January 19, 2013 10:12 AM by TeddyKGB
What a great weekend. We have the NFL conference championships tomorrow; and today, have an amazing slate of college basketball.
Let’s start with college, going to try and keep it to televised games:
UConn @ Pitt: UConn is without a doubt having a down year, but 10.5 is a lot of points. Take UConn with the 9.5 and perhaps see a bounce-back from the beating they took from #1 Louisville. Bet UConn +10.5
St. Johns @ DePaul: Taking another road dog here. SJU is getting 3 points and coming off a nice win against #20 Notre Dame at home. I think they keep it going, but at least keep it within a basket. Bet SJU +3
LaSalle @ Xavier: You guys must think I am an X fan. I actually despise them, but respect them. LaSalle is having a decent year, but X at home and getting 2. (People must be betting LaSalle though… line has moved from X -1.5!) I dont buy it though. Unless a top 10 program is going into the Cintas center, I like X to win 99% of the time. Bet Xavier +2.
Creighton @ Wichita State: This looks like a fucking trap game if I’ve ever seen one. What does Vegas know that we dont? #12 Creighton are dogs? Yes, its on the road, but Creighton is pretty dirty. I’m kinda weirded out by this game/line, but I’m taking Creighton. Bet Creighton +2.5
Syracuse @ Louisville: Game of the day. #6 @ #1. Louisville is pretty damn good; but this is a conference game and the #6 team is getting 7 points. I think Luuuuulvuuul gets the W, but ‘Cuse give them a scare. Bet Syracuse +7.
Ohio State @ Michigan State: Not even betting it… just think it will be a great game. If I had to pick though, I like OSU with the 2.5
Gonzaga @ Butler: The best non-BCS game of the night. Butler is getting 3, and, like X, they play well at home. So I’m taking Butler at home with 3.
The NFL games. I havent decided how big I will go with these, but I am going against the grain:
49ers @ Falcons: People are overreacting wayyy too much from last week. I think the Falcons are fired up, home in thier dome, and again hosting a west coast team. I like the Falcons with 4.5. As long as Kaepernick doesn’t run for hundreds of yards, I think the Falcons at least keep it under 4.5, if not win outright.
Ravens @ Patriots: Never have I seen a more fucked up line. As high a 10 points with terrible juice (-155 on Bovada for a Ravens bet) and as low as 7.5 with fair juice. Either way, I like the Ravens. Patriots are the Patriots, but the Ravens are going to play with a chip on their shoulder. Lets call the line 8.5… either way, I’m betting the Ravens.
Good luck this weekend and enjoy the games!