FC Cincinnati vs. New England Revolution odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Saturday’s FC Cincinnati vs. New England Revolution odds and lines, with MLS picks and predictions.

FC Cincinnati (6 wins, 5 losses, 1 draw) welcomes the New England Revolution (3-5-3) to TQL Stadium. Kickoff Saturday is set for 6 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the FC Cincinnati vs. New England odds and lines, and make our best MLS bets, picks and predictions.

The Revolution have been a shadow of the team that consistently took the pitch last season. Without GK Matt Turner and F Tajon Buchanan, the Revolution sit in 11th place on the Eastern Conference table.

F Adam Buksa who has 6 goals and 2 assists leads the team in scoring and helps captain the offensive output with M Carles Gil, who has 3 goals and 5 assists. New England has scored 18 and allowed 20 in 11 matches.

FC Cincinnati has soared up the table with 4 straight wins and is just 1 of 2 playoff teams with a negative goal differential. They have a similar tandem in F Brandon Vazquez and M Luciano Acosta, the first of which has 8 goals and assists and the latter of which has 6.

FCC has never had a 3-game winning streak in club history, so they’re playing quality soccer right now. They’ve scored 16 and allowed 18 in 12 matches.

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FC Cincinnati vs. New England Revolution odds, lines, picks and predictions

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:30 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: FC Cincinnati +180 (bet $100 to win $180) | New England Revolution +145 (bet $100 to win $145) | Draw +260
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -165 | U: +133)

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Prediction

FC Cincinnati 2, New England Revolution 2

Money line (ML)

LEAN DRAW +260.

FC Cincinnati has been on fire, but that flame will eventually be quenched. The Revolution haven’t gotten many results this season, but they have drawn two straight matches 2-2.

New England has drawn 2 of its 5 road games. FCC has yet to draw at home, but they have actually been far worse at TQL than on the road, posting just a 2-3-0 record.

In 2 of FCC’s 4 recent wins, they’ve either tied or had fewer expected goals than their opponent. They’re a solid side, but this streak will come to an end soon.

A draw, at +260, gives good value considering how each team has played this season.

Over/Under (O/U)

LEAN ALTERNATE OVER 3.5 (+145).

FC Cincinnati hasn’t necessarily won at home, but they’ve been a scoring machine, also giving up a large number of goals on their home field.

In 5 home games, FCC has scored 9 goals and allowed 8, which includes a 1-0 loss to D.C. United to start the season. They’ve gone over 3.5 goals in 2 of 5 home games.

FCC also has the league’s leader, Acosta, in total attacking assists. As for New England, it has gone over this total in 2 straight and in 4 of its last 6. Gil is tied for the second-most assists in the MLS.

This should be a high-paced game against 2 sides that have had relatively disappointing defenses so far this season. Expect a plethora of goals, which is why the alternate Over is my favorite play.

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Game 2: No. 1 Tennessee-Mississippi State postgame social media buzz

Game 2: No. 1 Tennessee-Mississippi State baseball postgame social media buzz

No. 1 Tennessee (48-7, 24-5 SEC) defeated Mississippi State (26-29, 9-20 SEC), 4-3, Friday in Starkville, Mississippi.

The Vols have won the three-game series with victories during the first two contests against the Bulldogs.

The series finale Saturday is slated for 3 p.m. EDT (SEC Network+).

The three-game series will conclude regular season play ahead of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

The SEC Tournament will take place May 24-29 at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Alabama. The top 12 teams in the conference standings will make the field in Hoover.

NCAA regionals are scheduled to begin June 2. NCAA super regionals will begin June 9.

The College World Series will take place June 16-27 at Charles Schwab Field Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.

Following game No. 2 between Tennessee and Mississippi State, Vols Wire looks at postgame social media buzz. Postgame social media buzz is listed below.

Lakers would still prefer to trade Russell Westbrook

According to an NBA insider, the Lakers still plan on trading Russell Westbrook, despite what recent reports may suggest.

As the Los Angeles Lakers move forward in their search for a new head coach, it has been reported that they have been asking coaching candidates how they would use and maximize Russell Westbrook.

It seemed to indicate that perhaps the team had done an about-face on deciding to trade him this summer.

That type of thinking among fans seemed to become even stronger when Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times said that Phil Jackson, the former Lakers head coach whom owner Jeanie Buss is reportedly leaning on for advice, would prefer keeping Westbrook and trading LeBron James.

However, according to NBA insider Marc Stein, L.A. still fully plans to at least explore trading Westbrook.

Via Lakers Nation:

“One Russell Westbrook trade note: While the Lakers have indeed asked coaches they’ve interviewed in recent weeks how they would manage a roster that still features Westbrook, that’s not to say L.A. has already decided to bring the former All-Star guard back for the final season remaining (at a tidy $47 million) on his current contract. The Lakers won’t rule that out, because they would naturally prefer to avoid trades that require them to inject a future first-round pick to push the deal through, but they also know that the fresh-start atmosphere they hope to create when training camp begins in September will be extremely difficult to foster if Westbrook is still on the roster. I, for one, still struggle to imagine a scenario where Westbrook starts next season as a Laker — even if that means releasing him or trying to hash out some sort of buyout.”

A fresh start seems especially attractive after a season in which it seemed Murphy’s Law was in full effect from the first day of training camp.

Westbrook reportedly didn’t get along with teammates or the team’s coaching staff, and it is hard to imagine anyone with any pull on the team vouching for the 2017 league MVP.

However, if the Lakers are unable to consummate a halfway palatable trade involving Westbrook, and if their new coach, as well as James, both want Westbrook around and believe they can make it work with him, perhaps he will be in the Purple and Gold come opening night this fall.

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San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Saturday’s San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants odds and lines, with MLB expert picks and predictions.

The San Diego Padres (25-14) and San Francisco Giants (22-16) meet Saturday at 4:10 p.m. ET in the continuation of a 3-game series at Oracle Park. Let’s analyze Tipico Sportsbook‘s lines around the Padres vs. Giants odds with MLB picks and predictions.

Season series: tied 2-2.

The Padres won Friday’s series opener 8-7 in 10 innings. San Diego heads into this Saturday matinee having won 4 of its last 5.

Friday’s game snapped a 5-game home win streak for the Giants. San Francisco pitching was on fire early in the season with a 2.32 ERA through April 27 but has logged a 5.66 mark since.

Padres at Giants projected starters

RHP Joe Musgrove vs. LHP Carlos Rodon

Musgrove (4-0, 2.20 ERA) has logged a 0.93 WHIP, 1.2 BB/9 and 9.4 K/9 through 45 IP across 7 starts.

  • Clocked a 6.08 ERA while allowing an .898 OPS in 5 starts vs. San Francisco last season.
  • Averages 92 pitchers per start but has made 108 and 99 over his last 2 turns.

Rodon (4-2, 3.49 ERA) is tabbed for his 8th start. He has a 1.11 WHIP, 3.0 BB/9 and 13.0 K/9 through 38 2/3 IP.

  • Toted a 1.80 ERA into his last start but allowed 8 runs on 10 hits in 3 2/3 IP vs. the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday.
  • Owns a 2.12 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in 17 IP at home.

Padres at Giants odds and lines

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  • Money line: Padres +115 (bet $100 to win $115) | Giants -140 (bet $140 to win $100)
  • Run line (RL): Padres +1.5 (-190) | Giants -1.5 (+155)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 6.5 (O: -125 | U: +100)

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Padres at Giants picks and predictions

Prediction

Giants 4, Padres 2

Money line

Expect a bounce-back for Rodon after a couple of high-pitch efforts likely led to the rocky outing in his last turn. His overall numbers have some play because he’s pitched through a .345 batting average on balls in play.

The Giants’ 5.16 runs per game rank second in MLB, and the home nine has had its way in games against Musgrove. S.F. has been okay versus righties so far, but that’s with a .248 BABIP.

Take SAN FRANCISCO (-140).

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Run line/Against the spread

The Giants are 10-5 in games decided by 5 runs or more. BACK SAN FRANCISCO -1.5 (+155).

Over/Under

Crisscrossing signals here: PASS.

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Carson Wentz: Jim Irsay’s comments ‘came out of left field’

Carson Wentz was surprised Jim Irsay said it was ‘very obvious’ the Colts had to move on.

After just one season, the Indianapolis Colts parted ways with quarterback Carson Wentz in March, a move that was nearly inevitable in the eyes of owner Jim Irsay.

After trading Wentz to the Washington Commanders for a handful of draft picks, Irsay told reporters that “it was very obvious” the Colts had to move on from the quarterback they had just traded a first-round pick for during the previous offseason.

Irsay also said moving on from that “mistake” was the better option than sticking with Wentz simply because they made the move to bring him in.

Those comments took Wentz by surprise. He thought they were in a good place despite the epic, late-season collapse to end the 2021 season.

“I thought we did some incredible things, came up short at the end. Obviously, I struggled down the stretch there and timing was poor. But yeah, I didn’t expect that. I didn’t expect things to unfold the way they did and I thought things were in a pretty good place there,” Wentz said on the Colin Cowherd Podcast. “I had awesome relationships with every single person in that building. Can’t say enough good things about the people over there. Yeah, it kinda came out of left field, you know? He’s entitled to his own opinion and he’s entitled to do what he wants with his football team.”

The writing was on the wall for Wentz once the season ended. The team still can’t stop talking about the embarrassing 26-11 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, which effectively ended any glimmer of playoff hope. Wentz certainly had a hand in that.

While some will take a big picture view of Wentz’s stats and believe there is an elite quarterback somewhere buried inside, the inconsistency and volatility that came with his play were too much for the Colts to overcome during the final month of the season.

During those final four games, Wentz completed just 58.3% of his passes for 615 yards, five touchdowns, two interceptions and an 86.1 passer rating.

The Colts are heading in a different direction with veteran Matt Ryan now leading the offense. Indy got somewhat lucky to get him considering they moved on from Wentz without a true plan in place for his successor.

This likely isn’t the last time we’ll hear either side talking about Wentz’s short time with the Colts, and it will all build to a rematch at Lucas Oil Stadium in Week 8.


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A.J. Brown not hosting football camp in Tennessee because ‘my peace could be threatened’

A.J. Brown went into more detail about why he decided not to host his football camp in Tennessee.

Upon being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, former Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown decided not to host his scheduled youth football camp at Montgomery Bell Academy on June 18.

Brown, who received criticism from Titans fans for the decision, revealed that the goal was to find a replacement for him, but he also took a swipe at Titans fans in the process in a now-deleted tweet.

“Before you get all in your feelings, my team is trying to get your very own Derrick [Henry] to run the camp. I didn’t cancel the camp, I just got someone that you all want to see. Take care,” Brown tweeted.

Not helping the optics of Brown’s situation was the fact that former Titans and current Atlanta Falcons tight end, Anthony Firkser, decided to host his football camp in Tennessee despite not being on the team anymore.

On Friday, Brown went into more detail about why he decided not to host the camp, and it has to do with the chance that his “peace could be threatened.”

“I’m so sorry I let down your kids and many others but I will not put myself in a place where my peace is going to be threatened by adults who feel a way because I was traded,” Brown wrote. “I’m every bad word it is for taking care of “My family”! If you’re not aware just look on social media.

“I’m a man first and I will always do what I feel is right for me and my family. People are upset and that’s fine but it’s not that serious when it comes to me. People can disrespect me on social media and that’s fine but being disrespectful to my face is whole another thing and I’m not tolerating it on any level. So forgive me for not putting myself in a place where my peace could be threatened because if something happens and I react, I’m the one who has everything to lose and not willing to risk my peace, my family, or my job.

“I would love to make everyone children’s day but not if I’m putting my own at risk. Please don’t say nothing is going to happen because nobody knows that. I’m sure someone will still have a problem with this and that’s fine as well. If you can’t understand that then it’s because you don’t want too. Take care! Love.”

While Brown won’t be hosting his original camp, he is holding one in his home town of Starkville, Mississippi on June 11.

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Columbus Crew vs. LAFC odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Saturday’s Columbus Crew vs. LAFC odds and lines, with MLS picks and predictions.

The Columbus Crew (3 wins, 4 losses, 4 draws) welcome LAFC (7-3-2) to Lower.com Field Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the Columbus Crew vs. LAFC odds and lines, and make our best MLS bets, picks and predictions.

The Crew have had a relatively disappointing season. Although early in the season, they are outside of playoff position. However, Columbus has won 3 of its 5 games at home.

The Crew are led by 29-year-old M Lucas Zelarayán. Zelarayan was an All-Star midfielder a season ago. Columbus is coming off a 2-0 road loss to NYCFC last weekend.

LAFC is led by F Carlos Vela the last few seasons. While that’s true again, it has struggled as of late, losing at home to Austin FC 2-1. LAFC has lost two straight and is 0-2-1 in the last 3.

LAFC has been decent on the road for a club of its caliber, posting a 3-2-0 record. However, LAFC had more expected goals in all but one road game this season.

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Columbus Crew vs. LAFC odds, lines, picks and predictions

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 8 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Columbus +117 (bet $100 to win $117) | LAFC +225 (bet $100 to win $225) | Draw +255
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -145 | U: +120)

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Prediction

LAFC 2, Columbus 1

Money line (ML)

LEAN LAFC +225.

LAFC hasn’t played well as of late, but it’s an ultra-talented club, some of which are still figuring out how to play with each other.

Veteran M Kellyn Acosta will likely accrue another start and should impact the game. He should be able to neutralize the possession-dominating Zelarayán.

Considering Columbus has scored 5 goals in its last 7 matches and were held scoreless in 5 of those, I’m not sold they’ll be able to thrive against the Western Conference’s best and deepest club.

LAFC is one of four teams with a double-digit goal differential, and it’s still positive even when just considering road matches. If I can ever get LAFC to win for more than double my wager, I’ll take it.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET OVER 2.5 (-125).

If there’s something LAFC likes to do, it is score. They have had 24 goals in 12 games, averaging 2 goals per game. Columbus is averaging 1.36 goals per game and has had 5 multi-goal games as well.

It has scored 2 or more in 3 of its 5 home matches. Columbus has had 3 goals scored in 2 of its last 3 matches while 3 or more have been scored in 7 of LAFC’s last 9.

With all the star power from the mix of Acosta, Vela and Zelarayan, I expect goals to be scored.

Both defenses allow over a goal per game as well. They both also rank in the bottom half of the league in interceptions, so attacks may be able to find steam early and often.

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Perrion Winfrey top Day 3 pick in the NFL expected to compete to start

Of all the Day 3 picks in this year’s NFL draft, Winfrey tops the list of those expected to push to start:

The Cleveland Browns had a unique NFL draft. While two of their picks were moved as a part of the Deshaun Watson trade, the team still decided to trade down twice including out of their second-round pick at #44.

Before the draft started, many fans would have been happy with the team selecting DT Perrion Winfrey with that second-round pick. Instead, Andrew Berry traded down and selected M.J. Emerson with the team’s initial selection, in the third round, and added a few other picks.

Those picks allowed the team to be in a position to not only draft Winfrey in the fourth round but also pick up kicker Cade York as well.

According to NFL.com, the selection of Winfrey could be the most impactful of all the day three selections in the league in 2022:

Winfrey fell into a perfect spot, as Cleveland desperately needed a 3-technique to challenge opposing interior offensive linemen off the snap, thanks to the exits of Malik McDowell (whom the Browns did not tender as an exclusive rights free agent following his January arrest) and Malik Jackson (who was on a one-year deal) last season. It won’t be surprising if Winfrey produces more than former Browns draft find Larry Ogunjobi (who spent 2021 in Cincinnati) did as a third-round rookie (one sack, one start in 14 appearances in 2017).

The combination of Winfrey’s talent and the Browns need creates a perfect situation for him to succeed. While he fell further than most expected, Winfrey’s passion, motor and quick first step could make him a steal early in his career.

SEC baseball records, standings following May 20 contests

SEC baseball records and standings following May 20 contests.

The 2022 baseball season began Feb. 18.

Regular-season play will conclude May 21 ahead of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

The 2022 SEC Tournament will take place May 24-29 at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Alabama. The top 12 teams in the conference standings will make the field.

NCAA regionals are scheduled to begin June 2. NCAA super regionals will begin June 9.

The 2022 College World Series will take place June 16-27 at Charles Schwab Field Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.

Throughout the 2022 season, Vols Wire will look at SEC team records and standings.

Below are SEC team records and standings following May 20 contests during the final weekend of conference play.

Why Rich Strike isn’t racing in the 2022 Preakness Stakes, explained

Here’s why he’s skipping the race.

Welcome to FTW Explains, a guide to catching up on and better understanding stuff going on in the world. Watching the 2022 Preakness Stakes and wondering why Rich Strike, who won the Kentucky Derby a couple of weeks ago, isn’t in the race? We’re here to help.

If you’re here, it probably means you want an answer to that question: Why would a horse that just beat 80-1 odds to win the unlikeliest of Kentucky Derbys not race in the next jewel of the Triple Crown?

It’s a great question. And we have an answer, so let’s dive in as we get set at Pimlico: