College Basketball Picks - ATS Predictions

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Thursday Mar 14, 2019

There is a reason why so many "Bracketologists" have already penciled the Anteaters into March Madness. Very simply, this team has ruled the Big West with an iron fist, and they have been quite an impressive side all season long as they lost just four games against the 115th ranked non-conference strength of schedule according to KenPom. This venue will be an opportunity for Irvine to legitimize the acclaim and I suspect they will take full advantage.

Free Pick: 
Take UC Irvine -14.5
Wednesday Mar 13, 2019

ESPN's matchup predictor is giving Northwestern a 60 percent chance to come away with a win at the United Center. With both teams being local, it will be interesting to see which way this game goes. Neither side has shown significant signs of life, but we expect the Illini to continue their strong Big Ten Tournament early round success.

Free Pick: 
Take Illinois -2 (posted late due to a tech issue).
Wednesday Mar 13, 2019

ESPN’s matchup predictor is giving Oklahoma a 79.7 percent chance to win in Wednesday’s matchup. Each team capped off the regular season with a loss. But with this being the third time these two teams will have faced off this year fans should be in for a good one. We like Oklahoma to win by nearly double digits.

Free Pick: 
Take the Sooners. -6.5
Saturday Mar 09, 2019

Conference Tournament play serves as an excellent prelude for the mayhem that awaits all just around the corner in March Madness. For some teams, this is the time of year where they can salvage what would otherwise be a disappointing campaign. The Seahawks fit that model as a two-time defending CAA Champion. UNC Wilmington has made the last two NCAA Men's Basketball Tournaments, and chances are UNCW will be looking to piece together one more run to earn a third consecutive bid despite posting a losing record this season. This is where it begins. However, takers will be keen to take the points here given Elon's spate of dominance against UNCW this season given the two wins they picked up against the Seahawks. However, for UNC Wilmington the third time will be the charm, and they will win this one by at least a three-pointer. Swallow the points.

Free Pick: 
Take UNC Wilmington -2.5
Saturday Mar 09, 2019

The Spartans have gone 1-1 since playing Michigan. They lost 63-62 to Indiana and then bounced back against Nebraska winning 91-76. Goins scored a team-high 24 points and tacked on eight rebounds, while fellow senior Matt McQuaid finished with 22 points. It seems like a longshot that Ward is able to suit up for the season finally. Never underestimate Izzo in the month of March, as he's proved doubters wrong time and time again. ESPN's matchup predictor is giving the Spartans a 72.4 percent chance to win, and we're siding with that prediction.

Free Pick: 
Take the Spartans -3.5
Thursday Mar 07, 2019

The Gauchos have the potential to be a viable candidate to represent the Big West in the Men’s Basketball Tournament with respect to the way they play defense. Expect the Gauchos to use this opportunity to showcase their supremacy against the Matadors and win this one by certainly more than a mere basket.

Free Pick: 
Take UC Santa Barbara -2.5
Tuesday Mar 05, 2019

The Jayhawks were able to win the rebounding battle in their last game 41-34 but got away with a win despite shooting just 42.9 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from deep. Tuesday night will be an opportunity for Kansas to prove that they're not just a team who can win at home. ESPN's matchup predictor has the Jayhawks favored at 54.6 percent, as they'll travel back home after this game to take on Baylor and finish off their regular season. We are going to take the Jayhawks to win this game on the road and keep their chances alive.

Free Pick: 
Take the Jayhawks -1
Monday Mar 04, 2019

Sure the 8.5 points is a lot to give up, but I believe I have enough to substantiate backing the Red Raiders tonight. In the first match, Texas playing at home were outscored by ten in the second half to fall by six, and we're only asked to lay 2.5 more points. The Longhorns will be without their leading scorer Kerwin Roach II this time around who had a team-leading 17 points and five assists in the loss. IN his absence they did give Baylor all they could handle in an OT loss and blew out Iowa State getting it done with the long ball. The Texas shooters hit on 60% of their 3-point shots versus Iowa State and 55.6% against Baylor but now face one of the top 3-pt defenses in the nation. I believe the loss of Roach II catches up to them tonight.

Free Pick: 
Take the Texas Tech Red Raiders -8.5
Saturday Mar 02, 2019

Rivalry games produce the unexpected, and few teams hate each other as much as the Dawgs and the Gators. With Georgia’s season all but done, they will treat this border state feud as a March Madness game. The Dawgs will throw the kitchen sink at the Gators and have all the makings to become a barking dog capable of producing a scare or even an upset.

Free Pick: 
Take Georgia +11.5
Saturday Mar 02, 2019
ESPN’s matchup predictor is giving K-State a 70.9 percent chance at winning this game over Baylor. The Wildcats have been very good at home this season with a 12-2 record, while the Bears are just 6-5 on the road. We expect K-State to regroup following their 64-49 loss to Kansas, and take care of business at home this weekend.
 
Free Pick: 
Bet Kansas State -6 over Baylor.
Thursday Feb 28, 2019

The Road Runners will utilize their strong home court presence (10-3 SU at home this season) to get another win against the Monarchs. Chances are UTSA will win this one more convincingly this time around, but it doesn't matter at the end of the day because all we need is one basket to get the job done. We can trust UTSA well get the job done.

Free Pick: 
Take Texas-San Antonio -1.5
Tuesday Feb 26, 2019

This is a Syracuse team that can pull off an upset, as they defeated No. 1 Duke earlier this season in overtime. Perhaps the team can get off to a hot start against North Carolina to get back on track and finish the season off strong. Do not count on it though. The Tar Heels are one of the top teams in the country.

Free Pick: 
Take North Carolina to win this game by 12.5
Saturday Feb 23, 2019

North Carolina has flown under the radar for much of the season, but the win over Duke should garner some attention. The Tar Heels are for real, and they can score with anyone in the country. Florida State has rattled off eight straight wins, but that streak comes to an end on Saturday. North Carolina is simply too talented, and they roll over Florida State in this game.

Free Pick: 
Take North Carolina Tar Heels -7.5
Saturday Feb 23, 2019

The 49ers will throw the kitchen sink at Middle Tennessee State. The 49ers are hungry to end Middle Tennessee State's supremacy in this series, and they know too well that this is their best chance against a more human MTSU. Charlotte comes in under the number. An upset is not of the question here.

Free Pick: 
Take Charlotte +5.5
Thursday Feb 21, 2019

Sacramento State by all indications should control the ebbs and flow of this game which means that an upset is likely in the works. While this game may indeed come to a basket, the Hornets will likely win this one by a more decisive margin as their defense create some separation from their overvalued opponents that are favored strictly by recency bias and tournament pedigree.

Free Pick: 
Take Sacramento State +107
Wednesday Feb 20, 2019

Duke and North Carolina games are usually instant classics, and this should be much of the same. This will be an incredibly fast-paced game, with plenty of NBA type talent on the floor. North Carolina will keep it close for a while, but eventually, Duke will wear them out.

Free Pick: 
Bet the Duke -9
Saturday Feb 16, 2019

Three of the recent six games between these two sides were settled by a bucket. Two of these contests required overtime. Given the fact that the price for taking back the point is equivalent to backing Y-State outright, we’ll take that one point as it may actually be pivotal in a historically hard-fought and scrappy match-up such as this one. However, when push comes to shove Youngstown State has all the intangibles to get the win outright here on their own court.

Free Pick: 
Take Youngstown State +1
Saturday Feb 16, 2019

This is going to be an excellent game between two of the top teams in the country. In the end, we are going with the program with the most success. We are taking Kentucky to win this game at home.

Free Pick: 
Take Kentucky -4
Thursday Feb 14, 2019

This game has all the makings of a blowout written all over it, and we can trust that UC Santa Barbara will get the job done here. The Gauchos will take the Highlanders wire-to-gate and win this one by double digits at the minimum.

Free Pick: 
Take UC Santa Barbara -8.5
Thursday Feb 14, 2019

It’ll be interesting to see if Gilbert can make it through pregame warmups and suit up for this game now that the team is without Adams. All indications are that he’s close to returning and it would be nice for the Huskies to get back their floor general. Given the injury concerns to the Huskies, we’re picking the red-hot Cougars Thursday night.

Free Pick: 
Take Houston -8.5

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