UCL 2019: Atletico Madrid vs Juventus Round of 16 First Leg Preview

February 19, 2019

Atletico ‘inspired’ by possibility of home final Atletico Madrid and Juventus go head-to-head in the Champions League knock-outs for the first time on Wednesday night. To play this game at FanPicks…click here The pair both hold unwanted European Cup records – Juventus have finished as runners-up seven times, more than any other team in the competition’s history, while Atletico are the only team to reach three finals without ever winning…

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NCAA Basketball Maryland Terrapins vs Iowa Hawkeyes Preview

February 19, 2019

Preview: Maryland at Iowa No. 19 Iowa looks to extend its winning streak to five games when it hosts 25th-ranked Maryland on Tuesday. Joe Wieskamp banked in a desperation 3-pointer as time expired to lift the Hawkeyes past Rutgers 71-69 on Saturday following Jordan Bohannon’s game-winning triple in the 80-79 victory against Northwestern on Feb. 10, and they hope to stay unbeaten in the month of February by avenging a…

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NCAA Basketball Vanderbilt Commodores vs Tennessee Volunteers Preview

February 19, 2019

Preview: Vanderbilt at Tennessee Fifth-ranked Tennessee must rebound from a defeat for the first time since just after Thanksgiving when it plays host to last-place Vanderbilt on Tuesday night in an SEC contest. The Volunteers had held the No. 1 spot in the USA Today Coaches Poll for four weeks and won 19 in a row, including an 88-83 overtime victory at Vanderbilt on Jan. 23, before being routed at…

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MLB American League Central 2019 Preview

February 14, 2019

Chicago White Sox The safest prediction to make for the White Sox is that 2019 cannot be as miserable as 2018, even if the franchise manages to lose 100 games again. It couldn’t be. Not after relief pitcher Danny Farquhar nearly died in the dugout with a blood clot on his brain in April. And 2017 top draft pick Jake Burger ruptured his left Achilles tendon in spring training before…

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NHL Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning Preview

February 14, 2019

Preview: Dallas vs Tampa Bay One of the major reasons the Tampa Bay Lightning have a healthy lead on everyone else in the league with 88 points is their depth and they hope to put it on display again Thursday night against the visiting Dallas Stars. The Lightning had six goal scorers, including at least one from each forward line, and 11 players posted a point in Tuesday’s 6-3 triumph…

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NCAA Basketball Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Virginia Tech Hokies Preview

February 13, 2019

Preview: Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech Things could be better for No. 16 Virginia Tech, which enters Wednesday’s home contest against Georgia Tech riding a two-game losing streak and remaining without senior standout Justin Robinson. The point guard injured his left foot in a victory over Miami on Jan. 30 and has missed the past three games, a stretch in which the Hokies are 1-2 and are averaging just 54…

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NBA Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers Preview

February 13, 2019

Preview: Warriors at Trail Blazers The Golden State Warriors look to wrap up play before the All-Star break with their 17th victory in the past 18 games when they visit the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday. The Warriors have scored at least 100 points in 27 straight games after registering a 115-108 home win over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday. To play this game at FanPicks…click here Golden State has…

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NCAA Basketball South Carolina Gamecocks vs Tennessee Volunteers Preview

February 13, 2019

Preview: South Carolina at Tennessee Tennessee puts its No. 1 ranking – and its program-record 18-game winning streak – on the line when it hosts South Carolina for an SEC matchup on Wednesday. The Volunteers have matched the best start to conference play in school history by winning their first 10 SEC games, including eight by double digits. To play this game at FanPicks…click here That includes a 92-70 rout…

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PGA Genesis Open 2019 Preview

February 12, 2019

Mickelson has made the last nine cuts at Riviera The Genesis Open golf tournament is set for Feb. 14-17 at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. That means it’s time to pick your optimal FanPicks fantasy golf lineup. Fortunately, our fantasy golf experts are ready to help. To play this tournament at FanPicks…click here Here’s what our best Genesis Open 2019 lineup looks like: Phil Mickelson ($7,000) A loaded field…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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