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Free Picks: NCAA College Basketball Best Bets and Money Line Selections 1/15/22
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Free Picks: NCAA College Basketball Best Bets and Money Line Selections 1/15/22

We had another great night in college basketball and the hot streak continues. We went 5-1 betting the Money Line and raised our record to 58-16 so far. And in one of the best games I’ve seen all year, Davidson hit a three at the buzzer to knock off Richmond 87-84. These two mid-majors are really good, and if they are able to make the tournament they will give somebody fits. The Davidson win boosts our Best Bet of the Day record to 14-5, which we’ll take any day. There is a full slate of action today and a multitude of games to bet. Let’s see if we can keep it rolling.

Papa Dudes Best Bet for College Basketball Today

Notre Dame 10-5 at Virginia Tech 8-7 (-7): Records can be deceiving and Tech is a lot better than 8-7. With that being said, they have lost three in a row and sit at 0-4 in the ACC. On the other hand, the Irish have won six straight and are playing very well. The worrisome part for me is gauging the law of averages. Is it time for the Hokies to break out and play a great game? I think they might win but I like that they are giving 7 points. I’m not sure they cover and it’s worth a shot on the Irish.


Florida State 9-5 at Syracuse 8-8 (-2.5): The Seminoles are coming off of a big win over Miami in their last outing that should give them a boost. However, they don’t have a go-to guy and I don’t have a lot of confidence in picking them on the road. Syracuse got a much needed win over Pittsburgh in their previous game to end a 3-game losing streak, where they lost three agonizingly close games. I’m thinking they are getting ready to make their annual surge that will carry them into the NCAA tournament.

PAPA DUDES BEST BET: Syracuse -2.5

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

NC State 9-8 at #8 Duke 13-2 (-13.5) : Should be rather easy for the Blue Devils – THE PICK: Duke 76 NC State 65

Wake Forest 13-4 at Virginia 10-6 (-3.5): Big game for NCAA tournament reasons. – THE PICK: Virginia 66 Wake Forest 65

Boston College 6-8 at Clemson 10-6 (-10.5): Tigers should get a win here. – THE PICK: Clemson 77 Boston College 66

Georgia Tech 7-8 at North Carolina 11-4 (12.5): Tar Heels haven’t played in awhile. – THE PICK: North Carolina 82 Tech 68

#11 Houston 14-2 (-10) at Tulsa 6-8: Cougars have a test in T-town. – THE PICK: Houston 70 Tulsa 65

#19 Texas Tech 13-3 (-3.5) at Kansas State 8-7: The Raiders are rolling. Do they have a letdown? –THE PICK: Tech 67 K-State 64

West Virginia 13-2 at #9 Kansas 13-2 (-11.5): That spread seems pretty high. – THE PICK: Kansas 72 West Virginia 64

#21 Texas 13-3 (-2) at #21 Iowa State 12-3: Very difficult game to pick. Cyclones are due for a win. – THE PICK: Iowa State 68 Texas 64

Oklahoma 12-4 (1.5) at TCU 11-2: Another game too close to call. – THE PICK: Oklahoma 64 TCU 62

Oklahoma State 8-7 at #1 Baylor 15-1 (-13.5): Bears bounce back after suffering their first loss. – THE PICK: Baylor 75 Oklahoma State 61

Creighton 10-4 at #17 Xavier 12-3 (-9.5): This one will be close. – THE PICK: Xavier 84 Creighton 78

#20 Seton Hall 11-4 (-1.5) at Marquette 11-6: Marquette keeps rolling. – THE PICK: Marquette 86 Seton Hall 79

Northwestern 8-6 at #10 Michigan State 13-2 (-8.5): Spartans stay undefeated in the Big 10. – THE PICK: Michigan State 75 Northwestern 65

Oregon State 3-12 at #3 UCLA 10-2 (-16.5): Bounce back game for the Bruins – THE PICK: UCLA 87 Oregon State 67

Oregon 10-6 at #5 USC (-6.5) 14-1: The Ducks try to make it two in a row over top five teams – THE PICK: USC 71 Oregon 68

Utah 8-8 at #6 Arizona 14-1 (-20): Wildcats will move into the top five with a win. – THE PICK: Arizona 88 Utah 62

#22 Tennessee 11-4 at #18 Kentucky 13-3 (-4.5): Big game in the SEC between two good teams. – THE PICK: Kentucky 73 Tennessee 66

Arkansas 11-5 at #12 LSU 15-1 (-6.5): Good rivalry between these two and the Hogs will play hard. – THE PICK: LSU 76 Arkansas 71

#24 Alabama 11-5 at Mississippi State 11-4 (-1.5): Big game for the Crimson Tide. – THE PICK: Alabama 76 Mississippi State 73

#4 Auburn 15-1 (-9) at Mississippi 9-6: Tigers better not letdown. -THE PICK: Auburn 85 Mississippi 78

#2 Gonzaga 13-2 (-15.5) at Santa Clara 11-5: Pretty large spread for a road team to cover. -THE PICK: Gonzaga 90 Santa Clara 77

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