Picks for Best Games on Wednesday, January 9th
Tonight is another full slate of games, with quality games taking place throughout the night. No games stand out as being spectacular, however, there still will be so many games to watch that there is bound to be some decent games. As usual I will pick lines for the headliner games, then I will throw in some other pick’s as well.
Georgetown at Xavier
6:30 PM ET on Fox Sports 1
Line: Xavier -3.5
Against the Spread: Georgetown
Final Score Prediction: Georgetown 78 Xavier 73
Why this pick? Why is Xavier favored? Jessie Govan and the Hoyas pick up a big road win in this one.
Marquette at Creighton
7 PM ET on CBS Sports Network
Line: Creighton -3.5
Against the Spread: Marquette
Final Score Prediction: Marquette 79 Creighton 64
Why this pick? I will bank on Markus Howard going off and leading Marquette to a win, although I’m too confident in this one.
Houston at Temple
7 PM ET on ESPN News
Line: Houston -3.5
Against the Spread: Temple
Final Score Prediction: Temple 66 Houston 65
Why this pick? Houston is undefeated and the pressure is mounting as they head into a tough road environment, I think this is where they fall.
Butler at Seton Hall
8:30 PM ET on Fox Sports 1
Line: Seton Hall -3
Pick: Seton Hall
Against the Spread: Seton Hall
Final Score Prediction: Seton Hall 78 Butler 64
Why this pick? Seton Hall had a tough loss to DePaul on Sunday but I think they rebound to win handily over a pretty bad Butler team.
Miami at Florida State
9 PM ET on the ACC Network
Line: Florida State -10.5
Pick: Florida State
Against the Spread: Florida State
Final Score Prediction: Florida State 84 Miami 63
Why this pick? Florida State tends to play a lot better at home, plus I still think they would win by 10 at Miami, so of course I’m picking the Seminoles.
TCU at Kansas
9 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Kansas -7
Against the Spread: Kansas
Final Score Prediction: Kansas 76 TCU 65
Why this pick? The Jayhawks tend to rebound well after losses, I think they get right here and win somewhat handily while everyone is claiming that Kansas isn’t going to win the Big 12.
Yesterday’s Picks: 5-3
Year to date: 177-133-12