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...]

College Basketball Plays for Sunday 12/6/20

Georgetown +6.5 (first half) vs West Virginia: Underlying numbers suggest West Virginia is moderately better than Georgetown, but not double-digits better. Adding to that is Georgetown truly playing at "home" as this game will take place at on-campus McDonough Arena, where Georgetown actually practices. No bus ride to the Pepsi Center today. A … [Read more...]

College Basketball Plays 12/4/20

**Wisconsin -4 at Marquette: Don't let Wisconsin's early subpar ATS record give you pause as in both of their ATS losses, the end of the Badgers bench players logged many minutes. Marquette has not put up strong underlying numbers in their early contests vs teams that are much less than Wisconsin. Lay it. **Florida AM+17 at South Florida: … [Read more...]