Submitted by Kelso Sturgeon on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 12:46 PM
The NCAA Tournament gets more challenging every day for bettors but I am pleased to report I went 6-2 against the number in the Sweet 16 round and am now set to conquer the regional championship games making up the Elite Eight. There are two games tonight and I am releasing both of this as 25-unit play and will head for the Final Four after Sunday's 100-unit knockout winner.
Meantime, major league baseball gets its official start Sunday with the Los Angeles Dodgers at the San Diego Padres and will be followed on Sunday with a complete slate of games. You get on board for the entire season and play right through the World Series in October for just $199. (see details below).
On the NBA front tonight, the Philadelphia 76ers (15-57) face the prospect of losing a league record 27 consecutive games when they take the floor at home as a 5.5-point underdog to the less-than-dominate Detroit Pistons (26-46) who are 2-8 in their last 10 games.
Philadelphia tied the record of 26 straight setbacks set by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers with a loss at Houston on Thursday but will take on a stumbling Pistons squad playing the second of a back-to-back while trying to avoid No. 27. The 76ers have not won a game since January 9 when the slipped by the Celtics in Boston by a single point.
For the record, Detroit is just 4-17 in its last 21 games and comes into this off a 32-point home loss to the Miami Heat last night
Now, or never?
Record Losing Streaks In Other Sports
While 26 going on 27 straight losses is certainly a major negative, it certainly is not the worst losing streak in the major sports.
- In the National Football League, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost a record 26 straight games during the 1976-1977 seasons.
- In NCAA Division I football, Northwestern lost 32 consecutive games from 1979-1982.
- In NCAA Division 1 Basketball, Towson lost 41 straight games during the 2011-12 seasons.
- In NCAA Division II football, Prairie View A&M lost 80 straight from 1989-1998.
Tonight's NCAA Tournament Betting Schedule - Both Games Available On This Website
South Regional Finals
Florida (35-2) vs. Dayton (26-10)
Florida is 10-point favorite, with total of 132.5
Money Line on Florida -650
Monday Line on Dayton +485
Starting Time: 6:05
Played at Fed-Ex Forum in Memphis, TN
West Regional Finals
Arizona (33-4) vs. Wisconsin (29-7)
Arizona is 3-point favorite, with total of 130
Money Line on Arizona -160
Money Line on Wisconsin +135
Starting Time: 8:45
Played at Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Dodgers (2-0) And Padres (0-0) Officially Launch Major 20-14 Major League Baseball Season Sunday
The Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals are 6 -1 co-favorites to win the 2014 World Series with the Detroit Tigers in the third spot at 7-1 and the Washington Nationals listed fourth in the odds at 8-1 for the 162-game season that begins Sunday and then kicks into high gear Monday.
Actually the 2014 season began last Saturday when the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks played a double-header on a cricket field in Sydney, Australia, Los Angeles winning both games, the first one 3-1 behind the pitching of ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw and the second 7-5 with Hyun-Jin Ryu the starter.
There is just one game on Sunday, followed by a full schedule on Monday. Ryu, a left-hander, is expected to start for the Dodgers-if his sore right toe permits-and if he cannot go the Los Angeles starter will be Dan Haren, a lefty. Right-hander Andrew Cashman who closed out last season in sensational fashion, with an ERA of 2.25 in August and in the last month of a season dropped those outstanding numbers to 0.25.
No line has been posted on the game and will not be until it is confirmed Ryu will start. I will be releasing this game as a 10-unit play and it too will be available on this website and toll free at 1-800-755-2255.
I had another outstanding baseball season in 2013 and, like the Dodgers, intend to take up right where I left off - and I have put together a program that will deliver daily winners right through the World Series in October. Membership in my Best Bets Baseball Investment Club costs a mere $199 for play through the World Series and here is what you get.
Daily Selections (2-3) Each Day Highlighted by a 15-Unit Best Bet
Daily Selections during National and American League Playoffs
Close Out NCAA Elite Eight Round With 100-Unit Winner Sunday
The last of two NCAA Elite Eight regional finals will be played today and I am going for the knockout punch with a 100-unit play-confident I will win it-and you can get all the cash for just $50, charged to your major credit card. This is the perfect opportunity to keep building that bankroll for the Final Four that begins next Saturday in Arlington, TX. Available on this website.