|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|11-30-19||Youngstown State +7.5 v. Central Michigan||72-88||Loss||-110||7 h 26 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Youngstown State +7½ -110
The Central Michigan Chippewas (5-2) are undefeated at home, but that record will be tested with the Youngstown State Penguins (4-3) coming to town.
Youngstown State has won two in a row and three of their last four, one of which was an away victory over South Carolina Upstate. The Penguins have held their opponents to 67 points or fewer in each of their last three contests. Youngstown State most recently put up 93 points in a win over Westminster.
On average, the Penguins are scoring 71.7 points while allowing 67.7 points per game.
Although only one Youngstown player is averaging double-digit points per game, Darius Quisenberry is certainly doing his part. So far, Quisenberry is scoring 16.6 points a game.
Central Michigan hasn’t dropped a contest at home, but they’re coming off a 13-point loss to DePaul. The Chippewas have allowed at least 82 points in each of their two defeats.
On average, the Chippewas are scoring 96.1 points while allowing 72.1 points per game.
Central Michigan hasn’t played the toughest of competition throughout the early part of the season, and that’s allowed them to compile four players with at least 13 points per game.
|11-30-19||East Carolina +3 v. James Madison||Top||89-99||Loss||-109||8 h 33 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on East Carolina +3 -109
The James Madison Dukes (4-3) will look to keep hold of their winning record as they host the East Carolina Pirates (2-5) this afternoon.
East Carolina has lost five of their last six games, but only one has been a true blowout. Each of their other four losses have come by eight points or fewer. East Carolina can also boast an 85-68 win over Evansville, who took down Kentucky earlier this year.
On average, the Pirates are scoring 68.3 points while allowing 70.6 points per game.
Four East Carolina players are scoring double-digit points per contest, and they can boast a prolific scorer in forward Jayden Gardner. On the season, Gardner is averaging 19.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.
James Madison is 3-1 at home, but dropped their most recent home game to Coppin State in a 94-78 contest. The Dukes have allowed 71 points or more in five of their seven games.
On average, the Dukes are scoring 73.6 points while allowing 73.3 points per game.
As a team, James Madison is shooting just 39.7% from the field. Only two Dukes are scoring double-digit points per game. Matt Lewis leads the way with 18.7 points per game, but he’s shooting just 35% from the field.
|11-29-19||Wizards v. Lakers -11||Top||103-125||Win||100||15 h 0 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Lakers -11 -109
The final offering on today’s slate of NBA games will be a contest between the Wizards (6-10) and Lakers (16-2) in Los Angeles.
The Wizards have won three of their last five, but they’re 3-6 on the road this year. Before beating up on the Suns in their most recent game, Washington scored only 106 and 104 points in two-straight losses to Sacramento and Denver. Since the first two games of the season, Washington has allowed 113 points or more in every game except one.
On average, the Wizards are scoring 119.4 points while allowing 120.8 points per game.
While Bradley Beal is averaging an impressive 28.9 points per game while shooting 47.5% from the field, no other player on this Washington squad is scoring even 15 points per game.
Since an opening night loss to the cross-town rival Clippers, the Lakers have lost only a single game this season. Right now, Los Angeles is riding a nine-game winning streak. The Lakers have scored 120 points or more in four of those nine games.
On average, the Lakers are scoring 112.2 points while allowing 103.6 points per game.
The Lakers have the luxury of starting two MVP candidates every night. While LeBron James is averaging 25.8 points, 11 assists, and 7.3 rebounds per game, Anthony Davis is averaging 26.1 points, nine rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game.
|11-29-19||Iowa +2.5 v. San Diego State||73-83||Loss||-110||10 h 51 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Iowa +2½ -110
While the Iowa Hawkeyes (5-1) have a single blemish on their record, the San Diego State Aztecs (7-0) are perfect through seven games. Tonight, these two teams will face off on a neutral floor.
Iowa lost a 93-78 game to DePaul in their second contest of the season, but has won every other game on the schedule thus far. The Hawkeyes earned their most impressive win of the young season in their most recent game, which was a 72-61 victory over #12 Texas Tech.
On average, the Hawkeyes are scoring 82 points while allowing 69.2 points per game.
Center Luka Garza has been nearly unstoppable this season. While shooting 58% from the field and 50% from three, Garza is averaging 21.3 points, 10.5 rebounds, and two blocks per game. Two more Iowa players are scoring more than 10 points per game.
San Diego State hasn’t yet lost a game, but they don’t have the ranked win under their belt that Iowa has. On two occasions, the Aztecs have scored 66 points or fewer. San Diego State has allowed 61 points or more on three occasions.
On average, the Aztecs are scoring 75.9 points while allowing 55.4 points per game.
Of the four players averaging double-digit points for San Diego State, Malachi Flynn leads the way with 14.4 points per game.
|11-29-19||76ers v. Knicks +8||101-95||Win||100||12 h 49 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Knicks +8 -110
Tonight, the 76ers (12-6) will go on the road for a showdown with the Knicks (4-14) in New York.
Philadelphia is just 4-6 on the road, and now trail both Boston and Toronto in the Atlantic standings. The 76ers have won five of their last six, but they’ve managed only one win out of their last six games away from home. Philly has scored 97 points or fewer in each of their past two games.
On average, the 76ers are scoring 108.7 points while allowing 104.1 points per game.
Center Joel Embiid leads the 76ers in scoring with 21.9 points per game. Embiid is also shooting 46% from the field, and has added 12.1 rebounds per game. Tobias Harris is the team’s second leading scorer with 17.8 points per game.
The Knicks have just four wins so far this year, but three of those have come at home. New York has won two of its last five home games, and haven’t lost haven’t lost any of those by more than seven points.
On average, the Knicks are scoring 101.8 points while allowing 109.6 points per game.
All of New York’s scoring has come down to the trio of Marcus Morris (18.6 ppg), Julius Randle (16.4 ppg), and RJ Barrett (15.2 ppg).
|11-29-19||Denver v. CS-Fullerton -4.5||65-62||Loss||-109||9 h 17 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on CS-Fullerton -4½ -109
If the CSU Fullerton Titans (3-3) can get a home win over the Denver Pioneers (2-4), they’ll be the new owners of a winning record.
Denver has managed two wins out of their first six games, but those victories came over Utah Valley and Western Colorado. Each of Denver’s four losses has come by 11 points or more. The Pioneers have allowed 73 points or more in each of their losses.
On average, the Pioneers are scoring 63 points while allowing 73.7 points per game.
Only two Denver players are scoring more than 7.5 points per game. Jase Townsend leads the way with 12 points per game, and Ade Murkey is adding another 10.2 points per game.
CSU Fullerton kicked off the season with a pair of losses to BYU and Stanford, but has recovered nicely with three wins out of four games. Each of those three wins came by seven points or more, starting with a 60-53 win over Wyoming. Most recently, CSU Fullerton defeated SE Missouri State by a score of 64-57.
On average, the Titans are scoring 62.5 points while allowing 66.2 points per game.
Austen Awosika and Wayne Arnold are the main scoring threats for the Titans. While Awosika is scoring 15.8 points per game, Arnold is adding another 15.5 points per game.
|11-29-19||SIU-Edwardsville +12.5 v. Cal-Riverside||Top||51-69||Loss||-110||8 h 44 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on SIU-Edwardsville +12½ -110
The SIU Edwardsville Cougars (2-5) are looking for their second road win of the season. Today, they’ll be going up against the UC Riverside Highlanders (5-2).
Edwardsville has lost each of their past three games, but they recently fell to Northern Illinois by only four points. Because the Cougars are getting 12.5 points in today’s contest, it’s worth noting that Edwardsville has fallen by more than 13 points in just three of their seven games.
On average, the Cougars are scoring 60.6 points while allowing 71.4 points per game.
Mike Adewunmi leads this SIU Edwardsville team with 10.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. He’s also shooting 50% from three and 52.9% from the field. Three other Cougars are scoring at least nine points per game.
UC Riverside has won three straight, but previously lost a pair of games to Pacific and Sacramento State. The Highlanders have won by more than 13 points in just three of their seven games played.
On average, the Highlanders are scoring 63.4 points while allowing 52.7 points per game.
Callum McRae leads this UC Riverside squad with 13.4 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. However, no other Highlander is scoring double-digit points per game.
|11-29-19||Toledo v. Central Michigan -10||Top||7-49||Win||100||27 h 57 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Central Michigan -10 -110
With a win on the road against the Central Michigan Chippewas (7-4) on Friday, the Toledo Rockets (6-5) would stay above .500 for the season.
After earning wins over Eastern Michigan and Kent State, two-straight losses to Northern Illinois and Buffalo have put Toledo in danger of losing their winning record. Toledo has a vulnerable defense that’s allowed 31 points or more in each of their last five games.
On average, the Rockets are scoring 29 points per game on 450 yards of offense while allowing 31 points per game on 468 yards.
Toledo quarterback Eli Peters has only thrown for more than 194 yards in one of his last four games. Peters is also completing just 59% of his passes.
Central Michigan enters this contest as winners of five of their last six games. Only a loss to Buffalo has slowed down this Chippewas offense during that stretch. In each of their seven wins, Central Michigan has scored 38 points or more.
On average, the Chippewas are scoring 31 points per game on 444 yards of offense while allowing 29 points per game on 367 yards.
Central Michigan quarterback Quinten Dormady has thrown for at least 272 yards in each of his past four games. On the season, Dormady has completed 66.3% of his passes with 11 touchdowns and five picks.
|11-28-19||Davidson +4 v. Marquette||Top||63-73||Loss||-110||11 h 8 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Davidson +4 -110
The Davidson Wildcats (2-3) enter tonight’s contest with the Marquette Golden Eagles (3-1) with an aim to get back to .500.
After starting the season with a pair of losses to Auburn and Charlotte, Davidson scored back-to-back victories over UNC Wilmington and Nevada. Both victories were by 20 points or more. Most recently, Davidson fell to Wake Forest in an 82-70 contest.
On average, the Wildcats are scoring 74.4 points while allowing 69.8 points per game.
In addition to 3.6 rebounds and assists per game, guard Kellan Grady leads the Wildcats with 16.8 points per game. Next on the team is Jon Axel Gudmundsson, who’s hitting 40.9% of his threes and scoring 13 points a contest.
Marquette has played three homes games this year, winning each one by at least four points. The Golden Eagles’ lone loss came on the road against Wisconsin. Most recently, Marquette defeated Robert Morris by a score of 66-62.
On average, the Golden Eagles are scoring 70 points while allowing 61.8 points per game.
Two players power the Marquette offense. While Markus Howard is hitting 46.4% of his three-point attempts on his way to 21.3 points per game, Koby McEwen is shooting 64.7% from three and averaging 15.8 points per game.
|11-28-19||Wake Forest v. College of Charleston +1.5||65-56||Loss||-109||8 h 41 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on College of Charleston +1½ -109
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-2) and the Charleston Cougars (3-2) share an identical record. That will change after they go head to head in a late afternoon contest today.
After kicking off the season with a seven-point loss to Boston College, Wake Forest has been good. They’ve won three of their last four, and the only loss has come in an overtime contest against Charlotte. Most recently, Wake Forest beat Davidson by 12.
On average, the Demon Deacons are scoring 76 points while allowing 71.2 points per game.
Brandon Childress has been the leading man for Wake Forest this season. On average, Childress is scoring 17.8 points per game. Chaundee Brown is pitching in with another 15.8 points in addition to his 9.8 rebounds per game.
Charleston has earned three wins out of five by taking down South Carolina Upstate, Georgia State, and Marshall. While they were outclassed by Oklahoma State, the Cougars only fell to UCF by a single point. Charleston has scored 71 points or more in four of their five games.
On average, the Cougars are scoring 71.8 points while allowing 69.2 points per game.
Guard Grant Riller has carried the Charleston team to this point. Thus far, Riller is averaging 21.4 points, five assists, and 3.6 rebounds per game.
|11-27-19||Thunder v. Blazers -3||Top||119-136||Win||100||15 h 4 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Blazers -3 -109
The Trail Blazers (6-12) have gotten off to a surprisingly bad start. They’ll aim to begin turning things around this evening as they host the Thunder (6-10) in Portland.
Oklahoma City has only won six games thus far, and only one of those six has come on the road. That one away win came in their most recent contest, which was a 100-97 victory over Golden State. Before that win, Oklahoma City dropped three in a row to the Clippers and Lakers (twice).
On average, the Thunder are scoring 106.7 points while allowing 107.1 points per game.
Without a player scoring 20 points a game, the Thunder rely heavily on the 19.3 points per game from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the 18.6 points per game from Danilo Gallinari. Chris Paul is adding another 16.2 points per contest since coming over from Houston.
The Blazers will be happy to be home after a six-game road trip in which they won only a single game. However, that win came in their most recent content, beating the Bulls 117-94. Portland has scored 117 points or more in two of their past three games.
On average, the Blazers are scoring 112.7 points while allowing 115.1 points per game.
Damien Lillard leads Portland in points, with 27.3 per game, and assists, with 7.5 per game. Right behind Lillard is CJ McCollum, who’s adding another 22.1 points per game.
|11-27-19||South Dakota -1 v. California Baptist||84-83||Push||0||14 h 24 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on South Dakota -1 -110
The South Dakota Coyotes (5-1) have gotten off to a strong start. Tonight, they’ll be on the road to take on the California Baptist Lancers (3-3).
Before their most recent contest – a 77-56 loss to Arkansas – South Dakota had won five in a row to start the season. In each of their five wins, the Coyotes scored 71 points or more. South Dakota also held their opponents to 69 points or fewer on three occasions.
On average, the Coyotes are scoring 75.5 points while allowing 70.2 points per game.
Forward Tyler Hagedorn leads this South Dakota team with 18.7 points per game. Hagerdorn is also averaging 6.5 rebounds per game and is hitting 76.2% of his threes. Guard Stanley Umude is adding another 15.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
Cal Baptist has lost three of its last four, and needed overtime to claim their lone victory over that stretch of games. All three losses to Texas, California, and Georgia State came by nine points or more.
On average, the Lancers are scoring 80.8 points while allowing 73.7 points per game.
The duo of Ferron Flavors Jr. and Milan Acquaah lead this California Baptist team. While Flavors Jr. is scoring 15.7 points per game, Acquaah is adding another 15 points.
|11-27-19||Hofstra v. San Diego||Top||69-79||Loss||-110||14 h 24 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Hofstra PK -110
In a late tip off, the San Diego Toreros (2-5) will play host to the Hofstra Pride (4-2) this evening.
Hofstra started the season with two losses out of three, but has since turned things around. The Pride have now won three straight, including two nice wins over UCLA and CSU Fullerton, both of which were on the road. Hofstra outscored UCLA by 10 points.
On average, the Pride are scoring 85.7 points while allowing 73.8 points per game.
Hofstra has a strong stable of scorers. While Jalen Ray is the highest scoring player with 17.2 points per game, he’s yet to lead the team in scoring in any single game. Desure Buie is second on the team with 16 points a game, and he led the way against UCLA with 29 points.
After recovering from two-straight losses to earn a 2-2 record, San Diego has now lost three in a row. However, the Toreros had to play two ranked team on that run. After losing to #25 Colorado, San Diego lost to San Diego State and then #25 Washington.
On average, the Toreros are scoring 64.1 points while allowing 71 points per game.
As the only San Diego player putting up more than 11 points per game, Joey Calcaterra leads the way for the Toreros with 14 points per game.
|11-27-19||Niagara +9.5 v. IUPU Ft Wayne||54-77||Loss||-110||9 h 16 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Niagara +9½ -110
The Niagara Purple Eagles (0-4) are still seeking their first victory of the season. Tonight, they’ll go on the road to take on the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons (3-5).
The Purple Eagles kicked off the season with three-straight road games, all of which they lost. However, Niagara came within eight points of Drexel and nine points of Stephen F. Austin, who just took down #1 Duke. Niagara also came within nine points of Bryant, and will be getting 9.5 points this evening.
On average, the Purple Eagles are scoring 61.3 points while allowing 80 points per game.
Despite only hitting 16.7% of his three-pointers thus far, James Towns is leading Niagara in scoring with his 14 points per game on 43.5% shooting from the field. Raheem Solomon is hitting half his shots for 11 points per game.
Fort Wayne is 3-1 at home, but has lost two of its last three and four of its last six games. Before easily defeating Ohio Northern, the Mastodons fell to Kent State by seven and to #10 Ohio State by nearly 40 points.
On average, the Mastodons are scoring 74.3 points while allowing 73.9 points per game.
Brian Patrick is currently tops on the Purdue Fort Wayne team with 15 points per game. Patrick is hitting 39.5% of his three-point attempts and 50.5% of his shots from the field.
|11-26-19||Canisius +7.5 v. Illinois-Chicago||Top||94-64||Win||100||12 h 47 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Canisius +7½ -105
The Canisius Golden Griffins (2-2) are looking for their first road win of the season. If they’ll be successful, they’ll have to take down the Illinois-Chicago Flames (2-4).
After starting the year with a pair of losses on the road to Brown and Albany, the Golden Griffins recovered nicely with two-straight wins over Bucknell and St. Bonaventure. Canisius only won by two, but they were able to score 83 on Bucknell.
On average, the Golden Griffins are scoring 67.3 points while allowing 74 points per game.
The majority of scoring for Canisius comes down to guard Malik Johnson. While hitting 36.4% of his threes and shooting 45.3% from the field, Johnson is averaging 18.8 points, six rebounds, 4.3 assists, and three steals per game.
After barely beating Olivet Nazarene in the season opener, UIC dropped four of their next five contests. Of their four losses, only a 72-68 defeat to Mercer was within nine points. UIC’s worst defeat came in a 92-46 contest against #14 Memphis.
On average, the Flames are scoring 60.8 points while allowing 71.7 points per game.
Only three UIC players are scoring more than seven points per game. Tarkus Ferguson leads all players with his 14.3 points per game.
|11-26-19||Loyola Maryland +6 v. Nebraska-Omaha||65-70||Win||100||10 h 60 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Loyola Maryland +6 -110
The Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds (3-3) have won just one of their four road games this season. Tonight, they’ll aim to get their second against the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (4-3).
After dropping the season opener to Marquette, Loyola-Maryland won three of their next five games. The Greyhounds have put up solid offensive numbers, scoring 81 or more in each of their three wins. Loyola most recently took down IUPUI in an 81-77 contest.
On average, the Greyhounds are scoring 71.7 points while allowing 75.3 points per game.
Guard Andrew Kostecka has led the Greyhounds in scoring in five of their six games this season. On the year, Kostecka is averaging 20.3 points while shooting 54% from the field. Kostecka is also adding 4.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.5 steals, and 1.2 blocks per game.
Although Omaha has earned four wins out of seven games, they didn’t have much of a chance in their losses to Wichita State, Colorado State, and Dayton. Before yesterday’s win over Southern, Omaha allowed 77 points or more in three-straight contests.
On average, the Mavericks are scoring 73.1 points while allowing 69 points per game.
Omaha counts on a trio of guards for the majority of their offense. JT Gibson leads the bunch with 15.6 points per game, and KJ Robinson and Ayo Akinwole are adding another 12.5 and 12.1 points per game, respectively.
|11-26-19||Morehead State v. William & Mary -6.5||84-95||Win||100||11 h 14 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on William & Mary -6½ -109
The Morehead State Eagles (4-2) and William & Mary Tribe (4-2) share identical records through six games. Tonight, they’ll face off against one another.
After kicking off the season with four-straight wins, Morehead State has now lost two in a row. In a pair of blowouts, the Eagles were held to 52 points against Missouri and 50 points against Butler. Morehead State has allowed 68 points or more in half their games.
On average, the Eagles are scoring 72.8 points while allowing 62.7 points per game.
Only two Morehead State players are scoring double-digit points per game. While Jordan Walker is averaging 13 points and James Baker is averaging 12.2 points per game, neither player is hitting more than 24.3% of their three-point attempts.
William & Mary started the season the same exact way Morehead State did; four wins followed by two losses. However, five of the Tribe’s first six games were on the road. In their lone home game played thus far, William & Mary defeated Hampton by a score of 78-65.
On average, the Tribe are scoring 71.2 points while allowing 71 points per game.
A pair of forwards dominate the stat lines for the Tribe. Forward Nathan Knight is averaging 18.5 points and 10 rebounds per game, and forwards Andy Van Vliet is averaging 16 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.
|11-26-19||Wichita State -2.5 v. South Carolina||70-47||Win||100||9 h 27 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Wichita State -2½ -110
The Wichita State Shockers (5-0) and South Carolina Gamecocks (4-1) only have a single loss between them. Today, they’ll go head to head on South Carolina’s home floor.
The Shockers have gotten off to a perfect start through five games while taking down the likes of Texas Southern. Offensively, Wichita State has scored at least 68 points in every game. Defensively, Wichita State has allowed 63 points or fewer in each game.
On average, the Shockers are scoring 76.4 points while allowing 58 points per game.
The Shockers like to share the load on offense with five players scoring at least 10 points per game. Forward Trey Wade is averaging 12 points and eight rebounds per game. Jamarius Burton is hitting 66.7% of his three-point attempts while scoring 11.8 points per game.
The only blemish on the South Carolina schedule is a loss to Boston University. Apart from that 78-70 defeat, the Gamecocks have won three blowouts and a five-point game against Gardner-Webb.
On average, the Gamecocks are scoring 75.4 points while allowing 59.4 points per game.
South Carolina is led by guard A.J. Lawson. On the season, Lawson is averaging 17.2 points, four rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. Only two other Gamecocks are scoring at least 10 points per game.
|11-25-19||BYU v. UCLA +1||78-63||Loss||-109||15 h 24 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on UCLA +1 -109
Coming off their first defeat of the season, the UCLA Bruins (4-1) are aiming to get back on track as they host the BYU Cougars (3-2) this evening.
The Cougars are set for their third-straight road game after dropping a 72-68 overtime contest against Boise State in their most recent contest. Every BYU game has been close since a comfortable win over CSU Fullerton in the season opener. Every other game has been decided by five points or fewer.
On average, the Cougars are scoring 71 points while allowing 68 points per game.
While Jake Toolson is scoring 16 points per game, the Cougars only have two other players scoring more than eight points per contest. TJ Haws and Alex Barcello are scoring 12 and 11.2 points per game, respectively.
After a four-point win over Long Beach State in the season opener, the Bruins didn’t have any trouble until running into the Hofstra Pride several nights ago. UCLA suffered a 10-point loss, but they’re outscoring their opponents by nearly 10 points per contest.
On average, the Bruins are scoring 74.2 points while allowing 65.8 points per game.
While no UCLA player is scoring more than Jalen Hill’s 15.2 points per game, four Bruins are putting up at least 10.2 points per contest. Guard Chris Smith is scoring 14.8 points per game while hitting 46.2% of his threes.
|11-25-19||Wolves -4 v. Hawks||125-113||Win||100||11 h 26 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Wolves -4 -109
Tonight’s game will determine whether or not the Timberwolves (8-8) go above or below .500. They’ll be taking on the Hawks (4-12) in Atlanta.
An interesting start to the season has seen Minnesota earn a better record on the road (5-2) than at home (3-6). That’s been present of late, as the Wolves have won just one of their past three, with both losses coming at home while they took down the Jazz in Utah.
On average, the Timberwolves are scoring 113.4 points while allowing 115.3 points per game.
Both Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins are putting together strong seasons thus far. While Towns is averaging 26.4 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game, Wiggins is averaging another 25.2 points per game.
Atlanta has solidified their status as one of the weaker teams in the league with a run of six-straight losses. The Hawks have been one of the worst defensive teams in the league, allowing 119 points or more in each of their last nine games.
On average, the Hawks are scoring 107.8 points while allowing 117.7 points per game.
Point guard Trae Young is doing his best to lift the Hawks, but it hasn’t been enough thus far. On the season, Young is averaging 25.9 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.
|11-25-19||76ers v. Raptors||96-101||Loss||-110||10 h 27 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on 76ers PK -110
Two of the Eastern Conference’s best teams will face off this evening when the Raptors (11-4) host the 76ers (11-5) in Toronto.
Philadelphia enters tonight’s contest on a run of good form. The 76ers have won four straight while topping Cleveland, New York, San Antonio, and Miami. All but one of those victories came by 11 points or more. Philly has scored 109 points or more in each of their last five games.
On average, the 76ers are scoring 110.3 points while allowing 105.1 points per game.
Philadelphia is led by one of the best big men in the league, Joel Embiid. Thus far, Embiid is averaging 22.8 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game. Tobias Harris is adding another 18 points and 7.6 rebounds per contest.
Toronto has won their last three games in a row, and enters this contest with a perfect 6-0 record at home. However, none of those home games have come against particularly impressive competition. Toronto’s opponents have scored 106 points or more in three of their past five games.
On average, the Raptors are scoring 113.7 points while allowing 106.1 points per game.
Pascal Siakam is leading the way for Toronto. He’s averaging 25.7 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Kyle Lowry is adding another 21.8 points per game, but won’t be available until December.
|11-25-19||Grizzlies v. Pacers -9||Top||114-126||Win||100||11 h 59 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Pacers -9 -109
Although they’re often lost amongst the Eastern Conference favorites, the Pacers (9-6) have gotten off to a nice start. Tonight, the Pacers will host the Grizzlies (5-10) in Indiana.
Memphis is coming off a four-game home stretch in which they only managed a single victory. After taking down the Jazz by one point, the Grizzlies lost to the Nuggets, Warriors, and Lakers. Only the loss to Los Angeles was close.
On average, the Grizzlies are scoring 108.9 points while allowing 117.8 points per game.
Ja Morant has continued a strong rookie campaign by putting up 19.1 points per game. However, Memphis doesn’t offer much else on the offensive end. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the next leading scorer with his 14.4 points per game.
The Pacers now trail only Milwaukee in the Central division. Most recently, Indiana took down Brooklyn and Orlando in back-to-back games. With strong defensive efforts, the Pacers have allowed 102 points or fewer in four of their last six games.
On average, the Pacers are scoring 107.7 points while allowing 103.3 points per game.
A pair of Indiana players are leading the line on offense. Malcolm Brogdon and Domantas Sabonis are averaging 19.2 points and 19.1 points per game, respectively. Sabonis is also pulling down 13.4 rebounds per game.
|11-25-19||Arkansas v. Georgia Tech +1.5||Top||62-61||Win||100||11 h 23 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Georgia Tech +1½ -110
The Arkansas Razorbacks (5-0) have rushed out to a perfect start through five games. Tonight, they’ll go on the road for the first time this season to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-1).
Arkansas may have five wins out of their first five, but they certainly haven’t played the toughest schedule in the world. All at home, the Razorbacks have defeated Rice, North Texas, Montana, Texas Southern, and South Dakota. However, it’s hard to fault Arkansas after winning each game by 18 points or more.
On average, the Razorbacks are scoring 76 points while allowing 47.8 points per game.
A trio of Razorbacks are scoring at least 14 points per game. Both Isaiah Joe and Mason Jones are averaging 17.4 points a game for Arkansas.
Georgia Tech has tested themselves early in the season, and it’s resulted in a hard-fought overtime win and a close loss to undefeated Georgia on the road. After taking down NC State in the season opener, the Yellow Jackets also earned a comfortable victory over Elon.
On average, the Yellow Jackets are scoring 74.7 points while allowing 68 points per game.
Guard Michael Devoe has been nearly unstoppable on the offensive end of the floor. While hitting 73.3% of his three-pointers, Devoe has averaged 26 points per game.
|11-25-19||George Mason v. Old Dominion -3.5||60-53||Loss||-109||8 h 40 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Old Dominion -3½ -109
Fresh off their first loss of the season, the George Mason Patriots (5-1) are headed on the road to take on the Old Dominion Monarchs (3-2).
Before an 86-63 loss to #6 Maryland, George Mason won five straight. In addition to being their first loss of the season, the contest against the Terrapins was the Patriots’ first road game of the year, as well. Three of George Mason’s five wins either came in overtime or by six points or fewer.
On average, the Patriots are scoring 72.5 points while allowing 68.5 points per game.
Four Patriots are scoring double-digit points per game, but two of those four are shooting less than 37% from the field. Outside of those four players, only one George Mason player is scoring more than 4.3 points per game.
The Monarchs took a five-point loss to Northern Iowa to start the season. Their only other loss came in their most recent contest, which was a two-point defeat at the hands of James Madison. In between, Old Dominion won three straight by seven points or more.
On average, the Monarchs are scoring 70.2 points while allowing 65.8 points per game.
Xavier Green is the leading scorer for Old Dominion with 17 points per game. Jason Wade and Malik Curry are scoring another 13.4 and 12.8 points per game, respectively.
|11-24-19||Hofstra -2 v. CS-Fullerton||79-57||Win||100||10 h 1 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Hofstra -2 -109
The Hofstra Pride (3-2) are aiming to stay above .500 this evening when they go on the road to take on the CSU Fullerton Titans (2-2).
Hofstra has won three of its past four games, with only a loss to Bucknell getting in the way. The Pride have scored at least 71 points in every game, and have topped the 88 mark in three of their contests this season. Most recently, Hofstra defeated UCLA 88-78.
On average, the Pride are scoring 87 points while allowing 77.2 points per game.
Four players on the Hofstra roster are currently scoring 14 points or more. Guard Jalen Ray is leading the way with 17 points per contest while hitting 48.1% of his three-point attempts. Desure Buie is averaging 16.4 points and 7.2 assists per game.
CSU Fullerton opened the season with a pair of losses to BYU and Stanford, but have since bounced back with wins over Wyoming and Stanislaus. The Titans have been held to 60 points or fewer in three of their four games this season.
On average, the Titans are scoring 63.5 points while allowing 65.3 points per game.
The CSU Fullerton offense is a two-man show, as Austen Awosika and Wayne Arnold are averaging 17.3 points and 14.3 points per game, respectively.
|11-24-19||Nets -2 v. Knicks||Top||103-101||Push||0||11 h 4 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Nets -2 -109
The Knicks (4-12) have earned three of their four wins at home. That’s where they’ll be today when they host the visiting Nets (7-8).
Brooklyn is set to be without Kyrie Irving for this contest, but he’s missed the last four games of which the Nets have won three. They’re also coming off back-to-back wins with impressive defensive efforts to hold Charlotte to 91 points and Sacramento to 97 points.
On average, the Nets are scoring 113.7 points while allowing 115.3 points per game.
Spencer Dinwiddie and Jarrett Allen have picked up the slack in Irving’s absence. Allen is averaging just 10.4 points per game, but put up a team-high 22 points against the Hornets. Dinwiddie has been the leading scorer in the three other games without Irving, and is averaging 18.9 points per game.
The Knicks have lost three of their last four, but their bad run of form could be the least of their problems. New York will be playing the second game of a back-to-back after losing 111-104 to the Spurs yesterday, and will be facing a team they lost to once already.
On average, the Knicks are scoring 102.1 points while allowing 109 points per game.
New York has scored 106 points or fewer 13 times this year. That’s largely because they don’t have a dominant scorer on the roster. Marcus Morris leads the way with just 18.9 points per game.
|11-24-19||Villanova -2 v. Baylor||Top||78-87||Loss||-110||7 h 20 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Villanova -2 -110
A late Saturday afternoon affair pits two ranked teams with identical records against one another as the #17 Villanova Wildcats (4-1) go on the road to take on the #24 Baylor Bears (4-1).
Villanova started the year with a .500 record after taking down Army and dropping a 76-51 contest to #16 Ohio State. Since then, the Wildcats have won three straight against Ohio, Middle Tennessee State, and Mississippi State. Villanova has scored 83 points or more three times, and 97 points or more twice.
On average, the Wildcats are scoring 81.4 points while allowing 65.8 points per game.
Villanova has plenty of scorers on the roster. In total, six players are averaging double-digit points so far this year. Forward Saddiq Bey is hitting 55% of his three while averaging 13.2 points per game. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is scoring 14.2 points per game.
Baylor followed a similar path to 4-1, dropping their second contest of the year. They’ve since won three in a row of their own while putting up between 72 and 77 points in each.
On average, the Bears are scoring 78.8 points while allowing 61.8 points per game.
Baylor relies heavily on Jared Butler and MaCio Teague to carry them offensively. Butler is scoring 18.8 points per game and Teague is adding another 15.2 points.
|11-24-19||Air Force v. Indiana State -2||74-84||Win||100||6 h 17 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Indiana State -2 -109
Both the Indiana State Sycamores (1-4) and Air Force Falcons (2-4) own losing records. Tonight, these two clubs will face off in Indiana.
After winning a pair of games against Texas State and Army, Air Force has since lost three in a row. In those three defeats to TCU, Loyola Marymount, and Duquesne, the Falcons scored a maximum of 64 points and every opponent scored at least 65.
On average, the Falcons are scoring 67.8 points while allowing 71.5 points per game.
Only two Air Force players are scoring double-digit points per game. While Lavelle Scottie leads the team with 14.5 points per game, A.J. Walker is adding another 12.5 points per game.
Indiana State opened the year with four-straight losses, but they picked up their first win in their most recent game against Loyola Marymount. The Sycamores have scored at least 71 points in three of their five games this season.
On average, the Sycamores are scoring 68.2 points while allowing 76 point per game.
A pair of Indiana State players are scoring at least 15 points per game. Tyreke Key leads the way with 15.4 points a game while hitting 45% of his three pointers. Jordan Barnes is adding another 15 points per game.
|11-23-19||Portland State -2.5 v. San Jose State||Top||91-76||Win||100||13 h 2 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Portland State -2½ -109
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|11-23-19||Blazers v. Cavs +5||104-110||Win||100||11 h 26 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Cavs +5 -110
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|11-23-19||UC-Davis +8 v. Portland||62-72||Loss||-110||6 h 23 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on UC-Davis +8 -110
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|11-23-19||Nebraska -5 v. Maryland||54-7||Win||100||24 h 51 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Nebraska -5 -109
A rough patch has dragged the Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-6) below .500. Saturday, they’ll have a chance to regain some momentum when they take on the Maryland Terrapins (3-7).
After a narrow victory over Northwestern, Nebraska has lost four straight. While the losses to good Minnesota and #14 Wisconsin teams weren’t close, the two losses to Indiana and Purdue were by seven points or fewer. Nebraska has scored 31 points or more in half their games this year.
On average, the Cornhuskers are scoring 26 points per game on 417 yards of offense while allowing 30 points per game on 413 yards.
Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez has thrown for at least 200 yards in each of Nebraska’s last three games. Martinez has racked up 1,712 yards, eight touchdowns, and seven picks with his arm, and added another 488 yards and six touchdowns with his legs.
After a hot 2-0 start that included wins over Howard and #21 Syracuse, Maryland has lost seven of their last eight games. The worst of the bunch was a 59-0 throttling at the hands of #12 Penn State. Maryland has scored 17 points or fewer in six games.
On average, the Terrapins are scoring 28 points per game on 359 yards of offense while allowing 34 points per game on 442 yards.
In each of Maryland’s last three games, they’ve failed to have a 100-yard passer.
|11-23-19||Louisiana Tech +7 v. UAB||14-20||Win||100||29 h 19 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Louisiana Tech +7 -115
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (8-2) will have a chance to separate themselves atop the Conference USA standings on Saturday night when they go on the road to play the UAB Blazers (7-3).
Before last week’s loss to Marshall, Louisiana Tech had won eight in a row. The team’s only other loss came to #10 Texas. Before the Marshall loss, the Bulldogs had scored 43 points or more in five out of six contests.
On average, the Bulldogs are scoring 35 points per game on 457 yards of offense while allowing 24 points per game on 392 yards.
Louisiana Tech comes into this contest as seven-point dogs because they lost quarterback Aaron Allen to a hand injury last week. Allen was filling in for starting quarterback J’Mar Smith. However, the Bulldogs can lean on the legs of Justin Henderson, who’s rushed for 799 yards and 15 touchdowns this year.
UAB defeated UTEP by a score of 37-10 last week, but lost two straight before that game. After a 30-7 loss to Tennessee, the Blazers fell to Southern Miss by a score of 37-2.
On average, the Blazers are scoring 26 points per game on 369 yards of offense while allowing 19 points per game on 267 yards.
In his two games at quarterback for UAB, Dylan Hopkins has thrown for just 103 and 96 yards. Hopkins has thrown for two touchdowns and three picks.
|11-23-19||Texas State +30 v. Appalachian State||13-35||Win||100||22 h 41 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Texas State +30 -109
The #24 Appalachian State Mountaineers (9-1) will earn their 10th win of the season if they can take down the Texas State Bobcats (3-7) today.
Texas State is getting 30 points in this matchup, and it’s largely due to the fact that they’ve won only three games this season. However, one of those wins came in a recent contest against South Alabama. Texas State scored 30 points on their way to victory.
On average, the Bobcats are scoring 19 points per game on 327 yards of offense while allowing 33 points per game on 414 yards.
Tyler Vitt has taken over at quarterback for the Bobcats and is getting more comfortable. He threw for 263 yards in a loss to Troy and 373 yards in a win over South Alabama.
The Mountaineers hold the best record of any Sun Belt team, but they’ve shown some vulnerability. To close October, Appalachian State faced off against Georgia Southern and suffered their first loss of the season.
On average, the Mountaineer are scoring 38 points per game on 425 yards of offense while allowing 20 points per game on 330 yards.
Appalachian State has allowed 24 points or more in five games this season.
|11-23-19||Liberty +17 v. Virginia||Top||27-55||Loss||-109||27 h 59 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Liberty +17 -109
The Virginia Cavaliers (7-3) look like the most likely opponent for Clemson in the ACC Championship Game. Saturday night, the Cavaliers will be taking on the Liberty Flames (6-4).
Liberty started of the year with a pair of losses to #22 Syracuse and the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns. Since then, the Flames have been very good, earning a record of 6-2 with impressive wins over Buffalo, New Mexico, and New Mexico State. Liberty has scored 59 points or more on three occasions.
On average, the Flames are scoring 33 points per game on 443 yards of offense while allowing 27 points per game on 424 yards.
Liberty is led by the arm of quarterback Stephen Calvert, who’s thrown for 2,941 yards, 23 touchdowns, and just three interceptions. Calvert has thrown for at least 300 yards in six games this year.
Virginia has won three of their last four games, giving themselves a chance to reach a conference championship game. However, they’ve given up 28 points or more in each of their last three contests.
On average, the Cavaliers are scoring 31 points per game on 369 yards of offense while allowing 23 points on 316 yards.
The running game has been lacking for Virginia. Quarterback Bryce Perkins leads the team with 493 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on the ground.
|11-22-19||Evansville v. East Carolina +8||68-85||Win||100||11 h 39 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on East Carolina +8 -110
After pulling off one of the more shocking upsets in recent memory, the Evansville Purple Aces (3-1) have earned a winning record through four games. Tonight, the Purple Aces will go up against the East Carolina Pirates (1-3).
The players in the Evansville locker room won’t soon forget their victory on the road against #1 Kentucky 10 days ago. Since that win, the Purple Aces have defeated IU-Kokomo and lost to SMU by two. Two of Evansville’s three wins have come by four points or fewer.
On average, the Purple Aces are scoring 73 points while allowing 67.3 points per game.
After DeAndre Williams, who’s scoring 17.8 points per game for the Purple Aces, no other Evansville player is averaging more than 11.5 points per game.
East Carolina’s lone win of the season came in the opener against the VMI Keydets. Since then, the Pirates have fallen to Navy, Appalachian State, and Liberty. However, two of those losses came by six points or fewer.
On average, the Pirates are scoring 64 points while allowing 68.8 points per game.
East Carolina has a proven scorer in forward Jayden Gardner. While hitting 56% of his field-goal attempts, Gardner is scoring 20 points per game in addition to his 9.3 rebounds per contest.
|11-22-19||Ohio v. Utah -5.5||66-80||Win||100||10 h 54 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Utah -5½ -110
Both the Ohio Bobcats (3-2) and Utah Utes (3-1) can boast winning records at this early stage of the college basketball season. These two clubs will face off this evening in Utah.
Ohio won their first three games of the season before dropping two straight to Villanova and Baylor. Both of those losses were by a margin of 23 points or more. Ohio is now set for their fourth road game of the season.
On average, the Bobcats are scoring 68.2 points while allowing 65.8 points per game.
Against Baylor last night, Ohio could only muster two double-digit scorers. Lunden McDay put up 16 while Jason Preston added another 12 points. Meanwhile, Baylor had three players with at least 10 points, led by Jared Butler’s 19-point performance.
Before suffering a disappointing loss to Coastal Carolina, Utah kicked the season off with three-straight wins over Nevada, Mississippi Valley State, and Minnesota. The Utes showed their offensive prowess with 143 points in their second game of the season.
On average, the Utes are scoring 88 points while allowing 67.8 points per game.
Timmy Allen has proven himself to be a dangerous scorer for Utah by averaging 20.8 points in addition to his 8.5 rebounds per game. Both Gach is adding another 14.5 points per contest.
|11-22-19||Hawks v. Pistons -6||Top||103-128||Win||100||12 h 5 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Pistons -6 -110
The Hawks (4-10) and Pistons (4-10) will put their identical records on the line for a matchup this evening in Detroit.
Atlanta enters this evening’s game as losers of four in a row, three of which were on the road. However, it’s been a tough schedule for the Hawks recently, as they’ve dropped contests against the Suns, Clippers, Lakers, and Bucks. The more worrying aspect of that losing streak is that Atlanta allowed at least 122 points in each game.
On average, the Hawks are scoring 107.6 points while allowing 116.9 points per game.
Trae Young leads Atlanta with his 26.8 points and 8.6 assists per game, but he’s also turning the ball over 4.8 times a game. Beyond Young, no Hawks player is averaging more than 17 points a game.
Since a 122-102 win over the Knicks, the Pistons have lost five straight. However, four of those five losses were on the road, and the Pistons will be at home tonight. On the bright side, Detroit allowed no more than 120 points in any of those losses while scoring at least 106 points of their own on four occasions.
On average, the Pistons are scoring 107.3 points while allowing 112 points per game.
As Blake Griffin gets back into the swing of the NBA season, the Pistons have four players who are scoring at least 17 points a night. Andre Drummond has led the charge thus far, averaging 18.6 points and 16.8 rebounds per game.
|11-22-19||IUPU Ft Wayne +26 v. Ohio State||Top||46-85||Loss||-109||10 h 44 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on IUPU Ft Wayne +26 -109
The #10 Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0) are set to host their fifth-straight home game of the season with the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons (2-4) coming to town.
Fort Wayne has already racked up four losses and an 0-3 away record, but they’ve also won two of their last five and are getting 26 points tonight against the Buckeyes. Two of Fort Wayne’s four losses have come by just four points or fewer, including a 79-78 loss to SE Missouri State.
On average, the Mastodons are scoring 77.8 points while allowing 76.5 points per game.
Three scorers power the Fort Wayne offense. While Brian Patrick and Jarred Godfrey lead the way with 15.5 points per game each, Matt Holba is adding another 13.8 points per game while hitting 42.5% of his threes.
The Buckeyes have ripped off four wins in a row to get the season started, all of which have come at home. However, Ohio State has allowed at least 51 points in every contest while they’ve scored more than 76 points of their own just once.
On average, the Buckeyes are scoring 75.5 points while allowing 53.5 points per game.
26 points is a lot to be giving up for a team that only has three players scoring more than 10 points a game, none of which are hitting 12 points per game.
|11-22-19||North Texas +7 v. Rhode Island||47-60||Loss||-110||7 h 24 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on North Texas +7 -110
In a late afternoon game, the North Texas Mean Green (2-3) are set to host the Rhode Island Rams (3-1).
Only a 73-55 loss to Maryland has kept Rhode Island from a flawless record, but all three wins have come at home while their lone loss of the season was on the road. The Rams have allowed at least 65 points in every game this season.
On average, the Rams are scoring 73.5 points and allowing 70.5 points per game.
Rhode Island is led by the 17.3 points per game of Fatts Russell, but only he and Jeff Dowtin are scoring more than 11 points per game for the Rams. And none of Rhode Island’s top three scorers are hitting more than 42.3% of their shots from the field.
North Texas has book-ended a three-game losing streak with wins over Edmond Trition and North Carolina A&T. Although the Mean Green have a losing record overall, they’ve earned a record of 2-1 at home.
On average, the Mean Green are scoring 61.8 points and allowing 56.2 points per game.
Led by the 11.4 points per game of Umoja Gibson, North Texas has five players scoring at least 7.6 points per game. Zachary Simmons is averaging 7.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
|11-21-19||Pelicans v. Suns -4||Top||124-121||Loss||-110||13 h 28 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Suns -4 -110
With only two games on the NBA’s Thursday slate, the late offering will feature the Pelicans (5-9) and Suns (7-6) in Phoenix.
Although Phoenix hasn’t been able to keep up their form after a great start to the season, they’re still 5-4 at home. The Suns have lost three of their last four, but only failed to score at least 115 points in one of those games. Phoenix has also been very good against weaker competition, as the majority of their losses have come against future playoff teams.
On average, the Suns are scoring 115 points and allowing 110.4 points per game.
Devin Booker has been on an All-Star level for most of this season. Booker leads the team with 25.4 points per game while adding 5.9 assists. Ricky Rubio leads Phoenix with 8.1 assists per game in addition to his 12.5 points per contest.
Although they’re still not yet at full strength, the Pelicans have managed to win three of their last four games. However, all three wins were in New Orleans and the lone loss in that stretch was an away game at Miami.
On average, the Pelicans are scoring 115.6 points and allowing 118.9 points per game.
Over New Orleans’ last seven games, a Pelican has scored more than 27 points just once.
|11-21-19||Buffalo v. Connecticut -3||68-79||Win||100||13 h 56 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Connecticut -3 -109
The Buffalo Bulls (2-1) and UConn Huskies (2-1) will no longer share identical records after they go head to head this evening.
After falling by five points to Dartmouth to open the season, Buffalo took down Nazareth and Harvard. In their two wins, the Bull scored at least 88 points. Against Dartmouth, Buffalo could manage only 63 points.
On average, the Bulls are scoring 86.7 points and allowing 72 points per game.
In that Dartmouth game, Buffalo fell too far behind in a 33-26 first half. The Bulls only received five points from their bench in that contest, all of which came from Ronaldo Segu.
UConn will play their fourth-straight home game this evening after taking on Sacred Heart, Saint Joe’s, and Florida. The nine-point loss to St. Joseph is the only blemish on an otherwise impressive UConn resume at this point in the young season.
On average, the Huskies are scoring 79.3 points while allowing 74 points per game.
Christian Vital has been great throughout the first three games of the season. Thus far, Vital is averaging 19.3 points and nine rebounds per game while hitting 35% of his threes. Three other Huskies are scoring 12.7 points or more per game.
|11-21-19||Toledo +8 v. Notre Dame||62-64||Win||100||11 h 8 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Toledo +8 -110
The Toledo Rockets (3-1) and Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-1) both have a single loss through the opening stretch of the 2019-20 season. Tonight, these two teams will go head to head.
The Rockets enter this contest 1-1 on the road after suffering a two-point loss to Valparaiso in the season opener. Since then, Toledo has earned comfortable wins over Marshall, Robert Morris, and Howard. Toledo has scored at least 96 points in two games.
On average, the Rockets are scoring 88.8 points while allowing 68.3 points per game.
Led by the 18.8 points and eight assists per game of Marreon Jackson, Toledo has four players scoring at least 13 points per contest. Both Luke Knapke and Spencer Littleson are scoring 15.8 points per game.
The Fighting Irish have jumped out to four wins, but they dropped the season opener to North Carolina by a score of 76-65. Notre Dame’s last two victories against Marshall and Presbyterian came by just 10 points.
On average, the Fighting Irish are scoring 74.6 points while allowing 60 points per game.
John Mooney leads Notre Dame by averaging 16.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game. TJ Gibbs is shooting 41.4% from three to score 12.4 points per game.
|11-21-19||Utah v. Coastal Carolina +5||Top||57-79||Win||100||12 h 36 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Coastal Carolina +5 -110
The Utah Utes (3-0) are looking to stay perfect through their first four games of the season, but they’ll be on the road to take on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (2-2) this evening.
Utah has yet to come up against an opponent they haven’t been able to dispatch. Starting with an impressive win over Nevada, the Utes then scored 143 points in a win over Mississippi Valley and took down Minnesota by four. Two of Utah’s wins have come by five points or fewer.
On average, the Utes are scoring 98.3 points and allowing 64 points per game.
Against Minnesota, Utah allowed three double-digit scorers, including 21 points to Daniel Oturu. The Utes had four double-digit scorers themselves, including 19 points from both Timmy Allen and Both Gach.
A grand total of two points have kept the Chanticleers from a perfect record through four games. While they’ve beaten up on Middle Tennessee State and Hampden-Sydney, Coastal Carolina has suffered one-point losses to Campbell and Northern Kentucky.
On average, the Chanticleers are scoring 84.3 points and allowing 70.5 points per game.
Five Coastal Carolina players are scoring 11 points or more per game. Guard Tyrell Gumbs-Frater leads the way with 16.3 points per game.
|11-20-19||San Diego State -5 v. San Diego||66-49||Win||100||14 h 20 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on San Diego State -5 -114
After a perfect start to the season, the San Diego State Aztecs (3-0) aim to stay perfect while they go on the road to take on the San Diego Toreros.
Thus far, San Diego State has scored at least 76 points in every contest. Meanwhile, no opponent has scored any more than 71 on the Aztecs. San Diego State has defeated Texas Southern, BYU, and Grand Canyon on their way to 3-0.
On average, the Aztecs are scoring 79.7 points and allowing 58 points per game.
San Diego State starts three double-digit scorers, led by the 15.3 points per game of guard Malachi Flynn. Guard Jordan Schakel is scoring another 13 points per contest while hitting 71.4% of his three-point attempts.
San Diego has started the year with a losing record after going 1-1 at home and 1-2 on the road. The Toreros followed up two opening wins with two-straight losses, and most recently lost badly to Colorado in a 71-53 contest.
On average, the Toreros are scoring 66.2 points and allowing 68.6 points per game.
The Aztecs’ biggest task will be slowing Joey Calcaterra, who leads San Diego with his 16.8 points per game. No other Torero is scoring more than 11.4 points per game.
|11-20-19||Portland v. Portland State -6||82-75||Loss||-110||14 h 22 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Portland State -6 -110
An in-state rivalry game pits the Portland Pilots (3-1) up against the Portland State Vikings (1-2). This evening’s game will take place on the Vikings’ home floor, where they’re 1-0 on the season.
Only a 10-point loss to USC has kept the Pilots from an undefeated record through four games. After starting with a big win over Willamette, Portland has earned comfortable victories over San Jose State and Maine in their two most recent games.
On average, the Pilots are scoring 73.5 points and allowing 57.8 points per game.
JoJo Walker and Isaiah White lead the Pilots in scoring. While Walker is averaging 13.8 points on 50% shooting from three and 52.8% shooting from the field, White is adding another 13.5 points per game while shooting 45.2% from the field.
Portland State opened the year with an easy win over Puget Sound, followed by two road losses to Indiana and Hawaii. While scoring 74 and 75 in those losses, the Vikings allowed 85 and 83.
On average, the Vikings are scoring 81 points and allowing 79 points per game.
The duo of Matt Hauser and Holland Woods leads the line for Portland State. Hauser is averaging 17.3 points per game and Woods is adding another 17 points of his own. Kyle Greeley is the third scoring option for the Vikings with his 12 points a game.
|11-20-19||BYU v. Boise State +1.5||Top||68-72||Win||100||15 h 45 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Boise State +1½ -115
A tough start to the season has left the Boise State Broncos (1-2) with a losing record through three games. Tonight, the Broncos will play host to the BYU Cougars (3-1).
The Cougars will play just their second road game of the season after barely taking down Houston in a 72-71 contest five days ago. Before that, BYU defeated CSU Fullerton and Southern Utah, but lost to San Diego State by five in between.
On average, the Cougars are scoring 71.8 points per game while allowing 67 points per game.
Three Cougars are scoring 12.5 points or more, led by Jake Toolson’s 15.3 points per contest. While shooting 60% from three, guard Alex Barcello is adding another 13 points per game.
After destroying Life Pacific in a 126-49 contest, Boise State had the misfortune of going up against Oregon and UC Irvine. Both of those games resulted in losses, the latter of which came by a margin of nine points.
On average, the Broncos are scoring 87 points and allowing 74.7 points per game.
Guard Derrick Alston is the leading scorer for Boise State with 25 points per game. RJ Williams is perhaps the most important Bronco thus far with his 16 points and 11 rebounds per game.
|11-20-19||Hornets +4 v. Nets||Top||91-101||Loss||-105||12 h 4 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Hornets +4 -105
The Nets (5-8) won’t be at full strength this evening when they host the Hornets (6-8) in Brooklyn, yet they’re giving four points to the visitors.
Charlotte isn’t tearing up the NBA, but they’re a decent 3-4 on the road. Most recently, the Hornets have won two of their last three. Before losing to the Raptors, Charlotte defeated Detroit by three and New York by one.
On average, the Hornets are scoring 105.9 points per game while allowing 113.6 points per game.
Charlotte likes to score by committee. Of the five players averaging 11 points or more, Devonte Graham leads the way with his 18.3 points per game. Terry Rozier is adding another 16.4 points per game.
After a huge offseason, it looks like the Nets will have to wait until next year to truly reap the rewards. A mediocre start to the season has gotten worse as Brooklyn has dropped four of their last five. Over that stretch, Brooklyn was held to 93 points or fewer twice.
On average, the Nets are scoring 114.5 points and allowing 118.5 points per game.
Kyrie Irving is set to miss his third-straight game, which means the Nets will struggle to replace his 28.5 points per contest. They’ll aim to do so with Spencer Dinwiddie, who’s averaging 18.5 points per game.
|11-19-19||Suns v. Kings -2||Top||116-120||Win||100||13 h 32 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Kings -2 -109
Although they trail the two LA teams, the Suns (7-5) have been a pleasant surprise through 12 games. Tonight, they’ll try to continue that run against the Kings (5-7) in Sacramento.
Phoenix started with five wins out of seven, but they’ve since lost three of five. Over those last five contests, the Suns have allowed at least 112 points in four of them. Against Boston in their most recent game, Phoenix scored only 85 points.
On average, the Suns are scoring 114.9 points while allowing 109.6 points per game.
In three of Phoenix’ last five games, the team’s leading scorer put up 23 points or fewer. Devin Booker leads the Suns with 25 points per game.
The Kings suffered through the early part of the season, but they’ve now won three of their last four. Defense has led the way over that good stretch, as Sacramento has held three of their last four opponents to 99 points.
On average, the Kings are scoring 104.4 points while allowing 108.4 points per game.
Buddy Hield has proven himself as an NBA scorer after his prolific college basketball career. On average, Hield is scoring 19.9 points per game to lead the Kings.
|11-19-19||New Mexico +1 v. UTEP||Top||63-66||Loss||-110||12 h 51 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on New Mexico +1 -110
Both the New Mexico Lobos and UTEP Miners are undefeated. That will change for one of these teams after tonight’s game between the two on UTEP’s home floor.
New Mexico has kicked the year off with four-straight wins, and the most impressive part has been their offensive consistency. In each of those four contests, the Lobos have scored between 90 and 97 points while holding every opponent to 80 points or fewer.
On average, the Lobos are scoring 93 points while allowing 74.8 points per game.
Guard JaQuan Kyle leads the Lobos with his 19 points per game, much of which has come on the back of his 52.4% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. Kyle is also adding 6.3 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game. Four other New Mexico players are averaging at least 11.8 points per game.
UTEP has won all three of its games played thus far, which came against New Mexico Highlands, New Mexico State, and Eastern New Mexico. The Miners were held to just 65 points against New Mexico State.
On average, the Miners are scoring 76.3 points per game while allowing 59 point per game.
UTEP has just three players averaging 10 points or more, led by the 16 points per game of forward Bryson Williams.
|11-19-19||Detroit v. Wyoming||49-76||Win||100||11 h 27 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Wyoming PK -115
The Detroit Mercy Titans (0-2) have yet to win a game this season, and the Wyoming Cowboys (1-3) will hope that doesn’t change tonight when they host the Titans.
Detroit is headed for its third-straight road game after having to play in Clemson and NC State at the start of the year. Both games had remarkably similar result, as the Titans fell to the Wolf Pack 84-65 and then to the Tigers by a score of 87-65.
On average, the Titans are scoring 65 points and allowing 85.5 points per game.
Detroit Mercy hasn’t been very good offensively, but don’t tell that to Antoine Davis. Thus far, Davis is averaging 27 points per game while shooting 22.7% from three and 39.5% from the field.
Wyoming has lost three straight after opening the year with a 54-40 win over Idaho State. The Cowboys’ three losses came against South Carolina, CSU Fullerton, and Oregon State.
On average, the Cowboys are scoring 50.5 points and allowing 62.3 points per game.
Hunter Maldonado has been Mr. Do-It-All thus far for Wyoming. On the season, Maldonado is averaging 18.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 0.8 blocks per game, all of which lead the team. If Maldonado can improve his 13.3% shooting from three, he can take his game to the next level.
|11-19-19||Eastern Michigan v. Northern Illinois -4||Top||45-17||Loss||-110||25 h 34 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Northern Illinois -4 -110
Stuck in the middle of a compact and crowded Mid-American Conference are the Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-5) and Northern Illinois Huskies (4-6). These two teams will face off in Illinois this evening.
Eastern Michigan has won two of their last four games. Most recently, the Eagles defeated the Akron Zips by a score of 42-14. One of the two losses came to a good Buffalo team, and the other was a three-point overtime loss to Toledo.
On average, the Eagles are scoring 28 points per game on 389 yards of offense while allowing 31 points per game on 435 yards.
Eastern Michigan quarterback Mike Glass III has been good throughout the year. While completing 65.2% of his passes, Glass has thrown for 2,237 yards with 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
The Huskies dropped four in a row earlier on this season, but have since won three of five. Most recently, Northern Illinois shut out Akron, were shut out by Central Michigan, and then earned a three-point win over Toledo last week.
On average, the Huskies are scoring 24 points per game on 371 yards of offense while allowing 28 points per game on 386 yards.
The Northern Illinois offense has struggled mightily at times, and much of that can be attributed to quarterback Ross Bowers. On the season, Bowers has completed just 57.8% of his passes and has one more interception (8) than touchdowns (7).
|11-19-19||Manhattan v. Samford -5||57-70||Win||100||10 h 46 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Samford -5 -109
The Samford Bulldogs (2-3) are undefeated at home, and they’ll aim to keep it that way this evening as they host the undefeated Manhattan Jaspers (2-0).
The Jaspers have played just two games so far this season, but they’ve won them both. After a nine-point win over Delaware State, Manhattan defeated Albany by six in a low-scoring affair. This will be Manhattan’s first road game of the year.
On average, the Jaspers are scoring 71 points and allowing 62.5 points per game while shooting just 38.6% from the field.
Guard Tykei Green leads this Manhattan squad with his 16 points and seven rebounds per game, but he’s shooting just 36% from the field. Samir Stewart is next on the list of scorers with 12 points per game.
Although Samford has lost all three road games, they’ve been able to stay perfect at home. The Bulldogs kicked off the year with a double-overtime loss to Morehead State, and most recently lost to North Alabama by just six.
On average, the Bulldogs are scoring 74.8 points while allowing 70.4 points per game.
While shooting 37.5% from three, Robert Allen leads Samford in scoring with his 17 points per game in addition to his 8.4 rebounds. Guards Josh Sharkey and Brandon Austin are averaging 15.5 and 14.8 points per game, respectively.
|11-18-19||Chiefs -4 v. Chargers||Top||24-17||Win||100||21 h 45 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Chiefs -4 -110
Tonight’s Monday Night Football offering will have a special twist as the Chiefs (6-4) and Chargers (4-6) will take the field in the Estadio Azteca for a game in Mexico City.
After starting the year off with four wins in a row, Kansas City has now lost four of their last six. Although one of those losses came with quarterback Patrick Mahomes sidelined with an injury, Mahomes was on the field for last week’s 35-32 loss at the hands of Tennessee.
On average, the Chiefs are scoring 28 points per game on 419 yards of offense while allowing 24 points per game on 393 yards.
Defense has been Kansas City’s biggest issue all year long. In each of their last three losses, the Chiefs have allowed 31 points or more. However, this high-powered offense looks ready to get it going again after a 446-yard day from Mahomes against the Titans.
Before last week’s narrow loss to Oakland, the Chargers earned a pair of wins over Chicago and Green Bay. Defense was the key to those victories, as they held the Bears to 16 points and the Aaron Rodgers-led Packers to just 11 points.
On average, the Chargers are scoring 21 points per game on 368 yards of offense while allowing 20 points per game on 334 yards.
Throughout this season, the Chargers have scored 20 points or fewer in six contests.
|11-18-19||Bucks -7.5 v. Bulls||Top||115-101||Win||100||13 h 4 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Bucks -7½ -109
While the Bulls (4-9) are rebuilding, the Bucks (9-3) have their eyes focused on an NBA Finals appearance. Tonight, these two teams will face off in Chicago.
Milwaukee has jumped out to the lead in the Central division with the 7-6 Pacers posing the largest threat. The Bucks are currently riding a three-game winning streak and have been victorious in seven of their last eight games. Milwaukee has scored 121 points or more in five of those eight contests.
On average, the Bucks are scoring 118.8 points while allowing 109.7 points per game.
MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.1 points, 14.3 rebounds, and 6.5 assists, all of which lead the Bucks. Giannis is supported by the 18.5 points per game of Khris Middleton and the 17 points per game of Eric Bledsoe.
The Bulls are level with the Pistons in the basement of the Central division. Chicago will be at home for this contest, but they’ve gone just 2-4 in their own building. The Bulls have now lost three of their last four.
On average, the Bulls are scoring 107.7 points while allowing 111 points per game.
Chicago is without a dominant scorer. Zach LaVine leads the team with 21.6 points per game, and no other player is putting up even 15 points per game.
|11-18-19||Blazers v. Rockets -6.5||108-132||Win||100||12 h 53 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Rockets -6½ -110
The Trail Blazers (5-8) have gotten off to a very slow start, and now face a tough task while they try to get some momentum going as they head into Houston for a showdown with the Rockets (10-3).
Portland earned a tight victory over San Antonio in their most recent contest, but dropped six of seven before that. Out of their las eight games, the Blazers have allowed at least 114 points on five occasions. Portland has trouble finding offensive help for Damian Lillard, as the Blazers couldn’t even beat Brooklyn on a night when Lillard went for 60.
On average, the Blazers are scoring 112.8 points per game while allowing 114.1 points per game.
Apart from Lillard, who’s averaging 29.8 points per game, and CJ McCollum, who’s averaging 21 points per game, Portland has no player scoring more than 15.3 points per contest.
The Rockets enter tonight’s contest as one of the hottest teams in the NBA with seven wins in a row. Houston has scored at least 117 points in four of those victories. Throughout this winning streak, James Harden has scored 36 points or more in every game.
On average, the Rockets are scoring 118.5 points while allowing 114.2 points per game.
Harden leads the team with his 39.5 points per game, and Russell Westbrook is adding another 21 points and eight rebounds per contest.
|11-17-19||Wake Forest v. Charlotte +4||65-67||Win||100||9 h 53 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Charlotte +4 -109
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2-1) will be on the road as they go in search of their third win out of four games. The .500 Charlotte 49ers (1-1) will host the contest.
After a season-opening loss to Boston College, Wake Forest earned a two-point victory over Columbia before nearly putting up 100 points in a win against UNC Ashville. Wake Forest has shot 47.4% from the field so far this season.
On average, the Demon Deacons are scoring 77.7 points and allowing 73 points per game.
When it comes to scoring, guards Brandon Childress and Chaundee Brown lead this Wake Forest squad. While shooting 30% from three, Childress is averaging 17.3 points, six assists, and four rebounds per game. Brown is shooting 55.2% from the field on his way to 17 points and 10.7 rebounds per game.
Before a 71-58 win over Davidson in their most recent game, the 49ers lost by five to James Madison. With a loss today, Charlotte would already find themselves well behind the likes of Middle Tennessee and UTEP in the Conference USA standings.
On average, the 49ers are scoring 72.5 points and allowing 68.5 points per game.
Four Charlotte players are scoring at least 11.5 points per game. Leading them all is guard Jordan Shepherd, who’s averaging 13.5 points, four assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game. Forward Milos Supica is averaging 11.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.
|11-17-19||Seton Hall -7 v. St. Louis||Top||83-66||Win||100||9 h 54 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Seton Hall -7 -109
As the St. Louis Billikens (3-0) go in search of a fourth-straight win, they’ll host the #12 Seton Hall Pirates (2-1).
After starting off the year with a pair of wins over Wagner and Stony Brook, Seton Hall faced its first real test of the young season when they faced #3 Michigan State a few days ago. The Pirates took their first loss by just three points to one of the best teams in the country.
On average, the Pirates are scoring 84 points and allowing 68 points per game.
Guard Myles Powell appears ready to lead this Seton Hall team. Thus far, he’s averaging 21.3 points and four rebounds per game whilst shooting 43.5% from three. Powell was a force against the Spartans, scoring 37 points in the contest.
The Billikens opened the season with three wins over FGCU, Valparaiso, and Eastern Washington. Thus far, St. Louis has scored at least 81 points in every game.
On average, the Billikens are scoring 84 points and allowing 65.7 points per game.
The duo of Jordan Goodwin and Hasahn French lead St. Louis offensively. While Goodwin is averaging 16 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, French is averaging 15.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.
|11-16-19||Colorado State v. Loyola Marymount +3.5||74-64||Loss||-110||12 h 24 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Loyola Marymount +3½ -110
The Rams of Colorado State (2-1) will go in search of their first road win this evening when they take on the Loyola Marymount Lions (1-1).
One can forgive Colorado State for their lone loss of the season, which came against the #4 Duke Blue Devils. However, the Rams were completely outclassed in the 89-55 contest. Colorado State has defeated both Denver and Omaha.
On average, the Rams are scoring 69.7 points and allowing 72.3 points per game while shooting 42.2% from the field.
There’s a drop off after the four Rams scoring 10 points or more per game. Leading the group is center Nico Carvacho, who’s averaging 14 points and 13 rebounds per game.
Loyola Marymount opened the year with a 105-62 demolition of Westcliff, but couldn’t hang on in a five-point loss on the road at Nevada.
On average, the Lions are scoring 86 points and allowing 67 points while shooting an impressive 53.4% from the field.
A pair of scorers lead this Loyola Marymount team. Forward Ivan Alipiev is averaging 19 point and 7.5 rebounds per game, and Eli Scott is averaging 15.5 points and six assists per game.
|11-16-19||Raptors v. Mavs -3.5||102-110||Win||100||12 h 50 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Mavs -3½ -105
The Mavericks (6-5) have a losing record on their home floor, but they’ll need a win tonight in Dallas against the visiting Raptors (8-3) if they’re to stay above .500.
Toronto is showing the basketball world that they’re still a force to be reckoned with as the defending champs. The Raptors have won four of their last five, four of which they played on the road. This will be the fifth and final game of a five-game road trip for the Raptors.
On average, Toronto is scoring 112.6 points and allowing 106.6 points per game while shooting 45.9% from the field.
Pascal Siakam continues to bloom into a star player in the NBA. Thus far, Siakam is averaging 27.2 points and 9.2 rebounds per contest. Behind Siakam, Kyle Lowry is adding 21.8 points and 6.5 assists per game.
The Mavericks have lost three of their last four, but two of those losses came by four points or fewer. Dallas’ lone win in that stretch was a 138-122 victory over Memphis.
On average, the Mavericks are scoring 114.2 points and allowing 111.7 points while shooting 45.2% from the field.
Dallas has the pleasure of sending out Luka Doncic every night. Doncic leads the team with his 28.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, 9.3 assist, and 1.3 steals per game.
|11-16-19||St Bonaventure v. Rutgers -8.5||80-74||Loss||-109||12 h 6 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Rutgers -8½ -109
While the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-0) haven’t yet lost a game, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (0-3) are yet to win a game. Tonight, these two teams will face off on Rutgers’ home floor.
The Bonnies have started the year off with three straight losses to Ohio, Vermont, and Siena. In those contests, St. Bonaventure failed to score more than 65 points while allowing at least 61 points in each of them.
On average, the Bonnies are scoring 59 points and allowing 68 points per game. St. Bonaventure is shooting a paltry 35.2% from the field.
Only two Bonnies are scoring more than 10 points per game. Kyle Lofton and Dominick Welch are averaging 12 points and 13 points per game, respectively, but neither one of them are shooting more than 28.6% from three. Both of those players are also shooting no better than 34.3% from the field.
While scoring at least 62 in each contest, Rutgers has taken down Bryant, Niagara, and Drexel in their first three games of the year. After allowing 71 to Bryant, the Scarlet Knights haven’t given up more than 57 points.
On average, Rutgers is scoring 73.7 points and allowing 55.7 points per game.
Of the four Scarlet Knights scoring at least 10 points per contest, guard Geo Baker leads the way by averaging 14 points, five rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game. Guard Ron Harper Jr. is averaging 10.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
|11-16-19||Nets v. Bulls -1||Top||117-111||Loss||-105||10 h 37 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Bulls -1 -105
Both the Nets (4-7) and Bulls (4-8) are stuck on four wins at the moment. With a contest in Chicago this evening, both squads will be aiming to change that.
While the Bulls aren’t anything special at home (2-3), the Nets are even worse on the road (1-5).
Tonight’s game will be the fifth-straight away contest for Brooklyn. On this road trip, the Nets won only the first game, and have since lost three in a row to Phoenix, Utah, and Denver. Each of those losses came by at least five points.
On average, the Nets are scoring 116.8 points and allowing 119.5 points while shooting 45.8% from the field.
Brooklyn leaves the scoring up to point guard Kyrie Irving. While Irving is averaging 28.5 points and 7.2 assists per game, no other player is scoring more than Spencer Dinwiddie’s 17.1 points per game.
The Bulls are slowly growing into this basketball season. Although Chicago is coming off a loss to Milwaukee, they’ve now won two of their last four. The Bulls scored at least 113 against the Hawks and Knicks.
On average, the Bulls are scoring 107.4 points and allowing 110.5 points while shooting 43.3% from the field.
While Zach LaVine leads this Chicago squad with 20.4 points per game, Coby White has been a spark off the bench by adding another 13.7 points per game.
|11-16-19||Louisiana Tech +9.5 v. Creighton||72-82||Loss||-110||11 h 51 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Louisiana Tech +9½ -110
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-0) are aiming for a perfect start through three games, but they’ll need to upset the Creighton Blue Jays (1-1) to do so.
The Bulldogs have had no trouble scoring points this year. After putting up 82 in a win over Texas A&M-CC, Louisiana Tech scored 98 points in a victory over Wiley.
On average, the Bulldogs are scoring 90 points and allowing 50.5 points per game.
Louisiana Tech is currently led by guard Kalob Ledoux, who’s averaging 15.5 points, three rebounds, and two assists per game while hitting 41.2% of his shots from three. JaColby Pemberton is shooting 61% from the field to score 14 points per game.
Creighton beat up on Kennesaw State in their season opener, but were then slapped around by Michigan in a 10-point defeat. The Blue Jays are yet to score more than 81 points in a game.
On average, the Blue Jays are scoring 75 points and allowing 67 points per game.
Guards Ty-Shon Alexander and Marcus Zegarowski lead this Creighton team in scoring. While Alexander is hitting half his three-point attempts and averaging 19.5 points and six rebounds per game, Zegarowski is shooting 54.5% from beyond the arc and averaging 18 points per game.
|11-16-19||Harvard v. Buffalo||76-88||Win||100||7 h 52 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Buffalo PK -109
The Harvard Crimson (3-1) are off to a hot start this season, and they’ll now go on the road for a clash with the Buffalo Bulls (1-1).
Currently sitting third in the Ivy standings behind only Dartmouth and Brown, both of whom are 3-0, a win today would keep Harvard right near the lead. After winning a cupcake game against MIT to start the season, the Crimson fell to Northeastern before bouncing back with back-to-back wins over Maine and Siena.
On average, the Crimson are scoring 72.3 points and allowing 53.3 points per game.
Although five Harvard players are averaging nine points per game, none are hitting double-digits. Forward Chris Lewis is averaging 9.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
After falling by five points to Dartmouth in the season opener, Buffalo responded by putting up 109 in a victory over Nazareth.
On average, the Bulls are scoring 86 points and allowing 70 points per game.
Five Buffalo players are scoring more than 10 points per contest. Guard Jayvon Graves is scoring 16 points and bringing down 6.5 rebounds per game. Forward Josh Mballa is averaging 12 points and nine rebounds per game. To earn 11 points per game, Ronaldo Segu is shooting 54.5% from three and 61.5% from the field.
|11-16-19||Kansas +17.5 v. Oklahoma State||13-31||Loss||-110||27 h 53 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Kansas +17½ -110
The #22 Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-3) have a chance to finish as a top-three team within the Big 12. To do so, they’ll need to take care of business against the Kansas Jayhawks (3-6).
Kansas has won just one of their last six games, but they’ve faced a particularly difficult schedule in that time. Before and after a win over Texas Tech, the Jayhawks lost to #22 Kansas State, #15 Texas, and #6 Oklahoma. On the bright side, Kansas scored 48 and only fell to Texas by two.
On average, the Jayhawks are scoring 26 points per game on 384 yards of offense while allowing 33 points on 473 yards.
While quarterback Carter Stanley has thrown for 2,015 yards with 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions, both Andrew Parchment and Stephon Robinson Jr. have caught six touchdowns passes, each.
Wins over #23 Iowa State and TCU have earned Oklahoma State ranked status, but they dropped games against Texas Tech and #18 Baylor before that. Over the past four games, the Cowboys have allowed at least 27 points in each contest.
On average, the Cowboys are scoring 37 points per game on 500 yards of offense while allowing 29 points per game on 438 yards.
Although he has a 900-yard receiver in Tylan Wallace, quarterback Spencer Sanders has thrown for just 1,897 yards with 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
|11-16-19||Portland State v. Hawaii -5.5||Top||75-83||Win||100||14 h 43 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Hawaii -5½ -109
Tonight, the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (2-1) are looking to build on a solid start to the season with a game against the Portland State Vikings (1-1).
After a comfortable victory over Puget Sound in the season opener, Portland State lost by 11 to the Hoosiers in Indiana. Thus far, the Vikings are shooting 43.5% from the field.
On average, Portland State is scoring 84 points and allowing 77 points per game, although those numbers are skewed by the game against a heavily outmatched Puget Sound.
Against Indiana, Portland State relied on two scorers throughout the contest. Apart from Holland Woods, who scored 27 points, and Matt Hauser, who scored 21 points, the rest of the team managed just 26 points.
Before and after their lone loss to South Dakota, Hawaii took down Florida A&M by 13 and Pacific by five. The Rainbow Warriors have scored at least 65 points in each contest this year.
On average, the Rainbow Warriors are scoring 70.7 points and allowing 66.7 points per game.
Hawaii is led by guard Eddie Stansberry, who’s averaging 17.3 points, four rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game. By shooting 47.6% from three, Samuta Avea is another key player for Hawaii with his 12.7 points per game.
|11-15-19||UNLV v. UCLA -7||54-71||Win||100||14 h 8 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on UCLA -7 -110
The Rebels of UNLV (1-2) face a difficult path back to a .500 record as they take on the UCLA Bruins (2-0) in California this evening.
Although UNLV has twice as many losses as wins, both of their defeats have come in overtime. After taking down Purdue Fort Wayne in the season opener, the Rebels weren’t able to keep up with either Kansas State or Cal in the extra period of play.
On average, the Rebels are scoring 72.3 points and allowing 70 points per game.
Yet to miss a free throw, guard Amauri Hardy is UNLV’s leading scorer. Thus far, Hardy is averaging 19 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game while hitting 42.9% of his three-point attempts.
UCLA began the season with back-to-back wins over Long Beach State and UC Santa Barbara. The Bruins were able to score at least 69 points and hold their opponent to 65 points or fewer in both contests.
On average, the Bruins are scoring 73 points and allowing 63 points per game.
With five players averaging 11 points or more, UCLA has plenty of offensive firepower. Leading the bunch is forward Jalen Hill, who’s averaging 14.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.
|11-15-19||Alabama +1 v. Rhode Island||79-93||Loss||-110||12 h 45 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Alabama +1 -110
The Crimson Tide of Alabama (1-1) and the Rams of Rhode Island (1-1) are both in search of a winning record at this point in the young season. These two teams will play this evening on Rhode Island’s home court.
Alabama did well to bounce back from a heart-breaking, one-point loss to Pennsylvania in the season opener with a 78-59 victory over FAU. Thus far, the Crimson Tide have shown the ability to get to the hoop with consistency.
On average, Alabama is scoring 79 points and allowing 70 points per game.
Guard Kira Lewis Jr. has been the main man for the Crimson Tide thus far. While hitting 40% of his shots from three, Lewis is averaging 23 points, seven rebounds, and 6.5 assists. Jaden Shackelford is adding another 16.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
Rhode Island picked up a win over Long Island to open the season, but hit a roadblock as they fell to Maryland 73-55. Thus far, Rhode Island is hitting 34.3% of their three-pointers.
On average, the Rams are scoring 65.5 points and allowing 69 points per game.
While Rhode Island has four players averaging at least 11 points a game, none are scoring more than 13.5 points per game. Cyril Langevine is averaging 11 points and 16 rebounds per game.
|11-15-19||Pistons -3 v. Hornets||106-109||Loss||-109||10 h 26 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Pistons -3 -109
The Pistons (4-8) and Hornets (4-7) have both failed to reach five wins at this point in the NBA season. Tonight, both teams will face off against one another in Charlotte.
Detroit has lost three straight to Indiana, Memphis, and Miami, but two came by just six points and the last loss was on the latter end of a back-to-back.
On average, the Pistons are scoring 108.9 points and allowing 112.5 points per game.
In addition to the three players who’ve been averaging 18 points or more throughout the season, the Pistons now have the services of Blake Griffin, who’s returning from injury. In his one game played this year, Griffin scored 19 points while racking up seven rebounds and six assists.
After squeaking out a two-point overtime win over the Pacers, the Hornets have lost their last four games. The most recent lost came two days ago in a 119-117 game against Memphis.
On average, the Hornets are scoring 106.8 points and allowing 113.7 points per game.
In a rough start to the season, the Hornets can take pride in the fact that five players are averaging 12 points or more. However, no Hornet is scoring more than the 18 points that Devonte Graham is averaging.
|11-15-19||West Virginia v. Pittsburgh||Top||68-53||Win||100||12 h 38 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on West Virginia PK -109
The West Virginia Mountaineers (1-0) are looking for a flawless start to the season through two games. The Pitt Panthers (2-1) might have something to say about that when these teams match up this evening.
The Mountaineers are coming off a 10-point win over the Akron Zips, which they played a full week ago. Although West Virginia allowed Akron to score 51 points in the second half, the Mountaineers did enough by duplicating their 47-point first half in which they held the Zips to just 33 points.
Of the 11 West Virginia players who saw the floor for at least five minutes, six had nine points or more. Both Jermaine Haley and Derek Culver led the Mountaineers with 16 points and seven rebounds apiece. Miles McBride led the bench in scoring with 11 points.
The Mountaineers shot 38.5% from three and 47.5% from the field.
Between wins over Florida State and Robert Morris, the Panthers fell by five points to Nicholls. Thus far, Pittsburgh is 1-1 on their home floor.
On average, the Panthers are scoring 68 points and allowing 64.3 points per game.
Guard Ryan Murphy has led the Panthers in scoring so far this season. While hitting 47.4% of his shots from beyond the arc, Murphy is averaging 17 points, 3.7 rebounds, and two assists.
|11-14-19||Michigan State -6 v. Seton Hall||Top||76-73||Loss||-109||12 h 42 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Michigan State -6 -109
The #3 Michigan State Spartans (1-1) aren’t afraid of testing themselves early in the season. After opening the year against #2 Kentucky, Sparty will now take on the #12 Seton Hall Pirates (2-0).
Entering the season as the top-ranked team, Michigan State fell to the Kentucky Wildcats by seven points in the season opener. The Spartans rebounded with a big 100-47 win over Binghamton days later.
On average, the Spartans are scoring 81 points and allowing 58 points per game.
Against Kentucky, Michigan State was unable to recover from a slow start after scoring just 24 points in the first half. Despite hitting just one of his seven three-point attempts, Cassius Winston led the Spartans by a wide margin by scoring 21 points in the contest.
Seton Hall opened the year with a pair of wins over Wagner and Stony Brook. Neither game was ever in jeopardy for the Pirates, who scored 105 against Wagner and held Stony Brook to just 57.
On average, the Pirates are scoring 89.5 points and allowing 64 points per game.
Currently, four Seton Hall players are scoring double-digit points per contest. Leading the group is Sandro Mamukelashvili, who’s averaging 14 points, five rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.
|11-14-19||VMI v. Arkansas State -6||56-71||Win||100||11 h 20 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Arkansas State -6 -109
After playing three games, the VMI Keydets (0-3) are still in search of their first victory of the season. Tonight, they’ll attempt to claim win number one when they go up against the Arkansas State Red Wolves (1-1).
The Keydets have failed to win any of their first three games against East Carolina, Marist, or Presbyterian, but they haven’t been blown out in any of them. While they lost by 12 to the Pirates, VMI only fell by two points to Marist and then Presbyterian needed overtime to get the win.
On average, the Keydets are scoring 67 points and allowing 72.7 points per game.
VMI only has two players scoring at least 10 points per game. Greg Parham leads the team with 12.7 points per game, and Jake Stephens trails shortly behind with 10.3 points per contest.
After opening the season with a win over Ark Monticello, the Red Wolves fell to Ole Miss by a score of 71-43. Thus far, Arkansas State is shooting 40.4% from the field.
On average, the Red Wolves are scoring 54 points and allowing 60 points per game.
VMI is led by guard Canberk Kus, who’s averaging 13.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, four steals, and three assists per game. J.J. Matthews is adding another 10 points and six rebounds per game.
|11-14-19||Clippers -2.5 v. Pelicans||Top||127-132||Loss||-110||11 h 37 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Clippers -2½ -110
While the Clippers (7-4) have gotten off to a decent start without one of their two star players, the Pelicans (2-8) have won just 20% of their games thus far. Tonight, the Pelicans will be hosting the Clippers in New Orleans.
The two Los Angeles teams are once again atop the Pacific standings after the Clippers have earned a 0.5-game lead over the Suns. Yet the Clippers will need to go on a winning streak in order to catch the 9-2 Lakers. Before yesterday’s loss to Houston, the Clippers defeated both Portland and Toronto.
On average, the Clippers are scoring 110.2 points and allowing 106.5 points per game.
Kawhi Leonard leads Los Angeles with 26.8 points, 8.9 rebounds, six assists, and 2.1 steals per game. Lou Williams is the team’s second-leading scorer with 22.1 points per game.
The Pelicans are in the basement of the Southwest standings and don’t look to be much of a threat without Zion Williamson on the floor. New Orleans is also coming off a loss to the Rockets.
On average, the Pelicans are scoring 117 points and allowing 122.4 points per contest.
Brandon Ingram leads New Orleans with 25.9 points per game, but it’s unclear if he’ll be able to go this evening after picking up a knock to his knee.
|11-13-19||Providence v. Northwestern +8.5||Top||63-72||Win||100||13 h 24 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Northwestern +8½ -109
Having started the season with a flawless record through two games, the Providence Friars (2-0) will go on the road to take on the Northwestern Wildcats (0-1).
Providence topped the 100-point mark in their season opener against Sacred Heart while holding their opponent to just 60. The Friars then welcomed the NJIT Highlanders and had little more trouble, easily winning a 76-47 contest.
On average, the Friars are scoring 91 points and allowing 53.5 points per game.
Providence currently has five players scoring double-digit points per contest, three of which are averaging 10.5 points a game. Guard Alpha Diallo is the main man for the Friars thus far with an average of 17 points, 12 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.
Guard David Duke has added another 16 points, 6.5 assists, and 5.5 rebounds per game.
After losing by 10 to Merrimack, the Northwestern Wildcats are getting 8.5 points in tonight’s contest. After trailing Merrimack by just a single point at the half, Northwestern let their opponent get away from them in the final period of play.
Forward Pete Nance put in the best performance of the game for Northwestern. In 33 minutes, Nance went for 19 points and 12 rebounds while shooting 7-of-15 from the floor. Miller Kopp and Pat Spencer added 11 and 10 points, respectively.
|11-13-19||Purdue v. Marquette -2||55-65||Win||100||13 h 11 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Marquette -2 -109
The Marquette Golden Eagles (1-0) are set to kick off their season with two consecutive home games. If they’ll stay perfect through two games, Marquette will need to overpower the Purdue Boilermakers (1-1) this evening.
Purdue opened the season with two home games of their own. After taking down Green Bay in a comfortable game, the Boilermakers fell to Texas in a four-point contest.
On average, the Boilermakers are scoring 72.5 points and allowing 63.5 points per game.
Against Texas, Purdue was led by the 14 points of Sasha Stefanovic, who came off the bench. The pairing of Eric Hunter Jr. and Jahaad Proctor both scored a dozen points in at least 28 minutes on the floor as the most productive of the starting five.
Marquette faced Loyola-MD in the season opener and never had much trouble. Whilst scoring 44 points in both halves, the Golden Eagles built a big lead by holding Loyola to just 15 points in the first half before coasting to victory.
In the opener, the Marquette offense flowed through guard Markus Howard. In 26 minutes, Howard scored a game-high 38 points while shooting 7-of-10 from beyond the arc and 9-of-10 from the free-throw line. Howard also added five rebounds and two assists.
The rest of the Marquette team didn’t need to do much in the way of scoring, but both Koby McKewen and Sacar Anim dropped 11 points in the victory.
|11-13-19||Miami-OH -2 v. IUPU Ft Wayne||84-80||Win||100||9 h 14 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Miami-OH -2 -109
Both the Miami of Ohio Redhawks (0-1) and Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons (1-2) are seeking a .500 record. One of them will do so when these two teams meet today.
Miami of Ohio opened the season against Wright State. A closely contested matchup ended in a seven-point loss for the Redhawks. A strong comeback effort fell short for Miami as they weren’t able to make up the ground lost after going down by nine before halftime.
For Miami of Ohio, only four players scored more than six points against Wright State. However, two of those players dropped more than 20 points.
Guard Nike Sibande was the top player for the Redhawks with his 24 points and nine rebounds. From the bench, Mekhi Lairy was the second-leading scorer for Miami of Ohio with his 21 points.
Fort Wayne has played two more games than tonight’s opponent, but have only one win to their name. That win came against Manchester, with both losses coming against UNLV and SE Missouri State.
On average, the Mastodons are scoring 80 points and allowing 81.7 points per game.
Two of Fort Wayne’s top three scorers are shooting less than 28% from three, with only forward Matt Holba topping that mark. On the season, Holba is averaging 14.3 points per game.
|11-12-19||Texas-Arlington +6 v. Nevada||Top||73-80||Loss||-109||13 h 28 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Texas-Arlington +6 -109
The UT Arlington Mavericks (2-0) are searching for three wins out of three as they go on the road to take on the Nevada Wolf Pack (1-1) this evening.
The Mavericks followed up a destruction of the Texas Dallas Comets with a 73-59 win over Tulsa. Thus far, UT Arlington hasn’t allowed more than 59 points in a game. Meanwhile, the Mavericks have scored at least 73 points in both their games.
On average, the Mavericks are scoring 78.5 points and allowing 54.5 points per game.
The interesting thing about UT Arlington is that no one player stands out as a great scorer. Instead, the Mavericks offer a balanced offense with seven players averaging at least eight points per game. Forward Jabari Narcis leads the way with 11 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
Nevada is a six-point home favorite, but the Wolf Pack have already lost once at home. Before a five-point win over Loyola Marymount, Nevada lost by five to Utah.
On average, the Wolf Pack are scoring 73 points and allowing 73 points per game.
Nevada doesn’t have much to offer offensively beyond Lindsey Drew and Jazz Johnson. While Drew is scoring 27 points per game and Johnson is scoring 18 points per game, only two other Wolf Pack players are scoring more than four points per game.
|11-12-19||Washington State +4 v. Santa Clara||62-70||Loss||-110||13 h 1 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Washington State +4 -110
Santa Clara is going in search of its third-straight win to open the season as the Broncos (2-0) are set to host the Washington State Cougars (1-0).
Washington State began their season with a 85-54 demolition of the Seattle Redhawks. While holding Seattle to a 21-point first half, the Cougars were able to score 43 and 42 in a consistent team performance.
In total, 12 Washington State players got onto the scoresheet against the Redhawks. The Cougars’ bench put up 25 points as a unit.
Forward CJ Elleby led the way with 27 points in 28 minutes on the floor. Elleby also added seven rebounds and two steals. Guard Isaac Bonton pitched in with 12 points, seven rebounds, and four assists.
Santa Clara followed up a big win over UC Santa Cruz with a 77-63 victory over Cal Poly. The Broncos used a 44-point second half to pull away from the Mustangs in the latter matchup.
On average, Santa Clara is scoring 87 points and allowing 57.5 points per game.
Of the four Santa Clara players averaging double-digit points, only forward DJ Mitchell is averaging more than 13 points per game. In addition to his 18 points per contest, Mitchell is bringing down 4.5 rebounds and dishing two assists per game.
|11-12-19||Nets v. Jazz -6.5||Top||114-119||Loss||-109||14 h 44 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Jazz -6½ -109
As the Jazz (7-3) look to keep up with the Nuggets in the Northwest division, they’ll look to stay perfect at home against the Nets (4-5) this evening.
Brooklyn is just 1-3 on the road this season, and is coming off a 138-112 loss to the Suns. In all but one of their nine games thus far, the Nets have allowed 113 points or more to their competition. Brooklyn has also allowed 125 points or more in four games.
On average, the Nets are scoring 119.8 points and allowing 121.7 points per game.
Although Brooklyn tries to overcome their weak defense with offensive firepower, only Kyrie Irving is currently averaging more than 16.8 points per game for the Nets.
The Jazz are finding their form once again with three wins in a row, two of which came against strong Eastern Conference teams in the form of Philadelphia and Milwaukee. In each of those three wins, Utah held their opponents to 108 points or fewer.
On average, the Jazz are scoring 103.1 points per game and allowing 98.1 points per game.
Young superstar Donovan Mitchell continues to lead the Jazz with 24.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game. Center Rudy Gobert is a big defensive presence for Utah with his team-high 13.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game.
|11-12-19||Oral Roberts v. Tulsa -6||67-74||Win||100||10 h 11 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Tulsa -6 -110
After today’s game between the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (1-1) and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, one team will fall below .500 and the other will gain a winning record.
Oral Roberts recently recovered from a season opening loss to Oklahoma State with a 95-81 win over the Houston Baptist Huskies. The Golden Eagles’ opposition was able to reach 80 points in both contests.
On average, Oral Roberts is scoring 85 points and allowing 80.5 points per game.
Against Oklahoma State, the Golden Eagles allowed five players to score 10 points or more. Against Houston Baptist, the Golden Eagles allowed guard Jalon Gates to hit six threes on his way to 25 points.
Oral Roberts’ leading scorer is Deondre Burns, who’s scored 21 points per game.
Tulsa opened the season with an eight-point win over Houston Baptist before dropping their second game to UT Arlington.
On average, the Golden Hurricane are scoring 69.5 points and allowing 72.5 points per game.
Against Houston Baptist, forward Jeriah Horne led all scorers with his 22 points. Guard Brandon Rachal earned a double-double in that contest with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Against UT Arlington, guard Reggie Jones led Tulsa with 19 points from the bench.
|11-12-19||Northeastern -2 v. Massachusetts||71-80||Loss||-109||9 h 11 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Northeastern -2 -109
Today, either the Northeastern Huskies (2-0) or the UMass Minutemen (2-0) will be served their first loss of the season when these two teams go head to head.
In their first two games of the season, Northeastern beat up on Boston University and Harvard. Both contests were decided by five-point margins. Against Harvard, the Huskies scored at least 40 points in each half.
On average, Northeastern is scoring 78 points and allowing 73 points per game.
There’s no denying that guard Jordan Roland leads this Northeastern team on the floor. In addition to his four rebounds and two assists per game, Roland is averaging a monstrous 40.5 points per game so far this year after dropping 42 in the Harvard game.
After a comfortable win over Lowell River, UMass barely edged out Fairfield in a 62-60 contest. In the latter game, the Minutemen only received three points or fewer from five of its nine players who played at least nine minutes.
On average, the Minutemen are scoring 70.5 points and allowing 62 points per game.
UMass is led by guard T.J. Weeks, who’s averaging 16 points, 4.5 rebounds, and two steals per game. Center Tre Mitchell has added another 14 points and eight rebounds per contest.
|11-11-19||Rockets -4.5 v. Pelicans||Top||122-116||Win||100||12 h 34 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Rockets -4½ -109
While Houston is figuring out its new star backcourt, they’ve managed to jump out to a 6-3 start. Tonight, the Rockets (6-3) will head into New Orleans for a showdown with the Pelicans (2-7).
With a win this evening, Houston would extend its current winning streak to four games. Against Memphis, Golden State, and Chicago, the Rockets were able to average 118 points while holding their three opponents to an average of 106 points.
On the season, the Rockets are averaging 120.1 points and allowing 118.7 points per game.
It appears that Houston will goes as far as guards James Harden and Russell Westbrook will take them, and that could be a deep playoff run.
Thus far, Harden is averaging 37.1 points and 8.2 assists per game, and Westbrook is averaging 21.4 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 7.9 assists per game.
Without first-overall pick Zion Williamson, the Pelicans have struggled throughout their first nine games of the season. Before overcoming Charlotte by five points two nights ago, New Orleans hit a stretch of three straight losses.
On average, the Pelicans are scoring 117.1 points and allowing 122.4 points per game.
In Zion’s absence, Brandon Ingram is leading the Pelicans with his 25.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game.
|11-11-19||DePaul +9.5 v. Iowa||Top||93-78||Win||100||13 h 51 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on DePaul +9½ -110
Having started the year with three games in four days, the DePaul Blue Demons (3-0) have jumped out to a flawless record. Tonight, the Blue Demons will be on the road to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes (1-0).
While they haven’t played NCAA Tournament-level competition thus far, DePaul has taken care of business against whoever’s been put in front of them. Through three games, the Blue Demons have won by at least 11 points in each contest against Alcorn State, Chicago, and Fairleigh Dickinson.
On average, the Blue Demons are scoring 75.3 points and allowing 56 points per game.
Thus far, DePaul can boast four players averaging 11 points or more. Charlie Moore has separated himself as the top scorer on the team with 19.3 points per game in addition to his five assists and 2.3 assists per contest.
With an 87-60 win over SIU Edwardsville, Iowa started the season on the right foot. The Hawkeyes were led by center Luka Garza, who earned a double-double with a team-high 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Guard Joe Wieskamp was Iowa’s next-best player, as he went for 16 points, four rebounds, and two assists. Apart from Garza and Wieskamp, no other Hawkeye player scored more than nine.
|11-11-19||Mavs v. Celtics -3.5||106-116||Win||100||11 h 4 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Celtics -3½ -110
After Gordon Hayward fractured his hand in a collision with LaMarcus Aldridge, the Celtics (7-1) will be without their star big man when they host the Mavericks (6-3) in Boston this evening.
The Mavs have won three of their last four after taking down Memphis by a score of 138-122 two days ago. However, Dallas fell to the lowly 2-8 Knicks the day prior.
On average, the Mavericks are scoring 116.3 points and allowing 111.9 points per game.
The duo of Luka Doncic and Kristapz Porzingis has been the leading force for a solid Dallas team. While Porzingis is averaging 20.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game, Doncic is tops on the team with his 27.7 points, 10.8 rebounds, 9.1 assists, and 1.2 steals per game.
Although they lost Hayward in the contest, the Celtics were able to defeat the Spurs 135-115 as they extended their winning streak to seven games. On this streak, Boston has scored at least 112 points in five of the seven games.
On average, the Celtics are scoring 113.1 points and allowing 103.8 points per game.
Boston will miss Hayward’s 18.9 points per game, but they can make up with it with three other scorers. While Kemba Walker leads the team with 24.5 points per game, Jayson Tatum is averaging 21.3 points and Jaylen Brown is averaging 18.8 points per contest.
|11-11-19||Samford +9 v. Belmont||63-95||Loss||-110||10 h 8 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Samford +9 -110
Both the Samford Bulldogs (1-1) and Belmont Bruins (0-1) are trying to build some momentum early in the 2019-20 season. One team will fail to do so when these team face off this evening.
Samford is just a four-point, double-overtime loss to Morehead State away from beginning the season 2-0. Despite dropping their season opener, the Bulldogs bounced back with a 68-42 victory over KY Wesleyan. Samford put together a consistent performance against Wesleyan, scoring 33 and then 35 while holding Kentucky Wesleyan to 21 in both halves.
The Bulldogs rely on their starters for the majority of their points, but they appear to be up to the task. Against Wesleyan, guard Brandon Austin led all scorers with 17 points. Forwards Robert Allen and Jalen Dupree added another 14 and 11 points, respectively.
Belmont went up against Illinois State in their season opener. Despite jumping out to a 31-23 lead at the half, Belmont ended up losing by seven points to the Redbirds.
In addition to Nick Hopkins’ 12 points from the bench, the Bruins had three starters with 13 points or more. Center Nick Muszynski led the way with 20 points, followed by 17 from Grayson Murphy and 13 from Adam Kunkel.
|11-10-19||Nets v. Suns -2||112-138||Win||100||12 h 1 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Suns -2 -110
While much of the offseason discussion revolved around the new-look Nets (4-4), it’s the Suns (5-3) who own the better record through eight games. Today, the Suns will host the Nets in Phoenix.
Brooklyn has struggled for consistency so far this season, but they’re on their best stretch after winning three of their last four contests. In those three wins, the Nets have allowed their opponents to score at least 115 points.
On average, the Nets are scoring 120.8 points per game and allowing 119.6 points per game.
Kyrie Irving is a man on a mission after leaving Boston for a fresh start in Brooklyn. Thus far, Irving is averaging 31.9 points, 7.5 assists, and 5.8 rebounds per game. Caris LaVert is second on the team with 17.9 points per game.
One of the most surprising stories at the start of the NBA season has been the strength of the Suns, who won three straight before a loss to Miami in their most recent contest. In those three wins, Phoenix scored at least 114 points in each contest.
On average, the Suns are scoring 114.1 points and allowing 108.6 points per game.
While Devin Booker leads the team with 25.6 points per game, Ricky Rubio has been one of the Suns’ best players by contributing 12.4 points, 8.1 assists, and 6.6 rebounds per game.
|11-10-19||UC-Santa Barbara +5.5 v. UCLA||61-77||Loss||-109||9 h 34 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on UC-Santa Barbara +5½ -109
When the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (1-0) and UCLA Bruins (1-0) go head to head this evening, one team will exit the game with their first loss of the season.
The Gauchos opened the year against Jackson State, who they dominated in a 21-point victory. UC Santa Barbara had racked up 83 points by the end of the game, using a 46-28 second-half performance to pull away.
While holding Jackson State to just three players with double-digit points, UC Santa Barbara had four double-digit scorers of their own.
Three Gauchos starters had 17 points or more, as Amadou Sow led the way with 20 points in addition to his nine rebounds and two assists. Max Heidegger added another 19 points, and guard Jaquori McLaughlin had a strong performance with 17 points, four assists, and three rebounds.
UCLA could breathe a sigh of relief after surviving Long Beach State in the season opener. After trailing at the half, the Bruins needed a 42-point second half to win by the score of 69-65.
A balanced UCLA offense had four players with at least 10 points, but no Bruin scored more than 15 against Long Beach State.
Leading the way for UCLA was Tyger Campbell, who managed just 15 points in 37 minutes on the floor.
|11-10-19||Portland v. San Jose State -1.5||Top||72-57||Loss||-109||7 h 3 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on San Jose State -1½ -109
The San Jose State Spartans (1-0) are aiming for a perfect start through two games of the season. To do so, they’ll need to overcome the visiting Portland Pilots (1-1).
After a dominant victory over Willamette, Portland dropped a 76-65 contest to USC. The Pilots struggled to keep up throughout the game, letting the Trojans get too far out in front with a 41-35 first half.
In the USC game, Pilots guard Isaiah White led the team with 22 points. White made six of his 10 three-point attempts and both of his free throws. Only two other players, Takiula Fahrensohn and Jojo Walker, had 10 points in the game.
The Spartans earned a 79-71 win over Hofstra in the season opener. Tonight will be San Jose State’s first home game of the year.
The Spartans had four players score double-digit points in the victory over Hofstra. From the bench, Richard Washington led the way with 23 points in addition to his seven rebounds and three assists. Forward Craig LeCesne was a force in the paint with 19 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double.
Guard Seneca Knight added another 13 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
|11-10-19||Dolphins +11.5 v. Colts||Top||16-12||Win||100||28 h 35 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Dolphins +11½ -105
Fresh off their first win of the NFL season, the Dolphins (1-7) now set their sights on the Colts (5-3) as they travel into Indianapolis looking for two straight.
Through several recent games, Miami had jumped out to a lead only to see it fade away. Against the Jets, Miami claimed a first-half lead and never looked back, earning a 26-18 victory. Although it was just Miami’s second game of 21 points or more, it was the best version of Ryan Fitzpatrick, who threw for three TDs.
On average, the Dolphins are scoring 13 points per game on 284 yards of offense while allowing 32 points per game on 411 yards.
The win over New York was Miami’s second time holding their opponent to 18 or fewer points in the last four weeks.
Although the five-win Colts have shown enough grit and talent to defeat the likes of Kansas City and Houston, they’ll enter Sunday’s game without Jacoby Brissett at quarterback. Instead, Brian Hoyer will make his first start in over two years.
The Colts are laying 11.5 points in this contest, yet they’ve failed to earn a margin of victory of more than seven points all season long.
On average, the Colts are scoring 23 points per game on 356 yards of offense while allowing 22 points on 355 yards.
|11-09-19||Cal-Irvine +3 v. Pepperdine||73-77||Loss||-110||11 h 34 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Cal-Irvine +3 -110
While the UC Irvine Anteaters (1-0) earned a victory in their season opener, the Pepperdine Waves (0-1) weren’t so fortunate. Tonight, these two squads will face off in Firestone Fieldhouse.
With a huge come-from-behind performance, the Anteaters earned a big 76-73 victory over San Diego. UC Irvine was outscored 48-34 in the first half, then used a suffocating defensive effort to limit San Diego to just 25 second-half points.
In an effort to bridge the 14-point gap the Anteaters were up against, three Cal Irvine starters scored at least 13 points. Guard Evan Leonard led the team with 19 points, six rebounds, three steals, and two assists while hitting all 10 of his free throws.
Tommy Rutherford added another 16 points and six rebounds while Collin Welp scored 13 points and four rebounds.
Pepperdine faced a tough task in a season-opening matchup against California, and they couldn’t stand up to it. By a score of 87-71, the Waves were beaten handily despite taking a two-point lead into the locker room at half.
Guard Colby Ross was the best player on the floor for Pepperdine. In 35 minutes, Ross scored 19 points and added seven assists and three rebounds. Kessler Edwards was right behind Ross, scoring 18 points of his own.
|11-09-19||San Diego v. Long Beach State +2||62-74||Win||100||9 h 4 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Long Beach State +2 -110
Both the San Diego Toreros (0-1) and Long Beach State 49ers (0-1) got off to a rough start in their respective season openers. Today, it’s going to get worse for one of these two squads who face off today.
The UC Irvine Anteaters handed San Diego a tough three-point loss in their first game of the season. The Toreros fell apart with just 25 points in the second half after jumping out to a 48-34 lead at halftime.
Stamina may have been an issue for San Diego with only seven players seeing meaningful minutes on the floor. Both Joey Calcaterra and Braun Hartfield played 35 minutes.
Offensively, Hartfield led the way with a team-high 17 points in addition to his eight rebounds and two assists. Guard Marion Humphrey added another 14 points.
Long Beach State took a tough loss of their own as the UCLA Bruins came out on top by just a four-point margin. This was another case of letting the game slip in the second half after the 49ers earned a 33-27 at halftime.
Of the three Long Beach State players who reached double-digit points, Michael Carter III and Chance Hunter did most of the damage. While Carter III had 20 points, Hunter added another 19.
|11-09-19||Celtics v. Spurs -1||Top||135-115||Loss||-109||8 h 30 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Spurs -1 -109
The Celtics (6-1) have rolled over just about every team they’ve faced so far this season. Tonight, they’ll attempt to do the same to the Spurs (5-3) in San Antonio.
Since a loss to the 76ers in the season opener, Boston has ripped off six straight wins. Throughout that streak, only one game has ended as a one-possession game. The Celtics have scored at least 104 in every win, but were held to just 93 points by Philly.
On average, the Celtics are scoring 110 points while allowing 102.1 points per game.
Among the three Celtics averaging at least 20 points, Kemba Walker leads the way with 24.3 points per game. Jayson Tatum is averaging 21.6 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, and Gordon Hayward is averaging 20.3 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.
After two straight losses to the Lakers and Hawks, the Spurs responded with a 121-112 win over the Thunder in their most recent game. While San Antonio has lost three games, only one has come at home.
On average, the Spurs are scoring 112.3 points and allowing 109.9 points per game.
DeMar DeRozan leads all San Antonio scorers with his 20 points per game while adding five rebounds and 4.8 assists.
|11-09-19||Tennessee State +3 v. Chattanooga||Top||57-59||Win||100||9 h 27 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Tennessee State +3 -109
While the Chattanooga Mocs (0-1) failed to come out of their season opener as victors, the Tennessee State Tigers (1-0) did. Today, these two teams will face off against one another.
Against Alabama A&M, Tennessee State exploded for 106 points while holding their opponent to just 66. With 64 points in the first half, the Tigers nearly matched the Bulldogs’ total in half the time.
Apart from two 14-point scorers, Alabama A&M didn’t have another player reach double-digit points against Tennessee State. Meanwhile, four of the Tigers’ five starters and a bench player all reached 10 points or more.
Leading the way for Tennessee State was Carlos Marshall Jr., who dropped 22 points with four rebounds and three assists. Guard Will Harris added another 15 points, seven rebounds, and three assists.
With a 79-68 loss to Eastern Kentucky, Chattanooga picked up where they left off last year after a 20-loss season. The Mocs actually led at the half, but were outscored 46-30 in the second half.
Three Chattanooga players went for 12 points or more, but two Mocs who played double-digit minutes failed to score a single point.
David Jean-Baptiste led the way with 18 points in addition to his five rebounds.
|11-08-19||Siena +20.5 v. Xavier||Top||63-81||Win||100||9 h 15 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Siena +20½ -109
Cincinnati, Ohio will be the destination for a showdown between the Siena Saints (1-0) and the #19 Xavier Musketeers (1-0). Siena is getting 20.5 points in this contest.
The Saints opened the season with a big 96-80 win over American. In that game, Jalen Pickett led all scorers with his 22 points from the bench. Pickett also added five rebounds and four assists in his 30 minutes on the floor.
In addition to Pickett, Siena had three other scorers drop 14 points or more. Forward Elijah Burns was perhaps the most influential player on the floor for the Saints as he put up 19 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two blocks. Manny Camper pitched in with 14 points, eight rebounds, and four assists.
A fast-paced Siena team figures to offer more of a challenge for Xavier than the Musketeers’ first opponent, Jacksonville University. Despite severely outmatching Jacksonville, Xavier was only able to muster a 19-point victory, and they’re laying more than 20 points tonight.
Against Jacksonville, both Tyrique Jones and Naji Marshall scored 17 points. While Jones also snagged 11 rebounds, Jones added six rebounds, four assists, and two steals.
In total, four Musketeers scored at least 11 points.
|11-08-19||Loyola-Chicago +5.5 v. Furman||63-87||Loss||-110||9 h 12 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Loyola-Chicago +5½ -110
Both the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (1-0) and the Furman Paladins (1-0) kicked off the college basketball season with a win. Tonight, these two teams will go head to head.
In Loyola’s first game, which came against UC Davis, the Ramblers demolished their opponent by scoring 82 and holding the Aggies to just 48 points. Loyola jumped out to a 39-22 lead at the half and never looked back.
In the opening contest, four Loyola starters reached double-digit points. Center Cameron Krutwig led the way with 15 points in addition to his 11 assists and eight rebounds. Krutwig finished the night 6-for-8 from the floor, and figures to be a big part of Loyola’s plans going forward.
Tate Hall was another vital player for the Ramblers in the season opener. In total, Hall scored 14 points while racking up nine rebounds, four assists, and three steals.
Furman was on the road against Webber to open the season. A relatively close game ended in a seven-point victory for the Paladins.
Much of Furman’s offense came down to the trio of Noah Gurley, Alex Hunter, and Clay Mounce, who were the only three Paladins in double digits. Gurley was the leading scorer of the bunch with 18 points.
|11-08-19||Marist +7.5 v. VMI||58-56||Win||100||9 h 12 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Marist +7½ -110
The Marist Red Foxes are set to open their 2019-20 college basketball season with a matchup against the VMI Keydets (0-1).
Marist will be looking to improve upon a season in which they managed just 12 wins. To end the season, the Red Foxes followed up a four-game winning streak with a five-game losing streak, including a 71-68 overtime loss in the season finale.
Against non-conference competition last year, the Red Foxes went 5-7 while allowing 68.9 points per game and scoring 65.8 points per game.
On the flip side, VMI went 3-6 out of conference and allowed those opponents to score 81.8 points per game while scoring 70.9 points per game of their own.
The Keydets started the season with a 80-68 loss to East Carolina. In that contest, only two VMI players managed to get to double-digit points.
Greg Parham was the leading Keydets scorer by a wide margin with 23 points. Parham also added four rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Jake Stephens, who scored 10 points in 22 minutes, was the only other VMI player to reach double digits.
In addition to a lack of scoring, the Keydets have an issue slowing down opposing offenses. Against ECU, VMI allowed two Pirates to score 20 points or more.
|11-06-19||Cincinnati v. Ohio State -6.5||56-64||Win||100||13 h 47 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Ohio State -6½ -109
A pair of Ohio rivals will take the court in the season opener as the Cincinnati Bearcats go into Columbus to take on the #18 Ohio State Buckeyes.
After a strong 14-4 performance in the American Athletic Conference and a 28-7 season overall, head coach Mick Cronin left Cincinnati for greener pastures at UCLA. Cronin has been replaced by John Brannen, who led Northern Kentucky to two NCAA Tournament berths in three years.
Although they appear to be outmatched this evening, the Bearcats can lean on returning wing player Jarron Cumberland. Last season, Cumberland averaged 18.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.
Cincinnati will also send out transfer point guard Chris McNeal, who averaged 9.5 points a game last year, but who’s also going to be playing for his fifth team in five years.
After bringing in the top recruiting class in the Big Ten, the Buckeyes are ready to bounce back from a disappointing 20-15 season.
The Buckeyes have a host of talent ready to replace the likes of C.J. Jackson, who averaged 12 points and 3.5 assists per game last year. Look for E.J. Liddell, who highlights a freshman class as a 6-6, 236-pound all-around player who blocked 500 shots in high school.
|11-06-19||Belmont -6 v. Illinois State||Top||72-79||Loss||-114||13 h 59 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Belmont -6 -114
After losing their head coach to retirement and their star guard to graduation, the new-look Belmont Bruins will look to start the season strong against the Illinois State Redbirds.
Rick Byrd did a wonderful job in his last season in charge of the Bruins, leading the team to a 27-6 record and an NCAA Tournament berth. Byrd now hands to reigns over to his former player, Casey Alexander.
On the floor, Belmont also loses a big piece in the form of guard Dylan Windler, who was a first-round draft pick after a senior season in which he averaged 21.3 points and 10.8 rebounds per game.
However, the Bruins are returning three starters from a year ago, including OVC Freshman of the Year Nick Muszynski, who averaged 14.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
Last year, Belmont was the second-ranked scoring offense in college basketball with 86.9 points per game.
Illinois State was perfectly average last year. On top of a 9-9 record in MVC play, the Redbirds went 17-16 overall.
The Redbirds are returning only one starter from last season – Zach Copeland. If Illinois State will improve, they’ll likely need more than 9.6 points per game from Copeland.
|11-05-19||Pepperdine v. California +2.5||71-87||Win||100||13 h 42 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on California +2½ -109
Berkley, California will be the site of a non-conference season opener for both the Pepperdine Waves and Cal Golden Bears with the latter playing host.
Under first-year head coach Lorenzo Romar, Pepperdine won 10 more games than the year prior last season. However, the Waves still finished with a losing record after winning only 16 games and advanced the school’s streak of NCAA Tournament absences to 17 seasons.
Colbey Ross was Pepperdine’s standout player last year. On average, Ross put up 19.7 points and seven assists per game whilst shooting 39.6% from three. In addition to Ross, Pepperdine will feature Kameron Edwards, who scored 14.7 points with 6.2 rebounds per game, and Kessler Edwards who scored 10 points with 5.6 rebounds per game.
The Pepperdine offense played with pace under Romar, but left themselves open to attack on the defensive end. Opposing offenses were able to score by shooting 53.9% from the field.
California is looking for a quick turnaround after last year’s 8-23 season, and they brought in former Georgia head coach Mark Fox to do so. Fox finished with a winning record in each of his last five seasons with Georgia in a tough SEC.
Senior Justice Sueing led the 2018-19 Cal team with 14.3 points and six rebounds per game.
|11-05-19||Heat +4.5 v. Nuggets||Top||89-109||Loss||-109||14 h 5 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Heat +4½ -109
Through 12 total games, you’ll find only three losses between the Heat (5-1) and Nuggets (4-2). Tonight, these two teams will do battle in Denver.
Miami has been a pleasant surprise in the Eastern Conference. Only a 116-109 loss to the Timberwolves separates the Heat from a perfect record. Most recently, Miami won back-to-back games against the Hawks before taking down the Rockets in a comfortable win.
On average, the Heat are scoring 117.8 points and allowing 106.2 points per game.
The Heat are getting production from all over the place. In total, Miami has eight players scoring in the double digits on average. Of those eight, half are scoring at least 15 points per game. Kendrick Nunn leads the way with his 19.5 points per game.
The Nuggets jumped out to a 3-0 start before dropping two straight against Dallas and New Orleans, the latter of which felt like a blowout against a weak NBA roster. Most recently, Denver bounced back with a 91-87 win in Orlando.
On average, the Nuggets are scoring 103.5 points and allowing 103.2 points per game.
Nikola Jokic is scoring 15.8 points while averaging a team-high 10.5 rebounds and six assists per game. While Jokic is the most productive player, Jamal Murray is leading the team in scoring, with 18.5 points per game.