Saturday February 20th VIP Picks

Loyola Marymount vs BYU

College Basketball 
3:30 PM EST
Rotation #650
Loyola Marymount +8 over BYU  (loss)
Loyola Marymount has a bright future with a young 40 year old head coach in Stan Johnson.  This team has been impressive this year and almost matches up like twins when it comes to overall experience between both teams core group of players.  BYU is always a dangerous team in the WCC that of course falls under the radar because of Gonzaga.   This is a team that brought in a lot of fresh faces this year and I just don’t think they win this game by this margin on the road.  Take Loyola Marymount.

College Basketball 
3:30 PM EST
Rotation #659
Georgia +8 over Florida (win)
The Gators lost a lot when Keyontae Johnson went down early this year.   They could really use his muscle against a Georgia team that could hang with any team in the country if there wasn’t a thing called the three point line.  Georgia brought in a lot of tough veteran grad transfers and I believe they can take Florida to the wire today with their toughness as long as the Gators don’t get out to an outrageously great start from behind the 3 point line.  If the Bulldogs clean up some basic things they could be a surprise team in the SEC Tournament.  Take Georgia.  

College Basketball 
7:00 PM EST
Rotation #729
Monmouth +2.5 over Iona  (loss)
Monmouth is one of the smallest teams in the country so it brings them some relief that Iona is not a really big team either.  Last nights game was incredible as Monmouth roared all the way back to just come up short.  I believe the Hawks use that momentum tonight and this time pass the Gaels in the second half.  Iona has not played many games this year so back to back games might mess a little bit with their overall conditioning.    Take Monmouth.