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John Fredericks: College Basketball Best Bets – March 7, 2023

John Fredericks: College Basketball Best Bets – March 7, 2023

JOHN FREDERICKS: COLLEGE BASKETBALL BEST BETS – MARCH 7, 2023 – Who Plays Defense in Conference Semis? I am now a college basketball conference tournament OVER guy! 

Northern Kentucky Vs. Cleveland State (-2.5, O/U 126)

Here’s a dinger for you! You don’t know what conference this is, do you?

I do. It’s the no-defense-played-here conference. Jack it up and run back, baby.

The Norse are an UNDER team and the Vikings are an OVER team. I’l go with the over and this total is low for a college basketball game.

Cleveland State has gone OVER the posted total in eight of their last nine games following a win in their previous game. While I am not a stat guy, I’m not stupid, either. Free money. 

John’s Pick

OVER 126 Total Points

Gonzaga Vs. St. Mary’s (+2.5, O/U 139.5)

I know the Gaels controlled the tempo in both meetings, but tonight at the Orleans Casino in Las Vegas I see this total going OVER.

I love OVERS now in a neutral site. Both meetings this year went over big and the total in the last three games all have bounced OVER and I see this total hitting again. 

Last night Gonzaga put up 76 big ones against BYU. Don’t forget that the Gaels, who traditionally play a slow pace, have hit the OVER six out of their last eight games. This is my lunch break research. I’m now Mr. Betting Trends, too! Holy crap, I’m combining old school with new school. Look out! 

Gonzaga is 8-1 popping the OVER in their last nine games and the Bulldogs are 5-1 over following a loss ATS. My son Jack is like Mr. Stats! So that adds up to…13-2 for the OVER. Root for three pointers.  

John’s Pick

OVER 139.5 Total Points


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    John Fredericks, the Godzilla of Truth, has spent more than 40 years in the media, previously working as a journalist, newspaper editor, and television host. Fredericks is an avid sports fan, journalist, and handicapper. He brings his unique voice and style, crafted by years of political commentary broadcast on the airwaves, to the world of sports. He cut his teeth on the radio announcing high school football, basketball and baseball games. His weekly column, You Can't Buy Culture, follows ebbs and flows of a diehard fan at the whims of his favorite teams.

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