Today’s College Basketball Predictions and Picks (Returning to Illinois, Seton Hall February 16)

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You’ve come to the right place. BetSided’s Ben Heisler and Reed Wallach broke some plays in college basketball Wednesday, and here are some of their top predictionsion with all odds via WynnBET:

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After opening at consensus level 148.5, line has spiked up to 150 in many books, but WynnBET still has it listed at 149.

Both these teams play fast. Red Storm owns the second fastest in the country, averaging 14.7 seconds per possession. Meanwhile, the Musketeers are not far behind them with 16.7 seconds per possession, 47th fastest in college basketball and third in the Big East.

While Xavier’s defense was a card for most of the year, they were put to the test recently in the Big East. They drop just over 65 a game, but in their past four games Butler, DePaul, Seton Hall and UConn have all surpassed that number over them.

St. John’s were having one of their worst offensive performances of the weekend against UConn in a 63-60 loss. I hope they take more shots in an attempt to respond as both teams want to adjust the tempo to their conditions.

LEAN: OVER 149 (-110) – Ben Heisler

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While Rutgers may have some magic cooking at home, Ireally liked Illini in this match due to the ability to make offensive sounds and stop in different ways. Around Cockburn, Illini top 65 in both three-point and two-point percentages this season.

The team with a strong shooting record focusing on high percentages is two laps around the rim with an elite big man in Cockburn and three with someone like Plummer, who is shooting from 40% deep.

Further on, in defense, the team ran off the 3-point line and reached the length of Cockburn. That will be a problem for Rutgers, who are scoring 48 percent in two games this season, who are in the last 100 or so teams nationally.

The Scarlett Knights are shooting red from three in the conference game, up more than 38%, second best in the Big 10, but Illini has cut that shot and will tie the offense into tons of underperforming footage. .

While many are rushing against Rutgers as the underdogs once again after three straight wins over ranked opponents, I’m selling Steve Pikiell’s roster high against the best team of the year. Big Ten with his opium.

PICK: Illinois -3.5 – Reed Wallach

All of Reed’s college basketball plays can be watched thisHis best bet for college basketball is 62-57-3 for +2.2 units.

UConn is a physical ball club that wins on glass and by forcing teams into tough shots from far away from the belt, but will struggle a bit in games that make offensive sounds. You could say the same thing about Seton Hall, that’s making me lean towards the underdogs to visit.

Both teams are top 25 in limiting their opponents’ two-point goal percentage and also do a great job of using their length to get teams out of the three-point line. This has to be a physical match that will go to who can win on the offensive glass and get a second chance at the belt, with not much separation between the two.

Both teams are close to the top 100 when it comes to two-point fouls, but UConn has the upper hand in the three-point shooting. With that in mind, Seton Hall defends the three better, and has seen their numbers trend up in the conference game while the Huskies have the same mark all season.

In the end, I see this game going through and through and come down to see who performed well in the first half, which we see as a problem for the hosts this season.

LEAN: Seton Hall +5.5 – Reed Wallach

I mentioned this above, but Ben Howland’s team has struggled in one particular situation this season, as a weak team and far away from Starkville.

The team is 0-6 against the spread and go straight up In real road games and as the underdog this season, it’s something to be reckoned with as they head to Tuscaloosa on Wednesday night. While I lean towards the Crimson Tide, keeping the Bulldogs from winning on the road, I actually see more betting value down the line.

The Tide played fast, but were trending downwards on attack, evident on Saturday when they had to scratch and swipe for a 68-67 win over Arkansas. The team played at the 15th fastest pace in the nation, but their on-field effective goal ratio dropped to 48% in the SEC game, 12th best in the conference. The team couldn’t buy a barrel from the worm and the away team were an elite recovery club.

Mississippi State likes to play slow and play in the arc, placing last on three points in conference play. I think coach Ben Howland will find a way to avoid falling into the Alabama game and slow this game down halfway, forcing the persistent Tide team to shoot through the defence.

All of this is endorsement for the underdogs, as I believe Tide’s powerful attack is a product of the speed they play rather than having good shots. Although the home team could win by a margin, it would be below this expected total.

LEAN: UNDER 150 – Reed Wallach

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