Free College Basketball Picks For Today 1/8/2022
UCONN vs. Seton Hall College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/8/2022
UCONN at Seton Hall—Connecticut 1-1 in the Big East. They come off a win at Marquette by eight. Huskies have been strong in Big East action on the defensive glass and sit best in Big East defensive efficiency.
Huskies have notable wins in the non-conference to St Bonnies, VCU and Auburn. This is an experienced team that has played good minutes together entering the season. Seton Hall 1-2 in the Big East. They have struggled on the offensive glass as well as scoring and defending inside. Play UCONN +3.5.
Texas vs. Oklahoma St College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/8/2022
Texas at Oklahoma St—Texas 2-0 in the Big 12 with impressive wins by 15 at home to West Virginia and 13 at Kansas St. They are best in the Big 12 in offensive efficiency secure the basketball, making free throws and shooting. On defense the Longhorns have been strong in conference defending inside and grabbing boards on the defensive end.
Oklahoma St has lost four of five. They have four losses at home to Kansas by 11, Xavier by 6, Wichita St by 9 and Oakland by 1. In their loss to Kansas the Cowboys shot only 23.5% from three and surrendering 39.1% from three. Oklahoma St was poor on the defensive glass. Play Texas -3.5.
Michigan St vs. Michigan College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/8/2022
Michigan St at Michigan—Wolverines have lost three of four. They are 1-2 in the Big Ten. They have a bad ten point home loss to a rebuilding Minnesota team. Michigan in their Conference games have struggled to make threes and defend inside. Wolverines do a poor job of forcing turnovers. They go deep with their starters.
Michigan St has won and covered all three of their true road games. They are 4-0 in the Big Ten sitting first in effective field goal percentage in conference. Facing the Big Ten the Spartans are shooting 41.5% from three and holding opponents to 25.6%. Strong scoring and defending team inside. A tested team who has played the 16th toughest schedule in the nation. Play Michigan St +2.5.
Villanova vs. DePaul College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/8/2022
Villanova at DePaul—Wildcats 3-1 in the Big East with the loss coming at Creighton. They have since won three straight with a win by six at Seton Hall. In the Big East, Villanova has been weak from three where they make 27.6% and defending inside.
Wildcats don’t utilize much of their bench sitting 350th in the nation. DePaul off to an 0-3 start in the Big East. Blue Demons are strong on the offensive glass, making threes and defending inside in conference play. Play DePaul +7.5.
Kansas vs. Texas Tech College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/8/2022
Kansas vs. Texas Tech— Kansas in the Big 12 opener was their first true road game of the season. They came away with a 74-63 win at Oklahoma St. Jayhawks strong on both ends of the court ranking fourth in offensive efficiency and 28th on the defensive side. They convert 37.2% from three and 57.7% with their two point shooting.
Jayhawks secure the basketball and good at forcing turnovers. A strong rebounding team. Red Raiders have struggled securing the basketball and a poor free throw shooting team making 65.8^. They have lost three of their step up games to Iowa St, Gonzaga and Providence.
In their loss in their Big 12 opener to Iowa St the Red Raiders shot 17.6% from three and struggled to grab offensive rebounds. Play Kansas -4.5.
Oral Roberts vs. Western Illinois College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/8/2022
Oral Roberts at Western Illinois—Oral Roberts sits 4-1 in the Summit League. They are tops in defensive efficiency in conference as the Golden Eagles are strong defending inside and the three point shot. They do a great job on the glass and make 80% of their free throws. They have road wins in the Summit at St Thomas and South Dakota.
Western Illinois on a three game losing streak and 1-2 in conference. Leathernecks sit 10th and last in the Summit in effective field goal percentage as they make only 22.2% from three. They are weak with perimeter defensive giving up 39% from three in conference. Play Oral Roberts -2.
Colorado St vs. San Diego St College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/8/2022
Colorado St at San Diego St—Aztecs continue to be strong on the defensive end sitting ninth in the nation in efficiency. They defend the perimeter and do a great job of defending inside. Aztecs force turnovers and strong on the offensive glass.
San Diego St has notable wins to Saint Mary’s by 10 and Georgetown by 17. This is an experienced team. Colorado St has not played a difficult schedule. Rams struggle on the offensive glass, defending inside and forcing turnovers. This is their first true road game and the Rams lack size. Play San Diego St -2.5.
Iowa St vs. Oklahoma College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/8/2022
Iowa St at Oklahoma—The Sooners are 1-1 in the Big 12. Their win came at home to Kansas St and didn’t separate enough in a two point win failing to cover. In conference play the Sooners have struggled defending inside and at the three point line where they give up 44.4%.
Oklahoma sits ninth in Big 12 effective field goal percentage. They have not shot the three well in conference. Iowa St 1-1 in the Big 12 covering both games. Cyclones in their true road game came away with a six point win at Creighton. In conference play, Iowa St has been strong scoring inside, defending threes and forcing turnovers. Play Iowa St +6.
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Baylor vs. TCU College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/8/2022
Baylor at TCU—Baylor 2-0 in the Big 12 failing to cover each game. In Big 12 play the Bears have struggled securing the basketball and defending inside. They sit just eighth in Big 12 defensive effective field goal percentage.
TCU has won ten of eleven. Horned Frogs have been strong on the glass plus defending threes and inside. They do go deep in their rotation. Play TCU +9.5.
Virginia vs. North Carolina College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/8/2022
Virginia at North Carolina—North Carolina in their lone step up game at home blew out Michigan by 21. They sit 2-1 in the ACC as they are second in conference offensive and defensive efficiency. Against the ACC the Tar Heels are shooting 46.8% from three and 85.7% from the free throw line. They are strong on the defensive glass and defending inside.
Virginia 3-1 in the ACC but have two glaring weaknesses. They are 14th against the ACC in shooting and defending threes. They are near the bottom on the offensive and defensive glass. These are strong suits for the Tar Heels. Cavaliers non-conference schedule ranked 248th. They don’t utilize much of their bench. Play North Carolina -5.5.
Washington St vs. Utah College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/8/2022
Washington St at Utah—A weekend in high elevation for the Cougars. They have lost four of five after their 83-78 defeat at Colorado to fall to 1-2 in the PAC 12. Washington St has struggled offensively sitting 11th in PAC 12 offensive efficiency shooting poorly from three and inside. They have played a weak non-conference slate ranking 289th in the nation.
Utah has a home win in PAC 12 play to California and have a win against an experienced Fresno St team. In conference play the Utes have been strong on the defensive glass and make their free throws. Utes have good size. Play Utah -1.
Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/8/2022
Notre Dame at Georgia Tech—Fighting Irish carry a carries a four game win streak. They are 2-1 in the ACC after their five point home win to North Carolina. They do have a home win to Kentucky. In the ACC the Fighting Irish has shot well from three at 38.3% and made 85.7% of their free throws. They secure the basketball and strong on the defensive glass in conference.
Georgia Tech has lost six of seven with the win coming at home to Georgia St in overtime. They sit 0-3 in the ACC ranking 14th in conference offensive efficiency. A poor rebounding team on both ends plus weak defending threes in the ACC by surrendering 38.5%. Yellow Jackets are 10th in ACC defensive efficiency. Play Notre Dame -1.
Miami vs. Duke College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/8/2022
Miami at Duke—Miami has won 12 of their 15 games this season. They are 4-0 in the ACC. Hurricanes in ACC play sit first in offensive efficiency as they connect on 44.6% from three and strong scoring inside. Facing the ACC the Hurricanes secure the basketball and forces turnovers on defense.
Duke couldn’t separate enough in a win at home to Georgia Tech failing to cover. After a long layoff the Blue Devils shot only 38%. In their ACC the Blue Devils have struggled to make threes, free throws and force turnovers on defense. Play Miami +15.
Florida vs. Auburn College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/8/2022
Florida at Auburn—Gators opened SEC play dropping a home game 83-70 to Alabama. In their lone true road game the Gators fell at Oklahoma by seven. It was a high turnover game for the Gators in their loss to Alabama and were crushed on the defensive glass. They struggled at the free throw line and just an average shooting performance. Gators have struggled from three this year.
Auburn two 15 point wins in SEC conference games by sitting first in conference defensive efficiency. They shot well but defended the paint and perimeter even better. Tigers do a good job blocking shots and forcing turnovers. Play Auburn -7.5.
Tennessee vs. LSU College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/8/2022
Tennessee at LSU—The Tigers sit a perfect 9-0 at home. They do come off a five point home win to Kentucky to move to 1-1 in the SEC with the loss coming at Auburn. LSU has been strong defending inside, forcing turnovers and grabbing boards facing the conference. Tennessee sits 1-1 int eh SEC winning at home to Ole Miss and dropping a five point game at Alabama.
Crimson Tide has been poor shooting the basketball in the SEC and on the offensive glass. Vols sit 10th in SEC offensive efficiency. They don’t defend well from three and inside ranking tenth in conference. Tennessee does lack experience and minutes playing together entering the season. Play LSU -2.
Saint Mary’s vs. BYU College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/8/2022
Saint Mary’s at BYU—Gaels in their step up games have losses by 6 to Wisconsin and 10 to San Diego St on neutral sits. They dropped a 16 point decision at Colorado St. Saint Mary’s has not been strong defending the perimeter. They don’t utilize their bench much. BYU opened up WCC play by blowing out Pacific at home 73-51.
Cougars have won all nine at home. They have notable wins this season by six or greater to San Diego St, Oregon, Utah, Missouri St and Utah St. Cougars strong on the glass and defending the two as well as three point shot. This team makes their free throws. Play BYU -3.5.
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