Saturday Service Picks and Consensus Reports
Re: Saturday Service Picks and Consensus Reports
Robert Ferringo's picks for Saturday:
6-Unit Play. Take #749 Marquette (+3) over Wisconsin (6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8)
Note: This is our Game of the Week.
Wisconsin has had the upper hand in this series, but I think that's about to change. I don't believe that this is the same caliber of Badgers team that we've seen lately. They are solid, but I think that Marquette is exceptional. They get incredible pressure with their guards and I don't think that Wisconsin will be able to handle it. I think the Big East is superior to the Big Ten, and if you use a common opponent (Duke) as a baseline the Eagles lost by four and the Badgers lost by 24. I know that's always dangerous to do - common opponent - but the thing is that Marquette belonged on the same court with the Blue Devils while Wisconsin looked totally overmatched. These two teams played last year and the Badgers managed a four-point win. But they lost their top two scorers from that game, and they combined for 41 of the 70 points that Wiscy scored. I think Marquette is a better team this year and that Wisconsin is not, and I think we're getting great value with the better team and the points. We have a reverse line movement in this game, we have the best player on the floor (Dominic James) and hopefully another winner.
4-Unit Play. Take #733 St. Mary's (-2) over San Diego State (4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8)
3-Unit Play. Take #760 Wright State (+8) over Butler (8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8)
2.5-Unit Play. Take #727 George Mason (+4) over Kent State (3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8)
2-Unit Play. Take #743 Valparaiso (-1.5) over Detroit (3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8)
2-Unit Play. Take #729 Dayton (+12.5) over Louisville (3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8)
1.5-Unit Play. Take #787 Seton Hall (+1) over Penn State (9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8)
2-Unit Play. Take Wisconsin-Green Bay (+3.5) over Illinois-Chicago (7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8)
2.5-Unit Play. Take #799 Santa Clara (-4.5) over San Jose State (11 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8)
1.5-Unit Play. Take #755 UAB (+3) over South Florida (8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8)