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2014 AFC & NFC Championship Prop Odds, Picks

January 16th, 2015 by Chad A. Dawkins | Posted in General Handicapping, NFL Football   Comments Off on 2014 AFC & NFC Championship Prop Odds, Picks
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Free NFL Team Prop Picks For Championship Weekend

Championship weekend is here and while many are looking to figure out the sides and total, some of the better value is in player props. We’ll take a look at some prop bets that could present some value.

Free NFC Championship Picks
Green Bay at Seattle @ 3:05 pm EST
Game Line: Seattle -7.5 (-105) Total: 47

Total TD Passes – Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay)
Free NFC Championship Pick: Over 2.5 (+140)
Call me crazy, but I like Green Bay’s chances on Sunday. The question you have to ask yourself, how hurt is Rodgers? Let’s just forget about the first game of the season, this is a different Green Bay team and their offensive line is playing at an extremely high level. I think there is some value here, and Rodgers throwing more than 3 touchdowns with all the weapons he has is not out of the question.

Will James Starks (Green Bay) score a TD in the game?
Free NFC Championship Pick: Yes +575
A lot of value here as you have a backup running back that shows up in big games. I do think Starks can be a factor, especially as I think Green Bay will limit Eddie Lacy in the first half to save him for the second half. Starks is also a great receiving back, and is pretty versatile. This is some great value here.

Will Eddie Lacy (Green Bay) record 150 or more rushing yards?
Free NFC Championship Pick: Yes +2000
A long shot yes, but you might think Eddie Lacy is a little banged up, but he didn’t take a lot of hit last weekend. Does Seattle have a great defense? Without a doubt…but if there’s any running back that can match the physicality of the Seahawks’ defense, it’s Lacy. Tremendous value!

Russell Wilson (Seattle) – Total TD Passes
0: +300, 1: +175, 2: +220
Ok, there’s a variety of picks here, all positive EV wagers. I do believe Russell Wilson will throw a touchdown pass; it’s just a matter of how many. But each wager is showing some value.

Will Russell Wilson (Seattle) score a rushing TD in the Game?
Free NFC Championship Prop Pick: Yes – +250
Again, another wager with a ton of value. Wilson has 6 rushing touchdowns this season, and there’s no question that he’ll be a threat to take one to the house on Sunday.


Free AFC Championship Prop Picks

Indianapolis at New England @ 6:40 pm EST
Game Line: New England -7 (-105) Total: 54

Andrew Luck (Indianapolis) – Total Rushing yards
Free AFC Championship Picks: Over 17.5 yards (-125)
Yeah there’s some juice here, but I like this play. Luck is very athletic, and can extend the play…New England has an outstanding secondary, and I think there will be more than a few times where Luck will get loose and run for some extra yards. I think this is a real solid wager.

Will Andrew Luck (Indianapolis) score a rushing touchdown in the game?
AFC Championship Prop Pick: Yes +300
Again, this goes back to my last prop, I think there’s some value here…and I think it’s worth a look as Luck can get to the end zone using his legs.

Will Reggie Wayne (Indianapolis) score a TD in the game?
AFC Championship Prop Pick: 
Yes +250
Is it me or does it seem that Reggie Wayne seem like the forgotten guy in Indianapolis? Wayne has a ton of big game experience, and with so much focus on T.Y. Hilton and newcomer Donte Moncrief, Wayne could definitely get open for a score here. Should Indy find themselves down early, I think the chances of Wayne finding the end zone are pretty good.

Will Brandon LaFell (New England) score a touchdown in the game?
AFC Championship Prop Pick: Yes +140
Well, seeing with what happened last weekend, Brandon LaFell certainly isn’t afraid to come up in big spots. LaFell caught the game winning touchdown, and has become one of Tom Brady’s favorite targets. Solid value here.

Total Tackles and assists Jamie Collins (New England)
AFC Championship Prop Pick: 
Over 8.5 -105
Collins is a force, and in last years playoff game against Indianapolis he was a factor. Collins has the speed and is great in coverage. I expect the young linebacker to be very active in Sunday’s game.

2014 NFL Week 17 Odds – Week 17 Lines Breakdown

December 26th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins | Posted in General Handicapping, NFL Football   Comments Off on 2014 NFL Week 17 Odds – Week 17 Lines Breakdown

The final week of the 2014 NFL regular season is upon us. There is still some playoff positioning to take place, but here’s a run down of the games, odds courtesy of JustBet. All times Eastern.

Cleveland at Baltimore (NL) 1:00 PM CBS

The Cleveland Browns will take on the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC North Battle. The Ravens had a poor performance last weekend losing to Houston and will need a win and some help to get the final wildcard berth.

Dallas (-6, 49.5) at Washington 1:00 PM FOX

The Dallas Cowboys clinched the NFC East with a dominating 42-7 win over Indianapolis last weekend. They can still clinch a first round bye with some help, but will need a win first and foremost against a Washington team that spoiled Philadelphia’s playoff plans last week.

Indianapolis (-7, 46) at Tennessee 1:00 PM CBS

The Indianapolis Colts will look to end the regular season on a positive note after their 42-7 loss at Dallas. They are locked in with the #4 seed and can’t improve their playoff position.

Jacksonville at Houston (-9.5, 40) 1:00 PM FOX

Houston has an outside shot of getting into the playoffs but will need losses by Baltimore, San Diego, and Kansas City. However you can be certain Jacksonville will be looking to spoil their season.

San Diego at Kansas City (-3, 42) 1:00 PM CBS

The San Diego Chargers are in the playoffs with a win, but Kansas City can take that final playoff spot with a win and a Baltimore loss or tie.

NY Jets at Miami (-5.5., 41.5) 1:00 PM CBS

It might be Rex Ryan’s last game as HC of the NYJ, but we might get another stellar defensive effort from the Jets, who will take on AFC East Rival Miami from Sun Life Stadium.

Chicago at Minnesota (-6.5, 43.5) 1:00 PM FOX

Jay Cutler will get the start for the Bears due to Jimmy Claussen suffering a concussion. They’ll try to end the season on a positive note when they take on the Minnesota Vikings, who are still giving teams all they can handle.

Buffalo at New England (-4.5, 44) 1:00 PM CBS

The New England Patriots take on the Buffalo Bills in an AFC battle of no significance. The Patriots secured the #1 seed in the AFC beating the New York Jets last weekend, along with a Denver loss at Cincinnati.

Philadelphia at NY Giants (-3, 52) 1:00 PM FOX

Don’t look now, but the Giants have won 3 games in a row, they’ll look to make it 4 in a row when they host the Philadelphia Eagles, who were knocked out of the playoffs last weekend.

New Orleans (-4, 47) at Tampa Bay 1:00 PM FOX

The New Orleans Saints have to be one of the biggest disappointments this season; they’ll take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who with a loss will clinch the #1 pick.

Carolina at Atlanta (-4, 48) 4:25 PM CBS

The Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons take the field in a game of great significance as the winner will get the #4 seed and win the NFC South crown.

Detroit at Green Bay (-7.5, 47.5) 4:25 PM FOX

Green Bay and Detroit lock horns with the winner grabbing the NFC South title. Green Bay can clinch the division and a first round bye with a win, a loss by Seattle would get them the #1 seed. Detroit can clinch a first round bye with a win or a tie with a Dallas loss, and a Seattle and Arizona loss. Clinching the #1 seed would need a win with a Seattle and Arizona loss or tie and a Dallas loss.

Oakland at Denver (-14, 48) 4:25 PM CBS

Denver can clinch the second seed with a win at home over Oakland or a Cincinnati loss. The Raiders are improving, and won again over Buffalo last Sunday.

Arizona at San Francisco (-6, 36.5) 4:25 PM FOX

The Arizona Cardinals can clinch the NFC West with a win or a tie along with a Seattle loss. They can also clinch home field throughout with a win and a Seattle and Green Bay loss. From what it looks like, this could be Jim Harbaugh’s last game as 49ers head coach.

St. Louis at Seattle (-12.5, 41) 4:25 PM FOX

Seattle can clinch the #1 seed in the NFC with a win. I’m sure they won’t need any more motivation, but St. Louis comes to town, a team that beat them back in week 7, 28-26.

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (-3.5, 48) 8:30 PM NBC

How fitting is it to have what is possibly the most competitive division being decided in the last game of the regular season? The Pittsburgh Steelers will look to clinch the AFC North with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals. If the Bengals win, they will clinch the North, but can also clinch the #2 seed with a Denver loss. These two teams met back on December 7th, with the Steelers winning 42-21.

2014 NFL Week 16 Odds – Week 16 Lines Breakdown

December 18th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins | Posted in General Handicapping   Comments Off on 2014 NFL Week 16 Odds – Week 16 Lines Breakdown

The 2014 NFL regular season is winding down but the playoff race is heating up! We’ll take a look at the matchups and lines (courtesy of JustBet) for week 16. All times eastern.

Thursday, December 18th

Tennessee at Jacksonville (-3, 40) 8:25 PM NFL

Both 2 win teams in the AFC South will meet on Thursday to kick off week 16 on the 2014 NFL season. These two teams met in October, with the Titans squeaking out a 2 point win in Nashville.

Saturday, December 20th

Philadelphia (-7.5, 50) at Washington 4:30 PM NFL

The Eagles will look to keep their playoff and divisional hopes alive when they take on the Washington Redskins. Robert Griffin III will get the start for Washington, who lost by 3 in Philadelphia back in late September.

San Diego at San Francisco (NL) 8:25 PM CBS

The San Diego Chargers can’t afford another loss if they want a shot at the playoffs. They’ll travel north to take on the struggling San Francisco 49ers, who sit at 7-7 and were eliminated from playoff contention last Sunday in a 17-7 loss to Seattle.

Sunday, December 21st

Minnesota at Miami (-6.5, 42) 1:00 PM FOX

The Miami Dolphins at 7-7 are still alive for an AFC wildcard, but they have little room for error. They’ll take on the 6-8 Minnesota Vikings, who took Detroit to the limit last Sunday in a 16-14 loss.

Baltimore (-5.5, 41) at Houston 1:00 PM CBS

The Baltimore Ravens are still in the playoff hunt and currently own the #6 seed. They took care of business last Sunday against Jacksonville. They’ll face a hungry Houston teams with slim playoff hopes and are very thin at the quarterback position.

Detroit (-7, 46) at Chicago 1:00 PM FOX

The Detroit Lions are currently 1st in the NFC North and control their own destiny. They’ll take on a Chicago Bears squad that was once again embarrassed on national TV, losing to New Orleans on Monday night football.

Cleveland at Carolina (NL) 1:00 PM CBS

The 7-7 Cleveland Browns playoff chances are slim, but they’re sticking with Johnny Manziel after his less than stellar debut last Sunday. They’ll take on the 5-8-1 Carolina Panthers, who are still alive in the putrid NFC South.

Atlanta at New Orleans (-6, 55.5) 1:00 PM FOX

The Atlanta Falcons take on the New Orleans Saints with the control of the NFC South division on the line. The Falcons defeated the Saints in week 1 this season, 37-34.

Green Bay (-10.5, 48.5) at Tampa Bay 1:00 PM FOX

The Green Bay Packers will look to get back on the winning track when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Should the Packers win this week, next weekend’s game against Detroit could be a winner take all scenario in the NFC North.

Kansas City at Pittsburgh (-3, 46.5) 1:00 PM CBS

Despite losing 3 out of their last 5 games, the 8-6 Kansas City Chiefs are still alive for an AFC Wildcard spot. They’ll take on the Pittsburgh Steelers, who at 9-5 own the 5th wildcard spot in the AFC.

New England (-10, 47.5) at NY Jets 1:00 PM CBS

The New England Patriots will look to keep a grip on the top seed when they take on the division rival New York Jets. The Patriots defeated the Jets in a tightly contested affair 27-25 back in October.

NY Giants at St. Louis (-5, 43.5) 4:05 PM FOX

The New York Giants are trying to end their season on winning run, and have won 2 games in a row. They’ll take on the St. Louis Rams, who were eliminated from playoff contention in a loss to Arizona last Thursday.

Buffalo (-5.5, 39) at Oakland 4:25 PM CBS

The Oakland Raiders came back down to earth once again after winning in week 14, getting beaten in Kansas City 31-13. They’ll take on the Buffalo Bills, who are alive for a playoff berth and coming off an upset over Green Bay.

Indianapolis at Dallas (-3, 56) 4:25 PM CBS

The Dallas Cowboys have little room for error and they’ll look to stay atop the NFC East when they take on the Indianapolis Colts, who clinched the AFC South last Sunday with a win over Houston.

Seattle (-7.5, 36.5) at Arizona 8:30 PM NBC

The Seattle Seahawks will look to take sole possession of 1st place in the NFC West when they travel to Arizona to take on the 11-3 Cardinals. Last weekend’s win over St. Louis was costly, as they lost QB Drew Stanton for at least a week with a knee injury.

Monday, December 22nd

Denver (-3, 47.5) at Cincinnati 8:30 PM ESPN

Monday night football will have the AFC West Champion Denver Broncos taking on the AFC North leading Cincinnati Bengals in a contest with huge playoff ramifications. The Benglas haven’t had much success in primetime this season, so it will be interesting to see which Bengals team shows up for this one.

2014 NCAA Week 10 Line Breakdown

October 29th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins | Posted in College Football, General Handicapping   Comments Off on 2014 NCAA Week 10 Line Breakdown

Week 10 of the 2014 college football season is upon us. Here are some of the marquee matchups and the lines for the upcoming weekend of action, courtesy of JustBet Sportsbook. All NCAA football bettors and sports fans will get their fill of quality action this weekend as there are quite a few interesting matchups on tap in the SEC, Big 12, and PAC-12, and Big Ten conference.

Thursday, October 30th

#2 Florida State (-4, 50.5) at #25 Louisville 7:30 PM ESPN

Week 10 of the 2014 college football season kicks off on Thursday night when the #2 ranked Florida State Seminoles take on the Louisville Cardinals in a huge ACC matchup. This could be the biggest regular season game in the history of the Louisville program, and it will be an electric crowd at Papa Johns Stadium in Louisville.

Saturday, November 1st

Florida vs. #11 Georgia (-13, 51) 3:30 PM CBS At EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL

The Florida Gators and the #11 ranked Georgia Bulldogs meet in Jacksonville in what is called the world’s largest outdoor cocktail party. The Bulldogs are rolling as of late, and have won 5 straight. The Bulldogs won last years meeting 23-20.

#7 TCU (-5.5, 72.5) at #20 West Virginia 3:30 PM ABC

The #7 ranked TCU Horned Frogs, fresh off their 82 point performance against Texas Tech will travel to Morgantown to take on the #20 ranked West Virginia Mountaineers in a matchup with huge Big 12 title implications. West Virginia has been impressive as well, after defeating Baylor at home, they took it to Oklahoma State in Stillwater, winning 27-10.

Kansas at #13 Baylor (-36, 61.5) 4:00 PM FOX Sports 1

The Baylor Bears will look to rebound off their 14 point loss at West Virginia. They’ll get to take their frustrations out on Big 12 bottomfeeder Kansas, who have lost 4 in a row and might have a tough time keeping up with the Bears.

#3 Auburn at #4 Ole Miss (-2.5, 51)  7:00 PM ESPN

The Ole Miss Rebels will look to rebound from their loss at LSU when they take on the #4 ranked Auburn Tigers in an SEC conference matchup with huge national championship implications. It will be a classic matchup of an explosive ground attack against one of the nation’s best defensive units.

Arkansas at #1 Mississippi State (-10, 64)  7:15 PM ESPN 2

The Arkansas Razorbacks will travel to Mississippi to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs, who survived their first test after being ranked #1 in the country, defeating Kentucky 35-21.

Stanford at #5 Oregon (-7.5, 54.5) 7:30 PM FOX

The Oregon Ducks will look to shake the proverbial monkey off their back when they host the Stanford Cardinal. Stanford has had Oregon’s number the past few years, but Oregon may have the upper hand this season, as Stanford has suffered 3 losses this season.

Illinois at #16 Ohio State (-27.5, 65) 8:00 PM ABC

The Ohio State Buckeyes escaped defeat with a 31-24 overtime victory in Happy Valley last Saturday. They’ll host Illinois, who defeated Minnesota in a mild upset last Saturday. The Buckeyes will play Michigan State next weekend in a key Big Ten tilt.

#12 Arizona at #22 UCLA 2014 (-6.5, 70.5) 10:30 PM ESPN

Scoring should be rather prevalent when the #12 ranked Arizona Wildcats take on the #22 ranked UCLA Bruins on Saturday night. Arizona thumped Washington State 61-38 last weekend, while UCLA escaped Colorado with a 40-37 win in overtime.

#17 Utah at #14 Arizona State (-5.5, 56.5) 11:00 PM FOX Sports 1

The #14 ranked Arizona State Sun Devils host the #14 Utah Utes in a key PAC-12 matchup from Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. Arizona State’s Taylor Kelly will face the nation’s best pass rush with Utah, who has 35 sacks on the season.

2014 NFL Week 8 Odds – Week 8 Lines Breakdown

October 23rd, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins | Posted in General Handicapping   Comments Off on 2014 NFL Week 8 Odds – Week 8 Lines Breakdown

Listed below you will find the complete listing of all the NFL lines for all the upcoming week 8 matchups from JustBet Sportsbook.

Thursday, October 23rd

San Diego at Denver (-8.5, 51.5) 8:25 PM CBS/NFL

The San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos face off in an AFC West clash to kick off week 8 of the NFL season. The Broncos are coming off a dominating 52-17 win over San Francisco as Peyton Manning broke the all time touchdown record. The celebration will be abreviated as they have division rival San Diego coming to town, a team that defeated Denver in their backyard last season.

Sunday, October 26th

Chicago at New England (-6, 50.5) 1:00 PM FOX

The Chicago Bears just can’t win at home, but they are 3-1 away from Soldier Field. They’ll take their solid road mark to New England to take on AFC East leader New England. Tom Brady is 3-0 lifetime against Chicago with a passer rating above 90.

Detroit  (-3.5, 46.5) at Atlanta 9:30 AM FOX from Wembley Stadium, London, England

Two team heading in opposite directions meet in London for the second game of the 2014 NFL International Series in London, England. The Lions have won 4 of their last 5, while the Falcons have lost 4 straight. Detorit possesses one of the leagues best defenses, while Atlanta ranks near the bottom.

St. Louis at Kansas City (-7, 44.5) 1:00 PM FOX

The Kansas City Chiefs won’t have to travel far as they meet the St. Louis Rams in the battle of Missouri. Both teams are coming off upset wins last Sunday. The Chiefs are coming off a 23-20 victory at San Diego, while the Rams shocked the Seahawks 28-26.

Houston (-2.5, 42) at Tennessee 1:00 PM FOX

The Houston Texans take on the Tennessee Titans in an AFC South matchup from LP Field in Nashville. The Texans are coming off a Monday night loss to Pittsburgh, while the Titans lost in the final minutes to the Redskins on Sunday.

Minnesota at Tampa Bay (-2.5, 42.5) 1:00 PM FOX

The Minneota Vikings, coming off a last minute loss to Buffalo head to the Sundhine State to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs are coming off the bye, and had some extra time to think about the 48-17 loss to Baltimore in week 6.

Seattle (-5, 45) at Carolina 1:00 PM FOX

The Carolina Panthers will look to avenge their only regular season home loss last season when they host the Seattle Seahawks. The Panthers might have been looking ahead to Seattle, as they were dominated last Sunday in Green Bay, losing 38-17. Seattle had their own struggles last Sunday, losing to St. Louis 28-26.

Baltimore (PK, 45.5) at Cincinnati 1:00 PM CBS

The Baltimore Ravens will be looking to avenge their opening season home loss when they take on the struggling Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals are 0-2-1 in their last 3 games, while Baltimore has won 5 of 6, with their only loss by 7 at Indianapolis.

Miami (-6, 43) at Jacksonville 1:00 PM CBS

Two teams from the state of Florida face off in Jacksonville as the Miami Dolphins take on the Jaguars. The Dolphins have won 2 of 3, and are coming off a big road win in Chicago. The Jaguars notched their first win of the season last Sunday, defeating Cleveland 24-6.

Buffalo at NY Jets (-3, 40) 1:00 PM CBS

In what could be a defensive matchup, The Buffalo Bills got a win last Sunday, but lost the services of their two leading running backs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. They’ll head to MetLife Stadium to take on the struggling New York Jets, losers of 6 in a row.

Philadelphia at Arizona (-2.5, 48) 4:05 PM FOX

One of the NFL’s most potent offenses travels to Arizona to take on one of the league’s best defenses in the Arizona Cardinals. The Eagles are coming off the bye, while the Cardinals sit at 5-1 and sit atop the NFC West.

Oakland at Cleveland (-7, 43.5) 4:25 PM CBS

Judging by their record, the Oakland Raiders are the worst team in the league although rookie quarterback Derek Carr seems to be making strides. They’ll try to get their first win of the season when they travel to Cleveland to take on the 3-3 Browns, who were upset in week 7 by the Jaguars.

Indianapolis (-3, 49) at Pittsburgh 4:25 PM CBS

Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts will try to make it 6 wins in a row when they travel to Pittsburgh to take on the 4-3 Steelers. The Colts were dominant in a 27-0 win over Cincinnati. The Steelers got back in the win column defeating Houston 30-23, but have yet to win consecutive games this season.

Green Bay at New Orleans (-1, 55.5) 8:30 PM NBC

The Green Bay Packers are one of the NFL’s hottest teams, they’ll travel to New Orleans to take on the 2-5 Saints, who have disappointed many this season. Green Bay defeated Carolina 38-17 in week 7, while the Saints lost in the final minutes

Monday, October 27th

Washington at Dallas (-10, No total posted) 8:30 PM ESPN

The Dallas Cowboys are being regarded by many as the team to beat in the NFC. They’ll take center stage on Monday night against division rival Washington for the week 8 edition of Monday Night Football. Dallas has won 6 in a row while Washington picked up their first win last Sunday after losing 4 straight. Colt McCoy will get the start for Washington after Kirk Cousins was benched for erratic play.

 

2014 NCAA Week 9 Line Breakdown

October 23rd, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins | Posted in General Handicapping   Comments Off on 2014 NCAA Week 9 Line Breakdown

Week 9 of the 2014 college football season is upon us. Here are some of the marquee matchups and the lines for the upcoming weekend of action, courtesy of JustBet Sportsbook. All NCAA football bettors and sports fans will get their fill of quality action this weekend as there are quite a few interesting matchups on tap in the SEC, Big 12, and PAC-12, and Big Ten conference.

Thursday, October 23

Connecticut at #18 East Carolina (-28, 54.5) 7:00 PM ESPNU

The #18 ranked East Carolina Pirates takeon the Connecticut Huskies from Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, North Carolina. The Huskies might have a pretty hard time keeping up with the Pirates offensively, as the Pirates are averaging 41 points per game, while UConn is averaging just 12.8 points per contest.

Friday, October 24

#6 Oregon (-17.5, 79.5) at California 10:00 PM FOX Sports 1

The #6 Oregon Ducks have seemed to put the loss to Arizona behind them, and will look to make it 3 straight wins when they take on the California Golden Bears from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The Bears are coming off a 36-34 home loss to UCLA.

Saturday, October 25

#22 West Virginia at Oklahoma State (-1, 65.5)  3:30 PM ESPN

The #22 ranked West Viginia Mountaineers will look to build on their home win over Baylor when they take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Cowboys are licking their wounds, coming off a 41-9 blowout loss at the hands of #10 ranked TCU.

Texas at #11 Kansas State (-10, 49) 12:00 PM ESPN

The Texas Longhorns look to be improving each week, and they’ll take on the #11 ranked Kansas State Wildcats. The Wildcats are coming off a big 31-30 road win against Oklahoma in Norman. Texas got back in the win column last week downing Iowa State.

#1 Mississippi State (-13.5, 59.5) at Kentucky CBS 3:30 PM CBS

The Mississippi State Bulldogs take on the Kentucky Wildcats in an SEC contest from Kentucky. Mississippi State is coming off a bye week, while Kentucky was dominated from the opening kick losing to LSU last Satuday 41-3.

Texas Tech at #10 TCU (-23, 71.5) 3:30 PM FOX

The #10 ranked TCU Horned Frogs put the heartbreaking loss to Baylor behind them in impressive fashion. The Frogs dominated Oklahoma State last Saturday in a 41-9 route. They’ll take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders who are currently 3-4, and 1-2 in Big 12 play.

Michigan at Michigan St. (-17, 49.5) 3:30 PM ABC

The Michigan Wolverines head to East Lansing to take on their intrastate rival Michigan State in a Big Ten conference tilt. The Spartans didn’t have much trouble with the Wolverines last season, dominating them in East Lansing 29-6.

#3 Ole Miss (-3.5, 44.5) at #24 LSU 7:15 PM ESPN

The #3 ranked Ole Miss Rebels dominated Tennessee last Saturday, winning last Saturday 34-3 in Knoxville. they’ll face a stiff test playing LSU in Death Valley, one of the toughest places to play at night. LSU looks to be improving, and were dominant against Kentucky, 41-3.

#4 Alabama (NL) at Tennessee 7:30 PM ESPN 2

It will be quite the intersting matchup on Saturday in Knoxville, as the Tennessee Volunteers host the #4 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin will face his old team for the first time since exiting in 2009. Alabama was last seen thumping Texas A&M 59-0, while Tennessee lost to Ole Miss 34-3 at home.

#13 Ohio State (-14, 51) at Penn State 8:00 PM ABC

The surging Ohio State Buckeyes are two weeks away from their showdown with Michigan State. They’ll have to take it one game at a time and stay focused when they travel to Happy Valley to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions. Ohio State are coming off an impressive 56-17 drubbing of Rutgers, a team Penn State beat 13-10 earlier this season.

#20 USC (-1, 56) at #19 Utah 10:00 PM FOX Sports 1

The USC Trojans have beaten the Utah Utes 3 times in a row. They’ll look to make it 4 when they head to Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt lake City to take on the #19 ranked Utes. USC will be up against it with a hostile Utah home crowd and one of the nation’s best pass rushes.

#14 Arizona State (-3.5, 62) at Washington 10:45 PM ESPN

The #14 ranked Arizona State Sun Devils have had quite a ride as of late. The Sun Devils have consecutive wins over USC and Stanford, and will look to avoid a letdown when they travel to Seattle to take on the Washington Huskies, who are 1-2 in conference play.

2014 Sweet 16 Odds (Friday) – NCAA Tournament Lines Friday, 3/28/2014

March 28th, 2014 by Lou Palumbo (Head Columnist) | Posted in General Handicapping, NCAA Basketball   Comments Off on 2014 Sweet 16 Odds (Friday) – NCAA Tournament Lines Friday, 3/28/2014
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Midwest Sweet 16 Games, Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN)

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(11) Tennessee Volunteers
vs
(2) Michigan Wolverines

Midwest Sweet 16 Line: Michigan -2.5
Midwest Sweet 16 Total (Over/Under): 132
Midwest Sweet 16 Game Tip Off: 7:15pm (EST)
TV Network: TBS
The Tennessee Volunteers have made most of their opportunity, winning over 8 Kentucky Wildcats vs. 4 Louisville Cardinals (-4.5, 139) 9:45 PM EST Iowa in the first round play-in game. Now they’re in the sweet 16, and will face an experienced Michigan squad that is trying to get to the final four for the second straight year. The Volunteers are playing some great defense, but will be tested by the great shooting of the Wolverines.

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(7) Connecticut Huskies
   vs.
(3) Iowa State Cyclones

Midwest Sweet 16 Game Spread: Iowa State -2
Midwest Sweet 16 Total (Over/Under): 146
Midwest Sweet 16 Gametime: 7:25 PM EST
TV Network: CBS
The Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats lock horns in Indianapolis, renewing their in-state rivalry. Kentucky defeated Louisville back in late December, yet there’s no doubt these teams are playing at a higher level now. Kentucky knocked off the undefeated Wichita State Shockers in what many feel was the most exciting game thus far in the tournament, while Louisville dispatched of St. Louis in rather convincing fashion.

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East Region Sweet 16 Games, Madison Square Garden (New York, NY)

(7) Connecticut Huskies
vs.
(3) Iowa State Cyclones 

East Sweet 16 Line: Iowa State -2
Midwest Sweet 16 Total (Over/Under): 146
Midwest Sweet 16 Game Tip Off: 7
:25pm (EST)

TV Network: CBS
Two former teammates will be opposing coaches on Friday evening. Fred Hoiberg and Kevin Ollie were teammates in Chicago back in 2001, now they will try to get their respective teams to the elite 8. Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier and Iowa State guard DeAndre Kane should be one of the more entertaining one on one matchups to watch.

(4) Michigan State Spartans
vs.
(1) Virginia Cavaliers 

East Sweet 16 Line: Virginia -1 @ JustBet
Midwest Sweet 16 Total (Over/Under): 126
Midwest Sweet 16 Game Tip Off: 
9:55pm (EST)

TV Network: TBS
The Michigan State Spartans take on the Virginia Cavaliers in what could be one of the better matchups on Friday. The Spartans have been on a mission since getting all of their starters healthy, and face a Virginia defense that is allowing just 55.5 ppg, tops in the nation. It should be a great matchup of Adreian Payne, Gary Harris and the scoring threats of the Spartans against Virginia’s pack-line defense.