NCAA BASKETBALL – 2.13.2020 – Best Bets for Thursday’s College Hoops (Free)

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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: 196-202-6
  • Previous Season Record: 180-127-9

Delaware vs Elon, Over 141.5

  • It seems like all these teams do is cash overs. They are a combined 32-14 to the over this season and each allow over 70 points per game to their opponents. This will likely be a game where both teams can score whenever they need to. I love the high here
  • Elon is 9-17 on the season and have mostly struggled due to their incompetent defense. Obviously, their offense is cooking too now as they have won three games in a row. They rely extremely heavily on the three but that should do nothing but benefit our bets
  • Nate Darling plays a game very similar to Lebron James’ and I think he is going to tip the scales in this one. He is averaging over 30 points per game in the Blue Hens’ last four contests and is looking more and more like the best player in the Colonial every game day

Arkansas Little Rock +3 vs Texas State

  • I would argue that Little Rock is the better of these two squads, so it is a pleasant surprise to get points here. They have dominated home and away all season long and are 17-7 against the spread. Texas State conversely is just 9-14 against the spread
  • I am not sure if having a kid makes you play a lot better or worse in your next basketball game, but it has to have some effect. Nijal Pearson is in that exact situation as he returns tonight, and I think he likely cooled off sitting out Saturday. He scored 20 points the game prior
  • The Trojans won the first meeting this year by four points at home. While it is a bit risky to double down on Little Rock history will say otherwise. This series has been swept each of the past three seasons and today will make it four. Little Rock should win outright

Colorado vs Oregon, Over 136.5

  • The last game Colorado played in was an emotional one with a very significant injury on the floor. Evan Battey was beating himself up over his aggressive play but after the injured player left the floor, he came back in with a fire lit underneath him. That should carry over into the tonight’s battle as well
  • I am not crazy enough to only list the narrative for Colorado’s offense. Francis Okoro will likely be absent again for Oregon in this game making it a lot easier for opponents to score inside the paint. Shakur Juiston is one that the Buffaloes can take advantage of
  • Oregon sits at 16-8 to the over this season and I think they are going to need at least 70 points to win this game. That should really be no problem as they will stick to the hot hand of Payton Pritchard and rely on their offensive attack to get them the home court victory

Utah vs Oregon State, Under 134

  • It is important to note that Utah wins at home and loses on the road, if you would like to sprinkle the money line here. I prefer the under because I do not think either team is going to cruise past 65 points tonight. Points will be hard to come by in this game
  • The Runnin’ Utes enter tonight on a six game under streak. Games have been averaging under 123 points during that stretch and I think we are getting far to much value not to hop on the low. If Both Gach is to sit then this bet becomes even more attractive
  • Oregon State has a pretty huge home court advantage and allow just 65 points per game to visitors. Every team in the Pac-12 seems to have huge upside at home. You can tell this is a place Larry Krystkowiak and his team are unenthused to play at this evening

Arizona vs California, Over 132

  • I think this is just a spot with more value for us to attack and an over that will likely hit relatively easily. Arizona is a very talented team and will need this win to keep pace with Colorado and Oregon in conference standings. We should get a final close to 75-65 here
  • Arizona is averaging 79 points per game and have been relying on huge individual games less and less. Nico Mannion is still a guy that can go for 25 points on any given night and he has a very favorable matchup against Paris Austin this evening. He will go for at least 15
  • Teams this season have had no issues playing on the road at California. They are 8-3-2 to the over this year at Haas Pavilion and as long as one team can keep their offense humming, we should be in great shape. The tempo will be slow but points should still come quickly

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!