NCAA Basketball Free Picks Feb 12 – 18Josh Bailey
With the top three teams in the country all suffering losses this past week, college basketball bettors everywhere want to know, where the college basketball betting value lays. Thankfully, that’s where I come in with my trio of college basketball picks of the week!
2018 NCAA Basketball Picks Feb 12th – 18th
No. 1 Villanova (23-2) at Providence (16-9)
When: Wed. Feb 14, 2018 7:00 PM ET
Where: Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, RI
Analysis: Villanova may have been stunned by St. John’s on Wednesday, but the Wildcats looked absolutely fantastic in beating a very good Butler team on Saturday and now they look like absolute locks to beat a Providence team that has lost three of its last five and got smacked senseless by DePaul on Saturday. Nova has a huge matchup against No. 5 Xavier this coming Saturday and they will simply not lose this game to the inferior Friars!
Pick: Villanova 82 Providence 66
Texas (15-10) at No. 17 Oklahoma (16-8)
When: Sat. Feb 17, 2018 11:00 AM ET
Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, OK
Analysis: Texas has lost two straight and three of their last four games overall and got pounded by TCU on Saturday. While Trae Young and the Oklahoma Sooners have dropped three straight including their 88-80 loss to Iowa State on Saturday, they’re the pick to get the win in this contest on Saturday simply because they’re playing at home. Young has needed some help the past few games and I believe he’ll get some in this matchup against a Texas team the Sooners are simply better than.
Pick: Oklahoma 82 Texas 74
Alabama (16-9) at No. 24 Kentucky (17-8)
When: Sat. Feb 17, 2018 1:00 PM ET
Where: Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
Analysis: Alabama has been wildly inconsistent in alternating wins and losses over their last six games but the Crimson Tide managed to pound Tennessee senseless in their 78-50 win on Saturday night. Kentucky has lost three straight for the first time under John Calipari and suffered a 61-59 loss to Tennessee along the way. Still, I’m thinking sheer desperation, combined with the fact that they’re playing at home, tells me the loaded, but inexperienced Wildcats will get their act together for this contest to get the win against an Alabama team that is also young and lacking experience.
Pick: Kentucky 79 Alabama 75