GAME: (865) LOYOLA MARYMOUNT vs (866) SANTA CLARA
PICKS: (866) SANTA CLARA
REASON FOR PICK: Whatever chances LMU had to cause some trouble in Las Vegas went out the window with the recent knee injury to top scorer G Evan Payne (17.6 ppg), as the Lions have been mostly non-competitive in the three games he has missed, including a home loss to SCU Feb. 21. Payne could participate tonight, but would be at less than 100%, and HC Mike Dunlap has no reliable scoring options, and his offense has been held to less than 50 points in two of the three minus Payne. It's true that perimeter-oriented SCU is a bit unreliable. But the Broncos do take some momentum into Vegas after last Saturday's upset win over Saint Mary's, and they own by far the sharper offensive edges with Gs Jared Brownridge (15.4 ppg; scored 28 in recent win at Westchester) and Brandon Clark (15.5 ppg). Play Santa Clara
GAME: (513) WASHINGTON WIZARDS vs (514) MILWAUKEE BUCKS
PICKS: (514) MILWAUKEE BUCKS
REASON FOR PICK: Your free play for Saturday, March 7, 2015 is in the NBA scheduled contest between the Washington Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks. Neither of these clubs playing well, however Washington pretty much in a free fall lately as they have lost seven of the last eight and 12 of the last 15. They have also been horrible against the spread, failing to cover any of the last seven and posting a 3-16 ATS mark the last 19 games. Bucks have had their issues too, losing four straight and going 2-9-1 ATS their last 12. However, Bucks had two days off to prepare and rest for this one while Washington is playing the second of a back-to-back spot here. The last five times the Wizards have played with no rest they are 0-5 ATS. This is more a play against the Wizards here while I do like that Milwaukee has had two days rest. Your free play is on the Milwaukee Bucks.