Welcome to a brand new segment here on Shooting the Sports Ish!
Starting today, I’ll provide a look at some of the most interesting games on the schedule and some bets that you can consider ahead of them tipping or kicking off. College Basketball has tipped off, NFL and College Football are going strong and the NBA will soon join the mix! So, what better time than now to start this daily article up?
Today’s journey will just be the big time, top 10 showdown in College Basketball as we will have a special article for the NFL Games coming up today as well.
Kansas vs Gonzaga (College Basketball)
Gonzaga is quite likely the best team in the entire country. They’ve lost some key pieces, but have an outstanding amount of talent. The Bulldogs were the only team last year to have a top 5 offense and top 5 defense and bring back many of the players from that team.
Kansas is consistently an elite program with great coaching in their own right. You can never count the Jayhawks out of any game and with this being the first game of the season for both programs, it is a tough bet.
Most years, you’d want to look at neutral court vs home court as an impactful factor on the game, but this is a neutral game in Florida with likely limited to no fans. Even so, Gonzaga enters the contest as 4 point favorites over the Jayhawks which feels like a safe bet to consider with the experience and depth Gonzaga is bringing back this year.
Another bet to consider for this game would be the money line for either team. Gonzaga is a cheap negative value at -180 and the Jayhawks are a nice, positive value at +145. If you are scared of the spread and would like to consider the moneyline straight up, either way is an intriguing bet.
However, I feel confident with the rosters of the programs that Gonzaga should be able to win by at least 4 points.
Bet to Play: Gonzaga -4
The other games that will be written about on the site today will be in a separate article as mentioned above. This college basketball game should be an absolutely delightful watch, however, and even more fun to bet as it will be close throughout.
*All odds are cited from DraftKings Sportsbook*