IOWA ST CYCLONES @ OHIO ST BUCKEYES (-23.5)
New headmaster Greg McDermott is going to be a great coach for the Cyclones and will definitely bring Hilton Magic back into the spotlight…but unfortunately not this year. After taking over for the Wayne “How the hell did I get this job!” Morgan, the Cyclone brass new a complete roster overhaul was necessary as Morgan’s street-crew wasn’t having the coaching change. Almost everybody transferred or declared for the draft besides Rashon Clark & Jiri Hubalek from last year’s squad, and the new style of play required from McDermott is still being implemented as the season progresses. As for the Buckeyes...
As for the Buckeyes, they have the best starting line-up in the country with latest addition of the ‘man-child’ that is Greg Oden and have been flawless at home this season. In addition, the Ohio St. bench may be able to beat the Cyclones starters by 15, so do not be surprised if the Buckeyes are covering by halftime. Hey, I still love my Cyclones and I ‘m excited about what McDermott is bringing to the table…but unfortunately we’re playing at the Thad Matta’s table tonight and Greg Oden is just starting to find his appetite. Ohio St. by 32-38 points
ILLINOIS-CHICAGO FLAMES @ MISSISSIPPI REBELS (-7)
The Rebels are undefeated at home this season and just got back their leading scoring and starting center from last year Jr. Dwayne Curtis. In his absence the Rebel backcourt has dominated with stifling defense and a nice accuracy from downtown. As for my hometown Flames, they are 1-6 on the road this year with loses to the likes of Jackson St and Miami (OH), and are still trying to replace the legend that was Cedric Banks. I must be missing something, because I can’t figure out way this number is so low…Mississippi by 12-18 points
MARIST RED FOXES (-3) @ WRIGHT ST. RAIDERS
The Rojo Foxes have the most underrated floor general in the nation, as Sr. Jared Jordan has averaged 20 points and 9 assists for the 8-2 squad. With his remarkable ability to penetrate and find open looks for his teammates, the Foxes are shooting 48% from the floor and 39% from downtown. Not to mention, they have a few veteran big-men that would make any major conference team envious. As for Raiders, they’ve lost two in-a-row and only won 3 of 8 overall while competing against average competition at best. Marist by 10-16 points
GREG GAMBLE’S HOOP TOTALS- NBA 25-15 ATS ; NCAA 8-6 ATS