Top NCAAB Free Picks Tuesday 2/26/19


Another Tuesday, another full slate of college hoops betting action on the board. Our expert NCAAB handicappers take a look at some matchups and give their free comp picks and predictions with analysis below.

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Larry Ness

Duke Blue Devils vs. Virginia Tech Hockies

Tue, Feb 26 ’19, 7:00 PM ET

Zion Williamson won’t be in the line-up for the Blue Devils for a second straight game, but I look for Duke to rally here and to find a way to get the job done.

Virginia Tech is also suffering through major injury, as it’ll once again be without starting guard Justin Robinson.

The Blue Devils are now in a three-way tie with Virginia and UNC for the conference lead with four games remaining.

No Williamson? No problem! Duke’s RJ Barrett stepped up and had 30 points in Saturday’s 75-65 win at Syracuse. Note that the Blue Devils come in with a 7-2 record vs. ranked teams, including a 3-0 road mark vs. conference rivals.

VT is 4-3 without Robinson in the line-up, but note that the Hokies have dropped four of five games to ranked conference rivals, including home losses to Louisville and Virginia. VT is also just 2-4 ATS as an underdog this year as well and it’s only 6-7 ATS at home overall.

I think the visitors are worth a second look in this spot.

Good luck, Larry

Pick: Duke -4 (-110)

Dave Price

Akron Zips vs. Buffalo Bulls

Tue, Feb 26 ’19, 7:00 PM ET

The Key: Because Buffalo is ranked and has covered 3 straight coming in, the Bulls are getting a lot of respect from the books right now.

I think this 14.5-point spread is too much. Akron only lost 70-76 to Buffalo as 8.5-point home dogs in their first matchup this season on February 12th exactly two weeks ago today.

The Zips have proven they can play with the Bulls and want their revenge tonight. The Zips are also playing their best basketball of the season of late in going 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games, losing by 6, 1 and 4 points while also winning by 12 and 19 points.

The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The Zips are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 trips to Buffalo.

Take Akron.

Pick: Akron +14.5 (-105) at Bookmaker

Brandon Lee

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Indiana Hoosiers

Tue, Feb 26 ’19, 9:00 PM ET

10* FREE NCAAB PICK (Wisconsin -1.5)

I’ll take my chances with the Badgers at basically a pick’em on the road against Indiana. Wisconsin is a veteran team that you can trust on the road and come into this game having gone 13-4-1 ATS in their last 18 road games (12-4-1 vs team with a winning home record).

Indiana has lost 5 straight and are just 1-12 in their last 13 games. Wisconsin is 8-2 in their last 10 with the two losses coming against arguably the two best teams in the conference in Michigan and Michigan State.

Indiana has not faired well against top tier teams at Assembly Hall, as they are a mere 1-7 ATS this season at home vs a team that’s outscoring opponents by 4+ points/game. Give me the Badgers -1.5!

Pick: Wisconsin -1.5 (-115) at Betonline

Bryan Leonard

Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Kentucky Wildcats

Tue, Feb 26 ’19, 9:00 PM ET

Major contrarian play here on the Razorbacks who enter this game on a five game losing streak. Kentucky is in a major sandwich game off the 27 point blowout of Auburn and a quick rematch with Tennessee on deck.

Kentucky has won 13 of 14 overall, and we all know how young this Wildcat team is. Which makes it tough to lay this high of a number with a fat and happy squad.

Keep in mind that Arkansas allows a great deal of shots from long range 42.3%, but Kentucky only takes 30.9% of its attempts from behind the arc. Kentucky shoots way too many midrange attempts, averaging 34.7% of its shots. Arkansas only permits 27.4% success from that range.

The Razorbacks only permit 29.9% of opponents shots at the rim, so the Wildcats are in for a tougher offensive game than they would expect.

Pick: Arkansas +17 (-108) at Pinnacle

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