‘Cats, Pokies play first true road games tonight
Published on Wednesday, 1/3/18, at 3:47 p.m. Eastern.
–Happy New Year’s to all! Let’s just jump around with a few thoughts/links/factoids for college hoops…
–Check out my Tip Sheet & Bonus Nuggets for tonight’s card over at VegasInsider.com, including in-depth preview of Kentucky at LSU and the basketball version of Bedlam.
–I went 3-0 in college hoops last night and I’m on an 11-2 run since Dec. 27. You can check out my plays for tonight right here.
–Notre Dame took a monster hit when star Bonzie Colson broke his left foot. The senior is expcted to miss about eight weeks but hopefully return in late February. Colson was averaging team-highs in scoring (21.4 points per game), rebounding (10.4 RPG), steals (2.0 SPG) and blocked shots (2.4 BPG).
–Bradley will play host to Valpo tonight and the total is 131. ‘Unders’ have been a common theme with both of these schools. The ‘under’ is on a 10-2-1 run for the Braves, while the Crusaders have seen the ‘under’ go 9-1 in their past 10 outings.
–La Salle star B.J. Johnson is ‘questionable’ tonight at Rhode Island due to an ankle injury. Johnson is averaging 21.8 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. The Explorers are 11.5-point underdogs to the Rams, who have won four in a row and have covered the spread in back-to-back contests.
–Alabama senior forward Riley Norris is out for the rest of the season with a hip injury. Norris has played in 110 career games for the Crimson Tide. He averaged a career-best 9.0 points per game last season, but he was scoring at just a 4.8 PPG clip through nine games this year.
–The ‘under’ has cashed in eight straight games for the UCF Knights, who are on a 5-0 ATS run going into their showdown vs. Memphis tonight in Orlando.