West Ham have had a week to forget, but the 11 goals conceded without reply in their two games doesn't really count for much anyway. Being knocked out of two cup competitions will be all but irrelevant if they can manage to get three points in Cardiff.
Cardiff play their first league game under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and as you know, I am not a fan of the 'new manager' effect. New managers don't necessarily bring in any real success immediately
With our without CP3 and half of the Lakers squad, this isn't going to be a blockbuster. Players you never expected will step up, the Lakers will find their 3 point game and lob city and Blake Griffin will reel off the highlight reels. We cannot WAIT for this HUGE game, and we think we have a value winner here!
Bynum is long gone, but say hello to Luol Deng. The Bulls star is now a Cav as they look to rubber stamp their playoff push after a poor season so far. On the other side of the court we have the Jazz, fresh off a win over the Thunder, but still clearly a poor and unstructured team. Who will prevail on a small spread?
Sacramento have made a habit of doing it against the big teams then dropping games against lesser sides - especially at home. Orlando, however, are one of the worst in the league right now. Will Rudy Gay and Cousins' form be enough to lift the Kings over the Magic here?
The Heat got dominated by the Knicks just last night, and they'll be playing a back to back against a Nets side fresh off of a cover and uspet win (one we called) against the Warriors. Will the improving Nets continue their fine form, or will the Heat bounce back with a vengeance this evening? This game is live for you on BT Sport.
Apologies for the shorter preview, but I just want to get this one up on time. The Suns are still the best team at covering spreads in the NBA and have been since week 2, but the Grizzlies have found their defence on they are on the up. Will the Suns find the tempo and speed with Bledsoe, or will they be due another spread failure against this tough defence?
The always red hot Pacers take on the inconsistent but threatening Wizards in Indiana this evening, and we're looking for the total for our bet. Indiana are well known as a strong Under side, whilst Washington are on a run on the Over. Which prevails here?
The Nuggets put together a big run on the Under in December, and the Thunder play some mean defence themselves. Westbrook is out while Chandler and Robinson are game time decisions, but with strong offensive showings lately, which way will the total go here?
Inter travel to Udinese in the Coppa Italia after their 1-0 defeat at Lazio on Monday. Udinese were comfortably beatn 3-1 by 5th places Hellas Verona (at home) and will look at this game as a chance to bounce back in time for the league fixtures this weekend.
However, with both sides expected to rest a few players, whose bad run of form will be broken? Udinese have lost 4 of their last 5 home games, whereas Inter have just one away win in 7.
Last night we played against the Lakers, and the Mavericks never really left secon gear, comfortably covering the double digit spread to win by 13 points. LA struggled to share the ball effeciently in the blowout. The back to back situation will bring tired legs, but is 14 points too many for Houston to cover this evening?
The Suns come in to this one on a back to back having lost in Chicago last night, whilst the Timberwolves are well rested after their 31 point win over Philadelphia. The Suns sorely lacked tempo without Bledsoe last night, but will that be necessary against a sloppy Timberwolves defence?
The Wizards are a funny team. Take what you think should happen, reverse it, and then you usally have a formula to deal with Washington. They'll take their inconsistency on the road to a Pelicans side who were blown away in Miami last night. Which Wizards side will we see?