7-Unit Play. #514. Take Liberty -11.5 over North Carolina AT (Monday @ 6pm est) We are huge fans of Liberty. This is a team that went on the road to beat Wake Forrest earlier in the year if you remember and won 79-66. This is a squad that only lost to Houston by 2 points (the same Houston team that nearly won the American Athletic and who beat Wichita State and headed to the Tournament). This is a team that is as good as it comes when it comes to defensive pressure and intensity. This is a team that beat Georgia State in overtime who is headed to the tournament and this is a team that scored just 52 points against Radford in their last game and will look to bounce-back here. This team wants to be here at the end of the day as they are thrilled to get a post-season bid, they won 2 post-season games last year as well, they play great defense and as they play North Carolina AT who is outside the top 260 in turnover margin and outside the top 290 in effective field goal percentage, this sets up well for this squad for a big win today.
4-Unit Play. #507. Take Over 209.5 Miami vs. Portland Trailblazers (Monday @ 10:35pm est). We roll with the Over here as we think that Miami is likely to be a very good active underdog and push this game over. Remember, Miami lost to this team by about 8 points earlier this year and this is the same team that has shown great prowess on the road in their ability to score. The Heat have produced 128 points in their last game against Washington (who they have revenge against just like they do against the Blazers today), scored 108 against a good Philly defense and put up 123 against New Orleans on the road in overtime. This is a team that time and time again has shown they can be a good active underdog on the road and push the game over. Remember, you have a Miami team here that has revenge, likes to push the ball on the road and with Portland coming off a monumental win over Golden State scoring more than 120 points and frankly routing State, look for them to possibly have a letdown here as Lebron and company comes into town in their next game. Look for an offensive show here as this game likely goes over the posted total this evening.