|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|05-04-19||Warriors v. Rockets -3.5||Top||121-126||Win||100||12 h 31 m||Show|
Golden State at Houston 8:30 ET
Rockets (-) over Warriors- This selection has nothing to do with Chris Paul so if he ever is to have anything when it counts now is a good time to start (especially because 'we' betting on you). Coming off of Megabucks win with Golden State on Tuesday I have no problem coming back with the 0-2 Rockets who have had plenty of time to clear their heads and start 'fresh' after licking their wounds. I believe that the 'calls' that upset the Rockets in Game 1 had a carry-over effect and at the end of Game 2 they just walked off in the final seconds. With four days to stew and recover I expect a big night out of the home team. Take HOUSTON!
|05-04-19||Cardinals v. Cubs -126||Top||5-6||Win||100||6 h 55 m||Show|
St. Louis at Chicago Cubs 4:05 ET
Cubs over Cardinals- The Cardinals bats have cooled off their last two games scoring just once and losing twice entering their sixth straight road game. The Cubs have now won five straight and 16 of their last 22 and will send Yu Darvish (2-3, 5.02 ERA) to the mound. Darvish who has been one of the biggest free agent disappointments has found his old form of late going 2-1 while allowing just 11 hits in 16 innings while posting a 3.24 ERA. St. Louis will start Michale Wacha (2-0, 4.78) who has been great but forever struggles against the Cubs and is 4-8 with a 6.65 ERA in 18 career games including a 1-4 and 5.98 ERA at Wrigley Field. Take CHICAGO!
|05-03-19||Diamondbacks -103 v. Rockies||Top||10-9||Win||100||9 h 18 m||Show|
Arizona at Colorado 8:40 ET
Diamondbacks over Rockies- One club that few expected very little out of is the Diamondbacks who lost Goldschmidt among other but have come out strong winning 18 of 31. Colorado started slowly out of the box winning just two of their first 14 but have turned it around somewhat winning 12 of their last 17. But, the Rockies have trouble winning games when (Tyler Anderson 0-2, 11.34 ERA) starts going 5-12 un his last 17 home starts. Robbie Ray (1-1, 4.18) who has been pitching in hard luck will start for Arizona and has allowed just 23 hits in 32.1 innings while Anderson has surrendered 17 hits in his last 11 innings with a 12.34 ERA. Take ARIZONA!
|05-03-19||Bucks +2.5 v. Celtics||Top||123-116||Win||100||10 h 47 m||Show|
Milwaukee at Boston 8:00 ET
Bucks (+) over Celtics- Okay, so the zig-zag system worked in Game 2 of this series where you play 'on' the team that lost Game 1 and collect Game 2...perfect. Yeah, to a point, and what happens is that the general 'public' is on to that pattern and it all changes as the 'action' increases. But, the point here is that Milwaukee made a major adjustment in Game 2 and their overall athletic talent took over and evened the series. Although, Boston got the much needed win and split the two games on the road they are now backed up against a team that has learned how to win. Take MILWAUKEE!
|05-03-19||Islanders +120 v. Hurricanes||Top||2-5||Loss||-100||7 h 17 m||Show|
N.Y Islanders at Carolina 7:00 ET
Islanders over Hurricanes- I know that in tis situation the team leading an NHL Playoff series 3-0 the leading club has a 62% chance for a sweep. I usually pay close attention to the trends but I still believe that the Isles are the better team. Down 0-3 New York know that they have to hustle every minute of play and will be checking close. They have scored just three goals in three games after netting 14 in their four-game sweep of Pittsburgh and must rebound here. Take NEW YORK!
|05-02-19||Blue Jays v. Angels -149||Top||2-6||Win||100||12 h 44 m||Show|
Toronto at L.A. Angels 10:07 ET
Angels over Blue Jays- Both of tonight's starting pitchers have had health issues in recent seasons and have missed a plethora of turns while still being effective when able to take the mound. Toronto's Aaron Sanchez (3-1, 2.32 ERA) has had blister and finger nail problems and hasn't been able to throw more than five innings and is 0-1 with a 3.14 ERA in four career starts. The Angels will start Tyler Skaggs (2-2, 3.15) who will be making his second start in two weeks because of a sprained ankle but has been effective. Take LOS ANGELES!
|05-02-19||Raptors v. 76ers +1.5||Top||95-116||Win||100||9 h 28 m||Show|
Toronto at Philadelphia 8:00 ET
76ers (+) over Raptors- The starting-five in NBA action is all important as they are the foundation of one's club and Toronto is among the league's best, but that's where it ends for the Raptors. Their bench managed only four points on 2-of-11 shooting in their Game 2 loss and now are at 1-1 as Game 3 tops off in Philadelphia. The 76ers played some defense last time out and held the Raptors to 17 first quarter points. Although Toronto is 14-5 ATS in the last 19 meetings the 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall. Take PHILADELPHIA!
|05-01-19||Blues +110 v. Stars||Top||2-4||Loss||-100||11 h 44 m||Show|
St. Louis at Dallas 9:30 ET
Blues over Stars- Looking at today's NHL matchups the St. Louis Blues look like the most illogical side, I mean they came into the playoffs with the fewest points in late December and were one of the worst teams in the league last year. The Blues lead the series 2-1 and most their improved play in the second half of the year has them on a 5-0 road underdog streak working. St. Louis is 35-17 in their last 52 overall and 20-7 playing on one day's rest. Go with the flow...take ST. LOUIS!
|05-01-19||Blazers v. Nuggets -3.5||Top||97-90||Loss||-110||10 h 28 m||Show|
Portland at Denver 9:00 ET
Nuggets (-) over Trailblazers- Portland has been great to their backers for most of the season and even made money in Round 1 over Oklahoma City. The Trailblazers have had just one weak issue and that is their play against the Nuggets especially in Denver. Portland is just 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight meetings and 1-4-1 ATS in their last six meetings in Denver. With the competition getting tougher Portland is just 1-4 ATS in their last five road games overall while the Nuggets are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games against the NBA Northwest. Take DENVER!
|04-30-19||Cubs -147 v. Mariners||Top||6-5||Win||100||11 h 19 m||Show|
Chicago Cubs at Seattle 10:05 ET
Cubs over Mariners- Chicago has been slow getting off the mark this season while the Mariners started 13-2 but have come back to the pack since that fast start. A pair of the best hurlers in the 'Bigs' as future Hall of Fame righty 'King' Felix Hernandez (1-2, 3.91 ERA) who is facing the Cubs for just the third time in his career without a decision. The 'Windy City' boys will start Cole Hamels (3-0, 3.16) who has been difficult to hit allowing just 22 hits in 31.1 innings with a 0.99 WHIP. Chicago is 9-3 in their last 12 games while the Mariners are 2-8 in their last 10 home games and 5-16 in their last 21 inter-league games. Take the CUBS!
|04-28-19||Avalanche v. Sharks -130||Top||4-3||Loss||-130||9 h 12 m||Show|
Colorado at San Jose 7:30 ET
Sharks over Avalanche- Colorado the eighth seed in the West dropped Game 1 of their opening series against the top-rated Calgary Flames and then ripped off four straight wins to move on. So, once again the Avalanche have lost Game 1 to the Sharks 5-2 and now face going down 0-2. San Jose is 15-2-6 in the last 23 meetings at home between these two and nothing changes here. Take SAN JOSE!
|04-28-19||Rockets v. Warriors -5||Top||100-104||Loss||-110||5 h 44 m||Show|
Houston at Golden State 3:30 ET
Warriors (-) over Rockets- well, this is the match-up that most are looking forward to in the West as many believe that if the Warriors are to fall it will be the Rockets that slay them. Houston won three of four during the regular season when it meant more to the Rockets then the Warriors. Golden State was limping to the finish against the Clippers as DeMarcus Cousins is lost for the rest of the year and both Step Curry and Klay Thompson hobbled off of the court at series end. Although Golden State is 10-22-1 ATS in their last 33 at home this is when it counts...Take the WARRIORS!
|04-28-19||Brewers v. Mets -122||Top||2-5||Win||100||3 h 12 m||Show|
Milwaukee at New York Mets 1:10 ET
Mets over Brewers- The Mets have now dropped three straight and are at 13-13 on the season and have yet to establish any consistency. Milwaukee has been up and down and streaking all season with most of the winning coming at home. The Brewers will start Gio Gonzalez who makes his 2019 debut who closed the 2018 season with Milwaukee going 3-0 with a 2.13 ERA down the stretch. So, it seems strange that no one would play Gonzalez who the Yankees has designated to Triple-A ball. Steve Matz (2-1, 4.03 ERA) get the nod for New York and he is 3-1 with a 3.33 ERA lifetime against the Brewers. Take the METS!
|04-27-19||Spurs v. Nuggets -5.5||Top||86-90||Loss||-110||22 h 1 m||Show|
San Antonio at Denver 7:00 T
Nuggets (-) over Spurs- This has been an under-valued series that comes down to a Game 7 with both side winning twice at home and losing one as hosts. San Antonio has dominated the money in Denver going 16-7 ATS in the last 23 games. The Spurs just have trouble putting together back-to-back performance as they are 1-5 ATS in their last six after an ATS win and 2-7 ATS after a straight-up win and the Nuggets are 5-2 ATS after a 10-point win. Take DENVER!
|04-27-19||Blue Jackets v. Bruins -138||Top||3-2||Loss||-138||20 h 18 m||Show|
Columbus at Boston 7:00 ET
Bruins over Blue Jackets- With all four Division winners losing in the opening round the Bruins my be the 'last Man standing” before it's said and done. Boston has a great opportunity to go up 2-0 on upstart Columbus after taking Game 1 (3-2) their third win in four meetings this season. The Blue Jackets may have difficulty recovering from the hangover after sweeping the top seeded Tampa Bay Lightening. A few trends that project the Bruins are that the Blue Jackets are 1-4 in the last five meetings in Boston and 7-15 in the last 22 meetings overall. Add the home team is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings. Take BOSTON!
|04-27-19||Cubs -115 v. Diamondbacks||Top||9-1||Win||100||10 h 59 m||Show|
Chicago Cubs at Arizona 8:10 ET
Cubs over Diamondbacks- Arizona has been a bit of a surprise to date and have won five-in-a-row and 10 of their last 12 while the Cubs have dropped their last two games but are 7-3 in their last 10 outings. The D'backs will start Zack Godley (1-1, 6.67 ERA) who has alternated good and bad starts and he is 1-2 with a 5.14 ERA in four career starts against Chicago. The Cubs will start struggling veteran Yu Darvish (1-3, 5.96) who has shown to be one of the worst free agent signing since the Yankees got Jacob Ellsbury who is just 2-6 with a 5.31 ERA since joining the club. This time it's CHICAGO!
|04-26-19||Hurricanes +125 v. Islanders||Top||1-0||Win||125||9 h 5 m||Show|
Carolina at New York Islanders 7:00 ET
Hurricanes over Islanders- Rest is good, but having 10 days off may not be so good. The Islanders who swept their Conference Quarterfinals series (4-0) against Pittsburgh are 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on three days rest and are 0-4 in their last Conference Semifinals games. In head-to-head action the road team is 5-1 in the last six meetings and the Hurricanes are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in New York. Take CAROLINA!
|04-25-19||Yankees v. Angels -106||Top||5-11||Win||100||10 h 22 m||Show|
New York Yankees at L.A. Angels 9:07 ET
Angels over Yankees- 'Break-up the Yankees'...the cry of the also-rans during the 1950's as they dominated baseball with nine World Series appears in 10 years. Currently, the Yankees are 'all broke up' as they have 13 players on the IL including seven All-stars. But, that isn't keeping New York from winning as they are at a season high six-game winning streak and have won eight of their last nine. Tonight the Yanks will start Masahiro Tanaka (2-1, 2.76 ERA) and he is perfect against the Angels 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA in six career starts. LA will start their ace Trevor Cahill (1-2, 5.47) who has struggled against New York going 1-4 with a 10.09 ERA in seven career appearances against NY. Yet, well, like I said at the top, these Yankees are all 'broke up' and are not the same club. Take LOS ANGELES!
|04-24-19||Phillies v. Mets +115||Top||6-0||Loss||-100||9 h 21 m||Show|
Philadelphia at New York Mets 7:10
Mets over Phillies- This one is a tough one for me on so many levels as I really don't like the starter that I'm going to back and 'like' the pitcher that I'm paying against. My issues start with New York Jason Vargas (1-0, 9.58 ERA) who has been totally ineffective as a Mets after having a career year in Kansas City. I 'saw' Vargas up close and personal in spring training and I believe that I could be a career .300 hitter against the garbage he was tossing up. This season he has already surrendered 17 hits in 10 innings on the season. Philadelphia will start Vince Velasquez (0-0, 2.55) allowing just 13 hits in 18 innings but has had little run support 2.7 per game. But, here it comes there's always a 'but'...Velasquez is 1-4 lifetime against the Mets with a 4.58 ERA in eight starts while Vargas is 2-0 with a 3.86 ERA over the Phillies. Take the NEW YORK METS!
|04-23-19||Golden Knights v. Sharks -110||Top||4-5||Win||100||11 h 5 m||Show|
Vegas at San Jose 10:00 ET
Sharks over Golden Knights- In the Sharks 2-1 overtime Game 6 win at Vegas on Sunday the Golden Knights put 59 shots on goal compared to San Jose's 29. This dominance was wasted as the Sharks won it with a short-handed goal and now can get past Vegas with a home win today. With their short history the Knights have played just one playoff Game 7 a loss to Washington in last seasons' playoffs. Vegas goal Marc-Andre Fleury must be shell-shocked and exhausted are his Easter performance only to fall short. They fall again here. Take SAN JOSE!
|04-23-19||Phillies v. Mets -127||Top||0-9||Win||100||9 h 37 m||Show|
Philadelphia at New York Mets 7:10 ET
Mets over Phillies- A pair of 'sad Zac's' will pitch for both squads as the Phillies will send Zach Eflin (2-2, 3.68 ERA) to the hill while New York will send Zack Wheeler (1-2, 6.35) to the mound. Despite the difference in ERA it could be argued that Wheeler has thrown better allowing just 21 hits in 22.2 innings while Eflin has surrendered 26 hits in 22 innings and is 2-3 with a 5.25 ERA in seven starts against the Mets. Wheelers has had three straight quality starts and is 4-2 with a 3.67 ERA lifetime against Philadelphia. Take the METS!
|04-22-19||Rockets v. Jazz +3||Top||91-107||Win||100||12 h 14 m||Show|
Houston at Utah 10:30 ET
Jazz (+) over Rockets- What can I say about this series? The Rockets have dominated even when they didn't dominate the game. James Harden was 0-15 from the floor to start the play before he made a field goal and scored just 22 in the game. That was well below his ppg average but enough to overcome the Jazz. In Game 4 the roles have been reversed as Utah is now a home underdog and they are 29-13 SU at home. In a last gasp effort the Jazz get it done. Take UTAH!
|04-22-19||Phillies v. Mets -110||Top||1-5||Win||100||8 h 51 m||Show|
Philadelphia at New York Mets 7:10 ET
Mets over Phillies- Despite Sunday's beating I really have confidence in 'our' strongest play today as the Mets host Philadelphia at Citi Field. Okay here's the deal, Steven Matz (1-1, 4.96 ERA) was having a great spring until he ran into this Philly lineup last Tuesday surrendering eight runs without recording an out (6 earned) allowing all eight batter to reach base. This exact situation presented itself to 'us' last week between the Dodgers and Brewers and it was an easy Megabucks winner, I expect the same here. Philadelphia is just 3-7 in their last 10 in New York. Although, the Mets have dropped six of eight they return to start a 10-game home stand. Look for the Mets and Matz to bounce back here in a BIG way. Take NEW YORK!
|04-22-19||Capitals v. Hurricanes -115||Top||2-5||Win||100||9 h 1 m||Show|
Washington at Carolina 7:00 ET
Hurricanes over Capitals- Washington who now lead this series 3-2 has scored 14 goals in their three home games including a 6-0 win Saturday night and are 17-8 in their last 25 overall. The Capitals have dominated the head-to-head action going 19-7 in the last 26 meetings, but, have scored just one goal I two meetings at Carolina getting outscored 7-1. The Hurricanes have some support with trends, as they are 13-3 as the favorite including 5-0 versus the Caps as the home team is 5-0 in the last five meetings. Take CAROLINA!
|04-21-19||Sharks +165 v. Golden Knights||Top||2-1||Win||165||8 h 51 m||Show|
San Jose at Vegas 7:00 ET
Sharks over Golden Knights- So, I was speaking with a my letter carrier Chris (also a high school student of mine back in the old days) and he attends virtually ever Golden Knights home games and he is so confident the Knights will close out the series that he not only delivered my mail two hours before my usual delivery and he even brought it to my door. Such exuberance and total blindness to what else can or might happen. Let me say this I don't think San Jose is going to get any 'public' action and even the 'sharps' won't take them either 5-12 in their last 12. Take SHARKS!
|04-21-19||Diamondbacks +104 v. Cubs||Top||1-2||Loss||-100||3 h 25 m||Show|
Arizona at Chicago Cubs 2:20 ET
Diamondbacks over Cubs- Arizona will start Robbie Ray (0-1, 4.64 ERA) who is winless in four start despite allowing three hits or less in each of his first three outings. The D'backs broke the Cubs four-game winning streak Saturday holding the inconsistent Cubs to four hits three of which were singles. Ray is 1-1 with a 1.88 ERA against Chicago while the 'Baby Bears' will give Tyler Chatwood (0-0, 6.00) who is 5-3 with a 4.37 ERA against Arizona his first start of the season and he is not expected to go deep into this fray. Take the DIAMONDBACKS!
|04-20-19||Rockets v. Jazz -125||Top||104-101||Loss||-125||11 h 58 m||Show|
Houston at Utah 10:30 ET
Jazz (-) over Rockets- I had to do a quick double-take when I saw the Jazz come up favored here as they have lost the first two games of this series by and average of 26 points' Houston has been 'hot' winning nine of 10 with their lone loss a 112-111 defeat at OKC and are 8-1 ATS in their last nine overall. The idea that Utah is favored hits me again when we realize the Rockets are 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings in Utah. But, this is playoff time and with the Jazz down 0-2 they will pull out all stops! Take UTAH!
|04-20-19||Reds -109 v. Padres||Top||4-2||Win||100||10 h 58 m||Show|
Cincinnati at San Diego 8:40 ET
Reds over Padres- Cincinnati started the season with seven losses in their first seven road games but have managed a pair of wins in San Diego and come up a slight favorite here. The Padres have now dropped five straight and will be sending Eric Lauer (2-2, 4.91 ERA) to the mound and he will be opposed by Luis Castillo (1-1, 1.46) who has 32 strikeouts in 24.2 innings of work this season but is just 0-2 with a 5.17 ERA in three career starts against San Diego. Lauer has given up 21 hits in his last 16 innings of work with an ERA of 6.75 his last three outings. The Padres are just 3-12 on Saturdays and 17-36 in their last 53 home games. Take CINCINNATI!
|04-20-19||Jets v. Blues -143||Top||2-3||Win||100||7 h 8 m||Show|
Winnipeg at St. Louis 7:00 ET
Blues over Jets- Okay this series has gone 5-0 to the visitor and now St. Louis has a chance to change the trend with a win here and close out the Jets. In an NHL oddity the visitor has won 10 of the last 11 meetings between these two and as Winnipeg is 5-0 in their last five trips to the Gateway city and are 13-6 overall in the last 19 meetings. That's why the Blues 'must' win here. Take ST. LOUIS!
|04-19-19||Dodgers -106 v. Brewers||Top||5-3||Win||100||9 h 29 m||Show|
LA Dodgers at Milwaukee 8:10 ET
Dodgers over Brewers- The battle of the long ball continues as the Dodgers Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich match their skills with 10 homers each tied with Khris Davis for the MLB lead with 10. Los Angeles who has won five straight will start Ross Stripling (1-1, 2.92 ERA) who posted his win last Sunday to save the final game against Milwaukee in LA allowing just one run in eight innings and he has a 0.69 ERA in two appearances against the Brewers. Jhoulys Chacin (2-2, 6.52) gets the nod for the Brewers and he is 11-10 with a 4.70 ERA in 27 outings against the Dodgers as he was rocked for six runs in 2.2 innings in that Sunday start at LA. Take the DODGERS!
|04-19-19||Maple Leafs +134 v. Bruins||Top||2-1||Win||134||8 h 9 m||Show|
Toronto at Boston 7:00 ET
Maple Leafs over Bruins- These two have alternated wins and are tied 2-2 with the series returning to Boston where the Bruins are 22-10 overall in their last 22 games. But, Boston has trouble posting two consecutive wins as they are 1-4 following a victory and they are 2-5 in their last seven playoff games as a favorite. Toronto has great recovery skills as they are 6-1 after allowing five goals or more. Take the MAPLE LEAFS!
|04-18-19||76ers v. Nets +3.5||Top||131-115||Loss||-109||9 h 43 m||Show|
Philadelphia at Brooklyn 8:00 ET
Nets (+) over 76ers- The image of who these team are is different than the way things play out when they go head-to-head. The Nets and Sixers have spit their four regular season games and have split their two playoff games to date with Brooklyn going 4-2 ATS. Philadelphia's Joel Embiid physically dominated Nets center Jarrett Allen in Game 2 but will not be able to commit flagrant fouls without notice this time around. Brooklyn is 23-18 SU at home while Philly is 17-24 ATS on the road. Take BROOKLYN!
|04-17-19||Astros v. A's -109||Top||1-2||Win||100||12 h 39 m||Show|
Houston at Oakland 10:05
A's over Astros- 'We' have been riding Houston for the most part during their 10-game winning streak but things look a bit different to me today. To start with they come up an underdog in this contest against Oakland who has lost their last two including a 9-1 loss yesterday to the Astros and have lost five straight to in this series. Tonight, Houston's Wade Miley (1-1, 3.45 ERA) is 5-1 with a 1.40 ERA lifetime against the A's including 5.2 innings of shutout ball in early April is an underdog. Oakland will start Frankie Montas (2-1, 3.18) who is 1-2 with a 5.89 ERA against Houston and yet he is favored here. Take OAKLAND!
|04-17-19||Jazz +7 v. Rockets||Top||98-118||Loss||-107||10 h 15 m||Show|
Utah at Houston 9:30 ET
Jazz (+) over Rockets- Houston rushed out at a 32-point win in Game 1 as the Jazz forgot that they were the second ranked defensive team in the NBA this season. The Rockets have won the last three in this series while the Jazz have won the previous three meetings. Houston who is 32-10 SU at home is also 24-16-2 ATS while hosting but Utah is 3-1-1 ATS in their last five visits to NASA's home town. But, note that Houston is 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven home games. But, after winning Game 1 by a 122-90 margin I expect Utah to rebound here. Take the JAZZ!
|04-16-19||Indians -111 v. Mariners||Top||4-2||Win||100||11 h 26 m||Show|
Cleveland at Seattle 10:10 ET
Indians over Mariners- Seattle started the season in Japan and continued their road trip and returned home 13-2, since then they have lost four straight. Tonight, the Mariners will start veteran thief Mike Leake (2-0, 4.15 ERA) who has had plenty of support in his starts with the Mariners averaging 7.3 runs in his three starts. But, Leake has surrendered 21 hits in 17 innings (well above the norm) and has been hit hard. The Indians will start Shane Bieber (1-0, 1.80) who has been virtually un-hittable allowing just seven hits in 15 innings. Bieber is 8-0 with a 3.25 ERA on the road and gets the win here. Take CLEVELAND!
|04-16-19||Jets v. Blues -147||Top||2-1||Loss||-147||12 h 26 m||Show|
Winnipeg at St. Louis 9:30 ET
Blues over Jets- St. Louis who made a hell-of-a-run after the All-Star break and made it to the Playoffs and host Game 4 with a 2-1 lead over the Jets. Winnipeg skated to a 6-3 win in Game 3 and will pay for that tonight as they are 0-5 after scoring five goals or more and are 3-7 in their last 10 games overall. The Blues are 17-3 in their last 20 home games and are 7-2 in their last nine Conference Quarterfinals games. Take ST. LOUIS
|04-16-19||Spurs v. Nuggets -6.5||Top||105-114||Win||100||11 h 24 m||Show|
San Antonio at Denver 9:00 ET
Nuggets (-) over Spurs- The stats on this matchup are disgusting if you are a Nuggets supporter. San Antonio has won four in-a-row and is an amazing 22-8 ATS in their last 30 trips to the Mile High City. Of course after the Spurs win outright as a 5.5-point underdog and in Game 2 the line has moved a full point to -6.5. Now, does this make any sense other then the Nuggets were 32-9 SU at home but just 2-6 ATS in their last eight as hosts and are 0-8 ATS in their last eight Conference Quarterfinals games. It gets even more confusing as the road team is 29-13 ATS in the last 42 meetings and yet the price on the Nuggets is higher then ever...Take DENVER!
|04-15-19||Indians -106 v. Mariners||Top||6-4||Win||100||11 h 41 m||Show|
Cleveland at Seattle 10:10 ET
Indians over Mariners- Seattle was cruising along at 13-2 when they returned home after an extended road trip where they won six straight haven't won since. The Mariners were swept by Houston in their three-game set and now face one of the league's toughest hurlers. It hasn't been that much better for Cleveland as they have dropped three straight themselves at Kansas City. The Indians Trevor Bauer (1-1, 2.29 ERA) will get the start and he has been un-hittable allowing just 11 hits in 20 innings with 24 strikeouts and has a WHIP of 0.97. Seattle will start Yusei Kikuchi (0-0, 4.15) and he left his last outing because of leg cramps. Still it's about Bauer...take CLEVELAND!
|04-15-19||Nets v. 76ers -7.5||Top||123-145||Win||100||10 h 25 m||Show|
Brooklyn at Philadelphia 8:00 ET
76ers (-) over Nets- Oh how I hate Game 2 of a playoff series when this happens. What happened? Well, the problem 'we' posted Philadelphia in Game 1 and now possibly will be without Joel Embiid while the 'price' has increased. Brooklyn has now won and covered their last four while the 76ers are 2-5 both SU and ATS in their last seven games overall. The Nets are 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games and 4-1 in the last five meetings but the 'line' has grown because the Sixers are in such need. There is just one-side for me...take PHILADELPHIA!
|04-15-19||Capitals v. Hurricanes -124||Top||0-5||Win||100||9 h 7 m||Show|
Washington at Carolina 7:00 ET
Hurricanes over Capitals- To start with Washington won all four regular season meetings and are 2-0 in the playoffs posted a 4-3 overtime win in Game 2. The Capitals are 7-2 in their last nine overall and are 35-17 in the last 52 meetings and are 5-0 at Carolina. With all that being said Carolina has opened a strong favorite here and I believe for good reason. The streak ends here. Take HURRICANES!
|04-14-19||Lightning -133 v. Blue Jackets||Top||1-3||Loss||-133||8 h 43 m||Show|
Tampa Bay at Columbus 7:00 ET
Lightning over Blue Jackets- Tampa Bay was without a doubt the best team in the NLH this season leading the league with the third most points ever and the largest margin between them and the second best record. So, they find them selves 0-2 and now the underdog in the series as they have lost four playoff game sin a row going back to last year's conference finals. A thing to remember is that Columbus has never won a playoff series and led Washington 2-0 before falling last season. It's ow or never for Tampa Bay. Take the LIGHTNING!
|04-14-19||Thunder v. Blazers -3.5||Top||99-104||Win||100||6 h 56 m||Show|
Oklahoma City at Portland 3:30 ET
Trailblazers (-) over Thunder- I had a feeling right away about this one when I heard one of the local Vegas radio personality saying that Oklahoma City would be the favorite here. Off course he was considering the injury to Portland's center Jusuf Nurkic who is out for the season as the key factor. But, ya know what, the addition of Enes Kanter will do just fine, the key factor to be aware of is the condition of CJ McCollum who is one game back after missing 10 straight. Westbrook and Lillard can play to a wash but the rest of the Blazers will have to contend with Paul George who averaged 38 points and 10.5 rebounds as the Thunder won and 'covered' all four meetings this season. Portland is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 when playing with three or ore days rest. Turn-about-is-fair-play...take the TRAILBLAZERS!
|04-13-19||Clippers +13 v. Warriors||Top||104-121||Loss||-115||32 h 35 m||Show|
L.A. Clippers at Golden State 8:00 ET
Clippers (+) over Warriors- Well, we shall see! Everybody has been waiting for Golden State to put it all together and now is the time. But, are they capable of just doing it when ever they want no matter the competition. Most believe that they can and will but their #1-#8 match-up isn't the norm. Have you ever seen a team 48-34 (14-games over) an eighth seed...no answer needed it's not even close. Doc Rivers has done an incredible job with a club the unloaded their two 'best' and they were thought to be dead in the water. LA is 4-1 ATS is their last five at Golden State and the road team 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings. Take the CLIPPERS!
|04-13-19||Maple Leafs v. Bruins +140||Top||1-4||Win||140||9 h 40 m||Show|
Toronto at Boston 7:10 ET
Bruins over Maple Leafs- Toronto has had an amazing season when one considers where they were a year ago and even now as they lead the series 1-0 after a dominating 4-1 win in Game 1. But, through the years Boston has had command in this match-up especially in the playoffs. The Leafs win was just their second in eight tries in Boston as the home team is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings. Another factor here is that Toronto doesn't respond well after a victory as they are 0-6 ATS following a win and 2-5 SU in their last seven overall. Boston gets even...take the BRUINS!
|04-13-19||Nets v. 76ers -7||Top||111-102||Loss||-104||26 h 39 m||Show|
Brooklyn at Philadelphia 2:30 ET
Nets (+) over 76ers- I get the feeling that the 76ers believe that they can just turn it on anytime they want and although there may be some times that can do that I don't know if Philadelphia is one of them. Brooklyn showed some metal winning their finals three to get here while the Sixers limp in (with make shift line-ups) going 4-6 in their last 10. The Nets a e 7-1 ATS in their last eight on the road. Take BROOKLYN! 6-15 ATS against NBA Atlanta home team 4-1 ATS last five. Warriors 9-20-1 ATS last 30 at home and yet are the largest favorite in Game 1. Take PHILADELPHIA!
|04-12-19||Mets v. Braves -105||Top||6-2||Loss||-105||9 h 25 m||Show|
New York Mets at Atlanta 7:20 ET
Braves over Mets- A pair of huge trends go head-to-head as the Mets invade Atlanta to face the red hot Braves. Atlanta has won their last three and will be sending Kyle Wright to the mound and the Braves are 0-6 in his six starts since his arrival in September but they have provided him with just 11 runs of support in six games. The Mets will start another of their 'great' pitching prospects as Zack Wheeler (0-2, 10.24 ERA) takes the hill. Zack had a great spring but faced the Nationals twice and was lucky to come away with just one loss as New York lost both of his starts. Atlanta is much better at home going 11-2 in their last 13 while New York still have problems with the Braves going 5-12 in the last 17 meetings and Braves are 7-1 in last eight overall. I don't care who pitches for the Braves, it won't matter! Take ATLANTA!
|04-12-19||Angels v. Cubs -147||Top||1-5||Win||100||5 h 32 m||Show|
L.A. Angels at Chicago Cubs 2:20 ET
Cubs over Angels- I still contend that one of the best ways to win handicapping baseball is to ride the winning streaks and play 'against' when teams are on losing streaks. Okay, that being said I just want to note that Los Angeles somehow has won six in-a-row the last two without Mike Trout. But, they key factor is that they were all at home. Now, the Angels on the road are bedeviled going 1-5 and are 1-10 in their last 11 road games overall. The Cubs started poorly losing seven of nine on the road and now return home and look to return the favor to a west coast team that is playing 11 AM their time. Chicago has won the last four meetings. Take the CUBS!
|04-11-19||Pirates v. Cubs -128||Top||0-2||Win||100||9 h 2 m||Show|
Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 8:05 ET
Cubs over Pirates- The Cubs slow start (3-8) has some in the Windy City grumbling about Joe Madden and his future. Imagine that...the guy that led them to their only World Series win in 111 years. Chicago's offense has been spotty so far and their pitching has been hit hard with Yu Darish and Jon Lester ailing. Pittsburgh will start Joe Musgrove (1-0. 0.00 ERA) who dominated in his lone start against Cincinnati and is 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA against the Cubs with both wins coming last season. Chicago will start Jose Quintana (0-1, 10.29) was blasted in his lone start last Friday against Milwaukee but is 1-1 with a 2.89 ERA in five appearances against the Pirates. Add that the Cubs are 17-6 in Quintana's 23 home starts. Take CHICAGO!
|04-09-19||Celtics v. Wizards -4.5||Top||116-110||Loss||-109||7 h 56 m||Show|
Boston at Washington 7:00 ET
Wizards (-) over Celtics- What we have been hearing during the NBA season is the large number of teams that are 'tanking' and for the most part these are teams that are playing 'down' for better lottery position. Win or lose Boston is locked into the No. 4 seed and will host Indiana on Saturday and have already took the first two meetings between these two this season. In both meetings the Celtics were favored including by -3.5 at Washington. This time around Boston will be without Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart who were injured last time out and they will not play as well others will sit as well. There has been a virtual 10-point swing in the 'line' as Celtics' coach Brad Stevens stated his starters will 'play a lot less if at all.' Take the WIZARDS!
|04-08-19||Texas Tech v. Virginia -120||Top||77-85||Win||100||28 h 16 m||Show|
Texas Tech vs. Virginia 9:06 ET
Cavaliers over Red Raiders- I expect that like last Saturday the majority of the action to be on Tech Tech as UNLV dies thinking about what could have been. I am not referring to the 'action' in Nevada but the reason behind Chris Beard's short 10-day stint with UNLV. (I ask my Vegas buddies if he stayed with the Rebels would they be in the Final-4...HA. Beard found out the program out here is a sham and left as quickly as he could). Having lost last season as a No. 1 seed to a 16-seed makes this a storyline for Virginia and although Tech is 'really good' I believe the Cavaliers poise and big games experience will be the difference. Take VIRGINIA!
|04-07-19||Magic +5 v. Celtics||Top||116-108||Win||100||8 h 2 m||Show|
Orlando at Boston 7:30 ET
Magic (+) over Celtics- Orlando who has missed the NBA playoff the past six seasons need a single win to clinch their first playoff berth since 2013. The Magic took both meetings this season against the Celtics but are 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 trips to Beantown. Boston who is just 20-20 ATS at home and are 0-7 ATS in their last seven home games. The Magic are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 and they are 14-4-1 ATS against the Atlantic Division while Boston is just 1-5-1 ATS after a straight-up win. It just looks too easy to take Boston here and with the road team 5-2 AST in the last seven meetings. Take ORLANDO!
|04-06-19||Auburn v. Virginia -5||Top||62-63||Loss||-115||28 h 5 m||Show|
Auburn vs Virginia 6:09 ET
Cavaliers (-) over Tigers- Auburn is riding the longest win streak at 12 among the Final-Four having defeated NCAA powerhouses Kansas, North Carolina and Kentucky and now face what many believe is the weakest of the four No. 1 seeds in Virginia. The Tigers have depth and they will need it as their top player Chuma Okeke is out as they face one of the nation's top defenses. Virginia allows only 55.4 points per contest while Auburn is surrendering almost 71 points per game. Following trends won't help much as the Tigers are 8-2 ATS in their last 11 while the Cavaliers are 45-20-1 ATS in their last 66 overall. That is a stronger resume...take VIRGINIA!
|04-05-19||Celtics v. Pacers +1||Top||117-97||Loss||-105||8 h 31 m||Show|
Boston at Indiana 8:05 ET
Paces (+) over Celtics- These two are tied for the fourth seed in the NBA playoffs with identical 47-32 records and this game will carry weight with just three games to go as to who will get the home court in the soon to be playoff series. Boston owns the tie-breaker so this game puts more pressure on the Pacers as they have a one game advantage is conference play. The home team has won all three meetings this season with the Celtics winning a non-cover 114-112 last Friday but Indiana is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings. Boston is hanging on by a tread but are very inconsistent in that that are 1-5 ATS after a straight-up win. With this game a virtual pick-em affair we see that Indiana is 29-10 SU at home while the Celtics are just 19-20 on the road. Take the PACERS!
|04-04-19||Lipscomb +1.5 v. Texas||Top||66-81||Loss||-104||9 h 38 m||Show|
Lipscomb vs Texas 7:00 ET
Bisons over Longhorns- Some might think that if Bisons and Longhorns are to be playing in should be somewhere on the range in Texas, but playing in New York City is not so unusual where you realize that Madison Square Garden hosts plenty of exotic animals during the rodeo and circus (since banned). Texas has had to win four games in the post-season to raise above .500 on the year as they played with turmoil and suspensions and an underachieving season. Lipscomb has won eight of nine straight-up and is 4-0 ATS in their last four. These two met a year ago in Texas where the Longhorns won 80-57 and now they are a virtual pick-em in NYC. Take LIPSCOMB!
|04-03-19||Raptors v. Nets +2.5||Top||115-105||Loss||-110||7 h 26 m||Show|
Toronto at Brooklyn 7:30 ET
Nets (+) over Raptors- I like this spot for the Nets but after taking the collar (0-3) Tuesday I always tread lightly. I just can't pass up this opportunity because at any other time I'd be ecstatic waiting to 'play' this game. Toronto who has won their last four (3-1 ATS) is pretty much locked into the No. 2 seed in the East and will meet Brooklyn in Opening Round of the Playoffs if things remain the as they are but, the Nets are just a half game ahead of Miami and 1-game in front of 9th seeded Orlando. The home team has won the all three meetings this season and this makes four...take BROOKLYN!
|04-02-19||Rockets v. Kings +5.5||Top||130-105||Loss||-115||11 h 16 m||Show|
Houston at Sacramento 10:00 ET
Kings (+) over Rockets- Sacramento was eliminated from the playoffs by the Rockets last week but still have plenty to play for as the .500 mark is a huge goal for them. The Rockets have defeated the Kings three times already with season with an average margin of 19 points. Youthful Sacramento will have Marvin Bagley III back tonight after missing Saturday's contest because of illness (?). They have played well at home going 24-13-1 ATS while the Rockets for are pretty much slotted in the playoff seeding are just 15-23 ATS in the road. Take the KINGS!
|04-02-19||Texas +1.5 v. TCU||Top||58-44||Win||100||12 h 44 m||Show|
Texas vs TCU 9:00 ET
Longhorns (+) over Horned Frogs- Hey, I was there...1978 Madison Square Garden, Texas won their only NIT championship defeating NC State 102-93 and 'we' cashed in on that day as well. TCU of course won their only NIT championship in 2017 and I only got to see that on TV (but, it was a 'Big Screen' TV). TCU took down the Longhorn twice already this season and are 3-0 ATS in the last three meetings but not three times in the same season and for the Longhorns, the third time is a charm. Take TEXAS!
|04-01-19||Angels -109 v. Mariners||Top||3-6||Loss||-109||10 h 9 m||Show|
LA Angels at Seattle 10:10 ET
Angels over Mariners- It is a shame that Seattle who is now 5-1 after having their way with the A's in Japan and in near sweep of the World Champion Red Sox and now will have all that momentum halted with the dethroned 'King Felix' Hernandez takes the mound. Chris Stratton starts for the Angels and spent the entire spring with the Giants and will be facing Seattle for the first time. Hernandez's slip is slowing as he was 0-8 with a 6.34 ERA in this last 11 starts in 2018. It may get better (how could it not) but not enough. Take LOS ANGELES ANGELS!
|04-01-19||DePaul +2 v. South Florida||Top||61-63||Push||0||8 h 24 m||Show|
DePaul at South Florida 7:00 ET
Blue Demons (+) over Bulls- High scoring DePaul has made huge strides this season which including most wins in the Big East and he scoring highest scoring offense in the conference. (after tonight's game they will be the highest scoring team in school history) Both clubs have won their last three to reach the CBI finals winning three straight home games. Taking a look at South Florida we fine that they are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 overall and DePaul is 0-8 ATS in the last eight meetings. Pick your poison. Mine is the Blue Demons!
|03-31-19||Michigan State v. Duke -133||Top||68-67||Loss||-133||17 h 43 m||Show|
Michigan State vs Duke 5:05 ET
Blue Devils over Spartans- There are two things I believe and one is that Michigan State is the overall better team than Duke and that the 'public' also recognizes that after what we have all witnessed in this tourney. So, here are the Blue Devils the No. 1 seed as they should be a small favorite against a Big Ten squad that many believe got hosed by the selection committee. This is the match-up many wanted in the Final-4 or the Championship game and it really doesn't have the program impact that it deserves. That is of little consequence to me as to winning the championship you have to beat them one time or another. Duke is 12-2 SU all-time against Michigan State and when someone has your 'number' they have your 'number.' Take BLUE DEVILS!
|03-31-19||Mavs v. Thunder -11.5||Top||106-103||Loss||-109||4 h 23 m||Show|
Dallas at Oklahoma City 3:30 ET
Thunder (-) over Mavericks- Inconsistent OKC has alternated loses and wins in each of their last five games and the wheel spins to a win today. The Thunder appear to be sputtering as they have fallen to the eighth seed losing six of eight and are 7-13 in their last 20 games overall. Dallas meanwhile has been even worse as they are getting ready to play some golf as they have won just three of their last 20. The Mavericks star Luka Doncic will sit out today's game and while they are 7-31 SU on the road.This 'number' seems awfully high and it give the Thunder a chance to rout Dallas. Take OKLAHOMA CITY!
|03-30-19||Blazers v. Pistons -5||Top||90-99||Win||100||8 h 55 m||Show|
Portland at Detroit 7:00 ET
Pistons (-) over Trailblazers- Tricky, tricky here! Last Saturday 'we' used Detroit (+5) at Portland and ended up with a 112-117 'push' on a 2-0-1 day that is still part of 'our' current run (24-4-2 ATS L-10 days). This Pistons team has been good to 'us' even in defeat as they are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight while going 4-4 SU. A few trends that pave the way have Detroit who is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 at home and Portland is 1-6 ATS in their last seven visits to the Motor City. Take the PISTONS!
|03-30-19||Texas Tech +4.5 v. Gonzaga||Top||75-69||Win||100||17 h 51 m||Show|
Texas Tech vs Gonzaga 6:10 ET
Red Raiders (+) over Bulldogs- Whoa...any team that plays defense like the Red Raiders has to really take pride in what they're doing, because it's not like being a great shooter there is no room for off nights. In some places I have a vested interest in Gonzaga making it to the Finals and I still believe they can get there with a little luck here. The Bulldogs have the nations highest scoring team 88.2 points per shooting 53% from the field and they will be against a stingy group that held No. 2 seed Michigan to 44 points. Cut it any way you want too but I'm taking the points with the Red Raiders. Take TEXAS TECH!
|03-29-19||Blazers v. Hawks +3.5||Top||118-98||Loss||-110||8 h 7 m||Show|
Portland at Atlanta 7:30 ET
Hawks (+) over Trailblazers- Portland who is just 3.5-games behind Denver are off of a crushing 118-98 win at Chicago and have won five straight. The Trailblazers lost their big-time center Jusuf Nurkic but have managed to replace him with the more then capable Enes Kanter. Atlanta is playing some of their best basketball of the season and have won their last three and are 5-0 ATS in their last five following a straight-up win and are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games overall. Portland is 1-3-1 ATS in their last five after a straight-up win. Take ATLANTA!
|03-29-19||Auburn +6 v. North Carolina||Top||97-80||Win||100||9 h 3 m||Show|
Auburn vs North Carolina 7:30 ET
Tigers (+) over Tar Heels- I definitely believe that North Carolina is good enough to win it all and they are one of my personal favorites still left in the Tournament. The problem here is that they are up against on the hottest teams in the nation that is stringing together big victories. The Tigers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight including wins over Tennessee (twice), Florida and Kansas while winning their last 10 straight-up. The Tar Heels have had their way against the SEC going 20-8-2 ATS in their last 30 meetings while Auburn is 1-4 ATS in their last five against the ACC. Carolina is the highest scoring team in the nation and have a 10.5 rebound advantage per contest but there is an intangible working here and it's the Tigers 'Mojo.' Take the points...AUBURN!
|03-28-19||Magic +3.5 v. Pistons||Top||98-115||Loss||-108||9 h 48 m||Show|
Orlando at Detroit 7:00 ET
Magic (+) over Pistons- Don't look now but, the Magic have won six straight and lead the NBA Southeast with a half-game lead over Miami. Despite leading the division Orlando is still just an eighth seed so they must actually win the division or the fall short of making the playoffs. Detroit has played better of late themselves against the spread going 3-0-1 ATS but are just 1-4 SU in the last five overall. In head-to-head action Orlando is 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings against the Pistons as Detroit is just 9-19 ATS in their last 28 versus the NBA Southeast. Take the MAGIC!
|03-27-19||Colorado v. Texas -5.5||Top||55-68||Win||100||10 h 21 m||Show|
Colorado at Texas 9:00 ET
Longhorns (-) over Buffaloes- Both these clubs won a pair of NIT games at home and will meet in Austin as the second seeded Longhorns will host. But, other then both teams willing to get here they have come by different routes with Colorado getting two covers and are 6-2 ATS in their last eight overall while Texas lost five of their last six until playing in the NIT but haven't covered (0-5 ATS) since March 2. It appears that the Buffaloes would be the side but a glaring weakness on the road has them 6-12 ATS on the road. Take TEXAS!
|03-26-19||Blackhawks v. Coyotes -125||Top||0-1||Win||100||10 h 2 m||Show|
Chicago at Arizona 10:00 ET
Coyotes over Blackhawks- After a five-game wining streak Chicago has dropped three of four but are off of a 2-1 overtime win over Colorado. Arizona has lost five straight scoring just six goals in their last five games and yet come up favored at home here. In the last meeting the Blackhawks defeated Arizona 7-1 as the favorite is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings. Chicago although 10-2 in their last 12 at Arizona they are 18-37 as a dog between +110 and +150 in their last 55. Take the COYOTES!
|03-26-19||Clippers v. Wolves +2.5||Top||122-111||Loss||-101||9 h 2 m||Show|
LA Clippers at Minnesota 8:05 ET
Timberwolves (+) over Clippers- The LA Clippers who have won five straight and 11 of the last 12 as they hold a half-game lead in the four-way battle for the 5th playoff spot in the West. Minnesota who has had a year to forget about (starting with the Jimmy Butler desertion) is out of the playoffs but haven't quit on the season and is still playing hard. The T'wolves surprisingly are 23-11 straight-up at home and are 4-1 ATS in their last five meetings against the Clippers. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 25 points with 20 rebounds for the second time in three games on Saturday and is leading the way. Take MINNESOTA!
|03-26-19||Wichita State v. Indiana -3.5||Top||73-63||Loss||-109||7 h 27 m||Show|
Wichita State at Indiana 7:00 ET
Hoosiers (-) over Shockers- Both these clubs have picked-up their pace in the later part of the season as the Shockers are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 and Indiana is 7-2 ATS in their last nine. The Hoosiers who had a nine-game losing streak this season are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games are up against a Wichita State team that 8-0 ATS on the road against teams with a winning record. In this spot it's INDIANA!
|03-25-19||76ers v. Magic +2.5||Top||98-119||Win||100||8 h 16 m||Show|
Philadelphia at Orlando 7:00 ET
Magic (+) over 76ers- Both these clubs are looking to sew up playoff spots as the 76ers via for the third spot in the East and Orlando is hunting down Miami for the final spot. The Magic have won their last four making a valiant push for the final seed. The 76ers haven't been the best on the road 15-20 ATS and will finish on the road in seven of their final 10 games while Orlando is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games versus the Atlantic Division. Take ORLANDO!
|03-24-19||Ohio State +6 v. Houston||Top||59-74||Loss||-110||21 h 39 m||Show|
Ohio State vs Houston 8:40 ET
Buckeyes (+) over Cougars- Sometimes teams that had potential and never lived up to it mesh together at season's end. Surly a season with 14 losses is well more than Ohio State had played for but a few wins as underdogs during the tournament puts in all in the distant past. Houston is a monster no question but there are concerns over the strength of schedule and the lack of big-game pressure. Note that they blew their conference championship for the second year in a row after winning the regular season title both seasons. The Cougars are 34-16-2 ATS in their last 52 games overall and the Buckeyes are 5-0 ATS in their last five games at neutral sites. Take OHIO STATE!
|03-23-19||Pistons +5 v. Blazers||Top||112-117||Push||0||11 h 50 m||Show|
Detroit at Portland 10:00 ET
Pistons (+) over Trailblazers- Without much notice or fan fare the Pistons have played steady basketball the past five weeks winning 15 of their last 20 games straight up. Portland on the other hand have been steady most of the season and they have won five of their last six. Detroit has been doing it in a big was as they are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games following a win by 10-points or more. Add that the Pistons are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings closes the deal for me...take DETROIT!
|03-23-19||Villanova v. Purdue -3.5||Top||61-87||Win||100||19 h 29 m||Show|
Villanova vs Purdue 8:40 ET
Boilermakers (-) over Wildcats- My first impression of this match-up was that they had the wrong team favored until I actually paid attention to the seedings. I hadn't realized that Purdue at 24-9 was a No. 3 seed while Villanova at 26-9 was seeded sixth. Now, honestly doesn't that seem a bit off and maybe it's not as the Big Ten is 6-0 in their first six games of the Tournament. Looking at the history here we can see that the Wildcats are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 meetings against the Big Ten and 14-3 ATS in their last 17 NCAA contests. Purdue is just 2-7 ATS in their last nine games against the Big East. So, why is Purdue getting all this respect. Villanova has been sputtering of late going just 4-6 ATS in their last 10 otherwise it looks too easy. Take PURDUE!
|03-23-19||Penguins v. Stars -115||Top||3-2||Loss||-115||8 h 2 m||Show|
Pittsburgh at Dallas 8:00 ET
Stars over Penguins- This matchup gives us plenty of trends to work with and we will take advantage of what they give us. Let's start with the home team who is 17-5 in the last 22 meetings with the favorite going 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings. Add that Pittsburgh is 0-5 in their last five meetings in Dallas. Take the STARS!
|03-22-19||Ohio State +5.5 v. Iowa State||Top||62-59||Win||100||13 h 6 m||Show|
Ohio State vs Iowa State 9:50 ET
Buckeyes (+) over Cyclones- It does seem a bit off that the Big-12 Conference Champion is just a No. 6 seed and it tells the true ranking of the conference. It has not been a stellar season for the Buckeyes who have struggled in NCAA action going 0-8 ATS in their last eight NCAA Tournament games. Iowa State has played well out of conference and is 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine. When you add that Ohio State is 1-7 ATS following an ATS win makes the Cyclones so attractive and that is not good for them. Take the BUCKEYES!
|03-22-19||Thunder +2.5 v. Raptors||Top||116-109||Win||100||10 h 38 m||Show|
Oklahoma City at Toronto 7:30 ET
Thunder (+) over Raptors- Oklahoma City is in the mist of a four-game losing streak with their last loss coming at home against Toronto who recovered to win 123-114 in overtime after blowing a 20-point lead. The Raptors who are just two games behind Milwaukee for the top spot in the East are a meager favorite here and although they are 18-3 in their last 21 at home they have not had great success ATS. Toronto is just 16-20 ATS at home and are 5-12 ATS when hosting the Thunder. Look for OKC to break their mini losing streak tonight. Take OKLAHOMA CITY!
|03-21-19||Baylor +2 v. Syracuse||Top||78-69||Win||100||25 h 51 m||Show|
#9 Baylor vs #8 Syracuse 10:00 ET
Bears (+) over Orange- Both these clubs come limping into the Tournament and are off of what for each of them can be considered disappointing seasons. Syracuse has dropped five of their last seven going 2-5 ATS while Baylor has lost their last four and has just one 'cover' in their last 11 games going 1-8-2 ATS. The Orange have been 'hit' if not run over with late season turmoil and emotions, it's just something they will carry until the season ends Thursday night. The Bears are not big but they led the Big-12 in rebounding margin grabbing 6.3 more boards per game than their opponents. Take BAYLOR!
|03-20-19||Heat +6.5 v. Spurs||Top||110-105||Win||100||8 h 20 m||Show|
Miami at San Antonio 8:30 ET
Heat (+) over Spurs- If trends were all we had to go on this game would be one-sided as the Spurs have turned it around and are the hottest team in the NBA. San Antonio is 9-0 SU and 8-1 ATS in their last nine games including our Megabucks winner over Golden State on Monday. Miami has won their last two but have struggled against the Spurs going 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings including 1-4 ATS in their last five meetings in San Antonio. Spurs in a let-down spot here. Take MIAMI!
|03-19-19||St Francis PA v. Indiana -17.5||Top||72-89||Loss||-110||5 h 22 m||Show|
St. Francis (PA) at Indiana 7:00 ET
Hoosiers (-) over Red Flash- Indiana who has lost 13 of their last 18 after a great start to the season (12-2) come limping into the NIT and opened as a 19.5-point favorite. This of course was bet down immediately because of the high stature of their opponent St. Francis better known as Red Flash and will might find out why real soon. The Hoosiers actually closed the regular season strong winning their last four while going 6-0 ATS in their last six overall before falling to Ohio State in the Big Ten tourney. The fact of the matter is the Red Flash will be 'Red-Faced' (Is that considered racist in our academia) after the way the Hoosiers vent on the court. They have to believe that this is their chance to atone for such a disappointing season. Take INDIANA!
|03-18-19||Warriors v. Spurs +2.5||Top||105-111||Win||100||9 h 57 m||Show|
Golden State at San Antonio 8:00 ET
Spurs (+) over Warriors- In early January the Spurs were sputtering along and had seemed to have lost their competitive fire on the road. Well, as they say in Texas don't ever count a Gregg Popovich coached team out 'until the dealing is done.' San Antonio has won eight straight overall and 10 straight at home. This is the best that they have played after their 'rodeo trip' return trip home stand.' These two have split their two meetings and the Warriors most likely will be without Devin Durant for the third straight game. Golden State is off of a National TV blasting of the Thunder Saturday. That was supposed to be a statement win after bouncing back from a loss against Phoenix. Not here...Take SAN ANTONIO!
|03-17-19||Islanders v. Wild -113||Top||3-2||Loss||-113||6 h 10 m||Show|
New York Islanders at Minnesota 6:00 ET
Wild over Isles- After having dropped three straight and five of seven the Wild posted a 5-2 home win over the NY Rangers as a -205 favorite. Home team 4-1 in the last five meetings with the favorite going 5-0 in the last five meetings. The Islanders who lost 2-1 at Detroit yesterday are 1-5 the game after allowing two or less goals. One way for me...Take MINNESOTA!
|03-17-19||Raptors v. Pistons +1.5||Top||107-110||Win||100||5 h 35 m||Show|
Toronto at Detroit 4:00 ET
Pistons (+) over Raptors- This can be a tricky time in NBA evaluation as all of these clubs have their own agenda and it doesn't always have to do with winning. Back-ground noise becomes larger as the season intensifies and decisions on futures are being made. Toronto is looking to position themselves at a physical peak while Detroit is scrabbling for their playoff lives. Both these clubs are off of wins over the Lakers on consecutive nights by almost identical scores of 111-98 and 111-97. The Raptors seem to relax after a straight-up win and are 1-8 ATS in their last nine games following a straight-up win while the Pistons are 8-0 ATS in their last eight home games. Take DETROIT!
|03-17-19||Auburn +5 v. Tennessee||Top||84-64||Win||100||11 h 59 m||Show|
Auburn vs Tennessee 1:00 ET
Tigers (+) over Volunteers- Oh my, and here we go! Bruce Pearl appears with the Tigers looking to shock the Volunteers in the SEC Championship game, something few anticipated four days ago. But now, Auburn has won seven straight and eight of nine and they can do something they haven't done in 34 years. Personally, I am very pleased with Tennessee after their 82-78 Megabucks win over Kentucky yesterday and I would think that an emotional win like that has to wear on you. One's adrenalin and natural juices are pumping until it over comes you even long after the game is over. Hey, Tennessee hasn't won the SEC championship in 40-years themselves. Maybe that's the only real shot Auburn may have because they are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings and the favorite is 18-6 ATS in the last 24 encounters. So, here's the thing, all that, is just going to make this winner that much sweeter! Take AUBURN!
|03-16-19||Blazers +2.5 v. Spurs||Top||103-108||Loss||-108||9 h 12 m||Show|
Portland at San Antonio 8:30 ET
Trailblazers (+) over Spurs- A number of trends surround this fray that support and then wain against both clubs here. To start with San Antonio has won seven straight going 6-1 ATS. This is the fourth meeting with the home team wining the previous three and the Spurs would love to even the series here but, this line is way short. Although Portland is just 3-9 ATS in their last 12 visits to San Antonio but they are currently on a 7-1 ATS road run...take the TRAILBLAZERS!
|03-16-19||Tennessee +2 v. Kentucky||Top||82-78||Win||100||5 h 5 m||Show|
Tennessee vs Kentucky 3:30 ET
Volunteers (+) over Wildcats- These two clubs have battled all year both finished 15-3 in SEC action second only to LSU. After a shaky start the Wildcats have won 17 of their last 19 with their only losses to Tennessee and LSU. Tennessee is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings and I expect a tough defensive game with the Volunteers getting it done. Take TENNESSEE!
|03-15-19||Duke v. North Carolina +3||Top||74-73||Win||100||11 h 5 m||Show|
Duke vs North Carolina 9:30 ET
Tar Heels (+) over Blue Devils- Well, this is the match-up we all really wanted to see regardless of Virginia's standing. It is said that one of the most difficult things in college basketball among the majors is for one quality team to defeat another three straight time in a single season. North Carolina has defeated the Blue Devils twice this year the first time of course when Zion Williamson went down 35-seconds into the contest and the final game of the season when the Tar Heels won 79-70 as Duke played without Williamson once again. I expect most of the action to come down on the Devils and it mat be a mistake. Take NORTH CAROLINA!
|03-15-19||Bucks v. Heat +5.5||Top||113-98||Loss||-115||8 h 29 m||Show|
Milwaukee at Miami 8:00 ET
Heat (+) over Bucks- Both these clubs are off of huge blowout wins and it was the Bucks ending a 3-game slide by defeating New Orleans 130-113 on Tuesday. Milwaukee with the best record in the East pounded the Heat 124-86 at home on January 15 and I'm sure the Heat remembers it well. That is the only 'cover' the Bucks have against the Heat in the last seven meetings going 1-6 ATS and 0-5 ATS in their last five in Miami! Take the HEAT!
|03-14-19||Texas +3 v. Kansas||Top||57-65||Loss||-110||12 h 58 m||Show|
Texas vs Kansas 9:00 ET
Longhorns (+) over Jayhawks- Kansas who failed to win the Big-12 regular season championship for the first time in 14 years is seeded third the lowest its been since 2003-04. Part of the issue four the Jayhawks this season is that they are playing four freshman for the first time under Bill Self with the other starter a junior transfer from Memphis (Dedric Lawson) who lead the conference in scoring and rebounding. Texas has had another mediocre season under Shaka Smart and is 61-59 in four years since arriving and the alumni pressure to win is starting to surface.The Longhorns who split the season series with the Jayhawks can win here as the near full-season absence of Kansas center Udoka Azubuike has been noticeable. Take TEXAS!
|03-13-19||Notre Dame +7.5 v. Louisville||Top||53-75||Loss||-105||8 h 36 m||Show|
Notre Dame vs. Louisville 7:00 ET
Fighting Irish (+) over Cardinals- Winning yesterday's 'Highest-Rated' Megabucks over Georgia Tech 78-71 Notre Dame ended a seven-game losing streak. Seeded No. 15 the Fighting Irish are now up against No. 7 seed Louisville who received a first round bye. These two faced each other once this season with the Cardinals winning 75-61 with a commanding 49-30 rebounding advantage. Louisville did not finish their ACC season well losing four of five with the lone win against the Irish. That changes again. Take NOTRE DAME!
|03-12-19||Blazers v. Clippers +2.5||Top||125-104||Loss||-110||13 h 6 m||Show|
Portland at L.A. Clippers 10:35 ET
Clippers (+) over Trailblazers- Portland who are off of a win over Oklahoma City Friday had Damian Lillard score 51 points and will become the Trailblazers second-leading scorer in franchise history needing 23 points to pass LaMarcus Aldridge. The Blazers are fifth in the West while the Clippers are next a half-game ahead of San Antonio. Los Angeles has won their last five and are hot at the right time. Take the CLIPPERS!
|03-12-19||Notre Dame -1.5 v. Georgia Tech||Top||78-71||Win||100||5 h 53 m||Show|
Notre Dame vs Georgia Tech 2:30 ET
Fighting Irish over Yellow Jackets- If there ever as a 'Don't make sense' game this one qualifies. Let's look at the 'numbers.' The Irish enter losers of their last seven both SU and ATS and are 12-19 ATS on the season where as Georgia Tech is 19-12 ATS so that is one thing that makes me wonder why ND is favored, but the more startling fact is that they are 1-11-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings against the Yellow Jackets and still come up the favorite here. Add that the Irish are 6-13 ATS in their last overall. This is just not right to me...take NOTRE DAME!
|03-11-19||Pistons +2 v. Nets||Top||75-103||Loss||-105||11 h 38 m||Show|
Detroit at Brooklyn 7:35 ET
Pistons (+) over Nets- After inconsistent performances of late Detroit and Brooklyn have have put together wins for their stretch run looking to secure a playoff spot. The Pistons have turned it on and have four four straight and eight of their last nine while the Nets have won their last three after three straight losses. Although Detroit is just 5-12 ATS in the 17 meetings the combo of Griffin and Drummond have helped Detroit turn the corner. Take the PISTONS!
|03-10-19||Iowa v. Nebraska +1.5||Top||91-93||Win||100||5 h 0 m||Show|
Iowa at Nebraska 2:00 ET
Cornhuskers (+) over Hawkeyes- There is a huge difference in the level of play between these two with Iowa of course having a much better club but they do have something in common. Both have been money burners for their backers as Iowa is 0-7 ATS in their last seven games overall and the Cornhuskers are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 overall. So, okay, where do we find the key to the winner?Let's look at head-to-head action first and see that the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings but the key is their home and away records. The Huskers are 11-5 SU as hosts while Iowa is just 4-5 on the road and more importantly they allow only 63.6 points at home over 16 points less than on the road. Take NEBRASKA!
|03-09-19||Celtics v. Lakers +6||Top||120-107||Loss||-109||10 h 20 m||Show|
Boston at L.A. Lakers 8:35 ET
Lakers (+) over Celtics- In yesteryear this would have been a great match-up and even today with Kyrie Irving and LeBron James going at it recalls days of the 'Bird and Magic' show, but it doesn't look that way now. As it is now Irving sits whenever and now James is going to play limited minutes. Despite the kind of season it has been for both these clubs the Lakers are 18-15 straight-up at home while Boston is just 13-18-1 ATS on the road. With the kind of media abuse LA has been going through this is a time to rise and the fact that the Celtics are having teams issues of their own gives 'us' a side. With Laker pride moving to the forefront here...Take LOS ANGELES!
|03-09-19||Duke +4.5 v. North Carolina||Top||70-79||Loss||-115||10 h 32 m||Show|
Duke at North Carolina 6:00 ET
Blue Devils (+) over Tar Heels- Oh, what a good one this should be as No. 4 Duke visits No. 3 North Carolina in Chapel Hill. We should all remember the first matchup when the Tar Heels whipped Duke 88-72 as Zion Williamson's shoe exploded as some 11-year old in China didn't complete the Nike stitching properly. Without Williamson the Blue Devils are not as formidable but still are a beast when on the court as they are 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall against Carolina including 9-3-1 ATS as visitors in the series. Although Carolina is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 this one should come down to the final buzzer with the Blue Devils prevailing against the 'number.' Take DUKE!
|03-09-19||Tennessee v. Auburn +3||Top||80-84||Win||100||3 h 20 m||Show|
Tennessee at Auburn 12:00 ET
Tigers (+) over Volunteers- The 'numbers' behind the Volunteers are season are impressive indeed as they are worthy of their No. 4 ranking. At 27-3 straight-up Tennessee has proven their medal with a huge revenge win over Kentucky and a 17-8 ATS road record in their last 25 games away from Knoxville. Auburn at 21-9 is winning at a 70% clip and are 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings and yet have won just two of the last 13 meetings SU. The 'price' of this contest is way to short and the oddsmakers are looking for a Tigers upset and so am I...Take AUBURN!
|03-08-19||Pistons v. Bulls +4||Top||112-104||Loss||-103||11 h 59 m||Show|
Detroit at Chicago 8:05 ET
Bulls (+) over Pistons- With wins in 10 of their last 12 games Detroit has move into the No. 6 seed in the NBA East and have won their last three by scoring an average 124 points. The Piston have two victories over Chicago this season both coming early in the season in October and November. The Bulls have picked up their play as well winning six of their last nine being led by Zack LaVine who has had 30 or more points in four straight games. In head-to-head action the Pistons are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings but most of that damage was in Detroit as the home team (including at Chicago is 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings. Take CHICAGO!
|03-07-19||Avalanche v. Stars -120||Top||0-4||Win||100||12 h 39 m||Show|
Colorado at Dallas 8:30 ET
Stars over Avalanche- Dallas who has won three in a row and moved into the top spot for the Wildcard spot in the Western Conference. Colorado just ended a three game losing streak but are just 3-11 in their last 14 games following a win. Not onlY is the favorite 7-3 in the last 10 meetings but Dallas is 5-1 against Colorado is their last six meetings as hosts. Take DALLAS!
|03-06-19||Flames v. Golden Knights -143||Top||1-2||Win||100||12 h 24 m||Show|
Calgary at Vegas 10:35 ET
Golden Knights over Flames- Hockey among all sports in probably the streakiest of them all. Here we had Calgary winners of seven straight drop their last two at home and travel the Vegas to play the Golden Knights. Vegas has won four straight after three straight losses and I expect both trends to continue. The home team is 5-0 in the last five meetings and I expect more of the same. Take VEGAS!