2 for Tuesday - 03-24-09

Mar 24, 2009 4:05 PM

2 FOR TUESDAY Richard Saber...last week: 3-0, 2009 record: 12-20


A great spot for Montreal to break its five-game losing streak. The Canadiens had the luxury of a night off at home, while Atlanta made a long overnight trek from Tampa. CANADIENS.


Columbus is closing in on Vancouver and Chicago for third place in the West. While the Blue Jackets are playoff-bound for the first time, Tampa Bay has long been out of postseason contention. BLUE JACKETS... Bonus: Anaheim Ducks.

2 FOR TUESDAY Mark Mayer... last week: 3-0, 2009 record: 19-14

LAKERS -8 at THUNDER (205)

Oklahoma City is a stellar 40-28-2 against the spread, but has lost by 14 and 7 to the Lakers. Los Angeles had three days off following an 8-point win at Chicago and chasing Cavs for best record. LAKERS.

ROCKETS +5 at JAZZ (193)

Houston has won four straight and will be especially motivated at Utah after losing by 7 to the Jazz in its most recent meeting. The Jazz are a solid 29-6 at home, but these teams are basically even. ROCKETS... Bonus: San Antonio Spurs -10½.