Picks for Best Games on Saturday, January 12th

Picks for Best Games on Saturday, January 12th

Today is a Saturday, which is statistically my best day of the week as I have not had a losing day yet on a Saturday. Today’s hopefully will be no different, as I hope to improve on my current record. Today is a big Saturday, with lots of good games to pick from and I will have a bunch of picks for today’s games. 

Virginia at Clemson

Noon ET on the ACC Network

Line: Virginia -6.5

Pick: Virginia

Against the Spread: Virginia

Final Score Prediction: Virginia 68 Clemson 55

Why this pick? Virginia made Florida State look like a MEAC team, I think they should be able to win handily at Clemson. 

Providence at Georgetown

Noon ET on Fox Sports 1

Line: Georgetown -1.5

Pick: Georgetown

Against the Spread: Georgetown

Final Score Prediction: Georgetown 79 Providence 68

Why this pick? The Hoyas are usually tough to beat on the road, I think they should be able to win this game and cover the small spread.

Kansas State at Iowa State

Noon ET on ESPN2

Line: Iowa State -10

Pick: Iowa State

Against the Spread: Kansas State

Final Score Prediction: Iowa State 65 Kansas State 60

Why this pick? Iowa State should win at home but I think Kansas State is able to keep this close and cover the 10 point spread.

Louisville at North Carolina

Noon ET on ESPN

Line: North Carolina -12

Pick: North Carolina

Against the Spread: North Carolina 

Final Score Prediction: North Carolina 91 Louisville 73

Why this pick? The Tar Heels are so tough at the Dean Dome, I think they use their home court advantage in order to win handily over a struggling Louisville team. 

Ole Miss at Mississippi State

1 PM ET on CBS

Line: Mississippi State -6

Pick: Mississippi State

Against the Spread: Mississippi State

Final Score Prediction: Mississippi State 71 Ole Miss 59

Why this pick? After a big win over a good Auburn team, the Rebels will suffer a road hangover loss at their in-state rival Mississippi State.

Texas Tech at Texas

2 PM ET on the Longhorn Network

Line: Texas Tech -1

Pick: Texas 

Against the Spread: Texas

Final Score Prediction: Texas 68 Texas Tech 64

Why this pick? The Red Raiders haven’t played well thus far in Big 12 play, I think they get tripped up in this one and take their first Big 12 loss. 

TCU at Oklahoma

2 PM ET on Fox Sports Southwest

Line: Oklahoma -4

Pick: Oklahoma 

Against the Spread: Oklahoma

Final Score Prediction: Oklahoma 67 TCU 59

Why this pick? I think this should be close but I will take a fully healthy Oklahoma team to win on their home court. 

Seton Hall at Marquette

2 PM ET on Fox Sports 1

Line: Marquette -6

Pick: Marquette 

Against the Spread: Marquette

Final Score Prediction: Marquette 84 Seton Hall 73

Why this pick? Makes Howard is coming off a 53 point performance, he’ll likely continue to shoot hot and lead Marquette to another win. 

Duke at Florida State


Line: Duke -7

Pick: Duke

Against the Spread: Duke 

Final Score Prediction: Duke 79 Florida State 65

Why this pick? This could be interesting early but ultimately I think talent prevails as Duke wins by double-digits. 

Ohio State at Iowa

2:30 PM ET on the Big Ten Network

Line: Iowa -2.5

Pick: Iowa

Against the Spread: Iowa

Final Score Prediction: Iowa 76 Ohio State 70

Why this pick? Ohio State just lost on the road at Rutgers, if they can’t win at Rutgers, it would be hard to see them winning at Iowa. 

Kansas at Baylor


Line: Kansas -3.5

Pick: Kansas

Against the Spread: Kansas

Final Score Prediction: Kansas 76 Baylor 65 

Why this pick? Kansas is in a scenario where they need this game to stay near the top of the Big 12 standings, usually when that’s the case they win that game, which I think happens here. 

Tennessee at Florida 


Line: Tennessee -3

Pick: Tennessee 

Against the Spread: Tennessee 

Final Score Prediction: Tennessee 

Why this pick? South Carolina won at Florida, if they can win at Florida so can the defending SEC Champion Volunteers. 

Washington State at Utah

8 PM ET on the PAC-12 Network

Line: Utah -11

Pick: Utah

Against the Spread: Utah

Final Score Prediction: Utah 85 Washington State 63

Why this pick? The Cougars will be without their best player Robert Franks, plus they aren’t even good. A not very good Utah team should win handily.

Gonzaga at San Francisco 

10 PM ET on ESPN2

Line: Gonzaga -9

Pick: Gonzaga

Against the Spread: San Francisco

Final Score Prediction: Gonzaga 73 San Francisco 66

Why this pick? The Dons always seem to keep it close against Gonzaga, I think they do so here as they cover the 9 point spread. 

Yesterday’s Picks: 0-2

Year to date: 180-140-12

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