Picks for Best Games on Wednesday, November 21st
Today might be the best day of College Basketball all season as we will have the Championship game of the Maui Invitational, as well as other first-round games in the Preseason NIT and Battle 4 Atlantis, as well as another couple of Championship games. These are my predictions for each of tomorrows biggest games.
Oklahoma vs. Florida
Noon ET on ESPN
Line: Florida -2.5
Against the Spread: Florida
Final Score Prediction: Florida 76 Oklahoma 71
Game Outlook: This game should be the best first-round game of the Battle 4 Atlantis, as both teams are looking good this year, I think Florida wins this one but I wouldn’t be surprised if Oklahoma won.
Iowa State vs. San Diego State
2:30 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Iowa State -2.5
Pick: Iowa State
Against the Spread: Iowa State
Final Score Prediction: Iowa State 74 San Diego State 70
Game Outlook: This game will be pretty close as both teams are pretty good, I just think Iowa State will win a close game.
Duke vs. Gonzaga
5 PM ET on ESPN
Against the Spread: Duke
Final Score Prediction: Duke 94 Gonzaga 86
Game Outlook: In a battle of two Top-3 teams, Gonzaga and Duke will square off for the Maui Invitational Championship. I think this game will be controlled by Duke as they win the Maui Invitational title.
Louisville vs. Tennessee
5 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Tennessee -8.5
Against the Spread: Tennessee
Final Score Prediction: Tennessee 74 Louisville 56
Game Outlook: This game will be a quality game as a Louisville program, plays a Top-10 team in Tennessee, I think Tennessee wins this one handily.
Washington vs. Minnesota
6:30 PM ET on the Big Ten Network
Line: Washington -1.5
Against the Spread: Washington
Final Score Prediction: Washington 74 Minnesota 67
Game Outlook: This game will take place between two very solid teams, I think the Huskies are able to win this one though.
Creighton vs. Clemson
7:30 PM ET
Line: Clemson -4
Against the Spread: Clemson
Final Score Prediction: Clemson 76 Creighton 67
Game Outlook: Creighton keeps this game close throughout but the experienced Tigers will win the Cayman Islands Classic.
Texas A&M vs. Washington
11 PM ET on ESPNU
Line: Arizona State -5.5
Pick: Arizona State
Against the Spread: Arizona State
Final Score Prediction: Arizona State 77 Utah State 68
Game Outlook: This is a game with two good teams both look to capture the MGM Resorts Main Event, I think the Sun Devils should win this game.
Auburn vs. Arizona
11:30 PM ET on ESPN2
Line: Auburn -7
Against the Spread: No pick
Final Score Prediction: Auburn 78 Arizona 71
Game Outlook: Both Arizona and Auburn have looked good thus far in Maui, I think this game though will go to the Tigers in another close game.
Yesterday’s results against the spread: 4-2
Season results against the spread: 45-36-3