Underdogs Barking Today in Our College Basketball Picks

Swinging Johnson

Saturday, January 27, 2018 1:45 PM UTC

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 1:45 PM UTC

There's a full slate of NCAA hoops action today and we're looking for a pair of live dogs to include in our college basketball picks. Let's see which two pups barked the loudest!

Baylor (12-8 SU, 7-6 ATS) vs. Florida (14-6 SU, 10-9 ATS)

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Free College Basketball Pick: Baylor +7Best Line Offered: at JustBet

* Florida is 2-7 ATS in their last nine games as a favorite.

* Florida is 2-6 ATS in their last eight games as a home favorite.

* Florida is 3-5 ATS in a home game where the total is 140 to 144.5.

* Baylor is 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 road games.

* Baylor is 4-1 ATS in their last five games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600.

* Baylor is 5-1 ATS in their last six games as an underdog of 7.0-12.5.

Both of these squads have had bumps in the road this season but despite Baylor having lost six of their last eight, we believe the big head start given to them by the college basketball odds makers is a bit too generous. The Bears will have a big rebounding edge on the Gators in this one as Baylor is currently ranked 37th in the nation in that category while Florida clocks in at 142nd. Although the Gators could present problems with their outside shooting, Baylor will be tough enough inside that it should mitigate the damage.

Florida's defense leaves a lot to be desired as evidenced by their 72.3 PPG allowed (179th) vs. 68.2 (77th) for the Bears, which is one of the many reasons why we are scratching our heads concerning the line on this one. It seems out of whack for two teams that, though dissimilar in the style they play, should be evenly matched on the scoreboard. Let's not overanalyze it, let's bet it! Include Baylor in your college basketball picks on Saturday afternoon.

Oregon State (11-8 SU, 8-11 ATS) vs. Oregon (13-7 SU, 8-11 ATS)

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Free College Basketball Pick: Oregon State +8Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

* Oregon is 1-4 ATS in their last five home games vs. a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400.

* Oregon is 1-7 ATS in their last eight games as a favorite.

* Oregon is 1-6 ATS in their last seven games as a favorite of 7.0-12.5.

* Oregon State is 5-0 ATS in their last five games following a straight up loss.

* Oregon State is 5-1 ATS in their last six road games vs. a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600.

* Oregon State is 5-1 ATS in their last six road games vs. a team with a winning home record.

Conference games always come with a greater sense of urgency for the teams participating but when you factor in the cross-town rivalry element, like in this Great Northwest tilt, then it becomes more than just a game. It's hometown bragging rights and all the fanfare that goes along with it. Oftentimes mismatches on paper become overtime thrillers because of the provincial aspect of it all. That's what we have tonight and if you look inside the numbers, you will see that Oregon State is getting a sizeable advantage with as many as eight points depending on where you shop for your lines.

The Ducks can score but their defense is more than just suspect. The Beavers should get clean looks to the basket which will allow them to keep pace with their hosts. Let's back the visitors here and grab all those delicious points.

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