In Tuesday’s College basketball games, Jermaine Samuels finished with 20 points and seven rebounds and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl added 12 points and 14 rebounds for No. 9 Villanova in a 76-61 victory over No. 13 Butler.
For No. 3 Kansas, Christian Braun finished with 20 points, four rebounds and two steals and Devon Dotson added 18 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in an 81-60 win over Kansas State.
Here are Today’s College Basketball Picks:
BET OF THE DAY:
Georgia Tech @ Louisville
Since the 2017-18 college basketball season, Louisville has a 28-5 record in night games at KFC Yum! Center.
The Cardinals have won each of their last nine Wednesday games at their home arena (Stats courtesy of Statschecker).
The No. 6 Louisville Cardinals will look to win a fifth straight game on Wednesday against Georgia Tech.
David Johnson finished with a career-high 19 points to go with seven assists, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks for the Cardinals in an impressive 79-73 win over No. 3 Duke.
Johnson will be paired with forward Jordan Nwora, who is averaging 19.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per contest, and center Steven Enoch, who has 10.7 points and 6.5 rebounds.
The last time the Cardinals suffered a loss was back on Jan. 4 in a home defeat to Florida State.
Look for Louisville to continue its winning ways at home against Georgia Tech.
Take the Cardinals minus the 13.5 points in this matchup.
2u – Louisville (-13.5) @ -109
- Seton Hall has won each of its last eight games.
- Since the 2016-17 college basketball season, the Pirates have a 39-10 record at the Prudential Center. (Stats courtesy of Statschecker)
Seton Hall is on a roll.
The Pirates have pulled off eight straight victories and they’ve been rewarded with the No. 10 spot in the latest AP Top 25 poll.
In their last game against St. John’s, Myles Powell finished with 29 points - 23 of which came in the second half - to lead the Pirates to an 82-79 win.
Powell became the fifth player in program history to reach 2,000 points and the Pirates improved to a perfect 6-0 record in the Big East for the first time in school history.
Powell is averaging 22.4 points, which is good enough for eighth in Division I basketball, and 5.1 rebounds per contest.
Look for Powell to carry the Pirates to a big win over Providence in this one.
Take Seton Hall minus the points here.
1u – Seton Hall (-9.5) @ -110
- Iowa has won each of its last seven games at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
- The Hawkeyes have a 113-74 record since the 2014-15 college basketball season. (Stats courtesy of Statschecker)
No. 19 Iowa will take a three-game winning streak into Wednesday night’s game against No. 24 Rutgers.
The Hawkeyes had key victories over No. 12 Maryland, Northwestern and most recently against then-No. 19 Michigan.
In that matchup, Iowa’s Luke Garza finished with a team-high 33 points and four other players scored in double digits in a 90-83 win over the Wolverines.
Rutgers, on the other hand, is ranked in the AP Top 25 poll for the first time since 1979.
The Scarlet Knights are on a two-game winning streak with victories over Indiana and Minnesota.
They have a perfect record on their home court; however, they aren’t the same team on the road.
Take Iowa minus the points here.
1u – Iowa (-5.5) @ -110
By Dan Canova