College Basketball Picks: 2 Best Bets for Tuesday's Games

Our guy Matt McCuen is looking at two games on Tuesday's College Basketball slate to put a play on.
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College Basketball Picks: 2 Best Bets for Tuesday's Games

West Virginia vs Baylor Prediction

West Virginia vs Baylor Odds

College Basketball returns on this Tuesday night in January as we will see a matchup between the Baylor Bears and the West Virginia Mountaineers. This will be a pivotal early-season game in the Big 12 conference for both of these teams.

Baylor entered last week as the number one team in the nation and was the last undefeated team in the nation before suffering a home loss to the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Baylor found themselves in the history book this week but for the wrong reasons. Baylor became the first team to rank number one and lost two home games in the same week.

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The Bears were also upset by non-ranked Oklahoma State on Saturday night. The West Virginia season has been going pretty well so far, but they have no number next to their name at the moment. A 13-3 startled by guard Taz Sherman has the Mountaineer faithful excited. In this game, the play I am turning to is to back the Baylor Bears in the first half. This is a Bears team, who I believe is a top-three team in the nation, and a top-three team coming off a pair of losses is a scary sight.

West Virginia caught this Baylor team at the worst time of the season, and I think they get beat up tonight. West Virginia, despite the good record, is not the typical West Virginia team that we have seen the past few seasons. They look to play with a faster pace scoring about 70.0 points per game. I know by the numbers their defense looks pretty good, but I actually think it's the weak point on this team. Baylor should run away with this one early off a couple of losses and get back to their winning ways tonight in Morgantown.

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West Virginia vs Baylor Pick

Utah State vs Fresno State Prediction

Utah State vs Fresno State Odds

The second play I am turning to will be a mountain west battle between the Utah State Aggies and the Fresno State Bulldogs. I hope you are a night owl if you want to watch this game because this will tip off at 11 PM eastern time. This is a big game for both of these teams in conference play. The Aggies have had a rough start to conference play, supporting a record of just 1-3 on the season. Fresno State has been good to start their campaign playing to a 2-1 record to kick off play.

I am turning to the home team tonight on the short spread at minus two. This season, Fresno has been a great home team as they are yet to lose at home. Utah State, on the other side, has been struggling mightily of late and seems like they are having trouble finding a flow as a team. I think this is the perfect time of the year to fade the Aggies until they prove that they can find a flow again. Fresno State will have the best player on the court tonight and a future NBA player in big man Orlando Robinson. Robinson is scoring about twenty points per game while ripping down around nine rebounds. He is by far the best player in this conference, and he will make a big impact tonight. I look for the home team to keep it rolling in this spot tonight.

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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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