Time for a daily free sports pick from Grandmaster Sports Handicapper Joe Duffy. Joe Duffy’s Picks is 7-4 this week with basketball plays, but that includes a rare moneyline pick, cashing in with Charlotte +170 and going 2-0 with Wise Guys. Make it 4-0 as we have a great portfolio tonight. What team has followed up a straight up win with a double-digit loss all but once this season? Hint, they are certainly not getting double-digits tonight. Deceptive records and injuries play a big part in the Thursday sweep and we also have a famed competitor consensus. 4-0 is a click away.
Today the free winner is again an actual premium bet.
CHARLOTTE +12.5 Louisiana Tech
Raheem Appleby is out for Tech. They already had their short period of rallying around adversity, covering their first two without him, but it caught up to them last game, failing by six to the number and nine straight up. That was deflating as Southern Miss was a very big game and a letdown is very likely here.
The loss is significant for the Bulldogs, as Appleby was averaging 16.1 points and 2.1 assists so far this season. The 6-foot-4 guard was a favorite for Player of the Year honors within the league. Given the timetable, it would put Appleby return sometime around the end of the regular season and beginning of the conference tournament.
They are laying a ton to a good team. Charlotte started out the year with seven wins in its first eight games, including victories over Kansas State and then No. 13/14 Michigan to take the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Championship.
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