Free College Basketball Picks For Today 1/5/2023
Purdue vs. Ohio St College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/5/2023
Purdue at Ohio St—Purdue is 13-1 this year and 2-1 in the Big Ten. They come off a 65-64 home defeat to Purdue. They have true road wins by ten at Florida St and by three in overtime at Nebraska. Boilermakers sit 5th in offensive efficiency in the nation hitting 55.7% inside and strong on the glass. They struggle from three converting 30.5%. They don’t force turnovers on defense but strong defending the goal allowing 28.3% from three and 45.4% around the bucket. Ohio St sits 10-3 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten. Buckeyes have a one point home win to Rutgers in conference with a 16 point win at Northwestern. Ohio St is second in offensive efficiency as they make 37.5% from three and 55% around the bucket. On defense the Buckeyes hold teams to 27.4% from three and 46.1% around the bucket. Buckeyes at home shooting 51.4% with 40% from three. Purdue in their true road games making only 43% overall and 25.5% from three. Play Ohio St -1.5.
Indiana vs. Iowa College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/5/2023
Indiana at Iowa—Indiana has a mark of 10-3 and 1-1 in Big Ten play. They are 1-2 in true road games with a win by two at Xavier with losses at Rutgers by 15 and at Kansas by 22. Hoosiers strong inside where they make 57.6% and allow 44.2% shooting. Team is converting 36.5% from three and effective on the defensive glass. Iowa has a mark of 8-6 and 0-3 in the Big Ten. They have a home loss by three to Wisconsin. Road losses by 16 at Nebraska and four at Penn St. Iowa is struggling making threes this season as at they convert 31.7%. Above average rebounding team that is allowing 50.5% shooting around the bucket. Key injuries on the Hoosiers side with Trayce Jackson-Davis questionable and Xavier Johnson doubtful. Hawkeyes are shooting 48.9% at home with 36.2% from three. In their true road games, the Hoosiers are converting 40.1% overall and 28.6% from three. Play Iowa -1.5.
Oregon vs. Colorado College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/5/2023
Oregon at Colorado—Oregon has a mark of 7-6 on the year and 2-1 in the PAC 12. They have a road loss in the PAC 12 at UCLA by nine. Ducks have struggled with turnovers on offense and with three point shooting where they make 30.3%. Team hits only 66.2% at the free throw line. Oregon defends well inside by allowing 46.1%. Colorado is 9-6 on the season and 1-3 in the PAC 12. Buffaloes have a home loss to Arizona St 60-59 in conference. Team has struggled in conference with turnovers but strong on the glass on both ends. Colorado is allowing 54.3% shooting inside. Buffs have won six of seven at home shooting 48.6%. Ducks struggled from three in their road loss at UCLA. Play Colorado -2.5.
Maryland vs. Rutgers College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/5/2023
Maryland at Rutgers—Maryland has a mark of 10-4 on the year and 1-2 in the Big Ten. Terrapins have road conference losses at Wisconsin by five and Michigan by 35. Maryland struggles with three point shooting where they make 30.8%. Good at scoring inside at 54.9%. Terrapins defend well limiting opponents to 28.2% from three and 44.9% around the bucket. Rutgers is 10-4 on the season and 2-1 in the Big Ten. Scarlet Knights have a conference home win to Indiana by 15. They come off a one point win at Purdue. Rutgers strong defensive team as they sit third in the nation in efficiency. They force turnovers and allow 25% from three. Teams shoot only 44.5% inside on the Scarlet Knights. Terrapins shooting only 35.6% in the Big Ten and allowing 45.7% shooting. Play Rutgers -6.
Washington St vs. Arizona St College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/5/2023
Washington St at Arizona St—Washington St is 6-9 on the year and 1-3 in the PAC 12. Cougars have a road conference loss at Oregon by 14. In conference Washington St hitting only 30.5% from three and struggle on the defensive glass. They commit high turnovers in conference. Arizona St sits at 11-3 overall and 2-1 in the PAC 12. ASU dropped a home decision to Arizona by nine and beat Stanford by four. Arizona St a good defensive team that holds opponents to 30.1% shooting and 40.9% around the bucket. Offensively, they make only 30.5% from three and 68% at the line. In their true road games the Cougars are allowing 49.1% shooting and making only 36.5%. ASU defensively at home allowing 34.6% with 23.4% from three. Play Arizona St -5.5.
USC vs. UCLA College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/5/2023
USC at UCLA—USC enters with a mark of 11-4 this season. They are 3-1 in the PAC 12 with a road win at California and Washington by double digits. They come off a ten point loss at Washington St. Trojans in conference strong on the offensive glass and hits 52.1% inside. USC struggling from three where they connect 26.6% and allows 40%. Trojans poor on the defensive glass. UCLA is 13-2 and 4-0 in the PAC 12. Bruins have a home win by nine to Oregon. Bruins in PAC 12 play as shot the three well at 37.1% and make 90.4% at the free throw line. They force turnovers on defense and holds opponents to 25.3% from three. Bruins have struggled in the PAC 12 with scoring and defending around the bucket. Trojans are holding teams in the PAC 12 to 37.1% shooting. In the PAC 12, UCLA converting on 45%. Play USC +13.5.
Hawaii vs. UC San Diego College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/5/2023
Hawaii at UC San Diego—Hawaii is 11-3 this season and 2-0 in the Big West. Warriors good defensive team sitting 17th in the nation in effective field goal defense by allowing 27.7% from three and 44.5% inside. Below average shooting team inside and around the bucket. UC San Diego is 6-8 and 1-1 in conference. They have a two point road win at Long Beach St with a 21 point loss at UC Santa Barbara. Poor offensive team that converts 30% from three and 47.5% around the bucket. On defense, the Tritons allowing 38.9% from three and don’t force turnovers. Only second trip off the Island as the Warriors lost 77-62 to UNLV on a neutral court site in Las Vegas. Cal St San Diego allowing nearly 48% shooting in conference. Play Hawaii -5.
Gonzaga vs. San Francisco College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/5/2023
Gonzaga at San Francisco—Gonzaga is 12-3 on the year and 1-0 in the WCC after their 111-88 home win to Pepperdine. This is the second true road game for the Bulldogs as they have a 19 point loss at Alabama. Gonzaga is third in offensive efficiency in the nation by shooting 37.3% from three and 57.7% inside. Bulldogs struggling defending inside allowing 52.1% and strong on the defensive glass. San Francisco sits at 11-6 overall and 0-2 in conference. Dons have dropped home games to UT Arlington and San Diego by 12. San Francisco has issues with turning over the ball but defend the perimeter well at 27.7% from three. Neither team defending well in conference with Gonzaga allowing 52.2% and San Francisco at 48.6%. Play Gonzaga and San Francisco over 156.5.
SMU vs. Houston College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/5/2023
SMU at Houston—SMU has a mark of 6-8 on the year. They have lost all three true road games this season with a notable 83-64 loss at Texas A&M. Mustangs are 1-0 in the AAC with a 92-67 home win to Tulsa. SMU a poor offensive team with struggles on the glass, 48.1% inside and 32.8% from three. Mustangs do a great job of defending around the bucket. Houston is 14-1 this season and 2-0 in the AAC. They have a home win by six to UCF. Cougars second in the nation in defensive efficiency by allowing 23.6% from three and 41.6% around the bucket. They force turnovers and secure the basketball. At home the Cougars are holding teams to 31.9% shooting and 49.3 points per game. Mustangs in their true road games shooting only 37.1% and 30% from three. They have defended well on the road. Play SMU and Houston under 130.5.
Cincinnati vs. Wichita St College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/5/2023
Cincinnati at Wichita St—Cincinnati is 10-5 on the year and 1-1 in the AAC. Bearcats have a road loss at Temple by nine and win at home to Tulane by 11. They secure the basketball and strong shooting side. Above average defensive team that limits teams to 32.5% from three and 48% inside. Wichita St is 7-7 on the year and 0-2 in the AAC. Shockers have a road loss at UCF by seven and by ten at home to East Carolina. They struggled at three where they hit 29.2% from three and 68.6% at the line. Wichita St six in effective field goal defense by allowing 28.4% from three and 42.4% around the bucket. Bearcats also have a road loss at Northern Kentucky by 13. In their two true road defeats, Cincinnati allowing 46.2% shooting along with 48.3% from three. Shockers shoot 44.6% at home. Play Wichita St +2.5.
BYU vs. Loyola Marymount College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/5/2023
BYU at Loyola Marymount—BYU checks in at 12-5 overall and 2-0 in the WCC. They have a road 20 point win at Pacific with a thirteen point home win to Portland. Cougars have struggled with turnovers this season and at three where they make 30.8%. On defense strong on the defensive glass and holding teams to 45.4% inside. BYU does allow 34.9% from three. Loyola Marymount is 11-5 on the season and 1-1 in conference. They beat Portland by 20 on the road with a loss at Pacific by six. Lions have shot well hitting 35.2% from three and 53% around the bucket. Weak at the free throw line by making 65.7%. Good on the defensive glass and limit opponents to 31.9% from three. Cougars carry a seven game win streak including a home win to Utah and to Creighton on a neutral court. In their true road games, the Cougars are making 44.2% with 39.2% from three. Lions are giving up 45.6% shooting in conference. Play BYU -1.