ESPN Streak for the Cash Picks, February 28

In one of tonight’s streak for the cash picks, North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams leads his team into Clemson to take on the Tigers. Will UNC cause another Streak leaderboard crash, or will they get the green this time? Find my pick for this game and others below. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

 

It’s the final day of the month as another exciting month of picks in Streak for the Cash comes to a close today. There’s still time today to reach your personal goals and there’s some solid picks throughout the day to help you get there. Here’s the picks I like the most for today as we close out a month full of upsets, close props, and plenty of drama:

Streak Picks 2/28

In today’s PGA Tour event, you can take both Tiger Woods (left) and Rory McIlroy (right) shown here during the second round of the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

7:25- Tiger Woods: Tiger has been playing better, while DJ is sliding since his opening win at Kapalua. Both of these players lost in the opening round of last week’s Match Play Championship but Woods played well just lost while Johnson struggled much more. Even getting the tie, I think Johnson is a really risky pick here. He has the ability to win this prop, but he’d have to regaina form he hasn’t shown in recent weeks. Confidence Meter: 6

12:25- Rory McIlroy: McIlroy is the defending champion as he plays with Ernie Els today. Both these players also had early exits last week and both have nice track record at this course. I’ll take Rory since his success is more recent, and I think he’s the better golfer at this point in his career. Confidence Meter: 4

2:45- Barcelona Regal wins by double digits: Barcelona Regal is nine and a half point favorites at home as they host Khimki Moscow in the Euro League Group F. In the top 16 round, they’ve played eight games with a 7-1 record with their only loss coming at Khimki Moscow 76-68. At home, I think Barcelona will get their revenge and cover. Confidence Meter: 3 1/2

7:00- New York Islanders: The Isles host the Leafs who lost last night at home to Montreal and are playing back-to-back nights. In contrast, the Isles haven’t played in two days since they lost to the Bruins. New York is just 2-8-0 at home, but they did beat the Leafs 7-4 in their first meeting. I think New York is the right pick, but I’d stay away if possible. Confidence Meter: 3

7:03- North Carolina Tar Heels: The Tar Heels are favored by 3 1/2 as they head to Clemson to face the Tigers in Littlejohn Coliseum. This is the first time the teams have met this season, and the Heels may finally be getting some momentum having won their last three in a row. On the season, they’ve gone just 5-6 in true road games while Clemson has had struggles of their own and are just 5-9 in conference play. They’ve won just one of their last six and average just 61.8 points per game which ranks them 294th in the country. In contrast, the Heels rank 11th averaging 78.1 points. UNC has lost on the road, but usually to a team with much more momentum than Clemson has. I think the Tar Heels get the win here. Confidence Meter: 6

February 14, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Northwestern Wildcats forward Kale Abrahamson (13) drives past Ohio State Buckeyes forward Deshaun Thomas (1) at the Schottenstein Center. Ohio State won the game 69-59. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

7:05- Northwestern win of single-digit Loss: OSU is favored by 10 on the road in Evansville and predicting what the Wildcats will do is a tough call during this roller-coaster season. Northwestern has slid all the way to 4-11 in the Big 10 but they have some solid wins including over then-#12 Minnesota and then-#23 Illinois. The Wildcats played the Buckeyes tough in Columbus losing by only ten despite a monster game from Deshaun Thomas. The last two seasons Northwestern has come within a last second shot of knocking off the Buckeyes and all year the theme has been ranked teams struggling on the road even against inferior teams. I do think the Buckeyes get the win, but Northwestern played the Buckeyes close once already this season and I think they’ll do it again. Confidence Meter: 4

8:10- Bulls Winning Margin: Bulls are seven and a half point favorites as they host the Sixers who hit just over six three-pointers a game. The Sixers have lost their last six in a row including a ugly 14-point loss to Orlando in their last game on Tuesday. The Bulls haven’t been playing especially well either losing their last three home games and three of their last four overall. In their last seven games they’ve only beaten New Orleans and Charlotte although both of those wins came by comfortable margins. The Bulls should be able to get the win here, but neither team is playing especially well and this could be a low-scoring affair. Confidence Meter: 3

9:05- Virginia Cavaliers: This is a pick ‘em game as the #3 team in the country travels to Charlottesville to face the Cavs. Duke has dominated the recent series, but Virginia is a tough team at home with a 16-1 home record on the season. Virginia needs this win to vault themselves back into the tournament discussion much like Minnesota needed to beat Indiana. Road games in conference are never easy as Michigan reminded us last night as they lost to Penn State. While this isn’t the Big 10, Duke has proven vulnerable on the road going just 4-3 on the road in conference play losing to unranked Maryland three games ago. Look for Joe Harris to have a big game and get the Cavs some serious tourney talk as they get the “upset” at home knocking off the Dukies. Confidence Meter: 4

February Results

Yesterday’s picks: 6-5All Picks this month: 168-151-2Confident Picks this month 6+: 61-44

Longest Personal Streak this month: W9

Current Personal Streak: W2 (Georgetown and Colorado)

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