NCAA Expert Picks
7:00 PM EST
Manhattan -5 over Marist (loss)
Marist has turned over their entire offense from last year as just one player returns. This team is breaking in freshman and Junior College players. The Red Foxes just released to new players a few days ago and will take on a Manhattan team with a lot of playing experience as a unit. This Jaspers team is better from top to bottom. If they can keep Marist from a high three point output they should win this game with relative ease. Take Manhattan.
8:00 PM EST
UNC +6.5 over Virginia Tech (win)
This is the least talented Roy Williams team we have seen, but this VTech team is highly overrated right now. This is still a young basketball team and a very small basketball team. UNC has the athletes to stop the Hokies from getting easy buckets. This is a well coached Hokies team, but they are not that experienced and should not be a huge favorite like this with Mike Young just be handed the keys to the program this year. This is a team that relies on the three point shot. UNC has the athletic bodies to get points in the paint. Take North Carolina.
9:00 PM EST
Rutgers +5.5 over Iowa (win)
Rutgers cracked into the top 25 and are playing great basketball. This is a team that stepped up when Geo Baker went down and now that he is back are clicking together really well. Iowa is a great shooting team, but they do have a vulnerable defense. Rutgers has a great defense and physical players that can match the length Iowa has. This same Rutgers team got a big win on the road last year on Iowa’s senior night. This is an athletic team that won’t be pushed around by any team in the conference. This is a big game for this Scarlet Knight program to keep themselves moving up and not out of the top 25. Take Rutgers