Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Indiana Hoosiers
Friday, February 23, 2018, 8:00 pm ET


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Indiana has turned around a rough Big Ten start, but only to an extent. A four-game win streak came against the bottom four teams in the standings, and was snapped Tuesday at Nebraska. Prior to the win streak, the Hoosiers lost to hapless Illinois, and to the Big Ten’s elite, including a 15-point defeat to the Buckeyes. OSU still has a chance at a regular-season co-championship in the Big Ten, enough motivation to bring it in Bloomington.

SportsLine Expert: Adam Thompson (2-1 in last 3 CBB picks)

Western Michigan Broncos vs. Ball State Cardinals
Friday, February 23, 2018, 9:00 pm ET


Western Michigan at Ball State fills the primetime MAC slot on Friday. The Cardinals shook off a 1-4 start to their season to become a formidable conference leader. They take on a Broncos team that has garnered attention for several years, due to their core nucleus of talent, led by senior Thomas Wilder. Western Michigan defeated Ball State by 15 points at home last month. Still, this is a solid opportunity for a series split, with oddsmakers having to tilt the line based on the Broncos’ dominance in January. Grab Ball State.

SportsLine Expert: Zack Cimini

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Andre Drummond #0 of the Detroit Pistons celebrates a second half basket with Blake Griffin #23 while playing the Atlanta Hawks at Little Caesars Arena on February 14, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 104-98.

Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin (L-R) (Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons
Friday, February 23, 2018, 7:00 pm ET


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Both teams went into the All-Star Break on downers. Boston closed 0-3 SU and ATS, while Detroit went 2-3 SU and 0-5 ATS. But this spot favors the Pistons, who got a couple more practices in with Blake Griffin. They’re 6-3 overall since the blockbuster trade, and they will be a desperate home team Friday night. Detroit currently sits 1.5 games out of the final playoff spot. Play the home dog.

SportsLine Expert: Larry Hartstein (19-6 in last 25 NBA ATS picks)

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets
Friday, February 23, 2018, 8:00 pm ET


My numbers suggest the Timberwolves will cover this tempting number at least two-thirds of the time in their Friday game against the Rockets. Minnesota has covered in five of its past six trips to Houston, and the underdog is on a solid 7-3 ATS run in this series.

SportsLine Expert: Stephen Oh (8-6 in last 14 NBA ML picks)

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz
Friday, February 23, 2018, 9:00 pm ET


The Jazz have won 11 straight, including a 19-point victory at Portland 12 days ago. But there’s no chance they’ll be complacent, given they sit in 10th place in the West and are looking up at Portland. Rudy Gobert’s return has made all the difference; he’s working on four straight double-doubles. Lay it.

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SportsLine Expert: Larry Hartstein (19-6 in last 25 NBA ATS picks)