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2019年08月31日 category : 未分類 

Vegas veteran Benjamin Eckstein, author of America’s Line, brings three decades of expertise to make weekly picks in his”Ecks & Bacon” column.
Final Four picks
LAS VEGAS — Can’t recall which one of the 279 websites where I read this, but that is actually the first time in 31 years that among those so-called Blue Bloods will not be at the Final Four. We’re talking North Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, UCLA and Louisville. That is THIRTY-ONE YEARS! WOW!
Now for the winner of this first game on Saturday between Virginia and Auburn. Talking of Blue Bloods, Charles Barkley’s Tigers beat Kansas, North Carolina and Kentuckyback to back to back, to make it to their original EVER Final Four. This was VERY impressive. And the previous W against Kentucky was WITHOUT one of their greatest players, Chuma Okeke. Auburn rumbles to the party on a 12-0 straight-up PERFECTO and has covered eight of the previous 10.
Tony Bennett’s Cavaliers come in with an impressive resume too, winning 13 of their last 14, but against the spread, the’Hoos have managed to cover just three of their last seven. Not necessarily calling for the upset, but would purchase the hook, push on the lineup to +6, and watch Sir Charles cry on national TV. Crying because, as all of us know,” Barkley is a ferocious sports bettor, and he will be all over Auburn and also the points.
In the nightcap, we’re gonna roll with Texas Tech +2.5 points over Michigan State. Of course, we’ll purchase the hook and drive Tech to +3. What else can the Red Raiders do? They rolled into the Sweet 16 from the second-best defensive team in school hoops, Michigan, and blew the Wolverines off 63-44. Then they looked at the daunting task of confronting the NUMBER ONE crime in the country in the Elite Eight, Gonzaga. You believe that the Raiders were nervous? Nah. They held the’Zags into ONLY 69 points, almost TWENTY points below their season average of 87.6.
What about any other matchups using all the Big Ten? Gotcha. Besides the Michigan game, Tech stomped on Nebraska 70-52. More? OK. TT has won 13 of the previous 14 up, covered seven of the previous eight, and steps on the court in Minneapolis working on an 8-0 spread PERFECTO on the street. It ain’t gonna be easy, but we are backing the blossom, Chris Beard!!!
NBA pick For your wagering pleasure, here will be some disperse stats of the day. The Nuggets may not grab the Warriors to the top seed in the Western Conference, but you know they are gonna bring some warmth to this ESPN matchup from the Blazers. Denver has been around a sweet roll, winning nine of the past 13 up, but against the spread, the Nugs have covered just four of the last 12.
They’ve also been stingy with things permitted and also have gone UNDER in 10 of the last 12 games. Portland brings an identical portfolio into the table, winning eight of the last nine straight up, but have done WAY better against the spread, covering four of the previous five. Taking a look at the big picture, the Nuggets’ in general spread log sits in 40-38, 24-15 at home and 29-26 as a favorite. The Blazers’ overall spread markers is 44-33-1, 21-18 on the road and 13-15 as an underdog. Light tickle to Portland.
NHL select Additionally skating onto the NHL ice, also obtained a drama over the Rangers into the Blue Jackets.
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Benjamin Eckstein is a nationally syndicated sportswriter/oddsmaker. His column, America’s Line, with the Ecks & Bacon appetizer, has conducted in the New York Daily News and above 100 other papers since 1988. It is possible to follow him online at www.americasline.com. He is beloved by many, when he chooses winners, and detested by others, when he chooses the occasional failure. If you wanna bit of Eck, hit his email…ben@americasline.com.

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