Monday College Hoops Plays

**Eastern Washington +10.5 at Weber State. Weber State sits atop the very competitive Big Sky conference and deserves to be favored here but not by double digits. If Weber State has a kryptonite, it's vs. teams with solid defenses and Eastern Washington is showing some tenacity defensively over their last several conference games. Add to the mix … [Read more...]

Sunday College Hoops Plays

**Fordham +1.5 at George Washington. Fordham is on a 4-game skid but this looks like a soft spot to snap the losing streak vs a GW squad that turns the ball over way too much. GW also lacks rebounding ability, which will hurt them here as well. Fordham continues to be undervalued as they are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games. Take the … [Read more...]

Saturday College Hoops Plays

**Illinois-Chicago +10.5 at Oakland. I'm looking for Illinois-Chicago to end a mini-skid today with a good performance. They hold a 3-game losing streak heading into this game but underlying numbers show a tad of bad luck as their assist and turnover numbers on the offensive side have been actually quite good. One flaw is their rebounding, however … [Read more...]

Friday College Hoops Plays

**Niagara -1 at Siena. Although a pair of recent defeats at home don't reflect it, Niagara is playing with an improved offensive efficiency as of late - something Siena is absolutely not doing. Niagara can hit from 3-point range and I think their defense will be good enough to stymie a Siena back court that is very below average. I'll lay the … [Read more...]

Thursday College Hoops Plays

**Nicholls State -4 at McNeese State. Nicholls State is battle tested on the road taking on the likes of TCU, Wisconsin, Purdue, and Baylor away from home prior to the start of Southland Conference play. What is also encouraging is that they covered the spread in a couple of those games, including giving Wisconsin a scare. Their back court is … [Read more...]

Wednesday College Hoops Plays

**Albany +5 at UMass-Lowell. Albany has been undervalued from an ATS standpoint in conference games over the past several seasons (56% ATS). They get points here vs a UMass-Lowell team that is struggling offensively as of late. Albany’s leading scorer De’Vondre Perry is out for the remainder of the year, but Albany’s back court is good enough … [Read more...]

Tuesday College Hoops Plays

**Kansas State +13.5 at Baylor. Kansas State has covered all 5 of its road games so far this season - all as underdogs to boot. This will be a much different test however vs a Baylor team that is back on track winning 2 in a row after losing 2 straight at home to Texas Tech and Oklahoma State. Who did Baylor beat to get back on track? A pair of … [Read more...]

Monday College Hoops Plays

***UNC-Wilmington +3.5 at Northeastern. UNC-Wilmington is a live dog here based on their improving guard play and a favorable trend in their offense limiting turnovers. There are red flags with Northeastern's back court as their assist and turnover numbers are headed in the wrong direction - something you do not like to see when laying points. … [Read more...]

Sunday College Hoops Plays

**Illinois State -4.5 at Evansville. I do not see Evansville keeping this game close - even after seeing Illinois State 2 days ago, where the Aces went down in a blowout loss. The point spread being this tight is somewhat suspicious but the underlying numbers show Illinois State being heads and shoulders better than Evansville. Illinois State's … [Read more...]

Saturday College Hoops Plays

Kentucky +3.5 at Auburn. Auburn finally gets to face a top 15 team as they welcome Kentucky to Auburn Arena on Saturday. Auburn's solid back court will be challenged mightily by a Kentucky defense that is efficient as they come, holding opposing offenses to an under 40% shooting percentage. Kentucky will also dominate the boards here - the Wildcats … [Read more...]