Picks of the Day: CBB and NBA 3/8

4-6 yesterday.

This happened.

Then this happened.

They were down five with four minutes to go at the time it happened. Chattanooga made three of those free throws. The spread was five. ETSU lost by six. The Mocs shot 18 more free throws and made 20 more. Such a frustrating game because the Bucs outplayed them in virtually every area but the free throw line.


I have no idea why that tweet says 2H. It’s the first half line.

Gonzaga (-2) over Saint Mary’s – 2 Units

The old adage of how difficult it is to beat the same team three times in the same season. I was wrong about the Gaels last night. They came out ready to go and pasted Pepperdine from the jump. I like the way the Zags look right now though. They made the plays they needed to last night against a tough BYU team and I think they use their experience to leave no doubt and seal their fate with a conference championship.

North Dakota St. (+6) over South Dakota St.

Jackrabbits have looked tight in their first two games so far. The Bison had a hell of a comeback last night against IPFW and I’m sticking with them. The surprise suspension to their leading scorer, Paul Miller, made it a little close for comfort. He’s expected to be back in the lineup tonight.


Spurs (-9) over TIMBERWOLVES

San Antonio is 9-0 SU and 7-2 ATS coming off a loss. For being a pretty old team, they’re 8-5 ATS on the second game of a back-to-back. For being a pretty young team, the Wolves are 5-7 ATS on the second game of a back-t0-back and they’re 17-25-1 ATS coming off a loss. They’ve only covered 11 of their 32 home games. The Spurs are the best road team in the league and they’re also the best team against the bottom-barrel teams in the league.

CBB YTD: 286-259-15 (52.5%)

NBA YTD: 93-83-1 (52.8%)

Total YTD: 379-342-16 (52.6%)

Above .500 days: 33

.500 days: 20

Below .500 days: 24


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