayern went into the half up 3-0 and scored twice in two minutes taking a 5-0 lead in the 52nd minute and Dusseldorf wouldn’t breach Bayern’s goal the rest of the way. Dusseldorf held just 33% possession while being outshot 23-7 in goal attempts and 8-2 in terms of shots on goal. Rouwen Hennings leads Fortuna Dusseldorf in scoring with 12 goals this year while Erik Thommy and Kenan Karaman each have 6 goals with Thommy owning a team-high 4 assists this year.

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim come into the match in 7th spot, sitting tied with VFL Wolfsburg on 42 points with a record of 12 wins, 6 draws and 11 losses following back-to-back wins after their 1-0 win over Mainz last time out. In the win over Mainz, Steven Zuber missed a chance to give Hoffenheim the lead in the 27th minute from the penalty spot, but Ihias Bebou cashed in on his chance in the 43rd minute. Both sides had their chance down the stretch, but Bebou’s marker held up as the winner. Andrej Kramaric leads Hoffenheim in scoring with 7 goals while Christoph Baumgartner has 6 goals and Robert Skov has a team-high 5 assists this season. Oliver Baumann is the top goaltender for Hoffenheim this season, conceding an average of 1.68 goals per 90 minutes with 5 clean sheets in 25 league appearances this season.

I considered taking Dusseldorf at home as they were on a solid run of form before being steamrolled by Bayern Munich, but who hasn’t Bayern flattened this season if we’re being honest. Hoffenheim’s in a dogfight for Europa League next season and while Fortuna needs points as well in the relegation battle, I just find Hoffenheim easier to trust so I’ll side with Hoffenheim to pick up the win on the road here.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 17:15:29 -0400 https://pickdawgz.com/index.php?id=160150
<![CDATA[Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich 6/6/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction]]> https://pickdawgz.com/soccer-picks/2020-06-06/bayer-leverkusen-vs-bayern-munich-6/6/20-german-bundesliga-soccer-picks-and-prediction#comments Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich duke it out in German Bundesliga soccer action from the BayArena on Saturday morning.

Bayer Leverkusen enter this match in 4th place, sitting on 56 points tied with Borussia Monchengladbach with an identical 17 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses after a 1-0 win over SC Freiburg in their previous match. In the match against Freiburg, the game was deadlocked at nil at the half, but Kai Havertz broke the tie with a goal in the 54th minute. Both sides had chances down the stretch, but Leverkusen locked things down and held on for the big win and the three points…

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Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich duke it out in German Bundesliga soccer action from the BayArena on Saturday morning.

Bayer Leverkusen enter this match in 4th place, sitting on 56 points tied with Borussia Monchengladbach with an identical 17 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses after a 1-0 win over SC Freiburg in their previous match. In the match against Freiburg, the game was deadlocked at nil at the half, but Kai Havertz broke the tie with a goal in the 54th minute. Both sides had chances down the stretch, but Leverkusen locked things down and held on for the big win and the three points that go with it. Leverkusen owned 61% possession despite being outshot 9-7 in terms of attempts on goal in the win. Havertz leads Leverkusen in scoring with 11 goals along with 5 assists while Karim Bellarabi has 6 assists for Leverkusen. Lukas Hradecky is conceding 1.21 goals per 90 minutes with 9 clean sheets in 29 league appearances this season as Bayer’s top goalkeeper.

Bayern Munich continues to lead the way in the Bundesliga standings on 67 points with a record of 21 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses after picking up a 5-0 win over Fortuna Dusseldorf in their last match. In the game against Dusseldorf, Munich took the lead after just 15 minutes with a Fortuna own goal before Benjamin Pavard doubled Bayern’s lead just before the half hour mark. Robert Lewandowski pushed the lead to 3-0 with his 28th goal of the year two minutes before halftime and added a second goal five minutes after the half for the brace to bring his total to 29 goals this year. Alphonso Davies made it five just two minutes later, and Bayern would carry that lead to the finish line and cruise to victory. Lewandowski’s 29 goals lead not only Bayern but the Bundesliga as well while Serge Gnabry has 11 goals with 10 assists and Thomas Muller has a team-high 18 assists this season. Manuel Neuer is Bayern’s #1 goalkeeper, conceding 0.90 goals per 90 minutes with 13 clean sheets in 29 league appearances this season.

This is one of the hardest games I’ve had to call yet, as Bayern Munich is as good as advertised while Bayer Leverkusen is a team I’ve been high on since the restart. With that said, I think that Bayern’s focus was on the Dortmund match which they won and then pummelled a Fortuna Dusseldorf team that was just plain overmatched. But Leverkusen can hang with Munich, and as a matter of fact, Leverkusen’s beat Bayern in back-to-back fixtures dating back to last season. I’m leaning towards the under here as we can see a tight affair, but I also see value in taking Leverkusen on a double chance at plus money. Braver punters can take a shot on Leverkusen to win with the under 3.5 for a +850 payout, but the under and the double chance are my two suggested plays here.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 16:45:15 -0400 https://pickdawgz.com/index.php?id=160149
<![CDATA[SC Freiburg vs. Borussia Monchengladbach 6/5/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction]]> https://pickdawgz.com/soccer-picks/2020-06-05/sc-freiburg-vs-borussia-monchengladbach-6/5/20-german-bundesliga-soccer-picks-and-prediction#comments SC Freiburg and Borussia Monchengladbach square off in German Bundesliga soccer action from the Schwarzwald-Stadion on Friday afternoon.

SC Freiburg come into the match sitting in 8th place on 38 points with a record of 10 wins, 8 draws and 11 losses after a 1-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen in their last match. Freiburg held their own in the first half, keeping the match scoreless before Leverkusen found the breakthrough in the 54th minute. It was a clean game from Freiburg with no bookings, but Freiburg were also held to just 39% possession with a single shot on goal. Freiburg did hold…

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SC Freiburg and Borussia Monchengladbach square off in German Bundesliga soccer action from the Schwarzwald-Stadion on Friday afternoon.

SC Freiburg come into the match sitting in 8th place on 38 points with a record of 10 wins, 8 draws and 11 losses after a 1-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen in their last match. Freiburg held their own in the first half, keeping the match scoreless before Leverkusen found the breakthrough in the 54th minute. It was a clean game from Freiburg with no bookings, but Freiburg were also held to just 39% possession with a single shot on goal. Freiburg did hold a 9-7 edge in terms of goal attempts, but nothing ended up coming to fruition as Leverkusen held on for the shutout win. Nils Petersen leads Freiburg in the scoring department with 9 goals while Christian Gunter has a team-high 6 assists and Vincenzo Grifo has 5 assists for Freiburg this season.

Borussia Monchengladbach 3rd place after picking up a 4-1 win over Union Berlin in their last match. The win pushed Monchengladbach’s record to 17 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses, sitting on 56 points, tied with Bayer Leverkusen in the driver’s seat for the Champions’ League spots that are awarded to the top 4 in the Bundesliga. In the win over Union Berlin, Monchengladbach pounced early as Florian Neuhaus gave Borussia the lead after just 17 minutes before Marcus Thuram doubled the lead in the 41st minute. Union pulled a goal back five minutes into the second half, but Thuram restored the two-goal cushion just nine minutes later, completing his brace. Alassane Plea pushed the lead to 4-1 with less than ten minutes to go and it was smooth sailing for Monchengladbach from there as they held on for the win and the three points that go along with it. Thuram and Plea are tied for the team lead in scoring with 10 goals apiece, while Plea leads the way in assists with 10 helpers this year compared to Thuram’s 8 assists. Yann Sommer is the top goalkeeper for Monchengladbach, conceding just 1.04 goals per 90 minutes with 6 clean sheets in 28 league appearances this season.

Anyone who has been following me in the short time that I’ve been covering Bundesliga here since the restart knows my stance on Freiburg, I’m done with them. Picking up two points out of a possible 12 from four games since the restart will take you from contending for a Europa League spot to out of the race real quickly and that’s exactly what’s happened. Monchengladbach stumbled against Leverkusen and Werder Bremen last week, but the win against Union Berlin was more like what we’ve become accustomed to seeing over the course of the season from Monchengladbach, and I think that form continues here against a Freiburg team that’s just falling apart down the stretch.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 16:21:33 -0400 https://pickdawgz.com/index.php?id=160148
<![CDATA[Kiwoom Heroes vs. Hanwha Eagles - 6/4/20 KBO Baseball Pick and Prediction]]> https://pickdawgz.com/mlb-picks/2020-06-04/kiwoom-heroes-vs-hanwha-eagles-6/4/20-kbo-baseball-pick-and-prediction#comments The Kiwoom Heroes and Hanwha Eagles face off in KBO baseball action on Thursday morning in the United States. Like the other games so far this season, there will be no fans in attendance for this game. In the first game of this series the Kiwoom Heroes offense was elite putting up 15 runs on the way to a 12 run victory and in the second game they were good again putting up six runs. 

The Hanwha Eagles have really struggled this season and coming into this game they have lost ten  games in a row. Overall this season the Hanwha Eagles have won seven of their 27 games. This is an offense…

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The Kiwoom Heroes and Hanwha Eagles face off in KBO baseball action on Thursday morning in the United States. Like the other games so far this season, there will be no fans in attendance for this game. In the first game of this series the Kiwoom Heroes offense was elite putting up 15 runs on the way to a 12 run victory and in the second game they were good again putting up six runs. 

The Hanwha Eagles have really struggled this season and coming into this game they have lost ten  games in a row. Overall this season the Hanwha Eagles have won seven of their 27 games. This is an offense that has struggled, so to win games they probably are going to need to get better pitching from their entire staff.

One of the big issues for the Hanwha Eagles is they aren’t a great power hitting team. It might be difficult to do but three or four home runs would be very helpful in this game. 

The Kiwoom Heroes moved back up to above .500 with a win a few games ago  over the Hanwha Eagles. Overall, the Kiwoom Heroes have won four of their last five games and the offense has been the difference as of late. 

On offense the Kiwoom Heroes are led by Dong-won Park who has hit six home runs and 21 RBI’s so far this season. Byung-ho Park has also hit five home runs and driving in 12 RBI’s. In this game if the Heroes can make this a high scoring game, they will probably come away with a victory.

Eric Jokisch will get the start for the Kiwoom Heroes while Min-Hoo Kim will get the start for the Hanwha Eagles. Jokisch currently sits with an ERA of 0.90 while Kim has an ERA of 3.90. 

The Hanwha Eagles have been terrible and there is no reason to believe it’s going to be any different in this game. Look for the Jokisch to lock down the Eagles offense and that is going to lead to an easy victory. Back the Heroes to win this game on the run line.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:57:27 -0400 https://pickdawgz.com/index.php?id=160147
<![CDATA[Samsung Lions vs. LG Twins - 6/4/20 KBO Baseball Pick and Prediction]]> https://pickdawgz.com/mlb-picks/2020-06-04/samsung-lions-vs-lg-twins-6/4/20-kbo-baseball-pick-and-prediction#comments The Samsung Lions and LG Twins face off in KBO baseball action on Thursday morning in the United States. Like the other games so far this season, there will be no fans in attendance for this game. In the first game of this series the Samsung Lions came away with a 2-0 victory and in the second game it was the same story with the Lions winning 12-6. 

The Samsung Lions have had some struggles this year, but as of late they have been playing a lot better/ Coming into this game they have won six of the last seven games with the only loss coming a few games ago against the NC Dinos. This…

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The Samsung Lions and LG Twins face off in KBO baseball action on Thursday morning in the United States. Like the other games so far this season, there will be no fans in attendance for this game. In the first game of this series the Samsung Lions came away with a 2-0 victory and in the second game it was the same story with the Lions winning 12-6. 

The Samsung Lions have had some struggles this year, but as of late they have been playing a lot better/ Coming into this game they have won six of the last seven games with the only loss coming a few games ago against the NC Dinos. This is a team that is beating some of the best teams in the KBO so some notice should be taken about what the Lions have done. 

The Samsung Lions are led by Dong-Yeop Kim who has hit five home runs and driven in 18 RBI’s. Won-Seok Lee has also hit three home runs and driven in 17 RBI’s. 

The LG Twins have had success this season but they come into this game having lost three of the last four games. In the first game of this series the LG Twins had good pitching, but in the last game they really struggled giving up 12 runs. 

The LG Twins are led by Roberto Ramos who has hit 10 home runs and driven in 21 RBI’s. Eun-Sung Chae has also hit four home runs and driving in 23 RBI’s. 

The Samsung Lions will send out Jung-hyun Baek while Chan-Heon Jung will get the start for the LG Twins. Baek currently has an ERA of 7.20 while Jung currently sits with an ERA of 5.06. 

The weather in this game should be clear with a slight wind that should have zero impact on the game. 

These two pitchers who have struggled this year, and there is no reason there shouldn’t be plenty of scoring in this game. Look for this game to go well over the total.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:48:31 -0400 https://pickdawgz.com/index.php?id=160146
<![CDATA[SK Wyverns vs. NC Dinos - 6/4/20 KBO Baseball Pick and Prediction]]> https://pickdawgz.com/mlb-picks/2020-06-04/sk-wyverns-vs-nc-dinos-6/4/20-kbo-baseball-pick-and-prediction#comments SK Wyverns and the NC Dinos face off in KBO baseball action on Thursday morning in the United States. Like the other games so far this season, there will be no fans in attendance for this game. In the first game of this series, SK Wyverns came away with an 8-2 victory, but in the second game the NC Dinos got some revenge winning 8-6. 

SK Wyverns got out to a really slow start to the season, but they are playing a little better having won five of their last six games. The offense has been better as of late scoring at least six runs in each of the last six games. Even in the last game…

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SK Wyverns and the NC Dinos face off in KBO baseball action on Thursday morning in the United States. Like the other games so far this season, there will be no fans in attendance for this game. In the first game of this series, SK Wyverns came away with an 8-2 victory, but in the second game the NC Dinos got some revenge winning 8-6. 

SK Wyverns got out to a really slow start to the season, but they are playing a little better having won five of their last six games. The offense has been better as of late scoring at least six runs in each of the last six games. Even in the last game where the Dinos lost, the offense found success scoring, something that will need to happen again in this game. 

SK Wyverns offense is good, but they aren’t a team that hits a whole lot of home runs. Three different players have hit two home runs, but no one else has hit over that number. Jeong Choi has been the star of SK Wyverns hitting two home runs and driving in 11 RBI’s. 

The NC Dinos got out to a fast start to the season but they have struggled as of late losing three of the last five games. The Dinos offense has been good for the most part this season but during their struggles the offense took a step back. In the last game, the Dinos offense got back on the right track putting up eight runs.  

Sung-bum Na comes into this game having hit seven home runs and driving in 18 RBI’s. Jin-Sung Kang has also hit five home runs and driving in 19 RBI’s.

Tae-hoon Kim will be on the mound for SK Wyverns while Drew Rucinski will get the start for the NC Dinos. Kim currently sits with an ERA of three while Rucinski will get the start for the 2.51. 

The weather in this game is expected to be overcast with a slight wind blowing at four or five miles per hour. 

These are two pitchers who have been good, and this total is too high. Look for a pitchers duel that goes under the total.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:36:22 -0400 https://pickdawgz.com/index.php?id=160145
<![CDATA[Doosan Bears vs. KT Wiz Suwon - 6/4/20 KBO Baseball Pick and Prediction]]> https://pickdawgz.com/mlb-picks/2020-06-04/doosan-bears-vs-kt-wiz-suwon-6/4/20-kbo-baseball-pick-and-prediction#comments The Doosan Bears and KT Wiz Suwon face off in KBO baseball action on Thursday morning in the United States. Like the other games so far this season, there will be no fans in attendance for this game.The Doosan Bears knocked off KT Wiz Suwon 11-8 in the first game of this series but in the second game they got some revenge with KT Wiz Suwon winning 7-2.

The Doosan Bears have had a nice season and coming into this game they have won six of their last ten games. Overall this season the Doosan Bears have won 15 of their 25 games. Over the last three games overall the Bears have lost two…

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The Doosan Bears and KT Wiz Suwon face off in KBO baseball action on Thursday morning in the United States. Like the other games so far this season, there will be no fans in attendance for this game.The Doosan Bears knocked off KT Wiz Suwon 11-8 in the first game of this series but in the second game they got some revenge with KT Wiz Suwon winning 7-2.

The Doosan Bears have had a nice season and coming into this game they have won six of their last ten games. Overall this season the Doosan Bears have won 15 of their 25 games. Over the last three games overall the Bears have lost two of the three games though. 

The Doosan Bears have been a strong power-hitting team so far this year. Jose Miguel Fernandez has hit four home runs and 23 RBI’s. Joo-hwan Choi has also hit five home runs and 14 RBI’s. Jae-hwan Kim has hit four home runs and 19 RBI’s. In this game if they want to get back to their winning ways, the offense needs to get back to their power-hitting ways. 

KT Wiz Suwon have struggled this year winning only 11 of their 25 games, but they have won two of their last three. Each of the last two wins, they have scored at least seven runs and in this game that offense is going to need to be important. . 

On offense, KT Wiz Suwon is led by Mel Rojas Jr who has hit six home runs and driven in 20 RBI’s. Kyung-Soo Park has also hit three home runs and driven 17 RBI’s.

Raul Alcantara is on the mound for the Doosan Bears while Kim Min will get the start for KT Wiz Suwon. Alcantara comes into this game with a 4-1 record and an ERA of 3.90. Min has a 2-1 record and an ERA of 5.23. 

The weather in this game is expected to be partly cloudy, with the wind blowing from 1st to third base at four or five miles per hour.

Even though both of these pitchers have a good record, they have struggled and let a lot of runs cross the plate. Back the over to cash in this game. 

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:28:12 -0400 https://pickdawgz.com/index.php?id=160144
<![CDATA[Lotte Giants vs. Kia Tigers - 6/4/20 KBO Baseball Pick and Prediction]]> https://pickdawgz.com/mlb-picks/2020-06-04/lotte-giants-vs-kia-tigers-6/4/20-kbo-baseball-pick-and-prediction#comments The Lotte Giants and Kia Tigers face off in KBO baseball action on Thursday morning in the United States. Like the other games so far this season, there will be no fans in attendance for this game. The Kia Tigers knocked off the Lotte Giants 7-2 in the first game of this series and in the second game they did it again winning 11-2. 

The Lotte Giants have been up and down this season and coming into this game they are really struggling having lost six of the last seven games. The offense hasn’t been great as of late, but in each of the last two games the pitching staff has been terrible…

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The Lotte Giants and Kia Tigers face off in KBO baseball action on Thursday morning in the United States. Like the other games so far this season, there will be no fans in attendance for this game. The Kia Tigers knocked off the Lotte Giants 7-2 in the first game of this series and in the second game they did it again winning 11-2. 

The Lotte Giants have been up and down this season and coming into this game they are really struggling having lost six of the last seven games. The offense hasn’t been great as of late, but in each of the last two games the pitching staff has been terrible and that has led to the losses. In the last game it was Adrian Sampson who let them down giving up nine hits and six earned runs. 

On offense, the Lotte Giants are led by Dixon Machado who has hit four home runs and driven in 17 RBI’s. Dae-ho Lee has only hit one home run but he has still found a lot of success driving in 15 RBI’s. 

The Kia Tigers are now above .500 and coming into this game they have won three of the last four games. Each of the last three wins, the offense has scored at least seven wins, and in this game it’s going to be important the offense runs up the score. 

On offense, the Kia Tigers are led by Preston Tucker who has hit six home runs and driven in 25 RBIs’. Ji-Wan Na has also hit four home runs and driving in 17 RBI’s. The pitching hasn’t been great, so the offense is going to need to be good. 

Kyung-eun Noh will get the start for the Lotte Giants while Aaron Brooks will get the start for the Kia Tigers. Noh has an ERA of 5.57 while Brooks sits with an ERA of 3.23.

The Kia Tigers are playing the better ball and that will be the difference in this game. Look for the Tigers to run up the score and the Giants will have zero answer. Back the Kia Tigers to win this game and take them on the run line for extra value. 

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:14:48 -0400 https://pickdawgz.com/index.php?id=160143
<![CDATA[Kansas State at Iowa State - 10/29/20 Early look College Football GOY Picks and Predictions]]> https://pickdawgz.com/cfb-picks/2020-06-03/kansas-state-at-iowa-state-10/29/20-early-look-college-football-goy-picks-and-predictions#comments The Kansas State Wildcats hit the road for a Big 12 Conference tilt with the Iowa State Cyclones.  Kansas State finished the 2019 season with an overall record of (8-5), while Iowa State went (7-6).  Kansas State knocked off Iowa State in a season finale last year, 27-17.  Let’s take a closer look at both programs.  Get College Football predictions at Pick Dawgz. 

Kansas State was led last season by quarterback Skylar Thompson.  Thompson passed for over 2,300 yards, while throwing 12 touchdowns.  Thompson returns for his senior year.  However,…

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The Kansas State Wildcats hit the road for a Big 12 Conference tilt with the Iowa State Cyclones.  Kansas State finished the 2019 season with an overall record of (8-5), while Iowa State went (7-6).  Kansas State knocked off Iowa State in a season finale last year, 27-17.  Let’s take a closer look at both programs.  Get College Football predictions at Pick Dawgz. 

Kansas State was led last season by quarterback Skylar Thompson.  Thompson passed for over 2,300 yards, while throwing 12 touchdowns.  Thompson returns for his senior year.  However, the Wildcats will need to overcome the loss of running back James Gilbert.  Harry Trotter looks to have the best chance to take over the starting running back role.  The defense will need to be just as good as last year, if Kansas State wants to hang around with some of these Big 12 teams during 2020. The defense allowed less than 22 points per contest last year.  For more on Kansas State, check out the team preview.

Kansas State 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick and Prediction 

Iowa State in my opinion realistically could compete for one of the top spots in the Big 12 this season.  The Iowa State program returns plenty of talent from a year ago.  The offense will be once again guided by quarterback Brock Purdy.  Purdy passed for just under 4,000 yards on the season, while tossing 27 touchdowns.  The offense will also have running back Breece Hall.  Hall did his part a season ago, rushing for almost 900 yards, while finding the end zone 9 times.  Purdy also has the luxury of one of his favorite wideouts from the 2019 campaign back for the 2020 season. The defense should also be able to improve during 2020, as there is more than enough experience on the defensive side of the ball.  For more on Iowa State, check out the team preview. 

Iowa State 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick and Prediction

Overview: Iowa State has opened up as 9 point favorites in this home conference game.  Iowa State.  Iowa State went 5-2 at home last season, which looks to be improved during 2020.  The moral of this game will come down to the Cyclones and their offense.  Iowa State Should be able to put up bunches of points on just about anyone during this upcoming season.  Kansas State will have a decent record when this game kicks off, partially due to the fact that their non-conference slate is a cup cake. With a talented offense, Iowa State will have the ability to compete for a top spot here in the Big 12 during 2020.  I’ll take Iowa State to win by two scores and to cover the spread at home against Kansas State.             

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