Tuesday Free Play From Doc’s Sports Handicapper Robert Ferringo
Take #529 North Carolina (+10) over Indiana (9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27)
We are betting against Las Vegas legend Billy Walters today. But that’s fine by me. His action is responsible for this spread swelling from an open of 7.5 to its present level of 10.0. But I will absolutely take this spread against the No. 1 team in the country. Look, I was on Indiana last year before ANYONE was on Indiana. I rode them all the way to the bank last season, and I feel I have had a really good read on this team. But I think they are overvalued right now. I don’t think they are the best team in the country right now (I think Syracuse is), and I don’t see the Hoosiers just laying the wood in this game. Indiana struggled with what is an awful Georgia team, and they struggled with what is going to be a middle-of-the-road Georgetown team. Athleticism bothers Indiana. That was their weakness last year, and that is the weakness now. Well, the Heels have athletes. They are still figuring some things out themselves. And this is the first big road game for a group of guys that are not comfortable playing together. But this is also a rare opportunity for the Tar Heels to wrap themselves in that underdog role. They get to play with house money, and I expect a lot of effort out of this group. Don’t be fooled by Indiana leaving its starters in and running up the score against bottom feeders; against the only decent competition they have played this year they have been less than impressive. They should take UNC’s best shot today. And while the Heels won’t get the win, I think they have enough talent and strong enough coaching to make this number stick.
Tuesday Free Play From Doc’s Sports Handicapper Allen Eastman
Take #504 Cleveland (+2.5) over Phoenix (7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27)
I like the Cavaliers to get the job done in this one. They lost but covered the spread in the first meeting, a 107-105 Suns win in Phoenix on Nov. 9. That gives the home underdog a nice revenge angle here. The Cavaliers have gone 4-0 ATS in their last four games, and they nearly knocked off Memphis and Miami on the road in their last two games. They are playing hard without Kyrie Irving, and they are playing well. Now they are back home. The Suns have lost three straight road games, and they are in the middle of a long road trip. I think they are going to struggle through this entire trip, and I think that they will lose tonight. The Suns are just 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games, and they are 0-8 ATS after winning against the spread. The Cavaliers are 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings, and I think they win this one outright.
Tuesday Free Play from Doc’s Sports Handicapper Indian Cowboy
Take #502 Philadelphia -3 over Dallas (7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27)
The current perception with the Dallas Mavericks is that with their star player Dirk Nowitzki out of the lineup they are an average basketball team. That is simply not the case, and we are starting to see more evidence of that the deeper into this season we go. After a quick 4-1 start to their season, where the Mavericks beat three non-playoff teams all at home, Dallas hasn’t looked good at all of late. The Mavs are an ugly 3-6 in their last nine games, with two of those wins coming against the two worst teams in the NBA this season. In fact, if you toss out their emotional “night before Thanksgiving” victory over the New York Knicks, a game the Knicks were in a back-to-back spot, the other six Dallas wins this year have come against teams with a combined 26-47 record, and only one of those teams is above .500 this season, and that team is the lowly Charlotte Bobcats, who are somehow 7-6 right now.
The Philadelphia 76ers come in winners of four of their last six games, with one of those two losses coming to one of the top teams in the league, the Oklahoma City Thunder. They come in having won four of their last five games at home overall. And though this is their third game in four nights, keep in mind that all three games were home contests, which means there was zero travel involved for Philadelphia. The Sixers are a young team who come into this contest off one day’s rest, a spot where they have went 7-2 against the spread the last nine times when playing their next game off just one day off. The short rest doesn’t seem to bother the Sixers young legs at all.
The betting markets are still not caught up with just how bad these Mavericks are right now, as they have covered just two of their last 10 games overall. Dallas is no match for even an average team, only covering just once of their last eight games against teams with a straight up winning record. We are getting great line value in this one. Take Philadelphia minus the points here. One of my top plays of this NBA season is coming up on Friday as I have patiently waited for and have had a game circled now for weeks and I will be making this my NBA Game of the Year. I take a lot of pride in my big-play selections as I just finished up a baseball season where I went 4-0 overall for the year in my MLB Game of the Year plays. Overall I have been on a nice consistent winning run of late in the NBA, winning 9 of my last 14 plays in pro hoops. The NBA isn’t where I have done my best work, either. If you want consistent winning night after night, then take a closer look at my college hoops plays. I am coming off a rock solid 9-3 week overall on the college hoops hardwood. Last season I had one of the highest win percentages in the nation during November and December college basketball as I won 66% of all my plays (70 plays overall) during the nonconference season, including going 8-2 in my top 10 biggest selections during that time of the year (all plays were rated five units and higher). This coming week I will have not one but two plays rated five units and higher going in CBB action. I am looking forward to what I think will be a big week of winners here at Doc’s Sports!!!
Tuesday Free Basketball Play From Doc’s Sports Handicapper Vegas Sports Informer
Take #517 NC State +6 over Michigan
Here is another Big Ten/ACC game where I believe the number is a bit too high. It’s no secret that we have been riding the Michigan Wolverines so far this young college b-ball season, but I believe the winner of this game wins by late free-throws. NC State has the young athletes to compete in this road game, and it wouldn’t shock me to see NC State steal this road game. It should be a great game from start to finish, and, again, free-throws late in the 2nd half wins this game and the +6 covers. NC State is 9-1 ATS in their last 10 nonconference games.
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