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NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Tuesday

Monday, February 29th, 2016

We are getting closer and closer to the start of the NBA playoffs. On tap for Tuesday March 1st are two outstanding matchups over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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On NBA TV at 7:30PM Eastern Time the Miami Heat will host the Chicago Bulls. This will be the second meeting of the season between these two teams. They met back on January 25th with Miami posting the 89-84 road victory and cover as a +7 point underdog. Chicago had a poor shooting night in defeat as they connected on just 39.8% from the field and shot 5 of 18 from the three point line. Dwyane Wade had a good night for Miami by scoring 28 points and pulling down seven rebounds as he connected on 11 of 21 from the field. Miami enters play with a mark of 33-26 and appears to be headed back to the playoffs with just 23 games remaining on the schedule. They snapped a two game losing streak by beating the New York Knicks on Sunday by the score of 98-81 and covering as a -2 point road favorite. Miami had dropped a 12 point decision at Boston the night before. Chicago is 30-28 and holds the eighth seed in the Eastern conference with the tiebreaker advantage over the Detroit Pistons who holds the identical record. Washington in the 10th seed only looms two games in the standings behind the Chicago Bulls. There will be a fight amongst five teams for the three final spots in the Eastern conference playoff chase.

The late night game tips off on NBA TV at 10:30PM Eastern Time as the Golden St Warriors will host the Atlanta Hawks. The first meeting between these clubs was held in Atlanta with the Warriors posting the 102-92 road victory and cover as a -6 point favorite. Stephen Curry had a big night in the victory as he scored 36 points making 14 of 22 shots from the field. Atlanta gave away the contest by committing 18 turnovers. The Warriors return home after a 6-1 road trip. They outlasted the Oklahoma City Thunder in overtime on Saturday night winning 121-118 as a -3 point favorite. After dropping their first three games on their just concluded five game home stand, the Hawks travel off victories to Charlotte and Chicago.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Monday

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

With the playoffs less than two months away teams are looking for their best form down the stretch. Scheduled for Monday February 29th are two games over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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The action gets underway at 7PM Eastern Time as the Cleveland Cavaliers will host the Indiana Pacers on NBA TV. This will be the third meeting of the season between these two clubs. The Cavaliers have won both meetings including a 111-106 road overtime victory at Indiana as a -5 point favorite. In that victory the Cavaliers had a good shooting game by hitting on 50% from the field. Kyrie Irving had 25 points while LeBron contributed with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Cleveland will look to rebound after suffering their second straight loss and third loss in four games in a 113-99 road defeat on Sunday afternoon to the Washington Wizards as a -2 ½ point favorite. LeBron James sat out the contest. He went after his teammates claiming they lack mental strength in their two point road defeat on Friday at Toronto. The Cavaliers have gotten poor shooting from forward Kevin Love who is connecting on 42% from the floor. Indiana will also be in a back to back in this spot as they host a red hot team in the Portland Trailblazers on Sunday night. Indiana has been an up-tempo team on the current season. The shooting percentage has improved to 44.7% from the floor and 34.7% from three. Problem is that still sits in the lower half of the league.

The late night game on NBA TV at 10PM Eastern Time has the Sacramento Kings hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder has dropped two straight and four of their past five games after dropping a 121-118 home decision in overtime to Golden St on Saturday night. OKC has struggled mightily on the defensive end during this span. Sacramento has won the previous meeting with the Thunder by earning the 116-104 road victory and cover as a +7 ½ point underdog on January 4th. Sacramento looks to break a two game losing streak after dropping a 117-107 home decision to the LA Clippers on Friday night.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Sunday

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

The NBA card for Sunday February 28th features seven games scheduled to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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It gets underway at 1PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel as the Washington Wizards will host the Cleveland Cavaliers. The teams have split their two regular season meetings with each team winning on the road. They last faced off back on January 6th with Cleveland posting the 121-115 road victory as a +7 ½ point underdog. Cleveland looks to rebound following a 99-97 road defeat on Friday to the Toronto Raptors. It was a bad defensive night for the Cavaliers as they surrendered 50% shooting to the Raptors. LeBron James had 25 points and eight rebounds hitting on 9 of 18 in the defeat. It was a huge night for Raptors guard Kyle Lowry who scored 43 points on the Cleveland defense. Washington has been one of the disappointments on the year. The team is 27-30 after a 103-94 road win at Philadelphia on Friday night. The Wizards issues have been on the defensive side of the court. The team is allowing 46.7% shooting and 37.8% from three to their opponents on the season.

On NBA League Pass Channel at 6PM Eastern Time the Indiana Pacers are home to the Portland Trailblazers. Portland has been a hot team. They are sitting in a playoff seed in the Western conference with a mark of 30-28. They dropped a 14 point home decision to Houston on Thursday to break a six game win streak. Indiana is 31-27 on the campaign. They look to rebound off a 96-95 home defeat to Charlotte.

The lone game over national television will air on NBA TV at 7PM Eastern Time as the Dallas Mavericks will host the Minnesota Timberwolves. Dallas has an aging roster. Some are concerned that the Mavs could take a beating down the stretch with work out veterans.

At 7:30PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel the New York Knicks will host the Miami Heat. This is already the fourth meeting of the season between these teams. Miami is the looks to rebound off a six point home defeat to Golden St. New York hopes new head coach Kurt Rambis can rally the team back into the playoff picture.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Sunday

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

The NBA card for Sunday February 28th features seven games scheduled to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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It gets underway at 1PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel as the Washington Wizards will host the Cleveland Cavaliers. The teams have split their two regular season meetings with each team winning on the road. They last faced off back on January 6th with Cleveland posting the 121-115 road victory as a +7 ½ point underdog. Cleveland looks to rebound following a 99-97 road defeat on Friday to the Toronto Raptors. It was a bad defensive night for the Cavaliers as they surrendered 50% shooting to the Raptors. LeBron James had 25 points and eight rebounds hitting on 9 of 18 in the defeat. It was a huge night for Raptors guard Kyle Lowry who scored 43 points on the Cleveland defense. Washington has been one of the disappointments on the year. The team is 27-30 after a 103-94 road win at Philadelphia on Friday night. The Wizards issues have been on the defensive side of the court. The team is allowing 46.7% shooting and 37.8% from three to their opponents on the season.

On NBA League Pass Channel at 6PM Eastern Time the Indiana Pacers are home to the Portland Trailblazers. Portland has been a hot team. They are sitting in a playoff seed in the Western conference with a mark of 30-28. They dropped a 14 point home decision to Houston on Thursday to break a six game win streak. Indiana is 31-27 on the campaign. They look to rebound off a 96-95 home defeat to Charlotte.

The lone game over national television will air on NBA TV at 7PM Eastern Time as the Dallas Mavericks will host the Minnesota Timberwolves. Dallas has an aging roster. Some are concerned that the Mavs could take a beating down the stretch with work out veterans.

At 7:30PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel the New York Knicks will host the Miami Heat. This is already the fourth meeting of the season between these teams. Miami is the looks to rebound off a six point home defeat to Golden St.

NCAA College Basketball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Saturday

Friday, February 26th, 2016

The regular season from college basketball in winding down as Selection Sunday is just two weeks away. Scheduled for Saturday February 27th are several outstanding games over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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It will be action from the Big East at 12PM Eastern Time on CBS TV as the Georgetown Hoyas will host the Butler Bulldogs. This will be the second meeting of the year between these schools. They met back on February 2nd with Butler posting the 87-76 home victory and cover as a -4 point favorite. It has turned into a disappointing season for the Hoyas. They sit at 14-14 overall after losing six of their past seven games in the Big East conference. They have dropped three straight at home following an 88-70 defeat to Xavier last Saturday. The Hoyas most likely have to win the Big East Tournament to get into the dance. Butler is 18-9 overall and 7-8 in the Big East and is a bubble team. They look to bounce back after a ten point road defeat at Villanova.

On CBS TV at 2PM Eastern Time it will be a Big 12 conference showdown as the Texas Longhorns will host the Oklahoma Sooners. Oklahoma won the first meeting by three points at home on February 8th. Oklahoma has won two straight after a 22 point home victory to rival Oklahoma St. Texas rebounded after a home loss to Baylor by beating Kansas St on the road.

At 4PM Eastern Time on CBS the Vanderbilt Commodores are home to the Kentucky Wildcats. Kentucky had their way with Vanderbilt in their first meeting by posting the 76-57 home victory as a -6 ½ point favorite. Issue this season for Kentucky has been their play on the road in the SEC. Vanderbilt has a two game win streak after a 13 point win a Florida.

From the ACC conference at 6:30PM Eastern Time on ESPN the Virginia Cavaliers will be home to the North Carolina Tar Heels. There is a contrast of style here as the Cavaliers like to drain clock and the Tar Heels like to run and gun.

NBA Pro Basketball TV Games Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Friday

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Over national television from the NBA on Friday February 26th are two games scheduled to the delight of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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It all gets underway at 8PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Atlanta Hawks will host the Chicago Bulls. This will be the third meeting of the year between these teams. The Hawks have won both games scoring 120 and 113 points in their home and road games. The last meeting was on February 10th with the Hawks posting the 113-90 road victory and cover as a -3 ½ point favorite. Atlanta enjoyed a 48% shooting game in the win with eight players scoring in double figures. Chicago had a sloppy game in defeat by committing 19 turnovers. The Bulls enter this matchup on an upswing as they are winners of three straight all at home after a 109-104 home victory on Wednesday to the Washington Wizards. The team is trying to navigate without the services of Jimmy Butler who is out for another three weeks with a knee injury. The team has looked to be more up tempo on the year. They have struggled shooting from the field on the year hitting 43.9% from the field ranking in the lower third of the league. The Atlanta Hawks are 31-27 on the campaign. There had been talks that Hawks management has given up on their roster as they were shopping impact players during the trading deadline. There were no takers so the Hawks will play out the rest of the season without confidence from their management staff.

The late night game begins at 10:30PM Eastern Time on ESPN as the LA Lakers will host the Memphis Grizzlies. It is another lost season for the LA Lakers. The Lakers return home after a 1-7 road trip as they opened with a win at New Orleans then lost the rest of them. LA and Memphis met back on Wednesday with the Grizzlies posting the 128-119 victory as a -8 ½ point favorite. The Grizzlies took a major hit to their hopes for a championship as they have lost Marc Gasol for the season with a broken foot that could impact his return in time for next year.

TNT TV NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Matchup Previews for Thursday

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

The NBA card on TNT TV on Thursday February 25th features two games scheduled to the delight of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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The action gets underway at 8PM Eastern Time on TNT TV as the New Orleans Pelicans are home to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Oklahoma City has won the two previous meetings between these two teams. OKC scored 121 and 110 points in those victories all at home. The Thunder will be on a back to back in this spot as the team will travel to Dallas on Wednesday. As OKC hits the road to Dallas they look to rebound after back to back losses at home to the Cavaliers and Pistons. In front a national television audience on network television the Thunder was routed at home to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers by the score of 115-92 as a -3 point favorite. In the loss to the Cavs the Thunder had a poor shooting performance hitting just 41% from the floor and a miserable 5 of 22 from three point distance. Oklahoma City on defense allowed the Cavaliers to convert on 51.2% from the field. They allowed 25 points to LeBron and 29 points to Kevin Love. OKC was down by as much as 26 points in that game. New Orleans sits at 22-34 and sits out of the playoff picture. Their two game win streak was snapped in a 109-89 road defeat on Tuesday to the Washington Wizards.

The late night game goes off at 10:30PM Eastern Time on TNT as the Portland Trailblazers will host the Houston Rockets. This will be the fourth meeting of the year between these teams. Portland has won two straight against Houston as they come off a 116-103 home victory on February 10th. This will conclude a five game road trip for the Rockets. They are 1-4 on this trip with the only win coming at a bad Phoenix team. Houston fell 117-114 at Utah on Tuesday night. Portland is in the playoff picture with a 30-27 record. They have won six straight and nine of their past ten games after their 112-104 home victory to Brooklyn.

NBA Pro Basketball TV Games Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Wednesday

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

The NBA returns to ESPN TV on Wednesday February 24th with two games over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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The hoops action on TV gets underway at 8PM Eastern Time on ESPN as the Chicago Bulls will host the Washington Wizards. This is the second meeting of the year between these clubs. On January 11th it was Washington with the 114-100 road victory and cover as a +8 ½ point underdog. The Wizards had a good shooting night in the win by connecting on 48.5% from the floor. John Wall had 17 points and dished out ten assists. Seven Wizards scored in double digits. Derrick Rose led Chicago with 23 points hitting on 8 of 13 shots. Washington will be on the back end of a back to back in this spot having to host New Orleans on Tuesday. The Wizards sit at 25-29 entering Tuesday because of their poor defense. The team is 27th in field goal defense by allowing 46.9% shooting and they sit 30th and last in defending the three by allowing 38.2% from beyond the arc. Chicago is trying to navigate without Jimmy Butler who is sporting a knee injury and could miss another three weeks. After a five game losing streak the Bulls have won two straight with wins at home to the Raptors and Lakers.

The late night game begins at 10:30PM Eastern Time on ESPN as the Sacramento Kings will host the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs continue this long rodeo road trip. They are 4-1 on the trip after a 118-111 win at Phoenix on Sunday. The Spurs sit second in the Western conference with a record of 47-9. San Antonio is the top shooting team in the NBA as they make 49.1% from the field. On defense the team is tops in points allowed as opponents put up just 92.7 on them. Sacramento is going through another down season. The team is 23-31 as they traveled to Denver on Tuesday night. Head coach George Karl is on the ropes and is rumored to lose his job. Defense continues to be an issue for Sacramento as they sit last in the league by allowing 109.1 points per game.

NCAA College Basketball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Tuesday

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

From college basketball on Tuesday February 23rd are several outstanding games over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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The action begins at 7PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Kentucky Wildcats are home to the Alabama Crimson Tide. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker has the home side Kentucky Wildcats favored by -13 ½ points. Kentucky has shown issues on the road in the SEC. They are just 3-6 on the highway this season having coming off a 79-77 road overtime defeat at Texas A&M on Saturday. That broke a win streak of four games. Alabama has turned around their season compiling a win streak of five straight prior to their home defeat to Mississippi St. The first meeting between these teams was won by Kentucky 77-61 on the road as a -6 ½ point favorite.

On ESPN2 TV at 8PM Eastern Time it’s a battle in the Big 12 conference as the Baylor Bears will host the Kansas Jayhawks. Kansas is favored by -1 ½ points on the road. The first meeting between these schools was on January 2nd with Kansas posting the 102-74 home victory and cover as a -12 point favorite. The Jayhawks have run their win streak to seven games after a nine point victory at Kansas St.

From the Big Ten conference at 9PM Eastern Time on ESPN the Ohio St Buckeyes are home to the Michigan St Spartans. Michigan St is favored by -6 ½ points. Michigan St once again looks to peak at just the right time. They are winners of six of their past seven games after beating Wisconsin 69-57 at home. Ohio St is positioning for a berth in the NCAA Tournament as they have won four straight after winning at Nebraska in overtime over the weekend.

The late night game gets going at 11PM Eastern Time on ESPNU as the Boise St Broncos will host the UNLV Rebels. Boise St is lined as a -6 ½ point favorite. Both teams will need a win in the Mountain West Tournament get into the dance. UNLV won the first meeting against Boise St by posting the 87-77 home victory and cover as a -3 ½ point favorite a month ago.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Tuesday

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

The NBA action for Tuesday February 23rd features two games over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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The action gets underway at 7PM Eastern Time on NBA TV as the Washington Wizards are home to the New Orleans Pelicans. Both teams have been major disappointments on the season. Their first meeting was held on December 11th with New Orleans posting the 107-105 home victory but failing to cover as a -3 ½ point favorite. Both teams shot from the field effectively but it was the three point shooting efforts by the Pelicans that earned them the victory. New Orleans hit on 16 of 27 from three point range. Anthony Davis had 18 points and 11 rebounds. Leading the Wizards was John Wall with 26 point, 12 assists hitting on 10 of 18 shots. New Orleans is 22-33. They have won two straight and four of their past five games. With a 1/3rd of the regular season remaining the Pelicans sit in the 11th seed in the Western conference trailing the eighth seeded Houston Rockets by 5 ½ games for the final playoff spot. In the Pelicans 111-106 victory at Detroit on Sunday the team was led by Anthony Davis who scored 59 points and grabbed 20 rebounds as he goes an amazing 24 of 34 from the field. The Washington Wizards sit at 25-29. In the Eastern conference they are currently in the 10th seed trailing the eighth seeded Chicago Bulls by 3 ½ games for the final playoff spot. The team had their two game win streak snapped on Saturday with a 114-94 road defeat at Miami. Washington has gone south with their defense. They are 28th in field goal defense and are the worst three point defending team in the NBA.

The late night game gets going at 10PM Eastern Time on NBA TV as the Portland Trailblazers will host the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets have been hampered by a poor roster and from the beginning of the season many pundits had pegged them for the lottery. They got that one right as Brooklyn is 15-41. Portland occupies the seventh seed in the West. The Trailblazers have been hot team winners of 10 of their past 11 games entering play on Tuesday.