BALL STATE +3 vs TULSA (NCAA football)
There’s value in Ball State falling to an underdog. The Cards were undefeated until falling to Buffalo in the MAC title game. Remember, Tulsa also lost its title game. BALL ST.
GMAC BOWL (75 total, 5 pm ESPN)
The one thing you can count on in this bowl matchup is scoring, and plenty of it. Tulsa was good for 40 points a game during the regular season and gave up 70 to Houston. Ball State opened -1½ and should be insulted at the line move. OVER.
2 FOR TUESDAY Mark Mayer... 2009: 0-0, ended 2008:
OHIO STATE at MICHIGAN ST (NCAA basketball)
Since losing by 35 points to UNC, the Spartans have won 7 straight including last 4 vs. spread. Common opponent Minnesota beat Ohio St by 9 and lost to MSU by 12, both at home. MICH ST.
MINNESOTA at MEMPHIS (NBA)
Kevin McHale is turning the T’wolves around. Minny is 6-1 against the spread in its last 7, including 4 straight covers. Memphis is regressing, if that’s possible. The Grizzlies have dropped 8 of 9. T’WOLVES...Bonus: Buffalo Sabres (NHL).