It’s NFL Sunday, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t make a
decent profit with our NCAA Basketball Picks. Here are a couple of solid
matchups that should put you on the plus-side on this busy Sunday.
Also make sure to check out our:
NCAA Basketball Picks for Nebraska vs. Creighton
Seton Hall (5-3) vs. Rutgers (4-5)
Big Brother vs. Little
Although the Seton Hall Pirates are nowhere near the
category of a powerhouse, you kind of get the more established program vs. the
lesser accomplished program in this matchup and that’s not even mentioning the
coaching issues that Rutgers has had in the past. Along with that, the Scarlett
Knights have played very poorly as of late, losing 4 out of their last 5 games.
Seton Hall appears to be a bargain as a 2 point betting underdog in the college basketball odds for this game.
Although they’re better ball club, the Pirates have been
unable to establish a level of consistency over their last 6 games without a
consecutive winning or losing streak. Seton Hall won their last game in a 92-81
victory over LIU-Brooklyn and if you look at the pattern of their most recent
games, they’re due for a loss. Should we follow the trend of the Pirates past
Brian Oliver, 3 Point
Coming off the bench, Oliver has been a reliable go to guy
when the Pirates have needed a 3-ball this season. All 25 of his field goals
this season have come from beyond the arc. Oliver is also coming off of a huge
26 point performance to lead Seton Hall over LIU-Brooklyn in which he connected
on 8 of 17 shots from 3-point range. This is a senior who’s not hesitant to
shoot. Look for Oliver to carry the momentum over to this game and provide a
spark for the Pirates.
Another player that’s not bashful when it comes to shooting
is leading Pirates leading scorer, Sterling Gibbs. Gibbs is a player that can
do many things well on the court, especially playing defense. On the flips
side, he’s shooting Just 33.9 % from the field. Gibbs is 4 for his last 30 from
the field. Seton Hall needs Gibbs’ production to be at their best, but the
transfer will need to be less selfish if his shot isn’t falling.
Jack and Mack
From a Scarlett Knights perspective, the combination of
Kadeem Jack (15.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg) and Myles Mack (15 ppg.) will be the catalysts
to break Rutgers out of their latest slump. This is a winnable game if their
top two players play up to their potential.
Rutgers has had a tough time just dealing with Ivy League
schools such as Yale. Seton Hall is getting points and is a level above the
home team here.
NCAA Basketball Pick: Seton Hall +2
at Bet 365
Boston College (3-5)
at USC (5-3)
A Near Even Matchup?
I’m a bit surprised to see the Trojans as just a 1 point
betting favorite in this matchup as B.C. has to travel cross-country and have
appeared to be the inferior team thus far. Boston College beat Washington and
gave Connecticut a run for their money, but are a losing squad which is coming
off of a 11 point loss to Purdue on Wednesday.
USC on the other
hand, has also played some formidable competition with a win over Xavier
attached to their resume; the Trojans should be a much larger favorite and this
is definitely a pick to capitalize on; no trap here.
It was only the 7th place game in the Battle 4
Atlantis Tournament, but USC came from behind in this game to go on a 31-11 run
midway through the 1st half which enabled them to hold on in this
“consolation game.” This was not one of USC’s best performances, but a win is a
win and there’s a drop-off in competition in tonight’s game against B.C.
The Trojans will look for Byron Wesley (17 ppg. ,8 rpg.) to
shake off some “shaky” performances lately. Wesley has shot under 50% in each
of his last 4 games and hasn’t been the force that he’s capable of being.
Boston College will rely upon Olivier Hanlan and Ryan
Anderson ,who account for 50 % of the Eagles 78 points per game
this season. Anderson has been the hot player as of late ,averaging 21 points
and 7.7 rebounds per game covering his last 4 contests. Anderson has shot well
and made frequent trips to the line.
This game should be fairly close, but bettors need to stick
with USC at home, giving up just a point against a sub-par Boston College team
that has to travel cross country. Take USC over Boston College for your free college basketball pick.
NCAA Basketball Pick: USC -1 at Bet