North Carolina State vs. Maryland, 01/16/2013 19:00 EDT, Score: 50 - 51

Point Spread: -1½/-103 Maryland

Sportsbook: 5Dimes

Result: Loss

On Wednesday the guaranteed ACC Power Play is on Maryland. Game 726 at 7:00 eastern. Maryland catches NC. St off a huge dog win taking down #1 Duke On Saturday. Maryland has owned this series winning 23 of the last 30 times. The Terrapins are 8-4 ats as a home favorite of 3 or less, 6-0 after allowing 60 or less, 5-1 after scoring 60 or less and have a dominant 11-1 home record winning by 18 points per game. Maryland will look to improve off 2 mediocre shooting performances which saw them shoot less than 40%. The good news is they have been a lock down defensive team allowing 38% shooting in 4 of the last 5 games. This does not bode well for an NC. St team that made over 50% of their shots the last 2 games. The Wolf pack are 2-8 ats on Wednesday and have lost 14 of the last 21 true road games. We will back Maryland in this one as NC. St has a hard time duplicating Saturdays performance here tonight. Make it Maryland.

On Wednesday the NBA Revenge Play is on Golden St. Game 720 at 10:35 eastern. We want to play against all non conference dogs with same season home loss revenge as these teams were 3-19 ats going into Tuesday. The Heat in general have not fared well with revenge failing to cover 6 of the last 8 times. They are 2-5 ats off 3+ road games and have also failed to cover 5 of 7 in January. The Warriors are 13-2 with 12 spread wins vs non conference teams and have won 11 of 15 vs winning teams. Surprise, surprise, Miami is 8-9 vs winning teams. The Warriors are also 5-1 ats after allowing 105 or more points per game. Miami plays solid perimeter defense. However that only works well against teams who struggle with shooting. Golden St can shoot lights out, particularly at home. Look for the Warriors to come out and play.

On Wednesday the NBA Play is on Portland. Game 716 at 10:05 eastern. The Blazers fit a solid system that plays against Cleveland and all non conference dogs with same season home loss revenge. This system was 3-19 ats against these revenger's heading into Tuesday. Cleveland is 4-15 ats vs North West teams, 1-5 ats after scoring 105 or more, 3-10 ats off a non conference games and 0-5 with 1 cover off 3+ road games. Portland is 5-2 in January and 4-0 ats vs Cleveland the last 3 years. Play Portland tonight

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