NCAAB 11/27

Kansas vs. Rhode Island/Over 128:

Rhode Island is a sneaky team, coming off a huge win over a highly touted Nebraska Cornhuskers squad this season.  Kansas won’t be overlooking the Rams at all, and we feel Rhode Island has enough quality players to hang around in this one.  Kansas has too many scorers in Selden, Ellis, Cliff Alexander, and Frank Mason III.  This one will be close until the last 5 minutes where free throws separate it late.  Kansas wins 72 – 63, the over is the safe play in this one.

Georgia Tech -4.5 vs. Marquette:

We’re probably picking against the value in this one considering Georgia Tech has had issues blowing teams away.  We can’t get over the lack of athleticism and size we’ve seen from Marquette though.  The Golden Eagles lost by 8 to Nebraska Omaha!  They barely squeaked by the New Jersey Institute of Technology!  Too much Marcus Georges Hunt in this one.  Georgia Tech 65 – Marquette 55.

UCLA vs. North Carolina -2/ Over 154:

Both teams never let off the gas pedal in this one.  UNC has too much size inside with Kennedy Meeks and Bryce Johnson.  Marcus Paige is not only the general on the floor of this game, but he’s the best player on the floor.  UNC -2 is the lock play.  The over 154 is a solid play, as well due, to the speed of this game and the fact that UCLA is terrible in transition defense.

Butler +5 vs. Oklahoma:

Bettors everywhere will make the huge mistake of following Oklahoma in this one due to athleticism.  UNC was CLEARLY the more athletic team and got burned by Butler already.  We’ve got a team getting no respect, that’s going to play hungrier.  Butler also brings a more disciplined brand of defense and rebounding.  Oklahoma should win on athleticism alone, but their lack of team defense and discipline leaves huge value in Butler here.  Take Butler +5.  Butler has a great chance to win.  Getting 5 points is a gift.

Long Beach State Over 143.5 vs. Western Michigan:

The Beach has as good of guard play as anyone in the country.  A close loss to BYU and a nice win over Kansas State prove this.  Western Michigan is no slouch either.  One thing we know about the Broncos is they can score points.  This game will come down to the wire, so free throws late should be huge.  Long Beach is scoring 74 + points per game, and Western Michigan is dropping almost 83 points per game.  The Over is the safe play in this one.

Indiana State +13.5 vs. Illinois:

Indiana State is middle of the road this season and Illinois does have a great scorer in Rayvonte Rice.  This is a gut pick, but Illinois hasn’t played, nor been challenged, by anyone this season.  At the end of the day, we feel Indiana State comes out to prove something, while Illinois shows up flat.  Illini win, but not by enough to cover.  Illinois wins 71 – 59.  Sycamores cover the +13.5.

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