Varez Ward and the Auburn Point Shaving Scandal

Yesterday afternoon Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports reported that suspended Auburn guard Varez Ward is under investigation by federal authorities for an alleged point-shaving scandal. Ward — who was suspended prior to a February 25th game against Arkansas — was a transfer guard from Texas averaging 8.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists on just 34.6% shooting….

NBA Betting Trends: Lakers vs. Pistons

The Los Angeles Lakers (23-14, 6-12 away) will kick off a 3-game road trip on Tuesday (3/6) when they travel to Detroit to take on the Pistons (12-26, 9-11 home).  The Lakers are looking for their fourth consecutive win overall after handling the Miami Heat on Sunday (3/4) and aiming for their sixth straight victory…