Picks for Best Games on Thursday, November 15th
Today will begin the first early season tournaments as the Charleston Classic, Myrtle Beach Invitational, and 2K Classic begins today, plus the Gavitt games continue. This should be a fun day of College Basketball games, with lots of good lines to bet on. My picks may have been bad yesterday but I’m feeling a good day of College Basketball bets today.
Ball State vs. Virginia Tech
11:30 AM ET on ESPN2
Line: Virginia Tech -7.5
Pick: Virginia Tech
Against the Spread: Virginia Tech
Final Score Prediction: Virginia Tech 83 Ball State 68
Game Outlook: Ball State is a solid team but I think a 7.5 point spread is a little disrespectful to Virginia Tech, they should win handily and cover.
UCF vs. Cal State Fullerton
1:30 PM ET on ESPN3
Line: UCF -4
Against the Spread: UCF
Final Score Prediction: UCF 82 Cal State Fullerton 71
Game Outlook: UCF is coming off a tough loss to Florida Atlantic but I think they’ll rebound against Cal State Fullerton winning handily.
Alabama vs. Northeastern
2 PM ET on ESPNU
Line: Alabama -3
Against the Spread: Northeastern
Final Score Prediction: Northeastern 61 Alabama 60
Game Outlook: Alabama struggled earlier in a buy game, I think they get a tougher test today and they will lose to Northeastern.
Valparaiso vs. Western Kentucky
5 PM ET on ESPNU
Line: Western Kentucky -5
Pick: Western Kentucky
Against the Spread: Western Kentucky
Final Score Prediction: Western Kentucky 74 Valparaiso 61
Game Outlook: Western Kentucky is a good team who should be able to win this game pretty handily, while they cover.
Syracuse vs. Uconn
7 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Syracuse -9.5
Against the Spread: Syracuse
Final Score Prediction: Syracuse 71 Uconn 59
Game Outlook: This game is one of the tougher picks in the sport, I think it’s Syracuse will win but I’m not sure if they are able to cover.
Wichita State vs. Davidson
7 PM ET on ESPN3
Line: Davidson -1
Against the Spread: Davidson
Final Score Prediction: Davidson 84 Wichita State 73
Game Outlook: This game is one of the harder ones to predict as Wichita State is still an unknown team. I will stick with the team with slightly more experience and take Davidson but I’m not feeling good about it.
Ohio State at Creighton
7 PM ET on FS1
Line: Ohio State -2
Pick: Ohio State
Against the Spread: Ohio State
Final Score Prediction: Ohio State 68 Creighton 60
Game Outlook: The Buckeyes have the edge in roster and coaching category, that usually leads to a win, even if it’s in the tough Century Link Center.
Oregon vs. Iowa
9 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Oregon -4
Against the Spread: Oregon
Final Score Prediction: Oregon 108 Iowa 76
Game Outlook: This game will feature a lot of quality bigs, Iowa struggles on the defensive end and I think that will happen again in this game as Oregon wins big.
Texas A&M at Gonzaga
Line: Gonzaga -16
Against the Spread: Gonzaga
Final Score Prediction: Gonzaga 107 Texas A&M 74
Game Outlook: This game should be a blowout and the line indicates it, Gonzaga should win easily and cover easily.
Yesterday’s results against the spread: 1-4
Yesterday was rough as I went 1-4 on my picks, thanks to Nebraska for not letting me go 0-5.
Season results against the spread: 22-19