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NCAAB teasers from Kern: Wichita State vs Cincinnati, Creighton vs Butler, Wisconsin vs Rutgers, and Maryland vs Ohio State

Mike Kern

Mike Kern

I know sometimes it seems like maybe I play too many teasers. But on Saturday there were three games that I lost on that I would have covered if I had moved the line. Of course I still would have had to win a second game to make it work, but … Good thing I at least had some winners yesterday too. And why I didn’t play the Milwaukee Bucks is still bugging me. It happens.

Anyway, let’s try a few today on a busy Sunday.

For starters we’ll go with Wichita State getting 9 at Cincinnati, and pair it with Creighton just to win at home against Butler. In the first game Cincy has been playing a lot of tight ones, and Wichita State is 4-3 on the road and has won three straight. Cincy won the first meeting by 1. Creighton has been really hot lately, having won its last four. And it lost at Butler by double digits way back when. And it’s 14-1 at home. Butler is still good but has lost two in a row and is 4-5 away.

Then let’s go with another in the Big Ten.

I’m going to take Wisconsin just to win at home over Rutgers. Wisconsin is starting to come on, and Rutgers appears to be cooling off. So I’ll take the Badgers to get it done at their place. Rutgers, which beat Wisky by seven at home in December, is 1-6 on the road. Add in Maryland getting 7.5 at Ohio State. I don’t know if Terps will win, but I think giving them a touchdown in this spot might be too much. But this is a revenge game for Buckeyes, in a league that has seen home teams mostly get it done. If that makes you whatever, you could maybe try Penn State getting 6 at Indiana instead. Nits laid a clunker last time out (and got me in the process) but generally have been pretty consistent. They’re still playing without one of their better players. Indy has been up and down, and did lose big at Happy Valley a month back. I was also looking at Minnesota just to win at Northwestern, which is a dumpster fire, but you can only move so many lines around, right?

Eventually it can catch up with you.

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