College Basketball Picks
The Blue Devils/Cavaliers point spread is a bit suspicious at first glance, however, it’s warranted as Duke has been much less competitive away from Cameron Indoor Stadium. The key factor in this game will be motivation. Duke off a loss is a dangerous opponent!
KSU is 8-6 at home this campaign but they’re just 2-5 versus the Big 12. That said, they are 2-2 against the spread in their last four at Fred Bramlage Coliseum making it a tough call on the spread. The Jayhawks have been lighting it up in recent games and if the Wildcats can hit their 61.7 point scoring average in conference play the total may be the play here.
A 26-2 record is going to garner respect and respect equals big point spreads. Public perception is that Dayton is very good (and they are). The bookies are waiting with open arms in this type of scenario. The proof of the pudding is in the crust! While the Flyers have been winning all season, their backers have been sent to the poorhouse as of late as the Flyers have only covered one point spread as a double digit favorite over their past six games.
Oregon’s “Civil War” game between the Beavers and Ducks is usually an event in which nobody can accurately predict the outcome. This go-around is a bit different as Tinkle and Co. run into a buzzsaw with this being a revenge game and on a court where the Ducks haven’t lost all season. These variables are of course factored into the spread, but more importantly, this is the time of the season when Altman and his crew have historically exuded dominance.
Wisconsin is 10-6 against the Big Ten this season compared to Michigan’s 9-7 and road versus home records are similarly close. But, what does stand out is the Badgers’ recent road games. Wisconsin has lost four of their last five losing by 18 to Minnesota, by 6 to Iowa, by 19 to Purdue and by 12 to Michigan State.