Premium Picks

College Basketball Free Picks

St. Bonaventure at LA SALLE (+6)

By Trace Adams, Featured Handicapper

No question the past pair of days - Virginia and Pitt - have not been anywhere close to covering, but there is a saying, "scared money don't make money", and that is how I feel about tonight's Atlantic Ten meeting.

When you see a play you love, you have to be prepared to fire away no matter what has happened in the recent past.

Winning Day # 6 of 9

BIGGEST COLLEGE RELEASE
THIS SEASON GOES AGAIN

Double Your Wager
2000♦
Atlantic 10 Game of the Year

Richmond at Rhode Island - 7:00 ET

4-2 run with Raise The Bar 1500♦s,
and this play is STRONGER

14-7 run with Top-Rated 1000♦s,
and this play is TWICE AS STRONG

Time to break out the big one for Wednesday.

Make no mistake, I am riding this one into the Winner's Circle.

Make sure you are along for the ride.

No denying the LaSalle Explorers are not a very good team, but the 12-14 Explorers did just snap a 5-game slide with an outright underdog home win as the +6 point dogs, 82-81 over UMass.

St. Bonaventure is 16-9 on the season and brings a modest 2-game winning streak into Philadelphia for this meeting, but the Bonnies before their road win at Fordham 2 games ago had lost 4 straight on the Atlantic 10 road, so I am not sure I want to be laying upwards of 3 baskets on the highway with Mark Schmidt's team tonight.

When you also consider LaSalle has actually split the last 4 in this series straight up, and the Explorers also happen to be 6-2-1 against the spread over the last 9 series meetings, and 4-0-1 the last 5 times they have faced the Bonnies.

Early start tonight at Tom Gola Arena and I say the Explorers are up for making this one a tussle before finally bowing.

Take the points and the home underdog.

1* LA SALLE



St. John's (-10') at GEORGETOWN

By Anson Munson, Featured Handicapper

After watching N.C. State struggle at home against Syracuse last night, there is no question that I have been in a major rut here in the month of February.

No use in crying the blues about it, the simple fact is I must be better.

BASKETBALL WINNER 
# 26 OF 41

60 Dime
SEC Game of the Month

Florida at Alabama - 7:00 ET

Winning Day # 37 of 62

- $10 bettors up $6,265 last 61 days -

You cannot start a winning streak without a winner, and tonight's Gators-Crimson Tide meeting will be the winner I am looking for to get things moving back in the right direction.

Things have turned south in Queens where Rick Pitino's Red Storm has looked more like Red drizzle of late, as the Johnnies are on a 2-8 slide in Big East play with 3 straight losses as they hit the court at Capital One Arena to face the equally disappointing Georgetown Hoyas.

Georgetown has hit the skids under first-year head coach Ed Cooley as they come into this game mired in a 10-game slide that has seen them slip to 8-17 for the season. The Hoyas had some success at least covering the spread at the start of their current 10-game skid, as they were 3-0 through the first 3 losses, but are now on a 2-5 slide that has seen them fail the spread in each of their last 3 losses.

Tonight should be a major "get right" game for the Red Storm, as they have bested the Hoyas 5 straight times and 6 of the last 7 times overall. They have also covered the number in 4 of the past 5, and 5 of the last 7 overall.

Stick with St. John's to get back on track with a much-needed blowout win this Wednesday night.

2* ST. JOHN'S