Free College Basketball Picks For Today 1/23/2023
Kansas vs. Baylor College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/23/2023
Kansas at Baylor—Kansas has a mark of 16-3 on the year and 5-2 in the Big 12. They have dropped two straight losing at Kansas St and home to TCU. Jayhawks have struggles in the conference offensively on the glass and inside where they shoot 47.4%. Defensively, Kansas is surrendering 37.4% from three against the Big 12. Baylor sits at 14-5 overall and 4-3 in the Big 12. Bears carry a four game Big 12 win streak winning three on the road after an 0-3 start. Bears tops in offensive efficiency in the conference with strong rebounding, 35.9% from three and 48.5% shooting around the hole. They are last in Big 12 defensive efficiency by giving up 56% shooting inside. Baylor defense the concern here. Play Kansas +2.
Duke vs. Virginia Tech College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/23/2023
Duke at Virginia Tech—Duke has a record of 14-5 on the year and 5-3 in the ACC. Bears below average offensively with high turnovers, 32.4% from three and 48.6% shooting around the bucket. Blue Devils poor on the glass defensively in the ACC plus allow 32.1% from three and 47.8% inside. Virginia Tech is 11-8 overall and 1-7 against the conference. Hokies two home losses in conference. Team 13th in offensive efficiency in the ACC with turnover issues, 21.2% shooting from three and 48.7% around the hold. Virginia Tech good on the defensive glass in the conference and holds opponents to 30.3% from three. Hokies have been involved in a lot of close games. Blue Devils road shooting poor by hitting 40.4% overall and 27.8% from three. Blue Devils shooting slump past five games making 38.7%. Hokies shoot well at home. Duke has lost three of four on the road in conference. Play Virginia Tech -2.5.
New Mexico vs. Nevada College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/23/2023
New Mexico at Nevada—New Mexico has a record of 18-2 on the year and 5-2 in the Mountain West. Lobos a good three point shooting team in conference at 38.8%. They connect 50.5% inside in the MWC and 71.4% at the line. Defensively, New Mexico holds conference foes to 28.2% from three but soft in the middle by surrendering 56.5% shooting inside the arc. Nevada is 15-5 overall and 5-2 in Mountain West. They have won all three at home. Wolf Pack good offensively in the conference hitting 35.7% from three, 53.4% inside and 80.8% at the line. They do force turnovers in the MWC and allow 36.5% shooting from three and 51.6% around the hold. Nevada defends well at home. Soft middle on both ends of court the concern for New Mexico in this spot. Play Nevada -3.5.
Wisconsin vs. Northwestern College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/23/2023
Wisconsin at Northwestern—Wisconsin checks in at 12-5 overall and 4-3 against the Big Ten. Badgers dropped two of three on the road in conference with an overtime win at Iowa. Team sits 11th in Big Ten offensive efficiency with poor rebounding, 32.1% shooting from three and 58.5% at the line. They struggle on defense in the conference by allowing 38.4% from three and 47.9% around the bucket. Northwestern is 12-5 overall and 3-3 in the Big Ten. Wildcats issues with rebounding in conference, 32.6% from three and only 42.7% shooting around the hole. On defense, Northwestern giving up 42.3% from three, weak on the glass plus allow 47.7% around the bucket. Badgers have failed to cover seven straight. Wildcats return following a COVID outbreak. Northwestern shooting only 38.3% at home. Lack of basketball activity during the outbreak a concern for the Wildcats. Play Wisconsin +3.
Colgate vs. Boston U College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/23/2023
Colgate at Boston U—Colgate is 14-7 this season and 8-0 in the Patriot League. Raiders tops in offensive efficiency in conference by making 39.5% from three and 58.4% around the hole. Strong on the glass in conference but allows 38.4% from three. Boston U is 10-11 overall and 3-5 in the Patriot. Terriers struggle in conference with turnovers and from three where they make 33.1% with 49.85 inside. They don’t force many turnovers in the Patriot plus allow 52.6% around the bucket. Raiders have failed to cover five straight as they have had issues separating with defense. On the road, Colgate is allowing 47.7% shooting with 36.5% from three. Three point line move from an open of -4.5. Value is on underdog against a Raiders team defending poorly on the road. Play Boston U +7.5.