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NBA | Atlanta 125 @ Portland 129 | 01/31 | 3:00 AM UTC

Portland -165

WIN

ANALYSIS: We'll take a shot on this one with Trae Young out for Atlanta and Josh Hart and Jusuf Nurkic both back for the Blazers. The Hawks are 2-3 without Young this season. Teams often struggle in the opener of a cross-country trip as this is for the visitors.

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Matt Severance

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CBB | Iowa St. 77 @ Texas Tech 80 | 01/31 | 2:00 AM UTC

Iowa St. +2.5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Texas Tech got their first win after LSU this weekend after an eight game losing streak. The Red Raiders guard Pop Isaacs is listed as out and Iowa State’s Caleb Grill should be playing as he went through warmups. Texas Tech is shooting 42.9 percent from the floor and 64.3 percent from the free-throw line over their last three games. Iowa St. has struggled on the road but are still the better offensively and defensively. The Cyclones have shot it effectively at 50.3 percent and 32.5 percent beyond the arc over their last three. Rolling with the better overall team. I’m on Iowa St.

NBA | Toronto 106 @ Phoenix 114 | 01/31 | 2:00 AM UTC

Phoenix -125

WIN

ANALYSIS: Devin Booker is reportedly getting close to a return for Phoenix -- Wednesday? -- but it won't be tonight. The Suns have figured things out of late without him as Chris Paul and Mikal Bridges have really raised their game. Toronto is without OG Anunoby and playing a third road game in four nights. Coach Nick Nurse has a very short rotation, that much shorter without Anunoby, so the Dinos may get worn out in the second half.

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Matt Severance

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NBA | Sacramento 118 @ Minnesota 111 | 01/31 | 1:00 AM UTC

Minnesota +1.5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Had to wait on this pick to see if Rudy Gobert would play -- he will. The Wolves also get key reserve Taurean Prince back from a four-game injury absence. Minnesota has won three straight, including by seven over the visiting Kings on Saturday. Sacramento has covered just once in its past nine vs. teams with a winning record.

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Matt Severance

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NBA | Washington 127 @ San Antonio 106 | 01/31 | 1:00 AM UTC

Washington -190

WIN

ANALYSIS: This is probably about the limit I play the Wizards on the road because they aren't that trustworthy -- despite a five-game winning streak -- but will get Kristaps Porzingis back from injury. Before suffering the injury during a Jan. 21 win over the Magic, he had scored at least 20 points in nine of his last 10 appearances, posting 23.2 points and 8.3 rebounds in that span. San Antonio is again without Romeo Langford and Devin Vassell. Washington has not won at San Antonio since Dec. 11, 1999, the team's longest active road losing streak. That ends tonight. The Spurs are just 1-10 in their past 11 as they tank for Wemby.

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Matt Severance

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NBA | Toronto 106 @ Phoenix 114 | 01/31 | 2:00 AM UTC

Phoenix -1.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Suns have won five of six and I like them to cover the small number against the visiting Raptors. Toronto is on the fourth game of a seven-game trip and coming off an impressive win in Portland. The Raptors have won consecutive road games only once this season. Look for Phoenix to play lock-down defense and cover for the eighth time in the last 10 home meetings with Toronto.

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Larry Hartstein

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NBA | Golden St. 128 @ Oklahoma City 120 | 01/31 | 1:00 AM UTC

Oklahoma City +5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: It's arguably the biggest home game of the season thus far for the Thunder with the defending NBA champs making their first visit -- first game between the teams overall. Golden State has looked better on the road of late but the surprising Thunder are 8-0-1 ATS in their last nine vs. teams with a winning record. In January, OKC is 9-4 SU and owns the NBA's best net rating (8.7).

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CBB | Md.-E. Shore 72 @ Morgan St. 58 | 01/31 | 12:30 AM UTC

Md.-E. Shore -1.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: Maryland-Eastern Shore has won nine of 10, and I like the Hawks to cover the small number in Baltimore versus Morgan State. While the host Bears average a MEAC-best 78.4 points, they'll almost certainly be without second-leading scorer Malik Miller (17.5 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 3.9 apg), per insider Jordan Majewski. A 6-4 senior who shoots 50.6 percent from the field, Miller has missed most of the past three games -- the Bears going 1-2. In that victory, over Norfolk State, the Spartans went 0 of 13 from deep while the Bears went 12 of 26. That disparity is unlikely to repeat tonight.

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CBB | Virginia 67 @ Syracuse 62 | 01/31 | 12:00 AM UTC

Syracuse +5

PUSH

ANALYSIS: I like playing home underdogs after their opponent allowed fewer than 60 points and are playing with one day of rest. Virginia is 3-5 against-the-spread after allowing fewer than 60 points. Virginia has won six in a row, a streak that started against the Orange three weeks ago. Syracuse is 3-1 ATS when revenging a road loss this season, and 3-0 ATS after allowing 80-plus points. Joe Girard had one of his worst shooting performances of the season on Saturday and should bounce back with a big effort tonight. I'm on the Orange.

NBA | Golden St. 128 @ Oklahoma City 120 | 01/31 | 1:00 AM UTC

Oklahoma City +5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: This could be a sneaky fun game. The Thunder have exceeded expectations this season and have a real shot at making the playoffs. They are 15-10 at home, while also going 9-5 against the spread as a home underdog. Meanwhile, the Warriors are 6-18 on the road and just 3-8 against the spread as a road favorite. Even if the Thunder don’t win this outright, the game could come down to the final seconds.

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NBA | Detroit 105 @ Dallas 111 | 01/31 | 1:30 AM UTC

Detroit +8.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: I’m going to take a chance here. Luka Doncic is questionable after injuring his ankle Thursday against the Suns. He did not play Saturday against the Jazz. After this game, the Mavericks don’t play again until they host the Pelicans on Thursday. If he doesn’t play against the Pistons, that would give him a full week to heal. I think they take the cautious approach and sit him out, so give me the points. Even with Doncic in the fold, the Mavericks are only 8-13-2 against the spread as home favorites.

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CBB | Virginia 67 @ Syracuse 62 | 01/31 | 12:00 AM UTC

OVER 132.5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Perception can be really impactful when it comes to Virginia totals, and the Wahoos ranked No. 360 out of 363 in adjusted tempo and boast a top-25 defense that's held 16 straight opponents under 70 points. But UVA has quietly been cashing overs here in recent conference play, and it's running up against a Syracuse team that's been an over machine. Virginia's last 8 games are 6-2 to the over and Syracuse's last 10 games are 9-1 to the over. The Orange have struggled keeping other teams off the offensive glass and those extra possessions allow for more points, which certainly hurt Syracuse’s chances to win but help our odds of hitting the over.

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