Asian football’s showpiece event kicked off over the weekend and one of the tournament’s big guns play their first match tonight when Japan faces Palestine in the Australian coastal town of Newcastle. This looks like as big a mismatch as any we will see in this tournament with Japan ranked 54 – well ahead of Palestine’s lowly 113. We’ll take Japan with a -1 goal handicap.
There are only a handful of games in the NBA tonight and we’re going to stick with the Chicago Bulls who have done extremely well for us recently during their surge up the Eastern Conference rankings. Tonight’s opponent Orlando have actually been far better on the road than they have at home but are 3-7 in their last 10. They also rank 28th in the NBA for average points score and we simply can’t see them keeping pace with Chicago’s lethal offense.
Japan v Palestine
Japan -1 goal
Magic @ Bulls
Bulls at the line