College Picks for 12/10/22
3:00 PM EST
Xavier -4.5 over Cincinnati (loss)
Xavier Head Coach Sean Miller returns to the Musketeers after being the long-term head coach of Arizona for the past few decades. Xavier is healthy and has more talent, and they have a physical edge against Cincinnati, who is short-handed with senior transfer John Newman on the bench with a knee injury. Look for the Musketeers to win the rebounding battle and to cash in this afternoon. Take Xavier.
5:15 PM EST
Kansas/Missouri Over 154..5 (win)
Missouri did a fantastic job in the transfer portal, grabbing a bunch of well-traveled transfers who didn’t fit at their previous schools. Missouri can pull an upset with the talent on their roster, their great offense, and their lighting fast pace of play. The Tigers have played an easy non-conference schedule, and Kansas coach Bill Self will exploit their defense and put up many points. Today’s contest should be a high-scoring game. It’s tempting to take Missouri, but the Tigers have a new coach, and this will be their most challenging opponent to date. It’s not worth the value. Take the Over.