NBA (0.75 Unit) Miami Heat @ Minnesota Timberwolves 1st Quarter -2.5 (-110): 7:00 PM CT on Bally Sports North
The Timberwolves appear to be somewhat back on track, although their 3 consecutive wins have come against shorthanded opponents. That’s the case again tonight as the Wolves face a Miami team that’s a MASH unit. With Jimmy Butler out and other key pieces on the injury report, Minnesota should jump on this team early.
It’s what they did in those 3 straight wins, leading after a quarter by 20, 18, and 10 points. The Wolves still lead the league in first-quarter scoring and are 4th in average margin. The Heat are much slower starters, and with the injury concerns, they should trail early in this one too.
NCAA Basketball (0.75 Unit) Omaha @ Iowa -30.5 (-110): 7:00 PM CT on BTN
This is a very reliable well to keep going back to. When they’re a big home favorite in non-conference play under Fran McCaffrey, the Hawkeyes are an ATS wagon. They’ve gone 43-14-2 ATS as a double-digit favorite in those games, and today shapes up as another one.
Iowa is the perfect type of team to cover this kind of number, as their up-tempo and relentless attack turns games into runaways. This offense is back to being hyper-efficient, and will overwhelm an Omaha team simply not built to run with many opponents at all. Once this Iowa team gets rolling, this game will get out of hand quickly for a Hawkeyes rout.
No degenerates today.
Tiny Nick is 953-794 ATS (+86.8 Units) on his Locks since joining Zone Coverage.
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