Big 12 Championship Spread, ACC Championship Odds and Saints-Patriots Picks

The Patriots vs. Saints Monday Night Football odds on ESPN has New Orleans -1.5 at BetUs Sportsbook with the total at 57 at SportsBook.

The updated SEC Championship game Vegas line has Florida -6 on the Alabama-Florida point spread. From the Big 12 Championship game spread Texas vs. Nebraska it’s the Longhorns -14. The ACC Championship Game has Clemson and GA Tech. The Rambling Wreck at Georgia Tech are laying a point.

Courtesy of Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Rangers host the Penguins, the Bulls visit Milwaukee, and the Saints try to remain unbeaten when they battle the Pats.

Colliding on the gridiron . . .

This week’s Monday Night Football matchup has New England (7-3 SU, 6-4 ATS) at New Orleans (10-0 SU, 7-3 ATS). The Saints kept their perfect record intact last week with a 38-7 thumping of the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay. Drew Brees went 19-of-29 for 187 yards passing in that contest, with three touchdowns and no interceptions, while Mike Bell rushed for 75 yards and a pair of scores. Reggie Bush (knee) is listed as QUESTIONABLE, but is expected to see action.

The Patriots won their seventh game in 10 attempts last week with a 31-14 home victory over the rival Jets. Tom Brady was good on 28 of 41 pass attempts for 310 yards for New England in that contest, with one touchdown and no interceptions. Laurence Maroney picked up 77 yards on the ground and scored twice, while Randy Moss had a TD catch. The Pats are pegged as 2-point road underdogs for Monday night’s game, with the total for the matchup at 56 points.

GodsTips is ready to rock the sportsbooks. The Center of the Handicapping Universe is 6-2 this week in the NFL (counting Arizona as a loser) though some went 7-1, others 6-1-1. That’s 21-10 (or better) with NFL sides. The biggest in that span goes tonight. It’s the NFL Prime Time Game of the Year New England-New Orleans and wait until you hear why.

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Tipping off on the hardwood . . .

The NBA offers up just four games on Monday, with Philadelphia at Dallas, Memphis at Utah, Indiana at Golden State, and Chicago at Milwaukee. The Bulls (6-8 SU, 4-10 ATS) fell 105-86 in Utah in their last game on Thursday, with Luol Deng scoring a team-high 26 points and Derrick Rose adding 19 points in the loss. The Bucks (8-7 SU, 9-6 ATS) are coming off a 100-98 home loss to Orlando on Saturday night. Ersan Ilyasova had 20 points and 16 rebounds in that defeat.

As well, the top team in action in college hoops on Monday is Kentucky, which hosts N.C. Asheville. The Wildcats (6-0 SU, 2-3 ATS) beat Stanford 73-65 in the championship game of the Cancun Challenge last time out, with John Wall scoring 23 points. Other ranked teams in action on Monday include Syracuse, which plays host to Colgate, and Georgetown, which gets a visit from Mount St. Mary’s. The Hoyas sit at 4-0 SU and 1-1 ATS through four games on the season.

Taking a trip around the rink . . .

Finally, there are eight games on the NHL’s slate for Monday, with Washington at Carolina, Buffalo at Toronto, Florida at Atlanta, St. Louis at Columbus, Dallas at Detroit, Colorado at Tampa Bay, Calgary at Nashville, and Pittsburgh at the Rangers. The 18-9-0 Penguins routed the 13-12-1 Rangers by a score of 8-3 when the teams met in Pittsburgh on Saturday night. Sidney Crosby had a hat trick and two assists for the Pens in that win, while Evgeni Malkin had two points. Stephen Valiquette was in goal for the Rangers, allowing eight goals on 33 shots.

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