College Basketball Picks 2/8/20

College Basketball Picks 2/8/20

Tennessee vs Kentucky

Time: 2/8/20 @ 1:00 PM ET
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN
TV: CBS
Spread: Kentucky -2.5
Money Line: Tennessee +110 | Kentucky -130
Total: 131.5

Team Overall Conference ATS
Tennessee
13-9
5-4
10-12
Kentucky
17-5
7-2
9-12-1
Prediction

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

Time: 2/8/20 @ 2:00 PM ET
Location: Bartow Arena, Birmingham, AL
TV: ESPN+
Spread: North Texas -4
Money Line: UAB +155 | North Texas -190
Total: 126.5

Team Overall Conference ATS
UAB
14-10
5-6
9-12-1
North Texas
15-9
9-2
15-6-1
Prediction

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

Time: 2/8/20 @ 2:30 PM ET
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
TV: FOX
Spread: Villanova -3.5
Money Line: Villanova -160 | Seton Hall +140
Total: 141

Team Overall Conference ATS
Villanova
17-5
7-3
10-10-2
Seton Hall
17-5
9-1
14-7-1
Prediction

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

Utah Valley vs Seattle

Time: 2/8/20 @ 4:00 PM ET
Location: UCCU Events Center, Orem, UT
TV: WAC Digital Network
Spread: Utah Valley PK
Money Line: Utah Valley -110 | Seattle -110
Total: 141

Team Overall Conference ATS
Utah Valley
9-14
3-5
7-13
Seattle
11-12
4-4
9-12
Prediction

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

Time: 2/8/20 @ 4:00 PM ET
Location: David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, LA 
TV: Live Stream
Spread: Nicholls State -2.5
Money Line: Nicholls State -140 | Sam Houston State +120
Total: 142.5

Team Overall Conference ATS
Nicholls State
14-9
8-4
11-8
Sam Houston State
15-8
8-4
10-9
Prediction

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

Time: 2/8/20 @ 7:00 PM ET
Location: Henderson Center, Huntington, WV
TV: ESPN+
Spread: Louisiana Tech -2
Money Line: Marshall +100 | Louisiana Tech -120
Total: 145.5

Team Overall Conference ATS
Marshall
11-13
5-6
11-12
Louisiana Tech
17-6
8-3
11-10
Prediction

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

Time: 2/8/20 @ 7:00 PM ET
Location: Alico Arena, Fort Myers, FL
TV: ESPN+
Spread: North Florida -5
Money Line: Florida Gulf Coast +200 | North Florida -220
Total: 140

Team Overall Conference ATS
Florida Gulf Coast
7-18
4-6
9-14
North Florida
15-10
8-2
18-6
Prediction

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

Time: 2/8/20 @ 10:00 PM ET
Location: Spanos Center, Stockton, CA 
TV: WCC Network
Spread: Pacific -3
Money Line: Pacific -140 | Pepperdine +120
Total: 141

Team Overall Conference ATS
Pacific
18-8
6-4
10-13-1
Pepperdine
13-11
6-4
10-14
Prediction

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.

Best Bet: Pepperdine +3

Chris Hogan

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