From Big Dance to Little Dance

On March 29, 2016, in NCAAB, by Stephen

The inaugural Vegas 16 Tournament is the flip side to the NCAA Tournament. I’d be surprised if there were more than 100 tickets legitimately sold for Monday’s opening round at Mandalay Bay. Oh yes, there were eight teams in the tournament not 16. Each team paid $50,000 for the dubious honor, receiving airfare and hotel […]

Thunder at Pacers Free Saturday Play

On March 19, 2016, in Free Picks, NBA, by Stephen

Thunder minus 3 at Pacers Oklahoma City is at least one level higher than Indiana, has revenge motivation and is playing well. The Thunder are coming on winning their last three games – beating Portland at home by 34 points, taking out the Celtics in Boston by 21 and easing past the 76ers by 14 […]

Chattanooga vs. Indiana Free Pick

On March 17, 2016, in Free Picks, NCAAB, by Stephen

Chattanooga plus 12 vs. Indiana (NCAA Tournament) This is one of those No. 5 versus No. 12 seed games that have produced at least one upset in the NCAA Tournament every year except one since 2007. Getting a little more esoteric, a 12th seed has covered 85 percent of the time during the last seven […]

Think Mets not Cubs for World Series

On March 15, 2016, in MLB, by Stephen

Let’s switch gears a second from basketball and talk baseball. Are they even going to have a 2016 National League season since everyone seems to think the Chicago Cubs are a lock for the World Series? As a long-time Cubs follower from the days of the late, great Ernie Banks, I can tell you to […]

Pistons at 76ers Free Saturday Play

On March 12, 2016, in Free Picks, NBA, by Stephen

Pistons minus 9 1/2 at 76ers Both teams played last night. The 76ers halted a 13-game losing streak beating the lowly Nets at home.. The Pistons were blown out on the road by the Hornets, the hottest team in the NBA. Look for the Pistons to bounce back in big fashion today. Detroit has covered […]

Thursday NHL Free Pick

On March 10, 2016, in Free Picks, NHL, by Stephen

Hurricanes plus $1.75 at Bruins Yes, I know. The Bruins are playing well and now rest atop of the Atlantic Division with Tampa Bay. So why fade them? Three words: Price, spot and situation. Let’s begin with this fact: The Bruins are far better when playing on the road. They actually have a losing home […]