Friday February 28th VIP Picks

Ivy League Picks

NCAA Basketball
7:00 PM EST
Rotation # 861
Dartmouth -1.5 over Cornell (win)
Dartmouth won the first meeting in blowout fashion.   This Big Green roster has more talent in just about every area of the game.  Jimmy Boeheim and Jordan Jones are questionable for Cornell tonight, both with ankle injuries.  I don’t think Cornell can compete when they are not at 100%.  Cornell is a six win basketball team and right now just doesn’t have the talent to compete.  
Take Dartmouth.

NCAA Basketball
7:00 PM EST
Rotation # 868
Brown -1 over Princeton (loss)
Princeton won the first meeting by double digits at home.  Brown is a team that leans on their defense because their offense is below average.  This is a team that is 10-2 at home and will control the boards tonight.   Princeton allows opponents to shoot 50% from the field when they are on the road.  This is a perfect opportunity for Brown to make shots in addition to rock solid defense.  This Bears team has a bigger and more experienced lineup and should come away with the home win.  This is a Bears team that also is awful against the spread.  These usually even out over time as Vegas has to adjust the line giving the weak spread team more point value.   Take Brown.

NCAA Basketball
6:30 PM EST
Rotation # 875
Kent State +2 over Ohio (loss)
Kent won the fist leg of this matchup and I like them again tonight on the road.  This is a veteran basketball team going against a young team with a 1st year head coach.  Ohio has size, but it’s going to take another year for the players to learn how to use it.  This Bobcats team is a little banged up and I just don’t trust their ball handlers enough to create offense against a Golden Flashes team with much more talent at this point.  Take Kent State