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NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Charlotte Hornets at Washington Wizards

02.23.2018     12:24 PM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Charlotte at Washington -3.5 O/U 212.5
Recommendation: Washington

There’s a lot to like about the Washington Wizards right now. The markets devalued the Wizards immediately after star point guard John Wall got hurt. Since Wall’s injury, Tomas Satoransky and Tim Frazier have gotten the job done at the point in his absence; a duo that combined for 19 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists without a single turnover in the Wizards outright upset victory at Cleveland last night.

Wins and covers have been the norm, not the exception for Scott Brooks squad of late. They’ve gone 8-2 SU, 8-2 ATS since Wall’s injury. And both losses deserve an asterisk – they lost in OT against the top notch Celtics and on the second night of back-2-backs at surging Philly. Last night’s win at Cleveland was just one outright upset during this span. They also beat Toronto and OKC as home dogs during this recent span of excellence.

The advanced metric numbers show that Washington’s current surge is no accident. Both their offensive and defensive stats have improved since Wall’s injury; most notably Read more



Tags: NBA Charlotte Hornets Washington Wizards Teddy Covers




College Basketball Gambling: Delaware moneyline front runner for bad beat of the year

02.23.2018     08:55 AM     Printer Friendly
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For years, the concept of "bad beats" has been bludgeoned to death by the betting community. Check out Twitter every night and you'd think the pointspread and total for every single game was decided in the waning seconds. However, if you bet Delaware on the moneyline last night, you've been given a Bad Beat Hall Pass for the next 48 hours. Enjoy.

 




Tags: College Basketball Delaware Blue Hens Drexel Dragons




College Basketball Betting Free Play: Alabama Crimson Tide at Auburn Tigers

02.21.2018     09:21 AM     Andrew Lange     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Andrew Lange

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Alabama +8 at Auburn O/U 152
Recommendation: Alabama

Big loss for Auburn with rim protector Anfernee McLemore out for the season with an ankle injury. Already ultra-small, McLemore's (4th nationally in block pct.) allowed the Tigers' perimeter defenders to extend their pressure and take chances which is why the rank first in the SEC in forced turnover rate. "Resilience" has been a common theme of Auburn's remarkable season but this is a devastating loss.

"We lost arguably the guy who plays as big as anybody on the roster because he was such a great shot blocker," Pearl said. "So, we continue to have to play small ball, we continue to spread the floor, try to extend a little bit defensively."

Note that McLemore didn't have much of an impact in the first meeting. He played only 15 minutes, grabbed two rebounds, and failed to block a shot. Alabama shot 54% from 2-point range and won 76-71 despite Collin Sexton not playing. The Crimson Tide are square on the "bubble" and close to regular season with four tough games (at Auburn, vs. Arkansas, vs. Florida, at Texas A&M). Despite ranking first in the SEC in Read more



Tags: College Basketball Alabama Crimson Tide Auburn Tigers Andrew Lange




College Basketball Gambling: Bettors should look to fade Auburn moving forward

02.20.2018     09:16 AM     Printer Friendly
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With a two-game lead with four games remaining, it looks likely that Auburn will earn the SEC's top seed for the conference tournament as well as a no. 2 or 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament. But bettors should perhaps look to fade the Tigers the remainder of the regular season. Already playing one of the smallest lineups in college basketball, it was announced forward Anfernee McLemore will miss the remainder of the season due to an ankle injury. McLemore was one of the team's most important defenders as a rim protector (73 blocks) and rebounder (5.3 rpg). Down to eight scholarship players, Bruce Pearl made it clear that keeping everyone healthy for the postseason is paramount. The Tigers own one of the best ATS records in the country at 18-7. A key ingredient in that success has often been nothing more than out-hustling the competition. With McLemore out and a postseason berth a lock, we recommend looking to bet against this squad over the next two weeks.

 “It’s a tough loss,” Pearl said. “Anfernee has had a wonderful Read more



Tags: College Basketball Auburn Tigers




College Basketball Betting Free Play: BYU Cougars at San Diego Toreros

02.17.2018     09:52 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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BYU at San Diego +3 O/U 133
Recommendation: San Diego

Nothing has come easy for BYU in recent weeks, and a road trip to the Slim Gym isn’t likely to help matters on Saturday. BYU needed overtime to dispense with lowly Pepperdine on Thursday, on the heels of needing OT to knock off almost as lowly San Francisco last weekend in Provo. Now the Cougars must deal with a short turnaround off a pair of OT affairs, while facing a Toreros defense that is physical and extremely tough on the perimeter.

BYU head coach Dave Rose knows what he’s up against today: “They’re one of the most physical teams in the league from what we saw at our place. We’ve gone through and evaluated every team and how we’ve played them. We feel that their size, their athleticism — their guards are really physical — it will be a really tough game, a tough-fought game Saturday. I know our guys will compete. We’ll see how they do.”

It’s surely worth noting that the Jenny Craig Pavilion has not been particularly friendly for the Cougars in recent meetings. BYU has been favored in all six Read more



Tags: College Basketball BYU Cougars San Diego Toreros Teddy Covers




NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Indiana Pacers at Brooklyn Nets

02.14.2018     10:19 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Indiana -4 at Brooklyn O/U 212.5
Recommendation: Indiana

Very quietly, waaaaaaay underneath the radar, the Indiana Pacers are playing their best basketball of the season heading into the All-Star break. Indiana has won its last two, including an impressive road win at Boston. They’ve won seven of their last ten overall; 13-6 in their last 19 contests; a stretch that includes SU road wins at Utah, San Antonio and Phoenix as well as that win against the Celtics.

There were some initial concerns about the chemistry between players and management after Indiana stood pat at the trading deadline, unable to give the team a boost in their push towards the playoffs. Quotes like this one from Thaddeus Young make it VERY clear that any chemistry concerns are vastly overblown:

"We were just excited they decided to keep this thing together and let us keep getting better. Right after the game (vs. the Knicks on Sunday), (GM Chad Buchanon) texted us and said, 'Great win. But it's not over. We still have one game before the All-Star break,' and we all responded right then and there. It's like I said, this is one of Read more



Tags: NBA Indiana Pacers Brooklyn Nets Teddy Covers




NBA Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Los Angeles Clippers at Detroit Pistons

02.09.2018     09:40 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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LA Clippers at Detroit -3 O/U 219
Recommendation: Detroit

The Pistons have won five straight since snapping their eight game losing streak, the last four of which have come with Blake Griffin on the court for Detroit. The numbers with Griffin and fellow low post stud Andre Drummond on the court together have been remarkable; jelling immediately as a duo.

In 84 court minutes together through four games, Detroit has averaged 112.6 points per 100 possessions on offense while allowing only 88.2 PP/100 on defense. That results in a remarkable net of +24.4 PP/100 with that duo on the floor. Throw in a 54.9% in percentage of available rebounds Detroit has snagged with the Griffin/Drummond duo on the floor and all of a sudden Stan Van Gundy’s squad has the look of a legitimate contender.

These quotes from the Pistons locker room really stand out. Drummond: “It can only get better from here. With (Griffin’s) addition it’s just been a lot of fun. He’s able to handle the ball; he’s a great playmaker. He’s doing a great job of adjusting right now.”

Van Gundy, Read more



Tags: NBA Los Angeles Clippers Detroit Pistons Teddy Covers




College Basketball Betting Free Play: Arkansas Razorbacks at Texas A&M Aggies

01.30.2018     09:43 AM     Andrew Lange     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Andrew Lange

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Arkansas at Texas A&M -5.5 O/U 146.5
Recommendation: Texas A&M

Have not been impressed at all with Arkansas through the first half of SEC play. The Razorbacks are 4-4 with two wins coming in overtime and the other two by a bucket and four points. In terms of efficiency, they are -0.07 which equates to -5 points in a 70 possession game. They enter tonight's game on a very fortunate three-game winning streak. They needed to shoot 11-for-22 from deep and 28-for-35 from the free throw line to get past a mediocre Ole Miss squad at home, 97-93. They limped past a very weak Georgia squad in double overtime. And then this past weekend, escaped with a 66-65 win over Oklahoma State in which the Cowboys had multiple point-blank looks in the closing seconds but couldn't convert. Meanwhile, Texas A&M looked like an SEC contender early on with dominating wins over West Virginia, Oklahoma State, Penn State, USC and a narrow 67-64 loss to Arizona. The Aggies got nailed with the injury bug and opened SEC play 0-5. The currently sit 2-6 with two of those six losses coming by a single point including a 69-68 loss at Kentucky. It's difficult Read more



Tags: College Basketball Arkansas Razorbacks Texas A&M Aggies Andrew Lange




College Basketball Betting Free Play: Kansas Jayhawks at Kansas State Wildcats

01.29.2018     11:22 AM     Rob Veno     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Rob Veno

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Kansas at Kansas State +2 O/U 147
Recommendation: Kansas State

Heated in-state rivalry figures to be as intense as ever after 73-72 KU victory just 16 days ago. Plenty of fuel added to the Kansas State fire tonight after what they perceived to be preferential officiating given to the Jayhawks in that contest. That sentiment came on the heels of last season’s 90-88 Kansas win in which then junior Svi Mykhailiuk clearly traveled on the game winning basket. In his press conference after this season’s loss. Bruce Weber said “I’m really disappointed in some of the calls. But we were all here last year, and same thing.” The Wildcats figure to have extra motivation and look to benefit from what will be a very raucous home crowd. Kansas is oblivious to fierce road environments and rallied back in the second half to win at Morgantown a few games ago but their poise will again be tested tonight.

One difference tonight from the first meeting is Kansas State’s starting sophomore PG Carter Diarra who took over the role six ago after junior Kamau Stokes broke his foot during the Texas Tech games. In his Read more



Tags: College Basketball Kansas Jayhawks Kansas State Wildcats Rob Veno




NBA Gambling Update: Desperation sets in as Cleveland Cavaliers make lineup change

01.26.2018     07:09 AM     Printer Friendly
UPDATE

The last time we checked in on the Cleveland Cavaliers they were in the midst of a historic 1-13 ATS slide. It's now 1-14 after Tuesday's 114-102 loss at San Antonio. During their two-day break, head coach Tyronn Lue announced a lineup change. Jae Crowder will play with the second unit, Tristan Thompson gets the nod at center, and Kevin Love moves over to power forward. Back in action tonight vs. Indiana, the Cavs have been bet up from -4 to -6.


 “That’s part of life,” he said. “But at the end of the day when we’re between these lines, we got to play for one another and that’s all that matters. I don’t care if X don’t like X off the court. ... As long as you’re on the court playing hard and playing for each other, that’s all that matters to me. We don’t got to

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Tags: NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Indiana Pacers



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