Friday January 15th VIP Picks

UTSA vs Louisiana Tech

College Basketball
7:30 PM EST
Rotation #875
UTSA +8 over Louisiana Tech (loss)
Both teams were on the opposite end of Conference USA last season.  Louisiana Tech finished 2nd while UTSA finished 11th.  I do think the Roadrunners have closed the gap and will be competitive this year.   This team returns their top two players while LA Tech lost their top 2 players.   UTSA did better with their transfers this year as well.  This is a team with more overall playing experience and has more overall firepower on the offensive end.  I think the Roadrunners keep this game close.  Take UTSA.

College Basketball
8:00 PM EST
Rotation #881
Middle Tennessee State -1 over Southern Miss (loss)
Both teams were in the basement last year in Conference USA play.   I believe the bench in much better for the Blue Raiders of MTSU.  Overall Middle Tennessee State has a roster that is filled with guys who have played major minutes in their career.   This team has a lot of guards who can find other players for buckets.  I like the overall three point shooting for the Blue Raiders a little bit more as well.  Take MTSU.