Just throwing out some picks of games I like tonight, this is purely for fun. Follow along if you want. Check your local jurisdictions for gambling before placing any wagers. Don’t break the law!
College Basketball picks to date:
Illinois +16 vs MSU
Illinois has an effective defense that held Michigan State in check in the first half of their last meeting. Illinois is coming off of a win vs Nebraska who has surprised people as a good team in the Big Ten this year. MSU often gets off to a slow start in the first half, as showed in their last game vs Northwester, falling behind by 27 before coming back. The defense of Illinois coupled with the emotions of senior day for MSU will make this a closer game than what most expect.
Rhode Island vs La Salle +7
Rhode Island is coming off a loss that snapped a 16 game win streak. St. Bonaventure is good team, but Rhode Island should have beat them. They will have a hard time bouncing back in another game on the road against a good conference opponent in La Salle. I don’t think La Salle will win this one, as the Rhode Island team is playing for a share of the A-10 title, but they play very well at home and are good at limiting their opponents scoring in their home gym.
Northern Illinois +10 vs Ball State
Ball State is riding a high of a four game win streak and the game after this one is against their rivals, Western Michigan. They are more than likely overlooking NIU in this game and it will show up on the scoreboard at the end of the game. Ball State should still win, considering this is a home game, but don’t be surprised if they come out flat in the first half.
I’m going to try to do at least one of these a week and if there are days where the board of games looks better to me, I’ll have more picks out. This is more just to track my progress than it is for me to make money, but if you’re old enough to wager and it’s legal in your jurisdiction, by all means, go for it.