Texas A&M Aggies Vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds, NCAAB Betting Picks

College Basketball Odds – Texas A&M Aggies at Vanderbilt Commodores Game Preview

Written by Adam Markowitz of North Shore Sports, INC

Log on to BookMaker online for all the latest college basketball spreads, totals, moneylines and props. BookMaker Sportsbook provides the earliest college basketball online odds, so beat the squares to the best lines, and cash your bet today! The game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Vanderbilt Commodores will start at 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Memorial Gymnasium. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2.

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The Vanderbilt Commodores were always supposed to have one of the most talented teams in the SEC. They’ve been horribly disappointing the whole year though, and there’s a real chance they won’t get into the NCAA Tournament. They’ll have an opportunity to get a signature win on Thursday at home against the Texas A&M Aggies.
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HOW THE TEXAS A&M AGGIES CAN COVER THE SPREAD
Whereas Vandy has underachieved, Texas A&M has really overachieved. This is a team known for its defense, and the numbers don’t lie. The Aggies have played against a ton of high-flying teams this year, the most recent of which was Iowa State. However, the club is allowing an average of 64.1 points per game, and rare is the team which shoots much better than 40 percent against it.
What’s really impressive about the Aggies though, is their efficiency when it comes to scoring. It shouldn’t be shocking that the Aggies took out ISU as a part of the SEC/Big XII Challenge, but what was so shocking about the win was that they found a way to get 42 points on the board in the second half without playing too much of an up-and-down game like the Cyclones would’ve wanted.
The recipe really is simple for the Aggies. Danuel House and Jalen Jones need to score. Alex Caruso and Tonny Trocha-Morelos need to come up big on the glass. Tyler Davis needs to bang in the paint and score on most of his opportunities.
That’s the formula which has worked thus far this season, and we see no reason why the Aggies would have to deviate from that to beat Vanderbilt.
HOW THE VANDERBILT COMMODORES CAN COVER THE SPREAD
It’s all gone wrong for the Commodores on the offensive end of the court. Damian Jones and Luke Kornet were supposed to be double-double threats every single night, while Wade Baldwin IV was thought of as a man who could average 20 points per game if he was at his best.
Jones has had some moments of brilliance for sure, but Kornet has been a massive disappointment offensively, while Baldwin has been far too inconsistent in spite of the fact that he’s the Commodores’ leading scorer.
Vandy is averaging a relatively healthy 76.0 points per game, but we haven’t seen this team top 60 in three straight games against similar foes. This game isn’t going to be played at an up-tempo pace at all, and if the Commodores get slowed down once again as we expect, how are they going to score in the high-60s at least, if not the low- to mid-70s?
That’ll be the answer they have to find if they’re to cover this one.
ANALYSIS AND ODDS PREDICTION
After losing on the road against Texas by 14 and Kentucky by 19, we really just wonder if the Commodores are ever going to get it right. Sure, they beat Florida at home by a point, but for the most part, they haven’t been good against the best teams on the docket, and we really don’t see that changing all that much.
Texas A&M has been workmanlike all year long, and another good performance out of its backcourt parlayed with a decent game defensively to keep Kornet and Jones in check should be enough to get the Aggies out of Nashville with a ‘W’.
Texas A&M 69, Vanderbilt 62

NCAA Basketball Predictions, Notre Dame Fighting Irish Vs Syracuse Orange Picks

College Basketball Odds – Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Syracuse Orange Game Preview

Written by Adam Markowitz of North Shore Sports, INC

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Two particularly hot teams for bettors will be on the docket together on Thursday night at the Carrier Dome. The Syracuse Orange have covered four straight, while the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 2-1-1 ATS and 4-0 SU since losing their fifth game of the season.
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HOW THE NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH CAN COVER THE SPREAD
The Fighting Irish managed to crush Boston College on Saturday in spite of the fact that Demetrius Jackson left after playing just two minutes. The news is relatively good about his hamstring, as it’s only a pull, but it’s doubtful that he ends up suiting up on Thursday for this one.
If that’s the case, there will be a ton of pressure on Bonzie Colson to replace him. Colson though, has been on fire, scoring a total of 62 points in his last three games combined, and he’s been great on the glass as well.
Notre Dame is going to have to take advantage of the extra bulk it has on the court with Colson. Sure, Jackson and Colson are basically the same size, but Colson plays a heck of a lot bigger and averages 7.0 rebounds per game.
It’s strange to think that this might be a big advantage to not have Jackson, but Colson could be massive when it comes to breaking down that 2-3 zone.
HOW THE SYRACUSE ORANGE CAN COVER THE SPREAD
The Orange have played much better offense in general with Jim Boeheim back on the bench after serving his suspension, especially in clutch moments. That’s why road games against both Wake Forest and Duke were won.
Even if that last game on Sunday versus Virginia was lost by eight, Syracuse has proven that it’s back and is ready to go on a run here with four straight games to be played at home.
The key to covering this one is going to be getting good contributions from all six of the regulars on the floor. Boeheim has made it a point to really only use Malachi Richardson, Trevor Cooney, DaJuan Coleman, Michael Gbinije, Tyler Roberson and Tyler Lydon.
All six really need to have an impact on the game in some way, shape or form.
Against Virginia, Richardson and Gbinije really dominated the scoring, putting up 47 of the 65 points scored, and that isn’t the right recipe in our eyes for covering games when the Orange are laying points.
ANALYSIS AND ODDS PREDICTION
There’s a bit of a concern here about the Orange giving points for the first time in a game against a comparable team since losing in overtime at home against Clemson back on January 5.
However, we really think the absence of Jackson could be problematic even if Colson does play a strong game for the Irish.
You need to have both inside and outside shooting to beat the 2-3 zone, and we’re afraid that Steve Vasturia and V.J. Beachem won’t be able to knock down enough 3-point shots to completely break a defense which has really found its stride in recent weeks.
Syracuse 76, Notre Dame 68

Golden State Warriors Vs Chicago Bulls Odds, NBA Predictions

NBA Odds – Golden State Warriors at Chicago Bulls Game Preview

By FairwayJay of North Shore Sports, INC

With the earliest spreads, totals and moneylines for every NBA game there is no reason to not join BookMaker Sportsbook! Our writers provide all the injuries, line movements and analysis to handicap every NBA odds matchup. Bet on the NBA today as the Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls square off Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. ET at The United Center. The contest will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.

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The Warriors play Monday at Cleveland in a marquee match-up, and this is not a great spot Wednesday at Chicago. The NBA champion Warriors are in top form and setting more records with their 37-4 record at the halfway point of the season.

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SCHEDULING

The Warriors have avoided a letdown most of the season but have lost a pair of recent road games entering their big showdown Monday at Cleveland. The Bulls also played Monday and picked up a big 111-101 division win at Detroit as Pau Gasol poured in 30 points.

Chicago is in second place behind the Cavs in the Central Division at 24-16 including 16-7 at home. The Bulls had lost four of their last five games heading into Detroit and have a tough stretch ahead with the Warriors at home followed by road games at Boston and Cleveland this weekend.

INJURIES

Chicago forward Joakim Noah dislocated his left shoulder in last week’s loss to Dallas and is out for the season. His loss will be felt immensely in the rebounding department.

KEY MATCHUP

Stephen Curry versus Jimmy Butler

While these two won’t guard each other, it will be up to their teammates to defense and rotate to cover the superstar scorers.

League MVP Curry is scoring a league-high 30 points per game on 51 percent FG including 45 percent from beyond the arc. Curry is the most efficient offensive player in the league, and point guard Derek Rose will have a tough time guarding the league MVP.

Jimmy Butler scores nearly 23 points per game on 45 percent shooting and adds five rebounds, four assists and two steals per game. Warriors off guard Klay Thompson is also not likely to defend Butler with great success, setting up a shooting and scoring spree for both team’s top scorers.

ODDS AND PREDICTION

The Warriors will be a mid-range single digit favorite on the road, and the Warriors should hit near their season average of 114 points if they can avoid a letdown. While the Bulls defense has been top-7 in efficiency, they’ve still allowed at least 106 points in recent games against Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Toronto and Washington.

Meanwhile, new coach Fred Hoiberg hasn’t received the offensive production from his players as Chicago is near the bottom of the league in effective FG percentage shooting even though they’ve tickled the twine for an average of 102 points per game.

Despite the Warriors loss at Detroit last time out, there is so much to like about Golden State beyond Curry and Klay Thompson on the perimeter.

Draymond Green is a powerful player in the post and veterans Andre Iguodala, Andrew Bogut and the Warriors strong reserves also take pride in their defense. Small forward Harrison Barnes started against the Pistons for the first time since missing 16 games with an ankle injury. He had come off the bench the previous seven games, and the depth and defense continues to be a strength of the Warriors.

The Bulls have underperformed on offense which has resulted in a league-low 16 point spread covers to go along with 24 ATS defeats. The Warriors have been a big money-maker on the road despite their back-to-back SU and ATS losses at Denver and Detroit.

Even with an expected loss at Cleveland Monday, we see the Warriors bouncing back at Chicago.

Golden State 114, Chicago 105

NBA Predictions, Indiana Pacers Vs Boston Celtics Odds

NBA Odds – Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics Game Preview

Written by Mike Rose of North Shore Sports, INC

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Boston has been sliding recently, having lost five of their last six heading into Tuesday night’s game with the New York Knicks, including home losses against the dreadful Nets and Lakers. The Pacers have had the Celtics number in both prior meetings this season, topping the Celts by two at home and by 11 at the TD Garden.
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SCHEDULING
Both squads will be playing the second part of back-to-backs and will have played three games in four nights when this one tips off on Wednesday. In the second game of a back-to-back this season, the Celtics are an average 4-4 ATS but the under cashed in six of those eight games.
Unlike Boston, Indiana has been noticeably worse in the seven games they’ve played after playing the night before this season. The Pacers are a paltry 2-5 against the number in this situation and have lost four straight in the second half of back-to-backs. In those seven games, the over cashed four times.
INJURIES
Both teams are very healthy coming into this game. The Pacers’ Monta Ellis missed practice on Monday but is expected to be healthy and ready to play against the Celtics on Wednesday.
Avery Bradley returned to the court for the Celtics against the Grizzlies on Sunday after missing a week due to a hip pointer and tallied 38 minutes of action showing he is ready to go full bore once again.
KEY MATCHUP
The backcourt will loom large in this game and if either Bradley or Ellis shows signs of weakness, their team may be in trouble. When these two teams met back in November, each forced the other to commit more turnovers than normal. The Pacers average 14.9 turnovers a game and gave the ball to the Celtics 19 times, while the Celtics average 14.4 turnovers per game but turned it over to the Pacers on 18 trips down the court.
Bradley is seen as one of the best defenders in the game and will look to shut down Ellis and George Hill who are together averaging 26.7 PPG and 8.2 APG. His backcourt mate Isaiah Thomas will need to have a good game too if the Celtics hope to beat the Pacers. Thomas finally had a solid game against the Grizzlies on Sunday – 57.9% FG, 35 Points – after a three game stretch without Bradley where opposing teams zeroed in on him and held him to just a 32.7 percent showing from the field.
As usual, the Pacers will rely on Paul George to dent the scoreboard. George leads the team with a 21.1 PER – player efficiency rating – in his first full season back after one of the most horrific injuries you’ll ever see kept him out almost all of last season.
ANALYSIS AND ODDS PREDICTION
If you’re a fan of defense, you are going to love this match-up as these are two of the best teams in the NBA when it comes to keeping the opposing team off the scoreboard. Using John Hollinger’s Defensive Efficiency metric we see that these are the second – Boston – and third – Indiana – best defenses in the league and give up less than a point per possession.
Fortunately for Boston this game is in TD Garden because the Pacers have been lights out ATS at home this season. On the road though, they check in a below average 9-11 ATS.
The Celtics don’t inspire much confidence themselves, having a mediocre record of 9-10 versus the closing number when at home.
The angle to play in this game is going be the under. Both the Celtics and Pacers have a 21-16-0 record on game totals in favor of the under, and with everyone healthy, look for each side to play to its optimal strength.
Add in the latter half of back-to-back games for both teams, where teams are generally more fatigued, as well as the two earlier games going under the total by 9.5 points each, and the pick here is clearly the under.
Boston 96, Indiana 93

NBA Predictions, Los Angeles Lakers Vs Boston Celtics Betting Odds

NBA Odds – Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics Game Preview

By Steven Wisner of North Shore Sports, INC

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This is the most storied rivalry in the NBA between the most storied franchises with many still remembering the battles between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird back in the 1980s. The rivalry has died down a bit since then, but the lowly-Lakers could still see a spark as they get up to take on a Celtics team they’ve beaten in six of the last eight overall matchups.

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SCHEDULING

Boston comes into play looking for its fifth straight win both SU and ATS after topping the Knicks 100-91 on Sunday.

The Celtics have strung wins together over the Pistons, Hornets and Timberwolves. They did, however, lose to the Lakers in their last game against them, 111-101.

Despite that, however, the Celtics are in a much better position than the Lakers heading into this game. Not only do they hold home court advantage, but they’re also playing with an extra day’s rest and are trending in a much better direction than Los Angeles.

The Lakers lost to Memphis on Sunday and square off against Charlotte on Monday. With the loss to the Grizzlies, the Lakers have dropped 11 of their last 13 games SU and are just 5-8 ATS in that span.

INJURIES

The Lakers are healthy save for the minor bumps and bruises that come in the middle of any basketball season.

Boston, however, has played its last two games without David Lee. The Power Forward is struggling with back spasms and is questionable for Wednesday’s matchup. He’s averaging 7.4 PPG and 4.4 RPG, but had 23 points and 15 rebounds in his final two games before once again succumbing to an injury.

KEY MATCHUP

Forward Julius Randle and center Roy Hibbert will be keys for the Lakers in their attempt to upset the Celtics. The duo lead the Lakers in rebounds with 9.5 and 6.1 RPG respectively.

Boston ranks No. 6 in PPG and has the same rank on defense in PPG allowed. The team’s defense is much more explainable by the numbers than the offense, with the Celtics holding the opposition to 43.1 percent shooting from the floor.

On offense, the Celtics are averaging 103.1 PPG, but shooting only 43.6 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from 3-point range.

Despite the below-average shooting, the team’s still able to put up points thanks to a strong free throw percentage and averaging 44.5 RPG.

Winning the rebound battle is important for the Lakers. If able to win the battle of the boards, they’ll be in great position for an upset despite their poor record and recent trends.

Of course, that could be a hard task. Jae Crowder and Kelly Olynyk are each having strong seasons in Boston’s frontcourt, but the player that the Lakers will need to really watch is Jared Sullinger. He leads the team in rebounds with 9.4 per game.

ODDS AND PREDICTION

If Randle and Hibbert can clean the glass, that’ll put the Lakers in a good position with Kobe Bryant, Jordan Clarkson, Louis Williams and D’Angelo Williams. The four of them, along with Randle, are all averaging at least 11.4 PPG with Bryant leading the way at 17.2.

Of course, the Celtics are still a better team on defense and offense than the Lakers thanks to guards Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley. The duo averages 20.7 and 15.2 PPG respectively with Crowder chiming in with 13.3.

Overall, Bryant is still the star for the Lakers and much of their success—or lack thereof—stems from him. Unfortunately for Los Angeles, here in his final season he’s no longer the player he once was. He’s a serviceable piece, but without any established NBA stars around him, the team has scuffled.

The Celtics, like the Lakers, aren’t the most consistent shooters, but they’ve got the defense that the Lakers lack and that’s enough to bank on them to get the win at home and extend their winning streak to five.

Boston 100, Los Angeles 93

NCAA Basketball Odds, Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Missouri Tigers Picks

College Basketball Odds – Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Missouri Tigers Game Preview

By Steven Wisner of North Shore Sports, INC

BookMaker is the only online sportsbook where you can get the earliest betting spreads, totals, moneylines and props. If you want to wager on NCAA lines like the pros do, you need to join BookMaker today! The matchup between the Illinois Fighting Illini and Missouri Tigers will take place Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at 7 p.m. ET at the Scottrade Center. You can watch the game live on ESPN2.

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These two teams will meet each other in St. Louis for the Bud Light Braggin’ Rights Game. These teams have been matching up in late December since 1980. Illinois has won the last two outright, but Missouri has covered the spread in four of the last six meetings.

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HOW THE ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI CAN COVER THE SPREAD

Coming into action, the Illini have won four straight games, including a 91-79 victory over South Dakota that gave them the win both SU and ATS.

For the Fighting Illini to find success in this match-up, they’ll need to focus on the offensive side of the court and outshoot the Tigers.

Illinois’s defense has been well below average, but on offense, the team is shooting a very respectable 45.6 percent from the floor and is particularly effective from long range.

Guards Malcolm Hill and Kendrick Nunn lead the team in scoring with 18.5 and 18.4 PPG respectively. Most recently, Hill put up 34-points and 11-rebounds against South Dakota to accrue his second double-double of the season.

In addition to being the team’s leading scorer, Hill is also tops in assists with 48, steals with 18, blocks with 11 and is second in rebounds with 5.8.

Given Hill’s dominance on the outside and Nunn’s high scoring average, the Illini will have a good chance at winning the battle on the outside. Then, all they’ll need is to hold their own down low.

HOW THE MISSOURI TIGERS CAN COVER THE SPREAD

Illinois will be playing without forward Mike Thorne Jr. who’s out with a knee injury. Without the big man, the Illini are vastly overmatched in the paint and on defense as Thorne was the team’s leading rebounder.

The Tigers have the edge on the boards without Thorne, but neither team have been rebounding machines early on. Whoever ends up winning the battle of the glass will hold the upper hand overall.

Defensively, the Tigers have been a bit better than the Illini, holding the opposition to 41.2 percent shooting from the floor, but on offense Missouri is averaging just 68.8 PPG.

Offensive struggles aside, the Tigers are the healthier team and have Kevin Puryear leading the team in scoring down low, shooting 50.6 percent from the floor and averaging 12.1 PPG. He should match up well with whoever Illinois throws out there to body up with him.

In the backcourt, the Tigers don’t have the talent to matchup directly with Hill and Nunn, but Missouri does have quite a bit of depth on the outside. Terrence Phillips is the team’s next highest scorer with 9.4 PPG and he also has 14 steals. Meanwhile, Wes Clark leads the team in assists with 32.

ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION

Illinois’ defense is troublesome, but the Tigers’ aren’t a whole lot better in that department. Look for the Illini to put up the better offensive numbers with Nunn and Hill the two best players on the court.

The duo should allow Illinois to dominate along the perimeter while Hill’s rebounding ability will help give the Fighting Illini the chances it needs to overcome Missouri.

While the Illini are the better team and should get the win, keep an eye on where the spread falls. This should be a close game. Illinois has bounced back in SU competition with four straight wins, but as a team, the Illini are still having issues covering the spread, going just 1-3-2 ATS in their last six games.

Illinois 75, Missouri 70

Los Angeles Clippers Vs San Antonio Spurs Picks, NBA Betting Odds

NBA Odds – Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs Game Preview

By Steven Wisner of North Shore Sports, INC

Log on to BookMaker online for all the latest NBA spreads, totals, moneylines and props. BookMaker Sportsbook provides the earliest NBA spreads so beat the squares to the best lines and cash your bet today! The matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs will take place Friday, December 18, 2015, at 8 p.m. ET at the ATT Center. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

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The Clippers head to the heart of Texas on Friday to take on the Spurs in a rematch after Los Angeles knocked out San Antonio in a seven game playoff series last summer.

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TRAVEL

The road games continue for the Clippers as they head to Texas to take on the Spurs after a brief, one game home stand.

The game against San Antonio will be Los Angeles’ sixth road game in their last seven games with several more on the schedule ahead. Fortunately, they will have a day of travel to go from the Staples Center to the ATT Center.

While the Clippers are traveling during their off day, the Spurs will get a chance to rest as they’re at home on Wednesday against the Wizards before hosting the Clippers on Friday.

INJURIES

In a rather unique scenario, both Los Angeles and San Antonio are relatively healthy going into their Wednesday night games and should have their full set of players at their disposal on Friday.

KEY MATCHUP

This should be a really fun matchup to watch. The Clippers boast one of the best in the game in forward Blake Griffin who leads the team in scoring with 24.3 PPG and adds 8.8 RPG. He’s joined in the paint by center DeAndre Jordan who adds 10.8 PPG as the team’s fifth highest scorer along with a team leading 13.4 RPG.

To battle that strong front court tandem, the Spurs have a terrible twosome of their own with forwards Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge – that doesn’t even take into account the ageless wonder that is Tim Duncan.

Leonard is the team leader in scoring with 20.8 PPG with Aldridge second at 15.8. The two aren’t quite as prolific on the boards, but combined with Duncan, the Spurs still have three players all averaging at least 7.6 RPG.

In the backcourt, the Spurs have Tony Parker and Danny Green as starters with Manu Ginobili and Patrick Mills key players off the bench. Parker isn’t the player he once was, but is still very dependable and third on the team in scoring.

On Friday, the Spurs will need Parker to matchup against Chris Paul. The star guard averages 16.4 PPG and 8.9 APG in support of Griffin and the Clippers add to him with J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford, giving the Clippers a bit more top-end depth at the guard position.

The Spurs have plenty of depth, too, and a team that knows how to play together.

ODDS AND PREDICTION

These two teams are quite different as the Clippers are much more of an offensive force while defense is the name of the game in San Antonio.

Each team has just two losses in their last 10 games and are playing very strong basketball, though San Antonio’s strong play goes back a bit further.

Still, the Clippers have the depth and talent to overcome the Spurs, but they’ll need Paul, Redick and Crawford to do their thing on the perimeter as Leonard and Aldridge are hard to beat down low. Of course, even with all the talent at the guard position for Los Angeles, it’s hard to bet against Parker at home.

Look for this one to go down to the wire much like the playoff series last year, but with the Spurs at home I’m giving them the edge. They’ve also fared better ATS of late, going 6-2 ATS in their last eight compared to 1-3-3 ATS for the Clippers in their last seven.

San Antonio 97, Los Angeles 90

NBA Picks, Atlanta Hawks vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

NBA Odds – Atlanta Hawks at Dallas Mavericks Game Preview

Written by Adam Markowitz of North Shore Sports, INC

Log on to BookMaker online for all the latest NBA spreads, totals, moneylines and props. BookMaker Sportsbook provides the earliest NBA odds, so beat the squares to the best lines, and cash your bet today! The game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Dallas Mavericks will tip at 9:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at the American Airlines Center. The contest will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.

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Wesley Matthews is only a couple days removed from stating, “I suck right now,” according to an ESPN report. He and his Dallas Mavericks had lost five out of seven games before playing against the Wizards on Sunday. Matthews put up 36 and was largely the driving force for the win. If he and his Mavs play up to that high standard on Wednesday, the Atlanta Hawks are going to be in a lot of trouble.
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SCHEDULING
The Hawks have the potential for a little bit of rust right now. They will have had four days off in a row before heading to the Lone Star State for this showdown, and they have to be careful not to have an eye on the Thunder and Spurs coming up next. That game in Oklahoma City is going to be played on Thursday night and will also be nationally televised, so the idea of playing consecutive primetime duels is a concern.
Dallas is in the midst of the standard game day, off day, game day, off day situation, so scheduling isn’t an issue.
INJURIES
The Mavericks were deep at the point guard spot at the start of the year, but that depth is being tested right now. Both J.J. Barea and Devin Harris are likely to be sitting out this week with ankle and rib injuries respectively, leaving only Raymond Felton to run the show at the point.
If neither of these men can play, Dallas could be in for a lot of problems with the ball. Sure, Deron Williams can handle the ball as well, but on the bench, there really won’t be a lot left. John Jenkins will be stuck as a primary ball handler as well, though Matthews could be cast into an unfamiliar role of the point guard from time to time in a big lineup, too.
KEY MATCHUP
Matthews was brought here to Dallas on a huge contract to flat out shoot the ball, and he really hasn’t done that well this year. He’s only knocking down 36 percent of his shots and 34 percent of his threes, and his 12.4 points per game is far short of the 17-18 points per game the Mavs were hoping for.
That said, it’s his defensive contributions we’re really worried about on Wednesday. The Hawks have shooters for days on the floor, and Matthews is going to be asked to defend against bigger players quite a bit.
The former Blazer has been a liability on defense, and we can’t imagine that he’s going to successfully track Kyle Korver and Thabo Sefolosha around the court for 35-40 minutes.
ANALYSIS AND ODDS PREDICTION
The Hawks aren’t nearly as battled-tested here as the Mavericks are, but we think they’re capable of pulling off this upset, and the points are going to be really valuable.
We fear that Dallas’ inability to field a legit point guard for long stretches of this game is going to prove to be costly. As long as Atlanta shoots the ball at a high percentage, something that shouldn’t be all that tough against a Dallas defense allowing 100.6 points per game, it should be in this one with a fight for the full 48 minutes.
Atlanta 106, Dallas 101
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San Antonio Spurs Vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds, NBA Betting Picks

NBA Odds – San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies Game Preview

By Steven Wisner of North Shore Sports, INC

The NBA is one of the most popular sports in the world and BookMaker is the world’s leading online sportsbook. If you are betting on NBA odds it only makes sense to be cashing your tickets at BookMaker! Bet on the NBA today as the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies square off Thursday, December 3, 2015, at 9:30 p.m. ET at FedEx Forum. The contest will be broadcast nationally on TNT.

San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

The Spurs head to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies in a rematch of their November 21 matchup in San Antonio. The Spurs pulled off the win in that game, 92-82, despite LaMarcus Aldridge being sidelined. Aldridge is back in the mix for San Antonio now who’ll look for a commanding road victory over Memphis on Thursday.

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SCHEDULING

The Spurs will host the Bucks in San Antonio on Wednesday before heading to Memphis for Thursday’s game. Memphis, meanwhile, will have a day off between playing the Pelicans down in the Big Easy and hosting the Spurs.

Heading into their game against New Orleans on Tuesday, the Grizzlies were 4-6 SU and just 2-8 ATS in games played with a single day’s rest in between. At 4-1 SU and ATS, they’ve actually performed better without any rest.

On the flipside, San Antonio is 3-0 SU and ATS when playing without a day off in between. Their most recent win without a day off came over the Hawks when they put up 108 points to earn the 20-point victory.

INJURIES

In Memphis, guard Jordan Adam and forward Jarell Martin remain out while power forward Brandon Wright continues to sit out as well after playing just seven games. Wright is questionable to return from his knee injury this week.

On the other side of the court, the Spurs—despite an aging roster—don’t have any major injuries of note.

KEY MATCHUP

The key matchup in this game will be in the frontcourt as center Marc Gasol and forward Zach Randolph will be asked to keep pace with Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Tim Duncan.

Gasol and company were able to keep the Spurs big men in check the last time these teams played, but that was without Aldridge on the court. The former Trail Blazer is second to Leonard on the team in scoring with 15.2 PPG and also leads the way in rebounds with 9.2 per game. Behind him, Duncan offers up nine rebounds per game and Leonard sits at 7.8, giving them a rebounding edge against nearly every opponent.

As a team, they’re notching 46.1 rebounds per game. With the extra rebounds, it gives the team more chances from the floor. That’s dangerous for a team ranked No.3 in field goal percentage at 46.8 percent.

The front court presence has also led to the NBA’s leading defense that’s allowed less than 90 PPG on the young season. The Spurs held the Grizzlies to just 82 points the last time they met.

In their last meeting, the Grizzlies hung in there on the glass with just five fewer rebounds all night. That gap could widen with Aldridge now back in the mix.

ODDS AND PREDICTION

The Spurs scored the 10-point victory over Memphis without one of their best players. While playing at home should help even things up for the Grizzlies, San Antonio is still a solid 5-4 ATS on the road. Memphis is just 3-6 ATS when at home.

Look for Mike Conley and his 15.8 PPG and 6.5 APG to keep pace with Tony Parker and company in the backcourt, but even with Gasol and Randolph, I expect Aldridge and Leonard to be too much for the Grizzlies to handle. When you add in the experience and professionalism of Duncan, the Spurs roster is just too deep.

San Antonio 101, Memphis 88

Golden State Warriors Vs Los Angeles Clippers Picks, NBA Betting Odds

NBA Odds – Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers Game Preview

Written by Adam Markowitz of North Shore Sports, INC

Log on to BookMaker online for all the latest NBA spreads, totals, moneylines and props. BookMaker Sportsbook provides the earliest NBA odds, so beat the squares to the best lines, and cash your bet today! The game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers will tip at 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Staples Center. The contest will be broadcast nationally on TNT.

Golden State Warriors Vs Los Angeles Clippers Picks
How much longer can the Golden State Warriors keep this perfect season going? They’re going to again be the favorites on the road against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, though these seem to be the types of games on paper which could ultimately be lost.
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SCHEDULING
Both of these teams are playing back-to-backs on Thursday and Friday, but the clear edge here goes to Los Angeles, a team which is going to have a whopping four days off in a row before taking on the defending champs.
The Clippers also seemingly have the easier game to prepare for the next day of these clubs. Golden State goes back home to take on Chicago, while LA has a road date with Portland ahead.
INJURIES
The starting backcourt for the Clippers is on the mend right now. J.J. Redick has a back problem, while Chris Paul has a groin injury. We’re not going to speculate as to whether these men will play on Thursday or not, but considering the magnitude of the game, we have to think if they’re capable, they’re going to be out there.
Draymond Green is fighting the flu, while Klay Thompson is going through some back spasms, but we can’t imagine that either injury is going to keep these men out on Thursday.
KEY MATCHUP
It’s all about Stephen Curry. The man is unbelievable. He’s averaging 33.4 points per game and is on a pace to knock down well over 400 threes this year.
CP3 “held” Curry to “just” 31 points when these two teams met on November 4, and he was able to basically cancel out the superstar’s offensive production with 24 points and nine assists on the other end of the court as well.
Paul is about as good of a defensive cover for Curry as exists in the NBA, but there’s really no way to make it so the Splash Brothers aren’t going off with regularity. It’s all about making sure Curry doesn’t take over a game and make things unreachable, and Paul at least has a shot to do that if he plays in this one.
ANALYSIS AND ODDS PREDICTION
Eventually, the Warriors are going to lose a game, and this is a prime spot for it to occur. The Clippers are built to win games like these with their brute strength in the post and their ability to stretch the floor with a deep side. It’s only going to take a little bit of foul trouble for either Curry or Klay Thompson or a bad game from the men on the interior to legitimately give LA a shot.
Both Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan had double-doubles, and this came on a night where Griffin blew a lot of relatively easy shots and just wasn’t all that efficient from the field.
It’s tough to pick against the Dubs, but if they’re only going to shoot 46 percent from the field and 39 percent from long range as they did in the first meeting, we’ll take our chances with the Clippers in hopes that Paul can contain Curry, while Griffin and Jordan do their thing in the paint.
Los Angeles 113, Golden State 110