Will Upset City Continue Tonight – February 22

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There were seven college basketball games last night featuring ranked opponents. Four of them resulted in upset wins for the underdog. No. 7 Marquette was the highest-ranked team in action last night. Fortunately for the Eagles, they played the worst team in the Big Ten, DePaul. Marquette avoided the upset easily, covering the 27.5-point spread against the Blue Demons, 105-71.

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Penn State upset Illinois last night

That was not the case for No. 12 Illinois. The Fighting Illini have been a solid road team this season. They traveled to Penn State last night to face the Nittany Lions. Penn State had lost three in a row and had recently dismissed its best player, Kayne Clary, from the team. Still, the Nittany Lions took advantage of mistake after mistake by Illinois to pull the upset 90-89. It was not the only upset last night.

The Upset Was Everywhere Last Night

There were three more college basketball upsets among teams ranked in the AP Top 25. No. 16 Dayton played at Atlantic-10 rival George Mason. The Flyers were a three-point road favorite, but they have had issues playing at George Mason. Dayton was just 2-5 ATS in their last five trips to Fairfax, Virginia. The Flyers fell victim to the upset once again in a 71-67 loss to the Patriots.

No. 17 Kentucky had just pulled an upset of its own last week when the Wildcats destroyed Auburn. Kentucky had won three of four before last night’s upset loss to LSU, 75-74. The other upset was actually not a true betting upset. Colorado State came into last night’s game with New Mexico as an 8-point underdog despite the Rams being ranked No. 22 in the nation. The Lobos have been in and out of the Top 25 this season. New Mexico “upset” the Rams last night, 68-66.

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Columbus upset Anaheim in the NHL last night

The upset wasn’t just relegated to college basketball duty last night. In the NHL, Anaheim was a -120 home favorite over the Columbus Blue Jackets last night. Columbus (18-27-10) has the worst record in the Eastern Conference. Last night, they pulled the upset over the Ducks with a 7-4 road win. 

The upset also happened on the tennis court. In the Rio Open in Brazil, young 17-year-old Joao Fonseca upset seventh-seeded Arthur Fils. It was the first win on the ATP Tour by someone born in the year 2006. Fonseca is ranked No. 655 in the world tennis rankings and is expected to jump over 200 spots.

Sports Hub Expert Upset Alert

As you know, picking upset winners is vital to building one’s bankroll. Nailing an upset pick is an absolute rush, but it can be difficult to hit on an upset. On Tuesday night, we witnessed a huge upset when No. 15 Creighton knocked off No. 1 UConn. Many of our Sports Hub experts advocated for the upset. The Bluejays had plenty of recent success against the Huskies and they were playing at home in front of a primetime home audience.

Last night, if you had bet $100 on Penn State, George Mason, and LSU on the moneyline, you would have come out ahead $665. That’s the power of picking the upset. How did our experts do last night picking the upset? 

Let’s see how they did.

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Great day for Sports Hub handicappers
  • Computer Picks: My boy Computer Picks put in a solid day, which is par for the course. Our Computer Picks are a different breed. If you didn’t know, our AI algorithms are based heavily on statistics and metrics. The computer only generates a pick when there is at least a two-point discrepancy between the computer line and the actual betting line. Last night, that meant a total of 18 picks. CP went 14-4 and earned the top spot with $960 in winnings!
  • Sas Insider: Our partners at Scores & Stats got after it yesterday too. 38 total picks…23-15 and $655 in winnings. Sas Insider, like many of our partners here at Sports Hub, have inside access to tons of relevant information. They put it to good use. The Insider is up almost $1000 over the last seven days and is our No. 2 basketball handicapper over the last seven days with $856 earned on basketball picks.
  • Sal Lombardi again: If you don’t know this name by now, you must be new to the Daily Report. Sal has been killing it for months. Yesterday, he went 8-2 and earned $620. He’s our top basketball capper over the last 7 days ($940). Sal is also No. 1 over the last seven days ($1475) and the top guy over the last 30 days ($2080). If you’re looking for a capper to follow, Sal’s your guy.
  • Bill Blatt: Bill is right behind Sal on that 7-day leaderboard with $1040 earned over the week. Last night, Bill went 4-0 and added $400 to the bankroll.
  • Our Free Picks: Sports Hub Free Picks are awesome because they are free. Sports Hub members can access these free picks every day…for free! Just because they’re free doesn’t mean they’re any less valuable. Last night, our Free Picks went 3-0 and earned $300. Over the last 14 days, Sports Hub Free Picks have won 56 percent of the time. You can get these picks every day with a Sports Hub membership. 

CFP – 12 Isn’t Enough?

If you’ve been following college football even though it’s the offseason, you know that the CFP committee approved a 5+7 plan for next season’s 12-team playoff. Now, the committee is considering something new. Read on to find out what it is.

There are some other trending news items from hockey to soccer. Let’s take a look.

  • 14-team playoff: Yep, we haven’t even played a 12-team college football playoff and the CFP committee is already considering expanding the field to 14 in 2026. There is still a lot to hash out, but it looks like college football is after one thing and it’s not determining the sport’s best team. It’s money.
  • Austin Matthews: The Toronto Maple Leafs star became the fastest NHL player to 50 goals in the last 28 years. Matthews scored No. 50 and 51 in his 54th game of the season last night against Arizona. Wayne Gretzky holds the record scoring his 50th goal in 39 games back in 1981-82. Gretzky set the NHL record for goals that season with 92.
  • Messi leads Miami: In the MLS regular season opener last night, Inter Miami star Lionel Messi set up both of his club’s goals in a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake.

The NBA Is Back Tonight

The NBA is back after a nice All-Star break. There are a dozen games on the schedule and bettors can get back at it for the second half of what should be a great season. Only three ranked NCAAB teams play tonight. Is there another upset lurking out there?

Let’s take a look at the schedule and find out.

  1. NBA: A dozen games are on tap in the NBA, bringing bettors thousands of choices tonight. TNT offers up a solid doubleheader starting with Phoenix at Dallas at 7:30 p.m. ET. Game 2 is out west where the Lakers are at the Warriors minus LeBron James. That game starts at 10:00 p.m. ET.
  2. NHL: There are 11 NHL games tonight and you can be almost certain that there is an upset waiting to happen on the ice tonight. Washington is at Tampa Bay in the primetime ESPN game tonight. That one start at 7:00 p.m. ET.
  3. College basketball: There are 64 college basketball games tonight and after two nights of multiple games featuring AP Top 25-ranked teams, only three play tonight. One of those features ranked opponents – No. 21 Washington State faces No. 4 Arizona. No. 3 Purdue looks to bounce back from its upset loss to Ohio State last weekend.
  1. Soccer: Inter Miami won the opening match in MLS play last night. MLS play continues this weekend. Today, soccer bettors will find action in the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League. Torino plays Lazio in Italy’s Serie A.
  2. NCAAW: Caitlin Clark is back in action tonight. Her No. 4-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Indiana to take on the No. 14 Hoosiers. No. 2 Ohio State is at Penn State in another Big Ten clash.
  3. Tennis: We mentioned the upset at the Rio Open. Second round play in the event continues today. The quarterfinals of the Qatar ExxonMobile Open and the Mifel Tennis Open are today. The men don’t play again in the Dubai Tennis Championships until next week. The women’s quarterfinals begin today at the Dubai Tennis Championships. Round 2 of the Puerto Vallarta Open is also today on the WTA Tour.
  4. Golf: The Mexican Open at Vidanta begins today. Tony Finau, who won the event last year, is the betting favorite to win again. Finau is given +800 odds.

Will the upset be alive and well tonight? For help picking the best upset candidates tonight, look no further than our Sports Hub expert handicappers. They’ve been picking winners for a long time and they consistently deliver winning betting picks to bettors all over the world. You could be one of them. Bet with your head today and stop back tomorrow when we do this all over again. See you then.