7-5 up 3.48 units
Spurs -6 for 5 units at -108. Spurs are on a 4 game win streak and get Leonard back tonight. Aldridge has done enough to carry the Spurs to their 19-8 record. Mavs have struggled against the Spurs’ defense in the two previous games this year. Mavs won’t have Smith Jr or Curry again in this one. Aldridge and Leonard carry the Spurs to a double digit win.
Wizards -4.5 for 3 units at -104. John Wall should be back. The Trevor Booker trade could help the Nets in the long run, but in the short run it will most likely hurt them. The Nets are also traveling back from Mexico, so I expect them to be a little sluggish in their first true home game in a while. Lay the points.
Kings -4.5 for 2 units at -105. No Devin Booker still for the Suns. Both teams have good young talent, but the Kings have a better defense. Fox has been looking better with 14 points in two of his last three games. Kings have been good against the spread recently and have been knocking down the 3s. Fading the Suns.
7-2 in NCAAB up 11.58 units
Memphis +1 for 2 units at -108. Jamal Johnson was one of the better recruits the AAC conference got last year. Johnson is proving himself over the last two games and has taken over the starting job. Tubby Smith says his team’s defense is getting better, but not where he wants it to be. Albany is a good team and is 4-1 on the road this year, but not good enough to be favored.
Michigan +5 for 2 units at -108. Texas should not be favored by this much. Both teams beat VCU, but Michigan did it more impressively. Texas will be without sophomore guard Andrew Jones in this one. Michigan will be without Mo Bamba because Shaka and Texas out recruited (outpaid?) the star freshman. Beilein will get to watch his recruit that got away tonight. Also, Texas has not played in about 12 days so look for them to come out a little flat.
Mississippi St +11.5 for 2 units at -111. I do like Cincy a lot more than Mississippi State, but MSU has looked good against a weak schedule. Cincy has struggled against the more athletic teams they have faced. Both these teams have a good defense, but I think Cincy is a little overrated here.