Swinger’s NCAA Basketball Picks Of The Day: Tuesday's Hidden Value

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 6:35 PM GMT

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 6:35 PM GMT

Tuesday night features plenty of action so let’s take a look at what the NCAA basketball odds makers are hanging in order to cash big in our NCAA basketball picks.

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Wisconsin vs. Northwestern
The Badgers (9-8 SU, 6-10 ATS) have come away winners in their last two visits to Northwestern (14-3 SU, 8-6 ATS) with the last trip to Welsh-Ryan Arena turning into a decisive 81-58 victory as 13 point road favorites. The NCAA basketball odds makers believe this one will be a whole lot closer as Northwestern boasts a 14-3 straight up mark while Wisconsin is barely above .500.

Northwestern has a sterling 9-2 record at home but in lined games their ATS mark is a money burning 3-5. The Badgers are averaging 68.8 points per game and allowing 63.8 PPG while the Wildcats average 77.2 points per game and surrendering an average of 64.1. In my estimation, the Wildcats have too much offense even for a defense as stingy as Wisconsin. Northwestern has the home court advantage as well and revenge on their minds from last year’s humiliating defeat.

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Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Northwestern -1
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

 

Texas Tech vs. Kansas State
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (11-3 SU, 8-3 ATS) are fresh off a loss to the No. 1 team in the nation Kansas where they bowed to the Jayhawks by the score of 69-59 as seven-point home dogs. Tech is averaging almost 75 points per game while yielding 66.3 points per game. The Red Raiders have been a veritable ATM machine lately as they have cashed for their backers in eight of their last nine games.

Kansas State (10-5 SU, 9-2 ATS) has dropped their last three games but has covered the number in their last four. Apparently, the oddsmakers are not giving the Wildcats enough respect and those who have tailed them have reaped the benefits. Kansas State has averaged 72.8 points per game while allowing their opposition to average 64.7 points per game.

The matchup down low should be fairly even as both teams are averaging about 38 boards per contest but the sharpshooters from Texas Tech will ultimately win the day and keep Kansas State from winning their first Big 12 Conference game. Expect plenty of banging along the glass but when the game goes outside the arc the Red Raiders will drop the hammer. This one will be close to start but look for the visitors to run away at the end and you won’t even need a point from the oddsmakers…but grab them anyway!

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Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Texas Tech +3½
Best Line Offered: at GTBets

 

Maryland vs. Michigan
The Terps (15-1 SU, 7-7 ATS) fly into Michigan (12-4 SU, 9-5 ATS) as the fourth-ranked team in the nation and gunning for their 16th win of the season. They are 6-1 on the road and those who have included Maryland in their NCAA basketball picks have been rewarded as the Terps have gone 4-1 against the number when on the highway.

Michigan is 8-1 straight up and 5-2 ATS when playing in front of the rabid crowd at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor. After winning their last six straight and covering in five of those six contests the Wolverines were throttled by Purdue 87-70 as nine-point road dogs.

Tonight the Wolverines will face another college basketball powerhouse in Maryland who are fresh off blowout wins over Northwestern and Rutgers while edging past the Badgers in Wisconsin 63-60 as three-point road chalk. The Terps will prove too deep for the Wolverines, who are a good club this season just not elite which is exactly what Maryland has proven to be thus far.

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Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Maryland -1½ 
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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