UTEP (+4) over Old Dominion
Really hard to bet against the Miners right now. At one point, they were 2-13, 0-3 in the C-USA. They have now rattled off 11 of 13 and those two losses were by a combined four points. They just won four straight road games. This game is going to be a slow, defensive battle. UTEP forces you to shoot a lot of perimeter shots and I don’t think ODU can hit enough to cover here. They’ve hit a decent average in conference play, but it’s not something they do at a high volume.
Iowa (+12.5) over WISCONSIN
I could see the Badgers bouncing back from this skid and winning by 25, but Iowa has been playing pretty well lately. They’re fresh off of dominating Maryland in College Park. They also have the shooters to hurt Wisconsin’s defense. I also think their length inside might be a problem for Happ, who’s been struggling lately. The Hawekeys have like six guys that are around 6’7″ to 6’9″ and they’re all long and active.
Season: 140-123-2 (53.2%)