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Free Picks: NCAA Basketball Best Bets and Money Line Selections For 1/19/22
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Free Picks: NCAA Basketball Best Bets and Money Line Selections For 1/19/22

Last night was some of the most exciting basketball of the season as we knew they would be. It was just an average night for me. Iona won their game in overtime, but failed to cover. costing me my Best Bet. That lowered our Best Bet of the Day record to 17-7, and we hope to stay focused today. The Money Line was decent as we hit 13 out of 17 picks and our record improved to 99-33 in that category. There is a full slate of games tonight and hitting winners is going to be very difficult. Let’s see if we can keep the streak rolling.

Papa Dudes Best Bet for College Basketball Today

Wake Forest 14-4(-2.5) at Georgia Tech 7-9: I must admit I am strictly betting this slim margin of a spread. Based on the two team’s records and strength of schedule, I just think the spread should be higher in the Demon’ Deacons favor. They are coming off of a good win on the road at Virginia and this is a big opportunity for them to even their conference record. Georgia Tech got demolished at North Carolina in their last outing and they will be looking for a bounce-back win on their home court.

PAPA DUDES BEST BET: Wake Forest -2.5

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

Mississippi State 12-4 at Florida 10-6 (-6): Strictly going with the home team in this one. – THE PICK: Florida 73 Bulldogs 69

#12 Kentucky 14-3 (-7.5) at Texas A&M 15-2 : These are the type of games that Kentucky wins. – THE PICK: Kentucky 74 Texas A&M 71

Georgia 5-12 at #2 Auburn 16-1(-22): You have to have an easy pick sometimes. – THE PICK: Auburn 91 Georgia 72

#13 LSU 15-2 at Alabama 11-6 (-4) : Going with the home team – THE PICK: Alabama 74 LSU 70

Virginia 10-7 (-3.5) at Pittsburgh 7-10: Low scoring slugfest of a game. -THE PICK: Virginia 62 Pittsburgh 59

LaSalle 6-8 at Rhode Island 11-4 (-13): Big game for Rhode Island in the A-10. – THE PICK: Rhode Island 75 LaSalle 60

St.John’s 10-5 at Creighton 10-5 (-3.5): Hard to beat the Bluejays in Omaha. – THE PICK: Creighton 76 St.John’s 72

Marquette 12-6 at #11 Villanova 13-4 (-13.5): Nova is in a roll but this is a toughie. – THE PICK: Nova 77 Marquette 69

#20 Xavier 13-3 (-7.5) at DePaul 10-6: Another really good game in the Big East. – THE PICK: Xavier 82 DePaul 75

Iowa 13-4 (-3.5) at Rutgers 10-6: This is another game that will be close. – THE PICK: Iowa 77 Rutgers 73

New Mexico 7-10 at Colorado State 13-1 (-16): Should be an easy one for the Rams. – THE PICK: Colorado St. 77 New Mexico 64

Illinois State 9-8 at Missouri State 13-6 (-9.5): This spread is too high. – THE PICK: Missouri State 72 Illinois State 67

Bradley 8-10 at Drake 13-5 (-7): Drake is good; Bradley is not. – THE PICK: Drake 80 Bradley 67

San Jose St. 7-8 at Wyoming 13-2 (-17.5): The Cowboys get another win. – THE PICK: Wyoming 74 San Jose St. 60

Western Carolina 8-10 at Furman 12-7 (-11.5): Paladins get an easy win. – THE PICK: Furman 75 Western Carolina 59

Citadel 7-9 at Wofford 11-7 (-11.5): Have to go with the Terriers. -THE PICK: Wofford 70 Citadel 61

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