November is when the real fun begins. The CFP rankings are out, the NBA is getting ramped up, the NHL is in full swing, we’re at the midpoint of the NFL season, and college basketball will soon be underway. It’s an exciting time for sports fans and for Vegas Whispers subscribers.
What should you watch this weekend? Here are just a few of the top games you can sample.
Georgia vs. Kentucky
The battle of the SEC East elite comes to Lexington on Saturday with this matchup of top 10 teams. Georgia comes in after beating up on Florida, while Kentucky needed a miraculous untimed-down comeback to beat Missouri. This game is the de facto SEC East championship game.
Trend to know: Georgia is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings
West Virginia vs. Texas
Ah, a classic revenge game for the Mountaineers and Will Grier. Texas spoiled WVU’s fun last year in a game in which Grier suffered a season-ending hand injury. Can Texas make it two years in a row? Can they do it with a healthy Grier for four quarters?
Trend to know: Under is 8-0 in Texas’ last 8 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in its previous game
Penn State vs. Michigan
Penn State is the next stop on the “Revenge Tour” (h/t Chase Winovich) for Michigan. Michigan looks to put on a show with a CFP birth in sight and the Wolverines remembering how the Nittany Lions ran up the score last year. Will Michigan try to do the same this time around?
Trend to know: The home team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings
Alabama vs. LSU
Saturday’s crown jewel, Alabama vs. LSU is sure to entertain. The LSU game always seems to be the litmus test for Alabama teams when comparing them to year’s past. LSU and Joe Burrow couldn’t care less about what history says, they want to #BeatBama and possibly secure the top spot in the CFP rankings next week.
Trend to know: Under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Baton Rouge
Maple Leafs vs. Penguins
It’s a football weekend, but let’s sneak in a hockey game. It’s a prideful battle of two Cup contenders on opposite sides of the dynasty lifecycle. The Maple Leafs are on the rise and look to be a dynasty in the making. The Penguins’ dynasty is waning, but they’re still among the Stanley Cup contenders. Tavares vs. Crosby is fun too.
Trend to know: Under is 8-0 in Maple Leafs’ last 8 overall
Steelers vs. Ravens
One of the most exciting rivalries in sports, Steelers vs. Ravens is always a fun watch and there are sure to be a plethora of in-game storylines. Both teams have playoff aspirations, but the Steelers are seeking a little revenge after getting beat up by the Ravens earlier this season. You want physicality? You’ll get it here.
Trend to know: The underdog is 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings
Rams vs. Saints
The next game on this list is going to get all the hype, but this is the true marquee matchup of NFL Sunday. The Rams are the best team in the NFL, the last undefeated team in the NFL and they’re just running through everyone. The Saints are a supremely good home team and the second-best team in the NFC. There should be offense aplenty in what could be an NFC Championship Game preview.
Trend to know: The home team is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 meetings
Packers vs. Patriots
If you’re not sick of all the commercials by now, you can sit down and enjoy Aaron Rodgers vs. Tom Brady on Sunday Night Football. The Packers are in desperate need of a win and the Patriots want to keep on rolling at home after a strong fourth quarter propelled them past the Bills in a game no one thought they’d lose. Oh, and Tom Brady is being wayyyyyyy to modest heading into this game. He’s going to want to prove he not only can hang with Rodgers, but best him.
Trend to know: Over is 10-1 in Packers’ last 11 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game