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
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
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
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
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
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
2 PM ET on ESPN
Line: Duke -7
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
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
4 PM ET on ESPN
Line: Kansas -3.5
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
6 PM ET on ESPN
Line: Tennessee -3
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
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
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.
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