Free College Basketball Picks For Today 1/5/2019
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Michigan St vs. Ohio St College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/5/2019
Michigan St vs. Ohio St—College basketball pick is Ohio St Buckeyes -1.5. Injury issue for the Spartans as guard Joshua Langford has an ankle injury that forced him to miss the last game and is questionable in this spot. Langford receives the second most minutes on Michigan St. Ohio St is a 12-1 team. They have beaten the Spartans at home in their past two meetings. Buckeyes in their two Big Ten conference games in December blew out Minnesota at home by 20 and Illinois by 10 on a neutral court covering the point spread in both games. At home the Buckeyes are shooting 49.5% while allowing 38.9% with 29.7% from three. Spartans does have a true road loss at Louisville on the season. Buckeyes sit 17th in the nation with their two point field goal defense allowing 43.4% shooting. Play Ohio St -1.5.
Kentucky vs. Alabama College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/5/2019
Kentucky at Alabama –College basketball free pick is Kentucky Wildcats -4.5. Kentucky has dominated the Crimson Tide with ten straight wins and covering the point spread in seven of those games. Wildcats are 1-0 in their lone true road game beating Louisville by 13 points. In that win the Wildcats shot 50% and held the Cardinals to 36.4%. Alabama is 9-3 and 5-1 on their home court with the loss coming to Georgia St 83-80. They also have a road loss at Central Florida and on a neutral court to Northeastern. This is not an experienced Crimson Tide team with three sophomores and a freshman getting the bulk of the court time. Kentucky is the third best offensive rebounding team in the nation and do a great job of getting to the free throw line. Play Kentucky -4.5.
St Johns vs. Georgetown College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/5/2019
St Johns at Georgetown—Free pick is St Johns Red Storm -2. Georgetown is dealing with injuries as two players from their rotation are dealing with injuries. Forward Trey Mourning is questionable with a concussion. Mourning a senior does see the fifth most court time on the team. Guard Mac McClung has an ankle injury. McClung averages the second most possessions on the team and is a major contributor for the team. Georgetown is 11-3 and has a home loss to SMU 83-81 on the season. They have failed to cover six of their past ten games. St Johns is 13-1 and 1-1 in their true road games. They have a road win at Rutgers by 19 and a two point loss at Seton Hall. Red Storm are a good shooting team converting on 48.6% with 40.2% from three while holding opponents to 41.4%. Red Storm does a good job of protecting the basketball and are the 11th best three point shooting team in the nation. Play St Johns -2.
Villanova vs. Providence College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/5/2019
Villanova at Providence—College Basketball pick is Villanova Wildcats -2.5. Providence lost a lot of senior leadership from last year. They have already dropped two games on their home court to Massachusetts and an 11 point loss in their Big East opener to Creighton. On the road this season the Wildcats have shot well hitting on 48.1% with 38.7% from three. Team has shot well around the basketball hitting on 55.6% from two point distance. Providence not shooting well from two point distance and the free throw line. Play Villanova -2.5.
Florida St vs. Virginia College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/5/2019
Florida St at Virginia—College basketball pick is Florida St Seminoles +8.5. Florida St has played the Cavaliers tough in their past three meetings with two wins and a home loss by one point. Seminoles have won seven straight including a home win to Purdue. In their lone true road game the Seminoles won at Tulane 80-69. Seminoles are good on the offensive glass and on defense force turnovers. This is an experienced Florida St team with three seniors seeing the bulk of possessions. Play Florida St +8.5.
Kansas vs. Iowa St College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/5/2019
Kansas at Iowa St—Free pick is Iowa St -1. The Cyclones have played well on their home court with a 7-0 straight up record. Kansas is 0-1 in their true road games with the loss recently at Arizona St. Iowa St has had good form on the home court hitting on 51.9% with 36.7% from three. On defense the Cyclones handled visiting opponents to 37.7% shooting and 29.1% from three. In their loss at the Sun Devils the Jayhawks struggled with three point defense allowing 38.1% shooting. The Kansas shooting isn’t the elite numbers were saw in previous seasons. Cyclones do a great job of taking the care of the basketball and connect on 57.9% from two point distance which is 13th in the nation. Play Iowa St -1.
Clemson vs. Duke College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/5/2019
Clemson at Duke—College basketball pick is Clemson Tigers +16. This is a ton of points to lay with Duke. Blue Devils will be an inflated point spread team based on the hype surrounding this team. Recent step up game for Duke were to Gonzaga and Auburn and the team failed to cover in those games in Maui. Clemson has won four straight and have a true road win at Clemson where they shot 56.5% and 40% from three. On the year the team is converting on 48.9% of their shots. Tigers are fourth in the nation shooting from two hitting on 59.2%. They are also a good rebounding team. Clemson is an experienced team facing an inexperienced Duke team. Three seniors get the bulk of the possession for the Tigers. Blue Devils one of the least experienced teams in college basketball now gets a taste of what big time conference college basketball is about. Tigers were an NCAA Team last year making it to the Sweet Sixteen. Play Clemson +16.
West Virginia vs. Texas College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/5/2019
West Virginia at Texas—Free college basketball pick is Texas Longhorns -7. West Virginia plays their first true road games of the season and it is in conference play. Not a very good time to do this. Longhorns are on a two game win streak after 20 point home win to Utah and a 20 point win at Kansas St. Over their past five games the Longhorns are connecting on 47% and 41.7% from three point range. In that same span are giving up 38.5% shooting. West Virginia with no true road games have an 8-5 record and has failed to cover three of their thirteen games. Mountaineers opened up Big 12 play with a loss at home to Texas Tech. West Virginia shooting form is poor as in their past five games are hitting on 40.2% with 31.4% from three. On offense Longhorns takes care of the basketball and sit second in two point field goal defense by allowing 43.7% shooting. Two senior sees the bulk of the offensive possessions. Mountaineers do a poor job of protecting the basketball with a high turnover rate. Play Texas -7.
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