I personally took yesterday off but tailed BV’s plays (going 4-4) for half unit each and DB’s Pelicans -3.5 play for a full unit, coming out slightly green (5-4 +0.76u). Here’s the college basketball play I like the best for tonight before NFL kicks off tomorrow.
Buffalo (8-6) -7.5 (#107) over Ball State (7-8) (#256)
Maybe I’m just secretly yearning for MACtion now that college football is over, but this early game immediately jumped off the board to me. When Buffalo wins, they tend to win big. They’ve won two of their last three, with their two wins coming by 14 over Western Michigan (#331) and by 11 over Bowling Green (#163). Prior to that, they have victory margins of 42, 10, 45, 16, 22, and 3. They also have two quality losses mixed in there, falling to St. Bonaventure (#70) by 3 and Michigan (#26) by 12.
Ball State on the other hand has been no stranger to blowouts this season, with their eight losses coming by 10, 1, 21, 46, 13, 11, 13, and 11. They’ve played a much weaker schedule so far than Buffalo, and with the Bulls showing potential to hang with the big dogs and drop blowouts on inferior opponents, I’m riding Buffalo tonight to cover the 7.5.