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Today’s Odds Boosts at DraftKings
NBA: James Harden to record over 39.5 Points & Rockets to Win
+175 to +250
Harden is averaging 38.4 points per game this season. The Rockets are 8.5-point favorites against a struggling Atlanta team tonight. Harden has also scored 44 points in two of his last three games. The Rockets should cruise to victory and Harden should have a scoring spree tonight against the Hawks.
NCAAB: Duke & Kansas & Auburn each to Win by 10 or more Points
+400 to +440
The Kansas Jayhawks are five-point favorites against Iowa State. Auburn is a 15-point favorite against Vanderbilt at home and Duke is a 12-point favorite on the road against Georgia Tech. It will be tough for Kansas to win by double-digits against a tough Iowa State team with a good offense. However, +440 is tough to pass up.
NHL: Maple Leafs & Flyers & Stars all to Win
+435 to +475
The Maple Leafs are -200 favorites at home against Winnipeg. The Flyers are small underdogs at home against the Capitals (+105) and the Stars are -140 favorites on the road against the Kings. Toronto is 8-1-1 in their last 10 games and Dallas is on a four-game winning streak. Philadelphia has lost their last four but the Capitals will be playing their third game in four days. This one may be worth a shot as the Flyers might be the only tough part of this bet.
Today’s Best Bet at DraftKings Sportsbook
UC Santa Barbara (-9.5) vs Cal Poly – 10:00 PM
The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (11-4) take on the Cal Poly Mustangs (3-11) tonight. The Gauchos are on a five-game winning streak while the Mustangs ended their four-game losing streak with a win against a non-D1 opponent in Vanguard (85-82).
UC Santa Barbara is the team to beat in the Big West this season. The Gauchos are a balanced team on both sides of the ball. They are 118th in points per game (74.4). They have been shooting well from the field (47.4%) and excellent from the free-throw line (75.4). The Gaucho defense has been above average this season (157th), allowing 67.7 points per game.
Cal Poly has one of the worst offenses in the country. They are averaging just 63.7 points per game. They are also one of the worst rebounding teams in the country (337th). The Mustang defense hasn’t been much better this season. Cal Poly is 270th in points allowed per game (73), 286th in opponent FG% (45.2%) and 320th in opponent 3PT% (36.7%).
UC-Santa Barbara is the far better team in this matchup and should win this game by double-digit points. The Mustangs have just three wins this season and two of them were against non-D1 schools. Their other win was against a 6-6 Siena team at home 70-66. They only managed to beat Vanguard, an NAIA school, by just three points thanks to their free-throw shooting (went 31-35 in the second half from the line). Cal Poly won’t have that many free-throws to bail them out in this one. The Gauchos will get out to a big lead early and not look back in this one.