Free College Basketball Picks For Today 1/3/2019
Penn St vs. Michigan College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/3/2019
Penn St vs. Michigan—College basketball pick is Michigan Wolverines -11. Wolverines return to Big Ten conference play where they have opened at 2-0. In their opener it was a blowout 76-57 win against Purdue covering as a -5.5 betting odds favorite. At home the team is shooting 38.2% from three and holding teams to 39.4%. Penn St is 0-3 straight up in their true road games. They have not defended well on the road allowing 48.1% shooting. In the Nittany Lions road losses at Alabama, Maryland and DePaul they failed to cover in each game. Michigan an efficient offensive team that does not turn the ball over and is sixth best in the nation in two point field goal defense. Nittany Lions are a poor shooting team. Play Michigan -11.
Illinois vs. Indiana College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/3/2019
Illinois vs. Indiana—College basketball free pick is Indiana Hoosiers -11. Hoosiers are a perfect 9-0 straight up on their home court. They are off to a 2-0 start in the Big Ten. At home they are shooting the ball well hitting on 56.7% while limiting opponents to 38% shooting. Illinois 4-9 overall and 0-2 in their true road games. Away from home the Fighting Illini is giving up 46.9% shooting and hitting only 40.5% from the field. Team is a poor on the defensive glass and allowing 53% shooting from two point distance. Hoosiers convert on 60.4% with their two point shots which is 3rd best in the nation. Play Indiana -11.
NC State vs. Miami College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/3/2019
NC State vs. Miami—Free pick is NC State -2. Wolfpack is 12-1 overall and have been great against the spread at 12-3. They have recent wins at home to Auburn and on a neutral court to Penn St winning 89-78. NC State is a very good shooting team connecting on 52.6% with 41.4% from three point range. They have been good defending the perimeter allowing 27.2% from three. Hurricanes are 8-4 overall with a 6-1 record on the home court. Team has failed to cover seven of their past eight games. They do struggle with offensive rebounding and two point field goal defense. NC St strong on the offensive glass and ninth best in the nation in two point field goal shooting at 58.2%. Play NC State -2.
Minnesota vs. Wisconsin College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/3/2019
Minnesota vs. Wisconsin—College basketball pick is Wisconsin Badgers -9. Badgers a 10-3 overall team and 6-0 on the home court. They are 2-0 in the Big Ten with wins at Iowa and home to Rutgers. They also have notable wins in the non-conference to NC State at home and a neutral site 78-58 win to Oklahoma covering as a -5.5 betting odds favorite. Badgers a good shooting team converting on 49.1% with 39.1% from three point range. They are defending limiting opponents to 40.9%. Golden Gophers are 0-2 straight up in their true road games. With an eight point loss at Boston College and by 20 at Ohio St failing to cover both games. On the road Minnesota is allowing 46.9% shooting and hitting only 22.6% with 11.6 % from three. Wisconsin is an efficient offensive team that takes care of the basketball and is strong on the defensive glass. Play Wisconsin -9.
Colorado vs. Arizona College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/3/2019
Colorado vs. Arizona—College basketball free pick is Colorado Buffaloes +6.5. Buffaloes have covered five of their past seven against the Wildcats. Team is 2-2 straight up in their true road games. Buffaloes are a good shooting team converting on 46.9% and defend holding opponents to 42.3% with 31.5% from three point distance. Arizona is a 9-4 team with a loss already at home. Wildcats have failed to cover four of their past five with loss on the road to Alabama and at home to Baylor 58-49. Also ugly losses by 16 to Auburn and by 17 to Gonzaga in Maui. Arizona is not a good three point shooting team connecting on 32.6% and struggles on the offensive glass. Buffaloes are strong on the defensive glass and does a good job of getting to the free throw line. Play Colorado +6.5.
Stanford vs. UCLA College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/3/2019
Stanford vs. UCLA—Free pick is Stanford Cardinal +8. Cardinal has played a tough non conference playing Kansas and North Carolina on the road. Neutral site games include games against Florida and Wisconsin. They forced Kansas into overtime losing by six as a 20 point underdog. They have covered five of their past seven games. UCLA is a team that has struggled. They have lost four straight and failed to cover in five straight and eight of ten. In their past two home games resulted in losses by 2 to Belmont and 15 to Liberty. The loss to the Flames as the last straw as head coach Steve Alford was fired. Not good to fire a head coach right before the start of conference play. Stanford has defended the three point shot this year allowing 29.5% and 42.8% overall. Over their past five games the Cardinal is shooting 47%. In that same span the Bruins are giving up 37.6% from three. Bruins are a poor free throw shooting team converting on 61.9% and on defense to not force turnovers. This UCLA team is not very experienced. Play Stanford +8.
St Marys vs. San Francisco College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/3/2019
St Marys vs. San Francisco—College basketball pick is San Francisco Dons -2. St Mary’s is a 9-6 team overall sitting at 1-1 in their true road games. Their road loss came at Western Kentucky 71-68. Gaels have losses on their home court to Harvard and UC Irvine. San Francisco sits at 12-2 overall and a perfect 8-0 on the home court. Dons a good shooting team converting on 47.5% from the field while holding opponents to 39.2% with 26.7% from three point range. On the road the Gaels have not defended well by allowing 46.7% shooting. Dons do a good job of taking care of the basketball and connect on 56.9% from two point distance which is 28th best in the nation. San Francisco is also strong on the defensive glass ranking seventh in the nation. St Mary’s defensively is not forcing turnovers or blocking shots. They also lack experience which explains the four losses this early in the season. Gaels only one senior in the top eleven of their rotation. Dons are an experienced team with many seniors and juniors in their rotation. Three seniors see the bulk of the court minutes. Play San Francisco -2.
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