Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Lotta games tonite

After witnessing a couple of boring nights of college hoops on Monday and Tuesday, we finally have some very intriguing match up and some nice picks to bet on.

Here are my thoughts on the games tonite;

Money’s favorite plays;

ILLINOIS +9.5 @ Michigan state
I do like the Spartans and think they will do well in the tournament, but they are not a dominant team, they turn the ball over way too much and go through long spells of not scoring. Illinois plays everyone tough.

TEXAS + 3.5 @ Texas A&M
Rick Barnes has owned this rivalry. In fact he owns all rivalries in the state of Texas. The longhorns don’t play defense but Augustine will make up the difference.

SETON HALL -1 @ Rutgers
The pirates are quietly on a roll. I guess you could say the same thing about Rutgers beating Pitt and Villanova, but Seton Hall is a better team, thus the ceiling is higher.

NEBRASKA +4.5 @ Missouri
Five players suspended from Missouri, including their best player, Hannah. They will only have 6 scholarship players. They will be without 40 points/game and roughly 50% of all made 3 pointers are gone. Plus, Nebraska aint bad (except when playing Kansas).

The rest of my picks;

This game has a lot of interesting twists and thing should be hopping in Morgantown, where West Va will be pissed after losing to the Hoyas. The Bearcats will not be without their motivation either.

KANSAS -7 @ Kansas state
I think Beasley probably deserves National player of the year recognition. He is posting similar numbers to Kevin Durant last year. But, it will take more than Beasley and Walker to pull off this upset. Kansas is too deep and too good.

HOUSTON +9 vs. Memphis
I am not calling for the upset here, but Memphis has been showing some chinks in the armor recently. The cougars have guards who will penetrate and can hit the open shots. Houston gives Memphis a scare tonite.



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