Picks for Best Games on Monday, November 19th
Today is the going to be a very fun one in College Basketball as we will get the start of the Maui Invitational, along with other big tournaments from tournaments like the CBE Hall Of Fame Classic, MGM Resorts Main Event, and the Paradise Jam Championship game. Here are my predictions for each of the biggest games taking place today.
Auburn vs. Xavier
2:30 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Auburn -9
Against the Spread: Auburn
Final Score Prediction: Auburn 94 Xavier 73
Game Outlook: This game will see an Auburn team, who looks to run teams out of the building against a solid Xavier team, I think Auburn will win this game handily.
Duke vs. San Diego State State
5 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Duke -13.5
Against the Spread: Duke
Final Score Prediction: Duke 100 San Diego State 76
Game Outlook: This game will see an incredible Duke team go up against a solid San Diego State team, I think Duke wins comfortably while covering.
Missouri State vs. Nebraska
7 PM ET on ESPNU
Line: Nebraska -14
Against the Spread: Nebraska
Final Score Prediction: Nebraska 73 Missouri State 55
Game Outlook: This game will see a good Nebraska team head just south to take on Missouri State, I think Nebraska wins handily but covering will be hard.
Missouri at Kansas State
7:30 PM ET on FloHoops
Line: Kansas State-7.5
Pick: Kansas State
Against the Spread: Kansas State
Final Score Prediction: Kansas State 64 Missouri 49
Game Outlook: The Wildcats are one of the best defensive teams in the sport, while Missouri has struggled without Jontay Porter, look for Kansas State to win big.
Arizona vs. Iowa State
9 PM ET on ESPNU
Line: Pick Them
Pick: Iowa State
Against the Spread: Iowa State
Final Score Prediction: Iowa State 76 Arizona 67
Game Outlook: This game is very even on paper as both teams are really good, I think the Cyclones edge out Arizona to advance to the next round of the Maui Invitational.
Texas Tech vs. USC
9 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: USC -5.5
Pick: Texas Tech
Against the Spread: Texas Tech
Final Score Prediction: Texas Tech 67 USC 63
Game Outlook: These are two really good teams who both look poised to make it to the NCAA Tournament, I think Texas Tech wins this outright and if not I think they do cover.
Arizona State vs. Mississippi State
11 PM ET on ESPNU
Line: Mississippi State -3.5
Pick: Mississippi State
Against the Spread: Mississippi State
Final Score Prediction: Mississippi State 77 Arizona State 64
Game Outlook: While Arizona State is a good team and they will probably be playing with a homecourt advantage, I think the Bulldogs win comfortably in this one.
Illinois vs. Gonzaga
11:30 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Gonzaga -14
Against the Spread: Gonzaga
Final Score Prediction: Gonzaga 110 Illinois 88
Game Outlook: This game should be high-paced as both teams like to run, I just think in this game Gonzaga will run Illinois out of the gym.
Yesterday’s results against the spread: 1-5-2 so far
Yesterday I had my first two ties of the season, while my other picks went 1-5.
Season results against the spread: 37-31-2 not updated yet