Saturday, Jan. 31

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Today's Preview
Lots of matchups on Saturday, with the NHL getting more love than usual. There's a potential 6 picks for the volume Streakers, so we expect some movement on the Leaderboard.

The Australian Open women's draw is down to the final match - Dinara Safina vs. Serena Williams. The winner will not only win the first major title of the year, but also be the new world's number one woman tennis player. With Serena a heavy favorite, those picking Safina need only that she wins at least one set.

The Streak next heads to England for some EPL action. Middle-of-the-packers Fulham and Portsmouth meet on the pitch at 10:00 a.m. With Fulham at home, we've given Portsmouth the draw.

At noon we're offering a player matchup for the Notre Dame-Pittsburgh basketball game. It's a points-only affair between Kyle McAlarney of the Irish and the Panthers' DeJuan Blair. The players have markedly different styles, but they average approximately the same on the scoreboard. The game can be seen on your favorite sports network.


NCAA Basketball -- Florida Gators at Tennessee Volunteers
Two of the top teams in the SEC play on ESPN at 9:00 p.m. The Streak expects this one to be close from start to finish in a high-scoring affair. Early Streakers are jumping on the Gators, while Vegas sees the Vols as a slight favorite.

Yesterday's Results
For the first seven matchups on Friday, Streakers were monkeys in the time of chimpanzees. While their luck changed late in the day, it was only enough to push the winning percentage slightly above thirty. The Miami Heat led the loss brigade, getting drubbed by the Pacers despite the backing of over 90% of Streakers who picked that matchup.