Southampton vs West Ham

Southampton vs West Ham TV channel, live stream, kick-off time, odds and team news.Southampton are looking to continue their fine form under new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl when they host West Ham on Thursday evening in the Premier League.

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The Saints have picked up back-to-back wins, including a shock victory over Arsenal, and are out of the relegation zone as a result.Another win for Hasenhuttl and his side will climb to 15th, while victory for the Hammers could take them as high as 8th in the division.West Ham had been in excellent form themselves, but suffered a disappointing loss at home to Watford last time out.

When is Southampton vs West Ham?

The match is on Thursday 27 December with kick-off at 7.45pm at St Mary’s.What TV channel is Southampton vs West Ham on and is there a live stream?

Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League will be showing the game live with coverage on both starting at 7.30pm.

Subscribers can stream the match on Sky Go or watch on the Sky Sports app, while non-subscribers can buy a Sky Sports Pass on Now TV.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is suspended for Southampton, while Ryan Bertrand remains out through injury.

West Ham still have the likes of Manuel Lanzini, Andriy Yarmolenko, Carlos Sanchez, Winston Reid, Ryan Fredericks, Jack Wilshere and Marko Arnautovic out, while Lucas Perez, Javier Hernandez and Fabian Balbuena are doubts but could make it.

Head-to-head in last five meetings

31 Mar 2018 – West Ham 3-0 Southampton – Premier League

19 Aug 2017 – Southampton 3-2 West Ham – Premier League

04 Feb 2017 – Southampton 1-3 West Ham – Premier League

25 Sep 2016 – West Ham 0-3 Southampton – Premier League

06 Feb 2016 – Southampton 1-0 West Ham – Premier League

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Wisconsin vs Miami

Wisconsin vs Miami: Pinstripe Bowl preview, prediction.Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 11:07 a.m. CT Dec. 26, 2018 | Updated 4:06 p.m. CT Dec. 26, 2018.

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TEAMS: Wisconsin Badgers (7-5) vs. Miami Hurricanes (7-5).

WHERE: Yankee Stadium.

TIME: 4:15 p.m. Thursday.

TV: ESPN with Bob Wischusen (play-by-play), Mike Golic Jr. and Dan Orlovsky (analysis) and Paul Carcaterra (sideline).

RADIO: AM-920 in Milwaukee and a state network with Matt Lepay (play-by-play) and Mike Lucas (analysis).

LINE: Miami by 3.

SERIES: UW leads, 3-2, with the last two victories coming in bowl games (20-14 in Champs Bowl in 2009; 34-24 in Orange Bowl in 2017).

COACHES: Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst (41-12, fourth season; 60-31, seventh season overall); vs. Miami’s Mark Richt (26-12, third season; 171-63, 18th season overall).

LIVE COVERAGE: Follow our live coverage from the press box

SCOUTING REPORT: Miami at a glance

STATS, ROSTERS:  Wisconsin | Miami

LIVE SCOREBOARD: NCAA football schedule, box scores

Four things to watch

IS COAN READY TO MAKE PLAYS? UW quarterback Jack Coan struggled to make game-winning plays in his first two starts – at Northwestern and at Penn State – before rebounding with an above-average performance at Purdue, which included two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to force overtime. He is set to face a Miami team that closed the regular season No. 1 in the nation against the pass (140.8 ypg), No. 2 in the nation in total defense (268.3 ypg) and 25th against the run (127.5 ypg). Defensive coordinator Manny Diaz generally mixes his fronts and uses a lot of movement in the front seven to disrupt blocking schemes and confuse quarterbacks.

“It is a lot to absorb,” UW offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph said of Miami’s defense. “This is a really complicated defense. They do a really good of mixing things and creating issues.

“We’ll really work hard to be smart and efficient with what we put together for him.

“You don’t want to put anything on him that takes away from the confidence that he has. So you still want to be smart. You want to put a package together that he is really confident in.”

MIAMI MUST SLOW TAYLOR: UW sophomore tailback Jonathan Taylor is averaging 7.1 yards per carry, has rushed for at least 100 yards in 11 of 12 games this season and closed the regular season leading the nation in rushing (165.8 yards per game). Miami has limited foes to 3.3 yards per carry, 4.1 if you take away yards lost on sacks. Only three players have rushed for at least 100 yards against the Hurricanes this season. For all the talk about Coan taking over for Alex Hornibrook (concussion-related symptoms), UW has little chance to win if the Hurricanes shut down Taylor.

“It is going to be very important to establish the run game,” Taylor said, “in order to make it easier for the pass game and make it easier on the quarterback and the receivers.”

UW MUST STUFF THE RUN: The strength of Miami’s offense is its ground game, led by tailbacks Travis Homer (6.3-yard average, 969 yards and four touchdowns) and DeeJay Dallas (5.8-609-6). Miami’s quarterbacks – starter Malik Rosier and backup N’Kosi Perry – have been inconsistent and have combined for a 52.4 percent completion rate, with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Perry hit just 6 of 24 attempts for 52 yards – in ideal conditions – in the regular-season finale against Pittsburgh.

UW has struggled to stop the run for most of the season, including the regular-season finale against Minnesota when the Gophers rushed 47 times for 201 yards and three touchdowns and held the ball for 35 minutes 6 seconds.

Can UW’s defense, which will be without inside linebacker Ryan Connelly (undisclosed surgery), make the Hurricanes have to rely on their quarterbacks to win?

MOTIVATION COULD BE CRITICAL: Manny Diaz, preparing for his final game as Miami’s defensive coordinator before heading to Temple, hasn’t forgotten how his defense was shredded for 400 yards and 34 points in a 10-point loss to UW last season.

“Bowl games are always motivation,” he said. “They are about which team is more excited to play. I know for us, this gives us a little edge.”

UW linebacker T.J. Edwards acknowledged he and his teammates have to be prepared for that edge.

“We got their number last year so I know they are going to want to come out and play their best game,” he said. “Knowing we have to match that intensity and come out and play our very best football game to beat this team is exciting.”

History lesson

Senior linebacker T.J. Edwards has been Mr. Consistent during his time at UW.

Edwards redshirted in 2014 and posted tackle totals of 84, 89 and 81 in his first three seasons.

He enters the Pinstripe Bowl with 104 tackles, bringing his total at UW to 358. That is the No. 1 mark among active Big Ten players.

If Edwards records five tackles against Miami he will move into the top 10 all-time at UW. He would pass Brendan Lynch, who recorded 362 stops from 1987-’90.

Did you know?

UW’s Jonathan Taylor has rushed for a combined 3,766 yards in his first two seasons – 1,977 in 14 games last season and 1,989 in 12 games this season.

He needs 34 yards to become the sixth player in UW history to rush for 4,000 yards.

The five UW players to hit the 4,000-yard mark are Ron Dayne with 7,125 yards (1996-’99), Montee Ball with 5,140 yards (2009-’12), Melvin Gordon with 4,915 yards (2011-’14), Anthony Davis with 4,676 yards (2001-’04) and James White with 4,015 yards (2010-’13).

Jeff Potrykus’ prediction

UW’s quarterback play has been uneven in 2018, just one of the reasons the offense hasn’t progressed as the staff hoped. But Miami’s quarterback play has been just as inconsistent. The team that establishes the ground game will prevail. UW has Jonathan Taylor; Miami lost its best defensive tackle to injury. UW will escape, 20-17. 

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Temple vs Duke

Temple vs Duke odds, line: 2018 Independence Bowl picks, top predictions from advanced model on 45-25 run.SportsLine’s computer model has simulated the 2018 Independence Bowl 10,000 times.The Temple Owls and Duke Blue Devils meet for the first time ever on the gridiron as they face off in the 2018 Independence Bowl. It’s raining ahead of Thursday’s 1:30 p.m. ET

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. Temple, out of the American Athletic Conference, is in the midst of an 8-4 season that included signature wins over Maryland, Cincinnati and Houston. Duke, out of of the ACC at 7-5, had impressive road wins at bowl-bound Northwestern and Miami. Temple is a 3.5-point favorite and the Over-Under is 53.5, down a field goal from the opener, in the latest Temple vs. Duke odds. Before you make any Temple vs. Duke picks and 2018 Walk-On’s Independence Bowl predictions, check out what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.

The model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen massive returns. Over the past three years, this proprietary computer model has generated a jaw-dropping $4,210 profit for $100 bettors on its top-rated point-spread picks.

The model made some huge calls on Championship Week, including nailing Ohio State (-16.5) against Northwestern and Oklahoma (-9.5) against Texas. And when it comes to all top-rated picks, the model has been red-hot, entering the 2018 college football bowl season on a blistering 45-25 run. The same model has hit almost 70 percent of its straight-up bowl picks over the past three years. Anybody who has been following it is way, way up.

Now the model has evaluated the latest 2018 Independence Bowl odds. We can tell you it leans to the under and it also has locked in a strong against-the-spread pick, saying you can bank on one side in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can get that selection only over at SportsLine.

The model has factored in that Temple’s offense is capable of quick-strike scoring. Averaging nearly 36 points per game, the Owls’ vertical game centers on its two most lethal receiving targets — Ventell Bryant and Branden Mack. Bryant leads the receiving corps in both receptions (47) and yardage (659). His senior experience is also key in rallying teammates during key moments of games. Mack, a sophomore with 556 yards and five scores, can line up in the slot or out wide.

Temple is a commanding 8-3 against the spread versus FBS teams this season, compared to 6-5 for Duke. And when it comes to point differential, Temple has the edge as well, plus-12.1 to minus-4.1. Temple has won six of its last seven games straight-up and covered five times during that span.

But just because Temple has had success on offense this season doesn’t mean it will cover the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl spread against a talented Duke squad.

The model also knows that when Duke was at its best earlier in the season with impressive wins against Army, Northwestern and Baylor leading them into the AP Top 25, the Blue Devils were able to consistently win the turnover battle. That will be a big key at the Independence Bowl 2018 against Temple on Thursday.

Quarterback Daniel Jones is expected to be healthy enough to play against the Owls after suffering a lower-body injury in Duke’s regular-season finale, which should help the Blue Devils’ offense make smart decisions with the football. But the game really hinges on the Duke defense’s ability to create multiple turnovers.

Duke won all five of the games in which it forced multiple turnovers. In games where Duke didn’t force a single turnover, the Blue Devils were 2-5. So if Duke’s defense can take advantage of a Temple offense that threw 18 interceptions this season and turned it over 28 times in 12 games, it will go a long way towards a Blue Devils cover.

Who wins Temple vs. Duke? And which side of the spread cashes in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to be all over in the Independence Bowl, all from the computer model that has returned over $4,200 to $100 bettors, and find out.

Independence Bowl 2018

Independence Bowl 2018: Temple vs. Duke TV Schedule, Time and Odds.Two of the most underrated college football programs over the last decade kick off Thursday’s bowl slate at the Independence Bowl.Despite going through a revolving door of head coaches, the Temple Owls have won eight games or more on six occasions since 2009.

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The Owls out of The American face a familiar situation Thursday, as interim head coach Ed Foley takes charge with Geoff Collins off to Georgia Tech.Duke has been a model of consistency under head coach David Cutcliffe, who led the Blue Devils to winning seasons in five of the last six years.

Duke is attempting to reach the eight-win mark for the fourth time in the Cutcliffe era and extend its bowl winning streak to three games, while Temple tries to hit the nine-win mark for the third time in four years.

Independence Bowl Information

Date: Thursday, December 27

Time: 1:30 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN 

Live Stream: Watch ESPN or ESPN app

Odds (via OddsShark): Temple -3.5; Over/Under: 54.5

Preview

Temple is more than deserving of being the favorite in the Independence Bowl, as it made a claim to be the second-best team in The American behind UCF.

The Owls won six of their final seven games, with the only loss coming at the hands of the Knights.

The second-half surge in the regular season allowed Collins to generate interest from Georgia Tech, and he became the fourth head coach to leave Temple for a power-five job since 2010.

Before Manny Diaz takes over, Foley leads the Owls to the field for the second bowl game in three years.

In 2016, the longtime Temple assistant coached Temple in its Military Bowl loss to Wake Forest.

The Owls are in better shape to beat an ACC opponent this time around because of an offense that scored 143 points in the last three games.

Running back Ryquell Armstead is the star of the offense, as he totaled 1,098 yards and 13 touchdowns in his senior season.

Quarterback Anthony Russo can’t be overlooked, as he’ll look to wreak havoc on the Duke secondary with his full complement of wide receivers led by Ventell Bryant, Branden Mack, Randle Jones and Isaiah Wright.

In the regular season, Russo threw for 2,335 yards and 13 touchdowns, including a 444-yard performance in the loss against UCF.

Russo faces a challenge from the Duke defense that is tied for 29th in the FBS, but the Blue Devils have picked off just three passes.

Duke’s low interception total could come into play against Russo if he’s inaccurate since he has thrown 13 picks.

If Duke’s defense is unable to take advantage of a few poor throws, Temple could rebound and march down the field into the end zone.

The other passing matchup is even more intriguing, as Duke’s Daniel Jones, who is a potential early-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft, takes on Temple’s eighth-ranked passing defense.

Temple’s been much more effective forcing turnovers through the air than Duke, as the Owls earned 15 interceptions.

While Temple has plenty of motivation to win for its interim head coach, Jones carries his own driving force, as he tries to finish out the season with his third 300-yard performance.

After beating North Carolina with 361 passing yards, Jones combined to throw for 303 yards in blowout defeats at the hands of Clemson and Wake Forest.

If Jones is unable to find a rhythm, Duke must rely on running back Deon Jackson to create some offensive momentum.

Jackson is capable of leading the offense with commanding performances, like he did against Pittsburgh and Miami, but he struggled on a small workload in the final three games of the regular season.

Prediction

Temple 34, Duke 26

Temple’s recent offensive numbers suggest the Owls will cover and hit the over in the process.

However, the concerns surrounding the over have to deal with Duke’s lack of production in November, as it scored 13 points in its last two games.

Jones will do enough through the air to keep Duke in the contest, but Russo, Armstead and Co. will be too much for the Duke defense to handle in the second half.