Sign up now to beat the bookmakers with Jesse Schule's sports picks and free predictions.
|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|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|
|02-20-19||Pittsburgh v. Georgia Tech -128||65-73||Win||100||7 h 0 m||Show|
PITTSBURGH @ GEORGIA TECH
Neither Pittsburgh or Georgia Tech have been competive in the ACC, which is nothing new. While both these teams have been bottom feeders for several seasons, I have always noticed that the Yellow Jackets have remained competitive at home. Georgia Tech is coming off a 69-57 home loss to Florida State, and they are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a double-digit loss at home. Pittsburgh has failed to cover in five straight road games, and nine straight overall. The Panthers are 0-7 ATS in the last seven meetings, and 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Georgia Tech.
|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||George Mason v. St Bonaventure -154||56-79||Win||100||5 h 37 m||Show|
GEORGE MASON @ ST BONAVENTURE
George Mason won at home versus St. Bonaventure earlier this season, but had lost five straight in the previous five head to head meetings. The Bonnies have won four of their last six overall, with all four wins coming on the road. They have lost back to back home games to VCU and Davidson, but they are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games versus teams with a losing road record. The Patriots are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall, and 1-5 ATS in their last six versus the Bonnies. The favorite has covered in eight straight meetings between these teams, and I'll bet the home favorite here in the first half today.
|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.
|02-13-19||76ers v. Knicks UNDER 222.5||126-111||Loss||-109||18 h 38 m||Show|
|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||Kansas v. TCU -145||82-77||Loss||-145||11 h 59 m||Show|
KANSAS @ TCU
Kansas comes into Monday's game at TCU dealing with injuries, and the absence of star guard LaGerald Vick. The Jayhawks have just one win on the road this year, and the Horned Frogs have only lost once at home. TCU has held the opposition to just 66 points per game while going 11-1 at home. The Horned Frogs are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games, and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Jayhawks are 0-4 ATS in their last four road games, and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Horned Frogs scored 92 points, shooting 53.2 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from beyond the arc in an upset win at Iowa State on Saturday.
|02-11-19||Hornets v. Pacers UNDER 217.5||90-99||Win||100||17 h 38 m||Show|
HORNETS @ PACERS
Defense isn't a priority for most teams in the NBA these days, but the Pacers might lean on their defense without leading scorer Victor Oladipo. They are the best defensive team in the NBA, allowing a league low 103.1 points per game. They have won five straight, and they allowed fewer than 100 points in four of those games. The Pacers host Charlotte tonight, and the Hornets are just 8-19 on the road. The Hornets are coming off a big road win at Atlanta, but they had lost four of five on the road prior to that. They scored fewer than 100 points in four of those five games. The under is 37-17 in Pacers last 54 home games, and 23-7 in their last 30 home meetings versus Charlotte.
|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||Hornets -145 v. Hawks||129-120||Win||100||10 h 19 m||Show|
CHARLOTTE @ ATLANTA
The Atlanta Hawks jumped out to a big lead in the first half of their last game, but they folded like a cheap suit in the second half losing to Toronto by a score of 119-101. They could be in for some more pain here tonight, hosting the Charlotte Hornets. This will be a matchup between the first and last place teams in the Southwest. The Hawks have very little to play for, while the Hornets are eyeing the playoffs. The Hornets are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings, and the Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games.
|02-09-19||Duke v. Virginia -114||81-71||Loss||-114||8 h 44 m||Show|
DUKE @ VIRGINIA
I'll go with the revenge angle here with Virginia hosting Duke. The Cavs lost a close game 72-20 at Cameron Indoor Stadium a few weeks ago, and now they look to avenge that defeat here at home. The Cavs are 11-0 at home, and they have held opponents to just 49 points per game during that span. Duke has only covered the spread twice in the last nine meetings between these schools. The Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games, and 54-26-3 ATS in their last 83 Saturday games. We've already seen Duke look vulnerable a few times this season, and it doesn't get any tougher than playing at Virginia.
|02-09-19||Oklahoma State +11.5 v. Kansas||72-84||Loss||-108||3 h 34 m||Show|
|02-08-19||Heat v. Kings -150||96-102||Win||100||12 h 2 m||Show|
MIAMI @ SACRAMENTO
The Kings have won three of their last four home games, and they host the Miami Heat tonight. The Kings swept the season series in 2018, winning all three head to head meetings. The Kings are 8-1 ATS in their last nine home games, and 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest. After losing three straight at home, the Heat are coming off a win over the Blazers in Portland. The young Kings should prove to be a tough matchup for Miami, even tougher if Harrison Barnes plays his first game in Sacramento.
|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.
|02-05-19||St. John's v. Marquette OVER 154||70-69||Loss||-111||3 h 23 m||Show|
ST JOHNS @ MARQUETTE
The Red Storm got hammered by Duke (91-61) this weekend, and they will be a six point dog at Marquette. The Golden Eagles are on a roll, they've won eight straight and they are 14-0 at home. Both these teams can score points, with St. Johns averaging over 77 points on the road and Marquette averaging 80 points per game at home. These teams scored a combined 158 points when they played earlier this season, and both meetings last season went over the number. The Red Storm have gone over in six of their last eight visits to Milwaukee.
|02-02-19||Rockets v. Jazz OVER 222.5||125-98||Win||100||12 h 26 m||Show|
|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||Bucks +100 v. Thunder||112-118||Loss||-100||7 h 58 m||Show|
BUCKS @ THUNDER
Milwaukee has won 6 straight games and 8 of 10 overall. All 6 of their wins were by at least 9 points and they have been the favorite in their last 10 games. They are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. After losing 5 of 6 games the Thunder have won 4 straight but will have their hands full in holding the league's highest scoring team from scoring as they allow almost 110 points a game. They are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and have allowed at least 115 points in 7 of their last 9 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.