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Monday's college basketball prediction and picks from around the country. Handicapper Matt McCuen has two picks for tonight that you don't want to miss out on.

College Basketball Picks: 2 Best Bets For Monday's Games

It is time for another day of college basketball, and I have my two best bets for us today! We are looking at a somewhat smaller slate, but I have locked into a couple of positions I love to kick off our week.

Alabama State vs. Mississippi Valley State Prediction

Alabama State vs. Mississippi Valley State odds

The first play I want to get into will be a battle between the Alabama State Hornets and the Mississippi Valley Delta Devils.

These teams come into this game with a combined record of 1-21. The one is an Alabama State win. Mississippi Valley is likely the worst team in college basketball, but they will look to get their first win of the season tonight at home, facing a team that is also considered one of the worst teams in the nation.

Despite their struggles this season, Alabama State comes into this game as an eight-point road favorite, proving just how bad this Miss Valley State team is.

The play I am going with in this game tonight will be the first-half under, everybody’s favorite play. The total here is sitting at 71.5, which is a number I believe is too tall due to the struggles that both of these offenses have had this season.

The number is so high because both of these teams have given up a lot of points throughout the season, despite not scoring many points. Alabama State is averaging just 64.8 points per game while Mississippi Valley is scoring just 61.1. I am willing to roll the dice here on the first half under with two poor offenses and I believe the pace of play here will favor this first half under.

Alabama State vs. Mississippi Valley State Pick

  • PICK: Alabama State/Mississippi Valley State 1H Under 71.5 -110

Arizona vs. Washington Prediction

Arizona vs. Washington odds

The second pick I am turning to is an affair between the Arizona Wildcats and the Washington Huskies.

The Wildcats come into this game sporting a record of 11-1 overall and look to be one of the best teams in the country. Washington comes into this one playing to a .500 record, with a record of 5-5.

This is a big game tonight for both of these teams as this is a conference Pac-12 showdown. The line in this one is sitting at -25 in favor of the Wildcats. I understand this is one of the best teams in the nation, but this is still a conference game. Washington is slated to finish toward the bottom of the Pac-12 this season. However, I can not skip a position like this tonight, getting them at +25.

Terrell Brown Jr. has been the guy for Washington, scoring twenty-plus points per game, and he will have to be great tonight for Washington to stay competitive. I understand Arizona is much more talented, but we are getting far too many points here in a conference basketball game, so I will gladly ride the dog.

Arizona vs. Washington Pick

  • PICK: Washington +25 -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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