College Basketball Picks NCAA Predictions Previews Odds From Mitch on Tonys Picks TV 1-9-2018

January 9, 2018

Mitch from Sports Chat Place guests on the Tonys Picks TV Show and offers his picks, predictions, previews and odds from all of the top games from college basketball.

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Guest handicapper Mitch from Sports Chat Place joins Tony T each week for an against the point spread breakdown of all the big games scheduled this week.

Big Games covered are from Wednesday January 10th through Sunday January 14th 2018.
Show Date: January 9th, 2018
Tony and Mitch break down the big college basketball games this week from a Las Vegas point spread angle.
Wednesday January 10th
7PM ET—Duke vs. Pittsburgh (ESPN2)
Duke -20
Duke is 0-2 in the ACC coming off an 11 point loss at NC State. They have a five point defeat at Boston College in early December.
Pittsburgh last in the ACC at 0-3. Dropped a home game to Miami by 14 with double digit losses at Louisville and Virginia Tech. They covered getting 16 at Virginia Tech losing by 14. Panthers are a bad shooting team.
8PM ET—Xavier vs. Villanova (FS 1)
Villanova -9.5
Xavier is 3-1 in the Big East. They look to rebound after a nine point defeat at Providence to open this two game road trip. Musketeers are shooting 50.5%
Villanova 2-1 in Big East. Wildcats responded after an eight point loss at Butler by beating Marquette at home 100-90 not covering as a 16 point favorite. Villanova is fourth in shooting hitting 51.4%.
9PM ET—Georgia vs. Missouri (ESPN2)
Missouri -6
Georgia is 2-1 in the SEC with home wins to Alabama and Ole Miss by double digits and covering. They defend holding teams to 38.2%.
Missouri is 1-1 in conference with a road win at South Carolina by 11 at a two point home defeat to Florida at a pick. Tigers also defend holding teams to 39.7%.
Thursday January 11th
7PM ET—Maryland vs. Ohio St (ESPN2)
Ohio St -5
Terrapins are 3-2 in the Big Ten coming off an 18 point home victory to a desperate Iowa team. They have a 30 point loss at Michigan St and beat Illinois by one in overtime on the road.
Ohio St comes off the 80-64 home victory to Michigan St on Sunday to move to 4-0 in conference. They have a nine point home victory to Michigan. Team shots 49.2%.
9PM ET—Clemson vs. NC State (ESPN)
Clemson -4
Clemson sits atop the ACC at 14-1 overall and 3-0 in conference. They beat NC State at home back on December 30th 78-62 covering as a 10 point favorite. They posted a four point win at Boston College. Good free throw shooting team.
NC State moved to 1-2 in conference getting the home win to Duke. They dropped a 30 point decision at Notre Dame. Wolfpack struggle from three.
11PM ET—Utah vs. UCLA (ESPN2)
UCLA -6.5
Utah is 2-2 in the PAC 12 getting swept at home last week to the Arizona schools after sweeping the Oregon schools on the road the week prior. They come off a three point home defeat to Arizona St on Sunday getting +3.
UCLA 3-1 in the PAC 12 dropping an overtime decision at Stanford and crushing Cal on Saturday by 23 as a 7.5 favorite on the road. They are 2-0 at home in the PAC 12 covering against the Washington schools.
Friday January 12th
6:30PM ET—Marquette vs. Butler (FS 1)
Butler -5
Marquette 3-2 in the Big East as they beat Seton Hall on Tuesday night. They are 1-1 on the road in the Big East with a win in overtime at Providence and a 10 point loss at Villanova covering both games.
Butler is on the road to Creighton on Tuesday night and lost 85-74. They too are 2-3 as they took the court looking to break a three game losing streak with losses at Xavier and home to Seton Hall failing to cover each.
7PM ET—VCU vs. Dayton (ESPN2)
Dayton -1
VCU is 3-1 in the A10 as they beat Duquesne on Tuesday. They have a road win at Lasalle by six as a 3.5 underdog and lost in overtime at St Josephs by one point as a one point favorite.
Dayton with the coaching change sits at 2-2 in conference as they earn an 87-81 victory at Richmond on Tuesday as a -2.5 favorite. Dayton has a ten point home victory to St Bonaventure as a two point underdog and lost by two at home to UMASS laying 8.
Saturday January 13th
12PM ET—Michigan vs. Michigan ST (FOX)
Michigan St -10
Michigan is 4-1 in the Big Ten as they beat Purdue at home on Tuesday. They have a road win at Iowa by lost by 9 at Ohio St as a two point underdog.
Michigan St fell to 3-1 in the Big Ten with their 16 point road defeat at Ohio St. They host Rutgers on Wednesday. They have a 30 home win to Maryland and by 29 to Nebraska.
12PM ET—Kansas St vs. Kansas (ESPN)
Kansas -10
Kansas St is 1-2 in conference as they host Oklahoma St on Wednesday. They have a 16 point defeat at Texas Tech and 16 point road win at Iowa St as a 1.5 favorite.
Kansas is 3-1 in the Big 12 as they get past Iowa St on Tuesday. They bounced back with a four point win at TCU laying -2 after a home loss to Texas Tech by 12 points.
1PM ET—Florida vs. Ole Miss (CBS)
Florida -3
Florida sits atop the SEC at 3-0 coming off back to back road wins at Missouri and Texas A&M covering each. They host Mississippi St on Wednesday.
Mississippi is 2-2 in conference as they lose at Auburn on Tuesday night. Home win in conference came to South Carolina and Mississippi St covering each.
2PM ET—West Virginia vs. Texas Tech (ESPN)
Texas Tech -7
West Virginia survived a home scare on Tuesday to Baylor winning by 3 laying double digits. They are 4-0 in the Big 12. Mountaineers have road wins at Kansas St and Oklahoma St.
Texas Tech is 3-1 in the Big 12 as they dropped a 75-65 road defeat at Oklahoma on Tuesday as a 2.5 underdog. They have spread covering home wins to Kansas St and Baylor all by double digits.
2PM ET—Creighton vs. Xavier (FOX)
Xavier -4
Creighton 4-1 in the Big East as they beat Butler at home Tuesday. Lone loss in conference came on the road to Seton Hall 90-84 failing to cover. They blew out Georgetown 90-66 on the road as a 5.5 favorite. In the non-conference we did see Creighton get crushed in the second half at Gonzaga.
We talked Xavier already
6PM ET—North Carolina vs. Notre Dame (ESPN)
Notre Dame -3
Notre Dame 3-0 in conference coming away with a 51-49 road win at Syracuse. Home wins came to NC State and Georgia Tech. Matt Farrell out Wednesday and Bonzie Colson out.
North Carolina 2-2 in the ACC as they blew out Boston College at home on Tuesday. They took the floor on a two game losing streak with losses at Florida St by one and Virginia by twelve.
10PM ET—San Diego St vs. Boise St (ESPN2)
Boise St -4
San Diego St 3-1 in the Mountain West as they beat at home San Jose St on Tuesday night in the super late night game. They have a road win at Colorado St covering as a 7 point favorite and dropped at game at Wyoming by 13 laying 3.
Boise St sits at 4-1 in conference as they travel to Fresno St on Tuesday night and won. Broncos have spread covering home wins to New Mexico by 28 and to Colorado St by 22.
Sunday January 14th
4:30PM ET—Northwestern vs. Indiana (CBS)
Indiana -1
Northwestern is 1-3 in the Big Ten as dropped a 15 point decision at Penn St on Friday. They have a five point loss at Purdue as a 14 point underdog. Wildcats shoot 43.4%. They host Minnesota Wednesday.
Indiana improved to 3-2 in the Big Ten as they held on to beat Penn St in the early game Tuesday 74-70 as a 1.5 favorite. They have a 13 point home victory to Iowa as a six point favorite.
6PM ET—NC State vs. Virginia (ESPNU)
Virginia -16
Some are saying that Virginia is the best team in the ACC. They are 15-1 overall and 4-0 in the ACC as they beat at home Syracuse on Wednesday. Home wins to North Carolina by 12 and Boston College by only one.
We talked NC State already
8PM ET—Utah vs. USC (ESPNU)
USC -5
USC is 2-2 in the PAC 12 as they host Colorado on Thursday. The blew out Washington St at home and lost to Washington by 7. Trojans lost on a half court three point shot at Stanford Sunday 77-76 as a 4.5 favorite.
We talked Utah already.
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