College Basketball Bets – 2/1/20
Three college basketball bets to get your Saturday started off right.
We have 22 AP-ranked teams playing this Saturday. This should be a bigger deal than the Super Bowl (or the “Big Game”), but it’s not. That’s a shame. Really is a damn shame. After being 24-11-1 since last Thursday, you know what we have to do, right? If you answered “keep betting,” then you are correct because there was absolutely no other answer. With that being said, here are some picks:
Dayton/Fordham – Total 126.5
Dayton scores plenty of points and Fordham does not. They’re so awful that Dayton will rack up enough points to keep this total afloat. All we really need is Fordham to score like 50 points, and we’re in great shape. It’s a pretty easy explanation: Dayton has only gone under this total once. It’s not happening tomorrow.
Pick: Over 126.5
Texas (-3) vs. Iowa State
I don’t typically like to bet this spot. Texas is coming off of a road cover and Iowa State is coming off a 14-point loss at home to top-ranked Baylor. I don’t care. The Big 12 is probably the most comparable conference to the Big Ten, so being a home team matters. I think the spread is slightly short and should be around -6.5, but if we’re going to get an edge of 3.5 points, we’re going to take it.
Pick: Texas -2
LSU (-12) vs. Mississippi
I’ve bet Mississippi a few times before, and it’s always concerning. They might be one of the streakiest teams in college hoops. I bet on them the night before Thanksgiving and they backdoor-covered after being down roughly 28 points. I digress. Ole Miss has lost seven of their last eight, so we’re going to bet them here. I think LSU is a little overrated to have a full 12 points against an SEC opponent that should be able to at least hold their own. Breein Tyree just needs to put up one million points.
Pick: Mississippi +12
As always, follow me on Twitter @cwsdjt for picks. I post a thread of all of my picks each day in addition to this article. Let’s keep on truckin’!