Free College Basketball Picks For Today 1/29/2022
LSU vs. TCU– College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/29/2022
LSU at TCU—Tigers are 4-4 inside their conference. On road win at Florida with losses at Auburn, Alabama and Tennessee. LSU last in offensive efficiency against the SEC with high turnovers, 45% shooting inside and 33.6% from three. Defense the strength of the team sitting 2nd in efficiency in the SEC by holding teams to 28.5% from three, 48.9% from two and forcing turnovers. TCU is 3-3 in the Big 12 capturing a win against Oklahoma by one and losing to Baylor and Texas by double digits. Horned Frogs last in their conference in offensive efficiency hitting only 28% from three and 47.9% with two. TCU commits a high number of turnovers in the Big 12 and hits only 57.8% at the line. But they are tops in defensive efficiency against the conference with strong play on the glass and defending both inside as well as the perimeter. Play LSU -2.5.
Michigan vs. Michigan St– College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/29/2022
Michigan at Michigan St—Wolverines enter play at 4-3 in the Big Ten. On the road they have wins at Nebraska and Indiana with defeats at Rutgers, as well as Illinois. Michigan second in offensive efficiency in conference shooting 39.5% from three and 54.7% with their two point shooting. Defensively sharp on the glass and holding opponents to 31.5% from three. Weakness has been the Michigan interior defense in conference by allowing 51.9%. Michigan St 6-2 in the Big Ten. At home the Spartans have posted wins to Penn St, Nebraska and Minnesota with a loss to Northwestern. Spartans sloppy high turnover team against the conference and they don’t force them on defense. Good on the glass on both ends of the court. They shoot and defend the three point line as well as paint effectively. Play Michigan St -2.5.
Xavier vs. Creighton– College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/29/2022
Xavier at Creighton—Musketeers are 4-4 in the Big East. On the road the team has wins at Butler and DePaul with losses at Villanova as well as Marquette. Xavier in the Big East hitting only 30.1% from three and weak on the offensive glass. Defensively the Musketeers struggles defending inside allowing 51.6%. Creighton 4-3 in conference. At home the team has conference wins to St Johns by 23, DePaul by 13 and Villanova by 20. Blue jays a strong shooting team inside and sits 2nd in defensive efficiency. The team in the Big East holds opponents to 28.4% from three, 44.3% with two point shooting and strong on the defensive glass. Ball security major weakness for Creighton offensively and not forcing them on defense. Play Creighton +1.5.
Baylor vs. Alabama– College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/29/2022
Baylor at Alabama—Bears in their conference is 6-2. They have been strong from three in the Big 12 hitting on 37.6% and allowing 26.7%. They do have issues against conference foes securing the basketball and allowing 53.6% with their two point defense. Baylor has been strong on the glass on each end. Alabama is 4-4 in the SEC with a home loss to Auburn by seven. Crimson Tide weak three point shooting team in their conference making 26.9% but strong on the glass. On defense they don’t force turnovers and weak on the glass in the SEC. They shoot and defend in the SEC well inside. Play Alabama +4.
Illinois vs. Northwestern– College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/29/2022
Illinois at Northwestern—Fighting Illini has a mark of 7-2 in the Big Ten. On the road they have wins at Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska with a loss at Maryland. The team has been strong in conference scoring and defending inside as well as on the glass. Illinois makes their free throws at 77.7%. Northwestern 2-7 in the Big Ten. At home they have no wins in conference losing to Michigan St, Penn St, Maryland and Wisconsin. Wildcats poor on both ends sitting 11th in conference in offensive efficiency and 12th defensively. Wildcats weak scoring team inside hitting 45.9% and surrender 39.4% from three. They make just 67.1% at the line in the Big Ten. Fighting Illini banged up Northwestern has lost seven of eight. Play Illinois -3.
Indiana vs. Maryland– College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/29/2022
Indiana at Maryland—Hoosiers sit at 6-4 in the Big Ten. On the road they have a win at Nebraska with losses at Wisconsin, Penn St, and Iowa. The team struggles offensively in the Big Ten where they hit 33.7% from three and have trouble on the glass. They shoot only 49.1% from two in conference. Indiana is strong defensively in the Big Ten as they hold opponents to 33.6% from three and 45.2% inside. Maryland 3-6 in conference with losses at home to Northwestern, Wisconsin and Rutgers with a win to Illinois by 16 over a week ago. On Tuesday the Terrapins went into Rutgers and pulled out an eight point win. Maryland strength against the Big Ten has been from three where they connect on 36.8% and hold opponents to 32.7%. Terrapins recent improvement gives them the check mark here. Play Maryland +1.5.
Utah vs. Washington– College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/29/2022
Utah at Washington—Utes are 1-10 in the PAC 12. On the road they lost every game to USC, Oregon St, Oregon, Arizona, Arizona St and Washington. They sit 11th in both offensive and defensive efficiency. A weak defense shooting inside hitting 42% in conference while surrendering 53.3%. They turn the ball over a lot in the PAC and don’t force many on defense. 0-7 straight up on the road shooting 39.8% and surrendering 47.9%. Washington checks in at 5-3 in conference. At home they have wins to Cal, Stanford and Colorado with no conference home defeats. They did beat Utah in their first meeting on the road 74-68. Defensively the Huskies force turnovers on defense and secure the basketball. Play Washington -1.
St John’s vs. Villanova– College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/29/2022
St John’s at Villanova—Red Storm has a mark of 3-4 in the Big East. On the road they have losses at Providence, UCONN and Creighton with a win at Seton Hall. St John’s secures the basketball and strong on the offensive glass in conference. They hit 35.6% in the Big East from three but only 42.6% inside and 62.6% at the free throw line. Defensive issues for the Red Storm against the conference is on the defensive glass and three point line where they give up 37.9%. Villanova 8-2 in conference posing wins at home to Xavier by 13, Creighton by 23, Butler by 40 and DePaul by 24. They do have a three point home loss to a hot Marquette team. Wildcats tops in both offensive and defensive efficiency against the Big East. Strong scoring team inside in conference and make 86.9% of their free throws. Defensively Villanova holds opponents to 29.8% from three and strong on the defensive glass plus force turnovers on Big East teams. Play Villanova -13.5.
Kentucky vs. Kansas– College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/29/2022
Kentucky at Kansas—Wildcats play this out of conference game with a mark of 6-2 in the SEC. Team sits tops in their conference in offensive efficiency hitting on 36.7% from three and secures the basketball. The team on defense has been strong on the defensive glass in the SEC. three of their four losses came on the road to Notre Dame, Auburn and LSU. Kansas has played well in the Big 12 at 6-1. Best in offensive efficiency in conference shooting 35.8% from three and very strong on the glass. Defensively they have been good in the Big 12 holding opponents to 28.8% from three and 46.5% from two point distance. Wildcats shoot 44.1% from the floor on the road with 29.4% from three. Jayhawks at home convert on 50.2% and 37.5% from beyond the arc. Play Kansas -5.
Tennessee vs. Texas– College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/29/2022
Tennessee at Texas—Volunteers are 5-3 inside their conference. They have SEC road losses at Alabama, LSU and Kentucky. A weak offensive team in conference sitting ninth in efficiency as they commit turnovers, poor on the glass and make only 49% from two. Tennessee has been weak in conference allowing 34.9% from three along with 52.2% inside. Texas is 5-3 in the Big 12. AT home they beat Oklahoma, West Virginia and Oklahoma St with a one point defeat to Kansas St. Longhorns third in both offensive and defensive efficiency inside their conference. Their work on the glass is good and Texas does a good job of defending two point shots. Vols have struggled with their shooting on the road hitting 41.8% and 28.5% from three while allowing 46.2%. Play Texas -3.5.
Stanford vs. UCLA– College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/29/2022
Stanford at UCLA—Cardinal is 5-3 in the PAC 12. On the road they have losses at Colorado and Washington with wins coming against Washington St as well as USC. Stanford a good three point shooting team against the PAC 12 where they convert 37.4% and are good on the offensive glass. Cardinals defensively in conference strong as well on the glass plus hold opponents to 32.6% from three. UCLA is 7-1 in the PAC 12 beating Oregon St, Colorado, Arizona and Cal at home with a defeat to Oregon. Bruins against the conference struggle on the offensive glass and make only 43.3% from three. Their interior shooting and defense solid plus they hold PAC 12 opponents to 30.5% from three. Will look at the Cardinal three point shooting to help them cover this one. Play Stanford +13.