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Free NCAA Basketball Picks and Money Line Selections For 1/21/22
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Free NCAA Basketball Picks and Money Line Selections For 1/21/22

We have made it to Friday, which is always much anticipated, because the college slate is relatively small and it provides us bettors a chance to relax and get ready for Saturday’s full schedule. Last night was a bummer as we lost out Best Bet in the last 40 seconds when Boise State scored the final six points and won at Utah State 62-59. That dropped our Best Bet of the Day record to 18-8 which is still acceptable. We continued to do well with the Money Line, finishing with a bang, and nailing all three late night games to end up going 13-3. That improves the record to 126-39 (76%) for the season. Even though the schedule is light for tonight, the game are very difficult. Let’s hit some winners.

Papa Dudes Best Bet for College Basketball Today

Fresno State 13-4 at Nevada 8-7 (-2): This is a big game for Fresno State on the road in Reno. They are sitting in 3rd place in the tough Mountain West Conference and a loss here would severely hurt their chances for the regular season title and a possible NCAA tournament bid. They have won three straight conference games and are playing at a high level. Nevada has lost two out of their last three games and both losses have come at home. So, they are do for a win on the familiar court. Despite losing last night betting on a Mountain West team, I’m going with the Bulldogs to pull off a mild upset in Nevada.

PAPA DUDES BEST BET: Fresno State +2

Money Line and Score Projections for the Rest of the College Basketball Slate:

Kent State 9-8 at Buffalo 9-6 (-7): Bulls win but don’t cover. – THE PICK: Buffalo 70 Kent State 65

#17 Illinois 13-4 (-4.5) at Maryland 9-9 : The Illini better be ready and forget the Purdue loss. – THE PICK: Illinois 72 Maryland 69

#14 Michigan State 14-3 at #8 Wisconsin 15-2 (-3): Good luck with this one. – THE PICK: Wisconsin 66 Michigan St. 63

Youngstown State 10-8 at Cleveland State 11-4 (-7.5): The Vikings prevail at home. -THE PICK: Cleveland State 72 Youngstown 66

Toledo 14-4 at Ohio 14-2 (-4.5): Huge game between two good teams in the MAC. – THE PICK: Toledo 77 Ohio 73

Siena 6-6 at Manhattan 9-5 (-2): Manhattan won the first meeting at Siena. – THE PICK: Manhattan 74 Siena 72

Evansville 4-12 at Illinois State 9-9 (-7.5): The Redbirds got smoked Wednesday but bounce back. – THE PICK: Illinois State 68 Evansville 61

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