The Lin legend continues, the Red Wings set NHL record with 21st straight home win
Jeremy Lin-Sanity continued as the Harvard grad drained a three with 00:00:5 seconds left to complete an 11-1 Knick run to finish the game as New York beat Toronto 90-87. Lin had 25 points and 11 assists as the Knicks won their sixth straight. Lin know has 135 points in his first five NBA starts breaking the former record held by Shaquille O’Neal.
Miami crushed the Pacers 105-90 behind 23/9/7 from Lebron James. The Spurs beat the Pistons for their seventh straight win. Ben Wallace played in his 1055th game, breaking Avery Johnson’s record for most games by an undrafted player. Chicago spanked Sacramento 121-115 as Derrick Rose sat out again with back spasms. The Thunder mauled Utah, the Lakers punked the Hawks, the Wiz upset the Blazers in Portland. Memphis and Denver also won.
The Red Wings won their 21st straight home game with a 3-1 over the Stars breaking the NHL record they co-held with the ’39 Bruins and ’76 Flyers. The Rangers blanked the Bruins 3-0 in Boston in a possible Eastern Conference final playoff preview. Columbus, New Jersey, Ottawa, Anaheim, Nashville, the Islanders, and Calgary were your other winners on frozen pond.
(CBB) Detroit -2.5 over Wright State
The Titans have some talent as far as Horizon League teams go. They’ve overcome a lot of adversity with injuries to win six of their L7 and eight of their L10. Motown is just mid-pack at this point but could be a darkhorse in the Horizon Tourney. Detroit got current run going with a 69-53 win over the Raiders Jan 21st, a game they led 38-25 at half. Wright State is 1-5-1 ATS in L7 and just 9-19 vs the points off their L28 conference wins. We’re basically asking Detroit to win straight up which they can, likely by margin.
(CBB) Loyola Marymount +14 over St Marys
St Mary’s won the first go-around 71-64 (-7.5) back on January 24th when the Gaels were hitting on all cylinders. Since that game, St Mary’s has hit a bit of a flat spot that included three-straight non-covers and their first conference loss to Gonzaga. The Gaels could come out somewhat flat here as they have a tough travel spot roadie to Kentucky to face Murray State in their bracket buster. The Lions are 10-3 ATS in conference play, 9-2 vs the points on the road and face a team with bigger fish to fry and a 1-5 record as a home fave of 12.5 points or higher. Take LMU.
(NBA) Washington at Clippers Under 197.5
The Wiz and Clippers both play their fourth games in six nights. The Wiz come off a 124 point effort last night in Portland, six of their L8 games have gone over the total. That 124 is the exception to the rule as the Wiz has managed the century mark just three times in their prior 13 games. The Clippers figure to dictate play here and the under is 3-1 in LA’s last four. In fact, the L4 Clipper games have resulted in 191, 166, 197, and 188. The Wiz have a long history of unders as a dog (93-57) and in all games vs the West (44-22). The Clippers are 8-5 low at home and as a favorite. Too many points here.
(NHL) Edmonton -120 over Toronto
Don’t throw dirt on Edmonton just yet. The Oilers have won five of six home games and their roster of high draft picks and good young talent might just be coming around. The Leafs have lost four straight getting outscored 16-5 to boot. In fact, Toronto has been beaten 5-0 and 5-1 in the last 72 hours. Bucking a huge trend here as the Oilers are in 1-11 spot coming home after 3+ roadies but 6-3 beat down in Toronto ten days is fresh in the Oilers mind and they’ll have no excuses here vs the ice cold Leafs.