Pepperdine at Loyola Marymount -5.5- The Lions are coming off a lost against Gonzaga, a game LMU covered at the end. Lions are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss and the Waves are 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 games as an underdog of 0.5-6.5. The first match-up between this teams was a 77-62 win for Pepperdine. It was a home game for the Waves, and the Lions shot just 4-18 from the three point line. Go with the Lions in this one.
Virginia at Duke -1.5- Read full write-up below
Rice at North Texas -13.5- North Texas suffered a tough loss to UTSA last game, a game in which they were favored by 3 in. They ended up losing by 2. The Mean Green are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss. Rice struggles to play any sort of defense and North Texas can put up points. I like for the Mean Green to have a huge bounce back game at home to win and cover.
Northern Colorado at Weber State (0ver 152)- The over for the Bears of N. Colorado is 9-6 ATS this year. The pace of play has slowed down for the Bears in the last few games, and they look their best when they push the pace. This is exactly what I expect out of them against Weber State. Weber State ranks 51st in PPG and they should be able to score around 80 at home. I like for the Bears to have a solid offensive performance as well. I have a final of Weber winning this one 81-79.
Thunder at 76ers -2- Read full write-up below