Picks for Best Games on Tuesday, February 19th
It is rivalry week in College Basketball and tonight we have one of the best rivalries in the sport taking place as Purdue plays at Indiana. There are other games in College Basketball that may not be rivalry games but that will have major implications on how the tournament is seeded. Here are my against the spread picks for all of tonight’s most important games.
Purdue at Indiana
7 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Purdue -4.5
Against the Spread: Purdue
Final Score Prediction: Purdue 73 Indiana 66
Why this pick? Purdue blew out Indiana back in January, this one will be tighter but I think the Boilermakers do wind up winning and covering in this game.
Vanderbilt at Tennessee
7 PM ET on ESPN
Line: Tennessee -18.5
Against the Spread: Tennessee
Final Score Prediction: Tennessee 85 Vanderbilt 56
Why this pick? I wouldn’t want to be the team playing Tennessee after they got beat handily at Kentucky, this game screams Tennessee blowout.
Nebraska at Penn State
7 PM ET on Fox Sports 1
Line: Penn State -3
Pick: Penn State
Against the Spread: Penn State
Final Score Prediction: Penn State 73 Nebraska 65
Why this pick? I have no idea why I am picking Penn State, this probably will go wrong but I just have a feeling that the Nittany Lions win this one.
Maryland at Iowa
8 PM ET on the Big Ten Network
Line: Iowa -2
Against the Spread: Iowa
Final Score Prediction: Iowa 73 Maryland 65
Why this pick? Iowa has been really good at home this season, that should continue in this one.
Florida State at Clemson
9 PM ET on ESPNU
Line: Clemson -1.5
Against the Spread: Clemson
Final Score Prediction: Clemson 71 Florida State 66
Why this pick? Bubble teams seem to always pick up the needed wins late in the season, a Clemson win would classify as that.
Baylor at Iowa State
9 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Iowa State -8.5
Pick: Iowa State
Against the Spread: Iowa State
Final Score Prediction: Iowa State 85 Baylor 65
Why this pick? Iowa State at home against a slumping Baylor team should be an easy win, I will give the 8.5 points as well.
Yesterday’s picks: 3-1
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