Will be interesting to see how Houston's top ranked defense holds up against UAB's top ranked offense. UAB offense can light it up and averages 80 PPG. But don't expect UAB to hit the 80 mark today as Houston is on a different level. Houston is coming off a dominating 71-53 win over Memphis in the American Athletic Conference title game, covering as 3.5-point favorites and looked dominate.
UAB's top 9 scorers are either juniors or seniors, and with a 7-foot starting center, it certainly won’t be dominated in the paint.
Not in love with this game, but taking the points here. BOL!
The Giants can’t seem to shake off a COVID-19 outbreak and are without many of their key players. They’re facing an offseason of major changes and are likely ready just to put a cap on this season. Washington, on the other hand, is looking to finish strong for head coach Ron Rivera.
UTEP starting the season 6-1, but the Miners are 1-4 since Oct. 30. The Bulldogs are on more of a surge coming into this game. Fresno State is 5-1 over its last six games and covering 4 of those games.
The Bulldogs Senior QB Jake Haener leads a Fresno State offense that ranks ninth in the nation in passing yards. UTEP might hang around for 2 quarters but I think Fresno State is the better team on both sides of the ball and should open this game up in the 2nd half.
Tech just got beat by a good Providence team, in a back and forth competitive game and Tech really hasn't really played anybody in top 50 this year....so this will be a good test for Raiders tonight. Tech still has a ton of talent and will make a game of it here. I like the points.
With Brennan Armstrong sidelined by a rib injury, Virginia's offense looked terrible in a 28-3 loss to Notre Dame. The Cavaliers quarterback is still listed as day-to-day, but is deemed "likely" to play.
Even if Armstrong is at 100 percent, though, the pick would be Pittsburgh. The Kenny Pickett-led Panthers have been even better than UVA on offense (43.5 points per game), and they have shown far more often than Virginia that they can occasionally get some stops on defense.
The Rays should be favored, but I’m not laying juice with Josh Fleming, who has allowed eight hits and seven runs in his last seven innings. Fleming has a 6.35 ERA in 34 innings on the road this season. Give me the Guardians with Zach Plesac +115 plus odds.
Clippers -1 (First Half) - Hereâ€™s the trend: NBA playoff teams down 0-2 in a series and returning home for Game 3 are 74-43-9 against the first-half spread since 2007. The narrative is that the desperate team will come out swinging on their home court for at least 24 minutes.
Weâ€™re getting a great underdog price on the Brewers considering how well the team has been playing and who is on the mound Tuesday. Milwaukee has won 4 straight and 9 of their last 10 games, yet they find themselves in the â€œdogâ€ role against a team that has lost 3 of 5. The Brewers are 20-6 as underdogs this season and will send Adrian Houser to the mound. Houser allowed 1 run on 5 hits his last time out. Heâ€™s been extremely consistent, only allowing more than 3 earned runs 1 time this season. Sonny Gray allowed 4 runs in his last start and hasnâ€™t proven that he can be trusted in the â€œfavoriteâ€ role. Take the Brewers Tuesday.
It doesnâ€™t seem to matter how good Sonny Gray is in his starts, the Reds offense gives him no run support and that will happen again in this game. Look for the Brewers to score just enough behind Adrian Houser to win this game.
Taillon is 0-2 in his past five starts, four of which include multiple walks and/or a home run allowed. And is E-Rod still considered an Ace? In May, E-Rod was 1-4 with a 7.28 ERA. The Red Soxâ€™s offense was strong on Friday, and now they get to face off with Jameson Taillon and he comes into this game with a 5.10 ERA. Eduardo Rodriguez comes into this game with a 5.64 ERA. I like the overs here at the short tract Yankees Stadium.
Nets won by double-digits in last game despite one of their worst shooting performances of the season. We saw what the Bucks did to the Heat when they played well and same thing going to happen if Nets go off tonight. B-L-O-W O-U-T.
The Cavs have enough problems overall and having to face the Pacers on the second night of a back to back is a big issue. The Pacers offense has been strong as of late and Cleveland's offense ranks 30th in the league and that's going to be a big problem.
***DOG OF THE DAY*** Chi Chi Gonzalez has only given up one run in two of his last three starts. The Rockies scored 14 runs on Saturday and will give Chi Chi enough run support here to get the W. Wrong team favored. Playing Rockies for the game and 1st 5 innings. Double Dip.
In two of Zach Eflinâ€™s last three starts he has given up two runs or less. The Mets will be hard pressed to score more than 2 runs here. Let's get on Philly first 5 innings as we don't want to put it into the hands of the bullpen in this game.
Philly has the better record with 32 wins and 4-1 ATS in last 5 games so playing well. The Nuggets got a lot better at the trade deadline with the addition of Gordon and good at home and win they win it's by a 5.8 point margin. It's still hard to ignore the points here with how well 76ers are playing. Philly has to be the play if any here.
My initial thoughts are OVER 51 points here. The Colts offense has proven to be more explosive with Philip Rivers under center while the Bills have one of the best offenses in the NFL the Bills defense is average at best. So this matchup should setup for a high scoring game. While Buffalo will be without Cole Beasley, they will have their stud in Diggs. The matchup to watch will be Diggs against Xavier Rhodes. The former teammates will battle in a matchup that will likely determine the outcome. If the Colts can limit Diggs, they have a chance to win. If they donâ€™t then itâ€™s hard to see them keeping up.
Gonzaga is coming off a 112-67 blasting of Dixie State last time out, a final tune-up before concentrating mostly upon West Coast Conference play the rest of the way. The Bulldogs are 5-4 ATS so far, but havent covered in consecutive games since their first two outings Nov. 26 and 27.
The Bulldogs, freshman sensation G Jalen Suggs (leg) is listed as questionable but I don't think it's much of a factor here. San Francisco has been a thorn in the side of the Zags over the years but I don't see the Dons spooking the Zags in this one. Gonzaga leads the nation in scoring offense with 96.2 points per game. The Dons are averaging a mere 75.5 PPG, and wont be able to keep up over 4 quarters. Thick spread for a reason, I think this one gets ugly.