Wrong team favored. Bettors (and Vegas) giving too much credit to Wofford here based on brand names. The Wofford Terriers have scored an average of 72.4 points per game on the year while allowing 68.4 points per game. The Chattanooga Mocs have scored 73 points per game while allowing 68.4 points per game so far this season. In their last 5 games, the Terriers are 1-4 while the Mocs are 3-2 and have won 2 games in a row. The Mocs won both meetings against the Terriers this season, winning by the scores of 72-59 and 84-77. These two teams matchup evenly in points allowed per game, but the offensive advantage goes to Chattanooga as evidenced by their first 2 games this season. Tough to beat a team 3 times in a row, but Chattanooga is the better team and should do just that.
This 236 total makes sense with these two explosive offenses- both teams are averaging over 116 points per game this season as they each rank inside the top-five in scoring offense. But I'm leaning under here as I think the Clippers #13 ranked defense does enough to slow down the Rockets #2 ranked offense. Game of the night as far as watchability and think this side bet is a coin toss so putting something small on the UNDER 236 her.
Wait did the playoffs start already lol? No? You mean we get a game with so many implications, so much hype and so much anticipation during the regular season? The NBA is awesome, sports in general are awesome!!! This game marks the 4th meeting of the season between these two teams with the Rockets currently holding a 2-1 advantage over the Clips. However....each of these teams are new versions of what they once were and this will be their first time playing each other in current form. When you dont know something its ok to say I dont know. In this case, atleast for me, I dont know who will win this game. But I WILL be front and center when it tips off. Its just an opportunity to sit back and analyze with the playoffs approaching and just a chance to enjoy what Iâ€™m sure will be a really great game. But the best of luck to everyone who dares to pick a side!!!
Michigan couldnâ€™t survive a run-in with Ohio State on their home floor. What makes them think a road meeting will go any different? Visiting teams are averaging only 36.8 percent shooting when traveling to the Value City Arena this season. Michigan simply isnâ€™t prepared to deal with the more physical basketball team. Like the first meeting, it wonâ€™t be a pretty performance by any stretch, but I'll take the better team on the small line at home here.
USC heads into the game having lost two in a row and five of its last seven but the Trojans are 11-2 at home this season. Arizona has put together subpar performances against up-tempo teams who can drain mid-range jumpers and collect offensive boards - USC only efficient in one of those areas; the Trojans are a top-75 team in the rebounding department. USC has averaged 10 offensive boards per game over its last five games.
Key question mark with illnesses around several key Trojans. USC seniors Jonah Mathews (virus) and Nick Rakocevic (virus) had both been listed as questionable but were upgraded to probable this afternoon. They are two of the Trojansâ€™ top players.
Maybe get an update on the health of Mathews and Rakocevic, but I'm leaning USC if the pre-game reports are good. One fun trend - the Trojans are 6-1 over their last seven games as an underdogs.
I like the Hornets here as a virtual pick em'. The Hornets are 2-0 SU against the Knicks this season, including a 97-92 win Jan. 28 in the most recent meeting. Charlotte +1 (1 Unit lean)
The Under is 5-1 in the past six as a favorite for the Knicks, while going 6-2 in their past eight as a road fave. The Under is also a perfect 5-0 in the past five for the Hornets, while hitting in five straight as an underdog. (2 Units) (UNDER 206)
Utah has just been awful on the road this season, losing each of their last three road games by 16ppg or more. Stanfordâ€™s had some hiccups at home lately, but they have been playing the teams that are on top of the division. The Cardinal also pulled off a win against Oregon. Head-to-head, the home team is 7-1-1ATS in the last 9 meetings between these two teams. I know the spread is bigger than expected but going by the numbers I'm taking the home team to win and cover. My Pick Stanford -7.5
Hofstraâ€™s Last 6 Games â€”> 78.3 PPG Drexelâ€™s Last 6 Games â€”> 70.3 PPG
Drexel has averaged 66 possessions in their last 3 games, which isnâ€™t going to get it done against an offense like Hofstra. Hofstra converts 78% of their free throws, marking them ninth in the country.
*****HOFSTRA -4***** Hofstra has won 6 in a row in dominant fashion and Drexel is a sub-500 team. I just don't see the Dragons keeping up here against the red hot Hofstra Pride. Mortgage the house and let's get heavy.
St.Bonaventure tonight. They have a five game winning streak.probably the best team in that conference besides Dayton. Their gonna cover that spread tonight.Davidson 12-11.They are going to get beat up tonight.
I like St. Bonnies in a shootout. Davidson has a solid offense but has no defense, I think the Bonnies run wild here. St. Bonaventure has a legitimate shot of getting to a No. 2 seed as they have four home games in the remaining six games in the regular season. The Bonnies won eight of the previous nine at home, while Davidson lost five of the last six on the road. The Wildcats have a slightly better offense, but the Bonnies are better on defense and have the rebounding edge. They have a +3.6 rebounding margin, which can't be over looked here.
Manhattan just recently blew out Iona so you would think Iona wants revenge. I am not seeing that happen. Manhattan is the better team and should still win this even though Iona will keep it closer than the last matchup
Milwaukee plays at the fastest pace and scores the most points per game and the Kingâ€™s offense plays much slower and I suspect the faster pace will suit Sacramento. Both teams are in the top half of the league in three-point shooting percentage and I expect each side to jack up a bunch of triples. Antetokounmpo is questinable, but I think Milwaukee blows the hapless Kings out with or without the Greek Freak.
If the Suns were healthy, Iâ€™d like them for the upset with Hill sidelined and Antetokounmpo at less than full health for the Bucks, but injuries work both ways. The potential absence of Rubio is most notable for the visitors, as they could be without their leader in assists per game.
The Bucks are 4-2 against the spread this season following a loss, winning by an average of 15.5 points per game and covering by 6.7 points in those situations.
Milwaukee is 26-22 ATS overall and 13-12 on home court, while routinely battling against double-digit spreads. The Suns are 24-23-1 ATS overall and 14-8 on the road, but they havenâ€™t yet faced the leagueâ€™s best team. The Bucksâ€™ last four victories were each decided by a margin of at least 13 points.
***PHILLY ML*** Philadelphia has won and covered all three games against Boston so far this season, including a 109-98 victory keyed by a 32-18 fourth quarter by the 76ers. They have really struggled away from home this season, going 1-10 as an away underdog, but their one win was Dec. 2 against the Celtics. Give me a healthy Philly team and the 3 points. I've got the 76er's winning a low scoring game 107-104.
I am biased as a Chiefs season ticket holder, but I still bet like this is cold hard cash. The Chiefs are playing much better ball since they played the Titans in the regular season. There are a couple prop bets I really like. Total TD passes @ 2.5, taking the over. Kelce receptions @6.5, over and total sacks @ 5, the over again. Chiefs win by 10 37-27
The Bucks have been steamrolling teams recently (and all season really); they are 9-1 in their last 10, including three straight wins of 20-plus points. Boston is a bad team and dealing with a couple of injuries here, I like the read hot Bucks by big double digits at home tonight.
***OVER 221.5*** The Mavs dropped 140 points in each of the seasonâ€™s first two head-to-head meetings. Golden State has been struggling offensively but should be able to do enough tonight against Mavs 15th ranked defense to push this one over the total...and even if the Dubs have an average night, I think the Mavs will be able too carry the point-scoring load and light it up offensively against Warriors 21st ranked defense.
It's easy to make an argument for either team; LSU for its offense and quarterback, Clemson for its defense and quarterback. With two such evenly matched teams, common sense tells me to take the points.
Earlier matchups this season the Lakers won 112-107 at home and then 130-127 three nights later in Oklahoma City, but didnâ€™t cover in either contest. Oklahoma City has been red-hot during an impressive 11-2 recent run. Give me the Thunder and the free point at home.