Free College Basketball Picks For Today 1/17/2022
Purdue vs. Illinois College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
Purdue at Illinois—Boilermakers enter play at 3-2 in the Big Ten. On the road they have a loss by two at Rutgers and won by seven at Penn St. Purdue has struggled to defend the perimeter and paint against Big Ten opponents sitting 11th in defensive effective field goal percentage. They have been strong on the glass. Illinois a perfect 6-0 in the Big Ten.
Notable wins came at home to Michigan by 15 and on Iowa by four. All their conference home wins came by double digits. They are tops in both offensive and defensive efficiency in the Big Ten. They shoot well from three and inside in conference plus make 79.3% of their free throws. They shoot 49.1% from the floor and 38% from three at home. Purdue on the road surrendering 49.5% from the floor and 41.7% from three. Play Illinois -1.5.
Utah vs. Arizona St College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
Utah at Arizona St—Utes sit at 1-6 in the PAC 12. They sit 11th in both offensive and defensive efficiency in conference. Utah very weak scoring and defending inside. They surrender 36.9% from three and poorly secure the ball. Utes don’t force many turnovers and did not have many minutes playing together as the season began.
On the road Utah shoots 40.7% and surrenders 51.4%. Arizona St is 1-3 in the PAC 12. Their win came on the road to Oregon in overtime. They have had offensive struggles sitting 12th in offensive efficiency in conference but fourth on the defensive end. They do a good job of defending the paint. At home they hold teams to 37.4% shooting. Play Arizona St -2.
La Salle vs. Saint Joseph’s College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
La Salle at Saint Joseph’s—La Salle is 0-3 in the Atlantic 10. All losses came at home. They played three true road games in the non-conference and were beaten each game. Explores have shot poor from three hitting 29.6% in conference and struggled defending inside. Defensively La Salle against the A10 has surrendered 40.9% shooting and have been poor on the defensive glass.
Saint Joseph’s 1-2 in conference losing their home game to Davidson 88-73. Hawks have defended well in conference as they were strong on the defensive glass as well as three and two point defense. Offensively Saint Joseph’s have been effective scoring inside. Hawks have shown the ability to blow out lesser teams on their home court. Play Saint Joseph’s -7.5.
Indiana vs. Nebraska College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
Indiana at Nebraska—Hoosiers sit at 3-3 in the Big Ten. They have dropped all three conference road games and dropped their only road game in the non-conference at Syracuse. Hoosiers are 11th against the Big Ten offensive efficiency shooting poorly from three and inside. They do defend well.
Nebraska 0-7 in the Big Ten. Losses at home came by 35 to Michigan, 8 to Ohio St in overtime and 10 to Illinois. They sit worst against the conference in both offensive and defensive efficiency. Cornhuskers are allowing 42.7% from three. Poor on the glass. The Ohio St and Illinois home result gives a path for a cover here for the Cornhuskers. Play Nebraska +9.
Wyoming vs. Nevada College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
Wyoming at Nevada—Cowboys check in a 1-0 in the Mountain West and 12-2 overall. They had a 21 day break then went into Utah St to begin conference season and came away with a two point win. Cowboys secure the basketball and are strong shooting inside. They are good on the defensive glass and hold opponents to 27% from three.
Nevada is 8-6 overall and 2-1 in the Mountain West. Their conference loss came at home to Boise St by 15. They have failed to cover five straight. Wolf Pack has struggled from three in conference shooting 29% and allowing 36.3%. They have been poor on the defensive glass and struggle to secure the basketball. Play Wyoming +3.
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Drake vs. Southern Illinois College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
Drake at Southern Illinois—Bulldogs check in at 3-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference. On the road they have a loss at Missouri St and beat Evansville by one. Drake has surrendered 37% from three in conference and has been poor on the defensive glass.
Positives for the Bulldogs have been their offensive rebounding and defense in the paint. They are an experienced team. Southern Illinois enters at 2-2 in conference. In their lone home conference game it was an 81-76 defeat to Missouri St. Salukis have been strong against the MVC from three where they convert 42.2% and hold their opponents to 30.4%. They secure the basketball and do a good job with inside scoring. Play Southern Illinois +1.5.
Weber St vs. Idaho St College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
Weber St at Idaho St—Wildcats sit 4-1 in the Big Sky Conference. Their loss came by two at Montana and they have a 10 point win at Montana. Weber St is an experience team. Wildcats sit best in defensive efficiency against the conference forcing turnovers and strong defending inside. On offense they secure the basketball, good on the offensive glass and scoring inside.
Idaho St 1-4 in conference. They dropped conference home games to Northern Arizona and Portland St. They are 1-11 against Division 1 schools. Bengals tenth in the Big Sky in offensive efficiency with poor shooting, rebounding and ball security. Idaho St worst against the conference on the defensive glass. Play Weber St -10.5.
Delaware vs. Northeastern College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
Delaware at Northeastern—Delaware is 2-2 in the CAA. All conference games have been played on the road with wins at Charleston and Drexel. Blue Hens have shot well in their games against the Colonial with 39.6% from three and 54.6% with two point shots. This is an experienced team.
Northeastern is 0-5 against the Colonial. They have a home loss by eight to Drexel. Huskies sit 10th and last in defensive efficiency against the conference plus they sit eighth on the offensive side. Northeastern allowing 38.2% from three and surrendering 57% from two. They commit a high number of turnovers in conference and don’t force them on defense. Play Delaware -1.
UNLV vs. San Jose St College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
UNLV at San Jose St—Rebels are 1-2 in the Mountain West. Both losses at home to San Diego St and Fresno St. They have dropped both true road games at SMU by 19 and San Francisco by 21. UNLV has shot poorly in conference from three and two point range in conference as they sit 10th in effective field goal percentage in the Mountain West.
Tim Miles has taken over as head coach for the Spartans. San Jose St has dropped both conference games at home to Colorado St and on the road to Fresno St. At home San Jose St shoots 44.4% with 39% from three. UNLV defense on the road atrocious as they allow 52.2% with 38.9% from three. Play San Jose St +6.5.
Seattle vs. Cal Baptist College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/17/2022
Seattle at Cal Baptist—Redhawks enter play 12-4 overall and 3-0 in the WAC. They do have a road win by 16 at Chicago St in conference. Seattle has defended well in conference and strong on the defensive glass. They secure the basketball plus make 86.2% at the free throw line.
Cal Baptist 1-2 in the WAC with a three point home loss to Dixie St ranked 301st in the nation. They have a road loss at 342nd ranked Chicago St. Lancers have been weak on the offensive glass and struggle to score inside. Cal Baptist has shot poorly from the free throw line in conference at 67.1%. Play Seattle -2.
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