Free College Basketball Picks For Today 11/26/2021
Iona vs. Belmont Basketball Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Iona vs. Belmont—Belmont returns five starters from last year’s 26-4 team that went 18-2 in conference and was snubbed by the NCAA Tournament plus NIT. Respect their win on Friday to an experienced Drake team 74-69 shooting 52% from the field. Bruins are a strong scoring team inside that makes their free throws. Iona returns two starters from last year’s team that went 12-6 and eliminated in the NCAA first round. Rich Pitino a high profile coach was able to restock through the transfer portal. They did get a head start on the competition with a summer trip to Greece facing Greek League teams in a series of five games. Gaels are not an efficient offense. They are around average shooting team from three and inside as they hit 42.9% from the field and 32.2% from three. Play Belmont +3.5.
Loyola Chicago vs. Arizona St Basketball Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Loyola Chicago vs. Arizona St—Three games in three days for both teams in this tournament. Loyola Chicago has more continuity returning four starters from last years team that reached the Sweet Sixteen. Ramblers added experience with two graduate transfers. Two starters return for Arizona St. Head coach Bobby Hurley recruited size to better the teams rebounding and defense with freshman as well as transfer acquisitions. Loyola Chicago is shooting 41.5% from three and doing a good job scoring and defending inside. Arizona St has struggled to shoot the basketball converting 42.1% along with 33.3% from three. Three point defense an issue for the Sun Devils. Play Loyola Chicago +6.
Duke vs. Gonzaga Basketball Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
Duke vs. Gonzaga—Gonzaga is amped up playing at a high level. It was an impressive 20 point win against an experienced UCLA team as they shot 56% and 39% from three. They held the Bruins to only 35% overall. Joining the roster is a talented freshman class. Last year the team had to replace four of their top six scorers and earned a trip to the semifinal game. They are tops in the nation in offensive efficiency and seventh best defensively. Duke has not shot the three pointer well. Other than their opener against Kentucky the schedule has been soft for Duke the next five games heading into this showdown. This is not an experienced Duke team. Play Gonzaga -7.5.
USC vs. San Diego St Basketball Pick Prediction 11/26/2021
USC vs. San Diego St—USC returns two starters from last season. But six of their eight rotation players return from last year. Plus, the Trojans restocked with transfers and a freshman class. This is a team that is experienced and with depth. That is important in this back to back game as the Trojans do go to their bench with heavy minutes. On the court they are shooting 49.5% with 35.9% from three. Defensively they are holding teams to 34.8% along with 25.8% from three point range. They are strong scoring and defending inside plus they take good care of the basketball. San Diego St not a good shooting team converting 41.9% along with 28.2% from three point range. They do have a six point loss at BYU couldn’t separate enough to cover in wins to Arizona St by two and UT Arlington by six. Play USC +3.