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Remember When Mick Cronin Held Tryouts For the Football Team Because His Basketball Team Was Too Soft?: February 27th CBB Picks

YTD ATS Record: 44-49

Yesterday was an absolute disaster. I woke up this morning, wiped my ass with the losing tickets, flushed them ever so swiftly down the toilet and got back in the lab to do some research on tonights board. 

Do you guys remember when Mick Cronin Held tryouts for the football team because his NCAA Tournament bound basketball team was too soft?

One of my favorite moves ever made by a college basketball coach. I'll always love Mick Cronin for that. A lot of people questioned him bringing that tough and defensive style of basketball to LA but it really seems the team has bought in and is rolling more than Wiz Khalifa rolls doobies. I'd imagine that is quite a bit of doobies. 

Indiana +6 @ Purdue (Sprinkle the ML +210)

Vegas LOVES Purdue at home and I just can't seem to understand why. Big Ten teams have been stellar at home I get it, but the value here getting 6 points and the Money line +210 is too good for me to pass up. Trayce Jackson-Davis is a big time Freshman that's really come into his own down the stretch and has shown the balls to ball out on the road in big conference games. Not to mention the crown have Joey Brunk aka the Brunkyard Dog cleaning up the glass and playing tenacious defense in the paint to hopefully stifle Purdue's size in the middle. These Big Ten games where the home team is a 5-7 point favorite have been tricky but I've correctly picked Illinois and Penn State in these spots and I have that same feeling again with Indiana. Indiana OWNS Indiana. Prove it tonight, boys. 

Wisconsin +6.5 @ Michigan (Sprinkle the ML +220)

I mean, one of these has got to hit right? Shoutout to my close personal friend Brad Davison aka Charge Gawd. He gave some of the guys and myself a tour of all the Wisconsin athletic facilities when we visited for the College Football Show back in the fall. Great dude and great basketball player. His defense has never been in question and my guy has even been scoring the rock this year. He has the right spunk to keep a great guard like Zavier Simpson contained. Ohio State transfer Micah Potter has also given this team a huge spark to get themselves firmly back in the tourney ever since he's been cleared by the NCAA. One of these Big Ten away teams has to cover the 6. They just have too. 

UCLA -3 vs Arizona State and OVER 141

Mick Cronin has UCLA playing their best basketball of the season at the best time. Unfortunately Bob Hurley and Arizona State are also playing their best basketball of the season. Coming off a big road win over Colorado, Pauley Pavilion should be ROCKING tonight. UCLA is built on balance and sharing the basketball while Arizona State really relies on Remy Martin to carry the load offensively. I think the Mick Cronin brand of basketball comes out on top tonight at home in a high scoring game.