UCLA (-5) vs. Stanford, at Santa Cruz, Calif.
By Gus Augustine, Featured Handicapper
My $10 bettors have made $11,150 in 47 Days after dropping my 50 Dimer on Friday, when the Pacers failed to cover vs. Orlando.
Nevertheless, my $10 Bettors are up more than $11 Grand in a little less than seven weeks.
Tonight I will bounce back with a Big 12 Winner, where the line is certainly off.
Kansas State hosts West Virginia, and this number makes no sense to me.
Let's build some momentum for Sunday with this 50 Dimer.
WINNING DAY # 32 of 48
$10 Bettors have made $11,150 the last 47 days
Line Mistake Lock
W. Virginia - Kansas State, 4 pm tip
8-3 Roll with my 40 Dimers in every sport
and tonight's winner is 25% STRONGER
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My free winner for tonight is the UCLA Bruins against the Stanfod Cardinal in Pac 12 play.
The Bruins, who are 12-2 on the year, have won eight straight and are 3-1 on the road. Dating back to last season, they've won 23 of their last 28 games.
Not including injured Chris Smith, UCLA is enjoying five active players who have averaged at least 10 points per game, and it's the type of balance Stanford won't be able to answer. Over their last three games, the Bruins have shot 47.8% from 3-point range (22-for-46), with David Singleton leading UCLA in 3-pointers made (21-for-41) and No. 1 in the Pac-12 in 3-point percentage (51.2%).
Through Thursday, UCLA ranked third in the conference in scoring (76.6 points per game) and fifth in scoring margin (+8.9 points per game). The Bruins also ranked third overall with their field-goal percenage (46.6%) and No. 1 in 3-point shooting percentage (38.6%).
Stanford has lost two in a row specifically because of its lack of offensive punch, averaging just 64.5 points per game at Utah and at Colorado. The Cardinal isn't even playing this one at home, as restrictions in the Palo Alto area still have sports forced out of the area.
Stanford and UCLA are playing at neutral Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz, Calif. And with the Bruins riding a 15-5 ATS win streak dating back, including a 7-3 spread streak away from Westwood, and Stanford failing to cover 5 of 6 as an underdog, I'm going to lay the points.
SIU Edwardsville at BELMONT (-17)
By Mitchell Newman, Featured Handicapper
Got postponed with my play on Fresno State-Boise State last night. All of my package players have had a day added to their accounts by customer service. Anyone that bought the play individually has had today's play added to their account. Simply log in to view it.
10 of the past 12 days on the plus side for those of you that are counting!
Let's make it 11 of 13 on the plus side here on Saturday with a very big release that will go on the early card today.
Winning Day # 11 of 13
$10 bettors up $5,275 since last Monday
Biggest Hoops Play This Season
Winner # 16 of 23
Blowout of the Year
Among the 9 games tipping at noon eastern
MATCHES last Sunday's
100 Dime Winner - Cleveland
covering at Kansas City
BIGGER THAN Thursday's
75 Dime Winner Belmont
over Eastern Illinois
BIGGER THAN 2 Friday's ago
75 Dime Winner St. Bonny (-8)
beats Duquesne by 14
BIGGER THAN 2 Thursday's ago
75 Dime Winner USC (-14)
beats Washington by 27
This one is another easy money winner.
Do not, I repeat do not miss out on this early blowout winner.
Saturday free play is to ride the Bruins of Belmont to another win and cover as they play host to the 4-4 SIU Edwardsville Cougars who will be playing just their second game since December 18th due to COVID-19 postponements.
The Cougars did just defeat Tennessee State, 67-65 as the +3 point road favorites on Thursday and they do deserve some recognition for returning after over a month off with a straight up win, but they won't be facing Tennessee State here on Friday in Nashville.
Belmont just improved to 15-1 with their Thursday night home win and cover over Eastern Illinois as the Bruins made it 12 wins in a row and also made it a wallet-lining 9-2-1 against the spread in those dozen straight victories.
The Bruins do average just over 81 points per game for the season, so while they didn't hit that average in Thursday's win, their 79 points came pretty darn close. Since SIU Edwardsville has not topped 69 points in any of their 4 games played since the start of December and since this is just the Cougars second live game in over a month, I don't see them keeping this game from turning into a runaway for the host Bruins.
Not sure the visitors will be able to consistently slow nightmare matchup Nick Muszynski who is a real problem for most teams at 6'11" and can step back and knock down the outside three-point shot at over 56%. He did have an "off" night on Thursday with just 10 points and 3 boards.
Considering the Cougars did actually win for the first time in 9 series meetings since the 2013 season when they bested Belmont, 79-69 as the +23 point road dog the last time these schools met in January of 2020 - and in Nashville no less! - you can be sure the Bruins will be locked-in from the opening tip-off tonight.
Bruins make amends for that ugly loss last season with the 20 points or better win today in Music City.
Pacific at GONZAGA (-26)
By Chris Jordan, Featured Handicapper
My $1 bettors have now made $7,330 in seven weeks after hitting Friday's 800♦ release on Oakland (-1') by 6 over Detroit Mercy.
That 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.
More importantly, my $1 Bettors have made $44,410 with my plays since 2016.
And today I'm raising the bar with my biggest release of the season.
I'm on an 18-7 run with my College Basketball 2000♦ Releases, and today I have # 19 of 26 today with Georgia and Florida doing battle.
I've won 6 of 7 College Basketball plays overall. Tonight is Winner # 7 of 8, and it's with my 2000♦ College Hoops Winner # 19 of 26.
Winningest College Hoops 'Capper
at this Site since 2016
$1 Bettors have made $44,410
$1 Bettors have made $7,330 the past 51 days
DOUBLE YOUR WAGER
College Basketball Play in 38 Years
Georgia vs Florida - 2:00 Eastern
2000? COLLEGE HOOPS WINNER # 19 OF 26
Winner # 7 of 8
STRONGER THAN my 800♦ College Basketball Winner #22 of 33
Oakland (-1') by 6 over Detroit Mercy on Friday
4X STRONGER THAN my 500♦ College Basketball Winner # 32 of 51
San Francisco (-4) 73-50 at Santa Clara on Thursday
4X STRONGER THAN my 500♦ College Basketball Winner # 31 of 50
Wake Forest (+11') in a 7-point loss to UNC on Wednesday
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My free play for tonight is on the Gonzaga Bulldogs laying the big number to the Pacific Tigers.
Gonzaga is 14-0 thanks to the most lethal offense in the country, one that averages 94.4 points per game.
Four players are averaging at least 12.5 points per game, but what Mark Few can do with his depth is what is impressive. The key to remember with this team is 10 players who average at least 3.3 points per game, are capable of scoring double digits on any given night. He has freshmen who have paced the scoring during different stretches of different games.
That's why the Bulldogs rank first in the nation in field goals per game (33.6), field-goal percentage (61.6%), 2-pointers per game (27.8), 2-point attempts per game (44.4), 2-point field-goal percentage (.626), free throws per game (18.0), free throw attempts per game (23.4) and the previously mentioned points per game.
Pacific has had too inconsistent of a season, opening the season with a win, then a postponement, then two games (a loss and a win), then 10 games that were either canceled or postponed. The Tigers' offense lacks the firepower Gonzaga has, ranking 270th with just 67.2 points per game. They don't share the ball well, ranking 295th with 11.2 assists per game, and their 5.2 3-pointers per game are 326th out of 340 teams.
Gonzaga is going to terrorize the Tigers in Spokane, and I'm laying the points.