Free Basketball Conference Tournament (Big East) Betting Expert Predictions, News, Notes, and Odds For Thursday, March 8, 2018: Providence Friars vs. Creighton Blue Jays.

Written and authored by NCAA Basketball March Madness Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball Betting news and notes.

College Basketball Conference Tournament Point Spread Picks are the best in the business and again will win again at an unbelievable rate through the NCAA Basketball March Madness Finals in April of 2018.

The (19-12) and Number Nine Seed Providence Friars of the Big East Conference are in “GOTHAM” for their quarterfinal conference tournament match.

Providence play’s the (21-10) 24th nationally ranked and 4th-Seed Creighton Blue Jays also of the Big East. Tip-off is 2:30 PM EST.

The game is on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The teams will play at Madison Square Garden the “MECCA” of basketball in New York City, New York. The FS-1 television network will broadcast the game.

The Providence Friars exceeded all expectations this season with a strong Freshman class. Fans in “LITTLE RHODY” have plenty to look forward to, but they want an invitation to the 2018 NCAA March Madness Tournament.

Creighton will probably get an at-large bid to the annual March Madness spectacle. An 89-83 home victory over Villanova in February sealed the deal for Crighton.

The opening betting line has Providence as a four-point underdog against the spread on a neutral court. The betting odds total is not available for Thursday’s game.

 

The 2018 Providence Friars lost three of five both straight up and against the spread down the stretch.

Head Coach Ed Coley is a Providence native and understands the landscape in the smallest state if the union, better than any coach in the storied history of Providence College.

Since coming to his alma mater from Fairfield University, the forty-eight-year-old Cooley has led the program to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.

All of the invitations came with a twenty game win resume,’ and the Friars are one victory short of the mark this season.

Many NCAA basketball experts believe the Friars must pull the upset over Creighton go even be in the discussion of an at-large berth.

Cooley and his staff want an outright Big East Tournament Title which is within reach. Afterall the Providence team is young and fearless.

Senior Rodney Bullock leads the team in scoring, but it’s going to be one of the Freshmen who must step into the spotlight for the team to keep their hopes alive Thursday.

Bovada.Lv has the underdog Providence Friars at +1,600 to win the 2018 College Basketball Big East Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship.

 

The Creighton Blue Jays lost their season finale at Marquette as the Golden Eagles got the season sweep over Creighton.

Head Coach Greg McDermott is in his eighth season on the bench at the Omaha, Nebraska institute of higher education, fifth season as members of the Big East Conference.

By all indications the Blue Jays should get an invitation to the annual March Madness Tournament but to ensure they get a victory Thursday could seal the deal.

The Blue Jay is one of the most prolific scoring teams in the all of College Basketball averaging 84.8 ppg. Defensively they hold opponents at just under seventy-five points per contest.

Guards Marcus Foster and Khyri Thomas combine for over thirty-five points per game between them, as they go so do the Blue Jays offense.

Creighton wants to get out and run every chance they get, but six of the last seven games between the teams have stayed under the betting odds total.

Bovada.Lv lists the 2018 Creighton Blue Jays at +800 to win the annual Big East Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Crown.

Winning, 2018 Big East Conference Tournament Basketball Betting Predictions.

Free Picks. Providence+4 Points. Also, Play Online Poker Plus Other Casino Games and enter some of the best Tournaments on the World Wide Web. Bet Here.

Advertisements

The Best College Basketball ATS Picks, News, Notes, and Odds For Tuesday, February 20, 2018: Creighton Blue Jays at Butler Bulldogs.

Written and authored by NCAA Basketball March Madness Expert Analyst Greg Nelson. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball Betting news and notes.

College Basketball Point Spread Predictions are the best in the business and again will win again at an unbelievable rate through the NCAA Basketball March Madness Finals in April of 2018.

The (19-8) Creighton Blue Jays of the Big East Conference are in the “HOOSIER STATE” for a crucial conference matchup. Creighton play’s the (18-10) Butler Bulldogs also of the Big East.

Tip-off is 7:00 PM EST. The game is on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The teams will play at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse on campus in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The FS-1 Television network will broadcast the game.

Creighton head coach Greg McDermott is looking for consistency at both ends of the court the rest of the season. The Blue Jays could be on the bubble if they don’t start playing tight defense.

Butler is in a similar situation, and the Bulldogs recently broke a four-game losing streak with a home victory over Providence in front of the home-crowd.

The opening betting line has Butler as a five-point home favorite against the spread. The betting odds total is not available for Tuesday’s game.

 

The 2018 Creighton Blue Jays are third in the Big East Conference, three and a half games behind first-place Xavier.

Creighton lost to Marquette in their last contest 90-86 in front of a capacity home crowd.

The Blue Jays are just 2-7 their last nine to the Las Vegas number, going over the betting odds total four times in the span.

Creighton has a winning record, but they don’t fare as well on the road. Offensively the Blue Jays can compete with any team in the nation, but rank 211th in College Basketball on defense.

Wichita Falls, Texas native Marcus Foster is the team’s best player and leading scorer with twenty points per contest.

However, the coaching staff believes he can play more aggressive at the other end of the floor.

The key to a Creighton victory is to play tight man to man defense; they can’t allow Butler open shots.

Bovada.Lv has the Creighton Blue Jays at 80 to 1 to win the 2018 NCAA March Madness Men’s Basketball Tournament.

 

The Butler Bulldogs are on the outside looking in as far as the NCAA Tournament is concerned.

Butler is fifth in the standing with an 8-7 Big East conference record.

The Bulldogs have been good to over the Total bettors who bet going over the total in sixteen games this season.

Butler has made the NCAA Tournament the past three seasons under previous coach Chris Holtmann.

First-year head coach LaVall Jordan is trying to follow in the footsteps of Brad Stevens and Holtman but is realizing it’s a competitive business.

Butler averages 79.9 ppg scoring the basketball and ranks 169th in the land defensively. It’s a long way from the Stevens day’s when the Bulldogs would methodically move the ball on offense while clamping down on defense.

Forward Kelan Martin leads the team scoring but his skill set has limits, he’s more of an inside finesse player.

Butler must take care of the home crowd and play each possession with intensity at both ends of the court.

The Bulldogs are in jeopardy of missing the “BIG DANCE.” The entire Big East seems to be scoring the ball with relative ease.

Bovada.Lv lists the 2018 Butler Bulldogs at 20 to 1 to win the March Madness Championship.

Free Winning College, Basketball Betting Predictions.

Free Picks. Butler-5. Also, Play Online Poker Plus Other Casino Games and enter some of the best Tournaments on the World Wide Web. Bet Here.

2018 MLB Predictions, News, Notes, and Odds: Jeter looking to rebuild Miami Marlins

Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Al Presto. Charliessports.com produces it for MLB Betting news and notes.

Sports Handicappers ATS Picks are again winning at a remarkable rate and will continue through the entire NBA, NCAA Basketball, March Madness, and MLB landscape.

Teams are heading to spring training as the 2018 Major League Baseball season is right around the corner.

Former New York Yankees shortstop is looking forward to the next chapter, and he’s putting everything on the line as the CEO of the Miami Marlins.

After eighteen years of and a World Series title, former owner Jeffrey Loria unloaded the Miami Marlins for a healthy profit. Many in South Florida believe he ran a con job in the City of Miami and they are right.

What they don’t understand is city commissioners were willing participants in the growing culture in one of the fastest growing cities in America.

Marins Park cost the city plenty in taxpayer dollars, and the product is average at best.

Enter Jeter and the group led by Bruce Sherman who bought the franchise and unloaded high salaries which threw fans into a rage of anger.

Loria brung a World Championship to the area, ripped off the city, and then dumped the team, it’s the American way, morally or not it’s how it is. Sherman and Jeter will do the same thing if the price is right.

Slugger Giancarlo Stanton is now a member of the New York Yankees, and a cast of others are also on new teams.

Jeter is a hall of fame player, but the jury is still out on how well he’ll do in the front office.

The organization suffered a major setback a few years ago when All-Star pitcher and fan favorite Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident. The tragedy is still felt in the mostly Cuban immigrant community in South Florida.

Forward to the 2018 MLB season, the Miami Marlins are predicted to finish near the bottom of the standings in the National League.

However, Jeter is optimistic as ever telling local media we haven’t played a game so far os in his mind we are in the playoff race.

Miami is taking the blueprint from the Houston Astros organization, starting from the bottom by developing players in the minor league system.
It happened before under the leadership of Jim Leyland in 1997 and Jack McKeon in 2003 with virtually unknown players.

After winning World series in those years, management dismantled the roster each time which again left fans feeling slighted. Miami is known as the “MAGIC CITY” and who knows how a group of young, hungry players will perform without pressure.

Jeter believes in discipline and players will do it his way or hit the road.

Many think Jose Fernandez would still be alive if a set of team rule were in place. What was he doing out late at night when the team was going to take the field early the next day.

Jeter understands what it takes to win and will do anything to produce.

Who knows what he has up his sleeve but people with his DNA are nearly unstoppable and will work tirelessly to get the job done in any fashion.

Bovada.Lv, list the 2018 Miami Marlins at 80 to 1 to win the World Series.

Winning, Sports Betting Picks.

Also Play Online Poker plus Other Casino Games and enter some of the best Tournaments on the World Wide Web. Wager Here.

2018-19 College Football Picks, News, Notes, and Odds: Is The College Football Signing Day a National Holiday?

Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting news and notes.

Sports Daily Handicapper Predictions are again winning at a remarkable rate and will continue through the entire NBA, NCAA Basketball, March Madness, and MLB landscape.

It’s the usual suspects after day-one. Alabama head coach Nick Saban and his staff have always been players on the national scene.

However how long will it last as he’s now competing with former assistants?

The Wednesday, February 7th signing day is almost like a holiday in some areas of the nation.

A lot of football fans took the Monday after the Super Bowl off of work due to hangovers from parties, or their wallets took a hit.

What we are forgetting is the annual NCAA Football signing day has a fan base like no other in sports.

It just goes to show football is king in America and always will be no matter what doctors say about the long-term effects of concussions.

The Southeastern Conference seems always to flex their muscle when it comes to landing the best of the best of high school players in the country.

 

The University of Georgia is the big winner today on paper; we will see later if their top recruiting class pan out or will it be a bust.

Watching the news today from our South Florida office we couldn’t help but notice the American Heritage High School Football program near in Plantation, Florida a Fort Lauderdale suburb.

Head Coach Patrick Surtain, a former NFL smiling from ear to ear as he watched his son Patrick Surtain Jr sign with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

The other cornerback Tyson Campbell put on a Georgia Bulldogs hat, and Nesta Silvera will attend the University of Miami.

Staying in the SEC, the Florida Gators could have landed the next Dak Prescott.

New Gators head coach Dan Mullen committed Emory Jones who was supposed to sign with Ohio State.

The Clemson Tigers also went into the Buckeye State and landed prep standout Jackson Carman the top offensive tackle in the class.

 

However, Urban Meyer shouldn’t be crying as his staff still has the top class.

Penn State head coach James Franklin did another masterful job in the “KEYSTONE STATE” by signing native son Micah Parsons number-four overall and wideout Jahan Dotson who initially set to go to UCLA.

Keep an eye on the Florida State Seminoles and head coach Willie Taggart who will have plenty of four-star recruits who can play with some of the best in the country.

Taggart understands the recruiting base in the Sunshine State better than any coach in the land.

A hot-bed for talented high school prep stars like the fact that Taggart is African American and has the same taste in music.

A lot of five-star recruits in the class of 2018 will not meet expectations; this is just like the NFL draft but another style. We are all looking for certainty with recruiting classes.

However we Football fans love the excitement of knowing our favorite team has a chance to dethrone Nick Saban and the Mighty Alabama Crimson Tide.

Winning, Sports Betting Picks.

Also, Play Online Poker plus Other Casino Games and enter some of the best Tournaments on the World Wide Web. Wager Here.

2018-19 NFL Picks, News, Notes, and Odds: Mahomes era begins in Kansas City.

Written and authored by National Football Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting news and notes.

Daily Sports Handicappers Predictions are winning at a remarkable rate and will continue through the entire NBA, NCAA Basketball, March Madness, Super Bowl, and MLB landscape.

The Kansas City Chiefs parted ways with All-Pro signal caller Alex Smith just a few days after Smith took part in the 2018 pro bowl.

Although Kansas City won the AFC West division title the last two seasons, it’s time for a change.

Something had to happen after the Chiefs moved up in the 2017 NFL draft to get Mahomes with the tenth overall pick.

Mahomes is a unique talent, and new quarterback coach Mike Kafka will be in charge of grooming the former Texas Tech University standout.

Alex Smith moves on the Washington Redskins. Kirk Cousins will now be able to test the free agent market. What a scenario, don’t know if we have seen something like this in the current NFL landscape.

Mahomes is a Brett Favre type of gunslinger who has incredible arm strength.

 

Despite the production of Alex Smith, the move was inevitable; it should have happened during the 2017 preseason.

Kansas City head coach Andy Reid is enamored by the intangibles of Mahomes who’s the father was an MLB pitcher.

The organization didn’t care if Smith would have led them to the Super Bowl he would have been replaced anyway. The move sends signals throughout the league, don’t rest on your laurels.

The Houston Texans drafted former Clemson star DeShaun Watson and immediately showed that he’s the future of the franchise before suffering an injury. Alex Smith is more athletic than Mahomes but doesn’t show the “WOW FACTOR” throwing the football.

The decision is met with mixed emotions throughout the organization, but both Washington and Kansas City will benefit.

As far as the Washington Redskins are concerned Kurt Cousins is average at best and Smith provides more options for the offense.

 

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder refused to sign Cousins to a long-term deal, and that should have sent signals.

Cousins can now seek a lucrative contract from a team in the basement of the standings, perhaps Cleveland would be a good fit.

Patrick Mahomes best performance of his young NFL career came on the road against Denver when he completed 22 of 25 passes for 284 yards in a comeback win.

The coaching staff understood that day what needed to be done, and after the Chiefs first-round playoff loss it sealed the deal.

Mahomes understands coverages, how to make adjustments at the line of scrimmage, and can make any throw with his mighty arm strength.

Football fans in the “SHOW ME STATE” can look forward to a bright future with Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Kareem Hunt, and Tyreek Hill on offense.

The Chiefs are aging a bit on the other side of the football, but cornerback Marcus Peters is also a young star. The organization can’t let any of those guy’s getaway.

Winning, Sports Betting News, and Notes.

Bet on NFL, and All Sports. Also, Play Online Poker Plus Other Casino Games and enter some of the best Tournaments on the World Wide Web. Bet Here.

2018 Super Bowl Picks, News, Notes, and Odds: Insight to Coaching matchup.

Written and authored by National Football League Expert Analyst Greg Nelson.

Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting news and notes.

Super Bowl ATS Predictions are winning at a remarkable rate and will continue through the entire NBA, NCAA Basketball, March Madness, Super Bowl, and MLB landscape.

The Philadelphia Eagles arrived in the “TWIN CITIES” on Sunday and checked into their hotel near the Mall of Americas.

Meanwhile, their counterpart New England Patriots under the leadership of Bill Belichick took off from Providence, Rhode Island in route to Minneapolis on Monday, January 29th.

While the Eagles send-off was relatively quiet, the Patriots departed with fanfare from their loyalist.

After all the New England Patriots know how to prepare for the Super Bowl and are making their third appearance in four years.

The Philadelphia Eagles are the novice at the experience but will be ready to perform Sunday, February 4th.

The Eagles will have Tuesday off, and the coaching staff will emphasize to players to be cautious if they go out on the town. The frigid temperatures could help players get extra rest leading up to game day.

 

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has a high football IQ and has put it on display for the fans in the “CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE” for the past two seasons.

However, Sunday will be unlike any game Pederson has coached in before, and he will be matchup up against the master of deception.

Pederson must find any mental edge he can for his players to have a belief they can pull off the upset.

There is little doubt the 49-year-old Ferndale, Washington native is an up and coming star in the coaching ranks, but the challenge of the Super Bowl is irregular.

As unfamiliar, it is to the entire team, except Chris Long and LeGarrette Blount who played with the Patriots last season.

Pederson must try to get a mental edge and what it will be who knows but one thing I do know is he must allow quarterback Nick Foles to make mistakes.

Another angle could be the Nick Saban mindset which doesn’t hesitate to put in backup signal caller Nate Sudfeld who is a gunslinger in his right.

 

Sixty-five-year-old Bill Belichick is an “ICON” in the National Football League, but it hasn’t always been that way.

The five-time Super Bowl champion is as decorated as they come in the coaching ranks.

His four-year stint in Cleveland tough his some valuable lessons and one of them was how to prepare for the moment but repetition during practice could be the one that has propelled him to another level.

Belichick has outgrown his mentor Bill Parcells who he won two titles as a member of the New York Giants staff.

Since 2000 Belichick has been the first person at the Patriots facility for daily practices and has his teams ready to prepare at an early hour.

No player is larger than the emblem, not even Brady but the two have familiarity which was evident the first time Brady put on a New England Patriots uniform.

From the “TUCK RULE GAME” against the Oakland Raiders to “DEFLATEGATE” Belichick seems to always find a mental edge.

The Best, Super Bowl News and Notes.

Bet on NFL Super Bowl Propositions. Also, Play Online Poker Plus Other Casino Games and enter some of the best Tournaments on the World Wide Web. Bet Here.

2018 NBA Expert Betting Predictions, News, and Odds: It’s time for LeBron to look in the mirror.

Written and authored National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball Betting news and notes.

NBA Point Spread Daily Picks will make clients massive profits and will continue through the NBA Finals in June of 2018.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in free fall after a terrible home loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Cleveland looked lethargic the entire game allowing the Thunder one hundred and forty-eight points.

Cleveland player recently held a players-only meeting, and the scapegoat as usual is Kevin Love which is unfair.

LeBron James is the real problem in Cleveland, and he’s also the only way the team will get to the 2018 NBA Finals.

However at some point, the “KING” must look in the mirror, the illusion of control is taking over his mindset and it’s constantly rearing its ugly head.

This Sports Handicapper believes LeBron James is separating the Cleveland Cavaliers and he should also leave his political views to himself.

The reason Michael Jordan, and Tom Brady are so high is they don’t discuss political opinions publicly.

What do you want to be LeBron one of the greatest to play the game or a political activist.

 

Many understand politics of today are not the same of the past decade with social media being so powerful and it the face of NBA players nearly daily James must keep his eye on the prize.

Modern NBA players have their minds and views, we all don’t have to get along. LeBron is holding the Cavaliers organization hostage with by not making a long-term commitment to the place he calls home.

Many in the league believe owner Dan Gilbert allowed things to get to this points.

Personally, I think Gilbert should have cut ties with James brought home an NBA title in the 2016 season.

Constant displeasure with coaching, personnel decisions, and showing up head coach Tyronn Lue during timeouts in front of national audiences.

Even former number-one overall draft pick Kyrie Irving got tired of James and his antics.

Irving is also an intelligent player who can make and live with his decisions.

Irving got upset when he said the Cavaliers need to upgrade if they are to compete with Golden State.

 

Irving responded by saying what are you talking about! Are you saying we are not good enough? The current Boston Celtics star demanded a trade and the “BAY STATE” fit him perfectly.

Here we go again with James and his showing emotion with body language like he did in the blowout to Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder.

There is no doubt LeBron James will go down as one of the greatest players in the history of the NBA but needs to grow up and put the blame on himself at some point.

Quit listening to your entourage and their views, stop blasting teammates.

Last year in their NBA Finals series loss to Golden State James was seen trying to switch off of Kevin Durant with Tristan Thompson who allowed Durant to score the go-ahead bucket in game three at Quicken Loans Arena.

James had no answer for the new BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD KEVIN DURANT. Perhaps James should go see a Sports Psychiatrist to relieve him of the “BLAME GAME.”

Winning, Basketball Point Spread Picks and Notes.

Bet on Basketball. Also, Play Online Poker Plus Other Casino Games and enter some of the best Tournaments on the World Wide Web. Bet Here.