Free Pick Monday CBB
Miami vs. Virginia,
02/20/2017 19:00 EDT
Point Spread: +10/-120 Miami
This is the first of FOUR Picks in CBB Monday for Scott "The Bulldog" Rickenbach. This one is a Free Pick but the other three are ALL star rated picks. Don't miss any of the action as, off of a rare down week in CBB, the likelihood of a bounce back this week is VERY HIGH given Rickenbach's long-term numbers! Also, in addition to CBB Monday, The Bulldog has a PAIR of star rated picks in the NHL where he has been RED HOT just like the NBA! Though he only went 3-3 with star rated picks Sunday, Rickenbach ranks as the #1 ALL SPORTS LEADER for net profits in 2017 on multiple networks and has current all sports premium pick streaks going of 86-52 (+$33,510) short-term and 117-69 (+$47,920) long-term! Rickenbach, after a rare sub-par CBB week, responds HUGE this week and it all begins with BIG Monday!
Free Pick - Rickenbach CBB Game #703 Monday Free Pick on Miami Hurricanes (+) @ Virginia Cavaliers @ 7 ET - Even without Ja'Quan Newton (suspended), the Hurricanes are playing well and come into this match-up at Virginia off of back to back wins. Though this will certainly be a tough test for Miami, the Canes are catching the Cavaliers at the right time. The Cavs come into this game struggling to score points as they don't have much of an interior game on offense so when the perimeter shots aren't falling it becomes a disaster for Virginia Tech. What makes the situation even tougher for the Cavaliers here is the fact that Miami does play solid defense and is allowing only 64 points per game on the season. That said, I just don't see the Cavs as being able to get much of a margin in this game. Virginia has lost 5 of its last 7 games and they've been held to just 62 points or less in 4 of those 5 defeats. The Cavaliers are 6-10 ATS when playing with 1 day or less of rest between games. The Hurricanes are a perfect 2-0 on the ACC road so far this month and I expect a 3rd straight cover here as all the pressure is on Virginia to respond here after three straight losses and that certainly isn't going to make the outside shooting come any easier for the Cavs as pressure doesn't help shooting form from the outside. One final factor here is that the Canes were knocked out of the ACC Tourney by the Cavaliers last March. The Hurricanes may not get their revenge here but they are certainly motivated by it and I don't foresee them falling short by much in this one. The last 3 meetings have all been decided by single digits and the average margin has been just 5.3 points. Look for more of the same in this one as it proves to be another tight game. Free Pick on Miami plus the big points early Monday evening. Best of luck, Scott "The Bulldog" Rickenbach