The Mountaineers are 5-21 ATS in their last 26 after an ATS win which makes the chalk a bit thick in this one for me but I have to stick with them at home. They have a decent offense and Troy will not be able to keep up.
My Pick: Appalachian St. -8
- 82 Agree
Love Bama at +3. They are a good rebounding team and do well in the paint. The Tigers are without Big Man Austin Wiley tonight so second chance points will come more often for Bama. They are capable of defending the 3 and that will determine the outcome of this game. Bama is on the bubble and its Senior Night. It's basically a must win and a scenario where they will play with lots of emotion. I like them to keep it in check and at least cover.
My Pick: Alabama +3
- 54 Agree
Shockers have gotten their turnover woes down the last 3 games and shouldn't run into many probelms against ECU's poor defense. Markis McDuffie has connected on 35.7 percent of the 182 3-pointers hes attempted and has made 6 of 20 over his last three games. Look for him to have another big outing and maybe do a prop bet.
My Pick: Wichita St. -14
- 63 Agree
Portland is turning into a dark horse team to make it to the Western Conference Finals. With that, Memphis has somehow played better as of late after the best player was shipped out lead by Jonas and unlikely hero Jokim. Portland has lead the league in rebounding since the break and Hood and Kanter have created one of the deeper benches. Memphis is banged up and the chances of losing their 1st round pick are becoming more likely. It's really the only reason they aren't tanking which is odd and depressing to think about if you are a Grizzlies Fan. Portland evens up their road record and ends a statement road trip covering.
My Pick: Portland -6.5
- 44 Agree
I'm a bit surprised as well. Clippers lead by Beverly have a big chip on their shoulder most nights, especially with the Lakers.
Fresh off a big win with Orlando covering last night I'm taking a different approach with a heavy favorite. Boston is desperate for a W as they've dropped 3 of their last 4 at home as favorites and only winners of 2 of their last 8 - yikes. Well, The Wizards are slumping too and while they beat Brooklyn they have only had back to back wins on the road once this year and overall are one of the worst teams on the road. I'm actually going to parlay the Under/Moneyline on this one but I think you could take the Celtics on the Spread as well.
My Pick: Boston -9.5 & Under 234.5
- 47 Agree
Durant is out and I do like the perimeter D on this Orlando Team who has been playing great basketball. They've played competitively this season although they haven't beaten the Warriors in a long, long time. They're rested and it took 49 from Durant last time around to knock the Magic down. Well with him out, I like this Magic team to keep it close, maybe even pull it out.
My Pick: Orlando +4
- 47 Agree
This is the last of a 4-game homestead for the 8th seeded Hornets. They're currently 1-2 on that homestead. 69% of the public is on Houston at -4. The Hornets have lost and failed to cover in four of their last five games but H-Town has been even worse ATS going 5-12. They're also just 1-6 ATS against the East as of late. Capela is back tonight though and this team is gearing up for the playoffs in waht feels like the most complete and healthy roster we've seen to date. I think they're too talented for Charlotte to hang in there. Tough homestead for Hornets going 1-3.
My Pick: Houston -4.5
- 48 Agree
UCLA is 20th this season in FGs per game. The Beavers D doesn't force a ton of turnovers and therefore opponents get a good amount of shots off. UCLA is 0-4-1 ATS in the last 5 against the Beavers. They cover in LA tonight!
My Pick: UCLA -2
- 83 Agree
We will learn a lot about the Vols tonight after the beatdown from UK the other night. Did it bring their spirits down? Do they overlook Vandy thereafter? Or are they angry and looking for a punching bag of an opponent? Vandy is fairly talented and only 4 times in SEC play have they lost by more than +10. I'm leaning Vandy to just barely cover.
My Pick: Vanderbilt +17.5
- 58 Agree
Game of the night here (yeah, not much basketball on). But it offers a couple of under the radar squads the chance to show the country they're a legitimate dog for March Madness. I gotta go with Toledo here. Akron pushed it to the limit on the Bulls the other night, in Ohio. This is as tough as the schedule gets for Buffalo now traveling straight to a hostile Toledo on a Friday night where the students are certain to bring the noise.
My Pick: Toledo +3
- 77 Agree
Hoping my Mavs coming off a great game against a good Portland team get me back in the win column tonight. Harden's shoulder I expect to be a factor in this one. Shoulder soreness can have serious restraints on your follow through and willingness to drive. At home, after a tough game against OKC I might watch his minutes regardless if I am D'Antoni. With all that, gotta go with my Mavericks! Lay 'em Folks!
My Pick: Dallas +11
- 67 Agree
DJ and chip on your shoulder DSJ haven't gotten a win in a Knicks Uniform yet and what better place to get the W then Cleveland. I don't think the lane is nearly as easy a place to score against NY then it was prior to the trade deadline. I like the dogs on the ML.
- 68 Agree
The Cavs are bad but not terrible against the spread. They've covered in 4 of their last 5 and the Wizards Chemistry is off, shipping key pieces away for pennies on the dollar. At just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 and losing to this same Cleveland Team weeks ago, I like Cavs to cover here.
My Pick: Cleveland +9.5
- 86 Agree