Two games we are betting tonight
We went 4-1-1 ATS last night, winning both the puckline and total of the Flyers/Devils game and winning a pair of college hoops games too. Tonight, we are going with two plays, one in the NBA and the other on ice again.
NBA game lines
Houston Rockets (47-25) at Utah Jazz -5 (43-26) O/U 193.5 10:30 PM ET
Online sportsbook SportsBetting.ag opened the Jazz as 5-point favorites in this game with a total of 193.5. And if you believe in history, you might want to bet the Jazz on the NBA moneyline here as they are 21-4 the past 25 games at home to the Rockets.
With just over 10 games left in the NBA regular season, every single game is important. The Rockets are in the second position in the Western Conference and the Jazz are in the sixth position, but there is only a 2.5 game difference between these two teams in the standings.
The Jazz have the second best home record in the West, which is why they need to move up in the standings to host a first round playoff series, as they are only a .500 on the road this season.
At the beginning of this month, the Jazz beat the Rockets at home 101-94.
The key in this game will be if Luis Scola (12.7 ppg 8.8 rpg) can keep Carlos Boozer (16.7 ppg 10.9 rpg) from dominating the paint. Jazz PG Deron Williams (18.8 ppg) has to have a good scoring game and distribute the ball well tonight.
The Rockets have three legit scorers in Yao Ming (19.7 ppg), Ron Artest (17.7 ppg), and Scola, but the Rockets will need some scoring from the perimeter tonight, so the Jazz do not pack the lane on defense.
The Rockets have won four in a row and are 8-2 in their last 10 games and the Jazz have won two in a row and are 7-3 in their last 10 games. Houston is also 5-0 ATS on the road.
Look for the Jazz to have a great game at home tonight in a win, but the Rockets are on fire and they will not go down easily and they will cover the spread, just like they have done in 3 of their last 4 trips here.
NHL puckline odds
Detroit Red Wings -1.5 -150 (48-16-9 105 points) at Edmonton Oilers (35-28-9 79 points) O/U 6 9:30 PM
[custom:betonline-link] has the Red Wings as -150 as road favorites with a puck line of -1.5 and with a total of 6.
The Red Wings have led the Western Conference for most of the year, but the San Jose Sharks, who lead Detroit by only one point, recently passed them. The Oilers currently hold the seventh position in the West, but they are being chased by Nashville, Anaheim, Minnesota, and St. Louis.
The Oilers have lost three times to the Red Wings this season being outscored 16-6 in those games. But are the Red Wings tired after losing in Calgary last night?
The Red Wings have the best offense in the NHL this season averaging 3.67 goals per game. That is not good for the Oilers, who are giving up almost 3 goals per game (2.99).
Oilers goalie Dwayne Roloson has to have a good game between the pipes tonight against the high-scoring offense of the Red Wings. Even though Roloson has had a good season (26-18-9 with a 2.75 GAA) he has been lit up facing Detroit, as he is 0-2-0 with an 8.01 GAA.
The Red Wings do not have the best defense, as they are allowing an average of 2.9 goals per game.
RW Ales Hemsky (21 goals 36 assists) and D Sheldon Souray (21 goals) will have to provide the scoring for the Oilers tonight.
The Oilers will face backup Red Wings goalie Ty Conklin, but that may not be a good thing, as Conklin has a better save percentage and goals against average than starter Chris Osgood.
Look for the Red Wings to have way too much offense in this game, as they will win and cover the -1.5 puck line. Considering the Red Wings can score a ton as well as give up many goals the Over is also a good pick.
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