Before making today’s Fade Five picks, Nate and Brad look for value on who might be the last of the one seeds come tournament time. For today’s picks, Utah State and Nevada get things started then the guys stick to their mantra of “Never Fade the Drake!” In a battle of nasty mascots, Richmond and Saint Louis make the list. In the Big Ten, Penn State will host Purdue and the NBA player prop of the day features Damontas Sabonis.
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Brad is usually excited. Today he’s off the charts. He’s declared this the biggest and best weekday of college basketball action of the year. The guys could have easily done two different Fade Five lists for today, but in the end settled in on Oregon/Stanford and USC/Colorado in Pac-12 play. In the Big Ten, Ohio State and Michigan State will play in East Lansing and the marquee match-up of the night has Iowa taking on Michigan. The NBA player prop of the day is for the other Nikola as Vucevic will face Brooklyn. Plus as a bonus, Brad kicks things off with a five-leg moneyline parlay.
The podcast goes international as Nate joins Brad from sunny Mexico for today’s Fade Five. Despite the warm temperatures, Nate still has his eye on the ice with not one but two Hump Day Hockey picks. In the SEC, Alabama and Arkansas will battle, but Brad is focused on the total. Off the beaten path we find Western Carolina and UNC-Greensboro for our second game of the day. Two marquee match ups also make the list with Indiana/Rutgers and FSU/Miami. Plus, our NBA player prop of the day looks at Mr. State Farm himself, Chris Paul.
With Nate headed on vacation, the guys line up Tuesday’s Fade Five a little early. It’s an impressive slate of college basketball games including Virginia Tech returning from its COVID pause to face Georgia Tech. The Billikens mascot is enough to give you nightmares, but not enough to beat VCU. Kansas will be looking to pick up a road win over a reeling Texas squad while Louisville will look to bounce back from its beatdown over the weekend. Plus, is Brad going for reverse psychology with his Fighting Illini?
Selection Sunday is still a few weeks away, but Brad says now is the time to look at the pre-tournament bets you can make to grab some early value. He gives you a couple of his picks to kick off today’s podcast. Then on the Fade Five, the Big 12 battle between Texas Tech and Oklahoma State makes the list along with Syracuse and the suddenly hot Blue Devils. USC and Oregon have a big game in the Pac-12 and remember our motto: Never Fade the Drake! Plus our NBA player prop of the day is looking for Devin Booker to drop some dimes against Portland.