Some early-season shakeout still going on in the Top Twenty. Oklahoma State and Louisville are head-and-shoulders above the rest of the nation. Oklahoma State lost some ground this week to Louisville despite a solid win over Colorado.
There's a dearth of interesting games until next Saturday.
#8 Villanova at #2 Syracuse: Nova by 4
The PM has Nova at #4 and Syracuse at #20, so don't expect Syracuse to have an easy time of it. Home court advantage is worth a lot, though, so it won't be a big surprise if Syracuse wins this game.
#6 Louisville at #18 Kentucky: Louisville by 8.5
The PM thinks better of both teams than the AP, but Louisville (and OKSt) is head-and-shoulders above the rest of the Top Twenty, so the PM thinks they'll win comfortably at Lexington.
Providence @ #23 UMASS!!!: UMass by 1
Good chance for an "upset" in this game.
#25 Missouri @ N.C. State: Mizzou by 1
Another good upset possibility.
Blowout of the Week
Wisconsin over Prairie View A&M by 29
Coin Toss of the Week
Boston U @ St. Joseph's