College Basketball Picks 2/8/20
Tennessee vs Kentucky
Kentucky comes into this game as the 8th ranked team in my computer power rankings. Tennessee comes in a little lower as the 50th ranked team. Kentucky has been playing very well on the road covering in 60.0% of there games. Tennessee has struggled at home, only covering in 33.3% of there games. Kentucky has been shooting very well from the free-throw line this season. Currently, they are shooting at 78.4% from the free-throw line, while Tennessee is only shooting at 74.7%. I am taking Kentucky -2.5 in this game.
Best Bet: Kentucky -2.5
UAB vs North Texas
North Texas has been playing very well in conference play, winning 9 of there last 10 games. They have also played very well on the road covering in 60.0% of there games. UAB has struggled to cover the spread at home, only covering in 36.4% of there games. North Texas has been shooting the ball very well from three. Currently, they are shooting at 38.7% from behind the arch, while UAB is only shooting at 30.4%. North Texas has also shot the ball well from the free-throw line. They are shooting 76.3% while Uab us only shooting at 69.2%. My pick for this game is North Texas -4.
Best Bet: North Texas -4
Villanova vs Seton Hall
After a great start to the season, Villanova has started to struggle losing there last two games. Villanova has done a great job of shooting free throws currently shooting at 77.7% from the free-throw line. Seton Hall hasn’t done quite as good at shooting free throws, only shooting at 69.1%. Villanova has also done a great job of not turning the ball over, only turning the ball over 15.9% of the time. Seton Hall, on the other hand, is turning the ball over 18.9% of the time. I am taking Villanova -3.5 in this game.
Best Bet: Villanova -3.5
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Utah Valley vs Seattle
Utah Valley has really struggled in games at home, covering in 0 of them. Seattle has done slightly better covering in 33.3% of there games on the road. Seattle has done a great job of not turning the ball over this season. Coming into this game they are only turning the ball over 14.1% of the time, while Utah Valley is turning the ball over 19.7% of the time. I think that Seattle is the better team in this game and will handle Utah Valley on the road. I am taking Seattle PK in this game.
Best Bet: Seattle PK
Nicholls State vs Sam Houston State
Sam Houston State
Sam Houston State has been playing very well on the road covering in 63.6% of there games. Nicholls State hasn’t done near as good at home covering in only 20% of there games. Sam Houston State has also been doing a great job at shooting the three-ball. Currently, they are shooting at 36.6% from beyond the arch, while Nicholls State is only shooting at 31.3%. After a disappointing OT loss on Wednesday, I think that Sam Houston State will get a win in this one. My bet for this game Sam Houston State +2.5.
Best Bet: Sam Houston State +2.5
Marshall vs Louisiana Tech
Louisiana Tech comes into this game having won 11 of there last 14 games. Marshall hasn’t done near as good only winning 6 of there last 13 games. Louisiana Tech has done a decent job of covering the spread on the road, currently covering in 45.3% of there games. Meanwhile, Marshall has only covered 33.3% of there games at home. The strongest part of Louisiana Tech’s game is there three-point shooting. Currently, they are shooting at 35.9% from beyond the arch, while Marshall is shooting at 29.6%. My pick for this game is Louisiana Tech -2.
Best Bet: Louisiana Tech -2
Florida Gulf Coast vs North Florida
Florida Gulf Coast
North Florida has been on fire in conference play starting 8-2. Florida Gulf Coast hasn’t done quite as good only going 4-6. North Florida has done a great job of covering the spread on the road, covering in 84.6% of there games. Florida Gulf Coast hasn’t done near as good covering at home, only covering 36.4% of there games. One of the best parts of North Florida’s game has been there three-point shooting. Currently, they are shooting at 37.9% from three, while Florida Gulf Coast is only shooting at 29.9%. I am taking North Florida -5 in this game.
Best Bet: North Florida -5
Pacific vs Pepperdine
In our final game of the night, Pepperdine travels to Pacific. Pepperdine has been doing a decent job of covering the spread on the road. They have covered in 50.0% of there game, while Pacific has only covered in 30.8% of there games at home. The best part of Pepperdine’s game has been there free throw shooting. Currently, they are shooting at 80.6% from the charity strike, while Pacific is shooting 66.7%. I am taking Pepperdine +3 in this one.