Welcome to "Variety Thursday!" There are five different sports to choose from today and it has all the ingredients to be a potential five-win day.
We start in Memphis, Tennessee with second round tennis action from the Morgan Keegan Championship. Qualifier, Dudi Sela takes on Florent Serra (-140) in what should be a close match.
In Golf action, we match tournaments favorites -- Mike Weir and Phil Mickelson against each other in the first round of the Northern Trust Open. They both tee off at 10:32 a.m. ET, but they are not in the same group, just different starting holes.
More UEFA Cup soccer follows this afternoon. At 12:00 p.m. ET, Udineses and Lech Poznan face-off in a "total goals" prop with the over/under at 2.25 goals. Following that match is Manchester City versus FC Copenhagen with the home squad receiving the draw.
The NHL gives us three quality matchups in a row, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET with the Blue Jackets (-105) at the Maple Leafs, Blackhawks (-115) at the Panthers and Wild (-107) host the Flames.
Lastly, we have some late-night college basketball action for all you fans on the West Coast. At 9:00 p.m. ET, Mike Rosario takes on Villanova in a points versus winning margin matchup. Rosario averages around 18 points per game which matches up perfectly with the spread of the game: 'Nova -18. Also at 9:00, Wisconsin and Indiana battle it out in a "more three-pointers" matchup. Wisconsin scores about 1.5 more per game but Indiana has improved beyond the arc as the season progresses. At 11:00 p.m. ET, Hawaii takes on Fresno State (-4) and two of the top guards in the country face-off in a "higher total" matchup between Washington and UCLA. Will Isaiah Thomas be up for the challenge against proven stud, Darren Collison? Both guys should be close to 20 after their points and assists are added together.
Aeropostale Classic (No. 9 Duke @ St. John's): How many "total points" will be scored?
The what seems to be annual Duke trip to Madison Square Garden headlines our day when they square off against the Red Storm of St. John's. The Blue Devils are heavily favored, therefore we threw up a "total points" matchup, with the over/under listed at 138.5 points. Like always, the Duke alumni will be loud and crazy, so expect Henderson and Co. to be more than jacked-up for this one.
Streakers experienced a back-and-forth kind of day. We had two upsets in the soccer matches but once the sun went down Streakers came alive, winning on Florida State, Harangody and Oklahoma State. Overall winning percentage was a mediocre 47.8 percent.
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