- March 29, 2016 at 10:32 am #38203
GoodFella | CBB Money Line Tue, 03/29/16 – 7:00 PM
ML 774 Valparaiso (-125) vs 773 Brigham Young
“NIT GOY” 3* on VALPARAISO ML
I would play this up to -3 fwiw. Bottom line for me here is that I have this under-rated Valpo team winning this game by at least 6 points after 40 minutes of play.March 29, 2016 at 12:08 pm #38205
OAKLAND – OVERMarch 29, 2016 at 12:10 pm #38206
Wiseguy Play Of The Day
San Diego State -3.5March 29, 2016 at 12:11 pm #38208
NSA “THE LEGEND”
25* San Diego St -3
20* Cal Irvine +1.5
20* Valparaiso -1.5
(Top 3 Plays – Play Same Amount Each or
just play 25* if you only want TOP Play)
10* East Tenn St +6.5
5* Cal Santa Barbara +2March 29, 2016 at 12:31 pm #38215
100% ATS College Tourney Crush Play!
Cal IrvineMarch 29, 2016 at 12:37 pm #38218
773 BYU +2 & OVERMarch 29, 2016 at 12:38 pm #38219
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775 G. Washington +3
774 ValparaisoMarch 29, 2016 at 12:38 pm #38220
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775 G. Washington +3March 29, 2016 at 1:38 pm #38225
Power Play Wins
‘power play of the day’
Valparaiso -2March 29, 2016 at 2:03 pm #38228
3* VEGAS TOURNEY GAME OF MONTH!
Oakland -6March 29, 2016 at 2:27 pm #38231
25* Valparaiso -1.5
20* San Diego St -3
20* OKC -3
(Top 3 Plays – Play Same Amount Each or
just play 25* if you only want TOP Play)
10* UC Irvine +1.5March 29, 2016 at 2:35 pm #38234
Cal-Irvine at Columbia (-1) 7:00 ET CBC TV
Must put aside my affection for this Columbia team, whom we used often with great profit in this year’s Ivy League season. Due to injuries last season, the Lions have, in effect, 6 returning starters on the court for HC Kyle Smith. Lo and Mullens are a premier Ivy backcourt, but they meet their match tonight in Irvine starters, Nelson and Young, an experienced duo who has started together for 3 seasons. If the Lions are to win this game, their bigs (Rosenberg, Petrasek and Meisner) will have to float to the perimeter, where Columbia connects on nearly 10 triples per game in their 26 attempts. Certainly, the smaller Lions, who took their lumps on the interior vs. Yale big men, Sears and Sherrod, will struggle on the defensive end. For, the Anteaters rotate 4 interior players ranging from the 6’10” Mike Best to the 7’6” Mamadou N’Diaye. While Columbia romped past smaller NJIT (80-65) on Sunday, Irvine was using their interior size (and the suspension of Coastal Carolina’s best boy, Wiggins, to dominate the Chants (66-47) in Conway. Anteaters have become road warriors in this event, winning three times at N. Dakota, LA Lafayette and CCU. Having traveled to numerous outposts in the West, it does not appear they will be overwhelmed by, tiny and largely uninhabited, Levien Gym on the upscale Columbia campus on the Upper West Side. Against arguably the best team Columbia has faced on this court all season, the Lions end their season at home 17-5 SU.
‘Madison Square Garden’
BYU vs. Valparaiso (-2) 7:00 ET ESPN
In the NIT Semi-Final lid lifter, its offense vs. defense with the 94’ Cougars facing off against the Valpo defense that allows just 63 PPG on 38% shooting. With a +9.4 rebound margin, it could well be one and done for the up-tempo Cougars. Anyone who has watched BYU play in recent seasons must love their up-tempo game. They are one of the more improved teams from start to finish of this season, as they enter on a 12-3 SU run (12-1 SU excluding Gonzaga). With triple/double machine, Collinsworth, leading the way, the Cougars are explosive with veterans Fisher and Kaufusi. But, the real improvement comes with the maturation of 1st year players Emery, Davis and Seljaas. Valpo is the tortoise in the matchup. They are the more experienced team with all 5 starters back from a 28-6 SU team of last year. Their big man, Peters, is the best player on the floor, ably abetted by Carter, Hammink and Walker. Must note the strong tendencies of BYU 11th year HC Rose, whose teams are a perennial 60% plus ATS play as chalk, but continually falter in the underdog role, where they are just 26-47 ATS, including 3-8 ATS L2Y and stand just 23-40 ATS in competitively priced games, where the line is +3 to -3.
George Washington vs San Diego St. (-3) 9:30 ESPN
The George Washington Colonials make the relatively short drive to New York City to face the San Diego St. Aztecs, who make the west to east journey for this NIT Semifinal matchup at Madison Square Garden. Tip time for the second half of the double header is at 9:30 ET as televised by ESPN. The game features A-10 member George Washington, who is 26-10 SU for the season vs San Diego St, who is 28-9 SU for the season. Though neither of these teams was good enough to qualify for the NCAA Tourney, they have taken advantage of this NIT event to further their progress this season and be one of 16 teams who are still playing this 2016 CBKB season.
George Washington was on the periphery of the bubble through the beginning of March, but a CCT loss to eventual A-10 Champion, St, Joes, ended their NCAA dreams. Yet, they have prospered in this event, beginning with a narrow (82-80) victory at home against Hofstra, followed by a solid road win at Monmouth, and a third victory again at home vs Florida. Concerns in today’s matchup against a quality San Diego St. team is that their only road win of note in the regular season was at VCU. In reality, this was a team that did not play to their potential. More was expected from the squad that added Wake transfer, Cavanaugh, to a front court that also featured Big Man Supreme, Kevin Larsen. Floor leader Joe McDonald returned to run the show with Dartmouth transfer, Alex Mitola, adding a three point threat. Then there was Glue Guy Patricio Garino, which figured to add cohesion that never evolved for 5th year HC Mike Lonergan. Hard to understand why this three star fundamental team that allows just 69 PPG could never accomplish more. Tonight they go up against an Aztec team, who has put it all together.
San Diego St. limped through the preseason with a record of 7-6 SU after a combined 58 wins the last two years and ascending to the 3rd Round of the NCAA last season. But under the tutelage of 17th year HC Fisher, the Aztecs have put it all together for this event. Before accepting this NIT bid, in the wake of a heartbreaking CCT Final loss to Fresno St., Fisher asked his troops what their level of commitment would be. To a man, they assured Fisher they were united in their goal to win the NIT title. With resounding home court victories by 24 over IPFW, by 15 over Washington, and 16 over Georgia Tech (combined coverage of 34 points), the Aztecs look like the team to beat in this event. If defense wins championships, they should be a lock. For along with a +5.6 rebound margin, San Diego St. allows just 60 PPG, 37% from the field, and 30% from the arc. That’s good enough for us to back them in this spot as the best remaining team in the Tourney.March 29, 2016 at 2:46 pm #38235
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Valparaiso -2.0(-110)March 29, 2016 at 2:46 pm #38236
30 Dime Cal Irvine over Columbia.
The current line on this game is a pickem to +1 in Vegas and offshore. Be sure to shop around for the best line available.March 29, 2016 at 2:48 pm #38237
7-Unit Play. Take #774 Valparaiso (-2)
(7 p.m., Tuesday, March 29)
I am going with Valpo here. I think that this team is much more sound than the Cougars. And I think that this game means more to the team from the Horizon League than it does to BYU. The Cougars don’t have enough in the paint to slow down this very experienced and very talented Valparaiso team. This is a team that should have gone to the NCAA Tournament and would’ve been a handful for teams. BYU has not played a tough schedule this year. They have benefitted from their home court advantage so far in this tournament and teams having to make the long trip out to Provo. But now BYU has to trek across the country and I don’t think that they are up for a game on this stage tonight in MSG. Valpo has blown out all three teams that it has played in this tournament. BYU was fortunate to escape games with Virginia Tech and Creighton. I think their luck runs out against this very motivated and experienced Valparaiso team.
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