Washington +6 over PHOENIX
The Lakers/Suns game was the last game on the board yesterday. The Lakers closed as a 3½-point choice and all those waiting to close out parlays were stunned to see the Suns score 63 in the first half and lead by 27. Game, set, match. After blowing away the heavily bet Lakers, the Suns now play a team that rarely gets bet and they're just a six-point favorite. One must consider “situational betting” at all times. Phoenix is coming off back-to-back games against the Lakers. They'll play their third game in four days and fifth game in seven days. The Wizards are never featured anywhere. We're not even sure if their games are televised anymore. This is the least talked about team in the Association. However, they're playing much better under new coach, Randy Wittman. JaVale McGee and John Wall are dynamic players that make hi-lite film plays on a regular basis. Nonetheless, it's hard to get too excited about this team until guys such as McGee, Nick Young and Jordan Crawford figure out that a 20-point, 0-assist performance in which they give up 115 points doesn't constitute a "good" night. Randy Wittman is changing that and in this favorable situation, expect a less-than-average Suns team to be semi-interested at best.
Play: Washington +6 (Risking 2.1 units to win 2).
NEW YORK -9½ over New Jersey
Rarely are we comfortable laying such a big number but this one calls for it. On the surface, the Nets look more appealing taking back these big points than the Knicks do spotting it. We know better. First off, the Knicks are very likely to get back Carmelo Anthony tonight. Tyson Chandler returned yesterday and played 36 minutes. Those are two impact players. Secondly, the Knicks are hot and the Gardens is once again electrifying. When you compile all the positives in New York right now and then match up against these Nets, the task at hand seems difficult at best. The Nets played on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and now this one. That's three games in consecutive nights and their fifth game since last Wednesday. What makes this assignment even more trying is that all of those games were close with biggest margin of defeat being seven points. Now Melo joins Chandler in playing with the NBA's newest sensation against a team running purely on fumes. Make room on the bandwagon today because we’re purchasing a fare.
Play: New York -9½ (Risking 2.1 units to win 2).
GOLDEN STATE +127 over L.A. Clippers
The NBA opened on Christmas Day with five featured games on television and a huge audience to go with it. One of those games was this matchup, the Clippers at Golden State. The Clip Joint came in as a highly hyped team and a six-point favorite. The entire betting world was on them and they didn't disappoint, blowing out the Warriors by 19. Fast forward to today and not much has changed. The Clippers hype was warranted, as they own one of the best records in the league. The Warriors have dropped three straight and they're just a game ahead of Sacramento for last place in the Pacific. All that being the case, can someone explain why the Clippers are 3-points less of a favourite than they were for the opener? That raises some red flags from our desks. What we know is that the Warriors last three losses were to Portland, Memphis and Oklahoma City. They lost by a point to Memphis and two points to Portland. The games against the Grzzlies and Thunder were on the road. Prior to that, Golden State had won three in a row. Since that opening day defeat, the Warriors are a different team. They have home wins over Chicago, Miami and Portland, not to mention a slew of close calls. The line says they can compete here and we're in total agreement
Play: Golden State +127 (Risking 2 units).
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.
524 Villanova +3.5 @ 7p
530 Marist +8 @ 7p
526 Texas -2 @ 9p
527 DePaul +5.5 @ 9p
504 Knicks -9.5 @ 7:35p
508 Bucks +2.5 @ 8:05p
512 Rockets -3 @ 8:05p
513 Spurs -2.5 @ 9:05p
516 Nuggets -3.5 @ 9:05p
518 Suns -6 @ 9:05p
519 Blazers +4 @ 10:35p
521 Clippers -3 @ 10:35p
(Portugal) 3:15PM Benfica vs. Vitoria Guimaraes OVER 2.5
(NHL) 7:35PM Washington Capitals-110
(Golden Gate) 5:45PM Race 5 #2-Show Off (To Win)
(WTA Memphis) 10:00PM Petrova-5
(NCAA) 7:00PM Mississippi Valley St-7.5
EAGLE EYE SPORTS-ROBERT HENZIE
5 UNIT* CBB* Baylor+2
5 UNIT* CBB* Marist-Fairfield OVER 135
William E. Stockton (comp)
Record last week 4-3
OVER 152.5 - DePaul/St. John´s
the real swoop 2-20
ST. JOHNS -5.5
SB Professor Original NBA Picks 2/20
As always, picks are against the pointspread and not just to win outright. Monday's NBA picks:
8:00 PM EST
509. New Orleans Hornets +11.5* (There are mostly 11's around right now but you should buy the half point here.)
520. Los Angeles Lakers -4
SB Professor Updated NBA Picks 2/20:
As always, picks are against the pointspread and not just to win outright.* Monday's NBA picks:
7:30 PM EST
503. New Jersey Nets +10*
516. Denver Nuggets -3.5
SB Professor NHL Late Picks 2/20
Here are the Monday NHL picks with the current Money Lines:
Carolina Hurricanes +109