NCAA BASKETBALL – 3.11.2020 – Best Bets for Wednesday’s College Hoops (Free)


Hello Daily Play Action! Anthony Marro here happy to share my NCAA Men’s Basketball picks for the college hoops 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. If you to try out a website to bet on my picks, I highly recommend using Bovada for their user-friendly format and awesome deposit bonuses!

  • Current Season Record: 251-258-7
  • Previous Season Record: 180-127-9

Utah vs Oregon State, Over 134

  • Utah is coming off two consecutive overtime games, but their offense has been cooking regardless. It is hard to imagine this contest being a blowout as both squads want to finish their season strong. The winner will need at least 70 points to lock up this one
  • Rylan Jones is going to be out for the Utes today which does hurt our chances, but that news has also lowered the total significantly. I do not know if one college freshman is worth five points to the spread, and thus I will still be betting on the high here this afternoon
  • The Beavers looked great in their final two regular season games and their offense has finally picked up its pace. Tres Tinkle is touching the ball on just about every possession and that is exactly what Oregon State needs to win this game and advance in the PAC-12 tourney

Northwestern vs Minnesota, Over 134

  • For a team that has struggled all season it is good to see Northwestern broke the 80-point threshold in two of their past three games. They enter on a 4-1 over run while Minnesota has cashed the over in their past five. I expect them to crush this total today
  • Minnesota has consistently been improving in terms of offensive efficiency and now rank inside the Top 30 in that category. For a team with a losing record that is very impressive and clearly illustrates their defense is what is lacking. That is just what we want here
  • Daniel Oturu is making a late push for National Player of the Year and at least has to be considered in people’s top ten. He played just 22 minutes in a 105-point thrashing of Nebraska and I anticipate he will be very fresh for this contest. He could end up playing a full 40

Iowa State vs Oklahoma State, Under 140

  • Rasir Bolton is the top contributor on offense for the Cyclones and he is not expected to suit up for the game today. He scored double digits in his last six games but sat out Saturday with a concussion. This is already a team that lost Tyrese Haliburton this season
  • Both squads see a drastic uptick in points when playing at home and now neither have that luxury as tourney season has begun. Their last meeting totaled just 134 points and I think we even stay shy of that number here. Bet the under with confidence this evening
  • Oklahoma State is entering on a three-game winning streak and is a surprising favorite in this game, but for good reason. They have the far superior defense with Yor Anei at center and if they are going to win it will be by playing their style of defensive basketball

Kansas State +2 vs Texas Christian

  • It is hard to beat a team three times in a season. It is going to be a very tall task for the Horned Frogs to come into Kansas City and win this contest. Neither team is very impressive, but I strongly lean toward the more experienced and deeper Wildcat squad
  • In the very first meeting this season TCU was only able to win by two points. This game will be extremely close, and I love the semi-home team getting points here. I have seen more Horned Frog basketball than I care to admit, and I think they get handled soundly
  • One last note is that TCU is just 3-9 outright when traveling this season. It is not going to be easy for them to win in this environment in what will likely be a pro Kansas and Kansas State crowd. I simply do not believe their offense can produce well enough to win

Vanderbilt vs Arkansas, Over 147.5

  • This game is more than likely going to finish 80-70 in favor of the Razorbacks, but anything can happen in college hoops. I do think that given the health and talent of Arkansas they are the much better team. They crushed Vanderbilt by 20 point already this year
  • Vanderbilt enters tonight’s contest on a 7-3 over run while Arkansas is 9-1 to the over in their last ten. Both squads are on fire offensively and should be able to continue their production here. Each is averaging over 71 points per game and heating up at the right time
  • The key to this contest will be the play of Mason Jones. To say this kid is locked in would be an understatement as he averaged over 32 points per game over Arkansas’ last four contests. If he can sustain this incredible scoring run then we may be cashing our over at halftime

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!