Fielder’s choice is the Detroit Tigers
It was another busy day in the sports world on Tuesday. The Detroit Tigers pony up $214 million to lock up Prince Fielder for the next nine years as another mystery team strikes again. The Giants and Tim Lincecum avoids arbitration by agreeing on a two-year $40.5 million deal. Jorge Posada retired after 17 years, all with the Yankees.
Poe Paterno will be buried today in a private family ceremony. Two tickets to the “Memorial for Joe” service at Bryce-Jordan Arena reached 99K on Ebay before the company shut the auction down. The Raiders hired Bronco DC Dennis Allen as their new head coach. Tampa Bay and the Colts are expected to name new coaches by the end of the week.
The Wizards fired HC Flip Saunders after a 2-15 start. Saunders was in his third year with the Wiz. After being held to a franchise low 56 points Monday, the Magic went to Indy and spanked the Pacers 102-83 as Dwight Howard became Orlando’s all-time leading scorer. The Knicks blew out the Bobcats despite just 1-point from Carmelo Anthony. Luol Deng tore a ligament in his left hand and is expected to miss a couple of weeks.
All five ranked teams won in college basketball on Tuesday. Kentucky overcame a slow start to beat Georgia on the road 57-44. Baylor snapped a two-game skid beating Oklahoma 77-65. San Diego State overcame 20 hours of travel (weather delays) to turn back upstart Wyoming. Michigan beat Purdue and Marquette crushed South Florida in other feature action.
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(NBA) Nets/76ers Over 192
The Nets are playing their fourth game in five nights, the 76ers play their fourth in six nights. Philly has been running roughshod through the bottom feeders but they won’t continue to cover these big DD imposts and in this case prefer the high/low. The Nets have really picked up their scoring and if you throw out 74-point 31% shooting night vs OKC, are avgg 97 ppg over their last five. Defensively, Jersey has allowed 100+ in eight of their L10. Philly pounded similar Wiz on Monday cashing 103. Can’t imagine less than 200 points scored here. Play the over.
(NBA) Houston -4 over Milwaukee
After losing their first eight road games, the Bucks cam up with two inexplicable wins at the Knicks and Heat. It’s back to the status quo here vs a Rocket team that’s won it’s last seven going 5-1-1 vs the number. This is the Bucks fourth game in six nights, the Rockets third in five games so no real edge on the fatigue meter. Milwaukee is just 2-7 SU and ATS vs the West and Houston has shown it can take care of business at home (6-2 ATS) and in the role of the bully (5-2). This is a very reasonable number. Houston has no problem tonight.
(CBB) George Mason -4 over Hofstra
The Flying Dutchmen errrrrrrrr Pride errrrrrrrrrr Hofstra are in complete freefall and dropped to 1-8 in conference after a 61-49 loss to a sleepwalking Virginia Commonwelath. Things don’t figure to improve against the 16-5 Masonites who are 9-1 in their last ten, the only loss coming to red-hot Drexel. Hofstra is just 1-6 against the points at the Mack Complex while GMU is a crusty 6-1 in their L7 as a road fave of 3-6. Just not enough points to give and consideration to the home team here. Take George Mason.
(CBB) Evansville +16.5 over Wichita State
SP3 had to look at this number three times to make sure that it was correct. Sure the Shockers are 17-3 overall but they’re just .500 the way we keep score. In fact, WSU is 7-9 ATS in all games, 4-4 in home games, 7-7 as a favorite, 3-4 in the MVC and just 2-7 vs losing records. The Purple aces are 9-1 ATS in their L10 and while that has only translated into six wins, the four losses (all conf) came by just 9-2-2-1 points. The Aces are 4-1 ATS in the last five in the series. 16.5 points ??? Why not ???