3:00 PM EST
North Florida +11 over Florida Gulf Coast (2u)
This is a big game for an automatic bid into the tournament and it seems pretty wild that we are getting 11 points here with the dog. This North Florida team has been on fire the past few weeks and just knocked off the #2 seed in the conference winning outright as a 10 point dog. They shot 57% from the field and made 16 threes and this is a team who is peaking at the perfect time. Florida Gulf Coast is a great team but in a game that should come down to the final few minutes I like North Florida to stick around in this one and possibly even pull the upset, but we will gladly take these 11 points. Take North Florida.
3:35 PM EST
Knicks +11 over Warriors (2u)
The Warriors are really missing Durant and with Steph and Klay being in a shooting slump I don’t trust them laying double digits to anyone right now. Add to that the Knicks actually matchup well against them and played them tough in Oakland, I like this game to stay well within this number this afternoon. Warriors should get the narrow win here but don’t discount the Knicks who are getting desperate if they want to make any kind of playoff push. Look for Rose and Anthony to have nice games and for this one to come down to the wire. Take the Knicks.
5:05 PM EST
Suns +6.5 over Celtics (2u)
The Celtics have looked great out of the break outside of that loss to the Hawks but the Suns have been very solid at home and just picked up two impressive wins over the surging Hornets and Thunder. They have been putting up lots of points at home and that is going to be an issue for this Boston team who has really been struggling on defense. With the Clippers and Warriors on deck next week, this is a natural letdown spot for the Celtics. They should get the narrow win but I see this being a close 2-3 point game either way so getting the points with the home team is the way to go in this one. Take the Suns.
8:35 PM EST
Thunder +1 over Mavericks (2u)
I hate to go against the Mavs at home in this one where they have been such money for us, but this is one of those rare cases where I will fade them at home. The Mavericks really struggle against the Thunder because they are too young and athletic and they have zero answer for Westbrook. The Mavs have been winning thanks to their defense where they have held their last 6 opponents to under 100 points, but it’s hard to see them doing that tonight against the Thunder. If the Thunder can score over 110 they should win this game and that’s exactly what I see happening: Mavs hang around for most of the game but eventually the Thunder pull away and win this game by about 10 points. Take the Thunder.
No Parlays today, one teaser.