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Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Nov 19, 2019
Warriors vs Grizzlies
-6½ -102 at pinnacle
Play Type: Free
My free play is on the Mem Grizzlies at 8:05 ET. We all expected that this would be a tough year for Golden St but the Warriors have wasted little time going from contender to the NBA basement amid a handful of departures and a steady stream of injuries. 2-12 Golden State dropped a 108-100 decision to the Pelicans in New Orleans on Sunday, for its seventh consecutive defeat, the team's longest since the 2011-12 season. The Warriors are in Memphis tonight to take on a 5-8 Grizzlies team which had won three straight before getting overwhelmed by Denver in a 131-114 home loss on Sunday. D'Angelo Russell, who leads Golden St in scoring (24.3) and assists (6.7), is the latest Warrior to be sidelined (thumb). "There are some funky lineups that are out there because of our injuries and we're short on shooting," Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who has started 11 different players, told reporters. "If you can't spread the floor shooting, you've got to be able to play with pace and make all the cuts. You've got to play faster. You have to get stops defensively so you can run."Some new names to watch are rookies Eric Paschall (16.7 & 4.8) and  Ky Bowman (7.4), who are both taking the opportunity for more playing time. Paschall (30 & 7) hit the 30-point mark for the second time this season at New Orleans, while Bowman tied his personal best with 19 points. Memphis was done in by Denver's 44-17 second quarter on Sunday but consecutive wins at San Antonio and Charlotte plus a home win over Utah prior to the Denver game shows that Memphis may be better than expected this season. Ja Morant was chosen second in the 2019 NBA Draft and leads the team in scoring (18.4) and assists (6.0). Mike Conley, who? SF Jackson was the 4th pick of the 2018 draft and is averaging 14.5 & 5.3.  Brooks is adding 13.4, former Toronto center Valanciunas is averaging almost a double-double at 12.8 & 9.4 plus Gonzaga rookie Brandon Clarke is averaging 12.3 & 6.3 (he's shooting 37-fof-50 from the floor over his last six games). I want NO part of the Warriors for the rest of the season. I won't go against them all the time but at this price, why not? Good luck...Larry
Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Nov 19, 2019
Montana State vs Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
-6 -103 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

My 10* Situational Stunner is on Grand Canyon at 9:00 ET.

Danny Sprinkle attended Montana St and back in 1996, scored 30 points in the Big Sky championship game to lead the Bobcats into the "Big Dance." The Bobcats haven't been back since. However, on April 4, 2019, Sprinkle was hired as the 23rd head men's basketball coach at Montana State. He took over at a school which has won between seven and 16 games the last five seasons. Dan Majerle had a 14-year NBA career and was the associate head coach for the Phoenix Suns from 2008–2013. On March 15, 2013, it was announced that Majerle would coach for Grand Canyon University in their its season as a Division I team. In Malerle's third season, he led the Antelopes to 27 wins and into the CIT quarterfinals, then followed with 22, 22 and 20-win seasons. Each of the last two seasons, Grand Canyon has lost in the WAC championship game, to New Mexico St (one win shy of an NCAA berth).

Sprinkle has an "international cast of characters," led PG Frey (17.2-5.8-6.0) from Noway. Two London-born players are the 6-9 Belo (11.2 & 6.2) and guard Adamu (9.8 & 4.2) plus guard Paulo (9.4) hails from Toronto. The Bobcats are off to an impressive start at 4-1, which includes three wins in THREE days in Greensboro, NC playing in the Spartan Classic. Mon St beat App St 59-56, host UNC-Greensboro 67-66 and Ten Tech, 52-39.

Meanwhile, Grand Canyon stumbled out of the gate with THREE straight losses, before beating Arkansas-Pine Bluff 67-54. Grand Canyon lost two key players from last year's team in the 6-10 Finke (12.1 & 5.1) and PG Milstead (10.3 & 3.6 APG) but Majerle has a solid team. Guard Johnson (13.5 & 6.8) leads the team in scoring and rebounding plus four more players average in double figures. That group includes guard Brown (12.8 & 4.2), freshman Blacksher (12.2 & 5.2) and 6-7 graduate transfer swingman Jenkins (10.2 & 3.8) plus the returning 6-10 Lever (11.5 & 2.8).

I can't explain Grand Canyon's early stumbles but Montana State just finished playing three games in three days in Greensboro (Fri-Sun) and now flies to Phoenix with only ONE day between playing a FOURTH game in five days! That's asking A LOT! Lay the points.

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Nov 19, 2019
Wild vs Sabres
-111 at pinnacle
Play Type: Premium

My 10* Game of the Month is on the Buf Sabres at 7:05 ET.

The Buffalo Sabres entered the 2019-20 season having failed to make the playoffs for EIGHT straight seasons, while posting sub-.500 records in their last SEVEN. Buffalo surprised ALL by opening 9-2-1 but are trying to rediscover the form that won them nine of its first 12 games, when the Sabres host the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday. Buffalo enters tonight having lost SEVEN of its last eight games (1-5-2). The Minnesota Wild had strong seasons in 2016-17 (106 points) and 2017-18 (101 points) but missed the playoffs last year while going 37-36-9 (83 points). However, last season's record looks pretty good compared to the Wild's 7-11-2 mark in 2019-20, as the team's 16 points represents the fewest of any of the NHL's 31 teams.

Minnesota enters this contest having alternated wins and losses over its last six games, after falling 4-3 in overtime to Carolina at home on Saturday. "It's a work in progress until we find a way to win a game or two, and then it's amazing how the confidence builds positively rather than negatively." Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau told reporters. I believe Boudreau is sugar-coating things. Eric Staal (team-high 14 points) and Zach Parise each have a team-high six goals but are a combined minus-24. Mats Zuccarello, who signed a five-year, $30 million contract during the offseason, has just three goals and seven points and has been kept off the scoresheet in the last four games. No. 1 goalie Devan Dubynk is just 4-8-2 with a 3.35 GAA and .893 SP.

The injury bug is hitting the Sabres' forward unit hard as Tage Thompson sustained a shoulder injury in his season debut Sunday - one day after Kyle Okposo suffered a concussion - while Marcus Johansson and Johan Larsson (both upper body) will also miss Tuesday's game with Vladimir Sobotka (lower body) already out. However, captain Jack Eichel has FIVE goals in Buffalo's last two games, leading the team in goals (13), assists (11) and naturally, points (24). Defenseman Dahlin has a team-high 12 assists and is one of six Buffalo players with double digits in points.

Minnesota rallied from a 3-1 deficit with a pair of second-period goals to force overtime against Carolina in Saturday's home matinee but lost 4-3. The Wild failed once again in an effort to win back-to-back games, as Minnesota has won consecutive contests just ONCE in its 20 games, beating Montreal and Edmonton at home back on October 20 & 22. Dubynk was excellent in goal for Minnesota back in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons (see above), going 40-19-5 (2.25 GGA & .923 SP) and 35-16-7 (2.452 GAA & .918 SP) but as noted above, he's playing nowhere near that well this season. Buffalo's Hutton is no All Star but he's got a 2.73 GAA and .909 SP. The Sabres won a pair of one-goal games to sweep the 2018-19 season series with Dahlin scoring in each contest and Eichel recording four assists. That duo (plus Hutton) should lead the way again against a Minnesota team which is 3-10-0 on the road this season.

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Nov 20, 2019
Rockets vs Nuggets
-2 -101 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

My 10* PERFECT STORM is on the Den Nuggets at 9:05 ET.

It's the 11-3 Houston Rockets and the 9-3 Denver Nuggets meeting tonight at Pepsi Center in a matchup of two of the Western Conference's best teams.The Rockets have won EIGHT in a row led by James Harden (more in a bit), while the Nuggets open a four-game homestand looking to break through against Houston, which has won 10 of the last 11 meetings between the two teams.

Harden scored 36 in Monday's 132-108 rout of the Portland Trail Blazers (Rockets' 8th straight win), while PGF Russell Westbrook contributed 28 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for his 141st career triple-double. Harden is averaging an NBA-best 39.2 PPG (also 5.7 RPG and 7.6 APG), while Westbrook checks in at 21.6-8.4-7.1. Center Clint Capela (14.1 & 13.1) is one of the NBA's least appreciated "big men" but the Rockets are without Erc]ic Gordon, a 16.6 PPG scorer in his career.

The Nuggets were a 'sexy' pick to go deep in the playoffs in the 2019-20 season and have opened 9-3. Center Jokic led Denver in scoring (20.1), rebounding (10.8) and assists (7.3) last season and then upped those numbers in 14 postseason games (25.1-13.0-8.4). However, Jokic has not quite been that good so far this season, although his line does read 16.4-8.8-6.0. Recent good news is that PG Jamal Murray (19.2-4.8-4.8) established season bests of 39 points and seven 3-pointers Sunday at Memphis, when the Nuggets had their highest point total of the season in a 131-114 road win. PF Paul Millsap (14.1 & 6.1) matched his season high of 23 points against Memphis and has reached double digits in six straight contests.

Some (many?) thought it would be a problem having two ball-dominant guards on the floor at the same time in Harden and Westbrook, but through 14 games the plan has worked. Then again, the Rockets are just 7-7 ATS this season. Yes, the Rockets are a slight underdog here so a win means a cover but I believe Denver's depth will be the difference. Jokic and Murray typically carry the main offensive load but Millsap (see above), Barton (14.8 & 7.4) and Harris (10.7) are also capable of big offensive nights. Denver arguably owns the NBA's deepest bench and was one of the main reasons Denver had the NBA's best home record last season at 34-7. Tough two-game road trip for the Rockets (here and at the Clippers on Friday) and I think they will be fortunate to win either one. I won't get ahead of myself, so tonight the play is on Denver.

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-B  |  Nov 20, 2019
Texas State vs UNLV
-3½ -118 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

My 10* Game of the Week is on UNLV at 10:00 ET.

Danny Kaspar led the Texas State Bobcats to a 24-10 record last season (his 1st at San Marcos), the school's most wins in 25 years. Kaspar had the challenge this season of replacing three starters and the Bobcats visit the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas at 3-2 (more in a little bit). UNLV was unhappy with Marvin Menzies and he was let go after three seasons. The Rebels brought in TJ Otzelberger, who in three seasons at South Dakota St, took the school two to NCAA tourneys, including winning 28 games in the 2017-18 season. However, UNLV has opened a disappointing 2-3.

Texas St is led by guards Pearson (15.0 & 4.0) and Harrell (8.4 & 45.0) and its best frontcourt player is the 6-8 Small (12.2 & 8.6), a JC transfer. Six more players are getting 14-plus minutes per game , while chipping in 5.2-to-7.6 PPG. Hardy was UNLV's top returning scorer and the junior guard is leading the way averaging 19.0-3.4-3.0. Texas graduate transfer Mitrou-Long has been an excelelent backcourt partner, adding 12.6-4.6-3.2. Up front, the 6-7 Tillman (the Pac 12's 6th man of the year last season), has been allowed to play this season and is scoring 12.4 PPG with 4.4 RPG. The 6-11 Diong is averaging 7.2 PPG and a team-high 10.6 RPG.

Texas St has won all three at home but the opponents were 'cup cakes' Texas Lutheran, PV A&M and Jackson St. The Bobcats have lost both road games, at Air Force and Baylor. Yes, UNLV is 2-3 but the losses have in OT vs Kansas St and on the road vs Pac 12 schools Cal (also in OT) and UCLA. The Rebels haven't beaten anyone of of note yet, winning at home against Purdue-Fort Wayne and Abilene Christian. A victory over Texas St will not be considered a "quality win" but UNLV could sure use a "confidence-builder." I say the Rebels get a "W" (and cover) in this one, as Texas St is just 5-12-1 as an underdog of 6.5 points or less.

Good luck...Larry


Age: 65 (turns 66 in November).

Years in handicapping: Larry entered his 36th year as a professional handicapper in August of 2019.

Achievements in handicapping: 1985 Castaway’s Pro Football Challenge Champion, then the most prestigious handicapping contest in Las Vegas; 1999 Stardust Invitational semi-finalist.

A member of the original cast of Proline (began in 1985), the nation’s longest running pre-game handicapping show on the USA-TV network (also hosted Sports Desk on the same network from 1996-98). In then joined the panel of The Winning Edge in the early 2000s. Although well-known on TV for his expert game analysis and no-nonsense handicapping style, Larry may be best known for his radio work. He hosted his own syndicated call-in radio show, Sports Central. It aired live from Bally's Casino in Las Vegas in the early to mid-90s and at one time was heard in more than 100 markets.

Systems used for handicapping a game: Fundamental and statistical analysis. "I'm not typically a trend and system kind of guy," Ness says. "I look at team strengths and weaknesses and compare them. It’s an all-encompassing thing and over 35-plus years, you get good at it."

Star Ratings: 9 and 10*s are considered "Best Bets." All other plays are rated between 6 and 8*s, depending on strength and/or price.

Release Times: Larry releases "daily sports" (MLB, NBA, NCAAB and NHL) on the day of the game. His full card is almost always available by 10:00 ET (save Late-Breaking games). In the FB season, Larry begins releasing plays as early as Tuesday. His full CFB card is typically complete by Thursday (on Friday, at the latest) and his full NFL card will be mostly complete by Friday (definitely by Saturday at 3:00 ET). 36-Club Play: It represents Larry's 36 years in the business and gets his highest star rating (10*s). Expect no more than one of these plays per month, per sport during the regular season. LEGEND Play: Larry's often been referred to as a Las Vegas legend and he's 'borrowed' the title for his other "signature play.". Larry's LEGEND Plays were previously available to only a select group of private clients but they are now available to all, via the internet. Like his 36-Club plays, expect no more than one play per month, per sport (rated 10*s). Game of the Month and Game of the Year Plays: Always rated 10*s. Las Vegas Insider: Throughout his 36 years "in the business," Larry has become known as "the ultimate Las Vegas insider." The contacts he's developed over more than three decades (on both sides of the 'counter'), are arguably "unmatched!" He confers daily with 'his 'friends' and when "all the stars align on the same game," Larry releases an exclusive Las Vegas Insider (rated between 7 and 10*s). Oddsmaker's Error Plays: Larry uses this term with "great respect" (and not very often), as he counts among his very closest friends many of Las Vegas' most famous and respected Sport Book directors (past and present). However, when Larry feels "the line is significantly off," he'll release one of these "not to be missed" plays (rated 9 or 10*s). Situational Stunners: Larry's a fundamental handicapper at heart but he does pay attention to team and situational trends (especially in MLB). When his fundamental handicapping and a strong trend or situation match up, he releases a Situational Stunner. He began releasing these plays in MLB '09 and he's expanded them since,to all sports (rated from 7-10*s, based on strength and/or price for moneyline sports). PERFECT STORM: Larry just added these plays the last few years and his accompanying expert analysis makes these popular plays self-explanatory (typically rated 9 or 10*s but moneyline sports may be rated 7 or 8*s due to price). Weekly and Weekend Wipeout Winners: Larry added this self-explanatory moniker just a few years ago. They've become immensely popular and why not? Who wouldn't want a game that has "blowout written all over it," supported by Larry's expert analysis (rated between 7 and 10*s, depending on strength and price). Superstar Triple Play: Over the years, many of Larry's regular clients have clamored for more three-game reports. You asked for it and Larry's responded. Back in the late 1980s and into the mid 1990s, 900-numbers became "the rage." While a panel member of Proline (see above), Larry created the Superstar Triple Play. One call got you three Superstar Triple Plays (in a particular sport). For almost a decade, anywhere from 1,500 to 3,500 callers responded each weekend, when Larry offered his famous "Superstar Triple Play" pitch on Proline. Starting in 2009, Larry began going "Back to the Future!" Look for 3-game reports this FB season on Saturday (college) and Sunday (NFL). Get three plays on a single report from Larry (many will be TV games), the originator of the "Superstar Triple Play!". Late-Breaking Plays: Larry will always go back and take a "second look" at each day's card, after posting all his games. When he finds something he missed the first time around, he'll release a Late-Breaking Play. These plays are more prevalent in sports like baseball and basketball than football (typically rated at 8 or 9*s).

Quote: "No one works any harder and my work-product speaks for itself," Ness says. "I have a no-nonsense style and my logic is easy to follow. Anyone buying my plays will know exactly what I was thinking when I made the selection. After 34 years, the Larry Ness brand is instantly recognizable and my analysis ranks with the best in the industry."