The Pelicans are enduring a ridiculous schedule, but they're still the right play Thursday night. It's just a great matchup for them versus the Lakers, as they showed a little over a month ago when they won 139-117 on this same court. Lay it.
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I'll be at this game, and the big news for Toronto fans is the announced return of the prodigal hockey son to the Maple Leafs lineup -- Auston Matthews. Will he play a pivotal role in a Toronto victory? I don't know, but the Predators are the hottest home team in the league and the Leafs just blew a lead in Tampa Bay Tuesday night, so it's anyone's guess if Matthews will be the difference maker. Just in case, I'm going OVER 6. Both teams can find the back of the net and won't be playing cat-and-mouse hockey.
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Aside from two home games, the Pistons have spent the entirety of March on the road. In the last four weeks, they've played 10 of 13 contests away. Thursday's matchup in Houston is Detroit's sixth straight road game, and while the Rockets have been an ATS juggernaut, this is a spot that screams value on Detroit. Grab the Pistons.
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Texas A&M has dominated with size, but still has issues with its backcourt. Look for Michigan's plethora of depth at the guard position and offensive balance to offset the Aggies on Thursday. Grab Michigan.
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Winning consecutive games at the buzzer is often a recipe for falling short the next round. For Loyola-Chicago, having a break before the Sweet 16 was the best scenario. The Ramblers can now regroup to face a Nevada team that is just as fortunate to be there. That?s the difference Thursday -- Loyola has showcased an ability to play 40 minutes, while Nevada is more of a streaky team.
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