13-7-1 in NCAAB up 10.62 units
Wofford beat UNC in Chapel Hill last night. Wofford beat UNC in Chapel Hill before Clemson ever did. Clemson has had over 50 more tries than Wofford. Roy Williams was his typical southern, mad self that he is after his boys lose. All great entertainment. Joe Lunardi tweeted “North Carolina’s home loss to Wofford is the worst by a defending national champion in the expanded NCAA tournament era (post-1985).”
Liberty -1 for 5 units. Yes Fort Wayne just beat Indiana for the second straight year, but people may not realize how good this Liberty team is. Liberty will be one of the better defenses IPFW has faced. I do like the fact the Fort Wayne’s mascot is the Mastodons for what it is worth. I think Liberty will show they are the better team on this neutral floor down in New Orleans.
Gonzaga -5 for 3 units. Jonathon Williams and Gonzaga are excited to head to warmer weather for this road-trip. I like that. Gonzaga smacked San Diego State last year, and I know both teams are very different, but I still like Gonzaga to cover. San Diego State lost to an average Cal team 12 days ago and haven’t played since. Gonzaga is averaging almost 92 points a game and is the best offense SDSU has seen all year.
16-10-1 in the NBA up 16.35 units
Raptors -3 for 3 units. Raptors have been a good away team all year. 76ers are giving up over 109 points a game, which is not a good recipe against this hot Raptors team that put up 129 against the Hornets last time out. Toronto is 9-1 in their last 10 and the 76ers are 2-8. Seems like this line should be at 5 or 6, people giving the 76ers a little too much credit on their home floor.
Spurs -3 for 3 units. Spurs have won 3 in a row, Jazz have lost 3 in a row. Jazz need Donovan Mitchell and it appears they won’t have him for this game. Jazz do play a lot better at home, but the Spurs will look to get this 3-game road trip started off with a win. Even if Mitchell does play, he won’t be 100%. I think the Spurs bench will win this bet and the game for the Spurs. Pop is getting his players back from injury so his rotations will be more of what we are used to seeing from the Spurs.
Cavs -10 for 3 units. Cavs are 11-20 against the spread this year and the Bulls are 17-12 against the spread this year. Think both of these numbers start moving towards the mean tonight. The Cavs are great at home, having won 11 straight in The Land. Both teams are relatively hot, but the Cavs could not do enough to get past the Bucks. Bulls have not been beat since Mirotic returned from being punched in the face by Bobby Portis. Portis still has one of my favorite college highlight tapes.