Thursday Service Plays
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15 Dime –
Take Illinois-Chicago tonight as the small home chalk over Cleveland State.
There’s no question Cleveland State is one of the better teams in the Horizon League, but Illinois-Chicago has been pretty tough to beat at home and they do have revenge motive for a 17-point loss at Cleveland State earlier this month.
Illinois-Chicago is deadly from 3-point range, especially at home. The Flames shoot an incredible 52.3 percent from beyond the arc at UIC Pavilion. They are second in the conference in scoring and assists.
Basically, they are more than capable of putting up the offensive numbers necessary to get by the Vikings.
Cleveland State is just 8-20 ATS in its last 28 Thursday games. They are also playing their third road game in eight days, so the traveling might take its toll tonight.
The favorite is on a 7-2 ATS run in the last nine meetings.
Take Illinois-Chicago tonight as the small home chalk as they grab the win and cover.
10 Dime –
Take the points with Indiana tonight when they travel to take on Wisconsin.
Both teams are coming off losses, but I think Indiana’s was a case of maybe looking ahead to this game, as they never clicked offensively at home against unranked Connecticut.
Wisconsin had a tough battle with Purdue, but the Boilermakers pulled it off at home, 60-56.
Indiana is a more dynamic offensive team, and I expect Eric Gordon to bounce back from a tough shooting game in the loss to U-Conn.
The Badgers offense isn’t good enough to cover this number in my opinion. They shoot poorly from the free-throw line and basically just grind it out all game long offensively.
Take Indiana plus the points as they stay within the number.
5 Dime –
Take Minnesota as the small road chalk tonight over Michigan.
Michigan might be trying, but they really have nothing right now. They have fallen so hard that they have to play a superhuman game just to compete, let alone win.
Minnesota started the year off strong, but has tailed off since Big 10 play started. But Michigan should be the tonic they need to get some confidence back. Tubby Smith has been openly critical of his team’s effort recently, and there is a great chance to see some results from that here against a weak Wolverines squad.
Michigan is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games and I don’t see them getting it done here tonight, even at home.
Take Minnesota for the road win and cover.
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Gold Medal Club
Gator's NBA/CBB 70% Report
Thursday: Play On CBB home teams as an underdog or pick after going over the total by 48 or more points total in their last seven games, a team with a winning percentage of 60% to 80% playing a team with a winning record
26-5 ATS since 1997 (83.9%) PLAY: North Texas +2.5
20* S.A. Spurs
10* Denver U
10* Wright St
10* NY Isles
Inside Info 4-2 this 10........9-7 total
100* Det Pistons
Vancouver Canucks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Pick: Money Line: -102
25 Units, Take Vancouver -102, We are getting tremendous value here tonight with the Canucks on the road who have the superior goaltending and they are 21-6 in their last 27 non-conference games. The Canucks are 6-3 after allowing 4 or more goals this season and they are 8-2-2 in their last 12 games against Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay is just -16 this season after 3 or more games in a row have gone over the posted total and they are just 1-4 in their last 5 non-conference games.
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1. 300,000* South Alabama
2. 50,000* Pistons
3. 50,000* Arizona State
1. South Alabama- No question the Jaguars are playing the best basketball in the Sun Belt right now, sitting at 9-0 in conference play, you better believe their goal is to stay undefeated tonight. They get just what the doctor ordered, as this North Texas team is struggling right now, going 1-3 SU and 0-4 ATS over their last 4 games.
Some may argue that the Mean Green will be looking to bounce back after their last home game, an 83-61 ass-whipping at the hands of a good, but not great New Orleans team. While that may be true, they didn't show much motivation in the two road losses after the New Orleans debacle, and its going to take a lot more than motivation to beat a surging South Alabama squad in this one. In fact, the trends support the road team, going 9-4 ATS over their last 13 meetings!
First and foremost, a superior Jaguars offense is going to rip apart a very flimsy Mean Green defense. Over their last 5 games, North Texas is allowing 73 ppg on a ridiculous 48% shooting! Over the same span, this Jaguars squad is scoring 78 ppg on 49% shooting... Can't you just see Demetric Bennett (29 points in their last meeting) and company licking their chops?!
Second, if you've seen this Mean Green offense of late, do you really believe they're going to be able to crack a solid South Alabama defense? Besides the fact the Jaguars are coming off a game where they limited Denver to 33 points, over their last 5 games they've been rock-solid, allowing 63 ppg on 42% shooting. Not only that, but in their last home game, the Mean Green shot just 32% and turned the ball over 20 times... Sloppy play making all that much easier for the Jaguars!
Bottom line, North Texas is in no condition right now to be butting heads with a surging South Alabama squad. The Mean Green maybe slumping, but don't expect the Jaguars to lose focus, as their last meeting was a 90-89 OT battle. South Alabama is the team to beat right now in the Sun Belt, and I expect them to play accordingly tonight. Jaguars roll!
Take South Alabama over North Texas as your top-rated play of the day.
2. Pistons- Lakers come into this game slumping a bit, losers of 4 of their last 6 games SU, including both road games in Texas against San Antonio and Dallas. Now they travel to place they've had real issues winning, the Palace of Auburn Hills, going 0-8 SU & 1-7 ATS over their last 8 meetings there!
Pistons play has been up and down, but after losing 4 of 5, they've gotten back on track with 3 straight victories, including a nice win and cover against Orlando in their last home game. Note that Detroit is 9-2 ATS over their last 11 home games, thanks in large part to their defense allowing a miniscule 86 ppg there on the season!
Expect Detroit to be especially motivated in this one, as they remember well their last meeting, where the Lakers took advantage of the absence of Billups to beat the Pistons 103-91 at the Staples Center. My how the tables have turned, as the Lakers are now coming into this game short-handed, as the loss of Bynum is huge in this match up, not to mention F Ariza and possibly F Walton. Needless to say based on their 8-game losing streak in Detroit, the Lakers need every player they can get!
Finally, much like their last meeting in Detroit, the Lakers defense has been suspect on the road this season, allowing 102 ppg on 44% shooting. The last time they met at the Palace, Detroit scored 93 points on 45% shooting and turned the ball over only 7 times! Lakers find themselves in a bind again tonight, with their frontcourt severly shorthanded, they'll be hard-pressed to match up with Rasheed and company in this one.
Take the Pistons comfortably over the LA Lakers in this NBA match up.
3. Arizona State- While its true the Sun Devils have dropped off a bit since starting scorching hot, I firmly believe oddsmakers went too far with the number in this one. Not only is Arizona State 6-2 ATS over their last 8 meetings at UCLA, but I expect the Sun Devils to come out fired up for this one, knowing a win here would completely reverse the downturn they've taken in losing their last 3 games.
Both teams rely on stout defense to beat their opponents, but did you know over their last 5 games, the Sun Devils defensive numbers are actually better than the Bruins?! Both are allowing roughly 68 ppg, but Arizona State's opponents are shooting only 42%, as compared to a much higher 47% (44% from 3-point) for UCLA.
Granted, the Bruins have the edge in the frontcourt, with C Kevin Love in the paint and on the glass, but let's not get too carried away. The Sun Devils Harden is one of the better freshmen guards in the country, coming off a 25-point effort against an excellent Washington State defense. Not only that, but I expect Pendergraph, who's been struggling over their 3-game losing streak, to come alive in this critical conference match up for the Sun Devils.
Finally, for all the hoopla surrounding the Bruins, they're just 4-5-1 ATS at home this season. They've failed to cover double-digit spreads in three straight home games, against USC , Washington, and UC Davis. More of the same tonight, as the public may love the Bruins, but sharp bettors know covering a bloated number in a heated conference match up is too much to ask from the Bruins in this one.
Take Arizona State plus the points over UCLA in this PAC-10 showdown.
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Montreal Canadiens +105
The Habs are rolling while the Capitals are fading fast right now. That makes this the perfect time to cash in on some additional line value based on the current situation. The situation being eluded to here is that many people will be lining up on the Caps tonight because they were shutout at Montreal on Tuesday. That loss means Washington has a chance at right-back revenge and they have that opportunity on their home ice too! However, this is where it gets interesting. The Capitals offense has taken a hit with the recent loss of Nylander to injury. That means they are putting more reliance on defense and goaltending and that has not been a strong suit recently for Washington. The Caps were winning games with a high flying offense. That is not likely to happen here as, not only were they shutout by the Habs on Tuesday, the fact that the Canadiens getting solid goaltending has been nothing new. They've been doing it all season long with Christobal Huet and the Habs road success has also been very impressive this season. When you have a strong road team with the better defense and the healthier club, facing a struggling home team that is starting to doubt itself, you have the makings of a solid win for the road team. The Capitals struggles, which started before the All-Star break, were still there Tuesday and they'll still be there tonight. Change of venue is not going to be enough to result in a change of outcome here. The Canadiens will knock off the Capitals again tonight and to get Montreal juice-free here is a real bargain!
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Insider Sports Report
Money Maker - San Antonio Spurs
No Limit- Michigan
Insiders Circle- Washington Huskies
Betting Syndicate out of Philly
100* NC ST
10* Washington Minnesota Sonics
Free Pick North Texas
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1* on Denver -4
Denver beat Florida International in their last home meeting by a final of 80-55. You can expect another similar 25-point blowout tonight when Denver gets done with FIU. Denver is 7-1 at home this season in large part to their defensive efforts. Denver is giving up just 53 points a game at home this season. Considering Florida International is winless on the road with an 0-7 record and scoring just 59 points a game, you can bet they will struggle mightily in this road game tonight. Denver is 6-0 ATS in January games over the past 2 seasons. Take Denver and lay the points.
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Game: Providence at Notre Dame
Pick: 3 units on Notre Dame -8.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)
Providence has been vulnerable to teams that can bury three-pointers all season. Teams that can score on the perimeter have really crippled the Friars zone, as evidenced by losses to Marquette, Seton Hall and Rhode Island. Notre Dame hasn't lost in this building in an eternity and Connecticut is the only team to defeat a pointspread this low in South Bend this season. In that game they were down by 20 at one point. Harangody gives Irish inside out presence, and will be tough to defend. The Friars have dropped two straight and are shooting poorly in their last three, hitting just 37, 38 and 43 percent respectively. That won't be enough vs. a dominant Irish team on their home floor.
Game: Wisconsin Green Bay at Wright State
Pick: 3 units on Wisconsin Green Bay +5.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)
Wisconsin Green Bay has just two road wins on the season, and a closer look gives an indication why. They have played at Ohio State, Massachusettes, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Butler and Valpo. Not too many teams in this conference are getting wins in any of those places. That means they are 11-2 vs all others, so they come into this contest a bit under the radar. This is a good shooting team, hitting 45% and 78% of their FTs. Those six teams shot a combined 49% vs the Phoenix, while all others are at about 40%, so W-GB is more than capable of defending Wright State. They can really dial it up from long distance, as they possess three players connecting on over 41%. Wright State comes home after three straight road wins, but to teams with a combined record of 21-38. Their last three against teams with a winning record have all gone in the loss column. And, they are just 2-5 ATS last seven at home. The Phoenix have a shot to get the win here, so we will grab the points.
Game: Minnesota at Michigan
Pick: 5 units on Minnesota -3 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)
What happened to both of these clubs? After starting 9-2, the Gophers have dropped five of seven. Michigan has lost nine of ten to drop to 5-15 on the season. But let's look at the overall teams here. One team is 5-15 and the other is 12-6. One team has all 5 starters back from last season while the other has just 1. Why such a low line? Yes, the game is in Ann Arbor. But, Minnesota is the much better ballclub. Minnesota is 4-4 on the road, outscoring opponents by 3 ppg. Michigan is 3-6 at home, losing by 2 ppg. In converence play, Michigan is just 1-7. It's not just year for Michigan. Over the past two seasons they are 11-22 ATS vs. winning teams and 8-17 ATS vs. teams that allow 64 or fewer points per game (Minnesota allows 63.1 per game). In the underdog role, they are 7-18 ATS over that span. Maybe at some point John Beilein will turn things around here, but not tonight. Minnesota rolls.
Game: Temple at Fordham
Pick: 4 units on Temple +0 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)
Temple features a strong tandem in Dionte Christmas and Mark Tyndale who combine for over half of the team's total scoring. Christmas pours in nearly 21 per game along with 6.3 rpg. This team is playing great defense of late, allowing just 60.8 ppg over their last five games. They get a Fordham team that is struggling to score (62.6 per game ove rtheir last five). Fordham is just 6-16 ATS the past three seasons vs. teams that hit 45%+ from the field (Temple averages 46.5%). The Rams are also just 11-22 ATS as an underdog over the past three seasons.
Game: Florida International at Denver
Pick: 3 units on Denver -4 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)
Florida International is 6-6 at home but they have yet to find the win column in seven tries on the road this season. They are shooting a dismal 40.8% from the field away from home, leading to just 59.3 ppg. That's just not going to get it done. Denver is another team that struggles on offense, but at least they have the defense to keep them in games. They are allowing just 53.1 ppg at home on the season, the main reason they are 7-1 here. FIU allows 22 ppg more per game than that on the road. FIU is 4-12 ATS the past two seasons vs. losing teams. Denver is 14-4 ATS over that span at home vs. conference opponents. They are also 26-13 ATs in their last 39 home games coming off a road loss and 13-4 ATS in their last 17 home games after scoring 50 points or less.
Game: Montana at Portland State
Pick: 3 units on Portland State -5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)
Portland State has been off for nearly two weeks while Montana has played three games during that span. Will the layoff help or hurt the Vikings? We think it helps. They are off a hard fought OT win so have felt good. And they will obviously be verywell rested and prepared for this game. They are 6-1 at home, scoring 78.4 ppg here. Over their last five games overall they have averaged 77.4. Montana has lost all six games ATS over the pat two seasons vs. teams with a winning record after 15 games. Montana has covered the spread in two of their last three games but they are a perfect 0-8 ATS in that situation teh past two seasons.
Game: New Mexico State at Hawaii
Pick: 4 units on New Mexico State -3 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)
The Aggies have taken on a very difficult road slate early, which should pay off in a vist off the mainland tonight at Hawaii. New Mexico State has been on the road vs W. Virginia, Duke,T exas, Louisville and Boise State already, and have now won six of eight. This team is beginning to gel. They can score, with six double-digit scorers, and a few others that contribute significantly as well. The Warriors not like teams of old that put away opponents at home as they are just .500 this year. When you consider the home slate has been laiden with cupcakes, the 6-6 mark becomes suspect. Four of the home wins are to 4-18 Coppin State, 3-17 Alcorn State, 4-14 Long Beach State and 9-12 Centanary. None of the six wins have come vs a team over .500. The Warriors are really giving it up on the defensive end, and New Mexico State has a lot of answers on the offensive end.
Game: Cleveland at Seattle
Pick: 3 units on Cleveland -4 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)
The Cavs have quietly come on very strong. After starting poorly at 14-17, they have won seven of their last eight and 11 of their last 13. They have gone from mediocre to dominant. Seattle has been awful. They finally snapped a 14-game losing streak with a win over San Antonio on Tuesday. That win will keep Cleveland's guard up here. We like the surging Cavs vs. a still-terrible Sonics team.
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Black Magic Sports
A 5-0 Sweep Wednesday was just what the doctor ordered! Our Big East GOTY Play on the Cincinnati Bearcats wins outright by 23 points as 14-point underdogs over West Virginia. Now that's how a Game of the Year play is supposed to finish. There is no time to let up Thursday as we keep the pressure on your man with 3 more winners.
5 Unit Black Magic WAC Game of the Week on New Mexico State -2.5
New Mexico State is picking up the pace this season following their 25-9 record from last year. They are playing team basketball en route to a 6-2 record over their last 8 games. A 30-point blowout over a very good Utah State team last time out shows you where they stand right now. New Mexico State is 4-1 SU and ATS in their last 5 meetings with Hawaii. Hawaii is 2-8 ATS in home games this year. Hawaii is 3-13 ATS after covering 2 of their last 3 against the spread over the last 3 seasons. New Mexico State is 12-3 ATS when the line is +3 to -3 over the past 3 seasons. Cash in with New Mexico State as the favorite.
3 Unit Sharp Play on NC State +18.5
NC State will give Duke a run for their money just as Maryland did last week. The Blue Devils are in line for a slip-up, especially with the way the Wolfpack are playing lately. NC State is 9-3 in their last 12 games overall, beating a good Florida State team on the road in their last outing. NC State upset Duke in last year?s NCAA Tournament in the first round. Duke is 2-10 ATS after covering 4 or 5 of their last 6 against the spread over the last 2 seasons. NC State is 11-3 ATS in road games when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games over the last 2 seasons. Cash in with NC State as the underdog.
3 Unit Sharp Play on Detroit Pistons -7.5
Detroit will stomp the Lakers at home without Andrew Bynum playing for L.A. The Lakers are just 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games while playing the bulk of those contests without Bynum. Detroit is giving up just over 86 points a game at home, outscoring their opponents by nearly 13 points per outing. The Lakers lost by 15 points in their last game at Detroit. The Pistons own an 8-3 ATS mark in their last 11 home games with the Lakers. Detroit is 17-4 ATS versus teams who attempt 18 or more 3 point shots/game on the season this season. The Lakers have been forced to shoot way too many jump shots without Bynum and it will once again be their demise tonight. Cash in with Detroit as the favorite.
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4 Star Selection
Wisconsin Milwaukee (-2 ½) over DETROIT
Detroit has lost 13 games in a row and things aren’t likely to get any better tonight against an underrated Milwaukee squad that is 9-1 straight up and 7-3 ATS since kicking a few players off the team in mid-December. The players that are left all play with passion and they have responded to coach Rob Jeter’s disciplinary actions against those former players. My ratings favor Wisconsin Milwaukee by 6 points and Detroit applies to a very negative 18-75-5 ATS situation. Milwaukee’s only bad game with their current rotation was a 2 point home win over Detroit, but that close call will assure that they do not take this game for granted. Also, the fact the Milwaukee won that game despite shooting a horrendous 32% from the field and 22% from 3-point range suggests just how much of an advantage that they have over the Titans. The line of 2 ½ points on this game is based on using all of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s games for the season, but the Panthers are clearly a better team with their current roster than they were before the dismissals. I’ll take Wisconsin-Milwaukee in a 4-Star Best Bet at -4 points or less, for 3- Stars from -4 ½ to -6 points and for 2-Stars at -6 ½ points.
4-Stars at -4 or less, 3-Stars from -4 1/2 to -6, 2-Stars at -6 1/2.
3 Star Selection
Minnesota (-2 1/2) over MICHIGAN
Apparently the oddsmakers have lost faith in Minnesota after 3 straight games in which the Gophers lost and failed to cover the spread. Those losses to Indiana, Michigan State and Ohio State simply showed me that Minnesota continues not to be good enough to beat good teams. However, those losses certainly don’t indicate that the Gophers can’t still beat the likes of a 5-13 Michigan team that is just 1-9 in their last 10 games (with the one win coming against lowly Northwestern). Minnesota is now 0-6 straight up and 1-5 ATS against the best 6 teams that they faced (Florida State, UNLV, Michigan State (twice), Indiana, and Ohio State), all of which are going to be playing in the NIT or NCAA Tournament this season. The Gophers are 12-0 straight up and 6-1 ATS (the only spread loss in a 17 point win as a 19 ½ point favorite) against the 12 teams that they’ve faced that aren’t likely to see post-season action - and Michigan can be added to that list of mediocre and bad teams. Minnesota has played two road games against teams of Michigan’s caliber (actually a bit better than Michigan) and the Gophers won those games by 10 points at Iowa State and by 3 points at Penn State. Michigan, meanwhile, has their 5 wins against Radford, Brown, Eastern Washington, Oakland, and Northwestern, and the best of those teams (Oakland) is about 7 points worse than Minnesota. Aside from the line value (my ratings favor Minnesota by 4 ½) the Gophers apply to a 62-23-1 ATS road favorite bounce-back situation and a 53-17-3 ATS bounce-back situation that are both set up by their recent string of losses to good teams. I’ll take Minnesota in a 3-Star Best Bet at -4 points or less, for 4-Stars at -2 or less and for 2- Stars at -4 ½ or -5 points.
3-Stars at -4 or less, 4-Stars at -2 or less, 2-Stars at -4 1/2 or -5 points.
2 Star Selection
Arkansas Little Rock (+13 1/2) over WESTERN KENTUCKY
Western Kentucky is now just 13-40-2 ATS in conference games after a victory under coach Darrin Horn after relaxing with a big lead in what turned out to be a 9 point home win over a horrible Arkansas State team that was without their All-Sun Belt star Adrian Banks. The Hilltoppers are even more likely to letdown following a comfortable win, as they are just 6-34-2 ATS in Sun Belt games after winning by 5 points or more, including an incredible 1-26-2 ATS if facing a team that is 1 game below .500 or better (0-26-2 ATS if not an underdog of more than 2 points). Arkansas Little Rock is 14-6 and the Trojans have a history under coach Steve Shields of playing their best against the better teams in the league. ALR is 22-12 ATS as a regular season underdog in conference play, including 13-2 ATS if the opponent has a win percentage of greater than .600. The Trojans have only been a double-digit dog twice in league play under Shields and they covered easily both times (lost by 4 points in each game). My ratings favor Western Kentucky by 13 ½ points, but the Hilltoppers have been 3 ½ points worse the last 5 years under Horn in conference games after a win and I’ll take Arkansas Little Rock in a 2-Star Best Bet at +13 points or more.
2-Stars at +13 or more.
Arizona State (+13 ½) over UCLA
Arizona State is the surprise team of the Pac-10 and the Sun Devils are still a bit underrated heading into this clash with highly ranked UCLA. Arizona State is 5-2 ATS in Pac-10 play this season and the Sun Devils are 11-2-1 ATS in their last 14 games as a conference dog of 5 points or more. UCLA has been a good bet in general under coach Ben Howland (82-59-1 ATS), but the Bruins are just 3-7 ATS as a home favorite of more than 10 points against fellow Pac-10 teams, including 0-2 ATS this season. My ratings only favor UCLA by 12 points in this game and ASU would apply to a very good 116-41-4 ATS big road underdog bounce-back situation if they become an underdog of 14 points or more. I’ll lean with ASU at +13 or +13 ½ points and I’ll take Arizona State in a 2-Star Best Bet at +14 points or more.
OPINION - 2-Star Best Bet at +14 or more only.
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Eastern Washington -1 (POD)
We wanted to close off the month strong and we certainly did that with the sweep yesterday. I mentioned that I was likely to take it easy today to close off the month with a possibility of a 30% return of investment so just going with 1 play and gearing up february. Similar to what John McCain's mother said about the Republican party having to hold their breath and take their son, much is the same case with Eastern Washington. Why a game out west in Eastern Washington? Well, I have it red flagged for several reasons. Remember yesterday when we took the Timberwolves on a home and home and it cashed ? In fact, remember the Raptors also cashed on the home and home if you kept track. Much is the same case here but it has gone under the radar but my spreadsheets and program catch such features. People that think only betting on televised games or headliner games are simply incorrect. Money can be made from all lines. Always remember, "a line is a line". I don't care if it is a prop bet, the Wnba - my favorite sport to cap - if it is a quarter, a half, a future bet or whatever it may be, "a line is a line". Eastern Washington has lost to this team the last 3 times including 69-74, five days ago. Why is this important? Well, consider this: They were 10 point underdogs that nearly won outright. They now play this team immediately at home where they will be fired up and have defeated some of the best teams in the league. I have Eastern Washington as a top 260 team and Montana State as a top 230 team - but Eastern Washington is a top 175 team at home as the splits make a clear difference here. This Eastern Washington team beat a better Portland State team at home who is a top 160 team and beat a similar ranked Northern Colorado team at home. Lots of incentive here for EW to get revenge in a home and home as the Montana State Bobcats are just 3-9 ATS in their last 12 against the Big Sky and EW is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 ballgames against a team with a winning record - meaning they are still under the radar and show up against the better teams in the nation. There is a reason why a 10 point dog the other day is now a 1 point favorite, I believe the Eagles surprise a lot of folks tonight and get their due.
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LAS VEGAS TECH REPORT
Play: SOUTH ALABAMA -2
Comments: LAS VEGAS TECH REPORT (LVTR) SELECTION: SOUTH ALABAMA -2 South Alabama comes in undefeated in the Sun Belt conference at 9-0 with victories between 7 to 11 points against the conference on the road. We are only asking for 2 tonight and we feel confident with this visiting team as they are 3-0 on the road vs the conference. North Texas is on a 3 game skid and have been giving up too many points at an average of 78 ppg's. We like this situation as we don't feel like the lines makers will be paying much attention to this game and it shows with a modest -2 line on the better team in this Sun Belt matchup.
LAS VEGAS TECH REPORT (LVTR): LA LAKERS vs DETROIT PISTONS
Play: DETROIT PISTONS -7 ( WE ARE LINE SPECIFIC HERE SO BUY HOOK IF NEEDED)
Comments: LAS VEGAS TECH REPORT (LVTR) SELECTION: DETROIT PISTONS -7 ( WE ARE LINE SPECIFIC HERE SO BUY HOOK IF NEEDED)
Lakers as most of you know begin a 9 game road trip with a team that has picked up a few too many injuries at the wrong time. They'll be facing a Detroit team with momentum on their side having won their last three games and have been dominant at home going 15-4 SU and 13-6 ATS at the Palace covering the number for bettors at 9-2 consecutive. Lakers have had it tough since Bynum has been injured losing 4 of their last 6 games, 2-5-1 ATS and on game 1 of a back to back. Even at full strength, Lakers have been owned in this building as Detroit has beat them 8-2 consecutive going 7-3 ATS. Add another 4 wins if you'd like to take it back to 2004. Piston lost to the Lakers in LA without Billups and McDyes in that game ladst time these two teams met. This sets up a revenge game much like we saw last night with our winning call on Toronto. You have a revenge minded team at home against an injured team who also might be without Luke Walton this evening. This one is our bounce back winner for Thursday night. Take the Pistons to win big but knowing there are no absolutes in wagering and no such things as locks, lets protect our investment and purchase the hook to insure a comfortable win.