Syracuse favored big vs South Florida

The Syracuse Orange can expect a good scrap from visiting South Florida Bulls at Carrier Dome on Wednesday as the No. 2 ranked team in the nation looks to extend its 27-1 record.

USF is 0-5 career at Syracuse and just 1-8 overall against the Orange. But since January, the Bulls are 10-3 and a tough out. They opened as 13.5-point underdogs and early betting action tilted toward South Florida.

But the Bulls struggle on the road, losing 14 of their past 20 games away from home over two seasons.


Rebounds key in Lakers vs Mavs

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks will get a visit from the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday in an NBA betting matchup down in Texas.

The Mavericks were beaten 73-70 at the Staples Center by the Lakers in the first meeting of the season between the Western Conference teams in January. But overall, Dallas has covered 5 in a row against Kobe Bryant and company.

Rebounds could be a big part of picking an ATS winner. The Lakers are the NBA's best road rebounding team while the Mavs are dead last in home rebounding.

Los Angeles had been listed as a 4-point favorite.The Mavericks currently sports a record of 21-12, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 20-13 ATS. The Lakers are 19-13 and 15-17 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mavericks post a 13-20 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Lakers have gone 14-18 against the number.


Heat host Knicks in NBA betting

Jeremy Lin will face LeBron James on Thursday night as the Heat host the Knicks in a marquee NBA betting matchup in Miami.

Miami has dominated New York in recent seasons, going 8-2 straight up against them over their past 10 meetings. The Knicks, though, covered the spread in each of their past four matchups.

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Detroit home win streak in danger

The Detroit Red Wings have won 23 straight at home and are small favorites when the Vancouver Canucks invade Joe Louis Arena on Thursday.

But without Pavel Datsyuk and with the streak weighing heavy on them, are the Red Wings a safe bet here? The Canucks have been red-hot and appear a good value bet here on the NHL moneyline.

Detroit also gets its first look at newly acquired blueliner Kyle Quincey, acquired Tuesday.


Florida State Duke Betting Preview

The last time these ACC rivals met, Florida State was earning a buzzer-beating 76-73 victory to end the Blue Devils’ 45-game winning streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Now with both teams ranked in the Top 15 and with an ACC crown on the line, they meet again in Florida with visiting Duke a small road favorite.

The No. 5 rated Blue Devils and the No. 15 ranked Seminoles have each enjoyed buzzer-beating moments lately. And the college basketball point spread of 2 points seems about right here.


Robinson tops Player of the Year Odds

Who will follow Jimmer Fredette as college basketball`s player of the year?

The odds say Thomas Robinson of the Kansas Jayhawks who has soared this season while pushing the Jayhawks back into national title contention.

He has averaged a double-double this season with nearly 18 PPG and nearly 12 rebounds per game for the Big 12 leaders. He was 7/4 this week at Bovada in college basketball player of the year odds.


UNC favored over NC State

North Carolina has dominated many ACC foes and their state rivals at NC State are no different.

The Tar Heels have beaten the Wolfpack 11 straight by an average of 16.1 points. The nation's best road rebounding team has also outrebounded NC State by 11.5 per game.

And it's not just SU wins - in the past nine meetings, UNC is 8-1 ATS.

The Tar Heels continued their domination Jan. 26 and they have also won seven of eight in Raleigh.


Rangers moneyline dogs vs Penguins

Some games shape up statistically as UNDERs and this is true when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Centre on Tuesday.

Pittsburgh has struggled offensively and own the league's best home penalty kill. The Rangers meanwhile are the NHL's stingiest road defense.

The total opened at 5 and probably will not go higher but early bettign action was on the UNDER 5. The Rangers have won 5 straight visits to Pittsburgh.


NBA Odds: Spurs vs. Blazers

The San Antonio Spurs will be in Portland on Tuesday night for an NBA betting contest against the Trail Blazers.

San Antonio got past Portland 99-83 in their last meeting in January, but they've also only managed to beat the Blazers twice in their past 10 matchups. The Spurs went 3-7 ATS in those games.


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