Free College Basketball Picks For Today 3/18/2021
Mt St Marys vs. Texas Southern College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/18/2021
Mt St Marys vs. Texas Southern—College basketball pick is Texas Southern Tigers at a pick. Texas Southern played well winning nine straight and 14 of 15 entering the NCAA Tournament. Past five games Tigers holding teams to 40% shooting and hitting on nearly 46%. Mount St Mary’s hit their conference tourney losing three of five games. They are just two games over .500 overall. Tigers strong scoring and defending insider in conference. They are an experienced team with good size for a small conference team. Mountaineers committed a high number of turnovers in Northeast play and doesn’t force them defensively. A poor free throw shooting team that is weak scoring inside. Play Texas Southern at pick.
Drake vs. Wichita St College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/18/2021
Drake vs. Wichita St—College basketball free pick is Wichita St Shockers +1. Prefer the defensive form of the Shockers as in their past five games holding teams to 41.8% shooting. Wichita St had won eight straight until their one point loss in the AAC Tournament. Drake has lost and failed to cover two of three. In that span of five games the Bulldogs are allowing 47.1% shooting. Shockers were second in the AAC conference in offensive efficiency as they are best in ball security and make threes. They are strong defending the perimeter in conference holding opponents to 28.9% from three. Bulldogs have their struggles at the free throw line and lost four of ten down the stretch. Notable win by the Shockers came against Houston late. Play Wichita St +1.
NC State vs. Davidson College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/18/2021
NC State vs. Davidson—Free pick is NC State Wolfpack at +1.5. Wolf pack comes from the better conference in the ACC. They did win five of their final six games heading into the NIT with a notable road win at Virginia. Past five games Wolfpack are holding opponents to 41.4% shooting. Davidson has lost three of five. In that five games span the Wildcats making only 44.3%. NC State in ACC play did force turnovers and did a good job of scoring from three and inside. Davidson worst free throw shooting team in the A10 at 61.7% and worst at defending threes at 36.8%. Play NC State +1.5.
Norfolk St vs. Appalachian St College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/18/2021
Norfolk St vs. Appalachian St—College basketball pick is Norfolk St Spartans +3. Norfolk St has won six straight and eight of their past nine games. Spartans over their past five games are shooting 46.6% while holding opponents to 37.6%. Appalachian St not in great shooting form as in that span hitting only 37.8%. They are an 11 loss team from the Sun Belt. In the MEAC the Spartans shot the three well and took good care of the basketball. Strong on the defensive glass. Appalachian St near the bottom in Sun Belt play from three and the free throw line. Mountaineers 10th in defensive efficiency in conference performing the worst in the Sun Belt in defending the paint. Play Norfolk St +3.
SMU vs. Boise St College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/18/2021
SMU vs. Boise St—College basketball pick is SMU Mustangs +1. Boise St comes from a weak Mountain West conference. When they stepped up in class in conference they struggled. Broncos enter the NIT on a four game losing streak. Past five games they are surrendering 45% shooting. SMU has notable wins to Memphis and Dayton. In that span of five games, they are holding opponents to 39.4% shooting. Mustangs strong against the AAC in scoring and defending inside. They are third in offensive and defensive efficiency in AAC. Play SMU +1.
UCLA vs. Michigan St Southern College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/18/2021
UCLA vs. Michigan St—Free pick is Michigan St Spartans -2. UCLA struggled down the stretch losing four straight. Defense has gone south as in their past five games allowing 48% shooting. Michigan St showed improvement down the stretch winning five of their final eight games. Notable wins came to Michigan, Ohio St and Illinois. Bruins struggled in the PAC in three point defense and free throw line. Spartans strong on offensive glass and three point defense. Play Michigan St -2.