Free Picks Good luck Everyone!
Missed our FREE pick Saturday night as Niko Price put up a tremendous fight but could not get the win. That was a great back and forth barn burner. Hopefully the fights today are as good as they were on Saturday.
Ray Borg is 13-4 in his MMA career including 7-4 in the UFC. Borg is 4-2 in his last 6 fights with 1 of the losses being to one of the greatest pound for pound fighters on the planet, Demetrious Johnson. Borg has never knocked out and is both young and durable. Borg suffered a weird injury after the Johnson fight. The one-time flyweight title contender lost his opportunity to compete due to corneal abrasions he suffered in his eyes when Conor McGregor hurled a dolly through the window of the red-corner fighter bus in the bowels of the Barclays Center last Thursday after UFC 223 media day. After the long lay off Borg lost but has since gotten back on form with 2 straight wins. Good luck everyone!
Welcome back sports as the UFC is BACK! I am going to have a 5-6 play card tomorrow as the UFC has 3 cards in the next 7 days and then a ton of cards the next few months. Should keep us busy until MLB starts back up. I hope everyone and their families are staying safe.
Price is 14-3 in his career and 7-3 in his UFC career. Price is also 7-3 in his last 10 fights and coming off of a big win over James Vick. He faces Vicente Luque who is 17-7-1 in his career and 10-3 in the UFC. Luque is 8-2 in his last 10 fights. Luque is really coming along and is the favorite for a reason. They fought in 2017 and Luque won by 2nd round submission. Both fighter have improved since that night. Price has fought some tough customers as his competition in his last 3 fights has gone 27-12 in the UFC. I think Price got caught last time and turns the tables tomorrow night. Good luck everyone!
2 DIME Minnesota -4 PUSH
FREE pick is a WINNER yesterday as Alabama opens up a HUGE lead and holds on late to beat LUS. LSU made a crazy comeback but just ran out of steam. Bama guards were able to clamp down and not allow LSU many clean looks from 3. Nice win, let's keep it rolling.
The Golden Gophers are placed 30th in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings and are 10-2 on their home court. Minnesota is scoring an average of 70.5 points, ranking them 201st overall. They are holding opponents to only 66.2 points, good for 89th in DI. Strong home team facing an Iowa team that is just 3-5 on the road. I believe Minnesota defends their home court in this game. Good luck everyone!
No FREE pick yesterday
Interesting stats in this match up. The favorite is 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings. The home team is 15-7-1 ATS in the last 23 meetings. The Alabama Crimson Tide are really good at home but lost their last 2 home games by a combined 4 points. The Alabama Crimson Tide are a really underrated home team where they win by an average of 9.1 points and allow 36.8 percent shooting from the field. The Alabama Crimson Tide are also 7-4 ATS at home and 17-7 ATS on the season. The Alabama Crimson Tide are allowing 29 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game. LSU shoots just 30% from 3 so I think the Bama defense will be the difference. Good luck everyone!
1 DIME Villanova +3 PUSH
No FREE pick last night
Both squads are coming off of disappointing home setbacks this past weekend, with the No. 19 Bulldogs (17-5, 5-4) losing to Providence, and the No. 10 Wildcats (17-4, 7-2) falling to Creighton. Villanova’s wins have occurred versus the likes of Kansas, Xavier, Mississippi State, Georgetown, DePaul, Connecticut, Butler, Providence, St. John’s and Creighton. This is a battle tested team facing a struggling Butler squad that is under a lot of pressure tonight. Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight-up loss and are 28-12 ATS in their last 40 games following an ATS loss. This team knows how to win and gets it done tonight. Good luck everyone!
2 DIME Pacific -9 LOSS
NO FREE pick yesterday
The San Diego Toreros have looked like an awful college basketball team so far this season. The Toreros have lost 15 of their first 23 games and they enter this game on a low note after losing to San Francisco at home by 25 points in their last game. San Diego: Toreros are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and Toreros are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Pacific Tigers are taking the court with a talented team up and down the roster. Pacific is scoring 70 PPG on offense while shooting 45% from the floor. This team is talented and should win going away. Good luck everyone!
No FREE pick yesterday
Offensively, St. Johns does not shoot the ball well from the perimeter, and Villanova is one of the best teams in the nation at defending the three-point line. As a team, Villanova averages 74.3 points per game, which is the 111th highest total in the country. The Wildcats are the 7th best free-throw shooting team in the nation, shooting 78.6%. Defensively, the Wildcats are holding opponents to 66.2 points per game. Villanova always play at Madison Square Garden. St. John's is just 2-6 in the BIG East only beating DePaul. Good luck everyone!
Villanova cashes as the FREE pick yesterday with a gritty performance on the road. Providence would not go away and actually took a 1 point lead but Nova showed it has the heart of a champion again this season and battled for the win. Nice win but we need to piece more wins together.
The Spartans are in need of a Big Ten road win and soon, so their road woes don’t begin to define this season. Beating Northwestern in Evanston in front of several thousand MSU fans doesn’t really count. And that was a month ago. The impressive road win at Seton Hall was two months ago. Minnesota doesn’t force many turnovers and that’s going to be so important. MSU has to has to HAS TO take care of the ball. Michigan State isn’t shooting the ball well and they aren’t getting to the free throw line. They’ll earn some extra shots with offensive rebounds, but they cannot afford to lose any to turnovers. Minnesota has no depth and the Spartans start their NCAA Tourney march today. Good luck everyone!
No FREE pick yesterday
The Providence offense has been their issue of late as they have averaged just 64.8 ppg over their last four games. It will not get easier against a very hot Villanova defense. On the defensive end of the floor, Villanova is ranked 109th in points allowed at 66.5 ppg, 253rd in defensive FG% at 44.2% and 94th in three-point defense at 31.0%. Providence is: 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight-up loss and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog. I am on Nova Nation today. Good luck everyone!
FREE pick was a WINNER last night as Xavier shows what kind of home they are in a big win over Georgetown. Xavier had a couple of stumbles at home this season and we were able to get a good line. Georgetown has a depleted roster and we will be fading again.
Michigan State is one of the more balanced teams in the nation, ranking in the Top 25 in both offensive and defensive efficiency. On offense, they have the 10th-most efficient offense in the country, thanks in large part to their 53.4 percent shooting from two-point range and 33.8 percent shooting from deep. Here is the key stat, The Hoosiers rank sixth in the Big Ten in scoring and shooting has been an issue. Of all 353 D-1 teams, they rank №306 in three-point shooting (29.8 percent). No Hoosier has more than 30 made three-balls or is shooting above 40 percent from deep this year. Michigan State wins and covers. Good luck everyone!