In-State Rivalries Headline a Full Slate of Games on the Hardwood on Saturday Afternoon- Scott Shapiro’s NCAA Hoops Analysis

A plethora of intriguing out of conference contests, including a number of in-state rivalries, headline a solid slate of games on the hardwood Saturday afternoon. Here are my thoughts on a few of the bigger games on December 8th in NCAA Basketball:   #9 Kentucky Wildcats vs Seton Hall Pirates Kentucky got off to a poor start to the season when they were blown out by Duke 118-84 in their season opener. The Wildcats have not necessarily dazzled since the [...]

2019 NBA Draft – The Battle for Zion Williamson Is On

Zion Williamson is, quite simply, a player worth tanking for. We try to pretend that there are transcendent players in every draft, and that isn't entirely fair. It has as much to do with media hyperbole as much as anything else, but Williamson is as advertised. He might be even better. No matter what you think of Duke overall, you have to admit that the Blue Devils have become must-see television. Lost in the Zion Williamson show on Tuesday night [...]

2018 Champions Classic Betting Free Picks

As always, the college basketball season kicks off with a hammer drop and James Scully provides his 2018 Champions Classic betting free picks for tonight's mega matchups featuring Michigan State, Kansas, Kentucky and Duke! Michigan State Spartans vs Kansas Jayhawks -6.0 (7:00 p.m. ET) Kansas is loaded. Jayhawks add prize recruit Grimes and three transfers are expected to make an impact including Dedric Lawson. And even though three starters departed from last year’s Final Four squad, 7-footer center Azubuike appears [...]

NCAAB Double Header Free Pick – Are You Ready For Duke?

Two of the most popular teams in college hoops hit the hardwood on Tuesday, Nov. 6 so you're probably looking for an NCAAB double header free pick. Perennial title favorites Kentucky and Duke battle it out, but before that Michigan State takes on Kansas and embattled coach Bill Self. During the Adidas shoe scandal trial, one of the company’s consultants called out Self, but he has yet to be officially punished. Hopefully, that won’t affect the Jayhawks’ strategist because on [...]

College Football Week 8 Preview – AP Top-25 Showdowns!

Following a 3-0 sweep in last week’s Top-25 games including a pair of outright underdog winners on LSU over Georgia and Oregon over Washington, we move on to college football Week 8 and try to tackle this week’s four marquee matchups between Top-25 teams. The shakeup continued last week in the college football polls when four Top-10 teams lost – Georgia, West Virginia, Washington and Penn State. The latter two fell out of the national championship playoff picture as the [...]