NCAA Basketball Picks
7:00 PM EST
NC State -4 over Notre Dame (win)
NC State is always great at home and they always put up a lot of points at home. This team took care of Notre Dame in both mettings last year and I believe are even better this year. Both teams have mostly the same teams and Notre Dame could be down a starter tonight with Rex Pflueger’s status up in the air. I am not so sure the Irish will be able to match the intensity when the Wolfpack go on scoring runs. Take NC State.
7:00 PM EST
Duquesne -8 over St. Joes (win)
St. Joes comes into the season with a first year head coach and are down their top player in Taylor Funk. This is a big team, but just lacks the speed and guard play to consistently move the ball and put up points. Duquesne is on a roll this season and spread the ball very well. This comes down to talent. The Hawks don’t really have it this year. The Dukes do. Take Duquesne.
9:00 PM EST
Illinois/Wisconsin Over 126.5 (win)
This is a dangerous Illini team. This team is shooting the ball well, has guys that can go right to the basket and can dictate their style of play by also getting to the foul line. Illinois also plays with aggression on defense and will send their opponent to the foul line. This team is a legit threat with Kofi Cockburn at center. Wisconsin is still a team with great discipline and will create plays that lead to buckets against this Illinois Defense that is improving, but still has a long way to go. There should be a lot of whistles and points scored with the clock stopped. Take the Over.