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Quick little recap for you guys in our college basketball.
Pigs ended up going 65 and once.
They're very pedestrian night for us.
Maryland coming back.
Really probably saved this last night in that one.
Um, without plus one.
They're so huge.
Huge, huge For us in that game from Maryland Coming back, Um, another large slate of college basketball games for us tonight in a very small Slayton MBA.
So much like yesterday of second to college basketball place today, as there's a lot of injuries and, uh, not a lot of stuff I like too much going on in the n b a.
Um, so I guess we're just gonna go ahead and get started with some of the sports news that came out today.
Not a whole lot in the sports world coming down in the NFL combine.
He's going down.
Um, it's just getting underway and whatnot and some news coming out from there.
Not a whole lot coming out today.
Um, really Start off the day with some Tom Brady news and the New England Patriots about Tom Brady intending to leave the Pats and free agency on, I put a question mark.
I don't know how truthful those rumors, maybe, or if they're any validation to him at all.
But it would be a really interesting thing to think about Tom Brady leaving the Patriots and free Agency five if he did leave.
I think I would like to see in the Tennessee Titans and team back up with my Grable there.
Um, but I guess we'll see how that turns out for Tom.
I know his teammates are kind of pull on the heartstrings and whatnot, especially people like Julian Edelman.
I would assume for him to stay in New England, but we'll see what happens with Tom.
It'll be a very interesting free agency for him.
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On on the news. I have today.
Not much like I said was going on.
So we're just gonna go ahead and jump right in here to our college basketball plays for the night, and we're gonna lead off with tempo heading to Wichita State.
This game's on at 8 p.
Eastern time on ESPN, um, Wichita State's favorite in this one by nine and 1/2 points, and we're going to take Wichita State by nine and 1/2.
Temple is Owen six against the Spread and their last six road games versus a team with a winning home record, and they're also just one in six against the spread in their last seven road games.
So they're not playing well on the road, and they're not playing good versus teams who have a winning record, which is most of the teams that they do play.
Um, Wichita State is looking for revenge after they lost the Temple by 12 points earlier this season.
That game obviously was at Temple, so Wichita State lost on the road there by 12.
So I really expect on the shockers to really want to come out here and put on a show for their home court and prove that that game was nothing but a fluke and come out here and ah, really put you.
Temple Temple has lost seven out of their last 11 games overall, and they struggled to get stops on defense, which should help a Wichita State offense that has had trouble scoring in league play.
So Wichita State has had really trouble scoring when they have faced ah, conference opponent.
So hopefully would.
The way Temple struggles on defense, they will be able to write that ship and get back into the scoring column.
So I like the home team in this one with the revenge factor in play.
All right, moving on to our second game.
Are Cooper joining? Um is gonna be North Texas favorite in this one by five points, heading to Florida International Down there in Miami, this game's at 7 p.
Eastern time, and we're gonna go on the other side of the favor in this one, and we're gonna take f I u plus the five points F I U is for zero and one against the spread in their last five games overall, versus a team with a winning road records.
So north Texas is a pretty decent team and they have a winning record here.
But if are you plays very well at home, so I'm expecting to cover this one.
You has been extremely strong at home this season.
Like I was saying, they have gone 11 and one about by beating opponents by an average of 12.
5 points per game.
So they play extremely well in front of their home crowd in the big discrepancy in this game is on offense here as F I u has averaged 83 points per game at home, while North Texas has only average 66.
3 points per game on the road.
So there's almost a 20 point advantage here.
What does worry me a little bit is the defense of North Texas.
They have a real solid defense here, but if I use defense is just a strong or just about as strong as North Texas is.
So this offensive This was this offensive discrepancy here between these two teams is really what's gonna stand out here with F I u being at home.
The game should be close, I would imagine and look for fr Yu to score enough here to cover as that to cover the spread, if not win straight up in this one.
Um, considering that they almost scored 20 more points per game at home than North Texas does on the road, moving on to our third game here is gonna be James Madison heading to Northeastern, not Northwestern Northeastern.
Here, guys, this game's on at 8 p.
Northeastern's favor in this game by 12 points.
We're gonna take them minus those 12 points.
Northwestern won the first match up, which was at James Madison.
So Northeastern was going on the road in this one and earlier this season on, and they won that game by 16 points.
So going on the road, winning by double digits and more than 15 is very impressive, in my opinion, here in Northeastern, getting less points than what they want by on the road.
I'm really stood out to me.
What I first looked at this James Madison is Owen five against the spread in their last five games versus Northeastern.
So they have not been coming to spread.
And no matter if their favorite all right, when they played this team, and they're also just one and four against the spread in their last five games of raw.
So they also haven't been covering the spreader playing well here down the stretch in Northeastern has won three in a three out of their last four games, with each of those winds coming by eight or more points to go ahead on and take, um, Northeastern here, minus 12 points.
And James Madison is also the worst team in the conference and have lost five straight games, where they only averaged 65 points per game and those losses.
So, like I'm saying, like I was saying, I'm taking Northeastern based off of all those trends and stats there and take them to minus 12 points, being at home on their home for moving on here, guys to our fourth game of the night in college basketball.
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Well, um, so moving on to our fourth game.
Here we have Eastern Kentucky heading to Murray State, who is favored in this one by 11 points.
This game can be seen on ESPN.
Plus, if you're subscribed with them and it's at 8 p.m.
Eastern time, we're gonna take the Murray State racers minus 11.
Even without Child Marin.
Kentucky is Owen six versus Murray State in the last six meetings, so Eastern Kentucky does not play Murray State all that well.
Murray State dominates this matchup, having having won 15 out of the last 16 meetings, and Murray State is also fighting for the top spot in the Ohio Valley Conference here.
So expect Murray.
States will really be motivated to come out and win this game here on their home floor.
And Eastern Kentucky has one of the weakest defense's Indian Sea devil, eh? So expect the home team to win this one pretty convincingly.
Even on set our fifth game in college basketball, we have Illinois, the fighting a line I Let's go heading to Northwestern.
This game's on at 8 p.
Eastern time on the Big 10 Network.
If you're able to get it and we're gonna take Illinois minus six on the spread here, um, Northwestern continuously gets blown out by better opponents left and right there getting smoked.
They're just not a very good team at all.
In my opinion, under they've had some close games being at home against the decent opponents.
But that doesn't scare me.
They've been getting blown out like I was saying, left him right here.
As of late, Northwestern has actually played worse at home than on the road here down the stretch.
Which is kind of odd.
It's kind of backwards, if you ask me.
But whatever floats Northwestern's boat in Illinois just want a tough road.
Gamers is a pretty, pretty good Penn State squad, Um, and they didn't really have an issue playing away from home.
Illinois plays very well on the road, which is very surprising.
Illinois has been that really surprised to me this year.
I did not expect them to be as good as they are.
So in Northwestern starts all freshmen for the most part in their lineup.
So when you have a bunch of freshmen, it usually doesn't end up too well for you unless they're all like 45 stars or something like that.
So it expect a very convincing road win here for Illinois.
Um, the fighting a line I do like I'm saying there have been quite a pleasant surprise for this NC double A basketball season, and I really actually enjoyed watching them play.
And I expect a convincing win for them here on the road at Northwestern moving on where you have San Diego heading to number three Gonzaga.
This game's at 9 p.m. Eastern time.
And, uh, don't you guys give me a bunch of hate for this one? But, uh, we're gonna take Gonzaga minus the 25 a half.
Who? 25 a half spread.
I don't think I've ever been on this bread head Send is high.
Um, in any sport.
So, um, really going out on a limb here, but I think it's ah, I think it's got some value with it.
I think it most likely will hit.
So let me drop some of this knowledge.
Um, from what I got today out for my research for you guys.
Gonzaga destroyed San Diego in their first match up, and this was when Gonzaga went to San Diego.
Zach is going on the road and they ended up winning this game 94 to 50 94 to 50 on the road.
So it's 44 points, 44 coins on the road.
So when I saw that that 25 a half verses like No way I'm staying away.
I dug into a little bit more and I found this, and I was just like, Well, if they can do that on the road, imagine what they could do at home.
So it does a little bit more.
Gonzaga is nine and two against the Spread and their last 11 games following a straight up lost So exactly just lost a really hard game here, um, this past Saturday against Brigham Young University.
So that's where that straight up losses coming from and they do pretty well.
Once they come off of a straight up lost year.
They used to come out.
I'm wanting to prove everybody like, Hey, that was just a fluke.
But Gonzaga is also foreign one against the spread in the last five home games so they could bury what home on Gonzaga can also clinched the WCC conference with a win here.
If they went tonight, they win that conference straight out straight up here.
So I'm really expecting her to come out ready to go, Um, understanding what's at stake here.
San Diego's defense is very poor and will be facing the highest scoring team in all of the one basketball.
Gonzaga is the number one scoring team in all of college basketball right now in San Diego's defense is not good at all.
So do not expect San Diego to be ableto keep up with the Zags offense and this one and give me Gonzaga minus 25 a half at home.
All right, guys, moving on here we have Number 23 Ohio State, minus nine and 1/2 at Nebraska.
This games on ESPN, two at 9 p.
Eastern time, and we're going to take the rent team in this one minus the nine and 1/2 points.
Um, Ohio State beat Nebraska at home and earlier this season by 12 points where they want, So I guess that's why this Fred kind of dropped about three points, which is usually what you would expect from a team moving from a home.
Two away, um, in Ohio State is four and oh, against the spread and their last four games versus 18 with a winning percentage below 400.
So Nebraska obviously hasn't losing record here.
And, um, Ohiostate is also six and two against the spread in their last eight games.
So there's a going this season.
Ohio State was looking very shaky.
Very bubble ish, if you ask me.
But here, as of late, they have actually turned that around, putting a lot of their pressure on the defense.
So I feel pretty confident taking Ohio State hereafter like they've gotten out of the mid season slumping, are starting to pick it up here and play a lot stronger basketball down, down the, uh down the last straightaway.
Um, Nebraska is oh, and five against the spread in their last five games, five home games.
So they have not been covering the spread, even if they are favorite or not when they are home.
And Nebraska is also two and five against the spread in their last seven games of Ross and not very good here as of late, and Nebraska has lost 12 games in a row, while Ohio State is coming off a huge win versus number seven Maryland.
There was some controversy I had spoke about that game yesterday.
We recovered that Maryland game in that one.
But that's no a big, huge win for Ohio State over a very highly ranked team.
Um, a very good man team, in my opinion.
So I expect the House stayed to keep things rolling here.
Um, Nebraska has only averaged 62.
7 points per game in their last three games and now gets face arguably the best defense in the big tent.
So, like I was saying, um, Ohio State has really been relying on their defense here of as of late. I'm sorry.
Could expect that to continue here in this game, um, and show that they are one of the powerhouses in the Big 10 and knock Nebraska off on the road by 10 points or more.
Moving on to our eighth game in college basketball tonight, guys is gonna be UC Irvine heading to Cal Poly.
So a couple of California teams here this games on ESPN you tonight at 11 p.m.
Eastern time and UC Irvine is favored by 11 and 1/2 points and we're gonna take you see your value minus that 11 and 1/2 Cal Poly has last eat, has lost each of their last two home games by at least 12 points and will now face the best team in the conference for UC.
Irvine's best on their Cup is the best in that conference, and they're heading to Cal Poly, who has not been playing well at home in the past two games.
Um, Cal Poly hasn't been able to get much going offensively, while U C.
Irvine has been playing great defense recently.
UC Irvine has also started very slow start to the season as well as in league play, but has since turned it up a notch.
They have really picked it up here, um, in recent games and having Comer covering at a pretty good pace here.
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All right, on to our next game, we have U C Santa Barbara favorite in this one by two points at UC Riverside.
This game is also at 11 p.
So another late game here on the West Coast and we're gonna take you.
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Um, so we're gonna take UCSB.
So, UC Santa Barbara on this one minus to UCSB is 73 and one against the spread in their last 11 road games.
So they have been covering the spread very well here on the road this season, UC Riverside has lost each of their last two home games and five of their last six games overall.
So they're not playing very, very well.
And Riverside has not been good at defending the three point line in conference play and will face UCSB, who shoots threes at the 4th 4th highest rate in the conference.
So Ah, UCSB really lets it fly there from three point line, and Riverside just cannot defend it at all.
Apparently, once it comes to conference play, Um And you, um, Santa Barbara forces turnovers at the second highest rate in the conference, which will be a problem for Riverside, who ranks eighth in turnover rate in the conference.
So, um, both of these teams are at opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of conference play.
So I really expect Santa Barbara to come out of this game with victory.
So, with a victory, you could go anywhere from one plus, um, usually, too, as long as it's not super close you That way, you could you get your two point bucket, you're two free throws, whatever.
I'm So I really expected to win this game at least by two points.
All right, guys, those are all the ones that all the games that I dug into for you guys tonight, I'm gonna go over about six more quickies for you guys that I'm also playing, but, um, not quite as high on, so I'm just gonna go over those real quick.
We have Austin P minus 14.
Um, I I'm not gonna be over who they're playing.
Just who, Um, the team that I'm taking in their spreads.
So if you guys right, ease down or go ahead and find him on your book, girl, quite.
Go ahead and do that.
S o Austin P minus 14.
Um, University of Alabama Birmingham.
So you a B minus one and 1/2 New Mexico State minus six and 1/2 Pacific minus one and 1/2.
So University of Illinois, Chicago minus six and 1/2 and Michigan minus six and 1/2.
All right, guys.
Like I said, I just just doing college basketball plays tonight Had a huge basketball college basketball slate.
A very small N b a slate on Didn't really like a whole lot of the lines and the injuries and totals that were going on in that one.
We got Ben Simmons out, Joe and beat out the bronze out.
There's all kinds of madness.
The Portland Trail Blazers were inconsistent without dame.
I don't know if they can play that well without being going to Indiana, but I also don't know how Indian is gonna play because they've been super inconsistent ever since.
Victor Will Depot as we join the line up, trying to figure things out there.
So not a whole lot.
I was, like in the n b a tonight, guys.
So I do apologize.
I tried to bring you guys larger college basketball slate tonight, so that would make up for the N B. A place.
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