What a day we had yesterday with two close finishes but a win is a win. Xavier is down 1 with 10 seconds left and things just fell on our side for St. John’s to miss and Xavier to make their free throws and Xavier wins by 3 to cover -1.5. UNC in the first half and in the second half looked to be two completely different teams but the first half UNC came back at the end of the game. UNC was down 3 going into halftime and came out firing in the second half eventually taking a 20 point lead at one point. The motto of the Tar Heels this year has been that they can’t close out games and they did just that again, they let the Fighting Irish back in the game and blew it. They still covered +3.5 losing 77-76 to Notre Dame. Let’s keep this hot streak up and make even more money today.
Kalb’s Picks (6-3-1):
Penn State -6.5
Illinois at #9 Penn State, 6:30 pm
The Nittany Lions have been just as hot as a team could possibly be these last few weeks and I don’t see any sign of them stopping now. Illinois is the complete opposite of Penn State, losing 4 games in a row while Penn State is on a 5 game win streak. The Nittany Lions will win tonight by double digits and cover -6.5 with ease.
#1 Baylor at Oklahoma, 9:00 pm
Baylor has the chance to break a Big 12 record of most consecutive wins tonight. a win vs Oklahoma would put them at 23 wins in a row beating a record 22 games in a row held by Kansas in the 1996-97 season. I’m not sure how much the players really care about this record but they still want to win tonight no matter what so I think they take care of business, break the record and win by 4 or more points with no problem.
All I got is one pick today and I’m very confident in it (I hope). I’m putting 3 units on it, so it better hit. And always remember, you’re never supposed to take the under. If you like the under in a game, don’t bet it. We root for the over and we root for points.
The Pick: Columbus Bluejackets/Flyers over 5.5
I heard from a little birdie that this one is gonna hit. I lost on my hockey parlay last night and the reason I didn’t post it was because I had a feeling it wasn’t going to hit. So tonight, we do from the red right into the green, like a snap of finger. Let’s get after it.