It’s been a banner year for Center of the Handicapping Universe GodsTips, anchor of OffshoreInsiders.com. This season has been more of a meticulous dissembling of the bookies than that one big run. We are beating the books almost every week. Here was last night’s sweep that made us 26-14 with Wise Guys, 7-2 CBB Wise Guys, 5-0 with NBA Wise Guys. Get the picks now for the rest of your betting life from GodsTips.
The latest example of returning to our roots paying off big time:
WESTERN KENTUCKY +2.5 North Texas
Sunbelt Interdivisional Game of the Year
North Texas’ run of injuries that head coach Tony Benford had already described as the most devastating he has seen in his coaching career became even worse Monday.
Senior forwards Jacob Holmen and Justin Patton, a pair of players who were expected to be major parts of UNT’s rotation at the beginning of the season, both elected over the weekend to end their college careers due to injuries.
UNT (8-16) has now lost four players to season-ending injuries. Brandan Walton broke his right foot in a season-opening loss to Creighton on Nov. 9, while Jones broke his right foot in a loss to Western Kentucky on Jan. 29.
UNT also is without Marquette transfer T.J. Taylor. The team’s coaching staff thought Taylor would be eligible this season but found out beforehand that he would have to sit out as a transfer.
ILLINOIS +7 Indiana
Indiana will be fat and happy following our Game of the Year winner when they beat Michigan. But they will be a bit fat and happy and vulnerable for a letdown. Illinois has grossly underachieved but so often playing their biggest home game of the year is something to rally around. They also got a much needed wakeup call. Against Wisconsin on Sunday, Groce benched leading scorer Brandon Paul as a starter in place of Joseph Bertrand. The lineup for Indiana had not been decided as of early Wednesday afternoon, Groce said, but the starters and rotation would be decided on graded games and practices.
The Hoosiers haven’t played very well during their last several trips to Champaign, either. Indiana has dropped three straight and nine of 10 at Illinois, with its lone win coming 83-79 in double-overtime Feb. 7, 2008. Underachieving Illini have the perfect game to rally around against a team in a letdown situation.
OAKLAND +4.5 North Dakota State
Oakland had a brutal early season schedule, but it is paying off big time now! They have won and covered three straight and are finally playing a normal schedule after a whirlwind tour after playing 15 true road games in an 18-game span, many against quality competition. OU has won four of its last five league games are are 7-1 at home this season. The Golden Grizzlies are 39-4 over their last 43 league games inside the O’rena.
Oakland has been dominant in the month of February over the last five years. The Golden Grizzlies are 26-2 in February league games and are riding a 17-game home court league winning streak in this month.