Just wanted to provide some thoughts on the games today as I have some time on my hands finally.
LSU vs Mich st -6
Maryland coach Turgeon slapped a zone on LSU in the 2nd half down 15. LSU has no answer the rest of the way and were fortunate to win last week. If Turgeon who I think is a very below average coach can make an adjustment against LSU how in the world can a coach less LSU team beat Izzo? As for the spread my lean is towards Mich st -6.
Auburn vs UNC -5.5
Auburn likes to play fast and create turnovers. I just don’t see how Auburn can keep up with the speed of UNC and UNc shouldn’t turn it over much. Auburn beat a very overranked Kansas team to get here.
VT vs Duke -7
VT already beat Duke this year. VT is the best in the nation at making the opponent shoot farther away from the basket than they want to which is a good thing against a Duke team that is really bad at shooting from distance. I think VT can win this game and like them +7.
Houston vs Kentucky -2.5
KY is not very good defending the 3. Houston has very good ball handlers and should control the pace of the game and that should cancel KY’s athletic advantage. I think Houston wins this game outright. Houston +2.5
2* VT +7
2* Houston +2.5