College Basketball Picks
The Kentucky Wildcats head to Tennessee to take on the Vols in A big Saturday match-up at Thompson-Boling Arena. The linesmaker has posted Tennessee as a -2.5 point favorite with a total line of 141. The Vols will look to string together wins for the first time over their five games, but can they? Get Handicapper Dan Jamison’s take on the game right, here>>>
Rhode Island was expected to struggle this season after losing former coach Dan Hurley to Connecticut, and struggle is exactly what the Rams have done. Actually, Rhode Island was in pretty solid position for a possible NIT bid five weeks ago, but the Rams have dropped seven of their past nine and find themselves needing to win three of their next four games just to ensure eligibility for the postseason. Has URI given up or is this a team whom the sportsbooks have given too many points?
To the credit of Pacific coach Damon Stoudamire, he knows exactly what he has with his team. He’s well aware that his squad isn’t any good on offense, and if it’s going to have anything resembling a chance, it has to slow down the contest and limit possessions. A virtually shorter game means a puncher’s chance. But at +24 bettors want to know if those efforts might result in a cover. DJ has the NCAA pick.
Markus Howard is a beast for Marquette. The last time the teams met, Villanova actually did an excellent job on the rest of the Golden Eagles, holding them to just 28 points. The problem is that Howard did what he’s done for most of the year, lighting up teams. He had 38 vs Villanova. Howard is the type of player who can take over the game and carry his team, and the Wildcats have to prevent that from happening again tonight.
Online sportsbooks opened Virginia a 21 point favorites. That’s a lot even against a terrible Georgia Tech team! Matt Lowry looks at the pace of this game and what kind of scoring output Virginia will need to get a cover against this spread. Check out Matt’s NCAA prediction and game breakdown!