2 for Tuesday - 03-17-09

Mar 17, 2009 4:08 PM

2 FOR TUESDAY Richard Saber...last week: 1-2, 2009 record: 9-20

THRASHERS AT PENGUINS (NHL)

As we said last week and the week before, the Penguins are putting it together. Two straight winning Tuesdays is hard to ignore, especially against a weak Atlanta team. PENGUINS.

SHARKS at COYOTES (NHL)

Phoenix has fallen on hard times, losing five straight and 8 of 9. Still, playing first place San Jose has to be some motivation. And the Sharks have been struggling of late, especially when favorite big like here. COYOTES... Bonus: NJ Devils.

2 FOR TUESDAY Mark Mayer... last week: 2-1, 2009 record: 16-14

KINGS at HAWKS (NBA)

Atlanta will probably be giving somewhere from 9 to 12 points, but no matter. Hawks have won and covered their last 5, including a double-digit win over Portland on Sunday. Bad spot for Kings. HAWKS.

WIZARDS at JAZZ (NBA)

Washington is the equal of Sacramento, which got 17 at Utah last visit. Figuring on 17 here, there’s some value for the Wiz. Utah is just arriving from a long 5-game road trip and the Wiz won the earlier meeting. WIZARDS... Bonus: Chicago Bulls.