College Basketball Picks 1/25/20

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College Basketball Picks 1/25/20

Boston College vs Virginia Tech

Time: 1/25/20 @ 2:00 PM ET
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA
TV: ESPNU
Spread: Virginia Tech -3.5
Money Line: Boston College +150 | Virginia Tech -170
Total: 131.5

Team Overall Conference ATS
Boston College
9-10
3-5
8-11
Virginia Tech
14-5
5-3
10-9
Prediction

Virginia Tech comes into this game as the 72nd ranked team in my computer power rankings. Boston College, on the other hand, comes into this game as the 183rd ranked team. Boston College has really struggled as of late winning only 1 of there last 6 games. Virginia Tech has been on a bit of a winning streak, winning 8 of there last 10 games. On the road Virginia Tech has covered in 75.0% of there games, while Boston College has only covered in 36.4% of there games at home. Virginia Tech has been playing very well as of late and I expect this game to be no different. I am taking Virginia Tech -3.5 in this one.

Best Bet: Virginia Tech -3.5

American vs Colgate

Time: 1/25/20 @ 2:00 PM ET
Location: Bender Arena, Washington, DC
TV: PLN
Spread: Colgate -3
Money Line: American +140 | Colgate -160
Total: 143.5

Team Overall Conference ATS
American
9-9
5-2
7-9-2
Colgate
15-5
6-1
9-10
Prediction

Colgate heads to Washington DC to take on American in this game. Colgate comes into this game as the 95th ranked team in my computer power rankings. American, on the other hand, comes into this game as the 185th ranked team. One of the strongest parts of Colgate’s game has been there free throw shooting. Currently, they are shooting at 77.2% from the charity strike, which ranks 14th nationally. American hasn’t shot quite as good, shooting only 69.3% from the free-throw line. I am taking Colgate -3 in this game.

Best Bet: Colgate -3

Georgia Tech vs NC State

Time: 1/25/20 @ 4:00 PM ET
Location: McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, GA
TV: ESPN
Spread: NC State -1
Money Line: Georgia Tech +100 | NC State -120
Total: 141.5

Team Overall Conference ATS
Georgia Tech
8-11
3-6
12-7
NC State
14-5
5-3
10-8-1
Prediction

NC State has been playing amazing basketball as of late. Over there last 5 games they have won 4 of them, while Georgia Tech has only won 1 game over that same stretch. One of the strongest parts of NC State’s game has been its ability not to turn the ball over. Currently, they are only turning the ball over 15.9% of the time. Meanwhile, Georgia Tech turns the ball over 23.3% of the time. NC State has covered in 66.7% of the games on the road, while Georgia Tech has only covered in 44.4% of there games at home. NC State -1 is my best bet in this game. 

Best Bet: NC State -1

San Jose State vs Air Force

Time: 1/25/20 @ 5:00 PM ET
Location: Provident Credit Union Event Center, San Jose, CA
TV: Moutain West Network
Spread: Air Force -3
Money Line: San Jose State +140 | Air Force -160
Total: 153.5

Team Overall Conference ATS
San Jose State
6-14
2-6
9-10
Air Force
9-11
3-5
10-9
Prediction

In a stacked Moutain West Conference both of these teams have struggled early in conference play. While both of these teams have had some good wins, they have also had some questionable losses. Air Force has covered in 57.1% of there games on the road, while San Jose State has covered in 50.0% of there games at home. One of the strongest parts of Air Forces game is there ability to shoot the three. Currently, they are shooting 37.4% from beyond the arch, while San Jose State is shooting at 29.3%. Air Force looks to pick up a nice road win in this one. My best bet for this game is Air Force -3.

Best Bet: Air Force -3

Loyola Marymount vs St. Mary's

Time: 1/25/20 @ 9:00 PM ET
Location: Albert Gersten Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA
TV: Stadium
Spread: St. Mary’s -9.5
Money Line: Loyola Marymount +430 | St. Mary’s -625
Total: 128.5

Team Overall Conference ATS
Loyola Marymount
8-12
2-4
8-10-1
St. Mary's
16-4
4-2
9-11
Prediction

St. Mary’s comes into this game as the 13th ranked team in my computer power rankings. Loyola Marymount only ranks as the 162nd team. St. Mary’s has been playing very solid basketball this year. One of the strongest parts of there game has been there three-point shooting. Going into this game they are shooting at 41.0% from beyond the arch. Loyola Marymount is only shooting at 30.2% from three. St. Mary’s has covered in 75.0% of there games on the road this season, while Loyola Marymount has only covered in 40.0% of there games at home. I am taking St. Mary’s -9.5 in this one

Best Bet: St. Mary's -9.5

Cal Baptist vs UMKC

Time: 1/25/20 @ 10:00 PM ET
Location: CBU Events Center, Riverside, CA
TV: ESPN+
Spread: Cal Baptist -6.5
Money Line: Cal Baptist -360 | UMKC +275
Total: 141

Team Overall Conference ATS
Cal Baptist
14-5
4-1
12-4
UMKC
9-11
2-4
8-10
Prediction

Cal Baptist has done a great job of covering the spread. At home they have covered in 72.7% of there games, while UMKC has only covered in 37.5% of there games on the road. One of the strongest parts of Cal Baptists game has been there ability to shoot free throws. Currently, they are shooting 77.2% from the charity strike, while UMKC is only shooting 66.7%. Cal Baptist has been playing very well this season. They have won 11 of there last 12 games, while UMKC has lost there last 4. My pick for this game is Cal Baptist -6.5.

Best Bet: Cal Baptist -6.5

Fullerton vs Northridge

Time: 1/25/20 @ 10:30 PM ET
Location: Titan Gym, Fullerton, CA
TV: Big West TV
Spread: Northridge -1.5
Money Line: Fullerton +100 | Northridge -110
Total: 144.5

Team Overall Conference ATS
Fullerton
7-13
2-3
6-11-1
Northridge
8-13
3-2
10-9
Prediction

Cal State Fullerton has not played well at home this season, covering in 0 of there games. Cal State Northridge, on the other hand, has played well on the road covering in 50% of there games. One of the strongest parts of Northridge’s game has been there three-point shooting. Currently, they are shooting at 36.2% from beyond the arch, while Fullerton is only shooting at 30.9%. Even though this game is one of the last of the day, it has a chance to be one of the most exciting. I am taking Northridge -1.5 in this one.

Best Bet: Northridge -1.5

Chris Hogan

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