LSU vs. South Carolina
College Basketball Betting Pick: South Carolina -3 (February 10th 2016)
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First place in the SEC is up for grabs tonight as LSU heads to South Carolina to take on the Gamecocks. The Tigers are 8-2 in the conference and are a half-game ahead of Kentucky and a full game ahead of South Carolina so a win by the Gamecocks creates a three-way tie with Texas A&M having an opportunity to join that group with a win over Alabama tonight. The Gamecocks defeated the Aggies on the road Saturday which handed Texas A&M its first home loss of the season and now South Carolina will be out to protect its own home undefeated record where it is 13-0. LSU was projected to make a lot of noise this season but a 7-5 nonconference record had the Tigers needing a big SEC season which they have accomplished thus far. Their 8-2 record includes a 5-0 record at home and a 3-2 record on the road but of those three wins on the highway, a win over Vanderbilt is the only one considered even close to quality. This is the only regular season meeting between these teams so it can go a long way in deciding the conference and the home team has a solid edge here. The Tigers are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games against teams with a winning straight up record while the Gamecocks are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games against teams with a winning straight up record. Play (534) South Carolina Gamecocks
New Mexico vs. Utah State
College Basketball Pick: New Mexico -2.5 points (February 9th 2016)
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New Mexico comes into this game with an overall record of 14-9 and a road record of 4-4. They are 11-8 against the spread. The Lobos average 78 points per game this season which ranks them 58th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 30th. They hit 37% from three point land which is good for 75th in the country. Utah State has an overall record of 11-11 and a home record of 7-5. The Aggies are 7-12 against the spread. Utah State averages 71.3 points per game this year. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 144th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 50th in the nation. New Mexico is in a good spot coming off a loss to San Diego State. The Lobos have already beaten Utah State by 18 points this season. The Aggies are on a five game losing streak, going 1-4 against the spread in those contest, while New Mexico has covered the spread in 4 of their last 5 games.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz NBA Over-Under Betting Prediction from Jesse Schule: February 9th 2016
Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz
NBA Betting Prediction: Over 183 points (February 9th 2016)
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The Utah Jazz come into Dallas riding a six game win streak, but five of those six wins came at home. The exception was a 98-89 win at Phoenix on Saturday. The Jazz are dominant on defense, ranking second in the NBA allowing just 95.9 points per game. They aren’t nearly as successful on the road though, where they have an 8-15 record. Even Saturday’s win over the Suns saw a total of 187 points, enough to go over the number here tonight.
The bookmakers may have over adjusted here, as this line has dropped from 190 all the way down to 183. The Mavericks have won six straight home games against Utah, scoring 100+ points in five of those games. The Jazz are a woeful 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games, and they’ve allowed 99.7 points per game in their last seven on the road.
Denver Nuggets vs. Brooklyn Nets
NBA Betting Pick: Nuggets -126 odds (February 8th 2016)
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I like the Denver Nuggets to pick up a third consecutive win and fourth in five games as they visit the Brooklyn Nets Monday night. The Nuggets defeated the Knicks 101-96 here in New York yesterday on Super Bowl Sunday so travelling won’t be an issue, and they’re 5-2 ATS in their last seven games playing on no rest. They’re also 7-0-1 ATS in their last eight road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400 and a solid 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Nets have recorded just one win in their last seven games and they’re 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 games overall. Brooklyn has taken the last three in the series, but this looks like a good spot for the Nuggets to end that streak as they’re entering this game with all the momentum on their side.
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Iona vs. Niagara
College Basketball Betting Prediction: Niagara +10 points (February 7th 2016)
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The Iona Gaels are coming off a blowout win at Canisius on Friday, and they will be a double digit road favorite at Niagara on Sunday. I took the Gaels as a four point favorite on Friday, but I think they are overvalued in this spot.
Here are my keys to the game:
1. Previous History – The Gaels have won six straight against the Purple Eagles, but Niagara has covered the spread in three of the last four meetings. Iona is just 4-10 ATS in it’s last 14 overall.
2. Home Cookin’ – The Purple Eagles don’t score a lot of points, but they play pretty well defensively, especially at home. They have allowed opponents to average just 69 points on 40 percent shooting at home this season. They have lost each of their last three home games, failing to cover in all three. All three of those games were decided by less than 10 points.
3. X-Factor – The Gaels are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 road games vs. a team with a losing home record, and they’ve failed to cover in seven of their last 10 versus conference rivals.
Selection: This is a play on the Niagara Purple Eagles (Free)