Episode 184 : After a tough 0-2 Tuesday Night we now are 15-6 in our last 21 hoops picks. We have two plays on the VIP Wednesday Card. My February VIP Package is FREE at BobBalfe.com
7:00 PM EST
UCF -7.5 over South Florida
South Florida has been one of the most impressive teams this year. This squad lost about 80% of their production from last year and have jumped out to a 17-6 record this year, but this team had one of the easiest non-conference schedules in the nation and most of their conference wins have come against the bottom teams in the league. UCF beat this team twice last year and that was while they were injured. USF might be without Alexis Yetna tonight who is dealing with a leg injury. UCF should be able to get USF into foul trouble and although it might be pretty they should win by double digits. Take Central Florida.
8:00 PM EST
Syracuse/NC State Over 143.5
Syracuse is obviously well coached and they have been decent on the road this year which is hard enough in ACC play. This team beat Duke on the road so the saying on any given night applies to this team. NC State went through a tough stretch, but they were playing pretty good defensive teams. The Wolfpack do well against zone teams and this 2-3 Cuse Zone will lead to a lot of offensive rebounds and put backs. I think we are going to see a very entertaining high scoring game in the 160’s. Take the Over.