NBA Free Pick : Atlanta at Utah 3/8

NBA Free Pick : Atlanta at Utah 3/8

Playoff implications dominate HRWager’s NBA Free Pick for 3/8.  Atlanta (35-28) has ventured forth for a long roadtrip out west that continues out at Utah (29-33).  Both teams are still in the playoff race.  The Hawks position is much more tenable than the Jazz at this point.  Linemakers have given the Jazz the edge tonight to the tune of – 1 1/2 points.  Which way will the winds of profit come from tonight at 9PM?

NBA Free Pick : Fruitful Journey

NBA Free Pick 3/8

When the only pothole on the journey is an overtime loss at the Warriors, a road trip can be judged as productive.  Hawk fans saw the Los Angeles sweep of the Clippers and Lakers after that Golden State loss.  Now Atlanta has been rested since Saturday night to take on the Jazz.  They are in fifth spot in the East, two games out of the fourth seed but having a slender 1/2 game sliver over the Hornets.  Tonight, they face a motivated force in Shelvin Mack.  Utah is not a prime time destination for NBA players, so the traded Hawk will make it his mission this evening to utilize retribution upon Atlanta.

Utah Free Fall

Good news is that Houston is in front of them.  The dysfunctional Rockets are  just a game and a half in front of them.  Bad news is that Utah is worse than them at the moment going 3-7 in their last ten games.  Derrick Favors found his scoring touch against New Orleans as he poured in 28 points and 11 boards for that key win.  Utah will need it because the Hawks have been playing really strong team defense as they have the best team stats in this for the last two months.

Two pivotal factors here.  Jeff Teague will be on the court for Atlanta and he averages 23 points and eight assists against the Jazz.  For Utah, Rudy Gobert has been playing well offensively lately but the front court for the Hawks is a formidable challenge this evening.  All this equates to the road team playing well here.  Utah is a tough venue but the Hawks are more than up for the task this evening.  Go with the Atlanta ML as it is your HRWager NBA Free Pick of the day.

 

NFL News : Peyton Retires and DeMarco Shipped

HRWager’s NFL news deals with out with the old and so with the disgruntled.  Finally, the long anticipated Peyton retirement announcement came.  While not as prolonged of a process like LeBron going to Miami, the two time Super Bowl winning quarterback confirmed what most suspected.  This was not the only headline for the NFL as a meaningful trade was completed in all but signature yesterday.  So join your friends here at the HRW as we go over these major news stories.

NFL News : Trading in his Cleats? 

#18 is going out on top.  A big thank you to the Associated Press for posting this on Youtube.

Legions of fans tweeted their well wishes to Manning.  Tiger Woods was among them.  Not only hearty congratulation but an offer to trade his football cleats for those of golf.  He has invited Manning to play a few rounds since he might now have some spare time.  They have played a Pro-AM together a few years back.

New Home for DeMarco Murray

No high priced free agent last year floundered more than DeMarco Murray.  With no stellar Dallas Cowboys’ offensive line to run behind, the spread offense of the Eagles was not a good fit.  Now that Chip Kelly is gone, the Eagles decided to float trade offers to teams willing to take the disgruntled running back.  The Titans will are his new home.  Their offensive philosophy will be a better fit.  Hopefully, this fresh start will infuse the energetic running he used to have just two seasons ago.

Stay tuned with HRWager for developments in the National Football League and all the other major American sports organizations.  We hope that Peyton can hold up to the monster drives that Tiger can still unleash.  Also this season is made even more interesting with the fresh start for DeMarco Murray now playing with the Titans.  Good fortune today and we will see you tomorrow here at the HRW.