We made some progress with our Saturday night college basketball picks last week in going 1-1-1 ATS at online sportsbooks. At this juncture, it’s just about all I can hope for; not losing money betting college hoops on such a huge slate! And to think we..
- Date & Time
- February 15th, 2020
- CenturyLink Center Omaha, Gill Coliseum, Maples Pavilion
We made some progress with our Saturday night college basketball picks last week in going 1-1-1 ATS at online sportsbooks. At this juncture, it’s just about all I can hope for; not losing money betting college hoops on such a huge slate! And to think we were one-made free throw and avoiding a second half collapse by the Oregon Ducks from sweeping the board. The Xavier Musketeers proved to be the lone ticket cash after they held serve at home in a hotly contested matchup with the also streaking Providence Friars. We had to settle for a push on the over in the Wake Forest/Syracuse tilt; nothing gets me hotter than pushing on a total. Twelve missed free throws proved costly. Everything looked great five minutes into the second half with the Ducks up 10 points, but then the offense went into the tank just like it did in the loss to Stanford – gross!
Let’s see if we can finally churn out a winning card on Saturday night!
DePaul Blue Demons vs. Creighton Bluejays Prediction
The Bluejays enter this tilt off a huge 87-82 outright win and cover at Seton Hall to put themselves in a position to challenge the Pirates for the Big East regular season crown the rest of the way. Creighton was once again fantastic in the underdog role for college basketball bettors by shooting 46 percent from the field while knocking down 8 of 21 long range shots against the Pirates top notch defense. Absolutely nothing stands out for Saturday night’s opponent in a Blue Demons squad the Bluejays already throttled in Chicago 83-68 as 2.5-point underdogs back on January 22. With that, linemakers are going to force Bluejays backers to eat an ample amount of chalk in the rematch. Keep in mind, those setting the lines had Creighton installed dogs in the first meeting regardless of winning the game by 15 points. Should the Blue Demons be receiving close to double-digits if not more in this major letdown spot for the home team, you’ll know exactly what to do. If not, here you go – take the points!
Colorado Buffaloes vs. Oregon State Beavers Prediction
So I’ve already let it be known that I’m backing the Oregon Ducks in Thursday’s pivotal throw down in Eugene with Pac-12 regular season title honors hanging in the balance. Be that as it may, I’ll be reversing course and backing Tyler Bey and company regardless of what occurs in that matchup. Should CU ultimately lose and hopefully fail to cover, they’d still be tied with the Ducks atop the standings due to already beating them in Boulder way back on January 2. Though the Beavers ultimately came back to bite me against Oregon last week, I’ll be betting against Tres Tinkle and his mates sweeping the rivalry from the Buffs after handing CU its only home defeat in conference play the game after Tad Boyle’s kids scored the 74-65 triumph over Payton Pritchard and company. Colorado led that game 39-32 at the break, but then suffered the same voodoo magic the Ducks did last week and completely came unraveled over the course of the second stanza to fall 76-68 as decided 7-point chalk. Look for the Buffaloes to get their revenge!
Arizona Wildcats vs. Stanford Cardinal Prediction
The next time Arizona comes up with a big win on the road, it would be the first time. With triumphs on the true road against both Washington schools, backing Sean Miller’s troops away from Tucson has come with some major side effects; like throwing your remote at the TV, snapping your laptop in half or yelling at your dog thinking it has any clue why you’re yelling. In other words, betting on the Arizona Wildcats as visitors has been detrimental to your emotional health as well as the objects and animals surrounding you. Why do that to yourself? Just say no! While it will be tougher to do with Oscar Da Silva out of the equation due to suffering a nasty head injury that required stitches to close back up, don’t be laying any kind of road chalk with the Wildcats. That is unless you want your blood pressure to rise to dangerous levels!