College Basketball Picks: 3 Best Bets for Wednesday's Season Openers
Wednesday's College Basketball Picks
Michigan vs. Buffalo Prediction
The first play I am looking at today will feature the Buffalo Bulls and the Michigan Wolverines. Michigan was one of the best teams in the county just a year ago and had hopes of a national championship come March but fell short once the tournament came around. On the flip side, Buffalo was one of the best teams in their respective conference. They saw themselves finish second in the MAC and earn a trip to the NIT, where eventually their season was ended, falling to Colorado State. Buffalo will look to run back a season similar to last year as they return some of their stars from last season, including star senior forward Jeenath Williams. He is projected to be one of the best players in the MAC conference. Buffalo brings back a bunch of scoring as they are projected to be the 12th highest-scoring team in the county.
I am not as high on Michigan as some are this season, and I believe thirteen points is too many in this spot tonight. Buffalo plays hard here and can score enough points to keep up and stay within this number. Tonight gives me Buffalo with the points.
Michigan vs. Buffalo Pick
- Pick: Buffalo +13 (-115)
Florida State vs. Penn Prediction
The next pick I am eyeing up we are once again going to a dog today. The Ivy league product of the Penn Quackers as they will battle it out tonight with the Florida State Seminoles. Penn is projected to be 4th in their pre-season poll for the Ivy League, while Florida State comes into this season again looking to compete in March and will likely be a top 25 team for the majority of this season. Florida State did lose their best player last season, Scottie Barnes, to the pros, but they will be bringing back some experience with Malik Osborne and Anthony Polite.
I think Penn will be able to hang in this one early. Penn is one of the more experienced teams in the nation who will be getting a large number to cover in twenty minutes. It will be very slow-paced, which will help the dog here to cover as possessions should be limited in this basketball game. Jordan Dingle will be the guy to watch for Penn. He was the 2019 rookie player of the year in the Ivy League. He should provide the spark on offense for Penn tonight.
Florida State vs. Penn Pick
- Pick: Penn 1H +11 (-110)
Detroit vs. Wyoming Prediction
My final pick will feature a pair of smaller schools as we will Detriot U battle against Wyoming tonight. Detroit U of the horizon will feature one of the most underrated players in the country and last year’s Horizon player of the year Antione Davis. Wyoming will look to have a solid season after finishing dead last in the Mountian West a year ago, playing to the tune of a 2-16 conference record and 9-24 overall.
The player to watch for Wyoming will be Hunter Molondo, a rare bright spot on the Wyoming team a season ago. This Wyoming team is known to be super streaky as they ranked towards the top of the nation in three-pointers attempted per game just a season ago. I am taking a shot here on the first half under as I believe Wyoming is not a good enough shooting team to burn us here. Detriot will look to control pace here and drain a good amount of clock per possession. I believe this number is a tad too high and an overreaction to Wyoming’s offensive style.
Detroit vs. Wyoming Pick
- Pick: 1H under 73 (-116)