JSM8’s Free Daily Sports Picks for February 24, 2011

Had a rough day yesterday, but we’ll bounce back today.  We’ve been hitting pretty well on the over/unders lately, so we’ll try and knockout two more today with strong angles.  Here we go:

SE Missouri State vs. Tennessee State Prediction:

Four games ago SE Missouri State changed their offensive and defensive styles.  They’ve changed to a zone defense more than man to man, and on offense they’ve started running the shot clock until it gets under 10-15 seconds on each possession.  Before this switch, SE Missouri State was 13-6 to the over, and is 1-3 to the over since the change.

Free Pick: SE Missouri St/Tenn St UNDER 139.5 (line from Bookmaker)


Eastern Kentucky vs. Tennessee Martin Prediction:

The totals on Eastern Kentucky’s games this year completely depend on if they’re at home or away.  At home they’re 7-2 to the over and on the road they’re 2-11 to the under and 0-7 in conference.  On the other side, UT  Martin is 9-12 to the under overall and 2-5 in conference home games.  If EKU gets a lead on the road they’ll hold the ball and run some clock.

Free Pick: Eastern Kentucky vs. Tennessee Martin UNDER 134.5 (line from Bet US)


Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels Prediction:

Big conference game for both teams with the Bulldogs at 9-3 in conference and the Gaels at 10-2.  Gonzaga lost earlier this year to the Gaels in a tough fought home game where, in my opinion, the Bulldogs didn’t have it all together yet.  Gonzaga will get revenge tonight and create a tie for the WCC lead.

Free Pick: Gonzaga +3.5 (line from Bet US)


LA Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs. Denver Pioneers Prediction:

The Ragin’ Cajuns have been red-hot lately and have won 9 in a row.  This is a huge game for the rankings for the Sun Belt.  Both teams are 9-5 in conference and are looking to get the number 1 seed for the conference tournament.  I like Lafayette at home tonight.

Free Pick:  LA Lafayette Ragin Cajuns -3 (line from Sportsbook)


Georgia Bulldogs vs. Florida Gators Prediction:

Georgia is an excellent road team, and they’re looking to avenge a double OT loss against the Gators earlier this season.  The Bulldogs are an incredible 7-2 SU and 7-1 ATS in lined away games this season.  Also, Georgia is playing for 2nd in the SEC East, and on top of all of this, Florida is missing Chandler Parsons for tonight’s game still.

Free Pick: Georgia Bulldogs +6 (line from Sportsbook)


Detroit Red Wings vs. Dallas Stars Prediction:

The Stars have fallen from Pacific Division leaders to just another team fighting for a playoff spot, and one of the reasons is the loss of their leading scorer to injury.  The Red Wings are leading the Central Division and should take down this home game against the Stars tonight.

Free Pick: Detroit Red Wings -230 (line from Bookmaker)

George Mason Patriots vs. Northeastern Huskies Prediction:

George Mason is one of the best teams in the Colonial Athletic, and beat Northeastern on the road by 26 in their last meeting, and this one won’t be much different.  A win in their last home game, on senior night, clinches the season title for the Patriots.  Nice spot for George Mason here.

Free Pick: George Mason -16 (line from Bet US)


Connecticut Huskies vs. Marquette Golden Eagles Prediction:

I read a stat that the Big East is 24-6-1 to the over in conference games this season and I’ll run with that stat.  George Blaney is replacing Jim Calhoun tonight, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  He allows them to run, and doesn’t pull them out for every little mistake so that they can get into a nice flow of the game.  I expect a high scoring game here.

Free Pick: Connecticut Huskies vs. Marquette Golden Eagles OVER 143 (line from Sportsbook)


Overall Record going into Thursday: 9-11


What do you think?  Who are your bets for the night?  Let us know how you’ve been doing!