Notre Dame at VIRGINIA (-18)
By Gus Augustine, Featured Handicapper
Time for another winning night.
I have it going now!
Winning nights on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and again last night.
Plus side 4 of the last 5 days.
Today I have my biggest college play ever.
BIGGEST COLLEGE RELEASE EVER GOES
Top-Rated 100 Dime - Big Ten Game of the Year.
It will be Indiana at Minnesota at 2:00 pm eastern time.
This one is bigger than last night's 75 Dime Winner on Iona over St. Peter's.
Just as strong as Wednesday's 100 Dime Winner on the Bucks over the Pacers in the NBA.
Don't miss it!
After splitting with ACC heavies Duke (a loss at home last Saturday night), and North Carolina (a win on the road on Monday night), I think the Cavaliers will love stepping down the higher rungs of the conference ladder for this home game against the 13-11 Irish of Notre Dame.
Mike Brey's team is playing this game off a home win over Georgia Tech, but Our Lady is just 2-6 straight up their last 8 games in conference play, including a lopsided 82-55 home loss to the Cavaliers back on January 26th as the +12 point home underdog.
That 55 point output is likely where the Irish will land once again today against the best scoring defense in the land, as UVa allows only 54.4 points per game for the season.
The Cavaliers have only lost that one above mentioned home game all year long, as they bring an 11-1 straight up mark in Charlottesville into this afternoon game, and they have covered in 8 of their 12 home dates on the year.
These teams have now met each other 8 times in conference action, and Virginia has won 7 of those 8 meetings, covering in 6 of the 8. In the 3 previous meetings on Virginia hardwood, the Cavs have won all 3, with 2 of those 3 coming by double-digits.
If Notre Dame lost by 27 points at home to Virginia, I am just not convinced they will be able to be much closer today on the road.
That being the case, lay the lumber this afternoon with the Wahoos.
West Virginia at KANSAS (-14)
By Tommy Brunson, Featured Handicapper
Time to raise the bar for again for Saturday.
BIGGEST COLLEGE RELEASE THIS YEAR GOES AGAIN
Top-Rated 100 Dime Max Wager Winner # 5 of 7 - Road Warrior Game of the Year is what I have going.
If you are reading this, the game has not tipped off.
I have a road team today that is in a great spot to do some major damage and solidify their credentials for the upcoming Big Dance, a true "road warrior" winner for the Saturday late afternoon card.
12 of the last 20 days on the plus side.
Time to make it 13 of 21 days on the plus side.
Don't miss it.
Saturday's comp play will be to watch as Kansas not only beats West Virginia, but beats them to a pulp!
Yes, the Jayhawks are playing through injuries, but this is still a Kansas team that is still 19-6 and ranked in the Top-20, and did I happen to mention that Rock Chalk will be looking to avenge a road loss in Morgantown to West Virginia back on January 19th???
Kansas was stunned, 65-64 on the above mentioned night, as KU was listed as the short -4 point favorite in that one and somehow saw their 4 game series winning streak, and 3 game series cover streak come to a rude halt by the Mountaineers.
This has been one of the worst season's in years for Bob Huggins and this dysfunctional West Virginia edition that recently dismissed Esa Ahmad and Wesley Harris for team rules violations. Ahmad was averaging close to 13 points per game, whole Harris was netting close to 8 points per game.
West Virginia has been clocked their last 2 times out, losing by 22 points at home to Texas earlier this week, and by 31 points in their last road game at Texas Tech.
Kansas came up with a huge road overtime win at TCU on Monday night, as they stand now on the verge of yet another 20-win season under Bill Self. The Jayhawks are a perfect 13-0 straight up at home, and they have covered their last pair in conference play at the Allen Fieldhouse.
With a dose of revenge on this afternoon's menu in Lawrence, look for Kansas to come out strong today, and for the traditional "waving of the wheat" to get cranking early in this Big 12 tilt.
Free play on Kansas.