TAB Betting Blog: Liverpool to keep brilliant EPL streak going

EPL Round 22 - Tottenham vs. Liverpool (Sunday 4:30am AEDT)

It's a rematch of the UEFA Champions League final from last season and I am predicting the result will be similar in the early hours of Sunday morning at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Liverpool have dominated their recent clashes with Tottenham and that includes the UEFA Champions League final of last year, which was taken out 2-0 by the Reds. In fact, Spurs have won just once against Liverpool in the league in their past 14 clashes!

Jurgen Klopp's side are high balling at the top of the EPL ladder with 19 wins and a draw from 20 matches, putting them 28 points in front of Tottenham. They are looking to rack up a 12th consecutive win in the league and their confidence heading into this game would be even higher (if that's possible) with Spurs hitman Harry Kane out with a hamstring strain.

Jose Mourinho won't want to lose against Liverpool and always rises to matches like this. More importantly, he'll want to keep in touch with fourth-placed Chelsea as they sit six points behind them heading into Round 22.

On that basis, I am tipping a Liverpool win, but not by a great margin. Liverpool have won this fixture three consecutive times in the EPL, all by a score of 2-1, so that will be my play here.

Tip: Liverpool to defeat Tottenham 2-1 at $7

NFL Divisional Playoff - Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans (Sunday 12:15pm AEDT)

The Tennessee Titans upended the New England Patriots on the road last week and they will be aiming to vanquish the current favourites to win Super Bowl LIV when they face the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Titans running back Derrick Henry was the catalyst for the 20-13 upset victory at Gillette Stadium. Henry rushed for 182 yards on 34 carries and had a 22-yard reception as he barrelled through the Patriots defence.

The performance was startling when you consider that quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who has performed well since becoming the starter, only threw for 72 yards on eight out of 15 completed passes. Behind the running of Henry, the Titans have an offence which can potentially keep the ball away from the highest scoring team in the regular season with an average of 33.1 points per game.

The Ravens have been an unstoppable force this season, finishing with 12 straight wins and a 14-2 record, which secured the top seed in the AFC. Second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson -- likely to be crowned regular season MVP -- threw 36 touchdown passes and only six interceptions, while rushing for 1,206 yards and seven touchdowns.

Even though he only threw for 3,127 passing yards, being a dual-threat quarterback has bamboozled most defences he has faced.

The Titans face a difficult assignment but behind their strong running game and an efficient Tannehill -- who has only been intercepted seven times this season -- they can stay within striking distance of the Ravens.

Tip: Tennessee to win or lose by less than 10 points to Baltimore at $1.90

NFL Divisional Playoff - Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans (Monday 7:05am AEDT)

The Houston Texans somehow managed to secure their passage to the Divisional Round in a wild encounter against the Buffalo Bills last week and the task will be tougher on Monday morning when they play the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Texans had to overcome a 16-0 third-quarter deficit and overtime to eventually defeat the Bills 22-19 at home in the Wild Card Round. Deshaun Watson was simply mesmerising. The third-year quarterback went 20-of-25 for 247 passing yards, ran for a touchdown and threw a touchdown pass. One concern though was the seven sacks that Watson suffered.

Another hiccup was the fact Houston trailed 16-0 at home to Buffalo. The gulf in class between Bills quarterback Josh Allen and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is stark. The Texans can ill-afford to stumble early against Kansas City.

The Chiefs finished with the No. 2 seed in the AFC following six straight wins and a 12-4 record. Despite missing two full games, Mahomes still threw for 4,031 passing yards with 26 touchdowns and just five interceptions. However, four of those five interceptions were during the Chiefs' six-game season-ending winning run.

The Chiefs' defence improved during the season, but they will have their hands full against the Watson-led Texans. In Week 6 this season, the Chiefs could not stop running back Carlos Hyde rush for 116 yards in a 31-24 road triumph for the Texans. In a battle of dynamic quarterbacks, Houston can keep the score close against Kansas City.

Tip: Houston to win or lose by less than 10 points to Kansas City at $1.95