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|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|06-07-19||Raptors v. Warriors -4.5||105-92||Loss||-106||6 h 33 m||Show|
For the fourth straight game line movement has went against the Golden State Warriors. Injuries, depth concerns, and the health of Klay Thompson are all main factors for Friday. The series could easily be a 3-0 lead for the Raptors if not for an early third quarter meltdown in game two. Still I’m leery of the Raptors newfound offense continuing to grow. Look for the Warriors to have an efficient game and pull away late to cover in game four.
|05-25-19||Bucks +1.5 v. Raptors||94-100||Loss||-110||3 h 21 m||Show|
Three straight losses from the Bucks has put themselves in a single game elimination environment. Failing at home with multiple big leads in game five is a spread influence for game six. This is why seven game series exist in the NBA. Expect the Bucks to respond in what surely will be a hostile environment in Toronto.
|05-23-19||Raptors v. Bucks -7||105-99||Loss||-109||5 h 2 m||Show|
The Bucks and Raptors have all the dynamics of a seven-game series. Each team has shown an ability to play at a heightened level on their home floor. That’s a bit of a conundrum for oddsmakers at this stage of the playoffs. Youth is the downside of the Bucks but their advantage on their home floor is uncanny. Grab Milwaukee to get back on track after a game four let down.
|05-18-19||Warriors v. Blazers -2||110-99||Loss||-110||7 h 28 m||Show|
The Trailblazers heartbreak in game two featured every component. After losing a seventeen point lead the Blazers regrouped and had game two won. Yet they couldn’t muster defensive stops and the Warriors were able to take advantage. Instead of expecting the Warriors to get in position to sweep look for the Blazers to take this next phase of the series head on. They still haven’t clicked 100% offensively as we saw in their series against Oklahoma City and Denver. Look for their home crowd to energize them and get the win Saturday. Grab Portland.
|05-17-19||Raptors v. Bucks -6.5||103-125||Win||100||6 h 20 m||Show|
The Bucks stormed back to not only win game one but topple the number ATS in the final seconds. It was a gut-wrenching loss for bettors and should motivate the Raptors to fix their issues from the fourth quarter. Yet the Bucks have different units to throw at the Raptors and will continue to adapt for four quarters of a game. Grab the Bucks to grab another ATS win.
|05-16-19||Blazers +7.5 v. Warriors||111-114||Win||100||7 h 48 m||Show|
Adjustments will need to be made quickly by the Trailblazers after ineffective offense and lackluster ball screen defense in game one. Expect an increase in both areas and for the Trailblazers to respond ATS. Golden State’s weakness remains with their role players and this should be an opportune time for the Trailblazers second unit to shine similar to game seven against the Nuggets. Grab Portland.
|05-14-19||Blazers v. Warriors -7.5||94-116||Win||100||8 h 41 m||Show|
Consecutive victories by the Warriors ended the Rockets chances to take advantage of the Warriors minus Kevin Durant. Portland took advantage of a young Nuggets team that appeared to more talented but lacked the experience to put a game away. That’s where the Warriors advantage comes into play and should be worthy of backing in game one. Grab Golden State.
|05-12-19||Blazers +5.5 v. Nuggets||100-96||Win||100||2 h 24 m||Show|
The series between the Portland Trailblazers and Denver Nuggets has been a delight each game. Yet the mistake of the Nuggets was the overtime game three matchup in which the Nuggets blew several chances to win. Portland found their legs in game six and should use their veteran roster to hurdle the number ATS. Grab Portland.
|05-09-19||Raptors -2 v. 76ers||101-112||Loss||-107||3 h 19 m||Show|
In a potential close out game expect the Philadelphia 76ers to do their best to rise to the occasion. Amidst heavy media debate on the way they’ve lost the 76ers have created their own unnecessary added pressure. Expect the Raptors to feed off of this and use their experience in a do or die game four to surge forward. Grab Toronto.
|05-08-19||Rockets +6.5 v. Warriors||99-104||Win||100||10 h 17 m||Show|
One overtime in game three that went the Rockets way has completely swung the series against Golden State. In years past the Warriors have been on the fortunate side against the Rockets with injuries to CP3 (Rockets-Clippers). Changes have been made by Mike D’Antoni that have kept the Rockets fresh for four quarters. Oddsmakers may have bumped this point spread up a point from games one and two but it is the incorrect move. Grab the underdog.
|05-05-19||Nuggets v. Blazers -3||116-112||Loss||-105||5 h 7 m||Show|
The Denver Nuggets had several opportunities to take advantage of the Trailblazers in game three. Turnovers and poor execution likely cost them that victory. Now they’ll face a Portland Trailblazers team that has a chance to take control of the series. Look for the Trailblazers to continue to elevate their play via guards and do their best to contain Nokic and Millsap. Grab Portland.
|05-04-19||Warriors v. Rockets -3||121-126||Win||100||7 h 35 m||Show|
The Warriors and Rockets yearly series matchup has been dominated by the Warriors. This seems to be the case for 2019 as the Warriors handled their business on their home floor in games one and two. With the Rockets having issues with James Harden’s eye and Chris Paul’s woes game three is amped up even more. It’s a must win for the Rockets and the Warriors know it. Yet expect Houston to make this a series and cover the number Saturday.
|05-03-19||Nuggets +4 v. Blazers||137-140||Win||100||9 h 1 m||Show|
In game two the Nuggets were vulnerable to Portland’s perimeter shooting and never could recover from an early deficit. Yet this how the young Nuggets are. They lack playoff experience and although they are a two-seed oddsmakers haven’t deterred from proper point spread adjustments. After a statement win by Portland one has to anticipate that game two being the outlier of the series. Grab the Nuggets in what should be a better matchup.
|04-30-19||Rockets +5.5 v. Warriors||109-115||Loss||-108||10 h 9 m||Show|
Houston losing game one has put the pressure on them to showcase themselves in game two. One would expect Kevin Durant to continue his upward play and for Curry/Thompson to be sharper. Riding their home crowd the Warriors are in-line for another trip to the Western Conference Finals. Only if it were that easy. Look for the Rockets to play with the proper chip on their shoulder and for CP3 to be the main catalyst. Grab the Rockets plus the points.
|04-28-19||Rockets v. Warriors -5||100-104||Loss||-104||2 h 39 m||Show|
The woes of the Warriors first round against the Clippers were mainly defensive. How will they adjust in a quick turn around for game one against the Rockets? A team that gave them fits last year until Chris Paul’s injury changed the series. That angle and the Rockets seemingly growing forward are all in play for the underdog Sunday. Yet look for the Warriors to keep their playoff mode on high for game one. Grab the Warriors.
|04-27-19||76ers v. Raptors -6.5||95-108||Win||100||7 h 38 m||Show|
The Eastern Conference’s first round was a quick flash for both the 76ers and Toronto Raptors. Both teams adjusted to game one losses to cruise past their opponents. Extra rest should alleviate concerns for the 76ers in Joel Embiid Saturday. Yet the Raptors are a team that finally has depth solidified to over power the 76ers. Look for game one to side on the Raptors side ATS.
|04-26-19||Warriors -10 v. Clippers||129-110||Win||100||7 h 16 m||Show|
The Golden State Warriors find themselves engulfed in a first round series against the LA Clippers. A series that should have been a sweep has suddenly been extended with new life from the Clippers after game five. Returning home the Clippers have a chance to force a game seven. Instead look for the Warriors to have a crisp flow and game plan and take care of business ATS.
|04-25-19||Nuggets v. Spurs -3||103-120||Win||100||3 h 55 m||Show|
The Denver Nuggets have a chance to close out the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday. After a complete rout of the Spurs in game five it appears that the Spurs are struggling to adjust. Tweaks have been made by Denver that have nullified the Spurs ability to score with them. Yet Coach Poppovich is a mastermind in these scenarios and will have his Spurs prepared to withstand the Nuggets in game six. Grab San Antonio.
|04-23-19||Spurs +5.5 v. Nuggets||90-108||Loss||-102||9 h 37 m||Show|
The San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets have been the lone unpredictable series thus far in the NBA playoffs. Game five is critical for a young Nuggets team that averted a 3-1 deficit to re-gain home court advantage. Yet this is a Spurs team that has rose via the youth-veteran infusion of teams past. Look for Poppovich and the Spurs to cover the 5.5 tonight.
|04-22-19||Rockets -2.5 v. Jazz||91-107||Loss||-110||10 h 5 m||Show|
The tide has swung dramatically in the favor of the Houston Rockets in their series against the Jazz. A Utah team that has been competitive against the Rockets has been in complete disarray. A win tonight gives the Rockets a chance to rest their veterans and accomplish a series sweep. Oddsmakers sense that. With the Jazz’s issues defensively and offensively take the Rockets ATS Monday.
|04-21-19||Raptors -5.5 v. Magic||107-85||Win||100||8 h 37 m||Show|
Value continues to be on the Toronto Raptors for their series against the Magic. After losing game one in Toronto oddsmakers have dwindled value on the two-seed Raptors since. After a close call in game three the pressure would seem to still be on the Raptors. Instead it’s on the home Magic who know if they don’t even the series the tide switches dramatically to the Raptors. Grab Toronto.
|04-20-19||Bucks -9 v. Pistons||119-103||Win||100||8 h 39 m||Show|
The complete dominance of the Bucks over the Pistons is what one would expect with a one-seed versus an eight-seed. Mid-teens spreads were easily covered by the Bucks in the first two games, and forced the oddsmakers hands for game three’s spread. Look for the Pistons to grab an early lead but be completely dominated when the spread matters in the fourth. Grab Milwaukee.
|04-19-19||Blazers v. Thunder -7.5||108-120||Win||100||9 h 13 m||Show|
Two straight bad losses to open the series in Portland has changed the dynamics for Oklahoma City. They’ve shown an inability to adjust to Portland’s defense as well as being capable of defending the Trailblazers. Home court edge played a big role in that and now OKC gets a chance to show their atmosphere tonight. Grab OKC to get a big win on a line that is skewed appropriately.
|04-17-19||Jazz +6.5 v. Rockets||98-118||Loss||-100||12 h 25 m||Show|
One playoff win and a lot can change in the eyes of oddsmakers. Off of Houston’s game one dominant win that’s not the case for Wednesday’s game two. Oddsmakers hardly shift the line even though there has been a frenzy for how well the Rockets have looked. The reason why is because over the last 4-5 seasons the Utah Jazz have been one of the best teams against James Harden. Look for a better performance in game two to cover the six and a half point spread.
|04-16-19||Spurs v. Nuggets -6.5||105-114||Win||100||8 h 56 m||Show|
Skewed value to earn a win before heading on the road is the oddsmakers angle for Tuesday. They have the Nuggets as sizable favorites against a Spurs team they trailed the entirety of game one. Although the Nuggets are a young team they earned a second-seed in the West. Expect them to bounce back tonight against the veterans of the Spurs.
|04-14-19||Thunder v. Blazers -3||99-104||Win||100||12 h 30 m||Show|
In round one in both the 2017 and 2018 post-season the Portland Trailblazers were swept. It won’t get any easier in the 2019 playoffs with the Blazers minus a key player in Joseph Nurkic. Yet this is where the foundation of balance and depth pays off to the Trailblazers side. Oklahoma City falls in game one as the Trailblazers finally get a win in round one.
|04-13-19||Nets v. 76ers -5||111-102||Loss||-110||17 h 41 m||Show|
Market correction on opening lines was driven hard on the 76ers and Nets. A steep line would not be the case in the regular season and the Nets have shown vast depth and not to be taken lightly. Yet this 76ers team is a playoff roster. Look for their playoff ats value to start off with a huge rise
|04-10-19||Thunder -5 v. Bucks||127-116||Win||100||7 h 32 m||Show|
The Bucks phenomenal regular season has set them up for a well deserved end of season scenario. Similar to a dominant NFL team they have earned the right to treat tonight like an exhibition. Although they’re a deep team it’s a different mentality as a whole even at home. Grab OKC in a game that will have has wagering limits in Vegas.
|04-09-19||Knicks +2 v. Bulls||96-86||Win||100||3 h 4 m||Show|
The youth has begun to shine for the woeful New York Knicks. They’ve won two of their last four games including a win at home recently over the Chicago Bulls. Tuesday’s opponent for the Knicks is a Chicago team that’s been decimated by injuries. This is a game where you throw the records out and prior player data and instead focus on the Knicks front office. They’re moving forward and have cemented their season goal of getting a top pick and off-season luring of top free agents. Grab the Knicks Tuesday.
|04-08-19||Texas Tech v. Virginia -1||77-85||Win||100||7 h 42 m||Show|
Virginia clearly is lucky to have escaped their past two games. Now they’re at the finish line against a team in Texas Tech that is peaking. They’re clicking on all cylinders and play the same pace style as Virginia. Yet the Cavaliers have another gear left in them. Expect a second half surge to be the difference for the Cavaliers to win a national title.
|04-06-19||Auburn +6 v. Virginia||62-63||Win||100||5 h 49 m||Show|
Auburn’s gained a half point with late line movement and is now at six. The Tigers are going to have to play to their strength of guard play while defeating Virginia’s strength of perimeter defense. We’ve seen the Virginia Cavaliers show signs of vulnerability while it seems the Tigers are gaining in momentum every game. Look for the Tigers to seize the opportunity once again and cover the spread later today.
|04-05-19||Heat -2 v. Wolves||109-111||Loss||-115||13 h 23 m||Show|
Consecutive losses for the Miami Heat have left them on the outside looking in for a playoff spot. The good news for the Heat is they’re one game behind for three playoff spots in the East. With three of their final four games on the road they must find a way to win Friday against the Timberwolves. Grab the Heat Friday to make things interesting as the season winds down.
|04-04-19||Cavs +9.5 v. Kings||104-117||Loss||-102||8 h 40 m||Show|
After consecutive victories over the Pistons and Bucks, Cleveland has now lost six straight games. Now it’s unclear if the Cavaliers will even attempt to win a game to conclude the season. As the Phoenix Suns are just one game back of them in the loss column leaving the door open for an NBA Draft tank situation. Oddsmakers know this and have boosted tonight’s spread against the Kings far too high. Grab the value on Cleveland.
|04-03-19||Bulls +10 v. Wizards||115-114||Win||100||6 h 47 m||Show|
The woeful Chicago Bulls are on an elongated losing streak that has featured ATS losses galore. Perhaps their ATS value could not be over extended as is the case today. They’re coming off a loss to the NY Knicks and will be without the majority of their roster today. Grab the ATS value tonight on the Bulls
|03-30-19||Texas Tech +5 v. Gonzaga||75-69||Win||100||4 h 7 m||Show|
The Red Raiders didn’t surprise folks with the way they handled Michigan. They stuck to their strength and used their size/athleticism advantage to handle the Wolverines. Tonight they’ll need to adjust their game plan tremendously to keep up with the Zags. Yet look for the gritty Red Raiders to showcase their improved offense down the stretch of the season and cover the number tonight against Gonzaga.
|03-29-19||Virginia Tech v. Duke -7||73-75||Loss||-102||8 h 46 m||Show|
The Duke Blue Devils are coming off the biggest scare they’ve had all season fully healthy. Surviving a situation that looked like a loss is a strong signal in the NCAA tournament. Nearly every team that advances far has a situation as such. Refocused and refreshed look for the Blue Devils staff to implement plenty of new wrinkles to offset their earlier season loss against the Hokies. Grab Duke
|03-28-19||Magic +3.5 v. Pistons||98-115||Loss||-103||5 h 9 m||Show|
Thursday the Detroit Pistons return home hoping to end a three-game slide. They’ll face an Orlando Magic team that is currently entrenched in the eighth spot of the East and just a half game back of the Pistons. With the stakes high with playoff assurances on the line grab the value with the points in Orlando.
|03-27-19||Wizards v. Suns +2||124-121||Loss||-109||10 h 48 m||Show|
For the second consecutive night the Wizards find themselves in a small spread matchup. With the regular season winding down the Phoenix Suns appear to be set in finishing with the second to worst record in the NBA. In fact they’ve lost their last three games in blowout fashion. Returning home look for the Suns to play above a Wizards team that’s lost five in a row.
|03-27-19||Pacers v. Thunder -6||99-107||Win||100||8 h 58 m||Show|
Wednesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder look to repay a loss on March 14th to the Indiana Pacers. The loss was one of a many that featured five losses in six games for the Thunder. The back pedaling has put the Thunder in position and be in an unenviable position as the eighth seed in the West. Yet expect a wake-up call tonight for the Thunder as they attack a prime weakness of a Pacers team that has lost eighth straight road games.
|03-26-19||Wizards v. Lakers -2||106-124||Win||100||9 h 40 m||Show|
Tuesday the Lakers will look to build off their last game victory over the Sacramento Kings. They’ll take on a Washington Wizards team that’s lost four straight games but is coming off three days rest. Los Angeles on the other hand has won just three of their last seventeen games. While Washington has the depth advantage look for the Lakers to get their first consecutive victories in quite a long time.
|03-24-19||Cal-Irvine +5 v. Oregon||54-73||Loss||-105||17 h 4 m||Show|
The Oregon Ducks have had a whirlwind finish to the season. They were the only team from a power five conference to secure an at large bid based on a conference tournament title. They’re hot at the right time but now no longer have the underdog role of the past several weeks. That’s a factor for a team that has a short rotation and a slim margin of error. Look for Irvine to be the value play off of Oregon’s recent stretch of dominant play.
|03-23-19||Auburn v. Kansas +2||89-75||Loss||-105||8 h 58 m||Show|
Saturday the Jayhawks will face an Auburn team that nearly blew a sizable lead against New Mexico State. Yet they survived and have now won nine straight games. That momentum coupled with Kansas late season play puts the value on the Jayhawks. Grab the underdog on a small line here with Kansas.
|03-22-19||Ohio State v. Iowa State -5||62-59||Loss||-112||24 h 54 m||Show|
Throughout conference play it was clear that the Big 10 was head and shoulders over the Big 12. One of the teams that never could clear their own hurdle was Iowa State. In fact to wrap up the regular season the Cyclones had lost six of their last eight games. Yet their conference tournament run was a confidence booster at the right time. Expect Ohio State to show proper fight but for the Cyclones to wear out the Buckeyes in the second half. Grab Iowa State.
|03-22-19||Washington +3 v. Utah State||78-61||Win||100||21 h 59 m||Show|
The Huskies did themselves no favors with an ugly conclusion to Pac-12 conference play. Featured losses included a blowout Pac-12 championship loss to Oregon and a disastrous loss to California. They’ll face a Utah State team that played well in losses to Houston/ASU and grew as the season came to an end. Yet Coach Hopkins and his staff will be ready defensively with their 2-3 zone. Expect Utah State to struggle to muster baskets and for Washington to cover the small line.
|03-21-19||Murray State +3.5 v. Marquette||83-64||Win||100||24 h 40 m||Show|
Murray State gets a chance to show the world just how special Ja Morant is. He’ll surely put on a wonderful display against a Marquette team that’s vulnerable defensively. The question ATS is can Murray State sustain prolonged offense against Marquette? Yes especially in a tournament format. Marquette is accustomed to free-flowing offense by design which benefits Murray State. Grab Murray State.
|03-21-19||Vermont +9 v. Florida State||69-76||Win||100||21 h 46 m||Show|
Customary of Florida State is being susceptible to any competition. Essentially they play to the level of their opponents which has been a trait all season long. They’re size also makes them susceptible to tight man to man half-court defense. Expect Vermont to control pace and try and limit Florida State’s second chance opportunities. After last year’s run as an 11-seed Florida State is a tad over rated ATS. Grab Vermont
|03-20-19||Pelicans v. Magic -7||96-119||Win||100||7 h 2 m||Show|
Wednesday the Orlando Magic will host their third straight home game as they take on the Pelicans. Chances of the Magic continuing to climb into contention for the final East playoff spot are on the line. They’ll face a Pelicans team that had lost six straight before a win in their last game over the Mavericks. Look for Orlando to have their way tonight against a Pelicans team with imbalanced scoring options.
|03-19-19||Pacers v. Clippers -4.5||109-115||Win||100||10 h 59 m||Show|
The LA Clippers just won on a thrilling buzzer beater victory over the Brooklyn Nets Sunday night. They’ve now won seven of their last eight games and will take on the Indiana Pacers tonight. While the Pacers made things interesting in the final minutes against the Blazers their not playing a full four quarters of solid basketball. Grab the Clippers to continue their momentum but this time ATS.
|03-17-19||Cincinnati +5 v. Houston||69-57||Win||100||11 h 48 m||Show|
Sunday the Houston Cougars and Cincinnati Bearcats will play for the third time this season. In both matchups the Bearcats had the upper hand for periods before the Cougars overwhelmed the Bearcats. Both games the Cougars took care of business in the final ten minutes to pull away decisively. Sunday look for that to be a key momentum factor for the Bearcats. Grab Cincinnati.
|03-16-19||Grand Canyon +4 v. New Mexico State||57-89||Loss||-106||9 h 39 m||Show|
Time and time again the main representative for the WAC in March Madness has been New Mexico State. That could remain Saturday as the Aggies take on a 20-12 Grand Canyon team. The Antelopes sustained two late season losses to both of the teams they defeated in the opening rounds of the WAC tournament. They’ll face an Aggies team that they had two close losses against in the regular season. Look for a third close result and an Antelopes cover.
|03-15-19||Minnesota v. Purdue -8||75-73||Loss||-110||13 h 41 m||Show|
On March 5th the Minnesota Golden Gophers upset Purdue on their home floor 73-69. In the affair Purdue sustained multiple cold offensive droughts uncommon to their season. With both teams having played Wednesday one has to anticipate tournament style play affecting offense. On the contrary expect the teams to be much looser and for that to bode to the advantage of Purdue. Grab Purdue to cash ATS Friday.
|03-14-19||Georgetown +2.5 v. Seton Hall||57-73||Loss||-105||15 h 60 m||Show|
A benefit for Seton Hall is playing so close to their home for the Big East tournament. That also adds pressure as they face a confident Georgetown team that knows they can defeat the Pirates. These teams met on March 2nd as the Hoyas won in double-overtime. Although the Pirates grabbed two quality wins to close the year, look for the Hoyas to cover for the second time in as many days against the Pirates.
|03-14-19||Colorado v. Oregon State||73-58||Loss||-110||11 h 1 m||Show|
All it took for Colorado was health to show their dynamic ability. Since regaining key pieces they’ve closed the season winning nine of their last eleven games. Yet Wednesday they could not find their offense against a Cal Bears team that scored just fifty-one points. Even though the Beavers dropped four of their last six to close the year, they are a veteran team that will have the advantage Thursday. Grab Oregon State.
|03-13-19||Notre Dame v. Louisville -7.5||53-75||Win||100||17 h 43 m||Show|
Down the stretch Louisville lost six of their last eight games. Pressure is assuredly on them to get some momentum going in the ACC tournament. The Irish gave themselves some confidence with a stout victory over Georgia Tech on Tuesday. An issue in meeting conference opponents in March is the worry of a recent matchup. That’s the case as these two met on March 3rd. Still look for the Cardinal to have a strong focus even on a neutral court. Grab Louisville.
|03-13-19||Magic +2.5 v. Wizards||90-100||Loss||-113||4 h 26 m||Show|
A banged up Orlando Magic team received positive news for Wednesday as Aaron Gordon is expected to play. That’ll be key against a Washington Wizards team that has been a strong home team (20-12) this season. In fact, they’ve won four of their last five at home including a thrilling ATS finish in their last outing against Sacramento. Still look for the Magic’s youth to outshine a Wizards team that is the second-worst defensively in the NBA.
|03-13-19||Oklahoma State +4 v. TCU||70-73||Win||100||17 h 38 m||Show|
Teams on the bubble obviously have to improve their stance in conference tournaments. In Joey Lunardi’s current Bracketology TCU is one of the last four teams in. Essentially a misstep Wednesday could derail their post-season from March Madness to the NIT. While the Cowboys may not get the outright victory look for a cover on a small number.
|03-11-19||San Diego v. St. Mary's -4.5||62-69||Win||100||17 h 23 m||Show|
Defeating a team handily three times is always a tough task. San Diego hurdled this feat in their last win against BYU. The Cougars had won both regular season matchups over San Diego before faltering on Saturday. The Toreros are a team with strong talent that underachieved in-conference. With three straight wins by 17 points or more they are on the cusp of getting back to pre-conference levels that saw them defeat San Diego State, Colorado, and almost Washington. Yet look for St. Mary’s to be determined and take care of business Monday in Las Vegas.
|03-11-19||Celtics v. Clippers +2||115-140||Win||100||5 h 1 m||Show|
The Celtics have been sparked by their current road trip. Three straight wins and two that were dominant over the Warriors and Lakers. Offense has sparked the Celtics turn around as they’re back in sync. Tonight they’ll have the rare opportunity of facing a road team in LA without travel. They’ve been in LA since Wednesday night’s victory over Sacramento. Yet look for the Clippers to continue their surge and cover the small home dog line.
|03-11-19||NC-Greensboro +7.5 v. Wofford||58-70||Loss||-110||5 h 59 m||Show|
Tonight the southern conference title will be played between UNC Greensboro and Wofford. Wofford had the better season and stronger non-conference schedule. In fact Wofford has won eighteen games in a row and has not lost in-conference. Meanwhile UNC Greensboro was on the ropes in both conference tournament games. They needed a big run late to get by Samford and erased a small deficit in the final minutes yesterday to beat Furman. Offensively Greensboro has to find a way to generate points. In both in-season losses to Wofford, Greensboro lost by nearly thirty points each outing. Expect Greensboro to elevate their play as they’ve been on the doorsteps before in the Southern Conference final. Grab Greensboro.
|03-10-19||Wisconsin -4 v. Ohio State||73-67||Win||100||2 h 30 m||Show|
The Badgers of Wisconsin get a chance to rectify their recent woes Sunday against Ohio State. Ohio State has dropped three of their last four game, with all losses coming in double-digit fashion. The need to win is certainly a factor in the spread but expect a veteran Badgers team to find a way to win in a tough environment. Grab Wisconsin.
|03-09-19||Oregon +5.5 v. Washington||55-47||Win||100||9 h 36 m||Show|
Washington has bounced back from a strange loss to California with consecutive victories. Yet both wins were close with a one point win over Stanford and a five-point win over Oregon State. They’ll face an Oregon team that slowed down pace in an earlier conference matchup that saw Washington win 61-56. Look for similar pace and the result on the Ducks side from a cover stand point.
|03-09-19||Samford v. NC-Greensboro -6||70-77||Win||100||5 h 34 m||Show|
UNC Greensboro has a plethora of upper classmen that want to finish off their careers appropriately. Saturday in the second round of the Soco tournament they’ll surely get a fight from a feisty Samford group. Samford has been competitive in close losses throughout conference play. In fact they lost to Greensboro by eight points in the first game of conference play. Look for another tight game but for Greensboro to close this game out at the free throw line.
|03-09-19||USC +8 v. Colorado||67-78||Loss||-112||4 h 37 m||Show|
The USC Trojans have tail-spinned at seasons end. They head into the regular season finale on a three game losing streak. Overall they’ve lost six of eight games. Furthermore they’ll be concluding the season with their third straight road game. With Colorado’s confidence peaking this would seem like another bad loss for the Trojans. Instead grab the value on USC fighting ahead of the Pac-12 tournament.
|03-08-19||The Citadel +4 v. Samford||71-100||Loss||-109||13 h 39 m||Show|
The Southern Conference tournament begins Friday. Meeting in the second game will be Citadel and Samford. During the regular season the teams split the series with Citadel winning the most recent. Concluding the regular season on a four-game losing streak is not the type of momentum Samford wanted. Although Citadel has the much worse record look for the Bulldogs to play within the number here. Grab Citadel.
|03-07-19||USC v. Utah -3||74-83||Win||100||15 h 7 m||Show|
Utah is coming off a three-game road trip and an overall stretch of five of seven road games. Their offense was hit a snag which returning home should alleviate the drop off. Thursday they’ll face a USC team that they’ll aim to sweep on the season. Having not played since February 28th is surely to attract people to buy on USC against Utah. Yet this is a Trojans team that just has never found traction on the season. Look for Utah to show a better level of pride as the season comes near conclusion.
|03-07-19||UCLA +6 v. Colorado||68-93||Loss||-105||14 h 18 m||Show|
Down the stretch the Colorado Buffaloes have elevated their play thanks to improved team health. They’ve also taken care of their home floor having won four of their last five at home. Thursday they’ll take on a UCLA team they have already defeated at UCLA 84-73. That’s a boosted line factor for Thursday as well as the fact that they haven’t left Colorado since returning from Washington February 23rd. Play the dog here on the revenge angle and ending the Buffaloes mini-home run.
|03-07-19||Pacers +10 v. Bucks||98-117||Loss||-107||4 h 58 m||Show|
The Milwaukee Bucks endured a mini slide losing consecutive road games. The puzzling losses haven’t changed their position in the East as they hold the top seed. Yet the Pacers have confidence and are only five games back of the Bucks. Even off of three days rest the value lies against the Bucks. Grab Indiana
|03-06-19||Oregon State +6.5 v. Washington||76-81||Win||100||10 h 46 m||Show|
The Pac-12 will not draw many bids for March Madness but is still worthy of high ATS attention. The Washington Huskies are coming off a poor loss to California but a bounce back road win over Stanford. Returning home should boost them against an Oregon State team that lacks fire power offensively. Yet it appears Pac-12 teams have find a few wrinkles to attack the Huskies. Grab Oregon State to be the latest to cover against Washington.
|03-04-19||Virginia v. Syracuse +6.5||79-53||Loss||-115||6 h 38 m||Show|
Syracuse will host Virginia in the ACC Monday in hopes of improving their March seed line. For Virginia they’ve answered every non-Duke test this season. With both teams having played Saturday the quick turn around favors Virginia. Yet Syracuse has shown some new wrinkles as they’re starting to show sings of a know your role Virginia copycat team. Look for the Cuse to show these improvements tonight. Grab Syracuse.
|03-02-19||Arizona +5 v. Oregon||47-73||Loss||-114||10 h 50 m||Show|
Arizona will attempt for their fourth straight win of the season as they take on Oregon. Both teams will be playing on short rest as they both played games on Thursday in the Pac-12. After losing three straight games Oregon blew out ASU to gain a bit of redemption on their season. On the small number here grab the value on Arizona.
|03-02-19||Utah +6 v. Colorado||63-71||Loss||-109||6 h 50 m||Show|
Earlier in Pac-12 conference play the Utah Utes blew out an undermanned Colorado Buffaloes team. Since Colorado has now became healthy and played a bit better on the court. Before their current two-game losing streak they had won five in a row, including wins over ASU, UCLA, and USC. The Utes can struggle with offense at times but grab them to avoid the revenge angle against the Buffaloes.
|03-02-19||NC-Greensboro v. Mercer +3.5||74-47||Loss||-109||4 h 21 m||Show|
Out in the Southern Conference the Mercer Bears just hit a new low on their season. On Thursday they lost to VMI which puts them at just 11-18 on the year. Typically when seasons are down and out such as Mercer’s you can find underdog value. Saturday, Mercer will take on a UNC Greensboro team that has been in a bit of a funk. Two straight losses have been followed by narrow victories including a Thursday come from behind win over Citadel. Grab the underdog here in Mercer.
|03-01-19||Marist +2.5 v. Fairfield||44-59||Loss||-101||6 h 38 m||Show|
Tonight the MAAC is the main conference along with the Ivy League for college hoops. The MAAC is a conference that features bunched up teams atop the conference but also capable teams of winning the conference tournament towards the bottom. Off of consecutive losses Marist is down valued tonight because of an earlier home loss to Fairfield. Look for Marist to counter that outing with a solid output offensively tonight. Grab Marist.
|02-28-19||Arizona State v. Oregon -3||51-79||Win||100||9 h 56 m||Show|
The Oregon Ducks early promising season slid quickly. Ousted out of the top 25 before December they have faltered even further in Pac-12 play. Now on a three-game losing streak they’re attempting to salvage for prospects of next season. They’ll face an ASU team that has had chemistry issues of their own lately, including a sloppy first half against California. Although they recovered look for a hungry Ducks team to capitalize tonight.
|02-27-19||Pistons +4.5 v. Spurs||93-105||Loss||-110||8 h 53 m||Show|
The woes of the San Antonio Spurs featured a 1-7 road trip. Returning home is certainly a welcomed sight as they’ve been 22-7 at home this season. They’ll face a Detroit Pistons team that is subpar on the road but playing strong. They’ve won three in a row and are now in the 7th seed in the Eastern conference. Keep rolling with the new momentum which is squarely on the Pistons. Grab Detroit.
|02-26-19||Wisconsin v. Indiana +2||73-75||Win||100||9 h 52 m||Show|
The Hoosiers went from a team that looked young and capable to out of the picture quickly in Big 10 play. The vast depth of the conference was overwhelming including today’s matchup against the Badgers. Yet today is also a very winnable game for a team that’s below .500. Having lost twelve of thirteen games a small line shows where the oddsmakers are leaning. Grab Indiana.
|02-26-19||Dayton v. Massachusetts +6||72-48||Loss||-109||7 h 48 m||Show|
Earlier in A-10 conference play the Dayton Flyers defeated UMass 72-67. From an ATS stand point oddsmakers had the Flyers as ten point favorites. Typical to the majority of the Flyers games they had sporadic lapses that allowed UMass to make it a game in the final ten minutes. At the tail end of conference play look for the home team in UMass to play up to the level of the Flyers once again. Grab UMass.
|02-24-19||Clippers +9 v. Nuggets||96-123||Loss||-108||4 h 37 m||Show|
The LA Clippers travel to Denver off a close call Friday in Memphis. Since the trade deadline that dealt Tobias Harris the Clippers have had an unorthodox lineup. Off the bench Montrezl Harrell continues to be a key igniter. Look fro the second unit to give the Clippers the spark they need against a Nuggets team that has covered each game since Isaiah Thomas’s return. Grab the Clippers
|02-23-19||Memphis +4.5 v. Wichita State||88-85||Win||100||6 h 23 m||Show|
Out in the American Conference it’s been a whirlwind for both Wichita State and the Memphis Tigers. The Shockers have been the class of the American conference for the past two seasons, while Memphis is adjusting to having Penny Hardaway as their Coach. For the Tigers their biggest issue has been their road woes. They have lost four of five on the road. Yet look for the nature of this being a big matchup to elevate their play. Grab Memphis.
|02-23-19||Oregon State +2 v. USC||67-62||Win||100||4 h 24 m||Show|
The Oregon State Beavers will look to sweep the season series over the USC Trojans. They’ll face an improved Trojans team that has countered their poor start to the year to recover to a respectable 15-12 record. Yet the issues that parlayed the veteran group earlier in the season are still there. While they may have the upper hand with talent look for the Beavers to showcase better overall team camaraderie. Grab Oregon State.
|02-23-19||Wofford v. Furman||72-64||Loss||-115||2 h 22 m||Show|
Out in the Southern Conference most eyes will be on today’s key matchup between Wofford and Furman. This is a matchup of contrasting styles as Furman does not have the skillset to run and gun. Wofford on the other hand features a bevy of quick strike shooters that can score in bunches. Having won fourteen straight it’s going to take a strong defensive effort from Furman to gain the upper hand. Utilizing the home crowd and better than expected offense grab the small line on Furman.
|02-22-19||Cornell +7 v. Princeton||59-68||Loss||-109||6 h 1 m||Show|
One of the more impressive non-conference wins this season came via Princeton. They defeated a ranked Arizona State team in Tempe as a double-digit underdog. In Ivy League play tonight they’ll be attempting a season sweep over Cornell. A value indicator for tonight was their nine point road win over the Big Red on February 2nd. Grab Cornell.
|02-22-19||St. Peter's +6 v. Marist||65-59||Win||100||5 h 1 m||Show|
At the tail end of conference play Marist has found their rhythm. They’ve won four straight overall which included three road games. They’ll now return home to take on a St. Peter’s team they lost to by nine points in the first matchup. The string of losses for St. Peter’s has reached eight games. Grab the value on St. Peter’s.
|02-21-19||Suns +1 v. Cavs||98-111||Loss||-105||5 h 19 m||Show|
The Knicks win before All-Star break gave the Suns a slight advantage as the worst team in the NBA. They’ve lost fifteen straight games and will take on the other team vying to tank in the Cleveland Cavaliers. Look for the Suns to get a rare road win as the Cavaliers falter Thursday night.
|02-20-19||Utah +8.5 v. Washington||45-62||Loss||-110||2 h 21 m||Show|
The Washington Huskies have been the class of the Pac-12 this season. A solid resume and overall great record does not mean their solid ATS. They’re not a team that wins in blowout fashion and rely heavily on their zone defense. Utah has the perimeter shooters and have shown to be a pesky team ATS. Grab Utah
|02-20-19||Mississippi State -6.5 v. Georgia||68-67||Loss||-110||6 h 22 m||Show|
The Georgia Bulldogs have not had much luck in SEC play. Overall they’ve won just two games and have dropped six straight overall. Today they’ll face a Mississippi State Bulldogs team that has got back to .500 in SEC play thanks to consecutive victories. Even minus suspended guard Nick Weatherspoon they should continue their winning ways. Grab the value on the road favorite against the reeling Bulldogs.
|02-19-19||Bradley +4 v. Drake||68-77||Loss||-109||8 h 26 m||Show|
Earlier in Missouri Valley Conference play the Drake Bulldogs ran away from Bradley 69 to 52. It was a game that got out of hand early as Bradley could not buy a basket in the first half. Since that matchup Drake has distanced themselves from the pack record-wise at 20-7. The co-leaders of the Missouri Valley should have their hands full against a Bradley team that will want to avenge one of their sloppiest outings of the season. Grab the underdog in Bradley.
|02-17-19||Miami-FL -2.5 v. Boston College||57-64||Loss||-110||4 h 20 m||Show|
Suddenly the shortened rotation of the Miami Hurricanes has adapted. If not for a great comeback by UNC they’d be on a three-game win streak. Sunday they’ll travel to Massachusetts to take on a Boston College team that has been dangerous at home this year. Still featuring Ky Bowman there a team that can go on a big run in a hurry. Still look for Miami’s newfound momentum to be a catalyst on a low number.
|02-16-19||Chattanooga +8.5 v. Samford||76-80||Win||100||5 h 43 m||Show|
Losers of five of their last six the Chattanooga Mocs will face a Samford team they defeated earlier in conference play. That’s certainly factored into today’s line along with the fact that Samford is returning home after a recent stretch of four of six road games. Extended rest is also on both teams side as each has not played since last Saturday. Grab the road value here on the Mocs.
|02-16-19||VMI +19 v. Furman||62-96||Loss||-110||4 h 13 m||Show|
Record-wise the Keydets are in the same boat as years past. Where they’ve made a difference is the ability to not get blown out and gain covers ATS. Today they’ll continue their road travels as they head down to take on Furman a team that has quality wins over Villanova and Loyola-Chicago. They’re also coming off a victory over UNC-Greensboro on Thursday. Yet look for VMI’s offense to keep them within range of the spread similar to their recent loss against Wofford. Grab VMI.
|02-15-19||St. Peter's +8.5 v. Iona||46-62||Loss||-111||6 h 39 m||Show|
After a four-game losing streak the Iona Gaels have won two straight. That puts the Gaels above .500 in conference. Continued wins in the MAAC could give them confidence to win the MAAC tournament and ignore their poor overall record. To continue to gain momentum they’ll look to defeat a St. Peter’s team Friday that has lost five straight and has the worst record in the MAAC. Grab the Peacocks to give the Gaels a solid contest here.
|02-14-19||VMI +23 v. Wofford||84-95||Win||100||5 h 14 m||Show|
The worst team in the Southern Conference in VMI will take on the undefeated Wofford Terriers. Wofford’s ability to score in bunches is certainly factored into the line as well as VMI’s poor overall defense. In fact of VMI’s four five conference road games thus far they’ve lost all but one by massive double digits of eighteen points or more. Yet VMI has the offense to hold within a steep spread. Grab VMI.
|02-13-19||Providence +11 v. Villanova||67-85||Loss||-115||5 h 23 m||Show|
After a slim loss to Marquette the Wildcats return home to take on Providence. One would expect a high level of concentration and a team to feed off their home crowd. That’s likely going to occur but look for Providence to show some grit. After winning eleven straight games prior there is a little bit of inflation on the Wildcats. Grab Providence.
|02-11-19||Clippers +4 v. Wolves||120-130||Loss||-103||4 h 20 m||Show|
Long road trips right before the All-Star break are tough to deal with. The LA Clippers are attempting to complete their sixth game of their East Coast road trip. This will be the first matchup on the trip that they’ll face a Western Conference opponent. Minus Tobias Harris, Boban, Muscala, and Mike Scott the Clippers have not stopped producing offensively. Better interior defense is in-play now with the combination of Ivan Zubac and JaMychel Green. Look for the Clippers to continue shining ATS as they play a Timberwolves team reeling.
|02-10-19||East Carolina v. South Florida -12||68-72||Loss||-109||5 h 55 m||Show|
One of the toughest things to do in sports is face a team again in a short turn around. That’s the case today in the American Conference as South Florida hosts East Carolina again after a matchup on January 26th. The Pirates heavy guard presence allowed for South Florida to create turnovers and get easy baskets in transition. With South Florida on a four-game win streak look for their momentum to continue.
|02-10-19||Lakers +7.5 v. 76ers||120-143||Loss||-105||3 h 0 m||Show|
The Lakers continue their road trip in Philadelphia on Sunday. The revamped 76ers showcased their new depth in a thrilling ATS cover and finish at home against the Denver Nuggets on Friday. Yet there is a new level of cohesion developing with the Lakers core talent likely from no major deals at the trade deadline. Look for a second consecutive road cover from the Lakers.
|02-09-19||NC-Greensboro -7.5 v. Chattanooga||78-63||Win||100||5 h 28 m||Show|
Attention in the Southern Conference has had it’s moments this year on teams such as Furman, East Tennessee State, and Wofford. The team that has been a top the conference in UNC Greensboro has been a bit of an after thought. This is a team that still has key core talent that are now seniors in Francis Alonso and Demetrius Troy. Look for their level of team focus to continue to fly under the radar. Grab Greensboro.
|02-09-19||California +14.5 v. Oregon State||71-79||Win||100||4 h 58 m||Show|
After two impressive road wins over Colorado and Utah the Oregon State Beavers had a severe slip up. They were blown out at home to the tune of 83-60 by the Stanford Cardinal. On the schedule for Saturday is one of the worst teams in college basketball in California. The fact that they’re 0-10 in Pac-12 play combined with the Beavers recent home loss is why the line is skewed. Grab the value on Cal.
|02-09-19||Arkansas +2 v. South Carolina||65-77||Loss||-109||2 h 59 m||Show|
Out in the SEC a battle of mid-tier teams record wise will take place between Arkansas and South Carolina. While the Gamecocks may be .500 they’re fourth in the SEC conference with a 6-3 record. In fact their lone home loss in-conference was against Tennessee. Look for Arkansas to be set to exploit the Gamecocks offensive execution.
|02-08-19||Quinnipiac +4 v. Iona||66-65||Win||100||5 h 2 m||Show|
After winning four of five games it appeared that Iona would creep back into MAAC contention. Another losing streak has ended that possibility. The Gaels have lost three straight and now will face a Quinnipiac team that’s in their fourth of five road games. Although Iona has still shown ATS might in the MAAC look for another let down Friday.