SIENA (-1) over Iona
Iona’s coming off their biggest win of the year over Monmouth on the road. Not only was it big to keep them in the conference title race, but there’s been a lot of bad blood between those two teams this year. So I’m going against them coming off such an emotional victory. Even if that wasn’t in play, Siena’s still a good team that just won at Iona a week and a half ago. The Saints have protected their home floor really well going 11-1 SU and 7-2-1 ATS. Their only loss was a six-pointer to Monmouth.
GREEN BAY (-12.5) over Cleveland State – 2 units
Feels like it’s about time for Cleveland State to just mail it in. They’re 3-12 in the Horizon and none of those wins have come against the top half of the league. Two days ago they played at Milwaukee and the game was over before halftime. Green Bay can make you a little nervous, but they’re pretty good at home. On Saturday, they were down 18 at one point to Youngstown and still won the game by 17 points. They play a fast pace, which makes the Vikings uncomfortable. In their first matchup in Cleveland, the home squad got out to a 15-2 lead before ultimately losing the game by 20.
CAVALIERS (-9) over Pistons
Two teams going in opposite directions. At one point it seemed like the Pistons would be competing for a 4 or 5 seed in the East, but they’ve dropped 8 of 10 including 5 straight. Anthony Davis was just one point away from a 60-20 yesterday against them. The Cavs just lit up the Thunder in OKC yesterday and they played most of the game without Kyrie. The All-Star Break might have been kindest to Kevin Love, who’s been great in their two games since. Detroit hasn’t been good ATS on the road all year.
HAWKS-Warriors over 225
The Hawks defense has been swiss cheese lately. They’ve given up 115 and 117 to the Heat and the Bucks since coming back from break and the Heat did that without Wade, Bosh, or Whiteside playing. Obviously, the Warriors are the highest scoring team in basketball. Atlanta is top-10 in scoring as well.
CBB YTD: 207-193-10 (51.8%)
NBA YTD: 72-59-1 (55.0%)
Total YTD: 279-252-10 (52.5%)
Above .500 days: 29
.500 days: 16
Below .500 days: 18