NBA on Wednesday, 1-11-2017

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It’s a matchup of Atlantic Division foes in the City of Brotherly Love. The New York Knicks try to get untracked as they travel to face the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night. New York lost their second straight and eighth in the last nine after falling 110-96 at home to the Pelicans Monday night. Philadelphia won for the third time in four games by downing the Nets 105-95 on the road Sunday afternoon. The 76ers hold a 242-199 advantage in the all-time regular season series but the Knicks have taken five straight and nine of the last 10 meetings. That includes a 109-102 win here in the most recent matchup on April 8, 2016.... Read More

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It’s a battle of Eastern Conference foes playing the second game of a back to back here. The Washington Wizards head to the northeast as they take on the Boston Celtics Wednesday night. Washington was at home Tuesday night as they hosted the Bulls. Boston was on the road as they faced the Raptors in an Atlantic Division showdown. The Celtics hold a 185-110 edge in the all-time regular season series. The Wizards won the first matchup this season, taking a 118-93 romp at home on November 9, 2016.... Read More

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The Memphis Grizzlies will look to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder for the second time this season Wednesday night from the Chesapeake Energy Arena.... Read More

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It’s a contest between teams at opposite ends of the Western Conference standings. The sizzling Houston Rockets take on the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night. Houston had won eight straight heading into Tuesday’s home tilt with the Hornets. Minnesota snapped a four game slide and climbed out of the Western Conference basement by downing the Mavericks 101-92 at home Monday. The Rockets have won eight straight meetings, including a 111-109 overtime win in the first matchup this season on December 17, 2016 here.... Read More

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It’s an inter-conference tilt between teams seeing their seasons go in opposite directions in the Pacific Northwest. The Cleveland Cavaliers continue a road trip out west as they battle the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday night. Cleveland was in action Tuesday night in Salt Lake City as they took on the Jazz. Portland was in action Tuesday night in the City of Angels as they took on the Lakers. The Trail Blazers hold a 66-52 all-time series lead but the Cavaliers have won three of the last four matchups. That includes a 137-125 win at home in the first matchup this season on November 23, 2016.... Read More

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The Magic continue their west coast visit with a game against the Clippers in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The Magic lost their opening game to the Rockets 100-93 in a very respectable effort, but came back and got crushed by the Lakers 111-95 on Sunday. That means Wednesday's game will be their second straight game playing in the Staples Center.... Read More

NCAAB on Wednesday, 1-11-2017

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The VCU Rams have won seven games in a row heading into a home date with the George Washington Colonials on Wednesday evening.... Read More

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The Houston Cougars will be looking to get back on the winning track when they visit the East Carolina Pirates at Williams Arena on Wednesday night.... Read More

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The Tennessee Volunteers will be hoping to halt a two-game losing streak when they host the South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday night.... Read More

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The Georgia Bulldogs will take on the Mississippi Rebels in an SEC clash Wednesday night from the Pavilion at Ole Miss.... Read More

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The South Florida Bulls will aim for their first conference win of the season against the Tulane Green Wave Wednesday night from the USF Sun Dome.... Read More

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CBB action within the Missouri Valley Conference this evening and the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers will grapple with the Wichita State Shockers at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas. The Ramblers come in off a nice 78-62 road win over Bradley, while the Shockers are off an 80-66 road win over Northern Iowa.... Read More

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Wednesday evening CBB action and the St Louis Billikens will duke it out with the Duquesne Dukes at A.J. Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Billikens have lost their last four games in a row, including a 77-66 home loss to Davidson in their last game, while the Dukes are off an 88-81 loss at La Salle.... Read More

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Minnesota and Michigan State will already finish off their season series -- barring a matchup in the Big Ten Tournament -- when the newly-ranked Gophers make a trip to East Lansing on Wednesday night, a place they usually don't play very well. Check out the game on the Big Ten Network.... Read More

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The UMass Minutemen are hosting the Dayton Flyers in this Atlantic 10 matchup. These two teams are on the opposite ends of the spectrum in conference play. The Minutemen are 10-6, but they started their Atlantic 10 schedule 0-3. Meanwhile, Dayton is 12-3, and they're undefeated in the Atlantic 10 with a 3-0 record against conference opponents. Will the Flyers keep on winning as they head up to Massachusetts for a date with the Minutemen?... Read More

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Tonight within the Atlantic 10 Conference the St Bonaventure Bonnies will tangle with the Richmond Spiders at Robins Center in Richmond, Virginia. The Bonnies enter this contest off a 82-72 home win over George Mason, while the Spiders are off a 77-70 road win over George Washington. The Favorite is 8-2 ATS the last 10 games in this series.... Read More

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The Fordham Rams have lost nine of their last 10 games heading into a road date with the Davidson Wildcats at Belk Arena on Wednesday night.... Read More

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The 14th ranked Louisville Cardinals will host the Pittsburgh Panthers in an ACC matchup Wednesday night in Louisville.... Read More

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It’s a battle of a pair of Big East Conference foes in the Midwest. The Seton Hall Pirates head westward as they take on the Marquette Golden Eagles Wednesday night. Seton Hall has won two straight and eight of nine after dumping DePaul 87-56 at home Saturday night. Marquette has dropped two in a row as they lost 93-81 at #1 Villanova Saturday. The Pirates won the last three meetings between the schools. That includes a 69-66 home win in the first matchup this season, which came on New Year’s Day.... Read More

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It’s a battle of schools from the Tar Heel State in an ACC clash. The #11 North Carolina Tar Heels take the short road trip to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Wednesday night. North Carolina has won two straight and four of five after destroying NC State 107-56 at home Sunday. Wake Forest lost for the third time in four games after falling 79-62 at #11 Virginia Sunday. North Carolina has won seven of the last eight meetings between the teams. That includes an 87-71 win in the last meeting here on January 21, 2015.... Read More

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Memphis has won three straight and five of six, including hammering Tulane, 80-59 on the road on Sunday. Tulsa fell at Houston, 64-61 on Jan. 4 and has now lost three of four games. Last season, Memphis dominated the Golden Hurricane by 22 on the road and by 10 at home.... Read More

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Texas is looking for some consistency. The Longhorns fell at Iowa State, 79-70 to fall to 1-2 in the Big 12. TCU lost at West Virginia, 82-70 to also start out at 1-2 in the league. Last season, these two teams split the series, with Texas beating TCU at home, 71-54 on Jan. 26, 2016.... Read More

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Evansville is 1-3 in the Missouri Valley Conference after losing at Drake, 88-76. The Purple Aces face Missouri State, who fell at home to Southern Illinois on Saturday, 75-67. Last season, Evansville won all three games against the Bears, including a 66-56 win in the MVC Tournament.... Read More

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Missouri Valley Conference action and the Indiana State Sycamores will rumble with the Drake Bulldogs at Knapp Center in Des Moines, Iowa. The Sycamores enter this contest off a 77-58 home loss to Illinois State, while the Bulldogs are off a 88-75 home win over Evansville.... Read More

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Illinois State is off to a 4-0 start in the Missouri Valley Conference after beating Indiana State on the road on Saturday, 77-58. Southern Illinois opened at 3-1 in the MVC after beating Missouri State, 75-67 on Saturday. Last season, SIU beat Illinois State at home by three and lost on the road by 23.... Read More

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Two squads struggling to find their footing in the Southeastern Conference collide on Wednesday night in College Station. Texas A&M is still winless through three games in league play while Louisiana State enters the contest with a 1-2 mark in the conference. This will be the 35th meeting on the hardwood between the two schools with the Tigers leading the overall series 18-16 but the Aggies are coming off of a 71-38 victory over LSU in the semifinals of last season's SEC tournament. ... Read More

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Still looking for their first win in Missouri Valley Conference Play, and losers of six straight, Northern Iowa heads to Peoria to take on the Bradley Braves. Bradley, while coming into the contest with a losing record, is batting .500 in the conference with a 2-2 mark. The Panthers swept the season series last year and in doing so, took a 29-28 lead in the all-time series. UNI has now won 10 of their last 11 games vs. the Braves. ... Read More

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Two teams that are virtual mirror images of each other square off on Wednesday night in Champaign. Not only do both Michigan and Illinois have identical 11-5 overall records, but each squad comes into the contest with a 1-2 mark in conference play. To top it off, both schools come into the game having won four of their last six with their lone Big Ten wins sandwiched by losses. The Illini lead the all-time series 86-81 and 55-27 at home, but the Wolverines have won two in a row head-to-head. ... Read More

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The Utah State Aggies are headed to Laramie, Wyoming for a showdown with the Wyoming Cowboys in this Mountain West matchup. The Aggies are 8-7 this season, and they've gone 2-2 in the Mountain West so far. Utah State has won two in a row heading into this showdown with Wyoming. Meanwhile, the Cowboys are 11-5, and 1-2 in the conference. Will Wyoming pick up their second conference win at home on Wednesday night?... Read More

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It’s a marquee matchup between a pair of highly ranked teams in the Big East Conference. The #12 Butler Bulldogs are on the road as they battle the #8 Creighton Blue Jays Wednesday night. Butler won their third straight with an 85-76 overtime win at Georgetown Saturday. Creighton won their second straight after their first loss of the year as they clipped Providence 78-64 on the road Saturday. The teams split the six previous meetings with the Blue Jays winning the last matchup here 72-64 on January 23, 2016.... Read More

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NC State is 0-3 on the road after getting shellacked by rival North Carolina, 107-56 on Sunday. That game was moved up from Saturday due to the snowstorm in the Carolinas. The Eagles have lost two straight on the road, including a 93-82 loss at Duke on Saturday. Last season, these teams met just one time with the Wolfpack beating Boston College, 73-72 at home from Raleigh.... Read More

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The Temple Owls will square off with the Connecticut Huskies in an AAC battle Wednesday night from the Harry A. Gemple Pavilion in Storrs, CT.... Read More

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The Iowa State Cyclones will head on the road to face the Oklahoma State Cowboys in a Big 12 battle Wednesday night from Stillwater, OK.... Read More

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Fresno State heads to Air Force to take on the Falcons in a Mountain West tilt on Wednesday. The Bulldogs are 10-6 overall, 2-2 in conference, and average a healthy 74.1 points per game. Meanwhile, the Falcons are 8-8 overall and 1-2 in conference. They are uptempo basketball team as well and average 76.2 points per game.... Read More

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The Matadors of Northridge head to Long Beach State on Wednesday to take on the 49ers. Both teams had rough out of conference schedules which will benefit them now that they are facing the softer Big West competition. The Matadors are 6-9 overall but are 2-0 in conference. The 49ers, who I think played the toughest out of conference schedule I'd seen in years, are 6-12 overall and 1-1 in the Big West.... Read More

NHL on Wednesday, 1-11-2017

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Tonight in the NHL the Florida Panthers will brawl with the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The Panthers enter this contest off a 3-0 road win over the Devils, while the Islanders are off a 2-1 OT loss in the desert against the Coyotes. The Over is 6-2-1 the last nine games between these teams here at home.... Read More

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Tonight in NHL action the Montreal Canadiens will battle it out with the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Canadiens check in off a 4-1 home loss to the Capitals, while the Jets check in off a 2-0 home win over Calgary. The Canadiens have won 11 of the last 15 games played in this series. ... Read More

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On the back of six straight victories, the Washington Capitals (3rd in Metropolitan Division) will be all too confident to face division rivals the Pittsburgh Penguins (2nd in Metropolitan), who have gone on a five game winning spree themselves…... Read More

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After a painful loss in Winnipeg, the Calgary Flames (4th in Pacific Division) embark on a mini 4-game homestand, with the San Jose Sharks (1st in Pacific) visiting them in their second contest of a back-to-back trip around Alberta…... Read More