Daily Sports Tips – Thursday 27th December
TCU Horned Frogs vs California Golden Bears
California to Cover The Line (-1.5 Points)
The odds have swung in favour of the California Golden Bears in this one, and punters need to take notice. California are battered and bruised from top to bottom, and will start their third string quarterback after what has been a disappointing end to the season. The Horned Frogs, when healthy, are an offensive juggernaut, but they haven’t faced a defence like Cal’s all season. With the Golden Bears favoured to win narrowly, take them at the line.
Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars
Sixers To Win @ $1.91
The Sixers got their season off to a fast start defeating the Scorchers by 17 runs, but they came undone against the Thunder on Monday to temper their expectations. The Stars on the other hand are yet to taste victory this season, falling by six wickets to the Hurricanes earlier this week. The bookies are having a tough time separating the two, but considering Sydney have won three of their last five against Melbourne and are also 2-1 as the home favourite over the last 12 months, they get the nod here.
Southampton v West Ham United
Draw @ $3.40
Southampton are riding a nice two-game winning streak after defeating Huddersfield 3-1 on the weekend. Not surprisingly, they enter this one as the favourite at home, although punters need to be wary of the Saints’ 1-6-2 record as the home favourite over the last 12 months. Prior to West Ham’s 2-0 defeat against Watford last week, the Hammers were sitting pretty on a solid four-game winning streak. With all that in mind, the draw looks to be nice value.