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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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