2-1 on Friday, hitting my first multi-unit play of the year w/ Vandy. I like a lot of games today but trying to be selective. Locked in two games and will probably play 2 or 3 more.
USC/Min Under 120 1u--> I actually thought about backing the Trojans +8 but this a west coast to east coast travel, early start. Plus, offensively, USC is terrible. They avg 8 assists a game which is just sad in college ball and shoot less then 39%. Minny obviously is missing big weapons on the interior and do not shoot it well from perimeter. I see a slug fest with each team struggling to get to mid 50's.
Ga Tech +2.5 1u--> Plugging my nose and taking the Jackets on the road. Tulane has played nobody and should not be favored against any ACC team. I think Tech can control the boards with their size and make enough shots to be in range last possession. Tech looked bad defensively against NW princeton offense so look for that to be much better as Gregory has them ready.
Will be playing Marquette for sure but wanting to get it at 8. Tough to fade Wisky at home but this Marquette squad is a perfect team to do so. They have veteran back court (Great assist/TO ratio), they create turnovers defensively and hold to low % (Under 38%) and they get to the FT line. Athletically, obviously big advantage to Marquette. Bo Ryan's team will play their style but I feel a little let down spot coming off hard fought loss at N.C. I like taking the points in what I feel will be a couple possession game. That said, Marquette will have to hit some jump shots which can be worrisome with this team.
Zags+3 (better team first test for illinois)
Ark +12.5 (Mike Anderson coached razorbacks will play hard and fast)
Hof -2 (home court, better team)
Ariz St +8.5 (too much?)
UCLA -1.5 (gulp)
Charlotte +5.5 (playing tough of late, weak opponent)
WV +4.5 (Miss St. is so inconsistent and don't see them responding to physicality of Huggins squad)