College Basketball Picks 2/1/20

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College Basketball Picks 2/1/20

Notre Dame vs Georgia Tech

Time: 2/1/20 @ 12:00 PM ET
Location: Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, South Bend IN
TV: ACC Network
Spread: Notre Dame -6.5
Money Line: Notre Dame -275 | Georgia Tech +215
Total: 141

Team Overall Conference ATS
Notre Dame
12-8
3-6
11-9
Georgia Tech
10-11
4-6
13-7
Prediction

Notre Dame has been playing very well this season and has been shooting very well from behind the three-point arch. Currently, they are shooting 34.9% from three, while Georgia Tech is only shooting at 28.9%. Another strong part of Notre Dame’s game has been its ability not to turn the ball over. So far this season they have only turned the ball over on 13.9% of there possessions. Georgia Tech, on the other hand, has turned the ball over 23.1% of the time. My best bet for this game is Notre Dame at home. I am taking Notre Dame -6.5.

Best Bet: Notre Dame -6.5

St. Francis (PA) vs Bryant

Time: 2/1/20 @ 2:00 PM ET
Location: DeGol Arena, Loretto, PA
TV: CBS Sports Network
Spread: St. Francis (PA) -3
Money Line: St. Francis (PA) -160 | Bryant +130
Total: 150

Team Overall Conference ATS
St. Francis (PA)
13-8
6-4
12-7-1
Bryant
10-11
2-6
10-10
Prediction

St. Francis comes into this game as the 198th ranked team in my computer power rankings. Bryant, on the other hand, comes into this game as the 291th ranked team. One of the strongest parts of St. Francis’s game has been there free throw shooting. Currently, they are shooting at 74.2% from the charity strike. Bryant hasn’t shot quite as good, shooting only 66.3% from the free-throw line. St. Francis has covered in 71.4% of there games at home, while Bryant has only covered in 54.5% of there games on the road. St. Francis -2.5 is my pick for this game.

Best Bet: St. Francis (PA) -3

Eastern Michigan vs Toledo

Time: 1/31/20 @ 2:00 PM ET
Location: Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, MI
TV: ESPN3
Spread: Toledo -3.5
Money Line: Eastern Michigan +150 | Toledo -170
Total: 133.5

Team Overall Conference ATS
Eastern Michigan
10-10
0-7
7-9
Toledo
11-10
3-5
6-14
Prediction

Eastern Michigan has been playing very poorly in conference play losing its first 7 games. Toledo comes into this game as the 94th ranked team in my computer power rankings, while Eastern Michigan comes into this game as the 269th ranked team. One of the strongest parts of Toledo’s game has been there three-point shooting. Currently, they are shooting at 37.5% from behind the arch, while Eastern Michigan is only shooting at 26.1%. Toledo is going to win and cover this game easily. I am taking Toledo -3.5 in this game.

Best Bet: Toledo -3.5

UTSA vs Middle Tennessee

Time: 2/1/20 @ 4:00 PM ET
Location: UTSA Convocation Center, San Antonio, TX
TV: ESPN+
Spread: UTSA -7.5
Money Line: UTSA -360 | Middle Tennessee +290
Total: 157.5

Team Overall Conference ATS
UTSA
10-12
4-5
8-11
Middle Tennessee
5-17
1-8
7-12
Prediction

UTSA has been playing very well at home this season covering in 71.4% of there games. Middle Tennessee hasn’t done quite as good on the road only covering in 44.4% of there games. One of the strongest parts of UTSA’s game has been there ability to shoot free throws. Currently, they are shooting at 76.9%, while Middle Tennessee is only shooting at 66.8% from the charity strike. Middle Tennessee has been struggling on the road this season, and I expect this game to be the same. My pick for this game is UTSA -7.5.

Best Bet: UTSA -7.5

Auburn vs Kentucky

Time: 2/1/20 @ 6:00 PM ET
Location: Auburn Arena, Auburn, AL
TV: ESPN
Spread: Auburn -3.5
Money Line: Auburn -140 | Kentucky +120
Total: 143

Team Overall Conference ATS
Auburn
18-2
5-2
9-11
Kentucky
16-4
6-1
8-11-1
Prediction

Kentucky comes into this game as the 7th ranked team in my computer power rankings. Auburn only ranks as the 26th team. One of the strongest parts of Kentucky’s game has been there free throw shooting. Going into this game they are shooting at 77.6% from the line, while Auburn is only shooting at 66.7% from the charity strike. Kentucky has covered in 75.0% of there games on the road this season, while Auburn has only covered in 45.5% of there games at home. I am taking Kentucky +3.5 in this one.

Best Bet: Kentucky +3.5

Chris Hogan

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