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|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||Pacers v. Magic UNDER 204||Top||109-102||Loss||-110||10 h 20 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Pacers/Magic under204 -110
After an 0-3 start to the year, the Pacers (5-4) have won five of their last six. Indiana now heads into Orlando as one of the hottest teams in the league for a matchup with the Magic (3-6). The over/under is set at 204 points.
Only a 122-120 overtime loss to Charlotte has kept Indiana from winning six straight. On this streak, the Pacers have held opponents to 95 points or fewer on two occasions, and 108 points or fewer on five occasions.
On average, the Pacers are scoring 109.3 points and allowing 106.3 points per game.
Point guard Malcolm Brogdon is leading the Pacers with 21 points and nine assists per game. Domantas Sabonis is also off to an impressive start, averaging 19.9 points and a team-leading 12.6 rebounds per game. In total, five Pacers are averaging at least 14.8 points per game.
Orlando is coming off a win in which they held Memphis to just 86 points, but the Magic lost their four previous games in a row. In three of those four losses, Orlando failed to score more than 94 points.
On average, the Magic are scoring 97.7 points while allowing 98.2 points per game.
Nikola Vucevic leads all Orlando scorers with just 17 points per game.
|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.
|11-09-19||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||Bucks v. Jazz UNDER 217.5||Top||100-103||Win||100||13 h 4 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Bucks/Jazz under217½ -109
Both the Bucks (6-2) and the Jazz (5-3) figure to be two of the NBA’s better teams when the season comes to an end. Tonight, they’ll test one another in a game in Utah. The over/under is set at 217.5 points.
After a surprising 2-2 start to the season, Milwaukee has ripped off four wins in a row. They’ve finally looked like the Eastern Conference juggernauts of last year by holding three of their four opponents in this winning streak to 106 points or fewer.
On average, the Bucks are scoring 122.3 points and allowing 112 points per game.
In Milwaukee’s most recent contest – a 129-124 win over the Clippers – Giannis Antetokounmpo earned game-high marks with 38 points and 16 rebounds.
After two straight defeats, the Jazz responded with a 106-104 win over the 76ers. As a team, Utah has topped 106 points just twice this year. Thus far, no Utah opponent has scored more than 105 points in a game.
On average, the Jazz are scoring 100.8 points and allowing 96.6 points per game.
Other than Donovan Mitchell and Bojan Bogdanovic, the Jazz don’t have a player averaging 13 points or more. Mitchell is putting up 25.5 points per game while Bogdanovic is adding another 20.1 points.
|11-08-19||Cavs v. Wizards OVER 229.5||113-100||Loss||-110||10 h 6 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Cavs/Wizards over229½ -110
Between them, the Cavaliers (2-5) and Wizards (2-5) have just four combined wins out of 14 games. Tonight, these teams will go head to head in the nation’s capital. The over/under is set at 229.5 points.
After a 117-111 win over Chicago, the Cavs have lost three games in a row. Out of those three losses, Cleveland’s opponents scored at least 119 points in two of them.
On average, the Cavaliers are scoring 106.1 points and allowing 112.1 points per game.
Kevin Love has continued his impressive start to the NBA season. Thus far, Love is averaging 18.9 points, 14.4 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game, all of which are team highs. Between Love, Collin Sexton, Tristan Thompson, and Jordan Clarkson, Cleveland has four players averaging 15 points or more per game.
The Wizards are coming off a 121-106 loss to the Pacers two nights ago. Of Washington’s five losses, their opponents have only scored fewer than 121 points on one occasion.
On average, the Wizards are scoring 115.3 points and allowing 118.1 points per game.
Bradley Beal leads the Wizards with 27 points per game in addition to his 6.1 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game. However, Washington can boast seven players averaging at least 10 points per game.
|11-08-19||Pistons v. Pacers OVER 210||106-112||Win||100||10 h 41 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Pistons/Pacers over210 -110
In a fight for the second spot in the Central division of the Eastern Conference, the Pacers (4-4) will host the Pistons (4-5) in Indiana. The over/under is set at 210 points.
The Pistons are winners of two of their last three contests. In those two wins, Detroit scored 113 points or more. In each of their five losses, the Pistons allowed at least 115 points per game.
On average, the Pistons are scoring 108.8 points and allowing 111.2 points per game.
Center Andre Drummond has been a beast throughout the beginning of the NBA season. Thus far, Drummond is averaging 21.9 points and 18.6 rebounds per game. Derrick Rose isn’t far behind Drummond, scoring 20.8 points per game of his own.
After starting the season with three-straight losses, the Pacers have won four of their past five games. In three of their last five contests, Indiana has scored at least 118 points.
On average, the Pacers are scoring 109 points and allowing 106.4 points per game.
Of the five players averaging at least 14 points per game, Pacers point guard Malcolm Brogdon leads the way with 22.3 points and 9.9 assists per game.
|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.
|11-07-19||Heat v. Suns OVER 219||Top||124-108||Win||100||14 h 35 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Heat/Suns over219 -109
Both the Heat (5-2) and the Suns (5-2) have gotten out to fast starts this season. Tonight, the Suns will play host to the Heat in Phoenix. The over/under is set at 219 points.
Before losing a 109-89 game to the Nuggets in their last outing, Miami ripped off three wins in a row before that. In those victories over Atlanta (twice) and Houston, the Heat scored 106, 112, and 129 points.
On average, the Heat are scoring 113.7 points and allowing 106.6 points per game.
The Heat have plenty of guys capable of scoring points. With Jimmy Butler back on the floor, Miami has seven players averaging at least 10 points per game and three players averaging at least 15 points per game. Leading the way is Kendrick Nunn, who’s scoring 18.3 points per game.
The Suns have been a pleasant surprise in the Western Conference, earning a spot between the two Los Angeles clubs in the Pacific division. Phoenix now finds itself in the midst of a three-game winning streak with victories over Golden State, Memphis, and Philadelphia.
On average, the Suns are scoring 115 points and allowing 106.4 points per game.
For Phoenix, the scoring starts with Devin Booker, who’s averaging 26.1 points per game. Ricky Rubio has found new life in the desert, averaging 12.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, and a team-high 8.5 assists per game.
|11-06-19||76ers v. Jazz UNDER 212||Top||104-106||Win||100||13 h 0 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on 76ers/Jazz under212 -110
After suffering their first loss of the season, the 76ers (5-1) will try to bounce back in Utah when they take on the Jazz (4-3) this evening. The over/under is set at 212 points.
With Joel Embiid serving his suspension, Philadelphia didn’t have enough to keep up with the Suns on Monday. By a score of 114-109, Philly lost for the first time after starting the season on a five-game winning streak.
On average, the 76ers are scoring 114 points and allowing 107.3 points per game.
Led by Embiid’s 23.3 points per game, the 76ers have five players averaging at least 13 points. Tobias Harris has been good to start the season, averaging 20.3 points and 8.8 rebounds.
After three wins in a row, the Jazz have dropped their last two contests. In those losses, Utah only managed 101 and 94 points. Through seven games, the Jazz have scored more than 101 points only twice.
On average, the Jazz are scoring 100 points and allowing 95.6 points per game.
For Utah, the scoring is up to Donovan Mitchell and Bojan Bogdanovic. Mitchell is averaging 25.7 points and Bogdanovic is averaging 20.2, but no other Jazz player is averaging more than 12.4 points.
|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.
|11-06-19||Kings v. Raptors OVER 218.5||120-124||Win||100||11 h 7 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Kings/Raptors over218½ -110
The Raptors (4-2) have responded well to losing their superstar player after last year’s championship. Tonight, they’ll host the struggling Kings (2-5) in Toronto. The over/under is set at 218.5 points.
Sacramento opened the season with a five-game losing streak. However, the Kings have entered the month of November looking like a new team. After a one-point victory over Utah, the Kings took care of the Knicks to win their second straight contest.
On average, Sacramento is scoring 101.1 points while allowing 110.1 points per game.
The duo of De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield is finding its feet for Sacramento. In the win against New York, Fox went for 24 points with six assists, and Hield added another 22 points with four rebounds.
With three wins in a row over Chicago, Orlando, and Detroit, the Raptors showed that they’re not going to fall apart after Kawhi Leonard’s departure. However, Toronto fell to Milwaukee by 10 in their most recent game.
On average, the Raptors are scoring 113 points and allowing 106.8 points per game.
Pascal Siakam is quickly evolving into a star. Thus far, he leads Toronto with 26 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Kyle Lowry has been productive as well, scoring 24 points per game in addition to 6.8 assists and five rebounds.
|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.
|11-05-19||Lakers -7 v. Bulls||118-112||Loss||-109||12 h 13 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Lakers -7 -109
All of a sudden, the Lakers (5-1) look like the best team in the NBA. This evening, the Bulls (2-5) will do their best to slow down L.A. when they host LeBron and company in Chicago.
Since dropping the season opener to the cross-town rival Clippers, the Lakers have ripped off five victories in a row. Defense has been the special ingredient on this streak that includes wins over Utah and San Antonio.
On average, the Lakers are scoring 109.8 points and allowing 99.3 points per game.
When LeBron recruited Anthony Davis, the Lakers instantly had one of the best duos in basketball. So far, it’s showing. While James is scoring 25.5 points per game while leading the team with 11.2 assists and 1.5 steals per game, Davis is tops on the Lakers with 28.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, and three blocks per game.
The Bulls haven’t had much success through the early part of the NBA season. After notching their second win of the season at the start of November, Chicago then lost handily to the Pacers.
On average, the Bulls are scoring 105 points and allowing 110.3 points per game.
Zach LaVine continues to be the leading scorer for Chicago. On the season, LaVine is averaging 21.1 points, four rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game.
|11-05-19||Bradley -4.5 v. St. Joe's||Top||81-86||Loss||-109||12 h 42 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Bradley -4½ -109
The Hawks of St. Joe’s will kick off the season with a non-conference contest as they host the Bradley Braves.
Bradley is coming off a strong 20-15 season in which they won nine of their 18 games in conference play. With Drake leading the conference, the Braves finished fifth in the MVC standings.
By allowing just 65.3 points per game, Bradley ranked 35th in the nation a year ago. The Braves were clearly a defensive team, as they ranked 366th with their 66.5 points per game on offense.
St. Joe’s was one of the weaker teams in the Atlantic 10 Conference, trailing well behind 25-8 VCU and 24-10 Davidson. With just six wins out of their 14-19 record coming in the conference, the Hawks will need a big improvement if they’ll come close to competing for anything meaningful this year.
The Hawks were a mediocre team on both side of the ball a season ago. While St. Joe’s ranked 269th in scoring offense with 70.5 points per game, they ranked 211th in scoring defense with 72.6 points allowed.
After serving as St. Joe’s captain for three years, guard Lamarr Kimble transferred to Louisville, taking his 15.6 points per game with him.
|11-05-19||George Washington +6.5 v. Towson||58-72||Loss||-110||11 h 15 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on George Washington +6½ -110
Both the George Washington Colonials and Towson Tigers struggled throughout the season last year. Tonight, both teams will aim to start a new campaign on the right foot as they face off on Towson’s home floor.
In the Atlantic Ten, George Washington managed just four conference wins as part of their 9-24 overall record. Meanwhile, Towson earned a similar record of 10-22 while going 6-12 in the Colonial Athletic Association.
After last year’s underperformance, the Colonials decided a change was needed at head coach. So, George Washington opted to hire Jamion Christian, who spent a single year in Siena, where he led the Saints to a record of 17-16 and 11-7 in conference play.
Christian will try to open things up for guard Maceo Jack, who returns as the team’s third-leading scorer form a year ago with 11.5 points per game.
Towson played decent defensive basketball last year, holding opponents to 43.6% shooting from the field. However, the Tigers’ offensive production was severely lacking. By shooting 32.7% from three and 43.5% from the field, Towson struggled to outscore anyone.
Senior Brain Fobbs led the team with 17.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.
|11-05-19||Virginia Tech v. Clemson -6.5||67-60||Loss||-105||11 h 35 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Clemson -6½ -105
Neither the Virginia Tech Hokies or the Clemson Tigers will be ranked as the 2019-20 college basketball season gets underway. Tonight, these two teams will go head to head on Clemson’s home court.
Last year, Clemson finished with a record of 20-14 and went 9-9 in ACC play. Virginia Tech finished the season with a 26-9 record that included a 12-6 performance in the conference.
These two squads most recently met back in February. Although you can’t necessarily glean too much from a contest between last year’s teams, it’s worth noting that Clemson earned a 59-51 victory at home.
After a trip to the Sweet 16, head coach Buzz Williams departed Virginia Tech in favor of Texas A&M. Now, new coach Mike Young will have to see what he can do without the team’s top five scorer from a season ago, all of whom are no longer with the Hokies.
Finding offense will be tough for a Virginia Tech team that ranked 170th in the nation with 73.5 points per game last season.
By allowing just 63.9 points per game last year, the Tigers ranked 23rd in scoring defense. Offensively, Clemson will be counting on Curran Scott, who scored 8.9 points a game at Tulsa, and Tevin Mack, who scored nine points per game at Alabama.
|11-05-19||VMI v. East Carolina -7.5||68-80||Win||100||10 h 37 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on East Carolina -7½ -109
After a 10-21 season, the East Carolina Pirates are aiming for a more successful season this year. To start towards that goal, the Pirates will play host to the VMI Keydets in the first game of the new campaign.
VMI finished the 2018-19 season as one of the worst teams in the Southern Conference. Only Western Carolina was worse in a conference that featured the likes of Wofford, UNC Greensboro, and Furman.
The Keydets don’t have a lot to build on, and it’s gotten even worse after guard Bubba Parham, who led the Southern Conference in scoring, decided to transfer away from VMI to Georgia Tech. Without another scorer averaging even 11 points per game a season ago, VMI will miss the 21.4 points per game Parham racked up last year.
East Carolina only managed three wins out of 18 conference games last season to finish 13 games back of the AAC-leading Houston Cougars.
Second-year head coach Joe Dooley is spearheading one of the biggest rebuilds in the country with only two players returning from last year’s squad: Seth LeDay, who scored 11 points per game, and Jayden Gardner, who scored 16.3 points per game. 11 newcomers are joining this Pirates team.
|11-05-19||Louisville v. Miami-FL +7||87-74||Loss||-105||9 h 29 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Miami-FL +7 -105
After finished with a record of 20-14 a year ago, the #5 Louisville Cardinals are set to kick off the college basketball season against the Miami Hurricanes in Coral Gables.
While both teams will be short-handed to start the season, Louisville will have the biggest of the losses with the absence of center Malik Williams, who averaged 9.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game in his last five games. After breaking his foot in September, Williams is likely to return later this month.
In Williams’ place will be Steven Enoch, who averaged 10 points and 5.6 rebounds per game from the bench over the Cardinals last 20 games.
Miami is looking to rebound from a 14-18 season, and they should have more talent and depth in that endeavor. Last season, the Hurricanes played the majority of their games with a seven-man rotation. This year, Miami should have more to offer with center Rodney Miller and forwards Sam Waardenburg and Anthony Walker in the frontcourt.
Last season, guard Chris Lykes led the Hurricanes with 16.2 points per game in addition to his 3.2 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game. Guard Dejan Vasiljevic was the best shooter on the team, hitting 91.8% of his free throws and 36.7% of his attempts from three.
|11-04-19||Rockets v. Grizzlies UNDER 234||Top||107-100||Win||100||11 h 5 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Rockets/Grizzlies under234 -110
While the Rockets (3-3) continue to struggle on defense, the Grizzlies (1-4) are just, plain struggling. Tonight, these two teams will go head to head in Memphis. The over/under is set at 234 points.
Houston is set for its fourth-straight game on the road after playing in Washington D.C., Brooklyn, and Miami. In all three contests, the Rockets showed they’ll need a lot of offense to overcome their weak defense. In losses to the Heat and Nets, Houston allowed 123 points or more. In their victory over the Wizards, the Rockets allowed 158.
On average, the Rockets are scoring 121.3 points per game while allowing 127 points per game.
It’s no surprise to see James Harden leading the Rockets in scoring with 35.3 points per game. In addition to a team-high 9.8 rebounds and 9.2 rebounds per game, Russell Westbrook has added another 21.2 points per contest.
The Grizzlies needed overtime to take down Brooklyn and earn their first win of the season. Memphis has been unable to win or surpass 105 points in any of their four other games.
On average, Memphis is scoring 106.6 points per game while allowing 119.4 points per game.
With a team-leading 18.8 points per game, Ja Morant has gotten off to a great start to his NBA career. However, the Grizzlies don’t have another player averaging more than 13.2 points per game.
|11-04-19||Bucks -6 v. Wolves||134-106||Win||100||11 h 35 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Bucks -6 -109
A pair of strong NBA rosters will face off in Minnesota this evening when the Timberwolves (4-1) play host to the Bucks (4-2).
Milwaukee has regained some of its preseason shine with a pair of victories over Orlando and Toronto. The Bucks won both those games handily, despite having to play them on consecutive days.
On average, the Bucks are scoring 119.2 points per game while allowing 111 points per game.
Milwaukee will go as far as Giannis Antetokounmpo takes them, and that will likely be enough for a deep postseason run. So far, Giannis leads the Bucks with 26.7 points, 13.8 rebounds, 7.7 assists, and 1.3 steals per game.
In Milwaukee’s most recent game, Giannis had a game-high 36 points in addition to 15 rebounds and eight assists. Three other Bucks starters pitched in with at least 11 points in the game.
Only a loss to the 76ers that featured a scuffle between Karl-Anthony Towns and Joel Embiid has kept Minnesota from earning a perfect record through five games. Most recently, the Wolves defeated the Wizards 131-109.
On average, the Wolves are scoring 118 points and allowing 112 points per game.
Towns has been Minnesota’s best player through the opening part of the season. With 27.2 points and 11.5 rebounds per game, Towns leads the Wolves.
|11-03-19||Mavs -4.5 v. Cavs||Top||131-111||Win||100||13 h 31 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Mavs -4½ -109
It’s been a strong start to the season for the Mavericks (3-2), who took the Lakers to overtime two night ago. Tonight, Dallas will go into Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers (2-3).
That overtime loss to Los Angeles was one of just two Dallas losses, with the other coming in a two-point game against a strong Portland team. The Mavericks have been able to take down the Pelicans, Wizards, and Nuggets so far this season.
On average, the Mavericks are scoring 113.8 points per game while allowing 112.4 points per game.
Of the star duos in the NBA, the pair of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are often forgotten behind the offerings of the Lakers, Clippers, or Rockets. However, the Dallas duo has been very strong. While Porzingis leads the team with two blocks per game in addition to his 21 points per game, Doncic leads the Mavs with 26.2 points, 9.6 rebounds, 8.4 assists, and 1.8 steals per game.
The Cavaliers have an interesting collection of talents, but they’re currently trying to get back to .500. Most recently, Cleveland lost to Indiana after having beaten the Pacers earlier in the season.
On average, the Cavaliers are scoring 103.8 points per game while allowing 107 points per game.
Kevin Love is back to averaging a double-double so far this year with his 17.2 points and 16.8 rebounds per contest. Tristan Thompson is also off to a solid start with 17.6 points and 11.4 rebounds per game.
|11-03-19||Kings +1 v. Knicks||113-92||Win||100||9 h 28 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Kings +1 -114
An early-evening NBA matchup will feature two of the worst teams in the league when the Knicks (1-5) host the Kings (1-5) in New York. No matter what, one of these squads will start the year with just one win out of their first seven games.
After dropping their first five contests of the season, Sacramento was able to scrape together their first victory in a one-point game against a strong Utah team. De’Aaron Fox led the Kings in that contest with his game-high 25 points.
On average, the Kings are scoring 99.2 points per game and allowing 113.2 points per game.
Fox leads the team on the season with his 17.7 points per game in addition to his 6.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds per contest. Buddy Hield struggled from the three-point line in the team’s win over the Jazz, but he’s normally very capable from that range, which is why he’s averaging 16.3 points per game.
Since defeating Chicago towards the end of October, the Knicks have lost two straight to Orlando and Boston. In that contest against the Magic, New York only scored 83 points.
On average, the Knicks are scoring 100.8 points per game while allowing 108 points per game.
While Julius Randle leads New York in both rebounds, with 11 per game, and assists, with five per game, young RJ Barrett is the team’s leading scorer with 17.7 points per game.
|11-02-19||Nuggets v. Magic UNDER 202||Top||91-87||Win||100||12 h 4 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Nuggets/Magic under202 -105
A team with championship aspirations will face off with a team on the rebuild tonight when the Nuggets (3-2) head into Orlando to take on the Magic (2-3). The over/under is set at 202 points.
Since a strong 3-0 start to the season, Denver has dropped two straight to Dallas and New Orleans. Including an overtime win against Phoenix, the Nuggets have failed to score more than 108 points through their first five games.
While the Nuggets have six scorers averaging double-digit points, no players has more than Jamal Murray’s 17.8 points per game. Nikola Jokic is having the largest all-around impact with his 15 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per game.
The Nuggets are averaging 106 points per game and allowing 106.4 points per game.
Orlando is aiming to get back to .500 after dropping three of their last four, and it isn’t likely they’ll do so if they allow Denver to get over 100 points. Through five games, the Magic have yet to score more than 99 points.
Only three Orlando players are averaging at least 10 points, led by Evan Fournier’s 18 points per game.
On average, the Magic are scoring 94.8 points per game while allowing 99.6 points per game.
|11-02-19||Pelicans v. Thunder OVER 228.5||104-115||Loss||-110||10 h 57 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Pelicans/Thunder over228½ -110
After losing their duo of stars in the offseason, the Thunder (1-4) have gotten off to a rough start to the season. In a late afternoon matchup, the Thunder will host the Pelicans (1-4) in Oklahoma City. The over/under is set at 228.5 points.
With first overall pick Zion Williamson yet to return from injury, New Orleans dropped their first four games of the season. However, they’re fresh off their first win of the year in which they cruised to victory over a strong Nuggets team.
Brandon Ingram, Jahlil Okafor, and Frank Jackson all pitched in with at least 21 points. Okafor’s 26-point performance was the best on the night, and helped him earn a plus/minus of +19. On the season, Ingram is leading the way with a team-high 26.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
Oklahoma City got in on the Warriors-bashing parade with a 120-92 win, but that’s been their only victory of this young season. Since then, the Thunder have lost a pair of games to Houston and Portland.
The Thunder are trying to win with a true team effort. While Shai Alexander leads the team with 21.6 point per game, Steven Adams is tops on the team with 11.8 rebounds per game, and Dennis Schroder has a team-high 4.4 rebounds per game.
While New Orleans is scoring 121.2 points per game, Oklahoma City is scoring 102.2 points per game.
|11-01-19||Bucks v. Magic UNDER 216||Top||123-91||Win||100||12 h 5 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Bucks/Magic under216 -110
It’s been a disappointing start to the season for the Bucks (2-2), who don’t figure to lose many games this year. Tonight, Milwaukee will be on the road to take on the Magic (2-2) in Orlando. The over/under is set at 216 points.
The Bucks haven’t faced the easiest schedule in the world to start the 2019-20 season, but they would have expected better results. Although Milwaukee earned wins over Houston and Cleveland, they fell to Miami and Boston.
Thus far, the Bucks are averaging 119.3 points per game while allowing 117.5 points per game.
Khris Middleton has gotten off to a strong start with 20.8 points per game, but this is Giannis Antetokounmpo’s team, and he’s showing it. With 23.8 points, 13.5 rebounds, and eight assists per game, Giannis leads the Bucks in all three categories.
Generally speaking, the Magic have been involved in low-scoring affairs so far this season. Orlando’s two wins came in a 94-85 win over Cleveland and a 95-83 win over the Knicks. In their four games, the Magic have yet to score 100 points.
On average, the Magic are scoring 95.8 points per game while allowing 93.8 points per game.
While Orlando doesn’t have a dominant player in the lineup, Nikola Vucevic has been a strong performer with 15.8 points and a team-leading 11.2 rebounds per game.
|11-01-19||Cavs v. Pacers OVER 212||95-102||Loss||-109||11 h 43 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Cavs/Pacers over212 -109
Both the Cavaliers (2-2) and Pacers (1-3) will need to keep pace with the Bucks if they want to compete for the division title. Tonight, the Pacers will host the Cavs in Indiana. The over/under is set at 212 points.
Cleveland is coming off a 117-111 win over the Bulls after losing at Milwaukee the game before. For a preview of tonight’s matchup, we can look at the Cavaliers’ second game of the season in which they took down the Pacers by a score of 110-99.
On average, the Cavaliers are scoring 106 points per game while allowing 108.3 points per game.
A lack of star power has allowed center Tristan Thompson to spread his wings. Thus far, Thompson is scoring a team-leading 20.3 points while reeling in 11.8 rebounds per game. Kevin Love has been productive as well, scoring 16 points and adding a team-leading 16.8 rebounds per game.
The Pacers finally got a win in a 118-108 game against Brooklyn after starting the season with three straight losses. Tonight’s game against Cleveland will be Indiana’s first home game since the season opener.
On average, the Pacers are scoring 105.3 points per game while allowing 108.3 points per game.
Domantis Sabonis and Malcolm Brogdon lead the way for Indiana. While Sabonis is averaging 22.8 points and 10 rebounds per game, Brogdon is averaging 22 points and 11.3 assists per game.
|10-31-19||Spurs v. Clippers OVER 226||Top||97-103||Loss||-109||13 h 14 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Spurs/Clippers over226 -109
When Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers (3-2) play host to Leonard’s first team, the Spurs (3-0), they’ll be facing an undefeated squad. The over/under is set at 226 points.
San Antonio hasn’t played many games yet, but they’ve won them all. All at home, the Spurs took down the Knicks and Wizards before winning by three against a good Trail Blazers team three nights ago. Thus far, the Spurs have scored at least 113 in every contest.
Earning an average of 119 points per game, San Antonio is able to lean on five double-digit scorers and two players averaging more than 20 points per game. With 22 points per game, DeMar DeRozan leads the Spurs alongside LaMarcus Aldridge, who’s averaging 21.3 points, eight rebounds, and 2.7 blocks.
The Clippers have lost two of their last three games, but they’ve scored at least 111 points in every contest aside from yesterday’s loss to the Jazz. On average, the Clippers score 116 points per game while allowing 112 points per game.
In Paul George’s absence, the trio of Leonard, Lou Williams, and Montrezl Harris continue to lead Los Angeles in scoring. In addition to Harris’ 18.4 points and Williams’ 22.6 points per game, Leonard is averaging 27 points, 7.5 assists, and 6.5 rebounds per game.
|10-30-19||Clippers v. Jazz -1.5||Top||96-110||Win||100||15 h 5 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Jazz -1½ -105
The Clippers (3-1) are the favorites to win the Western Conference as well as the NBA Finals, but there’s plenty of good competition aiming for an upset. One of those good competitors is a talented Jazz team (3-1). Tonight, the Jazz are hoping to prove they can play with anyone when they host Los Angeles.
After opening the season with a pair of relatively comfortable wins over the Lakers and Warriors, the Clippers fell to the Suns before rebounding against Charlotte with a 111-96 victory.
With a 52% field goal percentage, the Clippers are averaging 121.5 points per game while holding their competition to 112.5 points per game.
There’s a sharp drop off in scoring without Paul George on the floor for Los Angeles. Kawhi Leonard, Lou Williams, and Montrezl Harrell are all averaging at least 20 points per game, but the next scorer on the list is Landry Shamet, who’s scoring just 10.3 points per game.
The Jazz have every chance to compete for a Western Conference championship, especially if Donovan Mitchell can take the next step towards superstardom. So far, he’s helped Utah to three wins out of four, with only a loss to the Lakers blemishing the record.
Mitchell, who’s averaging 24 points, five rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game, is getting help from CJ McCollum, who’s scoring 23.7 points per game of his own.
The most impressive aspect of the Jazz in the early part of the season is their ability to hold all four opponents to 95 points or fewer.
|10-30-19||Blazers -1 v. Thunder||102-99||Win||100||12 h 54 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Blazers -1 -109
Through four games of the NBA season, the Trail Blazers (2-2) are a .500 team. Tonight, Portland will travel into Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder (1-3).
Portland is now set for its third-straight road game after going 2-1 against the Kings, Mavericks, and Spurs, with their only loss coming in the second game of a back-to-back against San Antonio. Before this road trip, the Blazers opened the season with a 108-100 loss to Denver.
On average, the Blazer are scoring 113.3 points and allowing 113 points per game.
The scoring duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum has picked up where it left off a season ago. So far, Lillard is averaging 30.8 points per game while McCollum is adding another 23.3 points per game.
Hassan Whiteside has gotten off to a great start for Portland, as he’s dominated the boards with 12.3 rebounds per game while pitching in offensively with 13 points per contest.
The Thunder haven’t found much success in this early season. Of their three losses, Oklahoma City failed to score more than a 95 points in two of them. On average, the Thunder are scoring 103 points per game while allowing 101.3 points.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been the top scorer for Oklahoma City, averaging 23.8 points per game. The only other Thunder player over 14 points per game is Danilo Gallinari, who’s scoring 19.3 points per game.
|10-30-19||Bucks v. Celtics UNDER 223||105-116||Win||100||12 h 11 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Bucks/Celtics under223 -110
As the Celtics (2-1) continue their opening stretch of games against Eastern Conference contenders, they’ll host the Bucks (2-1) in Boston this evening. The over/under is set at 223 points.
Milwaukee kicked off the season with a 117-111 win over Houston before falling to Miami in an overtime contest. The Bucks then rebounded with a 129-point performance in a victory against Cleveland two days ago.
Thus far, the Bucks are averaging 124 points while allowing 118 points per game.
As expected, Giannis Antetokounmpo is the main man in Milwaukee. With 24.3 points, 13.3 rebounds, and nine assists per game, the Greek Freak leads the Bucks in all three categories. Khris Middleton is the second scoring option for the Bucks right now, as he’s averaging 19 points per game alongside his 6.7 rebounds per contest.
The Celtics opened the season against two teams that figure to compete for some of the higher playoff seeds. After falling to Philadelphia in the season opener, Boston took down Toronto by a score of 112-106. With a good defensive performance, the Celtics held the Knicks to fewer than 100 points in a win on Monday.
A balanced Boston team features a slew of scorers, but without anyone who figures to compete for a scoring title. The Celtics can boast four players with at least 16 points per game between Kemba Walker (22 points), Jayson Tatum (20.3 points), Jaylen Brown (17.3), and Gordon Hayward (16.3 points).
|10-29-19||Hawks v. Heat -8||Top||97-112||Win||100||10 h 4 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Heat -8 -105
Through three games, the Hawks (2-1) and Heat (2-1) have identical records. Tonight, the Heat are set to host the Hawks in Miami.
Atlanta opened the season with a pair of wins over Detroit and Orlando. Most recently, the Hawks took their first loss in a tight 105-103 game against Philadelphia. With a win this evening, the Hawks would take control of the Southeast division.
Through three games, Trae Young has been exceptional for Atlanta. Young leads the team in both points, with 34 points per game, and assists, with nine per game. However, it’s hard to find a second scorer on the Hawks right now. John Collins, who leads the team with 10 boards per game, is second on the team with 14.3 points per game.
The Heat have followed the same path to 2-1 as the Hawks by winning their first two contests before dropping the third. It’s easier to forgive Miami’s loss, though, as it came in the second game of a back-to-back.
In the Heat’s overtime win against Milwaukee, Goran Dragic led the team in scoring from the bench with 25 points. On the season, Dragic is tied with Justice Winslow as the second-leading scorer with 19 points per game.
Playing less than 32 minutes per game, Kendrick Nunn leads Miami with 22.3 points per game.
|10-28-19||Nuggets v. Kings OVER 218.5||Top||101-94||Loss||-109||14 h 17 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Nuggets/Kings over218½ -109
As the Kings (0-3) go in search of their first win of the season, they’ll host the Nuggets (2-0) in Sacramento this evening. The over/under is set at 218.5 points.
The undefeated Nuggets have scored exactly 108 points in each of their first two games. Most recently, Denver defeated the Suns by a single point in overtime.
In that Phoenix game, Jamal Murray led all Nuggets players with 27 points. Murray also added seven rebounds and three assists on his way to a +3 plus/minus.
However, the star of the game was Nikola Jokic, who earned a triple-double with 23 points, 14 rebounds, and 12 assists.
The winless Kings are allowing 119.7 points per game while scoring an average of just 96 points. Most recently, Sacramento lost to Utah by a score of 113-81 with a dreadful shooting performance that included shooting 37% from the field and 26.9% from three.
When you only score 81 points, you likely don’t have any big-time scorers. That was certainly the case for the Kings, who only had two players in double digits – Dewayne Dedmond (11 points) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (10 points).
The Nuggets should be able to score relatively easily on a poor Sacramento defense, and the Kings aren’t likely to be as bad shooting the basketball as they were two days ago.
|10-28-19||Blazers v. Spurs OVER 220||110-113||Win||100||11 h 2 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Blazers/Spurs over220 -109
One of the better teams in the West is set to face off with a perennial powerhouse in the conference as the Blazers (2-1) go into San Antonio to take on the Spurs (2-0). The over/under is set at 220 points.
Since losing to the Nuggets in the season opener, Portland has responded with a pair of wins over Sacramento and Dallas. In those two recent games, the Trail Blazers scored 122 and 121 points. On average, the Blazers are scoring 114.3 points per game while allowing 113 points per game.
Early in the season, Portland appears to have a very strong trio in the starting lineup. While CJ McCollum offers a second scoring option with 22 points per game, Damian Lillard leads the team with 31.7 points and six assists per game. The surprise has been Hassan Whiteside, who’s been a beast in the post with 14.7 points and 14 rebounds per game.
The ever-steady Spurs opened the year with wins over the Knicks and Wizards, scoring 120 and then 124 points. On average, San Antonio is scoring 122 points per game while allowing 116.5 points per game.
The Spurs offer a talented trio of their own between LaMarcus Aldridge, who leads the team with 24.5 points per game, DeMar DeRozan, who is averaging 19.5 points per game, and Dejounte Murray, who leads the team with nine rebounds and five assists per game in addition to his 18.5 points.
|10-28-19||Bulls v. Knicks UNDER 223||98-105||Win||100||9 h 19 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Bulls/Knicks under223 -109
The winless Knicks (0-3) are set to host their second home game of the season this evening as they welcome the Bulls (1-2) to New York. The over/under is set at 223 points.
Since taking a tough, one-point loss to Charlotte to open the season, Chicago took down Memphis by eight and lost a 108-84 game that came as the second game in as many days. On average, the Bulls are scoring 106.3 points per game while allowing 112 points per game.
With 21.3 points per game, Zach LaVine leads all Bulls in scoring. It’s been a decent start to the year for LaVine, who also leads the team with five assists per game in addition to his 4.3 rebounds.
Lauri Markkanen offers the second part of Chicago’s one-two punch alongside LaVine. With 11.7 rebounds per game, Markkanen leads the Bulls on the boards.
New York managed just 95 points in their most recent game – a 118-95 loss to Boston – but it came on the latter end of a back-to-back. The night prior, the Knicks only lost by four points to Brooklyn.
It’s been a very bright start to the season for rookie RJ Barrett. Through his first three games, Barrett is averaging 21 points, five rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game.
Julius Randle has been another solid player for the Knicks, scoring an average of 16.3 points per game while bringing in a team-leading 10.7 rebounds.
|10-27-19||Blazers v. Mavs UNDER 221||Top||121-119||Loss||-115||12 h 4 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Blazers/Mavs under221 -115
Tonight, the Trail Blazers (1-1) will have the chance to hand the Mavericks (2-0) their first loss of this young season when they tip off in Dallas. The over/under will be set at 221 points.
Portland followed up a 108-100 opening night loss against Denver with a 122-112 win over Sacramento. Now, the Trail Blazers are set for their second road game in three days.
Against the Kings, both Damian Lillard and Hassan Whiteside earned a plus/minus of +23. Lillard finished the game with 35 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Whiteside was second on the Blazers in scoring with 22 points in addition to his nine rebounds and three assists.
In their two victories, Dallas scored 108 and then 123 points. A field goal percentage of 47.3% has allowed the Mavericks to outscore their opponents by seven and eight points.
Luka Doncic leads the Mavericks in nearly every major category with 29.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 6.5 assists per game. Against New Orleans, Kristaps Porzingis was a huge presence with 24 points, four rebounds, three assists, and five blocks.
On average, the Trail Blazers are allowing 110 points per game and the Mavericks are allowing 108 points per game.
|10-26-19||Celtics v. Knicks OVER 212.5||118-95||Win||100||13 h 32 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Celtics/Knicks over212½ -110
With both teams playing the second game of a back-to-back this evening, the Knicks (0-2) are looking for their first win against the Celtics (1-1) in New York. The over/under is set at 212.5 points.
Boston followed up an opening night loss to the 76ers with a 112-106 win over the Raptors yesterday. The performance on the offensive end of the floor was a big step up from the Philly game, in which they managed just 93 points.
Against Toronto, the Celtics had three scorers over 20 points. While Kemba Walker scored 22, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown led the way with 25 points, nine rebounds, and four assists each.
Tatum led the way from the three-point line, making four of his seven attempts.
The Knicks will play their first home game of the season after losing on the road against San Antonio and Brooklyn. New York was competitive in both contests, scoring at least 109 points in each.
Against the Nets, six Knicks were in double digits. Allonzo Trier led all New York players with 22 points from the bench. Knicks fans will be excited to see RJ Barrett lead the starters with 16 points in addition to his three rebounds, three assists, and six steals.
|10-26-19||Heat v. Bucks UNDER 225.5||Top||131-126||Loss||-110||10 h 2 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Heat/Bucks under225½ -110
Either the Heat (1-0) or the Bucks (1-0) will suffer their first loss early in the 2019-20 season when they face off against one another in a late afternoon game in Milwaukee. The over/under is set at 225.5 points.
Without Jimmy Butler, who Miami brought over the Philadelphia in the offseason, the Heat posted a 120-101 victory over the Grizzlies in the season opener.
Justice Winslow was able to take that game over, scoring 27 points and adding seven rebounds and seven assists on his way to a +22 plus/minus in 37 minutes on the floor. Kendrick Nunn was close behind Winslow with 24 points of his own.
As a team, Miami took just 18 three-pointers and made only seven.
The Heat will be going into Milwaukee without Butler, Dion Waiters, and James Johnson.
The Bucks didn’t have the most explosive offensive performance against Houston in their season opener, but they did enough to win by a score of 117-111.
Beyond Giannis Antetokounmpo, who dominated the game with 30 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists, the Bucks didn’t offer much in the way of scoring. No other player on the Milwaukee roster had more than 14 points in the contest.
|10-25-19||Blazers -2.5 v. Kings||Top||122-112||Win||100||15 h 5 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Blazers -2½ -109
Two teams looking for their first when will face off this evening when the Trail Blazers (0-1) take on the Kings (0-1) in Sacramento.
Portland is coming off a relatively close home loss to a good Nuggets team. The Blazers didn’t shoot well, making just 41.4% of their shots from the field, but they showed their scrappiness with nine steals in the game.
Damian Lillard led all scorers in the game with 32 points, including three three-pointers. Lillard also added eight assists and four rebounds.
Hassan Whiteside put in an efficient shift for Portland, snagging 19 rebounds and scoring 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field.
Sacramento had a tougher time in their season opener against the Suns. By shooting a dismal 39.1% from the field, the Kings were blown out by a score of 124-95.
By shooting 50% from the three-point line and putting up a high volume of shots from the field, guard Buddy Hield scored 28 points in addition to his five rebounds and two assists.
With 14 points, Marvin Bagley III was the next-highest scorer for Sacramento. By bringing down 10 rebounds, Bagley III earned a double-double.
|10-25-19||Bulls -1 v. Grizzlies||110-102||Win||100||12 h 17 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Bulls -1 -109
Both the Bulls (0-1) and Grizzlies (0-1) will aim to avoid an 0-2 start when they take on one another this evening in Memphis.
These two teams opened up the 2019-20 season Wednesday night on the road, and while they both lost, Chicago fell by only a single point. By a score of 126-125, Charlotte bested the Bulls while the Grizzlies lost in Miami by a score of 120-101.
Although the outcomes were the same, the Bulls managed to display a better a shooting performance in their matchup. With a 46.7% field goal percentage, Chicago outshot a Memphis team that made just 42.7% of their shots from the field.
For the Bulls, Lauri Markkanen was a beast from everywhere on the floor aside from the three-point line, where he was 1-of-7. In 34 minutes, the Chicago big man scored 35 points and pulled down 17 rebounds, five of which came on the offensive end.
Both Thaddeus Young and Coby White added 17 points each from the bench, which was more than any starter not named Markkanen.
Even without Jimmy Butler in uniform, the Heat cruised to victory over the Griz on Justice Winslow’s 27-point performance.
Memphis didn’t have a single player get to the 20-point mark, but Ja Morant started his NBA campaign with 14 points and five rebounds.
|10-24-19||Hawks v. Pistons UNDER 222.5||Top||117-100||Win||100||12 h 5 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Hawks/Pistons under222½ -110
While the vast majority of the NBA played its first game on Wednesday, the Hawks (0-0) are set to open their season tonight in Detroit when they take on the Pistons (1-0). The over/under is set at 222.5 points.
After a 29-53 season a year ago, Atlanta enters its second year of a youth movement spearheaded by Trae Young. Last season, Young averaged 19.1 points, 8.1 assists, and 3.7 rebounds per game.
After an active offseason, Young will be joined by the likes of Evan Turner, Jabari Parker, Cam Reddish, and Vince Carter, who is set for the 22ndand final season of his productive career. If rookie De’Andre Hunter can provide a much-needed defensive presence, this team could take a huge step forward.
The Pistons will enter their home opener without the freshest of legs after playing in Indiana last night. Detroit was able to earn a 119-110 victory over the Pacers without Blake Griffin, and will now aim to do the same thing again.
Andre Drummond was a force for the pistons in that game, leading all scorers with 32 points and adding a monstrous 23 rebounds, seven of which came on offense. Yet after playing 41 minutes, don’t expect Drummond to duplicate that performance in his second game in as many nights.
|10-23-19||Celtics v. 76ers UNDER 211.5||Top||93-107||Win||100||12 h 26 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Celtics/76ers under211½ -110
Two teams aiming to contend for the Eastern Conference title will face off in the season opener as they Celtics (0-0) go into Philly to take on the 76ers (0-0). The over/under is set at 211.5 points.
This Atlantic Division showdown features a host of talent on either side of the ball, which is why only Milwaukee holds better odds than these two teams in the conference.
On the side of Boston, the departures of Al Horford and Aron Baynes will leave them thin at big man, and losing Kyrie Irving takes away a huge scoring threat. However, the Celtics were able to sign Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter to ease those losses.
Walker will be added to a talented roster that features Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Gordon Hayward. But with a number of players learning to play together, the Celtics may need some time to gel offensively.
Philadelphia’s big offseason losses included Jimmy Butler and JJ Redick, but the team was able to reload by adding Josh Richardson and Al Horford.
Those two players will join Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Tobias Harris to send out a formidable squad with plenty to offer on both ends of the floor.
|10-23-19||Wolves v. Nets OVER 225.5||127-126||Win||100||10 h 23 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Wolves/Nets over225½ -109
Two teams aiming for low-end playoff seeds will face off to start the season when the Timberwolves (0-0) go up against the Nets (0-0) in Brooklyn.
After ending a 14-year playoff drought last year, the Wolves will once again rely on the All-Star talents of Karl-Anthony Towns. Last season, Towns averaged 24.4 points and a career-high 12.4 rebounds.
The NBA’s youngest head coach, Ryan Saunders, will be pushing his backcourt – Andrew Wiggins and Jeff Teague – to do more damage from the three-point line. Wiggins averaged 18.1 points with 33.9% shooting from three throughout the 2018-19 season.
Under Saunders, it’s highly likely that Minnesota will display a much faster pace than previous years.
The Nets may be a year away from competing for an NBA title, but they’ll be aiming to lay a foundation to build on starting this season.
Brooklyn may be the headliner of a wild offseason by acquiring the trio of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and DeAndre Jordan. However, the Nets lost both Jared Dudley and All-Star D’Angelo Russell.
Although Irving experienced a tumultuous year in Boston last season, he hit career highs with five rebounds and 6.9 assists per game in addition to averaging 23.8 points.
|10-23-19||Cavs v. Magic -8||85-94||Win||100||10 h 58 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Magic -8 -114
New Cavaliers (0-0) head coach John Beilein is set to make his debut for the franchise on the road against the Magic (0-0) in Orlando.
Beilein is taking over a team that has three remaining or returning players from the 2016 glory days: Matthew Dellavedova, Kevin Love, and Tristan Thompson. Love hasn’t been able to return to his 26 point, 13 rebound days from Minnesota, but he averaged 17 points and 10.9 rebounds a season ago.
With some young talent in the form of Collin Sexton and rookie Darius Garland, the Cavs have a shot at the playoffs if they get solid contributions from Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson.
The Magic have made some moves that give them a great opportunity to make a second-straight postseason appearance for the first time since 2012. First of all, Orlando resigned Nikola Vucevic, who averaged 20.8 points, 12 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.1 blocks per game last year.
Orlando simply offers more firepower than the Cavs, featuring Terrence Ross, Michael Carter-Williams, Markelle Fultz, Aaron Gordon, and Jonathan Isaac.
If Gordon, who shot 34.9% from three last year, and Isaac, who shot 32.3% from three last year, can improve from deep, this team could be dangerous.
|10-22-19||Lakers -2.5 v. Clippers||Top||102-112||Loss||-110||16 h 35 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Lakers -2½ -110
The NBA season will tip off with a bang as we get things started with the battle for Los Angeles between the Lakers (0-0) and Clippers (0-0).
While we’ll have to wait for the real war between LeBron James and Anthony Davis versus Kawhi Leonard and Paul George – George is out after undergoing surgery on his shoulders – tonight’s matchup will certainly quench a thirst that was created as soon as these two teams acquired their premier talent.
After sending a host of young players to New Orleans, including Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, and Brandon Ingram, the Lakers acquired Davis and became an instant favorite in the Western Conference. Davis joins LeBron and the up-and-coming talent of Kyle Kuzma in addition to veteran role players like JaVale McGee and Rajon Rondo.
The Clippers pulled off a pair of blockbuster moves to land free agent Kawhi Leonard and acquire Paul George from the Thunder. With the likes of Patrick Beverley leading the role players on the Clippers, this team is full of scrappy guys who’ll compliment their stars.
Without George on the floor, the advantage falls to the Lakers. Last year, Davis averaged 25.9 points, 12 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game with the Pelicans, and LeBron averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 8.3 assists per game for L.A.
As we get our first look at these two teams, keep an eye on Danny Green and what sort of contribution he can provide for the Lakers from three.
|10-17-19||Blazers v. Nuggets UNDER 220||Top||104-110||Win||100||11 h 55 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Blazers/Nuggets under220 -110
Throughout the preseason, the Trailblazers (2-2) haven’t had much trouble scoring points and the Nuggets (3-0) haven’t lost a game. Tonight, these two squads will face off in Denver.
Portland has scored at least 118 points twice in their exhibition games, and they’re coming off 126-118 win over Utah.
In that game, the duo of C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard did the majority of the damage for the Blazers. Including five three-pointers, McCollum ended the contest with a game-high 28 points in addition to four assists. Lillard finished with 25 points, five rebounds, and four assists of his own.
After going 11-of-15 from the field and 5-of-7 from three, don’t expect McCollum to be as efficient in tonight’s game.
The Nuggets have won all three games in the preseason, but have failed to score more than 111 in any of them. Most recently, Denver defeated Phoenix 107-102.
Jerami Grant led the Nuggets with 22 points in that contest, followed by 18 from Gary Harris and 16 from Jamal Murray. Despite scoring just three points, Torrey Craig led the Nuggets with a plus/minus of +20.
No Denver opponent has scored more than 102 thus far in the preseason.
|10-16-19||Melbourne United +23 v. Kings||Top||110-124||Win||100||13 h 19 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Melbourne United +23 -110
The Kings (2-2) will open up the regular season against the Suns on October 23rd. Tonight, Sacramento will complete its final in-game preparations in the team’s preseason finale against Melbourne United.
After starting the preseason with a pair of losses to the Pacers, including a 132-131 overtime loss in the first exhibition game, the Kings have rallied to defeat the Suns 105-88 and the Jazz 128-115.
The latter of Sacramento’s wins came against Utah, when the Kings received another effective night from guard Buddy Hield. On 9-of-17 shooting from the field and 3-of-6 from three, Hield racked up 23 points in 28 minutes. Hield ended with a plus/minus of +22 and added five assists and three rebounds.
The team’s second leading scorer was Marvin Bagley III, who put up 22 points in 30 minutes on the floor. Bagley was a 50% shooter from the floor and from three on 16 and four attempts, respectively. The Kings power forward had a strong night on the boards, bringing down 11 rebounds and blocking two shots.
The Sacramento bench was led by Bogdan Bogdanovic, who scored 16 points alongside eight assists and five rebounds in 29 minutes.
|10-16-19||Spurs +4 v. Rockets||128-114||Win||100||11 h 40 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Spurs +4 -110
Through three preseason games, the Spurs (0-3) are winless. For head coach Gregg Popovich, getting better performances out of his team with just two games remaining before regular season play will be the objective. Tonight, the Spurs will take on the Rockets (3-1) in Houston.
While the Spurs have allowed between 107 and 125 points in each preseason game thus far, the Rockets have scored at least 109 points in each of their exhibition games. The bigger issue for Houston is having allowed 129 and 111 points to the Raptors in back-to-back games.
San Antonio most recently took on New Orleans in a game highlighted by Demar DeRozan and Bryn Forbes. While DeRozan had 16 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field, Forbes was 7-for-13 on his way to 18 points for the Spurs.
It was no surprise to see both James Harden and Russell Westbrook leading the Rockets in scoring in their latest contest. Both men put up 22 points, three rebounds, and three steals while Westbrook dished out four assists and Harden assisted nine times.
Both teams will have one preseason game remaining after this evening’s contest.
|10-15-19||Celtics v. Cavs +4.5||Top||118-95||Loss||-110||10 h 32 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Cavs +4½ -110
Through three preseason games, the Celtics (3-0) have failed to lose a single contest. Tonight, the Celtics will go into Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers (1-2) for the second-straight game.
Game by game, Boston has scored 107, 100, and 118 points against the Hornets, Magic, and Cavs. Meanwhile, Cleveland has scored 120, 105, and 72 against San Lorenzo, Detroit, and Boston.
In Sunday’s matchup between these two squads, a 37-9 second quarter put the game out of reach for Cleveland before the halftime break. On the way to a 118-72 blowout, Boston outscored the Cavs in every single quarter of play.
The Cavaliers can’t be much worse from the three-point line. The five Cleveland starters went a combined 1-for-22 from beyond the arc. So, of a potential 66 points, the starter alone left 63 points on the floor.
Sindarius Thornwell was Cleveland’s best player, scoring 12 points and bringing down five rebounds in 17 minutes. Thornwell wasn’t all that far off from matching the combined point total of all five starters, who managed just 21 points on a horrid shooting night.
The Celtics, who received double-digit scoring nights from three starters and three subs, should be expecting tougher competition from a Cavaliers team that would struggle to shoot worse than they did a few nights ago.
|10-13-19||Bulls v. Raptors UNDER 224.5||105-91||Win||100||9 h 35 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Bulls/Raptors under224½ -109
The Bulls (0-3) have failed to earn a win in any one of their three preseason contests this far, but have another chance this evening when they go on the road to take on the Raptors (1-1). The over/under is set a 224.5 points.
Although Chicago is yet to finish a game as the victors, they’ve scored 112 points or more in two of their three games. Only a 105-87 loss to Indiana has kept the Bulls from triple digits.
In that loss to the Pacers, guard Coby White was the most prolific offensive player by a wide margin. With 24 points on 10-of-22 from the field and 4-of-9 from three, White led all scorers. White also managed to snag eight rebounds in his 30 minutes on the floor.
The Raptors have played Houston twice in this preseason. In both games – a 134-129 win and a 118-111 loss – Toronto has easily reached triple digits.
In the loss, four Raptors starters reach double-digit points. With five three-pointers, Norman Powell led the team with 22 points in just 22 minutes. Fred VanVleet earned a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists from the point guard position.
Pascal Siakam added another 16 points, seven rebounds, and four assists, and Serge Ibaka added 12 points and eight boards.
|10-13-19||76ers v. Magic OVER 206.5||Top||126-94||Win||100||9 h 35 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on 76ers/Magic over206½ -109
The NBA regular season is rapidly approaching, and both the Philadelphia 76ers (2-0) and Orlando Magic (3-1) will be finetuning their squads in a contest against one another. The over/under is set at 206.5 points.
Philly has won both its preseason games thus far, taking down Guangzhou 144-86 before defeating Charlotte 100-87. On average, the 76ers have scored 122 points per game in the preseason.
Against the Hornets, Josh Richardson and Tobias Harris led the way. Richardson had 18 points, four assists, and three blocks in 25 minutes, and Harris had 16 points and eight rebounds in 26 minutes. Al Horford added another 11 points and nine rebounds.
The Magic scored at least 115 in their first two exhibition games before beating Atlanta 97-88 and losing to Boston 100-75. On average, Orlando is scoring 109 points per game through four games.
Terrance Ross has been a standout player for the Magic in the preseason, and the game against the Celtics was no exception. While all five starters failed to reach double-digit points, Ross scored 21 points and earned a plus/minus of +10.
|10-12-19||Suns v. Blazers -1.5||Top||134-118||Loss||-109||11 h 46 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Blazers -1½ -109
Both the Suns (1-1) and Blazers (1-1) have earned one win and one loss so far in the preseason. Tonight, these two teams will continue the road towards regular season basketball with a contest in Portland.
Phoenix followed up a 111-106 win over the Timberwolves with a 105-88 loss to the Kings.
In that recent game against Sacramento, Devin Booker led the Suns with 18 points in 24 minutes. Booker also contributed seven rebounds alongside three assists and three steals.
Dario Saric failed to get in a rhythm, shooting just 3-for-12 from the field and 1-for-5 from three. In the end, Saric had nine points and six rebounds in the game.
The Trailblazers opened the preseason with a 105-94 loss to the Nuggets, but quickly rebounded with a 104-68 win over Haifa Maccabi.
In the latter game, Anfernee Simons scored a team-high 22 points in 30 minutes on the floor. In addition to a plus/minus of +21, Simons added four three-pointers, five rebounds, and three assists. With 16 points, nine rebounds, two assists, and two blocks, Zach Collins earned the best plus/minus on the Blazers with a +22.
|10-11-19||Cavs v. Pistons OVER 216.5||Top||105-109||Loss||-110||10 h 56 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Cavs/Pistons over216½ -110
As preparations for the 2019-20 NBA regular season continue, the Cavaliers (1-0) will take on the Pistons (1-1) in Detroit. The over/under is set at 216.5 points.
Both Cleveland and Detroit put up a big offensive number in their most recent games. Against San Lorenzo, the Cavaliers scored 120 points. In a win against Dallas, the Pistons scored 124 points.
In Cleveland’s win, the team got at least 12 points from Cedi Osman (12 points), Tristan Thompson (14 points), Larry Nance Jr. (15 points), Jordan Clarkson (17 points), and Kevin Porter Jr. (16 points).
Thompson has the most impressive performance of the bunch, receiving a plus/minus of +28 while racking up 10 rebounds and three assists in addition to his point total.
In Detroit’s win over Dallas, Luke Kennard was the Pistons’ top scorer with 19 points in 26 minutes on 6-of-8 shooting from the field. Blake Griffin pitched in with 17 points, five rebounds, and three assists in his 27 minutes on the floor.
Bruce Brown was the only Detroit starter unable to hit double digits, as Andre Drummond scored 13 points, Reggie Jackson scored 13 points, and Tony Snell scored 11 points in addition to Griffin.
|10-11-19||Celtics v. Magic OVER 215||100-75||Loss||-110||10 h 31 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Celtics/Magic over215 -110
Although it may not mean anything when the regular season begins, both the Celtics (1-0) and Magic (3-0) have started off the preseason with flawless records. With an over/under of 215, these two teams will face off this evening. The over/under is set at 215 points.
Boston has played just one game thus far, winning by a single point over Charlotte in a 107-106 contest. The Celtics will play just four total preseason games, with a pair of contests against the Cavaliers waiting after this Magic game.
Against the Hornets, Jayson Tatum led all scorers with 20 points in 23 minutes on the floor. Tatum was 3-for-8 from three, and added four rebounds, three steals, one assist, and one block. Kemba Walker added 12 points and and four assists of his own.
Other than a low-scoring 97-88 win over Atlanta, the Magic have scored 115 and 125 points in their two other preseason victories. In Orlando’s win over Detroit, Aaron Gordon put up 25 points on 10 of 17 shooting from the field.
In the most recent game, it was Terrance Ross who led the team with 20 points from the bench. Jonathan Isaac pitched in with 13 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and four steals in 26 impressive minutes.
|10-10-19||Nuggets v. Clippers OVER 226||111-91||Loss||-110||13 h 37 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Nuggets/Clippers over226 -110
The Clippers (1-1) are set to play host to the visiting Nuggets (1-0) in Los Angeles tonight. The over/under is set at 226 points.
Denver started the preseason with a 105-94 win over the Portland Trailblazers tow nights ago. With 14 points in 20 minutes, Paul Millsap led all scorers. Millsap added five rebounds, two steals, and a block. Michael Porter Jr. played 17 minutes off the bench, scoring nine points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field.
The Clippers followed up a 109-96 loss to the Rockets in the preseason opener with a 127-87 win over the Shanghai Sharks. In the latter game, Maurice Harkless led Los Angeles in scoring with 16 points in just 12 minutes. Jeff Green went 5-for-10 from the field to put up 13 points.
After the game against Los Angeles, the Nuggets will play Phoenix and Portland again before kicking off the regular season against Portland on October 23rd.
Before the Clippers start the season against the Lakers on October 22nd, they’ll face Melbourne and Dallas after this Nuggets game.
Although Kawhi Leonard will not play against Denver, both teams have the potential to score 115 points or more.
|10-10-19||Suns v. Kings OVER 229||Top||88-105||Loss||-110||13 h 31 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Suns/Kings over229 -110
The Suns (1-0) and Kings (0-2) will continue their respective marches towards the 2019-20 season with a preseason matchup in Sacramento. The over/under is set at 229 points.
Phoenix kicked off preseason action with a 11-106 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves two nights ago. In 21 minutes on the floor, DeAndre Ayton led all Suns with 18 points and 13 rebounds in the game. Frank Kaminsky came off the bench to score 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field.
The Suns are likely to continue giving solid minutes to their starters with just three preseason games remaining before competitive play kicks off.
The Kings started the preseason with two losses to the Pacers, but they scored 131 points in one of them. The most recent contest was a 130-106 game.
In 28 minutes, Buddy Hield led the Kings with 17 points, and added five rebounds and five assists. Marvin Bagley III scored 15 points and reeled in six boards. Yogi Ferrell was the best player from the bench, scoring 12 points with four assists.
Sacramento has allowed an average of 131 points between its two games thus far, so Phoenix should have little trouble offensively.
|10-09-19||Jazz v. Bucks -2.5||Top||99-133||Win||100||10 h 28 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Bucks -2½ -110
As the Utah Jazz (1-0) and Milwaukee Bucks (1-0) prepare to kick of the 2019-20 NBA regular season, they’ll face off against one another this evening. Both teams won their preseason opener.
The Jazz began their preseason campaign with a 133-81 win over the Adelaide 36ers. Center Tony Bradley led the team with 18 points and a plus/minus of +30. Jeff Green added 16 points in 18 minutes of play.
The Bucks kicked off the preseason with a 122-112 win over the Chicago Bulls. The Lopez brothers each played 19 minutes. Robin Lopez ended the game with 14 points and five rebounds while Brook Lopez racked up 13 points, five rebounds, and three assists.
Utah will go into this game with several players on the injured list. Donovan Mitchell, Dante Exum, and Rudy Gobert are all listed as day-to-day at this point in time, with no reason with risk their health in a preseason game.
While Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe, and Khris Middleton didn’t see action in the first preseason game, coach Mike Budenholzer has intimated those players are likely to get action in this game.
The Jazz will play New Orleans, Sacramento, and Portland before getting the regular season underway. The Bucks have Dallas, Washington, and Minnesota remaining on their preseason schedule.
|10-05-19||Adelaide 36ers v. Jazz UNDER 209||Top||81-133||Loss||-110||11 h 14 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Adelaide 36ers/Jazz under209 -110
As the Utah Jazz get ready to kick off a new season in search of further postseason success, they’ll begin their preparations with a preseason matchup against the Adelaide 36ers. The over/under is set at 209 points.
This 2019 Jazz team should feature more firepower than the team has had in years. Alongside breakout star Donovan Mitchell, a full-strength Jazz team will start Mike Conley, Bojan Bogdanovic, and Rudy Gobert.
Last year, Mitchell led all Jazz players with 23.8 points per game. Mitchell also added 4.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.
At center, Gobert led Utah with 12.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. Gobert was also the team’s second leading scorer with 15.9 points per game.
Former Grizzlies point guard Conley figures to be a big upgrade for the Jazz. Last year, Conley scored 21.1 points per game while adding 3.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists on average.
Bogdanovic brings his 18 points and 4.1 rebounds per game over from his 2018-19 season with the Pacers.
Although the Jazz should never be in doubt against the 36ers of the NBL, that wasn’t the case last year. In a preseason game last season, the 36ers outscored Utah in the first and third quarters.
|10-04-19||Rockets -3.5 v. Clippers||Top||109-96||Win||100||15 h 2 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Rockets -3½ -110
Coming off a 140-71 victory over the Shanghai Sharks, the Houston Rockets will face off against the Clippers in another preseason matchup. This will be Los Angeles’ first preseason contest, and will take place in Honolulu, Hawai’i.
After a 53-29 season, the Rockets will head into a new year with James Harden at the forefront of everything they do. However, Houston has added a big piece in the form of former Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russel Westbrook.
Last season, Harden scored 36.1 points per game while earning an average of 6.6 rebounds and 7.5 assists. Meanwhile, Westbrook racked up 22.9 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 10.7 assists per game.
Despite putting Westbrook and Harden together, the more anticipated duo will be that of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Leonard comes to LA after a championship season with the Raptors, and George arrives in his new home after playing with Westbrook in Oklahoma City last year.
Leonard, who averaged 26.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game last year, is unlikely to play in the Clippers’ two preseason games in Hawai’i.
In the 2018-19 season, George led the Thunder with 28 points per game. George also average 8.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.
|06-05-19||Raptors +5 v. Warriors||Top||123-109||Win||100||14 h 7 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Raptors +5 -110
|05-25-19||Bucks +2.5 v. Raptors||Top||94-100||Loss||-109||12 h 18 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Bucks +2½ -109
|05-20-19||Warriors v. Blazers +4||Top||119-117||Win||100||14 h 3 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Blazers +4 -110
|05-19-19||Bucks +2.5 v. Raptors||Top||112-118||Loss||-109||11 h 2 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Bucks +2½ -109
|05-15-19||Raptors v. Bucks -6||Top||100-108||Win||100||13 h 6 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Bucks -6 -109
|05-09-19||Raptors -2 v. 76ers||Top||101-112||Loss||-109||11 h 59 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Raptors -2 -109
|05-07-19||Blazers v. Nuggets -4.5||Top||98-124||Win||100||14 h 34 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Nuggets -4½ -109
|05-05-19||Raptors v. 76ers -1.5||Top||101-96||Loss||-110||9 h 35 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on 76ers -1½ -110
|05-04-19||Warriors +4 v. Rockets||Top||121-126||Loss||-110||14 h 35 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Warriors +4 -110
|05-01-19||Blazers v. Nuggets -3.5||Top||97-90||Loss||-110||14 h 5 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Nuggets -3½ -110
|04-30-19||Celtics v. Bucks -7||Top||102-123||Win||100||13 h 2 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Bucks -7 -110
|04-28-19||Celtics v. Bucks -7||Top||112-90||Loss||-110||6 h 11 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Bucks -7 -110
|04-23-19||Thunder v. Blazers -3||Top||115-118||Push||0||16 h 40 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Blazers -3 -110
|04-22-19||Bucks -12 v. Pistons||Top||127-104||Win||100||12 h 18 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Bucks -12 -110
|04-21-19||Warriors -8.5 v. Clippers||Top||113-105||Loss||-109||9 h 35 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Warriors -8½ -109
|04-20-19||Bucks -8.5 v. Pistons||Top||119-103||Win||100||13 h 10 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Bucks -8½ -109
|04-19-19||Blazers v. Thunder -7.5||Top||108-120||Win||100||15 h 40 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Thunder -7½ -109
|04-18-19||Warriors v. Clippers +9||Top||132-105||Loss||-110||16 h 35 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Clippers +9 -110
|04-16-19||Magic v. Raptors -9.5||Top||82-111||Win||100||13 h 10 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Raptors -9½ -110
|04-14-19||Pistons v. Bucks -12.5||Top||86-121||Win||100||12 h 60 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Bucks -12½ -110
|04-10-19||Heat v. Nets -3.5||Top||94-113||Win||100||11 h 37 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Nets -3½ -109
|04-09-19||Hornets -7.5 v. Cavs||Top||124-97||Win||100||12 h 5 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Hornets -7½ -109
|04-07-19||Nuggets v. Blazers -3||Top||108-115||Win||100||14 h 5 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Blazers -3 -109
|04-07-19||Wizards -4 v. Knicks||110-113||Loss||-109||13 h 35 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Wizards -4 -109
|04-07-19||Spurs -8.5 v. Cavs||112-90||Win||100||8 h 5 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Spurs -8½ -109
|04-06-19||Auburn v. Virginia -5.5||Top||62-63||Loss||-110||10 h 13 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Virginia -5½ -110
|04-06-19||Nets +8.5 v. Bucks||Top||133-128||Win||100||8 h 1 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Nets +8½ -110
|04-05-19||Spurs -6 v. Wizards||Top||129-112||Win||100||12 h 49 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Spurs -6 -109
|04-03-19||Spurs v. Nuggets -4.5||Top||85-113||Win||100||12 h 41 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Nuggets -4½ -109
|04-03-19||Knicks v. Magic -12.5||100-114||Win||100||10 h 37 m||Show|
50* Powerhouse Play on Magic -12½ -109
|03-31-19||Auburn +5 v. Kentucky||Top||77-71||Win||100||6 h 20 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Auburn +5 -110
|03-30-19||Texas Tech v. Gonzaga -4||Top||75-69||Loss||-109||11 h 45 m||Show|
100* Sharp Money Syndicate Play on Gonzaga -4 -109
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