Edmonton Oilers ( 5-10-4, 14 pts) vs Phoenix Coyotes (10-5-5, 25 pts) @ Jobing.com Arena on TSN, 9:00 PM ET
Oilers: Dubnyk (1-0-3, 2.76 GAA)
Coyotes: Bryzgalov (9-2-5, 2.76 GAA)
Reason To Watch: If you are jonesing for hockey tonight, this is the lone NHL game. Do the Coyotes even have an owner yet? How does this team continue to win? Are these players even getting paid? You have to love the city of Glendale with the absolute cash grab for naming rights with University of Phoenix Stadium (an online school) and Jobing.com Arena. Stay classy Glendale!
Something noteworthy, that both leading scorers for the Oilers and Coyotes are named R. Whitney. Defenseman Ryan Whitney leads the Oilers in points with 0 goals and 17 assists, while Ray Whitney leads the ‘Yotes with 14 points (3 goals, 11 assists).
Chicago Bulls (7-4, 2-3 away) vs Los Angeles Lakers (12-2, 7-1 home) @ Staples Center on The Score, 10:30 PM ET
Line: LAL by 8
Reason To Watch: People are starting to talk about this Lakers team being the best of all time. While Kobe remains the leader, Pau Gasol is an absolute star power forward having his best season of his career averaging 22.8 ppg, 12.1 rpg and 1.7 bpg. Gasol is coming off a game where you literally just shake your head, the Spaniard sank all 10 of his field goal attempts and all eight of his free-throws to finish with 28 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four blocks.
The Lakers are riding a four game winning streak coming into tonights game. L.A. leads the NBA in scoring with 112.5 ppg, but the Bulls are no joke on defense with tons of athletes like Rose, Noah, Gibson, Brewer, Deng they match up well against the Lakers.
The big problem for the Bulls this seasons is that they horrendous as a team from the free-throw line. While their 69.5% from the line might be fine in the Big East, it’s a serious problem in the NBA. No lead is safe with the Bulls, and especially no spread.