Duke vs Notre Dame

Duke vs Notre Dame Odds, Analysis, College Basketball Betting PicK.Duke owns four wins in a row in the series with Notre Dame, including three by double digits, going 4-0 against the spread in the process.The Blue Devils are heavily favored to make it five straight against the Fighting Irish when the teams meet Monday night in South Bend.

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College basketball point spread: The Blue Devils opened as 13-point favorites; the total is at 150, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)

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Why Duke can cover the spread

Duke rides a three-game winning streak into Monday night after holding off Georgia Tech on Saturday 66-53.

The Blue Devils actually trailed the Yellow Jackets 29-27 at halftime and by eight points early in the second half but embarked upon a 37-11 run to take control on their way to victory.

Duke only shot 41 percent from the field but held Georgia Tech to 41 percent field-goal shooting, earned a 38-34 edge on the boards and won the turnover battle 18-12.

The Blue Devils also welcomed back point guard Tre Jones, who missed the previous two games with a sore shoulder.

Duke has now held 12 of its last 13 opponents under 50 percent shooting from the floor and outrebounded 12 of its last 14 foes.

The Blue Devils are also 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS in true road games this season, and 5-4 ATS when favored by 15 points or less.

Why Notre Dame can cover the spread

Notre Dame is a tough client to shill for at the moment, with four straight losses including an 82-55 decision against No. 3 Virginia on Saturday.

The Irish fell down to the Cavaliers 12-0 out of the gate, trailed by 20 late in the first half and never got closer than 12 points after that in a performance better left on the cutting room floor.

Last Tuesday, Notre Dame lost to Georgia Tech 63-61. Just before that, the Irish lost to North Carolina State 77-73; and just before that, they lost at North Carolina 75-69.

In fact, five of Notre Dame’s nine losses this season have come by six points or less.

The Irish have also held eight of their last 10 opponents under 50 percent shooting.

Notre Dame actually started 10-3 this season, with a win over Purdue and close losses to Oklahoma and UCLA.

Duke vs. Notre Dame college basketball betting pick

Duke shoots the ball better than Notre Dame, plays better defense and does a better job on the boards. Also, while the Blue Devils just got a key player back from injury, the Irish are playing short-handed.

Finally, playing on the road means the spread is a bit friendlier toward Duke. The smart money here at sports betting sites gives the points.

OddsShark computer pick: 82.3-63.9, Blue Devils (Get college basketball picks on every game via the OddsShark computer)

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The Duke Blue Devils and Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet as both ACC programs continue to pull in polar opposite directions.

TV schedule: Monday, January 28, 7:00 PM ET, ESPN

Location: Purcell Pavilion, South Bend, Indiana

A couple of years ago, a primetime showdown between the Duke Blue Devils and Notre Dame Fighting Irish would’ve been worth the limelight – not this time, though.

These ACC teams are simply traveling different paths to March.

Duke is clearly one of the top teams in the country, only dropping two dramatic games to Gonzaga and Syracuse. They even topped Virginia – then the last unbeaten team in the land – without the services of essential guard Tre Jones.

Jones returned to the lineup against Georgia Tech on Saturday, showing few signs of his shoulder separation in 35 solid all-around minutes for the Blue Devils. Despite the quick turnaround for Monday’s game, Duke should feel emboldened by his quick recovery.

Meanwhile, Notre Dame is treading water – Bonzie Colson isn’t walking through the door anytime soon.

Mike Brey has his team playing hard as always, but there’s a clear talent gap between this year’s Fighting Irish and the Fighting Irish of previous years. Notre Dame is 11-9 this season, including a horrific 1-6 in the ACC. They have a four-game losing streak hanging over their heads.

They’re also in the midst of one of the toughest stretches imaginable. They lost by just six points at North Carolina, then returned home for a four-point loss against the ranked North Carolina State Wolfpack. That was followed by a road loss at Georgia Tech, then a home blowout against the aforementioned Virginia Cavaliers.

Now, mighty Duke rolls into town.

Since the Fighting Irish joined the ACC, they’ve hosted the Blue Devils three times and have actually won two of those games. But those victorious Notre Dame teams had the likes of Pat Connaughton and Jerian Grant.

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This Notre Dame team has John Mooney (who nobody’s ever heard of but averages a double-double) and TJGibbs, who’s scoring less than last season. That’s not enough to get the job done against this monstrous Duke team.

The second-ranked Blue Devils have not looked themselves lately. They will have a chance to ‘find themselves’ with Monday night’s game against Notre Dame at the Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Ind.

Point guard Tre Jones returned Saturday after an absence of nearly three full games. The Blue Devils were overjoyed with his return to action after he suffered a separated shoulder less than two weeks earlier.

The freshman Jones doesn’t score a lot (8 PPG) but he isn’t asked to–he excels on the defensive end of the floor and the Blue Devils sorely missed his presence on that end during his three-game absence.

RJ Barrett said it best, “With Tre out there, we finally feel we can play our defense again,”

Duke (17-2, 6-1 ACC) will go into the Notre Dame game coming off its lowest team point total of the season.

Barrett took over some of the ball-handling duties when Jones was sidelined, but he hasn’t lost his scoring touch. With 24 points in the Georgia Tech game, Barrett has 16 games with 20 or more points.

Barrett ranks first in ACC scoring at 23.9 points per game, and teammate Zion Williamson is second at 21.7. Williamson has at least nine field goals in four consecutive games, shooting a combined 42 of 61 in those games.

If Barrett and Williamson have their usual offensive outings and Jones delivers his signature defense…this is going to be a long night for the Irish and their fans.

Notre Dame is coming off a 27-point loss to Virginia on Saturday.

Brey said the Irish need to regain a fighting spirit in short order.

This is an incredible gauntlet for Notre Dame (11-9, 1-6), playing the No. 2 and No. 3 teams in the country in a matter of three days.

The Irish’s 82-55 home loss to No. 3 Cavaliers marked the team’s fourth consecutive setback.

John Mooney is averaging a double-double with 14.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game–but the team really misses Rex Pflueger who will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL that occurred in December.

Mooney will need to have a dominating outing against one of college basketball’s most intimidating figures in freshman Zion Williamson.

The No. 2 Duke Blue Devils continue their pursuit of an ACC title on Monday when they visit the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 7 p.m. ET. The Blue Devils are 14-point favorites in the latest Duke vs. Notre Dame odds, while the total has seen substantial movement, jumping from an opening of 149.5 all the way up to 154.5. Oddsmakers overwhelmingly like Duke to win this game straight-up, but going on the road and covering 14 points in conference play could be a challenge. Before locking in any Duke vs. Notre Dame picks of your own, be sure to check out the latest college basketball predictions from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has raked in the winnings for those following its picks. Over the past two years, the SportsLine Projection Model has returned over $5,200 to $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks. And it enters Week 13 of the 2018-19 college basketball season on a strong 22-10 run on top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model takes aim at Notre Dame vs. Duke. We can tell you it’s leaning under, and it also has a strong against the spread pick, saying one side hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see that one at SportsLine.

The model has taken the return of Tre Jones into account for the Blue Devils (17-2, 6-1). After missing a couple games with a shoulder injury, he logged 35 minutes of action on Saturday against Georgia Tech. The freshman guard is a facilitator who makes Duke’s offense run at maximum potential. Look no further than his team-leading 5.6 assists per game for evidence. He’ll help distribute the ball to an NBA-ready roster that includes forwards R.J. Barrett (23.9 points per game), Zion Williamson (21.7) and Cam Reddish (12.8).

But all that talent doesn’t guarantee that the Blue Devils will cover the Duke vs. Notre Dame spread on Monday.

The Irish enter this contest with an 11-9 record overall, but earlier this month they easily covered a big spread against North Carolina in a 75-69 loss. And Vegas has been overvaluing Duke recently. The Blue Devils have covered in just one of their past five games. They were favored by a whopping 22.5 points Saturday against Georgia Tech but won by just 13.

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TCU vs Texas Tech

TCU vs Texas Tech forward Kouat Noi named Big 12 Player of the Week.TCU forward Kouat Noi (12) of Australia goes up to attempt a dunk as Florida center Kevarrius Hayes (13) defends in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Not had a game-high 22 points in the 55-50 TCU win. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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TCU forward Kouat Noi has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday morning.

Noi, a 6-7 sophomore from Newcastle, Australia, averaged 18.5 points and 8.5 rebounds across the Horned Frogs’ victories over Texas and Florida last week. He recorded 15 points against the Longhorns before dropping 22 points — including a trio of three-pointers — vs. Florida in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday. Noi’s 11 rebounds against Texas also gave him the first double-double of his career.

Noi’s honor comes a week after the forward was battling flu-like conditions. Noi did not play during TCU’s road trip to Kansas State on Jan. 16 and had a fever of 103-degrees several days prior, according head coach Jamie Dixon.

Noi is the first TCU basketball player to take home the Big 12 Player of the Week honor this season. He is averaging 14.7 points per game this season, the second most of any player on the team.

The Horned Frogs return to action Monday for a road contest vs. Texas Tech. Tip-off is scheduled 8 p.m. at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock.

Notre Dame vs Duke

Notre Dame vs Duke : It took time, but second-ranked Duke started to look whole again.The Blue Devils will have a chance to put that on display again with Monday night’s game against Notre Dame at the Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Ind.

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Point guard Tre Jones returned Saturday after an absence of nearly three full games. The Blue Devils were overjoyed with his return to action after he suffered a separated shoulder less than two weeks earlier.

“Being able to be back out there with the guys, it meant a lot to me,” Jones said after the Blue Devils overcame visiting Georgia Tech for a 66-53 victory Saturday.

Jones’ presence is considered vital on the defensive end. With him on the court, the Blue Devils returned to more full-court pressure.”With Tre out there, we finally feel we can play our defense again,” said forward RJ Barrett.

Jones said he felt no physical issues after the game, so he should be ready Monday night despite a schedule calling for two games in three days.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said Jones’ commitment to the rehab process allowed him to return so soon to make such an impact. Jones logged 35 minutes, with six points and four assists.

“After the game, he felt (great) as well,” Krzyzewski said. “We’re moving on from that.”Duke (17-2, 6-1 ACC) will go into the Notre Dame game coming off its lowest team point total of the season.

Barrett took over some of the ball-handling duties when Jones was sidelined, but he hasn’t lost his scoring touch. With 24 points in the Georgia Tech game, Barrett has 16 games with 20 or more points.

Barrett ranks first in ACC scoring at 23.9 points per game, and teammate Zion Williamson is second at 21.7. Williamson has at least nine field goals in four consecutive games, shooting a combined 42 of 61 in those games.

Duke did go most of the second half with only a couple of minutes of court time from center Marques Bolden, who is dealing with a toe ailment. Krzyzewski said the issue isn’t considered serious, but it is painful.

Notre Dame is coming off a 27-point loss to Virginia on Saturday.”We don’t have much time to dwell on it with what’s happening on Monday night in this league,” Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said. “We’ve got to try to pick up and be more competitive on Monday.”

Brey said the Irish need to regain a fighting spirit in short order.”We need to get that back before these (Duke) guys come to town,” Brey said. “After something like this, guys want to get it out of their system.”

This is an incredible gauntlet for Notre Dame (11-9, 1-6), playing the No. 2 and No. 3 teams in the country in a matter of three days.The Irish’s 82-55 home loss to No. 3 Cavaliers marked the team’s fourth consecutive setback.

“That’s men vs. boys, flat-out,” Brey said. “Certainly very impressed with Virginia. They kind of took our spirit.”Notre Dame forward John Mooney has compiled six consecutive double-doubles for an ACC-high 12 this season. He had 15 points and 10 rebounds against Virginia.

Yet there hasn’t been much to cheer about for Notre Dame during its 1-3 ACC home record. Another sellout crowd is likely to be on hand for Duke’s visit”We’re going to try to give them more to cheer about Monday if they come back,” Brey said. “We don’t want to give up on this year yet even though we’re in a heck of a hole

Texas Tech vs TCU

Texas Tech vs TCU never trailed after Kouat Noi scored the game’s first seven points. When Florida got even in the second half after a horrendous start and bad shooting day all around, the lanky forward for the Horned Frogs put them ahead to stay.

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Noi finished with 22 points, outscoring the Gators all by himself for most of the first half, and TCU held on to win 55-50 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday.

”Being able to win ugly has been something we struggled with in the past, so we’ve won a couple close games, which is huge for us and our program,” said Desmond Bane, whose 17 points included four free throws in the final 22 seconds.

The Frogs (15-4), who scored only 23 points with 12 turnovers after halftime, had their lowest-scoring victory in coach Jamie Dixon’s three seasons. It came three days after what had been the lowest this season, 65-61 over Texas.

”Yeah, it was only 55 of them, so pretty much all (points) were at good times. We didn’t have any to spare,” Dixon said. ”We loaded up a bunch early, but it didn’t finish out that way.”

Florida (11-8) started the game 1-of-15 shooting and was down 18-3 more than midway through the first half.

”A lot of TCU D, and lack of poise by us, lack of execution. Played rattled really and dug ourselves a hole, and then played more rattled and the hole got bigger,” coach Mike White said. ”Very tough start, too hard to overcome on the road in the Big 12.”

KeVaughn Allen, coming off a game when he had eight 3-pointers, finished with 11 points for the Gators.

Florida tied the game for the first time at 34-34 on a 3-pointer by Andrew Nembhard, who then had a bounce pass to Kavarrius Hayes for a layup for a 36-all game. But Florida then went almost five minutes before scoring again.

Noi made a tiebreaking layup and then a 3-pointer from the right corner, at almost the same exact spot from where his cousin, Lat Mayen, then hit a 3.

”The first couple points started the momentum for the whole team, and everyone was looking for each other,” Noi said. ”I give credit to my teammates for finding me when I was open.”

Noi outscored the Gators until Jalen Hudson’s 3-pointer with 6:52 left in the first half got the Gators within 20-11. Noi had 11 points then, and Florida didn’t have more until its next basket more than three minutes later.

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Florida: This was the Gators’ first loss in four SEC/Big 12 Challenge games with White as their coach. They were back in North Texas, where last March they played in the NCAA Tournament.

TCU: The Frogs, 4-2 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, won their seventh consecutive home game despite shooting only 36 percent (18 of 50) and with only 10 assists.

”It’s been an emphasis all throughout the year that we were going to have to win some games defensively,” Bane said. ”You only hope to make every shot, but if your defense is consistent, you’ll be able to win games even if your shot isn’t falling like today.”

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The 50 points and 30.6 field goal shooting (19 of 62) were both season lows for the Gators, three days after they made 18 3-pointers in an 81-72 win over Texas A&M.

”I don’t want to sound like it’s all things we didn’t do,” White said. ”TCU’s really good defensively.”

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Florida has the first of two consecutive home games Wednesday night against Mississippi, White’s alma mater.

TCU plays its next two games on the road in Texas, on Monday night at Texas Tech and next Saturday at Baylor.

Royal Rumble 2019

Royal Rumble 2019: Seth Rollins And The 5 Most Likely Winners.WWE Royal Rumble 2019 will determine the future of several of the company’s biggest stars, ranging from Brock Lesnar to Braun Strowman to Daniel Bryan.Of utmost importance at the pay-per-view, however, is the 30-man Royal Rumble match, an over-the-top battle royal that results in the winner earning himself a guaranteed match for either the Universal or WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35. The 2018 Royal Rumble was won by Shinsuke Nakamura, who ultimately failed in his quest to win the WWE title from AJ Styles, while Randy Orton won the 2017 Royal Rumble and then went on to defeat Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 33.

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Most years, fans have a pretty good idea of who will win the Royal Rumble long before the match takes place, and this year is no different. Based on a slew of backstage news reports and betting odds, there appear to be only a handful of stars who have a legitimate shot at winning the Royal Rumble and the WrestleMania title shot that comes along with it, though we can never officially count out WWE pulling off a major surprise.

Here are the five favorites to win the 2019 Royal Rumble.

Note: Betting odds are from Odds Checker and are current as of time of publication.

The Rock

A popular fantasy booking scenario many fans have talked about on social media would see The Rock replacing Mixed Match Challenge champion R-Truth as the No. 30 entrant in the Royal Rumble.

That theory stems from reports that The Rock was originally slated to win the Royal Rumble and go on to face Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 35. Although that match is probably out the window now, The Rock, who was the original betting favorite for the bout, has still been linked to a potential Royal Rumble return because The Rock reportedly wants to work WrestleMania 35 and has said himself that he “can’t wait” to be back in a WWE ring. In fact, The Rock vs. Brock Lesnar was recently penciled in as the betting favorite to headline WrestleMania in a bout that would presumably be for the Universal Championship, which necessitates a win for The Rock.

Rest assured that if The Rock does enter the 2019 Royal Rumble, he’s a virtual shoo-in to win it, at least in part because that could allow WWE to do “The Beast” vs. “The People’s Champion,” a match that was once considered to main event WrestleMania 30. While a Lesnar vs. Rock match might not sit well with WWE’s diehard fans who don’t want to see a part-timer vs. part-timer title match close WWE’s biggest pay-per-view of the year, Lesnar’s drawing power combined with The Rock’s fame could make that match a massive draw for the event.

If WWE can land The Rock for one last improbable match, it would be a wise business move to do just that and to build the show around him as well. And based on a recent tweet from WrestleVotes, a win for The Rock isn’t nearly as far-fetched as it might seem:

Drew McIntyre has, at times, been the No. 1 betting favorite to win the 2019 Royal Rumble, propelled by reports that he is in line for a massive push and has the backing of both Vince McMahon and Triple H.

Rumors are running rampant, however suggesting that McMahon and Triple H differ in regards to what they believe the Universal title match at WrestleMania 35 should be. McMahon apparently wants McIntyre to challenge Braun Strowman for the title at WWE’s flagship pay-per-view, presumably with Strowman defeating Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble and McIntyre winning the 30-man battle royal to earn that match against “The Monster Among Men.” With Strowman removed from the bout with Lesnar, however, one would have to think that “The Scottish Terminator” is no longer the front-runner to outlast 29 other superstars and get a WrestleMania title match.

There is plenty of unfinished business between Strowman and McIntyre, whose feud never really got any closure, and even with Strowman out of the running to win the belt at Royal Rumble, it stands to reason that he’s still one of the favorites to win the Royal Rumble match. WWE, for everything it’s done wrong in recent months, has done a good job of booking McIntyre, who stands out from the rest of the pack of Raw as a freakish athlete, strongly pushed and well protected star who represents everything that the company’s future should be.

If there was ever a rising star who would make a ton of sense as the Royal Rumble, it’s McIntyre, who is both ready to be a world champion now and capable of carrying WWE down the road.

The Miz

SmackDown has really been turned on its head over the past several months, and two of the most notable changes on the blue brand are the heel turn of Daniel Bryan and what appears to be a babyface turn for The Miz.

The Miz has been linked to a potential face turn for two months now, and though it looks like Miz’s ongoing turn may lead to a WrestleMania feud with a heel-turning Shane McMahon, there is an already built-in narrative for the WWE title that could work really well: A face Miz challenging a heel Bryan after winning the Royal Rumble. The Miz, after all, is one of WWE’s most over superstars and one who has entered that territory in which he’s getting cheered because he’s so good at what he does, which could facilitate a face turn because WWE already views him as a great public ambassador for the company.

At one point, The Miz vs. Bryan was one of the betting favorites to headline WrestleMania 35, and given how hated Bryan has already become as a heel as well as the fact that The Miz is one of the top betting favorites to win the Royal Rumble, we could certainly see a situation where we finally get the culmination of the great Miz/Bryan feud but with the heel/face roles reversed. That would be a great way to end their rivalry once and for all, and it would also be a tremendous way to elevate The Miz, who deserves to be back in the world title picture after last being a part of it way back in 2011.

Much like Bryan has been throughout his career, The Miz finds himself in a great position on the card but as a bit of an underdog to leapfrog other high-profile stars in order to win the Royal Rumble. If we’re thinking logically here, though, a victory for Miz makes more sense than just about any other possible winner would.

John Cena

There has been a lot of uncertainty regarding John Cena’s status for the Royal Rumble, as one report notes that he was advertised for the pay-per-view solely to sell tickets but won’t actually be there while WWE.com has said he’s injured, which is believed to be a work.

But even though Cena was out of action for the vast majority of 2018 and has noted that he’s unable to wrestle while filming, it’s difficult to envision him not having a big role at WrestleMania 35 as long as he’s under contract with WWE. Cena, after all, has been involved in a substantial Mania match every year since 2005, except at WrestleMania 32 when he was injured, and this year should be no different, especially when you consider who is holding the WWE Championship.

There isn’t an obvious WrestleMania 35 opponent lined up for Daniel Bryan (assuming he holds the title until then), and as one of the biggest babyfaces in WWE, Cena would make a fantastic opponent for Bryan at a time when Bryan has solidified himself as perhaps the best heel in the entire company. There is plenty of history between Bryan and Cena, such as Bryan’s rare clean win over Cena at SummerSlam and their high-profile relationships with the Bella Twins, and Cena figures to be involved in a substantial WrestleMania match once again after facing The Undertaker at WrestleMania 34.

With Cena in route to becoming a massive star in Hollywood and Vince McMahon loving the added exposure that brings to WWE, a Royal Rumble win for Cena would be a logical move that would both set up a highly anticipated match and storyline of Cena trying to win his record-breaking 17th world title and also put the spotlight on perhaps its biggest mainstream star. Again, it’s not clear if Cena will even be at Royal Rumble, but then again, it’s also not clear that he won’t be.

Seth Rollins

After the crowd turned on Seth Rollins’ match against Dean Ambrose at TLC and infuriated Vince McMahon in the process, there is speculation that McMahon may reverse course and choose not to have Seth Rollins win the Royal Rumble.

Rollins has long been one of the betting favorites to win the match, as Triple H is reportedly pushing for Rollins to defeat Brock Lesnar for the Universal title at WrestleMania 35. That scenario would likely come to fruition via Rollins winning the 30-man battle royal, but McMahon apparently would rather see Drew McIntyre vs. Braun Strowman for the title, which might necessitate a Royal Rumble win for McIntyre. There are certainly arguments for either McIntyre or Rollins winning the Royal Rumble, but it is, of course, hard to argue against Rollins winning it.

Although he has cooled off a bit in recent months due to some questionable booking, Rollins has been Raw’s most popular singles star for much of the last year, establishing himself as a top five merchandise seller and generating some of the loudest crowd reactions in all of WWE. It seems that the majority of fans would be more than satisfied with Rollins winning the Royal Rumble and then slaying “The Beast,” and after Rollins lost the Intercontinental title at TLC, there are certainly plenty of signs that indicate that WWE will move forward with plans to elevate Rollins back to world title contention.

Rollins assuredly deserves that based on the tremendous 2018 he had and the loud pops he continues to get, and for now, he remains the clear front-runner to be the No. 1 contender for the Universal title come WrestleMania 35. The only real question is whether or not he wins the Royal Rumble to get there.

Blake Oestriecher is an elementary school teacher by day and a sports writer by night. He’s a contributor to @ForbesSports, where he primarily covers WWE. You can follow him on Twitter @BOestriecher.

WWE Royal Rumble 2019

WWE Royal Rumble 2019: Finn Balor Defeating Brock Lesnar And 5 Smart Booking Decisions.WWE Royal Rumble 2019 is headlined by Brock Lesnar vs. Finn Balor for the Universal Championship, Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles for the WWE title, Ronda Rousey vs. Sasha Banks and a pair of Royal Rumble matches for the men’s and women’s division.

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The pay-per-view will be WWE’s first pay-per-view of 2019 and the initial stop on the road to WrestleMania 35, and more than ever before, it’s imperative that the company deliver a strong showing at the event in route to its biggest PPV of the year in April. Although WWE has turned around its viewership woes in recent weeks, it is fresh off Raw’s biggest third hour drop ever and is not far removed from the red brand also generating the worst average viewership in the show’s nearly 26-year history with just 1.775 million viewers for the Christmas Eve episode.

The good news is that WWE is back on track with better overall viewership for both Raw and SmackDown in January, which is typically the norm as fan interest tends to be higher in route to WrestleMania each year. The bad news, however, is that many of WWE’s biggest feuds have still left a lot to be desired, so a poor showing at Royal Rumble could be a major turnoff to viewers. The pay-per-view, which features plenty of marquee matches, including Asuka vs. Becky Lynch, does have a very strong card on paper, and there is always a great deal of anticipation regarding potential surprises in the Royal Rumble matches.

If all of the matches at Royal Rumble live up to the hype, fans could be in for one of the best WWE pay-per-views in recent memory. If not? WWE’s new year could be off to a troublesome start. As always, that will depend largely upon the booking, which must be on point. Here are five smart booking decisions WWE must make at the 2019 Royal Rumble.

Daniel Bryan Retains Against AJ Styles

As great as Styles is as a performer and was during two lengthy WWE Championship reigns, he’s held the title for so much over the past two and a half years that there is no reason to go to the well one too many times.

After a babyface run that didn’t go nearly as smoothly as it should have due to some up-and-down booking, Bryan has been reinvigorated as easily the best and most compelling heel in WWE, consistently delivering stellar promos and matches like he did with Lesnar at Survivor Series and Styles at TLC. With Styles reportedly set to do battle with Randy Orton at WrestleMania 35 and also being involved in an intriguing storyline with Vince McMahon, he isn’t needed in the WWE title picture at the moment and would be better off in a non-title feud in route to WrestleMania.

Bryan, on the other hand, is in the early stages of a well executed heel turn that has breathed new life into his character after his botched babyface run, and there is a plethora of appealing options for his potential WrestleMania rivalry, such as feuds with stars like John Cena or even The Miz. The last thing Bryan needs is to lose the WWE Championship just a couple of months after winning it, which would hurt his character that has been on such a roll over the course of the last several weeks.

With other top heels like Samoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura and Andrade “Cien” Almas not being booked very strongly in recent months, it’s imperative that SmackDown has at least one strongly booked villain and that Bryan is that guy.

At Least A Few Major Surprises

The most appealing aspect of the Royal Rumble pay-per-view is the element of surprise that has typically made both the men’s and women’s Royal Rumble matches two of the most highly anticipated matches each year.

That typically boils down to the buzz and excitement for potential surprise Royal Rumble entrants, which can change the course of WWE history as Styles’ surprise WWE debut did in 2016. For the most part, however, WWE has largely shied away from pulling off huge shockers in the Royal Rumble matches, especially when it comes to the winners of the bouts. Most of the recent Royal Rumble matches have had rather predictable winners, as was the case in 2018 when Asuka and Nakamura were the clear betting favorites to win the Royal Rumble match and ultimately wound up doing so.

WWE could really use a jolt of excitement in both the men’s and women’s division, and the Royal Rumble matches present the company with the perfect opportunity to pull off more than a few surprises. Whether it’s a surprise entrant (like The Rock, who was once favored to win the match), a shocking NXT call-up (maybe someone like Shayna Baszler) or the return of an injured superstar (like Kevin Owens or Sami Zayn), WWE should utilize the Royal Rumble bouts to refresh their rosters for the long haul.

Surprise returns that ultimately lead to nothing aren’t the answer, though. These returns should result in long-term storylines on the way to WrestleMania 35.

Finn Balor Defeats Brock Lesnar To Become Universal Champion

Braun Strowman had failed to defeat Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship on numerous occasions, including two high-profile matches at No Mercy 2017 and Crown Jewel 2018, which could explain why WWE made the decision to replace him at Royal Rumble.

Strowman should have won the title at Crown Jewel, but he didn’t in what was one of many poor booking decisions that plagued “The Monster Among Men” in late 2018, including an ill-advised heel turn that seriously halted his momentum. It’s been baffling to see the way that WWE has, time and time again, passed on going all the way with Strowman when there are several indications, like his strong merchandise sales or impressive YouTube viewership, that he is one of the best draws in the company, particularly among full-time stars.

But now that WWE has moved on from Strowman vs. Lesnar and ignited a massive push for Balor, why not have the wildly popular Balor slay “The Beast?” In the absence of Roman Reigns, Balor has stepped up more than anyone else, Seth Rollins included, to stake his claim as the heir apparent to “The Big Dog,” and it’s working. Not only has Balor picked up huge victories over the likes of Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre and even Cena, but he was given the metaphorical stamp of approval by Cena himself on Raw a couple of weeks ago, which is essentially WWE’s way of saying, “We’re pushing this guy to the moon.”

Many fans have, of course, grown sick and tired of the seemingly never-ending push of Lesnar. Likewise, plenty of fans have felt like Balor is the ideal candidate to take the Universal title off him. With Lesnar apparently not guaranteed to stick around past WrestleMania 35, the time is right for him to lose that belt and to do so to Balor, the perfect underdog to slay Goliath.

Becky Lynch Loses To Asuka But Wins The Women’s Royal Rumble

Sometimes, the most obvious decision is also the right decision. This is one of those scenarios.

Becky Lynch is the most captivating act in not just the women’s division or even WWE, but in all of pro wrestling, rising from the ashes in 2018 to become the face of women’s wrestling. She also happens to be involved in what is easily the most entertaining storyline in WWE, a three-way rivalry with Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey that reportedly could result in Rousey vs. Lynch or a triple threat match also involving Flair becoming the first-ever women’s match to headline WrestleMania.

If there was ever a star who deserved that honor, it’s Lynch, who has been on top of her game both on the microphone and in the ring over the last several months. Lynch has been eviscerating everyone from Rousey to Flair to Cena during her scathing promos and participated in two of the best women’s matches in WWE history at Evolution and TLC. That has only added more fuel to the “straight fire” of Lynch’s soaring popularity, which is eerily reminiscent of that of Bryan in 2014, when Bryan forced his way into the WrestleMania main event and became the most popular wrestling star on the planet.

What WWE shouldn’t do is make the same mistake with Lynch that it did with Bryan in 2015, when he was unceremoniously eliminated from the Royal Rumble match, which turned into an absolute disaster when it was won by Roman Reigns. The best and most logical scenario here is for Lynch to lose in controversial fashion to Asuka and then win the women’s Royal Rumble match convincingly to set up a dream match with Rousey, ideally by getting her revenge and last eliminating Nia Jax, which would be one of the most memorable moments in Royal Rumble history.

Seth Rollins Or Drew McIntyre Wins The Men’s Royal Rumble

Much like Lynch is the obvious choice to win the women’s Royal Rumble, there are two obvious choices to win the men’s: Drew McIntyre and Seth Rollins.

Both Rollins and McIntyre have hovered at or near the top of the betting odds essentially since they were released, perhaps propelled by reports that either man could leave WrestleMania 35 as Universal Champion. Vince McMahon apparently wants McIntyre to face and defeat Strowman for the belt at the pay-per-view, while Triple H is pushing for Lesnar vs. Rollins to get the nod, with a report from the Wrestling Observer (h/t Wrestling Inc) noting that Lesnar vs. Rollins has been penciled in for WrestleMania 35 and could be for the Universal title.

Truth be told, you can’t go wrong with either match or with either Rollins or McIntyre winning the Royal Rumble. Both stars, after all,  represent exactly what the Royal Rumble match be should be about: Elevating rising stars to the top of the card. While there will undoubtedly be the temptation for WWE to have an established veteran, perhaps someone like Cena or a returning Rock, win the Royal Rumble match, it would be much more beneficial for the company’s long-term future for a star like McIntyre or Rollins to win it instead.

McIntyre has all the tools to be a huge draw and top star for WWE, while Rollins is perhaps WWE’s most well-rounded performer, a strong merchandise mover and an elite in-ring worker. In other words, McIntyre and Rollins both have it all, and if WWE does things right, one of the two will soon have a Royal Rumble win under his belt as well.

Blake Oestriecher is an elementary school teacher by day and a sports writer by night. He’s a contributor to @ForbesSports, where he primarily covers WWE. You can follow him on Twitter @BOestriecher.

Pro Bowl 2019

Pro Bowl 2019: Complete Rosters, How to Watch, Live Stream AFC Vs NFC.The NFL regular season and the playoffs are over and Super Bowl LIII is still a week away, which means it’s time for the 2019 Pro Bowl to take center stage.Like it or loathe it, and many are in the latter camp, the event has been part of the NFL’s landscape in one guise or the other for over half a century and never fails to generate debate.

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Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Pro Bowl.

When and where is the game?

The 2019 Pro Bowl is scheduled to kick off at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 27 at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

The Pro Bowl has been staged at the venue since 2017 and the stadium also hosts the Citrus Bowl, the Camping World Bowl and the Cure Bowl each year.

Where can I watch the game?

ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ABC and Disney XD will broadcast the game, which will also be streamed live on ESPN’s website. Joe Tessitore is the play-by-play announcer and will be joined by Jason Witten and Booger McFarland as color analysts.

For those who prefer listening to the radio, the Pro Bowl will also be broadcast by Westwood One Radio Network.

Who’s playing?

The Pro Bowl returned to a conference split structure in 2016 and this year is no different, with the AFC taking on the NFC.

As usual, a number of players initially named to play in the Pro Bowl are unable to feature, either because of injuries or because their respective teams are preparing for the Super Bowl. Jared Goff and Todd Gurley won’t play for the NFC, while Aaron Rodgers, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack and Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones are all out injured.

Similarly, Tom Brady won’t be involved for the AFC and neither will anyone else from the New England Patriots. Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is out injured, as are Denver Broncos running back Philip Lindsay and Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Antonio Brown.

The Chargers staff will coach the AFC, while the Cowboys staff will be in charge of the NFC

Players to keep an eye on

The starting quarterback for the NFC will be one between Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, Mitchell Trubisky and Dak Prescott, of the Bears and the Dallas Cowboys respectively. Fellow Cowboy Ezekiel Elliott features in the running back division, along with New York Giants rookie Saquon Barkley and Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints.

Minnesota Vikings Adam Thielen and Davante Adams of the Packers are the standout receivers, while Kyele Fuller of the Bears and Leighton Vander Esche of the Cowboys are among the defensive players.

For the AFC, Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes is the starting quarterback, joined by fellow by teammates Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. Keenan Allen of the Chargers is one of the receivers along with Pittsburgh’s JuJu Smith-Schuster, while fellow Steeler James Conner and Lamar Miller of the Texans are among the running backs.

Game odds

Having opened as a two-point favorite, the NFC is now a one-point favorite with most bookmakers, while the over/under is set at 57.

NFL Pro Bowl 2019

NFL Pro Bowl 2019 Picks: AFC Vs. NFC Schedule, Roster, Odds And Expert Predictions For NFL All-Star Game.The 2019 Pro Bowl will feature 88 of the NFL’s top players—exactly half of whom are making their all-star debut—going head to head as they represent the AFC and NFC in what should be an exciting exhibition game. These all-stars may not be happy about playing this game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando instead of gearing up to compete in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta next week, but fans should be stoked that there is still some football to watch on Sunday. While the outcome of the game may not matter for much, viewers can up the ante by placing a wager down the outcome.

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Oddsmakers have made the betting line a pick ‘em, which means neither the AFC or NFC will be getting or laying points in the 2019 Pro Bowl. That indicates an evenly matched battle, which was exactly the case last year. Although the NFC was favored by 2.5 points, the AFC was able to pull an upset thanks to a strong second-half performance. Interestingly enough, not a single quarterback that helped orchestrate last year’s comeback win is on the AFC roster in 2019. Derek Carr, Ben Roethlisberger and Alex Smith are out, while up-and-coming star Patrick Mahomes will start for the AFC, with Deshaun Watson (replacing Tom Brady, who will be participating in the Super Bowl) and Andrew Luck (replacing the injured Philip Rivers) waiting in the reserves. They’ll be trying to out-gun starting NFC quarterback Russell Wilson, who partook in last year’s event but failed to produce a touchdown, as well as NFC reserves Mitch Trubisky and Dak Prescott. The books are expecting these signal-callers to help produce plenty of points, with the over/under set at 55 points. That’s well below the 2018 edition of the Pro Bowl—which closed at a 66.5-point total—but isn’t surprisingly low given that last year’s contest finished with just 47 points on the board.

Will the NFC avenge its shortcomings last year and find a way to get a win for the conference for the first time since 2013 (the NFL switched the format of the Pro Bowl from 2014 through 2016) or will the AFC continue its dominance with a third straight victory? For those looking for advice on how to bet this game, you’ve come to the right place. Pro handicapper Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders.com has sent along his prediction on the outcome and you won’t want to miss who the Vegas expert has winning. Before getting to his pick, take a look at the complete schedule, starting kickoff time, TV info, updated odds and more for the 2019 Pro Bowl.

2019 Pro Bowl Viewing Guide And Odds

Date Time (ET) TV/Stream Matchup Odds Total
Sunday, Jan. 27 3 p.m. ESPN/WatchESPN AFC vs. NFC Pick ‘Em 55

NFL / Pro Bowl Odds via BetDSSportsbook 

Complete, updated Pro Bowl rosters can be found here

2019 Pro Bowl AFC Vs. NFC Preview

Pro Bowl Betting Trends

  • The underdog has covered the spread in 12 of the last 15 Pro Bowls.
  • Underdogs have outright won seven of the 11 Pro Bowls played.
  • The Pro Bowl has averaged 67.4 total points since 2006, although both teams have combined for 47 or fewer points in three of the past five contests, including a total of 33 in 2017.
  • The Pro Bowl total has gone UNDER in six of the last 12 years and four of the last five.
  • The AFC’s roster of running backs is talented, but doesn’t include a 1,000-yard rusher. Pittsburgh’s James Conner and Houston’s Lamar Miller tied for 11th in the NFL with 973 rushing yards, while L.A.’s Melvin Gordon averaged 5.1 yards per carry.

    For the Pro Bowl 2019, we can tell you Tierney is leaning toward the under, but his much stronger play is against the spread. He’s identified a crucial X-factor that causes one side of the spread to hit hard. He’s only sharing what it is, and who to back, at SportsLine.

SAG Awards 2019

SAG Awards 2019 Live Stream: When And Where To Watch On TV And Online.Megan Mullally To Host 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards.The 2019 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards will air on Sunday night, bringing together some of the most talented actors in Hollywood to celebrate the achievements of their fellow thespians in both television and film.

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For those who are fans of all of the glitz, glamor and omg moments, you won’t want to miss a minute of the ceremony. Luckily, the SAG Awards can be watched online and on TV.

In order to watch the award ceremony online, viewers can head to TNT and TBS to live stream the show, however, they will have to use their cable provider information to log into the sites.

The TNT and TBS apps can also be downloaded to mobile devices, where viewers can use their cable provider login to stream the ceremony.

One of the biggest awards of the night will go to six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Alan Alda. Tom Hanks will be on hand to present his fellow actor with the SAG Life Achievement Award.

With movies like “A Star Is Born,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Green Book” and “The Kominsky Method” all receiving a variety of nominations, it will surely be a memorable night.

“Will & Grace” star Megan Mullally will host the 2019 SAG Awards, airing Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. EST on TNT and TBS.

The 2019 SAG Awards represent more than just another awards show. Year after year, producers, writers, directors, members of the Academy and more cast their ballots to vote for their favorite film and television moments. At SAG, the power and decision lies in the hands of fellow actors.Stars will gather at the Shrine Auditorium in Downtown Los Angeles for the 25th Anniversary of the show. SAG is honoring the big anniversary by laying out over 17,000 square feet of silver carpet rather than a red one. Just because there’s a change in color doesn’t mean the people on it are any less glamorous! The SAG Awards have always been home to some of the best and most fashionable red carpet looks during awards season.

Will & Grace star Megan Mullally takes the stage as the show’s second-ever host, one year after Kristen Bell became the inaugural hostess with the mostess. Both TBS and TNT are airing the show at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

2019 SAG Awards Nominations: The Complete List

Remember the time when Meryl Streep helped Ryan Gosling fix his bow tie at the 2017 SAG Awards? Or when Morgan Freeman rocked a baseball cap when accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award and made a pointed comment about the trophy? While a slew of exciting, at times awkward and ultimately fun moments occur during the show, there’s always more that happens when the cameras aren’t rolling. Who posed for selfies? Who chatted in the bathroom line?E! News has got you covered with all the things you missed on TV at the 2019 SAG Awards.

Watch E! News Monday, Jan. 28, for more coverage from the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Farmers Insurance Open

Farmers Insurance Open 2019 Live Stream Online Channels and Tee Times – Round 4.It’s Golf time. Farmers Insurance Open 2019 will kick-off from 24th January. Golf fans can watch the live stream coverage of the event through different channels quoted below. All eyes will be on Tiger Woods and the ace golf players this Thursday as the 67th Farmers Insurance Open is slated to begin at Torrey Pines in San Diego, California. It is the 52nd consecutive time that the event is being conducted at Torry Pines. There is another reason that goes behind the excitement of playing at this famous South course.

27th January 2019 Live (Round 4)

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This Farmers Insurance Open will see Tigers Woods making his first foray in the official PGA Tour since his last victory at the Tour Championship of 2018. The other notable players in the event are Jason Day, Patrick Reed, Cameron Champ, Jason Day, Tony Finau, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele, Adam Scott, and Rory McIlroy. Tiger Woods will make his 2019 debut starting at 1:40 p.m.

Farmers Insurance Open Live streaming Free channels

The first and second rounds of Tiger Woods are only available on TV via the Golf Channel; the broadcast will then move to CBS over the weekend. A live stream of each round is also available on fuboTV.

Golf Channel

Fans can watch the event on Golf channel which will live stream it and get access to the latest news and photos from the world of golf. Viewers can also use the digital platform of Golf Channel called Golf Channel Mobile app which provides golf’s latest headlines, scores, and analysis. Golf Now, the world’s most significant online tee time booking in association with GolfNow Mobile App offers on-course GPS tracking, in-round scoring, and game tracking.

CBS

CBS Sports will serve all the golf fans by live streaming the Farmers Insurance Open 2019. CBS Sports offers exclusive access to the all the major sports events, breaking news, live and on-demand video, in-depth analysis, scores and statistics, and a wide range of fantasy games and advice.

CBS also offers a digital subscription called “Sports Live” through which fans gain unlimited access to various live events and on-demand videos of different sports. You can also watch the game on CBS Sports Digital’s multi-platform offerings such as CBSSports.com and CBS Sports apps for mobile and connected TV devices.

Fubo TV

Golf aficionados who were waiting to see Tiger Woods at Farmers Insurance 2019 can watch him at Fubo TV. Fubo TV offers live streaming of all the action on the lush ground of Torrey Pines. It provides the coverage of a horde of channels like Fox, CBS, CNN, CNBC, National Geographic, PAC-12 NetworkIce, Lifetime, etc. So, be it a movie or sport, you can watch it on Fubo TV.

NBC Sports

NBC Sports brings live updates and news about Farmers Insurance Open statistics, schedules, and results on the website of NBC Sports. Golf fans can watch full events replay, clips, and highlights of the game. NBC Sports offers the best sports coverage through multiple channels such as NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Olympics, Golf Channel, NBC Sports Radio, and NBC Sports.com.

Direct TV Now

Those who don’t want to watch Farmers Insurance Open on cable can live stream it on Direct TV Now. The live service of Direct TV covers 60 channels including the Golf Channel and will cost around $65. The channels also include Fox Sports Real and Fox Sports Real. But the viewers will be able to live stream the game on only one device at a time.

Fans can use the multiple channels available both on a cable connection and digital platforms to keep abreast of the action of this fantastic golf event. So, be ready to see the game of class on Thursday.

Round 4 Tee times (27th January 2019)

11:15 a.m: C.T. Pan, Braden Thornberry, Sam Ryder (No. 1)
11:15 a.m: Mackenzie Hughes, Russell Knox, Nicholas Lindheim (No. 10)
11:25 a.m: Trey Mullinax, Ryan Palmer, Luke List (No. 1)
11:25 a.m: Chris Thompson, Bud Cauley, Sam Burns (No. 10)
11:35 a.m: J.T. Poston, Jason Kokrak, Robert Streb (No. 1)
11:35 a.m: Gary Woodland, Matt Jones, Nick Taylor (No. 10)
11:45 a.m: Julian Etulain, Bill Haas, Jordan Spieth (No. 1)
11:45 a.m: Tiger Woods, Ben Silverman, Scott Stallings (No. 10)
11:55 a.m: Joaquin Niemann, Danny Willett, Xander Schauffele (No. 1)
11:55 a.m: Chris Stroud, Jonas Blixt, Brandon Hagy (No. 10)
12:05 p.m: Martin Laird, Keegan Bradley, Si Woo Kim (No. 1)
12:05 p.m: Beau Hossler, Cameron Smith, Grayson Murray (No. 10)
12:15 p.m: John Huh, Sung Kang, Sepp Straka (No. 1)
12:15 p.m: Shawn Stefani, Charles Howell III, Emiliano Grillo (No. 10)
12:25 p.m: Jason Day, Tony Finau, Patrick Reed (No. 1)
12:25 p.m: Marc Leishman, Jim Knous, Sungjae Im (No. 10)
12:35 p.m: Adam Svensson, Wyndham Clark, Sangmoon Bae (No. 1)
12:35 p.m: Brandt Snedeker, Rickie Fowler, John Senden (No. 10)
12:45 p.m: Hideki Matsuyama, Scott Brown, Michael Thompson (No. 1)
12:45 p.m: Kevin Tway, Stephan Jaeger, Cameron Davis (No. 10)
12:55 p.m: Rory McIlroy, Billy Horschel, Joel Dahmen (No. 1)
12:55 p.m: John Chin, Nick Watney, Sebastian Munoz (No. 10)
1:05 p.m: Doug Ghim, Talor Gooch, Hank Lebiods (No. 1)
1:05 p.m: Adam Schenk, Rory Sabbatini, Ryan Blaum (No. 10)
1:15 p.m: Justin Rose, Jon Rahm, Adam Scott (No. 1)
1:15 p.m: Sean O’Hair, Morgan Hoffmann (No. 10)

Round 3 Tee times (26th January 2019)

10:40 a.m: Joaquin Niemann, Luke List, Rickie Fowler (No. 1)
10:40 a.m: Danny Willett, Xander Schauffele, Martin Laird (No. 10)
10:50 a.m: Jason Day, Scott Brown, Julian Etulain (No. 1)
10:50 a.m: Bill Haas, Nick Taylor, C.T. Pan (No. 10)
11:00 a.m: Tony Finau, Braden Thornberry, Sam Ryder (No. 1)
11:00 a.m: Keegan Bradley, Ben Silverman, Morgan Hoffman (No. 10)
11:10 a.m: Jordan Spieth, John Chin, Patrick Reed (No. 1)
11:10 a.m: Scott Stallings, Mackenzie Hughes, Tiger Woods (No. 10)
11:20 a.m: Chris Stroud, Jonas Blixt, Russell Knox (No. 1)
11:20 a.m: Sean O’Hair, J.T. Poston, Sebastian Munoz (No. 10)
11:30 a.m: Michael Thompson, Brandon Hagy, Beau Hossler (No. 1)
11:30 a.m: Sungjae Im, Jason Kokrak, Cameron Smith (No. 10)
11:40 a.m: Adam Svensson, Hank Lebioda, Talor Gooch (No. 1)
11:40 a.m: Grayson Murray, Nick Watney, Rory Sabbatini (No. 10)
11:50 a.m: Doug Ghim, Wyndahm Clark, Robert Streb (No. 1)
11:50 a.m: Nicholas Lindheim, Chris Thompson, Shawn Stefani (No. 10)
12:00 p.m: Bud Cauley, John Huh, Charles Howell III (No. 1)
12:00 p.m: Sung Kang, Ryan Blaum, John Senden (No. 10)
12:10 p.m: Adam Scott, Sepp Straka, Sam Burns (No. 1)
12:10 p.m: Emiliano Grillo, Marc Leishman, Kevin Tway (No. 10)
12:20 p.m: Si Woo Kim, Sangmoon Bae, Rory McIlroy (No. 1)
12:20 p.m: Trey Mullinax, Stephan Jaeger, Brandt Snedeker (No. 10)
12:30 p.m: Jon Rahm, Billy Horschel, Joel Dahmen (No. 1)
12:30 p.m: Gary Woodland, Matt Jones, Jim Knous (No. 10)
12:40 p.m: Justin Rose, Hideki Matsuyama, Ryan Palmer (No. 1)
12:40 p.m: Adam Schenk, Cameron Davis (No. 10)

Round 2 Tee Times and Players (25th January 2019)

Check out complete tee times for Round 2 of Farmers Insurance Open 2019 below.

Hole 1 North Course

Tee Times Players
12 noon Ryan Moore, Danny Lee, Roberto
Castro
12:10 p.m. Charl Schwartzel, Keith
Mitchell, Joel Dahmen
12:20 p.m. D.A. Points, Cody
Gribble, Jimmy Walker
12:30 p.m. Aaron Wise, Brice
Garnett, Daniel Berger
12:40 p.m. Robert Streb, Alex
Prugh, Trey Mullinax
12:50 p.m. Sam Burns, Stephan
Jaeger, Braden Thornberry
1 p.m. Kevin Streelman, John
Huh, Sungjae Im
1:10 p.m. Chris Kirk, Ben
Crane, Cameron Tringale
1:20 p.m. Patrick Cantlay, Brendan
Steele, Chris Stroud
1:30 p.m. Charles Howell III, Cameron
Champ, Michael Kim
1:40 p.m. Fabián Gómez, Scott
Brown, Nick Watney
1:50 p.m. José de Jesús Rodríguez, Joey
Garber, Viktor Hovland
2 p.m. Nicholas Lindheim, Chase
Wright, Cameron Davis

Farmers Insurance Open Schedule

Let’s check out the complete schedule for the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open below.

24th January 2019: 3 to 7 PM ET

25th January 2019: 3 to 7 PM ET

26th January 2019: 1 to 3 PM ET and 3 to 6 PM ET

27th January 2019: 1 to 3 PM ET and 3 to 6 PM ET

Tiger Woods tees off for Round 2 starts at 12:30 p.m. ET

Tee Times for First Round

Get complete pairings and Tee Times for Farmers Insurance Open 2019 below.

Nick Taylor, Michael Thompson, Brandon Hagy: Noon
Kevin Streelman, John Huh, Sungjae Im: Noon
Peter Malnati, Bill Haas, Bud Cauley: Noon
Charley Hoffman, Harris English, Ollie Schniederjans: Noon
Alex Noren, Peter Uihlein, Denny McCarthy: 12:10 p.m.
Chris Kirk, Ben Crane, Cameron Tringale: 12:10 p.m.
Brian Davis, Jason Kokrak, Beau Hossler: 12:10 p.m.
Branden Grace, C.T. Pan, Kiradech Aphibarnrat: 12:10 p.m.
Pat Perez, Jonas Blixt, Rod Pampling: 12:20 p.m.
Patrick Cantlay, Brendan Steele, Chris Stroud:
Brian Harman, Cameron Smith, Sangmoon Bae: 12:20 p.m.
Scott Langley, Sam Ryder, Seamus Power: 12:20 p.m.
Adam Long, Gary Woodland, Stewart Cink: 12:30 p.m.
Charles Howell III, Cameron Champ, Michael Kim: 12:30 p.m.
Keegan Bradley, Grayson Murray, Russell Knox: 12:30 p.m.
Brandt Snedeker, Jason Day, Jon Rahm: 12:30 p.m.
James Hahn, Rory Sabbatini, Kelly Kraft: 12:40 p.m.
Fabián Gómez, Scott Brown, Nick Watney: 12:40 p.m.
Matt Jones, Josh Teater, Richy Werenski: 12:40 p.m.
Justin Rose, Billy Horschel, Jordan Spieth: 12:40 p.m.
Carlos Ortiz, Ben Silverman, Wyndham Clark: 12:50 p.m.
José de Jesús Rodríguez, Joey Garber, Viktor Hovland: 12:50 p.m.
Adam Schenk, Anders Albertson, Doug Ghim: 12:50 p.m.
Dylan Frittelli, Jim Knous, John Chin: 12:50 p.m.
Julián Etulain, Chris Thompson, Bruce Doucett: 1 p.m.
Nicholas Lindheim, Chase Wright, Cameron Davis: 1 p.m.
Roger Sloan, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Kenny Pigman: 1 p.m.
Wes Roach, Seth Reeves, Kramer Hickok: 1 p.m.
Ryan Palmer, Luke List, Whee Kim: 1:10 p.m.
Ryan Moore, Danny Lee, Roberto Castro: 1:10 p.m.
Shawn Stefani, Sung Kang, Ryan Blaum: 1:10 p.m.
Morgan Hoffmann, Tom Hoge, Joaquin Niemann: 1:10 p.m.
Emiliano Grillo, J.B. Holmes, Harold Varner III: 1:20 p.m.
John Senden, Chesson Hadley, Scott Stallings: 1:20 p.m.
Alex Cejka, J.J. Spaun, Bronson Burgoon: 1:20 p.m.
Charl Schwartzel, Keith Mitchell, Joel Dahmen: 1:20 p.m.
Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott: 1:30 p.m.
D.A. Points, Cody Gribble, Jimmy Walker: 1:30 p.m.
Satoshi Kodaira, Hideki Matsuyama, Si Woo Kim: 1:30 p.m.
Marc Leishman, Kevin Tway, Hudson Swafford: 1:30 p.m.
Patrick Reed, Kyle Stanley, Mackenzie Hughes: 1:40 p.m.
Jhonattan Vegas, Danny Willett, Jim Herman: 1:40 p.m.
Xander Schauffele, Tiger Woods, Tony Finau: 1:40 p.m.
Aaron Wise, Brice Garnett, Daniel Berger: 1:40 p.m.
Martin Laird, Sam Saunders, J.T. Poston: 1:50 p.m.
Robert Streb, Alex Prugh, Trey Mullinax: 1:50 p.m.
Patrick Rodgers, Brandon Harkins, Tyler Duncan: 1:50 p.m.
Hunter Mahan, Sean O’Hair Abraham Ancer: 1:50 p.m.
Adam Svensson, Hank Lebioda, Sepp Straka: 2 p.m.
Dominic Bozzelli, Sebastián Muñoz, David Pastore: 2 p.m.
Talor Gooch, Kyle Jones, Nick Hardy: 2 p.m.
Sam Burns, Stephan Jaeger, Braden Thornberry: 2 p.m.

We will update the daily results right after the games here. Stay tuned.