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Ness Notes (Feb 1)

Ness Notes (Feb 1)

The Nets proved the Pistons can be beat final evening, as New Jersey ended Detroit’s 11-sport winning streak with 91-84 victory in the Meadowlands. It marked New Jersey’s NINTH straight residence win but the Nets are back again on the street tonight in Cleveland, a person of 13 game titles in a active NBA agenda.

New Jersey owns five straight wins around Cleveland (two this year) but has dropped its past 5 highway games (-5 ATS), although the Cavs enter on a 6-match winning streak (5–1 ATS), in which LeBron has averaged 36 PPG. Cleveland is favored by 6 1/2 details with a total of 187 1/2 (7:05 ET).

My cost-free participate in on Wednesday is in college or university hoops. Acquire Kentucky above Miss St at 8:00 ET. I have a Enormous Wednesday! In CBB, I have two 20* GOY plays (MWC / C-United states) and a Triple 10* Activity of the Thirty day period Report. In the NBA, it is really just my second LEGEND Play of the time (won 1st)! Get it all and spend only After you earn!

Other games of be aware in tonight’s NBA are Minnesota at Detroit (7:35 ET), Atlanta at Charlotte (7:35 ET) and Dallas at Memphis (8:05 ET). Flip Saunders won in his return to Minnesota again on 1/24 (107-83) but the T-wolves are 12-4 as opposed to the Pistons due to the fact the beginning of the 1997-98 year. Detroit’s reduction ended an 11-match winning streak, just the team’s SIXTH reduction this yr. How have the Pistons fared soon after their initially five losses? Just high-quality thank-you, profitable by an ordinary of 12.8 PPG. Detroit is favored by 8 1/2 points with a full of 184 1/2.

Charlotte tries to conclusion the league’s longest present shedding streak (12 straight), when the Bobcats host the Hawks. The Bobcats are missing main scorer Gerald Wallace in addition previous season’s rookie-of-the-yr (Okafor) and have averaged just 89.5 PPG during their shedding streak. The great news is Atlanta is just 3-17 on the road this time. Atlanta is favored by 1 1/2 factors with a full of 200 1/2.

With Detroit’s loss, Dallas now owns the league’s longest winning streak at nine straight. The Mavs have held all nine opponents to less than 100 details in the streak but tonight face the league’s best defensive workforce in Memphis. The Grizzlies make it possible for just 87.1 PPG, as opposed to Dallas’ ordinary of 93.7 PPG. The Mavs, 18-6 on the highway this calendar year, are favored by 1 1/2 points with a whole of 180 1/2.

As stated yesterday, Northern Iowa (at No. 25) was ranked for the to start with time in its 106-yr record. That ranking will never final lengthy though, as the Panthers lost 63-55 past evening to Creighton (10th straight reduction in Omaha to the Blue Jays). One more Panther workforce, Pitt, misplaced at No. 1 U Conn, 80-76. Whilst Panther bettors ‘covered’, Pitt has continue to under no circumstances overwhelmed a staff rated No. 1 in its 100-12 months history (-13).

There are 43 games on the higher education ‘board’ tonight, highlighted by doubleheaders on equally ESPN and ESPN2. Also, Southern Illinois, tied with Illinois and Gonzaga for the nation’s longest recent house profitable streak (at 33), will host an Indiana Point out workforce at 8:00 ET, which has missing 11straight games (Salukis are favored by 16 details with a overall of 114).

No. 11 West Va will host Notre Dame at 7:00 ET on ESPN. Notre Dame has opened 1-6 in the Major East, its worst start because becoming a member of the conference in 1995-96. Even so, the Irish have beaten the Mountaineers 11 straight situations! West Va, the Significant East’s lone unbeaten team in conference play (6-), will be trying to conquer Notre Dame for the to start with time since 1999. West Va is favored by 7 1/2 details with a full of 143. At 9:00 ET, it’s No. 2 Duke at No. 15 Boston Higher education. BC opened -3 in its initial yr in the ACC but has received 4 straight. Duke is favored by 5 1/2 factors with a overall of 150.

ESPN2 opens with No. 23 Iowa at Purdue (7:00 ET) and follows with No. 7 Texas at Missouri (9:00 ET). Purdue is just 1-7 in the Major-10 (very last place) and has lost 13 straight game titles to rated opponents. Iowa is an 8-position favored with a complete of 125. Texas, which observed its nine-sport successful streak stopped by Oklahoma on Saturday, will take on a Missouri staff which has dropped a few straight video games, all by double-digits. Texas is favored by 11 1/2 details with a complete of 135 1/2.

Tremendous XL Update…Initial we had a controversy around which coloration jersey the Steelers would be sporting, now it is really Texas A&M filing a restraining order from the Seahawks for their “12th person” promoting campaign. You think maybe two weeks is too very long between the convention title games and the “major occasion?”

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