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Matt McCuen makes plays on Auburn and LSU as well as Seton Hall vs Providence as well for his best college basketball picks.
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College Basketball Picks: 2 Best Bets For Wednesday

LSU vs Auburn

LSU vs Auburn Odds

It is time for a pair of college basketball plays today as a full college basketball schedule finally returns! The last week has been a weird schedule due to Christmas break for many schools, but we are back in the swing of things again tonight, including some big-time conference matchups. The first matchup I am going to will be an SEC battle between the LSU Tigers and the Auburn Tigers. LSU enters this game tonight playing to the tune of a 12-0 perfect record, while Auburn enters this game playing to an 11-1 overall record. This will be excellent television tonight as each of these teams will be tournament teams come March who will have a chance to make deep runs. LSU is led by veteran forward Darius Days, and they have had a massive lift at the guard position by transfer Xavier Pinson. Auburn has been a tough team on both sides of the ball this season, and they feature one of the best players in the nation and a future NBA lottery pick in the form of Jabari Smith. In this battle, the play I am turning to will be to take the short home favorite in the Auburn Tigers on the first half spread at minus two. The Tigers to be are the more athletic team that also holds an advantage on the defensive end. The Tigers playing at home also gives them a boost in this spot, which may be the difference-maker in a game where both teams are talented. I believe we may have to sweat a little bit but will cash this first half bet in!

LSU vs Auburn Pick

  • Pick: Auburn 1H -2 (-115)
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Seton Hall vs Providence

Seton Hall vs Providence Odds

The second play I am turning to for tonight’s slate will be the Seton Hall Pirates and the Providence Friars. The Pirates came into this season expected to compete in the Big East while the Frias had lower pre-season expectations, but they have been great to this point this season. The Friars are now a ranked team and will have a chance for a statement win tonight at home against a conference opponent in Seton Hall. Seton Hall enters this game with a record of 9-1, while Providence comes into this battle flying high with a record of 11-1. These teams have been lights out this season, but something will have to give in this game tonight. The side of this one is too close to call. Although I do lean with Providence, I will go to a much safer player and take the first half under everybody’s favorite bet. The pace of this game will favor the under and I think that we will see some gritty defense on both sides. The energy will be high for both teams as this is a huge game at this stage in the season. These teams are both outstanding on the defensive side of things as the Pirates allow just 61.9 points per game while the Friars allow 61.5. Give me the first half under, and let's cash another bet in tonight!

Seton Hall vs Providence Pick

  • Pick: Seton Hall/Providence 1H under 65.5 (-112)

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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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