|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|03-12-22||Creighton +7 v. Villanova||48-54||Win||100||7 h 5 m||Show|
Big East Championship has Creighton taking on Villanova today from Madison Square Garden in NY, NY. Creighton opened their tournament with a win over Marquette, 74-63, and then won last night over favored Providence, 85-58, as a 3-point dog. The Blue Jays have covered three of their last four games and are 7-2-1 ATS their last 10 games. Villanova is 25-7 and beat St Louis to open Big East tourney action, 66-65. They then beat U Conn last night, 63-60, as a 2-5-point favorite. Both games closer than the Wildcats would have like. Now they have to lay 7-points to a very good Creighton team. The dog has covered seven of the last nine games in this series. I'm sticking with the dog again here today. Play Creighton.
|03-12-22||Texas Tech +2.5 v. Kansas||65-74||Loss||-108||6 h 28 m||Show|
Big 12 Championship game here between Texas Tech and Kanas. Likely the loser of this one goes to the NCAA anyway. Texas Tech is 25-8 overall and has tourney wins over Iowa State, 72-41 and then beat Oklahoma last night, 56-55, as a 7.5-point favorite. The Red Raiders now playing their third game in three nights. Kansas is 27-6 overall and has tourney wins over West Virginia, 87-63, and then last night over TCU, 75-62, as a 8-point favorite. The Hawks are 6-2 ATS their last eight games as the favorite. Line just about 2-points on Kansas here. But I'm taking Texas Tech team in a small upset win.
|03-12-22||Monmouth v. St. Peter's -2.5||54-60||Win||100||4 h 28 m||Show|
Metro Atlantic Final here today from Atlantic City, NJ has Monmouth taking on St Peters. Monmouth is 21-12 after beating Niagara in their opening round game, 61-58, and then Rider last night, 72-68, covering both games. That snapped a four-game streak where the Hawks had not covered a spread. St Peters Peacocks are 18-11 after winning their opening round game last night over Quinnipiac, 64-52. St Peters has now won six straight games both S/U and ATS. In addition, they are 16-4-1 ATS their last 21 games overall and 10-2 ATS their last 12 games on a neutral site. I like the Peacocks here today. Play St Peters.
|03-12-22||Indiana +5.5 v. Iowa||77-80||Win||100||1 h 29 m||Show|
Early action in the Big 10 Conference SemiFinals here today as Indiana takes on Iowa for the right to advance to the finals tomorrow. Indiana (20-12) has won its opening two games of the tourney on Thursday over Michigan, 74-69, as a 3-point dog and then yesterday over Illinois, 65-63, as a 5.5-point dog. The Hoosiers have pulled two straight upset wins. They are also 5-2 ATS in their last seven games on a neutral court. Iowa (24-9) beat Northwestern to open conference tourney play, 112-76. Then they beat Rutgers last night, 84-74, covering both games. Indiana will need to slow the pace in this one to stay close. The dog has covered five of the last seven in the series and that's who I'm on today. Play Indiana.
|03-11-22||Colorado +10 v. Arizona||72-82||Push||0||8 h 52 m||Show|
PAC 12 Semifinal action has Colorado taking on Arizona. Colorado Buffaloes are 21-10 overall on the season and opened PAC 12 conference tourney play with a win over Oregon, 80-68, as a 1.5-point favorite. That win was their third in a row and eighth in their last nine games. They are also 6-1 ATS in their last seven games. They split the season series with Arizona, winning on their home court on Feb 26, 79-63, as a 9.5 point dog. They lost at Arizona back on Jan 13th, 55-76, as a 15-point dog. Arizona is 29-3 overall and coming off their first round win over Stanford, 84-80, but failing to cover the 15.5-point line. They are just 2-3 ATS over their last five games. They are also 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 neutral site games as a favorite. I'll take the points here tonight with Colorado.
|03-11-22||Knicks v. Grizzlies -9.5||114-118||Loss||-115||22 h 40 m||Show|
The Ny Knicks have improved to 28-38 following a trio of wins, including last game out at Dallas, 107-77, as a 9-point dog. The Knicks have covered their last four road games. However, they are just 4-9 ATS the last 13 times against a team with a winning record. Memphis is having a fine season at 45-22 overall and 43-23-1 ATS. They are coming off a win over New Orleans, 132-111, as a 6.5-point favorite. That makes them 10-4 S/U and 9-4-1 ATS their last 14 games. The Grizzlies are also 7-1 ATS in their last eight home games as favorite. They are also 35-16 ATS their last 51 games overall. Grizzlies have been very good and should not have any issues with this Knicks team on Friday. Play Memphis.
|03-11-22||Ohio v. Kent State +1.5||61-67||Win||100||8 h 8 m||Show|
MAC Semifinals here today with the right to play in the Championship game tomorrow has Ohio U taking on Kent State. Ohio opened MAC play with a win over Ball State, 77-67, covering the 8-point favorite line. That win snapped a three-game losing streak both S/U and ATS. Kent State Golden Flashes improved to 22-9 with their opening round win over Miami Ohio, 85-75, covering the 6.5-point favorite line. The Flashes bring one of the longest win streaks into today's contest, now up to 13-games. They are also 10-2 ATS their last 12 games. Hard to go against Kent as they continue to dazzle with their winning both S/U and ATS. Plus we get a point or two here tonight. Take Kent State.
|03-11-22||Miami-FL +9 v. Duke||Top||76-80||Win||100||8 h 7 m||Show|
ACC Semifinals tonight have Miami Florida taking on Duke. Miami opened their conference tourney play with a narrow win over Boston College, 71-69, as a 8-point favorite. The Canes extended their win streak to three games, though they failed to cover the spread. Miami does very well as a dog, evidenced by their 21-8-1 ATS mark their last 30 games in that role. Duke is 27-5 overall on the season and opened ACC tourney play with a win over Syracuse, 88-79, though they failed to cover the 15-point spread. The Blue Devils are now 4-6 ATS their last 10 games. Miami plays too good as dog to be betting 8-points here today. Play Miami Florida.
|03-11-22||Michigan State v. Wisconsin -3||69-63||Loss||-110||4 h 58 m||Show|
Big 10 Semifinal has Michigan State taking on Wisconsin this afternoon. Michigan State is 21-11 overall on the season and opened Big 10 Tourney play with a win over Maryland, 76-72, as a 2-point favorite. The Spartans have not been good at covering spreads, going just 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games. The Spartans are just 1-4 their last five games as a dog. Wisconsin is 24-6 overall and got the bye in the quarterfinals. That means they will have the extra rest going into tonight's contest while Michigan State had to play yesterday. The Badgers are 4-1-1 their last six games on a neutral court. I like the rest factor here with the Badgers and I will lay the three points.
|03-11-22||LSU v. Arkansas -3||67-79||Win||100||3 h 8 m||Show|
SEC action here on Friday has LSU taking on Arkansas. LSU is 22-10 overall and opened tournament action with a win over Missouri, 76-68, as a 11.5-point favorite. LSU hasn't done well on neutral courts, going 5-13-2 ATS their last 20 times as a dog at these sites. The Arkansas Razorbacks are 24-7 S/U and had a bye in the 1st round of the tournament. They finished regular season with a loss at Tennessee, 74-78, as a 5.5-point dog. Arkansas has been great to bettors, going 13-2-1 ATS their last 16 games. They beat LSU both times this year, back on Jan 15 at LSU, 65-58 as a 6.5-point dog. Then they beat them at Arkansas on March 2, 77-76, as a 5.5-point favorite. Arkansas laying around 3 to 4 points here today. I'll take the Razorbacks.
|03-10-22||Iowa State +8 v. Texas Tech||41-72||Loss||-110||12 h 2 m||Show|
Big 12 Conference Quarterfinals here today has Iowa State taking on Texas Tech in the final game of the day from T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO. Iowa State rebounded from their worst performance of the Year on March 2, scoring just 26 points at home to Oklahoma State with a good showing vs Baylor last game, 68-75. Even though they have lost two games, they are still 4-2 S/U and ATS their last six games. The Cyclones are now 12-5-1 ATS their last 18 games as a dog. Texas Tech Red Raiders had a fine season at 23-8 overall. They are coming off a loss at Oklahoma State, 51-52, as a 3-point favorite. That makes three straight cover losses for the Raiders. The Raiders haven't done well on a neutral court, going 1-7 ATS their last eight games as a favorite. Getting seven or eight here today with Iowa State is plenty for me. Play Iowa State.
|03-10-22||Utah State v. Colorado State -3.5||51-53||Loss||-110||10 h 56 m||Show|
Utah State Aggies come into tonight's Mountain West Conference tourney contest with a 18-14 record. They won their last two games, though those came against the bottom teams in the conference in Air Force and San Jose State. They lost to Colorado State on Feb 26 on their home court, 55-66, as a 2.5-point favorite. Colorado State was 24-4 to finish the regular season. They have won their last three games and eight of their last nine games. They were also 5-3 ATS their last eight games. Colorado State has the top efficient offense in the Mountain West. They are 2nd in 2-point FG% (54.9%) and 1st in free throws (77.5%). Colorado State is one of the teams to watch in this tournament. I'll lay the price with them here tonight.
|03-10-22||Vanderbilt +5.5 v. Alabama||82-76||Win||100||10 h 36 m||Show|
SEC late tourney action tonight has the conference last game of the Day as Vandy takes on Alabama from Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. Vandy opened their conference play yesterday with a win over Georgia, 86-51, as a 8.5-point favorite. They have won three of their last nine games. The Commodores historically are not good on a neutral court, evidenced by their 3-13 mark their last 16 as a dog. Alabama finished the regular season with a 19-12 mark and got a bye in the first round of the tournament. They should be well rested here today while Vandy is playing their second game in two nights. The Tide finished losing their last two games to Texas A&M and then at LSU, 77-80, though the covered vs LSU as a 3.5 point dog. The Tide really haven't played well for a while. They are just 5-17-1 ATS their last 23 games and 8-20 their last 28 games as a favorite. I'll take the points here tonight with Vandy.
|03-10-22||Mississippi State v. South Carolina +4.5||73-51||Loss||-110||7 h 56 m||Show|
SEC Tourney action has Mississippi State taking on South Carolina. Miss State was 17-14 to finish their regular season. They lost their last two games including at Texas A&M, 64-67, as a 2-point dog. They have also lost five straight against the spread. South Carolina finished 18-12 and lost their final regular season game at Auburn, 71-82, covering the 15-point line. They are 6-2 ATS their last eight games. They have also covered five of their last six as a dog. In fact, the dog has done great in this series, going 14-6 ATS the last 20 meetings. I'm taking South Carolina plus the points here today.
|03-10-22||Northwestern v. Iowa -8.5||Top||76-112||Win||100||3 h 41 m||Show|
Big 10 Action here today has Northwestern taking on Iowa. Northwestern overcame a big deficit in the first half of yesterday's game to Nebraska to hold on at the end for the win, 71-69, failing to cover the 4-point line. They are now 15-15 overall on the season and are 2-4-1 ATS their last seven games. Northwestern is just 1-5 their last six neutral site games after their spread loss last night. Iowa is 22-9 and didn't have to play the first round on Wednesday. They finished the regular season with a 8-2 S/U record and 7-2 ATS mark. The Hawkeyes have done well on neutral courts, going 8-2-1 their last 11 games as a favorite. Northwestern was fortunate to survive last night. No such luck for them here today against a very good Iowa team. Play Iowa.
|03-10-22||Florida v. Texas A&M +2.5||80-83||Win||100||2 h 37 m||Show|
SEC Early action here today has Florida and Texas A&M tipping off conference tournament action. Florida finished the regular season at 19-12 overall. They lost their final game, 63-71, at home to Kentucky as a 4.5-point dog. The Gators were just 3-4 S/U down the stretch and 3-7 ATS their last 10 games. Texas A&M finished 20-11 and won its last four games both S/U and ATS including their last game to Ole Miss, 67-64, as a 2-point home favorite. A&M struggled a good part of the mid-season before heating up down the stretch. I like teams who come into the tournament hot and that's A&M here today. Play Texas A&M.
|03-10-22||Indiana +3.5 v. Michigan||74-69||Win||100||1 h 13 m||Show|
Early Big 10 action kicks off their tourney play here today as Indiana takes on Michigan. Indiana finished the regular season 18-12 and lost its last two games including at Purdue, 67-69. They have covered three of their last four games. The Hoosiers are also 5-2 ATS in their last seven neutral site games. Michigan finished 17-13 and won their last game at Ohio State, 75-69, as a 6-point dog. They were 4-4 S/U and ATS their last eight games. The Wolverines are just 2-5 ATS their last seven games as a favorite. They are also 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS win. I like the Hoosiers here today and look for an outright win.
|03-09-22||Suns v. Heat -5||111-90||Loss||-110||8 h 51 m||Show|
The Phoenix Suns have had some struggles of late, mainly due to injuries. However, they are still 52-13 and have the NBA best record pretty much locked-up at this point. They have won seven of their last 10 games, but are only 2-7 ATS their last nine games. They will still be without guard Chris Paul who is nursing a hurt thumb, but it looks like Devin Booker will return from his Covid Quarantine. The Miami Heat are having a fine season with a 44-22 overall record and 39-25-2 spread record. They have been hot too, going 7-1 S/U and 6-2 ATS their last eight games. The Heat have done very well vs the Suns, going 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games in Miami and 21-7 ATS overall their last 28 meetings. I'll take the Heat today.
|03-09-22||DePaul +4.5 v. St. John's||73-92||Loss||-110||8 h 8 m||Show|
Big East Conference Tourney action here today has Depaul taking on St Johns. Depaul finished the regular season at 15-15 and a loss to U Conn, 68-75, as a 10-point dog. The Blue Demons have covered five straight games and nine of their last 11 games. That includes a win and cover over St Johns on Feb 27th, 99-94, as a 2.5-point dog. St Johns was 16-14 to finish the regular season. They finished losing three of their last four games both S/U and ATS. Getting 4.5-points here today a bit too much to pass on with a very good covering Depaul team. Play Depaul.
|03-09-22||Nebraska +5 v. Northwestern||Top||69-71||Win||100||7 h 36 m||Show|
Big 10 Tourney action has Nebraska taking on Northwestern from the Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. Nebraska finished the regular season with a 10-21 record. However, they did finish strong, winning their last three games and covering their last four. That included covers against Wisconsin, Ohio State and Iowa. Northwestern finished with a losing record also at 14-15 overall. They did win and cover their last game against Minnesota, 75-62, as a 6.5-point home favorite. However, they were 2-5 S/U and 2-3-1 ATS down the stretch. In addition, the Wildcats are just 1-4 ATS in their last four games on a neutral court. Northwestern laying 5-points here today and I believe Nebraska can win this game outright. But, I'll take the points with Nebraska.
|03-09-22||Air Force +14.5 v. Utah State||56-83||Loss||-110||5 h 22 m||Show|
Mountain West Tourney action here today has Air Force taking on Utah State. Air Force was 11-17 on the regular season and finished with a win over San Jose State, 58-54, as a 5-point favorite. Historically, the Falcons have done well on neutral sites as a dog, going 21-9 ATS their last 30 tries. Utah State Aggies are 17-14 and finished the regular season with a win over San Jose State, 75-52, as a 11-point favorite. They are just 2-5 S/U and ATS their last seven games. Utah State has not been good down the stretch of the regular season, especially at covering spreads. Yet, here today they are laying 14.5-points on a neutral court in Las Vegas. I'll take those points as Utah State should win, but they will look to conserve energy with more games in the next days. Play Air Force.
|03-08-22||St. Mary's +12.5 v. Gonzaga||69-82||Loss||-108||9 h 49 m||Show|
The matchup we all expected is happening tonight in the West Coast Conference as top ranked Gonzaga takes on conference runner up St Marys. St Marys led by double digits a good way through last night's contest against Santa Clara, but in the end didn't cover the 4.5-point line in a 75-72 win. It was the Gaels fifth win in a row. The Gaels are 10-4-1 ATS over their last 15 games. St Marys also beat Gonzaga straight-up in their last meeting on Feb 26th, 67-57 as a 10.5-point dog. Gonzaga is 25-3 overall and arguably the best team in the country. They had a huge lead over San Francisco last night (over 20 points), but let the Dons back in the game in the 2nd half and held on for a 81-71 win as a 14-point favorite. That made the Zags just 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games. Should be another great games between these excellent schools. However, I'll take the double digit line here tonight as St Marys has the confidence to know they can beat Gonzaga.
|03-08-22||UT-Rio Grande Valley v. California Baptist -7.5||80-81||Loss||-110||9 h 49 m||Show|
WAC Conference first round here tonight has Texas Rio Grande Valley taking on Cal Baptist from Las Vegas, NV. UTRGV Vaqueros are just 8-22 on the season and are 1-7 S/U their last eight games. They are also 3-3-1 ATS their last seven games. Cal Baptist is 17-14 overall on the season and has won two games including last time out at Lamar, 78-66 as a 8.5 point favorite. Cal Baptist is middle of the pack in offense and defense. UTRGV is 10th in offense and 12th in defense. Baptist laying just 4.5 points here against one of the worst in the conference. I'll take that with Cal Baptist.
|03-08-22||Wagner +3 v. Bryant||Top||43-70||Loss||-110||7 h 48 m||Show|
Northeast conference championship here today with a automatic bid on the line to the NCAA tourney. The Wagner Seahawks are 21-5 overall on the season and bring a two-game win streak into today's contest. The Seahawks lost at Bryant last week, 70-78, as a 4.5-point dog. They did beat Bryant way back on Jan 6th, 84-81, as a 8-point favorite. Wagner is now 8-3 AST in their last 11 games as a dog and 7-3 as a road dog. Bryant is 21-9 overall and has a six-game winning streak going. They have failed to cover their last two games and are 2-3 over their last five games. Bryant has the top rated efficient offense in the conference and the 4th ranked defense. Wagner is very well balanced, ranking 2nd in both offense and defense efficiency in the Northeast conference. They also have the top ranked 2-point shooting team (54.4%) and the top ranked offensive rebounding team (34.4%). Should be a great game, but I'll take the points in this one. Play Wagner.
|03-08-22||NC State v. Clemson -4.5||64-70||Win||100||4 h 19 m||Show|
ACC afternoon action here today has NC State taking on Clemson. The NC State Wolfpack are having a bad season at just 11-20 overall. In addition, they have lost four straight game both S/U and ATS and are 1-10 S/U and ATS their last 11 games. The Pack are dead last in the conference in defensive efficiency (15th) last in 3-point FG% (39.1%) and last in 2-point FG% (55.2%). Clemson hopes to bring their four-game win streak into today's 1st round game. The Tigers are 16-15 overall and have covered three of their last four games. They have also done well on a neutral site, going 9-3 ATS in that venue. I expect Clemson to make quick task of NC State and move on to the quarterfinals after today. Play Clemson.
|03-08-22||Boston College -1.5 v. Pittsburgh||66-46||Win||100||4 h 31 m||Show|
Two of the ACC bottom feeders matchup in the 1st round of the Conference Tournament early here on Tuesday. It's Boston College (6-14) taking on Pittsburgh (6-14) from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The BC Eagles are 11-19 overall on the season. They have lost three straight games entering tourney play. BC beat Pitt back on Jan 30th, 69-56 as a 3.5-point favorite and lost to them on Jan 8th, 67-69, as a 3-point dog - covering both matchups. Pitt is 11-20 on the season and has lost four straight games both S/U and ATS. Pitt has the 14th offense and 13th defense in efficiency in the conference. Two teams that won't go far in this conference, but today, the play is on Boston College.
|03-07-22||Santa Clara +5 v. St. Mary's||72-75||Win||100||12 h 34 m||Show|
The number two and three conference seeds meet here tonight in the West Coast Conference Tournament. Second play St Mary's (12-3) will take on their neighbor, Santa Clara (10-5). The Santa Clara Broncos are 21-11 overall on the season. They have won three straight games both S/U and ATS. They are also 8-2 S/U and ATS their last 10 games. The St Marys Gaels are 24-6 overall on the season. They are coming off a huge win over conference leader and number one Gonzaga, 67-57 as a 10.5-point dog. That was their fourth win in a row. I have to wonder if that big win will have some hangover effect here tonight. The dog has covered five of the last six meetings in this series. That's what I will be on tonight, the dog. Play Santa Clara.
|03-07-22||Northern Kentucky v. IUPU Ft Wayne +2||57-43||Loss||-110||21 h 55 m||Show|
Horizon League Semifinals down to four teams and the late game of the two has Northern Kentucky taking on Indiana Fort Wayne. Northern Kentucky Norse were 18-11 overall on the season and opened the tournament with a win over Detroit, 77-59, as a 4-point favorite last Thursday. The Norse have won four straight games and seven of their last eight. They are also 7-1 ATS their last eight games. The IUPUFW Mastadons are 21-10 and started tourney play with a win over Illinois Chicago, 78-72, as a 7-point favorite. The Mastadons have now won 10 straight games and gone 8-2 vs the spread. Both teams are hot, both teams can win this game. Fort Wayne has been a dog in both games this year, the teams splitting and winning on their home courts. Yet, NKU laying about the same points here (2) as they did when they played on the road at Fort Wayne back in December (2). I'll take Fort Wayne here on Monday.
|03-07-22||Warriors v. Nuggets -7.5||Top||124-131||Loss||-110||10 h 39 m||Show|
The Golden State Warriors are 43-21 on the season. That's the good news. The bad news? Well, this team is in fast decline, losing four straight games and going just 2-8 their last 10 games. They are also 1-11 ATS their last 12 games. They have lost their last four games by 8, 9, 15 and 6 points. Tonight, there is a certain situation that really goes against the Warriors. They will be resting Andrew Wiggins, Klay Thompson and Stephen Currey. To add to the situation, they have to travel to the high altitude of Denver with a short bench. The Nuggets are 38-26 on the season. They have won two straight and eight of their last nine games. They are also 6-3 ATS their last nine games. Great situation for the Nuggets tonight. They are hot and they get a ice code Warriors team with three stars sitting out. Play Denver.
|03-07-22||Lakers v. Spurs -2||110-117||Win||100||9 h 43 m||Show|
The LA Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs are both sitting in fourth place in their respective divisions. Right now the Lakers are 9th in the West and the Spurs are 12th. If the Spurs hope to make the playoffs, they need to win games against teams that are right above them. The Lakers are 28-35 and will be without Anthony Davis again tonight with a injury. The Lakers snapped a four-game losing streak last game to the Warriors, 124-116 as a 5.5-point dog. The Lakers are just 2-7 S/U their last nine games and 4-5 ATS. The San Antonio Spurs look to snap a 4-game losing streak here tonight. The Spurs are coming off a loss to Charlotte, 117-123 as a 3.5-point dog. The Spurs are 7-2-1 ATS their last 10 games vs a team with a losing straight-up record. They are also 6-2-1 ATS their last nine games as a favorite. I'll take the Spurs tonight to get back on the winning track.
|03-06-22||Suns +9.5 v. Bucks||122-132||Loss||-110||4 h 47 m||Show|
The Phoenix Suns are 51-12 on the season and have struggled a bit with injuries of late. They barely came away with a win last game vs New York, 115-114, as a 6.5-point favorite. They are now 2-5 ATS their last seven games. The biggest issue today for the Suns is that they will be without two of their star players in Devin Booker (quarantine) and Chris Paul (thumb). The Bucks are 39-25 and bring a 3-game win streak into today's contest. They are coming off a win at Chicago, 118-112 as a 5-point road favorite. The Bucks are 4-1 ATS the last five meetings with the Suns in Milwaukee. With key players out today for the Clippers, I'll take the Bucks in this one.
|03-06-22||Nebraska +12 v. Wisconsin||74-73||Win||100||2 h 8 m||Show|
Reason: Big 10 Action here today on the college hard court has Nebraska taking on Wisconsin. The Nebraska Cornhuskers won't be going to any postseason tournaments this year with a 9-21 overall record. That makes these last games of the season a way for them to go out on a high note. The Huskers have won two straight games, both as double digit dogs, to Ohio State 78-70 and at Penn State, 93-70. They have also covered three straight games. Wisconsin will be going to the NCAA this year no matter what, as they have a 24-5 overall record. The Badgers really don't care about today's game as they are coming off a big upset win over Purdue, 70-67, as a 3-point dog. For me, it's about motivation here today. Nebraska has it, Wisconsin doesn't. Play Nebraska.
|03-06-22||South Florida +8.5 v. Temple||47-75||Loss||-110||2 h 8 m||Show|
South Florida has struggled to a 8-21 mark this season. However, they have covered their last three games including last game against Memphis, 64-73, as a 13-point dog. They will face a Temple team that has fared a bit better on the season at 16-11 overall. The Owls are coming off a loss at Houston, 46-84, as a 16.5-point dog. Temple will be without a star player today in Khalif Battle, who is out with a foot injury. Battle averaged 21.4 ppg on the season. I will take the points in this game with South Florida.
|03-06-22||Houston v. Memphis +3||61-75||Win||100||1 h 12 m||Show|
Two of the top three teams in the American Athletic Conference meet today as top seede Houston (15-2) takes on 3rd place Memphis (12-5). The Houston Cougars are 26-4 overall on the season and bring a six game win streak into today's contest. They are coming off a blowout win over Temple, 84-46, as a 16.5-point favorite. Memphis is 18-9 overall and likely in need of more wins to make the NCAA tournament. They have won three straight games and nine of their last 10 overall. Their only loss in the last 10 coming to SMU on Feb 20th. They have also done well covering the spread, evidenced by their 7-2 mark their last 10 games. Memphis getting a few points here at home today and I think they have more incentive to win this game. Take Memphis.
|03-05-22||San Diego State -3.5 v. Nevada||79-78||Loss||-110||10 h 12 m||Show|
Late Mountain West action here on the college slate tonight has San Diego State taking on Nevada. The Sdg State Aztecs another of those Mountain West teams with 20 wins. Knowing the NCAA won't take them all, these last few games become big. San Diego State is 20-7 overall and has won three straight games and eight of their last nine games. They have also covered five of their last six games. Nevada having one of their worst seasons in recent memory at just 12-16 on the season. The Wolfpack have lost three straight games after winning three straight. They are also 4-8 ATS their last 12 games. Don't see a lot of incentive for the Wolfpack here tonight. However, the Aztecs do have incentive if they want to make the NCAA tournament. Play San Diego State.
|03-05-22||Warriors -5.5 v. Lakers||116-124||Loss||-110||8 h 46 m||Show|
The Golden State Warriors have hit some hard times of late. They are 43-20 overall on the season and 31-32 vs the spread. However, they have lost two straight games and seven of their last nine games. They are also just 1-10 ATS their last 11 games. The good news is that they play an LA Lakers team that will be without Anthony Davis tonight. Davis is out with an ankle injury. The Lakers have also struggled to a 27-35 record. They have lost four straight games and seven of their last eight games. They are also 3-5 ATS their last eight games. Both teams struggling so something has to give. With Davis out, I give the nod here to the Warriors.
|03-05-22||Spurs v. Hornets -3.5||117-123||Win||100||6 h 16 m||Show|
The San Antonio Spurs are 24-39 on the season and 32-30-1 vs the spread. The Spurs have lost three straight games, including last time out to the Sacramento Kings, 112-115, as a 6.5-point favorite. Since the 2nd half of the season started they are 1-3 S/U and 2-2 ATS. The Spurs are just 4-10 ATS their last 14 games as a dog. The Charlotte Hornets have climbed back to within two games of the .500 mark at 31-33 overall and 35-27-2 vs the spread. The Hornets are 2-2 S/U and ATS since the All-Star break. They are coming off a win at Cleveland, 119-98, as a 4.5-point dog. Charlotte is 5-2 ATS the last seven meetings with the Spurs. Take Charlotte.
|03-05-22||Iowa State +12.5 v. Baylor||68-75||Win||100||6 h 23 m||Show|
Big 12 action as they get ready to head into conference tourney play. Iowa State is coming off a loss at home to Oklahoma State, 36-53, as a 4-point favorite. They had their lowest scoring output of the season and hit just 28% of 2-point field goals and 11.8% of 3-point field goals. The Baylor Bears are 25-5 on the season and have won four straight since their loss to Texas Tech on Feb 16th. They are coming off a win at Texas, 68-61, as a 1-point favorite. Have to believe Iowa State will be plenty upset after their last performance. While I don't expect them to win outright, I do expect them to cover the double digit dog line today. Play Iowa State.
|03-05-22||VCU +2.5 v. St. Louis||65-69||Loss||-110||4 h 23 m||Show|
The VCU Rams one of those teams with 21 wins on the season and that means they need a few more wins or to win their conference tournament. The Rams are 21-7 overall and are on a eight game win streak. They are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games. The Saint Louis Billikens are 20-10 and in the same boat as VCU. The Billikens are just 3-4 S/U and 3-3-1 ATS their last seven games. Both teams are good, but VCU is on the winning streak and St Louis is floundering a bit. I'll take VCU.
|03-05-22||Texas +6.5 v. Kansas||63-70||Loss||-109||4 h 11 m||Show|
Big 12 action here today has Texas traveling to Kansas to take on the Jayhawks. Texas is 21-9 on the season and while there are a lot of 20+ win teams in college, Texas by their conference and pedigree likely gets an NCAA bid no matter what happens rest of the way. Texas is coming off a loss at home to Baylor, 61-68, as a 1-point dog. That loss snapped a two game win streak for the Horns. Kansas 24-6 definitely will be a high seeded NCAA team come tourney time. The Jayhawks are just 1-2 S/U and 0-3 in their last three games, so they are not finishing very strong. They are coming off a win over TCU, 72-68, but failed to cover the 11.5-point line. Both teams don't need this game to make the NCAA, but Texas might want it a bit more. They are getting 6.5-points which I believe is a bit too much. Play Texas.
|03-05-22||Fresno State v. Wyoming -4||64-68||Push||0||4 h 59 m||Show|
Fresno State still at 20 wins after losing last games at San Diego State, 64-65, as a 7.5-point dog. The Bulldogs are 20-11 and might not make the NCAA tournament without a very good showing in the Mountain West Tournament. They are just 2-5 S/U and ATS their last seven games. Wyoming should make the NCAA with their 23-7 record, though it's not for sure so they need to win all the games they can. They are coming off a pair of losses, their first home loss of the season to San Diego State, 66-73, and then losing at UNLV, 57-64, as a 1.5-point dog. It's imperative that the Cowboys get back on the winning track today and that I believe will happen back at home. Play Wyoming
|03-05-22||La Salle -1 v. Duquesne||Top||85-76||Win||100||3 h 10 m||Show|
LaSalle 9-18 on the season but brings a 2-game win streak into today's contest at Duquesne. The Explorers are coming off a win over St Joe's 49-48 as a 1.5-point dog. Duquesne Dukes likely playing their last game of the season here today at just 6-22 and no postseason prospects. The Dukes are coming off a loss to George Washington, 93-98 as a 7-point dog. That was only their 1st cover in their last six games and third cover in their last 15 games. Duquesne is the worst team in the conference and one of if not the worst in college basketball. I'll take Lasalle here today.
|03-05-22||Miami-FL +1.5 v. Syracuse||75-72||Win||100||2 h 51 m||Show|
Reason: Miami Florida hoping they can get into the NCAA tournament without winning their conference tourney that comes up soon. The Canes are 21-9 and are right there. So today's game at Syracuse means a lot to them for the NCAA push. The Canes are coming off a win at Boston College last time out, 81-70, as a 4-point favorite. They have covered five of their last seven games. Syracuse just 15-15 on the season and likely set for a minor postseason tourney. The Orange have lost three straight games and are 1-5 ATS their last six games. They are coming off a loss at North Carolina, 79-88, as a 8.5-point dog. With Miami a small dog here today and likely gaining a lot of benefit from a win, I'll back the Canes.
|03-05-22||Davidson v. Dayton -3.5||76-82||Win||100||1 h 21 m||Show|
Davidson looks like they have punched their ticket to the NCAA tournament with a 25-4 overall record. They have won five straight games including last game vs George Washington, 73-62, as a 7-point favorite. Dayton looks like more of a bubble team at 21-9. They are coming off a win over Richmond, 55-53, as a 2-point road dog. Dayton needs this one more. I'll take the Flyers minus the small number.
|03-05-22||Alabama v. LSU -3||77-80||Push||0||1 h 51 m||Show|
SEC action here today has Alabama taking on LSU. Bama is 19-11 and likely one of those bubble teams as we head toward the NCAA tourament. They are coming off a loss to Texas A&M, 71-87 as a 10-point favorite, totally dropping the ball in that game. Still, they have won five of their last seven games. LSU is 20-10 and likely in the same spot as Bama. The Tigers have lost three of their last four games including last game at Arkansas, 76-77, as a 5.5-point dog. LSU back on home turf here today and laying a small number. I'll take the hosts in this one.
|03-04-22||Jazz v. Pelicans +4.5||90-124||Win||100||8 h 14 m||Show|
The Utah Jazz are 39-22 on the season but only 28-32-1 against the spread. They have won all three games since the All-Star break, but covered just one. That includes their last game at Houston, winning 132-127, as a 15-point favorite. The Jazz are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as a road favorite and 1-5 ATS in their last five road games overall. The Pelicans have improved to 26-36 overall after winning all three post All-Star games. That includes last game over Sacramento, 125-95, as a 6.5-point favorite. They have covered all three games. They are now 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games. I like the Pelicans here tonight and won't be surprised by and upset straight-up winner.
|03-04-22||SE Missouri State +15.5 v. Murray State||74-88||Win||100||8 h 3 m||Show|
Ohio Valley Conference 2nd Round action here tonight has SE Missouri State taking on Murray State. SE Missouri State Redhawks started the first round with a win last night over Tennessee State, 79-55 as a 2-point favorite. They held Tennessee State to just 8.3% from 3-point field goals. SE MO State has the league's 3rd ranked offensive efficient team. They rank first in 3-point field goals (36.4%) and did just that last night, hitting 36.7% vs Tennessee State. Murray State was 28-2 in the regular season and was the best in the conference. They start conference tourney play here tonight against the team they ended the regular season playing. These teams met just last week with SE MO State losing a close one, 68-70, as a 11.5-point dog. Murray is the best team in the conference, but 15 points to a very good 3-point shooting team like SE MO State is just too much. I like SE MO State and I believe their 3-point shooting will be what covers this game for them. Play SE Missouri State.
|03-04-22||Cavs v. 76ers -7||Top||119-125||Loss||-110||7 h 14 m||Show|
The Cleveland Cavaliers are still having a good season at 36-26 overall and 33-26-3 vs the spread. The Cavs are just 1-5 S/U their last five games and 0-6 vs the spread. They are coming off a loss at home to Charlotte, 98-119, as a 4.5-point favorite. They are also 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as a dog and 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine games on the road. They also look to be without their shooting guard, Caris LeVert, who will miss today's game with a foot injury. The Sixers big pickup with James Harden and he could be a game changer down the stretch for this Philly team. Philly is 38-23 overall and 31-30 vs the spread. They have won all three games both S/U and ATS since the All-Star break. And, all three have been blowout wins by 15, 16 and 29 points. The Sixers look like a team that is hitting all cylinders right now. Play Philadelphia.
|03-04-22||Bradley +6 v. Loyola-Chicago||50-66||Loss||-115||4 h 28 m||Show|
Missouri Valley Semifinals here today from Enterprise Center in St, Louis Missouri. Bradley finished the regular season 17-13 S/U and 17-12 ATS. They finished with a win over Valparaiso, 79-55, as a 10.5 point home favorite. They won five of their last seven games down the stretch. The Braves have done well on neutral sites, going 8-2 ATS in their last 10. Loyola Chicago Ramblers are 22-7 and lost their last regular season game at Northern Iowa, 96-102, as a 2-point favorite. Loyola is now 2-5 ATS in their last seven games. Bradley had the 1st ranked efficient defense in the Conference this year, ranking 1st in 3-point field goal% (31.9) and 4th in 2-point fG% (48.7). I'll take the big points here today with Bradley.
|03-03-22||Evansville v. Valparaiso -5||Top||59-81||Win||100||22 h 47 m||Show|
Missouri Valley Conference Tourney 1st Round action here today from Enterprise Center, St Louis, MO. Evansville likely an early exit here and their season will be done at just 6-23 thus far. The Aces have lost seven straight games and are 2-3 ATS in their last five games. The Aces rank last in efficiency in the conference in both offense and defense. They have the worst 2-point shooting team (43.5%) and the worst defensive 2-point team (58.1%). Valparaiso is 13-17 on the season and has lost two straight games. The Crusaders have played three games on a neutral court this year, going 2-1 both S/U and ATS. Both teams in the bottom portion of the conference. However, the Aces are the worst and they should lay over today and take the early out. Play Valpariso.
|03-03-22||Grizzlies +2.5 v. Celtics||107-120||Loss||-105||8 h 44 m||Show|
The Memphis Grizzlies improved to 43-20 on the season with their win last time out over San Antonio, 118-105. They have won two games in a row and 11-3 their last 14 games. They are also 10-3-1 ATS their last 14 games vs the spread. They are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games as a road favorite and 17-5 their last 22 games as a favorite. The Boston Celtics improved to 37-27 after beating Atlanta, 107-98 as a 6.5-point favorite. The Celtics are 3-2 their last five games and 2-3 ATS. The Grizzlies have done well on their trips to Boston, evidenced by their 16-6 ATS mark their last 22 trips. I like the Grizzlies here tonight.
|03-03-22||Illinois-Chicago v. IUPU Ft Wayne -5.5||72-78||Win||100||19 h 18 m||Show|
The Illinois Chicago Flames are 14-15 this season overall as we enter Horizon League Play. The Flames have won four straight games and are 3-1 ATS. The Flames have the 8th ranked offense and 10th ranked defense in the conference. They give up a conference high 38.2% 3-point shots. Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne is 20-10 and have a nine game winning streak. They have also covered six straight games and eight of their last nine games. The Mastadons have the best defensive efficiency in the conference. They also have the best 3-point shooting team at 38.1%. Couple that with the Ill Chicago terrible 3-point defense and this looks a key spot for IPFW. Take the Mastadons here today.
|03-03-22||Oakland +4.5 v. Wright State||63-75||Loss||-115||7 h 4 m||Show|
Horizon League Quarterfinals here tonight has Oakland taking on Wright State here tonight. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are 20-11 on the season and have won their last two games. They are coming off a win over IUPUI, 69-58, but failed to cover the 23.5 point spread. The Grizzlies have a well balanced team, ranked fourth in both offensive and defensive efficiency in the Horizon League. They have the top free throw shooting team in the league (80.1%) and the best 3-point defense in the league (30.8%). Wright State is 18-13 on the season and have won their last two games, including last time out vs Robert Morris, 71-61, as a 12.5 point favorite. I'll take Oakland plus the points here tonight.
|03-02-22||Miami-FL -4 v. Boston College||81-70||Win||100||9 h 38 m||Show|
ACC action here today as we close out the regular season and teams ready for their tournament. Miami Florida is 4th in the conference with a 12-6 record. They will face 11th seeded Boston College who is 6-12 on the season. Miami Hurricanes are 20-9 overall and look like a good bet to make the NCAA either way. They are coming off a loss to Virginia Tech, 70-71, as a 1-point favorite. The Canes are 8-5 ATS their last 13 games. The Canes have been good on the road, covering seven of their last eight away games. Boston College is 11-17 overall and is coming off a loss to Clemson, 60-70, as a pick'em. They are now 2-6 S/U their last eight games. Miami only laying four points here today. Feeling is they want to secure every win possible to solidify that NCAA bid. Play Miami.
|03-02-22||Kings v. Pelicans -5.5||95-125||Win||100||8 h 50 m||Show|
The Sacramento Kings look to miss the playoffs again this year as they sit at just 23-40 overall and 29-34 ATS on the season. The Kings did snap a four-game losing streak in their last game at Oklahoma City, 131-110, as a 5.5-point favorite. The Kings are just 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games. They are also 6-22 ATS in their last 28 games after scoring 125 or more points in their previous game. The New Orleans Pelicans are 25-36 on the season and 31-30 ATS. They have won and covered their last two games, including last time out at the Lakers, 123-95 as a 1-point dog. They are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games as a home favorite. I'm taking the Pelicans here tonight.
|03-02-22||SIU-Edwardsville v. Tennessee State -3.5||Top||62-77||Win||100||7 h 9 m||Show|
Ohio Valley First Round tourney action here today has SIU Edwardsville taking on Tennessee State from the Ford Center in Evansville, IN. The SIU Cougars are coming off a win over Morehead State, 77-70, as a 10.5-point dog. They are 2-3 S/U their last five games and 5-2 ATS their last seven games. The Cougars have the 8th ranked efficient offense in the conference. They are also 8th in 3-point percentage (31.2) and 7th in 2-point percentage (47.2). Tennessee State is coming off a loss at Belmont, 67-87, as a 16-point dog. The Tigers had covered six straight before that spread loss to Belmont. The Cougars are 6th in both offense and defensive efficiency in the conference. They have the top free throw shooting team (74.1%) and that can help cover these spreads late in the game. I'll take the Cougars here today as they have the better balanced team.
|03-02-22||Duquesne v. George Washington -6.5||93-98||Loss||-110||7 h 39 m||Show|
Duquesne looks to put away this season and forget about it after a dismal 6-21 record. They are also 0-14 S/U and 2-12 ATS their last 14 games. They have almost no offense, scoring more than 59 points just three times in their last 13 games. In the Kenpom efficiency ratings they are dead last in the conference in offense. They are also last in both 3-point and 2-point shooting. George Washington isn't having a good season either with just a 11-16 overall record. The Colonials have lost two straight games but have split their last eight at 4-4. They are also 6-2 ATS in their last eight games. Neither team is very good, however with GW having Senior Honors here tonight at homecoming the atmosphere will be inclined toward a GW blowout win. Play George Washington.
|03-02-22||Notre Dame -2 v. Florida State||70-74||Loss||-117||7 h 38 m||Show|
Notre Dame sits second in the ACC with a 14-4 record and 21-8 overall mark after winning their last two games. They will take on 9th place Florida State which is 8-10 in conference and 15-13 overall. Notre Dame has won two straight and seven of their last eight games. They are also 6-2 ATS their last eight. The Irish have also covered their last five road games. Florida State won its last game at Virginia, upsetting the Cavs 64-63, as a 8.5-point dog. Still, they are just 2-8 S/U and 1-9 ATS their last 10 games. Take Notre Dame here today.
|03-01-22||Mavs -5 v. Lakers||Top||109-104||Push||0||10 h 50 m||Show|
The Dallas Mavericks head to LA tonight to face the Lakers at the Staples Center. The Mavs are 36-25 overall on the season and 34-26-1 vs the spread. The Mavs are coming off a road win over Golden State, 107-101 as a 3.5-point dog. That makes them 3-1 S/U and 4-0 on this current road trip. The Lakers are just 27-33 on the season both S/U and ATS. They have lost two straight games since the second half of the season started, 102-105 to the Clippers and last game 95-123 at home to the Pelicans. They are now 1-5 S/U their last six games and 2-4 ATS their six. Lakers will be without Anthony Davis today who is out with an ankle injury, while LeBron James is back and is probable with a knee injury. Mavs playing very well and I'll lay the points at LA with the Mavs.
|03-01-22||St Bonaventure v. VCU -4.5||51-74||Win||100||5 h 32 m||Show|
St Bonaventure Bonnies are 19-7 and looking for that 20th win here tonight at VCU. The Bonnies are riding a seven game win streak as they enter play here tonight and are coming off a win at St Joe's, 54-52, as a 7-point favorite. The VCU Rams are 20-7 and also have a win streak on the line here tonight. The Rams have won seven games in a row and are 4-2 ATS their last six games. VCU has the second most efficient defense in the conference. They are also ranked 1st in 3-point defense (28.5%) and 5th in 2-point defense (47.3%). VCU has some revenge on the line here tonight as they lost at St Bonnies on January 14, 73-53. Both teams have win streaks here tonight and the Bonnies did win by 20-points in the first meeting. However, they also had 19 more free throws in that game. It's senior day at VCU and with some revenge on their minds I'll take the hosts in this one.
|03-01-22||Ole Miss +17 v. Kentucky||72-83||Win||100||7 h 50 m||Show|
SEC action today has Ole Miss taking on the Wildcats in Kentucky. Kentucky is 2nd in the SEC with a 12-4 record while Ole Miss is near the bottom with a 4-12 record. Ole Miss Rebels are 13-16 overall on the season and have lost two straight games including last time out to Texas A&M, 66-76 as a 1.5-point favorite. That makes them 1-6 S/U and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games. Kentucky is 23-6 overall and is coming off a loss at Arkansas, 73-75, as a 2-point dog. They are 2-2 their last four games and 1-2-1 ATS. The WildCats will finish their regular season on Saturday with a game at Florida. Cats are really in no danger of making the NCAA tourney and laying 17-points here today is probably more than they need to lay. I look for them to win here tonight but not cover this big line. Play Ole Miss.
|03-01-22||Providence +9.5 v. Villanova||74-76||Win||100||6 h 20 m||Show|
Providence and Villanova fighting over the Big East conference title. Providence is in 1st place with a 14-2 conference record while Villanova is in 2nd with a 14-4 mark. The Providence Friars are 24-3 on the season and have won three straight after their loss to Villanova at home back on Feb 15th, 84-89. Other than that loss the Friars are 11-1 over their last 12 games. Villanova Wildcats are 21-7 overall on the season and are coming off a loss at U Conn, 69-71, as a 2.5-point dog. They are now 14-3 over their last 17 games. Providence ranks third in offense and fourth in defense in the league. Villanova is 1st in offense and 2nd in defense in the league. Still, Providence getting 9 1/2 point here today? That just seems way too many to me for a team leading the conference and having the revenge factor too. I'll take those points.
|02-28-22||UCLA v. Washington +8.5||77-66||Loss||-110||11 h 36 m||Show|
UCLA sits third in the PAC-12 standings with a 13-5 conference record and 21-6 overall mark. They will take on 6th place Washington, which has a 9-8 conference record and 14-13 overall record. The Bruins rebounded from a loss at Oregon on with a win over Oregon State, 94-55, as a 12.5-point favorite. That was the Bruins fourth win in their last five games both S/U and ATS. UCLA is 7-3 as an away favorite, but only 5-5 vs the spread. UCLA has the PAC-12's 2nd most efficient offense and top rated defense. The Huskies snapped a four game losing streak with a win last game vs Washington State, 78-70 as a 4-point dog. The one big problem I see for this UCLA team is their role as a road favorite. They are just 18-40-1 their last 59 games as a road favorite. Washington is 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games and 13-6 ATS their last 19 games as a dog. In addition, the home team has covered six of the last eight games in this series. I'll take the 8 points with Washington here tonight.
|02-28-22||San Diego State v. Wyoming +2||Top||73-66||Loss||-110||10 h 49 m||Show|
Mountain West action here tonight has two of the top conference teams meeting in Laramie. Boise State leads the conference with a 14-2 record, Wyoming is in 2nd at 12-3 and San Diego State is 4th at 10-4. Four teams in this conference have a great chance of making the NCAA so every win is important. This game probably means more to the San Diego State Aztecs, as they sit at 18-7 and unless they win the conference tourney they are a bubble team to make the NCAA. They are coming off a win over San Jose State, 77-52, as a 21.5-pint favorite. They have won six of their last seven games with their only loss at Boise State, 57-58, as a 2-point dog. They have covered four straight games. Offense has always been an issue for this team and it is again this year as they have just the 8th ranked efficient offense in the conference. However, defense has always been excellent and it's ranked 1st in the Mountain West again. They rank first in six defensive categories. Wyoming is 23-5 and should be a NCAA team no matter what. They have split their last four games at 2-2 S/U. They rebounded from a loss to Colorado State with a home win over Nevada, 74-61, as a 7-point favorite. Wyoming is a perfect 13-0 at home and yet tonight they find themselves a 2-point dog. I understand the line as the oddsmaker figures SDG State needs this game. However, I feel that Wyoming will not just give in and will want to keep that perfect record before their home crowd. The altitude is high in Laramie and that will also have a factor. I'll take Wyoming as a home dog here tonight.
|02-28-22||Bulls v. Heat -4||99-112||Win||100||7 h 35 m||Show|
The Chicago Bulls are 39-22 overall on the season and 36-25 vs the spread. The Bulls had their six game win streak snapped last game at home vs Memphis, 110-116, as a 2-point dog. While the Bulls have done well vs the spread, they are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games as a dog. The Miami Heat are 40-21 on the season and 34-25-2 vs the spread. They have won three straight games and eight of their last nine games. The Heat have covered four of the last five games in this series. I look for the Heat to cover the four-point spread here tonight on their home court. Play Miami.
|02-27-22||Illinois v. Michigan +1||93-85||Loss||-110||3 h 46 m||Show|
Early Big 10 action here on Sunday has Illinois taking on Michigan. Illinois is 3rd in the Big 10 with a 12-5 record, while Michigan sits 7th with a 9-7 record. Illinois Fighting Illini are 19-8 overall on the season and going for that 20th win here today at Michigan. The Illini are coming off a loss to Ohio State, 83-86 and have lost three of their last five games overall. The Illini have the 5th most efficient offense and the 2nd defense. Michigan is 15-11 and will need to likely do very well in the Big 10 conference tourney if they hope to make the NCAA tourney. The Wolverines are coming off a win over Rutgers, 71-62, as a 5-point home favorite. Michigan has the 4th most efficient offense in the league while they rank just 12th in defense. Two very good offenses here today, but I give a lot to the home court factor with Michigan. Play Michigan.
|02-27-22||76ers -7.5 v. Knicks||Top||125-109||Win||100||2 h 55 m||Show|
The early game on the NBA schedule today has the Philadelphia 76ers taking on the Knicks at New York. The Sixers are 36-23 overall and 29-30 vs the spread. They started the 2nd half of the season in fine fashion with a blowout win at Minnesota, 133-102, as a 2-point favorite. They have won four of their last five games and covered three of the last four. The Sixers are also 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 5-2 ATS when the road favorite. The Knicks have struggled to a 25-35 record this season. They have lost four straight games and eight of their last nine both SU and ATS. They started the 2nd half of the season with a blowout home loss to Miami, 110-115, as a 5.5-point dog. The Knicks are just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games as a dog. The Knicks have not been good, especially at covering spreads. I'll take Philly today in what should be another blowout.
|02-26-22||Nevada v. Wyoming -7||61-74||Win||100||8 h 39 m||Show|
The Mountain West is a very competitive conference this year and any team can win it and the tournament. Boise State is in first place and Wyoming is right behind in 2nd place with a 11-3 conference record and 22-5 overall mark. Nevada is not a team that has much chance though, as they sit 8th with a 6-9 record and 12-14 overall mark. The Nevada Wolfpack are coming off a loss to instate rival UNLV, 54-62, making the first time in many years that they lost both games to UNLV in one season. That loss snapped a three game win streak, though that streak did have a pair of wins of a very bad San Jose State team. The Pack is now 3-7 S/U and ATS their last 10 games. Meanwhile, Wyoming making a big push for that NCAA bid as they have 22 wins thus far even after losing their last game at Colorado State, 55-61, as a 6.5-point dog. The Cowboys are 7-2 S/U and ATS in their last nine games. The Cowboys have the top offensive efficient team in the conference and are 2nd in Free Throws (76.6%) and 2nd in 2-point field goals (55.7%). Wyoming only laying about 7-points tonight looks like one of the best bargains of the day. Play Wyoming.
|02-26-22||Wisconsin v. Rutgers -2||Top||66-61||Loss||-110||6 h 12 m||Show|
Big 10 action here on Saturday has Wisconsin taking on Rutgers. Wisconsin has won three straight games and five of their last six. They are 2nd in the Big 10 with a 13-4 record and 22-5 overall record. They are also 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games. Wisconsin has the 8th ranked efficient offense in the Big 10 and the 3rd ranked defense. Rutgers is 16-11 overall on the season and 6th in the conference with a 10-7 mark. They look to snap a two-game losing streak after dropping games at Purdue, 72-84, and at Michigan, 62-71. They return home where they are 13-2 S/U and 9-5-1 ATS on the season. They have the fourth ranked efficient defense in the Big 10. I like Rutgers on their home court here today. Play Rutgers.
|02-26-22||Loyola-Chicago v. Northern Iowa +2.5||96-102||Win||100||6 h 11 m||Show|
Loyola sits atop the Missouri Valley Conference standings with a 13-4 record and 22-6 overall mark. Northern Iowa right on their heals, also at 13-4 in conference and 17-10 overall. The Loyola Ramblers have won two straight games including last game vs Evansville, 82-31, as a 21-point favorite. They have still covered just three of their last 12 games. Loyola has the third most efficient offense and the top defense. Northern Iowa Panthers have won three straight games including last game at Indiana State, 88-82, as a 6-point favorite. The Panthers have the second most efficient offense in the conference and 5th defense. They have the top free throw shooting team (82.2%), 2nd in 2-point FG% (55.6%) and third in 3-point FG% (36.4%). NIU getting a couple of points on their home floor here today. This should be a great game, I'll take the host in this one.
|02-26-22||North Carolina -3.5 v. NC State||84-74||Win||100||2 h 13 m||Show|
ACC action here today has rivals North Carolina taking on North Carolina State. North Carolina Tar Heels are 20-8, hitting that 20 win mark last game when they beat Louisville, 70-63, but failing to cover the 9.5-point line. They have won two in a row and four of their last five games. However, they have covered just two of their last six games. North Carolina ranks 4th in efficiency in the ACC in both offense and defense. They have the top free throw shooting team with a 77.5% mark. NC State won't be going to any post season tourneys as they sit just 11-17 overall on the season. They are coming off a loss to Boston College, 61-69, as a 6-point favorite. That makes them just 2-9 S/U and ATS their last 11 games. NC State has a horrible defense, ranked last in efficiency in the ACC, last in 3-point FG% on defense (40.2%) and 14th in 2-point defense (52.9%). I'm a bit shocked at NCU laying just 4-points here. I realize this is a rivalry game, but the dog needs something and I see them as being totally mismatched here today. Take North Carolina.
|02-25-22||Texas State v. Troy State +2||66-61||Loss||-110||9 h 40 m||Show|
Two of the top Sun Belt teams butt heads here tonight as Troy host Texas State. Texas State tops the conference with a 11-3 mark and 20-6 overall record. Troy comes in third with a 10-5 mark and 19-9 overall record. Texas State Bobcats bring a eight game win streak into tonight's contest. They have also covered their last six games. They are coming off a win over South Alabama, 55-52 as a 3-point road dog. The Cats have the conference's top efficient offense and lead the league in 3-point fg% at 37.8%. They are 3rd in defense. The Troy Trojans are coming off a win over UT Arlington, 59-53 as a 4.5-point favorite. They are 6-2 S/U and 5-3 ATS their last eight games. Troy has the Sun Belts 2nd most efficient defense and is top four in defensive 3point and 2-point fg%. This looks to be the State offense vs the Troy defense here tonight. With Troy at home and getting a couple of points, I'll take the Trojans.
|02-25-22||Heat -5 v. Knicks||Top||115-100||Win||100||9 h 37 m||Show|
The Miami Heat begin the second half of the NBA season and look to build on a fine first half that saw them go 38-21 S/U and 33-24-2 ATS. The Heat closed out the 1st half winning six of their last seven games. The Knicks hope the 2nd half of their season is better than the first after a 25-34 record and last place in the Eastern Division. They were 2-11 S/U their last 13 games and 2-9 ATS their last 11 games. The Knicks are just 1-6 ATS in their last seven as a dog. The Heat have covered seven of the last nine in this series and four of the last five in New York. I'll take them again here tonight. Play the Heat.
|02-24-22||UCLA v. Oregon +3.5||Top||63-68||Win||100||10 h 55 m||Show|
PAC-12 action here tonight has UCLA taking on Oregon. UCLA hit that 20-win mark in their last game, a win over Arizona State, 66-52, as a 13.5 point favorite. That was their third win in a row both S/U and ATS. Even with that, they are just 4-3 S/U and ATS their last seven games. Oregon is 17-10 overall on the season and looks to snap a two-game losing streak here at home tonight. The Ducks are coming off a pair of road losses in Arizona to ASU, 57-81, and then last game to AU, 81-84. The Ducks have the fourth best efficient offense in the PAC-12. They are 2nd overall in 2-point FG% (51.8%) and fourth in 3-point FG% (33.4%). I'll take the points at home tonight with the Ducks.
|02-24-22||Celtics -8.5 v. Nets||129-106||Win||100||7 h 60 m||Show|
The 2nd half of the NBA season starts tonight and the Eastern conference Celtics and Nets clash. The Celtics are 6th right now in the East and the Nets are 8th. The Celtics are 34-26 overall and 30-28-2 ATS. They finished the first half strong, going 11-2 their last 13 games and 8-4-1 ATS. The Nets are 31-28 after the first half ended, but only 22-35-2 vs the spread. They were just 2-12 S/U and 4-9-1 ATS their last 14 games. Despite the All-Star break, the Nets will still be without two of their stars as Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are both expected out tonight. Second half of the season looks to start the same way the first did for the Nets. I'll lay the price with Boston tonight.
|02-24-22||IUPU Ft Wayne +6.5 v. Oakland||81-70||Win||100||7 h 25 m||Show|
Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons are 18-10 on the season and bring a seven game win streak into today's contest. They are also 6-1 ATS in those last seven games. They are coming off a win at Wisc-Milwaukee, 81-71, as a 4.5-point favorite. The Mastodons have the top defense in the conference overall. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are also 18-10 and are looking to break a 2-game losing streak here tonight. They are coming off a loss to Northern Kentucky, 66-71, as a 4.5-point favorite. The Grizzlies have not done well for bettors, evidenced by their 1-9 ATS mark their last 10 spread games. I like the visitors here tonight who have been covering spreads. Play IPFW.
|02-24-22||Youngstown State +7 v. Wright State||71-84||Loss||-107||6 h 30 m||Show|
Youngstown State Penguins look to improve their win streak to three games tonight as they take on Wright State. The Penguins are coming off a win over Indiana Purdue, 74-61, as a 17.5-point favorite. They are now 8-1 S/U their last nine games and 8-4 ATS their last 12 games. Wright State Raiders are 16-13 on the season and coming off a loss at Detroit-Mercy, 75-80 as a 1-point favorite. That makes three losses in their last four games both S/U and ATS. The Raiders are only 4-9 ATS their last 13 games vs a team with a winning straight-up record. Wright State is a 7-point favorite here tonight and I believe that is way too many points against a very good Youngstown squad. Take Youngstown State.
|02-23-22||Rutgers +5 v. Michigan||62-71||Loss||-110||8 h 30 m||Show|
Big 10 action tonight has 5th place Rutgers (10-6) taking on 8th place Michigan (8-7). The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 16-10 overall and had their four-game win streak snapped last game at Purdue, 72-84, as a 12.5-point dog. The Knights have covered six straight games though. Unless Michigan comes out big in the Big 10 tourney, they likely won't go to the NCAA tourney with a 14-11 record. The Wolverines are coming off a loss at Wisconsin, 63-77 as a 3-point dog. They are just 3-3 S/U and ATS in their last six games. Michigan laying around 5-points tonight and for me I can Rutgers winning this game outright. I'll take the points with Rutgers.
|02-23-22||TCU +9 v. Texas||66-75||Push||0||7 h 30 m||Show|
Big 12 clash here on Wednesday has TCU taking on Texas. TCU and Texas right next to each other in the Big 12 with Texas 4th at 8-6 and TCU 5th at 6-7. TCU Horned Frogs are 17-8 overall on the season and snapped a 3-game losing streak in their last game against West Virginia, 77-67, as a 4-point favorite. The Frogs have done well covering spreads, going 9-4 ATS their last 13 and 13-5 ATS their last 18 games. Texas is 19-8 overall and coming off a loss at home to Texas Tech, 55-61, as a 4-point favorite. The Longhorns have lost two of their last three games and are 4-7 ATS their last 11 games. TCU getting 8.5-points here tonight. I believe that's too many for Texas to lay. Take TCU.
|02-23-22||West Virginia v. Iowa State -5||81-84||Loss||-110||4 h 2 m||Show|
West Virginia looks to keep its head above the .500 line with a win tonight at Iowa State. The 14-13 Mountaineers have lost four straight games both S/U and ATS including last time out at TCU, 67-77 as a 4-point dog. WVU is now just 1-11 S/U and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games. Their one win came at home against this Iowa State team, 79-63, as a 3.5-point favorite. The Iowa State Cyclones are 18-9 and bring a two-game win streak into this contest. They are coming off a blowout win over Oklahoma, 75-54 as a 1.5-point favorite. I look for Iowa State to avenge that loss to WVU here tonight. Play Iowa State.
|02-23-22||Mississippi State v. South Carolina +2.5||Top||56-66||Win||100||7 h 1 m||Show|
Both these clubs pretty evenly matched with both having won 16 games on the season. Both are 7-7 in conference play and sit right in the middle of the SEC pack. Miss State Bulldogs have won two straight games, including their contest at Missouri, 58-56, as a 4-point favorite. Still, they are just 3-6 S/U and 5-4 ATS their last nine games. South Carolina Gamecocks have won three straight games, including last time out vs LSU, 77-75, as a 4.5-point home dog. They have covered four straight and seven of their last nine games. They lost to the Bulldogs back on Feb 1st, 64-78, as a 8.5-point road dog. Not sure why Miss State is a small favorite here tonight. I have it the other way around. However, I'll gladly take the few points with South Carolina.
|02-22-22||Alabama v. Vanderbilt +4.5||74-72||Win||100||9 h 40 m||Show|
SEC action tonight has Alabama taking on Vandy. Alabama brings a 17-10 overall record into tonight's contest and is off a loss at Kentucky, 81-90, as a 5.5-point dog. The Crimson Tide are just 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games. Vandy has a 14-12 overall record and is coming off a win over Texas A&M, 72-67, as a 3.5-point favorite. They are 4-1-1 ATS their last six games. This has been a close series with 17 of the last 18 meetings between these teams decided by 10 points or fewer and 10 of those games by five points or fewer. I look for Vandy to cover here tonight and really look for an outright win from the Commodores.
|02-22-22||Richmond v. George Washington +6.5||84-71||Loss||-110||7 h 42 m||Show|
The Richmond Spiders hope to make a late season push to get to that 20-win mark, but it starts here tonight at George Washington. The Spider have lost two of their last three games, including last game at VCU, 57-77, as a 3-point dog. They are also 0-3-1 ATS their last four games. George Washington won't be going anywhere this post season with just a 11-14 overall record. So these games mean something to them as we come down the stretch. The Colonials have played well lately, winning their last two games and three of their last four games. They are coming off a win over Rhode Island, 72-61, as a 4-point home dog. But what I really like about this GW team is that they know how to cover spreads. They are 9-2 ATS their last 11 games. They are also 7-3-1 ATS at home this year and 3-1-1 as a home dog. Richmond is laying 7-points here and really they better not take this GW team lightly or they will lose the game outright. Take the points with GW.
|02-22-22||Arkansas v. Florida||Top||82-74||Win||100||7 h 41 m||Show|
Arkansas looks to solidify its hold on a NCAA bid as they play at Florida tonight. The Razorbacks are 21-6 overall on the season and have won two straight after losing to Alabama back on Feb 12. They are coming off a win over Tennessee, 58-48, as a 2-point favorite. The hogs have now covered eight straight games and 11 of their last 12 games. They have the number one defense in the SEC and are ranked first in defensive 3-poing FG% (28.6%) and 2nd in two-point FG% (44.8%). The Florida Gators are 17-10 overall on the season and snapped a two-game losing streak with a win in their last game over Auburn, 63-62, as a 4.5-point dog. Florida is just 1-5 ATS in their last six games. Unlike Arkansas, Florida is ranked 10th overall in the SEC in defense. Pick'em game here tonight means we just need to win the game and I look to Arkansas to do just that. Play Arkansas.
|02-21-22||Penn State +3 v. Maryland||Top||61-67||Loss||-110||9 h 32 m||Show|
Penn State looks to get back to the .500 mark tonight with a road win at Maryland. The Nittany Lions have won two straight games including last game vs Minnesota, 67-46, as a 5-point favorite. The Lions don't have much of an offense, ranking 12th in the Big 10 conference. However, the defense is one of the better ones, ranking 6th overall in the conference and 1st in 2-point defensive field goal percentage of 44.4%. Therefore, it's not surprising that they have held four of their last five opponents to 58 points or fewer. Maryland not having a good year either at 12-14 overall. The Terrapins are 12th in the conference with a 4-11 conference mark. The offense ranks 7th and the defense is 12th overall in the Big 10. In fact, the Terps are 9th or worst in most defensive categories in the Big 10. Penn State is 4-1 ATS in their last five as a dog. Maryland just 1-7 ATS in their last eight games as a home favorite and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games. I'll take the 3-points with Penn State tonight.
|02-20-22||Rutgers +12.5 v. Purdue||72-84||Win||100||17 h 14 m||Show|
Two of the Big 10's top four teams meet here today has conference leader Purdue (12-4) takes on 4th place Rutgers (10-5). The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 16-9 overall on the season and have won four straight games, including last time at home over Illinois, 70-59, as a 4-point dog. The Knights have also covered five straight games. Rutgers has the 8th ranked offense in the conference and the 3rd ranked defense. Purdue one of the teams looking for a top seed in the NCAA tournament at 23-4 overall. They have won two straight games and eight of their last nine games. They haven't been great at covering spreads though, evidenced by their 2-4-1 ATS mark their last seven games. Purdue has the Big 10's top offense with the exception of free throws as they rank dead last at just 67.6%. However, the defense is only 10th in the Big 10 as they allow 35.3% from the 3-point arc (9th) and 50.4% from 2-pointers (8th). The one thing I like here is that Rutgers is a good team playing a average at best defense that has had trouble covering spreads. I'll take the double digits with Rutgers.
|02-20-22||Rangers -1.5 v. Senators||2-1||Loss||-100||7 h 53 m||Show|
Eastern Conference action here today has the NY Rangers taking on the Ottawa Senators. The Rangers are in 6th place in the East with 67 points. They are also on a 6-3-1 run their last 10 games. They had their three game win streak snapped last game vs Detroit, 2-3. The Senators are 12th in the East with 41 points and are 5-4-1 their last 10 games. The Senators are coming off a loss to Boston 2-3 and are 2-4 their last six games. I'm going to lay the puckline today with the Rangers.
|02-20-22||IUPU Ft Wayne -4 v. Wisc-Milwaukee||Top||81-71||Win||100||14 h 44 m||Show|
Horizon League action here today has IPFW taking on Wisconsin Milwaukee. Fort Wayne is 4th in the the conference with a 12-6 record and 17-10 mark overall. Meanwhile, Milwaukee is 9th with a 7-12 record and 9-19 overall record. The Fort Wayne Mastadons bring a six game win streak into today's contest after beating Wisconsin Green Bay last time, 74-55, as a 5-point road favorite. they have also covered five of their last six games. While the offense is only 8th in the conference, the defense ranks number one. They have the top defense in limiting offensive rebounds at 27.1% and tops in takeaways at 22.5%. Milwaukee Panthers are coming off a loss to Cleveland State, 61-78, as a 6-point dog. That makes them 2-7 S/U and ATS in their last nine games. The offense ranks 10th in the conference and the defense ranks 8th. Fort Wayne laying four looks like a bargain price to me. Play IPFW.
|02-20-22||Providence -3.5 v. Butler||71-70||Loss||-110||3 h 37 m||Show|
The Providence Friars look very good for a NCAA berth this year as they sit at 21-3 on the season. The Friars suffered just their third loss of the season in their last game to Villanova, 84-89, as a 4-point home dog. That loss snapped a eight game win streak. Providence has the fourth ranked offense in the conference and the 6th ranked defense. Butler will need to win their conference tourney if they hope to make the NCAA's this year as they sit at just 13-14 overall. The Bulldogs are coming off a loss at St Johns, 57-91 as a 7.5 point dog. That makes them 2-4 their last six games. They are also 4-9 ATS at home this year in 13 spread games. Butler has the 10th ranked offense and 9th ranked defense in the conference. They are dead last in 3-point FG% at 30.1% and 10th in Free throws. Providence laying a good number here on the road at just 3.5-points. I'll take the Friars at that price.
|02-19-22||Colorado State -4.5 v. UNLV||51-72||Loss||-110||9 h 37 m||Show|
Colorado State has NCAA hopes as they sit 21-3 overall on the season. Even without a COnference Tournament Championship they look in good shape as they play in Las Vegas tonight. The Rams have won five straight games including last time at New Mexico, 83-68. They have also covered four straight games. They also have revenge tonight having lost to this UNLV team on their home court back on Jan 28th, 74-88. UNLV is 15-12 and will need to win their tourney to get into the NCAA's. They are coming off a win over Fresno, 60-57 as a 6-point dog. This team has won two or more games in row just once since December. I'm taking the Rams in a revenge mode here today.
|02-19-22||Norfolk State -2 v. Coppin State||89-59||Win||100||5 h 38 m||Show|
Jim doesn't play extra games much, so you know when he does he sees something that has tipped the scale. Today Norfolk State take on Coppin State. The Norfold State Spartans are 16-5 S/U on the season and have a two game win streak after beating Delware State 69-66 as a 14-point favorite. The Spartans are now 8-1 S/U and 5-3-1 ATS in their last nine games. Norfolk is 1st in both offense and defensive efficiency in the conference. They lead most categories in offense and offense and look like the team to beat this year. The Coppin State Eagles are just 5-19 on the year and have lost three straight games. The defense is all right but the offense needs help. This looks like a Norfolk blowout to me.
|02-19-22||Troy State +4.5 v. Coastal Carolina||63-73||Loss||-110||5 h 37 m||Show|
The Troy Trojans look to make it two in a row as they play at Coastal Carolina here today. The Trojans are coming off a win over App State, 67-61, as a 3.5-point road dog. That makes them 18-8 overall and 5-1 S/U and 4-2 ATS in their last six games. This has been a terrific road team this year, going 8-5 S/U and 9-4 ATS on the season. The strength of this team is their defense, ranked 2nd in efficiency in the conference. They also have the third best 3-point defense (30.5%). This team can shoot free throws too, ranked tops in the conference at 76.7%. They take on a Coastal Carolina team that looks to keep their heads above water sitting at 13-12 overall. They are just 1-4 both S/U and ATS in their last five games. I'm going to take the points with a good road team in Troy here today.
|02-19-22||Akron -4.5 v. Eastern Michigan||Top||67-48||Win||100||5 h 37 m||Show|
MAC action here today has 5th place Akron (9-6) taking on 11th place Eastern Michigan (4-11). The Akron Zips are 15-9 overall and look to break a 3-game losing streak here today. They are coming off a loss against Northern Illinois, 63-66, as a 12-point home favorite. Akron ranks better than their record in both offense (4th) and defense (5th). This is a decent offensive team, 2nd in the MAC in 2-point FG% at 52.6%. They will take on a poor Eastern Michigan team that is 9-17 overall and coming off a loss to Buffalo, 69-83, as a 10.5-point dog. The Eagles are 1-6 S/U and 2-5 ATS their last seven games. Eastern has the conferences worst defense in efficiency and worst in offensive rebounds and worst in 3-point FG% at just 31.3%. The defense is a big better, but still in the latter half of the conference in most areas. I'll take Akron here today and lay the points.
|02-19-22||Auburn -4.5 v. Florida||62-63||Loss||-110||3 h 38 m||Show|
No 2 ranked Auburn is 24-2 and looks to solidify one of those four top NCAA seeds as they play today on the road at Florida. The Tigers have won two straight since losing to Arkansas on Feb 8th, 76-80. They are coming off a win over Vandy, 94-80, just covering the 13.5-point line. They have already beaten Florida once this year on their home court, 85-73 as a 8.5-point favorite. The Tigers have done well covering spreads, going 12-3 ATS their last 15 games. Florida is 16-10 overall on the season and riding a two-game losing streak after losses to Kentucky and then last game at Texas A&M, 55-56. The Gators have also not been kind to bettors, going 0-5 their last five games. I'm taking Auburn here today as they look to show their dominance.
|02-19-22||Notre Dame +6 v. Wake Forest||74-79||Win||100||2 h 39 m||Show|
ACC contest here today has two of the best in the conference meeting up. Notre Dame is 19-7 overall on the season and looking to extend their win streak to six in a row today and 10 of the last 11 games. The Irish take on 20-7 Wake Forest here today. Wake looks to have punched their ticket to the NCAA no matter what, but more wins will just solidify that. They are coming off a pair of losses in a row, including a loss at Duke, 74-76 as a 9.5-point dog. Wake is laying 6-points here today. Should be an excellent game, but I'll take the points with the dog in this one.
|02-19-22||Texas Tech +3.5 v. Texas||61-55||Win||100||2 h 20 m||Show|
Texas Tech hit that magical 20-win mark last game with a win over Baylor, 83-73, as a 2-point favorite. It was their second win in a row and fifth in their last six games. They have been great at covering spreads, going 8-1 last nine games and 12-2 ATS their last 14 games. The Red Raiders take on the equally good Texas Longhorns today who go for that 20th win today. The Longhorns are 19-7 and coming off a win over Oklahoma, 80-78, as a 1-point dog. This looks to be one of the better games today and for me I'll take the 3+ points with the Raiders in this one. Play Texas Tech.
|02-19-22||Illinois v. Michigan State +1.5||79-74||Loss||-100||10 h 17 m||Show|
Big 10 action early here on Saturday has Michigan State hosting Illinois. Illinois Fighting Illini are 18-7 overall and 11-4 in the conference, good for third place. Michigan State is 6th in the conference with a 9-5 record and 18-7 overall mark. The Illini are coming off a loss at Rutgers, 59-70 as a 4-point favorite. That makes them 1-2 S/U and 0-3 ATS in their last three games. Michigan State is also coming off a loss at Penn State last game, 58-62, as a 3-point favorite. Illinois has the 5th best offense in the country in efficiency and the first ranked in defense. Michigan State is ranked 6th in offense and 4th in defense. The also have the Big 10's top ranked free throw shooting team at 81% and 2nd best 3-point shooting team at 38.2%. Michigan State lost at Illinois back on Jan25th, 56-55, covering the 2.5-point dog line. I look for another low scoring, tight game here today. I don't believe Michigan State should be a 1.5-point dog though. I'll take the Spartans in this one.
|02-19-22||TCU +12.5 v. Baylor||62-72||Win||100||2 h 51 m||Show|
TCU Looks to snap a 2-game losing streak hear early on Saturday as they take on Baylor. The Horned Frogs are coming off a loss against Iowa State last time out, 51-54, as a 4-point favorite. That made them 1-3 both S/U and ATS their last four games. The Frogs are in a crowded Big 12 and need all the wins they can if they hope to make the NCAA tournament. Defending Champion Baylor is 21-5 and coming off a loss at Texas Tech, 73-83, as a 2-point dog. That made them 2-2 both S/U and ATS their last four games. They are also 2-4 ATS their last six games. Baylor laying double digits here today looks like a bit too much to me. I'll take the dog in this one. Play TCU.
|02-18-22||IUPU Ft Wayne -5 v. Green Bay||74-55||Win||100||8 h 50 m||Show|
Horizon League action here today as IP Fort Wayne takes on Wisconsin Green Bay. Fort Wayne sits 5th in the conference at 11-6 and 16-10 overall. Green Bay is next to last in the conference with a 3-13 record and overall 4-21 mark. Fort Wayne Mastondons have won five straight games and covered four of those. They are coming off a win over Cleveland State, 102-98 as a 2-point home dog. Fort Wayne has the conference's top defensive unit in efficiency. The offense comes in at 7th overall. Green Bay Phoenix has now lost eight straight games and covered just two of those. With just four wins on the season it's no wonder they are 11th in offense and 10th in defense in the Horizon League. I'll lay the points here on the road against this terrible Green Bay team.
|02-18-22||Northern Kentucky +1.5 v. Detroit||Top||52-60||Loss||-110||7 h 50 m||Show|
Northern Kentucky Norse look to build on their three-game in streak here tonight at Detroit Mercy. Norse are also 9-1 S/U and ATS in their last 10 games. The only blemish is against this Detroit team which won back on Feb 5, 7464 at Northern Kentucky. Detroit just 10-13 S/U and riding a two-game losing streak coming into tonight. The Titans are 2-3 S/U and ATS in their last five games. Norse looking for some payback tonight against the only team that has beaten them in the last 10 games. Play Northern Kentucky.