Start your engines! The NBA playoffs have started, time for endless full court action every night as the league crowns another champion. Let’s take a look at the best of the West, the conference that has won nine of the last 14 NBA titles. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been a long haul, this NBA regular season, but the playoffs are just around the corner. So who wins the NBA title? We all know the favorites don’t waltz to the NBA Finals. Last year Miami needed to go seven games with up-and-coming Indiana to get there, then had to pull off a miracle in Game 6 to stun the Spurs. Two years ago San Antonio was a No. 1 seed and up 2-0 on the young Thunder in the Western Conference Finals. Then, WHAM, Oklahoma City won 5 in a row to take a 1-0 lead in the Finals. Then, WHAM, Miami won 4 in a row to shell-shock wide-eyed OKC.
There is a week to go in the NBA regular season. This means there are professional athletes in the NBA who will be going on vacation in a month, and other players who will be working hard, huffing and puffing 40 minutes per game, right on through until June.
Now let me ask you – Will the majority of the players on the Bucks, 76ers, Jazz and Kings be working as hard as those teams on the NBA playoff bubble, like the Mavs, T-Wolves and Knicks? Read the rest of this entry »
It is a great week for sports fans with the start of baseball, the NBA stretch run, the Final Four and the culmination of the college basketball season next Monday in Arlington, Texas for the national championship. It’s clear that it’s not the teams the start the season hot, but the ones that get hot when it really matters — March and April! Read the rest of this entry »
It’s the final stretch of a long college basketball season. There are better teams, tougher matchups, and defensive intensity. It’s a good time of the season to look backward — to look back, that is, to conference regular season tourney play and early season matches against different conferences. That’s because it can be tougher to analyze matchups during the Big Dance, with teams from the East heading out West to play, and vice versa. Read the rest of this entry »
By Razor Sharp Sports
So the Major League season has already officially begun “Down Under” with the 2 games played by the Dodgers and Diamondbacks. But really opening day is a few days away with the full schedule of games next Monday. Once again I have asked our Freeplays.com handicappers to make their predictions for the upcoming season. Last year we had plenty of swings and misses. Not one of our handicappers predicted the Boston Red Sox would win the World Series. As a matter of fact not one of them even picked them to win their division, even though all 4 of the other teams in the AL East were picked to win the Division Crown. Last year we had 3 teams that were picked to win their division by all of the handicappers that made their predictions. They were the Angels, Tigers and Reds. The Tigers were the only one of the three to do it. So this year we have 7 handicappers make their predictions. They are Razor Sharp Sports (RS), Mike Wynn Sports (MW), Jim Feist Sports (JF), #1 Sports (#1), Vegas Steam Line (VS), Huddle-Up Sports (HU) & Teya’s Sports (TS). So how did the picks go this year?
March tournament play is one of the most exciting times of the sports betting calendar. A seemingly endless stream of games, at times running morning, noon and night, will test the nerves and cognitive powers of fans and bettors. It can be a time of highs and lows, with streaks, exciting finishes and surprising upsets. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s time! Time for college basketball teams to begin conference tourney play, also known as separating the contenders from the pretenders. It’s important to understand and closely examine the schedule of college hoop teams. Some teams start off the season playing a bunch of cream puffs, while others face a mixture of good and bad teams.
Tournament play is on the horizon! It’s the start of a wild few weeks with conference tournament play helping to whittle the field. In the Big 12, Kansas has been the dominant and consistent team, but there is a logjam of teams vying for the spots below the Jayhawks. Here’s a look at some of the top teams of the Big 12.
Kansas: The Jayhawks have been a powerhouse team, tops in scoring (81 ppg) in the conference and a +10 scoring margin that is double that of anyone else. Freshman sensation 6-8 Andrew Wiggins (16 ppg) has led the way on a team that shoots over 50% — second in the nation. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s the Big 5 in Pac 12 in basketball with a string of teams battling for the top spot. Here’s a look at the strengths and weaknesses of some of college basketball’s best teams in the Pacific 12. Read the rest of this entry »