The Knicks rout Sacramento as Lin-Sanity reaches seven games
Seven Knicks scored in double figures as the Knicks ran their winning streak to seven games. New sensation Jeremy Lin had had 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 13 assists to lead New York. It was just announced that Lin will be in the “Shooting Stars” game at the All Star Break and also participate in the slam dunk competition as the facilitator for teammate Iman Shumpert.
In other NBA action, Tony Parker scored 34 points as the Spurs won their ninth straight game 113-106 over the Raptors. San Antonio is 5-0 on the front end of their almost 8000 mile rodeo roadtrip. The Magic spanked the 76ers thanks to 15 3-pointers, seven by Ryan Anderson. The Bobcats lost their 16th straight at Minnesota. The Pistons got a rare road win at Boston. Cleveland, Memphis, Houston, Dallas, New Orleans, Portland, and the Clippers also won.
Murray State and St Marys had their final tuneups for their bracketbuster showdown. The Racers beat SE Missouri, St Marys was upset by Loyola Marymount on their home floor. #3 Missouri avenged an earlier loss to Oklahoma State in a 25-point blowout. Notre Dame won their seventh straight in Big East action. New Mexico took over the lead in the Mountain West with a 10-point win at San Diego State.
Free plays were right on time with a 3-1 mark, Edmonton losing in overtime to prevent a perfect 4-0 sweep of the board. Right back with four plays tonight as we gear for a monster weeken of college hoops. Keep it right here at SP3 for all the latest happening and special offers from the best offshores in the industry.
(CBB) Virginia Tech +9.5 over Florida State
The Seminoles own a 33-point win over North Carolina and a win at Duke but they also own losses to Princeton, Harvard, and Boston College. Probably not a team to back laying a tick below double-digits. The Sems beat the Hokies 63-59 back on Jan 10th commiting 19 turnover but holding Tech to just 30% shooting from the field. Both teams are a bit skitzo but this is a game that figures to fall in the 50s or low 60’s and there is no reason that the Hokies can’t compete if they bring any type of an effort.
(CBB) Wisconsin at Michigan State over 114.5
Sparty won at Wisconsin 63-60 in OT back on January 3rd with Michigan State killing the Badgers on the boards. This series has historically been physical and defensive half court one and dones but the recent meetings have all produced nore than tonight’s 114. In fact, the three prior meetings 138, 126, and 126. This is Izzo’s best offensive club in a while and the Spartans will likely be dictating terms in Lansing where they’ve won six straight in the series. Cant see either team not getting into the 60s in regulation in this one. Play the over.
(CBB) Penn State -2.5 over Iowa
The Nits are what they are, a Big bottom dweller but so is Iowa. Penn Sate is fresh of a confidence building blowout of Nebraska on this floor. The Hawkyes will offer more opposition but not much and this is a VERY winnable game for the homies. Iowa is just 11-19 vs the points on the road over the last three years, 3-6 this year, and the Hawks were never in a 65-51 loss here last year. Penn State is 5-3 ATS at home and can take care of business against their own kind at this very reasonable number.
(NHL) NY Rangers -158 over the Chicago Blackhawks
The Rangers have won four straight allowing just seven goals and are off statement win over the hated Boston Bruins. The Broadway Blues might be without the services of Hart/Vezina candidate Henrik Lundqvist but Martin Biron should be enough to turnback the freefalling Blackhawks who have lost nine straight games, 11 straight on the road. New York has been almost automatic at the Garden going 18-8 and with a margin of better than a goal a game. New York is 20-9 vs sub .500s and the Hawks are just 1-6 in their L7 vs winning records. Chicago won’t lose forever but there are no buy signs to think that they’ll break through here.