Picks for Best Games on Thursday, January 24th
Thursday’s are usually slower than usual but this Thursday will be different as there will be two Top-25 matchups as well as other quality games, which includes two Pac-12 basketball games. With a good slate of games there are a few more picks than usual, here are my picks for tonight’s games.
Michigan State at Iowa
7 PM ET on Fox Sports 1
Line: Michigan State -5
Pick: Michigan State
Against the Spread: Michigan State
Final Score Prediction: Michigan State 72 Iowa 61
Why this pick? I get that Iowa is the home team in this game but I’m not going to pick against Michigan State right now.
North Carolina State at Louisville
8 PM ET on ESPN3
Line: Louisville -5.5
Against the Spread: Louisville
Final Score Prediction: Louisville 79 NC State 68
Why this pick? This is a game where I think it would be smart to pick the home team to win, I think Louisville probably wins this one handily.
Miami at Syracuse
8 PM ET on ESPN+
Line: Syracuse -8.5
Against the Spread: Syracuse
Final Score Prediction: Syracuse 78 Miami 62
Why this pick? This Orange team is rolling, I think they win this one handily.
Washington at Oregon
9 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Oregon -2.5
Against the Spread: Washington
Final Score Prediction: Washington 66 Oregon 55
Why this pick? This Washington team is really good on the defensive side of the ball, they should hold the Ducks to under 60 points, while winning this game.
Arizona State at UCLA
9 PM ET on Fox Sports 1
Line: UCLA -1
Pick: Arizona State
Against the Spread: Arizona State
Final Score Prediction: Arizona State 78 UCLA 65
Why this pick? UCLA haas gone back to not caring, I think this would be a smart place to pick the Sun Devils to win.
Yesterday’s Picks: 4-2
Year to date: 219-173-13