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Plays On: Oregon +5.5

Game Analyses: There is a lot of value with the underdog Oregon tonight as they take on USC.

It's a known fact that Oregon has the better offense. In fact, the Oregon offense in itself will keep Oregon in this game with a chance to win it outright.

The road team has done very well in this series. In fact, the road team is 16-4 ATS in the last 20 meetings between these teams.

The underdog has also done very well in this series. This is shown by the underdog being 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings between these teams.

Take Oregon +5.5

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Montreal Canadiens
Prediction: Montreal Canadiens

Reason: A flash back to the 70s and the days when Guy Lafleur and Ken Dryden were on the ice for the NHLs most storied franchise occurred the other night when the Montreal Canadiens came back from 5 goals down to win a 6-5 thriller against the NY Rangers. Look for the momentum of that win to continue tonight against the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. Play on the Habs to bring home the dough

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Heat/Rockets UNDER 188.5 (1 Unit)

Talk about two teams that our going in totally opposite directions.

The Miami Heat are one of the worst teams in the league at 9-42.

The Houston Rockers meanwhile are going for their 10th win-a-row.

Houston is rolling right now, thanks in large part to their defensive play.

The Rockets are allowing just 84 points per game over their last seven, and Tracy McGrady said "We are developing into a team like the Pistons a great defensive team."

Miami is scoring a league-low 92 ppg, and scored just that last time out against a Bulls team which was allowing teams to score above the century mark with ease.

Since the addition of Shawn Marion the Heat are still 0-3 SU and just 1-2 ATS. Marion has brought some life to the team, but it still hasnt been enough to get this team going.

Houstons big two McGrady and Yao Ming were a combined 9-for-38 from the field for 33 points in Tuesdays win. McGrady is averaging just 12 points and shooting 32 percent from the field over his last five games, which is why defense has been the key for them to keep this win streak alive.

Take Under the Total as Thursday's Primetime Best Bet.

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Today's 3 unit NBA play is Miami +11.5


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1 STAR: ARIZONA (PICK) over Washington
(Risking $110 to win $100)

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15 Dime - Washington
5 Dime - South Alabama
5 Dime - Virginia

Free Pick - Michigan

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Minnesota -8
Mid Tennessee State 2.5

NHL
Philadelphia -115
Ny Islanders -108

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Pittsburgh at #21 Notre Dame 7:00 PM EST ESPN

Pittsburgh as won each of the last five meetings against Notre Dame, including the last two games at the Joyce Center. The Panthers have won 12 of its last 20 road games under head coach Jamie Dixon. EDGE: PITTSBURGH

On February 15, Marquette handed Pitt its largest Big East regular season loss (18 points) since Dixon became head coach. Prior to the Marquette game, the Panthers have never lost a Big east regular season road game by more than eight points under Dixon. EDGE: PITTSBURGH

Notre Dame has won 17 of its last 20 games and their 9-3 start in the Big East matches the best start ever by an Irish team in league play. EDGE: NOTRE DAME

Notre Dames 15-game Big East homecourt win streak is its longest since the Irish joined the conference in 1995-96 and matches the third-longest in conference history. BIG EDGE: NOTRE DAME

Massachusetts at Rhode Island 7:00 PM EST ESPN2

Four of the last five meetings, all of which have been won by the home team, have been decided by three points or less including this years earlier match-up. If you remove last seasons 22-point UMass win, the average margin of victory in the last four games is 2.5 points. EDGE: UMASS

UMass head coach Travis Ford has installed an up-tempo offense in the 2007-08 season, as the Minutemen are averaging 82.2 points per game, up from 77.1 points through 25 games last season. EDGE: OVER

Rhode Island is 11-1 at home this season, marking the fifth time in the last six seasons that the team has won 10 or more games at the Ryan Center. EDGE: RHODE ISLAND

Michigan at Minnesota 9:00 PM EST ESPN

With the 80-70 win against Ohio State, Michigan posted it first three-game winning streak of the season. The Wolverines have rattled off wins against Penn State, at Iowa and against the Buckeyes. EDGE: MICHIGAN

Michigan has a 5-0 record when scoring 70 points or better this season, but the Wolverines may have their problems against the Gophers on Wednesday night. Minnesota is allowing a paltry 63.8 points per game on the season and just 61.8 at home. EDGE: MINNESOTA

Minnesotas bench has provided a big punch this season, outscoring its opponents in 19 of the teams 24 games. The Gophers hold a cumulative 616-381 bench scoring edge overall. EDGE: MINNESOTA

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At 8:05 pm, our selection is on the San Antonio Spurs minus the points over Minnesota. Yesterday, San Antone bolstered its front line by trading (little-used) Francisco Elson and (injured) Brent Barry (who may end up back with the Spurs in April after the Sonics waive him) for PF Kurt Thomas. Thomas is a terrific addition, as he will provide scoring with his mid-range jumper, and he'll be great on the defensive board. San Antonio won its third straight game Tuesday, 85-65, against Charlotte. That was the Spurs' best defensive outing of the year. It was also San Antonio's seventh win out of its last eight games, and if one scans the results of those eight games, one sees that the Spurs have really clamped down on defense. Charlotte converted just 28% of its shots, and only two of the Spurs' last nine foes has shot better than 45% for the game. Defense and rebounding has been the hallmark of the Spurs' championship teams, and that should be the key tonight. For Minnesota, the key stat is rebounding. The Timberwolves are a 'respectable' 10-17 this season when outrebounding their foe, but an awful 1-24 when they've been outrebounded. In its last game vs. S.A., Minny was outrebounded 47-40, and not surprisingly lost 105-88. The Spurs also won their other game this season vs. the T-Wolves, 106-91, and outrebounded them in that game 46-43. San Antonio will receive a boost tonight with the return of NBA Finals MVP Tony Parker, who has been sidelined 23 days, and coach Gregg Popovich plans to give him 15 minutes of playing time tonight. We had a big play on Minnesota Tuesday night vs. Philly, and the T-Wolves rewarded us with a 104-88 victory. But I don't think they'll string back-to-back wins together, as home dogs of 5+ points, with a win percentage less than .300, are a dreadful 20% ATS since 1991 off a home win, if matched up against a .620 (or better) non-division foe. The Spurs have also covered six of seven in this series, and won't be complacent tonight as they're well-aware of the importance of every game for the Western Conference playoff seedings.

Take San Antonio

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1* on Weber State +1

Weber State should not be the underdog here.  Weber owns a 9-2 home record this season and they have already beaten Montana on the road back on January 20th.  Beating up on Montana is nothing new for this Weber State squad.  Weber has won 7 of their last 10 home meetings with Montana.  Weber State is a blistering 12-3 against the spread in their last 15 showdowns with Montana.  Weber State is 7-0 ATS off a road loss against a conference rival over the last 2 seasons.  Weber is one of the best teams in the country at bouncing back from road losses when returning home. 

Take Weber State and the points.

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3* on Dayton -1

Dayton is one of those teams that is clearly on the bubble right now in terms of the NCAA Tournament. With their 17-7 record, they will not allow themselves to fall to an 11-13 La Salle club tonight.  Dayton has won 13 of their last 17 meetings with La Salle so history is clearly on their side.  La Salle is just 1-4 ATS in all home games this season.  La Salle is 0-6 ATS at home when the line is +3 to -3 over the last 2 seasons.  La Salle is 11-25 ATS in home games when playing against a good team (Win Pct. 60% to 80%) since 1997. 

Bet an inspired Dayton team on the road.

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1 Unit on Oregon State +27.5

Dropping the hammer on Oregon State does not mean anything to this UCLA squad, which will be much more concerned with their upcoming game with Oregon.  Oregon State was just embarrassed by Washington at home by 38 points.  We can expect a much better effort tonight as the Beavers will lay it all out on the line against the best team in the Pac.  Oregon State is only 3-10 on the road this season, but because oddsmakers have undervalued them so badly, the Beavers are 8-4 ATS in those games.  Plain and simple, plays on Underdogs of 20 or more points off a home loss by 10 points or more against an opponent coming off a road win are 23-4 ATS the last 5 seasons. 

Take the Beavers.

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1 Unit on UMass +6

The road has actually been the best place to bet the Minutemen this season and that's where we'll take them tonight.  UMass is 8-4 ATS on the road this season and it comes into this showdown off a much needed win over St. Louis to gain some momentum.  Rhode Island has lost all its momentum with back-to-back losses SU and 3 straight ATS.  Rhode Island is only 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 contests.  UMass beat Rhode Island at home back on Feb. 7th and I like the Minutemen again tonight catching more points than they should be.  UMass is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings at Rhode Island.  Rhode Island is 2-11 ATS in home games off a home loss since 1997 and 6-24 ATS in home games after failing to cover the spread in 2 or more consecutive games since 1997. 

Take the points.

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Miami Heat (9-43) at Houston Rockets (33-20)

The sorry Miami Heat are playing horrible, especially on offense, averaging just 93 points per game. Miami has lost nine straight games, 2-6-1 ATS. Look for the Rockets to beat-up on Miami tonight at the Toyota Center. The Heat are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 2-4 ATS in its last six against Houston. Go with the hot Rockets. The double digit line is hefty, but Miami has been horrendous. Houston has won their last nine games, going 7-2 ATS.

Houston Rockets


Houston Rockets - 10'

San Antonio Spurs - 9

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15 Dime

XAVIER

Take Xavier as the home chalk tonight over Duquesne.

The Dukes are a game opponent, there’s no question about that, but I doubt they’ll be able to rack up the points against the stingy man-to-man defense of Xavier.

The Minutemen are second in the conference in team defense and have the quickness to defend against the ultra high tempo attack of Duquesne.

Plus, there’s the revenge factor working here after the Dukes stunning 93-91 home win over Xavier last year.

The Musketeers have a balanced scoring attack with six players averaging in double figures in scoring, led by Josh Duncan and Drew Lavender, who both average over 11 points a game.

Duquesne is still too unrefined on defense to keep Xavier from pulling away here, and with a revenge factor working against them on the road, I wouldn’t be surprised if Xavier wins this one going away.

Lay the points with Xavier as they grab the home win and cover.

5 Dime

VIRGINIA

Take the points with Virginia tonight when they travel to take on Georgia Tech.

We’re getting some value with the Cavaliers tonight, as they battled North Carolina to the end in a 75-74 loss on February 12, then grabbed the 79-74 road win over Boston College five days later.

The Cavaliers resurgence over those two games can be attributed to the return of forward Laurynas Mikalauskas, who had missed 13 games with a shoulder injury. He returned for the game against North Carolina and immediately gave the Cavs a presence in the paint. Mikalauskas had 13 points in 18 minutes in the win over Boston College, so he’s made the most of the time he’s been in there.

Georgia Tech has been playing close games all year, especially in ACC play. They’ve lost six games this season by five points or less, or in overtime. They have shot less than 45 percent from the field in the last three games, and now they’re being asked to cover this number?

Take the points with Virginia as they stay within the number on the road.

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Houston Rockets - 10 , 2 units


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Notre Dame -4.5 , 2 units

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Long time lurker on this site, decided to share some of my picks.

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Take Miami/Houston over tonight.

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4 Unit Play. Take Washington State -9 ½ over Arizona State
After a hot start to the PAC-10, the Devils have fallen on hard times and will not bring much to the table on Thursday and will be lucky to win one of these two games in the Pacific Northwest. State has turned it up recently having won three straight games and including two on the road and not one of them was close. ASU has lost six of their last eight games and still has a brutal schedule remaining that will likely bump them out of the tournament. ASU will have no answer for Derrick Low as he will dominate the game from the guard position.

4 Unit Play. Take Denver -3 over Middle Tennessee State
As bad as Denver has been on the road, they have been the complete opposite when playing at Magness Arena. They are 9-1 in the mile high city and the Raiders are just 3-7 on the road. You can pretty much play Denver blind this year and you would have loads of money. Joe Scott and company get it done in a slow pace dominating performance.

4 Unit Play. Take Arizona +1 ½ over Washington
The Cats have the more talented team and the home court edge the Huskies have once had @ Bank of America Arena has vanished. UW has already lost five times this season in the emerald city. U of A beat Washington by 15 points earlier this season and has won 41 of the 62 lifetime meetings. Zona has too much quickness for Washington to stay in this affair.

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3-Unit Play. Take Dayton -1 over La Salle
The Flyers got a nice win at home last weekend and hopefully that has helped them turn a corner. Winners of nine of the last ten vs. the Explorers, Dayton can continue its push towards the NCAA Tournament with another victory here. The road team has covered the last four meetings, while La Salle is just 4-5 at home this season. We'll see Dayton again get back in the win column in conference play.


2-Unit Play. Take Montana State -2 over Idaho State
The Bobcats have dominated this series, going 7-1 ATS in the last eight meetings and winning nine of the last ten vs Idaho State. Montana State have won six of its last eight overall, including a 21-point win over these Tigers several weeks back. Idaho State has dropped three straight, failing to cover all three and they are really struggling. It will be the Bobcats that get the season sweep, covering on the road in this one.

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Western Carolina +5.5 

The Western Carolina Catamounts may be having a down year, but we simply do not feel that the NC-Greensboro Spartans have done enough to merit road favoritism here.

After all, the Spartans have a losing 6-8 straight up record away from home, with a losing 6-7-1 record against the spread. Also, it is not as if they are entering this game in peak form, as they have lost five of their last six games SU and they are on a three-game road losing streak.

The Catamounts may be just 8-17 overall, but they are a respectable 6-6 SU at home, and more importantly, they are a very nice 4-1 ATS in their last five games. The last time they played at home, they upset Chattanooga, and Western Carolina is a perfect 4-0 ATS the last four time they have been cast in this underdog role.

Finally, the home team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head-to-head meetings between these schools, and each team’s current form suggests that that trend should continue here.

Western Carolina +5.5

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Pittsburgh at Notre Dame
Pick: Notre Dame -4.5

Both of these teams have 19 wins but there are two huge advantages for the Irish here. First off they are 9-3 in league play while Pittsburgh is just 7-5. This two-win difference against the tougher competition tells us these 19-win teams are not equals. Second, this game is at home for Notre Dame. Pittsburgh is just 5-5 on the road while the Irish are a perfect 14-0 at home, beating opponents by 18 points per game. The Panthers' strength is defense as they allow 62.7 ppg. But, on the road, that jumps to 66.7, and the Irish are on a 29-14 ATS run over teams that allow less than 64 ppg after 15 games.

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