Howdy to all the gamblers out there and a happy Valentine’s day. We all can agree this is probably the dumbest holiday there is (except New Years Eve), however to all you who have significant others, specifically girlfriends, this is the night they will be expecting a big dinner and a special gift. But who can afford all that? That’s why after reading this article, you head to the local sportsbook or get in contact with your bookie to make some picks that will help with some of those V-day expenses. Without further ado, here are Fade Fernando’s Picks from God, blessed by St. Valentine himself.
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U154.5 Buffalo v. Toledo:
This number started at 153.5 but the public has driven that number up a point over the last few hours. This is why we fade the public. In their last 4 games, the Rockets have averaged around 69.3 ppg. The Bulls have averaged a little over 70. Now, both teams are notoriously bad on defense (ranked in the bottom half of the NCAA), but 154 is a lot of points. The Rockets are 27th in the country in 3 pt. % so there is cause for concern if they get hot from downtown. But, with the way both of these offenses are performing I like the under in this MAC battle.
Davidson v. St. Bonaventure -4:
Davidson is terrible this year having lost to equally bad teams such as Wake Forest and Vanderbilt. Meanwhile, the Bonnies come into this game having won 5 in a row. While they aren’t a great shooting team, they play consistent defense which should bode well against a fairly bad Wildcats offense. Take the home favorite.
Monmouth +1 v. Canisius:
While I typically don’t like betting road teams in virtual PK games, the last time these two teams met Monmouth won handily 84-65. Both teams are coming off back to back losses as neither looks to be playing good basketball. That being said, I’m basing this pick off each team’s record as Monmouth is 13-10 whereas Canisius is 9-15. Take the road dog in this one.