Xam’s Daily Gems 12-29

Xam’s Daily Gems 12-29

Xam’s Daily Gems 12-29 2000 1125 The Ultimate Lineup

Xam’s Daily Gems:

Ohio State/Missouri Over 50.5 Points -115

Ohio Stat will have a new QB and be without Marvin Harrison Jr. in this game. However, Ohio State still boasts plenty of talent on offense. Emeka Egubka had a productive year and TreVeyon Henderson was one of the best running backs in the country this year. Ohio State expected to be in the College Football Playoff and should be ready to go against Missouri. Meanwhile, Brady Cook and the Missouri offense had a great season. Him and Cody Schrader led the offensive attack all year. Ohio State does have a good defense, but Missouri will be motivated to beat one of the most storied teams in College Football. This game has all the hallmarks of two teams laying it all out there and letting the offenses go to work.

Nuggets -1.5 -110

The Nuggets have won 6 straight and have been dominant for much of the year. They have a true homecourt advantage as well, with a 13-2 record at home. Nikola Jokic is once again playing like an MVP candidate. Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. are playing like more than capable sidekicks and this is why the Nuggets are 23-10 and 2nd in the Western Conference. The Thunder are currently 3rd in the Western Conference, and they have gotten off to a great start this year. However, this is a big test for a young team. The Thunder haven’t experienced this type of test before. Expect the crowd to be into it early in this one. This has the potential to be a preview for a playoff series at the end of the year, potentially in the Western Conference Finals. This is a big game for the Nuggets. They’re only 1 game up on the Thunder for the 2 seed and 1.5 games back of the Timberwolves for the top seed. The Nuggets have been in these types of games before while the Thunder really haven’t. That experience will matter tonight.