NBA Predictions – February 23, 2018

NBA predictions for every game on the board.  Get our data driven NBA predictions for all of tonight’s games including:

  • Celtics at Pistons
  • Hawks at Pacers
  • Hornets at Wizards
  • Bucks at Raptors
  • Timberwolves at Rockets
  • Cavs at Grizzlies
  • Heat at Pelicans
  • Spurs at Nuggets
  • Clippers at Suns
  • Trail Blazers at Jazz
  • Mavs at Lakers
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NBA Predictions for February 23, 2018:

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Boston Celtics 46% 102
Detroit Pistons 54% 104
Atlanta Hawks 42% 101
Indiana Pacers 58% 105
Charlotte Hornets 40% 104
Washington Wizards 60% 108
Milwaukee Bucks 39% 102
Toronto Raptors 61% 107
Minnesota Timberwolves 35% 106
Houston Rockets 65% 113
Cleveland Cavaliers 48% 103
Memphis Grizzlies 52% 104
Miami Heat 47% 103
New Orleans Pelicans 53% 105
San Antonio Spurs 53% 108
Denver Nuggets 47% 107
Los Angeles Clippers 52% 110
Phoenix Suns 48% 109
Portland Trail Blazers 39% 101
Utah Jazz 61% 105
Dallas Mavericks 43% 103
Los Angeles Lakers 57% 106

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NHL Predictions – February 23, 2018

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  • Penguins at Hurricanes
  • Sharks at Blackhawks
  • Wild at Rangers
  • Jets at Blues
  • Canucks at Golden Knights
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NHL Predictions for February 23, 2018:

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Pittsburgh Penguins 40% 2
Carolina Hurricanes 60% 3
San Jose Sharks 46% 3
Chicago Blackhawks 54% 4
Minnesota Wild 35% 3
New York Rangers 65% 4
Winnipeg Jets 48% 3
St. Louis Blues 52% 4
Vancouver Canucks 39% 3
Vegas Golden Knights 61% 4

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College Basketball Predictions – February 23, 2018

College basketball predictions for every game on the board.  Get our data driven College Basketball predictions for all of tonight’s games including:

  • Ohio State at Indiana
  • Central Michigan at Toledo
  • Long Beach State at Hawaii
  • Yale at Cornell
  • Harvard at Princeton
  • Dayton at Rhode Island

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College Basketball Predictions for February 23, 2018:

TEAM WIN % SCORE
525 Central Michigan 44% 65
526 Toledo 56% 71
633 CS Long Beach 38% 66
634 Hawaii 62% 76
823 Wright State 59% 79
824 Indiana-Purdue 41% 70
825 Yale 54% 74
826 Cornell 46% 71
827 Harvard 41% 63
828 Princeton 59% 71
829 Dartmouth 35% 63
830 Pennsylvania 65% 77
831 Brown 50% 73
832 Columbia 50% 74
833 Dayton 34% 72
834 Rhode Island 66% 86
835 Ohio State 61% 76
836 Indiana 39% 66
837 Northern Kentucky 59% 80
838 Illinois-Chicago 41% 72
839 Western Michigan 47% 73
840 Ball State 53% 75
841 Mercer 62% 77
842 The Citadel 38% 66
843 Samford 49% 76
844 Virginia Military 51% 77
845 Manhattan 42% 72
846 Iona 58% 80
847 St. Peters 51% 68
848 Quinnipiac 49% 67
849 Marist 40% 66
850 Niagara 60% 74
851 UT Chattanooga 35% 62
852 UNC Greensboro 65% 76
853 Wofford 38% 69
854 East Tennessee St. 62% 80
855 Furman 67% 82
856 Western Carolina 33% 67

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The NBA Realignment – New Divisions, No Conferences

The NBA is coming off a great All-Star game that showcased lock down defense in the final seconds.

During the All-Star Break, Commissioner Adam Silver said he’d be open to virtually eliminating conferences and reseeding the NBA Playoffs.

Eliminate the Conferences

With reseeding the NBA Playoffs and the change in format to the All-Star teams, there’s no reason to keep conferences.  Bye bye Eastern and Western Conferences in the NBA.

What would be the point in keeping conferences if there’s no All-Star team or

NBA Expansion

With the league moving away from conferences, it makes sense to expand.  If I’m NBA Commissioner, I award expansion teams to Seattle and Las Vegas.  I bring back the Seattle SuperSonics.

A move into Las Vegas, puts the NBA in a market that’s given it’s expansion NHL team a huge home advantage.  It also moves forward the NBA’s acceptance of gambling.  Silver has been a proponent and he can embrace it even more by moving to this sports betting mecca.

NBA Realignment

With expansion, the NBA would be at 32 teams.  Like the NFL with 32 teams, the NBA should realign into eight divisions.  To help build rivalries and maintain existing ones, these would be regional.  Here’s how I’d set up the new NBA:

Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4
Boston Milwaukee Cleveland Miami
Philadelphia Minnesota Washington Orlando
New York Detroit Indiana Atlanta
Brooklyn Toronto Chicago Charlotte
Division 5 Division 6 Division 7 Division 8
Portland Los Angeles Denver New Orleans
Seattle Los Angeles Utah Dallas
Sacramento Phoenix Oklahoma City Houston
Golden State Las Vegas Memphis San Antonio

New NBA Playoffs

The NBA Playoffs should guarantee each division champion a spot and then award the next eight spots to the teams with the best record.  Teams should be seeded though according to record.

The playoffs need to be shortened.  It got boring last year as the Warriors cruised through.  Did we need 4 games to know the Warriors were far superior?

Create some of the magic of the NCAA Tournament.  The first round of the NCAA tournament should be 1 game.  That’s right win or die.  The team with the better record would host the game.

The playoffs gradually grow in series length to 3, 5 and 7 games.

The NBA is booming.  It has a ton of stars but could evolve the game to more cities and exciting postseason.  Commissioner Silver has shown he’s open to change.  Now’s the time to make it happen.

NHL Predictions – February 22, 2018

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  • Flames at Coyotes
  • Sabres at Red Wings
  • Avalanche at Oilers
  • Capitals at Panthers
  • Stars at Kings
  • Rangers at Canadiens
  • Wild at Devils
  • Sharks at Predators
  • Lightning at Senators
  • Blue Jackets at Flyers
  • Islanders at Maple Leafs

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NHL Predictions for February 22, 2018:

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Calgary Flames 51% 3
Arizona Coyotes 49% 2
Buffalo Sabres 42% 3
Detroit Red Wings 58% 4
Colorado Avalanche 36% 3
Edmonton Oilers 64% 4
Washington Capitals 38% 3
Florida Panthers 62% 4
Dallas Stars 46% 3
Los Angeles Kings 54% 4
New York Rangers 39% 3
Montreal Canadiens 61% 4
Minnesota Wild 37% 3
New Jersey Devils 63% 4
San Jose Sharks 43% 3
Nashville Predators 57% 4
Tampa Bay Lightning 57% 4
Ottawa Senators 43% 3
Columbus Blue Jackets 43% 3
Philadelphia Flyers 57% 4
New York Islanders 42% 3
Toronto Maple Leafs 58% 4

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College Basketball Predictions – February 22, 2018

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  • Connecticut at Cincinnati
  • Wisconsin at Northwestern
  • Purdue at Illinois
  • Washington at Stanford
  • UCLA at Utah
  • Arizona at Oregon State
  • Gonzaga at San Diego
  • Arizona State at Oregon

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College Basketball Predictions for February 22, 2018:

TEAM WIN % SCORE
563 Connecticut 15% 58
564 Cincinnati 85% 90
565 Elon 40% 68
566 College of Charleston 60% 77
567 UW Green Bay 40% 66
568 Oakland 60% 75
569 UW Milwaukee 58% 81
570 Detroit 42% 74
571 Wisconsin 44% 70
572 Northwestern 56% 76
573 Purdue 70% 83
574 Illinois 30% 64
575 Hofstra 50% 77
576 James Madison 50% 78
577 Old Dominion 55% 73
578 Marshall 45% 68
579 Towson 50% 72
580 Northeastern 50% 73
581 Delaware 49% 73
582 Drexel 51% 74
583 UNC Wilmington 40% 70
584 William & Mary 60% 79
585 Rice 44% 69
586 Florida Atlantic 56% 75
587 North Texas 48% 71
588 Florida International 52% 72
589 Coastal Carolina 53% 78
590 Arkansas-Little Rock 47% 75
591 UNC Charlotte 28% 60
592 Western Kentucky 72% 79
593 Southern Miss 41% 70
594 Texas-San Antonio 59% 78
595 Georgia Southern 47% 76
596 Texas-Arlington 53% 79
597 Louisiana-Monroe 44% 73
598 South Alabama 56% 78
599 Louisiana-Lafayette 60% 75
600 Troy 40% 66
601 Appalachian State 48% 70
602 Arkansas State 52% 72
603 Georgia State 52% 72
604 Texas State 48% 70
605 Houston 61% 74
606 Memphis 39% 64
607 Washington 51% 69
608 Stanford 49% 68
609 UCLA 50% 74
610 Utah 50% 73
611 Arizona 57% 78
612 Oregon State 43% 72
613 Gonzaga 66% 76
614 San Diego 34% 61
615 Louisiana Tech 58% 69
616 UTEP 42% 62
617 Pepperdine 20% 59
618 St. Marys (CA) 80% 87
619 Loyola-Marymount 48% 75
620 Santa Clara 52% 76
621 San Francisco 52% 77
622 Pacific 48% 76
623 CS Northridge 48% 72
624 Cal Poly Slo 52% 74
625 UC Santa Barbara 55% 71
626 UC Irvine 45% 66
627 Washington State 53% 74
628 California 47% 71
629 BYU 69% 82
630 Portland 31% 64
631 Arizona State 51% 70
632 Oregon 49% 69
635 Rider 53% 70
636 Monmouth (NJ) 47% 67
637 UT Martin 50% 75
638 Morehead State 50% 74
639 SE Missouri State 50% 69
640 Eastern Kentucky 50% 70
641 Austin Peay State 57% 78
642 SIU Edwardsville 43% 72
643 Oral Roberts 49% 69
644 Nebraska-Omaha 51% 70
645 North Dakota State 56% 76
646 Western Illinois 44% 71
647 South Dakota 49% 70
648 South Dakota State 51% 71
649 Murray State 65% 81
650 Eastern Illinois 35% 67
651 Tennessee State 45% 74
652 Tennessee Tech 55% 78
653 Portland State 57% 72
654 Southern Utah 43% 66
655 CS Sacramento 52% 74
656 Northern Arizona 48% 73
657 Eastern Washington 44% 69
658 Weber State 56% 75
659 Belmont 49% 71
660 Jacksonville State 51% 73
661 Idaho 54% 74
662 Idaho State 46% 70
663 St. Francis (PA) 52% 68
664 Fairleigh Dickinson 48% 66
665 Robert Morris 50% 75
666 Mount St. Marys 50% 76
667 Winthrop 52% 71
668 UNC Asheville 48% 68

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NHL Predictions – February 21, 2018

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  • Senators at Blackhawks
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NHL Predictions for February 21, 2018:

TEAM WIN % SCORE Vegas Odds Total
Dallas Stars 42% 3
Anaheim Ducks 58% 4
Ottawa Senators 33% 2 +153 6
Chicago Blackhawks 67% 3 -170
Calgary Flames 54% 4
Vegas Golden Knights 46% 3

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