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The Trading Room: 7th January

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Live from 9am everyday – let’s take a look at what’s on deck today;

NBA – Golden State Warriors @ New Orleans Pelicans

The Warriors head to New Orleans for their second game of a back-to-back, but will do so without the services of MVP-frontrunner Steph Curry or Draymond Green.

Being short-handed on the road is tough, but doing so without the two most influential players on your team makes it an incredibly difficult task.

New Orleans are close to full strength and should have favourable matchup advantages to take advantage of without having to worry about the Warriors offence in the same way they would have if Curry & Green were available.

Markets have adjusted for the news, but not nearly enough. I think New Orleans end up closing favourites so snap up the plus-money available for the home team in this spot.

Our best bet: New Orleans Pelicans win $2.00 at PlayUp

Horse racing – Cranbourne

This 3-year-old gelding out of the newly formed Ellerton yard looks the winner.

Raced wide first-up and tonight’s race looks to pan out completely opposite after drawing barrier 1 while also gaining the services of one Damian Lane.

The two queries in the race are the two first starters both have looked impressive in their jump-outs but believe with the race experience and what has to be a gun run in the race, Hesket should be crossing the finish line first.

Our best bet: Cranbourne Race 4, no. 1 – Hesket $2.40 at PlayUp

Market mover
December Diamond $26 –> $9.50

This 4-year-old mare out of the Paul Jenkins yard has been the subject of an avalanche of money from when the markets opened at $26 and again, they were happy to take the 16’s.

She has had three starts at the track for 2 wins and a 3rd. Looks to map just off the speed and where her other rivals may not appreciate the heavy track the weight of money says it won’t be a problem. Looks a great each way prospect.

Sunshine Coast Race 6, no. 12 – December Diamond $9.50 at PlayUp


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