Thursday February 25th VIP Picks

Iowa vs Michigan

College Basketball
7:00 PM EST
Rotation #737
Iowa +5.5 over Michigan (loss)
Iowa is not the best defensive team, but they share the ball well and they can get second chance points via the offensive rebound.  Michigan is a great team, but one flaw they have is not being able to turn teams over.  Iowa should protect the ball and score points by spreading the wealth.  This is going to be a great game between two excellent schools that could come down to the wire.  Take Iowa.

College Basketball
8:00 PM EST
Rotation #797
IUPUI +4.5 over Milwaukee (loss)
This will be the 5th match up between these schools this season which should make for a tighter defensive game.  IUPUI is really good at defending the three pointer and has a few really good seniors that had great careers.  Marcus Burk is a great scorer and Elyjah Goss is a beast on the glass.  Jaylen Minnett is another great guard who shares the ball well.  Neither team is great on defense so on any given night can be beaten.  Milwaukee has gotten the better of the Jaguars in this series, but IUPUI has closed out the season pretty strong and I expect them to play one of their best games tonight as the Horizon League opens up it’s conference tournament play.  Take IUPUI.

College Basketball
9:00 PM EST
Rotation #771
Oregon -2.5 over Stanford (win)
Oregon doesn’t do anything poorly and has the individual talent to go far in the NCAA Tournament.  Stanford is an excellent sleeper team for the upcoming tournament, but there are a few things they don’t do well.  This team doesn’t make three pointers, they turn the ball over a lot and they are not good enough on the offensive glass to get second chance points.  The Ducks won the earlier meeting and I just can’t see Stanford hanging in this game for 40 minutes to grab themselves a win in this spot.  Take Oregon.