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Wednesday's college basketball best bets from two different games. Handicapper Matt McCuen breaks down his best plays for the night ahead.

College Basketball Picks: Wednesday's Two Best Bets

College Basketball is back on this Wednesday night, which means more money to be made for the gang! We will look to sweep this card today as I am just going with a pair of plays o this slate today.

Georgetown vs. Howard Prediction

Georgetown vs. Howard odds

The first play I am going with on this slate will be a battle between the Howard Bisons and the Georgetown Hoyas. The Bisons enter play tonight with a 5-4 record, while the Georgetown Hoyas enter play sporting the same exact record of 5-4, coming off a big win on Saturday against rival Syracuse.

At times this season, the Hoyas have shown signs of improvements under head coach Patrick Ewing but will be dealt a tough hand trying to compete in the Big East, which is filled with talent and tough teams.

Howard comes into this game considered a good offensive team while Georgetown is regarded as a high-powered offense, so the bets in this game will pour in on the over. I am going the complete opposite side but focusing on Howard's team total as it sits at 75.

The Hoyas present a defense that allows 72.2 points per game and has faced some tough offensive opponents this season, including UMBC and San Diego State, who they held under this number. I believe this number is inflated due to the opponents Howard has played, and while Georgetown is not a great defense, they will be one of the toughest tests for Howard this season with their rim protection. I am willing to take the chance on Howard's team total under in this game!

Georgetown vs. Howard Pick

  • PICK: Howard TT Under 75 @ -125

Akron vs. Wright State Prediction

Akron vs. Wright State odds

The second play I am going with on this slate is a battle between the Akron Zips and the Wright State Raiders. People will look at this spread and be a bit thrown off due to these teams' records as Akron is sporting a record of 6-3 while the Raiders of Wright State have struggled to start the season, playing to a 2-6 record overall.

The line is currently sitting at -3.5 or -4, depending on the book that you see this on, and the typical person will think jumping on Akron, the better team as a dog, is an easy winner. I am going on the other side, and I will back Wright State on the first half spread at -1.5.

This Wright State team is in a great get-me-right position at home against this Akron team, a solid group that has played a bit above their talent level in the young season. I see the guard play being something to watch in this game and a sizeable advantage to Wright State. This team will come out hot and ready to go for this home game, getting their season back on track. Take the first half spread here and watch the Raiders roll in this game for the first twenty minutes.

Akron vs. Wright State Pick

  • PICK: Wright State 1H -1.5 @ -115

Article Author


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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