College Basketball Picks: 3 Best Bets for Sunday's Slate
I am back with my three best bets for College Basketball today. The run we have had the last few days has been great as we are on a current run of 7-1-1!
Sunday's College Basketball Picks
Syracuse vs. Drexel Prediction
The first play I am looking at today will once again be a first-half under. This one will concern a team from ACC in the Syracuse Orange and the Drexel Dragons. As many remember, Syracuse had a bit of a Cinderella run last season in March, but they did lose four of their top six scorers from last season. They do return sharpshooter and the son of the legendary head coach Jim Boheim in the form of Buddy Boheim. This is a number I believe is a tad too high for this first half due to the pace the Drexel Dragons will play with. This team will use a bunch of the shot clock in the half-court sets and not look to play much with pace. Syracuse is a team that loves to shoot the three-ball and will be a very streaky team this season. I believe that is why the books have made this line a bit higher due to the fear of the Orange shooting. However, I think that the Dragons' pace should make this number much lower, and we can cash in again!
Syracuse vs. Drexel Pick
- Pick: 1H Under 69 (-120)
South Carolina vs. Western Kentucky Prediction
The second pick I am looking at will be a battle between the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the South Carolina Game Cocks. Western Kentucky is coming off a bad loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Friday. South Carolina is also coming off a loss as they saw themselves fall short to the Princeton Tigers. These teams each will come into this game playing to the tune of 1-1 records. I think this is an excellent spot for the dog tonight in the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Western Kentucky is one of my favorite teams this season that will go under the radar. I believe they are very undervalued in this spot tonight, facing a South Carolina team that I expect to struggle with the majority of this season. I do not believe this is a South Carolina team that has the shooting and offense to keep up with Western Kentucky. In this game, the guy to watch for to make a significant impact and lead the Hiltopers will be guard Dayvion McKnight, who is coming off a 34 point performance while grabbing nine rebounds and the loss to Minnesota. I will be riding the dog on the money line in this spot tonight.
South Carolina vs. Western Kentucky Pick
Vanderbilt vs. Texas State Prediction
The Final pick of my best three picks today will feature a matchup between Texas State and Vanderbilt. This is an SEC team in Vanderbilt who has been struggling for some time now and is seen as many as one of the laughing stocks of the SEC and power conference schools. The player who will make the largest impact in this game will be the young star in Scottie Pippen Jr. Pippen Jr, an all-first-team pre-season member for the SEC, and there will be no player who can match up on the court with him tonight at Texas State. This is a game where I believe Vanderbilt can roll solely because of the impact that Pippen Jr will be able to make. Vanderbilt will struggle with teams in the SEC and some other power conference teams this season; however, they should be able to roll tonight in a spot like this.
Vanderbilt vs. Texas State Pick
- Pick: Vanderbilt 1H -4 (-110)