Your Friday Morning Roundup

Chris Jastrzembski - January 18, 2019

A huge win to start a huge 12-game stretch right before the All-Star break.

Thanks to a 38 assist performance on 46 field goals, it was a team effort by the Sixers to beat the Pacers 120-96. Jimmy Butler led the way with 27 points, eight assists, five rebounds, and three steals.

Joel Embiid also had a strong night with 22 points, 13 rebounds, and eight assists despite being questionable due to back tightness and battling it throughout the game. Would be interesting to see if he misses any games during this stretch because of that.

Ben Simmons also had a near triple-double with 11 points, eight assists, and eight rebounds.

It marked a great start for the stretch that will define who the Sixers are and what they will look like for the playoff run. But one game is obviously a small sample. Their next seven games are against Western Conference teams, with six of them currently in the top eight (Sacramento is 10th in the conference). While the first three games are home, the next four are on the road, and potentially colliding with the return of LeBron James to the Lakers.

As for the team’s next game, it’s against the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday afternoon at 3:30 PM on ABC.

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Your Thursday Morning Roundup

Chris Jastrzembski - January 17, 2019

We’re going streaking?

If you consider winning two games a streak then yeah this team is going streaking. For the second straight game, the Flyers came back from a 2-0 deficit to win, pushed by a hat-trick in that effort.

Oskar Lindblom and Sean Couturier’s three goals helped propel the Flyers to a 4-3 win at home over the Boston Bruins. Claude Giroux got his 500th career assist while Carter Hart stopped 39 of 42 shots.

Is this a turning point? Who knows, but I’d say right now no, although beating Minnesota and Boston are good wins for a team like the Flyers.

There are still many questions surrounding this team, including what’s gonna happen with Dale Weise after he cleared waivers.

Up next for the team is a Saturday night matchup in Montreal against the Canadiens. While you wait, go ahead and listen to the latest episode of Snow the Goalie with special guest Mike McKenna.

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Sports Betting Updates

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FanDuel Sportsbook Review

Things have picked up for NJ online sports betting. FanDuel Sportsbook launched their sports betting app in September and they, along with DraftKings, have quickly become the leaders in the space. If you want to know how the sites compare to each other, read our DraftKings Sportsbook vs. FanDuel Sportsbook post. Otherwise, keep reading to get our review of FanDuel and their current bonus offers. Bonus: First deposit matched up to $100 Minimum Deposit: $10 FanDuel

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Your Complete NFL Championship Weekend Betting Guide

Another weekend is here and with it comes two fantastic NFL championship games featuring rematches of memorable regular season shootouts. The action is also in full effect across the NBA, NHL, and college basketball. With Super Bowl Sunday looming just two short weeks away, start building your bankroll now by getting in on New Jersey’s legal sports betting action. Enjoy all of the different great games on tap across multiple sports this weekend and take

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Your Complete Patriots and Chiefs AFC Championship Game Betting Preview

New England and Kansas City will meet at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday night with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line in a rematch of the Patriots’ wild 43-40 win over the Chiefs back in October. The Patriots are showing up for their yearly reservation in the AFC Championship Game, appearing for the 13th time since the 2001 season and the eighth year in a row. They will face a Chiefs squad that

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Your Tuesday Morning Roundup

Chris Jastrzembski - January 15, 2019

With a revamped power play and a ton of scoring, the Flyers looked… okay!

James van Riemsdyk scored three goals (one an empty netter), while Nolan Patrick and Wayne Simmonds also tallied two as the Flyers beat the Wild 7-4 in South Philadelphia. It was JVR’s fourth career hat-trick and second of his career as a member of the Flyers.

With JVR’s accomplishment, Nolan Patrick’s night was overshadowed. Patrick scored two goals and added an assist to tie a career-high for points in a game.

Wayne Simmonds had two goals as well.

Up next for the Flyers is a home matchup against the Bruins on Wednesday. And while you wait, you can listen to the latest episode of Snow the Goalie featuring Dale Weise.

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Crossing Broad NFC Divisional Round Eagles Picks

Chris Jastrzembski - January 13, 2019

The Eagles face probably their toughest challenge to get back to the Super Bowl this afternoon as they travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints.

The Saints are favored at -8, according to Fanduel Sportsbook.

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Shawny Hill Said Something Bad At Last Night’s Wings Game

Chris Jastrzembski - January 13, 2019

For those of you who were watching the Cowboys lose or doing other things last night, the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League continued their comeback season with a 13-11 loss to the Georgia Swarm.

In the eyes of many who were at the Wells Fargo Center or follow lacrosse closely, the game was overshadowed by an insensitive remark from the in-arena host, directed towards a Native American Swarm player, which you can hear around the 20 second mark in this video clip:

“Let’s snip the ponytail right here.”

That’s considered insensitive because the “ponytail” or braid is a symbol of Native American heritage.

Lyle Thompson, the target of the comment, brought it up after the game on Twitter:

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Your Friday Morning Roundup

Chris Jastrzembski - January 11, 2019

The unthinkable happened.

The Philadelphia Flyers won a hockey game. My goodness. They defeated the Dallas Stars 2-1 thanks to goals from Travis Konecny and James van Riemsdyk. Carter Hart stopped 37 shots in the win, his first since December 20.

But it wouldn’t have been a Flyers game without the opposing team making things interesting late. And that’s what Jamie Benn did with about three minutes left in the game. Luckily, that was the only goal they would score.

The Flyers stopped an eight-game losing skid for their first win in 2019 and their first win since the December 23 shootout win against the Rangers. No wonder why the team is giving out free tickets.

Up next for the Flyers is a visit to Newark to take on the New Jersey Devils. Puck drop is Saturday afternoon at 1 PM.

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Your Thursday Morning Roundup

Chris Jastrzembski - January 10, 2019

Remember when the Sixers took care of the Wizards Tuesday night at home and Joel Embiid had some fun with a young fan?

This time, the 17-point margin went in favor of the Wizards in D.C. A horrible performance saw Washington take the second part of the back-to-back 123-106.

Joel Embiid had another double-double with 35 points and 14 rebounds, while Jimmy Butler had 23 points. Furkan Korkmaz and Ben Simmons registered in the mid-teens, but the bench (and Wilson Chandler’s five points) sucked. Landry Shamet scored five points, the highest for a guy coming off the bench.

As for Washington, Bradley Beal put up 34 and Otto Porter Jr. scored 23. They got more production from their bench as well.

A grueling stretch quickly approaches for the team. But that comes after a Friday night date with the Atlanta Hawks at home. That’ll start the second half of their season, and with a 27-14 record they’re on pace for 54 wins, two more than last year.

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Your Wednesday Morning Roundup

Chris Jastrzembski - January 9, 2019

Is there anything to discuss about a team that beat a pretty bad one by 17 last night? Not really.

The Sixers took care of the Wizards at home 132-115 thanks in large part to a huge night for Landry Shamet. With no JJ Redick, Shamet came off the bench and drained a rookie franchise-record eight 3-pointers for a career-high 29 points in the win.

Jimmy Butler returned to the lineup and scored 20 points. Joel Embiid had another double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Ben Simmons scored 17 and Redick’s replacement, Furkan Korkmaz, put up 16 points.

The other storyline, if you want to call it that, were the two two-way guys playing for the Blue Coats and the 76ers in the same day. Shake Milton and Haywood “Don’t call me Steve” Highsmith, who the Sixers just signed to replace Demetrius Jackson, got plenty of time to play basketball inside the Wells Fargo Center and got two wins.

Off the court, the team hired Annelie Schmittel as their VP of Player Development. She could be the Markelle Fultz whisperer.

The Sixers play the Wizards again tonight, this time in D.C. Tip-off is at 7 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

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