On Wednesday, second-ranked Gonzaga heads to Texas to take on the Longhorns with something to prove. Gonzaga barely got past Michigan State last week. A convincing road win versus Texas should help Zags’ fans breathe easier. Also on Wednesday, Michigan steps onto the court against Pittsburgh and Arkansas hosts South Dakota State. Check out College Basketball Betting analysis and free picks for Wednesday’s top college basketball action.
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20-Michigan Wolverines vs. Pittsburgh Panthers
After a drama-filled 2021-2022, Michigan is flying under the radar this season. On Wednesday night, the 2-0 Wolverines battle the 1-1 Panthers at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn.
No doubt, Michigan will step onto the floor the chalk. But Michigan struggled to beat Eastern Michigan. Yes, West Virginia dominated Pittsburgh in the Panthers’ last. Pitt is much better than what they showed. Backing the Panthers makes sense.
NCAAM Pick: Pittsburgh Panthers
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles at Tennessee Volunteers
Florida Gulf Coast has already played 3 games, going 2-1 SU. The loss happened in a road match against the San Diego Toreros.
Tennessee has a win and a loss. The Volunteers faced Colorado a -15 favorite. The Buffaloes managed a straight up victory. Tennessee should bounce back versus an FGCU side that allowed San Diego to shoot 51% from the field and over 38% from three.
NCAAM Pick: Tennessee Volunteers
Iowa Hawkeyes at Seton Hall Pirates
Don’t be surprised if by the middle of the season the Hawkeyes and Pirates are ranked in the top 25. Iowa will send the best player in the game to the floor in Keegan’s bro, Kris Murray.
But this happens in New Jersey where the Hall is tough to beat. Not only that, but the Pirates have already shown excellent balance. Tyrese Small averages the most points, Jamir Harris averages the most assists, and KC Ndefo grabs the most boards per game. Seton Hall wins and covers.
NCAAM Pick: Seton Hall
South Dakota State Jackrabbits at 9-Arkansas Razorbacks
Top ten ranked Arkansas is going to be a huge favorite against South Dakota State. Arkansas has started the season beating North Dakota State straight up and beating and covering against Fordham.
South Dakota State upset Boise State on the road in their last. The Jackrabbits shoot over 50% from the field. But this happens on the Hogs’ floor. Arkansas grabs an impressive win and cover.
NCAAM Pick: Arkansas Razorbacks
VCU Rams vs. Arizona State Sun Devils
VCU is 2-0. However, the Rams failed to cover in either contest.
ASU is 2-1. The Sun Devils faced tough Texas Southern on the road in their last. The Tigers upset the Devils 67-66 in overtime.
Arizona State is shooting less than 40% from the field. VCU might have the overall better players. The Rams win and cover.
NCAAM Pick: VCU Rams
2-Gonzaga Bulldogs at 11-Texas Longhorns
Zags versus Horns could be an Elite Eight or even Final Four preview. Gonzaga gets the press because Drew Timme is dominant.
But the Bulldogs’ big man leads the team in points, assists, and rebounds, which isn’t what Mark Few wants. Texas forwards Dillon Mitchell and Christian Bishop can concentrate on Timme because guards Marcus Carr and Tyrese Hunter will get the points.
Texas has a significant advantage in the backcourt. The Horns win this straight up and cover the spread.
NCAAM Pick: Texas Longhorns