Connecticut -1.5 over Villanova
2012 NFL PreSeason Record: 1-0, +1 Unit
This town won't appreciate Tony Romo until he's gone and the Cowboys are back playing with the Quincy Carters and Chad Hutchinsons of this world. Remember those days?
You don't appreciate a quality quarterback until you don't have one. Few teams have the good fortune of making the transition from a Peyton Manning to Andrew Luck as the Colts are prepared to do. When Romo is done, it may be 5-10-15 years before the Cowboys find another quarterback of his ability.
Ottawa Senators + New York Islanders UNDER 5.5
Real Betis + Real Zaragoza UNDER 2.5
This match is happening in Spain
JOE WIZ DAILY FREE PICK
Under 201 between Washington and Phoenix
-- Senators won three of their last four games.
-- Carolina won four of its last five home games.
-- Islanders are 1-5 in game following their last six wins.
-- Washington lost six of its last eight road games.
-- Eight of last ten Ottawa road games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 3-0-1 in Washington's last four games.
-- Road team won last four Ottawa-Islander games.
-- Washington won eight of last eleven games against Carolina.
-- Bulls won seven of last nine games, but are 2-5 vs spread in their last seven home games.
-- Knicks won eight of their last nine games, covered seven of last eight home contests.
-- Dallas won six of last seven games (1-4-1 last six as home favorite).
-- Orlando won/covered four of its last five games.
-- Thunder won its last nine home games (6-3 vs spread). New Orleans won/covered its last three games.
-- Houston won/covered five of last seven home games. Grizzlies won last four games, last two by one point each.
-- Spurs won their last seven road games.
-- Minnesota covered seven of its last ten road games.
-- Lakers won/covered their last four home games.
-- Clippers won seven of their last nine road games.
-- Hawks lost six of their last nine games.
-- Nets lost nine of last ten games, but covered of last seven on road.
-- Celtics lost five of their last six games.
-- Bucks lost their last five home games (0-5 vs spread).
-- Jazz lost six of their last eight games.
-- Denver lost eight of last ten games, covered four of last five, but they are 1-5 vs spread in last six games as a home favorite.
-- Phoenix lost four of its last five games. Wizards covered twice in their last nine games.
-- Portland lost five of last seven road games (3-5 as road underdog).
-- Warriors lost last three games, by 2-23-1 point.
Wear and Tear
-- Hawks: 2nd game/5 nites. Bulls: 3rd game/5 nites.
-- Nets: 3rd nite in row, 5th/6 nites. Knicks: 5th game/7 nites.
-- Celtics: 4th game/6 nites. Mavericks: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- Magic: 3rd game/4 nites. Bucks: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- Hornets: Had last two nites off. Thunder: 5th game/7 nites.
-- Grizzlies: 5th game/7 nites. Rockets: 5th game/7 nites.
-- Spurs: 2nd game/5 nites. Jazz: 6th game/9 nites.
-- Wolves: 3rd game/4 nites. Nuggets: 5th game/7 nites.
-- Wizards: Had last two nites off. Suns: 6th game/8 nites.
-- Blazers: 5th game/7 nites. Lakers: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- Clippers: 4th game/6 nites. Warriors: 6th game/9 nites.
-- Five of last six Atlanta road games stayed under the total.
-- Four of last five New Jersey games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 7-3 in last ten Boston games.
-- Four of last five Orlando road games stayed under total.
-- Four of last five Oklahoma City games stayed under total.
-- Seven of last nine Memphis road games stayed under total.
-- Four of last five San Antonio games went over the total.
-- Five of last six Minnesota games went over the total.
-- Five of last seven Washington road games went over total.
-- Three of last four Laker games went over the total.
-- Four of last five Golden State games stayed under the total.
Connecticut -1.5 over Villanova
Connecticut -1.5 over Villanova
BASKETBALL CRUSHER5-0 CBB RUN (100%)14 FEB 1-016 FEB 1-017 FEB 1-018 FEB 1-019 FEB 1-0
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DePaul +210/+5½ over ST. JOHN'S Pinnacle
Prior to beating UCLA on Saturday by three, the Johnnies' last win was in DePaul by six points on Feb 1. The Blue Demons have lost six of seven and 10 of 11. Their last win was over Rutgers by five points. Why then, is St, John's just a 5½-point favorite over a seemingly reeling and weak club? The reason is that the Johnnies are a weak club too and laying points with teams of this calibre seldom works out well. Besides, the Blue Demons aren't as bad as perceived. They had Louisville on the ropes on Saturday in a game they eventaully lost in OT. They can score, they get solid guard play and they'll face a very erratic St. John's team that is basically down to a six-man rotation. The Blue Demons are a team to watch out for next season, as all those talented sophomores become juniors. In this ESPN featured game, the Blue Demons get a litle redemption and end their funk. Definite upset possibility. Play: DePaul +210 (Risking 1 unit) Play: DePaul +5½ (Risking 1.05 units to win 1).
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Ottawa +100 over N.Y. ISLANDERS Pinnacle
1:00 PM EST. For teams in playoff contention, every game from here on out has added significance. The Islanders have a game in hand on the Maple Leafs and two games in hand on the Jets. Those are the two teams they're going to have to leapfrog over to reach the dance and it could happen, as they're just six points behind each. That said, the Islanders are the third lowest scoring team in the league with only the Kings and Jackets having scored less. Over their last seven games, the Islanders have scored two or less five times. There's also the possibility that Evgeni Nabokov may not go, as he recovers from the flu. By contrast, the Senators are one of the highest scoring teams. They've lit the lamp 10 times in their past two games, beating the defensive minded Panthers and Lightning by scores of 4-0 and 6-2 respectively. Ottawa is four points ahead of the Leafs and Jets and could add some much needed distance here. We catch a healthy Sens club at even money, with a spring in their step and well-rested after having five full days rest. Play: Ottawa +100 (Risking 2 units).
Today's NHL Picks
Washington at Carolina
The Hurricanes look to take advantage of a Washington team that is coming off a 2-1 loss at Tampa Bay and is 0-6 in its last 6 games after allowing 2 goals or less in the previous game. Carolina is the pick (+100) according to Dunkel, which has the Hurricanes favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Carolina (+100). Here are all of today's picks.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20
Time Posted 10:30 a.m. EST
Game 51-52: Ottawa at NY Islanders (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Ottawa 11.853; NY Islanders 12.225
Dunkel Line & Total: NY Islanders (-120); 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: NY Islanders (-120); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Islanders (-120); Over
Game 53-54: Washington at Carolina (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 10.756; Carolina 11.683
Dunkel Line & Total: Carolina by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Washington (-120); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Carolina (+100); Under