NBA on Wednesday, 1-18-2017

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It’s an inter-conference clash between a pair of skidding teams looking to get back on track in Buzz City. The Portland Trail Blazers are on the road as they continue a trip with a contest against the Charlotte Hornets Wednesday night. Portland lost their second straight as they opened a road trip with a 120-101 loss to the Wizards Monday. Charlotte dropped their fifth straight and seventh in the last eight with a 108-98 road loss to the Celtics Monday night. Portland has owned the regular season series, holding a 37-15 advantage but the teams split two games last year. Charlotte claimed a 109-94 victory in the most recent matchup here on November 15, 2015.... Read More

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It’s an inter-conference clash between a pair of teams in their respective playoff races in the nation’s capital. The Memphis Grizzlies are on the road as they battle the Washington Wizards Wednesday night. Memphis dropped their second contest in the last three with a 108-104 home loss to Chicago Sunday. Washington won for the fifth time in six games as they ran past Portland 120-101 Monday afternoon at home. Memphis holds a 23-17 advantage in the all-time regular season series. That includes a 112-103 overtime win at home in the first matchup this season on October 30, 2016.... Read More

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DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors will take on the surging Philadelphia 76ers in a divisional battle Wednesday night from the Wells Fargo Center.... Read More

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It’s a matchup of Atlantic Division foes up in the Northeast. The New York Knicks continue a road trip as they battle the Boston Celtics Wednesday night. New York lost for the 11th time in 13 games with a 108-107 home loss to Atlanta Monday night. Boston won its third straight and seventh in the last eight games by downing Charlotte 108-98 at home Monday night. The Celtics hold a commanding 286-179 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams. Boston has won four straight matchups, including a 119-114 road win on Christmas Day in the most recent meeting.... Read More

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An inter-conference clash of teams trying to pick up a victory takes place down in the Big Easy. The Orlando Magic closes their six game road trip as they take on the New Orleans Pelicans Wednesday night. Orlando fell to 1-4 on their trek as they lost their sixth game in the last seven with a 125-112 loss to the Nuggets Monday. New Orleans lost their fifth in the last seven games as they were defeated 98-95 at Indiana Monday. The all-time regular season series between the teams is knotted at 16 wins apiece with Orlando taking the last four meetings. That includes an 89-82 home win on November 16, 2016 in the first matchup this season.... Read More

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It’s a matchup of Eastern Conference foes in the Motor City. The Atlanta Hawks are on the road as they battle the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night. Atlanta won for the ninth time in 10 games by edging the Knicks 108-107 on the road Monday. Detroit finished a five game road trip 2-3 by snapping a three game slide as they edged the Lakers 102-97 Sunday. The Pistons hold a narrow 214-207 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams. The teams split the first two meetings this season with the Hawks taking a 105-98 win in the last matchup, which came at home December 30, 2016.... Read More

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The Houston Rockets will be playing the second game of a back-to-back situation when they host the Milwaukee Bucks at the Toyota Center on Wednesday night.... Read More

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Golden State got some revenge on "rival" Cleveland on Monday night, winning with ease, 126-91 at home. Oklahoma City is coming off a 120-98 road loss at the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday. In their last meeting on Nov. 3, the Warriors destroyed the Thunder, 122-96 at home.... Read More

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The Pacers head to Sacramento to take on the Kings on Wednesday night. Both of these teams have aspirations of making the playoffs. The Pacers have won six of ten and are currently in the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference standings, but only a game and a half from being out of the playoffs. They are 21-19 overall. The Kings have dropped to the 10 seed as of now, but they are still only a half game out of the playoffs. They are 16-24 and have lost two in a row.... Read More

NCAAB on Wednesday, 1-18-2017

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The red-hot South Carolina Gamecocks face the even hotter Florida Gators on Wednesday in a matchup of undefeated SEC teams. SC is now 4-0 in the SEC after beating Ole Miss, 67-56 on Saturday from Columbia. Florida struggled against Georgia, but did win the game, 80-76 in overtime at home. Last season, the Gamecocks edged the Gators, 73-69 in overtime at home in their only meeting.... Read More

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The Missouri State Bears will battle the Indiana State Sycamores in a conference matchup Wednesday night from the Hulman Center.... Read More

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The VCU Rams will be trying to bounce back from a rare loss when they visit the Fordham Rams at Rose Hill Gym on Wednesday night.... Read More

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Temple has now lost five of six games after falling at home to Tulsa, 70-68. The Owls are just 1-5 in the AAC, while Cincinnati is 5-0 and has won eight straight games overall. The Bearcats have now won eight straight games, including a 55-46 road win over East Carolina on Sunday. These teams met on Dec. 28 with the Bearcats winning, 56-50 on the road.... Read More

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College basketball action A-10 style as the Duquesne Dukes rumble with the George Washington Colonials at Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, D.C. The Dukes enter this contest at 2-3 in league play, while the Colonials have gone 1-4 in their conference games thus far. The Under is 7-1 the last eight meetings between these teams here in Washington, D.C.... Read More

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Tonight in the Atlantic 10 the St Joe’s Hawks will battle it out with the Massachusetts Minutemen at William D. Mullins Memorial Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Hawks are off a 70-66 home loss to Richmond, while the Minutemen are off a 79-77 loss at Rhode Island. The Hawks are 5-1 ATS the last six games in this series, but the favorite is 7-3 ATS the last 10.... Read More

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The Alabama Crimson Tide have won five of their last six games heading into a home date with the Missouri Tigers at Coleman Coliseum on Wednesday night.... Read More

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Once a team that looked like a sure bet to make a run in this year's NCAA Tournament, Indiana is now a squad that will need to turn things around in a hurry if they hope to even make this season's Big Dance. The Hoosiers head to Penn State having lost four of their last six games and off to just a 2-3 start in Big Ten play. The Nittany Lions are 3-2 in the conference and coming off of back-to-back home wins over Michigan State and then 24th-ranked Minnesota. Indiana leads the all-times series 35-11, including a 14-6 mark in University Park. ... Read More

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Reality struck Florida State after winning 12 straight games they ran into a North Carolina buzzsaw that has now defeated them seven straight times. The Tar Heels got the better of the Seminoles, 96-83 on Saturday from Chapel Hill. Notre Dame has won seven straight games, including a 76-71 road win over Virginia Tech on Saturday to improve to 5-0 in the ACC.Last season, the Noles beat the Irish by 21 in their only meeting on Feb. 27.... Read More

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After a run all the way to the Final Four last year, things have gone a bit differently for Oklahoma this season. Their 84-75 win over Texas Tech on Saturday was their first win in Big 12 play and snapped a seven-game overall losing streak. West Virginia, meanwhile, is off to a 4-1 start in league play and has lost just twice all season. The teams met three times a season ago with the Sooners sweeping the regular season matchups and the Mountaineers winning in the semifinals of the conference tournament in Kansas City. Overall OU leads the head-to-head series 8-4. ... Read More

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Texas Christian, a school not exactly known for their basketball prowess, is quietly putting together a solid season and some are beginning to take notice. The Horned Frogs enter Wednesday night's tilt with just three losses on the season and one could argue that all of them have come against quality programs. Texas Tech, meanwhile, has fallen just four times during the 2016-17 campaign, but three of those defeats have come in conference play. The two school are no strangers to one another on the hardwood with the Red Raiders holding a 78-50 advantage all-time and a 44-15 mark in Lubbock. ... Read More

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The Tulane Green Wave have lost six of their last seven games heading into a road date with the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Wednesday night.... Read More

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The Northern Iowa Panthers are playing host to the Loyola Ramblers in this Missouri Valley matchup. The Panthers have had a tough time this year. Northern Iowa is just 6-11 on the season, and they're at the bottom of the conference standings with a 1-5 record in the MVC. Loyola has had a pretty nice season thus far. They've rambled to a 13-6 record, and they're 3-3 in conference play. Which Missouri Valley team will pick up a conference victory on Wednesday night in Cedar Falls?... Read More

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The Salukis of Southern Illinois are headed up to Iowa's capital city for a conference showdown with the Drake Bulldogs. Southern Illinois been pretty impressive this season. The Salukis are 11-8, and they're near the top of the conference standings with a 4-2 record in the Missouri Valley. Drake, on the other hand, has had a very rough season. The Bulldogs are just 5-13. However, they have managed to go .500 in their first six conference games. This one is sure to be a dog fight. Will Drake pick up a rare win at home in Des Moines?... Read More

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The Demon Deacons of Wake Forest are hosting the Miami Hurricanes in this ACC showdown on Tuesday night. Wake Forest had a nice start to the season, but they've hit some speed bumps recently. The Demon Deacons are 10-7. They've gone 1-4, which puts them at the bottom of the ACC's standings. Miami has fared better this season. The Hurricanes are 12-4, and they've gone 2-2 in their conference schedule. Will the Hurricanes pick up their third conference win in Winston-Salem on Wednesday?... Read More

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No. 16 Virginia has won two straight after losing two straight games. They beat Clemson by four (77-73) in their last game on Saturday on the road to improve to 3-2 in the ACC. The B.C. Eagles are making some strides, but they took a few steps backward in their 76-53 loss at Syracuse on Saturday. Last season, the Cavs beat the Eagles at home, 61-47 in their only meeting.... Read More

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Auburn hosts LSU on Wednesday night in a clash of SEC teams that have struggled mightily in conference action. The away Tigers have lost their last three games, their most recent a home defeat against Alabama. The home Tigers are coming off of a blowout road loss to Kentucky. ... Read More

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Washington State will try to end a three-game skid when it hosts Utah on Wednesday night. The Utes nearly pulled off an upset over UCLA last Saturday. The Cougars fell short to California in an ugly affair. Utah has won the last five meetings in this matchup.... Read More

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It’s a battle of teams from the state of Illinois in Missouri Valley Conference action. The Illinois State Redbirds travel within the state as they face the Bradley Braves Wednesday night. Illinois State won its seventh straight game by taking down Wichita State 76-62 at home Saturday. Bradley lost for the sixth time in nine games as they were defeated 81-71 at Indiana State Saturday. Illinois State has won five straight and eight of the last 10 meetings in the series. That includes a 75-60 home win in the most recent matchup on February 14, 2016.... Read More

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It’s a matchup of a pair of Big Ten Conference schools looking to make a move in the Land of Lincoln. The Ohio State Buckeyes are on the road as they take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers Wednesday night. Ohio State snapped a four game losing streak by edging Michigan State 72-67 at home Sunday. Nebraska lost its second straight with a 91-85 road loss to Michigan Saturday. Ohio State has won nine of the last ten meetings between the schools. That includes a 65-62 overtime win in the last matchup here on February 20, 2016. ... Read More

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Georgia Tech is 3-2 in the ACC with a win over North Carolina at home and losses to Duke and Louisville. In their last game, they won at NC State, 86-76 at home on Sunday. Virginia Tech is coming off a 76-71 home loss to Notre Dame on Saturday. Last seaosn, Virginia Tech won their only meeting on the road, 78-77.... Read More

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Kansas State has lost three of their last four, while Oklahoma State has lost five straight. So both teams are ice-cold going into this important Big 12 matchup. The Wildcats are coming off a 77-68 loss to Baylor at home, while the Cowboys fell at No.1 Kansas, 87-80. Last year, Kansas State won two of the three matchups, including a 75-71 win in the opening game of the Big 12 tournament.... Read More

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College basketball action on Wednesday night and the UC Riverside highlanders will battle it out with the CS Fullerton Titans at Titan Gym in Fullerton, California. The Highlanders enter this contest off a 61-55 home win over UC Davis, while the Titans are off a 87-67 road loss to the Anteaters. The road team is 21-6 ATS the last 27 games in this series. ... Read More

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The Anteaters of UC Irvine head to Cal Poly on Wednesday to take on the Mustangs in a Big West contest. This will be a battle of first place versus last place as the Anteaters are undefeated in conference while the Mustangs are winless. The Anteaters proved their dominance in conference with a powerful 20 point win over Cal State Fullerton. Cal Poly proved their ineptitude by losing to previously winless in conference UCSB.... Read More

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Wyoming travels to San Jose State to take on the Spartans in a Mountain West matchup on Wednesday night. Wyoming is 12-6 overall but they have lost three of their last four and are only 2-3 in conference. They lost their latest to conference leading Nevada, 89-74. San Jose State is 9-7 overall and 2-3 in conference, but they have won two out of three and are coming off of a win over the Air Force Academy.... Read More

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Air Force heads to conference leading Nevada to take on the Wolfpack. The Falcons have alternated wins and losses over their last seven contests, and are coming off of an 89-85 loss at home to San Jose State. The loss dropped them to 2-3 in the Mountain West and 9-9 overall. Meanwhile, the Wolfpack lead the conference at 4-1 and are a sparkling 15-3 overall. Their only conference loss was a one point game against Fresno State.... Read More

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The Colorado State Rams will be trying to get back on the winning track when they visit the Fresno State Bulldogs at the Save Mart Center on Wednesday night.... Read More

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The Washington Huskies are hosting the Colorado Buffaloes in this Pac-12 matchup. The Huskies have struggled this season. Washington is just 8-9, and they've gone 1-4 in conference play. Colorado has the better record at 10-9. However, the Buffaloes have an even worse conference record. They've gone 0-5 to start their Pac-12 schedule. Will the Colorado Buffaloes finally pick up their first conference win in this visit to Seattle?... Read More

NHL on Wednesday, 1-18-2017

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are off a huge 8-7 home win over the Capitals in OT and they look to keep it going tonight when they visit the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec to battle it out with Montreal Canadiens, who have lost three of their last five games. The Under is 4-0-1 the last five meetings between these teams here in Montreal. ... Read More

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Tonight in NHL action the Arizona Coyotes will grapple with the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Coyotes come into this game off a 3-1 loss in Edmonton, while the Jets come in off a 5-2 road loss at the hands of the Sharks. The Jets have won their last six games in this series here at home. ... Read More

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After beating Pittsburgh and Montreal in back-to-back home games, the Detroit Red Wings (7th in Atlantic Division) will be full of confidence ahead of the visit of the Boston Bruins (2nd in Atlantic), who have been quite disappointing lately…... Read More

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Tonight in NHL action the Florida Panthers will square off with the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. The Panthers have a date in Calgary prior to this game, while the Oilers enter this contest off a 3-1 home win over Arizona. The Oilers are 11-3 the last 14 games in this series.... Read More

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The Los Angeles Kings (5th in Pacific Division) are finishing off their disappointing 7-game homestand with a difficult matchup against division rivals, the San Jose Sharks (3rd in Pacific), who just won a game after two straight losses…... Read More

NCAAB on Thursday, 1-19-2017

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Well, there's a first for everything. While I have certainly previewed men's college basketball games involving Drexel previously, I can't say that I've ever looked at Elon. The Phoenix host the Dragons in Colonial Athletic Association action on Thursday night. ... Read More

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As has generally been the case for the past handful of years, UAB is a contender in Conference USA as the Blazers are just a game out of first place, a spot currently held by Middle Tennessee. UAB heads south on Thursday to take on a Florida Atlantic side that's one of the conference's weakest clubs.... Read More

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UC Santa Barbara heads to Long Beach State to take on their long time rival 49ers in a Big West contest. UCSB won their first game of the the season by defeating Cal Poly in their latest. They are still having a very bad year though, and are only 3-12 overall and 1-2 in conference. Long Beach State lost an absolute thriller in their latest, going down to Hawaii 114-107 in overtime. The loss dropped them to 1-3 in conference and 6-14 overall.... Read More

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Pacific heads to St. Mary's to take on the Gaels on Thursday night. This WCC tilt will feature two teams coming off of embarrassing losses on the road. The Tigers lost 72-51 to San Francisco after trailing by 25 at halftime. St. Mary's loss to Gonzaga was embarrassing for a different reason. The Gaels only had one loss on the year and people were wondering if they were as good as the undefeated Zags. Turns out their not, as they were crushed by 23 on national TV.... Read More

NFL on Sunday, 1-22-2017

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Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers will collide with the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game Sunday afternoon from the Georgia Dome.... Read More

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Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will host Ben Reothlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship game Sunday evening from Gillette Stadium.... Read More