Packing For Vegas: College Basketball Betting Picks Jan. 23

Andrew KahnCorrespondent IJanuary 23, 2009

That's the photo Getty Images came up with when I typed in 'Santa Clara Broncos.' Well, if Steve Lavin can't inspire the Broncos to get a home win against rival San Francisco, I don't know who can.

So I'm taking Santa Clara at home and laying the eight points. The Broncos swept the Dons last year, winning all three meetings, including a 32-point home victory last February. These are two below-average teams, but the Broncos have a little-known star in senior center John Bryant (17 ppg and 12 rpg). He will be too much inside and SC should roll tonight.


Today's Picks: Santa Clara -8; 1 unit


Season Record: 37-29 (56 percent); +8.5 units