15-10-1 on NCAAB in 2017 up 5.25 units
59-54-1 on NCAAB in 2018 up 8.99 units
23-19-1 on NCAA Tournament up 8.41 units
Villanova cruised. Michigan won with a buzzer beater by freshman Jordan Poole. Gonzaga got up big on Ohio State, then almost lost, then won. Texas Tech found a way to win against Florida. Duke and Kentucky looked dominant. Loyola just keeps on winning thanks to sister Jean. Kansas won thanks to Malik Newman.
Purdue -3 for 1 unit. Butler looked good in the first round against Arkansas, especially Kamar Baldwin. Purdue shot 41% from deep against CS Fullerton and that bodes well for this matchup. Isaac Haas is a great player, but I think he forced Purdue away from their guards. Purdue has another 7 foot freshman that will fill in for Haas. Purdue should be able to make enough 3s to win this game.
Syracuse – MSU over 129 for 2 units. Bucknell scored 78 points against this Michigan State defense. I think this game will be in the 60s with a good chance of going into the 70s. Both these teams have been average against the spread all year. The over for Michigan State is 8-1 in their past 9 games vs ACC teams.
Cincinnati -8 for 3 units. Cincy has a better defense, more depth, and a rebounding advantage. The balanced scoring attack of Cincy will be too much for Nevada to handle after an overtime game vs Texas. Cody and Caleb Martin will not be able to do enough against Jarron Cumberland and company.
Texas A&M +7 for 3 units. UNC has too many careless mistakes against Libscomb for my liking. A&M has two grown men bigs going against UNC’s freshmen bigs. I just think this is too many points to lay as the Aggies will have the advantage at the center position. UNC was losing to Libscomb untill the end of the first half, then they got their act together. I think UNC will win thanks to Luke Maye and Joel Berry, but this one could be closer than people think.
Clemson +1.5 for 2 units. Auburn barely beat College of Charleston after losing 3 of 4 coming into the tournament. I think this big step up in competition will be too much for Auburn to handle. Clemson has been “overachieving” all year thanks to the guard play of Gabe DeVoe, Marcquise Reed, and Shelton Mitchell.. and I think that continues here.
UMBC +11 for 2 units. They are the first 16 seed to ever get out of the first round. How could I not bet on them in the next round? Jairus Lyles looked great against Virginia and he will do everything he can to lead his team to a win. I may sprinkle a little on their moneyline too because why not?
FSU +6 for 1 unit. This will be a high scoring game. Florida State can get hot from 3 and I am banking on that to happen here. Xavier let up over 80 points to Texas Southern and I think Florida State will be able to score here. Neither one of these teams finished the season all that well, and I expect a close game here.
Marshall +13 for 4 units. A West Virginia battle takes place in San Diego California today. I do think WVU wins this game, but Jon Elmore is too good to let his team get blown out. Jevon Carter is a great player and should be able to play enough defense to pull out the win.. but not cover. Best of luck.