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Mon, Nov 18th - 6:30pm ET:
Charleston Southern @ Michigan State picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Charleston Southern
Michigan State
Michigan State -32.5 Point Spread
Over 140 Game Totals

Against The Spread Pick

Charleston Southern has lost each of its last three games since opening the season with a win. They will be in for a tough match-up as they pay a visit to the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan for a clash with the third-ranked Michigan State Spartans. The Buccaneers are 0-6 ATS in their last six games and look destined for another blowout loss against the Spartans. MSU has won each of its last six games at home. The Spartans were able to cover a 30-plus point spread in their last game played at home. Behind Cassius Winston, Michigan State will be a tough team to beat the rest of the season, let alone at the Breslin. Back the Spartans to cover 32.5 points.

Over Under Pick

Charleston Southern has scored 61 points or less in each of their last three games. The Buccaneers’ lone victory to this point, saw them score 99 points. The Spartans combined with Seton Hall in their last game for an 149-point total. Michigan State was able to score 100-points in their home opener while holding Binghampton to just 47 points. The Spartans are starting to get strong production from younger players, which is why an over 140 total is the right call.

Mon, Nov 18th - 7:00pm ET:
Utah Valley @ Kentucky picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Utah Valley
Utah Valley Wolverines +24 Point Spread
Under 135.5 Game Totals

Against The Spread Pick

The biggest upset of the early part of the season happened on Tuesday night as Evansville upset Kentucky 64-67. The Kentucky Wildcats are still one of the best teams in college basketball, but to say that loss was a surprise would be an understatement. The Wildcats will be looking to rebound from that loss on Monday when they take on Utah Valley. Meanwhile, the Utah Valley Wolverines enter this game with a record of 3-1 and have looked dominant in their three wins winning all three by double digits. However, the Wolverines will face their toughest opponent of the season against Kentucky. I look for the Wildcats to get the win. However, I love Utah Valley and the 24 points in this game.

Over Under Pick

Kentucky has looked decent offensively, albeit not spectacular, averaging almost 75 points per game. However, defensively they have looked great, limiting opponents to just over 59 points per game. Meanwhile, the Wolverines have already gone over the 100-point mark in one of their games, but in the other three, they are only averaging 66.67 points per game. Utah Valley’s play defensively has been solid limiting opponents to 63.5 points per game. I look for this game to be more of a battle defensively which is why I’m looking for the under 135.5 points to be the play.

Mon, Nov 18th - 8:00pm ET:
Colgate @ Auburn picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Auburn Tigers -14.5 Point Spread
Over 148.5 Game Totals

Against The Spread Pick

The Auburn Tigers looked dominant on Friday night against Cal State Northridge. The Tigers have been equally dominant all season, except for their scare against South Alabama. Auburn will take on another inferior opponent on Monday night when they take on Colgate. The Colgate Raiders enter this game with a record of 1-2 and have looked sloppy against Power-5 teams this season losing by 13 to Clemson and 16 to Syracuse. There is no real reason to think the Raiders will look any different against Auburn on Monday night. I look for Auburn to come away with the win and cover the 14.5 points at home in this match-up.

Over Under Pick

Auburn had a strong performance offensively on Friday night scoring 116 points which brought their scoring average up to 86.25 a game. Defensively, the Tigers have also been good, limiting teams to 69.75 a game. In contrast, the Colgate Raiders have struggled both offensively and defensively. The Raiders are averaging 67.33 points per game while allowing 75.33 a game. I look for this to be another game to go over the total in the games for Auburn this season. The over 148.5 points is one of my favorite plays for Monday night.

Mon, Nov 18th - 8:30pm ET:
Stetson @ Ohio State picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Ohio State
Ohio State -29.5 Point Spread
Under 131 Game Totals

Against The Spread Pick

The Stetson Hatters (2-1) will pay a visit to Value City Arena for a clash with the 16th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0). The Hatters have performed pretty well against the spread in recent games, as Stetson is 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games. The Buckeyes are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games and has been a tough team to beat when playing at home. Ohio State has just one loss in their last five games at Value City Arena. Stetson has been near awful when playing on the road, as they are just 1-18 in their last 19 games away from home. Ohio State is 10-0 in their last 10 games against an opponent from the Atlantic Sun Conference. That doesn’t bode well for the Hatters in this match-up. The Buckeyes at home will be too much for Stetson to overcome. Take Ohio State by 29.5 points.

Over Under Pick

Both Stetson and Ohio State come into their match-up averaging 72 points per game. The Hatters were held to the lowest point output so far this season in their last game as they were only able to manage 55 points. Ohio State has scored 64 or more points in each of their first three games. In four of the Buckeyes’ last five games, the under was the right call. It will be to tough for the Hatters to reach the 70 point mark, in this match-up which is why an under 131 is the right way to lean.

Mon, Nov 18th - 9:00pm ET:
UC Irvine @ Colorado Buffaloes picks, expert predictions & betting tips

UC Irvine
Colorado Buffaloes
Colorado -12.5 Point Spread
Under 138 Game Totals

Against The Spread Pick

The UC-Irvine Anteaters have had a nice start to the season winning two of their first three games, but this is a big step up in competition on Monday night. For the Buffalos, they opened up their season with a 10 point win against Arizona State, and looked really good in their last game against San Diego. The big difference for this team is on defense and that will be the decider in this game. The Anteaters are giving up 70 points per game while the Buffaloes are giving up 62 points. The Buffaloes defense will lock up late, and that will lead to a victory and a cover by the home squad.

Over Under Pick

This is a total that I would stay away from because the Anteaters haven’t played a team as good as Colorado, so it’s hard to know how many points they are going to score. The Buffaloes did hold San Diego to 53 points in their last game, and it wouldn’t be shocking to see the Anteaters actually score less than that. The Anteaters’ inability to score is going to keep this game under the total.


Mon, Nov 18th - 9:00pm ET:
UTSA @ Utah State picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Utah State
Utah State -17 Game Totals
Under 152 Game Totals

Against The Spread Pick

These two teams are polar opposites and that should be made very clear on Monday night. The Aggies are a great offensive team and a really good defensive team, while the Roadrunners aren’t a great offensive team and a terrible defensive team. The Aggies are averaging 87 points per game while the Roadrunners are giving up 80 points per game. That trouble playing defense for the Roadrunners will be the difference in this game. Back the Aggies to win this game and cover the spread.

Over Under Pick

The Aggies are going to have no issue running up the score so this total is going to come down to how many points the Roadrunners can score. The Aggies should be able to score at least 90 points in this game but I think their defense is going to really lockdown. Earlier this season against Denver they gave up only 56 points, and that is the max I see the Roadrunners scoring in this game. 152 is just a few too many points, and the under will be covered.

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