NCAA Basketball Michigan State Spartans vs Wisconsin Badgers Preview

February 12, 2019

Preview: Michigan State at Wisconsin It will be a battle to stay in contention for the Big Ten regular-season title Tuesday night when No. 12 Michigan State travels to face No. 23 Wisconsin. The Spartans, who broke a three-game losing streak with a 79-55 victory over Minnesota on Saturday, are a game behind first-place Michigan entering this contest while the Badgers, who fell to the No. 7 Wolverines 61-52 in…

Read More >>

NBA Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Preview

February 11, 2019

Preview: Celtics at 76ers The Philadelphia 76ers made significant improvements at last week’s trade deadline and have since played like a team that is headed in the right direction. The Boston Celtics, who visit the 76ers on Tuesday, failed to make any upgrades prior to the deadline and are looking like a team that needed a shake-up. To play this game at FanPicks…click here After a quiet deadline day last…

Read More >>

UEFA Champions League Round of 16 predictions

February 11, 2019

This is it. The UEFA Champions League kicks back off this week as the knockout rounds are here. With all four Premier League teams competing in the last 16, three of them (Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham) face Bundesliga opponents over two legs in the coming weeks, while Manchester United square off with Paris Saint-Germain. Huge clashes between Ajax and Real Madrid, plus Atletico Madrid v. Juventus, Roma v. Porto and…

Read More >>

NBA Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets Preview

February 11, 2019

Preview: Mavericks at Rockets James Harden will try to push his streak of 30-point games to 30 in a row when he leads the Houston Rockets into a home matchup with the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. Harden continued his phenomenal scoring run with 42 points in Saturday’s 117-112 loss to Oklahoma City, leaving him two 30-point games away from tying Wilt Chamberlain for the second-longest such streak in NBA history….

Read More >>

Ranking the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Matchups

February 10, 2019

With the Champions League group stage in the books, the Round of 16 draw produced some juicy matchups. Trash talk, compare notes and/or talk football during all champions league fantasy contest. It’s new and available at FanPicks Highlighting the results is a trio of clashes between English and German sides, plus Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Madrid. Based on current form, competitiveness and best storylines, we’ve ranked each of the eight final…

Read More >>

MLB American League East 2019 Preview

February 10, 2019

Baltimore Orioles The teardown of the Orioles began in July as they spiraled deeper into last place in the American League East. The task of rebuilding was next on the docket and ensured that they wouldn’t contend again for at least a few years. There’s no timetable given and no reason to believe in a quick fix. Changes have ripped apart the organization like a tornado — a new head…

Read More >>

NCAA Basketball UConn Huskies vs Memphis Tigers Preview

February 10, 2019

Preview: Connecticut at Memphis Connecticut has had its share of ups-and-downs in the first year under coach Dan Hurley, but it is about to face perhaps its biggest challenge playing without senior star guard Jalen Adams for the next four to six weeks – which could mean the season. Looking for a new leader, the Huskies will take to the road Sunday to play a Memphis team that is 11-2…

Read More >>

NBA Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics Preview

February 7, 2019

Preview: Lakers at Celtics The Los Angeles Lakers are at the center of a media circus in front of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, and the rumors seem to be getting to some of the young players on the team. The Lakers might look like a completely different team when they visit the rival Boston Celtics on Thursday. To play this game at FanPicks…click here Los Angeles is reportedly in hot…

Read More >>

NCAA Basketball Houston Cougars vs UCF Knights Preview

February 7, 2019

Preview: Houston at Central Florida It didn’t take long for Central Florida to get rid of the bad taste in its mouth from a 20-point loss to Memphis as the Knights went out and beat Connecticut 73-67 last Thursday for their 11th victory at home. But now the going gets tougher for the Knights as they welcome 12th-ranked Houston to Orlando on Thursday for a battle between two of the…

Read More >>

NHL San Jose Sharks vs Calgary Flames Preview

February 7, 2019

Preview: Sharks at Flames Tensions may come to a boil when the San Jose Sharks visit the Calgary Flames on Thursday in a battle of the Pacific Division’s top two teams. While San Jose has won three in a row and 10 of 13 and Calgary is on a torrid 9-1-1 run, their physical New Year’s Eve contest was ratcheted up a notch after Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk’s hit on…

Read More >>

NBA San Antonio Spurs vs Golden State Warriors Preview

February 6, 2019

Preview: Spurs at Warriors The Golden State Warriors struggled to find the energy to compete in two games at home after returning from a long trip but managed to split the two and will try to secure a winning three-game homestand when they host the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday. The Warriors will play three of five at home leading up to the All-Star break as they try to build…

Read More >>

NCAA Basketball LSU Tigers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Preview

February 6, 2019

Preview: Louisiana State at Mississippi State After having its 10-game winning streak and perfect record in the Southeastern Conference halted, No. 22 Louisiana State looks to avoid back-to-back losses for the second time this season when it visits No. 21 Mississippi State on Wednesday night. The Tigers dropped a one-point decision to Arkansas to deny their bid for their first 8-0 start in SEC play since 1981. To play this…

Read More >>

NCAA Basketball Boston College Eagles vs Duke Blue Devils Preview

February 5, 2019

Preview: Boston College at Duke While Zion Williamson is making a mockery of the ACC with his offensive play during conference action, Tre Jones is also showing he has few peers on the defensive end. Behind the contributions of two of the country’s best rookies, No. 2 Duke sets its sights on a sixth straight victory Tuesday in its final tune-up before the most challenging part of its schedule when…

Read More >>