Games features – Pan Am Games http://panamgames.org/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:03:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://panamgames.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-2021-08-02T190616.621-140x136.png Games features – Pan Am Games http://panamgames.org/ 32 32 Women’s basketball announces promotional schedule for remainder of season https://panamgames.org/womens-basketball-announces-promotional-schedule-for-remainder-of-season/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:01:25 +0000 https://panamgames.org/womens-basketball-announces-promotional-schedule-for-remainder-of-season/ History links PROVIDENCE, RI – Brown Women’s Basketball has announced its promotional schedule for the remainder of the 2022-23 season. Brown’s promotional schedule includes games to support causes as well as three games that will include pre-game youth clinics. The Bears’ next game is on Friday (November 25) and will be Brown’s […]]]>

PROVIDENCE, RI – Brown Women’s Basketball has announced its promotional schedule for the remainder of the 2022-23 season.

Brown’s promotional schedule includes games to support causes as well as three games that will include pre-game youth clinics.

The Bears’ next game is on Friday (November 25) and will be Brown’s Black Friday game where all tickets are $5.

On Nov. 30 against Holy Cross, Brown will host his mental health awareness game. Information from CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) and Hidden Opponent, a non-profit organization focused on mental health in athletics, will be available.

Brown’s first youth clinic will take place on Saturday, December 3. The clinic will begin at 9:30 a.m. and registration will begin at 9 a.m. Children 12 and under will receive a free ticket to the game at noon and popcorn will be given to the first 100 children in attendance. The match against Hartford will also be an Elvy Exclusive match.

On Saturday, December 10, there will be a Cub Club game where all Cub Club VIP members can bring a friend for free entry. All Cub Club members wearing their Cub Club jersey will receive free entry and there will be a post-game meet and greet with the team.

The Ivy League game begins with a game against Yale on Jan. 16 which will be Brown’s second Youth Day clinic. The clinic will begin at 12:15 p.m. and registration will begin at 11:45 a.m. Children 12 and under will receive a free ticket for the noon game and popcorn will be given to the first 100 children to attend. There will also be a ticket offer for faculty and staff during the winter holidays.

On Saturday, January 28 against Cornell, Brown will hold his Hope Street Pizza Student Giveaway.

February 3rdBrown’s game against Dartmouth will be Brown’s faculty and staff appreciation game. Brown faculty and staff can redeem four free tickets to the game.

On February 4, Brown will hold his final Youth Day clinic. The clinic will begin at 2:15 p.m. and registration will begin at 1:45 p.m. There will also be Brown’s National Girls and Women in Sports game as well as the Bears’ Play4Kay breast cancer awareness game. There will be a pink shirt giveaway for the first 200 fans or students.

Brown’s game against Princeton will be the Bears’ Black History Month game.

On February 9 against Penn, Brown will host its Alumni Day as well as its Equity & Inclusion Night.

Saturday, February 25 will be Brown’s Senior Day as well as her Girl Scout game. The Bears will honor their seniors ahead of the whistleblower against Columbia and host Girl Scout groups from across the region.


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How we bet on Friday’s NCAAF games https://panamgames.org/how-we-bet-on-fridays-ncaaf-games/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 05:12:23 +0000 https://panamgames.org/how-we-bet-on-fridays-ncaaf-games/ There’s something special about Friday night lights, and this penultimate Friday of the 2022 college football season is no exception. Friday’s schedule includes two games in the pool of five: South Florida against Tulsa in the AAC and San Diego State against New Mexico in the Mountain West. While not quite as robust as the […]]]>

There’s something special about Friday night lights, and this penultimate Friday of the 2022 college football season is no exception.

Friday’s schedule includes two games in the pool of five: South Florida against Tulsa in the AAC and San Diego State against New Mexico in the Mountain West.

While not quite as robust as the Black Friday slate we’ll have on our plates next week, it’s sure to be a good appetizer for Saturday’s main course.

Read on to see how our writers are betting on Friday night’s two college football games below – and be sure to check back tomorrow for even more Week 12 college football betting coverage.


Best Friday College Football Bets

The team logos in the table below represent each of the matchups our college football team is targeting Friday night. Click on the team logos for any of the matches below to jump to a specific bet covered in this article.

Game
Time
Take
9 p.m. ET
USF+14
9:45 p.m. ET
New Mexico +14
Specific betting recommendations come from the bookmaker offering preferred odds at the time of writing. Always buy the best price using our NCAAF Odds page, which automatically displays the best lines for each game.

USF vs. Tulsa

By Tanner McGrath

Midweek AACtion could be more entertaining. At 1-9, South Florida takes on Tulsa 3-7 for Friday Night Lights, and nothing went well for either team.

I’ve pegged South Florida for a breakout season in 2022, especially with Baylor transfer Gerry Bohanon taking over at quarterback.

Instead, the Bulls are 3-7 ATS.

I was way lower on Tulsa than the market — which pays dividends — but I’ve still supported them in spots this season.

The Golden Hurricanes are 3-7 ATS.

As lackluster as both teams seem, Tulsa is far less pathetic. The Golden Hurricanes are scoring nearly two touchdowns in this Friday battle.

Too many points?


When Bohanon was lost to injury for the season, I expected it couldn’t get worse at quarterback.

Katravis Marsh was good against Tulane and Houston and then confirmed my suspicions. He slumped against Temple and SMU, going just 12 for 31 in his last game.

Additionally, Baylor loses Bohanon’s rush ability. So, while Bohanon had just six touchdowns to six interceptions, he added an extra dimension with his running ability.

Marsh doesn’t have that.

Oh, and then Marsh got hurt. He is out for the season with a neck injury he suffered last week. It was a scary situation, but he will make a full recovery.

So, the Bulls are down to their third- or fourth-string quarterback — either Byrum Brown or Michel Dukes.

Dukes was a three-year substitute at Clemson who never got any playing time, while Brown is a freshman. So I can’t say I have much confidence in the quarter room.

I guess it’s Brown. He’s a three-star recruit from North Carolina who received offers from App State, Campbell, Dartmouth and Florida A&M before committing to USF.

Again, not much faith.

The rest of the list is also decimated. Left tackle Donovan Jennings was down early with a leg injury, along with second-string running back Jaren Mangham, second-string tight end Chris Carter and two other wide receivers.

But South Florida’s problems are on the defensive side. The Bulls rank in the bottom 10 FBS teams in:

  • Urgent pass rate allowed
  • Authorized success rate
  • PFF Pass Rush Ratings
  • Points Per Opportunity Allowed

They are 105th in Havoc Created and 110th in Defensive Line Yards. This defense has been shredded seven ways through Sunday, giving up a whopping 7.4 yards per play.

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Mary Holt/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images. Pictured: USF Bulls wide receiver Kelley Joiner #10.

Tulsa doesn’t have the offense of breaking anyone.

He’s combined to score 23 points over the past two weeks. Granted, he managed that against Memphis and Tulsa, but the Hurricane managed between three and four scores against two well-known pathetic defenses in Temple and Navy.

The formula for Tulsa is always the same. The Hurricane will play a fast, happy style of football that relies on Davis Brin.

Brin had a half-decent season, going for 8.6 yards per attempt with 17 touchdowns on eight picks. However, he made 16 turnover-worthy plays for just 18 big shots, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see a negative turnover regression.

That’s especially true since Tulsa’s offensive line doesn’t protect Brin. Tulsa ranks 114th in PFF pass blocking ratings, 102nd in Havoc Allowed and 127th in Adjusted Sack Rate.

Tulsa is also weak in the trenches on the other side of the ball. However, the Hurricane secondary made up for it, ranking 22nd in PFF cover ratings.

As a result, Tulsa ranks 26th in allowable pass rate.

But the Hurricane has no problem getting shredded to the ground. The only team that is worse against the run is… South Florida.


USF vs Tulsa betting picks

South Florida is just going to rule the football. His third-string quarterback will put it back for 60 minutes and hope the defense can get some saves.

However, this strategy might work better than we think.

South Florida has a top-40 offense in Hit Rate and a top-50 offensive line in Line Yards. While Bohanon won’t take the field, running back Brian Battie is having a career year, averaging 6.3 yards per carry and ranking in the top 20 nationally in PFF ratings.

This unit comes up against a horrible defense against the Tulsa Rush. The Bulls will be playing very slowly – they rank 90th in seconds per game – and will likely move the chains.

That means USF can play away from Brin and Co. while avoiding Tulsa’s biggest strength in the secondary. It’s going to be tough for the Golden Hurricane to cover two touchdowns with this play scenario.

Also, Tulsa doesn’t do well in this scenario, as it’s 1-4 ATS as a favorite this season. At least South Florida has covered two of its last four underdog opportunities.

South Florida has also covered three of the last four games against Tulsa, including last season.

Our Action PRO projections make this Tulsa line -8.8, and I think there’s clear value on the underdog in this lame Friday night game.

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San Diego State vs. New Mexico

Per keg

San Diego State travels to New Mexico Friday night looking for its third straight win. The Lobos, meanwhile, are looking for their third win of the season as they haven’t won a game since a September victory over UTEP.

San Diego State struggled in its final game and fell 14 points behind San Jose State in the first quarter. However, the Aztecs made a major comeback, going for 43 points and 425 yards in a 43-27 victory.

One of the key elements to San Diego State’s recent success, especially against San Jose State, is run defense. The Aztecs made a point of trying to keep teams under 100 yards on the ground, and the Spartans only had 28 yards on the ground.

Can they also keep the Lobos under 100? More importantly, can they cover the spread of two touchdowns?


Jalen Mayden did everything for the Aztecs against San Jose State.

The quarterback completed 17 of 22 passes for 268 yards. He threw an interception, but he also threw for three touchdowns and rushed for 61 yards. His performance earned him Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Mayden has been near perfect since taking over as the starting flagger. He went 4-1 (3-2 ATS), rushing for 1,253 yards and eight touchdowns.

His best quality is his dual-threat ability, especially when paired with the Aztecs’ talented running backs.

Three different running backs have recorded 200+ season yards for the Aztecs this season. Senior Jordan Byrd leads the way with 415 yards and 10 touchdowns.

The Aztecs defense shouldn’t have much trouble shutting down a Lobos team that’s averaging just 14.7 points and 240.6 yards per game.

San Diego State is one of the best in the nation in defensive finishing drives, ranking 21st. The Aztecs also rank in the top 40 when it comes to stopping the rush, which the Lobos often do with a rank of 16th nationally in rush rate.


There aren’t many positives when it comes to this Lobos side, but there is one thing that could help them stay close to the Aztecs: their pass defense.

The Lobos rank 42nd in defensive passing success and have been solid when it comes to getting saves in the red zone.

The Lobos rank fourth among Mountain West teams in pass defense, limiting opponents to just 192.1 passing yards per game. If they’re going to have a chance to keep in touch against the Aztecs, it will be by stopping the passing game.

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Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images. Pictured: A New Mexico Lobos jersey and football.

San Diego State vs New Mexico Betting Picks

Both of these teams rank in the top 20 in terms of spike rate. They are also both outside the top 115 in terms of seconds per game. However, that total seems a little too low for me to bet under in this game.

Despite their struggles so far this season, I think the Lobos will benefit greatly from the slowness of this game.

Flip New Mexico around to keep it a bit close, because there might not be enough points for San Diego State to pull out. I would recommend the Lobos at +14 or better and wouldn’t bet them below a two touchdown spread.

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4 things to watch in Gavitt Tipoff Games https://panamgames.org/4-things-to-watch-in-gavitt-tipoff-games/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 17:11:34 +0000 https://panamgames.org/4-things-to-watch-in-gavitt-tipoff-games/ Penn State’s men’s basketball team has one of its highest-profile non-conference games of the season on deck Monday night when Butler visits the Bryce Jordan Center as part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games. The Nittany Lions are 2-0 with a pair of lopsided wins that showcased an exciting, paced attacking style that depended […]]]>

Penn State’s men’s basketball team has one of its highest-profile non-conference games of the season on deck Monday night when Butler visits the Bryce Jordan Center as part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games.

The Nittany Lions are 2-0 with a pair of lopsided wins that showcased an exciting, paced attacking style that depended on veterans while allowing key young players to gain valuable experience. The Bulldogs were dominant in their only win to start the season.

In college basketball, November is a month of small sample sizes, and Monday night’s game – which starts at 8:30 p.m. and will be nationally televised on FS1 – will provide a great learning opportunity for both. parts.

Here are four things I’ll be watching at the Bryce Jordan Center on Monday night.

Read more: How to watch: Penn State basketball vs. Butler in Gavitt Tipoff on FS1

1. How does the role of Kebba Njie continue to develop for the Nittany Lions against another big man?

During the summer and pre-season, the front Kebba Njie became one of the most intriguing — and potentially one of the most important — players on Penn State’s roster. Part of that is down to a thin front yard, but a lot of it also has to do with Njie’s development before and when he arrived. Coach Micah Shrewsberry said the player signed by Penn State in November 2021 was very different from the one on the court in November 2022.

The 6-foot-10, 237-pound Njie came off the bench behind the starter Caleb Dorsey through the first two games of this season, and he will face a tough task in Butler big man Manny Bates In Monday. The 6-foot-11, 240-pound Bates, a transfer from NC State, had 25 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in the Bulldogs’ season opener. It’s an older, veteran presence for the Green Njie – who turned 18 on the first day of classes – to contend with.

Njie scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds in nearly 16½ minutes of action against Loyola (Md.) last week, but he was still three fouls in that span after being called for four fouls in 10 minutes in the opening of the season.

“I just gotta be smarter [with] how to use my body, especially at this level,” Njie said last week. “They’ll call it easy fouls, but sometimes you’ll let it go. So just my playing experience, I have to keep playing, know what referees like to whistle.

Njie’s talent was clear early in his career at Penn State, and with the 6-foot-7 Dorsey serving as Penn State’s top options downstairs – the 6-foot-8 Michael Henn has played less than 7 minutes in two games, while the 6-foot-10 rookie Demetrius Lilley hasn’t played yet – Njie could get a big test on Monday night.

Read more: Penn State Basketball Recruiting: Top 60 wing among trio of 25 Saturday visitors (VIP)

2. Whose turn will it be on Monday night?

Guards Jalen Pickett and Andrew Funk were the stars against Winthrop in the season opener with a total of 45 points. Against Loyola, Pickett and Funk combined eight points on 3-of-13 shooting. Camren Wynter scored 18, while the guard Myles Dread and Njie each had 12 on the bench. guard/forward Seth Lundy also scored 10 points.

Penn State has more options offensively this season, and even though they weren’t scoring, Pickett and Funk were still heavily involved offensively. Pickett had 11 assists. Funk served as a decoy, Shrewsberry said, after his hot shooting performance in Game 1 and due to Loyola’s familiarity with Funk since his time at Bucknell in the Patriot League.

“There are a lot of capable guys out there, and I tell them all the time, I believe in all of you.” said Shrewsberry.

Wynter, the fifth-year senior who transferred from Drexel, took the star turn against Loyola as he continued to settle in with his new team. Wynter is one of three active players in college basketball with 1,500 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists – Pickett is one of the other two – and he’s learning to play more without the ball in his hands, and he put in the effort behind the scenes to adjust to his new role.

“I would say it’s been a bit more of an adjustment than I thought it would be, but I mean, I had fun through it all,” Wynter said. “I think tonight I’m kind of complimenting the work that I’ve tried to put in, just the extra time in the gym, just shooting with the coaches, knowing that I’m going to play with the ball a bit more. ”

So who could be next for Penn State to step in? Lundy has been quiet offensively to start the season. Junior Dallion Johnson showed can do outside shots. First-year student Jameel Brown came to Penn State with an offensive pedigree. Shrewsberry has more offensive players to work with.

Read more: Top Takes: Wynter arrives as Penn State overtakes Loyola

3. How will the Nittany Lions react to adversity?

In the season opener, Penn State deftly held Winthrop within reach before retiring in the second half. Loyola, however, made things a little interesting by cutting a double-digit Nittany Lions lead to two points just after halftime in the first half. Penn State, however, was able to regain its lead to 11 points at halftime, and Loyola was never in the single digits again.

“We knew fake shots, we were smearing people, we weren’t solid, and then we weren’t playing with the pace,” Shrewsberry said. “And that’s what upset me the most is that our attack got slow and we were struggling to score. They were doing a good job of taking it away. So we corrected it during that timeout and then we came back and played really well. That’s when you see the maturity of this team coming out. You have a bunch of older guys coming out of the squad and they’re talking about what they need to do. They know when they’re not at their peak and they can correct that themselves pretty quickly, so they were doing that and I thought that stretch at the end of the first half was pretty important.

In some non-conference games, like Monday’s, and in Big Ten play, Penn State will face similar situations, including playing from behind. In Shrewsberry’s first season, he credited his team’s veteran nature with helping them stay in games. This season, these vets are tasked with helping keep Penn State ahead. The roster includes five players using extra eligibility, plus another fourth-year senior. He’s a resource for Penn State, and he’s one he might have to rely on against Butler.

“I would say we’re a mature team,” Wynter said. “Obviously we have a lot of older guys, a lot of seniors. I mean, people race college basketball, so just being able to [stop] the race and do your own race and not get too low on those races and know that after the timeout when we have to go out and just pay attention to the details and lock in. I think that’s what we did at the end of the first half, and we just tried to make them a little uncomfortable.

Read more: PHOTOS: Penn State Hoops slam Loyola with another offensive outburst

4. Will the 3 points continue to fall?

Penn State is off to a deep start. In two games, Penn State has made 34 of 68 3-pointers it has attempted, which is good for a 50% clip. As mentioned above, November college basketball is the king of small sample size, but Penn State currently ranks No. 3 nationally with 17 3-pointers per game and No. 10 in three point percentage. Entering the weekend, Penn State was the only team in the nation to shoot 50 percent or better when attempting more than 30 3-pointers.

Shrewsberry wants to keep shooting, and he thinks the Nittany Lions will keep hitting deep.

“Three is more than two,” Shrewsberry said Thursday. “We have guys who can really shoot, like really shoot. A bunch of them, not just one. So we’re going to get as much out of it – if people want to leave us open, we’re going to get out of as much as we can.

Penn State’s program record for 3-pointers entering the season was 15. The Nittany Lions hit 18 against Winthrop and 16 against Loyola.

The deep shot, however, did more than just allow Penn State to score 90 points in consecutive games. He softened opposing defenses to allow players to get to the basket and attack the rim with relative ease.

Shrewsberry also praised his players for finding their teammates. Penn State has 45 assists on 66 field goals this season, and the Nittany Lions rank 16th in assists-to-rotation ratio (2.37) and 17th in assists per game (22.5). These are some of the traits that give Shrewsberry confidence that this kind of offensive success will continue.

“I remember two or three possessions we missed, it was just a nice ball movement,” Shrewsberry said. “Guys just throw the ball all over the court, and it happens to an open guy, he just misses it. I agree with that. I agree with that. It means we are connected. That means we’re locked in offensively. It means we are playing the right way. We share it. I’m okay with that because we have guys who can put it on deck too. So now once they start running we can attack and reach the edge more, which we did. I think we had 10 lay-ups in the second half. I don’t know if we had 10 lay-ups all last season.

Read more: Andrew Funk shows what he can bring to Penn State in Nittany Lions debut

Daniel Gallen covers Penn State for Lions247 and 247Sports. He can be contacted at daniel.gallen@cbsinteractive.com. Follow Daniel on Twitter at @danieljtgallen.

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Friday’s best bets, including Kings vs Lakers https://panamgames.org/fridays-best-bets-including-kings-vs-lakers/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 22:34:00 +0000 https://panamgames.org/fridays-best-bets-including-kings-vs-lakers/ Happy Friday! Tonight’s schedule includes just two nationally televised games with Nuggets vs. Celtics (7 p.m. ET) on NBA TV and Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies (10 p.m. ET), a playoff rematch, on ESPN. The action doesn’t stop there, however, with six more impressive matches on the schedule and our team diving into three more clashes for […]]]>

Happy Friday! Tonight’s schedule includes just two nationally televised games with Nuggets vs. Celtics (7 p.m. ET) on NBA TV and Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies (10 p.m. ET), a playoff rematch, on ESPN.

The action doesn’t stop there, however, with six more impressive matches on the schedule and our team diving into three more clashes for their best bets on tonight’s schedule. Check out our expert picks and predictions for Friday night below.

NBA odds and picks

Denver Nuggets vs. Boston Celtics

Take
ML Nuggets (+170)
Book
bet365
Trick
7 p.m. ET
TV
NBA Television

Chris Baker: Nuggets v Celtics could be the game of the night and I think the Nuggets have a game advantage with Nikola Jokic v Al Horford down there.

We have seen what Jokic does to teams when they are unable to keep him 1 on 1 as he forces teams to double team and help the defense he then forces them to scramble and rotate with his elite passing ability.

That should be the case tonight, with Al Horford and Luke Kornet being the only centers to get legitimate minutes. This Celtics defense has been vulnerable this year without Robert Williams III at rock bottom and Jokic should be able to expose it.

The second major thing that brings me to the Nuggets here is Malcolm Brogdon’s absence through injury. Brogdon’s injury leaves them with only one real playmaker in Marcus Smart and will force the Celtics to give minutes to Payton Pritchard. The Celtics are completely lacking in depth right now and could be in big trouble if Horford or Smart pick up a few quick fouls.

I have a lot more faith in the depth of the Nuggets bench right now, especially with the way Bones Hyland — 18.0 PPG from 60% deep the past three games — has been playing lately. I believe in this Nuggets team and expect them to come out urgently tonight. I will bite here on Denver up to +150.


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Toronto Raptors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Take
Less than 220
Book
FanDuel
Trick
8 p.m. ET
TV
NBA League Pass

Matt Moore: Since the start of last season (when Kyle Lowry left), under bets in Raptors games when Pascal Siakam is absent are 9-7, with an average line of 214, according to GimmeTheDog.com. So we have a total of six points above average in this place without Siakam. The Thunder’s schedule-adjusted offensive rating ranks 26th.

Under is 4-2 at home for OKC. The Thunder have the worst half-court offense in the league, while the Raptors rank 22nd. Transition will be a problem for both teams, but points will always be a problem. I’m doing this 214, giving us a healthy margin over the number.

I would bet this one up to 218.


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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Take
Desmond Bane Over 3.5 3 points
Book
DraftKings
Trick
9:30 p.m. ET
TV
ESPN

Munaf Manji: The Grizzlies take on the Timberwolves tonight in a clash of two of the worst teams defending 3 points. Wolves allow their opponents to knock down an average of 15.1 seconds per game, which is the worst in the league. Wolves allow opponents to average 40 attempts per game, which ranks them 29th in the league.

So far this season, Desmond Bane is shooting 46.7% from beyond the arc and attempting 8.6 per game. He’s faced the Spurs, Nets, Kings and Rockets this season who are among the worst teams in 3-point defense.

In those four games, Bane shot 22 of 39 from deep and made at least four 3s in each of those contests. Additionally, Bane has made four 3s or more in three of his last five games. Against the worst 3-point shooting defense in the league, I think Bane will have plenty of eyes from beyond the arc.


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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors

Take
1Q ML Cavaliers (+110)
Book
DraftKings
Trick
10 p.m. ET
TV
NBA League Pass

Jim Tourvey: I like the Cavs in general on Friday, but the first quarter is where I’m going to target them the hardest.

Cleveland was the second-best basketball team to date by Basketball Reference’s simple rating system, which weighs opponent and net rating, alongside their record. For comparison, the Warriors rank 25th in SRS. Now, part of that is obviously down to the Warriors resting key players here and there, and they appear to be at full strength for Friday night, but right now – with the Warriors still looking to what this be a transitional season – the Cavs are simply a better team.

This game actually gained momentum towards Golden State early in the market, but that may be wrong. We consider the Warriors an elite defense, but they’re giving up the sixth-most 3s per game this season, and opponents are hitting those shots at a better-than-average clip. The Cavs are shooting 40.1% from deep this season, trailing only the Nuggets in efficiency.

The Cavs have also managed to reach the line with great consistency this season, averaging the seventh-most free throws per game so far. The Warriors, even when their defense has been better, have never been shy about getting opponents to the line, and this season no basketball team is getting opponents to the line more often than Golden State. Freebies and 3s are a great recipe for success on Cleveland’s offensive side.

On the other side of the ball, the Warriors will likely try to run Cleveland and take advantage of their own ability to go small. And that fuels this bet. I could see that strategy paying off late in the game if Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley can’t keep up with the Warriors running around the perimeter for a full 48 minutes, but in the first quarter I don’t see that being that big of an edge.

I don’t expect Kerr to play those small-ball lineups a ton right off the bat, because he’ll probably start Kevon Looney again, and only transition to those smaller lineups as the game progresses.

Finally, the first was the best quarter for the Cavs all season (+5.6 Net Rating), while it was a bugaboo for the Warriors (-6.0 Net Rating). Add to that the fact that the Cavs should almost certainly win the tip, giving them the extra possession in the first, and getting more money on the Cavs to win the first quarter is a great play on Friday.


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Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers

Take
Domantas Sabonis Over 5.5 assists
Book
FanDuel
Trick
10:30 p.m. ET
TV
NBA League Pass

Joe Dellera: Before moving on to the selection, happy Veterans Day to all those who served!

The Kings face the Lakers tonight in a game where LA won’t have LeBron James. While the Kings should be able to take care of business, the player I’m targeting tonight is Domantas Sabonis.

Sabonis has always been a capable passer and is currently averaging 6.1 assists per game out of 9.8 potential assists per game. This has increased over his last five games and his potentials have increased to 12.8 per game.

A big reason for this is De’Aaron Fox. Sabonis and Fox have a great rapport on the pitch and the highest frequency Sabonis player passing and receiving passes is Fox. In his last 20 games with Fox, Sabonis has exceeded 5.5 assists in 13 of them (65%).

Applying that to this specific game, the Lakers are allowing 26.5 assists per game, eighth in the league. Given the Lakers and Kings are playing fast and are first and 11th respectively in pace, that should lend itself to more passing and scoring opportunities for Sabonis.


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Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 features Al Mazrah map and DMZ mining mode https://panamgames.org/call-of-duty-warzone-2-0-features-al-mazrah-map-and-dmz-mining-mode/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://panamgames.org/call-of-duty-warzone-2-0-features-al-mazrah-map-and-dmz-mining-mode/ Missed a session of GamesBeat Summit Next 2022? All sessions are now available for viewing in our on-demand library. Click here to start watching. Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 will debut as a new free-to-play Battle Royale mode on November 16 with an all-new map and mining experience called DMZ. The game will feature Al […]]]>

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Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 will debut as a new free-to-play Battle Royale mode on November 16 with an all-new map and mining experience called DMZ.

The game will feature Al Mazrah, a new map set in the Middle East that is designed for the modern warfare setting of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. Many parts of the map will be familiar to players who already play Modern Warfare II multiplayer.

And the details of the environment will also be familiar because Warzone 2.0, as well as next year’s Warzone Mobile, is built with the same proprietary game engine as Modern Warfare II, which debuted on October 28. And the massive Al Mazrah map will have 18 major points of interest which include some of the maps from Modern Warfare II, like Sarrif Bay.

The Oil Refinery in Warzone 2.0.

While Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II was a big hit with $1 billion in revenue generated for the premium game in its first 10 days, Warzone 2.0 promises to deliver renewal for the game that has become a huge success during the pandemic when people were craving social experiences in online games. Over 125 million people have played the free game Warzone, and this launch represents Activision’s chance to get them back into the game. And while Activision Blizzard clearly wants to sell premium games, Warzone is the best chance to do so. people come back every day of the year.

I was one of those who turned to Warzone, which debuted just as the lockdowns began in March 2020. I played it regularly with a team of friends, acquaintances and strangers. And it was good to come back to it often, between major releases of other games. If they did a Call of Duty metaverse, I’d be in.

But Warzone 2.0 is going to be pretty fun in the meantime, with improved graphics, underwater combat, vehicular combat, and more.

DMZ and more

Al Mazrah Observatory.

One of the new experiences that will keep players coming back is the DMZ experience, which is an extraction mode similar to the gameplay in Escape From Tarkov or the Dark Zone experience in Tom Clancy’s The Division.

DMZ takes players into a story-driven, open-world mining mode where Operators are given free rein to complete faction-based missions, take on additional side objectives, engage with enemy Operators or fighters AI and search for valuables. Then they survive by heading to extraction.

Returning Custom Loadouts

The cradle of civilization.

Players will have faster access to the primary perk of their custom loadout, the primary weapon. A new backpack system will be fully integrated for DMZ and streamlined for Battle Royale modes.

The Gulag is where you go for a chance to re-enter the battle royale after being knocked out. The new one will be a 2v2 environment where randomly paired duos must coordinate to eliminate their opposition. It will also include a jailer, who will appear in the middle of the match to help speed up the fight. (OK, now, as described, that sounds ridiculous. Go figure).

Third-person combat was introduced in Modern Warfare II, giving players a wider field of view. And so third-person playlists are coming during the season on Warzone 2.0.

Modern Warfare II Season 01 Preview

Lots of spots for snipers.

Revamped versions of the Shoot House and Shipment maps are coming for Modern Warfare II’s first season for multiplayer play. These are some of the most chaotic maps imaginable where you spawn near enemies and the action never stops.

Players will also have to conquer a new Battle Pass by choosing map sectors to unlock free and premium items in any order they choose.

The season will introduce four weapons and six operators. Two new weapon platforms and two trios – one of elite soldiers and one of football’s best – are coming.

A new Special Ops mission and Raid Episode 1 will debut during the season. A seasonal prestige system will offer new challenges and rewards for those who clear military ranks.

The Al Mazrah card

Al Mazrah is the new Warzone map.
Al Mazrah is the new Warzone map.

Activision previously described the new map as a metropolitan area and rural outskirts within the Republic of Adal, Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0’s new battleground. The place is not really identified, but it is described as being part of the cradle of civilization.

This massive metropolitan area plays a gigantic role in the Modern Warfare II universe, featured in the campaign and a vital part of the events that follow it. Up to 150 soldiers will take part in the battle royale in this regional capital.

Points of interest include the Oasis, with freshwater pools and palm trees. It includes the village of Taraq, which has been reduced to rust and rubble, where squads can duel in close combat. The Rohan Oil Refinery has elevated combat areas for snipers. You can also explore a massive quarry in an industrial area with a dozen warehouses.

The port on the Al Mazrah map of Warzone 2.0.

The city of Al Mazrah has both skyscrapers and modern buildings at its center. A place called Zarqwa Hydroelectric has renewable energy facilities. The marshes once housed a luxury resort which is now completely flooded due to rising river levels. Caves are in sight of a small village.

Atop Al Mazrah’s tallest mountain, several domed structures, including one destroyed, are part of an ancient observatory. At Al Sharim Pass, an ancient monastery and mausoleum overlook a modern village and zoo. The highest hill contains several modernized buildings over the rest of the area, partially destroyed due to the elements and warfare.

Sa’id City is one of my favorite Ground War maps, and it has a sprawling modern mall (where we haven’t fought yet) juxtaposed with old apartments that housed generations of portworkers. The area also contains a medieval-themed carnival and a minor league football stadium.

Port Havid was the economic gemstone of Al Mazrah, ending the Rohan pipeline to the great seas. Several large warehouse structures lie inland, while the port itself has few containers due to international economic restrictions for the area.

The modern part of Al Mazrah.

A coastal village is submerged underwater with a crashed cargo ship nearby. And the El Samman cemetery makes me wonder if we’re going to have a zombie invasion again, although that seems unlikely since the new game doesn’t have a Zombies mode.

Sariff Bay is home to some fisheries along with a town center section, a resort and a few islands. A large plaza called Al Bagra Fortress is similar to the fortress from the old Warzone map. This medieval structure looks like an intimidating place of battle.

And Al Malik Airport has a terminal at the southern tip of the city with modern architecture and an observation tower. If this all sounds like a huge place, it is, and I hope to see you there.

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Phillies make history with 5 homers off Astros starter in Game 3 win https://panamgames.org/phillies-make-history-with-5-homers-off-astros-starter-in-game-3-win/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://panamgames.org/phillies-make-history-with-5-homers-off-astros-starter-in-game-3-win/ PHILADELPHIA — In the first World Series playoff game at Citizens Bank Park in 13 years, the Philadelphia Phillies delivered a historic punch to Houston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. And superstar Bryce Harper delivered the initial punishment and, apparently, some crucial advice. Harper’s two-run homer late in the first inning kicked off a record […]]]>
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Enjoying 30 years of brutally awesome Mortal Kombat stages https://panamgames.org/enjoying-30-years-of-brutally-awesome-mortal-kombat-stages/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 22:05:08 +0000 https://panamgames.org/enjoying-30-years-of-brutally-awesome-mortal-kombat-stages/ For 30 years, mortal combat empowered greedy fighters to test themselves against fierce opponents. The competitive spirit has remained the same, but the arenas have changed a lot over those three decades. From Earthrealm to Outworld and everything in between, the characters of mortal combat threw their hands in the streets, cemeteries, prisons, temples, on […]]]>

For 30 years, mortal combat empowered greedy fighters to test themselves against fierce opponents. The competitive spirit has remained the same, but the arenas have changed a lot over those three decades. From Earthrealm to Outworld and everything in between, the characters of mortal combat threw their hands in the streets, cemeteries, prisons, temples, on boats, and much more. The impressive feat here is that out of the multitude of tiers spanning over ten titles, there are very few really bad offers, which means it can be difficult to narrow down the stages that stand out. However, I’ve played too many of these games over the years and like to pretend my art degree is useful, so I accepted the task. This isn’t a list based on one aspect, but on all forms of level design and fun, as we discuss the milestones that left an impact on the series.

Court of Shang Tsung

One of Mortal Kombat the biggest inspirations were the movie Enter the dragon, and some of that influence carries over to the first game with Shang Tsung’s Courtyard. It’s outdoors, in daylight, with an audience of monks and a few intimidating guards, as Shang Tsung himself presides over the battles atop a raised platform. The roof of the structure only protects him from the sun, as no one other than the individual seated on the throne is important. Distant mountains and golden dragons provide a wonderful backdrop, against which the blood stands out perfectly.

We see Shao Kahn taking his place in the Mortal Kombat: Trilogy version of the scene, as well as a 3D update for Mortal Kombat: Deception. The modern version of the court for Mortal Kombat (2011) is splendid, but nothing beats seeing the sequel in Mortal Kombat 11with the ruins of Shang Tsung Island showing the destroyed arena.

Kove

Kove is a modern scene, only appearing (so far) in Mortal Kombat X, but it left quite an impression. The landscape looks like a twisted tapestry – a constantly moving oil painting with a dull palette that helps many figures stand out. The setting is a wharf in Outworld, a port of call for travelers and a place of business, but the dark waters hide a boatload of terror and even more blood. There are crates, hooks, broken ships, and solid ships, but it’s the skull-shaped rock formation and crashing waves that demand the most attention. There are plenty of objects to interact with, but water-spurting corpses are the best weapons, and players can use Stage Fatality to send enemies into a watery grave with death by a monster. sailor with giant tentacles.

The evil tower

Having a name like The Evil Tower is a solid indicator that this stage is high and dangerous, but the real immediate clue – and the reason most remember this particular level – is the fast-moving clouds. through the giant window. It also features a floating Shadow Monk in the front, which looks quite menacing. This arena is a small part of a massive structure in Outworld – supposedly Shao Kahn’s seat of power – with carpets, floors and pillars that make the building much more beautiful than anything else in this area, quite high so the blue sky can be seen over the corrupted landscape.

The version players received in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon was excellent, with breakable elements in the scene and a death trap that could send an opponent flying through an open portal. Mortal Kombat (2011) The build could be perfect, with its very detailed overhaul and an accelerated day and night cycle that can be a little annoying.

Subway

This one might seem a bit mundane by comparison, but nothing beats a street-level brawl between two fighters. The foundation is cracked and the lights flicker and shake as trains speed past, making the surrounding area rumble. It’s dangerous, and proof that the war with Outworld has invaded our homes. Those station names in the background that boast the names of the co-creators, the posters that were added, and a lot of detail in later versions really help the Metro stand out as a mainstay of mortal combat. Stage Fatality is also a winner – nothing like using the power of a locomotive to drive an opponent in.

This level originates from Mortal Kombat 3 and had some updates, with Mortal Kombat: Armageddon expand the battlefield and modernize the scenic fatality, but Mortal Kombat (2011) once again gave another classic scene a load of new views and made the finisher even wilder.

living forest

The woods can be deep, dark and dreary, but this bizarre Outworld forest is a great place to fight. If the other fighter isn’t enough of a threat, the desert will. Not only are their serpents, their vines caught and their trees starved, but their branches and roots are littered with the bodies of previous victims. It is a haunting area and is said to have been a corrupted part of ancient Edenia, which also makes it a tragic place. Players have been enjoying this stage ever since they spotted Jade and Smoke lurking in the background and thought they could knock their opponents into spooky foliage’s mouths (which would become a reality).

Mortal Kombat 4 tried to give players a 3D version, which didn’t look spectacular, but Mortal Kombat Gold’s rendering cleaned it up. Mortal Kombat: Deception developed the concept and even added a mud river, but again it was Mortal Kombat (2011) which provided a truly glorious update for these woods, complete with all the bells and whistles.

soul chamber

Some levels simply cry foul. There is a giant demonic head with a gaping maw, inside of which is a storm of swirling souls, and in the background reside robed shadow priests who guard the power. At first, the face was said to be a tree pod that Shao Kahn had under his balcony. Other times it looked like a rock formation, and later renditions made it appear alive, with glowing energy and moving tentacles. It cannot be ignored and something in this green storm of souls screams death and death.

This place was first seen in Mortal Kombat 3, and it’s no surprise that he’s appeared in many other franchise entries. For Mortal Kombat Gold it was rendered in 3D, but Mortal Kombat: Armageddon took that idea and fulfilled it. Mortal Kombat (2011) offers another solid glow, but it’s Mortal Kombat 11 which really breathed new life into the soul chamber, making it lively, thrilling and majestic with glowing backgrounds.

Shang Tsung Throne Hall

Shang Tsung already has a courtyard to watch the fights in, but apparently he also needs a throne room to do so – one with a setting that shows just how awesome the villain is. Everything is adorned with deep reds, marble and gold. There are statues of dragons, magnificent pillars, large windows with the MK symbol carved into them, and an intricately crafted chair for Tsung to sit in comfort while others suffer for his amusement. Updated builds make the arena look bigger, added banners, and now a storm is raging outside, setting the tone for what looks like an important battle.

Although Shao Kahn’s throne room of Mortal Kombat (2011) may initially seem more appealing with his choice of colors, Shang Tsung leaves a stronger impression and is more likely to be chosen on the scene selection screen. Mortal Kombat 1 the original will, of course, always be classic, but Mortal Kombat (2011) above mentioned version is top notch for show and ambiance.

The Dead Pool

Why anyone would want to fight in a place where one misstep could mean an instant acid bath may be a mystery, but there’s no doubt why this particular torture chamber keeps popping up in mortal combat payments. In early incarnations of the stage, it looks rusty as the metal railings and hooks create an uncomfortable feeling and the thin platform raises serious concerns for anyone’s safety. Later, there would be bodies hanging in the background – those whom Shao Kahn wished to see punished – and statues to intimidate those who were about to be murdered. The Dead Pool lives up to its name, and its stage fatality is a satisfying delight.

Fans saw this scene for the first time in Mortal Kombat 2that laid the groundwork, but Mortal Kombat: Deception changed the slender bridge to a square platform. Later versions went back to basics, and although Mortal Kombat 11 added more texture and great lighting to the scene, maybe the best version is still in Mortal Kombat (2011)where everything combines as attractive and threatening.

The temple

This unholy place of worship has had many different names over the years: temple, church, cathedral, but no matter what it is called, there is always an aura of death around it. Supposedly built by Shao Kahn during his invasion of Earthrealm, this structure has bold archways, pillars with flames on them, beautiful stained glass windows, and blood-red candles in the foreground. Black mortal combat The symbol stands out as the fighters come and go, and sometimes there is an altar, coffin, or grave for additional decoration.

In Mortal Kombat (2011) we get a great update for the level, with glowing light coming from windows, more background detail, and active NPCs performing what looks like a sacrifice or autopsy on the raised platform. It was a serious upgrade from the lackluster offering of Mortal Kombat Goldbut nothing beats it Mortal Kombat 3 original.

The pit

This is perhaps the most emblematic stage of the mortal combat franchise, but there’s a tough argument here about which version is better. The concept of each is simple: a raised bridge with danger below, and a loss most likely means falling into an uncomfortable thorny fate. Even though the fighter somehow survived, Reptile is waiting there to finish them off. Collectively, Pit 1, Pit II, Pit III, and Pit X (along with the Pit Bottom) may have the most scene renders, but they’re not all winners, because Mortal Kombat 3 approach is generally perceived as a disappointment. It doesn’t seem fair unless it’s out in the open with other weird characters fighting in the background.

Mortal Kombat X might have the best overall presentation with its brilliant huge moon and its excellent vision of fatality on stage. Pit I of Mortal Kombat 1 will always be classic, but Mortal Kombat 2 Pit II stands out just above the rest. Even without the extra details, the arena feels fully realized and screams mortal combat.

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Our staff’s best bets for Raptors vs. Heat, Nets vs. Grizzlies, more (October 24) https://panamgames.org/our-staffs-best-bets-for-raptors-vs-heat-nets-vs-grizzlies-more-october-24/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 17:07:00 +0000 https://panamgames.org/our-staffs-best-bets-for-raptors-vs-heat-nets-vs-grizzlies-more-october-24/ NBA Opening Week is behind us, but tonight’s busy Monday slate is full of possibilities. Tonight’s schedule features eight games, with some really fun games including a game in the west between the Nuggets and the Trail Blazers on NBA TV. Our NBA analysts focus on three more games on the slate and see prop […]]]>

NBA Opening Week is behind us, but tonight’s busy Monday slate is full of possibilities. Tonight’s schedule features eight games, with some really fun games including a game in the west between the Nuggets and the Trail Blazers on NBA TV.

Our NBA analysts focus on three more games on the slate and see prop and money-line value on a road favorite. Dive into their analysis and best bets for Monday night below.

NBA odds and picks

Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat

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Pascal Siakam Over 4.5 ASD (-160) | 7+ | 10+ | Triple Double
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Joe Dellera: Scottie Barnes suffered a pretty serious ankle injury against the Miami Heat on Saturday and although he’s officially listed as questionable, he’s expected to miss “some time” according to Raptors head coach Nick Nurse.

While the player who slips into the starting lineup and sees his playing time increase is Precious Achiuwa, the starter who stands to benefit the most is Pascal Siakam. Due to Barnes’ questionable tag, we get a great line on this assist prop for Siakam.

Siakam sees his stats and usage increase without Barnes on the ground. In five games without him last season, Siakam averaged 25.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game and he just recorded 23/8/9 against Miami on Saturday when Barnes came off after only 13 minutes.

I think that line is criminally low considering he’s erased 4.5 in 20 of his last 30 games regardless of Barnes’ status, including averaging 6.8 assists against Miami between this season and the last with totals of 10, 6, 4, 5 and 9 .

I’m going to escalate this and prefer to call the juice on the baseline of -160 and then grab alternates at 7+ (+250 Bet365) and 10+ (+1125) with a pinch on a triple double built at (+2000 ). FanDuel also has these bets but at 8+ (+290) and 10 (+700) but there is obviously less value there.


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Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets

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Jalen Green Over 22.5 points (-111)
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FanDuel
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8 p.m. ET
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NBA League Pass

Sam McQuillan: A matchup between two of the worst projected teams in the league is the perfect opportunity to bet on a volume blue chipper points prop.

Jalen Green is coming off the second-worst shooting performance in his last 12 games, scoring 22 points on 31% shooting against the Bucks. The last time he shot so badly, he followed that up with 41 points in his next game.

I expect a similar comeback performance against a Jazz team that gave up 28 points to CJ McCollum in overtime last night and 30 to Anthony Edwards the game before.

Utah backcourt Mike Conley and Jordan Clarkson rank 54th and 112th in defensive rankings among starters this year. And any other player the Jazz could have stuck on Green last year is playing on another team this season.

I expect their porous license defense to be even worse in a back-to-back game and the third game of a road trip. Monday night should be the Jalen Green show.


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Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets

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Less than 232
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PointsBet
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8 p.m. ET
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Andrew O’Connor-Watts: The Utah Jazz take on the Rockets in Houston, in what everyone in preseason thought would be a battle from the basement.

Instead, the Jazz are 3-0 ATS to start the season. The Rockets are exactly where we expected: pretty fun, but not very good. As tempted as I am by the Jazz to make a 4-0 start to the season, I’m looking at the total instead.

Houston and Utah are middle of the road at Pace, 12th and 14th respectively. And yet, their match tally is 232.

The reason for such a high total is likely due to Houston’s horrible defense this year. They’re last in the league in defensive rating (120.8), but the flip side is their terrible offense, which ranks 20th in offensive rating (108.4) according to NBA.com.

Utah, meanwhile, ranks sixth in offense (115.6), but 10th in defense (107.1). However, we still haven’t seen the Jazz face a bad team this season. So far they have defeated the Nuggets, Timberwolves and Pelicans in OT last night. I think we could see a low-effort spot for the Jazz and a game in which their offensive effort wanes.

The total also saw plenty of money on the underside and was bet against the opening total of 233, according to the Action PRO report. The minuses get 77% of the money, but only 41% of the bets.

I like under bets, but only up to 231 because I don’t trust the Rockets’ poor defense.


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Brooklyn Nets vs. Memphis Grizzlies

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ML nets (+100)
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BetMGM
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8 p.m. ET
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Chris Baker: The Grizzlies don’t deserve as much respect against a much more talented Nets team. Memphis currently ranks 28th in adjusted net rating while Brooklyn is 15th.

Brooklyn has played the toughest schedule of opposing defenses so far, but they should be able to rack up some points against this Memphis defense that ranks 26th in points per 100 possessions despite having a relatively easy schedule so far. . Brooklyn has struggled on offense so far, but they’ve played the toughest schedule of opposing defenses this year.

New Orleans and Toronto are among the only teams that actually have the defensive length and talent to take on Kevin Durant. The Grizzlies’ defensive talent is completely lacking without Dillon Brooks, Zaire Williams and Jaren Jackson Jr. in their roster.

The Nets should be able to get the hit they want on offense with Ja Morant on Kyrie and guys like Santi Aldama, David Roddy and Desmond Bane on KD. I also think Ben Simmons has the length and defensive IQ to disrupt Ja Morant’s pace.

The Nets also come into this game after two days off while Memphis is coming off a 40 blowout on the road against Dallas on Saturday night. Expect Brooklyn to play well with extra rest and preparation and pick up the win on the road against an injury-riddled Memphis team.


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Step up your look with the Horizon Forbidden West collection at ASOS – PlayStation.Blog https://panamgames.org/step-up-your-look-with-the-horizon-forbidden-west-collection-at-asos-playstation-blog/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 09:00:07 +0000 https://panamgames.org/step-up-your-look-with-the-horizon-forbidden-west-collection-at-asos-playstation-blog/ No weaving or crafting required! Horizon Raw Materials and ASOS bring fashion to the Forbidden West. While Aloy’s in-game outfits are all about her protection and survival, our unique partnership with ASOS focuses on ready-to-wear comfort for our fans. This unisex collection of playwear and streetwear includes a variety of joggers, hoodies and shirts, which […]]]>

No weaving or crafting required! Horizon Raw Materials and ASOS bring fashion to the Forbidden West.

While Aloy’s in-game outfits are all about her protection and survival, our unique partnership with ASOS focuses on ready-to-wear comfort for our fans. This unisex collection of playwear and streetwear includes a variety of joggers, hoodies and shirts, which work either as sets or as individual pieces.

While heavily inspired by gaming – you might recognize elements and details from Aloy’s look, our Horizon graphic novels, or our key art – we’ve taken great care to translate that inspiration into streetwear fashion that can be styled in new and exciting ways. .

Ultra-soft tees and comfy joggers will be the perfect outfit for a marathon gaming session while you explore the Forbidden West (on New Game+ maybe?).

This collection will be released under our own brand of merchandise called Horizon Raw Materials, and is between £26 and £38*. It launches today in the EU, UK, Japan, and Asia regions, and in the US in early 2023.

Rather than dropping off your shards at your nearest merchant, you can find the entire collection at ASOS here.

Check Guerrilla’s Instagram and Tiktok pages over the next period to participate in style challenges and other fun activities related to the launch of the collection!

*Advised sale price. Actual retailer price may vary.

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The Hellsinger team walked through hell and found hope https://panamgames.org/the-hellsinger-team-walked-through-hell-and-found-hope/ Wed, 12 Oct 2022 04:15:18 +0000 https://panamgames.org/the-hellsinger-team-walked-through-hell-and-found-hope/ Metal: Hellsinger is the first release from the Swedish studio The foreigners. Released in September 2022, the rhythm and first-person shooter hybrid reminds gamers everywhere that video games and music go together like peanut butter and jam. At first glance, Metal: Hellsinger seems simple enough. Your objective is to fight your way from room to […]]]>

Metal: Hellsinger is the first release from the Swedish studio The foreigners. Released in September 2022, the rhythm and first-person shooter hybrid reminds gamers everywhere that video games and music go together like peanut butter and jam.

At first glance, Metal: Hellsinger seems simple enough. Your objective is to fight your way from room to room until you encounter the final boss of each stage. If you’re the type of person who likes to compete for scores on a leaderboard, you can choose to participate in additional challenges that improve your ranking, but otherwise the journey is relatively straightforward.

Where it stands out is its context, its world-building, and the nuance of its rhythmic mechanics. Set in Hell, you play as a human and part demon called “The Unknown”, fighting your way out. The twist is that peak performance forces you to strive to destroy your enemies in time to the music, which grants you higher damage, more devastating weapon effects, and higher combos.

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It’s not just your power that’s intensified by Metronomic Killing, it’s the soundtrack itself. Brilliantly, as your score combo grows, various guitar tracks are layered over the raw beat, culminating in roaring vocals that complement the track. The effectiveness of this mechanism is difficult to describe – it has to be experienced. Although it’s a short game, the focus on virtuosity rather than mere achievement means you’re kept coming back for more plays, hoping to get closer to a perfectly musical slaughter. executed.

David Goldfarb is co-founder of development studio The Outsiders and Metal: Hellsingercreative director. He was previously game director on Payday 2and lead designer on Battlefield 3 and Battlefield Bad Company 2.

According to Goldfarb, Metal: hellish singer was not intended to be The Outsiders’ debut album. The studio’s original game, Born of Darkness, was canceled four years into development after publisher, Take-Two, decided to part ways with the team. This left the Swedish outfit in dire straits, with just months of finances. hellish singer – ironically – was something of a Hail Mary. It’s no wonder Goldfarb and his team are still “decompressing” following its release, although its reception was certainly “gratifying”.

The idea for Metal: hellish singer came in more peaceful times. As Goldfarb recalls, “I played [Grand Theft Auto] city ​​of vicedriving along a beach listening to music from the 80s. I remember feeling that the intersection of music and [playing games] I felt really good.

“Then when I was playing Loss in 2016, I was listening to Meshuggah, and – I think probably by accident – ​​I started pulling on the beat. I felt like I was in a state of flux and thought, “That’s cool!”

No doubt his 2016 self would have said the same to the lineup of metal singers he and his team were eventually able to bring into the project. Icons such as Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Matt Heafy (Trivium), Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquility), Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) and Tatiana Shmayluk (Jinjer) feature, read like a who’s-who of the metal music genre.

“This process has been like a snowball,” Goldfarb says. “I had a list, but we didn’t think we would get these people.” Fate has decided otherwise. The mother of one of the musical team members knew Mikael Stanne’s girlfriend, and with that first piece of the puzzle in place, a world-class roster slowly grew around her.

‘I remember when we had Randy [Blythe] because I’m a huge fan of Lamb of God. I said to myself: “This is incredible! says Goldfarb with a smile. “It was a completely crazy race. None of us had the faintest idea.

The team was equally surprised when a demo posted online met with great popularity. ‘I was against [making a demo] when it was first lifted. My experience with demos is that 98% of the time they are so much work and so little reward,” says Goldfarb. ‘But the marketing was like, ‘You really have to play the game to figure it out.’

Even after launch, this turned out to be true. “I think our game is unique in that regard. I think you can show people the game forever and they’ll say, “It’s a Loss clone”. But when people sit down and play, they’re like, ‘Okay, that’s not what I thought at all.

Goldfarb’s broader take on the game is equally unexpected. ‘Born of Darkness was a really sad game for many reasons: the way it ended, and also [its inspiration]the Grendel story,” he thinks. “Making this game was really important to me because I always felt like the monster. So losing that… there was a lot of heartbreak there.

Metal was a way to rediscover the pleasure of doing things again,” he explains. “It’s weird to say, but it’s a message of hope… It’s a message of rebellion.”

Given his experiences, Goldfarb has a message for budding game developers: “The only thing I would say is don’t work for shitty people.” Don’t work for people who don’t represent your interests, whether they’re creative or not.

“Everyone finds their own path. I don’t know exactly how I got there. I’m just lucky and grateful to have been able to make games that people have loved – for the most part. Hopefully I can continue to do that adds Goldfarb.

And for people who aren’t fans of metal or first-person shooters, Goldfarb urges them to “take the demo and play on the lowest difficulty,” Goldfarb urges. “I think it’s definitely something you can play and enjoy, even if you’re none of that.”

Metal: Hellsinger is available now on PC, Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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