2 FOR TUESDAY Richard Saber...last week: 0-2, 2009: 3-7
CAPITALS at DEVILS (NHL)
It’s a red hot player (Capitals’ Alexander Ovechkin) facing a pipping hot team (Devils have won eight straight). Washington off a big win over Detroit, but the Wings were struggling. DEVILS.
LIGHTNING at ISLANDERS (NHL)
Tampa Bay leaves the warm climate of Florida for the chilly Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. But the Lightning arrive at the wrong time. The Islanders have gone 3-0 since the All-Star break after an awful first half. ISLANDERS ... Bonus: Nashville.
2 FOR TUESDAY Mark Mayer... last week: 0-2, 2009: 5-6
RAPTORS +11 at CAVALIERS (NBA)
Toronto has dropped three straight against the number and will need every point here. The Cavaliers are 6-1 in their last 7 and off a nice win at Detroit. Plus, Toronto doesn’t have LeBron. CAVALIERS.
SPURS +4 at NUGGETS (NBA)
When Manu Ginobili starts making tomahawk jams, I know things are fine in San Antonio. The Spurs are 7-1 in their last 8 and on a 3-game win and cover streak. Last time Spurs played back to back, they won by 17. SPURS ... Bonus: Bucks +3.