Two College Betting Picks this Week

Two College Betting Picks this Week

College ball is always great to see some rivalry between teams and universities, and this week’s betting picks have a little of everything. With a lot of games happening on Tuesday, there is no time to waste to see which teams will most likely win and continue to move forward, or be left one more game behind. Let’s see if the Wildcats can overcome the huge point spread, or if Ole Miss can regain some of their old flair back.

Northwestern Wildcats @ Purdue Boilermakers

This is a long time rivalry between these two universities, and each game allows one team or the other to have gloating rights. The Wildcats will meet the Boilermakers in Mackey Arena, and with the odds stacked against them, they may need a lot of talent to win. Northwestern has lost six of their last eight games, while Purdue has won six of their last nine games and look primed to keep that streak going.

Northwestern Stats Purdue
72.2 points Average points 77.6 points
44.9% Shooting percent 45.9%
66.2 points Points Allowed 63.6 points
40.3% Shooting percent allowed 38.1%
35.3% Shooting from beyond arc 35.7%
66.5% Free throw line 74.2%
+13 Point Spread -13

Keep an eye out for the Purdue playmakers with A.J Hammons (14.5 ppg and 8 rebounds) and Vince Edwards (10.2 ppg and 3.1 assists), as they will surely be the force behind the scoring. The Northwestern bench isn’t bad, as they have Tre Demps (14.8 ppg and 3.5 rebounds) and Bryant McIntosh (14.3 ppg and 6.7 assists) on their side, so it will be an interesting match.

Pick: Purdue Boilermakers

Mississippi Rebels @ Texas A&M Aggies

Ole Miss will be facing Texas A&M on Tuesday and it doesn’t look good for the Rebels. Both teams have not done too well so far, each losing four of their last eight games, but the Aggies would need a win in order to break their four-game losing streak.

Ole Miss Stats Texas A&M
75.5 points Average points 76.1 points
42% Shooting percent 45.9%
72 points Points Allowed 65.8 points
42.6% Shooting percent allowed 40.9%
33.3% Shooting from beyond arc 36.9%
72.1% Free throw line 66%
+9.5 Point Spread -9.5

Both teams are quite evenly matched for this game, but Ole Miss does have one advantage at the free throw line; which could give them a second half advantage. They have Stefan Moody (23 ppg and 4.2 assists) and Sebastian Saiz (12.2 ppg and 9.3 rebounds) going up against the Aggies’ Jalen Jones (16 ppg and 6.9 rebounds) and Danuel House (15.8 ppg and 2.5 assists). It will be a close match, but the betting pick may not be the one you expected.

Pick: Ole Miss

Three Game Betting Picks, Warriors Big Favorite

Basketball game favorites

This week there have been some really intense basketball being played, and as some teams move to keep their winning streaks going, there could be opponents poised to stop that momentum. With all of the eyes on the championship winners from last season, the Golden State Warriors are definite favorites to beat the Denver Nuggets in Fridays match. There are a few others that are also in the running including the Indiana Pacers and their two-consecutive wins going up against the Miami Heat, and with the declining Lakers franchise going up against the poorly ranked Nets.

Warriors-Nuggets

The Warriors have been the ultimate favorite for any sports fan, as they have been doing amazingly so far this season. So far they are going on a five-game winning streak, with three at home and two away. However, the Nuggets have done better on the road than at home, but they won’t win just because of this.

Spread Over/Under
Warriors (-17.5) Over (211)

They are averaging a spread of 20.8 points per game, but the scores that stand out are when they play horrible teams; beating the Grizzlies by 50 points and the Rockets by 20 points. The Nuggets could keep the score close during the first half, but with Stephen Curry at point they don’t stand a chance.

Pacers-Heat

This game will be a pretty even matchup, as both teams have been struggling to get their performance up. In the end, the two-game streak that the Pacers are coming off, in combination with a back-to-back game for the Heat, it is slightly in favor of the Pacers winning.

Spread Over/Under
Pacers (+1) Under (205)

With the home court advantage, it is possible for the Pacers to not only cover the spread, but indeed outright win the game.

Lakers-Nets

It is not surprising that most sportsbooks are making the Lakers the underdogs for this game, seeing as how poorly they have been playing; going on a 4-game losing streak. However, the Nets are not better off, with 5 consecutive losses so far this season, they would be a prime target to give the Lakers their first win.

Spread Over/Under
Lakers (+3.5) Under (207)

When betting on this game, just remember, it is a battle to see which one of the worst teams in the NBA is not as bad as the other. In this case, we would go with the Lakers to be not as bad. These basketball games give you a favorite and two underdogs to watch closely, as they could surprise you.