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|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|04-18-19||Nuggets v. Spurs -3.5||108-118||Win||100||29 h 16 m||Show|
NUGGETS @ SPURS
The Nuggets came into this series with home court advantage and a far better regular season record. They matched up against a Spurs team with more playoff experience, and a head coach that has won multiple championships. Heading to San Antonio with the series tied 1-1 is a bit of a nightmare for the Nuggets. It's going to be hard to win games at San Antonio, where the Spurs boast one of the best records in the NBA. In fact the only team in the West with more home wins than the Spurs was Denver. The Spurs are 4-0 straight up in their last four home games against Denver, and the Nuggets have failed to cover in five of their last seven at San Antonio.
|04-13-19||Magic v. Raptors -8.5||104-101||Loss||-120||4 h 48 m||Show|
ORLANDO @ TORONTO
The Raptors finished with the second best record in the NBA during the regular season, while Orlando clinched a playoff spot in their second to last game of the regular season. The Magic were just 17-24 on the road, while Toronto was 32-9 at home. There are going to be some surprises in the playoffs, but I don't think we will see any surprises in this series. Kawhi Leonard ranks 3rd in the NBA in win shares, behind only Jordan and LeBron. He's known to elevate his game in the post-season, and that's bad news for Orlando. I wouldn't be surprised if Toronto blows the doors off early in Game 1.
|04-06-19||Yankees -1.5 v. Orioles||6-4||Win||100||6 h 36 m||Show|
YANKS @ ORIOLESHapp pitches for NY after a shaky 1st game against theses Orioles as he allowed 4 runs and 5 hits in 4 innings with 3 the result of a 3 run HR in the 1st inning along with 3 of the hits. Last season he was 3-0 with a 1.55 ERA against them and 2-0 at Baltimore with a 2.25 ERA. NY has won 7 of their last 10 meetings with Baltimore while scoring at least 5 runs in 3 of their 4 meetings this season. Bundy takes the mound for Baltimore after giving up 3 runs and 2 hits in only 3.2 innings in his 1st game which was against NY. he was a disappointing 8-16 last year with an 0-2 record and a 9.00 ERA against NY. He was 2-15 at night with a 7.48 ERA last year and the Orioles did nothing to improve their team. Take New York -1.5 runs
|04-05-19||Hawks v. Magic -8.5||113-149||Win||100||16 h 3 m||Show|
HAWKS @ MAGIC
The Orlando Magic are a half game up on the Miami Heat in the Southeast Division, and they will need a win at home tonight against the Hawks to avoid falling out of first place. The Hawks have earned a handful of "feel good" wins lately, and some of those have come against some pretty decent teams. This game at Orlando is a little different though, as it might as well be a playoff game for the Magic. The Hawks have failed to cover in four of their last five at Orlando, and they are just 12-27 overall on the road this season. The Magic are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games, and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 overall.
|04-03-19||Knicks v. Magic -12||100-114||Win||100||18 h 49 m||Show|
KNICKS @ MAGIC
With just a few games left in the regular season, teams like New York are giving their prospects a chance to play. The results are often a failure to compete with teams stacked with bonafied NBA starters. New York has lost 14 of their last 16 overall, and 10 of those 14 losses came by double digits. They face an Orlando Magic team tonight that needs to win this game if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Magic will likely crank up the intensity in a must win game, and we should see a blowout. The Magic have won seven straight home games, most recently winning by 21 points versus Philly.
|03-31-19||Diamondbacks v. Dodgers -1.5||7-8||Loss||-100||14 h 39 m||Show|
DBACKS @ DODGERS
|03-30-19||Orioles v. Yankees -1.5||5-3||Loss||-172||13 h 34 m||Show|
ORIOLES @ YANKEES
The Yankees took care of business, winning Game 1 of this home series versus Baltimore by a score of 7-2. We can expect more of the same here in the Bronx this afternoon. Former Mariners ace James Paxton will go for the Yankees, and he's owned the Orioles in recent seasons. Paxton is 2-0 with a 3.55 ERA versus Baltimore since 2016. The Orioles are 16-59 in their last 75 road games, and 23-59 in their last 82 games following a loss. The Yankees are 40-15 in their last 55 Saturday games, and e 8-2 in their last 10 games following an off day.
Take NYY -1.5.
|03-28-19||Oregon +8.5 v. Virginia||49-53||Win||100||81 h 51 m||Show|
OREGON @ VIRGINIA
The Virginia Cavs were on the wrong side of one of the biggest upsets in the history of sports in last year's NCAA Tournament. They started off in similar fashion in their first game of this year's tournament, getting blown out in the first 10 minutes of their game versus Gardner Webb. They will be a big favorite here against Oregon, and the Ducks have played as well as anyone in the month of March. Oregon is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall, and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games. The Ducks are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games, and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games.
|03-27-19||Pacers v. Thunder -6||99-107||Win||100||19 h 44 m||Show|
PACERS @ THUNDER
The Oklahoma City Thunder snapped a four game losing streak with a big road win at Toronto, but went on to lose at Memphis in their next game. Now they return home to face the Pacers, and this is a crucial game for the home team. The Thunder are just a half game up on the Spurs for eighth place in the West, and a first round matchup versus Golden State is the prize for finishing in the eighth spot. The Pacers have failed to cover in seven of their last eight road games, and they are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven at Oklahoma City.
|03-24-19||Cal-Irvine v. Oregon -4.5||54-73||Win||100||10 h 54 m||Show|
UCI @ OREGON
The Oregon Ducks were firing on all cylinders in their opening game against Wisconsin. They shot almost 55% from the field and hit nearly 50% of their shots from beyond the arc. They face a UCI team that they have had plenty of success against over the years. Oregon is 5-0 straight and up and 4-1 ATS in it's last five versus the Anteaters. Oregon has covered the spread in nine straight overall, and the Ducks are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 vsrsus the Big West. The Anteaters are just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 versus Pac 12 teams.
|03-23-19||Wofford v. Kentucky -5||56-62||Win||100||30 h 40 m||Show|
WOFFORD @ KENTUCKY
The Wofford Terriers won their first round matchup versus Seton Hall, scoring 84 points and shooting over 48 percent from beyond the arc. I don't like their chances of doing that again here against Kentucky, one of the best defensive teams in the country. Kentucky has allowed opponents to shoot just 38.8 percent from the field over their last five games. They held Albien Christian to 44 points on 32.1 percent shooting in their first round matchup. Kentucky is 5-0 in it's last five non conference games, and Wofford has failed to cover in five of it's last six versus the SEC. The Wildcats are 4-1-2 ATS in their last seven NCAA Tournament games.
|03-22-19||Ohio State v. Iowa State -5.5||62-59||Loss||-107||65 h 46 m||Show|
|03-22-19||Oregon v. Wisconsin +1.5||72-54||Loss||-110||110 h 22 m||Show|
OREGON @ WISCONSIN
|03-21-19||Seton Hall +3 v. Wofford||68-84||Loss||-104||79 h 22 m||Show|
HALL @ WOFFORD
Every year you hear about all the upsets in the NCAA Tournament, and it never fails, there are always teams that pull off surprise results. Those are the games you hear about, while the majority of the games where the better team wins don't garner the same attention. While everyone is looking to back an underdog, it's easy to see why they would like Wofford. The Terriers (dogs) have won 20 in a row. and that has them pegged as favorites over a competitive team from the Big East. The Seton Hall Pirates come in as winners of four of their last five. Three of the four wins came against ranked teams, and their loss to Villanova in the Big East final came by a score of 74-72. Now they are getting a bunch of points against Wofford? Sign me up.
|03-21-19||Senators v. Flames -1.5||Top||1-5||Win||100||19 h 34 m||Show|
OTTAWA @ CALGARY
The Senators are coming off a 7-4 loss in Vancouver last night, and they play the second game of a back to back on the road in Calgary against the top team in the Western Conference. The Flames have the San Jose Sharks hot on their heels, so they still have plenty to play for with a chance to secure home ice advantage through to the Stanley Cup Finals. The Senators are 8-22 in their last 30 games playing on 0 days rest. The Flames are 20-7 in their last 27 games as a home favorite, and they have won eight of nine versus Eastern Conference teams.
|03-21-19||Florida +2 v. Nevada||70-61||Win||100||77 h 39 m||Show|
FLORIDA @ NEVADA
The Florida Gators are coming off a three point loss to SEC Tournament winners Auburn, and they have a resume of playing close games against elite level competition. They will be the underdog here against a Nevada team that lost 65-56 to San Diego State in the Mountain West Tournament. They lost twice to the Aztecs down the stretch, and they could be biting off more they can chew here against Florida. The Wolf Pack are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games overall. The Gators are 5-0 ATS in their last five neutral site games.
|03-19-19||Blue Jackets +1.5 v. Flames||2-4||Loss||-212||7 h 43 m||Show|
COLUMBUS @ CALGARY
The Blue Jackets are desperate team, fighting for the Final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. They will likely look to play a conservative style on the road in Calgary tonight. The under is 21-7-3 in the Blue Jackets last 31 versus teams with a winning record. The under is 12-5-1 in the Blue Jackets last 18 games as a road underdog. They have failed to reach the total in seven of their last nine, and their last loss was a 2-1 OT defeat at Boston. The Blue Jackets are 8-0 in the last eight meetings in Calgary, and four of their last five in Calgary have gone under.
|03-17-19||Michigan +1 v. Michigan State||60-65||Loss||-109||13 h 17 m||Show|
MICHIGAN @ MICHIGAN STATE
It's not easy to beat the same team twice in a season, but it's even more difficult to beat a team three times. The Spartans will try to beat the Wolverines for a third time this season, and Michigan is looking to avoid the sweep. This reminds me of a similar game in the ACC between Duke and North Carolina, and the Tar Heels couldn't get that third win over Duke. Michigan has been the better team in the tournament so far, and the Wolverines have now won a record nine straight in the BIG10 Tourney.
|03-16-19||Florida State +8.5 v. Duke||63-73||Loss||-110||11 h 19 m||Show|
FSU @ DUKE
I can't help but find Duke overvalued here in the ACC Final. While Zion Williamson has impressed since his return, scoring 60 points on 26-of-32 shooting in two games, it hasn't done much for bettors. The Blue Devils failed to cover against both Syracuse and North Carolina, despite huge games from Zion. You would have to wonder what the results would look like if he has an off game? There is an argument to be made that Florida State has been the better team in the tournament so far, and given a huge point spread, I'll take the underdog.
|03-16-19||Iowa State v. Kansas -1.5||78-66||Loss||-115||9 h 53 m||Show|
ISU @ KU
For the first time in 15 years the Jayhawks failed to win the BIG12. Kansas can make a big statement here in the conference tournament though with a win over Iowa State in the Final. These two teams split the season series, but Kansas won the most recent meeting. The Jayhawks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall, while the Cyclones are 1-5 ATS in their last six Saturday games. Kansas comes into tonight's game as winners of five of their last six games, while Iowa State lost five of it's last six regular season games. I'll take the hot team playing at (almost).
|03-15-19||Duke v. North Carolina +3||Top||74-73||Win||100||11 h 10 m||Show|
DUKE @ UNC
The Tar Heels have already beaten Duke twice this season, but the public just loves Duke and Zion Williamson. After scoring 29 points (almost all spectacular dunks) in his return last night, Zion has Duke favored here in the rubber match. The fact is that Duke still isn't very good defensively, and they lost their starting center Marques Bolden in the last loss to the Tar Heels. I'll take the points here with North Carolina team that has already proved to be the better of the two teams.
|03-14-19||Syracuse +12 v. Duke||72-84||Push||0||8 h 31 m||Show|
SYRACUSE @ DUKE
The Bookmakers might be disrespecting Syracuse in this spot. Despite splitting the season series, playing two close games, Duke is an enormous favorite here in the conference tourney. While Zion Williamson is expected to play, Maques Bolden is out and Tre Jones has been banged up all year. Zion is likely to be used sparingly, and his return might prove to be more of a distraction than a positive (at least in the short term). I'll take the points here with a Syracuse team that rarely gets blown out.
|03-10-19||Magic v. Grizzlies +1.5||Top||97-105||Win||100||22 h 15 m||Show|
ORLANDO @ MEMPHIS
The Memphis Grizzlies are no longer in the playoff conversation, and they have dealt away key players at the trade deadline. This team doesn't quit though, and they come into tonight's home game against Orlando as winners of three of their last four. Home wins came against Portland and Utah, while they won on the road at Dallas. Their one loss during that span came by just three points on the road at Oklahoma City. After proving they can go toe to toe with the better teams in the West, the bookmakers have them pegged as a home dog against a mediocre team from the East. The Magic have lost three of their last four on the road, and they are 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Memphis.
|03-10-19||Delaware v. William & Mary -4.5||85-79||Loss||-109||14 h 43 m||Show|
DELAWARE @ CWM
These are two teams treding in opposite directions. William and Mary come into the Conference Tournament as winners of five straight. They have won three straight on the road. The Delaware Blue Hens come in as losers of four straight, and they have failed to cover in eight of their last nine versus the Tribe. The Blue Hens are 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall, and 0-6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a straight up loss. The Tribe are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
|03-09-19||Duke v. North Carolina -3||Top||70-79||Win||100||20 h 47 m||Show|
DUKE @ UNC
The last time these two teams played (a few weeks ago) the Tar Heels cruised to an easy win at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Zion Williamson suffered what might be a season ending injury in the opening minute of that game, and the Blue Devils have been in a bad way ever since. There is plenty of speculation that Zion suffered a minor injury, and despite being healthy enough to play he may choose to sit out and wait for the NBA draft. In addition to the Zion situation, Duke's primary PG comes into this game with a lingering injury as well. The Tar Heels are 13-2 at home, and they've scored an average of 88.7 points in those games. That's roughly 10 points more than Duke averages on the road. Duke didn't look anything like a #1 seed in a near loss to Wake Forest in their last game.
|03-09-19||Tennessee -1 v. Auburn||Top||80-84||Loss||-108||14 h 39 m||Show|
TENNESSEE @ AUBURN
The SEC Title is up for grabs, but Tennessee will need a win at Auburn if they want to edge out LSU and Kentucky. Auburn is no pushover, boasting a 14-2 home record and a 10-7 conference record. The Tigers have lost five straight against ranked teams though, and they catch Tennessee at a bad time. Tennessee is 17-8 ATS in it's last 25 road games, and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 against Auburn. The Tigers have failed to cover in five straight home games versus teams with a winning record, and they are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 Saturday games.
|03-06-19||Nuggets -5.5 v. Lakers||115-99||Win||100||9 h 2 m||Show|
NUGGETS @ LAKERS
After watching how bad the Lakers have been since LeBron James returned from injury, it's amazing that the bookmakers can find bettors willing to back LA. Tonight's game looks like a particularly tough spot, as the Denver Nuggets are in town looking to snap a three game losing skid. The Lakers won't have Kyle Kuzma, and it's plain to see that LeBron isn't interested. The Nuggets have covered in 16 of their last 23 games overall, and they are currently just a game and a half out of first place in the Western Conference. The Lakers have failed to cover in five of their last six overall.
|03-05-19||Mississippi State v. Tennessee -8||Top||54-71||Win||100||23 h 60 m||Show|
BULLDOGS @ VOLUNTEERS
Tennessee is coming off a huge 19-point home win over Kentucky, and they come into Tuesday's home game versus Missippi State tied for first place in the SEC with LSU. The Wildcats are just a game back, and any of those three schools could win the conference. I don't expect much of a let down here for a Vols team that is 17-0 at home. They have won six straight home games by double digits, and they have had a lead at halftime in all 17 of their home games. They had a 37-24 lead at the half in Saturday's win over Kentucky. I like the Vols to start fast and win big versus the Bulldogs.
|03-05-19||Senators v. Islanders -1.5||4-5||Loss||-105||30 h 23 m||Show|
SENATORS @ ISLANDERS
The Islanders are in the midst of a frustrating home stand, losing three of four. Losses came against the likes of Calgary, Washington and Philly. They should be able to get back on track here tonight against a Senators team that has been stripped bare at the trade deadline. The Sens sent Matt Duschene and Ryan Dzingle to Columbus in exchange for prospects. The Senators have lost seven of their last eight, and five of those seven losses came by more than one goal. I like the Isles to win big on home ice.
|03-04-19||Clippers +4.5 v. Lakers||Top||113-105||Win||100||30 h 45 m||Show|
CLIPPERS @ LAKERS
|03-03-19||Magic -5.5 v. Cavs||93-107||Loss||-105||18 h 58 m||Show|
MAGIC @ CAVS
The Orlando Magic are in a three way fight with Charlotte and Miami for first place in the Southeast. They come into Cleveland as winners of 10 of their last 13 overall. Cleveland of course is tanking, looking to rebuild with high draft picks. The Cavs are coming off back to back double digit home losses. The Magic are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall, and 5-1 ATS in their last six road games. They are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 Sunday games. The Cavaliers are 0-4 ATS in their last four games playing on 0 days rest.
|03-03-19||Boston College v. Georgia Tech||Top||78-81||Win||100||20 h 16 m||Show|
BC @ GEORGIA TECH
The Yellow Jackets may have lost nine of their last 10 overall, they are a solid home team. They are 10-7 overall at home this season, and they are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following an ATS loss. The home team has won four straight meetings between these two teams. Boston College has lost seven of nine on the road, scoring an average of just 65 points in those games. The Eagles could struggle against a solid Yellow Jackets defense. Georgia Tech has held the opposition under 64 points per game at home this season.
|03-02-19||Colorado State v. New Mexico -1.5||Top||65-77||Win||100||19 h 42 m||Show|
RAMS @ LOBOS
The Rams have won three straight, while the Lobos have lost three straight. New Mexico though played two of their last three games on the road, and a home loss came in a close game to Fresno State. The Rams have lost seven of 10 on the road this season, and they are 5-12 ATS in the last 17 meetings in New Mexico. The Lobos are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games, and 0-3 ATS in their last 13 home games versus teams with a losing road record. This has all the signs of a let down spot for the visitors, and a "get right" game for the home team. I love the Lobos as a slight favorite at home in New Mexico.
|03-01-19||Rhode Island v. Dayton -7||72-70||Loss||-109||5 h 4 m||Show|
URI @ DAYTON
Rhode Island had lost five straight prior beating George Washington at home in their last game. Here is what I said about the Rams before their game against Davidson: "Rhode Island is really struggling, only scoring 54 points per game while losing four of their last five overall. The Rams are 7-22 ATS in their last 29 games after scoring less than 50 points in their previous game, and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss." The Rams are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up win, and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road game. I like Dayton to win here by double digits.
|02-26-19||Temple v. Memphis -4||73-81||Win||100||3 h 24 m||Show|
TEMPLE @ MEMPHIS
The Memphis Tigers might not be the best team in the American Athletic Conference, but they might just be the best home team. Memphis can sure score points at home, averaging an incredible 88 points per game. The Tigers host Temple tonight, and the Owls aren't big on scoring points. Temple will try to win with defense, but I expect them to struggle to keep up. The Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games versus team with a winning road record, while the Owls are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS win.
|02-26-19||Celtics v. Raptors -3.5||95-118||Win||100||3 h 38 m||Show|
BOSTON @ TORONTO
The Celtics were supposed to be the team to beat in the Eastern Conference this year, but they come into Toronto sitting in third place in the Atlantic Division. They have lost back to back games, and they have a losing record (14-15) on the road. Home court advantage has been huge in this series, with the home team winning 10 straight since January of 2017. The Celtics are 0-7 in their last seven north of the border. If the Raptors win tonight, they will have an NBA best 26 home wins.
|02-22-19||Davidson -1.5 v. Rhode Island||75-66||Win||100||17 h 34 m||Show|
|02-22-19||Bulls v. Magic -8||110-109||Loss||-105||15 h 39 m||Show|
|02-19-19||Rhode Island v. VCU -8.5||42-76||Win||100||18 h 53 m||Show|
RHODE ISLAND @ VCU
The VCU Rams will host the Rhode Island Rams in Richmond tonight. VCU is in a first place tie with Davidson at the top of the A-10. They have won six straight overall, and they are 12-1 at home this season. Each of their last three home wins came by a double digit margin. Rhode Island has lost three straight road games, and five of their last six overall. Their last road game was a double digit loss at Davidson. The Rhode Island Rams are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 road games. The favorite is 8-0 ATS in the last eight meetings, and expect that trend to continue here.
|02-18-19||Virginia v. Virginia Tech +6||64-58||Push||0||3 h 25 m||Show|
VIRGINIA @ VIRGINIA TECH
The Hokies lost 81-59 at Virginia earlier this season, but they have covered the spread in five of their last six home meetings versus Virginia. The home team is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 head to head meetings. Virginia Tech is 12-1 at home this season, and have held opponents to an average of 57.5 points in those games. Viriginia is coming off a 60-54 win at home versus Notre Dame, failing to cover as a 16.5 point favorite. They have only covered the spread in one of their last five overall, and they may be asked to cover too many points again here in a tough road game.
|02-17-19||Arizona v. Colorado -5.5||60-67||Win||100||4 h 50 m||Show|
ARIZONA @ COLORADO
An off season scandal may have taken it's toll on the Wildcats, who had been one of the elite teams in the PAC12 over the last 10 years. They bring a six game losing streak into tonight's game against Colorado. The Buffaloes have played well of late, winning three of their last four at home, and boasting a 9-2 record overall in Boulder. The Buffaloes have scored an average of 82.7 points per game at home, while the Wildcats have scored just over 75 points per game on the road. Arizona is averaging less than 70 points per game in their last five overall.
|02-17-19||Marist v. Monmouth -3||75-67||Loss||-110||5 h 32 m||Show|
MARIST @ MONMOUTH
The Monmouth Hawks got off to a rough start, only winning one game through their entire non-conference schedule. They are now 9-5 in the MAAC, but only 10-17 overall. The Hawks host Marist on Sunday, and the Red Foxes are coming off three straight wins. Monmouth has owned Marist in recent seasons, winning seven straight head to head meetings. The Red Foxes are 1-6 ATS in their last seven Sunday games, and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games following a straight up win. The Hawks are 7-0 ATS in their last seven home games.
|02-16-19||Tennessee v. Kentucky -3.5||69-86||Win||100||8 h 20 m||Show|
TENNESSEE @ KENTUCKY
The Vols are coming into Kentucky as the #1 ranked team in the country, but they face a Wildcats team that has had a far tougher schedule. While Tennessee is 1-1 against Top 25 teams, the Wildcats are 4-2 in such games. Wins came against the likes of Auburn, Mississippi State, Kansas and North Carolina. Kentucky was 13-0 at home until the lost a close game to LSU on Tuesday. They led 40-32 at the half in that game, and I expect them to get off to a good start here against the Vols. The Wildcats are 8-1 ATS in their last nine games overall, and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games.
|02-15-19||Fairfield v. Canisius -3.5||68-72||Win||100||3 h 22 m||Show|
RED FOXES @ BOBCATS
The Fairfield Stags are 3-10 on the road, and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. They play at Canisius tonight, and they already lost to the Golden Griffins at home earlier this season. Canisius has been the better team in the MAAC, with an 8-4 conference record compared to the Stags at 4-9. The Stags are 1-4-1 ATS in their last six road games, and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 versus the Metro Atlantic Athletic. The Golden Griffins are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall, and 6-2 ATS in their last eight conference games.
|02-14-19||BYU v. San Diego -2.5||88-82||Loss||-111||10 h 23 m||Show|
BYU @ SAN DIEGO
Over the years the BYU Cougars have had far more success in the WCC than the San Diego Toreros. The Cougars are 8-3 in the conference, while San Diego is just 5-5. Home court advantage has certainly been key in this series, as the home team has covered in nine of the last 10 meetings. The Toreros are 11-1 at home, while BYU is 3-11 ATS in their last 14 road games. The Cougars are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in San Diego.
|02-12-19||Lakers -5 v. Hawks||113-117||Loss||-105||10 h 40 m||Show|
LAKERS @ HAWKS
The Hawks have lost three straight on this current home stand, and they have allowed an average of 124 points in those games. They host the Lakers tonight, and the Lakers are playing the final game of a six game road trip. With a win tonight they would be 3-3 on the road trip. LA is desperate to string a few wins together and make a run for the playoffs, while the Hawks are just going through the motions and looking forward to another high draft pick. The Lakers have won the last five head to head meetings versus Atlanta, covering the spread in four of those five games. The Hawks are 9-23 ATS in their last 32 home games, while LA is 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games.
|02-12-19||Michigan State v. Wisconsin +1||67-59||Loss||-105||9 h 4 m||Show|
MSU @ WISCONSIN
The Badgers can move into a tie with Michigan State for third place in the BIG10 with a win over the Spartans tonight. Michigan State looks vulnerable, coming into Madison as losers of three of their last four. The Badgers on the other hand have won six of their last seven. The home team has won seven of the last eight head to head meetings, and I like Wisconsin to keep that trend rolling. The Badgers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games, and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss. Wisconsin has really stepped up on defense lately, holding opponents to just 54 points per game in their last five overall. It's going to be a tough night for the Spartans.
|02-11-19||Virginia -1 v. North Carolina||69-61||Win||100||16 h 18 m||Show|
VIRGINIA @ UNC
The Virginia Cavs have lost just twice this season, and both of those losses came against Duke. They played well enough to win in a double digit home loss to Duke on Saturday, but the Blue Devils simply couldn't miss a shot in that game. Duke shot over 57 percent from the field and over 61 percent from beyond the arc. It was simply a matter of a more talented team making tough shots. The Tar Heels are another tough team, but not as tough as Duke. Virginia won both meetings versus North Carolina last year, and the Cavs are are 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings. The Cavaliers are also 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games.
|02-09-19||Utah State v. San Diego State +3.5||63-68||Win||100||11 h 27 m||Show|
AGGIES @ AZTECS
The Utah State Aggies are coming into San Diego State as 3.5 point favorites, but I like the home dog. The Aztecs are 10-0 against Utah State since 2014, and the Aggies are 1-8-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings. Recent road wins at Fresno State and New Mexico have come by a combined three points. The Aztecs are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 versus Mountain West, and 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 home games. The Aggies are 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games, and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games versus a team with a winning straight up record. The Aggies are 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings in San Diego St, and the home team is 6-2-1 ATS in the last nine meetings.
|02-09-19||Oklahoma State +11.5 v. Kansas||72-84||Loss||-108||3 h 34 m||Show|
|02-08-19||Quinnipiac v. Iona -3.5||66-65||Loss||-106||9 h 8 m||Show|
QUINNIPIAC @ IONA
The Iona Gaels have lost three straight, but they have won four of their last five at home. They host Quinnipiac tonight, and they have won seven of their last eight versus the Bobcats. The Gaels are an offensive juggernaut at home, averaging 81 points per game (12 points more than the Bobcats score on the road). The Gaels are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games, and they were an 11.5 point favorite in their last home game against the Bobcats. The home favorite is asked to cover just a few points here tonight, and I feel comfortable backing Iona to get an outright win.
|02-07-19||Cincinnati v. Memphis +3||69-64||Loss||-105||10 h 19 m||Show|
|02-06-19||Rockets v. Kings +3.5||127-101||Loss||-108||11 h 51 m||Show|
HOUSTON @ SACRAMENTO
While the media continues to go crazy over James Harden's record scoring streak, most people in the know are saying that this style of play isn't a winning strategy. Kobe Bryant said that "I don't think that style's ever gonna win championships." Harden didn't disagree with Kobe, saying: "I mean, I have to be ball dominant just because we have injuries," Tonight will be the final game of a four game road trip, and I think Houston might be a little low on energy here in Sacramento. The Kings have been solid at home (17-10) and they are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games versus Houston. The Rockets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games, and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest.
|02-06-19||Rhode Island v. Davidson -4.5||53-68||Win||100||6 h 0 m||Show|
RAMS @ WILDCATS
Rhode Island lead by 19 points at halftime in their last road game, and they went on to lose to the Dukes at Duquesne. Before that they lost to the minutemen at Massachusetts. They have their work cut out for them here at Davidson, facing a Wildcats team with a 10-0 home record. The Rams are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 road games. The Wildcats are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games. Davidson scores 10 points per game more at home than Rhode Island does at home, and the Wildcats are also better defensively.
|02-02-19||James Madison v. NC-Wilmington -4||104-95||Loss||-109||11 h 36 m||Show|
|02-02-19||St. John's +17.5 v. Duke||61-91||Loss||-110||4 h 47 m||Show|
ST JOHNS @ DUKE
The Red Storm have their work cut out for them in today's game. They had a rough stretch losing 4 of 5 before breaking out with a big 83-67 win at Creighton in their last game. They average over 80 points a game but were held below that in all 4 of their losses. They lost 2 of them on the road in some tough venues at Villanova and at Butler which are both extremely tough places to win. They hit 48% of their shots from the floor and 39% of their 3's for the season. They are 2-4 in their last 6 meetings with Duke and in the 4 losses haven't lost by double digits with a team not as good as this one. Duke has won 9 of 10 but the offense that averages over 88 points a game has been held below that in 7 of their last 9 and are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games while hitting just 45% from the floor and a dismal 25% of their 3's. They will be tough to beat at home but with a spread like this the points are too appealing to pass up.
Take St Johns
|02-01-19||Rockets v. Nuggets -4.5||122-136||Win||100||11 h 26 m||Show|
HOUSTON @ DENVER
The Rockets are coming off a home loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, and they take on the first place Denver Nuggets tonight. Denver has won six of it's last seven overall, and the Nuggets are a powerhouse at home. Denver is 22-4 straight up at the Pepsi Center, and the Nuggets are are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Rockets are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall, and they have failed to cover in four straight on the road. Denver ahould start strong here at home against a one dimensional opponent.
|01-29-19||Ohio State v. Michigan -9||49-65||Win||100||11 h 50 m||Show|
|01-29-19||Wisconsin +3 v. Nebraska||62-51||Win||100||9 h 35 m||Show|
|01-28-19||Baylor +6 v. Oklahoma||77-47||Win||100||12 h 14 m||Show|
BAYLOR @ OKLAHOMA
Baylor won 5 of their last 6 games with the only loss to Kansas. Over their last 5 games they scored an average of 75 points while the defense has held opponents to 69 points and are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. Their last 3 losses were by 10 points total and they have won 3 of their last 4 meetings with the Sooners. Oklahoma has lost 4 of their last 6 conference games and are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings with Baylor as well as 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings with them at home. They average 74 points a game hitting just 45% of their shots and 67% from the foul line. This is a tough matchup and the points they are asked to cover might be too high considering they are just 3-3 in their last 6 games.
|01-27-19||Florida State -3.5 v. Miami-FL||78-66||Win||100||10 h 31 m||Show|
FLORIDA STATE @ MIAMI
The Seminoles broke a 3 game losing streak where they lost 2 of them by 7 points total including an 82-80 loss to Duke. They average 78 points a game with a defense that allows less than 70. They lost 5 games so far and 2 were to Virginia and Duke while they won their last game over a tough Clemson team 77-68. Miami hasn't played well all year and is 9-9 losing 5 of their last 6 games. Over their last 5 game the offense is scoring just 68 points a game which is about 10 points lower than their season average with one of the losses to the Seminoles. They were really hammered in their last game losing 73-53 to Syracuse and have lost 2 of their last 3 home games. They aren't playing well on both sides of the ball and the Seminoles could have this game over by halftime.
Take Florida State
|01-27-19||Iowa v. Minnesota +1||87-92||Win||100||8 h 15 m||Show|
IOWA @ MINNESOTA
Iowa had their 5 game winning streak snapped when they lost 82-67 at home to the Spartans in their last game. They average 82 points a game but were stopped cold by Michigan State. Their last loss was also to a good defensive team as they lost to Purdue 86-70 and were held to no more than 73 points against Ohio St and Northwestern who are also vey good defensive teams. Minnesota has won 7 of their last 10 games with their last 2 losses on the road. They play a good defensive game, holding teams below 70 points on average and did that to 7 of their last 10 opponents. They are 10-1 at home and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings with Iowa while the Hawkeyes are 11-25-1 ATS in their last 37 games against teams with a winning home record.
|01-27-19||Michigan State v. Purdue +2||63-73||Win||100||4 h 3 m||Show|
MICHIGAN STATE @ PURDUE
The Spartans are 18-2 and one of the better teams in the country and have won 13 straight games. They are 9-0 in conference play but their offense has been a little sluggish. They average 84 points a game but have scored below that in 6 of their last 7 games and are playing a tough team at home. Purdue is 13-6 but 9-0 at home and have won 7 of their last 8 games while scoring at least 79 points in 5 of the 7 wins. They have a great defense that allows just 68 points a game but at home that drops to 61 points a game. Although the Spartans average 84 points a game they have been held to just 74 over their last 5 games and normally hit over 50% from the floor but just 47% in this stretch. They are playing one of the better defensive teams in their conference who are always dangerous on their home court. I'll be taking the points with the home team in this one.
|01-26-19||Auburn v. Mississippi State +1||84-92||Win||100||10 h 32 m||Show|
AUBURN @ MISSISSIPPI STATE
The Tigers went 11-2 in their first 13 games then conference play took it's toll as they went 2-3 losing all 3 in the SEC. They lost their last 2 and are 1-3 on the road. Both of their latest losses were tough as they lost by 5 points total. Their defense that allows 69 points a game have allowed at least 78 points in 4 of their last 5 games while the offense is hitting just 42% from the floor. Since they lost their big man Wiley they have lost 2 straight games and their leading rebounder and top shooter hitting 58% of his shots. The Bulldogs are in a similar situation losing their last 3 to SEC teams with 2 on the road and 1 game in OT. They are tough at home averaging 85 points a game while the defense allows just 69.5 and that should be the difference today. This will be a tough place for Auburn to get back on track while the Bulldogs could get right again as they are 9-1 at home.
Take Mississippi State
|01-26-19||VCU v. Duquesne +3.5||80-74||Loss||-109||5 h 28 m||Show|
VCU @ DUQUESNE
VCU has won 6 of their last 8 games with both losses on the road. They average less than 70 points a game hitting just 42% from the floor and 30% of their 3's. They have problems offensively on the road averaging less than 60 points scoring while hitting 39% from the floor and a dismal 25% of their 3's. They are playing a tough Duquesne team who are 11-1 at home and average 80 points a game at home while holding opponents to 43% shooting from the floor and over their last 5 games are averaging 79 points a game and have held opponents to 72 scoring points this season. This is a tough place for VCU to pick up a win and i'm more than happy to grab points with the home team.
|01-26-19||Clemson +6 v. NC State||67-69||Win||100||5 h 57 m||Show|
CLEMSON @ NC STATE
The Tigers have lost 4 of their last 5 games but 2 were to Virginia and Duke and 2 were on the road to the Seminoles and Syracuse. Their defense has been solid as they held 7 of their last 9 opponents below 70 points. They are playing an NC State team that has allowed 4 of their last 6 opponents to score at leat 80 points and who are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. The Wolfpack defense has been battered allowing opponents to score 80 points over their last 5 games while the offense in hitting just 42% from the floor. They are also dealing with injuries and against a tough Clemson team could have their hands full as they are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as the favorite. This won't be an easy game for the Wolpack to win let alone cover.
|01-24-19||NC State v. Louisville -5||77-84||Win||100||10 h 38 m||Show|
NORTH CAROLINA STATE @ LOUISVILLE
The Wolfpack had won 6 straight games but have since gone 2-2. their last loss was 71-67 to Wake Forest on the road as an 8.5 point favorite. They are 1-3 ATS in their last 4 games and have been held under their scoring average in 3 of their last 4 games. They average 10 points less offensively on the road than at home while the defense allows 8 points more than their season average. Louisville has won 7 of their last 10 games and 2 of those losses were on the road and 1 was against Kentucky at home. They scored at least 79 points in 5 straight games including wins over Miami and the Tarheels. With the Wolfpack dealing with injuries and Louisville having a 10-1 home record, this could end up a huge victory for the home side.
|01-24-19||Michigan State -4.5 v. Iowa||82-67||Win||100||9 h 23 m||Show|
MICHIGAN STATE @ IOWA
The Spartans are 17-2 and have a 12 game winning streak where they are 11-1 ATS as well. They won by double digits in 7 of their last 9 games and have a great defense holding opponents to 66 points scoring. Over their last 5 games they have hels opponents to 62 point and letting them hit 36% for the floor. Only 2 teams managed to score at least 70 poinys during their 12 game winning streak. Iowa is playing well also as they have won 5 straight conference games sine losing their first 3. They have been able to score but have also allowed 3 of their last 6 opponents to score at least 80 points. This will be their toughest game of the year for them but it may be over their head. They have been held to 73 points or less in 4 of their last 7 games.
Take Michigan State
|01-24-19||Tulsa +14 v. Cincinnati||64-88||Loss||-109||9 h 9 m||Show|
TULSA @ CINCINNATI
Tulsa is 12-7 with 3 of their last 4 losses to the top 3 teams in the conference including a 70-65 OT loss to the Bearcats a few weeks ago. They have a tough defense that held 6 of their last 10 opponents to 70 points or less and are 3-1ATS in their last 4 games while also going 4-2 ATS in their last 4 meetings with the Bearcats. They average holding opponents below 70 points while hitting less than 41% from the floor. Cincinnati has won 8 of their last 10 games but don't usually blow teams away. They are 1-4 ATS as double digit favorites in the last 5 and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 overall. This will be a tough game for Cinci to run away with and Tulsa could have some revenge in mind after that OT loss.
|01-21-19||Maryland +9.5 v. Michigan State||55-69||Loss||-110||9 h 10 m||Show|
MARYLAND @ MICHIGAN STATE
The Terps are 16-3 and just whipped Ohio State for their 7th stright win. They are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games and scored at least 74 points in 8 of their last 10 games while the defense has held opponents below 70 in 4 of their last 5. They average 77 points while hitting 48% from the floor and 37% of their 3's. Defensively they are holding teams to 41% from the floor and 33 % of their 3's. The Spartans are on a roll as well winning 11 straight. Maryland is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games and as well as the Spartans have played this in a pretty big number to cover. The Terps haven't been this big a dog all season and shouldn't be here'
|01-21-19||Pelicans v. Grizzlies -2.5||105-85||Loss||-108||6 h 29 m||Show|
PELICANS @ GRIZZLIES
NO has lost 3 of their last 4 and are only 6-19 on the road. They are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 3-7-1 in their last 11 against the Western conference. They will again be without Davis who is still injured and have one of the woest defenses that allow over 115 points a game. Memphis is on a terrible run as well losing 9 of their last 10 games but 6 of the losses were on the road but they have the best defense in the Western conference allowing just 104 points a gme. This is a good spot for Memphis topick up a much needed win.
|01-20-19||Clippers v. Spurs -8||103-95||Loss||-109||9 h 48 m||Show|
CLIPPERS @ SPURS
LA has lost 5 straight and 7 of their last 10 overall. They are 0-5 ATS in those losses allowing over 120 points in 3 of them and are 1 of the worst defensively allowing over 114 points a game. They lost their last 3 meetings in San Antonio and are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 In San Antonio. The Spurs have won 7 of their last 10 games and have an 18-6 record at home. They are 27-9 ATS in their last 36 home games and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. Wit the injuries piling up in LA, this will be a very difficult game for the Clippers to even be competitive.
Take San Antonio
|01-20-19||Patriots v. Chiefs -3||37-31||Loss||-110||57 h 28 m||Show|
PATRIOTS @ CHIEFS
New England won their last 3 games but their 5th ranked offense that scores over 37 points a game, has been held below that in 6 of their last 10 games. They lost 3 of their last 4 road games and were held to 10 points in 2 of the losses. Brady has not passed for 300 yards in 7 of his last 11 games while throwing 2 TD's or less in 9 of his last 12 games and 1 TD or less in 8 of those. Of the Patriots last 7 wins 4 were against Buffalo and the Jets who they beat twice each while their last 4 wins were all at home. The Chiefs are led by QB Mahomes who is ranked 1st in TD passes with 50 and 2nd in yards with over 5000. Over his last 12 games he has thrown 36 TD's and just 10 picks. They got 2 of their last 3 losses against the Rams and Chargers who are 2 of the best teams in the league while their record at home is 8-1. Although they allow over 400 yards a game, they average just 26.3 points a game allowed and have yet to allow 30 at home in KC. Their defense has allowed 17 points or less in 7 of their last 10 games and 17 or less in 4 of their last 5 home games.
Take Kansas City
|01-20-19||Hornets v. Pacers -7||95-120||Win||100||8 h 59 m||Show|
HORNETS @ PACERS
Charlotte has won 3 straight with 2 of the games at home where they are 16-8. They lost 4 of their last 5 games on the road where they have a 6-15 record and they are 1-7 ATS against teams with winning home records. They are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and have been held below 100 points in 4 of their last 5 losses with 5 of their last 6 wins against Indiana coming on their home court. The Pacers have won 3 of their last 4 games and 7 of their last 10 overall. They lost 2 of those 3 games on the road and scored at least 116 points in 6 of their last 7 wins. They won 3 of their last 4 meetings at Indians and covered the spread in the wins. They are an amazing 38-17-1 ATS in their last 56 Sunday games.
|01-20-19||Rams +3.5 v. Saints||26-23||Win||100||124 h 8 m||Show|
RAMS @ SAINTS
LA has won 6 of their last 8 games scoring at least 30 points in each win while holding opponents to 22 points of less in 4 of their lat 6 and 16 points or less in 3 of those. They were ranked 2nd in overall offense during the regular season ranking 5th in passing yards a game and 3rd in rushing yards. QB Goff has passed for at least 295 yards in 5 of his last 9 games and thrown 20 TD's against 7 picks with 4 of the picks in justv1 game. Defensively they are 9th against the pass allowing just 227 yards a game while holding teams to less that 21 points a game while allowing just 105 yards on the ground. The Saints have won 4 of their last 5 games but scored at least 30 points in just1 of their last 6 games. They average over 31 points a game but most of those points came in the first 10 games of the year as they scored at least 40 points in 6 of those first 10 games. Brees has thrown just 3 TD's over his last 4 games while not passing for 300 yards in 7 of his last 10 games. They are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 4 against the NFC.
Take Los Angeles
|01-20-19||Providence v. Marquette -7||68-79||Win||100||1 h 53 m||Show|
PROVIDENCE @ MARQUETTE
The Friars have lost 3 of their last 4 games including 2 on their home court. Over their last 5 games they averaged just 72 points a game while shooting just 41% from the floor and 32% of their 3's. Their defense has allowed teams to score over 85 points in road games which is 15 points over their season average. They are 4-14 ATS in their last 18 meetings with Marquette and are 1-3 ATS in their last 4 games overall while in their last 10 games at Marquette are 2-8 ATS. Marquette is 15-3 and 12-0 at home. They have won 9 of their last 10 games with the 1 loss at a very good St John's team. They are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
|01-19-19||Lakers v. Rockets -7||134-138||Loss||-103||11 h 52 m||Show|
LAKERS @ ROCKETS
LA who is still without James is stuggling. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games but won their last a 138-128 OT win over OKC on the road and prior to that had lost 5 of 8. They were held to 100 points or less in 4 of their last 5 losses and were 0-5 ATS in those 5. Their prior 2 wins were against Cleveland and Detroit who are both in freefall. Houston have been alternating wins and losse over their lst 7 games but are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 meetings with LA and 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The favorite is 18-6 ATS in their last 24 meetings. Houston is 16-7 at home and another game without James could end up being a runaway especially the way Harden has been playing.
|01-19-19||Kentucky v. Auburn -4||82-80||Loss||-115||6 h 39 m||Show|
KENTUCKY @ AUBURN
Kentucky bounced back with 3 straight wins after their 77-75 loss at Alabama. it was their only loss so far this season on the road and are now 13-3 overall. They average 80 points a game but that drops to 71 when playing on the road as well as their shooting. They hit 49% form the floor but just 45% on the road and their 3 point shooting drops from 35% to 31%. Over their last 5 games they have scored 71 points while hitting under 40% from the floor and just 30% of their 3's. Auburn has won 4 of their last 6 with the 2 losses on the road to Ole Miss and NC St. They are 9-0 at home averaging 90 points a game while allowing opponents to score 63. They are 2nd in the country grabbing 16 offensive boards giving them plenty of 2nd chance shots. this is a huge game for the Tigers and I like their chances at home.
|01-18-19||Xavier v. Villanova -10||75-85||Push||0||13 h 34 m||Show|
XAVIER @ VILLANOVA
Xavier has won 2 straight games barely winning the last 70-69 over Butler at home. They average 74 points a game but have been held to 70 or less in 6 of their last 9 games and below 60 in 3 of them. They really struggle on the road being held to 57 points while hitting just 37% from the floor and over their lst 5 games are hitting just 42% and only 26% of their 3's. They have lost 9 of their last 10 meetings with the Wildcats and are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 meetings. Villanova has won 5 straight and 8 of their last 10 overall. They had a big 90-78 win at Creighton in their last game and are 18-7 ATS in their last 25 home games. Villanova is 36-17 ATS in their last 53 games overall while Xavier is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The favorite is 11-1 in the last 12 meetings between these schools.
|01-17-19||76ers v. Pacers -3||120-96||Loss||-101||11 h 35 m||Show|
SIXERS @ PACERS
Philadelphia has won 2 straight including a 149-107 win over the Wolves in their highest scoring output of the season. Prior they had lost 2 straight and are much better at home where they are 19-4 and 4 of their last 5 losses have been on the road. They are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 meetings with Indiana including 2-5 ATS in their last 7 at Indiana and 8-17 ATS in their last 25 road games. The Pacers have been playing well winning 8 of their last 10 games with both losses on the road against 2 of the best teams in the NBA Toronto and Boston. They scored at least 119 points in 6 of their last 7 wins and won 5 of their last 7 meetings with the Sixers. They are 19-9 ATS in their last 28 games against teams with winning records. After their big win over the Wolves in their last game expect a let down against a togh Pacer team at home
|01-16-19||Georgia Tech v. Clemson -6.5||60-72||Win||100||12 h 36 m||Show|
GEORGIA TECH @ CLEMSON
Georgia Tech had the good fortune of playing 7 of their last 9 games on their home court and had a nice upset win in Syracuse in their lasy game and that may have been the result of Syracuse looking ahead to their following game against Duke which they won. Tech has 8 of their 10 wins at home and now play a hungry defensive minded Clemson team who just ran the gauntlet against Virginia, Duke and Syracuse. They lost all 3 and are looking to take it out on someone. They out score opponents 73-63 at home while Georgia Tech averages just 64 points on the road. Clemson has won the last 3 meetings and look good for another one
|01-16-19||Creighton v. St. John's -2.5||66-81||Win||100||9 h 46 m||Show|
CREIGHTON @ ST JOHNS
Creighton lost a hard fought game to Villanova at home 90-78 and now play on the road against an excellent St John's team. They are 10-7 but just 1-3 in road games and now have a 3 game losing streak which includes 2 straight home losses. They won their 1st conference game but have lost the last 3 which resulted in their current 3 game losing streak. Over their last 5 games their defense has allowed teams to score 84 points a game while nailing 49% from the floor and over 40% of their 3's. St John's excels at home with an 8-1 record while scoring 84 points a game and holding teams to 68. They are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games and 2 of their last 3 losses were on the road. This is a tough spot for Creighton to turn things around and I don't see that losing streak being broken
Take St John's
|01-15-19||Virginia Tech +7.5 v. Virginia||59-81||Loss||-107||10 h 33 m||Show|
VIRGINIA TECH @ VIRGINIA
Tech is 14-1 with the 1 loss 63-62 at Penn St, They scored at least 77 points in 7 of theirlast 9 games while holding all 10 opponents below 70 points. They won by double digits in 8 of those 10 games while averaging 79 points a gme and allowing just 52. They matchup and play a similar game to Virginia and only in 1 game of their past 10 meetings did a team reach 80 points, Virginia puts up the same kind of numbers but isn't as strong offensively. Virginia has their next game with Duke so could be caught looking ahead.
Take Virginia Tech
|01-15-19||Wolves v. 76ers -6||107-149||Win||100||10 h 32 m||Show|
Minnesota won 3 of their last 4 games which ere all at home. They are 15-7 there and do much better than on the road. They have lost 6 of their last 8 meetings with the Sixers and are still deading with injuries. They are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 meetings including 0-4 ATS in their last 4 in Philly.is 25-10 ATS in their last 35 against teams with losing home records and they have won 5 of their lst 7 overall.
|01-15-19||St. Louis v. Fordham +7.5||63-60||Win||100||9 h 2 m||Show|
The home team has won the 6 of the last 7 meetings while St Louis score just 64 points on the road and were held to 65 points in 7 of their last 10 games. Their last 3 losses have all been away from their home court where they average just 64 points a game. Their last 3 wins were all by 7 points or less and they are hitting just 40% form the floor and 27% of their 3's over their last 5 games.Fordham lost by 7 points or less in their last 3 losses and 3 of their last 4 losses at home were by 7 or less. They average 68 at home and allow teams to score just 62 there. This seems like yoo much to ask a low scoring team to cover.
|01-14-19||Syracuse +17 v. Duke||95-91||Win||100||10 h 41 m||Show|
Syracuse won 7 of their last 10 games but faltered in their last game losing to Georgia Tech at home. They are 6-2 ATS in their lst 8 road games and 3 of their last 4 meetings ended with the winning team winning by 4 points or less. Duke has never been this big a favorite over Syracuse in their last 10 games the played. The Orange are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games while their degfense has held opponents to an amazing 62 points a game. I don't think they will beat Duke but asking to cover a 17 point spread seems reasonable
|01-14-19||Nebraska v. Indiana -2.5||66-51||Loss||-109||9 h 27 m||Show|
NEBRASKA @ INDIANA
Nebraska is 12-4 but just 1-3 in road games and 3 losses in conference. They lost to Iowa and Maryland in 2 of their lst 3 games and both were on the road. They average 79 points a game but that drops to 75 on the road and so does their 3 point shooting that falls to less than 31%, But their defense really suffers as they allow 80 points as opposed to the 63 for the season. They have never been les than a 5,5 dog the last 4 games at Indiana. The Hoosiers average over 77 points a game while allowing just 66. At home it jumps to 82 on offense and drops to 60 on defense, Their last 3 losses were to Duke Maryland and Michigan which were all on the road. This is a tough spot to ask Nebraska to pick up a win.
|01-13-19||Michigan State -6.5 v. Penn State||71-56||Win||100||6 h 15 m||Show|
MICHIGAN STATE @ PENN STATE
The Spartans have won 9 straight games and doing it offensively and defensively. They scored at least 81 points in 5 of their last 6 games and held opponents below 70 in 7 of their last 9. For the season they average almost 87 points a game and allow just 67.5 while hitting over 50% from the floor and 40% of their 3's. They are also 1 of the top rebounding teams as they are 4th in the country and 1st in the Big 10. Penn St has a good defense but has struggled all season offensively as they average less than 68 points a game which is the worst in the Big 10. They hit just 41% from the floor and 31% of their 3's both ranked 13th in the conference. I can't see this game staying close unless the Spatans have a complete breakdown offensively and defensively.
Take Michigan State
|01-13-19||Butler v. Xavier +1||69-70||Win||100||2 h 11 m||Show|
BUTLER @ XAVIER
Butler has lost 3 of their last 4 games to drop to 10-6 on the year. They are 1-2 in conference play and 0-3 on the road. They average 74 points a game but on the road that plunges to 57 a game while allowing teams to hit over 50% from the floor and 37% of their 3's. They are just 2-7 ATS in their last 9 meetings with Xavier while going 0-2 ATS the last 2 games they were favorites on the road. Xavier broke a 2 game conference losing streak with a comeback against the Hoyas after being down by double digits winning 81-75. They are 8-2 at home where they average almost 80 points a game which is 6 more than their season average while the defense is holding teams below 70. Getting points with the home side seems like a bargain.
|01-12-19||Cowboys +8.5 v. Rams||22-30||Win||100||52 h 18 m||Show|
COWBOYS @ RAMS
Dallas has won 8 of their last 9 games including their Wild Card win over Seattle. They have the 7th ranked overall defense in the NFL and they allowed 23 points or less in 8 of those last 9 games. They are good at stopping the run as they are ranked 5th allowing just 94 yards a game while allowing just 329 total yards a game. They have won 3 of their last 4 road games while the offense is better at running the ball averaging over 122 yards a game which should help against a Ram defense that allows over 122 yards and are last in the NFL allowing teams to rush for 5.1 yards per attempt. The Rams won 5 of their last 7 games but allowed teams to score over 30 points in 5 of their last 8 games while being outrushed in 5 of their last 8 as well. They average 32 points a game but were held below that in 4 of their last 5 games. In 7 of their last wins they won by 5 points or less in 3 of them and the games they won by double digits were against 4 of the worst offenses in the league beating Detroit, Arizona and San Francisco twice as all of those wins were against those teams that average 21 points or less and losing by 7 or more in their last 3 losses. It won't be easy for them to get a lot going against a fired up Dallas team that has played well.
|01-12-19||Colts v. Chiefs -5||13-31||Win||100||104 h 55 m||Show|
COLTS @ CHIEFS
Indy has won 9 of their last 10 games including 2 post season road games. Not to take away from that accomplishment but 6 of those wins were against teams in the bottom 10 of the NFL in scoring. All 6 average 21 points or less offensively while 4 of their wins were by 10 points total. They have a good offense that averages 27 points a game but have been held to 27 points or less in 5 of their last 7 wins. KC is 12-4 including a 7-1 home record. They are the #1 scoring team in the league led by Mahomes who is 2nd in passing yards and 1st with 50 TD passes. Their defense is near the bottom of the league as they allow over 400 yards a game and over 26 points but even though they allowed over 30 points in 5 games, all 5 were on the road and at home never allowed a team to score 30 points. In 5 of their 7 home wins they held teams to 24 points or less. This is by far the best offense that the Colts will have to face and the 3rd straight road game they have to play. KC had last week off and and is more rested. This is a tough game for the Colts to keep up their winning ways.
Take Kansas City
|01-12-19||Duke v. Florida State +8||80-78||Win||100||4 h 3 m||Show|
DUKE @ FLORIDA STATE
Duke is 13-1 with their loss to Gonzaga and they have won 8 in a row since. They won 6 of those games on their home court but haven't really been challenged since they have been at least a 17 point favorite in 6 of the games and over a 20 point favorite in 5 of those. Florida St is 13-2 with the 2 losses to Villanova and a loss to Virginia. Both games were away from their home court where they are 8-0 and they are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings with Duke. Their defense has held their lst 5 opponents to 68 points and hitting just 41% of their floor shots. This will be a tough place for Duke to win let alone cover the spread.
Take Florida State
|01-11-19||Wright State v. Northern Kentucky -5||64-68||Loss||-105||9 h 41 m||Show|
WRIGHT STATE @ NORTHERN KENTUCKY
Wright st is 8-9 with 7 wins on their home court while they are 1-4 on the road. They are 2-3 in their last 5 games and 1-3 ATS in their last 4. They average just 68 points scoring in away games on 42% shooting while the defense allows over 75 points while allowing opponents to hit over 50% from the floor and over 43% of their 3's. They are terrible defending the 3 point shot and are 342nd in the country. Northern Kentucky is 13-4 and have 10-0 home record. They won 5 of their last 6 games with the loss by just 2 points. Their last 3 wins were all by double digits and their defense alows opponents just 64 points a game on their home court while they average 76 a game.
Take Northern Kentucky
|01-10-19||Penn State +10.5 v. Nebraska||64-70||Win||100||9 h 48 m||Show|
PENN STATE @ NEBRASKA
Penn St lost their last 2 games but they were against Michigan and Wisconsin and their defense held both teams to 71 points or less. They held 7 of their last 10 opponents below 70 points but they struggle offensively scoring above 70 points in only 4 of their last 10 games. Over their last 5 games they held opponents to 66 points and just 44% from the floor. Nebraska has lost 2 straight games and allowed Iowa to score 93 points in their last. Nebraska has a good team and play well at home but Penn St was an 11 point underdog at Michigan in that loss and the game was a lot closer than the final score. This seems like too many points for Nebraska to cover against a good defense that consistently holds teams under 70.
Take Penn State
|01-10-19||Celtics -2 v. Heat||99-115||Loss||-115||8 h 19 m||Show|
CELTICS @ HEAT
Boston has won 4 straight games and 7 of 10 overall including a scoring a season high 135points in their last win over Indiana. They average 112 points a game and surpassed that in 6 of those last 7 wins covering the spread in all 7. Since November 26th, they have won 15 of 20 games with 5 of the wins on the road. Miami had won 6 of 7 games but have lost 3 of their last 4. They were held below 100 points in their last 2 games which they lost and are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. Boston is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Miami while the road team is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
|01-09-19||Pistons v. Lakers -1.5||100-113||Win||100||14 h 24 m||Show|
PISTONS @ LAKERS
Detroit has lost 5 of their last 6 games and 15 of 19 overall including 7 of their last 9 road games. They haven't scored more than 107 points in their last 10 losses and have been held under 100 points in 4 of the last 7. They are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games on 1 day's rest. LA is still without LeBron but have Kuzma back who was out as well. They broke a 3 game losing streak with a win at Dallas in their last game and have a 13-8 home record. The home team has won 7 of the last 10 meetings while the Lakers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against Detroit at home. Detroit is playing as bad as they have played all year.
Take Los Angeles
|01-09-19||Iowa v. Northwestern -2.5||73-63||Loss||-115||21 h 37 m||Show|
IOWA @ NORTHWESTERN
Iowa won their 1st Big 10 game but have yet to win on the road. They lost both road games by at least 16 points. They were just 4-14 in conference play last year with 3 of their wins on their home court and 9 of their losses were by double digits. Northwestern is 10-5 but has an 8-2 home record. They have a tough defense that allows just 63 points a game and at home that drops to 59. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games but 3 losses were by 11 points total and 1 of those was in OT. Iowa doesn't do well against good defensive teams on the road.
|01-09-19||Clemson +4 v. Syracuse||53-61||Loss||-109||12 h 32 m||Show|
CLEMSON @ SYRACUSE
Clemson let Duke score the first 14 points in the 2nd half which broke open a close game as they lost 87-68 in their last game. They have 4 seniors in their starting 5 which anchors a strong defense that allows 67 points a game. They are 10-4 and 2 of their other 3 losses were by 7 points total. They averaged almost 77 points while hitting over 49% of their floor shots and the defense held opponents to 42% from the floor over their last 5 games. The Duke loss broke a 4 game winning streak but they have won 5 of 7 overall. Syracuse also has a good defense and they held 8 of their last 10 opponents below 70 points. They struggle offensively at times as they average 72 points a game hitting just 43% from the floor and 31% of their 3's. They are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against teams with a winning record and their last 3 meetings with Clemson saw the winning team win by 3 points or less.
|01-07-19||Alabama -5 v. Clemson||16-44||Loss||-110||75 h 24 m||Show|
CLEMSON VS ALABAMA
These are the teams most people wanted to see in this game and with both having records of 14-0, it seems like a match made in heaven. On paper they mirror each other with the Tigers ranked 3rd and the Tide ranked 4th offensively while defensively the Tigers are ranked 9th and the Tide is ranked 12th. Of the last 8 teams that Clemson beat in the regular season, 6 had conference records of .500 or below with 2 being ranked at 16th and 17th. Alabama's last 8 games were against 4 teams with records of .500 or better while beating 3 ranked teams of which 2 were in the top 5. But the biggest difference is at QB where the Tide's Tagovailia has the best rating (205.2), 3rd (41 TD passes) and 5th (69.5% completion) and 2nd (11.4 yds per attempt). Clemson relies a lot more on their running game and that is one of the toughest things to do against Alabama's defense. Alabama was behind at the half in just 1 game all year while scoring at least 28 1st half points in 9 games including their win over Oklahoma.
|01-06-19||Nebraska -2.5 v. Iowa||84-93||Loss||-105||10 h 50 m||Show|
NEBRASKA @ IOWA
Nebraska lost a heartbreaker 74-72 at Maryland in their last game and you can point to 15 of 23 from the foul line as the reason they lost. They had won 7 of 9 before that game as well as going 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games. Over their last 5 games they are averaging 82 points a game while draining close to 44% of their 3's. They have the 9th ranked defense in the country that allows only 59 points a game while limiting teams below 38% from the floor which is 10th in the nation. Overall they are 35-16-1 ATS in their last 52 games including 17-4 ATS against the Big 10. Iowa seems to do the same thing every year as they win their out of conference games and then get hammered in the Big 10. Last year they were 4-14 in conference and this year are 11-3 with all 3 losses to good defensive teams in the Big 10. They were held to 70 points or less in all 3 games but average 82 points against the weak out of conference teams. Their defense allowed 2 of the teams to score at least 86 points. There is no question who the better team is.