College Basketball Picks: 3 Best Bets for Tuesday's Games

College basketball picks and predictions for Tuesday's games from across the country. Matt McCuen gives us his three favorite bets for tonight here.
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Tue, December 14, 3:36 PM EST | 4 min read
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College Basketball Picks: 3 Best Bets for Tuesday's Games

I am back with my three best college basketball bets, and what a beautiful slate we have on this Tuesday card.

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Tuesday's College Basketball Picks

Duke vs. South Carolina State Prediction

Duke vs. South Carolina State Odds

The first play I will be taking will be one of the heaviest dogs on this entire college basketball slate, the South Carolina State Bulldogs, as they face off with the second-ranked Duke Blue Devils. This season, the Blue Devils have been lights out outside of a tough road loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes. Duke comes into this game as one of the most dangerous teams in the nation, and I am fading them in this spot tonight. The first reason is that this number is far too large for twenty minutes of basketball for a team who plays at the pace South Carolina State will play. Possessions will be limited in this first half overall, which makes me love this big number. The second thing is Duke has shown to play down to their competition's first half and has had some sluggish starts; for this play to cash, we will need a four to five-minute drought from the high-powered Blue Devils. I will take the dog all day, getting twenty-one first-half points we may have to sweat, but who does not love a good first-half sweat on a Tuesday. 

Duke vs. South Carolina State Pick

  • South Carolina State 1H +21 (-115) 

Memphis vs. Alabama Prediction

Memphis vs. Alabama Odds

The second play I am eyeing on this slate will concern an affair between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Memphis Tigers. The line is currently sitting at -4 in favor of the road Crimson Tide. Alabama, led by head coach Nate Oates is coming off a big win over the Houston Cougars as they added to their beautiful resume, including a win over Gonzaga. This is a classic trap line tonight. After vegas had their worst week of the season, do not fall into this trap tonight. Memphis has been awful this season and disappointing coming into this season slated to be a top 15 team in the nation, and they are just a four-point dog tonight against a team that has beat two of the best teams in the nation? I expect Memphis to step it up at home, and if they can control Alabama to play at their pace, they will win this game outright. Keep an eye on the freshman standout Emoni Bates to have a big night with the spotlight and sprinkle some money on the Tigers Moneyline.

Memphis vs. Alabama Pick

Texas Tech vs. Arkansas State Prediction

Texas Tech vs. Arkansas State Odds

The final play of the night I am going with is a matchup between the Arkansas State Red Wolves and the Texas Tech Red Raiders. I am going with everyone's favorite play a first half under! The Texas Tech Raiders are one of the best defensive teams in all of the nation, and there is a legit chance that Arkansas State will not reach twenty points in the half. Texas Tech is a very streaky offense and played at a very controlled tempo which supports this number going under. I do not think we will have to sweat this one much, and we will cash in yet another first-half under on the year!

Texas Tech vs. Arkansas State Pick

Matt McCuen
@DeadPresPicks

Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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