Kentucky (-3) over Florida - We all know the #2 Wildcats are arguably the strongest team in the nation, but it won't be any easy win in Gainesville tonight. For Florida, it's been quite an up and down season. They started with impressive early season wins over Florida State and Michigan State, but have since dropped four out of their last seven contests including a loss to that powerhouse called South Alabama. If they're smart, the Gators will probably try to do what most teams do: play mind games with freshman DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Bledsoe. Florida gives them a good run, but once the game settles down it should be John Wall and Patrick Patterson securing victory for the Cats, 4-1 in their last five ATS.
Purdue (-6) over Ohio State
- It has been a tale of three seasons so far for the Buckeyes, and season three has just started. Life before the Evan Turner
injury saw the Buckeyes garner wins over Cal and Florida State, moving into the top 15 in the country. In season two, without Turner, they fell out of the rankings and dropped their first three Big Ten decisions. With Turner back in the line-up, tonight's game is the first appointment-TV match-up for OSU as they head to West Lafayette to take on the #6 Boilermakers. Both teams are coming off losses over the weekend but Purdue should continue their dominance at home, where they are 7-0 with a 21-point scoring margin.
Kansas State (-9) over Texas A&M
- Two things. 1st: This is A&M's first game against a respectable team since Derrick Roland
fractured his leg against Washington. 2nd: Kansas State needs to get back on track after losing over the weekend to Missouri. Aggies' lead guard Donald Sloan
and his 18PPG is really all A&M has for a consistent scorer, while KSU counters with Jacob Pullen's 20PPG and three others averaging double figures. Don't let A&M's record fool you, without Roland, they are a Big 12 bottom feeder this year.
Last night 2-1