Florida vs. Boston College odds, line: 2020 Roman Legends Classic picks, predictions from proven model

Teams looking to improve on their fortunes from a year ago meet when the Florida Gators take on the Boston College Eagles in a 2020 Roman Legends Classic matchup on Thursday. The Gators (1-0) tied for fourth with Mississippi State in the Southeastern Conference at 11-7 and were 19-12 overall in 2019-20. The Eagles (1-2), meanwhile, tied for 10th with Virginia Tech and Miami (FL) in the Atlantic Coast Conference at 7-13 and were 13-19 overall a year ago. Florida has won both of the previous two games in the series, including a 91-65 triumph on Nov. 29, 1994.

The game is slated to begin at 9:30 p.m. ET from “Bubbleville” at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Florida had the 146th-best offense last season, averaging 71.9 points per game, while Boston College was 321st at 64.6. The Gators are 5.5-point favorites in the latest Florida vs. Boston College odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 139.5. Before making any Boston College vs. Florida picks, check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It’s also off to a fast start in the 2020-21 season, going 4-1 on its top-rated picks and returning over $300. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Florida vs. Boston College in the Roman Legends Classic 2020. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball lines and trends for Boston College vs. Florida:

  • Florida vs. Boston College spread: Florida -5.5
  • Florida vs. Boston College over-under: 139.5 points
  • Florida vs. Boston College money line: Florida -260, Boston College +210
  • FLA: Was on the verge of its fourth straight NCAA Tournament bid before COVID-19 ground last season to a halt
  • BC: All three of its games this year have been decided by nine points or fewer

Why Florida can cover

The Gators had to wait a bit to start their season, but came out on top against Army on Wednesday thanks in part to a pair of transfers. They will look to build on their 76-69 victory with the help of junior forward Colin Castleton, a versatile big man who played two seasons at Michigan. He is known as a top-notch defender and shot blocker. In the win over Army on Wednesday, Castleton scored nine points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked one shot. He averaged 2.3 points and 1.8 rebounds in 44 appearances at Michigan.

Also expected to power the Gators is junior guard Tyree Appleby, who scored 15 points in the win over Army. He was one of the best players on the Cleveland State roster and averaged 14.3 points and 4.7 assists in 63 appearances with the Vikings.

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UConn vs. USC odds, line: 2020 Roman Legends Classic picks, predictions from proven computer model

The USC Trojans and the UConn Huskies meet up in an intriguing non-conference clash on Thursday evening in the 2020 Roman Legends Classic. It is a neutral-site game at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., though the proximity is in favor of Connecticut. USC enters with a 3-0 record that includes a blowout win over BYU in its last outing. UConn is 2-0 on the young season, with wins over Central Connecticut and Hartford in the early going. 

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET. William Hill Sportsbook lists the Huskies as one-point favorites, down half a point from the opening line. The over-under, or total number of points expected, is 142 in the latest UConn vs. USC odds. Before making any USC vs. UConn picks, check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It’s also off to a fast start in the 2020-21 season, going 4-1 on its top-rated picks and returning over $300. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Connecticut vs. USC in the Roman Legends Classic 2020. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball lines and trends for USC vs. Connecticut:

  • UConn vs. USC spread: UConn -1
  • UConn vs. USC over-under: 142 points
  • UConn: The Huskies are 10-4-1 against the spread in the last 15 non-conference games
  • USC: The Trojans are 21-13 against the spread since the start of 2019-20

Why UConn can cover

UConn is a talented team in 2020-21, headlined by sophomore guard James Bouknight. Bouknight is a highly-touted NBA prospect, and he is averaging 19.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game, while connecting on 52 percent of his field-goal attempts. As a team, UConn is shooting 59.3 percent on 2-point attempts, and the Huskies rank in the top quadrant of the country in posting an effective field goal shooting percentage of 56.1 percent. In addition, the Huskies are a great offensive rebounding team, snatching 48.6 percent of available rebounds after misses. 

Defensively, UConn is blocking shots at an incredible rate of 21.4 percent, and the Huskies also create turnovers at a high level, forcing a giveaway on 24.5 percent of possessions. USC is also a potent team, but the Trojans are shooting less than 58 percent from the free-throw line, and USC is also a below-average squad in turning the ball over on 21.5 percent of possessions.

Why USC can cover

The Trojans excel in a number of areas on both ends. USC is a top-10 offensive rebounding team in the country so far in 2020-21, grabbing 44.8 percent of its own missed shots. The Trojans are also excellent at generating free-throw attempts, ranking in the top 15 nationally in free-throw

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Volunteers of America Classic marks LPGA’s return to North Texas, will serve as tune up for U.S. Women’s Open

The LPGA is back in North Texas with the Volunteers of America Classic at the Old American Golf Club in The Colony.

The rescheduled tournament (from October) now doubles as a tuneup for next week’s U.S. Women’s Open that will be contested at Champions Golf Club’s Cypress Creek Course in Houston and the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Fla., the following week.

The VOA Classic is in its third year at the links-style Old American Golf Club designed by Tripp Davis and 12-time PGA TOUR winner Justin Leonard after its first five events took place at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving.

The 120-player field this week includes world No. 1 Jin Young Ko, two-time VOA Classic champion and world No. 5 Inbee Park, 2014 VOA Classic champion Stacey Lewis and defending champion Cheyenne Knight.

Knight, 23, who resides in Aledo, enjoys playing close to home.

“It’s nice. It’s more comfortable. You know, it’s different than staying in a hotel, having a rental car, but you know, I know where everything is, I don’t even need a GPS,” Knight said. “Yeah, coming home every night, sleeping in my own bed with my family and my dogs. Because the weather’s colder, I don’t need to go buy anything because I have everything at home in my closet, so it’s really nice.”

Another Texas golfer in the field is Kristen Gillman, 23, who is originally from Austin. Gillman is looking forward to playing even though there will be no fans allowed on the grounds.

“Everyone’s been texting me and asking if they can come and watch, so sadly I have to keep telling them ‘No, sorry, fans aren’t allowed yet.’ I know that they’re all watching and they’re all excited to watch live scoring,” she said. “I mean, they’re just excited to be able to see me compete. Even though they won’t be here in person, they can at least watch some of it on TV. I think they’re excited to see me out here playing in Texas.”

VOA CLASSIC CHARITY CHALLENGE

The festivities kicked off with the VOA Classic Charity Challenge on Wednesday afternoon featuring Texas natives Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller taking on Sophia Popov and Mel Reid in what was billed as a “Solheim Cup-style showdown” between Team USA and Team Europe.

Playing the back nine of the Old American Golf Club’s par-71 layout, they were joined by former Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler and former Stars goalie Marty Turco to play the par-5 No. 17th hole.

“I like to get beat up psychologically, that’s why I play golf,” Kinsler cracked on the Golf Channel broadcast. “I’ll swing hard in case I hit it.”

And hit it he did. Kinsler’s drive carried 299 yards for Team USA, albeit a little off the fairway.

Turco ripped his drive as well and donned a Stars goalie mask for his walk down the fairway.

Kinsler and Turco each drained birdie putts on No. 17, carrying the

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Gonzaga vs. West Virginia odds, line: 2020 Jimmy V Classic picks, predictions from proven computer model

The 2020 Jimmy V Classic features four teams ranked in the top 11 of the current AP Top 25 and the action will begin on Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis when the No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs take on the No. 11 West Virginia Mountaineers. Both teams enter on impressive winning streaks with Gonzaga winning its last six games dating back to last season and West Virginia winning its last five in a row. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET and it should be an intriguing matchup of contrasting styles.

Gonzaga runs an incredibly efficient offense full of capable shot makers and creators, while West Virginia plays typically tough defense under Bob Huggins. The Bulldogs are favored by 8.5-points with the over-under for total points at 153.5 in the latest Gonzaga vs. West Virginia odds from William Hill SportsBook. Before you make any West Virginia vs. Gonzaga picks, check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It’s also off to a fast start in the 2020-21 season, going 4-1 on its top-rated picks and returning over $300. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Gonzaga vs. West Virginia in the Jimmy V Classic 2020. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball lines and trends for Gonzaga vs. West Virginia:

  • Gonzaga vs. West Virginia spread: Gonzaga -8.5
  • Gonzaga vs. West Virginia over-under: 153.5 points
  • Gonzaga vs. West Virginia money line: Gonzaga -440, West Virginia +340
  • ZAGS: Gonzaga has covered in each of its last three games.
  • WVU: The under has hit in 11 of their last 14 games.

Latest Odds:

Bulldogs
-8.5

Why Gonzaga can cover

The Bulldogs began their season with big wins over Kansas and Auburn to solidify themselves as the top team in the country and they’ve averaged a stunning 96.0 points per game despite the competition level. Sophomore forward Drew Timme is averaging 26.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, while senior sharpshooter Corey Kispert is averaging 24.0 points and 5.0 rebounds.

However, perhaps the most important new element to Gonzaga’s offensive success is true freshman point guard Jalen Suggs. The No. 11 overall prospect in the Class of 2020 according to 247Sports is averaging 18.0 points, 7.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game and his ability to create shots for himself and others helps tie Gonzaga’s myriad scoring options together. Gonzaga is also 3-0-1 against the spread in four games against West Virginia in the last decade and they’ve covered their first two games by an average of 6.5 points.

Why West Virginia can cover

West Virginia knows it can’t run with Gonzaga but Huggins also has no intention of trying.

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Baylor vs. Illinois odds, line: 2020 Jimmy V Classic picks, predictions from proven computer model

The No. 2 Baylor Bears take on the No. 5 Illinois Fighting Illini in a battle between ranked teams on Wednesday evening. The matchup takes place as part of the Jimmy V Classic, with a national television audience for the contest. Baylor is projected as a national title contender, and the Bears are 2-0 this season. Illinois is also undefeated at 3-0, with the Illini knocking off Ohio in their last contest. 

Tip-off is at 10 p.m. ET in Indianapolis. William Hill Sportsbook lists the Bears as 5.5-point favorites, up from the opener, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 144.5 in the latest Baylor vs. Illinois odds. Before you make any Illinois vs. Baylor picks, check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It’s also off to a fast start in the 2020-21 season, going 4-1 on its top-rated picks and returning over $300. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Illinois vs. Baylor in the Jimmy V Classic 2020. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball lines and trends for Baylor vs. Illinois:

  • Baylor vs. Illinois spread: Baylor -5.5
  • Baylor vs. Illinois over-under: 144.5 points
  • Baylor vs. Illinois money line: Baylor -250, Illinois +205
  • BAY: The Bears are 20-12 against the spread since the start of the 2019-20 season
  • ILL: The Illini are 6-6-1 against the spread in the last 13 non-conference games

Latest Odds:

Fighting Illini
+5.5

Why Baylor can cover

The Bears are led by a stellar backcourt, headlined by the preseason Big 12 Player of the Year in Jared Butler. The junior guard is averaging 18.5 points, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game, with Butler bringing two-way impact to the table. Next to Butler is senior guard MaCio Teague, who is also one of the better guards in the country, and Teague is averaging 18.0 points and 6.5 rebounds this season. 

Baylor projects to be elite on both ends of the floor, with a top-five shooting efficiency mark and a top-five national ranking in offensive rebounding. The Bears are shooting 50 percent from three-point range and 56 percent from two-point range this season, and they have plenty of firepower. 

Defensively, Baylor has been tremendous in securing the glass, grabbing 83.3 percent of available rebounds. On the perimeter, the Bears are stifling in terms of defensive pressure, leading to opponents shooting only 25.6 percent from three-point distance so far this season.

Why Illinois can cover

The Illini are one of the preseason favorites in the Big Ten, with high-end talent at multiple levels. Illinois is currently No. 1 in the country in defensive rebounding, allowing opponents to grab

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Baylor vs. Illinois line, picks: Advanced computer college basketball model releases selections for Jimmy V Classic matchup

The Baylor Bears and the Illinois Fighting Illini square off in a battle between top-10 teams at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Baylor is favored by 5.5 points at William Hill Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 144.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page). Before making any Baylor vs. Illinois picks, you NEED to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It’s also off to a fast start in the 2020-21 season, going 4-1 on its top-rated picks and returning over $300. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

Now, it has set its sights on Baylor vs. Illinois. We can tell you the model is leaning Over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 60 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.

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Kentucky vs. Kansas line, picks: Advanced computer college basketball model releases selections for Champions Classic matchup

The Kansas Jayhawks and the Kentucky Wildcats square off in the 2020 Champions Classic at 9:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Kansas is favored by 4.5 points at William Hill Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 143.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page). Before making any Kentucky vs. Kansas picks, you NEED to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It’s also off to a fast start in the 2020-21 season, going 4-1 on its top-rated picks and returning over $300. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

Now, it has set its sights on Kentucky vs. Kansas. We can tell you the model is leaning Over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits more than 50 percent of the time! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.

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Kentucky vs. Kansas odds, line: 2020 Champions Classic picks, predictions from proven model

The Kentucky Wildcats and the Kansas Jayhawks square off in a matchup featuring blue blood programs on Tuesday evening. The battle will be the second game of a double-header at the 2020 Champions Classic, with Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis hosting the festivities. Both teams are 1-1 on the season. Kansas fell to Gonzaga in its season opener before bouncing back with a blowout win over St. Joseph’s. Kentucky began its season in the win column, though the Wildcats dropped their second game to Richmond. 

Tip-off is at 9:30 p.m. ET in Indianapolis. William Hill Sportsbook lists the Jayhawks as 4.5-point favorites, up from the opener, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 146 in the latest Kentucky vs. Kansas odds. Before making any Kansas vs. Kentucky picks, check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It’s also off to a fast start in the 2020-21 season, going 4-1 on its top-rated picks and returning over $300. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Kentucky vs. Kansas in the Champions Classic 2020. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball lines and trends for Kansas vs. Kentucky:

  • Kentucky vs. Kansas spread: Kansas -4.5
  • Kentucky vs. Kansas over-under: 146 points
  • Kentucky vs. Kansas money line: Kansas -200, Kentucky +170
  • KEN: The Wildcats are 18-15 against the spread since the start of the 2019-20 season
  • KAN: The Jayhawks are 8-7 against the spread in their last 15 non-conference games

Latest Odds:

Jayhawks
-4.5

Why Kentucky can cover

As usual, the Wildcats had a loaded recruiting class, meaning John Calipari has a talented cast of freshmen. First-year guard Brandon Boston Jr. is a projected NBA lottery pick, and he is averaging 17.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game so far in 2020-21. Boston is flanked by Terrence Clarke, who is averaging 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game, and Kentucky has a strong veteran in Olivier Sarr, who transferred from Wake Forest for his senior season. 

Kentucky is long and athletic, leading to an astronomical 12.7 percent block rate and allowing the Wildcats to dominate the offensive glass in grabbing 45.1 percent of available rebounds. Kentucky is the tallest team in the country, with an average height north of 6’7″, and that size should help against a formidable Kansas team.

Why Kansas can cover

Kansas was the No. 2 defensive team in the country on a per-possession basis last season, and the Jayhawks project to be elite on that end of the floor again. Senior guard Marcus Garrett returns as the reigning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, and the Jayhawks have both size

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Duke vs. Michigan State odds, line: 2020 Champions Classic picks, predictions from proven model

Though the 2020 Champions Classic is not taking place in its usual season-opening slot, the annual event still features four of the nation’s best teams. The first game of the double-header this year pits the Duke Blue Devils against the Michigan State Spartans, with Mike Krzyzewski’s team hosting the festivities at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Tuesday. Duke opened the season with a home victory, defeating Coppin State by a 10-point margin. Michigan State is 2-0 on the young season, with wins over Eastern Michigan and Notre Dame by double-figures. 

Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. ET in Durham. William Hill Sportsbook lists the Blue Devils as four-point home favorites, up from the opener, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 152 in the latest Duke vs. Michigan State odds. Before making any Michigan State vs. Duke picks, check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It’s also off to a fast start in the 2020-21 season, going 4-1 on its top-rated picks and returning over $300. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Duke vs. Michigan State in the Champions Classic 2020. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball lines and trends for Michigan State vs. Duke:

  • Duke vs. Michigan State spread: Duke -4
  • Duke vs. Michigan State over-under: 152 points
  • Duke vs. Michigan State money line: Duke -180, Michigan State +145
  • DUKE: The Blue Devils are 6-6 against the spread in the last 12 non-conference games
  • MSU: The Spartans are 4-7 against the spread in the last 11 road games

Latest Odds:

Blue Devils
-4

Why Duke can cover

Duke is a talented team led in part by a pair of freshmen in DJ Steward and Jalen Johnson. Steward led the team with 24 points, including 4-9 from 3-point range, in the opener, and he added nine rebounds. Johnson narrowly missed a 20-20 game with 19 points, 19 rebounds, five assists and four blocked shots. Sophomores Matthew Hurt and Wendell Moore were both top-five scorers on last season’s Duke team, and both reached double-digits in scoring against Coppin State. 

Duke is excellent on the offensive glass, using its length and athleticism to grab more than 42 percent of available missed shots against Coppin State. The Blue Devils also project to be quite efficient as a shooting team, hitting 52.5 percent of their 2-point shots last year and 67.6 percent in the season opener. Finally, Duke’s physical talent allows for impressive rim protection, with the Blue Devils blocking 20 percent of Coppin State’s shot attempts.

Why Michigan State can cover

The Spartans have strengths on both ends of the floor. Michigan State leads the

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Duke vs. Michigan State line, picks: Advanced computer college basketball model releases selections for Champions Classic matchup

The Michigan State Spartans visit the Duke Blue Devils in a highly anticipated non-conference matchup at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Duke is favored by four points at William Hill Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 152 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page). Before making any Duke vs. Michigan State picks, you NEED to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It’s also off to a fast start in the 2020-21 season, going 4-1 on its top-rated picks and returning over $300. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

Now, it has set its sights on Duke vs. Michigan State. We can tell you the model is leaning Over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.

Who wins Duke vs. Michigan State? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? … Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Duke vs. Michigan State spread you should be all over Tuesday, all from the model on a roll on college basketball picks!

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