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|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|07-14-19||Pirates v. Cubs -1.5||3-8||Win||110||4 h 22 m||Show|
|07-02-19||Marlins v. Nationals -1.5||2-3||Loss||-100||10 h 34 m||Show|
MARLINS @ NATS
Gallen pitches for Miami with an 0-1 record and a 3.60 ERA. He will be making his 3rd start in his rookie season and in his 1st two allowed 4 runs and 9 hits in 10 innings with 4 walks. He is 0-1 against Washington with a 5.40 ERA while Miami has lost 7 of their last 8 meetings with the Nats and are 16-36 in their last 52 meetings. They are 22-47 in their last 69 road games and 21-44 in their last 65 games against a left handed starter. Corbin takes the mound for Washington with a 7-5 record and a 3.71 ERA. He allowed 3 runs or less in 7 of his last 10 starts and over his last 2 allowed 2 runs and 7 hits winning both games. He is 2-0 against Miami allowing just 1 run in 16 innings for a 0.56 ERA. Washington has won 5 of their last 6 games and are 5-2 in their last 7 home games. They are 4-1 in his last 5 home starts and 5-1 in his last 6 against the NL East.
Take Washington -1.5 runs
|06-26-19||Rays v. Twins -1.5||4-6||Win||175||12 h 30 m||Show|
RAYS @ TWINS
Morton pitches for the Rays with an 8-1 record and a 2.31 ERA. He won 5 of his last 6 decisions including a win against the Twins. He has 3 wins against Detroit, Miami and the White Sox who aren't the best around while losing 4 of their 5 meetings with Minnesota this year and is 1-1 against them since 2016. They lost 6 of their last 8 games and 6 of their last 8 road games. Odorizzi takes the mound for Minnesota with a 10-3 record and a 2.58 ERA. He allowed 4 runs in each of his last 2 games and that was the 1st time he allowed more than 3 runs since April. He won 10 of his last 11 decisions including 6 scoreless innings against Tampa Bay on June 2nd. He is 6-0 at home with a 1.91 ERA and they are 42-20 in their last 62 games against right handers while going 13-3 in his last 16 home starts.
Take Minnesota -1.5 runs
|06-23-19||Blue Jays v. Red Sox -1.5||6-1||Loss||-100||4 h 40 m||Show|
BLUE JAYS @ RED SOX
Stroman pitches for Toronto with a 4-9 record and a 3.23 ERA. He has lost 3 of 4 starts this month allowing 13 runs and 25 hits in 25.2 innings for a 4.56 ERA. They lost 5 of their last 7 meetings with Boston and 4 of 6 overall. He is 1-3 against Boston since 2016 and the Jays are 4-10 in their last 14 road games. Porcello takes the mound for Boston with a 5-6 record and a 4.31 ERA. After losing his first 2 decisions this month he has allowed just 2 runs over his last 13.2 innings covering 2 starts. He is 31-19 in home starts since 2016 and 7-4 against the Jays. Boston has won 8 of their last 10 games while the Jays have lost 12 of their last 15 in Boston.
Take Boston -1.5 runs
|06-20-19||Saskatchewan +5.5 v. Ottawa||41-44||Win||100||10 h 43 m||Show|
SASK @ OTTAWA
The Redblacks are coming off a positive result, upsetting the Grey Cup Champions on the road in Week 1. The result though doesn't really tell the whole story. This is still a team that doesn't have much of a passing attack, and the starting quarterback threw four INTs and not a single TD pass in Week 1. The Riders are coming off a loss on the road in a close game at Hamilton. Their defense looked great, holding the Tiger Cats to just 1o points in the first half. This looks like a game that could go either way, and I would recommend grabbing as many points as you can with the underdog.
|06-18-19||Astros -1.5 v. Reds||3-4||Loss||-100||11 h 35 m||Show|
ASTROS @ REDS
Verlander pitches for Houston with a 9-2 record and a 2.41 ERA. He allowed 3 runs or less in 12 of his last 13 starts and is 5-1 in his last 6 decisions. He is 6-1 with a 2.65 ERA on the road and 7-1 with a 2.07 ERA at night. they have lost 2 straight games after winning 6 of their previous 8 and 20-8 in their last 28 games against right handers. They are an amazing 25-5 in his last 30 road starts. Desclafani takes the mound for Cincinnati with a 3-3 record and a 4.43 ERA. After allowing 18 runs in 29 innings in May for a 5.59 ERA, he has allowed just 1 run in each of his 2 starts in June and is 1-2 with a 5.47 ERA at home while batters are hitting .299 off him in his last 4 starts. They are 1-6 in his last 7 home starts and 2-7 in their last 9 interleague home games while scoring 3 runs or less in their last 6 losses in their last 10 games.
Take Houston -1.5 runs
|06-15-19||Winnipeg v. BC||33-23||Loss||-104||14 h 32 m||Show|
|06-14-19||Diamondbacks v. Nationals -1.5||3-7||Win||123||11 h 24 m||Show|
DIAMONDBACKS @ NATS
Ray pitches for Arizona with a 5-3 record and a 3.54 ERA. He went 3-1 in may but didn't pitch 6 innings in any game. He has had control issues as he walked 18 batters in just 30.1 innings in May which drove up his pitch count and limited him to 5 innings or less in 3 of his 6 starts. Arizona lost 5 of their last 6 meetings with Washington and were held to 1 run in 4 of the losses. They've played well lately winning 6 of their last 7 but 3 of the wins were against Toronto. They are 0-5 in Ray's last 5 starts against Washington. since 2016 Ray is 0-4 against Washington with a 6.26 ERA. Scherzer takes the mound for Washington with a 4-5 record and a 2.83 ERA. He is 3-1 in his last 4 decisions since losing 4 of his first 5 decisions and has won 2 straight. Over his last 4 starts he hasn't allowed more than 1 run in any game while striking out 39 batters and walking only 5. He is 0-4 at home but has a 2.89 ERA there and since 2016 is 24-14 at home and 30-8 in night games. He also has a 4-0 record with a 3.27 ERA against Arizona while the Nats are 6-1 in his last 7 starts against them. They have won 5 of their last 7 home games. This looks like a good spot for the home team to get Scherzer his 1st win in Washington.
Take Washington -1.5 runs
|06-11-19||Mariners v. Twins -1.5||5-6||Loss||-100||10 h 41 m||Show|
MARINERS @ TWINS
Leake pitches for Seattle with a 5-6 record and a 4.39 ERA. he is 3-3 in his last 6 starts and allowed just 3 runs in his last 16 innings with both games at home. In his last 2 road starts he pitched 11.2 innings and allowed 12 runs and 14 hits including 5 HR's. he is 1-4 with a 5.57 ERA on the road while the current Twin lineup is batting .368 off him They are 4-18 in their last 22 road games and 0-5 in his last 5 road starts. they are 3-6 in their last 9 games and 15-39 in their last 54 overall. Perez takes the mound for the Twins with a 7-2 record and a 3.72 ERA. He was 4-2 in May with a 3.15 ERA in 6 starts including a 7-1 win over Seattle as he allowed 1 run and 5 hits in 6.2 innings. he is 3-1 at home with a 2.51 ERA and 5-1 in his night starts. The Twins have been great at home going 49-21 in their last 70 there and are 38-15 in their last 53 against right handers.
Take Minnesota -1.5 runs
|06-10-19||Warriors +2 v. Raptors||106-105||Win||100||12 h 51 m||Show|
|06-07-19||Raptors v. Warriors -4.5||105-92||Loss||-107||5 h 10 m||Show|
RAPTORS @ WARRIORS
The Warriors were a 3-1 favorite to win this series, but they trail the Raptors 2-1 after losing Game 3. They face a must win situation here in Game 4, and they should get Klay Thompson back tonight. They will need to get off to a better start, and I expect them to jump all over the Raptors in the first half. The Warriors are 36-14 at home, and they are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up loss. We saw Pascal Siakam struggle in Game 2 coming off an impressive performance in Game 1, and I expect that trend to continue in Game 4.
|06-05-19||Orioles v. Rangers -1.5||1-2||Loss||-100||12 h 23 m||Show|
ORIOLES @ RANGERS
Means pitches for Baltimore with a 5-4 record and a 2.80 ERA. He has been consistent in his 9 starts allowing no more than 3 runs in any of his 5 May starts but hasn't thrown less than 94 pitches in any because he has walked 8 batters in his 29 innings. he made it into the 6th inning in just 1 start while Baltimore lost 4 of his last 6 games. At home he has a 3-1 record with a 1.53 ERA but on the road it jumps to 4.26 where he is 2-3 and batters are hitting over 100 points higher. He allowed 10 hits and 4 runs in his last 2 games over 11 innings. They lost 4 of their last 6 games while scoring just 2 runs or less in all 4 losses. They are 15-40 in their last 55 games overall including 5-11 in their last 16 in Texas. They are just 5-15 in their last 20 games against right handers and 0-4 in Means last 4 road games. Minor takes the mound for Texas with a 5-4 record and a 2.74 era. He has won 5 games in April and May with his era below 2.60 in both months. In 2 of his 3 losses those months he allowed no more than 3 run s in any of them. He struck out 77 batters in 71 innings those 2 months and has a 3.00 ERA at home and a 5-3 record at night. They are 20-10 at home and have won 7 of their last 9 in Texas. They have won 5 straight and 6-0 in their last 6 at home against lefties. Their offense scored at lest 5 run in 7 of their last 10 games.
Take Texas -1.5 runs
|06-02-19||Warriors +2 v. Raptors||109-104||Win||102||32 h 34 m||Show|
|05-30-19||Mets v. Dodgers -1.5||0-2||Win||100||14 h 37 m||Show|
METS @ DODGERS
Vargas pitches for NY with a 1-2 record and a 5.22 ERA. In his 8 starts this year he hasn't pitched more than 5.1 innings in any. In his last 2 games he allowed 4 runs and 8 hits in 9 total innings but is 1-1 with a bloated 6.75 ERA on the road. He had a 7.13 ERA in road games last year and an 0-1 record with a 10.80 ERA against LA while the team has tagged him for a .382 batting average. They lost 2 of the first 3 games in this series and are 5-18 in their last 23 road games while going 0-5 in Vargas' last 5 road starts. Ryu takes the mound for LA with a 7-1 record and a 1.65 ERA. In 5 May starts he allowed just 3 runs for a 0.71 ERA and is 5-0 at home with a 1.22 ERA. He is 1-1 against NY with a 1.50 ERA since 2016 while holding them to a .175 batting average. They have won 22 of their last 30 games and have a 21-7 record at home.
Take Los Angeles -1.5 runs
|05-27-19||Blues +1.5 v. Bruins||2-4||Loss||-200||13 h 55 m||Show|
|05-22-19||Royals v. Cardinals -1.5||3-10||Win||117||6 h 20 m||Show|
ROYALS @ CARDS
Bailey pitches for KC with a 4-4 record and a 5.36 ERA. He was hit hard in his last start allowing 5 runs and 8 hits in 4.1 innings and walking 4 batters. In his last 5 starts covering 22.1 innings, he has allowed 16 runs and 28 hits as well as 13 walks. In those 5 games batters are hitting .308 off him and 2 of the games were on the road where he pitched just 7 total innings and allowed 6 runs and 10 hits. St Louis has hammered him with a .361 batting average and last year was 0-1 at St Louis with a 5.06 ERA in 2 starts and he is 0-4 with a 7.11 ERA against them since 2016.KC has lost 4 of their last 5 games and scored 3 runs or less in 7 of their last 10. They have been 1 of the worst teams on the road and have a 6-16 record this season and are 21-54 in their last 75 overall. Wainright takes the mound for the Cards with a 3-4 record and a 4.75 ERA. He lost his last 2 decisions but both were on the road while allowing just 1 run in each of his last 2 home starts where he is 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA. Since 2016 he is 18-8 at home and St Louis is 42-18 in his last 60 home starts. They are 8-2 in their last 10 meetings with the Royals.Take St Louis -1.5 runs
|05-16-19||Blazers +7 v. Warriors||111-114||Win||100||6 h 34 m||Show|
BLAZERS @ WARRIORS
I bet on the Warriors to win Game 1, and they did just that. Portland suffered a let down coming off big comeback win in Game 7 on the road at Denver. Now it's the Warriors turn to suffer a let down, and I think the Blazers will come out fighting for their lives in the first half of Game 2. If the score is close at halftime, the Warriors will feel like they have Portland right where they want them. There isn't going to be the same amount of urgency early on for the Warriors as we saw from them in Game 1. I expect to see a bit of complacency set in.
|05-15-19||Raptors +6.5 v. Bucks||100-108||Loss||-105||13 h 2 m||Show|
|05-15-19||Sharks +1.5 v. Blues||5-4||Win||100||3 h 6 m||Show|
SHARKS @ BLUES
The Zig Zag Theory was 100 percent perfect in the Sharks series versus the Avs, as they alternated wins and losses through all seven games. Now after splitting the first two games of this Western Conference Final versus St. Louis, I'll bet on the Zig Zag here in Game 3. San Jose has plenty of firepower, with three of the top four scorers so far in these playoffs. Martin Jones has been hot and cold in the post-season, but he's shown the ability to bounce back from a poor performance on more than one occasion.
|05-14-19||Blazers v. Warriors -7.5||94-116||Win||100||7 h 58 m||Show|
BLAZERS @ WARRIORS
The Blazers deserve plenty of credit for going into Denver and winning a Game 7 on the road, but they are likely to suffer a big let down here on the road in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final. While the Warriors won't have Kevin Durant, a Big 3 of Curry, Klay and Dramond was good enough to win multiple Championships. The Blazers are thin up front without Nurkic and a banged up Enes Kanter. Rodney Hood is also battling an injury. History favors the Warriors, as Portland is 9-22 ATS in the last 31 games at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
|05-12-19||76ers +6 v. Raptors||90-92||Win||100||13 h 4 m||Show|
|05-12-19||Blazers +5.5 v. Nuggets||100-96||Win||100||10 h 31 m||Show|
|05-10-19||Warriors +7.5 v. Rockets||118-113||Win||100||13 h 41 m||Show|
|05-09-19||Raptors v. 76ers +2.5||101-112||Win||100||7 h 12 m||Show|
|05-08-19||Celtics v. Bucks -8.5||91-116||Win||100||6 h 28 m||Show|
|05-07-19||76ers +6.5 v. Raptors||89-125||Loss||-108||6 h 17 m||Show|
SIXERS @ RAPTORS
Sure the Raptors are coming off a huge win in Game 4 in Philly, but I can't see laying 6.5 points here with a team that is relying so heavily on one player. Kawhi Leonard has been playing at a level comparable to LeBron James and Michael Jordan, but he's getting very little help from the supporting cast. The 76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a ATS loss, and I would expect a better game from Joel Embiid tonight. "I didn't have a good night; didn't sleep," Embiid said. "Was throwing up. I needed an IV at 6 in the morning. I tried to play and tried to get the win. Obviously, it wasn't enough. ... It doesn't really matter. Once I step on the court, I have to do a better job, no matter what the situation is." Embiid scored 33 points in the last game in Toronto.
|05-06-19||Warriors +1.5 v. Rockets||108-112||Loss||-107||14 h 42 m||Show|
WARRIORS @ ROCKETS
Sure enough the Rockets won Game 3 to avoid being swept, but I don't think they have any chance of getting back in this series. Even the last game was a lucky win for the Rockets, who were out-scored 28-21 in the fourth quarter. The Warriors likely would have won the game in regulation if it wasn't for a few missed layups late by Steph Curry. If that's what the Rockets are relying on in Game 4, they are certainly in some trouble. The Warriors are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a straight up loss. They haven't lost back to back games since February.
|05-05-19||Giants v. Reds -1.5||6-5||Loss||-100||8 h 15 m||Show|
GIANTS @ REDS
Smardzija pitches for SF with a 2-1 record and a 2.53 ERA. He allowed 2 runs or less in 3 of his lat 4 starts but pitched past the 5th inning in just 2 of them. He allowed just 5 hits in 5 scoreless innings in his last start but in his previous 2 allowed 6 runs and 10 hits in 10.1 innings. His worst numbers are in road games where he is 1-1 with a 3.52 ERA and walked 7 of his 10 total. Last year he was 1-3 with a 6.64 ERA on the road and allowed 5 of his 6 HR;s. The giants rank 14th of 15 in batting in the NL with a .219 average and 13th with 112 runs scored. Their pitching has allowed at least 6 runs in 6 of their last 8 games and they have lost 5 of their last 6 meetings with the Reds allowing at least 6 runs in 4 of the losses while losing 7 of their last 8 meetings in Cincinnati. They are 1-6 in Smardzija's last 7 road starts and 11-24 in their last 35 games against righties. Castillo Takes the mound for the Reds with a 3-1 record and a league leading 1.45 ERA. He hasn't allowed more than 2 runs in any of his 7 starts while allowing just 2 HR;s in the 43.1 innings he pitched. He has been brilliant at home going 2-1 with an 0.70 ERA and has 13 straight shutout innings over his last 2 home games. In 25.2 total innings pitched at home he has allowed just 2 runs and struck out 27 batters with hitters batting only .153 off him. They are 7-3 in their last 10 home games and 4 of their last 5 losses were on the road while winning 4 of Castillo's last 5 home starts. He is 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA lifetime against SF.
Take Cincinnati - 1.5 runs
|05-05-19||Raptors +2 v. 76ers||101-96||Win||100||25 h 26 m||Show|
|05-04-19||Avalanche v. Sharks -1.5||1-2||Loss||-100||8 h 56 m||Show|
|05-02-19||Raptors -1 v. 76ers||95-116||Loss||-110||13 h 46 m||Show|
|04-30-19||Rockets v. Warriors -5.5||109-115||Win||100||14 h 44 m||Show|
ROCKETS @ WARRIORS
James Harden and the Rockets can complain all they want about the calls, but the fact is that they just have no answer for KD. Unlike Harden, Durant doesn't need any help from the boys in black and white. The Warriors failed to cover in Game 1, but they are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following an ATS loss. The Warriors won 2-of-3 at home in last year's Western Conference Finals against the Rockets, and both wins came by double digits. The one game they lost was decided by just three points.
|04-30-19||Bruins v. Blue Jackets -1.5||1-2||Loss||-100||10 h 30 m||Show|
BRUINS @ JACKETS
The Columbus Blue Jackets are undefeated at home in these playoffs, and they have outscored the opposition 10-4 in those games. After two overtime games in Boston, I think there's a chance the home team blows this series wide open in Game 3. The Bruins are 1-5 in their last six Conference Semifinals games, and they are 2-6 in their last eight playoff games as an underdog of +151 to +200. The Blue Jackets are 7-1 in their last eight home games, and they are 12-2 in their last 14 overall.
|04-27-19||Pirates v. Dodgers -1.5||1-3||Win||100||8 h 5 m||Show|
PIRATES @ DODGERS
Musgrove pitches for the Pirates with a 1-1 record and a low 1.59 ERA. All 5 runs he has allowed came in his last 2 starts including 11 hits over 13 innings. They have lost 6 straight games and scored just 3 runs or less in their last 4 losses and in 7 of their last 9 overall. only Miami has scored less runs for the season than the Pirates. Last season he was 2-4 on the road and 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA against LA. Kershaw takes the mound for LA and after getting a late start because of an injury is 0-0 with a 2.77 ERA. He has started just 2 games and allowed just 4 total runs and 7 hits with 13 strikeouts in the 13 total innings. He has been one of the NL's toughest home pitchers as he has a 20-6 record with a 2.13 ERA in LA since 2016. He also has a 28-11 record with a 2.42 ERA in night games. He faced the Pirates just twice since 2016 and is 1-1 with the loss in Pittsburgh. The Dodgers have beaten Pittsburgh in their last 5 meetings and 8 of their last 10 meetings overall while scoring at least 5 runs in all 8 wins and winning by at least 2 runs in 6 of them. They are 10-4 at home and won 7 of their last 10 games overall.
Take Los Angeles -1.5 runs
|04-26-19||Warriors -9.5 v. Clippers||129-110||Win||100||12 h 6 m||Show|
|04-26-19||Brewers v. Mets -1.5||10-2||Loss||-100||5 h 40 m||Show|
BREWERS @ METS Anderson pitches for Milwaukee with a 2-0 record and a 3.00 ERA in just his 2nd start in 6 appearances. He started in his last appearance and pitched 5 innings allowing 1 hit at Milwaukee. In 3.3 innings pitched on the road he has allowed 3 runs and 6 hits including 2 HR's and has a 7.36 ERA. He started 2 games against NY last year going 1-0 but had a 5.40 ERA. The Brewers have lost 4 straight games and 7 of their last 10 overall while going 3-9 in their last 12 meetings in NY. deGrom takes the mound for NY with a 2-2 record and a 3.68 ERA but hasn't pitched in almost 2 weeks after coming off the DL. Since 2016 he has an ERA of 2.29 at home with batters hitting just .203 off him and last year went 4-6 despite a 1.54 ERA in NY. The Mets are 13-11 with 5 of those losses coming on the road in their last 10 games. They are 24-9 in their last 33 games following a loss. Take New York -1.5 runs
|04-24-19||Clippers v. Warriors -14||129-121||Loss||-105||60 h 49 m||Show|
|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.