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Free Picks: NCAA College Basketball Best Bets and Money Line Picks 1/12/22
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Free Picks: NCAA College Basketball Best Bets and Money Line Picks 1/12/22

We are coming off another good day and went 10-4 on the Moneyline to run our record to 32-8 in that category. We had three Best Bets of the Day and Texas A&M and West Virginia came through. South Carolina couldn’t even get to 50 points, which allowed Tennessee to cover a 15.5-point spread, and kept us from hitting all three Best Bets. We still are a very respectable 11-4 for the season and there is another great slate of games on tap for tonight. Unlike last night, when a couple of lines jumped out at me, there isn’t anything like that tonight. So I’m being cautious.

Papa Dudes Best Bets for College Basketball Today

TCU (10-2) at Kansas State (8-6) (-4): I like the Horned Frogs and think they are somewhat underrated in the tough Big 12. They have had COVID problems but seem to be healthy now and played Baylor tough before losing late in their last outing. Meanwhile, K-State has had some COVID problems of their own and it has hit the coaching staff plus the team, but they are getting some people back. I’m not real confident in this bet but I’m taking TCU to get a win on the road.


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

Clemson 10-5 at Notre Dame 9-5 (-3): Both teams are evenly matched. THE PICK: Notre Dame 77 Clemson 72

No.8 Duke 12-2 (-5.5) at Wake Forest 13-3: Will the Blue Devils bounce back from a loss at home? – THE PICK: Duke 77 Wake Forest 75

NC State 8-8 at Louisville 10-5 (-6.5): The Cardinals should win this one – THE PICK: Louisville 77 NC State 68

Virginia Tech 8-6 at Virginia 9-6 (-1.5): The Cavaliers are having a down year. – THE PICK: Virginia 66 Virginia Tech 64

Georgia 5-10 at Mississippi State 10-4 (-15): The Bulldogs win but do they cover? – THE PICK: Mississippi State 73 Georgia 63

No.12 LSU 14-1 at Florida 9-5 (-1): I almost picked this as a best bet. – THE PICK: LSU 74 Florida 67

Missouri 7-7 at Arkansas 10-5 (-14): The Tigers always play the Hogs tough. – THE PICK: Razorbacks 75 Missouri 68

Minnesota 10-3 at No.10 Michigan State 13-2 (-11.5): Spartans should win but the line is too high. – THE PICK: Michigan St. 71 Gophers 60

Maryland 8-7 at Northwestern 8-5 (-4.5): Wildcats have been so close to winning. – THE PICK: Northwestern 70 Maryland 66

Memphis 9-5 (-2) at UCF 9-4: Interesting battle in Orlando – THE PICK: Memphis 81 UCF 78

Georgia Tech 6-8 at Boston College 6-7 (-2): Two bad ACC teams. Boston College 68 Georgia Tech 64

St.John’s 9-4 at UCONN 10-4 (-11.5): The Huskies win but fail to cover. – THE PICK: UCONN 73 St.John’s 68

No.14 Villanova 11-4 at No.17 Xavier 12-2 (-1): Probably the best game of the night. Too close to call. THE PICK: Nova 72 Xavier 71

South Florida 5-9 at SMU 11-4 (-15): Mustangs keep winning. THE PICK: SMU 80 South Florida 66

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