Philadelphia (-1') at CHARLOTTE
By Chris Jordan, Featured Handicapper
After hitting a 200♦ in the NBA last night, I've hit seven of the last 10 days, including a pair of 1000♦ plays.
Tonight we get all the madness started with a 1000♦ on one of the two play-in games, as I love this clash between Temple and Belmont.
$1 players are up MORE THAN 51 GRAND in 27 months.
To be exact: that's $51,767 won the past 821 days.
WHO IS READY WINNING DAY # 8 OF 11???
Again, I've won seven of the last 10 days. And I've made you a lot of money in the first week of all of March's madness - as I said I would.
- Last Saturday: 2000♦ on North Carolina
- Last Sunday: 1000♦ on North Dakota State
- Last Monday: 500♦ on the Over in San Diego/Saint Mary's
- Tuesday: 500♦ on the Over in Northern Kentucky/Wright State
- Thursday: 1000♦ on Kansas on Thursday
- Sunday: 500♦ on Auburn
- Monday: 200♦ on the Raptors
Again, I've won seven of the last 10 days, and 14 of the last 21 for a net profit of $5,460 for my $1 Bettors. Not too shabby, right? More than 5 Grand in 3 weeks. How's your stock portfolio doing? Not as good, right?
Today we keep the betting week going with a solid NBA bank builder.
Winningest College Hoops Handicapper at this site the past 2+ seasons
$1 bettors up $32,560 in College Basketball since 2016
$1 bettors up 51 GRAND the past 27 months
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TOURNAMENT OPENING GAME OF THE YEAR
Temple - Belmont
MATCHES Thursday's 1000♦ Winner on Kansas (-3') over Texas by 8
Also matches my Top-Rated 1000♦ on North Dakota State (-2')
over Oral Roberts by 13 on March 10 - you got it for Over Half Price Off
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Twice as strong as last Tuesday's 500♦ Horizon League Total of the Year
on Northern Kentucky-Wright State Over that you got for only $9.99
Twice as strong as my 500♦ WCC Total of the Year on March 11
San Diego-St. Mary's Over that you got for only $9.99
Winning Day # 15 of 22 (and # 8 of 11)
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I gave you my 2000♦ Double Wager Winner # 16 of 21 on March 9,
on North Carolina
over Duke that you got for Over Half Price Off
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$1 bettors up $166,230 with all plays rated 1000♦ or higher since 2006
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My free play for Tuesday night is on the Philadelphia 76ers, laying an easy number to the Charlotte Hornets.
It may look like a trap, but I am starting to believe the Sixers are peaking at the right time, having won four consecutive games, including Sunday's 130-125 victory at Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee.
We saw Joel Embiid score 40 points, grab 15 rebounds and serve six assists in Philadelphia's playoff berth-clinching win. But the work hasn't ended, as the 76ers will now spend the final few weeks of the season holding off the Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics to hold onto the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Charlotte, meanwhile, catches the 76ers without Embiid, who will take Tuesday off for a maintenance day before Wednesday's game against Boston. But that doesn't scare me since the Hornets have lost three of their past four, and eight of 11. They're in after a 93-75 loss at Miami on Sunday, marking a season-low in points and just the second time in 12 games they scored less than triple figures.
I don't see Philadelphia having any issue completing a four-game season sweep of Charlotte after toughing out three close games - incuding two in overtime - earlier this season.
Lay the cheap number, as Philly rolls.
Houston at ATLANTA (231'un, -110)
By Bob Valentino, Featured Handicapper
My first slump. It won't be my last slump either, I know that. Sometimes the shots don't fall, and that was the case with Michigan getting outscored 10-0 to blow the Big Ten Championship on Sunday afternoon.
I rebounded somewhat with a NBA 50 Dime Winner last night on Portland at home over Indiana.
Have to build.
Just need to take care of business here on Tuesday with a NIT winner.
NIT OPENING ROUND LOCK
I know many of you cannot wait for the main draw of the NCAA Tournament to get started on Thursday, but let's build some momentum first.
My comp play this Tuesday night is on the Houston Rockets and the Atlanta Hawks to put some points on the State Farm Arena scoreboard, but in the end not enough points as this NBA inter-conference clash lands Under the total.
Anytime the Rockets or the Hawks are on court, the oddsmakers are going to inflate the totals price on their games, as both are capable to lighting up the night with points, but I expect this meeting to fall just shy of this big total - much the way it did when the teams met in Houston back in late February. In that first meeting, Houston was the 119-111 winner as the game landed just south of the big 234 1/2 point total.
Overall, when these teams have faced one another the Under has gone 4-2 the last 6 meetings, with 2 of the last 3 played in Atlanta landing Low.
Houston has been playing some defense this month, as the highest total they have allowed over their last 8 games is just 106 points. Not surprisingly the Rockets have seen each of their last 3 games, and 7 of those 8 games overall hold Under the total.
Atlanta comes back home off a low 91-point output in Orlando on St. Patrick's Day, as the usually "over-loving" Hawks have split their last 6 games over/under-wise, with 2 of their last 3 played at home holding Under the total.
The Hawks are building for the future behind John Collins and Trae Young, and while their record is not playoff-worthy, they have been providing entertainment by putting on offensive shows on a nightly basis. The problem tonight is the Rockets are right in the thick of a hot-and-heavy Western Conference playoff scramble and we all know that come the playoffs it becomes a more defensive battle on a game-by-game basis. That defensive emphasis has been Houston's calling card of late, so look for this game to land in the triple-digits, but much like that February meeting, look for this one to fall just short of the massive total.
2* HOUSTON-ATLANTA UNDER