Thursday Night College Basketball Picks

PUBLISHED: Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
LAST UPDATE: 11:45 am, Tue, February 25, 2020

Thursday Night College Basketball Picks
The Thursday night college basketball schedule features three games, as Wisconsin takes on Michigan, Arizona faces USC, while Arizona State takes on UCLA. Check out the latest Thursday Night College Basketball Picks.

My Thursday night college basketball picks got back in the green last week with a 2-1 ATS showing at online sportsbooks. The Ohio State Buckeyes proved to be the only loser after never truly competing in Iowa City against a Hawkeyes squad that simply looked like it just wanted it more. Thankfully Caleb Wesson and company hooked us back up on Sunday by taking care of business against the Maryland Terrapins. We ended up cashing in on both Arizona schools as the Wildcats went on to throttle the Beavers in the revenge match, while Arizona State and Oregon erupted in the second half to allow us to cash over tickets. Here’s to remaining on the winning track! That’s exactly what I’ll look to do tonight by breaking down some of the matchups to see if we can’t weed out more winners than losers!

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Michigan Wolverines Prediction

I’ve already gone ahead and added some maize and blue futures to my Big Dance portfolio. Juwan Howard’s kids look comfortable with one another once again like they did at the beginning of the season when they ousted Iowa State, North Carolina and Gonzaga to win the Battle 4 Atlantis. The squad returns home winners of five straight both SU and ATS after going on the road and sweeping the season rivalries from the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Purdue Boilermakers. The squad looks to be synced at both ends of the court with the offense averaging better than 75 points and the defense conceding just over 60 over the course of the winning streak. Big Blue has also held the upper hand in this rivalry with the Badgers in taking four of the last five both SU and ATS. Wiscy has proven to be a much different team away from the Kohl Center all season long, and tonight should be no different – lay the chalk with the white hot Wolverines!

Arizona Wildcats vs. USC Trojans Prediction

So I backed and faded the Wildcats at online sportsbooks last week. They brought home the bacon for me against Oregon State by logging the impressive 89-63 beat down as 10.5-point favorites in the revenge match after falling to the Beavers in Corvalis earlier in the season. Though they were seeking revenge for an overtime defeat suffered to Oregon in Eugene as well in the next game, I wanted nothing to do with Sean Miller’s Cats in that one. And boy was it a wise decision to take the points with Payton Pritchard and company who won the game in overtime simply due to the Wildcats inability to hit free throws both at the end of regulation and in overtime. Be that as it may, they’re the better overall team than the Trojans. I watched USC on its most recent road trip to Colorado and Utah, and I got the impression that the team has already quit on the season. The effort against Utah was nothing short of a disgrace. Zona had a huge second half lead before allowing the Trojans to kick the backdoor in to hold on for the 85-80 win. Now knowing what USC is fully capable of, I expect nothing less than a determined 40 minutes to be put forth by Nico Mannion and company in the second go-round.

Arizona State Sun Devils vs. UCLA Bruins Prediction

It’s only fitting that the red hot Sun Devils and Bruins collide this late in the season with the Pac-12 regular season title hanging in the balance. Both Bobby Hurley and Mick Cronin have done fantastic coaching jobs to get their teams back in the thick of the title race. ASU will enter this crucial Thursday night tilt winners of seven straight (4-3 ATS), while UCLA has won nine of its last 11 and covered the closing college basketball odds in all but three of those games. One of those defeats just so happened to come against Arizona State. Since then, the Bruins have rattled off five straight wins. ASU simply bombed away from deep in that matchup; successfully I might add after draining 14-of-24 attempts for a 58 percent success rate. As much as I respect what the Bruins have done of late, there’s just something about this ASU team that has me thinking bigger and better is on the horizon for this team. Should linemakers be offering up any kind of points on ASU, you take them and then sprinkle some beer money on the $-Line as well! Alex Verge already had a huge game against UCLA this season. He and Remy Martin have been deadly assassins on the road of late, and I expect that to continue this evening.