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Nebraska vs. Michigan State Basketball Betting Pick & Odds from Rob Vinciletti: February 16th 2014

Rob Vinciletti - College Basketball PickNebraska vs. Michigan State
Basketball Betting Pick: Michigan State -13 -110 odds (February 16th 2014)

On Sunday the Free NCAAB Play is on Michigan. St. Game 862 at 3:00 eastern. The Spartans are taking on Nebraska today and the Huskers are a dismal 0-15 straight up and 2-13 to the spread on the road off a win. Michigan St is 11-2 at home and winning by an average 17 points per game. They are 7-2 to the spread in games after scoring 80 or more and have covered 5 of 7 as a home favorite of -12.5 or higher. In conference games they have cashed 9 of 12 this season. With Nebraska 0-5 with just 1 spread win as a road dog of 12.5 or more we will back Sparty here today. On Sunday we have 3 Big College Hoops TV Games up. The Top is a 5* PAC 12 Game of the Month. There is also an Early power system Play in the BIG 10 Game on CBS and a 39-2 Power Angle Play on the evening card. Saturdays 7* Game of the Year was a solid winner. Jump on now and end the week big. For the free play take Michigan. St. RV

SMU vs. Temple Basketball Betting Odds & Pick from Joe Duffy: February 16th 2014

Joe Duffy - NCAA Basketball PickSMU vs. Temple
Basketball Betting Pick: SMU -8 -110 odds (February 16th 2014)

Southern Methodist is the best spread betting team in the country at 15-6 for +4.8 margin of cover (or sweat barometer as renamed by others). Admittedly, this has not been as great of a season as others when it comes to exploiting the MOC angle, but SMU has been great.

Temple has not been competitive at all at 6-17 straight up, 8-12 to the number including four straight setbacks. They are allowing 46.6 percent shooting against teams normally getting just 44.5 and 78 points per game to teams normally allowing 72.7.

Temple is playing this game less than 48 hours after getting crushed by powerhouse Louisville, while SMU is off a win to weak sister Rutgers. In fact, for the first time in program history, Temple is facing five nationally ranked teams in a row, not yet covering. So it is the massive underdogs who have a much tougher bounce back situation.

We have SMU 11 points better and they are in a better situation. The Owls’ top four scorers have accounted for 83 percent of the team’s points. Such lack of depth will crush them playing two games in three days.

Notre Dame vs. Boston College Basketball Odds & Pick from Scott Spreitzer: February 16th 2014

Scott Spreitzer - College Basketball PickNotre Dame vs. Boston College
Basketball Pick: Boston College -1 -110 odds (February 16th 2014)

I’m recommending a play on Boston College on Sunday. It’s a chance for revenge and a rare opportunity for a SU win for the Eagles today. They’ll look to avenge an OT loss in South Bend a couple of weeks ago. Boston College got a big game out of Ryan Anderson on February 1, but the Irish were able to eke-out a 76-73 win. BC has struggled to put games in the win column, but checkout the schedule since January 13. Yes, the Eagles are on a 1-7 SU slide, but four of the losses came against Syracuse, North Carolina, Virginia, and Duke. At least three, if not all four of those teams are Elite-8 contenders at the very least. Today, BC hosts a rebuilding Notre Dame squad that’s yet to win a true road game, going 0-6 SU on the season. They have covered just 2 of their last 11 games, overall, and the Irish are on a 3-12-1 ATS slide in ACC play. Once again, they’re over-valued in my opinion, and I’m recommending a play on Boston College on Sunday. Thanks & GL! Scott Spreitzer.

Scott Spreitzer enters Sunday on big runs, going 9-3-2 in CBB along with 20-8 & 28-13 overall winning runs. After cashing his top plays yesterday (Tapout & Big-12 GOY) Scott’s busting the books with his next CBB SUNDAY SMACKDOWN! Make the move, rock the books again!

Kentucky vs. Florida Basketball Betting Prediction from Joe Gavazzi: February 15th 2014

Joe Gavazzi - College Basketball PickKentucky vs. Florida
Basketball Betting Prediction: Florida +2.5 (February 15th 2014)

Never easy to go against a home court where Kentucky is 63-2 SU, including 14 straight wins this year. Backed by that advantage, and trailing Florida by 2 games in the loss column, one could hypothesize that for Florida it aint no fun when the rabbit’s got the gun. Yet, we will stand fast with the fundamental advantages accorded to the Gators that have resulted in their record of 21-2 SU, 12-7 ATS. Florida interior force Young creates the ideal standoff for Kentucky man-child Randle. But, it is the superior defense and overall experience of a Florida team, that has been to 3 consecutive Elite 8s, that grabs my attention. For advantage on the inside, consider Yeguette and Prather, a pair of seniors with 4 years of experience. Emerging frosh Walker adds adequate depth. On the outside, PG Wilbekin, a slithery senior leader, has few peers. Then there is the Gators defense which allows 58/39/33 and has a combined rebound, TO, and assist/TO margin of 9.7, easily good enough for Defensive Dandy status. No surprise to this bureau that Kentucky suffers a rare home loss.

Florida International vs. UTEP Basketball Odds & Pick from Tom Stryker: February 15th 2014

Tom Stryker - College Basketball PickFlorida International vs. UTEP
Basketball Pick: UTEP -11.5 -110 odds (February 15th 2014)

Off a two-point home loss to Florida Atlantic, Texas El Paso will have no trouble taking out its frustrations on this soft Florida International bunch.

Thanks to Thursday’s loss to the Owls, the Miners are now tied for first place in the CUSA with Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee and Southern Mississippi. With a pair of road games against the Green Wave and Golden Eagles on deck, the Miners will look to put this one away early. Technically speaking, this spot works for UTEP. In the friendly confines of the Don Haskins Center coming off a straight up loss, the Miners own a reliable 53-9 SU and 24-18-4 ATS record including a nearly perfect 14-1 SU and 9-1 ATS mark in this spot coming off the comforts of a home game.

Off Thursday’s road win and cover at Texas San Antonio, FIU will have its hands full in this CUSA contest. As a guest running with three days of rest or less and matched up against an opponent that hits the court off a straight up loss, the Panthers are a pitiful 4-29 SU and 10-17-1 ATS. In this spot catching +11.5 or more, Florida International drops down to a disturbing 0-9 SU and 1-7-1 ATS.

The Miners haven’t dropped consecutive C-USA home games since February of 2003. Off the blemish to FAU, UTEP will crank its game up a notch and steamroll visiting FIU. Take Texas El Paso. Thank you and best of luck, Tom Stryker.

Texas Tech vs. Iowa State Basketball Betting Pick & Odds from Patrick Webb: February 15th 2014

Patrick Webb - College Basketball PickTexas Tech vs. Iowa State
Basketball Betting Pick: Iowa State -10.5 -110 odds (February 15th 2014)

The Cyclones have had five days to stew over a thrashing at the hands of West Virginia and welcome to Hilton a Texas Tech team that has struggled against solid and elite competition this season. Tech is a combined 2-9 vs. the RPI top 100 and were beaten soundly at home by the Cyclones in early Big 12 play.

Tech has covered the spread in seven of their last 9 conference games including all five road games so far this season. The Red Raiders defeated Oklahoma 68 to 60 at Oklahoma and have won three games in a row. Tech needs to keep ISU out of transition and needs to avoid turnovers to stay in this game. Tech was out-shot at the foul line by 21 and committed 8 more turnovers at home against ISU who struggled from three in the last meeting. ISU lead 44 to 29 at half and held on to cover by 5.5 points in the last meeting.

ISU has been in a rough ATS stretch failing to cover in their last 7 games as a favorite. The Cyclones were shot out of the gym in a 25 point loss at West Virginia but have covered four of the last five meetings vs. Tech. ISU’s ability to hit threes and force the tempo are two factors that should lead to a healthy margin for the Cyclones. ISU is holding foes to less than 40% shooting at home and Tech has been a poor shooting team on the road hitting less than 42% in away games this season.