NBA on Tuesday, 1-24-2017

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The Washington Wizards, coming off a game the night before against Charlotte, face the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night from the Verizon Center. On Jan. 11, Boston beat Washington, 117-108 at home, which featured an altercation between John Wall and Jae Crowder after the game was over. Boston has lost two straight games to Portland and New York at home, while the Wizards have won four of their last five going into Monday's game... Read More

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It’s a matchup of Eastern Conference foes battling for one of the final playoff spots down in the Sunshine State. The Chicago Bulls are on the road as they take on the Orlando Magic Tuesday night. Chicago snapped a two game slide by edging Sacramento 102-99 at home Saturday night. Orlando lost for the eighth time in 10 games as they fell 118-98 at home to Golden State Sunday afternoon. Chicago holds a 52-47 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams. That includes a 112-80 victory in the first matchup this season, which came at home on November 7, 2016.... Read More

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It’s an inter-conference battle between a pair of division leaders north of the border. The Southwest Division leading San Antonio Spurs continue a road swing as they face the Atlantic Division leading Toronto Raptors Tuesday evening. San Antonio was in action Monday night in the Big Apple as they faced the Nets. Toronto dropped their third straight game with a 115-103 defeat to the Phoenix Suns at home Sunday. San Antonio has a commanding 30-11 edge in the all-time regular season series between the teams. The Spurs have won 10 of the last 12 meetings, including a 110-82 rout at home in the first matchup this season on January 3.... Read More

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It’s an inter-conference battle between a pair of teams seemingly heading in opposite directions in the City of Brotherly Love. The LA Clippers continue their road swing out east as they face the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday night. LA was in action down in Atlanta as they faced the Hawks Monday night. Philadelphia lost for just the third time in their last 11 games with a 110-93 defeat at Atlanta Saturday night. The 76ers have a 67-57 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams. The Clippers have won the last nine matchups, including a 98-92 overtime win in the last matchup here on February 8, 2016.... Read More

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It’s a matchup between a pair of teams near the bottom of the Western Conference standings. The Minnesota Timberwolves are on the road in the desert as they travel to battle the Phoenix Suns Tuesday night. Minnesota won their second straight and fifth in the last seven games by edging Denver 111-108 at home Sunday night. Phoenix won their second straight to finish a three game road trip by clipping the Raptors 115-103 Sunday night. The Suns have a solid 67-37 edge in the all-time regular season series but Minnesota has won three straight. That includes a 115-108 home win in the most recent matchup on December 19, 2016.... Read More

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The Utah Jazz will take on the Denver Nuggets in a divisional matchup Wednesday night from the Pepsi Center.... Read More

NCAAB on Tuesday, 1-24-2017

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The 23rd ranked South Carolina Gamecocks will host the Auburn Tigers in an SEC showdown Tuesday night from the Colonial Life Arena.... Read More

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The Buffalo Bulls will aim for their third straight win against the Miami-Ohio Redhawks in a MAC battle Tuesday night from the John D. Millett Hall in Miami, OH.... Read More

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College basketball action on Tuesday evening and the Akron Zips will battle it out with the Western Michigan Broncos at University Arena in Read Fieldhouse in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Zips are off a 70-63 win at home over Eastern Michigan and have now won their last nine games in a row, while the Broncos are off a 66-54 loss at Buffalo and they have lost four of their last six games.... Read More

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MAC college basketball action this evening and the Toledo Rockets will invade the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio to rumble with the Ohio Bobcats. The Rockets enter this contest off a 85-61 road loss at the hands of Kent State, while the Bobcats are off a 78-69 road win over Northern Illinois.... Read More

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College hoops action within the MAC this evening and the Bowling Green Falcons will wage war on the Central Michigan Chippewas at McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The Falcons enter this contest off a 79-74 home win over Ball State, while the Chippewas are off a 101-92 home win over Miami-Ohio.... Read More

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The Wichita State Shockers will host the Southern Illinois Salukis in an MVC matchup Tuesday night from the Charles Koch Arena in Wichita. ... Read More

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The Pittsburgh Panthers will be trying to end a four-game losing streak when they host the Louisville Cardinals at the Petersen Events Center on Tuesday night.... Read More

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Home sweet home for Michigan State, who has now lost three straight on the road. That type of record could ultimately put the Spartans in the NIT, though a win over No. 20 Purdue would help their cause. The Spartans are coming off an 82-75 road loss to Indiana on Saturday, while Purdue crushed Penn State at home, 77-52. Last year, Michigan State lost at Purdue by one overtime but got revenge in the Big 10 Tournament, winning 66-62 in the championship game from Indianapolis.... Read More

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The No. 22 ranked Maryland Terrapins had the weekend off after beating Iowa, 84-76 on the road on Thursday. Rutgers is coming off their biggest win of the season, 65-64 over Nebraska this past Saturday to improve to 1-6 in the Big 10. Last season, Maryland beat up on Rutgers, 88-63 at home. Maryland star guard Melo Trimble is listed as questionable for this game due to an illness.... Read More

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The second ranked Kansas Jayhawks will host the West Virginia Mountaineers in a Big 12 showdown Tuesday night from the WVU Coliseum.... Read More

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College hoops action within the Atlantic 10 this evening and the Duquesne Dukes will square off with the Davidson Wildcats at McKillop Court at John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, North Carolina. The Dukes enter this contest at 2-5 in league play, while the Wildcats are at 2-4 within the A-10 so far. The Wildcats have won the previous four games between these teams.... Read More

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A little A-10 hoops action this evening and the St Joe’s Hawks will tangle with the St Bonaventure Bonnies at the Reilly Center in St. Bonaventure, New York. The Hawks enter off a 78-71 home win over Penn, while the Bonnies come in off a 71-52 road win over St Louis.... Read More

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Kent State and the Golden Flashes head to Northern Illinois to take on the Huskies on Tuesday night in a MAC contest. Kent State started their conference season with a win, then lost four straight, but won their latest game over Toledo to increase to 2-4 in the MAC. They are 10-9 overall. Northern Illinois has played solid all season and are 4-2 in conference and 12-7 overall.... Read More

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The Bulldogs of Drake head to Missouri State to take on the Bears on Tuesday. Drake has played better of late, but lost to conference leading Illinois State 72-58 in their latest. The loss dropped them to 4-4 in the MVC and 6-14 overall. Meanwhile, Missouri State has been a little better than expected and are 5-3 in the MVC and 14-7 overall. ... Read More

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It’s a Big Ten Conference matchup up in cheese country. The Penn State Nittany Lions make the trip to face the #15 Wisconsin Badgers Tuesday night. Penn State lost their second straight with a 77-52 drubbing at #21 Purdue Saturday. Wisconsin won its third straight by edging Minnesota 78-76 in overtime on the road Saturday. The Badgers have wins in the last eight meetings, including a 66-60 win on the road in the last matchup on January 21, 2016.... Read More

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A matchup between ranked foes from the ACC takes place within shouting distance of the Golden Dome. The #12 Virginia Cavaliers head westward to face the #14 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Tuesday night. Virginia won its fourth straight as they downed Georgia Tech 62-49 at home Saturday. Notre Dame bounced back from their first conference loss of the year by rolling over Syracuse 84-66 at home Saturday. The Cavaliers have won the four previous meetings, including a 77-66 home win in the most recent matchup on January 2, 2016.... Read More

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The Syracuse Orange are hosting the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest in this ACC matchup. The Orange and the Demon Deacons haven't had great seasons this year. The Orange are 11-9 this season, and they've gone 3-4 in conference play. Waker Forest is 12-7 on the season, but they're also 3-4 in the ACC. Which one of these ACC Rivals will pick up their fourth conference win on Tuesday night in the Empire State?... Read More

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It’s a battle of a pair of Big East Conference foes in the Midwest. The #1 Villanova Wildcats head west as they take on the Marquette Golden Eagles Tuesday night. Villanova reeled off a fifth straight win by dumping Providence 78-68 at home Saturday. Marquette won for the third time in four games as they upset #7 Creighton 102-94 in a shootout on the road. Villanova has won nine straight meetings between the teams. That includes a 93-81 home win in the first matchup this season on January 7.... Read More

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Arkansas and Vanderbilt are trying to get off the "mediocrity" label in the SEC. Arkansas is in better shape at 15-4 and 4-3 in the SEC with a 33 RPI. Vanderbilt has some work to do, though a road win over Florida (68-66) on Saturday should get them going. Last season, Arkansas won their only meeting, 90-85 in overtime. The Razorbacks have won three straight and are looking for number four against one of the tougher home gyms in the nation.... Read More

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The surging Kansas State Wildcats will head to Ames, IA to take on the Iowa State Cyclones in a BIG 12 contest on Tuesday night.... Read More

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The American Athletic Conference race is beginning to get some separation. There are teams at the top like Cincinnati, SMU, and even Tulsa, and then there are the mid-tier teams like UCONN and Houston. The Cougars sit at .500 in league play with a 4-4 record in the AAC. On Tuesday night they play host to one of the bottom-tier teams, Tulane, who sit at 1-6 in league play. Houston leads the all-times series 19-17 and has won four of the last five head-to-head meetings. ... Read More

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The Mountain West looks like it is going to be a wide-open race this season, and New Mexico at 5-3 is right in the thick of it. The Lobos are just a half game behind first-place squads Nevada and Boise State. Utah State, meanwhile, is sitting in a three-way tie in the cellar with a 2-5 mark in conference play. One of the Aggies wins, however, came at home against UNM, 79-75. Surprisingly, Utah State leads the all-time series 22-8, including a 6-3 mark in Albuquerque. The Aggies have also won three of the last four head-to-head meetings. ... Read More

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Tonight in college basketball action, the Ball State Cardinals will duke it out with the Eastern Michigan Eagles at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The Cardinals come in off a 79-74 loss at Bowling Green and they are now 3-3 in league play, while the Eagles are off a 70-63 loss at Akron and are now 4-2 in the MAC so far.... Read More

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Yet again, John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats are running roughshod over a pretty bad SEC and it would be an upset if UK were to suffer even one conference loss. That said, the team could be without one of its best players on Tuesday night when it visits a dangerous Tennessee team. You can check it out on ESPN.... Read More

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The San Diego State Aztecs have won three games in a row heading into a road date with the Air Force Falcons at Clune Arena on Tuesday night.... Read More

NHL on Tuesday, 1-24-2017

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The NHL on Tuesday night and the Los Angeles Kings will continue their trip with a stop at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey to battle the New Jersey Devils. The are in New York to face the Rangers on Monday night, while the Devils enter this contest off a nice 4-1 road win over the Flyers. The Under is 14-3-1 the last 18 meetings between these teams. ... Read More

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NHL action on Tuesday evening and the Columbus Blue Jackets will grapple with the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The Blue Jackets come in off a wild 7-6 OT win over the Senators on the road, while the Islanders check in off a 3-2 home loss in OT to the Flyers.... Read More

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Big inter-conference battle this evening as the St Louis Blues will head to PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA to wage war on the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Blues come in struggling as they have lost their last three games in a row, while the Penguins have won their last four games in a row. The Over is 3-0-1 the last four games in this series.... Read More

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Having beaten them at home in overtime just a week ago, the Detroit Red Wings (6th in Atlantic Division) will travel to Boston for a brawl against the Bruins (3rd in Atlantic), who have considerably declined in form lately…... Read More

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The Calgary Flames (4th in Pacific Division) will be playing their second game of a back-to-back set against the Montreal Canadiens (1st in Atlantic), who have not done so well lately…... Read More

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NHL hockey action on Tuesday evening and the Washington Capitals will battle it out with the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. The Capitals will be on no rest here as they have a home game vs the Hurricanes on Monday night, while the Senators check in off a tough 7-6 loss to Columbus in OT at home. The home team is 23-9 the last 32 in the series, but the Caps have won the last five between these teams.... Read More

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The Nashville Predators have won six of their last seven games heading into a home date with the Buffalo Sabres at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday night.... Read More

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Western Conference NHL action this evening and the San Jose Shark will grapple with the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Sharks have a game in Colorado on Monday night and have won their last four games prior to that one, while the Jets come in off a home game vs the Ducks on Monday evening. The Sharks have won five of the last seven games here in Winnipeg.... Read More

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The Minnesota Wild will head to Dallas to take on the Stars in a divisional matchup Tuesday night from the American Airlines Center.... Read More

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Two years ago, the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in a very exciting six-game Stanley Cup Finals. It doesn't appear that we will see a rematch this June. The Hawks are again one of the Western Conference's best teams but the Lightning are huge disappointments as they make their only visit of the season to Chicago on Tuesday.... Read More

NBA on Wednesday, 1-25-2017

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Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics will host James Harden and the Houston Rockets Wednesday night from the TD Garden.... Read More

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Paul Millsap and the Atlanta Hawks will square off with the Chicago Bulls Wednesday night from the United Center in Chicago.... Read More

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Two long time rivals who are both on the outside looking in at the playoffs, will do battle on Wednesday night in Portland. At 19-27, Portland is currently a half game out of the playoffs, trailing the Denver Nuggets for the eighth seed. It's been a disappointing season thus far in Portland. The Lakers have also been disappointing after an impressive start, but amazingly, they are only 4.5 games out of a playoff spot. ... Read More

NCAAB on Wednesday, 1-25-2017

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Riverside heads to Hawaii on Wednesday night to take on the Rainbows in a Big West contest. The Highlanders have turned their season around and won three straight games, including 65-55 over UC Santa Barbara in their latest. After starting the season 2-11 and 0-2 in the Big West, they have won three straight and are now 5-11 overall and 3-2 in conference. Hawaii had won two straight before their latest loss to UC Davis. ... Read More

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The UCF Knights will host the SMU Mustangs in a conference matchup Wednesday night from Orlando, FL.... Read More

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Creighton fell to 5-2 in the Big East after losing at home to Marquette, 102-94 on Saturday. That was their first full game without point guard Maurice Watson Jr. (ACL). Washington was averaging 12.9 points and 8.4 assists (led the nation) before getting injured in the first half against Xavier on Jan. 16. Georgetown is coming off an 86-75 loss at Xavier on Sunday. They are now an abysmal 1-6 in the Big East. Oh how they mighty have fallen.... Read More

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The Richmond Spiders will host the Rhode Island Rams in an A10 conference battle Wednesday night from the Robins Center.... Read More

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The red hot Illinois State Redbirds will host the Indiana State Sycamores in a conference matchup Wednesday night from the Redbird Arena.... Read More

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Evansville heads to Northern Iowa on Wednesday night to battle the Panthers. Evansville has lost six straight games and have dropped to the bottom of the Missouri Valley Conference standings. They are now 1-7 in conference and 10-11 overall. Northern Iowa is going the other way. After an 0-5 start in conference, they have won three in a row, including a 58-57 win over Southern Illinois in their latest.... Read More

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It's a matchup of 3-5 teams in the Mountain West Conference trying to avoid perhaps falling into last place when UNLV heads to Wyoming on Wednesday night. It's the final scheduled meeting of the season between the rivals.... Read More

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The Spartans of San Jose State head to Colorado State to take on the Rams on Wednesday in a Mountain West battle. San Jose State has lost three of four and went down to Boise State 75-65 in their latest. The loss dropped them to 9-9 overall and 2-5 in conference. The Rams have had a pretty solid year so far and are 4-3 in the Mountain West and 12-8 overall. ... Read More

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The Big Ten is really mediocre this season. The conference hasn't had a men's basketball NCAA champion in 17 years and I can all but guarantee that drought continues this season. Two teams likely to miss the Big Dance, Iowa and Illinois, face off in Champaign on Wednesday.... Read More

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Cal State Northridge heads to UCSB to take on the Gauchos on Wednesday night in a Big West tilt. The Matadors are 3-3 in conference and 7-12 overall, and are coming off of a 105-73 beatdown at the hands of UC Irvine in their latest. They won their first three in conference but have now lost three straight. The Gauchos, meanwhile, have struggled all year and are only 3-14 overall and 1-4 in the Big West.... Read More

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The eight-ranked UCLA Bruins will square off with the USC Trojans in a PAC 12 matchup Wednesday night from the Galen Center.... Read More

NFL on Sunday, 2-05-2017

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The 51st Super Bowl is set for Sunday, Feb. 5 from Houston. The Patriots are making their ninth Super Bowl appearance, which is the most championship appearance by any team in the modern era and their seventh since 2001. Atlanta is making their first Super Bowl appearance since 1998, when they fell to Denver.... Read More