Picks for Best Games on Tuesday, January 8th

Picks for Best Games on Tuesday, January 8th

After no good games yesterday due to the College Football National Championship game, tonight there will be multiple good games. The two headliner games will be St. John’s at Villanova and North Carolina at NC State, however, there are plenty of good games throughout the night, here are my picks for tonight’s games. 

St. John’s at Villanova

7 PM ET on Fox Sports 1

Line: Villanova -6

Pick: Villanova

Against the Spread: St. John’s

Final Score Prediction: Villanova 71 St. John’s 67

Why this pick? This one should be close, as I think St. John’s at least keeps it close. I will take Villanova to win but St. John’s should cover. 

Texas A&M at Kentucky

7 PM ET on the SEC Network

Line: Kentucky -12.5

Pick: Kentucky

Against the Spread: Kentucky

Final Score Prediction: Kentucky 79 Texas A&M 53

Why this pick? The Aggies have stunk this season, Kentucky is coming off a tough loss and will be looking to rebound, I think they win big. 

Tennessee at Missouri

7 PM ET on ESPN2

Line: Tennessee -7.5

Pick: Tennessee

Against the Spread: Tennessee

Final Score Prediction: Tennessee 67 Missouri 53

Why this pick? Missouri keeps this one close for a while but I think Tennessee is clearly the better team and they will pull away. 

Iowa State at Baylor

7 PM ET on ESPN News

Line: Iowa State -3

Pick: Baylor

Against the Spread: Baylor

Final Score Prediction: Baylor 67 Iowa State 62

Why this pick? The Cyclones are coming off a big win over Kansas and they will face a hangover playing against Baylor. 

Maryland at Minnesota

7 PM ET on the Big Ten Network

Line: Minnesota -1.5

Pick: Minnesota

Against the Spread: Minnesota

Final Score Prediction: Minnesota 79 Maryland 72

Why this pick? I think Minnesota holds serve at home in this game and covers the small spread. 

Duke at Wake Forest

7 PM ET on ESPN

Line: Duke -21.5

Pick: Duke

Against the Spread: Duke

Final Score Prediction: Duke 120 Wake Forest 76

Why this pick? Wake Forest stinks, they will give up a bunch of points in this one as Duke rolls. 

Purdue at Michigan State

9 PM ET on ESPN2

Line: Michigan State -8.5

Pick: Michigan State

Against the Spread: Michigan State

Final Score Prediction: Michigan State 78 Purdue 63

Why this pick? No one has been able to keep it close in East Lansing, I don’t see Purdue breaking that trend. 

Oklahoma at Texas Tech

9 PM ET on ESPN News

Line: Texas Tech -6

Pick: Texas Tech

Against the Spread: No pick

Final Score Prediction: Texas Tech 65 Oklahoma 59

Why this pick? Texas Tech should win this one but I’m not sure by how much, I would stay away from this one. 

North Carolina at NC State

9 PM ET on ESPN

Line: Even

Pick: NC State

Against the Spread: NC State

Final Score Prediction: NC State 78 North Carolina 74

Why this pick? If you are NC State, this is the win they need to prove they are a legitimate challenger in the ACC, I think they use it as motivation to win this game. 

Sunday’s Picks: 4-2

Year to date: 172-130-12

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