The Clippers have been rolling since Paul George’s return. The Bucks are 21-5 at home. Here’s how we’d bet the game, which tips at 10 p.m. ET.
SAFE PLAY. Same Game Parlay: Both Teams Over 110.5 Points (-115): Giannis & Co. are electric at home (118.7 PPG), while the Clips average 113.3 points away from LA.
VALUE BET. Under GAME PROPS: Bucks Winning Margin 1-10 Points (+165): Milwaukee dominates at Fiserv Forum and is 20-7 in games decided by 10 points or fewer.
LONGSHOT. Under GAME PROPS: Clippers Win & Under 230.5 Points (+400): The Clips are 28th in scoring but third in points allowed, so they’d love to clamp down on ‘D’ and grind out an ugly road win.
PointsBet NBA studio host Kazeem 'Kaz' Famuyide crushed his Wednesday picks, hitting on the Celtics (-9) and 76ers (-9.5). What do he, Prop Queen Ariel Epstein and college sports guru Lucy Rohden have for tonight?
THE NBA HOST
Heat ML (-130) @ Knicks
"The Knicks haven’t beaten the Heat at MSG since 2017! I think that streak continues tonight."
Clippers ML (+140) @ Bucks
"Kawhi Leonard has been on a tear since getting back on a regular schedule with Paul George. Khris Middleton isn’t back to his old self yet. Clippers in a road upset."
THE PROP QUEEN
Mavs’ Dorian Finney-Smith Over 4.5 Rebounds (-140) vs. Pelicans
“With Dallas center Christian Wood (thumb) out, Finney-Smith is the next ‘big’ up. At least 2-3 players have grabbed 6+ rebounds against Nola in five straight games.”
Cavs’ Jarrett Allen Double Double (-120) vs. Grizzlies
“Steven Adams is out for Memphis, and Allen has three D-Ds in his last five games.”
Wisconsin +7.5 @ Ohio State (-110)
“If I've learned anything from the Big Ten this year, it's that everyone who isn’t Purdue is basically the same team!”
Washington State +7.5 @ USC (-110)
“This is a scrappy Wazzu team, which doesn’t say much because every single Washington State team in history has been described as ‘scrappy.’”
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Does freshman Brice Sensabaugh make Ohio State a sensible March Madness play? (AP Photo/)
SI picked Purdue to finish sixth in the Big Ten. Last week the Boilermakers became the first unanimous No. 1 team in the AP poll. It’s been that kind of season. Unpredictable. Here are some Odds to Reach theFinal Four value plays as we inch closer to March:
Houston (+140): The Cougs will get in your grill and wear you out with 10 players getting double-digit minutes per game.
Texas (+550): UT is 10-3 since Chris Beard’s suspension and firing, and the Longhorns are atop the Big 12 with a rotation filled with seniors.
UConn (+650): They’re barely inside the top 25 in the polls, but the Huskies are a KenPom darling – top 15 adjusted efficiency on offense and ‘D.’
Virginia (+650): The Wahoos bring a seven-game winning streak into February with a 3-point shooting percentage (38.5%) that ranks first in the ACC.
Ohio State (+2200): A terrible January sunk the Buckeyes’ odds. But if you want a longshot, they could get hot with frosh star Brice Sensabaugh (@babysensa on IG).
There's a good reason Ndamukong Suh is 750/1 to win Super Bowl MVP. (AP Photo)
Next week is the time for a serious breakdown. Is Travis Kelce (+1100) the play? Or the favorite, Jalen Hurts (+120)?
Today we’re examining the most ridiculous options. PointsBet lists 106 people but curiously, no Carl Cheffers. He’ll serve as referee.
Ian Book (+75000): His resume does include top-10 in Heisman voting, but considering he has not taken an NFL snap since 2021 – with the Saints – we will not book this bet.
Ndamukong Suh (+75000): Speaking of college legends, Suh will be playing in his third Super Bowl with his third franchise. Impressive. But we’re thinking that unless he gives a Jason Heyward-quality ⚾ pep talk, he won’t win this award.
Jack Cochrane (+100000): He doesn’t even have a picture on his Pro Football Reference page, so I’m not convinced the KC ‘backer is real.
Prince Tega Wanogho (+250000): A Nigerian player named Prince? PTW might be a backup tackle for the Chiefs, but as far as MVP selections, this has scam written all over it.
Jason Kelce (+250000): Wife Kylie is 38 weeks pregnant and bringing her OB-GYN to the game. THAT person is more likely to be next Sunday’s MVP.
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