Thursday January 14th VIP Picks

UCLA vs Washington State

College Basketball 
5:00 PM EST
Rotation #722
UCLA -9 over Washington State (win)
UCLA will be without the services of Chris Smith for the year, but they have a pretty deep basketball team and will be going against a very young and shall I say slightly overrated Washington State team.  The Cougars themselves could be short handed without Noah Williams which makes them very young.  I just don’t see the firepower on the offensive end and in a 40 minute game the Bruins should pull away and win by double digits.  Take UCLA.

College Basketball 
9:00 PM EST
Rotation #741
San Diego State +1.5 over Utah State (loss)
San Diego State will probably take a step back this year, but still are loaded with veteran talent going against a Utah State team that will obviously not be as good this year as Sam Merrill was a once in a lifetime player.  I like the transfer the Aztecs brought in this season.  Terrell Gomes is a great addition at guard and I believe this experienced team is a little bit better and should win as the Utah State home court advantage just isn’t there in a pandemic year.  The wrong team is favored.  Take San Diego State.