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NBA Preview Memphis at San Antonio (Sunday, 7:00 PM EST, DTV 646, 676)

Posted on: March 29th, 2015 by Jeff Allen Sports

Vegas Line at this writing: San Antonio -7 (193.5) Tonight we have an interesting divisional matchup in the West with the struggling Memphis Grizzlies traveling to Alamo City to face the resurgent San Antonio Spurs. Five games blanket six teams sitting between second and seventh in the ultra-competitive Western Conference. The Grizzlies are just 5-5 […]

NCAAB Preview Xavier vs. Arizona (Thursday, 10:15 PM EST, TBS)

Posted on: March 26th, 2015 by Jeff Allen Sports

Vegas Line at this writing: Arizona -10.5  (136) We have an interesting Two vs. Six matchup in the West as the second-seeded Arizona Wildcats take on the sixth-seeded Xavier Musketeers. Arizona coach Sean Miller was the head man at Xavier for five years before taking over at Arizona in 2009. Muskie coach, Chris Mack (Xavier […]

NCAAB Preview Arizona State at Richmond (Sunday, 7:30 PM, ESPU, DTV 208)

Posted on: March 22nd, 2015 by Jeff Allen Sports

Vegas Line at this writing: Richmond -5  (No total at this writing) Today’s second round of the NIT offers an interesting late matchup as Arizona State (18-15, 9-9) stays East after its first round win at UConn to face the Richmond Spiders (20-13, 10-6) at the Robbins Center in Richmond, Virginia. Arizona State advanced via […]

NCAAB Preview Oklahoma State vs. Oregon (Friday, 6:50 PM EST, TBS, DTV 247)

Posted on: March 20th, 2015 by Jeff Allen Sports

Vegas Line at this writing: Oregon -1.5 (136) The 8-9 matchup out of the Midwest region in Omaha is somewhat intriguing as Oklahoma State meets the Oregon Ducks. A team that has somehow escaped scrutiny in the selection process, Okie State not only got a bid but was in our mind extremely overseeded. The Cowboys […]

NCAAB Preview UCLA vs. SMU (Thursday, 3:10 PM EST, TruTV, DTV 246)

Posted on: March 19th, 2015 by Jeff Allen Sports

Vegas Line at this writing: SMU -4 (133) One of the most interesting Day I matchups features last year’s most controversial Big Dance omission vs. this year’s most controversial inclusion. It also features a matchup between two have gun will travel coaches from different generations as Steve Alford matches wits with the legendary teacher Larry […]

Jeff Allen’s Four Most Intriguing Tournament First Round Matchups

Posted on: March 16th, 2015 by Jeff Allen Sports

The field is set, the brackets are up and Allen and his staff are hard at work to make this his best tournament year ever. No real surprises in the field of 68 although you could make an argument that UCLA and Indiana don’t belong. That said, Vegas has spoken and says that the tournament […]

Jeff Allen’s Random Thoughts from Friday

Posted on: March 14th, 2015 by Jeff Allen Sports

Friday’s big college basketball news came out of the ACC where No.2 Duke and No.3 Virginia both went down in semi-final action. Duke was never in their their 74-64 loss to hot-shooting No.11 Notre Dame. The Irish got complete games from the seven players that played and shot 50% from the field and converted 22-25 […]

NBA Preview Golden State at Denver (Friday, 9:05 EST, DTV 681, 696)

Posted on: March 13th, 2015 by Jeff Allen Sports

Vegas Line at this writing: Golden State -8 (216) The Golden State Warriors continue to roll and with the Atlanta Hawks showing signs of having hit the wall and facing a tough five game West Coast swing that includes a rematch with Golden State, seem firmly entrenched with the best record in the NBA. The […]

Jeff Allen Free Pick, IUPU Fort Wayne at South Dakota, Sunday, March 8, 2015

Posted on: March 8th, 2015 by Jeff Allen Sports

Take: IUPU Ft. Wayne It’s almost fitting that these two should meet here. IPFW is 16-13 (9-7) with an RPI of 210 while South Dakota is 16-15 (9-7) with an RPI of 218. Both are veteran clubs, Fort Wayne is 20th in the country in experience while South Dakota is 21st. Each team averages 69.7 […]

Jeff Allen Free Pick, Duke at North Carolina, Saturday, March 7, 2015

Posted on: March 7th, 2015 by Jeff Allen Sports

Take Duke +1 over North Carolina It seems like these two have been treading water waiting for this rematch of their February 18th instant classic that saw Duke beat North Carolina is overtime 92-90. In that game, the Dukies trailed almost the whole way and trailing by 10 with just 3:17 to play. The Dukies […]