Made it through yesterday without getting "fooled", so that's a good thing. There really wasn't much chance of that happening anyway since I spent the whole day (and night) hunkered down in the media room watching baseball. What a great day! Now, let's take a look at what's going on tonight.
THE NBA (5-3 last night and 10-3 so far for the week)
SU WINNERS (8-0 last night and 13-0 so far for the week)
WIZARDS, HEAT and Mavs
TOTALS (4-4 last night and 7-6 so far for the week)
OVERS - Bulls/WIZARDS (186) and Mavs/LAKERS (207)
UNDER - Knicks/HEAT (196 1/2)
BUTTA (no play last night and 1-0 so far for the week)
WIZARDS (-1 1/2) over Bulls - I'm sure many of you might be surprised by this, but I assure you this is no "force play". We all know the Bulls have played better away from home this season than when in the United Center, but this is a team that's already locked into the playoffs. That doesn't mean they can't improve, or slip, in their seeding here in the last couple of weeks, so there's no reason for them to not be motivated. The problem for Chicago is that they'll be without Noah and Belinelli tonight, while the Wiz are as healthy as they've been since the break. Also, the Wiz have actually become downright bullies on their home floor having won their last 7 in a row in D.C. WIZARDS 108, Bulls 95
ALL THE REST
1. HEAT (-2 1/2) over Knicks - This number sunk like a stone from where it opened with the news that LeBron, Wade and Chalmers will be sitting again tonight. The Champs got away with that against the Spurs. I'm not sure I want to bank on the fact that lightning strikes twice in the same week. HEAT 94, Knicks 81
2. Mavs (+3 1/2) at LAKERS - This game isn't going to be the final decider on who gets that #8 seed out west, but the Mavs are the team that gets hurt most if they don't win. That doesn't mean they're worthy of a play just because they're the more desperate team, but I'm also not going to go against what my numbers are telling me either. Mavs 112, LAKERS 106
COLLEGE HOOPS (1-0 ATS/1-0 SU/0-1 TOTALS last night and 3-0/2-1/0-3 so far for the week)
Everything shifts to Madison Square Garden in NYC as we reach the semifinals of this tournament, and that might be a real big deal in at least one of tonight's game. Also, why I won't be on either of them.
1. Byu (+3, U153) 81, Baylor 71 - The Bears have been cruising through this tourney and looking like the odds on favorite to win it all, but this will be their first time away from Waco since it all began. And the road has not been good to them all season long.
2. Maryland (+3 1/2, O135 1/2) 71, Iowa 68 - Neither of these teams impressed much during their conference schedules, but they both are playing real good ball here in the postseason. And both teams have had to win road games to get here, so I don't have a preference in this game other than what my projection tella me.
WEBER ST. (-8, O146 1/2) 88, E. Carolina 62 - This is the championship game of this tourney, and yes, it's a home site game for Weber. It's also the first time the Pirates have been away from home in this postseason, but it's a big hunk of chalk to lay for the last 40 minutes of the season for both teams.
That's all there is for today, folks! Have a great rest of you Tuesday, and I'll talk to you tomorrow.