KANSAS -4.5 v MICH ST
Bigger talent mismatch than you might expect. Also lean under 6.5 minutes before Bill Self’s face resembles a cherry tomato.
PORTLAND PILOTS +24 @ ASU
New coach should have team up for a (relatively) big matchup v ASU. More of a play against ASU than for Portland. Most importantly, they’re called the Pilots. I love the idea of making money on a college basketball team called the Portland Pilots.
BELMONT -3 (-115) @ OHIO
One of the more consistent programs in the country returning most of their key players from a 26 win team. Tricky start to the season here against a good Ohio team but Belmont should be ready. Sneaky game of the day potential.
ILL-CHICAGO +15.5 & u139 @ DAYTON
Two of the slowest paced teams in the country last year. Dayton, like many teams, has a lot of new faces and may be prone to a slow start.
Similar to above, just much better players. I’d bet on a lot of things in this world before I bet on Duke basketball. Neutral site, early season games, I always lean under.
UMKC +8.5 (-115)
REG SEASON CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS
I really don’t find anything enjoyable about betting Purdue but I’ll make an exception here. All of their key pieces return including Trevion Williams, who I think takes home Big 10 player of the year.
Torn between them, Tennessee, and Arkansas, who I think will all end up better than Kentucky. Can’t pass up the backcourt talent, all the other talent, and Nate Oats.