Tuesday's Top Sport Picks, Tasty Trends & Betting Odds Movements

Doug Upstone

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 7:32 PM GMT

In reviewing the betting odds for today, in my opinion it definitely has a strange feel to it. Let’s take a look at five matchups across the board of various sports and figure what we can make of it.

Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix suns  8:05 ET  TNT
Phoenix has lost four of five and the absence of Eric Bledsoe has not helped (maternity, his wife’s) and the continued slump of Goran Dragic (41.8% L9G) has only made matters worse. Yet despite this, the Suns have gone from a Pick to -2 and Twitter reports have Bledsoe now listed as ‘probable’. Houston was in the desert 18 days ago as a bucket underdog against the NBA odds and came away with a 113-111 nail-biter. The Rockets enter this contest off a setback and are 12-3 ATS after one or more losses. 

NBA Pick – Houston covers at 5Dimes

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Denver Nuggets vs. L.A. Lakers 10:35 ET  TNT 
The second half of the TNT Tuesday twin-bill is basketball bettors special, because this will not worth watching. Denver is 1-13 (3-9-2 ATS) since Jan. 16th and has lost six straight. The Lakers of Los Angeles have the exact matching SU and ATS record in their past 14 games, with their losing streak at four. The Lakers have been boosted from a Pick to -2 and the only reason I can think of for this would be it is -5 Hour Energy Night – as a promotion to try their new flavors and Los Angeles as the home team gets to sample. The Nuggets at 3-12 ATS off a double digit defeat probably helps when making your NBA picks.

NBA Pick – Slight lean Lakers -1.5 at Bookmaker

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Memphis vs. East Carolina  7:00 ET  ESPNU
For those not familiar with my thoughts on Memphis coach Josh Pastner, I believe he is one of the five most overrated college basketball coaches. When he was on John Calipari’s staff, he was a great recruiter which is why he got the job. Presently, he his recruiting efforts have tailed off, explaining why the Tigers are only 14-9 this season and his half court offense continues to be among the poorest run in the game. Others are not impressed with Memphis either and they have blown up from +3 to +5.5 on college basketball odds, with East Carolina having covered five straight. Putting personal feelings aside as college basketball handicapper, even I see this as too many points and realize the Tigers are 7-0 ATS having dropped two of three. 

College Basketball Pick – Memphis covers -5 at BetOnline

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Georgetown vs. Seton Hall 7:00 ET  FS-1
Let’s be honest, on the surface backing either one of these inconsonant teams is problematic. Since beating Villanova and Marquette at home, Georgetown has returned to their turbulent ways with a 1-3 SU and ATS record. Seton Hall has been even worse at 2-5 SU and ATS, shooting under 37 percent in their past two defeats. No matter, there has been a torrent of Hoyas cash and they have been flipped from +1.5 to -3 at many sportsbooks. No question this a challenging choice, but I was leaning with the Pirates as my college basketball pick before the switch and I will call for them to steal a victory as an underdog playing at home where they are 9-3 and 8-3 ATS.  

College Basketball Pick – Seton Hall covers at The Greek

 

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nasvhille Predators  8:05 ET  SUN
Quite a few overnight goalie changes have affected the NHL odds, but this one comes down to preference. Nashville was released as -135 home favorites on the money line and has been driven to -160 by cash on the barrel head. Here is why this occurred, the Predators have one regulation loss on home ice and are 21-4 overall. Tampa Bay has lost its past five away outings and the lamp beyond their goal has been flashing instead of going on and off intermittently in surrendering 20 goals in those contests. Toss in the Preds as your NHL picks, they are 12-0 on home ice after a road game, what’s not to like?

NHL Pick – Nashville wins

 

Sportsbook Review Tasty Trends

NBA ATS Trend
Chicago is 3-13 ATS at home after playing a game as favorite this season. 

NCAA Basketball ATS Trend
Oakland U. is 9-0 ATS after three straight games forcing opponent to commit 14 or less turnovers this season. 

NHL Money Line Trend
N.Y. Rangers are 13-2 in road games after a one goal loss in their previous game the last two seasons.