Central Michigan vs Ball State
1:00 PM EST
Central Michigan +11.5 over Ball State (win)
Ball State is an average offensive and defensive team. This team can heat up behind the three point line and can defend the three line well, but I am not so sure they should be favorites of this size against a CMU team that can score. The Chippewas are not a good defense, but again the Cardinals are not a high flying offense. These teams are both below average and have losing records. I think Ball State is getting too much respect in this contest. Take Central Michigan.
2:00 PM EST
Davidson -3 over VCU (win)
VCU has been remarkable this year with a lineup that wasn’t supposed to be this good. This team is super athletic, but have been banged up as of late. Bones Hyland has missed some time and I don’t think this team can keep winning without him. Davidson is a well coached team that doesn’t turn the ball over. VCU turns the ball over a lot which could be trouble for them on the road today against this Wildcats team that makes opponents pay for their mistakes. This team has sneaky size and is strong all over the court. This should be a classic game of a Bob McKillop coached team taking care of the basic fundamentals while the more athletic Rams team gets overly aggressive and coughs the ball up. Take Davidson.
5;00 PM EST
Coastal Carolina -6 over Troy (loss)
We cashed in with Coastal last night and will back them again today. Troy is just not a good offensive team and it is going to take a few huge scoring droughts by Coastal for them to stay in this game. This Chanticleers team is better from top to bottom and if Vegas is not going to adjust much we will just take them again. What really has changed since last night? Troy just doesn’t have the physical size to slow down this superior team. Take Coastal Carolina.