|NCAAB Western Kentucky at Houston|
Western Kentucky @ Houston 7:00 PM ET
Play On: Western Kentucky +11.5 (5*)
Both teams take a break from their busy conference schedules as Houston (18-3) hosts Western Kentucky (15-4). Thinking unranked Western Kentucky can’t play with #12 Houston would be a careless error in judgement. All you need to do is point to the Hilltoppers winning at #6 Alabama, and then giving #10 West Virginia all they could handle before losing by 6 in Morgantown. They say an ability to make 3-point shots at a high percentage is the great equalizer for college basketball underdogs. Well then Western Kentucky fits that mold based on them making a superb 44.8% of their 3-point shot attempts throughout their previous 5 games. The Hilltoppers will make this game a lot more competitive than Houston fans would feel comfortable with. Bet on Western Kentucky plus the points for a 5* wager.
|NCAAB USC at Colorado|
USC @ Colorado 9:00 PM ET
Play On: Colorado -2.5 (5*)
These teams met this past New Year’s Eve and Colorado walked away with a 72-62 win as a 3.5-point road underdog. The Buffaloes are a shiny 8-1 straight up and 6-3 ATS at home this season and outscored those 9 opponents by a decisive 18.7 points per game. This is a classic example of an unranked team like Colorado being a favorite against a ranked opponent in #17 USC. The oddsmakers and sportsbooks aren’t that generous, and this is a clear case of baiting bettors to take the ranked underdog. Bet on Colorado minus the points for a 5* wager.
|NBA Washington Wizards at Denver Nuggets|
Washington @ Denver 9:05 PM ET
Play On: Over 237.5 (5*)
This is another matchup which well worthy of the high total. Washington has been explosive offensive throughout their previous 5 games played. During that stretch, the Wizards scored an average of 124.4 points per game while shooting a sizzling hot 51.2% in addition to converting on 39.6% of its 3-point attempts. The Wizards will be facing a Denver team tonight that’s outscoring opponents by an average 3.8 points per game this season. Washington has played 7-0 to the over this season when facing teams that have a point differential of +3.0 or more points per game. Those 7 contests averaged a combined 258.0 points scored per game.
Denver went under the total in their last game and that’s significant from an NBA betting viewpoint. The Nuggets have played 8-1 to the over this season following an under and that includes 5-0 in their last 5 (240.4 PPG). Bet on this game to go over the total for a 5* wager.
|NCAAB Ohio State at Michigan State|
Ohio State @ Michigan State 9:00 PM ET
Play On: Michigan State +4.0 (5*)
Tom Izzo has been extremely successful throughout his career of having his Michigan State teams playing their best basketball late in the season. Based on the Spartans performances in their last 2 games it appears that trend is continuing. Michigan State is coming off back-to-back upset wins at Indiana and then #5 Illinois at home. Now they take on an Ohio State team that seems set up for a flat spot. The Buckeyes are coming off a game against #3 Michigan at home and are set to host #9 Iowa on Saturday. Between those contests versus Top 10 teams is a game against Michigan State who is an uninspiring 6-9 in conference action and just 12-9 overall. This is a classic sandwich game and look ahead situation for Ohio State. It’s also worth noting that Michigan State has won each of their last 7 home games against Ohio State. Bet on Michigan State plus the points for a 5* wager.
|NBA Sacramento Kings at New York Knicks|
Sacramento @ New York 7:35 PM ET
Play On: New York -1.0 (5*)
For starters, Sacramento has been ice cold of late having gone 0-8 SU&ATS in their last 8 games. During that futile stretch, the Kings have allowed 124.6 points per game while opponents shot an alarmingly high 52.3% and made an eye-popping 44.9% of its 3-point attempts. The Kings allowed 118 points or more in each of those 8 losses and that doesn’t bode well for their chances on most nights but is especially applicable today. They will be facing a Knicks team that has gone 7-2 straight up and 8-1 ATS this season when facing teams that allowing 110.0 or more points per game.
The Knicks are by far the superior defensive team in this non-conference matchup. Case in point, New York has allowed 110 points or greater in just 9 of their 32 games this season. Conversely, Sacramento has allowed 110 points or greater in 25 of their 31 games. New York has also gone a perfect 7-0 SU&ATS in their last 7 this season when their point-spread was +3.0 to -3.0 and they won by an average of 13.4 points per contest. Bet on New York for a 5* wager.
|NBA New Orleans Pelicans at Milwaukee Bucks|
New Orleans @ Milwaukee 9:35 PM ET
Play On: Over 242.0 (5*)
There have been 11 NBA games played with a total of 240.0 or more this season and 9 have gone over the total. The average total in those 11 contests was 242.9 and there was a combined 251.5 points scored per game. The point being, oddsmakers have been justified when making NBA totals this high.
New Orleans has played an incredible 18-1 to the over in their previous 19 contests and that includes 9-0 on the road. New Orleans defeated Milwaukee 131-126 on 1/29/21 and that contest easily went over the total of 230.0.
Milwaukee is a fast tempo team that averages a robust 91 field goal attempts per game. Furthermore, the Bucks average 119.8 points scored per contest while shooting an impressive 48.7% from the floor and 39.6% from 3-point territory. Bet on this game to go over the total for a 5* wager.
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