Bet Jamaica Daily Sports Roundup: March 23

by Dirty on March 23, 2010

Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The NIT fills the college hoops void, while the Bruins battle the Thrashers, and the Knicks try to fend off the visiting Nuggets.

Tipping off on the hardwood . . .

The NBA offers up four games on Tuesday night, with Charlotte at Washington, Indiana at Detroit, the Clippers at Dallas, and Denver at New York. The Nuggets (47-23 SU, 31-34-5 ATS) were beaten 102-97 at home by Milwaukee in their last game on Saturday, with Chauncey Billups and Carmelo Anthony both scoring 29 points in that defeat. The Knicks (25-45 SU, 32-37-1 ATS) lost 116-112 at home in their game against Houston on Sunday despite 27 points and 20 rebounds from David Lee. Denver beat New York 128-125 at home back on November 27.

As well, there are a couple of quarterfinal matchups in the National Invitational Tournament on Tuesday night, with Texas Tech vs. Mississippi at 7pm ET and North Carolina vs. UAB at 9pm ET. The Tar Heels got past Mississippi State by a score of 76-74 in the last round of the tournament, getting 17 points from Will Graves in the victory. The Blazers had no trouble at all in their second-round matchup against N.C. State, as Elijah Millsap poured in 27 points in a 72-52 win. UAB is pegged as a 4-point favorite for Tuesday night, with the total at 136 points.

Taking a trip around the rink . . .

Finally, there are 10 games on the National Hockey League’s schedule for Tuesday, including Boston at Atlanta. The 32-27-12 Bruins improved their playoff outlook on Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 home win over the Rangers. Miroslav Satan and Dennis Wideman had the goals for Boston in that contest, while Tuukka Rask made 23 saves to earn the victory. The 32-29-11 Thrashers grabbed a 3-1 win in Philadelphia in their last game on Sunday. Ron Hainsey, Todd White, and Rich Peverley all scored for Atlanta in that win, while Ondrej Pavelec stopped 44 of 45 shots. The Thrashers are riding a four-game win streak.

Also on the ice on Tuesday: Columbus at New Jersey, Florida at Toronto, Carolina at Tampa Bay, Philadelphia at Ottawa, Dallas at Nashville, Phoenix at Chicago, Vancouver at Edmonton, Anaheim at Calgary, and San Jose at Minnesota. The 43-19-10 Sharks carry a six-game losing streak into their game against the Wild on Tuesday; San Jose was beaten 5-1 in Edmonton in their last outing on Sunday. The 35-31-6 Wild beat Calgary 4-3 on Sunday as they make a last-ditch effort to get into a playoff spot. San Jose is 2-0 vs. Minnesota this year.

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