Saturday December 19th VIP Picks

Davidson vs Rhode Island

College Football
12:00 PM EST
Rotation #231-234
Oklahoma/Iowa State Under 58.5 (win)
Both teams come into this game stacked with talent.  The Iowa State Defense has a lot of seniors and is one of the most experienced defenses in the country.  Oklahoma has a great pass rush and a lot of experience in the secondary.  Both offenses in this game are very good, but every point will have to be earned this afternoon.  Brock Purdy is a great game manager so a Cyclones upset wouldn’t shock anyone here.  This has been the best year for Iowa State inside of Big 12 play and they have the weapons to become BIG 12 Champs.  Oklahoma has the higher recruited athletes and a rock solid offensive line.  I believe both teams will run the ball a lot today which makes the clock tick down fast.  I believe each defense makes enough plays combined with the nerves of an early game on a big stage to keep this game low scoring.  Take the Under.

College Football
3:30 PM EST
Rotation #247
Ole Miss -1.5 over LSU (loss)
Ole Miss hasn’t played in a while so people forget they have been on a nice winning streak.  The Rebels Defense is brutal, but their offense has been lights out.  LSU has a bad defense so this could turn into a shootout, but will this team be on the Florida upset hangover?  The Gators took LSU lightly last week and combined with a shoe throwing moment lost that football game they had no business losing.  The public thinks LSU is back, but this team has major flaws on both sides of the football.  There are not that many receiving options for the Tigers with so many injuries and opt outs.  The Rebels should have a little bit more in the tank today.  Take Ole Miss.

College Football
3:30 PM EST
Rotation #249-250
Missouri/Mississippi State Over 49 (win)
Mike Leach broke into his coaching debut with Mississippi State with a bang, but since has cooled off.  Missouri has a lot of promise with their 37 year old head coach in Ed Drinkwitz.  This Tigers team has a lot of talent at receiver and should be able to score points today on a weaker secondary.  The Bulldogs also should get on the board as Missouri is banged up on the defensive line and has a lot of injuries in the secondary.  Look for both teams to play loose as their seasons come to a close.  Take the Over.

College Football
8:00 PM EST
Rotation #240
Florida +17.5 over Alabama (win)
Alabama is the best team in the country and the top team in the country against the spread.  The entire world is betting them today, but you can’t look at Florida’s last game to paint the overall picture of them.  This is a team that has Kyle Trask at QB.  Alabama is a team that we have seen let weaker offenses score on them this year.  This isn’t the rock solid defense we see year after year.  Florida has a good defense that can at the very least challenge this Bama Offense.  The Gators Secondary is filled with guys that will be playing on Sundays.  Florida also knows that the playoffs are probably out of reach so this game is for all the marbles.   Alabama is in the playoffs no matter what.  I think the Gators can keep this game close.  Maybe the Gators have an upset shot if Alabama throws a shoe or two.  Take Florida. 

College Basketball
12:00 PM EST
Rotation #608
Wisconsin -5.5 over Louisville (win)
Wisconsin is a well oiled machine that isn’t sexy, but will stick to the game plan and not beat themselves.  Louisville lost their top 6 players from last year and I just don’t think they have the talent on offense to beat a good defensive team and I don’t think they will be strong enough on the defensive end to stop the Badgers sets.  Greg Gard is a great coach and will exploit the Cardinals weaknesses in what is a clear rebuilding year for them.  Take Wisconsin.