College Basketball Picks 3/19/21
Colgate vs Arkansas
My first play for round 1 of the NCAA tournament is in the Colgate vs Arkansas game. While Colgate played a strange schedule this season, they have done a great job shooting the ball from beyond the arch knocking down 40% from three. Arkansas on the other hand is shooting the ball as well only hitting 33.9% from beyond the arch. My pick for this game is Colgate +8.5.
Oregon State vs Tennessee
The next play on the card is Oregon State taking on Tennessee. Orgon State enters this game off of the Pac 12 championship. They have done a great job not turning the ball over this season, only turning it over on 17.2% of there possessions. Tennessee on the other hand is turning it over on 18.2% of there possessions. My pick for this game is Oregon State +8.5.
Liberty vs Oklahoma State
The next game on the card is Liberty taking on Oklahoma State. Liberty comes into this game having shot the ball very well with an effective field goal percentage of 57.4%. Oklahoma State on the other hand hasn’t done as well shooting the basketball with an effective field goal percentage of 52.1%. My pick for this game is Liberty +7.5.
Wisconsin vs North Carolina
The next game on the card is Wisconsin taking on North Carolina. One of the strongest parts of Wisconsin’s game is their free throw shooting where they are knocking down 76.7% of there shots. North Carolina on the other hand is only making 66.8% of there shots from the free throw line. My pick for this game is the Wisconsin ML +107.
Morehead State vs West Virginia
Next, we have a matchup between Morehead State and West Virginia. Morehead State has struggled to hold on to the basketball this season turning it over on 22.9% of there possessions. West Virginia on the other hand is turning it over on 16.9% of there possessions. My pick for this matchup is West Virginia -13.
Winthrop vs Villanova
The final play on Friday’s card is Winthrop taking on Villanova. Villanova is a very good offensive team ranked 9th in adjusted offensive efficiency. Winthrop on the other hand isn’t near as good coming in 120th in adjusted offensive efficiency. My pick for this game is Villanova -6.
- Colgate +8.5
- Oregon State +8.5
- Liberty +7.5
- Wisconsin ML +107
- West Virginia -13
- Villanova -6