Maryland (-1') at INDIANA
By Chris Jordan, Featured Handicapper
Blank Check. Jacksonville. Boom!
Nothing more needs to be said.
All my loyal, long-term clients got paid (all week), as the Jaguars were NEVER in doubt on Sunday. All those who jumped ship the past month - bon voyage! I knew it was coming, as it was just a matter time.
Now I am going to close the betting week with the best play on the entire card.
It's the biggest and best blowout on the NBA card.
WINNING DAY # 7 OF 10
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MISMATCH OF THE YEAR
I just improved to 17-8 with Blank Check NFL releases in my 35 years as a Professional 'Capper by hitting the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. It was never in doubt, either. And how anyone could've thought the Patriots would dominate the Jaguars is beyond me (read my analysis on my home page).
Oh well. The smart players were with me and that's all that matters. The momentum will carry over to tonight, with the best mismatch on the card.
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I'm on a dead-even 33-33 run with free plays, dating back to mid-November, but I'm also on the heels of a college basketball free winner on the Manhattan Jaspers, over St. Peter's on Sunday.
Tonight my free play is on the Maryland Terrapins, getting it done over the Indiana Hoosiers.
The Terps (15-6, 4-4 B1G) travel to face Indiana (11-8, 4-3 B1G) in Bloomington, at Assembly Hall, and something this is a game that could get out of hand.
Maryland has won three of the five meetings since joining the Big Ten, and this year it has been the much better team.
The Terrapins, averaging 76.7 points per game, have a +10.2 scoring margin - 8.4 points better than Indiana.
Statistically, Maryland is much better on paper than the Hoosiers, and is led by senior Michal Cekovsky, one of the most efficient offensive players in the Big Ten. Cekovsky ranks third in the conference in shooting percentage (.693) while shooting 72 percent in conference games.
But the guy who makes things go for this team is Anthony Cowan Jr., who has led the Terps in scoring in 17 different games - including five of eight Big Ten contests.
Cowan leads Maryland in points per game (16.3), which ranks seventh in the Big Ten, and also in free throw pct. (85.8 percent - tied for 3rd in Big Ten), assists per game (4.9 - tied for 3rd in Big Ten) and steals per game (1.4 - tied for 8th in Big Ten), all while averaging a league-high 35.9 minutes per game.
I like what I've seen from head coach Mark Turgeon thus far, as his troops are playing exceptional basketball at the present moment.
Nebraska at OHIO STATE (-11')
By Tommy Brunson, Featured Handicapper
It didn't happen, as the Minnesota Vikings picked the worst time of the season to lay a big-fat egg!
Just a bad, bad call, no two ways about it.
That 150 dime loser leaves me at 10-3 all-time with NFL 150 dime selections this season. You have still made a boat load of money on my releases, but the sting from last night is going to last a while for sure.
Tonight I have a round-ball winner for you.
50 Dime Winner # 4 of 5 - NBA Double-Digit Blowout goes.
Back-to-back 50 Dime Winners with Wisconsin on Friday over Illinois, and East Carolina plus the points covering at Cincinnati on Saturday.
A $10 bettor is still up $8,220 over the past 77 days.
Winning Monday on line.
It has been a record year already for the Nebraska Cornhuskers who just blasted Michigan in Lincoln, 72-52 their last time out to move the season record to a sweet 14-7 straight up! The 'Huskers have also covered in 9 of their last 10 games, as they head on the road to face the red-hot Buckeyes of Ohio State.
Ohio State just shredded Minnesota at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, as Chris Holtmann's team improved to 17-4. The Buckeyes are riding a 7-game winning streak, and they have covered in each of their last 6 wins. The Bucks are a perfect 8-0 both straight up and against the spread in their 8 Big Ten games this season, and unless they spent some extra-time sight-seeing in the Big Apple, I expect OSU to take care of business in a big way on their home court where they are 11-1 straight up.
This is a revenge game for Ohio State, as they lost at Nebraska by one-point last February to snap a 4-game series win streak. The host in the series has covered in 7 of the past 10 meetings, and thus far the Cornhuskers have not been able to transition their good play into consistent good road play, as Nebraska is just 1-5 straight up in true road games.
The Huskers are improved for sure, but the Buckeyes are looking like the surprise team of the season in the Big Ten.
Lay the wood with the Buckeyes.
4* OHIO STATE
West Virginia (-1) at TCU
By Eric Schroeder, Featured Handicapper
Hope you made money with my total on Sunday.
I told you the Vikings and Patriots would get into the 40s, and the number was too low, and sure enough the Over was a moneymaker.
Tonight in the NBA, I have another total, as I love this Over/Under between the Washington Wizards and Dallas Mavericks.
There is no better option on the entire card, and that's why it'll be another 60 Dime Winner for yours truly.
I've won eight of the last 12 days, and $10 bettors have made $3,715 the last 10 days. Now it's time to keep things going and enjoy another winning week, as I roll with another total winner.
Winning Day # 9 of 13
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My free winner for Sunday was the Over in the Anaheim-San Jose game.
Tonight my free winner is going to be the West Virginia Mountaineers over the TCU Horned Frogs.
Propelled by Jevon Carter's 22 points, the sixth-ranked Mountaineers crushed Shaka Smart's Longhorns, 86-51, on Saturday. It was a much-needed blowout, as it reinvigorated a team that was mired in a two-game slide on the same day ESPN rolled in its trailers with the College GameDay crew.
I love the way this team plays, at both ends of the court, as the defense sparks the offensive surges.
West Virginia (16-3, 5-2) used a 15-0 run during a four-minute stretch in the second half to run away from the Longhorns. West Virginia also outscored Texas' bench, 33-14.
The victory coupled with losses by Texas Tech and Oklahoma, and moved West Virginia into sole possession of second place in the Big 12 standings, just one game behind Kansas.
The Mountaineers need this game tonight, and will carry the momentum over to TCU.
1* WEST VIRGINIA