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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



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College Basketball Betting Free Play: Baylor Bears at Texas Longhorns

02.12.2018     12:12 PM     Rob Veno     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Rob Veno

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Baylor at Texas -2.5 O/U 133.5
Recommendation: Under

After an inexplicable three-game stretch where Baylor had a complete lapse of defense, the Bears have regained its identity. The Bears current 3-0 straight up and against the spread run comes on the heels of a 1-2 SU, 0-3 ATS mark where they allowed 90, 81 and 98 points and 52% FG shooting or better in all three. The catalyst for Baylor’s recent ticket cashing threesome has really been a combination of trademark defense and ball sharing on offense. Baylor is now 5-7 in Big XII play after a 2-8 start which brought the team to a crossroads. Nuni Omot said, “We got together and told ourselves that it’s going to be a fight, but we really have to do it for each other”. “We’re starting to do it for each other and we’re starting to share the ball and we’re starting to look for everyone. That’s the biggest part, we’re just playing together.”

Texas sits at 5-7 in league play right now too so with six games left, this one is obviously important to them as well. Unlike Baylor, the Longhorns stout defense has currently Read more



Tags: College Basketball Baylor Bears Texas Longhorns Rob Veno




NHL Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues

02.06.2018     10:48 AM     ICC     Printer Friendly
Submitted by ICC

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Minnesota at St. Louis -135 O/U 5.5
Recommendation: St. Louis

The St. Louis Blues recently got Jaden Schwartz who is arguably their most important forward back in the lineup after being out for an extended period of time due to injury. He is a great two-way player for this squad and since his return, the Blues have gone 4-1 in their last 5 games with the only defeat during that span coming on the road against the red hot, surging Boston Bruins. Schwartz being back on the ice means the Blues now have their three top scorers with him, Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn all in the lineup at the same time which is something that has been a rarity for the Blues this season. In addition to their top offensive weapons being healthy, St. Louis has played terrific at the defensive end of the ice limiting the opposition to a single goal or less in four of those last five games and they will pose a big challenge for Minnesota tonight who have only been able to muster a paltry average of 2.54 goals per game on the road this season which helps explain their difficulties of putting wins together on the highway. Carter Hutton’s emergence Read more



Tags: NHL Minnesota Wild St. Louis Blues Ian Cameron




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




College Basketball Betting Free Play: Indiana Hoosiers at Illinois Fighting Illini

01.24.2018     09:29 AM     Otto Sports     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Otto Sports

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Indiana at Illinois -2 O/U 143.5
Recommendation: Illinois

You heard Tom Izzo say after Michigan State's win on Monday night that Illinois was "the best 0-8 team in the country." You could also call them one of the unluckiest teams in the country with three overtime losses and another by a single point. The Illini are still a "bottom tier" Big Ten squad but a couple of bounces their way and instead of 0-8, they could easily be 3-5 or even 4-4. Indiana, meanwhile, is a surprising 5-3 in league play with three of their five wins coming by four points or less. Under Archie Miller, it's clear the Hoosiers are improving. Since their embarrassing 20-point home loss to Fort Wayne, IU has won and covered six of eight. Illinois put a ton of effort into Monday's game against Michigan State in which they forced 25 turnovers. This is a short turnaround and matching that intensity for 40 minutes could be tricky. But Brad Underwood is an excellent motivator and should have his squad ready to go. Keep in mind, under Underwood, Oklahoma State started Big XII play 0-6 and ripped off 10 of 11. He doesn't have the horses to do that in Champaign but you Read more



Tags: College Basketball Indiana Hoosiers Illinois Fighting Illini OTTO Sports




College Basketball Betting Free Play: Nebraska Cornhuskers at Ohio State Buckeyes

01.22.2018     11:52 AM     Rob Veno     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Rob Veno

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Nebraska at Ohio State -12 O/U 139.5
Recommendation: Under

Emergence of the Buckeyes as a legitimate contender for the Big Ten title is as surprising as anything across the college basketball landscape this season but it’s not a fluke. Ohio State is an amazingly cohesive a group on each end of the floor with PF Keita Bates-Diop (19.7 ppg, 8.9 rpg) leading the way. OSU currently sits inside the Top 30 in Ken Pom’s offensive (28th) and defensive (11th) efficiency ratings and they are 8-0 straight up and against the spread in league play. They’ve posted a +16.1 ppg margin (77.9-61.8) along with a +12.7 FG% margin (51.0%-38.3%) effective FG% in those six games. The drawback to Ohio State’s impressive conference numbers could be the schedule thus far which has only seen them play two teams (Michigan and Michigan State) with above .500 Big Ten records.

Nebraska has surprised as well and despite being labeled as a dominant home team (11-1 SU at home, 3-6 away), it’s important to note that they’re 3-1 ATS on the road (6-2 overall) in Big Ten play. Stingy defense combined with controlled tempo are Read more



Tags: College Basketball Nebraska Cornhuskers Ohio State Buckeyes Rob Veno




NHL Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Vegas Golden Knights at Tampa Bay Lightning

01.18.2018     09:32 AM     ICC     Printer Friendly
Submitted by ICC

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Vegas +145 at Tampa Bay O/U 6
Recommendation: Vegas

The Vegas Golden Knights qualify under a 20-10 67% betting angle over the last two seasons; bet on teams playing their normal scheduling routine against teams playing their first game following the league mandated five-day break which the Tampa Bay Lightning will be doing tonight. However, that is not the sole reason for backing Vegas tonight. Tampa Bay suffered a massive injury in their last game prior to the break against the Calgary Flames when their stalwart defenseman and one of the best in the NHL at his position Victor Hedman left the game with a left knee injury that has sidelined him for 4-6 weeks which opens up a huge void the Lightning are going to have to fill on their blue line. Hedman plays the most minutes of any Lightning defensemen and plays in all situations so his absence is as big as it gets and the fact, Tampa Bay crumbled mentally and physically getting routed by Calgary 5-1 and falling apart in the moments following Hedman’s departure from the game speaks volumes about the impact he makes on this hockey team and their success. Tampa Bay has had Read more



Tags: NHL Vegas Golden Knights Tampa Bay Lightning Ian Cameron




College Basketball Betting Free Play: Northern Illinois Huskies at Buffalo Bulls

01.16.2018     10:50 AM     Otto Sports     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Otto Sports

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Northern Illinois at Buffalo -15 O/U 155
Recommendation: Under

The Buffalo Bulls are off to a 4-0 start in MAC play; all four wins by double-digits. The first of the four was a resounding 104-94 victory over Toledo. The result and pace (80 possessions) seems to have "juiced" the Bulls totals a bit. Since the win over Toledo, Buffalo has played three straight opponents very similar to Northern Illinois. Against Ball State, Akron, and Miami-Ohio, the game scores were 146, 152, and 148; all of which went under the total. More importantly, the Bulls didn't allow more than 66 points. Northern Illinois played a handful of high scoring affairs during the non-conference but we've seen the Huskies return to the "norm" since MAC play began. NIU's four league games yielded four "unders" and games scores of 136, 146, 123, and 138. Buffalo serves as a big step up in class but NIU just hasn't shown much of a willingness if any to play up-tempo during Mark Montgomery's seven-year tenure. Also note that last year's meeting closed 144.5 and Buffalo won 65-45. We won't see a low score like that tonight but plenty of wiggle room to get us under the Read more



Tags: College Basketball Northern Illinois Huskies Buffalo Bulls OTTO Sports




NHL Handicapper Free Betting Pick: Calgary Flames at Minnesota Wild

01.09.2018     11:12 AM     ICC     Printer Friendly
Submitted by ICC

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Calgary at Minnesota -115 O/U 5.5
Recommendation: Minnesota

The Calgary Flames have been mired with consistency problems all season and I expect those to continue tonight as they head to Minneapolis to face the Minnesota Wild. Calgary is coming off a nice 3-2 home win against the Anaheim Ducks; their third straight win overall, all of which coming at home. But now they head on the road where they have dropped two straight to San Jose and Anaheim. This should be a strong step up effort spot for Minnesota after they were hammered in a 7-2 road loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. The Wild emphasized playing better defensively and their overall game without the puck in practice heading into this game so I’d expect them to put forth a much improved defensive effort tonight on home ice where the Wild have won four straight games including a pair of wins against really good Western Conference teams like Dallas and Nashville. Minnesota recently got Nino Neiderreiter back from injury and he’s already made a big impact for the Wild scoring three goals in two games since his return. Calgary goaltender Mike Smith is Read more



Tags: NHL Calgary Flames Minnesota Wild Ian Cameron



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