6-Unit Play. Take #754 Tulsa (-2.5) over Connecticut (7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 3)
I like the home team in this one. This line is dropping. That actually adds value to me. Connecticut has lost three games in a row and all three were blowouts. They are coming off a 10-point home loss to Wichita State in their league opener and this team has lost five straight games played off their home court. The Huskies are just 2-7 ATS in their last nine games. Tulsa has won back-to-back games and five of their last six. They are on a 5-0 ATS run and this team is improving. Junior Etou is a solid go-to guy and this team has more experience. That will pay off here. The Golden Hurricane are 7-2 ATS in their last nine home games and they should get the job done here tonight.
3 Unit Play. Take #723 Over 211.5 Oklahoma City at Los Angeles Lakers (10:35p.m., Wednesday January 3)
The Oklahoma City Thunder offense has been improving week after week and tonight in LA I see the Thunder having no issues scoring against the weak Lakers defense. Lakers defense is allowing 122.6ppg in their last 5 games and I see the Thunder ‘Big 3’ having a field day tonight. The Lakers are 9-2 O/U in their last 11 games and the last 5 meetings in Staples Center 4 of them have gone over.