College Basketball Picks 1/28/20

College Basketball Picks 1/28/20

St. John's vs Villanova

Time: 1/28/20 @ 6:30 PM ET
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
TV: FS1
Spread: Villanova -2
Money Line: St. John’s +105 | Villanova -125
Total: 143

Team Overall Conference ATS
St. John's
13-8
2-6
13-6-2
Villanova
16-3
6-1
9-9-1
Prediction

Villanova comes in this game as the 9th ranked team in the country, according to my computer power rankings. St. John’s comes into this game a little lower as the 113th ranked team. One of the strongest parts of Villanova’s game this year has been there free throw shooting. So far this season they are shooting 78.6% from the line, while St. Johns is only shooting at 69.9%. Villanova has been playing very well during conference play, while St. John’s has not faired so well. I think that Villanova will have no problem winning in Madison Square Garden. I am taking Villanova -2 in this one.

Best Bet: Villanova -2

Clemson vs Syracuse

Time: 1/28/20 @ 7:00 PM ET
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, SC
TV: ESPN CE
Spread: Clemson -2
Money Line: Clemson -125 | Syracuse +105
Total: 134

Team Overall Conference ATS
Clemson
10-9
4-5
11-8
Syracuse
13-7
6-3
9-11
Prediction

Syracuse has been playing very well on the road this season covering in 80.0% of there games. Clemson hasn’t done near as good at home, only covering 58.3% of there games. Syracuse has been on a nice run as of late, winning there last 5 games. One of the strongest parts of the game has been there free throw shooting. Currently, they are shooting at 72.3%, while Clemson is only shooting at 65.8%. I think that Syracuse cruises through this game and wins there 6th straight. I am taking Syracuse +2 in this one.

Best Bet: Syracuse +2

VCU vs Richmond

Time: 1/28/20 @ 7:00 PM ET
Location: Stuart Siegel Center, Richmond, VA
TV: CBS Sports Network
Spread: VCU -9
Money Line: VCU -375 | Richmond +305
Total: 140

Team Overall Conference ATS
VCU
15-5
5-2
7-13
Richmond
15-5
5-2
11-9
Prediction

Both of these teams have been playing very well and have very similar records. However, when it comes to covering the spread Richmond has done a better job. They have covered the spread in 66.7% of there games on the road, while VCU has only covered 33.3% of there games at home. Richmond has done a very good job of not turning the ball over. Currently, they are only turning the ball over 15.8% of the time, while VCU is turning it over 18.2% of the time. My best bet in this game is Richmond +9.

Best Bet: Richmond +9

Chris Hogan

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