College Basketball Picks for 1/12/23
9:00 PM EST
USC -3.5 over Colorado (win)
USC and Colorado finished tied for 3rd in the PAC 12 last year and have similar talent this year. Boogie Ellis is a great floor general who is not selfish with the basketball and can bury a three-pointer at any moment. We will take USC tonight because they are the more physical team, and the home crowd should give them the boost needed to win this game. Take USC.
9:00 PM EST
Arizona State/Oregon Over 137.5 (win)
Arizona State has a great defense on paper but did not play the grueling non-conference schedule that the Ducks played. The Sun Devils might seem the better team, but Oregon will play well at home tonight. The Ducks have a significant size advantage and will create easy buckets by finding mismatches. Arizona State has the more experienced players and should be the favorites tonight. I don’t have confidence in the Ducks covering this spread, but both teams will put up the points to make this a high-scoring game. Look for Will Richardson to be the best player on the floor and for this to be a very entertaining game. Vegas making the Ducks favorites of 5.5 points is very odd, considering AZ State has the better record. Take the Over.