NCAA Basketball Predictions
7:00 PM EST
Central Michigan +8.5 over Toledo (win)
Both teams have a lot of veteran experience. Toledo has owned the recent history in this series, but the Chippewas have closed the gap in talent. I think the bench for Centra Michigan is a little more experienced with junior college players over the freshman for the Rockets of Toledo. I think this is going to be a great game that comes down to the final minutes. This spread is a little high because of the series history and the dog has good value tonight. Take Central Michigan.
8:00 PM EST
VCU +8 over Dayton (loss)
VCU struggles with bigger and stronger teams. Tonight these teams are similar in size and experience. Obi Toppin is a little banged up with his ankle and the one good thing about VCU is their defensive press. I think this line is a little too high. These teams typically play in really tight contested games. I believe tonight will be no different. This is another line that is inflated because both teams are on the polar end of covering the spread. Take VCU.
9:00 PM EST
Wake Forest +3 over Virginia Tech (loss)
Virginia Tech is off to a nice start, but they do have 5 freshman that play a lot of minutes. This is a guard heavy team and I believe Wake can match up well with a huge size advantage as VTech is one of the shorter basketball teams in America with no real big man to go to. Mike Young has been impressive so far in his first year as coach with this team, but Danny Manning has the more experienced lineup and they should be able to win this game at home even without the services of Chaundee Brown this evening. Take Wake Forest.