3-Unit Play. #522. Take Wake Forrest -5.5
over Arkansas (Friday @ 7pm est)
Wake and Arkansas have tangled before as they lost to Arkansas by 30 points last year and look to get their revenge this year with Danny Manning leading his team this 2nd year. Manning has his boys playing well and they are recruiting very well as well as this team will be a squad to be reckoned with going forward. Note that Danny Manning has an incredible resume of a star college athlete, decent NBA Career, coaching under legendary college coaches and after a successful start in Tulsa, rolling into the ACC and opening up the season 5-2 with big wins against Indiana, UCLA and Rutgers. Note, that Wake did not play well against Rutgers and though they did by 1 point against them on the road, this is a team that should have won by a wider margin. We like them to hook up against Arkansas with a great deal of revenge from last year’s 30 point loss and though the line has gone down a bit, Arkansas has yet to beat anyone in the top 150, we like Wake by double-digits this evening.
3-Unit Play. #550. Take Texas -18
over Samford (Friday @ 9pm est)
We roll with Texas for the secondary selection today as they did not play well against Texas Arlington as this team nearly lost in overtime to a smaller instate school and that has to irk this team. Note, that Smart’s job is safe for about 2-3 years but there are many who expected this team to be better by this point. Having said that, a big win over Samford will help as it calm some fears as people want to see Texas blow someone out, anyone at out at this point. This team’s weakest competition thus far this year is Samford a team outside the top 225 and we like Texas to bounce-back, though they did win against Arlington who is a a top 115 and underrated, we like Texas for a 20 point blowout this evening.
IC Report College Ball: Top25/ACC/Big10/Big12/Pac/SEC:
Lean on Duquesne, revenge against Pittsburgh from last year’s loss. They can hang within the 7 points. Small lean on Georgia, they get up for these games, having said that, Kansas State has revenge from last year. UNLV is a decent team and has a decent shot at knocking off Oregon today, no thanks. Even though the line has jumped up quickly in favor of Missouri, Northern Illinois is about 20 points better in the power rankings, but we do not like the fact they are undefeated which doesn’t bode well for them as Missouri will try to knock them off the ranks of undefeated. Small lean on Alabama, they likely win this contest by 20 or more against Southern Miss.