Free College Basketball Picks For Today 1/16/2022
Butler vs. Villanova College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/16/2022
Butler at Villanova—Bulldogs sit 2-2 in conference. They do have a win in their lone road game in conference beating Georgetown by 14. Three point shooting and rebounding has been an issue on offense in conference for Butler as they convert only 27.8% from beyond the arc. They do make their free throws and are best in the Big East with two point shooting.
Villanova 5-1 against the Big East. Their weaknesses against the conference has come with three point shooting, two point defending and forcing turnovers. Wildcats make only 28.7% from three against the Big East. Play Butler +15.
Penn St vs. Ohio St College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/16/2022
Penn St at Ohio St—Nittany Lions 3-3 in the Big Ten. They beat Northwestern by four on the road and lost by 16 at Michigan St. Penn St has struggled defending the three point line in conference allowing 38.1% and don’t force turnovers. Their defense has been dreadful on the road where they surrender 47.7% and 44.7% from three.
Ohio St sits 4-2 in conference. At home they have wins by 18 to Wisconsin and 8 to Northwestern. Buckeyes have shot the three well in conference hitting 37.1% and best in the Big Ten with two point shots as well at the free throw line. Ohio St has defended the perimeter and paint well in conference. Buckeyes were tested in the non-conference. Play Ohio St -8.5.
Cincinnati vs. Wichita St College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/16/2022
Cincinnati at Wichita St—Bearcats check in at 2-2 in the AAC. They dropped their lone conference road game at Memphis by seven. Cincinnati is second in offensive efficiency in conference behind 37.7% shooting from three and securing the basketball.
On defense they are giving up 41.1% from three to conference foes and don’t force turnovers. Wichita St0-3 in the conference. They have home losses to both Tulane and Memphis. Ugly on both sides for the Shockers as they sit 11th in defensive efficiency and 10th on offense against the AAC. Shockers shooting 26.7% from three in conference. They are weak shooting and defending inside.
Wichita St has high turnovers in their conference games. Bearcats are shooting 37.6% from three on the road. Shockers don’t shoot well at home with 39.8% and 29.4% from three. They also have a home loss in non-conference to North Texas. Play Cincinnati +1.5.
Iowa vs. Minnesota College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/16/2022
Iowa at Minnesota—Hawkeyes 2-3 in the Big Ten losing all three on the road to Purdue, Iowa St and Wisconsin. Iowa has struggled to defend in conference as they sit 13th in defensive efficiency behind poor rebounding, defending threes and the paint. They have not rebounded well on the offensive end.
Minnesota 1-4 against the conference. They did cover in a two point loss at Michigan St on Wednesday. Golden Gophers have struggled on both ends against the conference sitting 13th in offensively and 12th on the defensive end.
Rebounding, shooting and defending very poor in conference. Golden Gophers secure the basketball, so they don’t beat themselves. Can’t lay it here with Iowa due to their poor road form. Play Minnesota +5.5.
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Georgetown vs. St Johns College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/16/2022
Georgetown at St Johns—Hoyas sit 0-2 in the Big East. All losses coming at home by 26 to Marquette and 14 to Butler. They lost their only true road game coming by 13 at South Carolina. Georgetown last against the Big East in both offensive and defensive efficiency.
Against the conference the Hoyas shooting only 20.6% from three and 35.9% with their three point shooting. They have been crushed in conference on the defensive glass and defending the paint. St Johns is 1-2 in the Big East. Losses come on the road with a home win by five to DePaul.
Red Storm in conference has shot the three well and strong on the offensive glass. They are a weak defensive team in the Big East struggling on the glass, three and two point shooting defense. Red Storm hits only 58.3% at the line in conference. Defense not good enough to lay double digits in a conference game. Play Georgetown +10.5.
Monmouth vs. Marist College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/16/2022
Monmouth at Marist—Hawks sit 2-1 in the Metro Atlantic. Their lost their road game at Saint Peter’s by five. There are struggles for Monmouth in conference at the three point line with offensive rebounding and turnover over the ball. Hawks have been weak on the offensive glass and forcing turnovers. Three and two point defense in conference has been excellent.
Marist is 2-4 in the MAAC losing games at home to Iona, Rider and Siena. Red Foxes have been sloppy in conference play with a high turnover rate. They have struggled on the defensive glass and defending the paint but hold conference opponents to 28.7% from three. Red Foxes second in the MAAC in effective field goal percentage as they are strong scoring inside and makes 78.5% of their free throws. Play Marist +4.
Bradley vs. Illinois St College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/16/2022
Bradley at Illinois St—Braves enter play at 2-3 in the Missouri Valley. They lost both road conference games by 5 at Indiana St and 7 in overtime to Loyola Chicago. Bradley has been competitive in conference behind good three point shooting at 37.2% and strong on the offensive glass. They are second in MVC defensive efficiency with solid performance defending the perimeter and paint.
Bradley also forces turnovers on defense. Illinois St enters play 1-2 in conference. Their lone home game resulted in a five point overtime win to Missouri St. Redbirds tops in three point shooting against the conference hitting 44.4% and second defending threes at 31.9%. They are strong on the offensive glass. Braves shoot only 40.9% with 29.4% from three on the road. Play Illinois St +2.
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