|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|12-10-19||Indiana v. Connecticut +1.5||57-54||Loss||-107||9 h 5 m||Show|
Jimmy V Classic from New York, NY here tonight has Indiana taking on U Conn. The Hoosiers are 8-1 S/U and 6-3 ATS thus far on the season. Indiana played its first road game of the season last time out and picked up its only loss, losing at Wisconsin, 64-84 as a 1-point dog. Now they play a road game, though not true road game on this neutral court. U Conn has played three neutral court games thus far, going 2-1 S/U and 3-0 ATS, with their only loss an OT setback to Xavier, 74-75. Indiana laying right at 2-points here tonight. I'm going to take U Conn as I look for them to win this game. Indiana didn't look good on the road and U Conn has had plenty of road experience thus far. Take Connecticut.
|12-10-19||Butler +5 v. Baylor||Top||52-53||Win||100||21 h 4 m||Show|
19th ranked Butler looks to improve to a perfect 10-0 here tonight at 11th ranked Baylor. The Bulldogs not only are a 9-0 to start the season, but have covered six of their eight spread games. The Bulldogs are coming off a win at home over Florida, 76-62 as a 4-point favorite. Baylor also having a good season at 7-1 S/U and 5-3 ATS. The Bears lone loss coming back in game two to Washington, 64-67. Baylor is a 5-point favorite here tonight. My numbers have them smaller, closer to 2 or 2 1/2. That being said, I expect a close game here tonight that could go either way. I'll take the five points though with the dog. Play Butler.
|12-08-19||Dayton -3.5 v. St. Mary's||78-68||Win||100||5 h 9 m||Show|
Neutral site game here on Sunday between two very good teams as Dayton takes on St Mary's in the Jerry Colangelo Classice in Phoenix, AZ. Dayton ranked in the top 25 with their 6-1 S/U and 5-2 ATS records. They play St Mary's which is 8-1 S/U and 3-6 ATS on the season. This is the 2nd tournament for Dayton after playing a three-game set at the end of November. They suffered their only loss of the season in that tournament in OT to Kansas, 84-90. St Mary's has played predominately at home, with just one road game vs Wisconsin and one tournament game thus far. Their only loss came in a home shocker to Winthrop, 59-61 in which they were a 17 1/2 point favorite. This team hasn't covered spreads well though, going just 3-6. Today is the first time in the dog role though as Dayton a small favorite. One of my numbers has Dayton much higher though. I like Dayton here today. Play Dayton.
|12-07-19||Fresno State v. Utah State -12.5||Top||70-77||Loss||-110||21 h 33 m||Show|
Fresno State not a very good team at just 2-5 S/U and 0-5 ATS on the season. Now they face 25th ranked Utah State here on Saturday afternoon. Utah State is 8-1 S/U and 4-5 ATS on the season. Fresno is so bad that they game a 0-7 Cal Northridge team its first win of the season, 72-73. Then lost at home to UNLV, 80-81, two teams they were favored against and lost straight up. Now they hit the road for a three straight beginning with today's game. Utah State has just one loss, that coming on the road to a very good St Mary's team, 67-75 as a 2.5-point dog. The Aggies rebounded though with a win at San Jose State, 71-59. I am very anti-Fresno and with a very good Utah State team here today laying just 12 1/2 points, that's an early Christmas present as far as I'm concerned. Take Utah State in a blowout.
|12-06-19||Stephen F Austin +10.5 v. Alabama||68-78||Win||100||9 h 8 m||Show|
Stephen Austin Lumberjacks having a fine season at 7-1 S/U and 5-1 ATS. The Lumberjacks have already beaten Duke in OT, 85-83 and a decent Drexel team, 82-67. Their lone loss this season came at Rutgers, 57-69. They will go on the road here tonight and play Alabama. Despit their losing record of 3-4 S/U, the Tide find themselves installed as a double-digit favorite here on Friday. Alabama just came off a three-game tournament in which they went 1-2, winning the last game over Southern Miss, 83-68 as a 11.5 point favorite. The Tide have lost at home to Penn this year, 80-81. One of my numbers has Alabama as a dog in this game. That's a number that reflects their total play and shows that this team has had its issues. I'm taking the double digits here today with the dog. Play Stephen Austin.
|12-04-19||UNLV +4.5 v. Fresno State||81-80||Win||100||9 h 53 m||Show|
The 3-6 UNLV Running Rebels play a conference game tonight as they take on the 2-4 Fresno State Bulldogs. Both clubs have had tough non-conference results thus far. UNLV has lost two tough OT games against good teams. They lost in OT to Kansas State, 55-60, and then last time out lost in OT at Cincinnati, 65-72. They did cover the last game as a 12-point dog. Fresno is coming off a loss to Cal Northridge, 73-73 as a 7-point favorite. They gave Northridge their first win of the season against seven losses. Fresno has yet to cover a game this year, with five losses and one push. Not sure Fresno should be laying points to anyone at this juncture of the season. Tonight they give UNLV 4 1/2 points. UNLV has shown they can play good teams and hang in there. I'll take these points tonight. Play UNLV.
|12-03-19||Murray State +4.5 v. Missouri State||69-71||Win||100||7 h 20 m||Show|
Murray State comes into this game with a 4-3 S/U and 1-5 ATS record. The Racers lost two of their three in their recent tournament. They failed to cover all three games also. SW Missouri State is 3-5 S/U and 4-3-1 ATS. The Bears have been in every game except their last which they lost to LSU, 58-73. Mo State laying around four tonight. My number has them quite a bit higher. I'm taking that and laying the point with the home club. Play SW Missouri State.
|12-03-19||Texas A&M Corpus Christi +8 v. Texas-San Antonio||67-89||Loss||-108||7 h 19 m||Show|
Battle of Texas here tonight as Texas A&M CC takes on Texas San Antonio. The San Antonio RoadRunners have not covered a spread in their six attempts. They are also 1-6 S/U with their only win coming at home to Wiley College, 90-68. This has not been a very good team. They must now face a Corpus Christ team that has won three straight games and covered two straight. The Islanders are just a 2-point dog accouridng to both my numbers. Yet, the oddsmaker has installed them a 8-point dog to a team that has just one win and no covers this season. I fully expect Corpus Christi to have a good shot at winning this game outright, but I'll take the 8-points that the oddsmaker has genously given me. Play Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
|12-03-19||Michigan +5.5 v. Louisville||Top||43-58||Loss||-108||7 h 50 m||Show|
Michigan has climbed all the way up to No 4 in the country as they take on top ranked Louisville tonight. This in in big part to their recent play, which included wins over Gonzaga (82-64), North Carolina (73-64) and Iowa State (83-76). Those key wins improved the Wolverines to 7-0 S/U and 5-2 ATS on the season. Top ranked Louisville is also 7-0 S/U, but just 3-4 ATS on the season. Louisville laying around 5 1/2 points here tonight. My numbers have this game anywhere from pick to 2 points on Louisville. Michigan proved they can beat the best and I won't be surprised if they pull it off again here tonight. Take the points with the visitor in this one, play Michigan.
|12-02-19||Columbia v. Delaware -6||Top||76-84||Win||100||6 h 23 m||Show|
Delaware puts its perfect 8-0 record on the line tonight at home against the Ivy league's Columbia. The Blue Hens are also 6-1 against the number this year. While the resume has no heavyweights on it, they are all the caliber of tonight's opponent. Their only non-cover came in their last game in a win over Maryland Eastern Shore, 75-56, failing to cover the 20.5 point chalk line. Columbia is 3-5 S/U and 4-4 on the season. The Lions have won two straight games over Central Connecticut and Lehigh. This team has played some heavyweights, losing to Virginia (42-60), Wake Forest (63-65) and St Johns (63-82). Don't see Columbia coming close to putting a "L" in that Delaware loss column. I'm taking Delaware tonight.
|12-01-19||Southern Illinois v. St. Louis -12.5||60-69||Loss||-118||4 h 30 m||Show|
Southern Illinois is 3-4 S/U and 2-4 ATS on the season. The Salukis snapped a four-game losing streak with a win at home over NC Central, 64-48, covering the 9-point chalk line. St Louis has been really good this year, going 6-1 S/U and 5-2 ATS. The Billikens are coming off a road win at Boston College, 64-54 as a 1.5-point dog. The team's only loss came at home to Seton Hall, 66-83. St Louis laying 13 points at home today. My one indicator has them much higher than that. I'll lay the points here with St Louis.
|12-01-19||NC-Wilmington +20 v. Stanford||54-72||Win||100||4 h 30 m||Show|
Stanford might be the class of this PAC-12 with a 7-1 S/U and 7-1 ATS record. The Cardinal just lost its first game though, a neutral site setback to Butler, 67-69 as a 3 1/2 point dog. Now they return home for one game and will lay about 20-points here to Wilmington. UNC Wilmington is 5-4 S/U and 3-3 ATS. Wilmington can cover these big spreads, they covered 22-points in a loss to North Carolina, 62-78. My own number has Stanford laying about 4-points less. I rely on my own numbers a lot early in the season. Take the points here, play UNC Wilmington.
|11-30-19||Tennessee v. VCU +1||Top||72-69||Loss||-109||5 h 18 m||Show|
Emerald Classic first round action today from Niceville, Florida has Tennessee taking on VCU. Both teams suffered their respecitve first losses of the season in this tournament. Tennessee was 5-0 before losing last night to Florida State, 57-60, narrowly missing the +1.5-point cover. VCU lost a hard-fought battle to Purdue last night, 56-59, also just failing to cover the 2.5-point dog line. This game is very evenly matched and I won't be surprised to see this one come right down to the end of the game to find a winner. However, taking 2-points with VCU is what I'm doing here tonight since I look for VCU to win this game outright. Play Virginia Commonwealth.
|11-30-19||NC-Greensboro +7 v. Georgetown||65-61||Win||100||3 h 17 m||Show|
A bit surprsed that Greensboro getting seven pints here today on the road. This has been a decent team at 5-2 S/U and 4-2 ATS. The Spartans have only played one true road game and that was a tough one at Kansas that they lost 62-74, but covered the 14.5 dog line. The Georgetown Hoyas return home after a two-game tournament that saw them go 1-1 S/U and 2-0 ATS. In fact, those were the only two covers so far this season by Georgetown after going 0-4 ATS at home the previous four. They return home today and will try for that first home cover. My own number has this closer to a 3/12 pints GT spread. I like these 7-points and will take them today. Play UNC Greesboro.
|11-30-19||William & Mary +8 v. Buffalo||77-88||Loss||-109||3 h 17 m||Show|
William & Mary comes into today's contest at 5-2 on the season with a 6-1 spread winning mark. The Tribe are a 8 to 8 1/2 point road dog today to Buffalo. My own numbers have that way lower. Why? Because Buffalo is only 4-2 S/U and has covered just one of five spread games. The Bulls have failed to cover their last three including a recent home win over Missouri State, 75-74. William & Mary has already played five road games, including Oklahoma and Stanford and their only non-cover came to the Cardinal. I like the Tribe getting these kind of points today. I wouldn't even be surprised by an outright win. Play William & Mary.
|11-29-19||Utah State +4 v. St. Mary's||73-81||Loss||-109||23 h 45 m||Show|
Utah State comes into tonight's contest at St Mary's as a dog, but don't tell the Aggies that. Utah State is 7-0 S/U and 4-3 ATS on the season. Utah State has scored 80 or more points in six of their seven games. St Mary's is 5-1 S/U and 2-4 ATS this year. The Gaels lost to Winthrop at home as a 17.5 point favorite, their only loss. Utah State may not have the big name basketball players of St Mary's, but they have produced results all season. I'm taking the four points here tonight with the visitor. Play Utah State.
|11-29-19||VCU +3 v. Purdue||56-59||Push||0||21 h 21 m||Show|
VCU one of the unbeaten teams at 6-0 S/U and 2-4 ATS on the season. VCU finds themselves a small dog here tonight in the Emerald Coast Classic 1st Round. I find that difficult to believe considering they have yet to lost a game. Purdue is 3-2 S/U and 2-3 ATS. The Boilermakers have played two quality teams and lost to both. That included a home loss to Texas, 66-70 as a 8-point favorite and then losing the next game at Marquette, 55-65 as a 1-point dog. I like VCU here on a neutral court getting points. Play Virginia Commonwealth.
|11-29-19||NC-Wilmington +13.5 v. Boise State||59-80||Loss||-108||20 h 15 m||Show|
NC Wilmington is a big dog in today's game at Boise State. Wilmington is 5-3 S/U on the season and 3-2 ATS. Boise State is 3-2 S/U and 2-2 ATS so far this season. The Broncos have won two straight games, both having to go to Overtime. They beat BYU, 72-68 and then at Pacific, 82-76. They did lost at home to UC Irvine, 61-69 and at Oregon, 75-106. The points look awfully tempting to take here with a decent Wilmington team. Play NC Wilmington.
|11-29-19||DePaul +4 v. Minnesota||73-68||Win||100||14 h 16 m||Show|
Depaul off to an excellent start to the season at 7-0 S/U and 4-2 ATS. The Blue Demons have beat Iowa, 93-78, a a 9-point dog and they beat Boston College, 72-67, a a 1-point favorite - both these games on the road. Minnesota is 3-3 S/U and 4-1-1 ATS on the season. The Golden Gophers lost at Butler, 56-64 and lost at Utah, 69-73. Both those games on the road. The Gophers really have no quality wins this season. I like Depaul in this game. Play Depaul.
|11-29-19||Massachusetts +9 v. Rutgers||57-82||Loss||-110||13 h 16 m||Show|
Both these clubs have five wins this year, but for some reason Rutgers laying 8 1/2 points. My number has them around four points so I'm taking a good look at the visitor in this one. U Mass has covered five of their seven games while Rutgers is 2-4 ATS on the year. Rutgers barely got by Bryant, 73-71, as a 21.5 point favorite and lost outright to St Bonny's, 74-80, as a 8 1/2 point favorite. The Rutgers team too inconsistent for me. I'm taking the points with U Mass.
|11-28-19||Pepperdine v. Arizona -14.5||91-93||Loss||-108||13 h 37 m||Show|
Wooden Legacy 1st Round action has 16th ranked Arizona taking on Pepperdine. Arizona is a perfect 6-0 S/U and 5-1 ATS this season. The Wildcats benefited from all six of those games being played at home with big wins over Illinois (90-69) and a good South Dakota State team (71-64). That South Dakota win was the only game they haven't covered this year. Meanwhile, Pepperdine is 3-3 S/U and ATS on the season. The Waves are coming off a home loss to Sacramento State, 72-77 as a 9 1/2 point favorite. In fact, the Waves have lost their only two home games this year, with the other coming to UC Irvine, 73-77. Expect a fast paced game out of Arizona here today. Arizona has scored 83 or more points in all but one game this year. They shouldn't have any trouble covering this big spread. Play Arizona.
|11-28-19||Creighton v. San Diego State -2||52-83||Win||100||12 h 7 m||Show|
Las Vegas Invitational 1st Round action here late on the Thursday schedule has Creighton taking on San Diego State. San Diego State plays in the Mountain West and is used to playing in Vegas, so not much of a departure for the Aztecs here. San Diego State is 6-0 S/U and 4-2 ATS this season and a win here tonight could propel the Aztecs into the top 25. Creighton is 4-1 S/U and 1-4 ATS. Creighton has only played one road game and that was at Michigan, a 69-79 loss as a 5.5 point dog. Creighton hasn't really played anyone other than Michigan. San Diego State has beaten a very good BYU team on their resume. Aztecs just a 2-point favorite here tonight. I like the undefeated Aztecs to keep it going tonight. Play San Diego State.
|11-28-19||Wake Forest v. College of Charleston -2||65-56||Loss||-109||6 h 7 m||Show|
Wooden Legacy first round action here on Thanksgiving Day from Anaheim, CA has College of Charleston taking on Wake Forest. Charleston is 3-2 S/U and 2-2-1 ATS on the season. The lost last time out at Central Florida, 71-72. Their toughest game this year was at home vs Oklahoma State and they lost badly, 54-73 as a 4-point dog. Wake Forest has had five days off after beating Davidson in a tourney game, 82-70. The Deacons are 3-2 S/U and 2-3 ATS this season. Their two losses both came on the road at Boston College (70-77) and Charlotte (65-67). Wake Forest comes from the better conference, but their road losses have me concerned. Getting a few points here with Charleston, a team I believe can win this game, is good for me. Take College of Charleston.
|11-27-19||Hofstra +1 v. San Diego||Top||69-79||Loss||-110||11 h 27 m||Show|
Hofstra continues its one West Coast trip this season with a final game here at San Diego. The Pride started this swing at UCLA with a big win over the Bruins, 88-78 and then a blowout win at Cal State Fullerton, 79-57. Hosftra is now 4-2 S/U and 3-2 ATS on the season. San Diego is 2-5 S/U and 3-3-1 ATS on the season. San Diego has lost three straight games, getting beat by at least 17-points in each of those games. Things won't get much better here tonight as they have to play a very good Hofstra team. I like the visitor in this one. Play Hofstra.
|11-27-19||South Dakota -1 v. California Baptist||84-83||Push||0||11 h 25 m||Show|
South Dakota one of the better teams in the Summit League as they are 5-1 S/U and 4-2 ATS on the season. SD lost its first game of season last time out at Arkansas, 56-77 as a 14.5-point dog. Now they travel to the West Coast to play Cal Baptist. Cal Baptist is a new entry into the WAC and they are just 4-2 S/U and 3-2 ATS on the season. The Lancers won last time out on a neutral court against Georgia State, 82-69. I see a big difference in class among these two schools. South Dakota laying just 1 1/2 points is a deal for me. Play South Dakota.
|11-27-19||St. Louis +2 v. Boston College||64-54||Win||100||3 h 26 m||Show|
Two teams having a good start to their respective seasons meet here on Wednesday as Boston College hosts St Louis. The St Louis Billikins are 5-1 S/U and 4-2 ATS this season. The Billikins have played all their games at home this season and play their first road game of the season here today. Boston College is 4-2 S/U and 3-3 ATS. The Eagles covered their first three games of the season, but have dropped their last three. They have played five of their games at home thus far. BC a 2-point favorite here today, but my numbers slightly favor the visitor in this one. I'll take St Louis.
|11-27-19||Drake -1.5 v. Murray State||63-53||Win||100||3 h 56 m||Show|
Gulf Coast Showdown final round action here from Estero, FL as Murray State takes on Drake. Drake is 5-2 S/U and 4-2 ATS on the young season. The Bulldogs have split their two games in this tournament, losing the opener to Miami Ohio, 59-67 and then winning last night over Northeastern, 59-56. This will be the teams third game in three nights before they get 5-days off before returning home to play Wisconsin Milwaukee. Murray State is 4-2 S/U and 1-4 ATS this season. Murray is also playing its third game in three nights after losing the opener to Lasalle, 64-75 and then winning last night over Weber State, 69-68. This is an early game and Drake is small favorite. The Bulldogs have been covering well and I'm sticking with them again here today. Play Drake.
|11-26-19||Morehead State +6.5 v. William & Mary||84-95||Loss||-108||18 h 21 m||Show|
Two teams with 4-2 records meet here tonight as William & Mary hosts Morehead State. Morehead is 4-2 S/U and 5-0 ATS. They have covered every game including road games at Missouri and at Butler. William and Mary has played five of its six games on the road and still has a 4-2 record with a 5-1 ATS mark. William & Mary has lost two straight games at Oklahoma and at Stanford, failing to cover only the latter in a 30-point road loss to the Cardinal. Two good cover teams here tonight and William & Mary laying 6 1/2 points might be just a bit too many for them to cover in only their second stint as the favorite. Take the points, play Morehead State.
|11-26-19||Mercer +6.5 v. St Bonaventure||51-56||Win||100||18 h 51 m||Show|
Southern Conference Mercer takes to the road for the third straight game here tonight at St Bonaventure. Mercer is 4-2 S/U and 3-2 ATS so far this season. Mercer is coming off a road win at favored Illinois Chicago 72-68 as a 4-point dog. St Bonny's is only 1-4 S/U and 2-3 ATS this season. Their lone win this season came on the road at Rutgers, 80-74 as a 8.5 point dog. Their losses included setbacks at home to Ohio and to Vermont. St Bonny's not a very good team and Mercer has shown they can beat good teams on the road. So they should be able to beat a bad team here tonight. Play Mercer.
|11-26-19||Georgia v. Michigan State -13||85-93||Loss||-110||2 h 27 m||Show|
|11-25-19||CS-Northridge +9.5 v. Green Bay||Top||84-85||Win||100||7 h 23 m||Show|
Lets face it, Cal Northridge would be in my bottom five teams in the nation. This team is horrible. They give up a lot of points and they are usually blown out in games, especially on the road. Northridge played last night against Colgate and then turns around and makes the trip to Wisconsin for tonight's game. They are on a long road trip here having been blown out at Auburn, 70-116 and then at Richmond, 62-90, before covering last night vs Colgate, 56-64 as a 10-point dog. Wisconsin Green Bay isn't a very good team, they have played four games and lost three of them on the road. However, they get a softball the next two games with home stints against CSUN and then Colgate. I look for Wisconsin Green Bay to get an easy win here tonight. Play Wisconsin Green Bay.
|11-25-19||Georgia v. Dayton -2||61-80||Win||100||2 h 52 m||Show|
Two teams both undefeated matchup here tonight as Dayton and Georgia play in the 1st round of the Maui Invitational. Georgia is 4-0 S/U and 2-2 ATS after a four-game home stint that included a win over Georgia tech, 82-78 as a 5.5-point favorite. Dayton also played it's initial games at home, going 3-0 S/U and 2-1 ATS with wins over Indiana State, Charleston Southern and Nebraska Omaha. Dayton has scored 86, 90 and 93 points respectively in those three games. Dayton a small favorite here tonight. My own number has them about 3 points higher. I like the Dayton laying this short number. Play Dayton.
|11-24-19||Arizona State +8.5 v. Virginia||45-48||Win||100||2 h 19 m||Show|
Hall of Fame Tip off Final round today from Uncasville, CT has Arizona State taking on defending NCAA Champion Virginia. The Cavaliers are off to a perfect 5-0 start to the season, just 2-3 vs the number. Virginia won yesterday in this tourney over U Mass, 58-46 as a 15.5 point dog, failing to cover three straight now. As usual, Virginia plays great defense but has trouble scoring points. Th Sun Devils are 3-1 S/U and ATS on the season after winning in this tourney yesterday over St Johns, 80-67 as a 3-point chalk. This Sun Devil team can score, averaging 80 points or more in its last three games. Today we'll see if Virginia can cover the 9 point line against this good scoring ASU team. Personally, I don't thing Virginia scores enough points to cover this big number against a good team. Take Arizona State
|11-23-19||UC-Davis v. Portland -7||Top||62-72||Win||100||4 h 34 m||Show|
UC Davis brings a 2-4 S/U and 0-5 ATS record into tonight's contest. Portland U is having a fine season with a 4-1 S/U and 4-0 ATS mark. Davis lost at Sacramento last time out 51-61 as a 5-point dog. Davis still looking for that first cover of the season against five misses. Portland is coming off a win over Portland State 82-75, covering the 6.5 point line. Unlike their opponent, Portland has covered all four of its attempts vs the number. I'm sticking with the hot team here today. Play Portland.
|11-23-19||Arizona State -2.5 v. St. John's||80-67||Win||100||2 h 4 m||Show|
Arizona State and St John's play in the 1st Round of the Hall of Fame Tip off tonight from Uncasville, CT. ASU is 2-1 S/U and ATS on the young season. The Sun Devils opened with a neutral site loss to Colorado, 71-81 as a 5-point dog. Then they beat Central Conn and Rider. St Johns has opened with five home games and went 4-1 S/U and 3-2 ATS. The Red Storm only loss came to Vermont, 68-70 as a 3-point favorite. Now they play in this tourney before returning home for five straight games. ASU laying 2 1/2 points here in this one today. My one big indicator heavily favors the Sun Devils with my other number slightly giving them the nod. I like this short number with the better team. Play Arizona State.
|11-22-19||Evansville -7.5 v. East Carolina||68-85||Loss||-109||12 h 39 m||Show|
Islands of the Bahamas 1st round action here today has Evansville taking on East Carolina. Evansville Purple Aces are 2-1 both S/U and ATS on the young season. The Aces opened with wins over Ball State and then the big shocking win at Kentucky, 67-64 as a 25-point road dog. Then of course, the big letdown the next game at home, losing to SMU 57-59. Meanwhile, East Carolina has lost three straight games after opening the season with a win over VMI. They are coming off a loss at home to Liberty, 55-77. This ECU team is not very good while Evansville has shown their potential with that big win over Kentucky. I'll lay the points here with East Carolina.
|11-22-19||Eastern Kentucky v. Florida International -6.5||70-89||Win||100||7 h 9 m||Show|
DC Classic 1st round action here today from Washington DC as Florida International takes on Eastern Kentucky. FIA is 2-2 S/U and 3-0 ATS on the season, while EKU is 2-2 S/U and 2-1 ATS. Florida International has played some stiff competition thus far with road games at Mississippi State (69-77) and North Carolina State (77-86). They covered both those games. Then they easily beat Cleveland State on the road last time out, 107-61, covering the 7-point chalk line. Eastern Kentucky got pummeled at Kentucky, 49-91 as a 28-point dog and last time out lost at home to Western Kentucky, 71-79, thought they did cover the 10-point line. FIU a 6 1/2 point favorite here today, but one of my key indicators has them much higher based on competition. I'm going to lay the points with Florida International.
|11-21-19||Toledo +7.5 v. Notre Dame||62-64||Win||100||20 h 24 m||Show|
Both clubs off to good starts with Toledo at 3-1 S/U and 2-2 ATS. Notre Dame is 4-1 S/U, but only 1-3 ATS. The Rockets opened their season with a road loss at Valpo, 77-79. However, they rebounded with three straight wins over Marshall, Robert Morris and Howard. Notre Dame also opened with a road loss at North Carolina, 65-76 then won four straight home game. However, none of those were against any good competition. This looks to be Notre Dame's toughest test since their opener. Notre Dame -7.5 point favorite here, but my numbers have them much less. I'm taking the points with Toledo.
|11-21-19||Central Michigan +9.5 v. Minnesota||Top||57-82||Loss||-108||20 h 56 m||Show|
Central Michigan perfect to start the season at 4-0 S/U and 2-0 ATS. Central Michigan opened with four home games and scored over 100 points in three of those games - albeit against weak competition. Now they hit the road for the first time and tonight is their toughest test thus far vs Minnesota. Minnesota opened with a win over Cleveland State, 85-50 and then lost three straight games to Oklahoma, Butler and Utah - all tough opponents. Minnesota laying 9 1/2 tonight. My numbers have them less than that, but we also have to look at the strength of schedule too - which greatly favors Minnesota. Still, I'm going to take Central Michigan and the points here tonight.
|11-21-19||Xavier v. Towson +11.5||73-51||Loss||-100||19 h 55 m||Show|
Charleston Classic first round action has Xavier taking on Towson. Xavier is 2-2 S/U and 2-1 ATS to start the season. Towson is 4-0 S/U, but 0-3 ATS to start their season. Towson opened with three home games, losing only to Kent, 80-84. They then hit the road last time out and game nationally ranked Florida all it could handle with a a 60-66 loss as a 18 point dog. Xavier benefits from seven of their first eight games at home. They won their first four, but have yet to cover a spread at 0-3-1. Here today on a neutral court, Xavier is laying double digits. Not too promising for a team that has yet to cover a spread, three of which were double digit. I'm taking the points with Towson.
|11-21-19||Wofford +3.5 v. South Florida||55-69||Loss||-108||19 h 55 m||Show|
Both clubs still looking to reach that .500 mark and one of them will do just that tonight. Wofford, 2-3 S/U 1-3 ATS opened with home wins over Erskine and High Point before losing to William & Mary. They then hit the road where they lost to Butler and Missouri. South Florida is 1-2 and lost their last two after opening with a win over Arkansas Pine Bluff. They have been beat badly too, losing by 17 to Indiana Purdue as a 16.5 point favorite and losing to Boston College 60-74 as a 6 1/2 point favorite. South Florida looks over rated from the points they have had to lay and the outcome thus far. I'm taking the road team here. Play Wofford.
|11-21-19||Florida v. St. Joe's +13.5||70-62||Win||100||14 h 55 m||Show|
Charleston Classic first round action from Charleston, SC tonight has 15th ranked Florida taking on St Joseph's. Both teams come into tonight's contest at 2-2 S/U. Florida has lost to Florida State and U Conn while beating North Florida and Towson. The latter by just a 66-60 score as a 18-point favorite. St Joe's opened at home with a win over Bradley, 86-81 and then played three straight road games, going 1-2 both S/U and ATS. They did beat U Conn though on the road as a 15-point underdog. Both teams have U Conn in common with St Joe's beating them and Florida losing. Take the double digit points here with St Joe's.
|11-20-19||Texas State +5 v. UNLV||64-57||Win||100||20 h 15 m||Show|
Texas State travels to the desert southwest to take on UNLV tonight. Texas State is 3-2 S/U and 2-1 ATS on the season. They have won all three of their home games, but lost both away games. UNLV is just 2-3 S/U and ATS on the season. the Rebels are off a win over Abilene Christian, 72-58, covering the 10.5-point line. The win snapped a three game S/U and spread losing streak. UNLV is laying five points here tonight, but according to all of my numbers that is a bit too high. I'm going to take the points with the visitor. Play Texas State.
|11-20-19||UC-Davis v. CS Sacramento -3.5||Top||51-61||Win||100||19 h 44 m||Show|
This game moves away from Sac State's home court to a bigger venue, the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. While it's listed as a neutral site, Sac State will obviously still be getting some home court value out of this game. Sac State is 2-0 S/U and 1-0 ATS after the start to their season. Have to throw out their first game, a laugher over Simpson University, 76-27. They then beat UC Riverside at home, 62-49, covering the 3-point line. Meanwhile, UC Davis already has five games under its belt. Davis is 2-3 S/U and 0-4 ATS. Like Sac State, you have to discard their lopsided win over William Jessup, 109-63. If we do, then Davis is just 1-3 S/U, 0-4 ATS. Sac State still at home here and I like them because my numbers have a big slant in their direction. Play Sacramento State.
|11-20-19||Georgia Tech +4.5 v. Georgia||78-82||Win||100||17 h 16 m||Show|
Peach State battle here has Georgia hosting Georgia Tech. Both teams are undefeated in this young season with Tech coming in at 2-0 and the Bulldogs at 3-0. Tech opened with a road win over NC State, 82-81, covering the 7-point dog line. Then they went to Elon for a lighthearted 64-41 win as a 23-point favorite which they pushed. After today's road game, the Jackets return home for four games. Georgia has played its first three at home with wins over Western Carolina (91-72), Citadel (95-86) and Delaware State (101-65). Georgia has been scoring in bunches, averaging over 90 ppg this year. However, tonight will be their toughest opponent of the season. Don't look for those kinds of points tonight by the Bulldogs. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised by an outright Tech win here tonight. Play Georgia Tech.
|11-20-19||Siena +6.5 v. Yale||89-100||Loss||-110||17 h 15 m||Show|
Both of these teams enter today's contest at 2-2 S/U on the season. Siena has won both their home games and lost both their road games. They are 4-0 ATS overall though on the season. They are coming off a loss at Harvard, 55-59 as a 9-point dog. Yale is 2-2 S/U and 3-0 ATS on the season as they return home tonight after a two game losing road stint. They lost at San Francisco, 79-84 and then lost at Oklahoma State, 57-64. Siena getting 6 or 6.5 points here tonight. My number has this game closer to a three-point line. I'm taking the points here with a very good Siena club. Play Siena.
|11-19-19||Houston v. Rice +12.5||97-89||Win||100||9 h 31 m||Show|
Texas clash here on Tuesday as Rice hosts Houston. Houston is 1-1 both S/U and ATS on the season. The Cougars opened with a pair of home games, a win over Alabama State 84-56 and then a home loss to BYU, 71-72 as a 12-point favorite. Now they hit the road for tonight's game at Rice and then head to the Northwest to play Oregon. Meanwhile, Rice has won four of five games. They opened with a road loss to Arkansas, 43-91 and then wins over Penn, Wayland Baptist, Northwestern State and then last game at Cal Santa Barbara, 82-81 as a 9.5 point dog. Rice getting around 12-points on their home court is a lot of points. My own numbers say this should be closer to 7-points. Take the home team, play Rice.
|11-19-19||Furman +3.5 v. Alabama||73-81||Loss||-107||9 h 30 m||Show|
Furman opened the season with a 4-0 S/U and 3-0 ATS record. Furman has won road games at Gardner Webb (70-63) and Charleston Southern (91-47) and home games vs Loyola Chicago (80-63) and Southern Wesleyan (83-61). Now they get their stiffest competition in SEC opponent Alabama. The Tide opened with a home loss to Penn, 80-81 and then beat Florida Atlantic 78-59. Their last game they got blown out at Rhode Island, 78-93 as a 1-point favorite. Tonight, Furman getting points looks like a steal to me. Furman is hasn't lost yet and I don't see that happening tonight. Play Furman.
|11-19-19||Manhattan +3.5 v. Samford||57-70||Loss||-110||8 h 1 m||Show|
Manhattan off to a 2-0 S/U and 1-1 ATS start to its season. Manhattan opened with home wins over Delaware State (85-74) and Albany NY (57-51). Now they hit the road for five straight games beginning tonight at Samford. Samford already has five games under its belt with a 2-3 S/U and 0-3 ATS records. Samford has won both home games over non-Div 1 teams and then lost all three road games. Somehow Samford a 6 point favorite here tonight despite not covering a spread and Manhattan winning both its games straight-up. I'm taking the points here on Tuesday with the visitor. Play Manhattan.
|11-18-19||Northern Colorado v. West Virginia -15.5||Top||61-69||Loss||-107||8 h 16 m||Show|
Northern Colorado comes into tonight's contest at 2-2 S/U and 2-1 ATS. NCU opened with a loss at Texas, 45-69 and then returned home for two easy wins over Incarnate Word and Colorado College before a fourth game at Northern Iowa that they lost, 72-77. West Virginia is 2-0 S/U and 1-1 ATS on their young season. The Mountaineers opened at Akron with a 94-84 win and then returned home to beat a good Pitt team, 68-53 as a 1.5-point favorite. WVU laying around 15-points here tonight. NCU not a good road team and WVU will be up for a big game on their home floor. Play West Virginia.
|11-18-19||Middle Tennessee +3 v. Coastal Carolina||72-93||Loss||-110||8 h 16 m||Show|
Middle Tennessee State is off to a 3-0 start and 1-0 spread record to start their season. The Raiders haven't played anyone yet with Maryville, Lipscomb and Mars Hill on their win column thus far. Coastal Carolina is 1-2 S/U and 0-2 ATS so far. CC hasn't had any great competition either with home losses to Campbell and Northern Kentucky and their lone win over Hampden-Sydney. One of my numbers heavily favor the visitor in this one and early on I lean on those numbers a lot. I'm taking the small points here tonight with Middle Tennessee State.
|11-17-19||Seton Hall v. St. Louis +5.5||83-66||Loss||-110||7 h 6 m||Show|
The Seton Hall Pirates opened the season with a 2-1 S/U and ATS record. After three home games, they hit the road for just one game today before returning home for two more games. The 12th ranked Pirates did lose their last game though, a 73-76 setback to Michigan State, though they covered the 5-point home line. Meanwhile, St Louis is 3-0 both S/U and ATS to start the year. The Billikins are playing their first six at home and are coming off a win over Eastern Washington, 82-60 as a 8.5 point favorite. Seton Hall laying six to seven points here today. That's too many points against a St Louis team that could easily win this game outright. I'm looking for the upset win here today. Play St Louis.
|11-17-19||CS-Northridge v. Richmond -14||Top||62-90||Win||100||7 h 6 m||Show|
Cal State Northridge Matadors still looking for their first win of the season after a 0-4 start. The Mats got pummeled last game by Auburn, 70-116 as a 23-point dog. Northridge has also yet to cover a spread. This Northridge club isn't good at all, but they are even worse on the road. And it would figure that they are playing six of their first seven away from the Matadome. Richmond is enjoying life at home in the opening days of the season. The Spiders play their first six at home. They are 2-0 S/U and 0-2 ATS in those first two home games. The Spiders score a lot, but also give up a lot, allowing 98 and 92 in their first two games. Don't be surprised if Richmond cracks the 100 mark here today against Northridge. Lay whatever you need to with Richmond.
|11-16-19||NC-Wilmington +17.5 v. Davidson||49-87||Loss||-110||19 h 2 m||Show|
Davidson will look for its first win of the young season here today as they play its first home game against UNC Wilmington. Davidson opened with a neutral site loss to Auburn, 66-76 and then lost on the road last time out, 58-71 to Charlotte, failing to cover either spread. Davidson begins the first of a four-game home set. Wilmington opened with a home win over Johnson and Wales, 103-83, then a loss to North Carolina, 62-78 before beating Campbell, 81-76. UNCW covered their two posted games including that game against North Carolina where they were a 22-point dog. Wilmington a whopping 17.5-point road dog here today. While my numbers have them about this line, one of my indicators have a much lower number. Right now, UNCW has shown they can play against the Big boys and getting this many points is too many to pass on. Play North Carolina Wilmington.
|11-16-19||Tennessee v. Washington +2.5||75-62||Loss||-110||17 h 2 m||Show|
A big matchup here on Saturday as the undefeated Tennessee Volunteers take on the 20th ranked Washington Huskies as these teams meet North of the border in Toronto in the Naismith Hall of Fame Classic. UW has already knocked off a big team, beating then No 16 Baylor in the Armed Forces Classic, 67-64. Washington then won their home opener against Mt ST Mary's, 56-46, failing to cover the 22-point line. Tennessee is 2-0 S/U and 1-1 ATS also. The Volunteers opened at home with a win over UNC Asheville, 78- 63 and then beat Murray State, 82-63. Washington is led by a pair of freshmen, Jaden McDaniels and Isaiah Stewart. The pair combined for 33 points in their win over Baylor. Tennessee is unranked, but finds itself installed as the 2-point favorite here today. I'm going to take the points with a Washington team that while young, looks to have plenty of talent. Play Washington.
|11-16-19||St. Joe's +7.5 v. Loyola-Chicago||68-85||Loss||-108||14 h 1 m||Show|
St Joseph's off to a 2-1 S/U and ATS start to their season. St Joe's opened with a home win over Bradley, 86-81, covering the 5-point dog line. Then they lost at Old Dominion, 69-82 and then pulled the big upset win at U Conn last time out, 96-87 as a 15-point dog. Loyola Chicago is off to a 1-2 S/U and ATS start. LCI opened with a win over UC Davis at home, 82-48 and then followed that with two losses, at Furman, 63-87 and at home to Coppin State, 72-76. The latter they were installed as a 23-point favorite. St Joe's getting seven points here is a bargain to me. They have played better ball so far and Loyola has already shown they can't be trusted even as a big favorite. Play St Joe's.
|11-15-19||South Dakota State +6.5 v. Nebraska||Top||73-90||Loss||-109||8 h 15 m||Show|
South Dakota is 3-1 S/U and 2-1 ATS to start the season. The Jack Rabbits are coming off a loss at USC, their first loss and non-cover this season, 66-84 as a 15-point dog. They play at Nebraska tonight. The Cornhuskers open with five home games, but have dropped their first two games to lower conference teams. They lost their opener to UC Riverside, 47-66 in a blowout loss a 16-point favorite, then lost in OT to Southern Utah, 78-79. The Huskers looking for that first win tonight against really a even better South Dakota State squad from what they have faced thus far. Until these Cornhuskers prove they can win, they shouldn't be laying these kinds of points. Take South Dakota State.
|11-15-19||Oral Roberts +12 v. Iowa||74-87||Loss||-108||7 h 14 m||Show|
Oral Roberts is 1-2 S/U and 2-1 ATS to start their season. The Golden Eagles opened the season with a road loss at Oklahoma State, 75-80, but covered the 16-point dog line. Then they returned home to beat Houston Baptist and cover the 8.5 points chalk line, 95-81 before their last game a loss at Tulsa, 67-74, just missing the 6.5-dog cover. Iowa opens the season with six home games and has won the first vs Southern Illinois, 87-60, covering the 23.5 point line. Then the Hawkeyes got shocked by Depaul, 78-93, failing to cover the 9.5 point chalk line. Oral Roberts has played well vs a big team already and Iowa has shown they can lay an egg at home as a big chalk. I'm taking the points here today with Oral Roberts.
|11-14-19||Siena +10.5 v. Harvard||56-59||Win||100||8 h 11 m||Show|
Both Siena and Harvard have started their respective seasons at 2-1 S/U. Siena opened with a home win over American, 96--80 and then lost on the road to Xavier, 63-81 and followed up with a home win vs St Bonny's, 78-65. Siena is 3-0 ATS on the season. They begin a four-game road trip here tonight at Harvard. Harvard one of the best Ivy league teams. They opened with a laugher against MIT, 84-27 and then lost on the road to Northeastern, 79-84 before returning home for a win over Maine, 68-46. This will be another tough test for Harvard here tonight. Harvard laying a lofty 10.5-points here tonight. Plus, Harvard has injuries. Guard Bryce Aiken is questionable with a calf injury and he's their best player, averaging 22.2 ppg. They are are going to be without Forward Seth Towns also. Not sure why this line is so big with a hurting Harvard team against a decent Siena squad. I'll take the points though. Play Siena.
|11-13-19||Tennessee-Martin +1.5 v. Western Illinois||98-91||Win||100||9 h 4 m||Show|
Tennessee Martin opened the season with a pair of home games. They beat STLCOP in a lopsided 106-48 win with no posted line. Then they lost to East Tennessee State, 75-92 as a 10-point home dog, failing to cover the spread. They take to the road for a 3-game road swing starting tonight at Western Illinois. Western Illinois opened at Indiana and bog blow out, losing to the Hoosiers 65-98 and failing to cover the 21-point dog line. They then returned home and lost again to Stetson, 75-77 as a 6.5-point home chalk. They will look for their first win of the season here tonight. Western a small favorite here tonight. But my own numbers have TMU as the favorite in this one. I'll take the road team here tonight. Play Tennessee Martin.
|11-13-19||Ohio +5 v. Iona||81-72||Win||100||8 h 5 m||Show|
Ohio U Bobcats have opened with a pair of wins to start the season. They won their opener at St Bonny's 65-53, covering the spread as an 11-point road dog. Then they returned home and beat Heidelberg, 88-50 with no posted line. Iona has just one game under its belt and that was an OT road loss to LaSalle, 64-70 as a 1-point favorite. Iona is a 5 1/2 point home favorite here tonight. One of my numbers has this about the right line, but my other number has Ohio U as the team to win this game. I'm taking the points and looking for an outright Ohio win. Play Ohio U.
|11-13-19||LSU +3 v. VCU||Top||82-84||Win||100||7 h 4 m||Show|
LSU plays its second game of the season here tonight at VCU. The Tigers opened the season at home five days ago with a win over Bowling Green, 88-79, but didn't cover the 13-point chalk line. Not much on tap for LSU after tonight's contest as they have Nicholls State and UMBC on deck. VCU will play six straight home games to start the season. They opened with a win over St Francis-PA, 72-58 and then beat North Texas, 59-56. They failed to covers double-digit spreads in both of those games. One of my numbers has LSU as the team that can win this game tonight. Early in the season I have to lean on those numbers and I will take the points tonight. Play LSU.
|11-12-19||Texas-Arlington +5.5 v. Nevada||Top||73-80||Loss||-109||11 h 2 m||Show|
Texas Arlington is 2-0 S/U and 1-0 ATS to start their season. Arlington opened at home with a win over Texas-Dallas and then over a good Tulsa team, 73-59. Now Arlington hits the road for three straight tough opponents starting tonight with Nevada. Then they have to go to Oregon and then Gonzaga. Nevada lost its opener at home to Utah, 74-79 as a 5-point chalk and then beat Loyola Marymount at home, 72-67 but failing to cover the 9-point line. Tonight, Arlington a dog here against a team that has yet to cover. All my indicators are on the Arlington side here tonight. Play Texas Arlington.
|11-12-19||Oral Roberts +6.5 v. Tulsa||67-74||Loss||-110||9 h 2 m||Show|
Oral Roberts comes into its third game of the season tonight with a 1-1 S/U and 2-0 ATS mark. Oral Roberts put a bit of a scare into Oklahoma, losing 75-80 on the road as a 16-point dog. Then they returned home for a win over Houston Baptist, 95-81 for their second cover of the season. Tulsa opens with a 1-1 S/U and 0-2 ATS mark in its first two games. Tulsa also played Houston Baptist, winning by the slimmer margin of 80-72. Then they hit the road and lost at Texas Arlington, 59-73 and failing to cover the short 1.5 point dog line. Oral Roberts played Ok State to within just five points and now they get 6.5 at Tulsa. I'll take those points with a Oral Roberts team that looks better then they are getting credit for. Play Oral Roberts.
|11-12-19||William & Mary +11 v. Wofford||80-79||Win||100||8 h 2 m||Show|
Both these teams come into today's game 2-0 on the young season. William & Mary opens with three road games and has wins at High POint 70-56 and then last game at American, 79-70. Wofford opens with three home games and has beat Erskine 86-63 and then High Pint, 89-61, covering the latter. My own numbers have Wofford lower than what the oddsmaker have on this game. I think this game will be much closer than the 11-point Wofford line indicates. I'm taking the points here. Play William & Mary.
|11-11-19||Samford +9.5 v. Belmont||63-95||Loss||-105||7 h 60 m||Show|
Samford is 1-1 S/U and 0-1 ATS on the season. Samford lost their opening game at Morehead State in OT, 86-90 as a 3.5 point favorite. They got their first win last game at home over Kentucky Wesleyan, 68-42. Belmont looking for its first win to go with that one loss. Belmont lost its only game this year, 72-79 at Illinois State as a 5.5 point favorite. My numbers have this game a lot closer than the current 8 to 9 1/2 point line on Belmont. My own personal ratings have Belmont closer to a 3 to 6 points chalk here. Have to rely on my numbers a bit more early in the year with not a lot to go off of. I'm going to take the points with Samford here on Monday.
|11-09-19||South Dakota State +3.5 v. CS Bakersfield||93-91||Win||100||25 h 10 m||Show|
South Dakota State is 2-0 S/U and 1-0 ATS to start it's season. The JackRabbits opened with a win at home over Texas Rio Grande, 70-57 and then a home win over Peru State, 86-58. The JackRabbits hit the road now for three straight games beginning with today at Cal State Bakersfield and then to USC and Nebraska. Cal Bakersfield opened with a home win over Notre Dame de Namur Argo, 103-51. The Road Runners won't have an easy as a task here tonight against the Jack Rabbits. South Dakota State was an impressive 24-9 last year and a NIT postseason spot. I'm a bit surprised that Bakersfield is a home favorite here against a tough opponent like SD State. I'm going to take those points. Play South Dakota State.
|11-09-19||Oklahoma v. Minnesota +5||71-62||Loss||-112||23 h 11 m||Show|
Oklahoma began it's season with a home win over Texas San Antonio, 85-67. The Sonners covered the 13-point line. Minnesota also had an easy opponent, winning at home over Cleveland State, 85-50 as a 21.5-point favorite. This game will be played on a neutral site at Sioux Falls, SD. Minnesota will stay on the road after this game, travelling to Butler and then to Utah. Oklahoma has a lot of newcomers this year with just a few players returning. This game will be a matchup of which team will gell the soonest with their core of new players. Both teams have a lot of new faces. Minnesota showed it can shoot well and that should serve them well here. I like the Gophers in this one plus the points. Play Minnesota.
|11-09-19||Kansas State v. UNLV +5||60-56||Win||100||19 h 11 m||Show|
Kansas State opened their season with a win at home over North Dakota State, 67-54. The Wildcats were 11-point favorites and just got the cover. Today, they travel to Nevada to take on UNLV. UNLV also opened their season with a win. They beat Indiana-Purdue at home, 86-71, covering the 11.5 point line. UNLV has the much more difficult early schedule with Cal and UCLA on deck. Kansas State has Monmouth then Arkansas Pine Bluff. I like UNLV on its home court getting points. Take the home dog here. Play UNLV.
|11-09-19||San Diego State +4 v. BYU||76-71||Win||100||19 h 10 m||Show|
San Diego State opened up the season in fine fashion with a win at home over Texas Southern. The Aztecs are one of the teams expected to content for the title in the Mountain West this year. The Aztecs also got the cover in their first game, covering the 15-point chalk line. Sdg State travels to Provo today to take on BY and then returns home in four days to face Grand Canyon College. BYU opened the season with a home win over Cal State Fullerton. The Cougars play their first three games at home with Southern Utah up next. The Cougars covered their 14.5 point line over Fullerton ina a 76-58 win. Still, my own numbers actually favor San Diego State in this game and we are getting 4 to 5 points. I'm all over the visitor in this one. Play San Diego State.
|11-09-19||Monmouth +8 v. Hofstra||74-94||Loss||-110||19 h 9 m||Show|
Monmouth opened its season on the road at Lehigh, winning as a away dog, 66-62. Monmouth actually starts with five straight road games including Kansas State, Kansas and Pittsburgh after today. Hofstra opens with a pair of home games, losing their first game to San Jose State, 71-79. Hofstra was a 17-point favorite and lost outright. That leads to today's game. I know it's early, but my own numbers have a distinct advantage to the visitor here plus the generous points. I won't be surpsed at all with an outright Monmouth win. Play Monmouth.
|11-08-19||Illinois-Chicago v. Memphis -19||Top||46-92||Win||100||18 h 1 m||Show|
Memphis has a young team as they enter 2019-20 season. There will likely be growing pains this season as this team develops. They can build though on what is a very good group of freshmen. Also expect this team to be very quick and uptempo, so covering lines like tonight that approach 20 points shouldn't be a problem. Illinois-Chicago won't shy away from the uptempo offense, so this should really be a high scoring game. But for me, Memphis just has too much talent for this ICU team. Play Memphis.
|11-07-19||Seattle University v. Washington State -2.5||54-85||Win||100||9 h 8 m||Show|
Washington State Cougars a small home favorite here over Seattle U. A little of a rivalry of these Washington teams. The Cougars looking to improve on a terrible 2018-19 campaign that saw them go 11-21. Seattle won this game last year, 78-69. Washington State will be guided by new head coach Kyle Smith. They also return five players from last year's team. The Cougars have done well vs the WAC, going 11-1 ATS their last 12 tries. I'm looking for the new Cougars' head coach to make a statement early here against these smaller teams. He doesn't want a repeat of last year. I'm taking Washington State and laying the small number.
|11-06-19||Notre Dame +11 v. North Carolina||65-76||Push||0||8 h 50 m||Show|
Both these clubs opening their respective season tonight. Notre Dame did have a couple of exhibition tune-ups, a win over Captial University 72-43 and a win over Bellarime, 61-51. Tonight will be much more difficult as they are a double-digit dog to No. 9 North Carolina. These clubs open with an ACC matchup, first time the conference will be playing so many conference games before January. Notre Dame is led by John Mooney, who led the ACC in rebounds last year. Mooney is also a preseason all-ACC first team. Mooney is one of the few players to average a double-double. North Carolina will be without their guard, Brandon Robinson, tonight who will miss with a ankle injury. Can't go crazy in these early games, but I will take the Irish tonight plus the points. Play Notre Dame.
|11-05-19||St. Mary's -4 v. Wisconsin||65-63||Loss||-109||10 h 52 m||Show|
Late action on the hardcourt tonight is a good one with 20th ranked St Mary's playing Wisconsin in South Dakota. St Mary's is expecting big things this year as they return 88.2% of their scoring from last season and losing just one starter. This is also a very diverse team with nine international players, more than any other Div 1 team in basketball. Wisconsin coming off a fine season that saw the Badgers go 23-11 and 14-6 in Big 10. The Badgers lost to Oregon in the NCAA tournament. Wisconsin returns three starters but lost it's best player in Ethan Happ. It's been over 40 years since these teams last met. On this neutral court that favors Wisconsin a bit (6 hour drive from Madison), I'm still taking the more talented Gaels here tonight laying a small number. Play St Mary's.
|11-05-19||Georgia Tech +7.5 v. NC State||82-81||Win||100||22 h 9 m||Show|
Georgia Tech opens college play against an ACC opponent, NC State. The Jackets closed last regular season with a win in Raleigh, 63-61 as Moses Wright hit 62 percent from the field for 18 points and eight rebounds. Wright looks to duplicate that effort here tonight in the team's opener in Raleigh. Tech finished last season with a 14-18 overall record and 6-12 in the ACC. They begin their fourth season under HC Josh Pastner. NC State was 24-12 last year and 9-9 in the ACC and begins its third season under HC Kevin Keatts. The Wolfpack made it to the quarterfinals of the NIT last year. What I like about this Tech team is that they return their top three scorers from last year. In fact they return their top 11 players from last year. They bolstered the roster with two nice transfers, Jordan Usher from USC and Bubba Parham from VMI. I like what Tech returns here this year and the points might be more than NC State should lay to a much improved Yellow Jacket squad this year. I'm taking Georgia Tech.
|11-05-19||Arkansas-Little Rock v. Missouri State -13.5||67-66||Loss||-105||22 h 39 m||Show|
Opening night for both of these teams. Arkansas Little Rock begins the second year of Darrell Walker coaching era. Little Rock will have their work cut out for them against a very good Bears team here tonight. Mo State finished among the top of the Missouri Valley conference. Little Rock has never beaten Missouri State, with an 0-7 lifetime record. A lot of new faces this year to the Little Rock squad. For me, Missouri State always returns with a good squad that will compete for the conference championship. I'll lay the points here with the home team. Play Missouri State.
|11-05-19||Bradley -5 v. St. Joe's||Top||81-86||Loss||-115||8 h 53 m||Show|
Bradley had an exhibition game that doesn't count in their record, but it was an cakewalk over Millikin, 91-52. Now the real season begins here at St Joe's. Bradley had a nice season last year, going 20-15 winning the Missour Valley Tourney title and going to the NCAA tournament. What I like about this year's edition is that the Braves return their top three scorers and five of their top seven from last year. Darrell Brown is back after leading the team in scoring last year. St Joe's was 14-19 last year and just 6-12 in the Atlantic 10. Doesn't look much better this year as the Hawks are picked to finish 13th in the conference. This Bradley team showed it can win on the road, taking 10 away games last year. I like Bradley a lot here tonight. Play Bradley.
|04-08-19||Texas Tech +1.5 v. Virginia||Top||77-85||Loss||-103||44 h 38 m||Show|
It's the NCAA Championship game as Texas Tech takes on Virginia. It might not have been as bad as the Rams vs Saints, but a non-call at the end of the Auburn/Virginia contest likely cost Auburn a place in this game. Virginia, down by three with just seconds to brought the ball upcourt and the player dribbled the ball of his own shin. Stopped, grabbed the ball and clearly double-dribbled. Which should have turned the ball over to Auburn and then a likely foul and game winning free throws. The non-call led to a three-point foul and Virginia his all three foul line shots to win the game by one point. This matchup will be a pure defensive battle. Texas Tech has held four of their last five opponents to 58 or less points. Virginia has held three of their last five to under 56 points. This is an incredibly low total at 117.5, so I won't mess with the total. However, I think Texas Tech is the better team and while the line is Virginia -1, I look for Tech to win the Championship here on Monday. Play Texas Tech.
|04-06-19||Texas Tech +2.5 v. Michigan State||61-51||Win||100||79 h 46 m||Show|
Final four action here with Texas Tech and Michigan State battling for the right to play in the NCAA Championship game. Texas Tech pulled one of the biggest upsets in the tournament by defeating Gonzaga, 75-69 as a 5-point dog. They also beat Michigan, Buffalo and Northern Kentucky. The Red Raiders have covered four straight games and seven of their last eight. Michigan State not only won the Big 10 tourney championship, but they have won four straight in the NCAA tourney, defeating Bradley, Minnesota, LSU and Duke. They have covered three straight and seven of their last nine games. Spartans laying 2.5-points in this game today. You can make a case for either side here, but I like the dog. I'm taking Texas Tech.
|04-04-19||Lipscomb +1.5 v. Texas||66-81||Loss||-104||29 h 53 m||Show|
NIT Championship game on Thursday has a very well known name in Texas and one you may not have heard of, Lipscomb. Lipscomb has won 29 games this season, most of those in the Atlantic Sun conference. If you look back to their non-conference games early in the season, they did beat SMU, TCU, Middle Tennessee State and lost to Louisville by just four-points. So this team really isn't a fluke playing in this game. Lipscomb is now 14-6 ATS on the road this season. Texas beat TCU to advance to today's title game, 58-44. The Longhorns have covered two straight, but just two of their last seven. Texas has won 20 games now on the season and really is more of a surprise being in this contest the way they played overall on the season. Is Lipscomb for real? I think they are by virtue of how they played non-conference opponents this year. I'm taking the small points with them here on Thursday. Take Lipscomb.
|04-02-19||Texas v. TCU -1||58-44||Loss||-115||84 h 51 m||Show|
The NIT semifinals move off the home courts and into Madison Square Garden in New York. And in this game two very familiar opponents meet up as the Big 12's Texas Longhorns take on their intra-conference rivals, TCU. Texas beat South Dakota State, Xavier and Colorado on their home court during this NIT tournament, but has covered just one of their last six games. The Longhorns lost to TCU at home back on March 9, 56-69. The teams split their two games this year. Now comes the rubber match. TCU beat Sam Houston, Nebraska and Creighton in this NIT tournament. They, unlike Texas, covered all three games. The Horned Frogs are also 17-7 ATS their last 24 games on a neutral site. TCU has covered five of the last six meetings with Texas and I look for another Frogs win here tonight. Play TCU.
|04-02-19||Wichita State +1 v. Lipscomb||64-71||Loss||-108||4 h 29 m||Show|
NIT Semifinals from Madison Sq Garden in New York finds Wichita State playing little known Lipscomp College. Wichita made it three games into the American Athletic Conference tournament before losing to Cincinnati, 63-66. They then opened up NIT play with three straight road wins, beating Furman, Clemson and then Indiana. They have covered six straight games and eight of their last nine games. Moreover they are now 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games. The Lipscomb Bison play in the Atlantic Sun conference with teams like Liberty, North Alabama, Stetson, etc. They have won 28 games this season and three straight in the NIT, scoring at least 86 points in each game. In fact, this Lipscomb team has scored 80 points or more in six if their last eight games. They had a bad stretch, failing to cover on seven straight, but since are 4-1 ATS. This team can score points, that's for sure. Still, this is not an Atlantic Sun team they are playing here tonight. I like Wichita State to cover this one. Play Wichita State.
|03-31-19||Michigan State +2.5 v. Duke||Top||68-67||Win||100||15 h 24 m||Show|
Elite 8 action continues here on Sunday as Michigan State takes on Duke The winner of this game moves on to the Final Four. No 2 seed Michigan State defeated No 3 seed LSU on Friday night, 80-63. Duke is the team that has given Michigan State nightmares. Duke owns an 11-1 record against Michigan State's HC Izzo, including 3-1 in the NCAA tournament. Duke has not had an easy route to get to this spot, barely getting by Central Florida 77-76 and having to watch two layups roll off the rim in the final seconds. Then in their last game, they narrowly got by Virginia Tech, 75-73, failing to cover the 7-points and 13-points in those two games. The Blue Devils are 0-3 ATS their last three and 2-6 ATS their last eight games. Michigan State has covered their last two, four of the last six and six of their last eight games. Sure, Michigan State has not fared well against the Blue Devils. But, this Blue Devil team looks primed to lose and I expect that here on Sunday. I'm playing Michigan State.
|03-31-19||Auburn +5 v. Kentucky||77-71||Win||100||3 h 0 m||Show|
Even though Auburn is a high seed, they pulled what many consider a huge upset in beating one of the overall favorites in North Carolina. And, they beat them easily at 97-80. This Auburn team is a very fast paced team, they like to run up and down the court and really just ran NCU right out of the building from the start. Now they can know off another big team in Kentucky. Auburn has covered two straight games and five of their last seven on neutral courts. This Kentucky team has had its letdowns during the season, but not so far in the NCAA tournament, going 3-0 both S/U and ATS after beating Houston last game, 62-58. Though the Cougars could have easily won that game leading late over Kentucky. Really you can make an argument for either side at this point, but I'm much more impressed with the wins of Auburn, especially how they easily beat such a good North Carolina squad. I'm taking Auburn again here today.
|03-30-19||Purdue +4.5 v. Virginia||75-80||Loss||-107||11 h 9 m||Show|
More Elite Action in the NCAA tournament today from Louisville Kentucky as Purdue takes on No 1 seed Virginia. Purdue opened with a win over Old Dominion, then beat Villanova and last game defeated Tennessee in OT, 99-94. The Boilermakers have covered their last three games and four of the last five. Purdue has also been great out of conference, going 41-19 ATS their last 60 non-conference games and 9-4 ATS their last 13 NCAA tournament games. Virginia, well, they are winning but not covering. The Cavs opened with a scary game against Gardner Webb where they trailed at the half. Then they beat Oklahoma and last game against Oregon. They have covered just one of their last four games. Virginia is now 1-6 ATS their last seven games in the NCAA tournament. Can't trust this Virginia team laying points. I'll take the dog here tonight. Play Purdue.
|03-30-19||Texas Tech +4.5 v. Gonzaga||75-69||Win||100||5 h 1 m||Show|
Elite 8 action here in the NCAA tournament on Saturday from Anaheim, CA has Texas Tech taking on Gonzaga. Tech opened NCAA tourney play with a win over Northern Kentucky then beating Buffalo and last time downing Michigan. Tech has covered all three of its NCAA tourney games and also 12 of its last 14 overall games. The Red Raiders are also now 8-0 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a 60% winning mark or better. Gonzaga is one of the favorites to be in the Championship game. They opened with a win over Fairleigh Dickinson, then beat Baylor and last time beat Florida State, 72-58. The Zags are just 2-2 ATS in their last four games. They are also 1-4 ATS their last five after covering their last game. Tech has been red-hot covering spreads and I'll take the points here with the Red Raiders. Play Texas Tech.
|03-29-19||Houston +3 v. Kentucky||58-62||Loss||-105||23 h 34 m||Show|
Midwest Regional Semifinals here on Friday from Kansas City, Mo has Houston taking on Kentucky. This looks to be a great matchup with Houston and their 33 wins taking on Kentucky and their 29 wins. Houston won their opener against Georgia State, 84-55 and then beat Ohio State 74-59, holding both teams under 60 points. The Cougars covered both games and have covered four of their last six games. The are now 35-16-2 ATS their last 53 games overall and 20-9-1 ATS their last 30 games against an opponent that wins 60% or more of their games. Houston is also 9-3 ATS their last 12 on a neutral site. Kentucky opened tourney play with a win over Abilene Christian 79-44 and then a win over Wofford, 62-56, covering both games. The Wildcats are still only 3-4 ATS their last seven games and 1-4 ATS their last five after covering the previous game. I'm not convinced this Wildcat team is as good as their record. But Houston is the real deal and I'm taking the short dog with the Cougars on Friday. Play Houston.
|03-29-19||Virginia Tech +7 v. Duke||73-75||Win||100||22 h 13 m||Show|
East Regional semifinals from Washington, DC has Virginia Tech playing at Duke. Virginia Tech opened NCAA tournament play with a win over St Louis, 66-52 and then beat Liberty, 67-58 covering both games. The Hokies have covered four of their last five and six of their last seven. The Hokies are now 6-2 ATS their last eight neutral site games. Duke opened NCAA tourney play with a win over North Dakota State, 85-62, then beat Central Florida, 77-76 not covering either game. In fact, the Blue Devils are just 1-3 their last four games and 1-5-1 ATS their last seven games. Duke is also now 0-4 ATS their last four NCAA tournament games. For some reason Duke just seems to be doing enough to win. It might be because they don't have a very deep bench or they a re just conserving their energy. Either way, I'm taking the points here on Friday with Virginia Tech.
|03-29-19||Auburn v. North Carolina -5||Top||97-80||Loss||-110||20 h 57 m||Show|
NCAA Sweet 16 here on Friday from Kansas City, MO has Auburn taking on North Carolina. Auburn opened NCAA tourney play with a win over New Mexico State, 78-77 and then beat Kansas, 89-75. The Tigers barely got by New Mexico State and didn't cover that game as a 6-point favorite. They did cover against Kansas as a 2-point favorite. The Tigers are now 2-6 ATS their last eight non-conference games and 1-4 ATS their last five vs the ACC. They also don't do well against teams that win over 60%, evidenced by their 5-12 ATS record the last 17. Clemson has gone under in their last five tries against an ACC team. North Carolina opened with a win over Iona, 88-73 and then beat Washington, 81-59. The have covered five of their last six games and gone under in their last three games. The Tarheels held a very good Washington offense to just 59 points last game. NCU is now 20-8-2 ATS their last 30 tries against the SEC. NCU is also a good under team, going under in four of their last five neutral games, under in their last five NCAA tourney games and under in 13 of 18 vs a team with a 60% or better win record. Moreover, against the SEC they are 0-6 O/U in their last six games. I like North Carolina here in the Sweet 16 to cover against Auburn.
|03-28-19||Oregon +8.5 v. Virginia||Top||49-53||Win||100||22 h 3 m||Show|
Oregon won the PAC-12 Championship and has played its last six games on a neutral court. During those six games they are 6-0 S/U and ATS. In fact, they have covered 10 straight games now. They opened NCAA tourney play with a win over Wisconsin, 72-54 and then beat UC Irvine, 73-54. They have held five of their last six opponents to 54 or less points. Top seed in this region is Virginia and they have struggled in both their ACC tourney and this NCAA tourney. They lost to Florida State in the ACC tourney, 59-69 and then trailed Gardner Webb at halftime in the opening NCAA game. This is always a solid defensive team, but they are not the best offensive team. The have covered just one of their last three games. The Cavaliers are also just 1-5 ATS in their last six NCAA tourney games. I like the points here today with a very good Oregon team that is on a hot streak.
|03-28-19||Florida State +7.5 v. Gonzaga||58-72||Loss||-107||19 h 38 m||Show|
NCAA tournament West Region Semifinals from Anaheim have Florida State taking on Gonzaga. Florida State lost to Duke in the ACC tournament but has won its first two in the NCAA tournament. They beat Vermont to open the tourney and then Murray State last game, 90-62. The Seminoles have won eight of their last nine games. Gonzaga is expected to be in the final four if not the Championship game. The Zags got shocked in their own tournament, losing to St Marys 47-60. They rebounded with a win over Fairleigh Dickinson and then beat Baylor last games, 83-71. The Zags have covered just one of their last three games. They are also 3-8-1 ATS their last 12 in the NCAA tournament and 1-6-1 their last eight against the ACC. I like the points here with Florida State.
|03-27-19||Colorado +6 v. Texas||Top||55-68||Loss||-110||20 h 40 m||Show|
NIT tournament quarterfinals action has Colorado playing at Texas tonight. Colorado has won its first two games in the NIT, defeating Dayton and Norfolk State and covering both games. The Buffaloes are 6-2 ATS their last eight games. The Buffaloes have also done well recently vs the Big 12, covering four straight. Texas barely has a winning record on the season at just 18-16. The Longhorns beat South Dakota State to open the NIT and then beat Xavier in OT, 78-76. The Longhorns have not covered any of their last five games. Now they have to lay 5 1/2 points to a Colorado team that is 23-12 on the season. I'll take the points here and wouldn't be surprised at all if Colorado wins this one outright. Play Colorado.
|03-27-19||Lipscomb +3.5 v. NC State||94-93||Win||100||20 h 36 m||Show|
NIT tournament quarterfinals here today has Lipscomb at NC State. Lipscomb is out of the Atlantic Sun conference, which didn't have a conference tournament. The Bison have been a very good team against the spread, going 20-7-1 ATS their last 28 vs non-conference teams. They are also 10-4 ATS their last 14 against teams with a 60% win mark or better. As for the NC State Wolfpack, they have won two straight in the NIT, but failed to cover both against Hofstra and Harvard. Lipscomb has won 27 games this season and covered 12 of 18 on the road. I'll take the points here with the dog tonight. Play Lipscomb.
|03-26-19||Wichita State +4.5 v. Indiana||Top||73-63||Win||100||9 h 54 m||Show|
NIT quarterfinals action today has Wichita State playing at Indiana. Wichita State has had one heck of a late season run. The Shockers only loss in their last nine games was in their tournament to Cincinnati, 63-66. They have also been great for bettors, covering five straight, seven of eight and 12 of the last 15 games. Indiana lost in their opening Big 10 tourney game to Ohio State, 75-79. Then they opened the NIT with a win over St Francis of PA, 89-72 and then a win over Arkansas, 63-60. The Hoosiers have covered just one of their last three games. Wichita State getting four or 4 1/2 points is just too much for me to pass on tonight. Play Wichita State.
|03-25-19||Coastal Carolina v. West Virginia -9||Top||109-91||Loss||-109||17 h 39 m||Show|
CBI Tournament Quarterfinals as Coastal Carolina plays at West Virginia. Even though Coast Carolina made an early exit in the Sun Belt tournament by getting blown out by LA Monroe, they did open with a CBI win at home vs Howard, 81-72. However, they still didn't cover the 11-point line and have failed to cover any of their last three games. In fact, Coastal Carolina is now just 3-8 ATS their last 11 games. Now they go way up in class by playing Big 12 team West Virginia. The Mountaineers opened this tourney with a win over Grand Canyon, 77-63. They have covered three of their last four games. But why I really like West Virginia here tonight is that they play a team well below the competition level they have played all year. I believe this game is West Virginia's to win and cover. Play West Virginia.
|03-24-19||Ohio State v. Houston -6||59-74||Win||100||8 h 26 m||Show|
NCAA tournament 2nd round action from Tulsa, OK has Ohio State taking on Houston. Ohio State won its round one game over Iowa State, 62-59, covering the line as a 5-point dog. The game also went under the 140 posted total. The Buckeyes had a rare cover in the NCAA, their first in their last nine attempts. Houston lost in the conference tourney to Cincinnati, but opened NCAA play with a first round win over Georgia State, 84-55, covering the 12 1/2 point favorite line. The game also went under the total. Ohio State is not a good offensive team with, ranking 157th in offensive efficiency while Houston ranks 28th. Defensively, both teams are good, but Houston is really good, ranked 5th in defense efficiency. Ohio State is ranked 64th in defense efficiency. Houston is the much better team both defense and offensively. I like the Cougars to cover this one today.
|03-24-19||Oklahoma v. Virginia -10||51-63||Win||100||8 h 38 m||Show|
NCAA Tournament 2nd round action today from Columbia, SC has Oklahoma taking on Virginia. Oklahoma lost in the first round of the Big 12 tourney, but did win in the NCAA first round, beating Mississippi 95-72. IT was just the fourth cover for the Sonners in their last 13 NCAA tournament games. They are also 1-4 ATS in their last five games after a straight-up win. The Cavaliers got a scare in round one, trailing at the half to Gardner Webb. Virginia rallied big in the second half and almost covered the 21.5-point line before finally winning 71-56. The Cavs do well after an ATS loss, going 14-4 ATS their last 18 times. They are also 6-2 ATS their last eight non-conference games. Virginia is a top seed and while they looked bad in the first half in round one, I don't expect this to happen here tonight. I'm taking Virginia.
|03-24-19||Liberty v. Virginia Tech -8||58-67||Win||100||8 h 27 m||Show|
NCAA 2nd Round action on Sunday from San Jose, CA has Liberty taking on Virginia Tech. The Liberty Flames won 28 games so far, but that is by virtue of being in the Atlantic Sun conference. Still, they opened with a slight upset of favorite Mississippi State in round one, 80-76. Even with the cover, the Flames are still 3-9 ATS their last 12 on a neutral court. Virginia Tech comes out of the battle tested ACC conference where they have to play the likes of Duke, North Carolina and Virginia. The Hokies beat St Louis in round one, 66-52, covering the 10-point spread. The Hokies are now 6-1 ATS in their last seven neutral site games and 20-8 ATS their last 28 non-conference games. Liberty just way out of its class here today playing this tough ACC squad. I'm taking Virginia Tech today.
|03-24-19||Xavier +6 v. Texas||Top||76-78||Win||100||13 h 21 m||Show|
2nd Round NIT action here on Sunday has Xavier playing at Texas. Xavier won its opening NIT game over Toledo, 78-64 as a 6-point favorite. It was the fourth straight cover for the Musketeers and their ninth in their last 10 games. Xavier has done well against the Big 12 also, going 7-3-1 ATS their last 11 vs the conference. Texas won its opening round game over South Dakota State, 79-73 as a 7.5-point favorite. The Longhorns have now failed to cover any of their last four games. They are also 2-5 ATS in their last seven against the Big East. I'll be taking the visitor here on Sunday. Play Xavier.