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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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NFL Super Bowl LIII Preview: New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams

January 31, 2019

Breaking down Sunday’s big game. Back in 2002, the Los Angeles Rams lived in St. Louis, seeking their second Super Bowl title in three years against an upstart New England Patriots team. It was a group of no-name players from the AFC seemingly sent to be sacrificed against one of the best NFC teams fielded this century. The Patriots’ head coach, Bill Belichick, was a prodigy who’d failed to deliver…

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NCAA Basketball Temple Owls vs Houston Cougars Preview

January 31, 2019

Preview: Temple at Houston No. 13 Houston would love to avenge the lone blemish on its record Thursday when it hosts Temple in American Athletic Conference action. The Cougars’ only defeat came earlier this month against the Owls, who now are trying to avoid losing for the third time in four games. To play this game at FanPicks…click here In the first matchup on Jan. 9, Temple held Houston below…

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NBA Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors Preview

January 30, 2019

Preview: Bucks at Raptors The battle for first place in the Eastern Conference will go head-to-head when the Milwaukee Bucks visit the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. The Bucks go into the meeting with a half-game lead in the East and took two of the first three matchups against the Raptors, including a win at Toronto on Dec. 9. To play this game at FanPicks…click here Milwaukee began its five-game road…

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NCAA Basketball Virginia Tech Hokies vs Miami Hurricanes Preview

January 30, 2019

Preview: Virginia Tech at Miami On the heels of its 103-82 loss to North Carolina, No. 11 Virginia Tech needed a big win against Syracuse on Saturday and the Hokies got it, routing the Orange 78-56 at home behind a career-best 35-point performance from senior guard Justin Robinson. The Hokies will look for more of the same on the road Wednesday when they face a downtrodden Miami team off to…

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