What's up, guys? It's coming to you guys again today.
On this Thursday, the fifth of March, we had a pretty decent night overall.
Last night we went 10 7 and one not as good as the night before, but a very, very overall good night for us.
We went 84 in one in college basketball, that one.
That push was the UV a Miami game.
You ve a one by two.
So we got the push there, and then we went two and three and MBA, last night's or not, is was in the NBA's We did in college basketball, but hopefully we can get back on top of that today.
Um, it's gonna be a pretty short one for you guys today.
I didn't grab a bunch of sports news.
I've got, um, dinner tonight with one of my college friends that I have to get ready for.
So I'm gonna try and break this down for you guys pretty fairly quick and simple.
So let's go ahead and jump into the college basketball plays for tonight.
The 1st 1 we have on top is gonna be Youngstown State heading to the University of Illinois, Chicago or you.
I see this game's on ESPN.
Plus, if you're subscribed with them at 8 p.m.
Eastern time and you, I see is favored in this one by four and 1/2 points and we're gonna take them minus four and 1/2 points.
I've been riding you.
I see, um, for the past month or so, so I'm going to stick with it here.
The hard thing was, and this one is that I was also writing Youngstown State for a while in these past couple of weeks.
But we're going to go with the team.
I've been riding longer.
Um, and that's U I. C minus four and 1/2.
Youngstown State Excuse me is three and six against the spread in their last nine games versus you.
I see and USC is six and one against the spread in their last 7 March games.
You, I see, was excellent in March last season and they haven't even more experienced team this year.
I'm pretty sure most their whole entire lineup our senior.
So this year I see team is very good.
In the month of March, they really take it.
I'm serious when it comes to March play, and it's a really experienced team here.
So I expect the experience, the more experienced team to win when it comes down to these big games here in March, and you, I see, should be more rested and have owned this Siri's.
They have won 16 out of the past 20 meetings between these two teams, so go ahead and give me you.
I see being on their home four minus 24 and 1/2 moving on.
Here we have Oakland heading to Green Bay, Wisconsin.
This games on ESPN, plus a cZ well, and could be seen at 8 p.m.
Green Bay is favored by four points, and we're gonna take them minus four points.
Green Bay is for and one against the spread in their last 5 March games.
So another team playing well in March in Green Bay also plays extremely fast, so the extra rest will help them in this one versus an Oakland team who really likes to slow down the pace.
Green Bay has also won five out of the last six meetings between these two teams, and this is Ah, Horizon League quarterfinal, so I would expect Green Bay being on their home floor for this to really come out here and want to put it to Oakland, and they're really gonna go fast and the extra rest is gonna help them.
So give me Green Bay minus four.
Um, these next two Pixar of my favorite picks of the night.
Um, the 1st 1 we have is gonna be Stanford heading to Oregon to take on Oregon State.
This is at 9 p.m.
Eastern time on the Pac 12 network and Morgan State's favorite in this one by minus one.
Um, and so we're gonna take the underdog in this one Stanford plus one.
I think it has since moved to a pickem.
I've like Stanford.
I went ahead and took them.
It's one of my higher ones tonight.
Stanford is five and one against the spread in their last six road games versus Oregon State, and they're also foreign Oh, against the spread and their last four games overall.
So they've been playing well here as of late in Oregon State is just three and 13 against the spread in their last 16 home games versus a team with a winning road record, which Stanford has, um, Stanford has been making a push for a spot in the incidentally tournament.
They've been playing really well here down the home stretch, and they have won four games in a row, and all four of those games that they've won just now have come by eight or more points.
So I really see that continuing here with them going on the road in Oregon State has been struggling.
They have lost four games in a row, where they have only averaged 59 points on, and that's not gonna be good in this game.
A Stanford's defense has been spectacular during their wins, their four game win streak that we were just talking about.
So go ahead and give me Stanford as a pickem here on the road.
Um, my other favorite game of the night is gonna be Washington heading to Arizona State.
This games on ESPN two at 9 p.m.
Eastern time, and Arizona State is favored in this one by six points, and we're gonna take them minus those six points here.
When the first matchup, which was in Washington by four points.
That's kind of Weber seeing this spread at minus six year, with Arizona State coming back home and Washington is just one in eight against the spread in their last nine games, following it against the spread loss.
So Washington didn't cover the spread in their last time out, and they're just 181 and eight following those games when it comes to the spread.
Arizona State, on the other hand, is 50 and one against the spread in their last six games, following and against the spread loss.
They didn't cover the last game, but they tend to do well against the spread in there following game compared to Washington and Arizona State Forces turnovers at the highest rate in the Pac 12 while Washington turns it over at the highest rate in the conference.
So, UM, Arizona State turns up all over the most are gets the most turnovers in the Pac 12 so that's really good.
And then, on the complete other end of the spectrum, Washington turns it over more than anybody else in that conference.
So go ahead and give me Arizona State minus six year.
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I'm gonna give you a follow feel free to give me a farmer back if you're enjoying these pics, Um, and then last thing in this game is Washington still doesn't have a conference road win, and Arizona State is looking to get off of the bubble and into the tournament here.
So I think Arizona State will be the more motivated team as well.
On top of all those trends and stats that I was able to give you the go ahead, take Arizona State minus six on their home forthe.
Next game for you guys is gonna be Northern Colorado.
Heading to Montana's is one of the smaller games this game's on at 9 p.
m. Eastern time is not televised.
You might have to find a stream somewhere if you wanna watch it in Montana's favorite by two, and we're gonna take them minus those two points.
North Korea North Colorado Excuse Me is one and four against the Spread in their last 5 March game, so they do not play well when it when the pressure is on and Montana Montana is seven and one against the spread in their last eight games overall.
So they've really been turned it on here down the stretch.
Montana is also on an 11 game home winning streak, so they play very well at home in North.
Colorado has not fared well versus this Montana team in recent seasons, as they have gone just three and a in their last 11 meetings.
Expect an energized home crowd for this one as well.
Montana's returning home here, Um, and they play well at home.
So with the pressure being on, it's a big game here for the conference.
So expect Minnesota's from Crown to be our Montana's home crowd.
Excuse me to be behind them in this one and Montana to go ahead and pull this game out with a W.
All right, moving on.
We have Southern Utah heading to Montana State.
So another Montana team, this one is Montana State, not Montana.
Montana Steak is favored in this game by one point in its on at 9 p.
Eastern time, and it again is not televised as it is a smaller market again, we're gonna take the favorite team, Montana State minus one.
I think this game might have moved to a pig home, so take Montana State, southern Utah, is just three and seven against the spread in their last 10 games overall.
So I'm not very good against the spread here and Montana State is for and one against the spread in their last five games versus Southern Utah and four and one straight up in their last five versus Southern Utah as well.
So that tends to be very well for us right there with their straight up against the spread versus each other here from Montana State and expect Southern Utah to have trouble scoring here on the road as Montana State only gives up about 64 a half points per game at home really played much better defense at home here, and the home team has dominated this Siri's.
So go ahead and give me Montana State to win this game at home.
I expected to be close, but I expect Montana State.
The police went out at the end, Moving on.
We have Washington State heading to Arizona, Arizona's favorite in this one by 15 points.
This game is on at 10:30 p.
Eastern time on Fox Sports One, Um, like I said, Arizona State's favorite in this one by 15 and we're gonna take them honest up 15.
I know it's a double digit spread.
Um, but hang with me here.
Um, Arizona beat Washington State on the road by 17 points in the first meeting this season, so but there's only returning home that dropped by two points here for the spread.
So I really like that.
With him being at home, Washington State has shown an inconsistency on the offensive side of the ball when they go on the road and now face the nation's 19th most efficient defense.
So, um, Arizona has a really good defense, and I do not expect Washington State to be able to do very much against them, where they Arizona being at home and Washington State being inconsistent on the offensive end of the ball when they do go on the road.
Washington State's defense has also not been very good on the road, as opponents may close to 1/2 of their shots.
So if you're allowing opponents to shoot 50% on the road almost 10 out of 10 times, you're not gonna win that game, and you're not really gonna be able to keep it close.
Um, this is a lopsided matchup, in my opinion, between team, that's not very good and a team that's in middle of the pack, Um, and it's just a pure athleticism thing and a buy in here.
So I expect a big win for Arizona on their home floor, moving on to the last college game that I'm that I'm going to dig in for you guys.
I've got some other plays and I'm also playing, but I'm not gonna go into depth on those.
But here's my last one for you guys.
It's gonna be Wyoming heading to Nevada.
This game's on the CBS Sports Network at 11:30 p.m.
Nevada's favored by 10 and we're gonna take Nevada minus 10 here.
Nevada is 84 against the spread in their last 12 games overall and six and one straight up in their last seven games overall.
So Nevada's playing well here, down in their past 12 games, and Wyoming played last night.
They upset Colorado State in this tournament of their conference, and I don't expect the upsets to continue for them.
A morning has not been a good team one year, so it was a real big upset for them last night over Colorado State.
And I expect why I'm going to be tired and fatigued coming into this one.
Um, you have the figure with it being the upset that it was and how bad Wyoming has played all season and how it turned out last night, they really had to fight for that one.
So I expect him to come into this one a bit fatigued after their big battle against Colorado State last night.
Um, and Nevada is just the better team.
Covered the spread versus a tired Why, im and squad, we've seen Nevada play this year.
They look like a very decent squad.
Very good squad compared to Wyoming.
I don't expect why I mix luck to continue on that upset train here.
So go ahead and give me Nevada minus 2 10 points here in this conference tournament battle.
All right, guys, here.
The other inside Double eight picks that I was telling you guys about, Um So go ahead and get these ready.
I'm just gonna fly through him real quick.
We have Ohio State minus five and 1/2 at home against Illinois.
We have Houston minus two on the road against UConn.
We have Drake minus five.
Being at home, we have, ah, University of California, Santa Barbara, minus 10 and 1/2.
Also at home, we have Santa Clara minus seven and 1/2.
The team that they're playing is just not very good in Santa Clara's decent team.
Both have not been doing very well, but, uh, since Claire's at home.
So give me the seven and 1/2 on them, and then organ minus 15 and 1/2.
I really like that.
I know it's another one of those double digit spreads that are kind of high up there, but we're gonna go ahead and play it anyways.
All right, guys, that's it for my college basketball plays.
And I actually only in playing one n b A play today.
There's only four games on the n B. A slate total.
Um, not a lot stood out.
I'm still waiting on some stuff to drop about some players not being in and stuff, so I didn't want to necessarily pick those games that I'm still waiting on.
So the only pick that I'm gonna have you guys for the MBA tonight is gonna be, um, the Sacramento Keen's taking on the Philadelphia 76 ers, Sacramento's favorite in this one by five and 1/2 points, and I believe they are at home.
So this filly squad there again without three big players for them without join Bead, obviously their biggest player on Ben Simmons, which is a second close to end beat.
And then you're also there also without Josh Richardson with a concussion, and Sacramento has had their hot hands lately.
They have been really hot down here in their most recent games, and I'm just gonna ride that hot hand for them and hopefully then come out with this win against a very, um, and depleted Philadelphia squad.
So give me Sacramento minus five and 1/2 points here at home.
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