Arsenal (-187) vs. Everton (+500) (Draw +320)
Arsenal look to continue their climb up the Premier League standings tomorrow when they host Everton at Emirates Stadium (9:05 a.m. Eastern).
The Gunners, winners of three straight, are the heavy favorites to pick up another three points, listed at -187 in the moneyline; Everton is +500 and the draw +320.
In the handicap, Arsenal are -1 favorites. (Arsenal have won seven games this season by at least two goals, while Everton have lost three.)
Arsenal’s Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez is the favorite to score first (+350), while Everton’s Romelu Lukaku is his team’s best bet at +800. Steven Naismith is at +1200 for Everton, which may be good value; he has scored in his last two Premier League appearances against the Gunners.
Emirates Stadium has long been a haunted place for Everton. The Toffeemen haven’t beaten Arsenal away in 20 matches (all competitions) and have drawn just four of those.
Everton may have a modicum of confidence heading into Emirates tomorrow, though, as they haven’t lost to Arsenal in five straight, overall.
In the standings, Arsenal’s recent win streak finds them sitting third with 48 points (14-6-6). Everton is 12th with just 28 points (6-10-10), only six points clear of the relegation zone. While relegation isn’t likely for the Toffees, picking up points on the road would increase their security.
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