It is Hump Day and that means it is the biggest wagering card of the week other than Saturday. Here is a look at all the latest Line Moves for Wednesday and you can see if they line up with what you are thinking. We also share our opinions on the outcomes and invite you to review the records of handicappers at Sports-Watch to see if they are accordant with how you prefer to wager.
NBA – (701) ATLANTA at (702) CHARLOTTE 7:35 ET SPSO
For a team that has lost 15 consecutive home games (3-11-1 ATS), Charlotte is drawing considerable attention as home underdog. That’s right; the Bobcats last home win was on Nov. 21 and despite this, they have been moved from +5.5 to +3.5 against division rival Atlanta. The Hawks have issues of the own with a mounting injury list and they have lost eight of 11 (3-7-1 ATS) and are more unstable these days then Lindsey Lohan. Even with the lower figure, Charlotte is still 6-16 ATS as a home underdog of six points or less since last season. S-W Take – Lean Atlanta
Allegheny Analysis has been a quality roll and is up to No.2 at the monitor.
NBA – (713) NEW ORLEANS at (714) SAN ANTONIO 8:35 ET FSNO, KENS
While Charlotte cannot win on their home court, San Antonio has reeled off 14 straight wins at the AT&T Center (9-4 ATS) since falling the Clippers way back on Nov. 19. After a 7-25 start, New Orleans is trying to turn their season around and have won and covered seven of the previous nine contests. The return of Eric Gordon has energized the offense which has averaged 100 PPG compared to season average of 93.3. In spite of the Spurs sensational home streak and the fact they have be victorious 15 of 17 times (11-6 ATS) in southwest Texas versus the Hornets, San Antonio has fallen out of favor with basketball bettors and slipped from -10.5 to -8.5. S-W Take – San Antonio covers
CBB – (773) XAVIER at (774) CHARLOTTE 7:30 ET FSOH
After stumbling much of 2012, Xavier has found its groove in A-10 action. The Musketeers have won four consecutive times and are a perfect 5-0 in league play. Charlotte was playing just as well, until they were rocked at Richmond 81-61 last Saturday. Hoop bettors are calling for the Xavier’s winning streak to possibly conclude, bumping them from +2 to +4 points. Both units are defensive-minded, but the 49ers really struggle beyond the arc at 26.3 percent and Xavier is 7-0 ATS versus poor 3-point shooting teams converting 31% or less of their attempts, 15 or more games into the season. S-W Take – Xavier covers
CBB – (783) CREIGHTON at (784) DRAKE 8:00 ET FSNW
Creighton saw their 11-game winning streak snapped at Wichita State and tries to avoid a second visiting loss on their three-game conference road trip. The Bluejays did not play poorly against the Shockers in losing by three as 2.5-point underdogs, but their offensive flow was stymied, shooting only 41.8 percent compared 51.8% on the season. While Creighton attempts to rebound, Drake has revenge in their hearts, having lost to the Bluejays by 30 points 15 days ago. The Bulldogs have been lowered as home underdogs by two points to +11, though Creighton is one the top spread-beaters in the country as favorites at 12-3 ATS. S-W Take – Lean with Creighton
Z-Play is a fantastic 20-5 in his monitored college basketball plays.
CBB – (785) FLORIDA at (786) GEORGIA 8:00 ET SEC-N
Over the weekend, the drums were beating that Florida is playing the best basketball in the country in the latter stages of January. It is hard to argue this point as the Gators have chomped thru six opponents since losing to Kansas State and has covered five in a row. Like Drake above, Georgia can play the revenge card having be squashed in Gainesville 77-44 two weeks ago. Those betting on basketball have determined Florida might be overvalued and sent them from -18 to -15.5 on the SEC road. The Bulldogs have a nice betting history in these spots and are 16-6 ATS revenging a blowout loss of 20 points or more and are 2-2 ATS (0-4 SU) against Top 25 opposition. S-W Take – Lean with Florida
Sports-Watch Weighty Trends
NBA ATS Trend
Miami is 12-1 ATS after three consecutive non-conference games the last two seasons.
CBB ATS Trend
LSU is 1-8 ATS at home off a road setback the past three years.
NHL Money Line Trend
Toronto is 1-11 in road games off a home loss by one goal since 2010.