NCAA Basketball: SMU Mustangs vs Houston Cougars Preview

March 7, 2019

Preview: SMU at Houston No. 12 Houston must rebound from a loss for the first time since early January and avoid looking ahead to its regular-season finale when struggling SMU pays a visit on Thursday night for an American Athletic Conference contest. The Cougars saw their 12-game winning streak come to an end and lost for the first time in 34 home contests Saturday with a 69-64 setback against Central…

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NCAA Basketball: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Seton Hall Pirates Preview

March 6, 2019

Preview: Marquette at Seton Hall Marquette’s quest for its first outright Big East regular-season title has been slowed by back-to-back six-point losses. The 15th-ranked Golden Eagles aim to get back on track Wednesday when they travel to the Prudential Center to face Seton Hall, which has dropped three in a row to put its NCAA Tournament hopes in jeopardy. To play this game at FanPicks…click here Big East leading scorer…

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NCAA Basketball: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Duke Blue Devils Preview

March 5, 2019

Preview: Wake Forest at Duke One of the ACC’s worst teams takes on one of its best as Wake Forest visits Duke on Tuesday evening in the penultimate regular-season game for both. The Demon Deacons are coming off a lopsided home loss to Syracuse, while the No. 4 Blue Devils improved their record to 2-1 without Zion Williamson following a blowout win over Miami on Saturday. To play this game…

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NHL Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins Preview

February 28, 2019

Preview: Lightnings at Bruins The Boston Bruins are playing some of their best hockey of the season despite missing an important player as they prepare to host the NHL-best Tampa Bay Lightning for an Atlantic Division showdown on Thursday. The Bruins knocked off red-hot San Jose 4-1 on Tuesday to extend their point streak to 14 games (10-0-4), but All-Star David Pastrnak (thumb) has missed half of them. To play…

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NCAA Basketball: USC Trojans vs UCLA Bruins Preview

February 27, 2019

Preview: USC at UCLA The stakes are always high when cross-town rivals USC and UCLA square off, but Thursday’s Pac-12 game at Pauley Pavilion brings a bit of added significance. The Trojans and Bruins are tied for fifth in the conference, one game behind Utah in their bid to receive a first-round bye in the Pac-12 tournament with each having a road game against the Utes remaining. To play this…

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NBA Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks Preview

February 26, 2019

Preview: Pacers at Mavericks The Indiana Pacers seek to post their ninth victory in the past 11 games when they visit the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. The Pacers endured a 113-109 road loss to the Detroit Pistons on Monday and look to bounce back against a Dallas team that has dropped five straight games. To play this game at FanPicks…click here Indiana was on the uphill climb against Detroit after…

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NCAA Basketball: Tennessee Volunteers vs Mississippi Rebels Preview

February 26, 2019

Preview: Tennessee at Ole Miss Seventh-ranked Tennessee looks to keep pace in its quest for the SEC regular-season title, after losing twice in the last three games, when they pay a visit to dangerous Ole Miss on Wednesday night. The Volunteers were routed at No. 4 Kentucky and lost in overtime at No. 14 LSU on consecutive Saturdays to fall into a tie with those two for first place in…

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NHL Buffalo Sabres vs Philadelphia Flyers Preview

February 26, 2019

Preview: Sabres at Flyers Two teams hoping to remain in the playoff race in the Eastern Conference face off Tuesday when the Buffalo Sabres visit the Philadelphia Flyers. Buffalo is six points behind Carolina for the second wild-card spot while Philadelphia trails the Hurricanes by seven and Columbus by eight for third place in the Metropolitan Division. To play this game at FanPicks…click here The Sabres were unable to close…

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NBA Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Preview

February 25, 2019

Preview: Celtics at Raptors Two of the top Eastern Conference contenders square off for the fourth and final time in the regular season when the Toronto Raptors host the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. The Celtics won the two matchups in Boston while the Raptors also protected home court with a 113-101 win on Oct. 19. To play this game at FanPicks…click here Toronto played without All-Star small forward Kawhi Leonard…

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NCAA Basketball: Duke Blue Devils vs Virginia Tech Hokies Preview

February 25, 2019

Williamson out as No. 3 Duke plays at No. 20 Virginia Tech Duke figured out how to cope without freshman star Zion Williamson for one game. It will have to do it again Tuesday night when the third-ranked Blue Devils play at No. 20 Virginia Tech in an ACC game in Blacksburg, Va. To play this game at FanPicks…click here Coach Mike Krzyzewski told reporters Monday that Williamson is making…

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NBA Philadelphia 76ers vs New Orleans Pelicans Preview

February 25, 2019

Preview: 76ers at Pelicans The Philadelphia 76ers are having a tough time with All-Star center Joel Embiid on the sidelines and will try to find a winning formula without him when they visit the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday. After struggling to get past Miami on Thursday at home while Embiid (knee) began what is expected to be at least a week-long absence, the Sixers were embarrassed 130-115 by Portland…

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NHL Buffalo Sabres vs Toronto Maple Leafs Preview

February 25, 2019

Preview: Sabres at Maple Leafs The Toronto Maple Leafs snapped a season-high three-game winless skid in style, overcoming an early three-goal deficit with six unanswered tallies to best an Original Six rival. The Maple Leafs bid to ride that momentum against another Atlantic Division adversary on Monday when they host the Buffalo Sabres in the third contest of their four-game homestand. To play this game at FanPicks…click here “I think…

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NBA San Antonio Spurs vs Toronto Raptors Preview

February 22, 2019

Preview: Spurs at Raptors DeMar DeRozan will make his first trip back to where he started his career when the San Antonio Spurs visit the Toronto Raptors on Friday. DeRozan, who was sent to the Spurs in the blockbuster deal last summer that placed Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green in Toronto, is averaging 21.4 points while trying to pull San Antonio into the Western Conference playoffs. To play this game…

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