RANKED among TOP CAPPERS in 2017 with $35,270 YTD premium picks profit in all sports combined but Thursday was a tough 3-3-2 result with all picks. On Friday, look for the HUGE day we've come to expect from Scott "The Bulldog" Rickenbach with a MASSIVE card: 3 NBA/2 CBB/2 NHL/2 Free. One of those 2 Free Picks for Friday is in CBB just below this listing of his current runs: 71-43 all NBA; Premiums: 210-169 +$36,820 all sports; 92-70 CBB; 74-61 +$20,570 NHL.
Free Pick - Rickenbach CBB Friday OVER the total in North Carolina Tar Heels vs Butler Bulldogs @ 7:05 ET - Some "hidden value" here as the Bulldogs have shot the ball very well in the tourney but yet neither game went over the total. Butler is shooting very well from three point land as well as overall and now they'll take their shot at an upset of North Carolina here. However, the Tar Heels are off of a rare poor shooting effort in their tight win over Arkansas and that mean an offensive onslaught can be expected here. UNC, when off of a game where they were held under 40% from the field, has responded by averaging 87.4 points per game the 7 times it's happened this season. The line on today's game is a 7. Could we expect an 87-80 type game here? I see no reason why not. The Bulldogs are averaging 78 points per game in their last 8 games as they've shot at least 49% in 6 of those 8 games and the Tar Heels are all set for a breakout game offensively after their "off night" against the Razorbacks. The over is 3-1 in Butler's last 4 games against ACC opponents. The over is 21-11 in Tar Heels neutral court games the last 3 seasons combined. More of the same Friday night. Free Pick on OVER the total in North Carolina. Best of luck, Scott "The Bulldog" Rickenbach
03/24 07:05 PM EST NBA (851) BROOKLYN NETS VS (852) WASHINGTON WIZARDS.
Take: (851) BROOKLYN NETS.
Reason: Your free pick for Friday, March 24, 2017 comes in the NBA as the Brooklyn Nets head to Washington, a short road trip. Brooklyn is playing hard in this lost season, 4-5 SU, 7-2 ATS the last nine games. They come off a 98-96 win over Detroit as a +5.5 dog. The Nets are 4-0 ATS on the road, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. Washington is on a 0-6 ATS run, 0-5 ATS at home. The Wizards are 2-13-1 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest. Play Brooklyn.
#NBA Free Pick from Mike Lundin
Play: Philly 76ers
The Philadelphia 76ers took a 122-97 loss at Oklahoma City on Wednesday while the Chicago Bulls are coming off a 117-95 drubbing of the Pistons. I think those two results combined sets up a great spot to back the 76ers here.
The 76ers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points and a perfect 8-0 ATS in their last eight Friday night games. The Bulls meanwhile are just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Friday games and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
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This is a Free #NBA play on the Milwaukee Bucks.
The surging Milwaukee Bucks have won 10 of their last 12 overall, climbing all the way to sixth in the Eastern Conference standings. They have been playing great defense during that stretch, holding opponents under 100 points in eight of those 10 wins. They host the 5th place Atlanta Hawks tonight, and they only trail the Hawks by one game. This game is key for both teams, and with massive playoff implications, expect both teams to bring it. The Hawks have lost five straight, and haven't scored more than 100 points in any of those games. Leading scorer Paul Millsap has missed the last three games with a knee injury, and will not play in Milwaukee. Atlanta has failed to cover in seven of their last nine when playing on one day of rest, while the Bucks have covered in five straight home games.
The NBA 3* Comp play is on Sacramento at 10:35 eastern. We may have to hold out nose with this one but 18 points looks good here as we have the system below that long term has cashed 18 of 20 times for rested road dogs taking 10 or more like the Kings if the total is 200 or higher in conference games where the dog is coming off a spread loss as a home dog and taking on a team that comes off a road favored win and cover like the Warriors. The Kings have covered 11 of 15 off 3 or more losses and the Warriors have taken their foot off the gas pedal 9 of the last 13 times vs losing teams and 7 of the last 9 vs opponents that allow 105 or more points per game. The Warriors are 1-7 ats at home on Friday and the Kings are 5-1 ats on the road on Fridays, Look for the Kings to hang around for the cover. See the system below. On Friday we have a Rare 6* Tournament double perfect side and a 5* 100% Perfect system side. Both have multiple 100% systems and angles. NCAAB on a 47-19 run. In the NBA a Big 5* is up and backed with a 68-4 angle and undefeated system. Jump on to put this industry leading data on your side, Below is the 18-2 system that the Kings qualify in. RV
ATS:18-2-0 (4.80, 90.0%) avg line: 13.7
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Both these teams played excellent defense last time out. The Badgers held the defending champs to only 62 points, on 41.2% shooting. Not bad considering that Villanova entered that game averaging 77.6 points, while hitting 49.8% of its field goals. Florida's defensive performance was even more impressive. Indeed, the Gators limited Virginia to a mere 39 points. The Cavs connected only less than 30% (29.6%) of their field goals, while hitting a paltry 7.6% from beyond the arc. The Badgers, who are slight underdogs here, have been "getting points" four times this season. All four of those games fell below the total. Those four games had combined scores of 127, 122, 121 and 127. This one has all the makings of another relatively low-scoring affair. Consider the Under.
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It takes a lot of zigging and zagging to beat a don't-make-sense league such as the NBA. We have a perfect example today: Take Atlanta plus the points at Milwaukee. The Hawks have lost five in a row. The Bucks are returning from a 4-2 road trip, marking the first time since the 1988-'89 season Milwaukee won four games during a single road trip. Logic says lay the points with the Bucks. Logic, though, doesn't work too often in the NBA. If it did the sport would be easy to win at instead of being what many pro gamblers consider the most difficult sport to beat. Still, why get involved with the cold Hawks? We go back a little more than two weeks ago to help get the answer. Atlanta was riding a three-game winning streak from March 8-12 defeating the Nets, Raptors and Grizzlies in Memphis. Then the Hawks lost to the Spurs. No shame in that. The Grizzlies got their revenge against the Hawks following that game. Again, no shame in losing to Memphis. But then in their next game - home against Portland this past Saturday - the Hawks lost by 16 points. Paul Millsap injured his knee during warmups prior to that game and the Hawks had trouble adjusting without their best player. Millsap, a four-time All-Star, leads Atlanta in scoring and is second in rebounding, assists and steals. Coupled with the loss of underrated Kent Bazemore, the Hawks proceeded to drop their next game, 105-90, to the Hornets in Charlotte. That was the Hawks' fourth straight loss with the defeats coming by an average of 12.8 points per game. These are the short windows of opportunity that come and go in the NBA. They don't stay open long as team and oddsmaker adjust. The Hawks covered as 7 1/2-point road 'dogs to the Wizards in losing, 104-100, two days ago in their last game. Atlanta is not going to have Millsap nor Bazemore against the Bucks. But the team has made the proper adjustments. The Hawks showed progress against the Wizards and are now less depended on Millsap. The Hawks have a strong track record against the Bucks and draw Milwaukee in a vulnerable situational spot. The Bucks are a bit fat and happy following their successful six-game, 11-day road journey that concluded with a blowout victory against the Kings in Sacramento this past Wednesday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo is an absolute monster on pace to join Ocar Robertson and Magic Johnson as the only player to average more than 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists under the age of 22. If my Rotisserie fantasy basketball draft were being held now I would rank Antetokounmpo as the fourth overall player behind Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Anthony Davis. The Bucks are a young team whose maturity is under question. The Bucks have their long-time arch rivals, the Bulls, on deck Sunday at home. I wouln't trust the Bucks to bring their "A" game here considering the circumstanes. They still could be getting used to the time change having been on the West Coast the past week. It should be noted the Bucks may be without backup center John Henson. He missed Milwauke's last game with a thumb injury. If Henson can't play that would be one less big man to hack Dwight Howard. The Hawks need point guard Dennis Schroder to return to his earlier solid form. He's been terrible during the Hawks' losing streak. Point guard is not one of the Bucks' strengths. Veteran forward Ersan Ilyasova also needs to step up. He's a former Buck so he should be psyched for this matchup. The Hawlks are in stop-the-pain mode. They have just a one-game lead on the Bucks and Pacers for fifth place in the Eastern Conference. Atlanta has a winning straight-up and spread record on the road. They have defeated the Buck in seven of the past nine meetings, including all three this season winning by an average of eight points. The Hawks have covered in seven of their last eight visits to Milwaukee. (Editor's note: Long-time NBA guru Stephen Nover is enjoying another big season going 34-23 on his last 57 premium/free NBA plays for 60 percent and just cashed his NCAA Tournament Game of the Year last night with Kansas, a 32-point winner against Purdue. Don't miss any of Stephen's plays!)
Free College Basketball Prediction From Doc's Sports :
Take 'Under' Wisconsin vs. Florida (9:55 p.m., Friday, March 24)
Two teams that have been trending to the under will meet when the Wisconsin Badgers take on the Florida Gators at Madison Square Garden in New York on Friday night in a NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 matchup. The Badgers have posted a perfect 4-0 record to the under in their last four NCAA Tournament games where they were listed as an underdog and they have gone an excellent 10-1 to the under in their last 11 games overall where they were getting points. The Gators have been an under team as well in the spot they are in here on Friday as they have stayed under the number in their last four NCAA Tourney games where they were listed as a favorite and they have gone 6-1 to the under in their last seven games following an ATS win. Throw in the fact that Wisconsin has gone 10-4 to the under in their last 14 games versus a team from the SEC while Florida has gone an insane 22-8 to the under in their last 30 neutral-site games where they were listed as the favorite and that's where we'll have our play as we expect an ugly game with both sides trying to slow the pace in New York on Friday night.
Play - Philadelphia 76ers (Game 865).
Edges - 76ers: 16-4 ATS last twenty overall games… Bulls: 8-15 ATS in this series following a win of more than ten points. With the Sixers seeking double revenge from losses this season and off a 26-point loss, and Chicago off a 22-point win, we recommend a 1* play on Philadelphia. Thank you and good luck as always.
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1* Free Play Wisconsin.
Wisconsin has defeated Virginia Tech and Villanova to reach the round of 16, while Florida got by East Tennessee State and Virgnia. The Badgers only average 72.1 PPG, but they make up for it on the defensive end in allowing just 61.8 per contest (ranked 11th in the nation). Florida averages 77.9 PPG and allows 65.7. Note though that Wisconsin is 7-1 ATS in its last eight non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in its last five against teams with a win percentage above .600, while Florida is just 1-4 ATS in its last five following an ATS victory. Clearly these are two very evenly matched teams, but at this point of the Tournament, it’s all about momentum and we think the Badgers have that factor firmly on their side after beating the defending champs. Florida leading scorer KeVaughn Allen has gone just 3 for 21 over his last two games, which doesn’t bode well in facing Wisconsin’s red hot seniors in Bronson Koenig and Nigel Hayes. Consider a second look at the BADGERS on Friday night.
If Florida can turn it up to even another notch, which I think Coach Michael White can get them to do, this Florida team can be really, really dangerous. Some forget this big SEC team still hasn't fully clicked on all cylinders this year yet, ranking 2nd in their conference. They just finally are hitting their stride. They will keep the momentum going vs Wisconsin.
A tired Wisconsin team, currently riding on massive self-confidence, a very low level of miscommunication, proven through their huge win vs Villanova. But, this will be the letdown game - I don't think there's going to be any semblance of an upset here- much to the hope of all those thinking about it.
Florida is getting a balanced attack and playing great team defense. With the extra time to prepare I like the Gators here on Friday night as your free pick winner.
Levante at Mallorca
Levante is #1 at 21-4-5 (+25 goals) while Mallorca is #20 of the 22 teams at 6-12-12 (-8 goals). Levante is 4-0-1 in its last 5 and won 1-0 at Mallorca about 16 months ago. Nice Value at +180.