Free College Basketball Picks For Today 3/20/2022
Houston vs. Illinois College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/20/2022
Houston at Purdue—Cougars finished at 18-3 in the AAC. They opened the tournament with the 82-68 victory to UAB. Tops in both offensive and defensive efficiency in the conference. Offensively in conference the Cougars rebounded, shot 54.7% inside but only 31.7% from beyond the arc. On defense Houston held AAC foes to 30.4% from three along with 42% inside.
Illinois ended Big Ten play at 15-6. They got past Chattanooga 54-53 in the opener. Above average shooting team against the conference hitting 35.1% from three, 51.2% from three and strong on the glass.
On defense the Fighting Illini was second in defensive efficiency holding teams to 33% from three along with 46.4% inside which translated to best in effective field goal defense in the Big Ten. Respect the Fighting Illini strength of schedule and performance against it. Play Illinois +4.5.
Ohio St vs. Villanova College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/20/2022
Ohio St vs. Villanova—Buckeyes concluded conference play at 12-9 and opened the tournament beating Loyola Chicago 54-41. Good shooting team in the conference hitting 36.3% from three, 53.2% inside along with 76.6% at the line. Strong defensive team in the Big Ten holding teams to 47.1% inside with 34.8% from beyond the arc.
Villanova was 19-4 in the Big East and started the tournament with an 80-60 win against Delaware. Team was tops in offensive efficiency in conference behind 36% from three, 52.2% around the bucket and 84.6% at the line. On defense second in efficiency in the Big East with rebounding, 31.8% from three allowed along with 48.4% inside. Wildcats past three Big East games were decided by two possessions or less. Play Ohio St +5.5.
Michigan St vs. Duke College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/20/2022
Michigan St vs. Duke—Spartans sit 13-10 in the Big Ten this year. They come off the 74-73 win against Davidson in their opener. Strong offensively in the Big Ten from three where they converted 38.3%, rebounding and at the line as they shot 76.8%. Defensively in conference the Spartans held foes to 32% from beyond the arc and 50.1% inside. Duke was 18-5 in the ACC.
Blue Devils defeated CS Fullerton 78-61 in their opener. Team was tops in offensive plus defensive efficiency in the conference strong scoring and defending from three as well as inside the arc. Blue Devils strong on the glass in the ACC but made only 71.6% at the glass.
Spartans have covered five straight with Blue Devils failing to cover five straight. In that period Spartans hitting 47.1% overall and Duke surrendering 39.5% from three. Michigan St strength is hitting threes. Play Michigan St +6.5.
Iowa St vs. Wisconsin College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/20/2022
Iowa St vs. Wisconsin—Hawkeyes were 7-12 in the Big 12. They come off the 59-54 victory to the LSU. Cyclones ninth in offensive efficiency in conference with struggles on the glass, 30.6% from three and 51.1% inside. On defense Iowa St in the Big 12 forced turnovers and held opponents to 32.9% from three but 54.3% inside.
Wisconsin went 15-6 in the Big Ten. They opened the NCAA Tourney beating Colgate 67-60. Badgers eighth in offensive efficiency in conference with poor rebounding and 31% from three. They did convert 49.9% around the bucket in the Big Ten. Defensively the Badgers rebound well plus surrendered 32.6% from three but 51% around the basket. Play Iowa St +4.5.
Notre Dame vs. Texas Tech College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/20/2022
Notre Dame vs. Texas Tech—Fighting Irish finished at 15-6 in the ACC. Team defeated Rutgers in double overtime and Alabama 78-64 in the tourney. Good shooting team in conference as Notre Dame converted 39.6% from three, 51.3% inside along with 75.3% at the line. They did defend against the ACC sitting second in efficiency holding foes to 29.6% from three along with 49.9% inside.
Texas Tech 14-7 in the Big 12. In the NCAA Tourney it was a 97-62 win against Montana St. Offensively in the Big 12 strong shooting inside at 53.9% but converted only 43.9% from three. Tops in defensive efficiency in the Big 12 holding teams to 33% from three, strong rebounding and allowing 43.4% around the bucket. Red Raiders had failed to cover five of six against major conference competition. Play Notre Dame +8.
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Miami vs. Auburn College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/20/2022
Miami vs. Auburn—Hurricanes were 15-7 in the ACC on the year. They come off the 68-66 victory to USC in their conference opener. Second in offensive efficiency in the conference securing the basketball, hitting 37.3% from three, 55.5% inside and 75.6% at the line. Defensively Miami forced turnovers against the conference plus allowed 34.6% from three but 54.7% inside. Struggles on the glass on both ends against the ACC.
Auburn 15-4 in the SEC and come off the 80-61 win against Jacksonville St. Tigers second in offensive efficiency against the conference with 52.7% shooting around the bucket, 73.9% at the line but only 30.8% on the line. Good defensive team against the SEC holding foes to 30% from three along with 42.5% inside.
Auburn has struggled facing major competition away from home. Past five games Miami converting 50.2% from the field and Auburn only 39.3% overall. Play Miami +7.5.
Texas vs. Purdue College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/20/2022
Texas vs. Purdue—Longhorns finished at 10-9 in the Big 12. They opened the tourney with the 81-73 win to Virginia Tech. Texas third in offensive efficiency in conference with rebounding, ball security and 75.8% at the line. Good defensive team in the Big 12 holding teams to 33% from three along with 47.3% around the bucket.
Purdue 16-5 in the Big Ten coming off the 78-56 win to Yale in their tourney opener. Strong shooting and rebounding team in conference but poor defensively surrendering 35.1% from three along with 50.8% inside. Boilermakers defense the obvious concern here. Play Texas +3.5.
TCU vs. Arizona College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/20/2022
TCU vs. Arizona—Horned Frogs were 9-11 in the Big 12. Eighth in offensive efficiency in conference with only 29.1% from three and 66.2% at the line. Strong on the glass on both ends in conference. They also defend and shoot well inside against the Big 12. They limited Big East teams to 30.7% from three.
Arizona was 21-2 in the PAC 12 and came off the 87-70 win against Wright St to open the tourney. Best in offensive efficiency in conference hitting 34.6% from three, 57.8% around the bucket and rebounded. Second in defensive efficiency against the PAC 12 holding teams to 31.7% from three along with 43.1% inside.
Horned Frogs have covered eight of ten and respect their schedule strength and size sitting second biggest in the nation. Play TCU +9.5.
Florida vs. Xavier College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/20/2022
Florida at Xavier—Gators were 9-10 in the SEC. They come off the 79-74 home win to Iona in an NIT opener. Florida fourth in offensive efficiency in conference with strong shooting inside at 54.2% while shooting only 30.8% from three and weak rebounding. Defensively Florida was tenth in defensive efficiency in the SEC allowing 33.2% from three, 50.2% around the bucket and poor rebounding.
Xavier a 8-12 Big East team. They got past Cleveland ST 72-68 at home in their NIT opener. Struggles in conference with rebounding, from three and at the line where they hit 70.6%. Strong scoring inside at 50.1% in the Big East. On defense Musketeers surrender 34.4% from three and 51.6% around the basketball in conference. Xavier has lost six of their past seven against a major conference. They have failed to cover seven of eight. Play Florida +3.
Dayton vs. Vanderbilt College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/20/2022
Dayton at Vanderbilt—Flyers concluded play at 15-5 in the A10. They come off the 74-55 win at Toledo to open NIT action. Good offensive team in conference with rebounding, 41.5% from three along with 50.2% inside. Defensively Flyers second in defensively efficiency in the A10 with strong rebounding, 33.2% surrendered from three and 43.7% inside.
Vanderbilt was 9-12 in the SEC. they come off the 82-71 home win to Belmont in their NIT opener. 11th in offensive efficiency in conference with high turnovers, weak rebounding, 49.7% inside and 67.3% at the line. On defense the Commodores held SEC foes to 29.7% from three but 53.3% around the bucket. Play Dayton +2.
Washington St vs. SMU College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/20/2022
Washington St at SMU—Cougars completed PAC 12 play at 12-10. It was a 63-50 win at home to Santa Clara to open the NIT. Offensively in conference the Cougars struggled scoring inside hitting 43.7% but hit 34.3% from three and rebounded. On defense Washington St forces turnovers and allowed 32.4% from three along with 49.1% around the hoop. SMU was 14-5 in the AAC. It was a 68-58 win at home to Nichols St to begin the NIT.
Good shooting team in conference as the Mustangs hit 35.3% from three, 48.9% inside and 74.4% at the line. Team was third in defensive efficiency in the AAC holding foes to 30.6% from three along with 45.1% inside the arc. Mustangs shot 46.3% and 37.2% from three at home. Play SMU -3.
Virginia vs. North Texas College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/20/2022
Virginia at North Texas—Cavaliers concluded ACC play at 13-9. It was a 60-57 win at home to Mississippi St in their NIT opener. Cavs had struggles offensively from three in conference hitting 32.1% but converted 50.9% inside, 76.8% at the line and rebounded. On defense Virginia about average against the ACC allowing 36.4% from three along with 49.9% around the bucket. North Texas 17-3 in Conference USA.
In their NIT opener it was a 67-63 home overtime win against Texas St. Offensively in conference the Mean Green strong on the glass and from three where they make 39.9%. But struggles at the line hitting 62.4% and with turnovers. Tops in defensive efficiency surrendering 28.2% from three and 46.9% inside against CUSA foes. Defense was lax by North Texas in their win against the Bobcats allowing 50% with even rebounding. Play Virginia +3.
St Bonaventure vs. Oklahoma College Basketball Pick Prediction 3/20/2022
St Bonaventure vs. Oklahoma—Bonnies concluded A10 play at 12-6. It was a 76-68 win at Colorado in their NIT opener. St Bonaventure offensively in conference struggled from three but strong on the glass, converted 51.7% inside and 74.2% at the line. Defensively Bonnies allowed conference opponents to shoot 33.8% from three and 50.9% around the hole.
Oklahoma 8-12 in the Big 12. It was an 89-72 home win to Missouri St to begin the NIT. Sooners in conference action shot well inside at 55.3% with 74.6% at the line and 32% from three. On defense Oklahoma rebounded well against the Big 12 but allowed 35.4% from three along with 53.2% inside the arc.
Sooners have covered six straight. Past five games they are shooting 49.1% overall and 42.7% from three. Bonnies only hitting 27.8% from three on the road. Play Oklahoma -6.5.
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