#6 Syracuse @ #1 Louisville: Louisville by 6.
Syracuse is not good enough to beat Louisville at home. The return game on 3/2 could be more interesting.
#4 Kansas @ Texas: Kansas by 10.5
Texas just not a good team this year.
#7 Arizona @ ASU: Arizona by 6.
ASU has lost to all the decent teams they've played, but might be good enough to surprise someone one of these days. Maybe Arizona? Maybe UCLA?
#8 Gonzaga @ #13 Butler: Gonzaga by 4
Should be a good game.
#17 Missouri @ #10 Florida: Florida by 9
Florida is probably under-ranked right now.
#11 OSU @ #18 MSU: OSU by 1
Basically a toss-up. The Big Ten looks tight this year, so could end up being an important game.
#12 Creighton @ Wichita State: Wichita State by 1
Creighton seems be a dark-horse darling for a lot of analysts, but the PM isn't impressed (yet).
#15 SDSU @ Wyoming: Wyoming by 5.5
Wyoming screwed the PM the other night by losing by 13 on the road to Fresno State, but the PM is doubling down on a big home win. We'll see.
Oklahoma @ #16 KSU: KSU by 6.
Rutgers @ #20 NDU: NDU by 9.5
Should be routine wins for both home teams.
#21 Oregon @ #24 UCLA: UCLA by 2
Basically a toss-up.
#22 VCU @ Duquesne: VCU by 13
VCU is another analyst darling and will not be challenged by Duquesne.
#25 Marquette @ Cincy: Cincy by 4
Unless a fight breaks out.
Other Interesting Games:
Maryland @ UNC: UNC by 7. (I would have thought this would be closer.)
Kentucky @ Auburn: UK by 9. (Surprised it's not more.)
Nicholls @ Stephen F. Austin: Austin by 39
Portland @ St. Mary's: Portland by 13
Eastern Illinois @ Austin Peay: Austin by 0.06
Eastern Kentucky @ Jacksonville St.: Jacksonville by 0.08
Miami (OH) @ Eastern Michigan: Eastern Michigan by 0.09
For some reason the Eastern schools are playing tight today.
Made some interesting progress this week on some aspects of the predictor, and I hope to report out on them soon.