Wednesday's NCAA Basketball Picks: Cash In On Tonight's Sharp Plays

Swinging Johnson

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 5:46 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 5:46 PM UTC

The oddsmakers have their hands full with plenty of games on the slate which means our capper has enough opportunities to isolate his best NCAA basketball picks of the night.

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Georgetown vs. St. John's
The Hoyas (10-6 SU, 8-6 ATS) are meeting their Big East rivals St. John’s (7-10 SU, 5-8 ATS) after a convincing 74-63 win but narrow cover, installed as 11-point home chalk by the NCAA basketball odds makers, over DePaul on Saturday night. Home has been kind to Georgetown but the road has rendered mixed results. Georgetown is 3-3 straight up and 4-2 ATS and in their last trip to St. John’s in February of last year the results yielded an 81-70 Red Storm victory.

St. John’s has dropped its last seven but has shown mild improvement in their last two by rewarding all those who backed the Red Raiders in their college basketball picks with ATS covers as double digit dogs to Xavier and Marquette. St. John’s appears to be playing tighter and more team basketball as opposed to their earlier losses marked with turnovers and poor shooting. Let’s take a flier on a home dog here against a slightly better than average Hoyas team.

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Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Play St. John’s +8½
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle


Duke vs. Clemson
Duke (14-2 SU, 8-6 ATS) is 7-1 ATS in their last eight versus ACC opponents and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games following an ATS win. On the flipside Clemson (10-6 SU, 7-5 ATS) is 4-0 ATS against their last four AAC opponents. This game features a Blue Devils team that is killing it recently with the emergence of Brandon Ingram, who was recently voted the number two freshman in college basketball. The Devils have rewarded those who have included them in their NCAA basketball picks by winning their last five consecutive games and notching a 4-0-1 ATS mark.

Duke may be away from their home court, but they should roll over this Tigers squad. The last time these teams met it was last season and another Duke massacre with the Blue Devils covering the 13-point impost and cruising to a 78-56 decision. Look for the Devils to put the hammer to the Tigers once again as Duke ascends the rankings and needs this ACC win udner their collective belts.

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Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Duke -7½
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline


Houston vs. Cincinnati
It’s not often you see a 13-2 team wind up as double digit dogs but there is a reason for everything, my friends. AAC rivals Houston (13-2 SU, 8-6 ATS) and Cincinnati (12-5 SU, 5-8 ATS) will get it on in Fifth Third Arena and the Cats are going to come away winners and will reward all those chalk eaters with a healthy return. The Cincinnati defense is suffocating and they have limited the opposition this season to 61 points per game on 39 percent shooting. The Cougars will be unable to withstand the pressure defense and when they turn the ball over, which will be early and often, the Cats are well equipped to convert.

As well as Houston has played, they are 1-4 against the number on the road while going 0-2 ATS as a road dog on those rare occasions when they are installed as road dogs between 9½-12 points. This line is a false flag and will be giving the squares a golden opportunity to switch sides and bet the underdog for a change. But don’t do it because the Cats will come up big tonight and limit the Cougars to less than 60 points.

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Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Cincinnati -10
Best Line Offered: at Heritage

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