GEORGIA SOUTHERN-Georgia State under 134.5
These two always grind it out against each other. Last year in the Sun Belt title game they had a total of 74. Not a misprint. Southern’s second leading scorer Mike Hughes might not play and even if he does, he’ll be hobbled. The first matchup this year was totaled at 110 before it hit overtime. State just really struggles to score, but they can guard with the best of them.
Clemson (+2.5) over GEORGIA TECH
Clemson-GEORGIA TECH under 135
The Tigers absolutely locked up the Yellow Jackets in the first matchup just recently. Turnovers and fouling were a problem for GT. Clemson shot the ball horribly from outside and still won by 14.
ARKANSAS (-4) over LSU
Just a fade of the Tigers here. Maybe you remember earlier in the year when LSU got off to a rough start and they went on a nice little run when they got fully healthy. One of those guys they needed to get healthy was Keith Hornsby. He’s their best shooter. He averages 13 points per game, which is second on the team. Well, he got injured last game and LSU got beat by 16 at Tennessee. He’s out again tonight. Plus, there’s all of this Ben Simmons stuff going on right now. I wouldn’t worry about that as much if the Tigers actually had a good coach, but they don’t. They have Johnny Jones.
FLORIDA (-3) over Vanderbilt
FLORIDA-Vanderbilt under 138.5
It’s a matchup of two teams fighting for their tournament lives. I always like the home team in these spots. The Gators are coming off an overtime loss at South Carolina. The Commodores are coming off a relatively easy win over Georgia and have Kentucky coming in this weekend. Vandy has won once in their last 13 tries in Gainesville. There’s been one over in that stretch as well. They won the first matchup this year in Nashville by one point on the back of shooting 23 more free throws than the Gators. I like Florida to take this one with a few home calls of their own and to do it in a relatively low scoring fashion.
BRADLEY (+15.5) over Evansville
Evansville had a nice win over the weekend over Southern Illinois, but they haven’t been great on the road lately. Bradley stinks, but they’re playing a lot better than they were when they got murdered at Evansville earlier this year. The Braves are the youngest team in the country and they’re starting to gain a little confidence. They’ve covered six of their last seven.
76ERS (+6) over Magic
76ERS-Magic over 207
JAZZ-Rockets under 204
TRAIL BLAZERS-Nets under 213
CBB YTD: 209-194-10 (51.9%)
NBA YTD: 72-61-1 (54.1%)
Total YTD: 281-255-10 (52.4%)
Above .500 days: 29
.500 days: 16
Below .500 days: 19