Chances are you're only paying attention to Day One of the ACC Tournament is you’re a) a fan of one the teams b) a fan of a team that’s going to play one of these teams or c) a degenerate gambler who just loves to watch college basketball. If you’re a) or b), I can’t help you. But if you’re in c) like me, I’ve got you covered.
Wake Forest vs. Miami
KP: Miami -6, O/U 142
Vegas: Miami -6.5, O/U 141
There’s a narrative I’ve been looking at over the last couple weeks and that’s looking at the under in noon games. Seems as if teams come out a little sluggish and don’t score to the effect that they might later in the day or during the week. Add to that neither of these teams are particularly adept at scoring away from home. I don’t see either of these teams getting to 70.
Pick: Under 141
Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame
KP: Notre Dame -1, O/U 127
Vegas: Notre Dame -2, O/U 127
When I watch Georgia Tech, I can’t help but think about why they aren’t better. Jose Alvarado and James Banks are solid players while Moses Wright has been coming on lately. Games like this are hard to handicap since we don’t really know how teams are approaching the tournament coming. There’s probably nothing to this, but I look at Notre Dame as a team just ready to be done for the year. While that doesn’t fit the MO of a Mike Bray coached team, a seven game losing streak to end the year is hard to ignore. So give me the points, though I like the Jackets for the win.
Pick: Georgia Tech +2
Pittsburgh vs. Boston College
KP: Boston College -1, O/U 137
Vegas: Boston College +1, O/U 134
It’s the end of an era. With Ky Bowman set to leave Boston College and enter the NBA draft, this could be final chance to lose money on the Eagles with him at the helm. Despite ending their 13 games losing streak on Saturday, Pitt is still not good. The Eagles won by eight when they played in Chestnut Hill a month ago, so I like them getting a point on a neutral site.
Pick: Boston College +1
Season Total: ATS (34-24-2), O/U (26-17), Total (60-41-2)