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Big Noise Tipico CBB parlay of the day (Feb. 19)

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Multiple times each week, FTN Bets’ resident college basketball junkie, Brad Evans, will attempt to posterize the ‘books with his favorite selections, whether sides, totals, teasers or parlays. As always, fade or follow Brad’s picks — fading is encouraged — that’s up to you. 

2-leg alternative line parlay play: Saint Louis (-2.5), Boise St. (ML) (Tipico Sportsbook)

Odds: +165

Leg 1: Saint Louis (-2.5) at Dayton

Many have no clue what exactly a Billiken is (FYI, it’s a mythical good-luck creature that no doubt haunts dreams), but what’s known is Saint Louis is a bubble team in dire need of wins. After multiple coronavirus-impacted hiatuses, Travis Ford’s bunch, only 14 games to its name, absolutely must accumulate signature wins and fast. With upcoming matchups against not only the Flyers but also VCU and Richmond, it will have opportunities. However, the margin for error is incredibly small. The last time the Billikens exchanged greetings with Dayton, Jan. 26, it had not played a game in over a month. Understandably lethargic, they shot a horrid 23.1% on triples, surrendered 1.07 points per possession and dropped the game 76-71. Finding a groove this month, they’ve a more acceptable 1.109 points per possession, grabbed an offensive rebound 35.8% of the time and held opponents to a miserable 42.5% inside the arc. With or without guard Yuri Collins, Saint Louis should ground the Flyers in the post. Paint patrollers Hasahn French and Jordan Goodwin have an edge against a Dayton squad allowing 50.6% from two in A-10 action. REVENGE GAME? Yep, accelerate down narrative street. 

Leg 2: Utah St. at Boise St. (ML)

For loyal readers of this daily assignment, this pick isn’t some random earth-shattering surprise. Call it a Broncos fetish, but this sicko can’t resist dropping pennies into the grocery store pony machine. In Game 1 of the Mountain West series of the year, Boise took care of business. They sliced through the Aggies’ top-ranked defense by assertively pushing the ball to the basket while drilling 34.8% from beyond the arc. Compounding matters for Utah St., it joined the bricklayers union, shooting an appalling 3-for-16 from three. Center Neemias Queta’s career high 32 points wasn’t enough as the Broncos sprinted away to a 79-70 victory. To repeat the feat, Mladen Armus and Abu Kigab must bracket Queta more effectively. Additionally, if the Broncos’ showcase a similar scoring balance from Wednesday — six players scored at least eight points — avoid making costly errors and exude a similar energy defensively, they will stand alone atop the conference standings. Utah St. has crashed the glass over the past month, but it’s No. 200 output in effective field-goal percentage offense is why it's trending in the wrong direction. Don’t bank on a sudden reawakening. 

Season record: 24-27

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