MWC Basketball Picks
7:00 PM EST
Maryland -7.5 over Northwestern (win)
Home court advantage has been massive in BIG 10 play this year. Not many teams are as on or as off as this Maryland team,but the talent gap is greater at every single position tonight. I am just not sure Northwestern has the guard play to hang in this game. Maryland should push the pace from the start and enjoy a game in which they put up a ton of points. The Wildcats just do not have the offense to stay in this game. Take Maryland.
7:00 PM EST
Western Michigan +10 over Buffalo (loss)
Every capable team in the MAC is on a Buffalo revenge tour as this Bulls team had the starts align to have a super team the last few years. Now this Buffalo team lost their coach and a good majority of it’s players Jim Whitesell has done a great job in his first year with the team, but opponents are gunning for this team every single night trying to get redemption. Western Michigan hung tough the last few games and actually had no problem scoring. This year’s WMU team is better as it returns players that missed last year and has a couple of good freshman players. This is a very deep roster that should stay in this game. This is a generous spread. Take Western Michigan.
10:00 PM EST
San Jose State/New Mexico Over 162 (loss)
San Jose State shocked New Mexico a few weeks ago. This type of thing can happen on any given night with a bad defense. Both teams are horrible on defense. New Mexico has a lot of internal problems with their team with suspensions and injuries and just don’t have the rotation to play good defense. This is a very small basketball team now and teams can shoot over them. It’s hard for this team that only plays a few key guys to stay in a game on defense. This should be another high scoring game with zero defense from either team. Take the Over.