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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Marc Lawrence — ESPN’s Bill Barnwell has an in depth take on how each team that entered the 2020 NFL playoffs could win Super Bowl LIV next month in Miami. For instance: Tennessee RB Derrick Henry is a load to bring down in short yardage and QB Ryan Tannehill has converted 86.7% of their trips to the red zone into TDs while also averaging 9.6 yards per attempt, a full yard more than more than anyone in the league … When the Texans have WR Will Fuller on the field QB Deshaun Watson’s passer rating jumps form 89.8 to 104.3 and his QBR leaps form 64.4 to 77.3 … Minnesota QB Kirk Cousins has been really good this season. From Week 5 on, he ranked second in the league in yards per attempt, second in completion percentage and fourth in passer rating. Going back to the full season, it’s Cousins – not Patrick Mahomes or Aaron Rodgers – who posted a league-best passer rating of 124.0 on deep pass attempts … Green Bay is a different offense with star RB Adam Jones on the field. In their 603 offensive snaps with Jones they have added 0.15 expected points per play. Only the Ravens and Chiefs have more … The 49ers want to be a run-first offense but they own one of the league’s best passing attacks with WR Emmanuel Sanders (acquired at midseason) … To read more on each team’s plusses and minuses en route to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami click here.

NBA 2-Minute Handicap

Charlotte: 9-1 $ home vs. Pacers … Atlanta: 8-1 $ vs. Nuggets, including 5-0 $ at home … Utah: 10-1-1 $ at Pelicans … Sacramento: 5-0 $ vs. Warriors.

Grinding Out The Profits

Certain teams dominate others in the NBA but perhaps none like Oklahoma City does Philadelphia. The Thunder have defeated the 76ers in 20 of their last 21 meetings, while going 4-0 SUATS as a dog in those games. Whew.

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