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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Sal Michaels

Game Details
Jan 17 '19, 9:00 PM in 4h
NCAA-B | Loyola Marymount vs Gonzaga
Play on: Loyola Marymount +24 -110 at Bovada
Game Analysis

Free Play on Loyola Marymount +24 -110

Pick Released on Jan 17 at 01:32 pm

Cole Faxon

Game Details
Jan 17 '19, 10:00 PM in 5h
NCAA-B | New Mexico State vs Seattle University
Play on: New Mexico State -2½ -109 at GTBets
Game Analysis

FREE PLAY on New Mexico State -2½ -109

Pick Released on Jan 17 at 11:24 am

Jack Jones

Game Details
Jan 17 '19, 8:00 PM in 3h
NCAA-B | Michigan State vs Nebraska
Play on: Michigan State -1½ -109 at GTBets
Game Analysis

Jack’s Free Pick Thursday: Michigan State -1.5 

Michigan State has been underrated for much of the season.  They sit at 15-2 and have gone 13-4 ATS to show how underrated they’ve been.  Their only losses came to Kansas on a neutral in the opener and at Louisville in OT, and that loss to Louisville doesn’t look as bad now after Louisville just waxed UNC by 21 on the road.   

The Spartans have since gone 9-0 SU & 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.  They are 6-0 SU & 6-0 ATS in Big Ten play with their six wins coming by nearly 17 points per game.  The Spartans have now won 18 straight regular season conference games.  Nebraska has won 20 straight at home, so something has to give, and I believe it’s the Huskers’ streak. 

Third-leading scorer Joshua Langford, who averages 15 PPG, has missed the past four games with an ankle injury.  He is expected to return soon.  The Spartans have a great point guard/big man duo with Cassius Winston and Nick Ward.  Winston averages 17.6 PPG & 7.4 APG and is one of the best guards in the country.  Ward is tough to tame inside as he averages 16.6 PPG on 65.4% shooting. 

Michigan State has absolutely owned Nebraska over the past few seasons.  The Spartans are 3-0 SU & 3-0 ATS in their last three meetings with their three wins coming by an average of 18.7 points per game.  That includes their 72-61 win in their last trip to Nebraska as nearly identical 2-point favorites. 

The Spartans are 8-0 ATS in their last eight games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.  Michigan State is 14-3 ATS vs. good defensive team that allow 39% or less over the last three seasons.  The Spartans are 9-1 ATS off a win by 15 points or more this season.  Bet Michigan State Thursday.

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Pick Released on Jan 17 at 12:25 pm

John Martin

Game Details
Jan 17 '19, 9:35 PM in 5h
NBA | Lakers vs Thunder
Play on: Lakers +10½ -110 at betonline
Game Analysis

1 Unit FREE PLAY on Los Angeles Lakers +10.5 

The Lakers will be looking to avenge a 100-107 home loss to Oklahoma City two weeks ago.  They were leading the Thunder by 4 going into the fourth but were outscored 29-18 in the final period.  Kyle Kuzma got injured early in that game and couldn’t return.  But the Lakers have a healthy Kuzma back and he’s playing well.  The Thunder are not playing well, going 1-4 SU & 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall, which includes upset home losses to Washington (98-116) as 10-point favorites and Minnesota (117-119) as 8-point favorites.  They also lost by 16 as 10.5-point favorites on the road to Atlanta in their last game.  The Thunder lost Nerlens Noel to an injury recently and have not played well without him.  He is their best interior defender and a key cog off the bench.  It’s no wonder the Thunder are allowing 128.6 PPG in their last five games overall.  OKC is 1-9 ATS off an upset loss by 10 points or more as a favorite over the last two years.  Give me the Lakers.

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Pick Released on Jan 17 at 12:57 pm

Doc's Sports

Game Details
Jan 17 '19, 7:05 PM in 2h
NBA | 76ers vs Pacers
Play on: Pacers -2½ -109 at GTBets
Game Analysis

We are always looking for spots to fade the Sixers on the road, where they have been a money burner this season. This team is 8-14 ATS on the road this season, and we think they are getting too much credit from the oddsmakers tonight. Indiana has been the better team overall and they are nearly unbeatable at home. They won by double digits just last month in Philly, so we know they matchup up well here. In fact, they have covered in five of the last seven matchups. We think there is a good chance that they get a comfortable 7+-point win tonight.

Pick Released on Jan 17 at 12:20 pm

Jimmy Boyd

Game Details
Jan 17 '19, 9:35 PM in 5h
NBA | Lakers vs Thunder
Play on: Lakers +10 -109 at GTBets
Game Analysis

1* Free NBA Pick on Los Angeles Lakers +10

I like the value here getting double-digits with the Lakers. LA comes in off a much-needed win at home against the Bulls, as the Lakers have not played great since James went down. They have played hard and I think that effort can at least keep them in the game against a struggling Thunder team. 

Something clearly isn't right with OKC. The Thunder just lost by 16 at Atlanta as a 10.5-point favorite, giving up 142 points in the process. OKC is now 1-4 in their last 5, which includes home losses to both the Timberwolves and Wizards. 

You might be thinking the Thunder are primed for a bounce back performance after that ugly loss to the Hawks. However, OKC is a mere 1-9 ATS over the last 2 seasons when coming off a loss as a double-digit favorite. Lakers are also 21-9 ATS in their last 30 after failing to cover the spread in two straight games. Take Los Angeles! 

Pick Released on Jan 17 at 12:23 am

Kenny Walker

Game Details
Jan 17 '19, 7:00 PM in 2h
NCAA-B | Canisius vs Quinnipiac
Play on: Canisius +3½ -110 at sportsbook
Game Analysis

Free Pick on Canisius

Pick Released on Jan 17 at 09:00 am

Dave Price

Game Details
Jan 17 '19, 9:05 PM in 4h
NBA | Bulls vs Nuggets
Play on: Bulls +14 -110 at Mirage
Game Analysis

Dave’s Thursday Free Play: 

1* on Chicago Bulls +14 

The Key: The Denver Nuggets are in a hangover spot here off their loss to the defending champion Warriors on Tuesday night.  They won’t be excited at all to face the Bulls, who have lost 8 in a row coming in.  I think the price is right to pull the trigger on the Bulls tonight due to this 8-game skid.  The Nuggets are 1-8 ATS after a combined score of 235 points or more this season.  The Bulls want revenge from their 107-108 home loss to the Nuggets earlier this season.  The Bulls are 35-16 ATS in their last 51 Thursday games.  The Nuggets are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall, including 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team that wins less than 40% of their games on the season.  Take Chicago.

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Pick Released on Jan 17 at 01:25 pm

Dustin Hawkins

Game Details
Jan 17 '19, 10:00 PM in 5h
NCAA-B | New Mexico State vs Seattle University
Play on: New Mexico State -3 -109 at GTBets
Game Analysis

Free Play on New Mexico State -3 -109

Pick Released on Jan 17 at 11:32 am

Mark Wilson

Game Details
Jan 17 '19, 9:00 PM in 4h
NCAA-B | Idaho State vs Weber State
Play on: Weber State -8½ -110 at Bovada
Game Analysis

Free Play on Weber State -8½ -110

Pick Released on Jan 16 at 08:44 pm

Rob Vinciletti

Game Details
Jan 17 '19, 7:05 PM in 2h
NBA | 76ers vs Pacers
Play on: UNDER 225 -106
Game Analysis

Thursday card has 2 Perfect System NBA Plays a side and total, In college hoops we have an Exclusive TIER 1 Play and another powerful RPI Scale system. NBA Comp play below.

The NBA Comp play is on the under in the Philadelphia at Indiana game at 7:05 eastern. Both teams lit up the score board last out putting up 131 and 149 points. Tonight should see things calm down a bit as we have a nice 38-9 under system in play here for home teams like the pacers off a home win by 10 or more with a total of 220 or more vs an opponent like Philly that win at home and scored 110 or more. The pacers are  13 of 16 under after scoring 125 or more and have stayed under in 24 of 33 home games. They are 3-0 under of late vs winning teams.The Sixers are 7 of 11 under with revenge and have gone under 4 straight vs winning teams. Play this one under. On Thursday we have an exclusive NCAAB Executive level TIER 1 Side and another RPI Scale system play. In the NBA we have 2 Perfect system database plays one a side the other a total. For the NBA Free play. Take the Pacers and Sixers to play under. RV- GC Sports

Pick Released on Jan 16 at 09:32 pm

Steve Janus

Game Details
Jan 17 '19, 7:30 PM in 2h
NCAA-B | Texas-San Antonio vs Middle Tennessee
Play on: Middle Tennessee +3½ -110 at Bovada
Game Analysis

1* Free Sharp Play on Middle Tennessee +3½ -110

My money is on the Blue Raiders to cash in easy cover here at home against the Roadrunners. Middle Tennessee comes in having lost 13 straight and UTSA enters having won 7 straight and have not failed to cover since November (8-0-1). The fact that the Roadrunners are such a small road favorite makes this an easy play on the other side. UTSA has struggled coming off a close win, as they just beat North Texas 76-74 at home. Roadrunners are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games off a win by 6 or less. Bet Middle Tennessee +3.5! 

Pick Released on Jan 17 at 03:48 am

Larry Ness

Game Details
Jan 17 '19, 9:00 PM in 4h
NCAA-B | San Francisco vs Pacific
Play on: Pacific +5 -110 at sportsbook
Game Analysis

My 1* Free Play is on Pacific (9:00 EST).

San Francisco is 14-3 and Pacific is 11-8.

The Dons come in off a 96-83 loss to Gonzaga at home last weekend. Frankie Ferrari had 21 points in the setback. San Francisco has gone just 2-2 in its last four. Overall the Dons average 109.1 points per 100 possessions, while allowing 95.2 points per 100 possessions. 

Note however that through four conference games San Francisco is allowing 111.8 points per 100 possessions. 

Pacific got off the schneid last time out with a 65-57 win on the road over Portland, breaking a three-game conference losing streak. Lafayette Dorsey had 21 points. The Tigers are averaging 103.8 points per 100 possessions, while allowing 104.2 points per 100 possessions. 

Off the loss to conference leading Gonzaga, this sets up as a natural “letdown” spot for the Dons in my opinion as they face a hungry Pacific team looking to build off its first conference victory.

Note as well that the Tigers are 9-4 ATS in their last 12 as a home dog or pick and 4-1 ATS in their last five off a road win vs. a conference rival.

Consider the home side in this one.

Good luck…Larry

Pick Released on Jan 17 at 07:05 am

Ben Burns

Game Details
Jan 17 '19, 7:05 PM in 2h
NHL | Blackhawks vs Rangers
Play on: Rangers -120 at pinnacle
Game Analysis

This classic Original Six matchup has seen better days. If the playoffs were to start today, neither team would be involved. The Rangers are a lot closer though and the teams are currently going in opposite directions. The Rangers are off a 6-2 win, their second victory in three games. As for the Hawks, the reality is that they have a better chance of winning the draft lottery than making the playoffs. This is a Chicago team which allows more goals than any team in its conference; last time the Hawks allowed eight, their fourth straight loss. While the Hawks are 8-16 on the road, the Rangers are 12-11 at MSG. Really, the price could easily be higher. Consider NY. 

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Pick Released on Jan 17 at 07:15 am

Brandon Lee

Game Details
Jan 17 '19, 7:05 PM in 2h
NBA | Kings vs Hornets
Play on: Hornets -3 -108 at pinnacle
Game Analysis

10* FREE NBA PICK (Hornets -3) 

I'll take my chances here with Charlotte as a small home dog. I want to start off by saying I really like this Kings team and have been on them a lot here of late. However, I think the fact that Sacramento has won 4 of 5 and are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 has them getting a little too much love on the road. 

Charlotte has not been playing great basketball. The Hornets are just 6-10 in their last 16, but come in off a 108-93 upset win at the Spurs, where the players rallied around veteran Tony Parker, who was playing his first game back in San Antonio since leaving the team. I think that's something they can carry over into this game and there's extra motivation here with revenge. Hornets just lost at the Kings on Saturday. 

Hornets are 10-2 ATS at home when they go into the contest having lost 2 of their last 3, while the Kings are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs a team with a winning home record. (Charlotte is 14-8 at home compared to 6-15 on the road). Give me the Hornets -3! 

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Pick Released on Jan 17 at 09:55 am

Mike Lundin

Game Details
Jan 17 '19, 7:05 PM in 2h
NHL | Devils vs Islanders
Play on: Islanders -151 at pinnacle
Game Analysis

34-24 L58 NBA SIDES ~ +$18,000 TOP PLAY RUN

This looks like a more than reasonable price on the red hot New York Islanders who have won nine of their last 11 overall.

Here they'll host a New Jersey side that has lost four of its last six and is in a tough spot playing its fourth game in six nights (0-5 in its last five in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation).

The Islanders have won nine of the last 10 meetings in their building, and that's a trend more than likely to continue here Thursday night. 

Free pick on New York Islanders. 

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Pick Released on Jan 17 at 10:54 am

ASA

Game Details
Jan 17 '19, 7:05 PM in 2h
NHL | Blackhawks vs Rangers
Play on: Blackhawks +108 at betonline
Game Analysis

ASA PLAY ON Free Pick: Chicago at NY Rangers, Thursday @ 7:05 PM ET

The Blackhawks are off an embarrassing 8-5 loss at New Jersey. The last 3 times that Chicago has lost a game by a margin of 3 or more goals they have won their next game very single time. The Rangers are off a huge 6-2 win versus Carolina. New York is 0-3 the last 3 times they were off a win by a margin of 2 or more goals. You can see why, even though Chicago has been struggling, they're offering solid underdog line value in this spot given the situation. Also, New York had lost 17 of their 23 games prior to the win over the Hurricanes. The Blackhawks also have won each of the last 3 meetings with the Rangers and we look for another dominating win here as each of the 3 prior Chicago victories in this series have come by a 3-goal margin. Free Pick: Chicago Blackhawks in early evening action Thursday.

Pick Released on Jan 17 at 12:59 pm

Marc Lyle

Game Details
Jan 17 '19, 7:05 PM in 2h
NHL | Blues vs Bruins
Play on: Bruins -150 at YouWager
Game Analysis

Free play tonight on the Bruins returning home after last nights loss in Philly. Boston jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead before they fizzled. 

Pick Released on Jan 17 at 01:53 pm

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