College Basketball Picks - ATS Predictions

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Monday Apr 08, 2019

This should be a fantastic game. All season Virginia has been one of the top teams in the country, and Texas Tech is arguably playing the best ball right now of any team in the tournament. That said, I'm going to stay away from a side play and bank on getting the right side of this total. Both squads play outstanding defense which is reflected in a very low 117.5 total line, but I think it is still on the high side. When the No. 2 scoring defense of Michigan faced Texas Tech, and the third-ranked D they amassed 107 points. When Virginia and their No. 1 scoring defense took on Oregon and their 12th ranked D they combined for 102 points. I’ll look for more of the same tonight.

Free Pick: 
Take the UNDER 117.5
Sunday Mar 31, 2019

Duke's been playing with fire as of late, and that often leads to getting burned. And Michigan State has just the right kind of team to do it. Plus, the Blue Devils might be without G Cam Reddish, who's nursing a sore knee.

Free Pick: 
Take the Spartans +2
Saturday Mar 30, 2019

Purdue shot 54 percent Thursday night; we don't believe the Boilers will repeat that performance Saturday. Virginia, meanwhile, shot just 36 percent Thursday; we're betting the Wahoos shoot a little better than that Saturday. We like Virginia here, minus the points.   

Free Pick: 
Take Virginia -4
Saturday Mar 30, 2019
What happens when a seemingly unstoppable force meets an immovable object? This scientific query has been the subject matter of many blockbuster films and fantasy novels for centuries. In the case of an unstoppable offensive unit against a stout defensive team, time and time again the defense is often the one that has their way. In this case, that would be that Red Raiders. We’ll play them outright on the Money Line as T-Tech will punch their ticket to the Final Four.
 
Free Pick: 
Texas Tech +170
Friday Mar 29, 2019

Duke is lucky to be here, but sometimes a good scare is good for a team. And last month's loss to Virginia Tech might provide some added motivation.

Free Pick: 
We like the Blue Devils -7
Friday Mar 29, 2019

Kentucky is favored on Friday, as this will be their biggest test of the tournament thus far. We’re going to pick the upset and pick Houston to advance to the Elite Eight.

Free Pick: 
Bet Houston +3
Friday Mar 29, 2019

North Carolina is the third-highest scoring team in NCAA Division I at 86.1 points per game. Auburn is 36th at 79.5. On defense, Auburn ranks 93rd at 68.5 points per game allowed, while North Carolina is 208th at 72.5. This expects to be a very quick basketball game, but in the end, the Tar Heels will win and should cover the spread.

Free Pick: 
Take UNC -5
Thursday Mar 28, 2019

The Cavaliers are just a better all-around team than Oregon and own the better performance this season against quality opponents.

Free Pick: 
We're giving the points here with Virginia. -8.5
Thursday Mar 28, 2019

The Boilers made almost everything they threw up against Villanova; we do not expect them to shoot like that against the Vols, who are holding foes to 41 percent shooting on the season. Also, while Tennessee blew big leads both games last weekend, it's good enough to build big leads in the first place.

Free Pick: 
We like the Volunteers -1.5
Thursday Mar 28, 2019

Why did FSU knock off Gonzaga a year ago? Because Florida State plays in a tougher conference than Gonzaga. Regardless of who is on the Noles’ or Bulldogs’ roster, the ACC is the best conference in America in terms of college hoops. Florida State is the more battle-tested team, and they will be a problem for Gonzaga. I wouldn’t even be shocked if they staged another upset.

Free Pick: 
Take Florida State +7.5
Sunday Mar 24, 2019

We like these two teams, but when they get together, of course, we have to find a winner. In the end - the Cougars and their athleticism will win this game.

Free Pick: 
Bet the Houston Cougars -6
Sunday Mar 24, 2019

Oregon caught a break getting an inept Wisconsin team in the first round of this tournament. The Ducks on paper aren't that lucky with this match-up. UC Irvine is holding opponents to just 38 percent FG shooting on the season and out-rebounding foes by seven per game. Oregon's playing some pretty good defense lately itself but for what should be a close, tough game we're taking the Anteaters and the points.

Free Pick: 
Take UC Irvine +4
Sunday Mar 24, 2019

The Hawkeyes shot the heck out of the ball for the last 30 minutes Friday; that probably will not happen Sunday. Meanwhile, the Volunteers let Colgate back in the game Friday; they won't do that again Sunday.

Free Pick: 
We're giving the points here with Tennessee. -8
Sunday Mar 24, 2019

Let me preface this by saying this will easily be one of the more entertaining matches audiences will say tournament-to-date. This game will be a nip-and-tuck affair for most of the contest. However, Texas Tech’s physicality and their defensive prowess will be too much for the Bulls to overcome and Buffalo will run out of gas. Texas Tech will pull away late and generate a cover as they continue onto the Sweet 16. I urge takers to keep an eye on this Texas Tech team because they can certainly make a run to the Final Four.

Free Pick: 
Take Texas Tech -3.5
Saturday Mar 23, 2019

I wouldn't be shocked if the Bears staged an upset and knocked off the Bulldogs here. At the time this article was written, we had a reasonably top-seed friendly first round without anything too crazy unfolding outside of fan-favorite Murray State staging what seemed to be an obvious upset. There is often a No. 1 or No. 2 seed that may struggle to get out of the Second Round in each tournament, and this game looks like the best scenario for such a feat to occur.

Free Pick: 
Take Baylor +13
Saturday Mar 23, 2019

Kansas did what it usually does as a high seed in the NCAA Tournament, stretching its opening-game winning streak to 13 games. This should be a great game, but in the end, we are taking the team that has been there and done that before. Kansas wins as the underdog.

Free Pick: 
Bet the Jayhawks +2
Saturday Mar 23, 2019

Michigan State was favored by 13 points over Minnesota six weeks ago and covered. Sparty also finished seven games ahead of Goldy in the Big Ten standings this season. Also, while Michigan State came out cold Thursday, we expect a much better start Saturday. And Minnesota is unlikely to hit 11 three-pointers like it did Thursday.

Free Pick: 
We're giving the points here with the Spartans. -10.5
Friday Mar 22, 2019

North Carolina is 3-1 all-time against Iona, winning the last meeting in November 2007 as part of the Las Vegas Invitational. This is the first clash in the NCAA Tournament. The Iona-North Carolina winner goes against the Utah State-Washington winner in Sunday’s second round. The Tar Heels win this game by 30+.

Free Pick: 
Take North Carolina -23
Thursday Mar 21, 2019

Sometimes the value is simply in the numbers. Historically, the 8 vs. 9 match-up is a coin-toss game. After all, the win rate for the higher eight seed is 50.9%. With this being said, taking the dog on the Money Line in this game is the academic move as it will produce a good return on investment long-term if we took back $1.20 for every dollar bet, 50% of the time. The fact remains Syracuse's name is driving this market and Baylor is set up perfectly to end their nasty skid.

Free Pick: 
Take Baylor +120 (Money Line)

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