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Game 1: Houston Rockets @ Washington Wizards (+3, -110), 7:10 p.m. EST

The line on this game has raised eyebrows all over the league tonight and when something seems to good to be true, it usually is. Washington has been the punch line for nearly all jokes early on, but they have regained enough swagger to win five of their last eight games. Houston, losers of two straight, could be without Chris Paul tonight and that would leave a gaping hole in their defense. Look for the Wizards to stay on track at home and surprise the masses this evening. 

Game 2: Tennessee Titans (+4, -110) @ Houston Texans, 8:15 p.m. EST

A desperate team is also usually a dangerous one and that certainly bodes true for the Titans, who sit at 5-5, two games behind the division-leading Texans. Nearly 70 percent of the money is on Houston tonight, and that could be the wrong way to go. After all, four of the Texans' seven wins this season have come by three points or fewer, including each of their last two wins, which both came by two points. If the Titans don't win this game outright, they should at least be able to cover the four-point spread. 

Game 3: Over 158 in Idaho State Bengals-Pepperdine Waves game, 10:00 EST

Malibu's Finest are back at it again, and they'll take on an Idaho State team that is just as anxious to score as they are. For your mind-blowing stat of the night, Pepperdine has three games this season to land exactly on 166 points, and another to land on 168 -- this is all in five games! Similarly, Idaho State has a ton of games that don't offer much scoring resistance, including giving up 120 to Gonzaga and 83 points to Pacific in their two losses this season. 


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