by Tommy Lynch – Wannamakeabet Staff Writer
Portland Trailblazers and Boston Celtics 1Q points vs Amendola Receiving yards.
Portland is averaging 24.2 points on the road in the 1st quarter while Boston is averaging 26.6 points in the 1st quarter this season at home. Through Amendola’s 2 playoff games he has 196 total receiving yards. I expect the total 1st quarter score to be between 50-60. I think Tom Brady will be throwing the ball a ton this game and Amendola has seemed to be his go to man as of late. I think Cooks and Gronk will draw a lot of attention leaving Amendola in 1 v 1 matchups all night. Il take Amendola here I would expect him to hit around the 70 receiving yard mark. Amendola -.5 is the play here.
Arizona State vs Washington State 3pt FG Made vs Tom Brady Longest completion.
Tom Brady through both playoff games longest completion has been 31 and he had nothing lower than 27 this whole season. Arizona State is averaging 9.2 3 pointers made per game. Washington State is averaging 11.5 3 pointers made per game this season. I do believe this basketball game will be very high scoring and with both teams in the top 40 in made 3pt FG a game, I expect somewhere between 18-25 3 pointers made. As I mentioned previously I expect Tom Brady to be throwing the ball a ton this game and with that he should be able to complete a pass over 25 yards this game. Brady PK is the play here.
Justin Thomas 4th round Birdies vs Eagles/Patriots FG made. JT -1.5.
Justin Thomas has 9 birdies through his first two rounds in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. This golf course is fairly easy and we will see some very low numbers come Sunday. Justin Thomas should be a couple strokes back from the lead on Sunday and will have to be in attack mode from the beginning. I would not be surprised to see Thomas collect 5-6 birdies maybe more. This should be a very close game and I do expect there to be some field goals but I cant see there being more than 4 completed especially with the nerves of the big game. Justin Thomas -1.5 is the play here.
As far as the game goes this should be a great game to watch. New England has a tendency to feel out their opponents in big games so don’t be shocked if the Eagles look really good early on. Betting Philly in the first half might be a good bet here. However, when comes down to the second half this is where you have to like New England. I think the Patriots will make some key adjustments in the second half. I cant go against #12 in a big game like this, so I will take the Patriots 27-20.