(CBB) Wisconsin Milwaukee -2.5 over Wright State
The Panthers won the first go round at home 58-38 with the Raiders shooting just 25% from the field including 2-16 fom downtown. Wright State has lost three straight avgg just 51.7 ppg, six of their seven home games have been decided by six points or less. Wisc-Mil is not much and just 4-8 as a favorite but they’ve covered their last two roadies shooting light out. A solid shooting game here translates into an 8-10 point win in a lower scoring game.
(CBB) Stanford -5.5 over USC
When you’re scoring just 53.6 ppg you’re not going to win very many games and that’s been the case with 6-19 USC. The Trojans have been a cash cow if you’ve been playing against them. They’re 8-16 against the points, including 2-11 at home, 4-9 in conference, 5-9 vs winning records, and any myriad of negative techs of a bad team that can’t score. The Tree isn’t the most dependable fave and just 1-5 in its L6 with the lone win coming over lowly Arizona State. That said, this is as good a place as any and pretty much a must game for the Cardinal to get healthy with the Oregon schools on deck. Stanford by ten.
(NBA) Miami -4 over Atlanta
This is the Heat’s fourth game in six nights, the Hawks third game in five nights, both teams were off last night. The Heat have won four of five but are just 2-6 in their L8 as a road favorite. The Hawks are 9-4 at home and covered their only prior game as a home dog. This is not so much a play of Miami as a fade of the Hawks who are consumate Bullys but roll against the league’s better teams … including the Heat. Miami is 7-3 SU and ATS L10 in the series and 4-1 SU and ATS in the L5 at the Phillip’s Center. The teams split a home and home in early January with each winning on the others home floor. The visitors continue to roll here, Miami 103-92.
(NHL) St Louis -120 over San Jose
The Blues are 23-3-4 at home and just a tick behind the Detroit Red Wings who have won 19-straight at Joe Lewis for the best home record in the NHL. They’ve won four of five and have beat the Sharks in both meetings so far this year. San Jose is treading water at 4-5 over their L9 and but their 1-5 in their L6 roadies. The Blues are playing for home ice through the first two rounds of the playoff so a win here would do them well. In the end, the Blues are rolling at home, the Sharks ar struggling with suitcase, and the price is definitely right.