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The Pacers stock is soaring with seven wins in their past nine games with only losses both occurring in OT. Indiana is coming off a 34-point win over the Knicks to increase its appeal even more. The Pacers have owned the Pistons over the past few years, defeating them and covering in nine straight at home and 15 of the past 17 games overall. All this would appear to heavily favor the host but we’re on alert.
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The Pistons are playing some decent basketball of their own. The last time they went into Indiana on Jan. 30, losing 98-79, was the same night that Detroit, Toronto and Memphis swung that three-way deal. Detroit played that game shorthanded, while in a state of shock. More recently, Detroit has won four of six and two straight on the road. Included in Detroit’s current run is a 10-point victory over the league leading Spurs. The Pistons now come in here with the stronger bench and hitting at a higher percentage from the floor than the Pacers over both clubs’ past dozen games. When the Pistons come to play, they’re a highly competitive bunch. That’s the group we expect to see here. Additionally, current form requires a little extra to back Indy and we hate to overpay.
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OT included. We mentioned yesterday how Vancouver is just not the same dominate team we’ve been accustomed to seeing over the past decade. They subsequently went out and defeated the Stars in Dallas but it was not because they played a strong game. They came out rather flat and ended up scoring four goals on 22 shots on rookie Christopher Nilstorp. That’s not going to happen on Pekka Rinne and the Predators. The Canucks will now play their third road game in four days and their fifth game since last Friday.
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Nashville is not the team you want to play when you’re fatigued. They are a relentless fore-checking club that keeps coming at you the same way with all four lines. At home, the Preds have just one regulation loss and the best news is that the offense has started clicking with 14 goals scored in their past four games. Rinne has a 1.67 GAA, three shutouts and a save % of .935. These two clubs are very much on par with one another but if this game were being played in Vancouver, the Canucks would be -130 favorite. Vancouver is now in a difficult scheduling assignment, they’re on the road and the books have made the game a pick ‘em. That’s true value on the host. 

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I fully expect the Indiana Pacers (33-21) to roll by double-digits tonight at home over the lowly Detroit Pistons (22-34). The Pacers are coming off back-to-back blowout home victories over Charlotte (101-77) and New York (125-91) and I look for a third straight win of that nature Friday.
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Indiana has been one of the best home teams in the league all season. It is 22-5 at home while outscoring opponents by a whopping 9.3 points/game. Detroit is just 7-19 on the road this season where it is getting outscored by 6.4 points/game.
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One look at the recent head-to-head series and it's easy to see that this is an excellent match-up for the Pacers. They have won three straight and five of their last six meetings with the Pistons with four of those victories coming by 10 or more points. That includes a 98-79 home victory on January 30th, and an 88-77 road win on December 15th in their first two meetings this season. The Pistons are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Indiana.
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Indiana is a very profitable 21-11 ATS as a favorite this season. Detroit is 2-12 ATS as a road underdog of 9.5 to 12 points over the last 2 seasons. The Pacers are 10-2 ATS off a home win by 10 points or more this season. The Pistons are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. Detroit is 8-21 ATS in its last 29 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. Indiana is 7-0 ATS in its last 7 after scoring 100 points or more in its previous game. Bet the Pacers Friday.

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It's not surprising to see the Knicks getting undervalued after that horrible 91-125 loss at Indiana on Wednesday. New York simply didn't show up with the same intensity as the Pacers, but that should serve as a wake-up call for tonight's game against the Raptors. Adding even more motivation is the fact that the Knicks just recently lost at home 88-92 to Toronto. The Raptors have been playing much better since they acquired Rudy Gay, but they just lost at home to the Grizzlies and have been very fortunate in a lot of close games.
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New York is 21-10 ATS in their last 33 games vs a team with a losing record, while the Raptors are a miserable 22-46-1 ATS in their last 69 home games vs a team with a winning road record.

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You would expect Boston to respond following a blowout loss, but history says to expect otherwise. The Celtics are on a 1-12 ATS slide in road games after a loss by 10 points or more and have lost by an average of 10.0 points in this situation. The Celtics closed 8-1 before the All-Star break without star point guard Rajon Rondo, but seven of those wins came at home. It's been a different story on the road where Boston has lost three in a row and is 8-17 this season. Bet the Suns.

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Dallas is just 8-19 on the road this season, and its struggles against New Orleans can't be ignored. The Hornets have won the last two meetings, including a 3-point victory in Dallas last month. They have also won 11 of the last 12 home meetings in the series with the lone loss coming by only 2 points. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The Mavericks are 3-8-2 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall and 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings in New Orleans. Also, the underdog is 7-2-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings. Take the points.

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Bracket Buster weekend tips off with an interesting matchup between the 22-3 Stephen F Austin Lumberjacks and the Long Beach State 49ers. Austin is an excellent defensive team that allows just 37% from the field and just 27.1% from beyond the arc. The Jacks (out of the Southland Conference) just can't be dismissed as they own a road win at Oklahoma. Long Beach State is 17-9 but are battle tested against the toughest non-conference schedule in the country. The losses are at Arizona, at Ohio State, at Syracuse, at UCLA to go along with a home loss to North Carolina. The 49ers have won 12 of 13 in the Big West with their lone loss in a near impossible spot flying to the islands and facing a white hot (at the time) Hawaii outfit. In the end, think that a talented and well coached LBS bunch will find a way to score and cover this small number at the Pyramid. Long Beach State gets it done, lets call it 65-55.

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Bob Balfe

Butler -3

The only thing that really matters in this series is home court advantage. St. Louis wins in their building and Butler wins in their own building. There is no reason to out think yourself. Butler is 13-1 at home. This should be a good game, but as we see late in the month all the calls end up going for the home team. Take Butler.

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San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors    
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San Antonio crushed the Clippers last night 116-90. The Spurs brought tremendous effort for that game as they were seeking double revenge after losing twice to the Clippers earlier this season. While San Antonio was extremely focused for last night’s game in Los Angeles, we do not expect the same type of performance tonight, especially since the Spurs are playing on a back-to-back road set with this also being their third game in four nights. Golden St snapped their 6-game losing streak with a 108-98 home win over the Suns on Wednesday night. The Warriors should carry over that good play into tonight’s game, especially since they are catching San Antonio at the perfect time. The Warriors gave the Spurs a battle last month in San Antonio despite playing without their best player in Stephen Curry. Golden St only lost that game by 7 points (95-88) while shooting terribly from the field (42.9%) and worse from three-point land (25%). The Warriors will have their full lineup on the court tonight, including Curry who has scored 49 points in the two games since the All-Star break. We’ll take the points with home underdog tonight, especially since they are catching San Antonio in a terrible scheduling and situational spot.

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Bruce Marshall

Saint Louis vs. Butler
Pick: Saint Louis

Both sides well-positioned for Big Dance, with Butler still aiming for possible protected-seed (1 thru 4) status, while surging SLU is moving smartly to the safe side of the cut line in recent weeks, thanks to its current 8-game win streak. But not convinced the Bulldogs are an automatic revenge play tonight after losing by 17 on road vs. the Billikens back on Jan. 31.  Fundamental matchups still could pose a problem for Butler, especially its ballhandlers who committed a ghastly 23 TOs vs. SLU defensive pressure in the first meeting.  The deep Bills’ bench, paced by super sub Jordair Jett (14.2 ppg last six; 19 in earlier SLU win), gives Jim Crews’ side a chance at a season sweep.

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St Louis/ Butler Under 125: Both teams play excellent defense and that should really keep the scoring down in this one. St Louis is 27th in the nation in defensive efficiency and they have allowed just 57.9 ppg on the year, including just 58 ppg in their last 7 games. Butler is 62nd in the nation in defensive efficiency and they have allowed 62.7 ppg on the year, but they have been getting better on defense, allowing just 59.4 ppg in their last 5 games, plus the Bulldogs allow just 58.6 ppg at home on the year. This is a huge nationally televised game for these squads and those games generally trend to the under. 133 points were scored in the first meeting between these team, but this time around I don't see these teams cracking 120 points. 

North Dakota State/ Akron Under 124: Yes I have read Shaker's Shorts for today and I do realize that Bracketbuster games tend to go Over, but this will not be one of those spots. NDS is one of the slowest paced teams in the nation and that tempo will be important if they hope to pull the upset in this one. NDS is 20-7 on they year and they score just 66.2 ppg because of their pace, plus they have averaged just 62.8 ppg on the road. Offense is not why this team is doing so well this year, but it is because of their defense. The Bison come in allowing just 55.9 ppg on the year, which is 6th in the nation, plus they also allow just 38.2% shooting, which is 15th. Their tough defense and pace should keep Akron in the lower 60's at best. The Zips are not all about offense as their defense comes in allowing just 61.5 ppg (61st) on 38.5% shooting (22nd). At home the Zips have allowed just 59.8 ppg, while in their last 5 overall they have allowed just 58 ppg. We also note that the Under is 21-5 in North Dakota State's last 26 road games, while the Under is 10-3-1 in Akron's last 14 overall. I don't see Either team put up more than 60 points.

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OKLAHOMA CITY -13 over Minnesota: Bad spot here for the T-Wolves as the Thunder are off 3 straight losses Minnesota is 4-10-1 ATS their last 15 trips here. The last time these teams met here the T-Wolves lost by 22 points and were without Kevin Love just like they will be tonight. Oklahoma City is 23-4 at home and each of their last 7 home wins have been by 14 points or more. The Thunder average 108.8 ppg at home, while Minnesota averages 94.2 ppg on the road. The T-Wolves just won't come up with enough offense to keep this one close vs an angry Thunder squad tonight. In their last game, which was vs Houston, the Thunder had a late meltdown and Houston stole the game. That won't happen here as OKC will look to have this one won by Halftime. Minnesota has no shot here.

New York -1.5 over TORONTO: The Knicks are off a horrible 34 point loss to the Pacers and before that game they lost at home to these same Raptors, so you can expect a very focused and spirited effort by the Knicks in this one. The Knicks are 25-6 this year when they hold opponents to less than 100 points and I feel they can do this in this one. Toronto has not scored more than 100 points in each of the last 5 meetings between these teams and they have averaged just 96.4 ppg in their last 5 games. New York allowed 125 points in their last game, so defense will be their focus here and we not that prior to the last game they had allowed just 92.8 ppg in their previous 8 games. NY's defense will come up big in this one as they get back on track after a few of bad losses. Revenge will be sweet here.

Orlando/ Memphis Under 186.5:  5 times this year the Memphis Grizzlies have been installed as DD favorites and those games have averaged just 183 ppg. Defense has been a staple of the Grizzlies all year as they have allowed 90.1 ppg overall and 87.5 ppg at home. Now when installed as a DD favorite they have allowed just 86.5 ppg, so don't expect allot of points from a weak Orlando offense in this one. The Magic average just 92.7 pg on the road and just 92.3 ppg when installed as a DD dog this year. Going to be very hard for the Magic to put up more than 85 in this one, especially in what should be a very slow paced game. The Memphis offense is not all that good this year, but with their defense they don't have to be. The Tigers do average 97.5 ppg when a DD favorite, but they also average just 93.2 ppg at home and 93.8 ppg overall. Memphis is not an uptempo team and even if somehow they hit the high 90's in this one I just don't see Orlando getting past 85 points. 97-83 sounds about right.

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ST LOUIS (+3) over Butler

Want to get in front of a freight train going 80 miles an hour? Then bet Butler tonight. St Louis is 8-0 ATS the last eight games, is in first place and is the best team in the Atlantic 10 and somehow still unranked while conference brethren Butler and Virginia Commonwealth are ranked 17th and 24th respectively. Always respect Butler especially at home and they are playing with revenge from a 75-58 hammering they took the first time these two met this season at St Louis January 31st but Saint Louis has been playing stifling defense during this current streak and it has given everyone, including Butler, fits. St. Louis allows only 58 points per game and forces an average of 11 turnovers per game. The Billikens held Virginia Commonwealth’s conference-leading offense 16 points below its season average Tuesday and will do the same to the Bulldogs tonight. Take the white hot Billikins to keep the train rolling tonight and get there 9 straight win and cover.

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Joe Gavazzi

St. Louis +2

This is a preview of the kind of basketball you will be seeing in the next six weeks from successful NCAA teams. Stout defense, protection of the bball, good shots and consistent work on the glass. Many will lineup here for Butler revenge following a 75-58 loss at St. Louis. The strong home boards of Hinkle FH have produced 13-1 SU mark for the Bulldogs, with 12 of the wins by 7 or more points. Trailing the Billikens by 2 games in the loss column of the A10 standings would be a further motivator. Few outcoach sixth year Butler head man Stevens, who has repeatedly proven his mettle against quality foes. Yet no one is having as magical a season as is St. Louis. In late December they stood 3-3 SU, 1-4 ATS, struggling without PG Mitchell. But directly correlating with the death of coach Rick Majerus, a December at home, and the return of Mitchell they have gone 17-2 SU, including entering tonight on a 8-0 SUATS run. That includes 4-1 SUATS away in league play. Their home victory on Tuesday against VCU was notable as they played by far the better defense and handled the havoc defense of Shaka Smart. Speaking of handling defense, that is something Butler was unable to do in the first meeting in which they committed 23 TOs. St. Louis your percentage side.


Oklahoma City -13½

The Wolves have dealt with their coach on personal leave and numerous injuries throughout the lineup. They enter tonight on negative runs of 4-16 SU, 7-18 ATS. Consider them to be the perfect victim for an OKC team who fell to their third loss Wednesday night when Houston blitzed them in the fourth quarter. But there has been no more resilient team in the NBA. In all games coached, OKC HC Brooks is now 100-55 ATS following a loss, including 10-4 ATS in that role this season. That includes 43-20 ATS if Brooks was a fav in the preceding game. With the ESPN cameras magnifying everything that is done, look for OKC to show no mercy in this bounce back blowout. As strong as theses four NBA winners are tonight, there are four CBKB games that are equally as strong, two each in the Ivy League and the Bracket Busters. Don't miss these winners!

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Andy Iskoe

Detroit +9.5

This is a numbers play on the Pistons who have played well over the past month or so. Indiana is off of a 34 beatdown of New York on Wednesday night and often teams are unable to follow up one impressive rout with another above average performance. The Pacers have won both prior meetings with Detroit this season, both by double digits. All of this factored into the line which my analysis suggests should be no higher than minus 8. While it's clear that Indiana is the much better team, the gap between the Pacers and Pistons has been narrowing since the start of the new year, a gap that normally takes time for the linesmakers to take note of and adjust for. My projections call for Indiana to win by from 4 to 7 points.

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