Free College Basketball Picks For Today 3/24/2019
Iowa vs. Tennessee College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/24/2019
Iowa vs. Tennessee—College basketball pick is Iowa Hawkeyes +8. Iowa faced a physical test from Cincinnati in their first round game and came away with a 79-72 win behind a very good shooting game. Hawkeyes shot 54.7% and made 11 of 22 three pointers. Issue facing Tennessee has been their defensive form. They were not able to gain enough distance from Colgate to cover. Over their past five games the Volunteers are allowing 45.9% shooting with 41% from three point range. Iowa ranks 14th national in offensive efficiency and were third against the Big Ten. Vols were tenth against the SEC with their three point defense. Free College Basketball Picks For Today 3/24/2019 Iowa +8.
Washington vs. North Carolina College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/24/2019
Washington vs. North Carolina—College basketball free pick is Washington Huskies +11.5. Washington regular season champs from the PAC 12. Team has won 8 of their past 11 games after their blowout win to Utah St. Huskies shot 49% in their win and defended a good Aggies team holding them to 35.2% shooting. North Carolina has failed to cover their past two games. They couldn’t cover against Iona despite grabbing 25 more rebounds. Over their past five games the Tar Heels shooting only 43% with 30.3% from three. Washington was the best defensive team in the PAC 12 topping the efficiency rating for the conference. They defended the three and two point shot well and were number three in conference hitting 37.8% from three. Huskies generate enough offense to cover this huge number. Free College Basketball Picks For Today 3/24/2019 Washington +11.5.
UCF vs. Duke College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/24/2019
UCF vs. Duke—Free pick is UCF +13. Lots of marquee names playing on Sunday so there is a lot of padding of the point spread toward the public teams. UCF is a very good defensive team with a big man in the middle who does a great job of guarding the rim. Knights are 13th in the nation in defending the two point shot with their size and strength down low. Over their past five games the Blue Devils are hitting only 27.8% from three point range. Must respect the Knights wins to Cincinnati, Houston then a blowout win to VCU in the first round. Knights also beat another tournament team in Temple on the campaign. Blue Devils have failed to cover five of their past six games. When these name schools don’t cover the books clean up. Free College Basketball Picks For Today 3/24/2019 UCF +13.
Buffalo vs. Texas Tech College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/24/2019
Buffalo vs. Texas Tech— College basketball pick is Texas Tech Red Raiders -3.5. Buffalo has not seen a defense like Texas Tech this season. Red Raiders may have caught a break by losing in their first game of the Big 12 tournament. Prior to the Big 12 tournament the Red Raiders won nine straight against their conference foes. That’s impressive enough for me to lay this short number against a team facing MAC schedule and beat an Arizona St team who had to travel with one day of rest after playing on Wednesday. Red Raiders are number one in defensive efficiency in the nation. They defend the two and three point shot well that forces turnovers. They pounded a good Northern Kentucky by 15 in the first round. Buffalo did lose to Northern Illinois and Bowling Green this season. Also, the Bulls dropped an 18 point decision at Marquette. Bulls have failed to cover five of their past seven as they battled a tired Arizona St team in the first round. Free College Basketball Picks For Today 3/24/2019 Texas Tech -3.5.
Liberty vs. Virginia Tech College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/24/2019
Liberty vs. Virginia Tech— College basketball free pick is Liberty Flames +8.5. Liberty pulled the upset in the first round beating a good Mississippi St 80-76. Flames are a good shooting team beating a good defensive team by shooting 46.2% with 12 of 25 from three. Liberty in their past five games shooting 47.7% with 44.7% from three. Flames strong with season numbers with two, three and free throw shooting and they defend well. Hokies not in the same shooting form as the Flames. They beat an offensive challenged Saint Louis team in their first round game. Hokies against the ACC was 10th in three point defense and 11th defending two point shots. Free College Basketball Picks For Today 3/24/2019 Liberty +8.5.
Oklahoma vs. Virginia College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/24/2019
Oklahoma vs. Virginia—Free pick Virginia Cavaliers -11. We saw the defensive intensity from Virginia in that second half against Gardner Webb as they held the Bulldogs to 20 points for their 15 point win. Cavaliers shot 51.9% in the win and forced 16 turnovers. Cavs are number three in the nation in defensive efficiency ratings plus rank second with offense. Cavaliers shot 43.1% from three against the ACC best in conference while holding teams to 28.6% also best. Oklahoma beat an Ole Miss team that had terrible defensive form coming into the tournament. Rebels had allowed 50% shooting and 39% from three over their past five games prior to facing Oklahoma. Now the Sooners face the opposite in Virginia. Sooners struggled against the good defensive teams in the Big 12 in Texas Tech, Baylor and Kansas St. They also lost to West Virginia twice this season. Free College Basketball Picks For Today 3/24/2019 Virginia -11.
Ohio St vs. Houston College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/24/2019
Ohio St vs. Houston— Free pick is Houston Cougars -5.5. Like was pointed out when we laid 12 with Houston in their first round game, now with at least one day of rest the Cougars have won by at least double digits in four straight and seven of their past eight games. Their past three games with rest have resulted in wins by 16 at Cincinnati, by 39 to Connecticut and 29 to Georgia St in their first round game. Cougars are 12th best in the nation in defensive efficiency rating an elite two and three point defending team. Cougars were best against the AAC hitting on 39.1% from three. Ohio St struggled against the elite defensive teams in the Big Ten with Michigan St, Michigan and Wisconsin all beating the Buckeyes. Even Syracuse beat Ohio St by 10 in the non-conference by 10 points. Over their past five games Buckeyes shooting only 38.7% with 31.9% from three. Free College Basketball Picks For Today 3/24/2019 Houston -5.5.
UC Irvine vs. Oregon College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/24/2019
UC Irvine vs. Oregon— College basketball free pick is Oregon Ducks -4.5. Oregon has adjusted well after losing their big man Bol Bol early in the season. They have won and covered nine straight. They have won eight of those games by eight points or greater. Over their past five games Oregon is shooting 47.9% with 38.1% from three while limiting opponents to 34.3% with 22.2% from beyond the arc. UC Irvine caught a Kansas St team playing without their best player. They did put up good numbers but face a weak Big West and non-conference schedule. Anteaters dropped games in conference to Pacific and a down Long Beach St team. Team was blown out against Utah St at home and were blown out at Butler. UC Irvine had a loss in the non-conference on a neutral court to Toledo by 7. Nothing on Anteaters schedule to justify taking the points. Must respect Oregon pounding Washington by 20 then Wisconsin in their first round game by 18. Free College Basketball Picks For Today 3/24/2019 Oregon -4.5.