NCAA BASKETBALL – 12.29.2019 – Best Bets for Sunday’s College Hoops (Free)


Hello Daily Play Action! Anthony Marro here, back to share my NCAA Men’s Basketball picks for the entire college season. Last year I was happy 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 ATS Record: 58-57-2
  • Current Season Totals Record: 51-46-0
  • Previous Season ATS Record: 180-127-9

Colorado -16 vs Iona

  • Colorado is one of the better teams in the country this season and they have really looked impressive as of late. Today they should have no problem dominating Iona and I am confident they will be able to cover this hefty a spread. They should win by twenty
  • It is concerning that we are already almost through the entire month of December and Iona basketball has played in a mere six games. They will have a lot of gas in the tank but a team that has only played together on six occasions will struggle against this Buffaloes squad
  • Tyler Bey has emerged as an absolute star for Colorado and I think he will continue to show what he is capable of here today. He may not see the floor for more than 30 minutes but regardless of that he is going to have a major impact on this game’s outcome

Kansas vs Stanford, Under 136

  • I know a lot of people prefer NFL football, but this is a game I plan on tuning into today. Stanford has been very solid sitting at 11-1 on the season and boasting a Top 20 defense. I think this is going to be a close game where neither team gets close to 70 points
  • The Jayhawks defense is even better than that of Stanford as Udoka Azubuike absolutely dominates inside the paint. They allow a mere 62 points per game to their opponents. I think coming off a disappointing loss this group will really step up this afternoon
  • Games for the Cardinal have gone under in seven of their past eight outings. They are allowing even fewer points than the Jayhawks and I think by slowing down the pace of play they will really keep competitive with a potential Final Four team. This

Navy vs Virginia, Under 99

  • I understand how crazy it seems to bet an under this low in college basketball, but the Cavaliers defense is that good. Again, we have a high-profile program coming off a tough loss. I think Virginia is going to get this done today while allowing fewer than 40 points
  • Navy has a very mediocre offense but the worst thing for them is their pace of play. Being one of the slowest teams in the country will not be any help to you when facing this Virginia squad. They will force Navy into playing a lot of 30 second possessions today
  • Navy is 2-7 to the under while Virginia is 3-8. With both stats in our favor it makes sense we would get a total this low. Vegas has already adjusted the line to where they are most comfortable, and it still seems like we are getting value at the current number

Indiana -6 vs Arkansas

  • This line has been trending in the favor of Indiana since last evening and I think they should win this game at home. I think with the talent they have showcased there is no reason to doubt the Hoosiers holding down the court and winning this game by double digits
  • Arkansas has yet to cover a game on the road this season and I think they struggle again today. Indiana is looking forward to starting conference play after this evening but first they will take care of business against an Arkansas team that just won’t be able to keep up
  • This is one of the better defenses the Hoosiers have seen this season, but I think Rob Phinisee and company should have enough to get them this victory. The Razorbacks are the much smaller team today and I do not think they will be able to keep this contest very close

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!