Nover’s View: 5 Greatest NBA Players of All-Time

On June 29, 2017, in NBA, by Stephen

Who are the five greatest NBA players of all-time? Here’s my list and qualifications – I’ve followed the NBA closely for 53 years, covering the league for various newspapers before become a full-time handicapper. 1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: When he was known as Lew Alcindor, Abdul-Jabbar led the Bucks to the world championship in just the […]

Stephen Nover’s Free Wednesday Play

On June 28, 2017, in Free Picks, MLB, by Stephen

Orioles plus $1.76 at Blue Jays It’s not that I don’t like Marcus Stroman. I just don’t trust him in this price range. Now I’m not a huge fan of Wade Miley, whose average of 19 pitches per inning are the second-most in the majors, but the Orioles have a lot going for them to […]

Stephen Nover Free Tuesday Play

On June 27, 2017, in Free Picks, MLB, by Stephen

Rays minus $1.03 at Pirates Better team, better starting pitcher. That’s what Tampa Bay has going here and the Rays opened as a ‘dog. The Rays are two games above .500 and in contention for the AL East title. The Pirates are a depressing six games under .500 and likely to be sellers at the […]

Stephen Nover Free Sunday Play

On June 25, 2017, in Free Picks, MLB, by Stephen

Orioles at Rays Over 9 1/2 Even Money Now that Nik Turley was mercifully returned to the minors by the Twins, Chris Tillman is back in the running for worst starting pitcher in the American League. Tillman has the highest ERA in the AL among starters at 8.39 in nine starts. Tillman has been very […]

Indians-Orioles Free Tuesday Play

On June 20, 2017, in Free Picks, MLB, by Stephen

Indians at Orioles Under 10 1/2 minus $1.02 I understand that it’s hard to make a case for the under when the starting pitching matchup is Josh Tomlin versus Chris Tillman and the game is at Camden Yards. But the total is high here, the Orioles have injuries and Tillman is overdue for improvement. Tomlin […]

Stephen Nover Free Saturday Play

On June 17, 2017, in Free Picks, MLB, by Stephen

Reds plus $1.38 hosting Dodgers I understand it’s tough to get behind the Reds right now. They’ve lost seven in a row and have rookie Asher Wojciechowski pitching. The Dodgers are playing well with seven wins in their last eight games. But Cincinnati is an attractive home ‘dog to me at this price. How’s that? […]