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Tottenham vs. West Ham prediction, odds, start time: 2023 English Premier League picks, best bets for Dec. 7

Tottenham Hotspur are looking to regain some momentum on Thursday when they host West Ham United in an English Premier League London derby. Spurs (8-3-3) come off a 3-3 draw at Etihad Stadium against reigning Premier League champions Manchester City last Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak. They sit fifth in the English Premier League table, nine points behind leader Arsenal. West Ham (6-3-5) are six points further back in the ninth spot after a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace last weekend. The last meeting between the sides was a 2-0 Spurs victory at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in February.  

Thursday’s kickoff is set for 3:15 p.m. ET. The latest Tottenham vs. West Ham odds list Spurs as -140 favorites (risk $140 to win $100), with West Ham +310 underdogs. A draw is priced at +320, and the over/under for total match goals is 3.5. Before locking in any West Ham vs. Tottenham picks, you’ll want to see the EPL predictions from SportsLine’s soccer insider Jim Holliman.

Holliman has been a writer and editor for nearly 25 years and grew up with soccer in his blood. He played competitively through high school and has been following the game closely since the 1970’s heyday of the North American Soccer League. His interest has expanded worldwide, and his betting approach is centered on crunching the numbers, but he sees the whole field and relies on his instinct.

Since the 2022 World Cup, Holliman is 121-118-1 on his soccer picks and has been profitable across multiple leagues, including the UEFA Champions League and German Bundesliga. He is 25-15 (+717) on UCL predictions this season.

Now, Holliman has dialed in on Tottenham vs. West Ham and just revealed his English Premier League picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the EPL odds for West Ham vs. Tottenham:

  • Tottenham vs. West Ham spread: Spurs -0.5 (-135)
  • Tottenham vs. West Ham over/under: 3.5 goals
  • Tottenham vs. West Ham money line: Spurs -140, West Ham +310, Draw +320
  • TOT: Spurs have scored in all 17 matches across all competitions 
  • WHU: The Hammers have scored 17 goals in their 11 overall road matches in 2023-24
  • Tottenham vs. West Ham picks: See picks here

Why you should back Tottenham

Spurs started the season on fire, but injuries have taken a toll, with key piece James Maddison out long-term. Son Heung-min, Dejan Kulusevski and Giovani Lo Celso all have stepped up, and all three scored in the draw Sunday. Son leads the team with nine league goals, and Lo Celso has scored in consecutive matches. They were his first two starts in his five appearances. Kulusevski has four goals, two over the past four matches.

Spurs are unbeaten in the past four meetings with West Ham, starting with a 2-1 EFL Cup victory in December 2021. They had eight goals over the four matches while conceding three, and West Ham recorded one shot on target in February’s loss. Tottenham have lost consecutive matches at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, to Aston Villa and Chelsea, but have home victories against Liverpool and Manchester United. The Hammers have lost two of their past three league road matches, including a 4-1 setback to Aston Villa. See which team to pick here.

Why you should back West Ham

The Hammers have a habit of giving the bigger teams fits, and Spurs will be missing several key players, including Maddison, Rodrigo Betancur and Ivan Perisic. West Ham have one fewer point on the road than at home and have scored in all 11 road matches in all competitions, They allowed one goal or fewer in seven of those, and two of their three road losses came against top-four sides Liverpool and Aston Villa. They have scored 24 goals and conceded 24 in the 14 league matches. 

Jarrod Bowen is tied for fourth in the league with eight goals, and Mohammed Kudus scored his third of the season last Sunday. The 23-year-old Ghanian is third on the team in goals despite starting just five of his 11 appearances and also has scored twice in four Europa League matches. The Hammers are second in the Premier League in both blocks (185) and interceptions (134) and tied for third in blocked shots (64). The last meeting was a cagey affair that featured 26 fouls between the teams. See which team to pick here.

How to make Tottenham vs. West Ham picks

Holliman has taken an in-depth look at the West Ham vs. Tottenham showdown from every angle.  He is slightly leaning Over 3.5 goals and has locked in his most confident best bets, which include an outright winner. You can only get Holliman’s English Premier League picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Tottenham vs. West Ham, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which side to back, all from the expert who’s been profitable across multiple leagues, and find out.

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