NCAA BASKETBALL – 1.20.2020 – Best Bets for Monday’s College Hoops (Free)


Hello Daily Play Action! Anthony Marro here happy to share my NCAA Men’s Basketball picks for the entire college season. Last year I was able to supply over 300 picks against the spread and finish the season cashing at a rate of just about 59%. As March Madness approached and I was brought on to write for DPA, readers were treated to a 45-27-2 record of sides and totals over the final month of the season. This season, betting write-ups will posted exclusively on DPA almost every day but be sure to follow my Twitter too so you won’t miss a pick on days with abbreviated slates.

  • Current Season Record: 159-146-4
  • Previous Season Record: 180-127-9

Radford -1.5 vs Winthrop

  • Both teams are riding a seven-game win streak into this contest and should be ready to put on a great show this evening. I am more impressed by the victories Radford has racked up and would argue they are the far more talented team taking the floor today
  • This Radford squad won both meetings between these teams last season and will look to continue their success here today. Slowing down the tempo is the key to their success and if we see fewer than 68 possessions we should also see a Highlanders victory
  • Winthrop has really struggled at the charity stripe and I do not think they will be able to close this game here on the road. I am comfortable laying up to four points with Radford here, but we are getting great value. Radford will sit atop the Big South by the day’s end

North Carolina State +5.5 at Virginia

  • I am confident in this pick after seeing Virginia break there losing streak on Saturday. Now they are home once again but must face a very tough Wolfpack team that has been dominating on offense. I think NC State scores 60 here and there is almost no chance Virginia can hit 65 points or more
  • The Cavaliers are scary at full strength but still a team that clearly is not too difficult to beat. Perhaps it is just a lack of talent, but regardless Tony Bennett is having a lot of trouble keeping this group in games. I expect a close one here with a very low score
  • NC State has lost their past three road games, but I think they are in a good position to at least cover here today. Their offense is very efficient and in a game with very few possessions I expect DJ Funderburk and the rest of this squad to convert most of their opportunities

West Virginia -8.5 vs Texas

  • West Virginia is coming off a bad loss to TCU and should be ready to roll here at home tonight. I expect a great crowd at WVU Coliseum and a huge performance out of the Mountaineer defense. This game should go final at somewhere around 75-60 tonight
  • Ranked teams have been a lot of trouble for this Longhorns squad and I do not think they are getting enough points to come close today. They are 3-7 against the spread in their last ten games. They also enter this contest with a banged-up Jericho Sims who is questionable to play and will not be a factor if he does
  • If Texas wants to win this game, they will need to get risky both with the press defense and their shot selection. I believe as soon as West Virginia takes a small lead panic will begin to ensue for the Longhorns and quick this game will all out of their reach

Baylor -10 vs Oklahoma

  • I am going to keep riding Baylor at home and laying reasonable points. The Bears are now the top ranked team in the country and will look to defend that here against the Sooners. Take Baylor here and get your future bets in on them while the odds are good
  • Baylor has covered five games in a row and are mostly riding their defense to victories. However, their offense has been heating up too scoring more points than their last game every night for two weeks. This team is not going to be stopped by Oklahoma today
  • Baylor has covered in the past four games of this rivalry and have their best team in the Scott Drew era. Freddie Gillespie has been lights out and with the big men in the front court they should have no problem scoring this meeting either. They will cover with ease

Let’s win today Playmakers! I am confident in every pick that I provide and play them myself. College basketball is unpredictable and that’s why we love it, so always bet smart!