Tar Takes 5.14.18: Celtics/Cavs, Warriors/Rockets, Tiger Woods, Sports Gambling

LeBron James vs. Boston Celtics – David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

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We discuss the latest in the sports world with debate segments of the hottest NBA/NFL topics of the week as well as the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Today, we take a debate the following topics! (Click on links for segments)

Are the Boston Celtics a legitimate threat to the Cleveland Cavaliers?

Should the Boston Celtics move Kyrie Irving?

Who will win NBA Western Conference Finals: Rockets or Warriors?

Reactions from Tiger Woods’ T-11 finish at Players Championship

Should sports gambling be allowed in professional sports venues?

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Should Tiger Woods fans be excited or worried after Players Championship?

Who is your NBA rookie of the year?

Who is your NBA coach of the year?

Is Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan deserving of his new contract?

Duke lands another 5-star recruit, should Tar Heel fans be worried?

Tar Takes Photo Credit:

Chris Paul vs. Golden State Warriors – Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

LeBron James vs. Celtics – David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Woods at Players – Photo via Lynne Sladky, Associated Press 

Kyrie Irving and Terry Rozier – Photo via Getty Images

Sports Gambling – Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images


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NFL: Rob Werner’s Week 13 picks against spread

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (Photo via Getty Images)

The JR Report’s Rob Werner has hit on 50% of his picks (26-26) of his picks this season.

Here are Werner’s picks against ESPN’s spread for Week 13 of the NFL regular season.

Rob Werner’s NFL Week 13 picks against the spread!

New England Patriots (-8.5) at Buffalo Bills

Kansas City Chiefs (-3.5) at New York Jets

Detroit Lions (+2.5) at Baltimore Ravens

Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints (-4)

Los Angeles Rams (-7) at Arizona Cardinals

*** The lines are taken from ESPN’s scoreboard***


For Ryan Lipton’s picks (34/54), 63% in 2016, click here. 

Rob Werner is a contributing writer for The JR Report. For more news follow him on twitter @robwerner28.

NFL: Rob Werner’s Week 12 picks against spread

Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly (Photo via Getty Images)

The JR Report’s Rob Werner has hit on 47% of his picks (22-25) of his picks this season.

Here are Werner’s picks against ESPN’s spread for Week 12 of the NFL regular season.

Rob Werner’s NFL Week 12 picks against the spread!

Minnesota Vikings (-3) at Detroit Lions

Los Angeles Chargers at Dallas Cowboys (+2.5)

Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals (-8)

Tennessee Titans (-3) at Indianapolis Colts

Carolina Panthers (-4.5) at New York Jets

*** The lines are taken from ESPN’s scoreboard***


For Ryan Lipton’s picks (34/54), 63% in 2016, click here. 

Rob Werner is a contributing writer for The JR Report. For more news follow him on twitter @robwerner28.

NFL: Rob Werner’s Week 11 picks against spread

Buffalo Bills QB Nathan Peterman (Photo via Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports)

The JR Report’s Rob Werner has hit on 51% of his picks (22-21) of his picks this season.

Here are Werner’s picks against ESPN’s spread for Week 11 of the NFL regular season.

Rob Werner’s NFL Week 11 picks against the spread!

Detroit Lions (-3) at Chicago Bears

Baltimore Ravens at Green Bay Packers (+2)

Tampa Buccaneers vs. Miami Dolphins (-1)

Los Angeles Rams (+2.5) at Minnesota Vikings

Buffalo Bills (+5.5) at Los Angeles Chargers

*** The lines are taken from ESPN’s scoreboard***


For Ryan Lipton’s picks (34/54), 63% in 2016, click here. 

Rob Werner is a contributing writer for The JR Report. For more news follow him on twitter @robwerner28.

NFL: Rob Werner’s Week 10 picks against spread

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (Photo via John G. Mabanglo/ European Pressphoto Agency)

The JR Report’s Rob Werner has hit on 51.2% of his picks (20-19) of his picks this season.

Here are Werner’s picks against ESPN’s spread for Week 10 of the NFL regular season.

Rob Werner’s NFL Week 10 picks against the spread!

Seattle Seahawks (-6) at Arizona Cardinals

New Orleans Saints at Buffalo Bills (+3)  

Green Bay Packers (+5.5) at Chicago Bears

Minnesota Vikings (-1.5) at Washington Redskins

New England Patriots (-7.5) at Denver Broncos

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NFL: Rob Werner’s Week 9 picks against spread

Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (Photo via Getty Images)

The JR Report’s Rob Werner has hit on 49% of his picks (17-18) of his picks this season.

Here are Werner’s picks against ESPN’s spread for Week 9 of the NFL regular season.

Rob Werner’s NFL Week 9 picks against the spread!

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NFL: Rob Werner’s Week 8 picks against spread

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (Photo via Getty Images)

The JR Report’s Rob Werner has hit on 46% of his picks (14-16) of his picks this season.

Here are Werner’s picks against ESPN’s spread for Week 8 of the NFL regular season.

Rob Werner’s NFL Week 8 picks against the spread!

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NFL: Ryan Lipton’s Week 8 picks against spread (63% in 2016)

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliot (Photo via Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

After hitting on 63 percent (34/54) of his picks during the 2016 NFL regular season, The JR Report and Ryan Lipton are back with their top 5 picks against the spread for Week 8.

So far, Ryan Lipton has hit on 50 percent (19/38) of his picks during the 2017 NFL season.

Ryan Lipton’s NFL Week 8 picks against the spread!

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NFL: Ryan Lipton’s Week 7 picks against spread (63% in 2016)

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (Photo via Henry Browne/Getty Images)

After hitting on 63 percent (34/54) of his picks during the 2016 NFL regular season, The JR Report and Ryan Lipton are back with their top 5 picks against the spread for Week 7.

So far, Ryan Lipton has hit on 52 percent (17/33) of his picks during the 2017 NFL season.

Ryan Lipton’s NFL Week 7 picks against the spread!

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NFL: Rob Werner’s Week 7 picks against spread

Green Bay Packers starting QB Brett Hundley (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

The JR Report’s Rob Werner has hit on 50% of his picks (13-13) of his picks despite the football gods punishing him in Week 6 (0-5).

Here are Werner’s picks against ESPN’s spread for Week 7 of the NFL regular season.

Rob Werner’s NFL Week 7 picks against the spread!

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