College Hoops Play for 12/31/20

New Mexico +5.5 vs Nevada: This is not the Nevada of old and I am not comfortable laying multiple buckets with the Wolfpack on the road vs a conference foe. New Mexico's underlying numbers aren't as good as Nevada's but the two games at Boise State skew the situation. This is New Mexico's first true home game vs a D1 opponent and they should be … [Read more...]

College Basketball Picks for 12/30/20

**St. Bonaventure +1.5 at Rhode Island: Rhode Island is battle tested and strong at home but there's a reason oddsmakers have only listed them as a bucket favorite. St. Bonaventure can play and more specifically, score and that's why I like them in this spot. Underlying numbers also favor the Bonnies and they should more than handle the rebound … [Read more...]

College Basketball Picks for 12/27/20

**Drake -2.5 at Indiana State: There is a huge gap in underlying numbers between these teams and Drake rules them all. Indiana State is 2-0 at home vs the likes of Ball State and SE Missouri State - Drake is a huge class jump over those two. Along with being undefeated, Drake has covered the spread in all 7 games vs D1 opponents. The only reason … [Read more...]

College Basketball Plays for 12/26/20

**Detroit Mercy -3.5 vs Oakland: Both of these teams have taken on strong competition so far and their records reflect it. Oakland is still seeking its first win of the season and I don't think it will happen at Calihan Hall in Detroit today. Detroit guard Antoine Davis will be playing on NBA courts soon and in spite of the tough competition (Notre … [Read more...]

College Basketball Selections for 12/22/20

**Hofstra +13 (Wynn) at Richmond: Until Hofstra faces more defense-minded teams, I will continue to back them as double digit dogs.  Richmond likes to shoot the three and I see this game having a lot of offense, which is right up Hofstra's alley. Hofstra is hitting at a 69% ATS clip over their last 77 games and behind their high scoring guards, … [Read more...]

College Basketball Picks for Saturday 12/19/20

**Gonzaga -4.5 vs Iowa: What a way to kick off the College basketball slate. Iowa is a monster, but, as good as their underlying numbers are in their first 4 games, they are artificially pumped up by 2 games vs directional schools (N Illinois and Western Illinois). Gonzaga is no stranger to hopping on charter flights out of Spokane to travel and … [Read more...]

College Basketball Picks for Friday 12/18/20

Monmouth +1.5 vs St.Peters: St. Peters has looked good vs the likes of Niagara and Stony Brook, but I believe Monmouth is better than both of those teams. Monmouth can score and they looked good in their only game so far, a loss to Hofstra, where the Pride shot lights out. St. Peters' underlying numbers are not headed in the right direction and I … [Read more...]

College Basketball Play for Thursday 12/17/20

Wyoming -10.5 vs Neb Omaha: I’ve been fading Nebraska Omaha in this early part of the season and will continue to here, as this is not a good matchup for the Mavericks. Wyoming is rested and has shown great improvement while riding the solid play of their offense-minded guards Marcus Williams and Hunter Maldonado. This line opened Wyoming -7.5 so … [Read more...]

College Basketball Plays for Friday 12/11/20

**Kansas -24 vs Neb Omaha: Kansas has faced a couple of strong opponents early on and won both of those games by small margins. Jayhawks underlying numbers have gotten better in every game this season showing improvement and a willingness to be coached. Strong assist and turnover numbers stand out vs a Nebraska Omaha team that is near the basement … [Read more...]

College Basketball Plays for 12/9/20

**Boise State +5 at BYU: Boise State's feisty backcourt should provide enough resistance to keep BYU's 3-point shooting relatively in check. BYU is transitioning to a more "around the basket" game due to the size of its frontcourt but the Cougars still have work to do in that aspect (BYU's frontcourt was exposed a couple of weeks back vs USC). … [Read more...]