Yesterday was an absolute dream between the basketball, golf, and Oscar plays. We’re now back in the black in all phases. Let’s keep it going.
IOWA STATE (-14) over Oklahoma State
OSU’s leading scorer Jawun Evans was officially ruled out for the season this past week. Since he’s been gone, the Cowboys are 1-6 with their only win being in overtime over Kansas State at home and they’ve fallen 33 spots in the KenPom rankings. Their first game after the injury was a loss at home to the Cyclones by five. Jameel McKay didn’t play in that one for ISU either. The Cowboys have lost four straight by double digits. Their last two on the road have been by 27 and 22 to Kansas and Oklahoma. The team doesn’t have any hopes for making any sort of postseason and there’s a lot of talk about Travis Ford being fired.
Iowa State has won six straight in the series and covered seven of eight. It’s senior night in Hilton for Niang, Nader, McKay, and the injured Naz Long. They Cyclones have won five straight on senior night and covered six straight. They’ve gone 12-1-1 ATS on senior night since 2001.
Nets (+7.5) over CLIPPERS – First Half
Nets first half margin: -2.5
Nets second half margin: -4
Clippers first half margin: 1.8
Clippers second half margin: 2.5
I liked the game line, but after looking at it deeper there’s more value in the first half line. The Clippers are so bad (relatively) in the second quarter because their bench stinks and it’s been worse since Austin Rivers has been out. He’s not supposed to be back until Wednesday.
CBB YTD: 236-214-14 (52.4%)
NBA YTD: 83-75-1 (52.5%)
Total YTD: 319-289-15 (52.5%)
Above .500 days: 30
.500 days: 18
Below .500 days: 21