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|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|02-08-20||Pelicans v. Pacers -2||124-117||Loss||-109||8 h 39 m||Show|
4* BEST BET on Pacers -2 -109
Analysis will be posted shortly
|02-08-20||South Florida +8.5 v. Memphis||75-73||Win||100||6 h 4 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - Situational ATS DESTROYER on South Florida +8½ -109
I like the value here with South Florida as a near double-digit dog on the road against Memphis. While the Tigers come in having won 3 straight, only one of those was by more than 7 points and that was against a bad Temple team last time out.
I just don't think this Memphis team can be trusted to lay a number like this. South Florida has got some momentum going with back-to-back wins and are off one of their best games this season, beating UCF by 16 at home last Saturday. Bulls will also draw plenty of confidence and motivation from a near upset of Memphis at home earlier this season, which they lost by just 4 points.
Having a week to prepare for USF is huge, especially given that Memphis has quick turnaround after playing on Wednesday. Tigers also struggle with turnovers and had 22 against the Bulls in that first meeting. South Florida should have a big edge there again, which will make it really hard on Memphis to pull away.
Bulls are 18-6 ATS last 24 off a home win, 13-3 ATS last 16 after playing 2 straight games as a favorite, 14-4 ATS last 18 off 2 straight wins and a perfect 7-0 ATS last 7 off two straight covers as a favorite. Take South Florida!
|02-08-20||Furman -4 v. Western Carolina||82-73||Win||100||4 h 11 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - Vegas ODDSMAKERS ERROR on Furman -4 -109
The Paladins are worth a look here as a small road favorite at Western Carolina. Furman is sitting tied on top the Southern Conference at 9-2 with East Tennessee State and are one of the better small conference teams not a lot of people know about. Paladins are 73rd right now in KenPom.
Western Carolina in comparison is sitting at No. 158. Furman comes into this one playing extremely well, as they have won 4 straight, most recently destroying Mercer 79-57 at home. That was the same Mercer team they only beat by 2 on the road earlier this season.
The Catamounts fall into a similar spot, as they gave the Paladins a really good game back in January, losing by just 4 on the road. I don't see Furman playing around with Western Carolina this time around.
Look for turnovers to be the difference maker, as the Paladins are 26th nationally in defensive turnover rate, while Western Carolina is 236th in offensive turnover rate. Paladins are also 13-4 ATS last 17 as a road favorite and 13-4 ATS last 17 off a conference home win. Take Furman!
|02-08-20||VMI v. The Citadel||75-64||Win||100||4 h 35 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - Vegas ATS Line MISTAKE on VMI PK -110
I like the value here with the Keydets at a pick'em on the road against The Citadel. All you have to do here is look at the recent history between these two teams to see the value with VMI. The Keydets have covered 9 of the last 10 meetings in the series and are covering by almost 7 ppg.
You also have to factor in all the injuries that the Bulldogs are dealing with. Not only do they got several key guys out, but those that are able to play are playing at less than 100%. On top of that, The Citadel is sitting winless in Southern Conference play at 0-11. They aren't just losing, they are getting beat badly, as 6 of their last 7 losses are by 9 or more points.
Playing another bad team hasn't helped them out much either. Bulldogs are 15-34-2 ATS last 51 at home vs a team with a losing road record and 1-4 ATS last 5 vs a team that's won fewer than 40% of their games. VMI on the other hand is 7-0 ATS last 7 times they have faced a team that's allowing 77 or more points/game. Take VMI!
|02-07-20||Iona +6 v. Quinnipiac||Top||73-52||Win||100||11 h 44 m||Show|
5* NCAAB Vegas NO LIMIT Top Play on Iona +6
I love the value here with the Gaels as a decently priced road dog against the Bobcats. It hasn't been the easiest of seasons for Iona, as they try to make it work under interim head coach Tra Arnold, but this is just too good a price to pass up.
Quinnipiac is setting 3rd in the MAAC at 6-4, but they are just 2-4 in league play after starting out 4-0. Most recently losing by 16 on the road at Niagara, who is ranked just slightly higher than the Gaels.
Bobcats have been a good fade at home off a road loss. They are just 5-15 ATS last 20 at home off a conference road loss and a mere 1-11 ATS in their last 12 at home off a road loss by 10 or points.
Quinnipiac has also not had much luck against teams that make a living from the 3-point line. Bobcats are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 at home vs teams who average 8 or more made 3-pointers. Take Iona!
|02-06-20||Santa Clara +3 v. Pepperdine||77-91||Loss||-115||14 h 36 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Late Night ATS HEAVY HITTER on Santa Clara +3 -115
I really like the value here with the Broncos as a road dog against the Waves. These two teams just played two weeks ago at Santa Clara and it came down to the wire with Pepperdine winning 90-86 in OT. Since 1997 the Broncos are 60% ATSS when revening a same season loss.
Most might think the Waves are the way with this time the game being played on their home floor. However, Pepperdine is a mere 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games. They are also 2-10 ATS last 12 games as a favorite and 1-7 ATS last 8 as a home favorite. Road team and underdog has covered 4 of the last 5 games in this series. Take Santa Clara!
|02-06-20||Pelicans v. Bulls +5||125-119||Loss||-105||10 h 34 m||Show|
3* NBA - No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Bulls +5 -105
The Bulls are worth a look here as a home dog against the Pelicans. The books are absolutely begging you to take New Orleans here, as they are feeding into the Zion Williamson hype. I know Chicago has disappointed and are dealing with some injuries, but they are going to show up with a big effort here.
Zion has looked great, but the Pelicans are just 3-4 SU and 3-4 ATS in the 7 games since he made his debut. I really think this is a tough spot for them having just recently played at Houston and then at home against the Bucks. Really easy for them to look past a struggling Bulls team on the road.
Pelicans are just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a double-digit loss at home. Chicago in the meantime will be fresh, as they have been off since Sunday and are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 when playing on 3 or more days of rest. Take Chicago!
|02-06-20||North Texas v. Middle Tennessee +8.5||75-70||Win||100||11 h 9 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Middle Tennessee +8½ -110
I like the value here with the Blue Raiders as a near double-digit dog at home against the Mean Green. North Texas just had their 8-game winning streak snapped in an ugly 75-84 loss at Rice as a 8.5-point favorite. Prior to that they struggled to put away a bad UTEP team. I just think it's asking a lot for the Mean Green to win here in blowout fashion.
Middle Tennessee is just 2-8 in C-USA play, but they have won 2 of their last 3, including a win at UTSA in their last game as a 8-point dog. Blue Raiders haven't been nearly as bad as their conference record and that shows in their 6-4 ATS mark in C-USA play.
Blue Raiders have gone 4-1 ATS last 5 games as a dog and are 10-2 ATS last 12 off a conference win as a dog of 6 or more. Home team has also covered 8 of the last 10 meetings in the series. Take Middle Tennessee!
|02-06-20||Cincinnati v. Wichita State -4||Top||80-79||Loss||-110||11 h 7 m||Show|
5* NCAAB - American Athletic PLAY OF THE MONTH on Wichita State -4 -110
I love the value here with the Shockers as a small home favorite against the Bearcats. I just feel like this is too good a price to pass up with Wichita State at home given how motivated the Shockers are going to be off a close 3-point loss at Tulsa. Not to mention Wichita State is 13-1 on their home floor this season.
Cincinnati has won 4 straight, but 3 of those 4 were at home and the other was at a bad Temple team. We saw these same Bearcats lost by 11 at Memphis on the road. I also think this is a really tough spot for Cincinnati coming off that emotional 64-62 win at home over Houston, where they rallied from 15 down to get the win.
Bearcats are 1-5 ATS last 6 on the road vs a team that's won more than 60% of their home games and 3-13 ATS last 16 as a road dog. Shockers are 7-3 ATS last 10 off a game where they failed to cover. Take Wichita State!
|02-06-20||Elon +3.5 v. NC-Wilmington||62-56||Win||100||10 h 37 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - Vegas Oddsmakers LINE MISTAKE on Elon +3½ -110
I like the value here with the Phoenix getting points on the road against the Seahawks. I just don't think UNC Wilmington should be favored. They are a mere 2-9 in CAA play and their two wins are both by a mere 2-points. They come in off back-to-back double-digit losses on the road to Townson and most recently at James Madison by 17.
These two teams played earlier this season and the Phoenix won by 17 at home, which I think speaks for itself in the value with them getting points in the rematch. UNC Wilmington simply can't score. They are last in the CAA in both offensive efficiency and effective field goal percentage. Not to mention they struggle with turnovers and aren't good on the boards. They also are bottom of the pack in defense.
Seahawks are 1-5 ATS last 6 as a home favorite and 0-7 ATS last 7 at home vs a team that's won fewer than 40% of their road games. Take Elon!
|02-05-20||Western Carolina -5 v. Samford||78-70||Win||100||12 h 5 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Western Carolina -5 -105
Easy play here on the Catamounts laying a really short number on the road against Samford. The Bulldogs are simply one of the worst teams in the conference. Samford has lost 8 straight games with each of the last 7 setbacks coming by 7 or more.
There's a lot the Bulldogs do well. They are 9th in the Southern Conference in offensive efficiency and 10th (last) in effective field goal percentage. They are also 10th in both of these categories on the defensive side of the ball.
Samford is a mere 2-9 ATS last 11 games vs a team with a winning record, 2-11 ATS last 13 as a dog and 1-9 ATS last 10 after giving up 80 or more in their last game. Catamounts should win and win big. Take Western Carolina!
|02-04-20||Air Force +11 v. Nevada||54-88||Loss||-112||16 h 56 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - Late Night BAILOUT BLOWOUT on Air Force +11 -112
The Falcons are definitely worth a look here as a double-digit road dog at Nevada. This is just way too many points for the Wolf Pack to be laying with how they are playing. Nevada is just 3-5 over their last 8 games and have lost their last two.
Air Force has lost 4 straight and failed to cover all 4, but that's definitely playing into this favorable price we are getting. Falcons will be extremely motivated here and have had a full week to prepare, having not played since last Tuesday at home against Fresno State. As for Nevada, they were in action on Saturday.
Air Force is a profitable 28-17-1 ATS when they have an advantage in rest under head coach Dave Pilipovich. Falcons are also 15-7 ATS last 22 games vs a team with a winning record and 7-3 ATS last 10 on the road vs a team that's won more than 60% of their home games. Take Air Force!
|02-04-20||Tennessee +6 v. Alabama||69-68||Win||100||12 h 55 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Sharp Money ATS HEAVY HITTER on Tennessee +6 -110
I like the value here with the Volunteers as a decently priced road dog against the Crimson Tide. Alabama went on that ridiculous 12-game ATS run and I think it simply has them overvalued right now. Tide have failed to cover each of their last 3 games.
During this stretch they only won by 3 at home against K-State as a 9.5-point favorite, lost by 14 at LSU as a mere 3-point dog and most recently lost by 4 as a 3.5-point home favorite against Arkansas.
Big reason things have gone south for Alabama is injuries. I think the loss of Herb Jones is huge as he was one of their top defenders. Without him they let the Razorbacks shoot 48% from the field and while Tennessee has lost 3 straight they have shot the ball well. Vols are shooting 48% from the field in their last 5 games.
Tennessee is a profitable 36-18 ATS off 2 straight conference losses, while Alabama is a mere 2-10 ATS last 12 when they come in having failed to cover 3 of their last 4. Take Tennessee!
|02-03-20||Eastern Washington v. Northern Arizona -1||Top||77-66||Loss||-110||10 h 24 m||Show|
5* NCAAB - Big Sky PLAY OF THE MONTH on Northern Arizona -1 -110
I love the value here with the Lumberjacks at basically a pick'em on their home floor against the Eagles. I get Eastern Washington is sitting on top the Big Sky right now, but Northern Arizona is rolling right now. Lumberjacks have won 5 straight and are a strong 7-2 at home this season.
Speaking of playing at home, this will be the 4th straight home game for the Lumberjacks, which is huge this time of year. As for the Eagles, they just played at Sacramento State on Saturday and will be back on the road with just 1 day of rest.
Another thing here is Eastern Washington has not defended the 3-point line very well and this Northern Arizona team can light you up from deep. They are averaging 9 made 3's on their home floor and are shooting 39% from behind the 3-point line at home.
Lumberjacks are also 8-1 ATS last 9 vs a team with a winning record, including a 6-1 ATS mark in their last 7 at home vs a team with a winning road record. Take Northern Arizona!
|02-03-20||Warriors v. Wizards -5.5||125-117||Loss||-105||9 h 31 m||Show|
4* NBA - Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Wizards -5½ -105
I really like the value here with Washington laying what I feel is a short number at home against the Warriors. I think we are getting such a great number with the Wizards due to the Warriors coming in off a 131-112 win at Cleveland, but you can't read anything into that win with how bad the Cavs are playing right now.
Prior to that win the Warriors had gone just 1-15 in their previous 16 with 12 of those 15 losses coming by more than the number here. I get Washington doesn't have that much better of a record than Golden State, but they are 11-11 at home and the Warriors are 4-22 on the road. Wizards also come in having won two straight and covered 5 of their last 7.
Golden State is also just 9-21 ATS last 30 off a win by 15 or more and 2-9 ATS off a win as a road dog (0-3 this season). Take Washington!
|02-02-20||CS-Northridge v. Hawaii -6||75-80||Loss||-109||15 h 49 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Late Night ATS CASH COW on Hawaii -6 -109
I like the value here with the Rainbow Warriors at home against CS-Northridge. Hawaii is at a huge advantage here, as they get ready to play their 4th straight at home. Rainbow Warriors haven't had to leave their island in over two weeks. They have also won each of those last 3 at home.
The Matadores have been hit or miss of late, as they have alternated wins and losses since a 3-game winning streak around the new year holiday. They come in off a win at home over UC-Santa Barbara, but lost their previous game at Fullerton.
While Hawaii hasn't had to leave home, Northridge will be playing their 5th road game in their last 7 games overall. Take Hawaii!
|02-01-20||Lakers v. Kings +6||129-113||Loss||-105||11 h 3 m||Show|
3* NBA - Late Night ATS DOMINATOR on Kings +6 -105
The Kings are definitely worth a look here as a decently priced home dog against the Lakers. I think a lot of people thought LA was going to come out and light the world on fire in their first game since the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, but instead they lost 119-127 at home to the Blazers as a 13-point favorite.
I just think it's going to take some time for the Lakers to get back in the groove of things and it's really hard to see them playing well in this spot. LA will be on no rest and even more so off the emotional night that was centered around Kobe. I could see LA not showing up at all for this game. Sacramento on the other hand is going to be motivated for a shot at beating the Lakers and it wouldn't surprise me at all if they won outright. Take Sacramento!
|02-01-20||Clemson -1 v. Wake Forest||44-56||Loss||-110||11 h 39 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - Prime Time ATS MONEYMAKER on Clemson -1 -110
I really like the value here with the Tigers at basically a pick'em at home against the Demon Deacons. Clemson is coming off a big time 71-70 win at home over Syracuse a game the Tigers can get a lot of confidence from. Orange had really been playing well coming into that game and Clemson won despite a poor effort from their best player in Aamir Simms.
Look for the Tigers to have their way here against a struggling Wake Forest team. Demon Deacons have lost 6 of 7 with their only win against BC at home. While Clemson only won by 3 at home over WF in an earlier meeting, they shot 50% from the field and it really should have been a much bigger blowout.
Tigers are 23-10 ATS last 33 vs a team with a losing record and 8-2 ATS last 10 off a SU win. Road team has also covered 5 of the last 7 and the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6. Take Clemson!
|02-01-20||Coastal Carolina v. Arkansas State -2||83-77||Loss||-110||8 h 39 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Arkansas State -2 -110
I like the value here with the Red Wolves at basically a pick'em at home against the Chanticleers. This is just too good a price to pass up with Arkansas State. Red Wolves are off a home loss to Appalachian State, but had won 3 straight prior to the setback.
Coastal Carolina is the perfect team for them to get back on track against. Chanticleers have lost 4 straight, three of those at home. The most recent was on the road Thursday at Little Rock and they got annihilated by 17. Hard to see them showing up with the kind of effort needed to win this game on just 1 day of rest.
Coastal Carolina is 1-6 ATS last 7 vs a team that's won more than 60% of their games and the Red Wolves are 10-1 ATS last 11 off a SU loss and 6-1 ATS last 7 as a home favorite. Take Arkansas State!
|02-01-20||Wyoming v. San Jose State -3.5||71-66||Loss||-109||7 h 22 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Situational VEGAS INSIDER on San Jose State -3½ -109
I really like the value here with the Spartans as a small home favorite against the Cowboys. San Jose State has lost 4 of 5 and fresh off a 26-point blowout loss at Boise State. It might make you think they are a team to avoid, but Wyoming is a team they should honestly be favored by more against.
Cowboys have lost 8 straight and all but one of those came by fewer than 9 points, so it's not like they are close to winning. Wyoming is 0-10 in Mountain West play and for them to be favored by this little on the road is a bit of a joke.
Spartans have covered 4 of their last 5 at home and are a perfect 6-0 ATS last 6 off a game where they failed to cover. Take San Jose State!
|02-01-20||Miami-OH +4.5 v. Northern Illinois||Top||55-70||Loss||-109||7 h 39 m||Show|
5* NCAAB - MAC GAME OF THE MONTH on Miami-OH +4½ -109
I love the value here with the Redhawks as a small road dog against the Huskies. Miami (OH) had their game on Tuesday postponed, which means they haven't been in action since last Saturday. That should work out as a big positive for the Redhawks in this one, especially with Northern Illinois playing on just 3 days of rest.
Huskies are also a team that has had a real hard time playing up to their potential against lesser opponents. Northern Illinois is a mere 1-6 ATS last 7 games vs a team with a losing record. They have also failed to cover 5 of their last 6 as a favorite.
Adding even more value here is how the dog has owned this series, cashing a winning ticket in 17 of the last 21 meetings between these two teams. Take Miami (OH)!
|02-01-20||Louisville v. NC State +3.5||77-57||Loss||-110||5 h 39 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Vegas Oddsmakers LINE MISTAKE on NC State +3½ -110
The Wolfpack are definitely worth a look here as a home dog against the Cardinals. The fact that NC State is only a 3.5-point dog really says it all, as the books know the public is going to pound No. 6 ranked Louisville in this one. Cardinals have won 7 straight, while the Wolfpack have lost their last two.
Thing is, while Louisville's last two wins have both come in blowout fashion, their previous 4 games were all decided by 6-points or less, including a mere 3-point win at Notre Dame and a OT win at Pitt. Two teams that I think NC State is better than.
Wolfpack are coming off a shocking 10-point loss at home to a struggling UNC team, but you have to think some of that was them looking ahead to this game. They are 12-5-1 ATS last 18 off a double-digit loss at home and have gone a dominant 6-1 ATS in their last 7 as a home dog. Home team has also covered 5 straight in the series. Take NC State!
|02-01-20||Creighton v. Villanova -6||76-61||Loss||-109||3 h 33 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Early Bird ATS NO-BRAINER on Villanova -6 -109
Easy play here on the Wildcats laying what I feel is a very favorable number at home against the Bluejays. Villanova is rolling right now, as they come in having won 7 straight. Hard to see them slowing down at home, where they are a perfect 10-0 this season, including 5-0 at home in Big East play.
Creighton comes in having won 3 straight, but are just 3-4 away from home. Even more important is how the Bluejays have not been able to crack the code of Jay Wright and Villanova. Wildcats are 9-1 SU and 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings. That includes a 6-point win at Creighton earlier this season and Villanova won that game shooting just 38% from the field.
Wildcats are 31-15 ATS last 46 as a home favorite and the Bluejays are a mere 12-25 ATS last 37 as an underdog. Take Villanova!
|01-31-20||Nuggets v. Bucks -9.5||127-115||Loss||-109||10 h 26 m||Show|
4* NBA - Situational ATS HEAVY HITTER on Bucks -9½ -109
Easy play here on Milwaukee at home against the Nuggets. This is an absolutely brutal spot on the road for Denver. The Nuggets were able to rally to take down the Jazz 106-100 last night in a nationally televised game on TNT. Denver really laid it all on the line in that one and had to given how short-handed they are right now with all the injuries they are dealing with.
A lot easier to overcome those injuries at home and Utah looks to be running out of gas here of late after their crazy run. I just don't see the Nuggets have anything close to what will be needed to keep this game close against a Bucks team that is playing their 2nd straight at home and on a full 2 days of rest.
Denver is 2-7 ATS last 9 games when playing on 0 days of rest and 3-7-2 ATS last 12 on the road vs a team with a winning home record. They have also failed to cover 4 of their last 5 off a win. Take Milwaukee!
|01-30-20||Oregon State +7 v. Stanford||68-63||Win||100||14 h 37 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Late Night BAILOUT BLOWOUT on Oregon State +7 -110
I really like the value here with the Beavers as a near double-digit dog against the Cardinal. I get Oregon State comes in having lost and failed to cover each of their last 4 games, but I think that's why we are getting such a great number with the Beavers in this matchup.
Stanford started out Pac-12 play with 4 straight wins, but I think a lot of that had to do with a favorable schedule to start out league play. They have since lost back-to-back on the road to USC and most recently rival Cal.
Cardinal are just 1-4 ATS last 5 off a SU loss. Oregon State is 10-4 ATS last 14 off a double-digit loss at home and 6-2 ATS last 8 as a road dog. Road team has also covered 5 of the last 6 in the series. Take Oregon State!
|01-30-20||76ers v. Hawks +7.5||117-127||Win||100||8 h 28 m||Show|
3* NBA - No Doubt ATS DESTROYER on Hawks +7½ -110
I like the value here with the Hawks as a decently priced home dog against the 76ers. I just think we are getting a great price here with Atlanta due to the fact that Philadelphia has won 6 of their last 7. They are just 4-3 ATS in this stretch and only one of those covers was on the road in a 6-point win as a 2-point favorite at Brooklyn.
Fading the 76ers away from home is definitely a wise move. Philadelphia is just 9-15 SU and 9-14 ATS on the road this season. They have been especially bad against the spread away from home here of late, going just 1-8 ATS in their last 9.
76ers will also play this one without Al Horford, which is a big blow with Embiid not 100% yet back from injury and is on a minutes restriction. Take Atlanta!
|01-30-20||College of Charleston -5.5 v. James Madison||Top||87-68||Win||100||9 h 7 m||Show|
5* NCAAB - Colonial Athletic PLAY OF THE MONTH on College of Charleston -5½ -110
Love the value here with the Cougars laying what I think is a really small number on the road against a bad James Madison team. I believe the value with Charleston stems from their recent run that's saw them go 1-3 in their last 4 and fail to cover 5 straight.
Two of those losses were by 3-points or less and they should have no problem bouncing back with a convincing win against the Dukes. James Madison is just 1-8 in league play. They have lost 6 straight and are 0-5-1 ATS in this stretch. Each of their last 4 setbacks have come by at least 7 points.
Going on the road after playing their last few at home has been a huge buy on spot for Charleston, as the Cougars are 5-0 ATS last 5 on the road after playing 3 straight at home. Dukes are 7-19 ATS last 26 as a dog and have failed to cover 7 straight games vs a team with a winning record. Take Charleston!
|01-29-20||St. Louis v. La Salle +4||77-76||Win||100||11 h 38 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - Vegas Oddsmakers ERROR on La Salle +4 -110
I really like the value here with the Explorers as a home dog against the Billikens. I just think we are getting a great price here on La Salle due to the fact that they come in having lost 5 straight. Thing is 3 of the 5 were on the road and one of the home games was against VCU.
St Louis has won 4 of 6, but they continue to be overvalued by the books. The Billikens are just 2-6 ATS over their last 8 games. They have failed to cover 5 of their last 7 when laying points and are just 1-7 ATS after holding their previous opponent to less than 50 (allowed 39 to Fordham). Explorers are 5-2 ATS last 7 as a home dog and 4-0 ATS last 4 off a double-digit loss at home (lost 76-65 to VCU). Take La Salle!
|01-29-20||Bulls v. Pacers -9||106-115||Push||0||8 h 55 m||Show|
3* NBA - Situational ATS ANNIHILATOR Pacers -9 -109
I got no problem laying the big number with the Pacers at home against the Bulls. Chicago comes in off a big 110-109 home win over the Spurs, but that came as no surprise. San Antonio was without big man LaMarcus Aldridge and were in a brutal spot playing on no rest after being forced to play the day before in an emotional affair against the Raptors following the news of Kobe's death.
I just don't see Chicago having what it takes to keep this game close. Bulls are absolutely decimated with injuries right now and Indiana is getting back their best player in Victor Oladipo. I know Oladipo's impact will likely be limited early on, but I think his return gives this Pacers team a big shot in the arm. Bulls have also gone just 8-15 on the road and the Pacers are 17-5 at home. Chicago has failed miserably when facing top tier teams and this will be no different. Take Indiana!
|01-29-20||Dayton v. Duquesne +9||Top||73-69||Win||100||12 h 36 m||Show|
5* NCAAB A-10 PLAY OF THE MONTH on Duquesne +9 -110
Love the value here with the Dukes as a near double-digit home dog against the Flyers. Dayton comes in at 7-0 in A-10 play and have won 9 straight overall and it simply has the Flyers laying way to big a number on the road against a Duquesne team that is not only capable of covering but winning this game outright.
The Dukes come in having lost their last two, both on the road. The first was understandable at Rhode Island, but losing at UMass really looks bad. You just have to factor in the spot. Playing on just two days of rest in back-to-back road games in a major lookahead spot with this game on deck. Duquesne is a perfect 8-0 at home this season and have gone 4-1-1 ATS last 6 at home vs a team that's won more than 60% of their road games. Take Duquesne!
|01-29-20||Davidson v. George Washington +5.5||104-107||Win||100||10 h 35 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on George Washington +5½ -109
Easy play here on the Colonials as a home dog against Davidson. While the Wildcats have won and covered 3 straight, the last two were at home and the other was on the road against a bad Fordham team. I think this recent stretch has Davidson back to being overvalued, especially on the road where they are just 4-8 SU and 3-9 ATS.
George Washington has been a covering machine of late. The Colonials have cashed a winning ticket in 5 of their last 6 games and are 3-1 in their last 4, with two outright wins as a dog. The big thing to note is this surge for GW has coincided with the move to insert freshman Chase Paar into the starting lineup. He's been a difference maker and it should have the Colonials continuing to show value the rest of the way. Take George Washington!
|01-28-20||Suns +7.5 v. Mavs||Top||133-104||Win||100||10 h 52 m||Show|
5* NBA - Western Conference PLAY OF THE MONTH on Suns +7½ -105
I love the value here with Phoenix catching a big number against the Mavs tonight. This is just a really tough spot for Dallas, who were in action last night at Oklahoma City, which concluded a really tough 3-game road trip that started in Portland and also had them playing at Utah Saturday.
They were able to knock off OKC last night 107-97, but caught a big break with Chris Paul not playing and they got a big lookahead game on Thursday at Houston. It's really asking a lot of Dallas to be at their best in this one.
Suns can be a dangerous team when they are on and it will definitely help matters that they have been off since Sunday. Phoenix has also been a good bet away from home when getting points. Suns are 5-1 ATS last 6 on the road as an underdog. They are also 8-2 ATS last 10 meetings in the series with a 5-1 ATS mark in their last 6 games at Dallas. Take Phoenix!
|01-28-20||Villanova v. St. John's +3.5||79-59||Loss||-109||7 h 3 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Situational ATS HEAVY HITTER on St. John's +3½ -109
I really the value here with the Red Storm catching points at home. St John's comes in with a mere 2-6 mark in Big East play, but it's not as bad as it looks. Their 4 conference road games, all losses, have come against Xavier, Georgetown, Providence and Marquette. They also have home losses to Butler and Seton Hall, but could have easily won both, losing by 2 to the Bulldogs and by 3 to the Pirates.
St John's definitely has what it takes to win outright and I think that's why the books are begging the public to lay the short number with Villanova. Red Storm have won 2 of the last 3 meetings and I think they are catching the Wildcats in a good spot, playing on just 2 days of rest after a big road win at Providence.
Plus, Villanova is likely to be down one of their better players in Jermaine Samuels, which is a big blow as they are a much better team with him on the floor than not. St John's is also 9-3-1 ATS at home this season and are 6-1 ATS last 7 as a home dog. Wildcats are 3-9-1 ATS last 13 on the road and just 2-6-1 ATS last 9 as a road favorite. Take St John's!
|01-27-20||Wisconsin v. Iowa -5.5||62-68||Win||100||4 h 32 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Iowa -5½ -110
I really like the value here with Iowa laying what I feel is a short number at home against the Badgers. Hawkeyes are 9-1 at home this season and haven't lost at home since early November. They have been outstanding at home in Big Ten play, knocking off Minnesota, Maryland Michigan and Rutgers.
Wisconsin really has a hard time on the road for a couple of reasons. The biggest being they don't shoot the ball nearly as well, especially from the outside and they don't defend the outside shot. That's a recipe for disaster with this Iowa team. It's also a lot harder to get teams to play at your pace on the road. Another big problem against the Hawkeyes who are tops in the Big Ten in tempo.
Wisconsin also isn't great on the boards. They had just 16 rebounds in their 19-point loss at Purdue. Iowa is the No. 1 offensive rebounding team in the Big Ten, so even when the shots aren't falling, Hawkeyes figure to get multiple chances to put the ball in the basket.
Add in Iowa has been off since Wednesday and will be playing just their second game in 10 days and I just think it adds up to an easy win and cover for the home team. Take Iowa!
|01-27-20||Magic v. Heat -5||Top||92-113||Win||100||9 h 2 m||Show|
5* NBA - Southeast Division PLAY OF THE MONTH on Heat -5 -109
Easy play here on Miami laying a short number at home against the Magic. The Heat are dealing with some injuries right now, which is keeping this line a lot lower than it should be.
Butler, Dragic and Nunn are all questionable to play. Dragic and Nunn were held out of their last game, a 117-122 loss at home to the Clippers, while Butler hurt his ankle and wasn't able to return. I think there's a good chance Dragic and/or Nunn return for this one, but even if they don't it's hard to not like Miami in this one.
That's because the Heat are a ridiculous 20-2 at home this season and to only lose by 5 without all those guys against the Clippers says a lot about the depth of this team. Miami hasn't played since Friday and are 9-1 this season on 2 days of rest.
Magic are also in a really tough spot. Orlando had to play an emotional game yesterday at home against the Clippers after the news of Kobe Bryants death. This team has gone just 1-6 on no rest this season and there's an added challenge here with how tough it was to play yesterday's game given the horrific news. Take Miami!
|01-25-20||Mavs +5 v. Jazz||107-112||Push||0||5 h 5 m||Show|
3* NBA - Vegas ATS Line Mistake on Mavs +5 -105
I like the value here with Dallas as a decently priced road dog against the Jazz. Utah has been unbelievable of late, winning 18 of their last 20, but it's not as good a run as you might think. Only two of those 18 wins have come against teams with a winning record.
Dallas did suffer a big blow with the loss of Dwight Powell, but they have recently got back one of their best players in Kristaps Porzingis and when he's been healthy this has looked like one of the best teams in the Western Conference.
Another big factor here is how well the Mavs play away from home, as they are 13-5-1 (72%) ATS away from home and have covered the line on the road by an average of 7.5 points/game. Mavs are also 8-0 ATS last 8 road games after scoring 105 or more in 3 straight games. Take Dallas!
|01-25-20||Akron v. Ohio +5.5||88-86||Win||100||7 h 14 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - Vegas ATS Line MISTAKE on Ohio +5½ -109
Easy play here on the Bobcats as a decently priced home dog against the Zips. While Ohio is just 2-4 in MAC play, this young Bobcats team has been in every game and there's no reason to think they don't have a shot of winning this outright.
I get Akron has won and covered 5 of their last 6 games, but a bunch of those have come against the bottom half of the conference. I just think the Zips could be a little full of themselves right now and also being asked to cover an inflated number.
Bobcats have been outstanding in this spot, covering 9 of their last 10 as a home dog of 3.5 to 6 points and winning by an average of 2-points/game. Take Ohio!
|01-25-20||Clemson +11 v. Louisville||Top||62-80||Loss||-110||6 h 47 m||Show|
5* NCAAB ACC ATS PLAY OF THE MONTH on Clemson +11 -110
I love the value here with the Tigers catching double-digits against Louisville. The Cardinals come in having won 5 straight and that's definitely playing into this inflated number. What gets overlooked in their winning streak, is that 4 of the 5 wins have come by 6 or fewer points, including a mere 4-point win at home last time out against Georgia Tech as a 13-point favorite.
Clemson failed to cover in a 71-68 win at home against Wake Forest in their last game, but the Tigers had covered each of their previous 4 games, including a 79-72 home win over Duke as a 10.5-point dog.
Tigers are 8-2 ATS last 10 games as an underdog and have covered 4 of their last 5 vs a team with a winning record. Cardinals are just 1-4 ATS last 5 at home vs a team that's won fewer than 40% of their road games and 1-3-1 ATS last 5 as a favorite. Not to mention the underdog has covered 4 of the last 5 in the series. Take Clemson!
|01-24-20||Nuggets v. Pelicans -3.5||113-106||Loss||-109||9 h 58 m||Show|
4* NBA - Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Pelicans -3½ -109
Easy play here on the Pelicans laying a short number at home against the short-handed Nuggets. New Orleans failed to deliver in Zion Williamson's debut Wednesday against the Spurs and it just looked like the Pelicans were a bit out of sorts with all the hype around that game. San Antonio is also not a team you want to face in that spot, especially with how well they have been playing.
We saw New Orleans priced very similarly in that game and I just think there's value in this matchup against Denver. Pelicans should only get better going forward and the minutes restriction for Zion should keep increasing.
Nuggets are decimated right now. Paul Millsap, Mason Plumlee and Jamal Murray are all out. Plus, you got both Gary Harris and Michael Porter Jr. listed as question. Not to mention this is Denver's 3rd straight on the road with a big rematch on deck at home against the Rockets looming Sunday. Take New Orleans!
|01-24-20||Celtics v. Magic -1||109-98||Loss||-105||8 h 53 m||Show|
3* NBA - No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Magic -1 -105
Orlando is definitely worth a look here at basically a pick'em on their home floor against the Celtics. Books are begging you to take Boston here at this price, especially with the Celtics coming off two massive blowouts, as they followed up a 139-107 win over the Lakers with a 119-95 win against Memphis.
Key here is the Celtics are likely going to be down a few key pieces. We know Enes Kanter won't be available and both Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are questionable to play. Orlando is always a tough to team to get up for and the Magic play well at home. They really get after you defensively and like to slow the game way down.
With a big matchup looming on Sunday at New Orleans against Zion and the Pelicans, I think we see Boston go through the motions here and drop a game they probably shouldn't. Take Orlando!
|01-23-20||Montana v. Idaho State +6||77-74||Win||100||12 h 35 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - Late Night ATS ANNIHILATOR on Idaho State +6 -109
I like the value here with the Bengals as a decently priced home dog against the Grizzlies. Most will be running to the ticket window to back Montana here, as they sit on top the Big Sky with a 6-1 record, but I think this is a really tough spot for them on the road against a hungry Idaho State team.
Bengals have already knocked off one of the top teams in the Big Sky at home, defeating Eastern Washington 75-69 as a similarly priced 7.5 point dog. Idaho State is also a great bet when getting points. Bengals are 8-3-1 ATS last 12 games as a dog. They have also covered 6 of their last 9 vs a team with a winning record. Montana is also 4-14 ATS last 18 off a home win and just 2-9 ATS at home off a conference win. Take Idaho State!
|01-23-20||Seattle University v. Grand Canyon -2||77-80||Win||100||11 h 24 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Late Night BAILOUT BLOWOUT on Grand Canyon -2 -117
The Antelopes are worth a look here as a small home favorite against Seattle. Grand Canyon is coming into this one riding a wave of momentum off back-to-back road wins over Chicago State and UMKC.
Completely different vibe for the Redhawks coming into this one. Seattle just had their 3-game losing streak snapped in a crushing 67-75 loss at home to New Mexico State, where they were down just 2 with 2 minutes to go.
Redhawks are also a mere 1-7 ATS last 8 games when listed as a dog and have failed to cover 4 straight when getting points on the road. Take Grand Canyon!
|01-23-20||Tenn-Martin +8 v. Eastern Illinois||83-95||Loss||-109||11 h 8 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Sharp Money ATS HEAVY HITTER on Tenn-Martin +8 -109
The Skyhawks are definitely worth a look here as a near double-digit road dog against the Panthers. There's just no reason Eastern Illinois should be laying this kind of number. Both of these teams are bad. Panthers are 2-4 in OVC play and the Skyhawks are 1-5.
Thing is Tennessee-Martin is the much better offensive team and should have a big edge at the free throw line, as they ranked 3rd in the conference in free throw rate, while the Panthers are 10th. I just don't see Eastern Illinois being able to pull away enough here to cover this big number and wouldn't be completely shocked if they lost outright.
Panthers are just 2-6 ATS last 8 at home vs a team with a losing road record and just 1-6 ATS last 7 overall. Take Tennessee-Martin!
|01-23-20||Washington v. Utah +1.5||66-67||Win||100||11 h 32 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Utah +1½ -111
I really like the value here with Utah as a home dog against the Huskies. Washington has not been the same team since losing point guard Quade Green and this couldn't be a much better spot to buy low on Utah.
Utes comes in having lost 5 of 6 since that big upset win over Kentucky, including a 1-4 start to Pac-12 play, but it's not as bad as it looks. Their 5 losses have come against the likes of San Diego St, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona and Arizona State. The only one of those defeats at home was a mere 5-point loss to a really good Oregon team. In their win they beat Oregon State by 12 and I wouldn't be shocked at all if they won here by double-digits.
Utes are 35-17 ATS last 51 at home after 2 or more losses in a row and 16-5 ATS last 21 after failing to cover 3 straight. Take Utah!
|01-23-20||Florida Atlantic +4 v. Charlotte||Top||68-70||Win||100||10 h 41 m||Show|
5* NCAAB - C-USA PLAY OF THE WEEK on Florida Atlantic +4 -109
I love the value here with the Owls as a road dog against the 49ers. I'm confident FAU will not only cover, but win this game outright. Charlotte is simply overvalued right now. The 49ers come in at 4-2 in C-USA play, but all 4 wins have come against teams who are 3-3 or worse in league play. Their only game so far against a team in the top half of the standings was a game at WKU and they got annihilated by a score of 80-63.
FAU is definitely going to be up for this game after losing one they shouldn't have at home against UAB on Saturday. Owls have not lost back-to-back games since dropping two in a row in early November to Miami and Alabama. They also have a nice scheduling edge, playing on 4 days of rest, while Charlotte is on just 2 days of rest and just played two in a row on the road.
Owls are 13-6 ATS last 19 off a loss, 5-1 ATS last 6 road games against a team with a winning home record and a perfect 6-0 ATS last 2 seasons as a road dog of 6 points or less. Take FAU!
|01-22-20||UNLV +5 v. Nevada||72-86||Loss||-105||14 h 50 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Late Night BAILOUT BLOWOUT on UNLV +5 -105
UNLV is definitely worth a look here as a decently priced road dog against the Wolf Pack. The Rebels are on fire right now, as they come in having won 3 straight and 7 of their last 8 overall. Their 6-1 mark in the MWC trails only undefeated San Diego State and is two games clear of the next best team.
While UNLV is surging, Nevada comes in having lost 3 of their last 4 with their only win in this stretch coming by a single point at home against a Wyoming team that has not won a conference game to this point.
Rebels also just aren't just winning close games. They are dominating. All 7 wins during their 7-1 run have come by at least 9 points and last time out whooped NEw Mexico 99-78 at home. That's worth noting as the Rebels are 18-7 ATS last 25 on the road after a blowout win by 20 or more. Take UNLV!
|01-22-20||Georgetown +5.5 v. Xavier||Top||57-66||Loss||-109||10 h 32 m||Show|
5* NCAAB - Big East GAME OF THE MONTH on Georgetown +5½ -109
I love the value here with the Hoyas as a decently priced road dog against the Musketeers. Most will simply back the Musketeers here assuming they are due to breakout of their recent slump, which has seem them lose 3 straight and 4 of 5 since opening the season 11-2.
I just don't think Xavier is playing well enough right now to be laying this kind of number against a quality Georgetown team. One that has performed extremely well on the road under head coach Patrick Ewing, going 16-10 (62%) ATS.
Last time out Georgetown was done in by a crazy good night from Marquette's star guard Markus Howard, who scored 42 of the their 84 points. Hoyas did more than enough offensively in that game, scoring 80 on 50.8% shooting.
Georgetown really had no answer for Howard and the pick and roll action Marquette was using. It should be a lot easier defensively in this one. Xavier barely runs any pick and roll and likes to work it inside, which plays right into the strength of the Hoyas defense.
Playing at home has also not been a positive for the Musketeers, who are just 1-8 ATS last 9 games at the Cintas Center. Take Georgetown!
|01-21-20||Texas Tech v. TCU +3||54-65||Win||100||12 h 55 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - Vegas ATS Line MISTAKE on TCU +3 -109
TCU is definitely worth a look here as a home dog against Texas Tech. Good spot to fade the Red Raiders, who come in having won two straight and are fresh off a 72-52 blowout win at home against Iowa State. Texas Tech's offense doesn't travel all that well and they could have a really tough time not looking ahead to Saturday's huge showdown at home against nationally ranked Kentucky.
As for the Horned Frogs they are in a big bounce back spot after losing their last two on the road. TCU had started out 3-0 in Big 12 play and are 2-0 at home inside conference action. No question they are going to give everything they have against one of their several in-state rivals.
It's been a wise move fading Tech in this spot. Red Raiders are just 3-7 ATS last 10 as a favorite, 2-5 ATS last 7 off a win and 1-5 ATS last 6 on the road vs a team that's won more than 60% of their home games. Take TCU!
|01-20-20||Lakers v. Celtics +2.5||Top||107-139||Win||100||9 h 4 m||Show|
5* NBA - Non-Conference PLAY OF THE MONTH on Celtics +2½ -110
I love this spot and price with Boston as a home dog against the Lakers. Celtics do have both Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown listed as questionable, but I think there's a good shot both guys could play here. Walker missed Boston's last game with a sore knee, but played 38 minutes and scored 40 points against the Bucks on Thursday (didn't leave the game). Brown has missed the last two with a sprained thumb.
Lakers also have a big name on the injury report, as Anthony Davis is also questionable. I think it's less likely Davis goes, as he's missed the last 5 (listed as questionable for all 5). Davis was not part of team workouts yesterday, so it's hard seeing them just throwing him out there for this game.
This is also a huge game for Boston, not only because it's against Lebron and the Lakers, but they are desperate for a win after losing their last 3. Hard to bet against them as a home dog. Celtics are 16-5 at home, 41-25 ATS last 3 seasons as a dog and 12-3 ATS last 15 as a home dog. Take Boston!
|01-20-20||NC State v. Virginia -4||53-51||Loss||-110||22 h 50 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Virginia -4 -110
This is just too good a price to pass up with the Cavaliers at home against NC State. Virginia was able to snap a 3-game skid with a 63-58 win and cover at Georgia Tech on Saturday. They will take that momentum into this game and look to build on their 8-2 mark at home.
NC State comes in having won two straight, but both of those wins came on their home floor against middle of the pack teams in the ACC in Clemson and Miami. Wolfpack are just 2-4 away from home this season and have lost each of their last 3 on the road, most recently falling by 14 at Virginia Tech.
Another big thing to note is NC State is really banged up right now. Their top two big men (Manny Bates and Pat Andree) both had to leave their last game with injuries. Andree figures to be a huge long shot to play and Bates is 50/50. C.J. Bryce is also just in his 3rd game back from missing action.
Virginia's Tony Bennett has won all 3 meetings over NC State head coach Kevin Keatts, including a 68-51 victory in last year's home matchup with the Wolfpack. Another thing to note is the Wolfpack like to play fast an teams that push the pace often struggle against Virginia's methodical approach. Cavaliers are 15-5 ATS last 20 times vs an uptempo team that averages 62 or more shots/game. Take Virginia!
|01-20-20||Texas v. West Virginia -8||Top||59-97||Win||100||8 h 17 m||Show|
5* NCAAB - Vegas NO LIMIT Top Play on West Virginia -8 -115
I love the value here with the Mountaineers laying single-digits at home against the Longhorns, as I got West Virginia winning here by 10+ rather easily. Great spot to jump on the Mountaineers off a loss at K-State over the weekend.
In their previous two games off a loss this season they have covered with ease the next time out, beating Austin Peay by 31 as a 15-point favorite and Oklahoma State by 13 on the road as a Pick'em.
Not only is the spot great, but so is the matchup. Bob Huggins' teams are always good at offensive rebounding and this year's team is elite in that department, ranking 3rd in the country. Texas is 287th in allowing offensive boards.
Another thing to keep in mind is you a Texas team that isn't very deep playing on the road on just 1 day of rest after laying it all on the line against Kansas at home on Saturday, a game they lost after leading by 5 at the half.
Longhorns are also 0-5 ATS last 5 games vs a team that's won more than 60% of their games. Mountaineers are 7-0 ATS last 7 off a loss, 4-0 ATS last 4 as a home favorite and 5-0 ATS last 5 vs a team with a winning record. Take West Virginia!
|01-19-20||Packers v. 49ers -7||Top||20-37||Win||100||149 h 10 m||Show|
5* NFL - Packers/49ers NFC GAME OF THE YEAR on 49ers -7 -109
I love the value here with the 49ers at home in the NFC Championship Game. As much respect as I have for Aaron Rodgers, San Francisco is simply better on both sides of the ball and I just don't see Green Bay being able to keep this close on the road.
These two teams played in the regular-season at San Francisco and the 49ers led 23-0 at the half and would go on to win 37-8 with a 339 to 188 edge in total yards. SF not only limited Aaron Jones to just 38 yards on 13 attempts (2.9 yards/carry), they held Rodgers to mere 104 passing yards and sacked him 5 times.
When healthy this 49ers defense has been the best in the league and with the returns of Kwon Alexander and Dee Ford in the Divisional Round, they are back to near full strength. When these two have been on the field there's just not a lot teams can do. I'm sure Green Bay will make some adjustments, but I don't think there's anything they can do to make up 25-points. I think it would take a near perfect game just for them to keep this within single digits and that's unlikely to happen. Take San Francisco!
|01-19-20||Heat v. Spurs||102-107||Loss||-110||2 h 19 m||Show|
3* BEST BET on Heat PK -110
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|01-19-20||Minnesota v. Rutgers -5.5||Top||56-64||Win||100||4 h 24 m||Show|
5* NCAAB - Vegas NO LIMIT Top Play on Rutgers -5½ -110
Love the value here with the Scarlet Knights laying what I feel is a short number at home given just how dominant they have been at home, as well as Big Ten teams in general. Rutgers is a perfect 12-0 at home this season, which includes a 3-0 mark in conference play, having beat Wisconsin by 7, Penn State by 11 and Indiana by 9. They also have a 20-point home win over a really good Seton Hall team.
Big 10 teams as a whole are now 41-7 (85.4%) SU on the season, which is by far the best home winning percentage of any conference. Minnesota definitely fits the mold. The Gophers are 10-2 at home this season compared to 1-5 on the road. Minnesota is 4-0 at home in Big Ten play with wins over Ohio State, Northwestern, Michigan and Penn State. They are 0-3 on the road with a 20-point loss at Iowa, 5-point loss at Purdue and a 16-point loss at Michigan State.
Rutgers defense should be the key factor here. Scarlet Knights are No. 1 in Big 10 play in both defensive efficiency and effective field goal defense. Gophers offense is averaging 57.3 ppg in regulation in Big Ten road games compared to 77.8 ppg at home in conference action. Take Rutgers!
|01-18-20||Blazers v. Thunder -6||106-119||Win||100||10 h 53 m||Show|
4* NBA - No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Thunder -6 -110
Easy play here on OKC as a home favorite against the Blazers. Great spot here to take the Thunder after a couple of ugly home losses to the Raptors and Heat in their last two games. The defense just wasn't there in those two losses, but those are also two of the better offensive teams in the league.
Both teams will be in the second leg of a back-to-back, but OKC has a huge edge here as they have had zero travel playing their 3rd straight at home. Portland on the other hand is playing their 3rd straight on the road, as they were in Dallas last night after playing at Houston on Wednesday. Blazers are just 1-3-1 ATS last 5 times on 0 days of rest, while OKC is a perfect 6-0 ATS on no rest this season covering by almost 9 points/game.
Portland could also be dealing with yet another injury, as C.J. McCollum had to leave (did not return) last night's game against the Mavs with an ankle injury. Hard to believe he plays here. He's a huge loss, as he's averaging 21.5 ppg and one of the Blazers best 3-point shooters. Take Oklahoma City!
|01-18-20||Oakland +1.5 v. Wisc-Milwaukee||68-73||Loss||-109||19 h 24 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Late Night ATS HEAVY HITTER on Oakland +1½ -109
I really like the value here with the Bears at basically a pick'em on the road against the Panthers. Both of these teams come in at 3-3 in Horizon play, but Oakland is the better team. Bears rank 205 in KenPom, compared to Milwaukee at 247th. While the Panthers are at home, they have lost 3 times on their home floor, including an ugly loss at home to Detroit last time out, where they let a 4-15 team with one of the worst offenses in the Horizon to put up 90 points.
Defense has really been a problem for Milwaukee of late, as they have allowed 74 or more 8 of their last 9 games. The only exception coming against Illinois-Chicago, who has the worst offense in the Horizon.
Oakland won 89-73 in the most recent meeting between these two at Milwaukee in February of last year. That win and cover by the Bears improved the road team to a perfect 8-0 ATS in the last 8 meetings in the series. Also Panthers are 0-5 ATS last 5 times they have been listed as a home favorite, while the Bears are 6-0-1 ATS last 7 on the road. Take Oakland!
|01-18-20||Bucks -9 v. Nets||117-97||Win||100||7 h 53 m||Show|
4* NBA - Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Bucks -9 -110
I don't think the recent return of Kyrie Irving will be enough to help Brooklyn keep this within single-digits on their home floor against the Bucks. Nets won Irving's first game back at home against the Hawks, but Atlanta wa down their best player in Trae Young. In the following two games they were beat by 11 at home by Utah and by 11 on the road against the 76ers.
Keep in mind this team wasn't exactly playing great when Irving was healthy early in the year, if anything they were playing better without him. Now you got Kyrie calling out his own teammates after their recent loss. For as great a talent as he is, he's simply not a great teammate and they need to have to have all hands on deck to simply keep this close against an elite Bucks team.
Bucks are 15-4 ATS this season when listed as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points and 19-5 ATS last 24 as a road favorite of 6.5 to 12 points. Take Milwaukee!
|01-18-20||New Mexico v. UNLV -4.5||Top||78-99||Win||100||19 h 39 m||Show|
5* NCAAB - Mountain West PLAY OF THE MONTH on UNLV -4½ -110
I absolutely love the value here with the Rebels as a small home favorite against the Lobos. New Mexico comes in at 15-4, which is quite a bit better record than UNLV, who is just 10-9. Thing is the Rebels have really turned a corner of late. They 6-1 SU in their last 7 games and have started out 5-1 in MWC play.
New Mexico is 4-2 in league play, but have really played a soft conference schedule to this point. They also just got blitzed 105-72 at Colorado State a few days ago. UNLV is simply playing the better basketball of the two in conference play. Rebels have the No. 3 best offense in the MWC from an efficiency standpoint and New Mexico is No. 5. On defense UNLV is No. 3 in defensive efficiency and No. 2 in effective field goal defense. Lobos are No. 8 and No. 10 in those two departments.
Another thing is the Lobos are an easy fade under Paul Weir when playing on the road. They are just 8-21 (28%) ATS under Weir away from home, including a 4-13 ATS mark the last two seasons. Rebels are 4-1 ATS last 5 at home and have covered 7 of their last 10 at home when laying points. Take UNLV.
|01-18-20||Kentucky v. Arkansas -1.5||73-66||Loss||-109||8 h 3 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Arkansas -1½ -109
The Razorbacks are definitely worth a look here as a small home favorite against the Wildcats. All you have to really look at here is the fact that you have an unranked Arkansas team laying points against a Kentucky team that is ranked No. 10 in the country. Not to mention you know the public will be enticed to bet the Wildcats here off a loss.
While Kentucky had done a decent job of protecting the ball in non-conference, they currently have the 8th worst turnover rate in the SEC and just coughed it up 15 times in their last game at South Carolina, which they lost 78-81. Arkansas knows a thing or two about forcing turnovers, as they are No. 2 in the SEC in defensive turnover rate and 42nd overall.
Arkansas has yet to lose on their home floor this season, going a perfect 10-0. In fact, Razorbacks are dangerously close to being undefeated, as their two losses have been an OT setback against Western Kentucky and a 2-point loss at LSU.
Also while Kentucky is No. 10 in the polls, they rank 24th in KenPom and the Razorbacks are No. 25. This line is not as far off as you might think. Take Arkansas!
|01-18-20||Kansas v. Texas +8||66-57||Loss||-109||15 h 46 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Vegas No Limit DOG OF THE WEEK on Texas +8 -109
I really like the value here with the Longhorns as a near double-digit dog at home against the Jayhawks. I get KU is one of the top teams in the country and fresh off a 14-point win at Oklahoma, but it's asking a lot for them to blowout a team like the Longhorns, who are such a tough team to beat at home.
Texas is 8-1 at home this season and are really locking down on defense at home, where they are giving up just 59.9 ppg and holding teams to 40% from the field and 31% from deep. I think that defense will be enough to keep them in this game. Keep in mind the Jayhawks aren't exactly going off on the offensive end, as they are averaging just 66.4 ppg over their last 5.
Also fading KU on the road in Saturday games has been a very profitable move, as they are just 1-9 ATS over the last 2 seasons in this spot. Longhorns are also a great team to back as a home dog, cashing 28 of the last 41 tickets in this spot. Take Texas!
|01-18-20||William & Mary -3 v. Drexel||57-84||Loss||-105||14 h 21 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Situational VEGAS INSIDER on William & Mary -3 -105
The Tribe are worth a look here as a small road favorite against the Dragons. William & Mary is absolutely rolling into this matchup. The Tribe have won 6 straight with 4 of the 6 wins coming on the road. They have also covered each of their last 5, including a big 77-68 road win at Delaware as a 1.5-point dog last time out.
I just don't think Drexel will have an answer for Nathan Knight, who is one of the better players you probably haven't heard of. Knight is averaging 20.3 ppg and 10.6 rpg and can not only get easy baskets inside, but can knock down the 3-point shot.
As for the Dragons offense, they rank 8th in the CAA in offensive efficiency and 9th in effective field goal percentage (William & Mary is No. 1 in both). I just don't see Drexel being able to keep pace with the Tribe in this one. Take William & Mary!
|01-18-20||Butler -3.5 v. DePaul||66-79||Loss||-108||12 h 16 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - Vegas ATS Line MISTAKE on Butler -3½ -108
The Bulldogs are worth a look here as a short road favorite against the Blue Demons. There were a ton of people singing the praises of DePaul during their 12-1 start to the season, which included wins over the likes of Iowa, Minnesota and Texas Tech.
Blue Demons simply haven't been able to carry over that success into Big East play, as they have started out 0-4, most recently suffering a crushing OT loss at Villanova on Tuesday. DePaul has already lost twice at home and is facing a Butler team who is 6-1 on the road with their only road loss being a mere 1-point setback at current No. 2 ranked Baylor.
Another key factor here is we know we are going to get a huge effort from the Bulldogs coming off an upset loss at home to Seton Hall. Butler is 5-0 ATS last 5 off a game where they failed to cover and are 6-1 ATS last 7 on the road vs a team with a winning home record. Take Butler!
|01-18-20||Baylor v. Oklahoma State +7.5||75-68||Win||100||13 h 49 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Early Bird ATS DESTROYER on Oklahoma State +7½ -105
I really like the value here with the Cowboys as a big home dog against the Bears. We are seeing a huge overreaction to the line in this game due to the fact that Baylor is both 4-0 SU and 4-0 ATS in Big 12 play, while Oklahoma State is 0-4 SU and 0-4 ATS to open up conference play.
No question the Bears are the better team, but this just feels like a spot they will struggle to play in. Baylor just played 4 really good teams in a row in Texas, Texas Tech, Kansas and Iowa State and could find it hard to get up on the road against a team they know they are better than.
As for Oklahoma State, you can bank on a max effort here at home from the Cowboys. Not only will there be plenty of motivation playing the No. 2 team in the country, but this team desperately wants to get that first conference win.
Favorites of 3.5 to 9.5 points who are off a home win and have won more than 80% of their games are just 27-62 (30%) ATS over the last 5 seasons if playing a marginal winning team (51% to 60%). Cowboys have also covered 7 of their last 9 games when listed as a dog and the underdog is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in the series. Take Oklahoma State!
|01-17-20||Wisconsin v. Michigan State -8||55-67||Win||100||19 h 54 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - Situational ATS ANNIHILATOR on Michigan State -8 -109
I got no problem laying the big number with Sparty at home against Wisconsin. This is a massive play on spot for Michigan State, who is coming off their worst showing of the season in Sunday's 42-71 loss at Purdue. Not to make excuses, but that's a Boilermakers team that is much better than their 10-7 record. Purdue has played the 14th toughest schedule in the country and actually rank No. 17 per KenPom.
Not to take anything away from a good Wisconsin team, but they are just in the wrong place at the wrong time against a superior opponent. Not to mention the struggles the Badgers have had against the Spartans. Michigan State has won each of the last 7 meetings overall and have won each of their last 5 home games against Wisconsin by double-digits.
Laying a big number with the Spartans at home is also not a bad thing. Michigan State is 8-1 ATS last 9 times they have been a home favorite of 6.5 to 12 points. As for Wisconsin and their recent strong play, now is the time to jump ship. Badgers are just 3-11 ATS last 3 seasons when they come in having won 6/7 of their last 8 games. Take Michigan State!
|01-17-20||Rider -4.5 v. Niagara||68-70||Loss||-109||19 h 54 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Rider -4½ -109
The Broncs are definitely worth a look here as a short road favorite against the Purple Eagles. Niagara is just 4-11 on the season and have just one win over a team ranked inside the Top 240 and that was a OT win against Colgate back in early December.
I just don't think they have the ability to keep this close even at home. Rider is arguably the best team in the MAAC, despite their mere 3-2 start in league play. They are the only team in the conference ranked (No. 184) inside the Top 200 of KenPom.
Big thing here is how these two teams matchup. Broncs are going to have a huge size advantage in this one, as Niagara is the smallest team in the country. They rank 353 out of 353 in average height at 74.5". This should allow for a lot of easy looks for a Rider team ranks tops in the league in offensive efficiency. It should also result in a huge edge in both rebounds and free throws.
Also Niagara is in a big fade spot off a 70-69 upset win at Iona, where they shot lights out from deep (15 of 26). Purple Eagles are 7-18 ATS last 25 after a game where they shot 50% or better from deep and 0-7 ATS last 7 off a road win by 3 or less. Take Rider!
|01-16-20||CS-Northridge +5 v. Cal-Riverside||80-68||Win||100||22 h 30 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Late Night ATS HEAVY HITTER on CS-Northridge +5 -110
I really like the value here with the Matadors as a decently priced road dog against UC-Riverside. I think a big part of this value stems from how bad CS-Northridge looked in their last game, which saw them get rolled 74-56 as a 6-point favorite at Cal Poly.
That was just a bad night all around. Matadors had one of their worst shooting nights of the season, going 19 of 53 (35.8%) from the field. That's just a true indicator of this team, which had shot 54% or better in each of their previous 3 games.
Matadors are 5-1 ATS last 6 off a loss, 5-1 ATS last 6 as a road dog and 8-3 ATS last 11 overall. Road team has also covered in 13 of the last 16 meetings in the series with the underdog cashing each of the last 4 matchups. Take CS-Northridge!
|01-16-20||Pacific -4 v. Portland||65-55||Win||100||14 h 3 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Late Night BAILOUT BLOWOUT on Pacific -4 -109
I got no problem laying the short number on the road with Pacific as they take on Portland in Thursday's late night action. The Tigers are coming off a 75-79 loss at home to San Francisco. A game
Head coach Damon Stoudamire had this to say after the loss. “We can’t learn a lesson. To me, they thoroughly dominated us for 40 minutes. We got outplayed, we got outcoached. There is no lesson to learn. I think that the biggest thing is we got to compete harder.” I mean if they apparently play that bad and only lose by 4 that's saying something.
I like the Tigers to bounce back in a big way here against the Pilots. Portland has been the worst defensive team in the WCC to start the year ranking dead last in defensive efficiency and effective field goal percentage. Pacific is 4th in defensive efficiency and 1st in effective field goal percentage. That defensive edge will be the difference here. Take Pacific!
|01-16-20||Eastern Kentucky +20.5 v. Belmont||Top||56-87||Loss||-110||21 h 37 m||Show|
5* NCAAB - Ohio Valley GAME OF THE MONTH on Eastern Kentucky +20½ -110
I absolutely love the value here with the Colonels as a massive road dog against the Bruins. I get there's a big difference in the overall record of these two teams, but simply put Eastern Kentucky has been a different team in conference play. The Colonels are sitting at 3-1 and have really got things figured out on offense of late. They are averaging 75.0 ppg in league play.
Belmont has won 3 straight after opening up conference play with a loss at home to SIU Edwardsville as a 23-point favorite. They do have a couple of blowout wins by 20+ points against E Illinois and SE Missouri State, but those two teams are also a combined 0-8 in league play.
Eastern Kentucky is one of the better defensive teams in the conference, like to slow things down and limit possessions and are great at taking care of the basketball. All things that should help them easily keep this within the number. Take Eastern Kentucky!
|01-16-20||Celtics v. Bucks -9||123-128||Loss||-109||9 h 28 m||Show|
3* NBA - Vegas ODDSMAKERS ERROR on Bucks -9 -109
I got no problem here laying a big number with Milwaukee at home against the Celtics in Thursday's big NBA matchup on TNT. Boston simply is not playing great right now. Celtics have lost 4 of 6, including an inexcusable 103-116 setback at home against Detroit last night.
I just don't think they can flip a switch here, especially playing on no rest and their 3rd game in 4 days overall. Not to mention Boston could be down to of their best players, as both Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are listed as questionable.
Bucks are also 19-2 at home, where they are winning by an average of 14.3 ppg and this is one they are going to be highly motivated to get after losing by double-digits at Boston earlier this season. Take Milwaukee!
|01-16-20||Texas State -4.5 v. Louisiana-Monroe||64-63||Loss||-109||12 h 3 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Texas State -4½ -109
The Bobcats are worth a look here as a small road favorite against the Warhawks. While Texas State is just 3-4 in Sun Belt play, they are actually the No. 2 ranked team in the Conference per KenPom behind only Georgia State. Of their 4 conference losses, 3 have come on the road against the 3 teams tied on top the standings in Georgia Southern, Georgia State and Little Rock.
ULM on the other hand is tied for the worst mark in the conference at 2-5 and more than anything this is just not a good matchup for the Warhawks. ULM wants to get the majority of their offense inside, and Texas State is really tough to score on inside.
Two other advantages that figure to go a long way in favor of the Bobcats is free throw shooting and turnovers. Texas State gets to the foul line 23 times a game and is shooting 75% from the charity line. UML only gets to the line 18 times and is shooting 67.8%. Warhawks also have the 3rd worst turnover rate in the SB and Bobcats are second best in forcing turnovers. Take Texas State!
|01-15-20||Stanford v. UCLA +2.5||74-59||Loss||-110||22 h 56 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Late Night ATS NO-BRAINER on UCLA +2½ -110
Most will look to back Stanford here as a small road favorite at UCLA, as the Cardinal come in having won 7 of 8 and covered 3 straight, while UCLA has lost 5 of 6 and have just one cover in their last 7 games. I just think we are seeing a big overreaction here with this number.
Big thing to keep in mind with Stanford and their impressive 14-2 start to the season is 12 of their 16 games have come on their home floor and their only true road game to this point was a matchup at San Jose State, who is ranked 285th in KenPom. Even with games against Butler and Kansas, the Cardinal's non-conference strength of schedule was a mere 300th in the nation.
I get UCLA has been a big disappointment in the first season under Mick Cronin, but I'm confident we get a big effort here from the Bruins at home off that ugly home loss to USC. Note that the Bruins are 5-2 ATS last 7 off a double-digit loss at home, while Stanford is 0-6 ATS last 6 off a home win by 10 or more (beat Washington St 88-62) and 2-6 ATS last 8 on the road after playing 3 straight at home. Take UCLA!
|01-15-20||Blazers v. Rockets -8||117-107||Loss||-109||11 h 38 m||Show|
4* NBA - No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Rockets -8 -109
Easy play here on the Rockets laying single digits at home against the Blazers. Houston will be playing on no rest after last night's 110-121 setback at Memphis, but keep in mind they played that game without one of their best players in Russell Westbrook, as he continues to sit out the first of back-to-backs.
Any time the Rockets are off an ugly loss they are worth a look and they come into this one having covered 5 straight off a loss by 10 or more. As for the Blazers, they just aren't playing good basketball right now. They nearly blew a huge double-digit lead in their last game, as they squeaked out a 115-112 win at home over a bad Charlotte team playing on no rest.
Blazers are now a miserable 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games. They are also just 2-7 ATS last 9 on the road, 1-7 ATS last 8 as a dog and 1-8 ATS last 9 as a dog of 3.5 to 9.5 points. Take Houston!
|01-15-20||Boise State v. Air Force||78-85||Loss||-109||21 h 37 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Boise State PK -109
I really like the value here with Boise State at basically a pick'em on the road against the Falcons. The Broncos are going to be extremely motivated to get a win after an ugly 18-point loss at San Diego State last time out. Boise State has been rock-solid coming off a loss of late, covering each of their last 5 games in this spot.
Air Force has a solid home court edge, but I just don't think it will be enough for them to get a win. This is just not a good matchup for the Falcons. Air Force is a very small team and because of that have no protected the rim well. In fact, they are 334th out of 353 teams in opponents finish rate at the rim. Boise State is 12th nationally in finishing at the rim, which means the Broncos should have a field day inside.
Bronces are also 20-9 ATS over the last 3 seasons when they come in having failed to cover 2 of their last 3. Take Boise State!
|01-15-20||Iowa State +10.5 v. Baylor||Top||55-68||Loss||-110||20 h 56 m||Show|
5* NCAAB - Big 12 GAME OF THE MONTH on Iowa State +10½ -110
I love the value here with the Cyclones as a double-digit road dog against the Bears. Baylor is getting praise everywhere the look and after back-to-back road wins last week at Texas Tech and Kansas, they are now the No. 2 ranked team in the country.
No question the Bears are legit, but this just feels like the perfect spot to sell high, as they are just a few days removed from that impressive upset win at Kansas. Note they also had a big game against rival Texas before defeating the Red Raiders, so it was really a 3-game stretch where they laid it all on the line.
Iowa State is off an impressive 81-68 win over Oklahoma that was much more lopsided than the final score would indicate. Cyclones are clearly a step below the top tier teams in the conference, but are far from a pushover. Their 8-7 record is also a bit misleading given the difficult schedule they have faced.
ISU has also been a solid bet in this spot, covering 5 of their last 6 as a road dog. As for the Bears, they are just 4-9-1 ATS last 14 as a home favorite and 0-7 ATS last 7 at home vs a team with a losing road record. Take Iowa State!
|01-15-20||Nets v. 76ers -7.5||106-117||Win||100||11 h 36 m||Show|
4* NBA - Sharp Money ATS HEAVY HITTER on 76ers -7½ -109
I got no problem laying the points with Philadelphia at home against the Nets. This is a great spot to buy low on the 76ers, as there's a lot of doubt surrounding this team with Embiid out after back-to-back ugly road losses at Dallas (91-109) and Indiana (95-101).
Sure the 76ers aren't as good without Embiid, but you also can't read to much into how bad this team plays on the road. They weren't a good team away from home with Embiid. Philadelphia beat Boston 109-98 without Embiid in their last home game and are now 18-2 at home this season.
This is also a great spot to fade Brooklyn. Nets recently got back Kyrie Irving, but it wasn't enough for them in last night's home game against the Jazz, which they lost 118-107. I don't see it going any better on the road on no rest tonight.
Brooklyn is just 6-13 ATS last 19 in the second of a back-to-back and have failed to cover 5 straight as a road dog. Take Philadelphia!
|01-14-20||Mavs v. Warriors +9||124-97||Loss||-110||13 h 29 m||Show|
3* NBA - Late Night ATS ANNIHILATOR on Warriors +9 -110
Golden State is worth a look as a near double-digit dog at home against the Mavs. Warriors come into this game having lost 8 straight, but we have seen this team sneak up on opponents at home.
Mavs are a team that caught the attention of a lot of people early on this season, but they are just 3-5 SU and 3-5 ATS in their last 8 games. As good as Doncic has been, this is not the same caliber a team without Porzingis, who is dealing with a knee injury.
Dallas did beat the Warriors 141-121 at Golden State earlier this season, but that's a positive here, as it should spark a big effort from the Warriors and they are 17-7 ATS last 2 seasons when revenging a loss of 10 or more. Take Golden State!
|01-14-20||Virginia Tech -2.5 v. Wake Forest||80-70||Win||100||13 h 6 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - Late Night ATS DESTROYER on Virginia Tech -2½ -109
Easy play here on the Hokies as a small road favorite against the Demon Deacons. Some might be willing to give Wake Forest a pass in their last two games, which saw them lose by 10 at home to FSU and by 31 at Duke, as those are not teams they are expected to beat.
Thing is the Demon Deacons are down one of their best players in Chaundee Brown and they just aren't the same team when he's not on the floor. I just think it's asking a bit much for Wake to win this game at home against a red-hot Hokies team. Virginia Tech is off a 72-58 win at home over NC State and are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games overall.
Hokies defense has been great of late and when they are clicking on that side it's a good idea to jump on board. Va Tech is 11-3 ATS last 14 after giving up 65 or fewer in 3 straight games. Wake is also just 17-31 ATS last 48 as an underdog and the road team has covered 4 of the last 5 meetings in the series. Take Virginia Tech!
|01-14-20||Akron v. Northern Illinois +3||Top||72-49||Loss||-109||19 h 6 m||Show|
5* NCAAB - MAC PLAY OF THE MONTH on Northern Illinois +3 -109
I love the value here with Northern Illinois as a home dog against the Zips. Akron comes in with an impressive 13-3 record, are riding a 4-game win streak and sitting at 3-0 in MAC play. Most won't hesitate laying the short number here with the Zips, but I think they lose outright to the Huskies.
Northern Illinois is a 1-point loss at Central Michigan away from being 3-0 themselves in MAC action. Zips are just 2-5 ATS last 7 times they have been listed as a road favorite and the home team is a dominant 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in this series.
Huskies also just seem to play their best against the best, especially later on in the season. In fact, they are 31-13 ATS in their last 44 games 15+ games into the season when facing a team that's outscoring opponents by 8+ points/game. Take Northern Illinois!
|01-14-20||Kent State v. Miami-OH +4.5||74-77||Win||100||18 h 6 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - Vegas ATS LINE MISTAKE on Miami-OH +4½ -105
The Redhawks are worth a look here as a home dog against the Golden Flashes. Good spot here to back Miami as we can bank on a max effort here after a rough 0-3 start to MAC play. Thing to note is two of those were on the road against quality teams in Bowling Green and Central Michigan the other was a home game against a good Buffalo squad.
Not to say Kent State isn't another quality opponent, but it's never easy playing on the road in conference play on short rest. Golden Flashes will have had just 2 days off for this one. I also look for Miami to get their offense going. Redhawks are scoring 80.1 ppg and Kent State is giving up 74.9 ppg on the road. On the flip side, Flashes only score 72.6 ppg on the road and Miami allows just 66.1 ppg at home.
Kent State is just 3-11 ATS last 14 times they have played on the road after a game as a home favorite and a mere 1-8 ATS in their last 9 when they come in having won 3 or more games in a row. Take Miami!
|01-14-20||Louisville -4.5 v. Pittsburgh||73-68||Win||100||18 h 5 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Louisville -4½ -109
I really like the value here with Louisville laying what I think is a short number on the road against the Panthers. These two teams played once already and the Cardinals made easy work of Pitt at home in a 64-46 win.
I don't think playing at home is going to be enough for Pitt to overcome the difficulties they had scoring against this Louisville defense. Cardinals are also on a bit of a roll, as they have won two straight after a couple of losses to Kentucky and FSU.
Panthers are simply getting a little too much love from the books because of their 11-5 record, but they are just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games. Pitt is also just 5-15-1 ATS last 21 games as a dog and 3-13-1 ATS last 17 off a loss. Cardinals are 6-2-1 ATS last 9 games as a favorite and the favorite has covered 5 of the last 6 meetings in this series. Take Louisville!
|01-14-20||Ball State -3.5 v. Eastern Michigan||69-52||Win||100||11 h 6 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Ball State -3½ -109
I really like the Cardinals here to cover as a small road favorite against the Eagles. This is simply an ideal matchup for Ball State and their unselfish offense that has knockdown shooters all over the floor. Cardinals should get plenty of open looks from deep against Eastern Michigan's zone defense, which comes in the 24th most 3-pointers in the country.
I just don't think the Eagles can keep pace with all that shooting, as they just aren't a very good offensive team. Eastern Michigan is only averaging 60.3 ppg in conference play and shooting just 38% from the field in those 3 contests. Eagles are also just 1-5 ATS last 6 as a dog. Take Ball State!
|01-13-20||Portland State v. Montana -6.5||70-85||Win||100||10 h 11 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Montana -6½ -109
Easy play here on the Grizzlies to cover at home against the Vikings. Montana is in the midst of their best stretch of basketball. The Grizzlies have won 4 of 5 and just put it on a good Eastern Washington team 90-63 as a 5.5-point dog last time out. Montana's defense held Eastern Washington 23 points under their season average and are giving up just 63.4 ppg in conference play.
Portland State is scoring 77.5 ppg, but it's come against teams who on average are allowing 73.5 ppg, so definitely expect them to struggle to get anywhere close to that. Defensively they are giving up 76.5 ppg on the road and could really struggle to bring it on that side of the ball.
Vikings will be playing their 4th straight road games and this one comes on just one day of rest off a grueling 77-76 win against Montana State. Grizzlies are 12-3 ATS last 15 at home after 2 straight on the road and are 5-1 ATS last 6 at home vs a team with a losing road record. Take Montana!
|01-13-20||Clemson +6.5 v. LSU||25-42||Loss||-110||20 h 14 m||Show|
3* NCAAF - Clemson/LSU ATS Vegas INSIDER on Clemson +6½ -110
I like the value with Clemson as a dog in the title matchup with LSU. I just think Clemson is a very scary team when they are a dog and I definitely think LSU's blowout win over Oklahoma has inflated this number to the point where you got to take a shot with Clemson.
I just think people are failing to realize how big a game there was between Oklahoma and the other 3 teams. I don't doubt for a second that Ohio State and Clemson would have destroyed the Sooners had they played them. LSU's offense is great, but people were hyping Ohio State's offense just as much and Clemson held them to 23 and didn't even play their best.
When Clemson has had 2 or more weeks to prepare for a game over the last 3 seasons, they are giving up a mere 12.0 ppg in these matchups. While I think LSU will definitely surpass that, I don't see them eclipsing 30+ points in this game.
Clemson is 7-0 ATS last 7 games vs a team with a winning record, 7-0 ATS last 7 vs a team that averages 31 or more points/game and 10-1 ATS last 11 games vs a team that averages 450 or more total yards/game. Take Clemson!
|01-13-20||Pelicans v. Pistons||117-110||Loss||-109||8 h 25 m||Show|
4* NBA - Sharp Money ATS HEAVY HITTER on Pistons PK -109
Even though New Orleans comes in off an ugly 35-point loss at Boston, most will be looking to take the Pelicans in this one, as they have been playing well and there's not much to get excited about with how Detroit has been playing.
I just think the poor showing against the Celtics was a sign of a tired team and I look for them to struggle to bounce back in another tough scheduling spot. New Orleans will be playing their 3rd straight road game in a span of just 4 days. Real easy for them to just go through the motions here, especially knowing they got the next two days off before two big home games against the Jazz and Clippers.
Pelicans are just 2-6-1 aTS last 9 after giving up 125 or more points (allowed 140 to Boston) and 0-3-1 ATS last 4 after a loss by more than 10 points. Take Detroit!
|01-12-20||Seahawks +4.5 v. Packers||23-28||Loss||-110||28 h 51 m||Show|
3* NFL - Seahawks/Packers ATS DESTROYER on Seahawks +4½ -110
The Seahawks are definitely worth a look here as a 4.5-point dog against the Packers. Green Bay may have ended up with the No. 2 seed in the NFC, but I'm not buying for a second that this is the second best team in the NFC.
Packer went 13-3 because of a really soft schedule and that's evident by the fact that they had a mere +63 point differential for the season. Green Bay only played 5 games all season against a team that made the playoffs. They went 3-2 in those games, but two of those wins were against a similarly fraudulent Vikings team and the other was against the Chiefs when they were without Mahomes. Their two losses were by 7 at home to the Eagles and by 31 at San Francisco.
Seattle has a great home field edge, but that doesn't mean they aren't a good road team. Seahawks are 11-3-1 ATS last 15 road games and 22-8-2 ATS last 32 road games vs a team with a winning home record. They are also 34-16-3 ATS last 53 as a dog. Take Seattle!
|01-12-20||Spurs v. Raptors -3||Top||105-104||Loss||-110||10 h 36 m||Show|
5* NBA - Vegas No Limit PLAY OF THE MONTH on Raptors -3 -110
Love the value here with the Raptors laying a small number at home against the Spurs. While Toronto likely won't get back Siakam and Gasol until later this week, they will be welcoming back Powell to the mix.
Regardless of who has been in and out of the lineup, Raptors continue to play at a very high level, especially on the defensive end. Spurs simply can't be trusted on the road with how little defense they play. San Antonio just lost at Memphis and gave up 134 in the process. Spurs are now a mere 5-12 on the road this season, giving up 117 ppg.
San Antonio is also just 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 after giving up 125 or more in their previous game, while Raptors are 16-7 ATS last 23 vs a team with a losing record and 5-1 ATS last 6 off a game where they failed to cover. Take Toronto!
|01-12-20||Pittsburgh v. Miami-FL -2.5||58-66||Win||100||9 h 26 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Miami-FL -2½ -110
Really like the value here with the Hurricanes laying a small number at home against the Panthers. Perfect spot to buy low on Miami off back-to-back losses. While they were completely outclassed in a 33-point home loss to Duke, they were down just 5 with 5 minutes to play before losing 58-74 at Louisville last time out.
Either way this is the ideal bounce back spot and a great price against a Pitt team that is getting too much love for a road win against a bad UNC team. Prior to that upset of the Tar Heels, the Panthers had gone just 1-4 ATS in their previous 5 games.
One thing Pitt really thrives on is forcing turnovers and that's a problem here, as Miami simply doesn't turn it over. Hurricanes have the 12th best turnover rate in the country. Last time out against Louisville they only turned it over 5 times.
Panthers are also just 2-9 ATS last 11 road games after playing two straight conference games, 2-9-1 ATS last 12 vs a team that's won more than 60% of their games and 3-14-1 ATS last 18 as a dog. Take Miami!
|01-12-20||Texans v. Chiefs -9.5||Top||31-51||Win||100||150 h 57 m||Show|
5* NFL Divisional Round PLAY OF THE YEAR on Chiefs -9½ -110
I got no problem laying the big number with Kansas City on Sunday at home against the Texans. I think a lot of people will be drawn to Houston here, simply because Houston won at Kansas City earlier this season. Thing is, the Chiefs were up 17-3 in that game and this is really a different team than when they met back in Week 6. Most notably on the defensive side of the ball.
Another common thought process for people is that Andy Reid is not a good coach in big games and while he's had his fair share of failures in the playoffs, you simply don't bet against him when he's got two weeks to prepare for an opponent. He's 18-3 ATS off a bye in the regular-season and 4-1 ATS off a bye in the playoffs.
I think this Chiefs offense has been holding back a lot of things for the playoffs and this Texans defense is one they can exploit. Houston finished with the 29th ranked pass defense, giving up 267.3 ypg. Mahomes will have a field day and that much improved Chiefs defense will do their part behind an electric home crowd. Take Kansas City!
|01-11-20||Weber State +5.5 v. CS Sacramento||57-71||Loss||-110||23 h 5 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - Late Night ODDSMAKER ERROR on Weber State +5½ -110
I like the value here with the Wildcats catching a decent number on the road against CS-Sacramento. I just think we are getting a great price on Weber State due to the fact that they have gone just 1-4 in their last 5 games, as this is a much more evenly matched game than the number suggest.
Sacramento State comes in at 9-4, but their only win against a team in the top 200 of the KenPom rankings is a mere 5-point win over No. 170 Pepperdine. Weber State has only played 3 teams outside the Top 200.
The other big thing is the Hornets just can't be trusted laying points with how bad they are on the offensive side of the ball. CS-Sacramento is averaging a mere 61.8 ppg which is really bad when you consider how easy the schedule has been.
Wildcats are 23-10 ATS last 33 after dropping 4 of their last 5, while the Hornets are 0-6 ATS last 6 at home after winning 2 of their last 3. Road team has also only failed to cover 4 times in the last 14 meetings between these two. Take Weber State!
|01-11-20||CS-Northridge -5.5 v. Cal Poly||56-74||Loss||-110||23 h 59 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Late Night ATS DESTROYER on CS-Northridge -5½ -110
Easy play here on CS-Northridge laying a short number on the road against Cal Poly. While the Matadors are just 6-11 overall, they come in having won 3 straight as the schedule has finally started to get easier (8 of their 11 losses have come against teams ranked 170 or better in KenPom. Cal Poly is 337th.
The Mustangs are 3-12 overall with two of their wins coming against non division 1 teams and the other a mere 4-point win over Siena. On top of all that, CS-Northridge is 13-4 ATS last 17 conference games and the Matadors have owned Cal Poly in recent meetings, covering 9 of the last 11 meetings. Take CS-Northridge!
|01-11-20||Boise State +11.5 v. San Diego State||65-83||Loss||-110||23 h 59 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - Undervalued DOG OF THE DAY on Boise State +11½ -110
I like the value here with the Broncos as a double-digit road dog against the Aztecs. San Diego State comes in at 16-0 and there's no doubt in my mind the number on the Aztecs has been inflated quite a bit here because of their strong start.
I'm not saying they won't win at home, but I think Boise State can definitely make a game of this. The Broncos have won 5 of their last 6 and are 7-2 ATS last 9 times vs a team with a winning record and 6-2 ATS last 8 when facing a team that's won more than 60% of their games.
Aztecs are just 1-5 ATS last 6 at home as a favorite and 0-5 ATS last 5 at home vs a team with a losing road record. Take Boise State!
|01-11-20||Florida -1.5 v. Missouri||75-91||Loss||-110||23 h 11 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - No Doubt ATS BLOWOUT on Florida -1½ -110
The Gators are worth a look at basically a pick'em on the road against the Tigers. Florida has been impressive to start out SEC play, rallying from 20 down to stun Alabama in OT in their conference opener and then going on the road and whooping South Carolina 81-68 as a mere 4.5-point favorite.
Missouri has started out 0-2 and while one of those is an excusable loss at Kentucky, the other was a home setback against a struggling Tennessee team that had lost 4 of 5. Also the Tigers are 6-2 at home, but all 6 wins have come against teams ranked 119th or worse in KenPom. Florida is No. 23.
Florida's offense finally seems to be rounding into form and I just think it will be too much for a Missouri offense that is only averaging 66.7 ppg and a mere 59.0 ppg in SEC play. As for the Tigers defense, it's not been nearly as good of late.
Gators are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 conference road games and 8-2 ATS last 10 as a road favorite. Tigers are 2-5 ATS last 7 vs a team with a win percent of 60% or better and 1-5 ATS last 6 at home vs a team with a winning road record. Take Florida!
|01-11-20||Titans +10 v. Ravens||Top||28-12||Win||100||91 h 20 m||Show|
5* NFL - VEGAS INSIDER Top Play on Titans +10 -110
I love the value here with Tennessee as a double-digit dog against the Ravens. The betting public can't get enough of Lamar Jackson and Baltimore right now and I think the number here has been inflated to the point that this is a no-brainer on the Titans.
Tennessee might have made it in as the No. 6 seed in the AFC, but this team likely would have won the AFC South had they started the season with Ryan Tannehill and not Marcus Mariota. Everyone likes to focus on what Derrick Henry is doing and it's hard to not get caught up that, but Tannehill has been outstanding for the Titans.
No question the Patriots offense was broken, but New England's defense is the real deal and they had no answer for the 1-2 punch of Henry and Tannehill. As good as Baltimore was against the run, there's just no slowing down Henry. I think they are going to be able to shorten up the game and most importantly keep Jackson and that Ravens offense off the field.
On the flip side of this, I think Tennessee has the defense to at least slow down Lamar Jackson and that high-powered Ravens run game. I think in doing so they can get Baltimore to press a little and really make this thing interesting. Give me the Titans +10!
|01-11-20||Marshall +1.5 v. UAB||50-61||Loss||-115||17 h 27 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Sharp Money ATS NO-BRAINER on Marshall +1½ -115
Easy play here on the Thundering Herd at basically a pick'em at UAB. Marshall has really been a different team over the last month. They are 6-2 SU and 5-2 ATS. They did fail to cover last time out at Middle Tennessee, but that was an unfortunate non-cover as they had a 9-point lead with less than a minute to play and ended up winning by 4 as a 4.5-point favorite.
Marshall should be able to get a lot of easy baskets in this one. UAB is one of the worst teams in the country in turnover rate ranking 336th and the Herd are 30th nationally in steal rate.
Teams with a line of +3 to -3 at least 15 games into the season who are a good offensive team (74-78 ppg) and facing a bad offensive team (63-67 ppg) are a dominant 42-16 (72%) ATS over the last 5 seasons. Take Marshall!
|01-11-20||Bulls v. Pistons -3.5||108-99||Loss||-109||12 h 37 m||Show|
4* NBA - Vegas ATS Line MISTAKE on Pistons -3½ -109
I like the value here with Detroit laying a small number at home against the Bulls. Chicago just keeps getting all kinds of respect from the books despite the fact that they haven't been playing well or covering. Bulls have lost 6 straight and failed to cover all 6.
I just don't see it getting better for Chicago in this one. Bulls are really missing big man Wendell Carter Jr, whose absence negatively impacts the team on both sides of the ball, especially on defense.
This is also a really tough scheduling spot for the Bulls. Chicago played at New Orleans on Wednesday, quickly flew back home for a game against Indiana last night and then had to turn around and head to Detroit. Not ideal at all for a young team like the Bulls, who are short handed and lacking confidence. Take Detroit!
|01-11-20||Old Dominion +3.5 v. Charlotte||Top||47-53||Loss||-110||17 h 60 m||Show|
5* NCAAB - Heavy Hitter PLAY OF THE MONTH on Old Dominion +3½ -110
I love the value here with the Monarchas as a small road dog against the 49ers. Both of these teams like to play slow and really grind it out defensively. Thing is Old Dominion has thrived against these kind of opponents, going a perfect 7-0 ATS last 7 vs a strong defensive team that is allowing 64 or fewer points/game.
This is also a great spot to fade Charlotte. The 49ers have won 5 of 6 and are off a win over Middle Tennessee where they had a huge lead at the half. Charlotte is 8-20 ATS last 28 at home after winning 4 of their last 5 and are 8-28 ATS last 36 after a game where they led by 15 or more at the half.
The Monarchs have also owned this series. They have swept the two-game season series each of the last 2 years and 3 of the 4 wins have come by double-digits. No way should they be a dog here. Take Old Dominion!
|01-11-20||Texas A&M +6 v. Vanderbilt||69-50||Win||100||18 h 52 m||Show|
4* NCAAB - Situational VEGAS INSIDER on Texas A&M +6 -115
I like the value here with the Aggies as a road dog against the Commodores. Texas A&M got off to a really tough start to the season, as they opened up just 3-5. Things have got much better of late, as they are 4-1 SU and have started out 2-0 ATS in SEC play.
I like this matchup for Texas A&M, as Vanderbilt is a team that lives on 3-pointers and free throws. That's going to be a big problem for the Commodores, as the Aggies are holding opponents to just 28.9% shooting from deep and give up only 13 free throw attempts per/game (16th best defensive free throw rate).
Just to give ya a comparison, Vanderbilt's opponents are averaging 21 free throw attempts. Texas A&M averages 20 attempts, so the Aggies should be able to keep this close and even win outright simply from the edge at the charity line.
Commodores are also 1-8 ATS last 9 conference home games and 4-13 ATS last 17 off a cover. Take Texas A&M!
|01-10-20||Maryland v. Iowa +1.5||Top||49-67||Win||100||18 h 49 m||Show|
5* NCAAB - Vegas NO LIMIT Top Play on Iowa +1½ -103
I love the value here with Iowa as a home dog against the Terps. I just feel we are getting an exceptional price on the Hawkeyes due to the fact that they come in off an upset loss at Nebraska. A poor game against the Cornhuskers was to be expected off a devastating loss to Penn State just a few days earlier.
Iowa is also not the same team on the road as they are at home, where they are 6-1 this season. This definitely feels like a must win for the Hawkeyes as they are sitting at 1-3 in Big Ten play. Big thing to note is only one of their first 4 conference games have come at home and that was a 72-52 blowout win over a good Minnesota team.
Maryland 10-0 at home, but just 3-2 on the road and just 1-2 in true road games. Terps have also failed to cover all 3 of their true road games. Maryland is also in a massive letdown spot off a huge home win over then No. 11 Ohio State, which they won 67-55.
Terps are just 1-8 ATS last 9 road games off a home win by 10 or more. Hawkeyes are 5-1 ATS last 5 off a loss and 5-0 ATS last 5 at home. Take Iowa!
|01-09-20||BYU +4 v. St. Mary's||Top||84-87||Win||100||22 h 6 m||Show|
5* NCAAB - West Coast GAME OF THE MONTH on BYU +4 -110
I love the value here with BYU as a small road dog against the Gaels. While the Cougars have had all kinds of problems in recent trips to St. Mary's, this is the best BYU team in years. The Cougars come in having won 6 straight with the most recent being a 25-point beatdown at home against Loyola-Marymount.
While BYU was coasting in their last game, St Mary's found themselves in an exhausting 4 overtime game at Pacific, which they wound up losing 99-107. Four different players played 37 or more minutes, with both Ford and Kuhse hitting the 50-point mark. Ford, teams leading scorer, logging 58 out of possible 60 minutes of game time.
I just don't think 4 days will be enough for them to come out with the kind of energy needed against a really good Cougars team. Take BYU!
|01-09-20||Arizona v. Oregon -3||73-74||Loss||-110||20 h 56 m||Show|
3* NCAAB - Oddsmakers LINE MISTAKE on Oregon -3 -110
I really like the value here with the Ducks laying a short number at home against the Wildcats in Thursday's huge Pac-12 showdown. Both teams come in ranked in the Top 25 and have just 3 losses on their resume. However, Oregon has played the much tougher schedule, has the more impressive wins and one of the top home court advantages in the country.
Arizona started out the season 9-0, but only one of those wins was against a team ranked in the Top 75 and that was a home victory against Illinois way back in early November. Since that perfect 9-0 start the Wildcats are just 2-3. Books have also been giving Arizona way too much love, as they are just 2-6 ATS last 8.
Oregon on the other hand is 11-4 ATS on the season and have won all 8 of their home games this season. Another factor is that Arizona has only played one true road game all season and that was back on Dec. 7th. I just think this is going to be too tough a spot for the Wildcats to keep it close. Take Oregon!
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