Philadelphia at DETROIT (216)
By Trace Adams, Featured Handicapper
So disappointed that my Raise The Bar 1500♦ on Green Bay could not come through on Sunday. Stunned the Packers lost that game, but there is no use in crying over it. Have to move on and move forward.
On we move here in January with 23 of the last 36 days on the plus side.
Winning Day # 24 of 37
At $1 bet per unit you are up $11,600 the past 36 days
ACC Best Bet
Going to hit this one here on Monday night in the ACC.
Monday's comp play comes in the NBA as I take the 76ers and the Pistons to play Over the total once again.
On Saturday, these teams combined for 224 total points in a game that landed Over the total by a healthy 9 points.
For Philadelphia, they have now played Overs in each of their last 3 games and in 5 of their last 6 games overall. The Sixers are also on a 7-0 Over run the last 7 times they have been listed as the favorite - as they are tonight.
Detroit comes into this game having landed Over the total in 4 of their last 5 games overall and that Saturday series Over with the 76ers made it 4 straight and 7 of the last 9 in the series having played Over the total.
As you can see, plenty of Over numbers to digest tonight, so go Over in the Motor City for Monday.
5* PHILADELPHIA-DETROIT OVER
L.A. Lakers (-10') at CLEVELAND
By Bob Valentino, Featured Handicapper
Could not connect on Sunday with my 3rd straight Top-Rated 100 Dime NFL winner as Green Bay failed to deliver at home against Tampa Bay.
I could sit here and second guess the late field goal to make it a 31-26 score, but it doesn't change the fact that I lost. Best to move on.
For tonight, I am heading to the NBA hardwood.
Winning Day # 7 of 10
(- and 15 of last 23 -)
Eastern Conference Best Bet
MATCHES Saturday's 50 Dime Winner
Missouri (+8') outright at Tennessee by 9
MATCHES last Tuesday's 50 Dime Winner
Missouri (-5) over South Carolina by 11
Let's get down to business for this Monday card.
One day at a time, one winner at a time.
Monday's freebie is the Lakers as the double-digit road chalk over the Cavaliers.
I entertained the idea of grabbing the points with Cleveland tonight as I came away impressed with their recent 3 game winning streak that included a 2-0 home sweep of the Brooklyn Nets, but after watching the Cavs get routed 141-103 over the weekend at Boston, I have a feeling this one could also turn into a runaway for L.A.
You know LeBron James will be ready for this "homecoming" game and you know the Lakers will want to protect their unbeaten mark on the road, so I am going to lay the wood.
The Lakers are a perfect 9-0 straight up on the road this season and they have covered in 7 of their 9 road games. As a double-digit favorite this season, Frank Vogel's team has covered all 3.
The Cavaliers are only 1-3 against the spread when getting +7 1/2 point or more this season, so go ahead and lay the lumber with the Lakers as they push their road unbeaten mark to 10-0 for the year.
2* L.A. LAKERS
Miami (+7') at BROOKLYN
By Chris Jordan, Featured Handicapper
My $1 bettors have now made $6,930 in seven weeks after splitting 2000♦ releases over the weekend. They've made a quick $1,400 in five days.
Saturday I won my 26th Ever 2000♦ College Basketball Release on Florida (-4) 92-84 over Georgia on the heels of Friday's 800♦ release on Oakland (-1') by 6 over Detroit Mercy, which followed back-to-back winners on Wednesday, with a 500♦ play on Wake Forest (+11') covering in a 7-point loss to North Carolina, and Thursday's 500♦ play on San Francisco (-4) 73-50 at Santa Clara.
Sunday I couldn't close the deal, as my 22nd Ever 2000♦ NFL Release on the Bills was hammered by Kansas City.
Time to bounce back tonight in college hoops, as I have something just as strong as Friday's 800♦ Winner on Oakland, this time out of the Missouri Valley Conference, where I have 800♦ College Hoops Winner #23 of 34 on Loyola-Chicago vs. Bradley.
Let's make some money.
Winningest College Hoops 'Capper
at this Site since 2016
$1 Bettors have made $46,410
WINNING DAY # 5 OF 6
College Basketball Winner # 7 of 8
Winner # 23 of 34
Loyola-Chicago - Bradley
Tip Time 7 pm eastern
MATCHING Friday's 800 College Basketball Winner # 22 of 33
Oakland (-1') by 6 over Detroit Mercy
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$1 Bettors have made $158,405
with plays 1,000♦ or higher since 2006
After splitting my 2000♦ releases over the weekend
with Florida (-4) topping Georgia, 92-84 on Saturday
and the Bills getting hammered by the Chiefs on Sunday
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I'm taking a shot with my free play tonight, and will side with the Miami Heat plus the points in Brooklyn against the Nets.
I do believe Brooklyn is the team to beat in the Eastern Conference, but I'm not convinced the Nets have settled in yet with this lineup, and think it can be challenged.
Brooklyn beat Miami by four on Saturday. Over its previous five home games, the Nets are 4-1 with an average point differential of +1.2 points per game. The average margin in the four wins in +4.75 points per victory.
Miami is closing out a four-game road trip that went to Toronto and Brooklyn. I know the Heat have lost two and five of seven, but I have a feeling the thought of closing out this road trip strong before playing six at home is on the agenda.
It wouldn't even surprise me to see Miami pull off the unthinkable, and win outright.
Take the points.