Predictions NBA Tips
12:00 PM EST
Oregon/Ohio State Over 64 (loss)
#12 Oregon heads into Columbus trying to upset the #3 ranked Buckeyes. Anthony Brown is an experienced QB with a ton of weapons. Both Ohio State and Oregon have the best duo of receivers in the country. I look at this Oregon Ducks Secondary and it is young. All eyes are on the status of Kayvon Thibodeaux who has been in a walking boot all week. Typically a walking boot is serious and even if he played the rest of the defensive line is just not that good. I believe CJ Strout and the Buckeyes put up a good amount of points today. Ohio State is banged up in their secondary as last week a couple corners didn’t play and Josh Proctor is also banged up. This unit is getting a little healthier, but I think Oregon can hit them with the pass and with their speedy running backs can keep this defense honest. I think we will see a great offensive game. Take the Over.
12:00 PM EST
Pitt -3.5 over Tennessee (win)
Pitt/Tennessee Over 55.5 (win)
Josh Huepel brings a NASCAR like approach to the Tennessee Offense. The problem is his players were not recruited and are not yet to this style of pace. It’s very demanding and they are not their yet in terms of conditioning. More possession means more points, but that also holds true for your opponent. Kenny Pickett is back at QB for another year for the Panthers. This team has a great offensive line and can run the ball. Pitt also has a lot good receivers and should run their offense. Tennessee is going to struggle this year with this new system. The pace will challenge their offense and their defense. The Vols did not look good last week and I just don’t think they can win a 4 quarter battle with a pretty good ACC team at this point in the season. Take Pitt and take the Over. Treat both as straight bets.
4:30 PM EST
Iowa State -4.5 over Iowa (loss)
Kirk Ferentz is a heck of a coach as he destroyed Indiana last week. Maybe the Hoosiers were overrated, but this team looked great. That game was at home and I do think they come back down to life against the Cyclones today. Iowa State has a veteran QB in Brock Purdy, can run the ball with Breece Hall, they have a great offensive line and talent to skill players who can catch the ball. This Iowa State Defense is stacked with talent and should get to the QB today going against this Iowa Offensive Line that is young. Vegas set a good line here and I do believe the public will jump on Iowa because of what they saw last week. Every game is different. The Cyclones hold a huge talent edge here. Take Iowa State.