College Basketball Picks 1/26/20

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College Basketball Picks 1/26/20

Indiana vs Maryland

Time: 1/26/20 @ 1:00 PM ET
Location: Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN
TV: CBS
Spread: Indiana -1
Money Line: Indiana -120 | Maryland +100
Total: 133

Team Overall Conference ATS
Indiana
15-4
5-3
10-9
Maryland
15-4
5-3
10-9
Prediction

Maryland and Indiana come into this game with identical records across the board. Maryland comes in this game as the 5th ranked team in the country, according to my computer power rankings. Indiana comes into this game a little lower as the 50th ranked team. One of the strongest parts of Maryland’s game this year has been there free throw shooting. So far this season they are shooting 73.3% from the line, while Indiana is only shooting at 67.7%. Even though Big Ten teams have struggled on the road this season, I think Maryland will win this game. I am taking the Maryland money line in this one.

Best Bet: Maryland ML +100

Siena vs Quinnipiac

Time: 1/26/20 @ 2:00 PM ET
Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY
TV: ESPN+
Spread: Siena -4.5
Money Line: Siena -205 | Quinnipiac +165
Total: 145.5

Team Overall Conference ATS
Siena
8-9
4-4
6-11
Quinnipiac
10-7
5-2
11-6
Prediction

Both of these teams come into this game off of impressive wins on Friday. One of the strongest parts of Quinnipiac’s game has been there free throw shooting. Quinnipiac has been shooting at an outstanding 78.4% from the charity strike, while Siena has only shot at 69.6%. Another strong part of Quinnipiac’s game has been there three-point shooting. They are currently shooting at 35.8% from behind the arch, while Siena is shooting at 33.4% from three. Quinnipiac will easily cover with the 4.5 points they are getting. I am taking Quinnipiac +4.5 in this one.

Best Bet: Quinnipiac +4.5

Creighton vs Xavier

Time: 1/26/20 @ 4:00 PM ET
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha, Omaha, NE
TV: FS1
Spread: Creighton -5
Money Line: Creighton -245 | Xavier +195
Total: 143

Team Overall Conference ATS
Creighton
15-5
4-3
9-8-2
Xavier
13-6
2-4
5-12-2
Prediction

Creighton has been playing very well at home this season covering in 45.5% of there games. Xavier, on the other hand, hasn’t played very well on the road covering in only 25.0% of there games. One of the strongest parts of Creighton’s game is there ability to shoot the three-point shot. Currently, Creighton is shooting at 37.1% from beyond the arch, while Xavier is only shooting at 29.5%. Another strong part of Creighton’s game is there free-throw shooting. They are shooting at 74.5% from the charity strike, while Xavier is only shooting at 67.4%. My best bet in this game is Creighton -5.

Best Bet: Creighton -5

Chris Hogan

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