Monday's Betting Tips
Monday's Betting Tips
Basketball Betting Odds and Matchups: Jan. 14
What a weekend for NFL action! How about those four playoff games, especially the ones in Atlanta and Denver. Hope you did as well as ATS Sportsline over the weekend. But we digress, because it's back to the grind where there's some really good hoops games in college and the NBA. And we're less than a week away from the start of the NHL.
Let's get ready for some basketball:
#3 Louisville (15-1 SU, 9-7 ATS) at Connecticut (12-3 SU, 5-6 ATS)
Last game (2/6/12): LOUISVILLE (-3.5) over UConn, 80-59. Connecticut is playing for pride since they are ineligible to make postseason. Louisville is looking to open up at 4-0 in conference play. After beating Providence and Seton Hall by an average of 16.5 points, Louisville cruised to a 64-38 win over South Florida on Saturday. Junior Gorgui Dieng recorded his third straight double-double with 12 points and a career high-tying 16 rebounds while star point guard Peyton Siva shot 7 of 11 -- 3 of 5 from 3-point range -- to finish with 17 points. The Huskies' impressive guard combo of Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright came up huge Saturday, combining for 33 points and nine assists in a 65-58 road win getting 8.5. Louisville is 9-2 ATS last 11 road games. College Line: Louisville is a 6.5-point favorite. Total: 132.
Baylor (11-4 SU, 5-6 ATS) at #6 Kansas (14-1 SU, 6-8 ATS)
Last year Baylor (+6.5) over Kansas 81-72. Baylor has to be the most dangerous team in the Big 12. Even though they have four losses, they have won three straight including a win on Saturday after TCU at home, 51-40, giving. 18. Kansas is coming of a 60-46 road win over Texas Tech on Saturday, giving 17. Kansas will try to extend its longest winning streak in two seasons to 14.The Bears defeated Kansas 81-72 in the Big 12 conference tournament semifinal last March, but Baylor again has two of the top big men in the conference to complement senior guard Pierre Jackson, the league's top scorer with 19.2 points per contest. Junior forward Cory Jefferson, who is shooting a Big 12-best 63.4 percent, is averaging 14.3 points and 8.4 rebounds, while 7-1 freshman center Isaiah Austin is fifth in the league in scoring (14.6 ppg) and third in rebounds (5.9). Baylor is 7-1 ATS last 8 at Kansas. College Basketball Odds: Kansas is a 11-point favorite. Total: 141.
Orlando (13-23 SU, 19-16-1 ATS, 19-14-3 O/U) at Washington (6-28 SU, 18-14-2 ATS, 15-17-2 O/U)
Last game: WASHINGTON (+1.5) over Orlando, 105-97. There is some hope in Washington, even with just six wins because John Wall has returned from a knee injury. The Wizards have now won two in a row, including Saturday's 93-83 home win over Atlanta getting 3. Orlando is still playing without Glen "Big Baby" Davis, but they are a dangerous team. The same team that lost nine straight games, beat the LA Clippers on the road on Saturday night, 104-101, getting 12.5. Davis is still out with a shoulder injury but the Magic still average 95ppg thanks to shooters Aaron Afflalo, Jameer Nelson and J.J. Reddick. Orlando is 0-5 ATS last 5 in series. Hoops Odds: Washington is a 3-point favorite. Total: 190