NCAA Picks of the Night


Date: 02.28.2013.
Fixture: Duke @ Virginia 
Pick: Virignia +1 (WIN) 
Odds: (-105) @ Bovada

I love the Tony Bennett’s Cavaliers to win on the money line in this game let alone getting a point at home against an undermanned Duke team who will probably be looking ahead to their biggest game of the conference season against Miami FL at home this Saturday. This season, Virginia is 16-8 ATS with an awesome 12-2 record at home ATS; it seems as though the whole country has been overrating how good this Virginia team can actually be. Look for the crowd to play a major impact on this game as Duke as looked absolutely putrid on the road this season which can be said for pretty much any NCAA team currently this year. I like Joe Harris to go off for 20+ as the Cavaliers slow Duke’s pace down and win their biggest game of the year.

Prediction:  Virginia 69, Duke 66                                                                                                                                                                                              

Date: 02.28.2013.

Fixture: Gonzaga @ BYU
Pick: BYU +5.5 (WIN)
Odds: (-105) @ Bovada

Honestly, when it comes down to it and you’re looking for a team to pick when it comes to NCAA basketball; the home team is ALWAYS a good bet. I like Gonzaga a lot, think they’re a great team, but they haven’t felt the pressure they will be feeling tonight as they could possibly hold the #1 ranking for the first time in school history if they were to win this game. That being said, Provo will be absolutely rocking tonight as BYU attempts to bolster NCAA tournament resume by trying to knock off the fifth top 10 opponent of the week. Look for BYU to  Brandon Davies to match up with Kelly Olynyck which will most likely determine who’s going to win this game. Oh, and I love this game to be a track meet and go over the total of the 145 points listed as well.

Prediction: BYU 79, Gonzaga 78                                                                                                                                                                                                

Date: 02.28.2013.
Fixture: South Dakota @ IUPUI
Pick: Sotuh Dakota Pickem (WIN) 
Odds: (-105) @ Bovada

Love this game for the Coyotes on the road.. Coming off a big win at Montana St. on Sunday, look for South Dakota to shoot the three well and get to the free throw line against an IUPUI team who really just can’t do anything well. IUPUI has lost 13 straight games within conference and leading scorer John Hart has finally been ruled academically ineligible which is a major blow to IUPUI’s ability to score the basketball.

Prediction: South Dakota 76, IUPUI 65                                                                                                                                                                                    

About the Author, Michael Gray: 

Baseball and basketball enthusiast as well as a former baseball blogger for my beloved Toronto Blue Jays. Expect some Midwest bias in most of my writing as I’m currently a Junior at The University of Kansas. Rock Chalk Jayhawk! You can follow him on twitter at @Jays_Fan2. 


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