Even though the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season starts with the Daytona 500 on Sunday, our handicapping season begins now with our new points system. Let’s take a look at how we transformed our handicapping system in a sport bereft of parity starting with CJ Radune’s Team Penske picks to win it all.
In just three weeks the Syracuse Orangemen have gone from the outside to the inside for the upcoming NCAA Tournament thanks to a five game win streak (SU & ATS) which included their first two road wins of the season. If they can keep this up next month and with the legendary Jim Boeheim at the controls you can bet they’ll be a team no one will want to see…
The Pac 12 is officially back thanks to the top three of Oregon, UCLA and our top pick today, Arizona.
After a disappointing sophomore season for Maryland star guard Melo Trimble and the loss of four double figure scorers many thought the Terrapins would take a big dip in the standings. But thanks to the addition of three major freshman recruits and a rejuvenated Trimble, Maryland is tied for first in the Big 10 as they head to Ohio State on Tuesday night as 4-point underdogs.
Even though Oklahoma State currently stands at just 2-6 in the Big 12, they have a solid RPI of 37 and a Top 10 nationally ranked strength of schedule. That’s why we believe they still have a legitimate shot to earn an NCAA Tournament bid. But if that’s going to occur the Cowboys will first need to put an end to their seven game series losing streak to arch rival…
The defending national champs get a chance to avenge a loss in Charlottesville from last season when they host Virginia today after dropping just their second contest of the season at Marquette on Tuesday night. That game highlights some key action as sports fans get their final Sunday off before Super Sunday in Houston next week.
A big day of college hoops is highlighted by a match-up of all-time historical programs when Kansas takes on Kentucky. Let’s take a look at who we like for that one as well as the other 42 games we selected for the final Saturday in January.
A typical quiet Friday night is on tap for college hoops with the exception of a huge match-up in the Atlantic 10 where first-place Dayton travels to third-place Virginia Commonwealth.
You wouldn’t know it based on the last three seasons, but the Marquette basketball program has been very competitive with a winning culture since Hall of Fame Coach Al McGuire took over in 1964. Under McGuire the Golden Eagles won both the NIT Championship in 1970 (when that title was more prestigious) and the NCAA Championship in 1977.
With Amile Jefferson back on the court and playing a team-high 34 minutes in the Blue Devils 12-point win over Miami on Saturday night, I expect Duke is on the verge of regaining their mojo. They get a chance to keep that momentum going tonight at Cameron Indoor Stadium when they face a young and inconsistent NC State squad as a 16-point favorite.