It’s here. Selection Sunday. This is what we’ve been waiting for. Where will your team land? Who are the #1 seeds? Who got ‘robbed’? So many questions will be answered today. But first, we have 5 games to watch today. Two of these games will decide who dances; Penn/Harvard & UTA/GaSt. Two games will have teams that are already in facing each other; UC/Houston, UT/UK. The Davidson/URI game is the interesting one. URI is in, regardless of what happens today. Davidson is NIT bound unless they win today. A Davidson win will push someone off the bubble. A lot of people will be pulling for Rhode Island.
Penn vs Harvard: Penn is -2, the O/U is 132. Ivy League games are fun to watch. They provide a break from ‘highlight reel’ basketball and take you back to the basics. I watched Harvard the other day, I like what I see with them. I’m taking the points and the over.
URI vs Davidson: Rhode Island is a 2.5 point favorite, the O/U is 139.5. I think URI shakes off their late season struggles and dominates this game. I’m laying the points with the under. They’re coming off of a high scoring game, I feel the defense buckles down today.
Tennessee vs Kentucky: UT is a 1 point favorite, O/U is 137.5. Both teams are hot right now. UK fans are breathing a sigh of relief. They’re not used to it taking this long for this team to be clicking. Tough call on this one, but gun to my head, I like the Vols and the under.
Georgia State vs Texas-Arlington: GSU is a 1.5 point favorite, O/U is 147. You want points? You’ll get them here. Both teams will be doing anything they can to get to the dance. I think GSU cruises and I’d pound the over.
Cincinnati vs Houston: UC is favored by 4.5, O/U is 127.5. The Bearcats defense is tough; very tough. This is essentially a rubber match, the teams split the regular season. The UC team that showed up in the 2nd half yesterday is almost unbeatable. I think they carry this over into today. I’m laying the points and going with the under. Houston will struggle to score today.
I’ll be hitting up a sports bar for the games today, relaxing with a cold one at home for the selection show tonight. And then I’ll start preparing for my Vegas trip. I’ll be there Tuesday for the play-in games, staying through the first 2 rounds. Good luck and may all your bets be winners.