Friday, November 17, 2017

NBA Friday Freebie: T-Wolves, Mavs Go Low in the Big D


Karl Anthony Townes leads Minnesota against Dallas

Take #715 Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks UNDER 212.5 (8:30 PM ET Friday, November 17)

The Minnesota Timberwolves look to turn in another defensive gem when they visit the struggling Dallas Mavericks. Tip-off is set for 8:30 PM ET at American Airlines Center where Minnesota, which beat Dallas 112-99 on November 4, is a -6.5 point favorite. The total is 212.5.

The Timberwolves (9-5, 7-6 ATS, 4-4 road) had been allowing opponents to shoot better than 50 percent from the field through the first four weeks of the season and are still last in the NBA in field-goal percentage defense (49.3). However they’ve held opponents under 100 points in each of their last five wins and limited the San Antonio Spurs to 41.8 percent shooting on Wednesday in a 98-86 triumph. 

The Mavericks (2-13, 4-11 ATS, 1-7 home) are struggling on both ends, especially on offense where they rank 29th in the NBA in shooting (42.3 percent). 

Minnesota is 7-0 to the UNDER in their last seven overall and 4-0 to the low side in their past four road games. The T-Wolves have also seen their last six games against Western Conference opposition stay south of the total. Dallas is 5-1 to the UNDER in its last six overall and 3-1-1 past five at home.

The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in the last five series meetings in Dallas but 5-15-1 vs. the number in their last 21 overall.

The Mavs have some other negative ATS trends: 2-8 last 10 at home, 1-5 last six vs. the Western Conference and 0-4 last four against the NBA Northwest.

The Timberwolves are 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine overall, 6-2 ATS last eight vs. the Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last five against the Southwest Division.  



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

NBA Free Play: Take Lakers in Wed. Battle with Philly

Joel Embiid leads the 76ers vs. the Lakers

Take #722 LA Lakers +3 over Philadelphia 76ers (10:30 PM ET)

The Philadelphia 76ers go for a Southern California sweep when they visit the LA Lakers in a mid-week tussle. Tip-off is set for 10:30 PM ET at Staples Center where Philly is a -3 favorite. The total is 219.5, down from an opening number of 224.

The 76ers (7-6, 9-4 ATS, 5-4 road,) took the first half of their Southland trek beating the Clippers 109-105 on Monday behind a 32-point, 16 rebound effort from Joel Embiid. Ben Simmons added 22 points and 12 rebounds offering further evidence that Philadelphia’s years of tanking are finally paying off. Robert Covington hit five of eight from downtown and finished with 31 against the Clippers.

The Lakers (6-8, 7-7 ATS, 4-3 home) snapped a three-game losing skid with a 100-93 victory in Phoenix on Monday to salvage the finale of a four-game road trip. Like the 76ers, LA boasts a plethora of young talent led by sixth-man candidate Jordan Clarkson who scored 25 off the bench vs. the Suns. He leads the team in scoring (15.5 ppg.) despite averaging just 21 minutes per game. Brandon Ingram, who was drafted second overall behind Simmons last year, Brandon Ingram is averaging eight points over his last three starts.

The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last five at home while the Sixers are 6-2 ATS in the last eight series meetings.

Several trends justify a play on the UNDER which has cashed to tune of 6-2-1 in the last nine series meetings. The UNDER is 3-1-1 in the past five meetings in LA while the Lakers are 4-0 to the low side in their past four overall.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

College Football Wednesday: MAC battle pits WMU vs. KSU

Jarvion Franklin leads Western Michigan against Kent State


Take #106 Western Michigan -21.5 over Kent State (7 PM ET Wednesday, November 8) 
The Western Michigan Broncos look to rebound from a dismal performance against Central Michigan when they host Kent State in a MAC tussle. Game time is 7 PM ET at Waldo Stadium where the Broncos are favored by -21.5. The total is 46.5.
There’s still a distant hope of Western Michigan (5-4, 3-6 ATS) winning the MAC West, but it’ll take a lot of luck from other parts and wins over Northern Illinois and Toledo on the road over the next few weeks. Getting bowl eligible would also be nice, something the Broncos can achieve with a win. Jarvion Franklin (870 yards, 10 TD's) who rushed for 228 yards and two TD's in last weeks 35-28 loss to Central Michigan, will be WMU's main weapon in this nationally televised contest. 
Kent State (1-7, 3-6 ATS) is coming off a 44-16 beating at the hands of Bowling Green and it could be even worse tonight. The Golden Flashes are dead last in the nation in scoring at 10.7 points per game, next to last in total yards (253.4 YPG) and third from the bottom in passing (105.3 YPG). On defense, out of 130 schools, they rank #122 in rushing yards allowed (227) and are #107 in points allowed per game (34.1) 
Here's the lowdown. Kent State's offense is non-existent and their defense can't stop the run (253.4 YPG). That's bad news for them and great news for Franklin who could be staring at his second straight 200 yard+ game.
The Golden Flashes are 0-5 SU on the road this season and 2-3 ATS. The Broncos are 4-1 SU at home but just 1-4 ATS.
Our stone cold SUPER SUGGESTION is lay the lumber and take Western Michigan in a rout.

Monday, November 6, 2017

College Football, NHL and NBA: Tuesday 11.7

A MAC Doubleheader is on tap tonight


Bob Harvey Sports is ready to go with a pair of College Football tussles from the MAC. Buffalo entertains Bowling Green while Akron visits Miami of Ohio. Both games kick-off at 7:30 PM ET.

There's NHL action as well featuring our nightly PREMIUM PLAY. This time around we're locked in on the Vegas/Montreal clash at the Belle Center where the Golden Knights take on the Canadiens.

The NBA schedule is packed with . We've got our eyes on the LA Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs contest where Team Popovich is a -3.5 point favorite.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

NHL Update: Vegas vs. Toronto in Monday Matchup




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