EXCLUSIVE SCOOP PICKS DAY 1: 2 CBB PLAYS
Coming of a 8-4-1 Week, 67% Win Pct. (+3.5 units)
10* Duke -4
- This kills me choosing Duke in this game seing how i'm a HUGE UK fan (as you can tell from my picture) but with Ryan Horrow being a no go and being out rebounded by Maryland last Friday by 12 and giving up 23 Offensive rebounds, I had no choice. Maryland was 0-12 in the first half from the 3pt line and ended the game 3-19 and still only lost by 3. Duke will take advantage of those second chance points and open 3's. Though I would love to see my cats pull off a victory, I just don't see it happening.
8* Kansas -3.5
- Mich. St looked shaky in their season opener against UCONN. This is nothing new of a Tom Izzo's team as they seem to start off all their seasons slow and finish very strong in March and April. Kansas on the other hand returns Withey, Johnson, and Releford along with some highly talented recruits. With Withey in the middle, I dont see Mich. St scoring much in the paint. I think it will be a low scoring game with Kansas pulling away at the end.