Hello Daily Play Action! Anthony Marro here back to share my Men’s NCAABB picks with you today and every day, as tournament time approaches. This season I have floated around 59% ATS on over 250 picks, and feel I know these teams well enough to provide consistent winners. This article will have my picks but you can also follow my Twitter for all bets against the spread. My write-ups and any O/U action will be posted exclusively here on DPA!
- Daily Play Action ATS Record: 8-6-0
- Daily Play Action O/U Record: 6-0-0
- Season ATS Record: 160-114-7
Connecticut -5 at East Carolina
- East Carolina has lost thirteen of their last fifteen games. One of those was by four points but all other defeats came by at least five points. The only two wins in that span were against bottom-dwelling Tulane.
- Connecticut has not looked very good either. However, after decimating East Carolina in early February they went on to play three Quadrant 1 teams and three Quadrant 2 teams. They end the season with a strength of schedule in the Top 100.
- Jalen Adams was key to Connecticut’s success but his injury was what derailed their season. However, he went scoreless in twenty minutes against ECU proving that this is a game they can win without him.
- East Carolina was 6-11 against the spread in conference play. They will start just one senior in their final home game and have little to play for as they are locked in as the eleven seed in the American Tourney.
Wisconsin at Ohio State, Under 123.5
- Wisconsin is 12-17 O/U in favor of the under on the season and in their past ten games gone 2-7-1 in favor of the under
- Wisconsin also allows an average of just 61.6 points per game to opponents. Ohio State has scored 50 and 51 in their past two games
- The one threat to this total is that Wisconsin may run up the score on Ohio State. Wisconsin though has an average offensive possession length of 19.8 seconds meaning the pace will keep the scoring low
- This is the best defense that Greg Gard has coached coming in as fourth in defensive efficiency. Ethan Happ is more of a scoring center but he has drastically grown on the defensive side of the ball
College of Charleston -8.5 vs Drexel
- Grant Riller and Jarrell Brantley are incredible and have been all season for Charleston. They combine to average about 40 points per game and I think one alone will top the 30 mark this evening
- Drexel allows an average of 77.5 points per game and really has the most porous defense in the Colonial conference
- This is not technically a home game for Charleston but they play their home games just 15 minutes downtown. The campus for Drexel on the other hand is a ten hour drive north. They arrived early on Friday but do not expect any fan presence for the underdog
- Four years in a row Charleston has won their opener in the Colonial tourney. Last year that game was against Drexel and the home favorite Charleston won by seven points
I play every game I post so you should not be afraid to tail, but never go too heavy on any one game. These few weeks of hoops are a marathon not a sprint, so manage your bankroll appropriately. That being said scared money is lost money! Let’s win today Playmakers!