BIG 12 Conference Tournament Preview

While the BIG 10 justly gets their due respect for how impressive the conference is top to bottom, the mid tier BIG 12 teams and up certainly rival their Midwestern neighbors. Baylor (-150) can make an argument for best team in the nation, Kansas (+600) has seemed to disappoint, yet they seem locked into atContinue reading “BIG 12 Conference Tournament Preview”

Mountain West Conference Tournament Preview

As a massive San Diego St (+100) homer, it is an exciting time of year for Mountain West basketball. The Mountain West cannibalized itself by forcing its bubble teams to play canceled games against bad teams for no reason at all. Now, San Diego St is the only team looking at an at-large bid. ColoradoContinue reading “Mountain West Conference Tournament Preview”

Big West Conference Tournament Preview

UC Irvine (+280), finally, is neither the one seed or favorite heading into this tournament. The Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara (-125) are deservedly odds on favorites heading to the start of this. Spoil alert: I absolutely love this team. They are a great mix of Power 6 athletes and scoring. This is a one-bidContinue reading “Big West Conference Tournament Preview”

Southland Conference Tournament Preview

For the few people taking the time to read this, a round of applause for committing to the conference tournament futures. Stephen F. Austin is not eligible for the postseason and would have been the two seed. Abilene Christian (-200) is the favorite, but has no chance at an at-large. This conference tournament is staggeredContinue reading “Southland Conference Tournament Preview”

Missouri Valley Conference Preview

Loyola-Chicago (-190) and Drake (+350) have been mid-major darlings all year, and now they prepare to transition to the best conference tournament nickname, “Arch Madness.” The bottom four seeds play-in to reach the quarterfinals, where they will have either Loyola or Drake waiting for them. All games will be played in the Enterprise Center inContinue reading “Missouri Valley Conference Preview”

Ohio Valley Conference Tournament

Days before the world hit the shitter, Belmont won an incredibly exciting OVC championship game with a few seconds left on a backdoor layup. Belmont stud Nick Muszynski has missed time in recent weeks, which puts Belmont potentially in jeopardy, both they remain the best team and one seed in this conference. Muszynski will play,Continue reading “Ohio Valley Conference Tournament”

Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Preview

The Atlantic 10 has four teams stuck on the bubble heading into the tournament, giving this conference tournament major implications. The tournament format is pretty standard, with the first round being played in the Siegel Center on VCU’s campus, the second and third rounds split between the Siegel Center and the Robins Center on theContinue reading “Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Preview”

Horizon Conference Tournament Preview and Bets

The doubters said we wouldn’t get here, but playoff basketball has arrived. I am very excited to see some extra-meaningful basketball in these lower conferences. In this tournament, the teams will be reseeded every round. The first two rounds of games will be played on campuses, with the final four of the Horizon conference beingContinue reading “Horizon Conference Tournament Preview and Bets”

College Basketball Picks 1/29/2021

Big day of college hoops! With the Big 12 and SEC inter-conference matchups happening, we thought this called for a more official looking representation of our plays for the day. Of course we may always add more throughout the day on Twitter (follow us @TheSharpSidePod if you are new), but here are our overnight looksContinue reading “College Basketball Picks 1/29/2021”