Today I like Michigan/Eastern Michigan over 117. Eastern will try to slow the game down but they aren't good enough of a team to stop Burke, Robinson, Hardaway and Co. The line is set at 71-46 Michigan.
It's been quite a while since I've posted my picks here. Like my old title, "Back by Popular Demand," I am back for at least a few. I think my last post was a debate of point shaving in CBB. Anyway, in interest of full disclosure, I've had a negative year on college football and a positive year in college basketball. Of course, I won't mention records or win percentage because it's after the fact (lol@ those who claim to win at 85-90%!) and we all know how that goes.
As a refresher, I range my bets from 1-3 units. Generally, you'll see no more than a two team parlay, usually it's single game. I have an emotional issue with losing by .5 so against conventional wisdom, I either lay the hook or buy the hook.
Again, glad to be back. Picks will be up shortly.
*BoomTho is a movement started by former University of California Star, Rod Benson. Boom got dem Dos!
Texas A&M -5.5
Line opened at -3
Public is pounding KState (65%)
Line is now -2.5 in aTm direction..
Vegas vs Public? I'll take Vegas..
The key to this match is strengths versus weaknesses. Texas A&M is good against the run and can pass the ball. K-State strength is their running game and have trouble stopping the pass. It seems that the public is looking at the records and ranking.
BOL.. It's Showtime!
All bets are 2 units. As time permits, write-ups will be available
I was asked to post my picks for this weekend. If the interest remains, I may keep it going. Yesterday, my analysis on two of my three picks was spot on. The Purdue victory, I didn't factor in the emotion of Ingram winning the Heisman and Graduation Day. The emotion wore off and Purdue took charge of the game for the last 14 mins. On to today's games...
Pepperdine is not playing quality basketball right now. One would think they were in the PAC-10! The waves have lost 4 straight and their 3 victories this year were against lower tier schools to say the least (mon,calstb,hamp). On the flip side, Portland has 4 losses this season, 3 were against wash,washst, and stanford. There isn't much else to say about this except, Pep is not good.
Portland state -1
Repeating my same logic. I have UCRiv beating NOAz. Riverside is rolling, after losing to 2 two decent teams (USC,NM), they have found ways to win the rest of their games.Yes it is good to be home for NOAz but they aren't the surprise team they were last year.
UC Riverside -2
UTEP is playing good basketball this season. Specifically, good defense. The are playing their closest rival (geographical) NMSU. This is a repeat match-up from December 1st in Las Cruces with UTEP winning 78-59. I like the trend to continue. I can see New Mexico St making adjustments on defense to slow down UTEP just a bit. I think UTEP will continue is defensive ways
Under 150 (POD)
Fordham, Nova (to good to be true??)
Again, thoughts/feedback positive or negative is welcome. For my picks above, I didn't have to dig deep into the numbers. It seems like NFL sunday has gotten the attention of Odds makers. Leaving the value in mid-tier schools in CBB. Imagine that.