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    NCAAB | Buckeyes @ Badgers

    By Don Phillips   Ohio State Buckeyes (14-9, 6-4) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (13-9, 5-4)   Date: Feb. 4, 2016 Site: Kohl Center (18,809) Game Time: 7 p.m. Television: ESPN Talent: Reece Davis (Play-By-Play) Jim Calhoun (Expert Analysis) None (Sideline) Radio: OSU-IMG Sports Network (56 stations) Satellite Radio: Sirius 81/XM 81 Local Radio: WBNS-FM 97.1, AM-1460 […]

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    CJ: Kentucky Tries to Break Kansas’ Home Win Streak

    By Charles Jay At this time last season, the Kentucky Wildcats looked to America’s Bookie customers as if they might be on their way to achieving an undefeated season and a national title. That quest got short-circuited by Wisconsin in the Final Four, and after losing some of those “one-and-done” players he has become famous […]

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    CJ: Kansas Has Payback on Mind Hosting Kentucky

    By Charles Jay The Kansas Jayhawks would rather not completely re-live last year’s awful experience at the hands of the Kentucky Wildcats, as they were outclassed in virtually every phase of the game. But as America’s Bookie customers might guess, they are going to use it for motivation as they prepare to do battle against […]

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    CJ: LSU Banks on Simmons, Gray as Dog vs. A&M

    By Charles Jay The Texas A&M Aggies are in the midst of a winning streak, and this may not be the best time for the LSU Tigers to snag one of those precious wins they so desperately need. With eight straight victories under their belts, and a milestone win right behind them, the Aggies are […]

  • CJ: OSU Could Be Feisty Dog Against #3 Kansas

    By Charles Jay The Kansas Jayhawks got a lot of encouragement by the play of two freshman big men this past weekend, and they will play a team on Tuesday night that has not had a lot of success in the Big 12. But the Oklahoma State Cowboys are troublesome nonetheless, so Kansas needs to […]

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    USC Goes “Small” vs. Crosstown Rival UCLA

    By Charles Jay It has been rather painful for the USC Trojans as they have tried to get over the hump against their crosstown rivals, the UCLA Bruins. Steve Alford’s team has won the last four meetings by an average 19-point margin, but the Trojans are carrying a lot of hope into their Wednesday night […]

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    UNLV Coach Debuts Against New Mexico

    By Charles Jay Well, there was not a lot of patience on the part of the brass controlling the basketball program of the UNLV Rebels, and even after a promising start, they have jet assigned they head coach. Dave Rice is out, after his team lost some close games to begin the conference season, and […]

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    Kansas Out to Protect #1 Spot vs. West Virginia

    By Charles Jay The Kansas Jayhawks are the #1 team in the country in both major polls, but they seem to have had their problems lately against the West Virginia Mountaineers and their crafty coach, Bob Huggins. West Virginia, ranked #10 in the coaches’ poll and 11th by the AP, is another contending team in […]

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    Kentucky Lays Big Lumber to Mississippi St.

    By Charles Jay The Kentucky Wildcats may not be the same powerhouse they were last season, but they are pretty damn good nonetheless, and all indications are that they should pick up steam as the season progresses. They have had some recent mastery over the Mississippi State Bulldogs, and they will try to continue that […]

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    College Basketball Betting — CJ: Kentucky Finally Gets to Duel With Duke

    The Kentucky Wildcats lost a lot of talent to the NBA Draft, so many casual college basketball betting observers might not give them much of a chance to get back to the Final Four. Of course, those America’s Bookie customers who are aware of John Calipari’s recruiting abilities know that he is reloading, rather than […]

  • NBA FINALS! Thursday Service Plays 6/4/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY Warriors host Cavs in Game #1  By Zach Cohen CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (65-31) at GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (79-18) NBA Finals GAME #1 Tip-off: Thursday, 9:05 p.m. ET Line: Golden State -6.0, Total: 202.5 The Warriors look to take a 1-0 lead when they host the Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. […]

  • Tuesday Service Plays 5/19/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY Game of the Day: Rockets at Warriors *** Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors (-10, 219) Series tied 0-0 The Houston Rockets waged an epic comeback to reach the Western Conference finals but now must figure out how to compete with the host Golden State Warriors, beginning with Tuesday’s opener. Houston became the […]

  • Saturday Service Plays 5/16/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY Five To Follow MLB Betting: Saturday, May 16, 2015 Opening Line Report by Alan Matthews It’s about time that the Tampa Bay Rays got some good pitching news. The team has lost excellent young starters Alex Cobb and Drew Smyly to season-ending arm injuries, with Cobb undergoing Tommy John surgery and Smyly almost […]

  • Sunday Service Plays 5/10/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY Game of the Day: Sunday’s NBA Playoff Action ♠♠Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls (+1.5, 194.5) Bulls lead series 2-1 The Derrick Rose that makes clutch shots has returned and now the Chicago Bulls are in position to open up a 3-1 lead when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Sunday’s Eastern Conference semifinal […]

  • Friday Service Plays 5/8/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY NBA Odds and Predictions: Friday, May 8 Opening Line Report and Handicapping by Alan Matthews This doesn’t exactly rank up there with gutsy predictions like Babe Ruth calling his shot in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series at Wrigley Field against the Cubs or the Jets’ Joe Namath guaranteeing victory for his […]

  • Tuesday Service Plays 4/28/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY Game of the Day: Tuesday’s NBA Playoff action Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets (-7, 222) Rockets lead series 3-1 Raymond Felton got the first chance to start in place of Rondo at the point in Game 3 but Carlisle decided to go with more energy in Game 4 and pushed Barea into the […]

  • Kennesaw State names Al Skinner men’s hoops coach

    Kennesaw, GA (SportsNetwork.com) – Kennesaw State has named Al Skinner its new men’s basketball coach. Skinner has 22 years of collegiate experience as a head coach at Rhode Island and Boston College, and spent the past two seasons as an associate coach at Bryant University. He has a career head coaching record of 385-291 with […]

  • Saturday Service Plays 4/25/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY Game of the Day: Saturday’s NBA Playoff Action ♣Atlanta Hawks at Brooklyn Nets (+2.5, 200.5) Hawks lead series 2-0 Atlanta forward Paul Millsap went 2-of-11 from the field while playing with a bulky shoulder brace in Game 1. The All-Star ditched the brace for Game 2 and ended up going 4-of-4 from 3-point […]

  • Oklahoma’s Hield returning for senior year

    Norman, OK (SportsNetwork.com) – Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield announced Friday that he will return for his senior season. Hield was the Big 12 Player of the Year this past season after averaging 17.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists. He helped the Sooners reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time […]

  • Arizona’s Johnson declares for NBA Draft

    Tucson, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) – Arizona freshman Stanley Johnson announced Thursday that he will enter the NBA Draft after one season in college. Johnson was Arizona’s leading scorer, averaging 13.8 points over 38 games in one of the best seasons in program history. The 6-foot-7 forward is widely projected to be a top-10 pick. He joins […]

  • Thursday Service Plays 4/23/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY NBA Odds and Predictions: Thursday, April 23 Opening Line Report and Handicapping by Alan Matthews The three series that resume action in the underdog’s city for Game 3 haven’t been all that dramatic yet as the home team never was much in doubt of losing either of the first two games. I think […]

  • Ohio State’s Russell says he’s going pro

    (SportsNetwork.com) – Ohio State freshman D’Angelo Russell said Wednesday that he will declare for the NBA Draft. Russell, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, led the Buckeyes in scoring and rebounding this past season. “This was a hard decision because I knew I could come back and play with my teammates who I love, and to be […]

  • Wednesday Service Plays 4/22/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY NBA Odds and Predictions: Wednesday, April 22 Opening Line Report and Handicapping by Alan Matthews It has not been a good couple of days for the Trail Blazers franchise. First there was a Game 1 loss in Memphis on Sunday, then news came out that the Blazers had what sounds like a racist […]

  • Michigan’s LeVert coming back for senior year

    Ann Arbor, MI (SportsNetwork.com) – Michigan guard Caris LeVert announced Tuesday that he will return for his senior season in 2015-16. LeVert had been projected as a potential lottery pick in the upcoming NBA Draft prior to an injury-shortened junior campaign in which he played in just 18 games before fracturing his left foot. The […]

  • Monday Service Plays 4/20/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY Game of the Day: Monday’s NBA Playoffs matchups Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls (-7.5, 187.5) The Golden State Warriors spent most of Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series showing why they earned the top record in the regular season. The Warriors will try to take a 2-0 lead in the […]

  • “NBA & NHL Playoffs! Sunday Service Plays 4/19/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY NBA Odds and Predictions: Sunday, April 19 Opening Line Report and Handicapping by Alan Matthews The eight playoff teams that didn’t open their first-round series on Saturday will Sunday. It’s fitting that Cleveland opens against Boston as LeBron James’ last game with the Cavaliers before leaving for Miami was a Game 6 defeat […]

  • “NBA Playoffs! Saturday Service Plays 4/18/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY NBA Odds and Predictions: Saturday, April 18 Opening Line Report and Handicapping by Alan Matthews My favorite playoffs of the year tip off Saturday as the Sweet 16 of the NBA begins. Do I agree that the league should alter the playoff format to a true 1-16 bracket and simply take the best […]

  • Friday Service Plays 4/17/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY MLB Betting Cheat Sheet: Small ball producing big results for A’s Not a single Oakland Athletic has left the yard more than once through 10 games. Billy Butler and a handful of others are leading the team with all of one home run. But a whopping five regulars—including Butler at .359—are batting .300 […]

  • “NHL Playoffs! Thursday Service Plays 4/16/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY Game of the Day: Thursday’s NHL Playoff Action ♦♦Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers (-175, 5) The New York Rangers sure hope that history repeats itself, since the previous time that they claimed the Presidents’ Trophy after setting a franchise high in both wins and points resulted in a Stanley Cup title. Admittedly […]

  • “NHL Playoffs! Wednesday Service Plays 4/15/15

    by WINNERS_ONLY Wednesday’s NHL Playoffs Betting Cheat Sheet ♦♦Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens (-150,5) With respect to Devan Dubnyk, Carey Price and Andrew Hammond arguably were the two most discussed goaltenders in the NHL this season. A Vezina Trophy favorite and likely Hart Trophy candidate, Price looks to guide the Atlantic Division-champion Montreal Canadiens past […]

  • Arkansas star Portis to enter NBA Draft

    Fayetteville, AR (SportsNetwork.com) – Arkansas star forward Bobby Portis has decided to enter the NBA Draft. Portis was the SEC Player of the Year as a sophomore this past season. He made the announcement Tuesday on his Twitter page. “The love I have for this program is unconditional, but I’ve decided to forego my junior […]

  • Tuesday Service Plays 4/14/15

    By WINNERS_ONLY Five To Follow MLB Betting: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Opening Line Report by Alan Matthews The biggest injury of this early baseball season (not counting spring training) has hit the Cleveland Indians as excellent catcher Yan Gomes will miss perhaps two months with an MCL sprain. His right leg was jolted violently by […]

  • Accolades continue to pile up for Krzyzewski

    Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski may tell you his most recent NCAA championship is special because his kids deserved it, and because he loved his 2014-15 team. He’d say it’s not about the bigger picture, the number of titles he’s won or the number of Final Fours in which he’s participated. […]

  • Monday Service Plays 4/13/15

    Game of the Day: Grizzlies at Warriors Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors (OFF, OFF) The Memphis Grizzlies are locked in a battle for the No. 2 spot in the Western Conference and are trying to hold off three other teams, possibly without the services of Marc Gasol. The Grizzlies hope to have their star […]

  • Chattanooga selects McCall as new men’s hoops coach

    Chattanooga, TN (SportsNetwork.com) – The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has named Florida assistant Matt McCall as its new head men’s basketball coach. McCall, 33, was an assistant at Florida Atlantic from 2008-11 before joining Billy Donovan’s staff at Florida. In his fourth seasons there, the Gators reached at least the Elite Eight three times and the […]

  • Sunday Service Plays 4/12/15

    Five To Follow MLB Betting: Sunday, April 12, 2015 Opening Line Report by Alan Matthews  I’m calling my shot right now: the Minnesota Twins will be the worst team in the American League this season (although the White Sox look like it so far). OK, I guess that’s not going out on a huge limb. […]

  • Buffalo names Oats as Hurley’s replacement

    Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) – Buffalo named top assistant Nate Oats as its new head men’s basketball coach on Saturday. Oats was an assistant for the past two seasons under Bobby Hurley, who left Buffalo on Thursday to become the head coach at Arizona State. The Bulls made the NCAA Tournament for the first time […]

  • Saturday Service Plays 4/11/15

    Five To Follow MLB Betting: Saturday, April 11, 2015 Opening Line Report by Alan Matthews What’s the record for the fastest in a season a closer was pulled from his role? I’m sure there’s a statistic for that somewhere, but I’m guessing the Toronto Blue Jays just broke the mark. Manager John Gibbons announced the […]

  • Friday Service Plays 4/10/15

    Five To Follow MLB Betting: Friday, April 10, 2015 Opening Line Report by Alan Matthews  Could be a long season in Tampa Bay. The Rays have some good young pitching, but a couple of them remain out with injuries. It’s the offense that looks to be a problem, and the team is going to struggle […]

  • Duke’s Okafor turning pro

    Durham, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – Duke star Jahlil Okafor, who helped lead the Blue Devils to the national championship on Monday night, announced Thursday that he will forgo his final three seasons of eligibility and declare for the 2015 NBA draft. Okafor arrived in Durham as one of the most polished big men to ever leave […]

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    Entitlement and Sportsmanship

    Today we wanted to talk about something a little different based on few recent events in sports. It’s the topic about how players have developed a feeling of entitlement and sportsmanship is slowly going out the window. This was brought into full focus when after losing to Wisconsin one of the Harrison brothers was asked […]

  • Seven Kentucky players declare for NBA Draft

    Lexington, KY (SportsNetwork.com) – Seven members of the Kentucky men’s basketball team have decided to enter the NBA Draft. Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles, Devin Booker, Aaron and Andrew Harrison, and Dakari Johnson announced their decisions Thursday in a press conference with coach John Calipari. The Wildcats had a historic season, winning their first […]

  • Thursday Service Plays 4/9/15

    Five To Follow MLB Betting: Thursday, April 9, 2015 Opening Line Report by Alan Matthews  What is it with the San Francisco Giants in the odd-numbered years this decade? They have won the World Series in each even-numbered year and missed the playoffs in 2011 & ’13. I expected them to miss out again this […]

  • Arkansas-Little Rock hires Beard as men’s coach

    Little Rock, AR (SportsNetwork.com) – Arkansas-Little Rock hired former Bobby Knight assistant Chris Beard as its new head men’s basketball coach on Wednesday. Beard had a 47-15 record over the past two seasons at Division II Angelo State and previously served on Knight’s staff at Texas Tech. He replaces Steve Shields, who was fired on […]

  • Arizona’s Ashley declares for NBA Draft

    Tucson, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) – Arizona junior Brandon Ashley, the team’s second-leading scorer this past season, will leave school early to enter the NBA Draft. The 6-foot-9 forward, who averaged 12.2 points and 5.2 rebounds to help the Wildcats earn a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, made the announcement on Wednesday. Arizona sophomore forward […]

  • Arizona’s Hollis-Jefferson declares for NBA Draft

    Tucson, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) – Arizona sophomore forward Rondae Hollis- Jefferson has declared for the NBA Draft. Hollis-Jefferson led Arizona in rebounds (6.8) and blocks (0.8), while ranking third in scoring (11.2) and steals (1.2), as a sophomore in 2014-15. “I’ve decided to move on to the next chapter of my life and enter my name […]

  • Wednesday Service Plays 4/8/15

    NBA Odds and Predictions: Wednesday, April 8 Opening Line Report and Handicapping by Alan Matthews I’m definitely not a fan of the Indiana Pacers, but as someone who loves the NBA Playoffs I was glad to see Pacers superstar Paul George make his return from that gruesome broken leg suffered this summer on Sunday against […]

  • Preview: Wisconsin Vs. Duke

    When: 9:18 PM ET, Monday, April 6, 2015 Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana By Don Phillips The Badgers have advanced to the National Championship for the second time in school history and the first time since 1941. Wisconsin is 1-0 all-time in NCAA championship games, having defeated Washington State, 39-34, to win the 1941 […]

  • Tuesday Service Plays 4/7/15

    Five To Follow MLB Betting: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Opening Line Report by Alan Matthews  Welcome to my first “Five To Follow” story of the 2015 baseball season, where I will recommend five games per day with day-before opening lines to hopefully get you an early betting advantage either through pitching or hitting trends, possible […]

  • Duke rallies to beat Wisconsin for 5th title

    Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) – Mike Krzyzewski celebrated with his players on the makeshift Lucas Oil Stadium court after a game that looked lost until it wasn’t. Duke’s fifth national championship came largely on the backs of two freshman, just not the ones everyone expected. First-year guards Tyus Jones and Grayson Allen scored 29 of Duke’s […]