4-Unit Play. #725. Take North Dakota State -7
over North Dakota (Friday @ 8:30pm est)
We took a pass on the card yesterday and the only remiss is that we could have stepped up with Iowa on the road at Iowa State but we played a wait and see approach and even the dog that we would have taken in Canisius wouldn’t have panned out so we are ok with these 2 selections today both of whom have bite to it. North Dakota State beat the tar out of North Dakota last year and it is a revenge game for North Dakota. Having said that, North Dakota State comes off a loss against Southern Miss which has to make the coaching staff go bonkers. This is a team that lost to Southern Miss a team outside the top 300 which has to drive this team nuts. On top of that this is a team that is a top 100 team on defense, who gave isuses to top 100 Illinois on the road, beat Montana and only lost by 20 to Iowa State which is relatively impressive considering how good Iowa State is. With North Dakota as one of the worst teams in offensive efficiency, coming off a big win over Bradley in double-overtime and this is a classic let down for this team as Bradley is down this year. We like State to get up for this game despite blowing this team out last year as they come off the Southern Miss loss.
3-Unit Play. #723. Take Eastern Washington +18
over Pittsburgh (Friday @ 7pm est)
Eastern Washington is a quality public fade that we will take today. Pitt comes off a dominating performance in their last game over Central Arkansas winning 100-47 and this could be a bit of a let down against Eastern Washington. This team just faced a team in the top 310 and ended up winning 100-47 and now they have to turn around and face a team in the top 200 who comes off a 10 point loss to Davidson on the road which is not an easy turn around. This team lost to Miss State earlier in the year if you remember by 18 points as well and with a limited card, a decent public fade, these type of games are part of our system as at the end of the day this is a top 90 offensive efficiency team and a top 45 team when it comes to turnover margin as well . We like Eastern Washington to fall within by 14-15 against Pitt.