Dave’s Free Opinion, Monday 1/7/13

(705) SAN ANTONIO SPURS VS (706) NEW ORLEANS HORNETS Take: (705) SAN ANTONIO SPURS Reason: There's basically no such thing as value when playing San Antonio. The numbers on the Spurs are usually tilted a bit simply due to their popularity with bettors. That doesn't matter very often, as the Spurs just roll merrily along, winning by margins and cashing tickets for their backers. San Antonio is a stellar 22-13-1 ATS this season despite constantly being a little overpriced. As for New Orleans, the Hornets have been pretty bad when playing off a win, particularly at home with a slate that reads 0-6 SU, 1-5 ATS. That's good enough for me, and I'll side with the Spurs minus the points. More

Dave’s Free Opinion, Sunday 1/6/13

(813) TEMPLE VS (814) KANSAS Take: (814) KANSAS Reason: Temple is a very solid team, and the Owls are not going to be a pushover against too many teams. But Kansas is playing at an absolutely elite level right now, and that's on both ends of the court. The Jayhawks are actually a little underpriced here based on their current form. Temple is good enough to turn this into a battle, but until the Jayhawks hit a bump in the road, it's either play on them or leave it alone. I'll take my chances with Kansas minus the points as the Sunday free play. More

Dave’s Free Opinion, Saturday 1/5/13

(595) MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE VS (596) SOUTH ALABAMA Take: (595) MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE One of my favorite angles in college basketball is the big bounce. Simple enough. Look for a team off an uncharacteristically bad shooting performance of they're up against a team that had a lights out effort last game. Middle Tennessee was 19/59 in the OT loss at Arkansas State on Thursday. South Alabama slipped past UL-Monroe that same evening thanks to nailing a blazing hot 26/44 from the field. I'll look for the bounce here and I'll back Middle Tennessee State to get the win and cover against the Jaguars. More

Dave’s Free Opinion, Friday 1/4/13

(827) CLEVELAND STATE VS (828) VALPARAISO Take: (828) VALPARAISO Valparaiso is a bit of a disappointment so far, but this looks like a spot for the Crusaders to bust out. Cleveland State has lost its last four D-1 games by a whopping 101 points, and I see the Vikings getting whacked again here. Valpo minus the points tonight. More