Free College Basketball Picks For Today 11/18/2022
Baylor vs. Virginia College Basketball Pick Prediction 11/18/2022
Baylor vs. Virginia—Baylor has two starters back from a 27-7 team last season. But they reloaded through the transfer portal and through recruiting. Virginia returns all five starters from a team eliminated in the NIT quarterfinals. They were an NIT team as shortcomings came from both their shooting and defending. Baylor is 3-0 with blowout wins to Mississippi Valley St, Norfolk St and Northern Colorado at home. They are securing the basketball, with good shooting and defense. They are making 37.9% from three. Virginia has wins against North Carolina Central and Monmouth at home by margin. They have started the season shooting 48% from three and strong play on the glass. Bears speed, athleticism and play around the bucket may be a bit too much for Virginia. They run the court very well. Play Baylor -4.5.
Indiana vs. Xavier College Basketball Pick Prediction 11/18/2022
Indiana at Xavier—Indiana returns four starters from a team eliminated from the NCAA Tournament in the first round. They did finish with a losing record in the Big Ten at 9-11. A win in the Big Ten Tournament punched their ticket in. Improvement needed this season on the offensive glass, three point and free throw shooting. Team has depth with a very good recruiting class coming in. Xavier returns three starters back from a team that won the NIT Championship. They went 8-13 in the Big East. With four straight missed NCAA Tournaments to look towards Sean Miller as head coach. He pulled in a transfer and will fill holes with the depth he inherited and a freshman class. Indiana has two home blowout wins to start the season to Morehead St and Bethune Cookman. They shot 40% from three and hold those opponents to 26.7%. They forced turnovers and rebounded well on the defensive end. Xavier has three double digit victories at home to Morgan St, Montana and Fairfield. Three point shooting outstanding at 45.5% as is offensive rebounding. Issues with turnovers and rebounding on the defensive end. Hoosiers struggled on the road against the top tier Big Ten teams with losses at Iowa, Michigan, Michigan St, Wisconsin, Ohio St, and Purdue. They also dropped a game at Penn St. Musketeers have a good home court. Play Xavier +3.
Villanova vs. Michigan St College Basketball Pick Prediction 11/18/2022
Villanova at Michigan St—Villanova returns three starters but not head coach Jay Wright who retired at the end of the season. Team was eliminated last year in the Final Four. But Samuels and Gillespie were big losses so the team looks into their rotation to fill starting roles. Michigan St is all about recruiting as Tom Izzo is no fan of the transfer portal. He fills from within then fills out depth with incoming freshman. Villanova is 2-1 with wins to LaSalle and Delaware St. Their loss came in their true road game at Temple by four. Wildcats have struggled on the offensive glass and with forcing turnovers. They have shot 37% from three and continue their success at the free throw line making 86.5%. Michigan St is 2-1 with wins to Northern Arizona and Kentucky. Their loss came to Gonzaga on a neutral court by one. Spartans have performed strongly on the defensive end both inside and at the perimeter. Three point shooting and ball handling must improve. Offensive rebounding has been a strength. This is a big number and Michigan St has not shot well from three or inside to begin the season. Play Villanova +7.