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Stanford Cardinal - NCAAB
Stanford Cardinal - NCAAB
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Colorado Buffaloes - NCAAB
Colorado Buffaloes - NCAAB
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Colorado -13.0Stanford @ Colorado

The struggling Stanford Cardinal limp into Boulder tonight having lost five straight by an average of 18 points. Meanwhile, hot Colorado hosts its final home game aiming to cap a 19-9 campaign in style. This sets up a potential rout for the 13-point favorite Buffaloes.

Colorado excels on both ends, using a high-powered offense led by guard KJ Simpson’s 19.8 points per game to average over 80 PPG. Defensively, the Buffaloes allow just 72.6 points per contest. Additionally, Colorado dominates at home with a stellar 15-1 record at the CU Events Center, winning their last six here by 17.5 points on average. Conversely, Stanford shoots poorly and allows over 76 points per game during their current skid. With the Cardinal’s leading scorer questionable tonight, an already anemic offense faces further trouble.

Given Colorado’s offensive firepower and home dominance coupled with Stanford’s woeful form, laying 13 points with the red-hot Buffaloes is advisable. The struggling Cardinal simply lack the scoring to keep pace on the road against a Colorado team closing its home slate in style.

Colorado -13 available at time of publishing. Playable at that number.

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Ed Perovic
Ed Perovic
Seton Hall Pirates
Seton Hall Pirates
SHU
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UCONN
Connecticut Huskies
Connecticut Huskies
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Over 138.5Seton Hall @ Connecticut

The Sunday slate opens with Seton Hall paying a visit to Storrs to face the top dogs in the conference. Those top dogs are Huskies, who look every bit the part of a team prepared to defend its national title. UConn has only 2 conference losses, but one of them was at Seton Hall. That was in December, and the score was a shocking 75-60. Lots of things went wrong for the Huskies in that one, and it is hard to imagine a similar result. Indeed, oddsmakers see this one going in the exact opposite direction, with the Huskies favored by 15. I think there is a chance that the Pirates can make this game ugly and stay close, and so I don’t love that number. Instead, I think the over is worth a look.

Neither of these teams plays particularly fast, but both do have very efficient offenses. Seton Hall can score, but their identity is on the defensive side, where they are a tough, physical, bruising kind of team. UConn, on the other hand, tends to score a lot more points at home than on the road, and I think they could push the 80-pt mark in this one. I think this is a very attainable game total, so I am going to take aim at the over in this spot.

Over 138.5 (-110) available at the time of publishing. Playable at that number

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Indiana Hoosiers
Indiana Hoosiers
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Maryland Terrapins - NCAAB
Maryland Terrapins - NCAAB
Game Totals Pick
Under 136.5Indiana @ Maryland

The Indiana Hoosiers will travel to College Park on Sunday afternoon for a Big 10 Conference battle against the Maryland Terrapins. Neither of these teams are likely to make the NCAA Tournament this March but it still should be a great game on CBS. The game will tip off at 2:00pm Eastern Standard Time and will be played inside the Xfinity Center. The spread is currently in favor of Maryland on their home floor but our prediction for this one is for the total to be under. Under 136.5 points is our expert pick and best bet for Sunday’s game.

We like the under in this one because neither team has had a good offense this season and Maryland has one of the best defenses in the league. The total has gone under in 65.5 percent of Maryland’s games this season and we expect it to happen again here. Indiana is averaging 72.9 points per game and Maryland is averaging 69.3 points per game, which are both ranked outside the top 150 nationally. According to KenPom, Maryland’s offense is ranked #353 in three-point percentage and Indiana’s offense is ranked #281 in three-point percentage, so we do not see either team being good enough from beyond the arc to carry this total over. The Terrapin’s defense is ranked #5 in adjusted efficiency, this one should be a low scoring game. Take the under.

*Under 136.5 available at time of publishing. Playable at 135*

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Michigan Wolverines - NCAAB
Michigan Wolverines - NCAAB
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CBS
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Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State Buckeyes
Game Totals Pick
Under 143.0Michigan @ Ohio State

The Michigan Wolverines will travel to Columbus on Sunday afternoon to play a Big !0 Conference game against the Ohio State Buckeyes. This matchup is one of the biggest rivalries in all of college sports and a win here would give fans bragging rights until the next time they face each other. Michigan was able to win the first matchup back in January, so Ohio State will look to bounce back with a win to even up the season series. Game two of the season series on Sunday afternoon will be played inside Value City Arena and will tip off at 4:00pm Eastern Standard Time. The Buckeyes are one of the hottest teams in the conference as of late and are favored here, but our expert pick is the under.

We like under 143 points for this one because neither team’s offense has been efficient this season and Ohio State should look to slow down the pace. Ohio State plays at a slow pace which should make it more likely for the total to stay under. According to KenPom, Ohio State is ranked #307 in adjusted tempo and #306 in average offensive possession. Their slow pace combined with their field goal percentage rankings makes us believe the under will cash. The Buckeyes offense is ranked #201 in three-point percentage and #159 in two-point percentage this year. Similarly, Michigan’s offense is ranked just #177 nationally in two-point percentage and are ranked #138 in overall points per game. We do not see the offense being good enough here to drive the total over, so take the under.

Under 143 available at time of publishing. Playable at 142.

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