College Basketball Picks 11/25 – 11/27
Drake vs Kansas State (11/25)
For the first play of the season I am on the Drake vs Kansas State game. Last season Drake finished 20-14 in the Missouri Valley, while Kansas State only finished 11-21 in the Big 12. Drake returns almost all of the roster from last season and get a huge addition in redshirt freshman Issa Samake. While Kansas State has a lot of good young players, I think their success will be in a few years. My first college basketball pick of the season is Drake +7.5.
Oklahoma State vs UT Arlington (11/25)
Oklahoma State comes into this game against UT Arlington as only 6 point favorites. This line feels extremely low for an Oklahoma State that features Cade Cunningham. While this Oklahoma State team won’t get the national hype in tough Big 12, they are still a great team. Last season UT Arlington finished with a record of 14-18 and finished 7th in the Sun Belt conference. My pick for this game is Oklahoma State -6.
Nevada vs Nebraska (11/26)
While most people will be focusing on Kansas vs Gonzaga Thanksgiving day, this Nevada vs Nebraska game will be just as exciting. When I first looked at this week’s schedule this game just popped out at me. This Nevada team went 19-12 last season under Steve Alford and add a great point guard in Grant Sherfield from Wichita State. Unfortunately, at the time of recording there is no line on this game. However, KenPom lists this game as Nevada -2. Official Pick will be posted below when the line drops.
Northern Colorado vs SEMO (11/27)
The final play of the College Basketball card for this week is Northern Colorado taking on SEMO. Northern Colorado finished the season 22-9 last season while SEMO only finished 7-24. This Northern Colorado team is very experienced and looks to be a problem in the Big Sky. SEMO on the other hand is starting over with new head coach Brad Korn. My pick for this game is Northern Colorado. Official pick down below when lines are released.
- Drake +7.5
- Oklahoma State -6
- Nevada +3.5 (-2*)
- Northern Colorado -12.5 (-10*)
*KenPom Look Ahead Line