Matty D is 14-11 against the spread (aka Matt’s ATS) thus far this season.
Syracuse just struggled at home versus Miami, a less developed team than the struggling North Carolina Tar Heels. However, the Orange is still spotting UNC 7 points today. I say Roy Williams boys go into the dome and cover the spread. The key to this game, as it normally is with UNC, is the play of James Michael McAdoo. I can’t see Syracuse’s undefeated streak extending for much longer. The bigger spending that I am, I’d probably throw $15 on a UNC cover and $5 on a money line win.
“Respect the line.” That is what I repeatedly say to myself when I see inflated spreads. Kansas is getting major respect in its 11 point spread in the Sunflower State Showdown today hosting Kansas State. I will, in fact, respect this line. Vegas is telling me that KU should win this game handily. After watching Bill Self’s squad figure some things out about its roster in Norman. I saw K-State get killed on the glass early in the season against Charlotte. I say Self’s rotation finds a hungry Tarik Black and an ever-improving Joel Embiid. KU will continue its incline and cover the 11 points.
Headed down to SEC country, I like Georgia playing with momentum after earning its coach a win amidst his mourning his father. Alabama has disappointed my expectations so far this season. I would take Georgia getting the one point. Staying in that conference, Marshall Henderson is out as expected for Ole Miss. Meanwhile, its opponent Mississippi State just gave Kentucky a run for its money. Because I like Henderson’s energy so much, I would take Miss St. here giving a point.
To round out the seven, I’ll take Georgetown giving Butler 1 1/2, Villanova -4 1/2 at St. John’s and New Mexico giving 11 1/2 at St. Jose State. All three of those teams are just playing too well right now not to cover.
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