It's going to look like I'm jumping hard for a Hump Day, and I guess I am. But I wouldn't be moving if the opportunities weren't golden.
THE NBA (2-2 ATS & SU/3-1 TOTALS last night and 9-12/12-9/10-11 so far for the week)
BUTTA (0-1 last night and 1-1 so far for the week)
PARLAY: Clippers (-300) over PELICANS and GRIZZLIES (-370) over JAZZ - On the surface, it might not appear as though the Clips don't have a lot to play for. They're comfortably ahead in the Pacific and won't be caught, so they're nestled snugly into #3 in the West. They aren't going to catch the Spurs, even though they're still mathematically alive to be able to do so, but the Thunder are scuffling a little bit lately. The Clips are only 2 games behind OkC for #2, and that might make a big difference to them as far as the opposition they draw to start the playoffs. The Griz are one of those teams slugging it out in that 6-7-8 territory in the West, so every game is crucial to them. They're also a really good road team, so they won't "take the night off" just because it's the Jazz.
|ALL THE REST|
|BOBCATS (-2, U192)||97||WIZARDS (+2, O210)||109|
|Raptors (-3, O195)||105||Cavs (+5 1/2, U205 1/2)||97|
|Hawks||106||Clippers (-7, O207)||117|
|WOLVES (-5 1/2, O214)||114||PELICANS||106|
|PACERS (-2 1/2, U188)||99||SPURS (-13, O216 1/2)||127|
|Knicks (pk, O203)||108||Grizzlies||91|
|KINGS||98||JAZZ (+8, U184)||88|
---Of course, the big game of the night is in Indiana tonight, but there are 2 others that I'm really going to be keeping a close eye on: Nets @ BOBCATS and Suns @ WIZARDS
---3 more games that might be of fringe interest could be Cavs @ PISTONS to see if the Cavs can win yet again to put more pressure on the Hawks and Knicks, both of which will also be stumbling into games tonight.
COLLEGE HOOPS (1-1 ATS, SU & TOTALS last night and 15-6/17-4/11-10 so far for the week)
BUTTA (no play last night and 2-0 so far for the week)
1. COLUMBIA (-220) over Yale - I'm not sure the organizers of the CIT had this in mind, but this is one of the 2 matchups tonight in this tournament between conference foes. These 2 split their regular season meetings this season with each home team holding serve. Columbia draws the home game because of their better overall record even though Yale had the better conference mark. Being the home team is the key to everything.
2. PARLAY: SMU (-450) over Cal and FRESNO ST. (-350) over Old Dominion - Cal has acquitted itself nicely so far in the NIT, but now they have to leave Berkley, and they're going up against a group of Ponies that hasn't shown any ill feelings in this tournament over being snubbed for The Madness. Old Dominion is not a terrible road team, but this is a very long trip for them, and Fresno is 12-5 in home games this season and is playing their best ball of the year right now.
|ALL THE REST|
|La. Tech (+3, O147 1/2)||85||Cal||50|
|FLORIDA ST.||69||SMU (-8, U137)||69|
|Illinois St.||50||Old Dominion||46|
|SIENA (-2, U134 1/2)||65||FRESNO ST. (-7 1/2, U133 1/2)||71|
|Yale||43||Vmi (+8. U162 1/2)||80|
|COLUMBIA (-5, U127)||59||OHIO||64|
|San Diego (+3, U139 1/2)||62|