Free College Basketball Picks For Today 1/20/2024
Marquette vs. St Johns College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/20/2024
Marquette at St Johns 12PM ET—Marquette secures the basketball in the Big East and connect on 50.9% inside. The Golden Eagles are strong on the glass defensively and force turnovers. St Johns has struggled in the Big East with three-point shooting and at the free throw line. Defensively they are weak against the conference on the glass. This is an experience Marquette team sitting third in roster continuity. They have a road win in Illinois. Play Marquette +1.
Creighton vs. Seton Hall College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/20/2024
Creighton at Seton Hall 12PM ET—Seton Hall is 6-1 in the Big East. They have been strong on the offensive glass in the Big East and hit 37.3% from three. They make their free throws in conference play at 80.2%. They force turnovers defensively in conference plus limit opponents to 32.7% from three and 46.3% around the bucket. Creighton is 10th in offensive efficiency against the Big East with high turnovers, poor rebounding and making only 29.6% from three. They don’t force turnovers defensively in conference. The Pirates are home are shooting 49.5% and holding opponents to 39.8%. Play Seton Hall +2.5.
South Carolina at Arkansas College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/20/2024
South Carolina at Arkansas 1PM ET—South Carolina has been a poor offensive team in the SEC by committing high turnovers plus making only 26.5% from three, 46.8% inside and 69.4% at the line. They are weak against the SEC defensively on the glass and inside. Arkansas has little margin for error at home in conference. They got the win at home to Texas A&M. The Razorbacks shot well at home. The Gamecocks in conference play are making only 37.9%. Play Arkansas -2.5.
Alabama vs. Tennessee College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/20/2024
Alabama at Tennessee 2PM ET—Alabama is 4-0 in the SEC as they sit tops in offensive efficiency with 42% from three and 55.3% inside. They are second in defensive efficiency in the conference as they hold opponents to 30.3% from three and 46.9% around the hole. They were competitive in a three-point road defeat at Creighton. Tennessee has issues in the SEC with turnovers on offense and surrendering 34.8% from three. The Crimson Tide in their past five games are shooting 50.4% and allowing 39.1%. The Vols have covered five of nine at home. Play Alabama +5.5.
USC vs. Arizona St College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/20/2024
USC at Arizona St 2PM ET—USC has rebounded well offensively in the PAC 12 and making 37.6% from three. Defensively they force turnovers in conference. Arizona St struggles on the offensive glass in the PAC 12 plus make only 31.5% from three and 48.6% inside. They hit only 63.5% at the line and weak on the offensive glass against the conference. ASU is making only 43.9% at home. Play USC +2.
Purdue vs. Iowa College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/20/2024
Purdue at Iowa 2PM ET—Iowa has won three of four Big Ten games. Offensively in conference they make 36.8% from three and 50.6% inside. Defensively they limit conference foes to 25.9% from three. Purdue has struggled turning over the ball in the Big Ten and surrendering 39% from three. They don’t force turnovers against the conference. The Boilermakers have road conference losses at Nebraska by 15 and at Northwestern in overtime. Play Iowa +6.5.
Northwestern vs. Nebraska College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/20/2024
Northwestern at Nebraska 2:15PM ET—Nebraska shot well against the Big Ten with 38.3% from three, 53.2% inside and 80% at the line. They force turnovers in conference and hold opponents to 49.6% inside. Northwestern is last in defensive efficiency against the Big Ten by allowing 38.5% from three and 56.2% around the bucket. They are weak on the glass on both ends against the conference. The Wildcats are allowing 52% shooting in their past five games. Play Nebraska -3.
Fresno St vs. Utah St College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/20/2024
Fresno St at Utah St 4PM ET—Fresno St has shot well from three in the Mountain West converting 37.5%. On defense they hold MWC opponents to 49% inside. Utah St is converting only 32.2% from three in the Mountain West and on offense giving up 56.8% inside. The Bulldogs are making 44.7% away from home. The Aggies in conference is allowing 46.7% shooting. Play Fresno St +13.5.
UCLA vs. Arizona College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/20/2024
UCLA at Arizona 4PM ET—UCLA is third in defensive efficiency against the PAC 12 and has been strong on the offensive glass. They have strung together back-to-back wins in conference. The Bruins against the PAC 12 force turnovers on defense and hold opponents to 46.3% around the bucket. Arizona does a lot well in conference but struggles at the free throw line where they make only 65%. Past five games the Wildcats are allowing 45% shooting. The Bruins away from home are giving up 41.1% shooting. This is a home game for the Wildcats, but they have ugly losses at Stanford and Washington St. Play UCLA +17.
UCONN vs. Villanova College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/20/2024
UCONN at Villanova 8PM ET—The Huskies have won six straight in the Big East with road wins at Butler and Xavier. The Huskies are tops in offensive efficiency in the conference as they make 38% from three and 53.3% inside. They defend well in the conference by allowing 28.6% from three and 44.7% around the bucket. Villanova has dropped a home game to St Johns by ten in conference. The Wildcats in the Big East has struggles on the offensive glass and defending in the paint. The Huskies in their past five games are shooting 50% and allowing 37.5%. Villanova at home is shooting only 42.6%. Play UCONN -4.