Now, anyone that follows On Tap Sports Net knows Kevin Grund has the GOAT football betting picks in his weekly Gambling Corner series. I am not blessed with that knowledge of the gridiron. In fact, my best betting sports are college hoops and MLB, so I am going to stick to those and let Kevin handle the football. If you like to bet sports to keep you engaged, then here’s a beautiful gift for a chilly Tuesday night.
St. John’s vs. St. Peter’s (Total 134.5)
Shamorie Ponds may have landed in the NBA, but this St. John’s team still has some depth. Not to mention, they’ve scored at least 67 points in each of their games. Now, I didn’t want to take a side on the game because it favors St. John’s by a sizable 20.5 points. The sharps (big bettors) are all over this number, betting the over 134.5 at a 50% clip. Do yourself a favor and root for some points here.
This game comes down whether or not St. Peter’s can get their freshman, Doug Edert, and the rest of their team to score against Johnny’s defense. After all, St. Peter’s averages 64.6 points per game. If they pull out those guns, this game easily hits the over.
Pick: Over 134.5
Boston College (-2) vs. Northwestern
As an Illini fan (and Northwestern fan as a backup since my pops went there), this is an easy bet. Northwestern lost two of their best players from last year in Dererk Pardon and Vic Law. Unfortunately, they don’t supplement that with much else in this matchup. Pat Spencer is solid, but when your best player hasn’t played college ball until now since he was playing college lacrosse, your team isn’t in the best shape. Derryck Thornton will put up a bulk of the points for BC, and Northwestern will have trouble stopping Steffon Mitchell on the block. I think BC is a VERY safe bet here as the short home favorite.
Pick: Boston College -2
Indiana (-2.5) vs. Florida State
Indiana has had a joke of a schedule. Although Trayce Jackson-Davis is the best freshman in the Big Ten, this is the ultimate letdown spot for them. Don’t let their 7-0 record fool you.
Florida State is also a very strong team. Anyone on their team can score, which makes them a tough matchup for a Hoosiers team that doesn’t have the strongest defense. They just beat Purdue and Tennessee in the Emerald Coast Classic and also have an early-season win against Florida, who could make a deep NCAA tournament run. Needless to say, these teams are on two different wavelengths. Take Florida State for the spread and maybe sprinkle a shekel or two on the moneyline.
Pick: Florida State +2.5
Since people will want to bet these, here are a couple of additional special picks to celebrate my inauguratory degenerate betting article.
Michigan State (-6) vs. Duke
Cassius Winston is already probably the Naismith winner, and Xavier Tillman is averaging a double-double in points and boards so far. However, I do think this line is steep, and the sharp bettors tend to agree with me at 11% as I write this. I think Vernon Carey Jr. will have a huge game. Take Duke as the road dog here.
Pick: Duke +6
Louisville (-5) vs. Michigan
Michigan has hopped onto the scene pretty extravagantly, taking down Iowa State, North Carolina, and Gonzaga in the Battle for Atlantis. Zavier Simpson is an awesome facilitator, Isaiah Livers is filling the scoring shoes well, and Jon Teske hauls in almost ten boards per game.
Dwayne Sutton and Jordan Nwora are studs, and I do believe this Louisville team can make a run at their first championship since 1986. See what I did there? 2013 doesn’t count! I just believe this game can be tight until the end.
Pick: Michigan +5
There it is people. Those are the mid-week picks. Look out for picks going forward. It’s free money.
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