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Happy Hour Basketball (5PM): February 7th CBB Picks

YTD ATS Record: 29-29

Yale -5 vs Harvard

Nothing like some 5 pm happy hour Ivy League basketball to get the juices flowing on a Friday evening. Just getting off work, about to grab a beer or maybe a double vodka red bull (whatever tickles your fancy) and get the weekend started. Before you do that you have to take Yale -5. They are an absolute juggernaut in the Ivy League and 14-4 ATS this season. Take Yale, have a few drinks and enjoy the freakin weekend. 

Davidson +9 @ VCU and OVER 134

VCU is coming into this game off a great stretch of basketball. They won four straight before losing their last game to the best team in the conference and one of my personal favorites, URI. However, Davidson has also won four of its last five and has won each of those games by double digits. They are stepping into a different class against VCU who sports one of the better defenses in the country, but I think Davidson has enough to keep this game close. I think this game ends up a back and forth game in the second half where both teams find themselves in the 70s. Gimme Davidson with the points and the over.

Illinois -3 vs Maryland

I love watching this Illinois team play. Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn are an awesome backcourt-frontcourt 1-2 punch and have been one of the more impressive teams in the best/deepest conference in college basketball this year. As 3 point favorites at home vs 9th ranked Maryland I absolutely LOVE them in this game. Maryland has been on a tear but Illinois coming back home off a loss to Iowa is too good to pass up for me. Not to mention the Big Ten has been absolutely insane at home in conference play. Ayo has been clutch in big games all season long and I think he comes up big time again tonight.