Locks (0.5 Unit)
The first lock of the day is in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers facing off against the Chicago Bears. This game is expected to be a low-scoring affair, with the under 38.5 looking like a solid bet. Both teams are dealing with quarterback issues, and the windy conditions at Soldier Field should further contribute to a limited offensive output.
As a bonus bet, Adam Thielen is expected to go over 6.5 receptions. Despite falling short in his last game, Thielen is poised for a rebound performance against a vulnerable Chicago defense. Quarterback Bryce Young should target Thielen frequently, taking advantage of the windy conditions by opting for shorter throws.
Another bonus bet is on Chuba Hubbard going over 14.5 receiving yards. With an increased role in the Carolina offense, Hubbard is expected to be heavily involved in the passing game. Facing a Chicago defense that struggles against running backs in the passing game, Hubbard has a good chance to surpass this total.
In the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers are expected to have a high-scoring contest. The over 241.5 looks like a strong play, considering both teams’ offensive prowess and fast-paced style of play. The Pacers, in particular, have been putting up big numbers on the offensive end, and the Bucks’ defensive struggles should only help fuel a high-scoring affair.
In the NCAA Football, the Louisville Cardinals are favored to cover the spread of -20.5 against Virginia. Louisville’s defense has been impressive in recent games, and their talent on both sides of the ball should help them secure a convincing victory. With quarterback Jack Plummer leading the charge, the Cardinals are expected to comfortably cover the spread.
No degenerate picks today.
Tiny Nick is 1604-1434 ATS (+82.0 Units) on his Locks since joining Zone Coverage. Every day he will offer his Locks and Degenerate picks. Locks are the games he’s confident in, while Degenerates are entertaining but riskier picks.