The Bruins play a fun but flawed game vs. Creighton on Monday, lose, and now Wisconsin's getting the benefit of the doubt after coming up short vs. Baylor. Take Steve Alford's team here. Aaron Holiday should shine vs. Wisconsin's inexperienced backcourt. Ethan Happ vs. Thomas Welsh is going to be a pretty interesting battle. Wisconsin wants to put up 60 and win. UCLA would rather get to 87 or 88 points. Offense will win out.
3-1-0 in last 4 CBB ATS picks | +195
Penn State looked downright dominant vs. Pitt on Monday ... but have you seen Pitt? It's better for your health if not. A&M laying only 6.5 here is a delicious play. They've got the three best players on the floor (Robert Williams, D.J. Hogg, Tyler Davis) and should be able to romp the Nittany Lions on the boards. Only a matter of time before A&M starts getting more respect nationally.
It's never easy for any opponent to go into Vanderbilt and come away with a win, but I see it happening here with USC just because they have a considerable size advantage down low. USC also comes in with no significant losses from last season's squad that lost in the second-round of the NCAA Tournament. In two games this season, both teams have gotten after it defensively, but Vandy's 69-60 loss at Belmont was a bit alarming. They looked lost and shot just 35 percent from field. Wait until they see USC's massive frontline. USC gets the cover here.
3-0-0 in last 3 CBB picks | +300
Virginia Tech wants to get this game at MSG moving at a fast pace and while I see their total rating has moved up a few ticks after going Over in their first three games with a 104-83 average score, the number is still low. Tech got slowed down last night in a loss to Saint Louis, but the game still went Over the total. The Huskies will want to run here, helping this one get Over as well.
Cal gets a home-court game vs. a Wofford team that had to travel across the entire country -- and has a big-time size advantage on the Terriers. The season-opening home loss to UC Riverside put a scare into Cal, but defensively this team should have enough. Plus, this is a must-show-well game for the Bears, who get Wichita State next, on Monday in Maui.
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