Per our resident Atlantic City Aficionado...
- Florida St. (-13) over Auburn: The Seminoles' team defense has been holding opponents to under 57 points a game, so look for them to clamp down on the Tigers' guard oriented offense. If Auburn's trio of DeWayne Reed, Frankie Sullivan and Tay Waller shoot a great percentage, they just might survive. On the other hand, watch FSU's Solomon Alabi and Chris Singleton should have a field day in the low post with any and all missed shot opportunities.
- Elon College (+21) over NC St.: Normally I'd never give Elon a prayer in this matchup because they're a poor team (3-7) against a power conference rival, NC State, who is having a pretty solid season (7-1). However, Elon fans will only have to travel an hour east on I-40 to neutralize the home court advantage and fewer places hold basketball more sacredly than the state of North Carolina. The game shouldn't go into overtime, but Elon will make it competitive enough to come within 20.
- UNLV (-16) over Weber St.: UNLV has been on a tear lately, starting the season with an outstanding 8-1 record. They distribute scoring quite well, with 9 players averaging more than 5 ppg and only 2 averaging more than 10 ppg. Weber State's inside-outside combination of Damian Lilliard and Steve Panos may score some points, but Tre'Von Willis and the rest of the Rebels will rip the Wildcats to shreds.