Picks for Best Games on Tuesday, February 5th
It is Super Tuesday and while the majority of the talk going into the night will be the mixture of analysts for the ESPN games, the real discussion should be about the games. Tonight’s slate of games is good and it is headlined by the battle of Kansas, as Kansas plays at Kansas State with big implications at the top of the Big 12 race. Here are my picks for all of tonight’s best games.
Boston College at Duke
7 PM ET on ESPN
Line: Duke -23.5
Against the Spread: Duke
Final Score Prediction: Duke 101 Boston College 67
Why this pick? Duke at home is always a good pick, I think it would be a smart idea to do so here.
Michigan State at Illinois
7 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Michigan State -10
Pick: Michigan State
Against the Spread: Michigan State
Final Score Prediction: Michigan State 79 Illinois 65
Why this pick? The Spartans are coming off a really bad loss to Indiana at home, this is usually when they perform at their best.
St. John’s at Marquette
8 PM ET on Fox Sports 1
Line: Marquette -7.5
Against the Spread: Marquette
Final Score Prediction: Marquette 78 St. John’s 65
Why this pick? The Golden Eagles are really good especially at home, plus they are looking for revenge from earlier in the season when they lost to St. John’s.
Florida State at Syracuse
8 PM ET on the ACC Network
Line: Syracuse -2.5
Against the Spread: Syracuse
Final Score Prediction: Syracuse 67 Florida State 60
Why this pick? It is hard to win road conference games, I will take the home team in this game.
Missouri at Tennessee
9 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Tennessee -17
Against the Spread: Tennessee
Final Score Prediction: Tennessee 89 Missouri 60
Why this pick? The Volunteers are really good, especially at home against bad teams.
Kansas at Kansas State
9 PM ET on ESPN
Line: Kansas State -2
Pick: Kansas State
Against the Spread: Kansas State
Final Score Prediction: Kansas State 69 Kansas 60
Why this pick? Kansas has only won one road game all season, it isn’t likely they pick up road win number two at hostile Bramlage Coliseum.
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