NCAAB December 20th

13-6 in NCAAB up 16.02 units

 

Mississippi State -22 for 5 units at -108. Honestly have not watched a Mississippi State game all year, but I have watched Arkansas Little Rock and they are putrid. Mississippi can blow bad teams out and I think that happens here. Little Rock struggles to score the ball and has a below average defense – not a good combo. Mississippi State has beat 4 teams by more than 22 this year and I think this will be the 5th team to get blown out by them. Also, Little Rock has not won an away game all year.

Seton Hall -21 for 2 units at -110. Wagner is a weak 7-2 and Seton Hall is undefeated at home this year. I watched Seton Hall play a good VCU team in person and come away with a double digit win. The Seton Hall senior stacked team will come out with fire after losing their last game to a solid Rutgers team. Corey Sanders is a great player for Rutgers. Watch for him come March. Wagner lost to Rider their last time out and will not be ready for this step up in competition.

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NBA December 20th

13-10-1 in NBA up 5.8 units

 

Raptors -2 for 4 units at -106. Raptors have won 3 in a row and beat a Kings team that looks a little better after beating the 76ers last night. Hornets had lost 3 in a row before the Knicks came to town without Kristaps the Latvian gangbanger. Hornets beat the Knicks, but I do not think we should be too much stock in it, as the Knicks did not have their best player. Hornets are sitting their rookie Malik Monk supposedly because he is not up to their standards on defense…. Why would they not let him get game time to figure this out. Monk’s confidence can’t be that high and I am confused why MJ and the franchise don’t just throw him into the fire. Hornets are an average team on offense and Monk could help them. Kaminsky got hot vs the Knicks, but I think the rotation of Raptors bigs should be enough to keep him contained.

 

Pacers -4 for 4 units at -110. Oladipo had another great night against the Celtics that was overshadowed by the Pacers’ meltdown. Pacers are actually a top 10 scoring team that the Hawks will not be able to keep up with. This line would be a little higher if the Hawks did not just beat an injury riddled Heat team. Sabonis, Young, and Bogdanovic will be enough of a supporting cast for Oladipo even if Turner does not play for the Pacers. Pacers are 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 road games. This line just seems a little too low for a good team vs the team with the league’s worst record.

 

Kings +5 for 3 units at -108. Randolph played great against the 76ers who were without Joel Embiid. Hield and Frank Mason III were making their shots and I know the Kings have not won on the second night of a back 2 back all year, but I like them here. The Nets have a below average offense and a terrible defense. The Kings have one of the worst offenses in the league, but they are improving. The Nets have lost 3 straight and it is hard to see them beating any team by more than 5. A lot of people are playing the over, but I would not trust that with these two below average offenses. I’m taking the points and believing in the veterans of the Kings.