College Basketball Picks
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!
Losing Zion Williamson would have been a death knell for many teams, but Duke isn’t most teams. The Blue Devils are still incredibly talented, especially because R.J. Barrett is in the lineup. Williamson gets almost all of the accolades from fans and pundits, but it’s Barrett who is usually Duke’s most important player. Combine that with who is missing for Virginia Tech and we have a basketball pick on our hands! DJ breaks down Blue Devils/Hokies!
Kansas State hopes for some Kansas on Kansas crime as it attempts to steal one in Allen Fieldhouse as 3.5 point dogs. Kansas is not a better team without Lagerald Vick, and its success in the past three games was a product of playing at home and just how inept Oklahoma State and West Virginia are this season. Throughout this season, Kansas has been the quintessential home-court hero. Allen Fieldhouse has been a fortress for Kansas, which is 15-0 this season in Lawrence. The Jayhawks have been nothing special away from home, as Kansas is just 2-7 in true road games. Can KSU make the Jayhawks uncomfortable early enough to take the home crowd out of the game? DJ looks at all factors and gives his college hoops pick.
Something seems to have awakened in the Spartans after they got tripped up by Illinois. Since that game in Champaign, Michigan State is 4-0 and has won three of its four by ten or more, with the fourth being an eight-point win over Wisconsin. But Michigan State plays their rival as underdogs which sportsbooks opened at +4. DJ looks at if the momentum can take State to a cover against the spread!