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NCAA BASKETBALL – 1.19.2020 – Best Bets for Sunday’s College Hoops (Free)

Hello Daily Play Action! Anthony Marro here happy to share my NCAA Men’s Basketball picks for the entire college season. Last year I was able to supply over 300 picks against the spread and finish the season cashing at a rate of just about 59%. As March Madness approached and I was brought on to write for DPA, readers were treated to a 45-27-2 record of sides and totals over the final month of the season. This season, betting write-ups will posted exclusively on DPA almost every day but be sure to follow my Twitter too so you won’t miss a pick on days with abbreviated slates.

  • Current Season Record: 156-145-4
  • Previous Season Record: 180-127-9

Southern Illinois +1 vs Drake

  • There is not a ton to like about this Southern Illinois team, but they should be able to win this game against Drake today. Their offense is difficult to trust but I am going to put faith in this squad to defend well and win a huge game here at home. Drake won both games last season
  • Southern Illinois sits at 8-10 on the season but keep in mind that six losses were to Quadrant II or better teams. This game will not pose as much of a challenge and as long as they can defend the inside shot, I believe they are the rightful favorite for this contest
  • Drake is 1-4 against the spread on the road this season and have been struggling more and more each game without Tremell Murphy and Joseph Yesufu. The first team to 60 points will likely be the winner here and I think it is unlikely Southern Illinois is beat to that number

East Carolina vs Cincinnati, Over 137.5

  • This is a great number for us to attack as we watch two teams battle for position in their conference standings. Both teams are scoring an average of 70 points per game and we could see a very high score develop with how lopsided this contest may end up being
  • Despite struggling this year East Carolina has not slowed down one bit on the hardwood. They are still running very up tempo and should be able to come away with at least 60 points here against Cincinnati. Let’s hope they stick to fundamentals avoid the three
  • Jarron and Jaevin Cumberland should eat in this game against the defense of the Pirates. The road loss to Memphis was a huge turning point in the season for the Bearcats and if they want to keep their tournament hopes alive they must play much cleaner basketball down the stretch

California +8.5 at UCLA

  • I think the plain truth for this game is we are getting too many points with California. Playing just a few hours down the coast should not be an issue for the Golden Bears and this rivalry game should be a lot closer than Vegas is predicting. Hammer Cal in this one
  • UCLA has dominated recent meetings between these squads, but this season is a different story in the Pac 12 conference. Mick Cronin is going to have his hands full down the stretch and could end up overlooking this very talented California squad
  • The reason UCLA is so easy to bet against is thanks to their inconsistencies on both sides of the floor. The only thing you can rely on in this game is California winning the three-point contest. That should speak to both the offense and the defense of the Bruins

Let’s win today Playmakers! I am confident in every pick that I provide and play them myself. College basketball is unpredictable and that’s why we love it, so always bet smart!

NBA Playbook Cheat Sheet – 1/18 – DraftKings & FanDuel

What's up everyone! John Huish (@notJohnHuish) and Nick Marro (@NickMarroDFS) here back again with the January 18th edition of the The NBA Playbook Cheat Sheet! In today's NBA Cheat Sheet you will find: Top plays at each position Opponent DvP Team Pace Opposing Team Pace DPA Core Cash Plays, Bargain plays, and so much more! […]

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The Daily Faceoff – January 18th Main Slate – NHL DFS

As we close in on the All-Star break there is another big Saturday lineup of games. With 4 games in the afternoon for purposes of focusing on the larger slate we'll focus on the 8 evening games. There is no shortage of strong teams playing in the evening slate so we are tasked to find […]

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The Red Zone – Conference Championships – NFL DFS

Happy Playoffs Playmaker Nation! First of all, I must say that I'm thrilled to be transitioning to the article format for Sunday's two game Classic NFL DFS slate after 17 weeks and 2 playoff rounds worth of The NFL Playbook Cheat Sheet! Sunday's slate features 4 great teams, with a myriad of different strengths and […]

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NCAA BASKETBALL – 1.18.2020 – Best Bets for Saturday’s College Hoops (Free)

Hello Daily Play Action! Anthony Marro here happy to share my NCAA Men’s Basketball picks for the entire college season. Last year I was able to supply over 300 picks against the spread and finish the season cashing at a rate of just about 59%. As March Madness approached and I was brought on to write for DPA, readers were treated to a 45-27-2 record of sides and totals over the final month of the season. This season, betting write-ups will posted exclusively on DPA almost every day but be sure to follow my Twitter too so you won’t miss a pick on days with abbreviated slates.

  • Current Season Record: 152-143-4
  • Previous Season Record: 180-127-9

Purdue vs Maryland, Under 124.5

  • We are getting a ton of value on this under and I think we see a very low scoring game in College Park today. Both teams allow an average of just 60 points per game and if they stick to their season averages today, we should have a relatively comfortable cover
  • Both teams are 6-11 to the under this season and playing in a lot of games that barely top 110 points. Their defenses rank sixth and seventh in the country in terms of efficiency and both have a lot to play for as they each sit at 3-3 in Big Ten play
  • Matt Haarms is probable today and his presence in this game will be huge for the Boilermakers. The battle between him and Jalen Smith will be appointment television if he indeed plays. I expect the winner to score 60 and the loser to fall just short

Marquette vs Georgetown, Over 155.5

  • These are two offenses that can really get hot and in a huge Big East conference game I expect both teams to show out this afternoon. Marquette will have a shot at stealing this one on the road but if they are going to do so they will need at least 80 points or so
  • Both squads are coming off spectacular offensive performances and will look to replicate their previous game here today. Georgetown had five scorers in double-digits in their last contest. In that game Marquette got 35 from Markus Howard on their way to a win
  • This total has moved with some significant steam from when it opened last night. Public and sharp money both like the over here, while a heavy concentration of bets continues to fall on each side of the spread. This is a big number, but I think we still cash it here

Arkansas -1.5 vs Kentucky

  • This is perhaps the juiciest game on the slate from a gambling standpoint as we get incredible value with Arkansas today. The program history and Ap 10 Rank are keeping Kentucky very close in terms of the spread, but I think the smart bet is the 14-2 Razorbacks
  • Ashton Hagans is the main guy for Kentucky, but I think we see him struggle against this very talented defense. He is an assist monster and does very well moving the ball for the Wildcats but will struggle in traffic today. As he is a bit banged up as well expect lower than average numbers
  • Coaching is a huge key in college basketball and for a while Kentucky has had a very clear edge in this rivalry. With Eric Musselman in town I think the Razorbacks should have a much better chance and I expect them to win a big one here at home today

Texas Tech -8 vs Iowa State

  • This feels like a bit of a mismatch for Iowa State and while it could be a competitive game, I expect Texas Tech to come alive in the second half. They have been hitting their stride on offense and should be able to win by double digits on their home court here
  • It is strength versus strength today in Lubbock, but Texas Tech’s defense is on another level so far this season. They are holding teams to just 62 points per game and should be able to rattle these Cyclones here. I think this one goes final at just about 70-60
  • Terrence Shannon Jr. is probable to play which is huge for Texas Tech’s chances here. He is responsible for approximately 22 percent of the team’s shots and will help facilitate a lot of Davide Moretti’s game. If he plays this pick becomes a near lock at eight points

Louisiana State vs Mississippi, Over 145.5

  • LSU is scoring an average of 76 points per game and is the only team still undefeated in SEC conference play. If the Ole Miss offense can keep pace here at home this over should be easy money. I anticipate the Top 5 offense to roll against the Rebels today
  • Charles Manning Jr. is likely out for the remainder of LSU’s season and without his interior defense the Tigers have struggled to slow down their opponents. Ole Miss has improved as a team this season and are becoming much more adapt to scoring inside
  • On the other side we have Breein Tyree for the Rebels who is a game time decision. If he is to play this over becomes even more enticing as he is the team’s leading scorer. However, even if he were to sit out this team has enough talent to keep this game close

Virginia vs Georgia Tech, Under 110

  • It is weird to see this game as a pickem and although I’m tempted to take Virginia I just can’t with how poorly their offense has been playing. This game could stay under a hundred points easily with how off and on these team’s play offensively. Lock this one in
  • Even on a disastrous three game losing streak Virginia has still been extremely sound defensively. They now rank second in the country in their efficiency but are still first in terms of slowest tempo. It will be tough to go over in a game with just 60 possessions
  • Georgia Tech has quietly put together a talented defense as well. The Yellow Jackets defense is ranked inside the Top 30 in the country so I expect them to challenge Virginia just as much as they are challenged. The first team to 50 may be the winner in this one

Let’s win today Playmakers! I am confident in every pick that I provide and play them myself. College basketball is unpredictable and that’s why we love it, so always bet smart!

NBA Playbook Cheat Sheet – 1/17 – DraftKings & FanDuel

What's up everyone! John Huish (@notJohnHuish) and Nick Marro (@NickMarroDFS) here back again with the January 17th edition of the The NBA Playbook Cheat Sheet! In today's NBA Cheat Sheet you will find: Top plays at each position Opponent DvP Team Pace Opposing Team Pace DPA Core Cash Plays, Bargain plays, and so much more! […]

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The Sixth Man – January 17 Main Slate – NBA DFS

Hello DPA Nation and welcome back to The Sixth Man report where we look into the daily slate for value to ensure that our playmakers have the most flexibility with their lineup construction from a price standpoint. Last night was absolutely BONKERS in the NBA-DFS world with scores nearly reaching 500s. NBA is always changing, therefore we need to be on our toes more than ever in this day and age for the sport to be effective. Let’s take a look at what’s available today!

Marc Gasol (DK $4,800 | FD $5,000)
It’s feels like we are beating a dead horse, but anytime we can attack WAS with a cheap big man I’m jumping at the opportunity. Gasol hasn’t skipped a beat since being sidelined, as he played 33 minutes in his first game back and we fully expect him to see a similar compliment of minutes again tonight. Gasol isn’t someone I consider to be a flashy pick or someone who’s going to break the slate, however I am fine with the production he brings in this spot. In his last 10 games (including the game he played 8 minutes and got injured) he’s averaging roughly 28FP a game which is good for just over 5x return at his current price. He’s going to a core piece to most cash game plays on both DraftKings and FanDuel.

Brendan Clarke (DK$4900 | FD$4800)
The Canadian Kid lands on my value play list again this year. I was devastated when Boston shipped him off the Memphis on draft day, but I am super happy to see this kid flourish on an exciting team. Although I normally reserve Clarke for pace up match-ups (he has better splits in pace up vs pace down) but he’s been quietly producing lately. In his last three he’s averaging 22 minutes and 28FP. Realistically his price should be a few hundred more, so I am going to capitalize on him under 5K again (especially on DK where we have more flexibility with him) against the lowly Cavs.

Dejounte Murray (DK $5400 | FD$ 4900)
Most people are going to look at this pick and immediately dismiss Murray in his spot tonight based on his recent outings. However, one closer look shows that SAS has had a brutal schedule recently playing 6 teams that can lock down players. In his last 6 games Murray has 4 steals and a block, however if we look at the 6 before that you will notice he had 10 steals and a block. The recent stretch of games should really push ownership off him. Murray isn’t going to wow us with usage or scoring, but its his peripherals that make him such a tantalizing piece at times. Atlanta gives up the most blocks and steals in the league, so I am fine plugging in Murray in GPPs in what could be one of his best pace up matchup spots this year.

Other Considerations (in no particular order)
OG Anunoby
Maxi Kleber
De’Anthony Melton
Darius Garland
Lonnie Walker IV
Jeremy Lamb
Shabazz Napier

 

NCAA BASKETBALL – 1.17.2020 – Best Bets for Friday’s College Hoops (Free)

Hello Daily Play Action! Anthony Marro here happy to share my NCAA Men’s Basketball picks for the entire college season. Last year I was able to supply over 300 picks against the spread and finish the season cashing at a rate of just about 59%. As March Madness approached and I was brought on to write for DPA, readers were treated to a 45-27-2 record of sides and totals over the final month of the season. This season, betting write-ups will posted exclusively on DPA almost every day but be sure to follow my Twitter too so you won’t miss a pick on days with abbreviated slates.

  • Current Season Record: 150-141-4
  • Previous Season Record: 180-127-9

Dayton -7 at Saint Louis     

  • If you did not already think this Dayton team was legit now there is no denying it. This squad now sits ranked in the AP 13 spot and should make light work of Saint Louis today. The Billikens are 14-3 but I still would not rank them top five in the Atlantic-10
  • It took Saint Louis four attempts to earn their first Quadrant I win this season and I do not think they earn another in the very next game. It is going to be a little difficult for Dayton on the road, but I think they win the game by double-digits this evening
  • A team that can barely make half their attempts at the stripe will not be giving these Flyers any trouble. Dayton is one of the best pure shooting teams in the country and with Obi Toppin on the court games can get out of hand extremely quick

Furman vs Wofford, Over 137.5

  • Furman is one of the higher scoring teams in the country this season averaging over 78 points per game even at a slow pace of play. They will have their hands full with Furman in what should be a very close rivalry game. This series has been split between the two each season for the past four years
  • The last six road games for Furman have gone over and this contest will just be 30 miles away from home. This team is built on efficient inside scoring while Wofford prefers to rain threes for most of the game. Regardless of how they get there both will score 70
  • Wofford has had several cold shooting nights in a row but will bounce back tonight. This team had a 58 effective field goal percentage last season but are well below that now as a result of this slump. Expect some improvement here, especially from Nathan Hoover

Yale -11 vs Brown     

  • It is rare we see a monster lurking in the Ivy league but this year there is a Yale squad ready to make a lot of noise in March. They are 11-2 against the spread this season and should not have a problem against Brown today. I think they are covering by halftime
  • Strange to see but this is the first in a Yale back-to-back for Brown. They will travel to New Haven today and then play host to the Bulldogs one week from now. Pay attention to how this game goes because we may be back betting this same spot next Friday
  • Another oddity here is both teams come of victories against Division III Johnson and Wales. As a benchmark, Brown came away with a 26-point victory while Yale won by a cool 50. A 20-point margin of victory today should not come as much of a surprise

Iowa -5.5 vs Michigan     

  • Michigan is a team that has looked notoriously bad against opposing big men this season and now have to once again face 6’11 Luka Garza who is playing the best ball of anyone in the Big Ten. He scored 44 against Michigan on December 6th in Ann Arbor
  • Fran McCaffery should be making this game out to be the biggest of his team’s season. The Hawkeyes have already dropped one to Michigan and need to win in order to better their postseason positioning. I think they even the series on their home court tonight
  • Michigan has lost every road game by at least eight points this season. They were playing against very strong competition, but Iowa is just as good as any of those others. If Iowa can hold the Wolverines to 70 points, they should have no problem covering here

Let’s win today Playmakers! I am confident in every pick that I provide and play them myself. College basketball is unpredictable and that’s why we love it, so always bet smart!

NBA Playbook Cheat Sheet – 1/16 – DraftKings & FanDuel

What's up everyone! John Huish (@notJohnHuish) and Nick Marro (@NickMarroDFS) here back again with the January 16th edition of the The NBA Playbook Cheat Sheet! In today's NBA Cheat Sheet you will find: Top plays at each position Opponent DvP Team Pace Opposing Team Pace DPA Core Cash Plays, Bargain plays, and so much more! […]

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NCAA BASKETBALL – 1.16.2020 – Best Bets for Thursday’s College Hoops (Free)

Hello Daily Play Action! Anthony Marro here happy to share my NCAA Men’s Basketball picks for the entire college season. Last year I was able to supply over 300 picks against the spread and finish the season cashing at a rate of just about 59%. As March Madness approached and I was brought on to write for DPA, readers were treated to a 45-27-2 record of sides and totals over the final month of the season. This season, betting write-ups will posted exclusively on DPA almost every day but be sure to follow my Twitter too so you won’t miss a pick on days with abbreviated slates.

  • Current Season Record: 147-140-4
  • Previous Season Record: 180-127-9

North Texas at Southern Miss, Under 128.5

  • I think at the current number we have no choice but to take the under in this one. Here we have a Southern Miss squad that struggles on offense, scoring just 67 points per game. They face North Texas who rank in the bottom ten nationally in terms of tempo
  • North Texas has seen a lot of games go under in Conference USA play as of late. Given how heavily they rely on the three and how few possessions the Mean Green get, I expect fewer than 65 from this team tonight. This under should hit very comfortably
  • I do not expect a particularly close game and am intrigued by North Texas here, but I think you are laying just a few more points than I am comfortable. I think something in the 65-60 ballpark is the most likely outcome here as long as neither team gets too hot from deep

Georgia State +1.5 at South Alabama

  • When you look at these two teams on paper it is clear which one is the more talented of the two. The Panthers are 12-4 against the spread and I think they have no problem here in Mobile tonight. Expect a close one but one where South Alabama falls just short
  • Georgia State is 8-2 in the last ten meetings between these squads. Richie Riley and Rob Lanier breathe new life into this rivalry but I think it is going to be more of the same this evening. This is the best team in the Sun Belt against one will finish in the bottom half
  • Justin Roberts is coming off one of the more impressive performances of the season thus far. He finished the night with 23 points including an incredible 7-9 mark from beyond the arc. If even half those shots fall tonight it could be another route for Georgia State

Milwaukee -6 vs Detroit

  • The money is in the crumbs here today and attacking 3-15 Detroit should pay off for us here in this one. Milwaukee is not great by any stretch of the imagination but 8-9 and a three-game winning streak makes me more confident in backing the Panthers in this one
  • Detroit has failed to cover in four games straight and this line still seems too low to be correct. For some reason odds-makers are just not adjusting for the Titans’ pitiful play. Home court does not mean much for Detroit and is not worth more than a point today
  • This Detroit squad will likely finish in the basement of the Horizon League and I would not be surprised to see a 4-14 or worse record in conference play. Milwaukee is almost guaranteed to win here tonight, and I am confident they will be able to cover this number as well

BYU -15 vs San Diego

  • BYU has quietly started to climb in the rankings after what was a brutal first month of the season. They are 7-1 both straight up and against the spread in their past eight games and should be able to cover this number today against a weak San Diego squad
  • The Toreros have conversely been falling off as of late and I do not think they will be able to keep up with BYU today here at the Marriott Center. The Cougars will ride their shooting to win today in what should be an 80-point affair for their Top 25 offense
  • Both Jake Toolson and TJ Haws will be a huge factor in this game as I anticipate about 30 huge minutes from each. The senior center Yoeli Childs will likely be out once again for BYU but thanks to the talented players behind him there should be little to no scare as a result

Let’s win today Playmakers! I am confident in every pick that I provide and play them myself. College basketball is unpredictable and that’s why we love it, so always bet smart!

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