Picks of the Day – 2/4/2019

5* Iowa State -2 @ Oklahoma
– Oklahoma is in a bit of a rough spot, having lost 6 of their last 10 games. A big drop in production does not bode well against a red hot Iowa State team that’s won 10 of their last 13 games (including wins against Kansas, Ole Miss, Texas Tech and Texas). Look for the Cyclones to shoot much better against OU than they did against Texas.

4* Louisville +4 @ Virginia Tech
– Virginia Tech won their last outing, a 23-pt win over NC State, despite only putting up 47 points. The loss of Justin Robinson has hurt the Hokies severely, especially on the offensive end. While I expect Va. Tech to score more than 47 points in this matchup, Louisville has shown they’re too well-rounded a team under Chris Mack to fall away in this game. There is a good shot that Louisville wins this one outright.

3* Penn State +4 @ Northwestern
– The Nittany Lions played a ranked Purdue team extremely close for a full 40 minutes. Despite the 9-pt loss, the performance was very respectable for a team who has lost their last 8 games and remains the only winless team in Big 10 play. Penn State will travel to Chicago for a chance to carry over some of their strong play against a lost Northwestern team. The benefit coming from the Wildcats lack of scoring ability and slow pace preventing Penn State from getting into any big deficits.

3* West Virginia +12.5 @ Texas Tech
– Bob Huggins has the Mountaineers staying competitive, although the losses have begun to pile up in conference play. West Virginia has lost 8 of their last 10 outings while managing to beat Kansas and Oklahoma. The Mountaineers own a 7-1 ATS record in Lubbock and have a great chance to keep this one close. The Red Raiders have seemingly forgotten how to score the basketball and have lost 4 of their last 6 games. Despite their #1 ranked defensive rating, Texas Tech has lost 3 of those games by double-digits. WVU will look to speed up Texas Tech and rush the Red Raiders into poor shot attempts.

4* Houston Rockets -8 @ Phoenix Suns
3* Atlanta Hawks @ Washington Wizards U233
4* San Antonio Spurs @ Sacramento Kings O227.5

YTD: 258-205-6

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