Ok sports fans if you are into College Hoops then get ready and this week the 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Regular season commences this coming Friday the 13 of November 2015, better known as “Black Friday” and the opening week has a lot of great games for you to try your luck and enjoy betting on the games. Thus, we are briefly previewing what we think are 5 of the best games for the Week 1 NCAA Basketball.
We start with the Buffaloes of Colorado playing at the preseason Cyclones of Iowa State with the game being played on Friday the 13th at the Stanford Pentagon in South Dakota with tip-off scheduled for 5 PM ET and seen on ESPN.
If you Bet on College basketball the early gambling odds at the time of this writing had not been posted but will be available as game day draws closer. The Buffalos main challenge this season is staying healthy, if they are to be in the mix this season. Yes the Buffalos have lost their star scorer in X. Johnson for the entire 2015-16 season. Thus his replacement J. Scott will have to pick up the offensive load, and to date he is averaging some 14.6 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game.
The Cyclones meanwhile are expected to make a run at the NCAA Basketball Title this season with their star duo of G. Niang and M. Morris both of whom led the team in scoring and had a combined average of some 27.4 points each game of the 2014-15 season. In their ultimate 10 games with the Buffalos the Cyclones have 5 wins and 5 losses straight up.
The prediction is that the Cyclones of Iowa State will beat the Buffalos of Colorado with double digits in this game.
The n we have the Siena Saints playing at the No. 17 Badgers of Wisconsin with the game being played at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin with tip-off scheduled for 8 PM ET on Sunday the 15th of November 2015 and seen on ESPN TV.
Similar to the injury problems of the Buffalos of Colorado the Saints of Siena also had their share of injuries in the 2014-15 seasons. Their 6’9” Center I. Silas tore his ACL in a preseason game, and their star forward B. Bisping ended his season with a foot injury. The best thing they have going this season is M. Wright who played the entire season and 31 games and led the league with a 5.2 APG for the season.
The Badgers of Wisconsin are seeking the 3rd consecutive appearance at the Final Four as they start this new 2015-16 season. Their duo scoring threat of F. Kaminsky and N. Hayes gone, the team will hope N. Hayes who average 12.5 point per game and B. Koenig at 8.7 points per game last season can step up the offense and lead the team to the Final Four.
The prediction in this season opening game for both teams is that Wisconsin wins by single digits in this Week 1 game.
The 3rd game had the Catamounts of Vermont playing at the No. 23 Boilermakers of Purdue also playing on Sunday the 15th of November with tip-off scheduled for 2 PM ET and played at the Macky Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana and seen on ESPN3.
The Catamounts of Vermont happen to be the reigning champs of the America East Conference and will have their work cut out for them as they take on the No.23 preseason ranked Boilermakers of Purdue. In this game they will lean on their All Conference forward E. O’Day who lead the team with an average of 12.5 points per game in the 2014-15 seasons. In this NCAA Basketball game they will also look to D. Urquhart and D. Payen to add to their scoring talent.
On the Purdue side they have a steady front court with a duo of 7 footers with A. Hammonds and I. Haas and will look for them to handle the interior and scoring which is very frustrating for opponents. Also their backcourt is in good shape with R. Davis in the lead, and he is the Defensive Player of the Year for the Big Ten in 2014 and the teams 2nd scorer with 10.8 points each game.
The Prediction for this game is that the Boilermakers of Purdue will beat the Vermont squad by at least 10 points.
The 4th game and a very big one is the No.2 Wildcats of Kentucky taking on the No. 5 Blue Devils of Duke on Tuesday the 17th of November 2015 with the game being played at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 PM ET and seen on ESPN TV.
Coming into this season the Wildcats who were 38-1 last season will be without their duo of K. Towns and W. Stein which were big losses, but they recruited a 6’11” freshman 5 star in S. Labissiere, and he is said to be the best rookie this season who has a great 2 way game and can create headaches for opponents. Thus it will be interesting to see how he performs against the Duke NCAA Basketball team.
The Duke team also lost 3 stars in J. Okafor, J. Winslow and T. Jones and resolved that by a recruiting some 7 players that include 3 All-Americans in guards B. Ingram and L. Kennard and Forward C. Jeter. Against Kentucky the Blue Devils are 3 and 1 straight up. The prediction in this match up will see the Blue Devils young teammates outplay the Wildcats rookies to win the game by single digits.
Our 5th and final game has the No. 4 Jayhawks of Kansas playing at the No. 13 Spartans of Michigan State also on Tuesday the 17th of November 2015 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois with tip-off scheduled for 10 PM ET and seen on ESPN TV
Many people are not aware the in the Big 12 the Jayhawks of Kansas are the kings, as they have won the Big 12 Title for 11 consecutive years, and this season seek to make it their 12th. Yes, they will make another run for the title, with strong veterans in P. Ellis, F. Mason III and W. Selden Jr. who should take them to the Big Dance this season. Those veterans are supported by a strong recruiting class, so they are a team with experienced veterans and talent recruits which is a reason they were preseason ranked.
The strength of the Jayhawks does not bother the Spartans of Michigan State as they displayed in last year’s tournament that they are a team to beat, as they upset teams like Louisville, Virginia and Oklahoma as they moved on to the Final Four last NCAA Basketball season. They lost a couple of key players but still have guard D. Valentine who is a all around talent player who the hope carries the offense this season. He will receive support from incoming recruits in E. Harris a transfer from West Virginia and freshman D. Davis and M. Mcquaid. The Jayhawks playing the Spartans are at 2-4 straight up.
The prediction for this game will see the Jayhawks of Kansas beat the Spartans of Michigan State, but only be fewer than 10 points.