Saturday, Jan. 3

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Today's Preview
Soccer returns, some great college hoops, NFL playoffs, NBA, and NHL. Why leave your television?

At 10 AM, we've put up the FA Cup match between Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday. Fulham is favored, so it's Sheffield that gets the draw, even at home. With the final 64 set, expect to see much more FA Cup action coming your way on the Streak.

From noon through about 4 PM, ESPN brings you a terrific basketball doubleheader. First Pittsburgh battles Georgetown in a Big East showdown. Georgetown is fresh off an upset of UConn where they looked like anything but an underdog, as they seized control of the game early and never gave it up behind brilliant freshman center Greg Monroe. Pittsburgh is merely undefeated and ranked third in the country.

In the second game, Tennessee brings its high-scoring offense to Phog Allen Fieldhouse, where Kansas hasn't lost in almost two years. Of course, the Jayhawks are also the defending national champions.


NFL Playoffs - Indianapolis Colts @ San Diego Chargers
This 8 PM game matches two of the hottest NFL teams, and also two of the last three NFL MVPs. Peyton Manning has led the Colts to 9 straight wins and the team is healthy at the right time of the season. The Chargers made a late-season charge by winning their final four games, and while LT has slipped from his previous levels of production, Darren Sproles has shown himself to be another stud Charger backup RB. The bookies have this game dead even, but early-picking Streakers love Indy.

At 9 PM, the New Orleans Hornets look for back-to-back road wins when they take on the Nuggets in Denver. The Hornets took control late Friday night to defeat a depleted Blazers team, while the Nuggets escaped Oklahoma City with a win after Melo hit a 3-pointer with .1 seconds left in the game.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers were poised to build on Thursday's success - and then stumbled, as key defeats by Texas Tech and the Atlanta Hawks helped sink the overall percentage to a stunning 23%. On the bright side, it's only two days into the year, so get back on that horse and keep picking!