March 1, 2015
Written and authored by NCAA Basketball March Madness Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The Dayton Flyers, St Johns Red Storm, and Rhode Island Rams took huge steps to get bids into the annual March Madness Tournament. Other schools such as North Carolina State and George Washington took hits as the selection committee begin glancing at resumes’. North Carolins State always seem be on the bubble, year after year the WolfPack flirts with disaster. George Washington was supposed to be an upper tier team in the Atlantic Ten Conference but Davidson to the spotlight from the Colonials. George Washinton can right the ship with a road win on Saturday February 28th in Charlotte against Davidson.
This Sports Handicapper and most enthusiastic people get excited at this time of the year. For a couple of reasons, first of all the month of March means spring and summer are right around the corner. The second reason is unbelievable College Basketball. One of America’s most intriguing sporting events is the March Madness Tournament. Office Pools start getting popular and alumni of participating schools get to flex their muscle. It is one of the most pleasant times of the year; fans watch from dawn to dusk rooting for their teams. Las Vegas is becoming a popular destination for NCAA Basketball Conference Tournament Predictions. “SIN CITY” will play host to four Tournaments. The first is the West Coast Conference Tournament from March 5th through the Tenth at the Orleans Arena. Other than Arizona of the Pac Twelve, the WCC has the highest profile team in Gonzaga. The WAC, Mountain West and Pac-12 bring their fans to the desert for their Conference Tournament on March 11th through the 15th.
Back to the teams on the bubble. The Dayton Flyers are not only looking to improve their NCAA Tournament status, but the Flyers want to win the Conference regular season title. St.Johns beat Georgetown at Madison Square Garden handily on Saturday February 27th. The St.Johns win over the Hoyas looked like it was the middle 1980’s, when both known as the “BEAST OF THE EAST”. The Rhode Island Rams also of the Atlantic Ten is in a first-place tie with the Dayton Flyers. Davidson is the real surprise, coming over from the Southern Conference. The Wildcats has a rich tradition and a coaching legend manning the sidelines. Another A-10 team George Washington is 8-7 in Conference play and will need a good showing in the upcoming Atlantic Ten Tournament. The Atlantic Ten Tournament is set to begin on March 11th at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York. Other teams on the edge are Boise State, Xavier and Seton Hall.
February 28, 2015
Written and authored by NCAA Basketball March Madness Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams will play on Saturday February 28th, 2015. At 12:00 PM EST on the CBS Television Network.
The (18-8) Georgetown Hoyas of the Big East Conference makes the trip from the Nations Captial to “THE BIG APPLE”. Georgetown will play the (19-9) St.Johns Redstorm also of the Big East in 2015 College Basketball action. The teams will play at the Mecca of Basketball, Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. This Sports Handicapper believes the Georgetown Hoyas are in the 2015 NCAA Tournament. St.Johns has also played themselves in and could be a dark-horse. The opening betting line has St.Johns as a one-point home favorite Against The Spread, the betting odds total is not available for Saturday’s game.
The 2015 Georgetown Hoyas are on a three-game win streak. The Hoyas beat DePaul 68-63 on February 21st. Georgetown has seven day’s to prepare for the marquee matchup between the old time rivals. Georgetown is 10-5 in Conference play and a second-place tie with Butler. The Hoyas rank third in the Big East in both scoring offense and points allowed. Junior Point Guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera is the team’s leader scorer with 15.5 points per contest. Two other Hoyas score in double figures. The betting odds over the total are 9-4-1 Georgetown last fifteen on the road. The betting odds under the total are 6-2 the last eight between the teams in the Empire State. The Georgetown Hoyas are 3-1 their last four College Basketball Point Spread Picks on the road, going over the betting odds total twice and staying under the betting odds total two times. Georgetown Head Coach John Thompson Jr has done a masterful job with this season’s team, but more is going to gave to be done if the Hoys want to advance in the “BIG BANCE”. Center Joshua Smith must continue to dominate in the post, the Hoyas can make some noise. Betting Experts in Las Vegas has Georgetown at +15000 to win the 2015 NCAA Championship.
The 2015 St.Johns Redstorm have also won three straight. St.Johns beat Xavier 58-57 at the “GARDEN” on Monday February 23rd. The Redstorm are 8-7 in the Big East and fourth-place. St.Johns scores 71.6 points per contest. The defense is 5th in points allowed by the opposition. Senior Guard D’Angelo Harrison is the team’s leading scorer with eighteen points per game. Detroit native Sir’Dominic Pointer contributes 13.6. The Johnnies are 10-1 ATS their last eleven on Saturday’s. The St.Johns RedS Storm are 3-2-1 Against The Number their last six at home, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under once. Head Coach Steve Lavin is bringing back a winning culture in the City that love Basketball and a win over hated Georgetown will be huge. Bovada has St.Johns at +30,000 to win the 2015 March Madness Tournament.
Free Picks: St.Johns-1.
February 27, 2015
Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams will play on Friday February 27th, 2015. At 7:35 PM EST.
The (19-40) Orlando Magic of the Eastern Conference Southeast Division makes the trip from Central Florida to the Peach State. Orlando will play the (45-12) Atlanta Hawks also of the Eastern Conference Southeast in 2015 College Basketball action. The teams will play at Philips Arena in bustling downtown Atlanta, Georgia. This Sports Handicapper believes the Orlando Magic play hard at both ends of the court, but it’s going to take time. The Atlanta Hawks, on the other hand, have taken over supremacy in the Division. The betting line has Orlando as an eleven and a half-point road underdog Against The Spread, the betting odds total is at 199′ for Thursday’s game.
The 2015 Orlando Magic has won their last two of three both straight up and Against The Point Spread since the All-Star break. Orlando lost to Miami at home in overtime on February 25th. The Magic are in last place in the Division, twenty-seven games out of first. Orlando ranks twenty-fifth in scoring offense. The Magic allow opponents 101.2 points on average. Center Nikola Vucevic is the team leader in scoring and rebounds. Rookie Point Guard Elfrid Payton is a keeper and dishes out over six assists per game. The betting odds under the total are 6-1 Orlando last seven overall. The Magic are 5-0 ATS the last five between the teams. The Orlando Magic is 2-1 their last three NBA ATS Expert Predictions on the road, going over the betting odds total once and staying under the betting odds total twice. Orlando fired Jacque Vaughn before the break, and assistant James Borrego is manning the sidelines. Borrego has the Magic playing tough defense. Payton, Vucevic and high flying Victor Oladipo are the future of the franchise. Betting Experts in Las Vegas has Orlando at 5000/1 to win the 2015 NBA Championship.
The 2015 Atlanta Hawks have won two in a row both straight up and Against The Spread. Atlanta beat Dallas at home in their last game on Wednesday February 25th. Atlanta is comfortably on top in the Southeast. Atlanta plays in Miami on the 28th of this month and is back home for a March 3rd date with Houston. Paul Milsap, Point Guard Jeff Teague, and Al Horford are the main guy’s, but their supporting cast is very good. Three-point specialist Kyle Korver spread the floor. Reserves Mike Scott and Dennis Schroder can also score at will. Atlanta is 6-1 ATS their last seven on Friday’s. The betting odds under the total are 20-6 between the team the last twenty-six in the “ATL”. The Hawks also play tough defense; they rank 3rd overall in point allowed. The Atlanta Hawks are 3-2 their last five Against The Spread at home, going over the betting odds total twice. The key to an Atlanta win is to play with purpose and focus. Las Vegas has the Hawks at 8 to 1 to win the 2015 NBA title and 5/2 to be crowned Eastern Conference Champions.
Free Picks: Orlando+11′.
February 26, 2015
Written and authored by NCAA Basketball March Madness Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. SunBelt Conference favorite is Georgia State, led by Guard R.J. Huner and his father, Head Coach Ron Hunter. The Panthers are the odds on favorites to win the Conference Tournament and get an NCAA Tournament bid. Georgia State is in familiar territory, they were projected to win the Conference Tournament in 2014, but Louisiana-Lafayette had other ideas. The Panthers were upset by the Ragin Cajuns, led by First Round NBA Draft Pick Elfrid Peyton. Georgia State has a future NBA player in Hunter are maybe Ryan Harrow. Georgia State can compete on any stage and are looking forward to getting into the field of 64.
This Sports Handicapper believes the Georgia State Panthers are ready for their Conference Tournament and eager to get an automatic bid to the “BIG DANCE”. The Eagles are in a tie for the Conference lead with Georgia Southern and Louisiana-Monroe. Harrow is the team’s leading scorer with a little over twenty points per contest, and Hunter is second with nineteen. Hunter turned down a scholarship to powerhouse Kentucky as a High School Senior from Indianapolis. Hunter chose to play for his father instead. The real surprise in the Conference is Georgia Southern. The Eagles came over from the Southern Conference, expert thought the Eagles would be in the cellar of the Sunbelt in 2015 NCAAB Betting Picks, but Georgia Souther is flexing their muscle. The 2015 Sun Belt Conference Men’s Basketball Championship will take place on March 12-15, 2015 at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. The top eight teams in the Conference will compete for the Sun Belt Championship and an automatic berth into the NCAA Men’s Basketball March Madness Tournament.
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are also 12-4 in Conference play with an 18-9 overall record. The Warhawks have four regular season games remaining including a March 5th, home matchup against Georgia State. The game could go a long way in determining Conference seedings. Last season Conference Champions Louisiana-Lafayette had not played up to their potential but are 10-7 in SunBelt play and have the talent to pull some upsets. Our betting odds expert in the Desert has not listed any SunBelt Conference odds or any teams from the Conference in NCAA Tournament odds.
Free Picks: Charliessports.com projects Georgia State as the winner of the 2015 Sun Belt Conference Championship.
February 26, 2015
Written and authored by NCAA Basketball March Madness Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams will play on Thursday February 26th, 2015. At 7:00 PM EST on the Big-Ten Television Network.
The (16-12) Minnesota Golden Gophers of the Big-Ten Conference makes the trip from the “TWIN CITIES” to the Wolverine State. Minnesota will play the (19-8), and 25th ranked Michigan State Spartans also of the Big 10 in 2015 College Basketball action. The teams will play at The Breslin Student Events Center on campus in East Lansing, Michigan. This Sports Handicapper believes Minnesota Golden Gophers are a formidable opponent for any Conference team. Michigan State is starting to roll as we head into March. The betting line has Michigan State as a nine-point home favorite Against The Spread, the betting odds total is not available for Thursday’s game.
The 2015 Minnesota Golden Gophers are on a three-game losing streak. Minnesota lost to Wisconsin 63-53 on the road in their last game on February 21st. Minnesota is 5-10 in Conference play, eight games behind first place Wisconsin. The Golden Gophers scores over seventy-three points per contest. The defense ranks thirteenth in the Big-Ten and 78th nationally. Senior Guard Andre Hollins is the team’s leading scorer. Two other Golden Gophers score in double figures. The betting odds under the total are 7-1 Minnesota last eight on the road. The Golden Gophers are only 4-12 ATS their last sixteen against the Big Ten. Minnesota is only 3-11 Against The Spread their last fourteen against Michigan State. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 4-6 their last 10 NCAAB Betting Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total six. Bovada.vl has Minnesota aa an 100,000 to 1 odds to win the 2015 March Madness Tournament. The key to a Minnesota win is to get our and push the basketball.Minnesota is at their best when they create an up-tempo.
The 2015 Michigan State Spartans didn’t look impressive to start the season, but Coach Tom Izzo has the Spartans playing their best at the right time. The Spartans have won six of seven straight up. Michigan State won at Illinois 60-53 on Sunday February 22nd. Michigan State ranks fourth in the Conference scoring the basketball. The defense is smothering; they are allowing opponents on sixty-one points per game. The “BIG THREE” Junior Denzel Valentine and Seniors Brandon Dawson and Travis Trice score in double-figures. Trice is the catalyst and as he goes so does the Spartans. The betting odds under the total are 10-3 the last thirteen between the teams The Spartans are 10-4 and in a third place tie with Purdue in the Conference Standings. Michigan State is 4-0 their last four Against The Spread. The Spartans are finally playing the way Izzo wants and the reason for the turnaround is the play of Trice. Coach Izzo put the Senior Guard on the bench in the middle of the season, and he has responded. The key to a Spartan win is to play in your face defense. Betting experts in the Desert and Offshore has Michigan State as +5000 to win the 2015 NCAA Tournament.
Free Picks: Minnesota+9.
February 25, 2015
Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The Chicago Bulls were supposed to be one of the favorites to win the Eastern Conference title. The Bulls chances took a hit when an MRI revealed a meniscus tear of the right knee. It happened to the same knee the Point Guard injured in 2013. Early speculation is that he Bulls best player could return in five to six weeks, in time for the playoffs. The prognosis is a best case scenario. Bovada has the Bulls are 10-1 according to futures oddsmakers in Las Vegas and at bovada.lv. The Dallas Mavericks are also dealing with a dilemma with recently acquired Point Gaurd Rajon Rondo. The All-Star has been suspended by management for conduct detrimental to the team. Rondo is also nursing a bad knee. Rondo and Head Coach Rick Carlisle has a shouting match in the third-quarter of a home win against Toronto on Tuesday February 24th, 2015.
This Sports Handicapper believes the Chicago Bulls are one of the most talented in the Eastern Conference. There are issues between Head Coach Tom Thibodeau and General Manager John Paxson. Many in the Windy City are aware of the situation, and it may be the end of the coach’s era in “CHI TOWN”. The Bulls have not advanced past the first round since Rose initial injury in a 2012 playoffs, a first round loss to Philadelphia. The news hit Bulls teammates like a ton of bricks as they heard the through social media in some cases. Chicago brought in Power Forward Pau Gasol to help take them to the next level on 2015 NBA Betting Picks. Betting odds expert will are no doubt aware of this, and the Bulls could be a good futures bet despite Rose. Chicago may want to bring back fan favorite Nate Robinson who plays’s with passion and energy but is not the former league Most Valuable Player.
The Dallas Mavericks brought Rondo in to shore up the backcourt for the 2015 NBA Playoffs. Rondo has a history of feuding with players and coaches. Owner Mark Cuban insists Rondo is not a rental player and would love to have him around for a while. Rondo will not be available Wednesday in Atlanta. Let’s face it some players are difficult to coach or manage, it’s just the culture of being a star. Both Carlise and Cuban understands it, everyone involved just wants to win. Carlisle was asked if Rondo would play in Dallas anymore this year, the coach replied that’s what he is here too. The Dallas Mavericks are much better in the long run with Rajon Rondo in the lineup. Dallas is deep and has the players to make a run in the 2015 NBA Playoffs.
February 25, 2015
Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams will play on Wednesday February 25th, 2015. At 10:05 PM EST.
The (41-14) Memphis Grizzlies of the Western Conference Southwest Division makes the trip from “RIP CITY” where they won Sunday to Northern California. Memphis will play the (19-35) Sacramento Kings of the Western Conference Pacific Division in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at Outdated Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. This Sports Handicapper believes the Memphis Grizzles have what it takes to make a run at the 2015 NBA Championship. The Sacramento franchise is on the right track after hiring a legend to coach the team. The betting line has Sacramento as a seven-point home underdog Against The Spread, the betting odds total is at 199 for Wednesday’s game.
The 2015 Memphis Grizzlies have won their last two straight up and ATS since the All-Star break. Memphis beat the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday February 23rd. Memphis is on top in the Southwest, 3′ in front of second-place Houston. Memphis scores a little over 100-points per game. The Grizzlies defense ranks first in the league. Center Marc Gasol is the team leader in scoring and shot blocks. Point Guard Mike Conley is their top assist man, and Forward Zach Randolph grabs eleven boards. The betting odds under the total are 4-0 Memphis last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game. The betting odds under the total are 5-1 the last six between the teams. The Grizzlies are 4-1 Against The Spread their last five in the Capital of the Golden State. The Memphis Grizzlies are 3-3 their last six Free NBA Point Spread Betting Predictions on the road, going over the betting odds total once and staying under the betting odds total five times. The Grizzlies are a grind it out type of basketball team but is also one of the older teams in the NBA. Memphis will be playing their third game in four nights, and it may take a toll. The key to a Grizzlies win is a strong defense in the post. Memphis will allow Sacramento outside shots.
The 2015 Sacramento Kings lost badly at the Clippers on Saturday February 21st, one day after beating Boston in George Karl’s coaching debut. Sacramento is in the cellar of the Pacific Division and has their next three at home. The Kings score a little over 100-points per game. The defense ranks 27th in the league. Karl has a proven track record in the NBA nd will have fans flocking to the arena soon. Center DeMarcus Cousins made it to his first All-Star game. The former Kentucky Wildcat standout is the team leader in scoring, rebounds and shot blocks. The betting odds under the total are 5-1 Sacramento last 6 following a Straight up loss of more than 10 points. The betting odds under the total are 4-0 the last four games between the teams in Sacramento. The Sacramento Kings are 4-6 their last ten Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under seven. The key to a Sacramento win is to take advantage of a tired Memphis team. Cousins and Rudy Gay will be huge factors.
Free Picks: Sacramento+7.
February 23, 2015
Written and authored by NCAA Basketball March Madness Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The 2014-15 Louisville Cardinals basketball team is in turmoil. Head Coach Rick Pitino released former starting Point Guard Chris Jones from his scholarship and kicked his off the team late Sunday for violating team rules. Jones, a 6’3″ Guard from Niceville, Florida was scoring thirteen points per game and an All-ACC third team selection in the preseason. The loss has put pressure on leading scorer Terry Rozier and All-American Forward Montrezl Harrell. The Cardinals will probably drop a few spot in seeding for the upcoming Atlantic Coast Conference and NCAA March Madness Tournaments.
This Sports Handicapper believes the loss of Jones is huge for Pitino and the Cardinals going forward. Jones usually set the tone defensively and new how to create shots for teammates. There have been a few instances where teams dropped in seeding for the annual classics. In 2010 Purdue star Robbie Hummell went down late in the season with a torn ACL, the Boilermakers could have been a number-one seed with Hummel. The March Madness selection committee dropped the Boilermakers at a four-speed. The 21-6 Cardinals lost at Syracuse in their first game without Jones 69-59 and his replacement Quentin Snider was inconsistent. Snyder, a freshman from “DERBY CITY,” must grow up quick and gain confidence however he can. Jones did come back Saturday February 21st, to help Louisville to a 55-53 home win over Miami, Florida. Jones scored seventeen points in the win. The Louisville Cardinals have dropped their last two 2015 NCAA Basketball ATS Picks staying under the betting odds total both times. The Cardinals have four games remaining on the regular-season schedule, and then it’s tournament time. It’s up to the legendary coach to rally the troops around Snider.
Louisville is also playing for a bye in the first-round of the prestigious Atlantic Coast Tournament. Louisville still has plenty of talent on the roster but will miss Jones tenacity, his on-ball defense skills and outside shooting. Harrell and Rozier must take up the majority of the slack, by taking their game to another level. Louisville will still get a 2015 NCAA March Madness Tournament bid, but the question is how far can they go?. Pitino is also good at making changes as they arise, and he must do his best coaching job of his career. Louisville closes the regular at home on March 7th against Virginia, a team they lost to 52-47 on February 7th in Charlottesville. Good luck Louisville in replacing Jones. Kids will be kids but at some point you have to grow up. Jones is responsible for himself. He is in a privileged position and must take advantage of his next chance.
February 23, 2015
Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams will play on Monday February 23rd, 2015. At 8:00 PM EST.
The (12-42) Minnesota Timberwolves of the Western Conference Northwest Division makes the trip from the Twin Cities to “SPACE CITY”. Houston will play the (37-18) Houston Rockets of the Western Conference Southwest in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at The Toyota Center Houston, Texas. This Sports Handicapper believes the Minnesota Timberwolves will be in the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery, but the future is bright. Houston is on their way to the 2015 Playoffs with or without Dwight Howard. The betting line has Houston as a nine and a half-point home Against The Spread, the betting odds total is at 211 for Monday’s game.
The 2015 Minnesota Timberwolves beat Phoenix on Friday Night February 20th, their first game back from the 2015 All-Star break. The Timberwolves are in last place in the Northwest and have the worst record in the West. Minnesota got f former franchise great Kevin Garnett in a trade; he will miss the next three games. Minnesota also signed sharp-shooting Gary Neal, who is questionable fro Monday’s game. Minnesota ranks 22nd in scoring the basketball. The Timberwolves are bad defensively; they are next to last in the league. The Timberwolves are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 playing on a couple days rest. Minnesota is 7-0 Against The Number their last seven against a team with a winning home record. The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-4 their last ten Free NBA Point Spread Picks going over the betting odds total six time and staying under the betting odds total four. The addition of Garnett brings leadership to the very young team. Garnett may be setting himself up for a front office job after his playing days are over.
The 2015 Houston Rockets are 1-1 straight up since the All-Star break. Houston lost on the road to Dallas on Friday February 20th and beat Toronto by twelve points the next night at home. The Rockets are three games behind first-place Memphis in the Southwest. Houston scores 103.0 points per game. The Rockets defense ranks 15th in the league, allowing the opposition ninety-nine and a half points. The betting odds over the total are 5-0 the Rockets last five on Monday’s. Houston is 4-0 ATs their last four at home against a team with a losing road record. The betting odds over the total are 4-0 the last four meetings between the teams. The Houston Rockets are 4-1 their last five ATS at home, going over the betting odds total twice and staying under the betting odds total three times. The key to a Rockets win is to play defense. Houston is still without one of the most dominating Centers in the game. When Dwight Howard returns they will be in playoff mode.
Free Picks: Houston-9′.
February 21, 2015
Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams will play on Sunday February 22nd, 2015. At 6:05 PM EST.
The (43-9) Golden State Warriors of the Western Conference Pacific Division makes the trip from Northern California to the Hoosier State. Golden State will play the (22-33) Indiana Pacers of the Eastern Conference Central in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. This Sports Handicapper believes the Golden State Warriors have the recipe to make a run in the 2015 NBA Western Conference Playoffs. Indiana is doing the best under the circumstance, without All-Star Paul George. The betting line has Indiana as a six and a half-point home underdog Against The Spread, the betting odds total is 205 for Sunday’s game.
The 2015 Golden State Warriors have won seven of their last eight straight up. Golden State beat San Antonio at home on February 20th, their first game since the All-Star break. Golden State has the best record in the NBA. The Warriors are on top in the Pacific Division, eight and a half in front of the second place Clippers. Golden State scores a little over 110 points per contest; that’s first in the league. The Warrior’s defense is 15th. All-Star Point Guard Stephen Curry is the team leader in scoring, assists, and steals. Center Andrew Bogut leads in rebounds and shot blocks. Golden State is 0-4 Against The Number their last four on the road. The betting odds under the total are 4-0 their last four on the road against a team with a losing home record. Golden State is only 1-6 ATS their last seven at Indiana. The Golden State Warriors are 4-6 their last ten Free NBA Point Spread Picks overall, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total six. The Golden State Warriors are back east after playing three of their last four east of the Mississippi before the All-Star break. The Warriors play at Washington on the 24th of February and travel to Cleveland for a matchup on the 26th of this month. The key to a Warrior’s win Sunday is to focus and not get caught looking ahead.
The 2015 Indiana Pacers have won five of six both straight up and ATS. The Pacers beat Philadelphia on the road on Friday February 20th, 106-95. Indiana averages ninety-six points per game. The defense ranks sixth in the league, allowing opponents 97.2. Forward David West is the team leader in scoring and rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are at the bottom of the standings in the Central Division, twelve games out of first. The betting odds over the total are 4-0 Indiana last four following a Point Spread cover. The betting odds under the total are 4-1 the last five meetings between the teams in “INDY”. The Indiana Pacers are 4-2 their last six Against The Spread at home, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under the betting odds total three. The Pacers are right there as far as getting a playoff spot. Indiana can get rally competitive if George can return this season. The key to a Pacers win is to play tough defense. Head Coach Frank Vogel must keep the troops thinking positive.
Free Picks: Indiana+6′.