I like the Maple leafs in this spot actually. I know how good Vegas is at home but I dont see them stopping this Maple Leafs team. Toronto Frederik Andersen, who made 36 saves in his last meeting versus the Golden Knights, has stopped 133 of 143 shots during his four-start winning streak. The Maple Leafs are 4-0 in their last four against winning opponents, 5-0 in their last five on the road against opponents with winning home records, 7-0 in their last seven that are the fourth of a four games in six days situation, and 22-6 in their last 28 after scoring at least five goals in their previous outing.
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I like the Kings at home in this game. Vancouver is playing their third game in four nights in this contest, which is going to take a toll on them here. The Canucks are still battling on the fringes of the wild card race as they are two points behind the Wild entering Wednesday night. Los Angeles is glad to be home after going 3-3 on their six-game road trip. The Kings have been playing better of late and being at home with a day of rest against a fatigued Canucks team works in their favor. Look for Los Angeles to find a way to pick up the two points here.
My Pick: Los Angeles -150
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I like new york in this spot. The Islanders are atop the Metro Division and they have won three of their last four games, but I still like the Blue Jackets to take this one. Columbus is a solid home team and they have won their last four games in a row, outscoring their foes 17-8 in the process. The Blue Jackets have been hot in the crease of late and the Islanders cant score. Lastly, we note that the favorite has gone 19-7 the last 26 games in this series and the home team has won eight of the last 10 games.
My Pick: Columbus -145
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This seems too good to be true. I'm all over the over of 123.5 on this. Bradley averages 69 PPG at home during conference and 68 on the season while giving up 68 PPG at home during conference and 67 on the season. On the flip side, Loyola has averaged 59 PPG on the road during conference (includes a fluke 35 point game) and 67 on the season. Loyola gives up 66.5 PPG during conference and 60 on the season. They have to average 62 points each and Bradley has failed to reach that number 7 times in 25 games (2 times at home) while Loyola has failed 8 of 25 games this season (5 on the road). The only way this doesn't go over is if Loyola has a bad shooting night and Bradley isn't known for having a lock down D. My prediction, 67-64.
My Pick: Over 123.5
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This Providence team is not efficient at scoring baskets from really anywhere on the floor. Villanova's switching D has hit stride, only allowing about about 63 points per game in their last 5. Even if the shots aren't falling for the Wildcats, they will beat the Friars up on the Offensive Glass as they rank just 215th in offensive rebound rate allowed. I'm laying the points and playing the under.
My Pick: Villanova -11 & Under 135
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TOugh match up tonight in this one. Big question is will the Ducks show some fight in this one? I think they will. Randy Carlyle is out and the Ducks still are very much alive for a playoff spot. The Canucks have not been playing all that well of late and they have gone 12-18 on the road for the year, plus the Canucks have lost five of their last six games in this series. I will look for the Ducks to put on a good show in front of their home crowd as they break their horrendous slide.
My Pick: Anaheim -115
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not overthinking this one here. I like the Penguins in this one. They have not been that great at home, but they are still the far better team and the Oilers have gone just 12-15 on the road for the year. Mikko Koskinen has gone 6-7 with a 3.29 GAA on the road and while Matt Murray has struggled some at home, he is 4-0 with a 2.72 GAA against the Oilers in his career. The Oilers are 20-48 in their last 68 games as an underdog of +151 to +200, while the Penguins are 107-46 in their last 153 games as a home favorite.
My Pick: Pittsburgh -200
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I was rather shocked when I first saw this line I thought it would be more in the 7.5-8.5 spread range. Regardless I like the bucks to win this one by 4. The pacers have gotten hot but so have the bucks and they are the far superior team talent wise. The bucks also play pretty well on the road going 19-9 there. I think this is a low scoring affair but I still like the bucks
My Pick: Milwaukee -3.5
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Nuggets at home.....need I say more?!? The kings have far exceeded everyones expectations this year but are in a bad spot here. the nuggets are 24-4 at home and might get to see IT for the first time. While the Kings are 11-15 on the road. I think the nuggets win by double digits
My Pick: Denver -8
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I know the Spurs are giving up an average of 130 per game on the Rodeo Trip but only -4.5 to the Griz? This is baffling. My play of the night here as Pop simply will get his troops prepared and stay in front of a slow and lethargic Memphis Offense. These guys they've been playing are high-powered offenses. Not tonight.
My Pick: San Antonio -6
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The points with K State are tempting, but Texas has looked like a different team the last few weeks. And the Horns have been tough at home this year where they have only lost one conference game and that came a month ago against Texas Tech. The Longhorns are efficient on both ends of the floor, whereas KSU has an outstanding defense but lacks a well-rounded offensive attack. Hard to bet against Texas right now the way their offense is playing, especially on their home floor.
My Pick: Texas -3
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Buffalo is in danger of falling out of the top 25 against a Zips team who played their most complete game the other night against rival Kent State. The Bulls have been falling in the standings losing 2 of their last 5. They got Toledo on the road after this one too and I expect them to go win this one but Utomi will have a good game and it is hard to win for the opposition at Rhodes Arena. Akron has been bad at just 2-9 ATS in their last 11 but they've won 4 of 5 and I expect the student section to get rowdy tonight. UB plays well on the road but they're limping in. This game wakes them up a bit and gets them ready for a tougher Toledo matchup. UB gets the dub but I'm taking the points with the recently inspired, Zips.
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LSU has won 12 of their last 13 games and the Tigers offense has been solid as they rank 18th in scoring offense and have been putting an eye popping 83 PPG. The Tigers are going to have their hands full today going up against an equally hot Kentucky team that 5-0 ATS in their last 5 and an impressive 13-0 at home. But when I look at this spread, I just think 8.5 points is a lot of points to give a team that has the athleticism to give Kentucky a run for their money.
My Pick: LSU +8.5
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Purdue defeated Maryland at home earlier this season 72-70 and but the Terps shot just 35 percent from the field in the first meeting and lost by just two points. They out rebounded the Boilermakers by nine but 16 turnovers cost them. At home, the Terps are playing much better this season where they are 12-2. Maryland needs this win in a bad way tonight and as long as they don't shoot 35% from the field again, I think the betting value is with the Terps tonight on their home floor.
My Pick: Maryland +0
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I like what the Jazz have been doin but I dont like them in this spot. The most impressive win for the Jazz in their recent run came against the Nuggets. Outside of that win, they have beat up on a bunch of teams with losing records and no shot of making the playoffs. The Jazz are simply cruising down the easier part of their schedule right now. Even their win over the Spurs lacked the same feeling of accomplishment considering the Spurs were a dead road team coming into that game. However, a strong primetime showing against the Warriors would go a long way in proving the Jazz are inching their way towards being a legitimate contender. This is one of those games where a team like the Jazz should get blown off the floor by the Warriors endless scorers. They dont even have an advantage in the paint anymore with Gobert going head-to-head with DeMarcus Cousins. The Jazz wont be able to dig deep enough to slow down the juggernaut Warriors team, and theyll fold quicker than a summer lawn chair at a Little League baseball game. They might need to bring a raincoat when the Splash Brothers get going. Ill take the Warriors in this one.
My Pick: Golden State -8.5
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