<![CDATA[NCAA BB RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[Syracuse vs. Duke - 2/22/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2017/02/22/syracuse-vs-duke-2/22/17-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments We have some ACC-tion on the college basketball slate on Wednesday night, as the #10 Duke Blue Devils take on the Syracuse Orange.

The #10 Duke Blue Devils will come into this one looking to build on their solid 7-game winning streak following a 99-94 win over Wake Forest in their last outing. Luke Kennard led the team with 23 points on 9 of 15 shooting with 3 triples and 3 assists. Jayson Tatum came 2nd with 19 points on 6 of 11 shooting with 3 triples of his own with a share of the team lead with 7 rebounds. Amile Jefferson also pulled down 7 boards while contributing 16 points and…

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We have some ACC-tion on the college basketball slate on Wednesday night, as the #10 Duke Blue Devils take on the Syracuse Orange.

The #10 Duke Blue Devils will come into this one looking to build on their solid 7-game winning streak following a 99-94 win over Wake Forest in their last outing. Luke Kennard led the team with 23 points on 9 of 15 shooting with 3 triples and 3 assists. Jayson Tatum came 2nd with 19 points on 6 of 11 shooting with 3 triples of his own with a share of the team lead with 7 rebounds. Amile Jefferson also pulled down 7 boards while contributing 16 points and all 5 of Duke’s blocks in the win. Frank Jackson added 12 points while Grayson Allen added 11 points along with a team-leading 6 assists. Matt Jones also added 10 points in the winning effort for the Blue Devils. Kennard leads the team with am average of 20 points per game, while Jefferson leads the team in rebounding with 8.8 rebounds and Allen is the team’s leading assist man with 4 helpers per game this season. As a team, Duke is scoring 81.9 points per game on 48.5% shooting from the field, 38.3% from behind the arc and 75.5% from the foul line this season.

The Syracuse Orange will be looking to bounce back after a 71-65 loss to Georgia Tech extended the Orange’s losing skid to 3 games in a row. Taurean Thompson led the team with 18 points on 8 of 21 shooting with 3 blocks and 12 rebounds for the double-double. Andrew White III came right behind in 2nd with 17 poins on 6 of 16 shooting with 4 threes and 7 rebounds, while Tyus Battle added 11 points and 4 assists. John Gillon chipped in 7 points and a team-high 6 assists, while Tyler Lydon led the team in rebounding with 15 boards in addition to his 7 points and 2 blocks. White III leads Syracuse with an average of 17.9 points per game while Gillon leads the team in assists with 5.4 helpers per game this season. Lydon is the team’s top rebounder, grabbing 8.1 boards per game this season. As a team, Syracuse is scoring 76.1 points per game on 45.5% shooting from the field, 37.7% from behind the arc and 71.6% from the foul line this season.

Duke is 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 conference matchups while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 road games. Syracuse is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage over .600 while the over is 9-1-2 in their last 12 games overall. Duke is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

I know Duke hasn’t had much success against the spread as a whole this season, and Syracuse has looked solid on their home floor. But Duke is starting to look like a team that not only could win the ACC, but could make a deep run in March, while Syracuse is struggling. I like the Blue Devils to get the cover here.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:30:32 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=77561
<![CDATA[VMI vs. Wofford - 2/22/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2017/02/22/vmi-vs-wofford-2/22/17-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments We have some SoCon action on the college basketball slate on Wednesday night as the Wofford Terriers take on the VMI Keydets.

The Wofford Terriers were able to bounce back after dropping back-to-back games with a massive 84-56 win over Western Carolina in their last outing. Cameron Jackson and Eric Garcia shared the team lead with 19 points, with Jackson going 8 of 13 in just 22 minutes with 10 rebounds, 3 steals and a pair of blocks for the double-double while Garcia went 6 of 12 with 3 triples and a team-high 9 assists along with a pair of steals of his own. Ryan Sawvell added 13 points…

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We have some SoCon action on the college basketball slate on Wednesday night as the Wofford Terriers take on the VMI Keydets.

The Wofford Terriers were able to bounce back after dropping back-to-back games with a massive 84-56 win over Western Carolina in their last outing. Cameron Jackson and Eric Garcia shared the team lead with 19 points, with Jackson going 8 of 13 in just 22 minutes with 10 rebounds, 3 steals and a pair of blocks for the double-double while Garcia went 6 of 12 with 3 triples and a team-high 9 assists along with a pair of steals of his own. Ryan Sawvell added 13 points and 10 boards for his very own double-double, while Fletcher Magee matched his 13 points with 3 triples and a perfect 4 of 4 mark from the foul line. Magee leads the Terriers with an average of 18 points per game, while Sawvell leads the team on the glass with 6.7 rebounds and Garcia is the team’s leading assist man with 6.7 assists per game this season. As a team, Wofford is scoring 79 points per game on 46.6% shooting from the field, while boasting the 11th-best 3-point percentage in the country at 40.6%, and the 5th-best free throw percentage, shooting 78.2% from the foul line this season.

The VMI Keydets will be looking to rebound after dropping 3 straight and 6 of their last 7 games following an 80-61 loss to Samford in their last outing. Armani Branch led the team with 15 points on 6 of 13 shooting from the field with a pair of triples and 6 rebounds, while Trey Chapman and Julian Eleby each added 13 points. Chapman went 4 of 6 from the floor with a pair of steals, while Eleby added 3 triples and 3 assists in the losing effort for VMI. QJ Peterson went just 2 of 9 in the loss for 4 points, but did pull down a team-high 7 boards and lead the team with 5 assists. Peterson leads VMI is pretty much every major individual stat category, with averages of 19.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game this season. As a team, VMI is scoring 69.2 points per game on 41.8% shooting from the field, 32.1% from behind the arc and 69.5% from the foul line this season.

Wofford is 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games and 17-5 ATS in their last 22 games overall while the over is 38-18 in their last 56 conference matchups. VMI is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 8-0 in their last 8 conference matchups. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.

Wofford’s overall record isn’t earth-shattering, but they’re actually the best team ATS in the SoCon, covering in 18 of 26 games this season. The Terriers have also been money on the road ATS this year, going 9-3 against the spread. VMI is just not a good team and have almost packed it in with the conference tournament just around the corner, but as far as this game goes, I feel the only choice is to lay the points with Wofford.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:28:24 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=77558
<![CDATA[Georgetown vs. DePaul - 2/22/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2017/02/22/georgetown-vs-depaul-2/22/17-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments We have some a battle of the Big East cellar-dwellers on Wednesday night, as the DePaul Blue Demons take on the Georgetown Hoyas.

The DePaul Blue Demons will be coming into this one looking to snap a horrid 10-game losing streak. DePaul’s skid hit double digits with an 82-66 loss to Butler in their last outing, despite a game-high 24 points on 99 of 13 shooting and 6 of 6 from the foul line in addition to 6 rebounds from Eli Cain. Joe Hanel came 2nd with 10 points on 5 of 6 shooting, joining Cain as the only Blue Demons to score in double figures in the losing effort. Tre’Darius McCallum…

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We have some a battle of the Big East cellar-dwellers on Wednesday night, as the DePaul Blue Demons take on the Georgetown Hoyas.

The DePaul Blue Demons will be coming into this one looking to snap a horrid 10-game losing streak. DePaul’s skid hit double digits with an 82-66 loss to Butler in their last outing, despite a game-high 24 points on 99 of 13 shooting and 6 of 6 from the foul line in addition to 6 rebounds from Eli Cain. Joe Hanel came 2nd with 10 points on 5 of 6 shooting, joining Cain as the only Blue Demons to score in double figures in the losing effort. Tre’Darius McCallum added 4 points and 6 rebounds, while Billy Garrett Jr. added 3 triples to finish the night with 9 points. Cain leads the team with an average of 16.1 points per game, while McCallum leads the team in rebounding with 6.7 rebounds and Garrett Jr. leads the Blue Demons in assists with 3.1 assists per game this season. As a team, DePaul is scoring 69.1 points per game on 42.5% shooting from the floor, 32.4% from behind the arc and 74.7% from the foul line this season.

The Georgetown Hoyas will be looking to snap out of a mini funk that’s seen the team drop 3 of their last 4 games, including an 87-70 loss to Creighton last time out. L.J. Peak led the team with 23 points on 9 of 16 shooting with 6 rebounds and team-highs of 3 assists and 3 steals. Rodney Pryor came 2nd with 16 points on 6 of 15 shooting with a pair of triples, while Jessie Govan added 12 points. Akoy Agau added 9 points to match his team-high 9 rebounds while Kalbe Johnson added 6 points and 8 boards in just 17 minutes on the floor. Pryor leads the Hoyas with an average of 18.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game while Peak leads Georgetown in assists with 3.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Georgetown is scoring 75.4 points per game on 46.2% shooting from the field, 35.6% from behind the arc and 73.4% from the foul line this season.

DePaul is 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 road games against a team with a winning home record and 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 road games while the under is 6-2 In their last 8 games against a team with a winning record. Georgetown is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record. The game has gone under the total in each of the last 5 meetings at Georgetown.

I know DePaul is far and away the worst team in the conference, but there’s no way I’m laying double digits with the 2nd worst team in the conference. DePaul has shown their ability to score at times, and have covered in their last 3 outings as double digit underdogs and those games were against teams much better than Georgetown, so I’ll take a shot with DePaul and the points.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:25:53 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=77555
<![CDATA[Loyola-Chicago vs. Drake - 2/22/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2017/02/22/loyola-chicago-vs-drake-2/22/17-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments We have some Missouri Valley Conference action on the college basketball schedule on Wednesday night, as the Drake Bulldogs take on the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers.

The Drake Bulldogs will come into this one looking to snap a 7-game losing streak following a 76-73 loss to Missouri State in their last time out. Reed Timmer and Graham Woodward shared the team-high with 15 points with Timmer going 4 of 11 from the floor with a perfect 6 of 6 mark from the foul line, a pair of steals and a team-high 5 rebounds, while Woodward added 3 triples. De’Antae McMurray came 2nd with 13 points on 5 of…

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We have some Missouri Valley Conference action on the college basketball schedule on Wednesday night, as the Drake Bulldogs take on the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers.

The Drake Bulldogs will come into this one looking to snap a 7-game losing streak following a 76-73 loss to Missouri State in their last time out. Reed Timmer and Graham Woodward shared the team-high with 15 points with Timmer going 4 of 11 from the floor with a perfect 6 of 6 mark from the foul line, a pair of steals and a team-high 5 rebounds, while Woodward added 3 triples. De’Antae McMurray came 2nd with 13 points on 5 of 10 shooting with a pair of threes and a team-leading 7 assists, while Billy Wampler added 10 points before fouling out after just 22 minutes on the floor. Timmer leads Drake with an average of 15.7 points per game, while McMurray leads the team with 2.9 assists per game this season. T.J. Thomas leads the Bulldogs on the glass with 5.2 boards per game as well. As a team, Drake is scoring 71.8 points per game on 41.3% shooting from the field, 35% from behind the arc and 75.8% from the foul line this season.

The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers will be looking to snap out of a funk that’s seen the team drop 5 of their last 6 games, including a 65-63 heartbreaking loss to Illinois State in their last time on the floor. Milton Doyle and Aundre Jackson shared the team lead with 17 points apiece, with Doyle going 5 of 13 from he floor and 7 of 8 from the foul line with 5 rebounds and a team-high 4 assists while Jackson led the Ramblers with 6 boards in addition to going 7 of 10 from the field. Donte Ingram chipped in 13 points on 4 of 11 shooting with a pair of threes and 6 boards of his own, while Cameron Satterwhite added 3 steals in addition to his 6 points in just 15 minutes on the floor. Doyle leads the team with an average of 15.7 points and 4.3 assists per game while Ingram is the team’s leading rebounder, pulling down 6.5 boards per game this season. As a team, Loyola-Chicago is scoring 74.1 points per game on the 12th-best field goal percentage in the country at 49.2%. The Ramblers are also shooting 39.5% from behind the 3-point line and 70.4% from the foul line this season.

Drake is 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games while the over is 10-4 in their last 14 games following a loss. Loyola-Chicago is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 home games. Drake is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.

Even though Loyola has been a solid team against the spread this season, I’m not how much I like the thought of laying double digits against a Drake team that’s performed well against squads with winning records. I mean, Drake did beat Loyola earlier this season, and when you factor in how much success Drake has had in this matchup, I feel the points would be the better way to go if forced to pick, but I’d personally stay away from this one if possible.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:23:44 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=77552
<![CDATA[Houston vs. Connecticut - 2/22/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2017/02/22/houston-vs-connecticut-2/22/17-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments We have an interesting college basketball matchup out of the American as the UCONN Huskies take on the Houston Cougars on Wednesday night.

The UCONN Huskies will be looking to extend their current 4-game winning streak following a 64-63 win over Temple that gave the Huskies their 7th win in their last 8 games to climb into the top 4 of the AAC standings. Rodney Purvis led the team with 18 points on 7 of 14 shooting with 4 triples and a share of the team lead with 5 assists. Jalen Adams came 2nd with 13 points on 5 of 13 shooting with 5 rebounds and 5 assists of his own, joining Purvis…

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We have an interesting college basketball matchup out of the American as the UCONN Huskies take on the Houston Cougars on Wednesday night.

The UCONN Huskies will be looking to extend their current 4-game winning streak following a 64-63 win over Temple that gave the Huskies their 7th win in their last 8 games to climb into the top 4 of the AAC standings. Rodney Purvis led the team with 18 points on 7 of 14 shooting with 4 triples and a share of the team lead with 5 assists. Jalen Adams came 2nd with 13 points on 5 of 13 shooting with 5 rebounds and 5 assists of his own, joining Purvis as the only Huskies to score in double figures in the win. Vance Jackson added 8 points and 5 rebounds, while Kentan Facey also had 8 points but led the team with 6 boards. Christian Vital added 7 points and a pair of steals in UCONN’s winning effort. Adams leads the team with an average of 14.9 points and 6.6 assists per game while Facey is the team’s top rebounder, grabbing 7.1 rebounds per game this season. As a team, UCONN is scoring 67.6 points per game on 43.9% shooting from the field, 36.1% from behind the arc and 68.9% from the foul line this season.

The Houston Cougars will be looking to bounce back after having their 5-game winning streak snapped thanks to a 76-66 loss to SMU in their last outing. Rob Gray Jr. led the team with 23 points on 10 of 23 shooting from the field with 3 triples and a team-high 6 rebounds. Damyean Dotson came 2nd with 19 points on 7 of 16 shooting with 5 triples while Galen Robinson Jr. added 11 points and a team-high 7 assists in the losing effort for the Cougars. Gray Jr. leads Houston with an average of 20.6 points per game, while Dotson leads the team on the glass with 7 rebounds per game and Robinson Jr. leads the team in assists with 4.7 assists per game this season. As a team. Houston is scoring 75 points per game on 45.9% shooting from the field, while boasting the 14th-best 3-point percentage in the country at 40.3% while also making 70.7% of their free throws this season.

UCONN is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall. Houston is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference matchups and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.

I picked the Huskies to win outright last game, and it paid off huge. I said it to anyone who read my pick against Temple, this is the time of year when UCONN turns it up, no matter how well or how poor they’re playing up to that point. The Huskies are just finding ways to get it done, and I like UCONN’s chances to notch another one here. Take the points if you want but I’ll also be sprinkling a little something on UCONN to win outright as well.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:21:08 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=77549
<![CDATA[Nevada vs. Boise State - 2/22/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2017/02/22/nevada-vs-boise-state-2/22/17-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments Two of the top 3 teams in the Mountain West conference square off in college basketball action on Wednesday night, as the Boise State Broncos visit the Nevada Wolf Pack.

The Boise State Broncos were able to bounce back from having their 4-game winning streak snapped with a 91-87 win over Wyoming in their last outing. Paris Austin led the team with 27 points on 10 of 16 shooting from the field and 6 of 7 form the line to go along with 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Chandler Hutchison came right behind in 2nd with 25 points on 7 of 15 shooting with a pair of threes and a 9 of 13 mark from the…

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Two of the top 3 teams in the Mountain West conference square off in college basketball action on Wednesday night, as the Boise State Broncos visit the Nevada Wolf Pack.

The Boise State Broncos were able to bounce back from having their 4-game winning streak snapped with a 91-87 win over Wyoming in their last outing. Paris Austin led the team with 27 points on 10 of 16 shooting from the field and 6 of 7 form the line to go along with 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Chandler Hutchison came right behind in 2nd with 25 points on 7 of 15 shooting with a pair of threes and a 9 of 13 mark from the foul line to go along with 5 boards. James Reid added 12 points on 4 of 5 shooting with a pair of threes in just 14 minutes, while Nick Duncan scored 10 points with 4 assists. David Wacker flirted with a double-double, posting 9 points and a team-leading 8 rebounds in Boise State’s winning effort. Hutchison leads the team with an average of 18 points and 8.3 rebounds per game while Austin leads the Broncos in assists with 2.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Boise State is scoring 75.2 points per game on 44.3% shooting from the floor, 33.6% from behind the arc and 70.7% from the foul line this season.

The Nevada Wolf Pack used back-to-back wins over Air Force and in their last outing, a 77-66 win over Utah State, to climb back to the top of the Mountain West standings. Marcus Marshall led the team with 22 points, consisting of 5 triples and a 7 of 10 mark from the foul line to go along with 6 rebounds and a team-high 4 assists. Jordan Caroline and Cameron Oliver each grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds to post respective double-doubles. Caroline scored 15 points on 5 of 9 shooting with a pair of steals in addition to his work on the glass, while Oliver compounded his 10 boards with 5 blocks and 3 triples. D.J. Fenner also added 18 points on 6 of 16 shooting with a pair of threes in the winning effort for Nevada. Marshall leads the Pack with an average of 19.2 points per game, while Caroline leads the team in rebounding with 9.1 rebounds per game this season. Lindsey Drew remains the team’s top assist man, dishing out 5.1 assists per game this season. As a team, Nevada is scoring 78.8 points per game on 44.5% shooting from the field, 38.8% from behind the arc and 68.9% from the foul line this season.

Boise State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference matchups and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a win while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. Nevada is 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference matchups while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall. Boise State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 trips to Nevada.

Even though the Broncos have had their share of success playing in Nevada, the Wolf Pack blew out the Broncos by 19 in their first meeting in Boise, and I don’t expect much to change here. The Wolf Pack can taste the top seed in the conference tournament, and will look to keep their momentum going into the MW tournament and I think they do that win a big win and cover here.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:18:44 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=77546
<![CDATA[Creighton vs. Providence - 2/22/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2017/02/22/creighton-vs-providence-2/22/17-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Providence Friars will travel to CenturyLink Center Omaha to take on the 23rd ranked Creighton Bluejays this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.

The Providence Friars won their 2nd straight game and improved to 16-11 (6-8 Big East) on the season after defeating the Xavier Musketeers, 75-63, this past Wednesday. Providence pulled away from the short-handed Musketeers after a 14-2 run gave the Friars a 63-48 lead with 6:07 left to play in regulation. Providence shot 49.2% from the field and won the turnover margin by a 17-8 margin in the win. Leading the way for the Friars…

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The Providence Friars will travel to CenturyLink Center Omaha to take on the 23rd ranked Creighton Bluejays this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.

The Providence Friars won their 2nd straight game and improved to 16-11 (6-8 Big East) on the season after defeating the Xavier Musketeers, 75-63, this past Wednesday. Providence pulled away from the short-handed Musketeers after a 14-2 run gave the Friars a 63-48 lead with 6:07 left to play in regulation. Providence shot 49.2% from the field and won the turnover margin by a 17-8 margin in the win. Leading the way for the Friars was Rodney Bullock who had a double-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks, and a steal. On the season, Providence is averaging 70.0 ppg on 44.7% shooting from the field. The Friars are averaging 7.3 three-pointers per game on 37.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Providence has been led by Rodney Bullock (16.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.3 spg), Emmitt Holt (12.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.0 apg), Kyron Cartwright (11.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 6.7 apg, 1.0 spg), and Jalen Lindsey (10.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg). Defensively, Providence is holding their opponents to average 66.2 ppg on 44.1% shooting from the field. The Friars have a rebound margin of -2.3 and a turnover margin of 1.9.

The 23rd ranked Creighton Bluejays improved to 22-5 (9-5 Big East) on the season after defeating the Georgetown Hoyas, 87-70, this past Sunday. Creighton led by a 41-33 margin at halftime and pulled away from the Hoyas after taking a 75-57 lead with 3:59 left in regulation. Creighton was outstanding on the defensive end as they held Georgetown to 38.5% shooting from the field and 13.6% (3-22) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Bluejays was Marcus Foster who had 35 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and a steal. On the season, Creighton is averaging 84.9 ppg on 52.2% shooting from the field. The Bluejays are averaging 9.0 three-pointers per game on 41.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Creighton has been led by Marcus Foster (18.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.2 apg), Justin Patton (13.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.7 bpg), Maurice Watson Jr. (12.9 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 8.5 apg, 1.5 spg), and Khyri Thomas (11.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.6 spg). Defensively, Creighton is allowing their opponents to an average of 72.4 ppg on 43.0% shooting from the field. The Bluejays have a rebound margin of -1.1 and a turnover margin of 2.1. Creighton will be without Maurice Watson Jr. who is out for the season due to an ACL injury.

The Friars are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bluejays are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite of 7.0-12.5 and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games as a favorite.

Providence has won 3 of their last 5 games and have been led by their defense which ranks 49thin scoring defense and 63rd in turnover margin. Creighton suffered a huge loss when they lost Maurice Watson Jr. for the season however, the Bluejays still have one of the better offenses in the country as they rank 13th in scoring offense, 2nd in FG%, and 5th in 3P-FG%. Providence has picked up a couple of nice wins as of late however, the Friars have struggled on the road this season posting just a 3-8 record and as I like what I saw out of the Bluejays in their win against Georgetown, I think Creighton does enough on the offensive end to cover this large home spread.

 

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:45:12 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=77543
<![CDATA[Stanford vs. Oregon State - 2/22/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2017/02/22/stanford-vs-oregon-state-2/22/17-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Stanford Cardinal and the Oregon State Beavers face off on Wednesday in Pac-12 college basketball action.

The Stanford Cardinal are 13-13 this season and they are coming off of a win over Cal that ended a 2-game losing skid. Stanford is averaging 68.5 points per game and they are shooting 42.8 percent from the floor and 31 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 70.1 points and their opponents are shooting 43.8 percent. Reid Travis leads the Cardinal averaging 17.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Dorian Pickens is averaging 12.5 points for Stanford,…

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The Stanford Cardinal and the Oregon State Beavers face off on Wednesday in Pac-12 college basketball action.

The Stanford Cardinal are 13-13 this season and they are coming off of a win over Cal that ended a 2-game losing skid. Stanford is averaging 68.5 points per game and they are shooting 42.8 percent from the floor and 31 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 70.1 points and their opponents are shooting 43.8 percent. Reid Travis leads the Cardinal averaging 17.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Dorian Pickens is averaging 12.5 points for Stanford, Michael Humphrey is averaging 9.4 points and 6.4 rebounds, and Marcus Allen is averaging 7.1 points. Stanford is 9-4 at home this season and 5-9 in the Pac-12.

The Oregon State Beavers are 5-23 this season and they are coming off of a win over Utah that ended a 14-game losing skid. Oregon State is averaging 63.1 points per game and they are shooting 42.7 percent from the floor and 34.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 72.6 points and their opponents are shooting 44.2 percent. Stephen Thompson Jr. leads the beavers averaging 16.8 points per game. Drew Eubanks is averaging 14.7 points and 8.2 rebounds for OSU, Jaquori McLaughlin is averaging 11.1 points, and Kendal Manuel is averaging 7.5 points. Oregon State is 0-11 on the road this season and 1-14 in the Pac-12.

Stanford is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 home games, 2-5 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 7-3 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record. Oregon State is 4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 1-3-1 against the spread following a win, and 10-23-1 against the spread in their last 34 road games. The road team has covered the point spread in 5 of the last 7 meetings of these 2 teams.

This just seems like a lot of points and while Stanford is the better team I will look to Oregon State to cover. 

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:41:11 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=77540
<![CDATA[Air Force vs. UNLV - 2/22/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2017/02/22/air-force-vs-unlv-2/22/17-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Air Force Falcons and the UNLV Rebels face off on Wednesday in Mountain West Conference college basketball action.

The Air Force Falcons are 10-17 this season and they have lost their last 6 games. Air Force is averaging 73.3 points per game and they are shooting 43.6 percent from the floor and 37.5 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 76 points and their opponents are shooting 45.9 percent. Hayden Graham leads the Falcons averaging 12.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Frank Toohey is averaging 11.2 points for AFA, Jacob Van is averaging 11.1…

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The Air Force Falcons and the UNLV Rebels face off on Wednesday in Mountain West Conference college basketball action.

The Air Force Falcons are 10-17 this season and they have lost their last 6 games. Air Force is averaging 73.3 points per game and they are shooting 43.6 percent from the floor and 37.5 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 76 points and their opponents are shooting 45.9 percent. Hayden Graham leads the Falcons averaging 12.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Frank Toohey is averaging 11.2 points for AFA, Jacob Van is averaging 11.1 points, and Zach Kocur is averaging 10.2 points. Air Force is 10-6 at home this season and 3-11 in the MWC.

The UNLV Rebels are 10-17 this season and they have lost their last 7 games. UNLV is averaging 72.3 points per game and they are shooting 40.9 percent from the floor and 34.1 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 81.9 points and their opponents are shooting 48.9 percent. Jovan Mooring leads the Rebels averaging 12.6 points per game. Tyrell Green is averaging 12 points and 5.3 rebounds, Jalen Poyser is averaging 11.4 points bit he is questionable for this one, and Christian Jones is averaging 10.2 points and 6.5 rebounds. UNLV is 2-7 on the road and 3-11 in the MWC this season.

Air Force is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 home games, 1-4 against the spread against the Mountain West, and 5-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. UNLV is 5-20-1 against the spread against the Mountain West, 5-15-1 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record, and 0-5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games. The underdog has covered the point spread in 4 of the last 5 meetings of these 2 teams.

Neither of these teams have been inspiring but I will give a lean to Air Force at home in this one. 

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:31:20 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=77537
<![CDATA[Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State - 2/22/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/college-basketball-picks/2017/02/22/kansas-state-vs-oklahoma-state-2/22/17-college-basketball-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Kansas State Wildcats and the Oklahoma State Cowboys face off on Wednesday in Big 12 college basketball action.

The Kansas State Wildcats are 17-10 this season and they are coming off of a win over Texas that ended a 3-game losing skid. Kansas State is averaging 73.8 points per game and they are shooting 47 percent from the floor and 37.3 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 67.1 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. Wesley Iwundu leads the Wildcats averaging 12.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Barry Brown is averaging 12.3 points…

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The Kansas State Wildcats and the Oklahoma State Cowboys face off on Wednesday in Big 12 college basketball action.

The Kansas State Wildcats are 17-10 this season and they are coming off of a win over Texas that ended a 3-game losing skid. Kansas State is averaging 73.8 points per game and they are shooting 47 percent from the floor and 37.3 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 67.1 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. Wesley Iwundu leads the Wildcats averaging 12.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Barry Brown is averaging 12.3 points for KSU, Kamau Stokes is averaging 12.3 points, and D.J. Johnson is averaging 11.4 points and 5.8 rebounds. Kansas State is 10-4 at home this season and 6-9 in the Big 12.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 18-9 this season and they have won their last 3 games and 8 of their last 9. Oklahoma State is averaging 85.6 points per game and they are shooting 46.9 percent from the floor and 40.7 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 77.4 points and their opponents are shooting 46.6 percent. Jawun Evans leads the Cowboys averaging 18.2 points and 5.8 assists per game. Jeffrey Carroll is averaging 17.7 points and 6.6 rebounds for OSU, Phil Forte III is averaging 13.8 points, and Leyton Hammonds is averaging 7.3 points. Oklahoma State is 6-4 on the road this season and 7-7 in the Big 12.

Kansas State is 2-5-1 against the spread in their last 8 games, 1-5-2 against the spread in their last 8 home games, and 3-1-1 against the spread following a win. Oklahoma State is 6-0 against the spread in their last 6 road games, 7-2 against the spread in their last 9 games, and 5-2 against the spread following a win. The favorite is 10-3 against the spread in the last 13 meetings of these 2 teams.

Oklahoma State has been red hot so I don’t think going against them here is a great idea. 

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:25:13 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=77534