Picks for Best Games on Wednesday, January 2nd

Picks for Best Games on Wednesday, January 2nd

Tonight will be the first night of conference play for many teams, so this should be a good night to sit down and watch College Basketball. There will be a few big matchups tonight, that should feature quality games, but no games that stick out, as the only Top-25 matchup will see Oklahoma play at Kansas. 

Nebraska at Maryland

6:30 PM ET on the Big Ten Network

Line: Even

Pick: Nebraska

Against the Spread: Nebraska

Final Score Prediction: Nebraska 69 Maryland 65

Why this pick? This game is a total tossup but I will pick Nebraska to try to make a statement early in conference play.

Seton Hall at Xavier

6:30 PM ET on Fox Sports 1

Line: Xavier -3.5

Pick: Seton Hall

Against the Spread: Seton Hall

Final Score Prediction: Seton Hall 78 Xavier 65

Why this pick? Seton Hall is somehow underdogs which is shocking, they’ve been the better team all year long and I think that continues tonight. 

Georgetown at Butler

7 PM ET on Fox Sports Network

Line: Butler -8.5

Pick: Butler

Against the Spread: Georgetown

Final Score Prediction: Butler 76 Georgetown 71

Why this pick? I think Butler wins but I don’t think they are going to beat Butler by 9 or more, I think it probably is closer than that. 

Texas Tech at West Virginia


Line: Texas Tech -3.5

Pick: Texas Tech

Against the Spread: Texas Tech

Final Score Prediction: Texas Tech 71 West Virginia 63

Why this pick? Texas Tech has been solid, West Virginia hasn’t ever been good this year, game results suggest that the Red Raiders should roll. 

tulsa at Houston

8 PM ET on ESPN3

Line: Houston -13.5

Pick: Houston 

Against the Spread: Tulsa

Final Score Prediction: Houston 76 Tulsa 70

Why this pick? Houston is good but Tulsa is no slouch, this game will be at least close but I think Houston probably wins. 

Northwestern at Michigan State

PM ET on the Big Ten Network

Line: Michigan State -12.5

Pick: Michigan State

Against the Spread: Michigan State

Final Score Prediction: Michigan State 78 Northwestern 63

Why this pick? The Spartans have played really well at home this year, I think they’ll continue to do that in this game as they roll through Northwestern. 

Oklahoma at Kansas

9 PM ET on ESPN2

Line: Kansas -10

Pick: Kansas

Against the Spread: Oklahoma

Final Score Prediction: Kansas 75 Oklahoma 67

Why this pick? This game will be close, Kansas will win but not by double digits. 

Texas at Kansas State


Line: Kansas State

Pick: Kansas State

Against the Spread: No pick

Final Score Prediction: Kansas State 59 Texas 55

Why this pick? Stay away from this game, both teams are too inconsistent to predict the result of this game. 

Iowa State at Oklahoma State

9 PM ET on ESPN News

Line: Iowa State -4.5

Pick: Iowa State

Against the Spread: Iowa State

Final Score Prediction: Iowa State 78 Oklahoma State 70

Why this pick? This game could be a close game but I’m not confident enough to pick Oklahoma State to cover in this game. 

Utah State at Nevada


Line: Nevada -10

Pick: Nevada

Against the Spread: Utah State

Final Score Prediction: Nevada 75 Utah State 69

Why this pick? Nevada hasn’t really played well at home of late, while Utah State is looking to move towards an at-large, I think this game is close in the end. 

Yesterday’s Picks: 1-1

Year to date: 152-114-11

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