Welcome to the last day of Streak 1.0! As you all know this game has been a major hit, and we have you Streakers to thank.
For our last day, we just have a few afternoon matchups to choose from so you can celebrate the new year. At noon, the Armed Forces Bowl puts Air Force up against Houston (-3.5). In college basketball, Michigan State (-4) is on the road at Minnesota and Northwestern is at Penn State (-3.5)
At 2:00 p.m. ET, the Sun Bowl heats up our board with Oregon State (-2.5) taking on Pittsburgh and in basketball, Wisconsin looks to beat the Cinderella team of December, Michigan (-2.5).
Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN): Who will WIN the game?
Boston College seems to be unbeatable when it comes to bowl games and The StreakMaster thinks the streak will continue against Vanderbilt. BC is favored by 3.5 but with a freshman at quarterback, anything can happen.
Streakers finished with an overall winning percentage of 67.3 percent thanks to victories by Maryland, Aston Villa and the Atlanta Hawks. the overall winning percentage for this version of Streak is currently 51.8 percent. Can Streakers finish above .500 for the year?
Streak returns in 2009! at 2:24 p.m. ET
By popular demand, the Streak is back! We'll begin with a bang on New Year's Day (think there might be a little college football involved...?) - make sure to log in early to start your year off right. There's another million bucks (that's right, $1,000,000.00) for the Grand Prize winner and we'll continue to have monthly prizes as well. If your aim is off early on, don't despair - remember that Big Sam started off his Streak career with 5 consecutive losses, yet persevered to win his million!
Runner-Up Prize Update at 2:07 p.m. ET
With only two days left, two users are tied for the longest historical streak (Grand Prize winner excluded) at 24 in a row. The first tie-breaker is overall winning percentage. Will this come down to the last matchup of the year?
"Beat The StreakMaster" Pigskin Pick'em Winner at 11:09 a.m. ET
Our Pigskin Pick'em group winner is J.Gary also knows as "Sad Lions Fan." At least you won something, unlike your Lions! He finished with a total score of 138, three ahead of our second place finisher.
"Beat The StreakMaster" Gridiron Challenge Winner at 10:54 a.m. ET
Congratulations to t.rogers on his 2106 total points in The StreakMaster Gridiron Challenge group. As for The StreakMaster, he finished in the 82nd percentile. Not bad, but not good enough!
Two afternoon matchups start our day, first with an English Premier League matchup between Aston Villa and Hull City. The road team is not only favored in the Vegas books but in Streakers' eyes as well. Our other matchup features Maryland against Nevada (-2) in the Humanitarian Bowl on ESPN.
In NBA action, we have the Hawks at the Pacers (-1) and the Clippers at the Kings (-2). We also have a phenomenal player prop between superstars, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. LBJ gets points + rebounds while D.Wade gets points + assists. Watch out for a 35-35 tally here.
For College Basketball action, Illinois is at Purdue (-8) in their first Big Ten action of the year (Streaker trap?) Clemson (-3) at South Carolina and New Mexico is playing down the street at New Mexico State (-1.5).
Pacific Life Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA): Who will WIN the game?
Oklahoma State versus Oregon should be one of the most entertaining bowl games of the year. One thing is for sure, there will be plenty of points on the scoreboard when this one is over. The Cowboys are favored by three against the Ducks, and The StreakMaster likes the favorites in this one as well, by six or seven points.
Streakers finished the day with an overall winning percentage of 56.3 percent. The biggest winner was Rutgers who squeaked by NC State in the Papajohns.com bowl. The top streak breaker was the Connecticut Huskies who were run out of the building by the Georgetown Hoyas.
The NFL season is over, so instead of "Monday Night Football," ESPN showcases two college bowl games. We've also put the English Championship League's top team on the slate, along with NHL, NBA, and a matchup of two top college basketball teams.
First place Wolverhampton visits Blackpool in a 2:45 p.m. ET soccer matchup. It's the home team that gets the draw, which is enough to sway most of the early-picking Streakers. Streakers can watch live on ESPN360.
The first bowl game begins soon after at 3 p.m. on ESPN. North Carolina State takes on Rutgers in the Papajohns.com bowl in Birmingham, Alabama. Rutgers is the Vegas favorite, while the Wolfpack come in on a four-game winning streak, all of which they needed to become bowl-eligible.
College basketball: Georgetown Hoyas at Connecticut Huskies
In the best college hoops contest of the day, these two top Big East teams kick off conference play in Hartford at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. Both teams have had impressive early season runs, with the only blemish being Georgetown's late November defeat at the hands of the Tennessee Volunteers.
At 8 p.m. on ESPN, the Alamo Bowl kicks off in (of course) San Antonio. Missouri is heavily favored over Northwestern, but many observers believe that Northwestern will have the motivational advantage.
Streakers continued to be successful, winning almost 2/3 of their selections. Wigan Athletic and the San Diego Chargers led the way.
It's the final Sunday of the NFL regular season, and as usual we are football-heavy on the Streak. There are key playoff matchups, including the Cowboys-Eagles game and the Chargers-Broncos battle. Both games are for your choosing.
Before we reach the 1 PM games, we've got a morning English Premier League offering. The Bolton Wanderers host Wigan Athletic at 9 AM, with Wigan getting the draw as well. Bolton looks to rebound from their 3-0 loss to EPL leader Liverpool on Boxing Day.
The early NFL schedule on the Streak includes four straight up games and one player proposition. Tennessee visits Indianapolis in a game where many people expect the Colts to rest key starters for the playoffs. Also, Carolina visits New Orleans in a game where a win would clinch a division title for the Panthers.
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
This is the showcase football game from the later set - Dallas needs a win to assure themselves a spot in the playoffs. Philadelphia must win to simply have a chance. The Eagles were on a strong late-season run until they were derailed by Washington last week, and will come out looking for redemption. The Cowboys need to defeat both the Eagles and their own internal turmoil.
In the final regular season NFL game of the season, San Diego hosts Denver with the AFC West title going to the winner. San Diego still believes they were robbed in their controversial Week 2 loss at Denver. If the weather is fair, look for this game to showcase a lot of offense.
Streakers had their best day in two weeks - of course, that didn't take much. Still, they were above 55%, led by the West Virginia (football) Mountaineers' thrilling come-from-behind win over the North Carolina Tar Heels. Streakers would have had a much better day if they'd had as much faith in the West Virginia (basketball) Mountaineers, who destroyed Ohio State despite being backed by only 5% of Streakers.
Saturday's menu includes an appetizer of Dutch soccer, a main dish of college football, and desserts of NBA, NHL, and college basketball. Every Streaker should find at least one flavor to his liking.
We're using an Eredivisie match this morning so that early-risers can follow along with the action via ESPN360. Eindhoven hosts Twente, and the visitors get the draw included. Succes gewenst!
At 1:00 PM ESPN's bowl day kicks off when West Virginia takes on UNC in the Meineke Bowl. The game is in Charlotte, so we surmise that the crowd will be behind the Tar Heels. For the Mountaineers, senior QB Pat White hopes to finish his college career as a winner.
Three hours later, the Mountaineers return to the Streak - this time on the hardwood, as they visit a tough Ohio State team. Early returns favor the Buckeyes by about 25-1.
Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, FL: Wisconsin vs. Florida State
Two teams that prefer to run the ball clash in this 4:30 ESPN game. The key will be controlling the line of scrimmage, and the Seminoles are counting on their speed players to get around the huge offensive line of the Badgers. The trash talk started early for this game, but now its time for the walk to be walked.
At 8:00 PM, in an unusual proposition, Streakers have the option of predicting Best's best. California star tailback Jahvid Best has multiple runs over 50 yards this year - will he rip off a carry of 35+ yards against a stingy Miami Hurricane defense? So far Streakers are voting no, but how many of them saw Best run for more than 300 yards in only 35 minutes in his most recent major college football game?
In a far-too-common occurrence, Streakers were once again below 50%. You can blame this one on the Florida Atlantic Owls, who defeated the Central Michigan Chippewas despite being backed by only 3% of the Streakers who made a selection in the Motor City Bowl.
Chat with The StreakMaster at 11:27 a.m. ET
Still in bed? Don't feel like doing anything today? If so, stop by and chat with The StreakMaster at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Soccer in the morning, NBA and NHL in the evening, and an ESPN bowl game as well. We've put up two English Premier League matches, and attentive Streakers should be able to make picks in both of them.
In the aforementioned footie, we've put up an 8:00 AM match between West Ham and Porstmouth, and then a 12:15 PM match between Arsenal and surprising Aston Villa. The latter game is straight up, with a draw counting as a push for either side.
At 4:00 PM we've got two ice offerings taking place next door to each other. The Islanders host the Leafs, while the Devils take on the visiting Penguins.
Motor City Bowl: Florida Atlantic vs. Central Michigan
Everyone expects a lot of points in this game, and for good reason: Central Michigan and Florida Atlantic scored a total of 109 points in their respective final games of the season. And Central Michigan lost! They'll have the home crowd behind them as they host the Owls, but Howard Schnellenberger is no stranger to big games. The Streak wouldn't be surprised to see this one over 50 points - at halftime! The game starts at 7:30 PM on your favorite sports network.
Oh, just a bit of NBA... The Streak's Christmas Day Streak special went down to the wire on a day where a record was set by Streakers for most picks made. Read yesterday's blog entry for further details.
Mavs hit final shot to determine Christmas Day Streak winner at 1:17 a.m.
With one matchup left, there were two possible winners. Jason Kidd scored the final point of the game on a free throw to make user fennemike our unofficial winner pending verification of picks and eligibility. Streakers also set a record for the most selections made in a single day, and finished with a 46% winning percentage. Thanks to everyone who participated in our Christmas Day basketball extravaganza! We're back to business as usual tomorrow.
Home Stretch update at 11:52 p.m.
Antawn won the battle 4-3, but Mo won the war as the Cavs came back in exciting fashion to defeat the Wizards. The venue is now Portland, where the Mavs and the Trail Blazers conclude a very full day of NBA action. Portland won the race to 10 with little trouble before Dallas started to fight back, and eventually take the lead. The second quarter matchup between Nowitzki and Roy looked like it could go either way, and ended up producing the highest-scoring player contest of the day as Dirk came out on top, 10-7. With two matchups left to be determined, the Christmas Day Leaderboard has two clear front-runners. It could all come down to the final basket of the day - literally!
Wizards, Butler score Streak upsets at 9:17 p.m.
Washington was ready to play right out of the gate, and it showed as they quickly ran out to a 12-2 lead, dashing the hopes of more than 90% of the Streakers with perfect records up to that point. Then, Caron Butler's two second-quarter points was enough to tie an unusually quiet LeBron James - that did in the four remaining 10-0 Streakers. However, there's still plenty on the line, and the top of the leaderboard is tight. Next up is the third-quarter matchup between Antawn Jamison and Mo Williams. Antawn shook off an early finger injury to score 17 first-half points, leading all players. Will he maintain the hot hand, or will Streakers look elsewhere for Mo money?
Kobe outscores Pierce; Pau thins leaderboard at 7:17 p.m.
The Celtics-Lakers game has lived up to its billing, as every time Los Angeles threatens to go ahead by more than a few points, Boston responds. The Lakers lead by four after three quarters. Most Streakers were pleased when Kobe outscored Paul Pierce 6-2 in the second quarter, and the leaderboard was packed with perfect 8-0 records for the day. Alas (for the majority), in an exciting battle, Gasol edged out Kevin Garnett in Q3, with the winning margin a single free throw capping a rare two-player three-point play. The Streak now rests until the Cavs and Wizards tip off in a matchup that so far has Streakers picking Cleveland by an overwhelming 99-1 margin.
Parker beats Nash and Spurs win thriller; Lakers first to 10 in battle with Boston at 5:33 p.m.
The Q3 matchup between Tony Parker and Steve Nash was in doubt until the last few minutes, when Parker decided to force the action from his PG position. The result made Streakers happy, as they sided with the Spurs playmaker by a 4-1 margin. Attention then shifted to the Celtics-Lakers matchup, where Streakers split down the middle trying to decide which team would make double-digits first. The Lakers made it on a flying Bynum dunk.
Suns start out hot; Duncan keeps the game close in Q2 at 3:44 p.m.
The race to ten was never in doubt as Phoenix scored the first 11 points of the game. The Spurs battled back, and have kept the game close since then, trailing by six at halftime. In the Streak's second quarter matchup, Tim Duncan scored five points with a couple buckets in the key and a free throw, and that was enough as Stoudemire sat out much of the second frame and ended up with only one made jumper. Looking ahead, Streakers are going strongly with Tony Parker over Steve Nash in the third quarter.
Hornets mount comeback in third quarter at 2:03 p.m.
New Orleans easily wins our Q3 prop as they start to find the range from long distance. Orlando still carries a 19-point lead into the fourth quarter. The Streak, meanwhile, takes a short break until the Spurs and Suns tip off in approximately 40 minutes.
Orlando first to 10, Howard wins second quarter at 1:15 p.m.
Orlando came out with a vengeance, and now has a 30 point lead at halftime! The second quarter matchup between Chris Paul and Dwight Howard was closer, as both players started on the bench. Neither one had scored until Superman slammed one home with 3:47 left in the period. He followed that up with two more quick buckets, and while CP3 had a couple late baskets of his own, it wasn't enough as Howard won the quarter six points to four.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Welcome to our NBA Christmas Day Streak Contest! As you can see there are 16 matchups on the board today and if you win all 16, you win $100,000 and a trip to this years NBA All-Star Game. Each matchup will have its time-slot adjusted if necessary for Streakers to pick every matchup on the board. If nobody can guess all 16 correctly, the longest streak of the day will receive $10,000 and the trip to Phoenix for the NBA All-Star Game as well. Good luck to all!
The StreakMaster's best bets: Hornets first 10, Howard 2nd Q pts, Hornets 3rd Q pts, Spurs first 10, Amare 2nd Q pts, Parker 3rd Q pts, Celtics first 10, Pierce 2nd Q pts, Garnett 3rd Q pts, Cavs first 10, LBJ 2nd Q pts, Mo Williams 3rd Q pts, Portland first 10, Roy 2nd Q pts, Aldridge 3rd Q pts, and Dallas final point of the game (in a loss).
Wow, was Notre Dame impressive or what? Sure, they didn't beat Penn State or USC tonight but they looked great in Hawaii. That being said, Streakers overall went against the Irish, and that is the reason why yesterday's overall winning percentage was only 37 percent. "Let's hear it for ol' Notre Dame..." Too soon?
It seems as though all the major sports are taking today off, but not us here at Streak Headquarters! Early in the a.m. the ASEAN Championship takes place in Bangkok, Thailand which gives the Thailand team the big advantage. Luckily for Streakers (well not really), on our board the game will be an "total goals" over/under matchup with the line at 2.5 goals.
Two props surround the Hawaii Bowl at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. Both quarterbacks battle it out in a "more passing yards" matchup. Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen has been inconsistent all year but he does have the talent to have a huge game, while Greg Alexander of Hawaii is coming into the game on a hot streak, throwing for over 260 yards in his past four games.
Our second prop is more of a "toss-up" that will award a victory to the team with the longest touchdown.
NCAA Football Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii vs. Notre Dame
Will the Fighting Irish be focused enough to take down Hawaii on their home turf? The StreakMaster barely thinks so as he picked Notre Dame in the Bowl Mania challenge but with only one confidence point. Charlie Weis' team is favored by two, but nobody would be surprised if they lost by ten here.
Butler comes through for The StreakMaster! It is pretty safe to say that Xavier was the day's streak breaker with 98.7 percent of Streakers taking the Mountaineers in that matchup. Streakers ended the day with a 39.8 overall winning percentage as well.
The 64th and final spot of the FA Cup Third Round Proper is on the line today at 2:45 p.m. ET, with Chesterfield favored on the road at Droylsden. This game is a "replay" match due to a draw in their previous meeting in Chesterfield. There has to be a winner in this one, and if this match ends up going into overtime or penalty kicks, Droylsden will be awarded the victory on our board.
In college hoops action, we have some great matchups to choose from. Streakers seem to love the Xavier-Butler game because so far 99.2% of them are taking Xavier. Sure, that eight-point spread looks nice on paper but Butler has one loss and that was a three-point loss to a solid Ohio State squad. Also, Illinois is at Missouri (-1.5), Texas (-2) is at Wisconsin and last but not least, Kansas is at Arizona (-1).
For NBA matchups we have the Nets at Pacers, Lakers at Hornets (-3), Jazz (-1) at Bucks and the Nuggets at the Blazers (-8).
On the ice, the Predators are at the Panthers (-125), the Ducks at the Flames (-140) and the Coyotes are on the road taking on the Avalanche (-140).
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: No.9 Boise State vs. No.11 TCU
This could be the best bowl game besides the BCS National Championship. Boise State looks to stay unbeaten when they take on the number two ranked defense in TCU. Currently, the Horned Frogs are favored by three points and rightfully so since The StreakMaster picked them to win (and he is always correct, right?). This one should come down to the final seconds and for that reason it only earned a confidence pick of three from The StreakMaster.
Streakers finished the day off with an overall winning percentage of 55. The top streak breaker was Chelsea who finished in a a draw against Everton in the English Premier League. Not much movement on our leaderboard, but if you want that $10,000 you better start putting some streaks together!
Gearing Up for Christmas Day Streak! at 3:01 p.m. ET
In case you have not seen the advertisement on top of the Streak entry page, we are offering a mini-contest for Streakers before this version ends on December 31st. There will be 16 matchups for five NBA games (quick prop bets) and if you win all 16, you will win $100,000 and a free-trip to Phoenix for the NBA All-Star game! The props will be similar to the ones we had last Wednesday and Friday. I'm sure you all will enjoy!
After a weekend jam-packed with 36 matchups, the Streak barely takes a rest. There are 10 competitions in action on Monday, with our highlight the ESPN Monday Night Football game between long-time rivals Bears and Packers. There's also soccer, NHL, NBA, and college basketball for your selection purposes.
This morning's soccer match has EPL powerhouse Chelsea visiting Everton. Chelsea has the edge in this one, even on the road, and even giving up the draw. We're putting it on the board anyway; it is, after all, the holiday season.
At 7 PM, Marquette visits North Carolina State. The early trend is favoring the Golden Eagles, but it's tough to beat an ACC team at home. This game can be seen on ESPNU.
If hockey is more your style, then also at 7 PM are two NHL games. Pittsburgh visits Buffalo, while Toronto travels to Atlanta. Streakers so far heavily prefer the road teams, while the offshore sportsbooks see the home teams as slight favorites. Who will be proven correct?
MNF: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears
The Bears must win this game to have any chance of making the NFC playoffs. The Pack can only play spoilers, as their promising start to the season quickly degraded and they come to Chicago having lost six of their previous seven games. The weather forecast for Soldier Field is temperatures around 0, with a chance of precipitation. Matt Forte is expected to be back at full strength for the Bears, while Aaron Rodgers looks to answer the questions that have arisen during this disappointing season.
Streakers were well under 40% for Sunday, despite being able to choose either team in any of the thirteen NFL games. What happened? Couldn't you have just gone against an 0-14 Detroit team? Wasn't New England hosting the Cardinals in freezing snow? How easy do you expect us to make this?
All thirteen NFL games. That's right - the Streak has put all thirteen NFL games up on our board as straight-up matchups. You pick the winner, and you're a winner. Plus, we've thrown in a few NFL props, and of course the obligatory morning soccer.
The Premier League opens the day, though at the more sedate hour of 10 AM. Newcastle hosts Tottenham, and we're giving the Spurs the draw as they are a considerable underdog. The two teams are currently tied in the EPL standings.
At 1 PM there are seven NFL games to choose from - or you can pick a side in our player prop between Marques Colston and Calvin Johnson. It's a "more receiving yards" matchup - Colston has the better thrower, but last week Streakers found out to their chagrin that the Saints' passing game works better at home than it does on the road.
Later in the afternoon we've got five more NFL games, a player prop, and a "who will win by more" proposition. Fans on both sides of the country will be watching the Jets take on the Seahawks in Mike Holmgren's final home game as the Seattle coach. Will Favre beat his former mentor, or will the disappointing 'Hawks dig deep and pull out a win? With snow currently on the ground in Seattle, it might be the Jets that are more used to the weather conditions.
NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins
The surging Eagles try to win their fourth in a row as they make a late playoff push. The Redskins have lost their last three, and are only playing for pride. Nevertheless, there are no gimmes when these division rivals meet, and the Redskins will have the home crowd behind them as they try to regain their early-season form. Jim Zorn and Clinton Portis both have something to prove in this one.
Streakers climbed back above 50% for the first time since Monday by backing the ACC - the two biggest streak extenders were the Blue Devils in hoops and the Deacon Demons on the gridiron. Countering those successes were unexpected losses by the Memphis Tigers on the hardwood, and the BYU Cougars on the football field.
Bowl season is upon us! Saturday's card includes three bowl games that you can view on ESPN. There's also a wide array of NBA, NHL, college hoops, and morning soccer. With fifteen matchups in total, every Streaker should find something to his liking.
We're back to England in the early morning, this time for an ESPN360 matchup between Birmingham City and Reading FC. With the host team a sizable favorite, we're giving Reading the draw as well. You'll want to get your pick in early for this one - it begins at 7:45 AM.
At 11 am, Wake Forest meets Navy in the inaugural EagleBank Bowl. The game is at RFK Stadium, so we're figuring that the crowd will be behind the Midshipmen. On the other hand, Navy's rushing attack is not suited for big comebacks, so if the Deacon Demons get an early lead, Navy will be in trouble.
The middle of the day is a basketball fan's dream come true as three different college games match ranked teams. First, Xavier meets Duke at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ. This game will match Duke's high-scoring offense against a stifling Xavier defense. Later, UConn travels to Seattle to take on Gonzaga in what yours truly expects to be the most exciting game of the day. Will Josh Heytvelt take his game outside to avoid the imposing Hasheem Thabeet? The trifecta finishes with Syracuse visiting Memphis State in an ESPN broadcast. The #8 Orange may be without their leading scorer, so you'll want to check the latest information before making a selection here.
Las Vegas Bowl: #16 BYU vs. Arizona
The Cougars are gunning for their fourth straight Las Vegas Bowl victory, while the Wildcats are playing their first post-season game in a decade. The early returns show Streakers preferring BYU by an over 20-1 margin! This stands in stark contrast to the Vegas line, which makes the Wildcats about a field goal favorite. Lines aside, this will be settled on the field starting at 8 PM. ESPN carries the broadcast.
Streakers are officially in a slump. Another bright morning (Hartlepool's easy win over Southend) quickly dissolved in a morass of Bucks, Spiders, and Heat. By the time the day was done, Streakers were once again under 45%.
Update: Scoring Change at 3:39 PM
Yesterday's proposition matchup between Terrence Williams and Chris Warren has been rescored. Upon further review of the official box score, both players were credited with four assists. Streakers who made a selection in that matchup have been updated accordingly.
It's another NBA-fest, with multiple props on both ESPN games. Some savvy Streakers should submit seven separate selections! Alliteration aside, the action will be fast and furious from the opening tip of the Lakers-Heat game to the final point of the Cavs-Nuggets contest.
Before the hoops begin, we're offering an English League One match. Hartlepool hosts Southend; so far, Streakers are siding with the home squad by a 9-1 ratio.
At 8 PM, there's college football on ESPN2. Montana takes on Richmond in Chattanooga, Tennessee for the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) title. The Grizzlies are gunning for their fifth title of the last two decades, but the crowd is likely to be behind the surprising Spiders.
There's also a hockey game on tap: Edmonton hosts Anaheim at 9 PM. While the Ducks have the better overall record, they have yet to win a road game in December.
Throughout the evening, there are three props available on the Lakers-Heat game. Streakers feel strongly that Los Angeles will be the first team to reach double-digits. You can also predict whether Kobe or Wade will have the more prolific second quarter, and whether the two teams will be hitting from long range in the third quarter.
NBA on ESPN: Cleveland Cavaliers at Denver Nuggets
King James visits Melo and the gang in a game scheduled to begin at 10:30 PM. Streak action will continue late into the night, with props available in every quarter of the game. For those who prefer a more sedate pace, you can also play the entire game straight up. Good luck!
Streakers suffered through another subpar day, with Manchester City the biggest disappointment as they were shellacked by Racing Santandar in UEFA Cup action. Will Streakers recover today?
So you didn't win a million dollars in 2008 (unless your Bigsam), so why not start off the year right with a prize from The StreakMaster?
Are You Feeling Confident? at 11:48 a.m. ET
As most of you may know, ESPN's College Bowl Mania starts up Saturday morning with the EagleBank Bowl between Wake Forest and Navy at 11:00 a.m. on ESPN. The StreakMaster's desk is full of team schedules/results for research, so much so that he can't find his yogurt (with granola!) His picks will be in by tomorrow, so there's still more time to get some Streakers in the Beat The StreakMaster group!
More UEFA Cup matches start off today's board with a very even Udinese vs. NEC Nijmegen matchup with the road team receiving the draw. Also, another Streaker favorite, Manchester City gets the draw on the road at Racing Santander.
Three NHL games make it to the board again, with the Canadiens, Lightning and Coyotes favored.
There are Several player props in NCAA basketball action, first with a "higher total" matchup with Mississippi State's Jarvis Varnado and his points plus assists vs. Cincinnati's Deonta Vaughn and his points plus blocks. Also, UNC's Tyler Hansbrough takes up an entire matchup with an over/under on his points plus rebounds with the line at 35.5.
In NBA action, the Spurs are at the Magic (-3.5) and Amare Stoudemire takes on Brandon Roy in a "more points" matchup.
NCAA basketball (Mississippi at Louisville): Which PLAYER will have "more assists"?
Chris Warren and Terrence Williams lead their respective teams in assists, above four per game, so The StreakMaster decided to try this kind of prop. Louisville should win this game easily and Williams should have the edge.
What a fun night that was! Streakers overall didn't do too hot, finishing with a 30.2 overall winning percentage. The top streak breaker was the always popular AC Milan, who tied VFL Wolfsburg, 2-2.
Welcome to our "NBA Extravaganza!" For both our NBA games on ESPN, we have added five props for each. Every matchup in these two games will be available for Streakers because The StreakMaster will adjust the starting times for each prop as the games go on. With 10 possible wins for these two NBA games, paired with two different soccer time slots, it could be a 12-win day!
Our first soccer match at 11 a.m. ET, with a round of 16 Coppa Italia "total goals" matchup featuring Fiorentina and Torino. Oddsmakers have the line listed at 2.5 goals but doesn't it seem like most of these matchups go "over"?
In the afternoon we have two UEFA Cup matches with both home teams favored. One of the Streakers' favorite teams, AC Milan headlines the board favored over VFL Wolfsburg.
NHL favorites for the night: Sabres, Wild and Rangers.
NBA (Boston at Atlanta): Which team will make the "first 3-pointer in the first quarter?"
Streak for the Cash and the NBA is where "Wow, I just won ten matchups in a row" happens. Most of our matchups for both NBA games are toss ups but there is a chance someone will win all 10. The StreakMaster's advice: Do your research, and hope you get lucky! Best Bets: Hawks more 3's, 2-pointers, Celtics more 2nd quarter points, Joe Johnson, Al Horford, Spurs first free throw, Hornets score last, Parker more second quarter points, Ginobili fewer fouls and Spurs last rebound. Good luck!
Streakers fell below .500 again, finishing the night off with a 49.7 overall winning percentage. The Chicago Bulls were the day's top streak breaker while, Kobe Bryant was the top extender. Get ready for a lot of movement on the leaderboards after tonight.
Scottish Division One action gets Tuesday started off with Airdrie United at Clyde. Even with Airdrie receiving the draw on the road, the home team is still slightly favored.
For NBA action, we have the Bulls at the Bobcats, the Clippers (-4.5) at the Thunder and the people's favorite baller, Kobe Bryant versus "red-hot" Al Harrington in a "more points" matchup.
Three NHL games make the board with the Hurricanes (-105) hosting the Canadians (-105), the Coyotes on the road against the Stars (-125) and the Blackhawks (-110) favored in Edmonton to face the Oilers.
Also, on ESPN2 South Florida guard Jesus Verdejo takes on A.J. Ogilvy of Vanderbilt in a "more points" matchup. Verdejo is averaging two more points a game than Ogilvy but that doesn't seem to persuade our Streakers so far.
NCAA Women's Basketball: Which ranked team will win?
Picking women's basketball winners has always been tough for The StreakMaster, so when he saw this compelling game on our network he had to put it on the board. Stanford is 7-1 while Duke is 6-1 but with no Vegas odds for this one, it will be hard to choose. Good luck!
Streakers finished the day above .500 with an overall percentage of 54. There were two major streak breakers, first with Charlton Athletic in the afternoon then Chris Bosh who lost to Devin Harris in a very close "more points" matchup.
Interception or No Interception? at 3:17 p.m. ET
A new kind of prop hits our board tonight for "Monday Night Football." Donovan McNabb is leading the surging Eagles into playoff contention and with another solid performance, they will be in a decent spot for an NFC wild-card birth. Even though many predict McNabb will have a big game, he has been sloppy at times, throwing ten interceptions this season. "Accuscore" predicts an interception, but against a depleted Browns team The StreakMaster thinks there is a 50-50 chance.
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After two monster cards over the weekend, the Streak quiets down today as most major sports run a reduced schedule. While the highlight MNF game appears to be a blowout, longtime Streakers are well aware that Cleveland is capable of pulling a big upset in prime time. For those who prefer hoops, we've got some interesting player props on the board, as well as a couple straight-up matchups.
Once again we begin our day overseas. Derby County visits Charlton Athletic in a match you can watch live on ESPN360. Charlton is a heavy favorite, but Derby needs only a draw the way the Streak plays it.
Has there been a bigger breakout player this season than the Nets' Devin Harris? He's averaging over 24 points per game, good for sixth-best in the NBA. He faces the man in fifth place tonight as New Jersey visits Chris Bosh and the Raptors, so we've matched them up on our board.
A half hour later, the Jazz visit the Celtics, who have forgotten how to lose. We think too much of Boston to offer the game straight-up, so we've pitted Kevin Garnett's rebound total against Deron Williams' assist count. Deron has four straight games with double-digit dishes.
MNF Football: Cleveland Browns at Philadelphia Eagles: Total Points
Here are two teams moving in opposite directions. The Browns are down to their third-string QB, while the Eagles have righted the ship after some early-season woes. Brian Westbrook is en fuego with five TDs in the last two games, while the Cleveland offense hasn't scored a TD since November 17th. Will the teams combine for 40 points? It could be awfully chilly in Philly. If neither side appeals, we've also offered a proposition on whether McNabb will throw an interception during the game.
The Streak's night finishes with a Beno Udrih sighting. Beno takes on Al Jefferson, but while Beno gets to count points, rebounds, and assists, Al gets his points only. We thought that would make it fair - do you?
Streakers had a rough day, getting less than 40% of their picks correct. The Giants, the Pack, and Len Mattiace led the way, so to speak, as all three heavy favorites went down to defeat. The day would have been even worse had not Big Ben led Pittsburgh to a fourth-quarter comeback win over the Ravens.
Golf, soccer, football, basketball, hockey - the usual mishmash. Or would that be a hodgepodge? Is there a difference? Either way, it's still Sunday, and so the NFL gets the lion's share (though hopefully not the Lion's share) of the attention - however, with 15 different matchups listed, every Streaker should find a matchup to his liking.
It's the final round at South Africa's Alfred Dunhill Championship, and Len Mattiace looks to bring three straight Wins home for faithful Streakers. This time he's teeing it off against South African Thomas Aiken, who leap-frogged into the lead with yesterday's 61, a course record. The duo is scheduled to begin at 5:05 AM Eastern time. And no, any potential playoff holes will not count towards the final round score.
The Streak then moves north from Mpumalanga to the Eternal City, where streaking AS Roma hosts Cagliari in a total-goals matchup. Both clubs have 20 points in Serie A play.
Crossing the ocean to North America, the Streak makes a quick stop in Canada. We pit the New Orleans Hornets against the Toronto Raptors in a "Which team will score first?" proposition - expect this 12:30 PM matchup to be settled before the early NFL games begin.
There's a wide array of NFL action on the board - choose carefully. There are even a couple player vs. player matchups to add a little spice. For those who like to revel in the misery of others, we've included the Seahawks-Rams tilt. If you'd rather watch a higher level of play, the Falcons host Tampa Bay in a game with major playoff implications.
NFL Football: New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Oh c'mon, I don't need to explain this one. Giants. Cowboys. Primetime. This game could well depend more on who doesn't play than on who does play. The Cowboys are looking for revenge after getting blown out in Week 9, but that was with Brad Johnson taking the snaps.
The Streak ends Sunday back up in Canada, when we offer a rare total-goals NHL matchup. Florida travels 3000 miles from home to take on Vancouver - will the two teams combine for at least six goals?
Buoyed by Mattiace (again), and Xavier's easy victory, Streakers won over 60% of their selections. The most exciting matchup of the day was our college basketball scoring prop between Sherron Collins of Kansas and Ricky Harris of UMass. Harris led most of the game, but Sherron hit a couple buckets in the waning seconds to win their head-to-head contest. Despite that, UMass won the war, with a 1-point upset victory over the heavily-favored #23 Jayhawks.
College basketball anchors Saturday's schedule, with five ranked teams involved in various matchups. There's also early-morning golf and afternoon soccer. Later on, two of the NBA's best teams do battle in Salt Lake City. In the final matchup, Edmonton hosts Vancouver in a classic Canadian clash.
At South Africa's Alfred Dunhill Championship, Len Mattiace is back up on the board, this time taking on Englishman Robert Rock. Can Len stay ahead of the field, or will the Brit take him down? Stake your claim by 5:10 AM Eastern to be part of the action.
Speaking of England, the EPL showcases Manchester City vs. Everton at 10 AM. With Manchester a heavy favorite, we're giving the draw to Everton to even up the odds.
ESPN's college doubleheader tips off at noon when the #8 Tennessee Volunteers visit the Temple Owls. Our matchup here is a scoring battle between Tennessee's Tyler Smith (fresh off a triple double) and Temple's Dionte Christmas (averaging 19 points per game). 'Tis the season? The second game sends UMass to Kansas City to battle the Jayhawks. For this game Streakers can decide between Ricky Harris and his 21+ points per game, or junior guard Sherron Collins, averaging nearly 18 points.
NCAA Basketball: Xavier @ Cincinnatti
In a matchup that some call the best rivalry there is, the #9 Musketeers make the short trip to take on the Bearcats. Catch the action on ESPN2 at 8 PM. Early Streakers are overwhelmingly siding with Xavier, but Cincinnatti is well-rested and on their home floor.
At 9 PM, the Orlando Magic visit the Jazz. The Magic could be flat after two straight final-seconds thrillers - after beating Portland on Tuesday via a Hedo Turkoglu prayer, Phoenix paid them back in kind Friday night when Grant Hill's layup with 2.7 seconds left gave the Suns a one-point win.
After Friday's first three matchups, Streakers were on a record-breaking pace with a scorching 84% winning percentage. Alas, it was not to continue: Atlanta upset Miami, the Devils outslugged the Rangers, the Bulls fell to the Grizz, and we were back to even. The golf couldn't have been more exciting, as both matchups were one-stroke victories on the final hole - even the scores were the same (68-69). Our newest soccer prop also had some drama, as Ajax scored only 5 minutes past the allotted time.
There's a potential for four wins on the Friday board for attentive Streakers. The matchups include early golf, soccer, and both NBA and NHL.
It's back to South Africa for another round of the Dunhill Championship. This time we're matching first round co-leader Len Mattiace against Darren Fichardt. Can the American repeat yesterday's success? Early-picking Streakers believe so, as Mattiace is currently favored by an amazing 98 percent. The duo tees off early, so get your pick in by 5:20 ET.
We're offering a new kind of prop in our Dutch Eredivisie soccer matchup between NAC Breda and Ajax. Instead of a side or a total, Streakers can predict when the first goal will be scored. Will either side find the net by the 21-minute mark? You make the call.
NBA Points Matchup: Chris Paul vs. Paul Pierce
The division-leading Hornets travel to Boston to take on the defending NBA champions. Watch this 5 PM broadcast on ESPN and root your team home. The game itself is not on our board, but we've matched stars Chris Paul and Paul Pierce against each other in a points-only contest. Who will win? Well, we're sure it'll be "Paul."
Still up late on Friday night? Just keep the TV set to ESPN, and watch the Golden State Warriors host the Houston Rockets. For this game, our prop matches Rafer Alston's point total vs. Andris Biedrins' rebound total. Biedrins has ripped down 35 boards over the Warriors' modest two-game winning streak, but so far skeptical Streakers prefer the Rockets guard by a more than 10-1 ratio.
Streakers started out hot, riding Rory Sabbatini to a 2-stroke victory over Simon Dyson. After that they cooled off, losing most of the day's remaining matchups. In the exciting Progressive Matchup of the Day, it looked like Drew Brees had no chance to reach 285 yards until the Bears sent the contest to overtime with a field goal on the last play of regulation. However, the hopes of the Brees-backers were dashed as Drew never even touched the pigskin in the extra frame. He could only watch from the sideline as the Bears received the kickoff in overtime, marched down the field, and kicked a second field goal to send the Soldier Field fans home happy.
Scottish Cup Match Postponed at 3:24 p.m. ET
The eagerly awaited clash between Vale of Leithen and Inverurie Locos will not take place this afternoon because of a "frozen pitch."
Thanks for the help, Simon.
Everybody Loses Eight in a Row, Right? at 3:12 p.m. ET
The StreakMaster has been getting some grief over his past few picks, but the truth is, he has been picking against the crowd lately. Guess it has not been working according to plan, whoops. As for the Golf matchup today, Simon Dyson couldn't beat Rory Sabbatini! Why, Simon, why? The scoring was a little messed up this morning due to the tournament website incorrect leaderboard, but thank you all for being patient until it was fixed.
It's another five-sport day at Streak Headquarters, with competitions from three different continents. We have a wide array of matchups to choose from, including an unusual Thursday Night Football offering.
The morning kicks off with an early-bird (or should that be night owl?) golf special, as Rory Sabbatini is matched up against Simon Dyson in the Alfred Dunhill Championship. The early returns show Streakers favoring Sabbatini, who may have the home-field advantage playing in his native South Africa. Get your picks in early - this matchup locks at 5 AM Eastern!
At a more decent hour, there's a total-goals offering for the third-round Scottish Cup match between Inverurie Locos and Vale of Leithen. In this match, any extra-time goals will count towards the total.
NFL - Drew Brees passing yards total?
The Saints visit Chicago for Thursday Night Football, and Brees will be in the limelight. Will the Saints' passing attack stay on record pace against the Bears defense? Brees has averaged over 300 yards-per-game - but don't forget that this game is in a December chill, at Soldier Field.
In our late game, two of the best young teams in the Western Conference face each other as Brandon Roy and the Portland Trail Blazers visit Salt Lake City to take on Deron Williams and the Jazz. Carlos Boozer is expected to miss the game, but Paul Millsap is a more than adequate replacement. Expect this game to go down to the wire.
Led by a Real Madrid romp, Streakers cruised to their fourth straight winning day. It would have been even better had not Andre Iguodala bested LeBron James in an exciting NBA prop offering - while King James outscored Andre 29-27, the Sixer's nine rebounds more than made up the difference.
The UEFA Champions League continues with two matchups on our network at 2:45 p.m. ET. Real Madrid hosts Zenit St Petersburg in a Group H matchup, but with Real Madrid already clinching a birth into the next round, expect them to sit some starters. Also, the Aalborg - Manchester United match will be a "total goals" matchup with the over/under set at 3.5 goals.
In our lone NHL matchup, the Penguins are at the Devils (-120).
ESPN hosts a NBA double-header with two props for our board. First, LeBron James' points take on Andre Iguodala's points plus rebounds. The StreakMaster thinks LBJ will go for over 30 thus winning this matchup. Then in the late prop, two former MVP's go toe-to-toe, with Kobe Bryant's points against the whole box score of Steve Nash (points+rebounds+assists). If Nash can come close to a triple double, he could steal this one.
NCAA Basketball: TCU Horned Frogs at Indiana Hoosiers
Tom Crean's Hoosiers look to take a step in the right direction on national television with a win over TCU. The Hoosiers are currently favored by 1.5 points but expect them to come ready to impress the country. The StreakMaster sees Indiana winning by eight.
Streakers did well once again, finishing the day off with a 76.3 overall winning percentage. Both Jimmy V Classic favorites were the day's top streak extenders, and there were no major streak breakers. The Longest Historical Streak leaderboard is tied up at 24. Can somebody else make a run before December 31st?
Beat The StreakMaster College Pick'em Champion at 3:20 p.m. ET
Since we are celebrating fantasy game champions over here in Bristol, The StreakMaster wanted to announce the winner of the "Beat The StreakMaster" College Pick'em group winner. Congratulations to bowie841733601 who had 551 points. As for The StreakMaster he finished in 19th place with 531 points, not bad. No prize for this group though, just bragging rights!
Beat The StreakMaster Bowl Mania Group at 10:49 a.m. ET
For those who do not know, ESPN has released the new fantasy game, College Bowl Mania. If you want to make things more interesting for yourself, join the Beat The StreakMaster group. The winner may even receive a prize from The StreakMaster himself!
Starting at 2:45 p.m. ET are a few UEFA Champions League matchups. CFR Cluj-Napoca and Chelsea battle it out in a "total goals" matchup with the over/under at 3.5 goals for the first time in streak history. Also, Bordeaux is the slight underdog on the road at AS Roma.
A couple 7:00 p.m. ET college basketball matchups with #24 Davidson (-2) versus West Virginia at the Jimmy V Classic and Virginia Tech (-4) on the road at Georgia.
For professional sports, the Canucks are on the road at the Predators (-115) in the NHL. As for the NBA, the Spurs are at the Mavericks, while the Blazers (-5) host the Magic.
NCAA Basketball: #6 Texas Longhorns vs. #12 Villanova Wildcats
A couple of top teams in the College ranks hit the stage in NYC for the Jimmy V Classic on ESPN at 9:00 p.m. ET. Texas is a favored by four points but they seem to get distracted in New York City, sporting a 3-4 overall record there. That being said, The StreakMaster likes the Wildcats in this one.
Yesterday's Results Streakers had one heck of a day, finishing with a 76.8 overall winning percentage. The top streak extenders were the Orlando Magic and the Carolina Panthers, while there were no major streak breakers."Bigsam" made it 26 in a row with the Magic win as well.
First purchase of "Bigsam's" million dollars should be a Romo jersey, thanking him for all his help.
Streak for the Cash Winner, Pending Eligibility at 3:31 p.m. ET
We now know the name of our grand-prize winner! Samuel Louis Charles of North Miami Beach, Florida, reached 25 wins in a row last night after the Steelers came back to defeat the Dallas Cowboys, 20-13. Pending prize eligibility, Charles will be on his way to ESPN Studios in Bristol, CT! Although, the million dollars has been won, there is still a $10,000 prize out there for the longest historical streak, which "Bigsam" will not be eligible for, so everyone has a chance!
The English Premier League kicks the day off with a "winner" battle between Tottenham and West Ham United. The odds are dead even but with West Ham at home, The StreakMaster gives them the edge.
In NBA action, a "higher total" prop starts things off with Emeka Okafor's rebounds against the Miami Heat's winning margin. The Heat are favored by 7.5, while Okafor averages 10.6 rebounds a game. Our "straight up" matchup features the Magic (-4.5) at the Clippers.
Our NHL matchup features the Nashville Predators (-115) at the St. Louis Blues.
"Monday Night Football" (Tampa Bay at Carolina): Which running back will have "more yards total?"
Two very talented running backs face off in "more total yards" battle with both backs projected to go for at least 110 yards. The StreakMaster believes DeAngelo Williams will get more touches, which in turn means a higher total in his eyes.
Don't forget the MNF game is a "straight up" matchup as well with the Panthers favored by three.
If you have not checked the board lately, Bigsam1122 reached 25 wins in a row! As for the rest of you Streakers, there is still a chance for a longest historical streak as well as the December wins per month title.
Congratulations "Bigsam" at 7:35 p.m. ET
Bigsam1122 is the "unofficial" winner of ESPN's Streak for the Cash. 25 in a row sure is something, especially on a game like that. Steelers win 20-13, and "Bigsam" takes down The StreakMaster. Don't worry Streakers, we still have a monthly contest and a longest historical streak title to go for. The longest historical streak can get you $10,000!
Cowboys Turn It Around! at 6:47 p.m. ET
13-3 after quarter number three! This Cowboys defense has been dominant, and has become a new team in the second half. Although, it is not over yet with Big Ben and Co. driving towards the end zone. Should be one heck of a fourth quarter but while were here, how are you feeling "Bigsam"?
Are the Cowboys Letting the Steelers Win? 5:59 p.m. ET
How on Earth are the Cowboys still in this game after committing four turnovers in the first half? Saying the Steeler fans are not happy is an understatement, because their team cannot capitalize on the Cowboys' mistakes. Romo and company cannot play a worse half then their last one, so they definitely have a chance to win this game, even though it should have been over a while ago. Wow, 3-3, "Bigsam" must be livid!
Turning Into a Nail-Biter at 5:07 p.m. ET
All tied up at zero, but the Steelers look to be the better team so far. "Bigsam" must be getting very nervous. Three more quarters, until a possible million dollars!
"Bigsam" Takes the Steelers for Number 25! at 4:17 p.m. ET
Here we go! Our leader has picked the favored Steelers at home against the Cowboys. At game time, the Steelers are favored by four, and with Marion Barber out for the Cowboys, it looks like a solid pick to make. The StreakMaster will keep you updated throughout the game.
Another day full of football - this time, the professional variety. It's a mix of straight-up contests, over/unders, and mythical matchups, with some NBA and NHL thrown in for good measure.
In early NFL action, the Falcons visit New Orleans in a key NFC South matchup. While Vegas sees the Saints as a small favorite, Streakers so far have sided with Atlanta. Have they spent too much time on Bourbon Street?
The later NFL slate features a "Who will score more?" contest between New England and the Jets. Both teams are flying to the West Coast to take on NFC West competition. Can the disappointing Seahawks stop the Patriots? Will the 49ers slow down Brett Favre? Weather could play a key role here.
Cowboys visit Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers
While Dallas is a longshot to win the division, they can give their wild card hopes a big boost with a win over the Steelers. Pittsburgh is favored by a field goal, and is looking to stay ahead of the Ravens in the AFC North.
The Ravens, meanwhile, host the Redskins in the night game. Streakers have the option of predicting whether the total score will be more or less than 34.5 points.
A tough day for Streakers as they were on the wrong side of most of the early matches. Once again, there were few changes at the top of the Leaderboard.
We have a full slate of matchups Saturday, starting with a Premier League total in the morning and ending with a prop on the De La Hoya-Pacquiao welterweight fight. In between there's plenty of college football.
The Pitt Panthers look to justify their top-25 ranking when they play at UConn. ESPN carries the action at noon Eastern time. An hour later, Boston College plays Virginia Tech for the ACC Championship in Tampa Florida. That game is on ABC. Both of these games are offered straight up in the Streak.
At 4:00 PM, in the most anticipated matchup of the day, #1 Alabama faces #2 Florida for the SEC Championship at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Streakers have a "total points" matchup in both this game and the USC-UCLA game that kicks off 30 minutes later on ABC.
Mythical Matchup - Mizzou Tigers vs. the Arizona Wildcats
Both these teams play at 8:00 PM, but not against each other! Streakers get their chance to predict whether Missouri's high-powered offense will find more success against Oklahoma's dominating defense, or the Wildcats will pour on the points against a disappointing Arizona State team.
Saturday night owls get one last chance to extend their Streak by deciding whether the De La Hoya-Pacquiao bout will go the distance.
Little movement in the leaderboard, as it seems everyone is waiting for the top dog to make a play. Overall, Streakers had a good day, with more than 55% of all picks coming up roses.
Golf Matchup Postponed at 11:33 a.m. ET
Due to rain, round two of the Nedbank Challenge has been postponed therefore our matchup is ruled a "push" and Streakers picks are now unlocked.
After our Nedbank Challenge golf matchup early in the morning, the Austrian Bundesliga kicks off at 1:30 p.m. ET. Sturn Graz is slightly favored to win on the road even with the draw included.
In the NBA, two struggling teams try to get a win when the Clippers take on the Grizzlies (-1).
The MAC championship will be televised live on ESPN2 at 8:05 p.m. ET, where Ball State looks to finish the regular season undefeated. Ball State is heavily favored over Buffalo, so The StreakMaster put up a "total points" prop with the over/under set at 62.5.
The Kings (-117) also host the Oilers in NHL action later on tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET.
NBA (Portland at Boston): Who will score "more points" in the game?
NBA player props have returned to the board! The Blazers are in Boston to take on the surging Celtics. Brandon Roy is predicted to score around 17 points tonight while Pierce is projected to have 18. It is safe to say this matchup will be a tossup. Going on a hunch, The StreakMaster likes Roy here.
Streakers bounced back nicely, finishing the day off with a 76.9 overall winning percentage. There were no major streak breakers, but the leaderboard did not capitalize as the top Streakers had no movement. With less than a month left, Streakers at 15, 16, and 17 better start taking some chances!
Nancy Lorraine just dumped The StreakMaster.
"Nancy Lorraine" Broke My Heart at 4:43 p.m. ET
Well so much for The StreakMaster's run for the December "wins-per-month" title. The favorites, AS Nancy Lorraine took the 4-3 loss to CSKA Moscow. In our other soccer matchup, it took less then one half for the "over" victory. Hope you all are enjoying Prop Day!
Welcome to Over/Under Thursday! Two UEFA Cup games start off our day, one of which will be showing on ESPN360. The televised prop features a "total goals" matchup between heavily favored Aston Villa and Zilina, with the line at 2.5 goals. The second match features AS Nancy Lorraine hosting CSKA Moscow, who are undefeated in group play.
NFL Network's Thursday night game features two struggling teams battling it out on the west coast. The Chargers are favored by 10 so The StreakMaster put up the matchup as a "total points" prop. The over/under is 42.5 but on short weeks the offense usually performs better, so take the over.
In the NHL, the Hurricanes (-117) host the Penguins, and in the NBA there is a "total points" prop between the favored Nuggets and the Spurs, with the over/under at 191.5. The StreakMaster likes Carolina and the "over."
College football (Louisville at Rutgers): How many "points will be scored" in the game?
After starting the season 1-5 Rutgers has won their last five games, going "over" in three of them. The over/under is at 52.5 but with Rutgers on fire, and with the game on television, you got to go with the "over."
Streakers fell shy of reaching the .500 mark again, finishing with a 44.2 overall winning percentage. The Chicago Bulls were the day's top streak breakers, shaking up our leaderboard. "Bigsam" now has a six-game lead with his streak of 24 still intact.
Soccer Match Scoring Answer at 1:52 p.m. ET
The StreakMaster has been noticing message board threads about the scoring of today's soccer match between AC Milan and Lazio. If the score is tied and goes into overtime, and a team scores, that goal will count towards our scoring. But, if it is tied, let's say 1-1 and then goes into penalty kicks, the score will be 2 goals and fewer. We hope that will eliminate any confusion, but The StreakMaster is still sticking by his 2 goals and fewer selection.
Starting our day off on ESPN360 is a "total goals" matchup in the Coppa Italia between AC Milan and Lazio. AC Milan are the heavy favorites but with the over/under line at 2.5, the matchup could swing either way.
Our NHL matchup features two surging teams in the Eastern Conference. The New York Rangers (-115) host the Pittsburgh Penguins, with the Rangers winning seven out of the last eight meetings against the Penguins in New York.
NBA: Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks
The Bulls travel to Milwaukee to take on the favored Bucks (-3.5). The Bulls lost in an overtime thriller last night to the 76ers but with a 6-3 record following a loss, look for Chicago to bounce back nicely.
Streakers had another rough day, finishing with a 25.8 overall winning percentage. The top streak breaker was the "under" in the Lakers-Pacers game and luckily The StreakMaster changed his mind at the last minute to get his first win this month. "Bigsam" is still at 24 wins in a row!
Not only is The StreakMaster an odds genius, but a College Football genius as well.
StreakMaster's Bowl Mania Challenge at 2:39 p.m. ET
Think you know college football better than The StreakMaster? Test your skills in ESPN's fantasy game, College Bowl Mania. The StreakMaster has created his own group, for Streakers that want to challenge him. The winner will get a signed ESPN workout shirt from The StreakMaster himself!
Welcome to "Prop Day" here at Streak Headquarters. Our matchup centers around the quarterfinals of the English Carling Cup with two heavy favorites battling it out in a "more goals" prop. Arsenal will be the Streakers favorite to win this prop but The StreakMaster will take Stoke City.
Our first "total goals" prop for the NHL puts Lightning-Flyers game on the board with the over/under set 5.5 goals. The StreakMaster sees this one ending in a 3-2 Flyers win.
NBA (Los Angeles Lakers at Indiana Pacers): How many "points will be scored" in the game?
211.5 seems like a lot of points for a game like this when the Lakers and Pacers are averaging 208 total pointsl on the season. The Lakers will most likely win this one but The StreakMaster is leaning towards a score of 105-94, which leads him to take the under.
Yesterday's Results The overall winning percentage was was a sub-par 34.6 percent. Both streak favorites went down but the leaderboard practically stayed the same. Bigsam1122 is still only one win away from the million.
Bucs win 23-20, thanks a lot Matt Bryant.
Historical Day for Road Teams in the NFL at 4:02 p.m. ET
This Sunday marked the highest winning percentage by regular season day in the NFL since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970. Road teams went 10-2, which is a winning percentage of 83.3 percent. "Bigsam" probably won't pick tonight, but here is some good information if he was thinking about it.
Buccaneers Come Up Big for "Bigsam" at 2:14 p.m.
Thanks to a Matt Bryant field goal, the Buccaneers slipped past the Saints at home to improve to 9-3. Bigsam1122 can win one million dollars if his next pick is a winner. He picks mostly NFL and NBA games so it will be interesting to see who and when he picks because of such a cushion on the leaderboard. I am sure fellow Streakers will rile him up on his fan profile.
The Vancouver Canucks travel to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets. Columbus is favored in this one, with the line at minus-110, and they have defeated the Canucks in their past three meetings.
"Monday Night Football": Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans
When the season started, it looked as though these two teams would be competing for playoff position right about now. But both teams are 4-7 and are trying to stay in contention for a wild card berth. The Texans are favored by three in this one, but The StreakMaster likes the Jags here.
"Bigsam" is now only one win away from the one million! With a five-game lead he may wait a while to make his next selection. The overall winning percentage was 54.6 percent with the Green Bay Packers as the day's top streak breaker. Also, congratulations to our November monthly winner, TooleBox81 who made 49 correct picks this month, winning the tie-breaker with a very impressive .720 winning percentage for November.