College Basketball Picks: Odds, Spreads & Betting Tips For Week 5

College Basketball Picks Week 5

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Well that didn’t go as planned. It was a rough week for yours truly as I went an abysmal 1-4, and even missed my Lock of the Week like a goddamn jackass. I would like apologize to everyone for those atrocious picks, a record like that is just unacceptable. With Christmas being this weekend, (which by the way is bullshit that Chanukah is trying to highjack December 25th as one of their 8 days of celebration; take a hike) my gift to you is a minimum of a 4-1 week going into the holiday weekend. And lucky for everyone, I LOVE tonight’s games. So without further ado, here are tonight’s winners:


UCONN -4 vs Auburn

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I can’t say I know too much about either team (and pretty much every other team), if history tells us anything it’s that UCONN is really good at basketball, and Auburn is not. So based on the history of both teams alone, I’m easily taking UCONN here. I also like how UCONN is the home team. There’s my analysis of both teams for this pick. Let’s Go Huskies.


Minnesota -13 vs Arkansas State

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Love the Gophers here. They’ve been playing some great basketball this year, and I can’t imagine Arkansas State is capable of playing quality basketball. To be honest, I’m actually not sure if Minnesota is playing well this year, but they were one of my winning Locks of the Week a few weeks ago, so that’s basically the only reason I’m taking Minnesota.


Georgia -1.5 @ Oakland

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I’ll just come out and say that this will probably be the lone loss for the day because when I checked the spreads for each game, not all of them were out yet and this was one of the first ones I saw so I just made it one of my picks. So yeah, feel free to go against me on this pick if you’d like.


Harvard +11 @ Houston

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Little fun fact about myself, I’m a huge Harvard guy. I don’t care what the sport is, I love betting on Harvard any chance I get. Couldn’t tell you if Houston is good or not, and I don’t care either. Harvard is going to walk into their gym and beat the pants off of them tonight, and by beating the pants off of them I mean they’ll do just enough to cover.


Providence +9 @ Boston College – Lock of the Week

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Might be my favorite bet of the year so far. Providence is sneaky good, and quietly tied for first place in the Big East. I know it’s early, but I have actually seen them play this year, and they play great together. And I’ll tell you this, I guarantee they’ll beat Villanova at least once this year, book it. Here’s my analysis of Boston College: they stink. Take the Friars.

 

From here on out, I’ll do my best to make sure a performance like last week’s won’t happen again, but I’m not making any promises. Anyways, let’s get back on track this week, and earn some gambling money to bet on all the Christmas Day NBA and NFL games, and not have to use up all of your Christmas money right away. Have a lovely weekend everyone, and have a Merry, merry Christmas!

 

Record on the season: 8-7

Locks of the Week: 2-1

  • Connor HazeltonCOED Writer
    Aspiring trillionaire. Fan of sports, good food, any dog over 30 pounds, and boybands. 2013 Fantasy Basketball Champion and 2016 Dek Hockey Champion. Firm believer that Lions are better than Tigers.
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