College Basketball Picks - ATS Predictions

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Monday Feb 06, 2023

Texas is the hotter team at the moment, but Kansas has been playing a brutal schedule. Also, the Jayhawks are probably the better defensive team in this match-up. Also, Kansas might be ripe for a bounce-back effort here, following a poor one last time out. They’re probably favored by a bucket too much, but we’ll give the points and take the Jayhawks.

Free Pick: 
Take Kansas -4
Sunday Feb 05, 2023
Northwestern doesn’t shoot the ball all that well except from the FT line, where it’s hitting at 75 percent. The Wildcats also might be the better defensive team in this match-up. Also, following a rough outing last time out, we expect a better performance from the ‘Cats here. Wisconsin, meanwhile, is shooting just 66 percent from the line, and it’s been out-rebounded by nine of its last ten opponents. And that’s a poor combination if you’re trying to win basketball games. This game should be close, just like the game two weeks ago, and three points might come in real handy. We’ll take Northwestern plus the points.
Free Pick: 
Take Northwestern + 3.5
Saturday Feb 04, 2023
This is the first time Gonzaga’s been lined as a dog against St. Mary’s in memory. And yet we still believe the Zags are the better team - although not by much - in this match-up. And this game should be close, where three and a half points might come in really handy. St. Mary’s is one of the best defensive teams in the country, but the way Gonzaga shoots the ball should keep them in it. We’re betting the Bulldogs here, plus the points.
Free Pick: 
Take Gonzaga +3
Saturday Feb 04, 2023

I like Michigan State here. The Spartans have lost four of their last six games, but that stretch of games was one of the toughest of any teams this season. They're rested now and catching 4.5 points in a game. I think they have a realistic shot of winning in what should be a low-scoring, close game.

Free Pick: 
Take Michigan State +4.5
Friday Feb 03, 2023

San Diego State got out-played and out-shot Tuesday night against Nevada; we expect a bounce-back effort Friday night. Also, the Aztecs are one of the very best defensive teams in the country. Meanwhile, Boise State might be down a couple of starters. We’re giving the points with San Diego State here.

Free Pick: 
Take San Diego State -5.5
Wednesday Feb 01, 2023
We like the Friars here, plus the points. Providence comes in hot, shooting better than 50 percent from the field over its last three games. The Friars are also the better defensive team in this match-up. Xavier, meanwhile, is without its leading rebounder and second-leading scorer. Also, Providence owns the upper hand in the recent rivalry with the Musketeers.
Free Pick: 
Take Providence +3.5
Tuesday Jan 31, 2023

Both these teams are playing a lot of close games recently, including their own overtime battle. They’re also very similar statistically. Also, they’re both +1 PPG against common opponents! Also, with this game in Lawrence Kansas State is probably catching an extra 3-4 points on the spread. We’ll take the Wildcats plus those points Tuesday night.

Free Pick: 
Take Kansas State +8
Sunday Jan 29, 2023

I don't like siding with the public, but I think that they're on the right side of the line today. Iowa is very strong at home with only two losses, and while one was as a -31 fav to EIU, the other was to Ohio State in overtime. They've won and covered their other three Big Ten home games, and I believe it will be four after today's match.

Free Pick: 
Take Iowa -4
Saturday Jan 28, 2023

It's been all about defense for the Wildcats. After a wake-up call with back-to-back losses to Alabama and South Carolina, UK has gone on a four-game streak that started with a confidence-building 63-56 road win over the Vols. They've kept three of their last four opponents to 67 or fewer points. The team that surpassed that number was Georgia, who capitalized on the swollen heads of Kentucky (game after the shocking win over Ten), scoring 42 points in the first half before being held to 29 in the second half. The Jayhawks can play defense (39.4 FG % on the road), but they've been having issues with fouls committing 20.3 over the losing streak. They should get that cleaned up today. I'm forecasting a 70-65 type game.

Free Pick: 
Take the Under 140.5
Tuesday Jan 24, 2023

This is more of a feel play. TCU is a little banged up. They return home to accolades after the Jayhawks slaying and could easily be a little too full of themselves. The Sooners are just 1-3 in true road games, but three of the four losses were by four or fewer points. 

Free Pick: 
Take Oklahoma +5.5
Wednesday Jan 18, 2023

The Cardinals are just an awful team. They’ve been getting blown in the first half in recent games, and I think that’s the best bet tonight. 

Free Pick: 
Take the Pitt Panthers -5 in the first half.
Thursday Jan 12, 2023

Many of the key metrics favor the Sun Devils, but their body of work on the road certainly isn't impressive. They were defeated by 2-13 Texas Southern and suffered a blowout 37-point loss to San Francisco with wins over a mediocre Colorado team and 6-11 SMU. Oregon has had some sketchy losses in recent games but looked good on the road in Utah, but this is more of a play against the Sun Devils.

Free Pick: 
Take Oregon -5.5
Wednesday Jan 11, 2023

Northwestern isn’t going to outshoot many teams from the field, but they can get to the line and get their points that way. Which is exactly what I think happens against Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights haven’t crossed 65 points in their last three games and may need to surpass that tonight to get by the Wildcats. The over is tempting, but I think the spread offers more value.

Free Pick: 
Take Northwestern +1
Tuesday Jan 10, 2023

The Jayhawks have crushed the opposition at home, going 9-0 and outscoring the opposition 81.5 to 62.7. The recent history in this series versus the spread has the public siding with Oklahoma, but I think that is what keeps Kansas fully focused tonight. The Sooners are off a tough game on Saturday with a huge defensive effort (or were the Red Raiders flat from their loss to Kansas) to win in OT 68-63. Either way, I'm laying the double-digit spread, backing the home side, and counting on the Jayhawks D coming up big.

Free Pick: 
Take Kansas -10.5
Saturday Jan 07, 2023

This is a massive spread. I won't lay it, and I don't like Syracuse enough to take the points. The Cavs have a significant edge in three-point shooting and have stepped it up in their last two games. If those shots can continue to fall, I think that we should be able to fade the line move and get the money on the Over. Take the OVER 126

Free Pick: 
Take the Over 126
Tuesday Jan 03, 2023

The Longhorns (-3.5) showed a lot of grit battling for the slim 1-point win on the road in Oklahoma on New Year's Eve. The Longhorns haven't been a bettor's best friend as of latefailing to cover the spread in six of their last eight games. They have a good shot to start an upward trend tonight. They face a KSU team that may be a little too full of themselves after coming back from a large early deficit and prevailing 82-76 in overtime on Saturday. Texas is the better shooting team. They play better defense and can trash KSU on the boards.

Free Pick: 
Take Texas -8.5
Thursday Dec 29, 2022

I'm taking the points in this one. Memphis has played the much tougher schedule, but USF has won six of their last seven and did beat decent clubs in UMass and Hofstra and lead a good Auburn team at the half before falling by just eight points. Sure, Memphis did beat the very same Auburn team by nine, but they're really beat up now, and I just don't see them putting up enough points to distance themselves and making the Under bet also a solid play.

Free Pick: 
Take South Florida +14.5
Wednesday Dec 28, 2022

Alabama has played a much tougher schedule, but Mississippi State has just one loss on the season, and it did come against a quality opponent. The Bulldogs have played exceptional defense, albeit versus the lower SOS, holding every opponent to 66 or fewer points. They have the No. 3 scoring defense and the sixth-ranked FG % defense and may be able to slow down the Bama offense, similar to what Houston did.

Free Pick: 
Take the Under 141
Tuesday Dec 20, 2022
I like the Minutemen here, but I'm not comfortable laying this
  big of a line. Neither team shoots the ball well—especially the Big Green, whose shooting
  numbers are dismal against Division teams. The Under seems like the play here, and that's exactly
  where my money is going to land. Take the Under 139.5
Free Pick: 
Take the Under 139.5