<![CDATA[RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[Air Force vs. Denver - 12/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2016/12/10/air-force-vs-denver-12/10/16-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Denver Pioneers will travel to Clune Arena to take on the Air Force Falcons this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Denver Pioneers dropped to 3-5 on the season after being defeated by the Texas A&M Aggies, 80-58, this past Wednesday. Denver struggled offensively throughout the entire contest and couldn’t fight back after falling behind by a 34-23 margin at halftime. Denver allowed Texas A&M to shoot 50.0% from the field while the Pioneers shot just 35.2% from the field. Leading the way for the Pioneers was Joe Rosga who had 24 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and…

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The Denver Pioneers will travel to Clune Arena to take on the Air Force Falcons this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Denver Pioneers dropped to 3-5 on the season after being defeated by the Texas A&M Aggies, 80-58, this past Wednesday. Denver struggled offensively throughout the entire contest and couldn’t fight back after falling behind by a 34-23 margin at halftime. Denver allowed Texas A&M to shoot 50.0% from the field while the Pioneers shot just 35.2% from the field. Leading the way for the Pioneers was Joe Rosga who had 24 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. On the season, Denver is averaging 72.5 ppg on 46.6% shooting from the field. The Pioneers average 7.9 three-pointers per game on 38.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Denver has been led by Joe Rosga (17.1 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.0 spg), Daniel Amigo (13.4 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.5 apg), C.J. Bobbitt (10.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Jake Pemberton (9.0 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.3 spg). Defensively, Denver is allowing their opponents to average 76.5 ppg on 44.2% shooting from the field. The Pioneers have a rebound margin of 4.0 and a turnover margin of -6.4.

The Air Force Falcons dropped to 6-4 on the season after being defeated by the Army Black Knights, 79-71, this past Wednesday. Air Force had no answers on the offensive end against Army in the 1st half and couldn’t fight back after falling behind by a 36-21 margin at halftime. Air Force allowed Army to shoot 50.0% from the field and 44.4% (12-27) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Falcons was Zach Kocur who had 22 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and a steal. On the season, Air Force is averaging 81.3 ppg on 47.3% shooting from the field. The Falcons are averaging 9.3 ppg on 43.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Air Force has been led by Jacob Van (12.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.6 apg), Hayden Graham (12.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.0 apg), Frank Toohey (12.0 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Zach Kocur (11.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.2 apg). Defensively, Air Force is allowing their opponents to average 71.6 ppg on 44.0% shooting from the field. The Falcons have a rebound margin of 4.1 and a turnover margin of 1.6.

The Pioneers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games. The Falcons are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.

Denver is a young but experienced team, led by Joe Rosga, and getting adjusted to a faster paced offense brought in by 1st year head coach, Rodney Billups. Air Force hasn’t had much success over the past few seasons but have a chance to break the .500 mark this season with a solid core of returning starters led by Hayden Graham. This should be a game that features plenty of offense so my first thoughts would to be to go with the over if the numbers is right (O/U isn’t listed as of yet), however, if I had to pick a team ATS, I’m leaning towards taking Denver and the points as I think this game will be close by the final buzzer.  

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:01:12 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66986
<![CDATA[Pittsburgh vs. Penn State - 12/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2016/12/10/pittsburgh-vs-penn-state-12/10/16-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Penn State Nittany Lions and Pittsburgh Panthers will square off at the Prudential Center this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Penn State Nittany Lions had their 4-game winning streak and dropped to 6-4 on the season after being defeated by the George Mason Patriots, 85-66, this past Wednesday.  Penn State went into halftime with a 38-37 lead however, struggled on both ends of the court in the 2nd half which allowed George Mason to pull away from the victory. Penn State shot just 36.1% from the field and was outrebounded by George Mason by a 44-29 margin. Leading…

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The Penn State Nittany Lions and Pittsburgh Panthers will square off at the Prudential Center this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Penn State Nittany Lions had their 4-game winning streak and dropped to 6-4 on the season after being defeated by the George Mason Patriots, 85-66, this past Wednesday.  Penn State went into halftime with a 38-37 lead however, struggled on both ends of the court in the 2nd half which allowed George Mason to pull away from the victory. Penn State shot just 36.1% from the field and was outrebounded by George Mason by a 44-29 margin. Leading the way for the Nittany Lions was Lamar Stevens who had 13 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, and 2 steals. On the season, Penn State is averaging 71.7 ppg on 41.3% shooting from the field. The Nittany Lions average 7.2 three-pointers per game on 34.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Penn State has been led by Shep Garner (14.7 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.1 spg), Lamar Stevens (12.5 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.9 apg), Payton Banks (11.6 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.1 apg), and Tony Carr (11.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.7 apg). Defensively, Penn State is allowing their opponents to average 70.8 ppg on 42.0% shooting from the field. The Nittany Lions have a rebound margin of -4.1 and a turnover margin of 2.1.

The Pittsburgh Panthers improved to 7-2 on the season after defeating the Buffalo Bulls, 84-79, this past Wednesday. Pittsburgh raced out to 30-6 lead to start the game and led by a 49-37 at halftime but had to hang on for the victory as Buffalo closed to gap to just 1-point with 6:30 remaining in regulation.  Pittsburgh shot 54.5% from the field and 38.9% (7-18) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Panthers was Michael Young who had 17 points, 7 rebounds, and an assist. On the season, Pittsburgh is averaging 77.8 ppg on 46.0% shooting from the field. The Panthers are averaging 6.9 three-pointers per game on 33.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Pittsburgh has been led by Michael Young (22.3 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.2 bpg), Jamel Artis (19.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.6 apg), Cameron Johnson (12.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.2 apg), and Chris Jones (7.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.2 apg). Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing their opponents to average 77.8 ppg on 41.7% shooting from the field. The Panthers have a rebound margin of 3.0 and a turnover margin of -2.0.

The Nittany Lions are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The Panthers are 21-45-2 ATS in their last 68 games overall and 10-26-1 ATS in their last 37 non-conference games.

Penn State will have all it can handle down low when it comes to slowing down Michael Young however, outside of Michael young and Jamel Artis, the Panthers aren’t a very deep team. Outside of their victory at Maryland, Pittsburgh hasn’t looked overly impressive in their 7 wins and as I think Penn State will be should be able to win the turnover battle, I think that the balanced attack of the Nittany Lions will be able to do enough to keep this one within the number. Take Penn State and the points.  

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:31:18 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66983
<![CDATA[Ball State vs. Eastern Kentucky - 12/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2016/12/10/ball-state-vs-eastern-kentucky-12/10/16-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will travel to Worthen Arena to take on the Ball State Cardinals this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels won their 4th straight game and improved to 6-4 on the season after defeating the Jacksonville Dolphins, 80-76, this past Wednesday. Eastern Kentucky went into halftime trailing by a 37-32 deficit but used a strong offensive 2nd half to fight back and get the come from behind victory. Eastern Kentucky shot 55.1% from the field and 38.5% (5-13) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Colonels was Isaac McGlone…

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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will travel to Worthen Arena to take on the Ball State Cardinals this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels won their 4th straight game and improved to 6-4 on the season after defeating the Jacksonville Dolphins, 80-76, this past Wednesday. Eastern Kentucky went into halftime trailing by a 37-32 deficit but used a strong offensive 2nd half to fight back and get the come from behind victory. Eastern Kentucky shot 55.1% from the field and 38.5% (5-13) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Colonels was Isaac McGlone who had 20 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals. On the season, Eastern Kentucky is averaging 79.6 ppg on 42.5% shooting from the field. The Colonels average 9.1 three-pointers per game on 34.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Eastern Kentucky has been led by Nick Mayo (19.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.4 apg), Asante Gist (13.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.4 apg), Jaylen Babb-Harrison (12.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.4 spg), and Isaac McGlone (10.5 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.6 spg). Defensively, Eastern Kentucky is allowing their opponents to average 78.3 ppg on 45.5% shooting. The Colonels have a rebound margin of 0.1 and a turnover margin of 0.3.

The Ball State Cardinals improved to 5-4 on the season after defeating the Bradley Braves, 80-63, this past Tuesday. Ball State was outstanding on the defensive end in the 1st half and was able to cruise to victory after taking a 34-23 halftime lead. The Cardinals shot 58.0% from the field and 50.0% (9-18) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Cardinals was Trey Moses who had 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 assists. On the season, Ball State is averaging 77.6 ppg on 48.1% shooting from the field. The Cardinals are averaging 9.2 three-pointers per game on 39.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Ball State has been led by Tayler Persons (15.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 5.6 apg, 1.3 spg), Franko House (12.0 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.6 apg), Ryan Weber (10.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.4 apg), and Trey Moses (9.7 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 2.3 apg). Defensively, Ball State is averaging 72.0 ppg on 41.3% shooting from the field. The Cardinals have a rebound margin of 5.2 and a turnover margin of -3.0.

The Colonels are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. MAC opponents and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The Cardinals are 15-34-2 ATS in their last 51 games as a favorite and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 home games.

Eastern Kentucky is a team that likes to keep the tempo up and is led by one of the best players in the OVC in Nick Mayo. Ball State is also a solid offensive team that like to do a lot of damage from beyond the arc as coming into this matchup, Ball State ranks 48th in the country in three-point FG’s made and 49th in three-point FG %. Ball State is a solid team however, they have been a bit inconsistent on the defensive end and have a tendency to turn the ball over and as I think Eastern Kentucky offensive will keep this game close, I’m going with the Colonels and the points in this one.   

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:09:56 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66980
<![CDATA[UCLA Bruins vs. Michigan Wolverines - 12/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2016/12/10/ucla-bruins-vs-michigan-wolverines-12/10/16-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments We have a marquee matchup on the college basketball schedule for Saturday night, as the #20 Michigan Wolverines take on the #2 UCLA Bruins.

The Michigan Wolverines will be looking for a big win when they take on the Bruins to extend their current 2-game win streak. Michigan made it 2 in a row by narrowly escaping Texas by a final score of 53-50 behind 15 points from Moritz Wagner on 7 of 11 from the floor. D.J. Wilson snagged a game-high 6 boards in addition to his 13 points and Duncan Robinson chipped in 12 points. Leading scorer on the year, Zak Irvin made just 1 of his 8 attempts…

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We have a marquee matchup on the college basketball schedule for Saturday night, as the #20 Michigan Wolverines take on the #2 UCLA Bruins.

The Michigan Wolverines will be looking for a big win when they take on the Bruins to extend their current 2-game win streak. Michigan made it 2 in a row by narrowly escaping Texas by a final score of 53-50 behind 15 points from Moritz Wagner on 7 of 11 from the floor. D.J. Wilson snagged a game-high 6 boards in addition to his 13 points and Duncan Robinson chipped in 12 points. Leading scorer on the year, Zak Irvin made just 1 of his 8 attempts from the field for 3 points in the win. Irvin leads Michigan with an average of 13.6 points per game, Wilson is the team's best rebounder, averaging 7 boards per game and Derrick Walton Jr. is the team's top assist man by dishing out 3.9 helpers per game. As a team, Michigan is scoring 68.2 points per game on 44.5% from the floor, 34.9% from 3-point range and boast the 8th-best free throw percentage in the nation with a 79.1% success rate.

The #2 UCLA Bruins got to that ranking by taking down Kentucky at Rupp Arena by a final score of 97-92. 6 Bruins reached double figures in the win, with T.J. Leaf leading the charge with his 4th double-double of the season as he scored 17 points while grabbing 13 rebounds. Isaac Hamilton led UCLA in scoring with 19 points while Thomas Walsh, Lonzo Ball and Bryce Alford each notched 14 points. Aaron Holiday rounded out the group with 13 points. Hamilton leads the Bruins with 18.1 points per game, Walsh is pulling down a team-high 9.6 rebounds per game while Ball is the team's top assist man, dishing out 9.3 dimes per game. As a team, UCLA is scoring the 2nd most points in D-I with 97 per game while shooting the best field goal and 3-point percentages in the country at 55.1 and 45.4% respectively. The Bruins are also making 75.6% of their free throws this season.

Michigan is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 7-0 in their last 7 road games. UCLA is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a win while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 vs. the Big Ten. The road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams

Michigan may have had a quality win against Texas but they only mustered up 53 points. That won't fly against one of, if not the best offense in college basketball right now.

Lay the points with UCLA

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:51:48 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66977
<![CDATA[Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Toledo Rockets - 12/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2016/12/10/marshall-thundering-herd-vs-toledo-rockets-12/10/16-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Marshall Thundering Herd put their undefeated home record on the line when they host the Toledo Rockets in college basketball action on Saturday Evening.

The Toledo Rockets will be aiming to pull back to .500 after a 73-65 victory over Detroit Mercy brought them back to 4-5 on the year. Leading scorer for the season Jonathan Williams did just that by putting up a game-high 29 points in addition to 6 assists. Jaelan Sanford scored 18 points and Steve Taylor Jr. racked up 10 points and 10 rebounds for his 2nd straight double-double and 7th in 9 games this season. Williams leads the…

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The Marshall Thundering Herd put their undefeated home record on the line when they host the Toledo Rockets in college basketball action on Saturday Evening.

The Toledo Rockets will be aiming to pull back to .500 after a 73-65 victory over Detroit Mercy brought them back to 4-5 on the year. Leading scorer for the season Jonathan Williams did just that by putting up a game-high 29 points in addition to 6 assists. Jaelan Sanford scored 18 points and Steve Taylor Jr. racked up 10 points and 10 rebounds for his 2nd straight double-double and 7th in 9 games this season. Williams leads the Rockets with 18 points per game while Taylor Jr. is putting up a team-leading 3.9 assists in addition to a double-double per game with 15.7 points and a team-high 12 boards per game. As a team, Toledo is scoring 79 points per game on 45.7% shooting from the field, 32.2% from behind the arc and 68.9% from the foul line.

The Marshall Thundering Herd will come into this game looking to snap a 2-game losing streak while maintaining a perfect 5-0 home record. The Herd's last outing ended with a 96-85 loss to Chattanooga. Leading scorer and rebounder Jon Elmore fell one rebound shy of his first triple-double by grabbing 9 rebounds in addition to scoring 27 points while dishing out 12 assists. Ryan Taylor came 2nd with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Stevie Browning and Austin Loop scored 11 and 10 points respectively to contribute to the effort. Elmore leads the Herd with 21.9 points and 6.6 assists per game while Taylor is pulling down a team-high 7 rebounds per game. As a team, Marshall is scoring 83.5 points per game on 44.6% from the floor, 35.8% from 3-point range and 74.2% from the foul line.

Toledo is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games against a team with a winning home record while the under is 5-0 following a win. Marshall is 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games and 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 home games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

This should be a great matchup between two evenly matched teams, but I will give a lean to Marshall solely because they are on home soil where they are most comfortable.

Lay the points with Marshall.

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:45:00 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66974
<![CDATA[Dayton vs. East Tennessee State - 12/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2016/12/10/dayton-vs-east-tennessee-state-12/10/16-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The East Tennessee State Buccaneers will travel to University of Dayton Arena to take on the Dayton Flyers this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The East Tennessee State Buccaneers won their 5th straight game and improved to 7-1 on the season after defeating the D-II Limestone Saints, 85-57, this past Sunday. East Tennessee State led 41-30 at halftime and used a 12-0 midway through the 2nd half to give the Buccaneers a commanding 74-48 lead. East Tennessee State shot 49.2% from the field and outrebounded Limestone by a 46-26 margin. Leading the way for the Buccaneers…

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The East Tennessee State Buccaneers will travel to University of Dayton Arena to take on the Dayton Flyers this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The East Tennessee State Buccaneers won their 5th straight game and improved to 7-1 on the season after defeating the D-II Limestone Saints, 85-57, this past Sunday. East Tennessee State led 41-30 at halftime and used a 12-0 midway through the 2nd half to give the Buccaneers a commanding 74-48 lead. East Tennessee State shot 49.2% from the field and outrebounded Limestone by a 46-26 margin. Leading the way for the Buccaneers was T.J. Cromer who had 21 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 assists in 25 minutes from off the bench. On the season, East Tennessee State is averaging 82.6 ppg on 50.9% shooting from the field. The Buccaneers average 7.8 three-pointers per game on 38.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, East Tennessee State has been led by T.J. Cromer (19.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.5 apg), Hanner Mosquera-Perea (9.3 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.5 bpg), Desonta Bradford (8.5 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.8 apg), and A.J. Merriweather (7.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.5 spg). Defensively, East Tennessee State is allowing their opponents to average 66.1 ppg on 42.6% shooting from the field. The Buccaneers have a rebound margin of 10.1 and a turnover margin of 0.3.

The Dayton Flyers won their 4th straight game and improved to 6-2 on the season after defeating the D-II St. Josephs (IND) Pumas, 91-59, this past Tuesday. Dayton only held a 39-30 at halftime but used a big 2nd half in which they outscored the Pumas by a 52-29 margin to secure the victory. Dayton shot 55.0% from the field and won the turnover battle by a 29-13 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Flyers was Kyle Davis who had 18 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 4 steals. On the season, Dayton is averaging 78.8 ppg on 48.2% shooting from the field. The Flyers are averaging 8.1 three-pointers per game on 37.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Dayton has been led by Charles Cooke (19.5 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.1 apg), Scoochie Smith (14.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.9 spg), Kendall Pollard (13.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.5 apg, 2.0 spg), and Josh Cunningham (12.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg). Defensively, Dayton is allowing their opponents to average 67.3 ppg on 41.7% shooting from the field. The Flyers have a rebound margin of 0.0 and a turnover margin of 4.8.

The Buccaneers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 non-conference games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Flyers are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games.

East Tennessee State hasn’t played the toughest competition to start the season outside of their one loss to a very good UNC-Wilmington team, however, there is no denying the Buccaneers who rank in the top 50 in College Basketball in scoring offensive, rebound margin, and FG% is a very solid team that should be one of the favorites to win the Southern Conference this season. Dayton just got back two of their better players in Kendall Pollard and Josh Cunningham from injury, and one of the better well-rounded teams in the country that easily could get into the Top-25 in the near future. I do like East Tennessee State however, playing in Dayton is always a challenge and as the Flyers are now fully healthy, I think Dayton to cover is the play here. Take Dayton to cover!

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:40:04 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66971
<![CDATA[IPFW vs. Austin Peay - 12/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2016/12/10/ipfw-vs-austin-peay-12/10/16-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Austin Peay Governors and Fort Wayne Mastodons meet Saturday afternoon in college basketball action at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

The Austin Peay Governors look for a big road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Austin Peay Governors are averaging 75.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 86.3 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Josh Robinson is averaging 21.5 points and 4.6 assists while John Murry is averaging 15.4 points and 2.3 rebounds. Kenny Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Jared Savage is grabbing four…

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The Austin Peay Governors and Fort Wayne Mastodons meet Saturday afternoon in college basketball action at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

The Austin Peay Governors look for a big road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Austin Peay Governors are averaging 75.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 86.3 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Josh Robinson is averaging 21.5 points and 4.6 assists while John Murry is averaging 15.4 points and 2.3 rebounds. Kenny Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Jared Savage is grabbing four rebounds. The Austin Peay Governors are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The Austin Peay Governors are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game. The Austin Peay Governors have split their last six road games.

The Fort Wayne Mastodons look to keep the ball rolling after winning seven of their last nine games. The Fort Wayne Mastodons are averaging 80.8 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 78.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Mo Evans is averaging 18.8 points and six assists while Bryson Scott is averaging 15.4 points and 5.3 rebounds. John Konchar is the third double-digit scorer and Kason Harrell is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Fort Wayne Mastodons are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Fort Wayne Mastodons are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The Fort Wayne Mastodons have won 10 straight home games.

The Governors are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Summit. The Mastodons are 33-16-3 ATS in their last 52 home games and 36-15 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The over is 27-11 in Mastodons last 38 overall and the over is 17-4-1 in Governors last 22 overall.

The Fort Wayne Mastodons have been rolling on their home court and all three of theirlosses have come on the road against respectable teams. The Austin Peay Governors have issues defensively and just lost to the Mastadons at home a few days ago. You have to like Fort Wayne by double digits here.

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:02:02 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66968
<![CDATA[Cal State-Fullerton vs. Southern Utah - 12/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2016/12/10/cal-state-fullerton-vs-southern-utah-12/10/16-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Southern Utah Thunderbirds and Cal State Fullerton Titans meet Saturday night in college basketball action at the Titan Gym.

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds look for a feel good victory after losing five of their last six games. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are averaging 72.7 points on 37.7 percent shooting and allowing 83.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Randy Onwuasor is averaging 21.7 points and 3.3 assists while James McGee is averaging 13.8 points and 2.6 rebounds. Race Parsons is the third double-digit scorer and Ivan Madunic is grabbing…

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The Southern Utah Thunderbirds and Cal State Fullerton Titans meet Saturday night in college basketball action at the Titan Gym.

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds look for a feel good victory after losing five of their last six games. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are averaging 72.7 points on 37.7 percent shooting and allowing 83.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Randy Onwuasor is averaging 21.7 points and 3.3 assists while James McGee is averaging 13.8 points and 2.6 rebounds. Race Parsons is the third double-digit scorer and Ivan Madunic is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds have lost six straight road games.

The Cal State Fullerton Titans also look for a feel good win after losing six of their last seven games. The Cal State Fullerton Titans are averaging 74.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 82.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Tre Coggins is averaging 20.4 points and 1.6 assists while Lionheart Leslie is averaging 12.8 points and 4.8 rebounds. Jackson Rowe is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Allman is dishing 2.8 assists. The Cal State Fullerton Titans are shooting 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The Cal State Fullerton Titans are allowing 41.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game. The Cal State Fullerton Titans have split their last eight home games.

The Thunderbirds are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Titans are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 17-38-2 ATS in their last 57 games overall. The over is 9-4 in Titans last 13 home games and the under is 6-0 in Thunderbirds last 6 vs. Big West.

The Cal State-Fullerton Titans have played their best ball on their home court where all three of their victories have come, and they're shooting a high percentage. However, Southern Utah has been able to compete against decent teams on the road this season and has been a covering machine. With the Southern Utah Thunderbirds ability to score the basketball and the history of covers, I'll take a stab with the points here.

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:30:17 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66965
<![CDATA[St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. UNC Wilmington Seahawks - 12/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2016/12/10/st-bonaventure-bonnies-vs-unc-wilmington-seahawks-12/10/16-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The North Carolina-Wilmington Seahawks hope to continue their hot start in college football versus the St. Bonaventure Bonnies.

The North Carolina-Wilmington Seahawks are the favorite in the Colonial and at 7-1, the  team isn’t disappointing. The high powered Seahawks have won four in a row after dismantling subdivision Pfeiffer that was nothing but offense in a 126-113 decision that was actually far closer then expected. The Falcons were limited to a decent 48% but the Seahawks didn’t miss with 60% accuracy and a +17 on the backboards. Devontae Cacok and Chris Flemmings poured in 34…

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The North Carolina-Wilmington Seahawks hope to continue their hot start in college football versus the St. Bonaventure Bonnies.

The North Carolina-Wilmington Seahawks are the favorite in the Colonial and at 7-1, the  team isn’t disappointing. The high powered Seahawks have won four in a row after dismantling subdivision Pfeiffer that was nothing but offense in a 126-113 decision that was actually far closer then expected. The Falcons were limited to a decent 48% but the Seahawks didn’t miss with 60% accuracy and a +17 on the backboards. Devontae Cacok and Chris Flemmings poured in 34 points apiece and combined for 29 rebounds with CJ Bryce adding 25 points and seven assists while Jordan Talley tossed in 18.

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies seem like they are always a tough opponent in the Atlantic Ten and I get the feeling this season is no different. The 6-2 Bonnies have had little problem scoring the basketball and the team has scored over 80 points per game during a five game winning streak. SBU comes off an 81-75 victory versus Hofstra as a 5.5point favorite on Tuesday. The Bonnies were up 13 points heading to the locker room and did just enough to hold on for the win over the final 20 minutes. St. Bonaventure held a slight 42%-39% shooting edge with Jaylen Adams pacing the attack with 31 points, eight pulls and five assists with  Matt Mobley adding 23 points and grabbing 12 rebounds while Denzel Gregg and David Andoh combined for 21 points and 13 boards.

UNCW are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games. The over is 6-2 in St. Bonaventure last 8 home games and  the over is 20-8 in St. Bonaventure last 28 overall while St. Bonaventure are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 Saturday games.

What a great test for the Seahawks who I follow in the Colonial and yes, I’m on the points…

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:18:53 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66962
<![CDATA[Indiana vs. Houston Baptist - 12/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2016/12/10/indiana-vs-houston-baptist-12/10/16-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Houston Baptist Huskies and Indiana Hoosiers meet Saturday afternoon in college basketball action at the Assembly Hall.

The Houston Baptist Huskies look for a big road victory in order to get back to a .500 record. The Houston Baptist Huskies are averaging 72.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 85.2 points on 53.5 percent shooting. Colter Lasher is averaging 13.1 points and three assists while Josh Ibarra is averaging 10.7 points and 6.4 rebounds. Reveal Chukwujekwu is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Alex Fountain is dishing 1.7 assists.…

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The Houston Baptist Huskies and Indiana Hoosiers meet Saturday afternoon in college basketball action at the Assembly Hall.

The Houston Baptist Huskies look for a big road victory in order to get back to a .500 record. The Houston Baptist Huskies are averaging 72.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 85.2 points on 53.5 percent shooting. Colter Lasher is averaging 13.1 points and three assists while Josh Ibarra is averaging 10.7 points and 6.4 rebounds. Reveal Chukwujekwu is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Alex Fountain is dishing 1.7 assists. The Houston Baptist Huskies are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 64.9 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Baptist Huskies are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 rebounds per game. The Houston Baptist Huskies have lost 10 straight road games.

The Indiana Hoosiers look to keep the ball rolling and build on their solid 7-1 start to the CBB season. The Indiana Hoosiers are averaging 85.6 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 37.4 percent shooting. James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 16.7 points and 7.1 rebounds while Robert Johnson is averaging 12.8 points and 2.8 assists. OG Anunoby is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Bryant is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Indiana Hoosiers are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Hoosiers are allowing 26.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Indiana Hoosiers haven’t lost a home game since March of 2015.

The Huskies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hoosiers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record. The under is 4-0 in Hoosiers last 4 overall and the over is 4-1 in Huskies last 5 Saturday games.

Houston Baptist has been drummed in road losses to Texas Tech, New Mexico, Marquette and Rice. Indiana is better than all of those teams and has an offense that's been lighting it up. Not to mention winning or even competing in Indiana is tough. This is going to be another blowout loss for the Huskies.

 

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:11:17 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66959
<![CDATA[Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles vs. Tulane Green Wave - 12/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2016/12/10/southern-mississippi-golden-eagles-vs-tulane-green-wave-12/10/16-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Tulane Green Wave look for their third college basketball win when they face the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.

The Tulane green Wave are allowing over 81 points per game which explains their 2-7 record and makes me wonder what the future holds for them this season. The Green Wave are coming off an 84-75 win versus visiting Southern on Wednesday as the defense allowed 43% shooting while countering with 50% marksmanship for nine more baskets to offset the Jaguars12 more free throws. Cameron Reynolds was the offensive star for Tulane with a game high 24 points and seven pulls on 10-18…

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The Tulane Green Wave look for their third college basketball win when they face the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.

The Tulane green Wave are allowing over 81 points per game which explains their 2-7 record and makes me wonder what the future holds for them this season. The Green Wave are coming off an 84-75 win versus visiting Southern on Wednesday as the defense allowed 43% shooting while countering with 50% marksmanship for nine more baskets to offset the Jaguars12 more free throws. Cameron Reynolds was the offensive star for Tulane with a game high 24 points and seven pulls on 10-18 shooting with Melvin Frazier scoring 15while Ray Ona Embo and Blake Paul tossed in 13 and 12 points respectively.

My guess is the Southern Miss Golden Eagles will be happy if they can finish the season somewhere in the middle of the standings. At 3-4, the Golden Eagles are having problems at both ends of the floor and that will be a problem against some of the better CUSA squads. USM needs a big shift in momentum as they are riding a three game skid capped off by a 98-49 loss at Florida State as a 24 point underdog on Tuesday. The Seminoles led by 22 after 20 minutes and never took their foot off the gas on 60% marksmanship while the Golden Eagles connected at 30% and committed 20 turnovers to help FSU to 17 more field goals. The Golden Eagles best scoring option was Eddie Davis III with 17 points and five yanks with Cortez Edwards chipping in with eleven.

The under is 16-5 in Tulane last 21 vs. Conference USA and Tulane are 5-15-2 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The under is 8-3 in Southern Miss last 11 non-conference games. The favorite is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and Tulane  are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

Good grief, if you bet this game you are simply guessing in my view…

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:07:00 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66956
<![CDATA[Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Cal Poly Mustangs - 12/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2016/12/10/fresno-state-bulldogs-vs-cal-poly-mustangs-12/10/16-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments Over at Save Mart Center on Saturday, we’ve got an interesting college basketball matchup looming between the Cal Poly Mustangs and the Fresno State Bulldogs. 

Fresno State enters play here with a 5-3 record on the year. The Bulldogs went just 2-2 in their first four games, dropping to Prairie View A&M and CSU Bakersfield while getting wins over UT San Antonio and Lamar. Fresno State has gone 3-1 in their last four games, with victories against Oregon State, Menlo College and Drake but a loss to Marquette in their most recent outing. 

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Over at Save Mart Center on Saturday, we’ve got an interesting college basketball matchup looming between the Cal Poly Mustangs and the Fresno State Bulldogs. 

Fresno State enters play here with a 5-3 record on the year. The Bulldogs went just 2-2 in their first four games, dropping to Prairie View A&M and CSU Bakersfield while getting wins over UT San Antonio and Lamar. Fresno State has gone 3-1 in their last four games, with victories against Oregon State, Menlo College and Drake but a loss to Marquette in their most recent outing. 

Paul Watson leads the Bulldogs on 13.8 PPG with 6.0 RPG, while Jaron Hopkins isn’t far back with 13.5 PPG and 5.8 RPG. Jahmel Taylor (13.5 PPG) and Cullen Russo (10.1 PPG; 5.9 RPG) are averaging in double-figures for Fresno State as well. 

As for Cal Poly, they’re sitting on a 5-4 record this year. The Mustangs lost four of their first seven games, dropping to Pepperdine, Arizona State, UIC And Elon while recording wins against Cal State Dominguez Hills and Bethesda. Cal Poly has won twice since then, against UT San Antonio and Texas A&M-CC. 

Leading the way for the Mustangs this year in scoring is Kyle Toth, who has 12.4 PPG and 2.2 RPG. Victor Joseph and Josh Martin are also averaging in double-figures; Joseph has 12.2 PPG and Martin holds 10.8 PPG and 8.4 RPG in five games. 

Cal Poly is 9-21-1 ATS in their last 31 Saturday games, and 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games. Cal Poly is also 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall, and 2-7 ATS in their last nine versus Mountain West. 

Meanwhile, Fresno State is 5-0 ATS in their last five Saturday games, and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS win. Fresno State is also 5-1 ATS in their last six against the Big West, and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. 

On paper, this looks like a Fresno State victory, and I think that’s the way it’s going to go. The Mustangs need to find some more rebounding, and their lower-scoring role-player guys are going to have to contribute. That seems like a lot to ask right now, so I’ll take Fresno State to win and cover here.

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:59:56 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66953
<![CDATA[Pacific vs. Rider - 12/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2016/12/10/pacific-vs-rider-12/10/16-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Rider Broncs and Pacific Tigers meet Saturday night in college basketball action at the Stockton Arena.

The Rider Broncs could use a big road win after splitting their last six games. The Rider Broncs are averaging 69.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Xavier Lundy is averaging 13.4 points and 4.3 rebounds while Jimmie Taylor is averaging 13 points and 1.9 assists. Kahlil Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Norville Carey is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Rider Broncs are shooting 23.2 percent…

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The Rider Broncs and Pacific Tigers meet Saturday night in college basketball action at the Stockton Arena.

The Rider Broncs could use a big road win after splitting their last six games. The Rider Broncs are averaging 69.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Xavier Lundy is averaging 13.4 points and 4.3 rebounds while Jimmie Taylor is averaging 13 points and 1.9 assists. Kahlil Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Norville Carey is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Rider Broncs are shooting 23.2 percent from beyond the arc and 62.4 percent from the free throw line. The Rider Broncs are allowing 26.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game. The Rider Broncs have split their last four neutral site games.

The Pacific Tigers could also use a bounce back win after losing four of their last six games. The Pacific Tigers are averaging 70 points on 37.7 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Ray Bowles is averaging 14.1 points and 5.1 rebounds while T.J. Wallace is averaging 13.1 points and 2.6 assists. Jack Williams is the third double-digit scorer and David Taylor is grabbing three rebounds. The Pacific Tigers are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The Pacific Tigers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.8 rebounds per game. The Pacific Tigers have played just on neutral site game since last season.

The Broncs are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Tigers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The under is 6-1 in Tigers last 7 overall and the under is 36-16 in Broncs last 52 overall.

The difference in this game for me is the defense of the Rider Broncs, as they're allowing less than 40 percent shooting and have allowed 70 or less points in five their seven games. Pacific isn't the best defensive team and is fresh off a game against UMass in which it scored just 48 points. Give me the Broncs and the free bucket. 

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:55:26 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66950
<![CDATA[Xavier Musketeers vs. Utah Utes - 12/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2016/12/10/xavier-musketeers-vs-utah-utes-12/10/16-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments We have a solid college basketball matchup on the schedule Saturday as the Utah Utes visit the #14 Xavier Musketeers.

The Utah Utes look to stay hot after winning 6 of their last 7 games, their most recent outing in an 87-80 win over Utah Valley behind a double-double from leading scorer and rebounder Kyle Kuzma, who put up 16 points in addition to 12 rebounds, Kuzma's 3rd straight double-double and 4th this season. JoJo Zamora posted a team-high 17 points. Tyler Rawson and Lorenzo Bonam each scored 14 points while Parker Van Duke chipped in 11 points. Kuzma leads the Utes with 16.4…

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We have a solid college basketball matchup on the schedule Saturday as the Utah Utes visit the #14 Xavier Musketeers.

The Utah Utes look to stay hot after winning 6 of their last 7 games, their most recent outing in an 87-80 win over Utah Valley behind a double-double from leading scorer and rebounder Kyle Kuzma, who put up 16 points in addition to 12 rebounds, Kuzma's 3rd straight double-double and 4th this season. JoJo Zamora posted a team-high 17 points. Tyler Rawson and Lorenzo Bonam each scored 14 points while Parker Van Duke chipped in 11 points. Kuzma leads the Utes with 16.4 points, 11 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. As a team, Utah is scoring 84.9 points per game on 48.2% from the field, 31.4% from 3-point range and 73.9% from the foul line.

The #14 Xavier Musketeers will look to save face and bounce back from their first 2 losses of the season, with their last setback being a 68-66 loss to Colorado. Leading scorer Trevon Blueitt led the Musketeers with a game-high 27 points including 6 threes. Rashid Gaston posted a double-double while coming 2nd with 14 points in addition to 11 rebounds for his 2nd double-double of the season and Edmond Sumner pitched in 10 points. Blueitt leads the team with 19.2 points per game, Gaston is grabbing a team-high 6.7 boards per game and Sumner is Xavier's best assist getter, averaging 4.3 helpers per game. As a team, Xavier is scoring 75.4 points per game on 44% from the floor, 31.2% from the foul line and 69.4% from the foul line.

Utah is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games following a win. Xavier is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 38-18 ATS in their last 56 non-conference games while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 vs. the Pac-12.

I'm not sure how Xavier will rebound here against a solid Utah team with some size. However I do think Xavier is the deeper and more reliable team.

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:55:00 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66947
<![CDATA[Evansville Purple Aces vs. Murray State Racers - 12/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2016/12/10/evansville-purple-aces-vs-murray-state-racers-12/10/16-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Evansville Aces will put their undefeated home record on the line when they host Murray State on Saturday afternoon.

The Murray State Racers will look to find some consistency after splitting their first 8 games of the season with 4 wins and 4 losses. Their most recent outing ended with an 86-76 victory over Detroit Mercy behind a game-high 27 points and 5 assists from leading scorer and assist man Jonathan Stark. Terrell Miller Jr. came 2nd with 19 points, while Damascus Croaker posted his first double-double of the season by scoring 11 points and bringing down 11 rebounds. Gee…

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The Evansville Aces will put their undefeated home record on the line when they host Murray State on Saturday afternoon.

The Murray State Racers will look to find some consistency after splitting their first 8 games of the season with 4 wins and 4 losses. Their most recent outing ended with an 86-76 victory over Detroit Mercy behind a game-high 27 points and 5 assists from leading scorer and assist man Jonathan Stark. Terrell Miller Jr. came 2nd with 19 points, while Damascus Croaker posted his first double-double of the season by scoring 11 points and bringing down 11 rebounds. Gee McGhee and Bryce Jones scored 12 and 10 points respectively. Stark leads the Racers with averages of 22.6 points and 6 assists per game. Miller Jr. is the team's top rebounder, pulling down 6.9 boards per game. As a team, Murray State is scoring 82.5 points per game on 45.5% shooting from the field, 38.4% from 3-point range and 70.7% from the foul line.

The Evansville Purple Aces will look to build on their 3-game win streak. Their most recent outing ended in a narrow 69-66 win over Bowling Green. Leading scorer Jaylon Brown was the only Purple Ace to record double figures in scoring, putting up a game-high 29 points on 7 of 15 shooting, in addition to 14 of 15 from the foul line and a share of the team-high with 7 rebounds. Christian Benzon led the team with 4 assists in addition to his 7 points. Brown leads the team with 20 points per game, David Howard is the team's top rebounder with an average of 4.6 per game and Duane Gibson is the team's top passer, averaging 3.6 helpers per game.
Murray State is 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games vs. the MVC and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 road games. Evansville is 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following a win while the over is 11-4 in their last 15 vs. the MVC. Murray State is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.

My concern with Evansville is their secondary scoring outside of Jonathan Stark. If he doesn't get going, I'm not sure the Aces will be able to keep up. Not to mention Murray State has had Evansville's number in this matchup as of late.


Give me Murray State and the points.

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:51:39 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66944
<![CDATA[Boise State Broncos vs. Portland Pilots - 12/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2016/12/10/boise-state-broncos-vs-portland-pilots-12/10/16-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Boise State Broncos will look to defend home court when they face off against the Portland Pilots in college basketball action on Saturday afternoon.

The Portland Pilots won a nail biter against Texas-Rio Grande by a final score of 90-89 in overtime to climb to 5-3 on the year behind a team-high 24 points from leading scorer Alec Wintering. Wintering had a complete game, posting 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals in addition to his scoring total. D'Marques Tyson scored 21 points on 7 threes to finish in 2nd. Jazz Johnson finished 3rd with 19 points and Gave Taylor put up 16 points…

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The Boise State Broncos will look to defend home court when they face off against the Portland Pilots in college basketball action on Saturday afternoon.

The Portland Pilots won a nail biter against Texas-Rio Grande by a final score of 90-89 in overtime to climb to 5-3 on the year behind a team-high 24 points from leading scorer Alec Wintering. Wintering had a complete game, posting 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals in addition to his scoring total. D'Marques Tyson scored 21 points on 7 threes to finish in 2nd. Jazz Johnson finished 3rd with 19 points and Gave Taylor put up 16 points of his own. Alec Wintering leads Portland with 22.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game this season while Gabe Taylor is the team's top rebounder with 6.8 rebounds per game. As a team, Portland is scoring 81 points per game on 46.2% from the field, 38% from 3-point range and 77.4% from the foul line, the 18th-best free throw percentage in the country.

The Boise State Broncos will try to find some consistent play after alternating wins and losses in their last 5 games. The Broncos last outing resulted in an 80-79 win over Loyola Marymount behind a game-high 17 points from Chandler Hutchison. Justinian Jessup put up 13 points and James Reid racked up 10 points in the win. Paris Austin led BSU with team-highs by posting 6 assists and 5 rebounds in addition to his 6 points on the night. Hutchison leads Boise State with 17.4 points and 8.3 rebounds per game while Austin is BSU's top passer, averaging 2.8 assists per game. As a team, Boise State is scoring 72.7 points per game on 46.3% from the field, 33.5% from behind the arc and 68.8% from the free throw line

Portland is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 against a team with a winning record while the over is 6-2-1 in their last 9 games overall. Boise State is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. the WCC and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win.

These two look evenly matched on paper, so my edge goes to Boise State as they've covered in all 3 of their home games this season. 

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:44:44 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66941
<![CDATA[West Virginia vs. VMI - 12/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2016/12/10/west-virginia-vs-vmi-12/10/16-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The West Virginia Mountaineers and the VMI Keydets face off on Saturday in college basketball action.

The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-1 this season and are ranked 16th in the country. West Virginai si averaging 90.5 points per game and they are shooting 47.9 percent from the floor and and 37 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 57.4 points and their opponents are shooting 38.1 percent. Esa Ahmad leads the Mountaineers averaging 12.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Nathan Adrian is averaging 11.6 points and 6.5 rebounds for WVU, Jevon Carter is…

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The West Virginia Mountaineers and the VMI Keydets face off on Saturday in college basketball action.

The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-1 this season and are ranked 16th in the country. West Virginai si averaging 90.5 points per game and they are shooting 47.9 percent from the floor and and 37 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 57.4 points and their opponents are shooting 38.1 percent. Esa Ahmad leads the Mountaineers averaging 12.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Nathan Adrian is averaging 11.6 points and 6.5 rebounds for WVU, Jevon Carter is averaging 9.8 points, and Teyvon Myers is averaging 9.5 points. West Virginia is looking like they could make some noise this season.

The VMI Keydets are 1-6 this season and they have lost their last 5 games. VMI is averaging 66 points per game and they are shooting 40.6 percent from the floor and 31.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 77.3 points and their opponents are shooting 52.3 percent. Q.J. Patterson leads the Keydets averaging 20.6 points and 7 rebounds per game. Julian Eleby is averaging 13 points for VMI, Trey Chapman is averaging 10.9 points and 6.4 rebounds, and Adrian Rich is averaging 6 points. VMI looks to be no match in this one.

West Virginia is 5-0-1 against the spread against the SoCon, 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games, and 5-0 against the spread against a team with a losing record. VMI is 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 games, 4-11 against the spread in their last 15 road games, and 1-4 against the spread following a double-digit home loss.

VMI is a cover machine and while they have been fortunate in that regard, they are out of luck here in a one-sided loss. 

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:24:41 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66938
<![CDATA[UNLV Rebels vs. Duke Blue Devils - 12/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2016/12/10/unlv-rebels-vs-duke-blue-devils-12/10/16-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The #4 Duke  Blue Devils hope to inch up the college basketball standings with a win versus the UNLV Rebels.

It seems the Duke Blue Devils are as advertised with a hefty 9-1 record with the ACC title already in their sights. The Blue Devils can score and defend which we saw during their seven game winning streak that was capped off by an 84-74 victory over SEC power Florida as a 7.5 point favorite on Tuesday where a ten point margin at the break held up. Duke limited the Gators to 43% from the floor and countered at 53% which was good for six more buckets then UF.  Luke Kennard gave…

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The #4 Duke  Blue Devils hope to inch up the college basketball standings with a win versus the UNLV Rebels.

It seems the Duke Blue Devils are as advertised with a hefty 9-1 record with the ACC title already in their sights. The Blue Devils can score and defend which we saw during their seven game winning streak that was capped off by an 84-74 victory over SEC power Florida as a 7.5 point favorite on Tuesday where a ten point margin at the break held up. Duke limited the Gators to 43% from the floor and countered at 53% which was good for six more buckets then UF.  Luke Kennard gave the Blue Devils a game high 29 points on 11-16 with  24 points and 15 rebounds coming from Amile Jefferson while Jason Tatum netted 22 points and snagged eight boards.

The experts say the UNLV Rebels are not going to challenge in the Mountain West and are in more of a rebuilding mode then anything. The Rebels are 5-3 and have been all over the map and hard to pin down. UNLV comes off of a 97-73 defeat at the hands of Arizona State Saturday as  seven point underdog. The Rebels trailed by 19 after 20 minutes and could get no closer on 39% shooting while the Sun Devils connected at 49% and sank 18-36 from beyond the arc. UNLV leaned On Jalen Poyser and his 20 points with Tyrell Green pumped in 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds. The Rebels received 12 points from Kris Clyburn and Dwayne Morgan contributed eleven points and nine boards.

The under is 7-1 in Duke last 8 road games and the under is 9-2 in Duke last 11 non-conference games while the under is 20-7 in Duke last 27 overall. The over is 6-2 in UNLV last 8 Saturday games and the over is 11-5 in UNLV last 16 overall.

I think Duke names their score here which doesn’t mean a cover…

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:22:11 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66935
<![CDATA[Texas A&M vs. South Carolina State - 12/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2016/12/10/texas-a-and-m-vs-south-carolina-state-12/10/16-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Texas A&M Aggies and the South Carolina State Bulldogs face off on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Texas A&M Aggies are 6-2 this season and they have won 4 of their last 5 games. Texas A&M is averaging 75.9 points per game and they are shooting 47.4 percent from the floor and 31.1 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 62.6 points and their opponents are shooting 37.5 percent. Tyler Davis leads the Aggies averaging 13.6 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. D.J. Hogg is averaging 12.3 points and 5.4 rebounds for TAM, Admon Gilder is averaging…

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The Texas A&M Aggies and the South Carolina State Bulldogs face off on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Texas A&M Aggies are 6-2 this season and they have won 4 of their last 5 games. Texas A&M is averaging 75.9 points per game and they are shooting 47.4 percent from the floor and 31.1 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 62.6 points and their opponents are shooting 37.5 percent. Tyler Davis leads the Aggies averaging 13.6 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. D.J. Hogg is averaging 12.3 points and 5.4 rebounds for TAM, Admon Gilder is averaging 12.1 points, and Tonny Trocha-Morelos is averaging 10.1 points. Texas A&M’s losses have come to top tier teams.

The South Carolina State Bulldogs are 2-6 this season and they have lost 5 of their last 6 games. South Carolina State is averaging 52.2 points per game and they are shooting 33.5 percent from the floor and 23.7 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 86.6 points and their opponents are shooting 52.2 points. Eric Eaves leads the Bulldogs averaging 13.3 points per game. Tashombe Riley is averaging 10.1 points, James Richardson is averaging 10 points, and Greg Mortimer is averaging 9.3 points. South Carolina State just doesn’t’ stack up against the better teams.

Texas A&M is 4-0 against the spread against a team with a record below .400, 2-5 against the spread following a win, and 11-4 against the spread at home against against a team with a losing road record. South Carolina State is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games and 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 non-conference games.

While 31 points seems like a big number it isn’t close to being big enough as the Aggies roll. 

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:21:41 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66932
<![CDATA[Western Illinois vs. Eastern Illinois - 12/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2016/12/10/western-illinois-vs-eastern-illinois-12/10/16-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Western Illinois Leathernecks and the Eastern Illinois Panthers face off on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Western Illinois Leatherbacks are 2-6 this season and they have lost their last 3 games and 5 of their last 6. Western Illinois is averaging 64.7 points per game and they are shooting 41.5 percent from the floor and 36.2 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 75 points per game and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Garrett Covington leads the Leathernecks averaging 23.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Mike Miklusak is averaging…

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The Western Illinois Leathernecks and the Eastern Illinois Panthers face off on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Western Illinois Leatherbacks are 2-6 this season and they have lost their last 3 games and 5 of their last 6. Western Illinois is averaging 64.7 points per game and they are shooting 41.5 percent from the floor and 36.2 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 75 points per game and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Garrett Covington leads the Leathernecks averaging 23.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Mike Miklusak is averaging 14.3 points and 7.7 rebounds for WIU, Dalan Ancrum is averaging 7.9 points, and Jabari Sandifer is averaging 7.2 points. Western Illinois is struggling badly on both ends of the court.

The Eastern Illinois Panthers are 5-4 this season and they have lost 2 of their last 3 games. Eastern Illinois is averaging 74.4 points per game and they are shooting 41.2 percent from the floor and 38.1 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 72.5 points and their opponents are shooting 44.9 percent. Demetrius McReynolds leads the Panthers averaging 14.8 points per game. Montell Goodwin is averaging 13.3 points for EIU, Cornell Johnston is averaging 12.6 points, and Ray Crossland is averaging 11 points and 5.9 rebounds. Eastern Illinois is playing their third game in a row on the road.

Western Illinois is 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 home games, 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 non-conference games, and 1-4 against the spread following a loss. Eastern Illinois is 4-0 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 1-4 against a team with a losing record, and 2-6 against the spread against the Summit.

We have two bad teams but Western is the far worse of the two so my play is Eastern Illinois. 

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:19:34 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=66929