College Basketball Picks Week 4 – ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Note: I’ve decided to use the KenPom Top 25 just because I find it much more accurate than the AP, plus, its updated daily

These picks will be updated every day.

Monday, 11/26

Nebraska (5-1) @ #24Clemson (5-1) – 7 PM ET, ESPN2 – ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Prediction: Clemson

Minnesota (5-0) @ Boston College (4-1) – 9 PM ET, ESPN2 – ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Prediction: Minnesota

Tuesday, 11/27

#16Virginia Tech (5-0) @ Penn State (3-2) – 7 PM ET, ESPN2 – ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Prediction: Virginia Tech
ATS Pick: Penn State +4

Illinois (2-4) @ Notre Dame (5-1) – 7 PM ET, ESPNU – ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Prediction: Notre Dame
ATS Pick: Illinois +7.5

#8Michigan State (5-1) @ Louisville (3-2) – 7:30 PM ET, ESPN – ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Prediction: Michigan State
ATS Pick: Louisville +5.5

#6Nevada (6-0) @ Loyola-Chicago (4-2) – 8 PM ET, ESPNews – MWC/MVC Challenge

Prediction: Nevada
ATS Pick: Loyola-Chicago +5

Boise State (2-3) @ Drake (3-1) – 8 PM ET, ESPN+ – MWC/MVC Challenge

Prediction: Drake

NC State (6-0) @ #12Wisconsin (5-1) – 9 PM ET, ESPN2 – ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Prediction: Wisconsin

Southern Illinois (3-3) @ Colorado State (4-2) – 9 PM ET, MWN – MWC/MVC Challenge

Prediction: Southern Illinois

Pittsburgh (6-0) @ Iowa (5-0) – 9 PM ET, ESPNU – ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Prediction: Iowa

Indiana (5-1) @ #1Duke (5-1) – 9:30 PM ET, ESPN – ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Prediction: Duke

Wednesday, 11/28

#12Purdue (5-1) @ #14Florida State (5-1) – 9:15 PM ET, ESPN2 – ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Two of the best teams already with losses will meet on Wednesday Night, and one of them will drop their second of the game of the season before we are even out of October. For Purdue, their lone loss came in the finals of the Charleston Classic against #16 Virginia Tech. Florida State’s loss came in the finals of the Advocare Invitational against #15 Villanova, and both of the teams lost their games by just six points. Carsen Edwards has been terrific for the Boilermakers thus far this year, but Purdue has yet to have to play in a road environment, and while it is a tossup, I’m picking the ‘Noles to hand Purdue their second loss of the season before the start of Big Ten play this Saturday. FSU is tall like they always are (the average FSU player is over 6.5 feet tall) and they are translating that into one of the top rebounding percentages in the country, while still holding a three-point percentage of 37.5. This is going to be a big year for Florida State and I think they win this one by a comfortable margin.

Prediction: Florida State

Rider (2-1) @ West Virginia (3-2) – 6:30 PM ET, AT&T Sports Network

Prediction: West Virginia
ATS Pick: Rider +12.5

Wyoming (2-4) @ Evansville (2-3) – 7 PM ET, ESPN+ – MWC/MVC Challenge

Prediction: Evansville
ATS Pick: Wyoming +2.5

#20Syracuse (3-2) @ #23Ohio State (6-0) – 7:15 PM ET, ESPN2 – ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Prediction: Ohio State

Rutgers (4-1) @ #21Miami (5-1) – 7:15 PM ET, ESPNU – ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Prediction: Miami

#3Virginia (6-0) @ Maryland (6-0) – 7:30 PM ET, ESPN – ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Prediction: Virginia

San Diego (5-1) @ Ole Miss (3-2) – 7:30 PM ET, ESPN3

Prediction: San Diego

Montana (4-1) @ Creighton (5-1) – 8:30 PM ET, FS1

Prediction: Creighton

Northern Iowa (3-3) @ Utah State (5-1) – 9 PM ET, MWN – MWC/MVC Challenge

Prediction: Utah State

Missouri State (3-3) @ Air Force (2-4) – 9:15 PM ET, MWN – MWC/MVC Challenge

Prediction: Air Force
ATS Pick: Air Force +2.5

Georgia Tech (4-1) @ Northwestern (5-1) – 9:15 PM ET, ESPNU – ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Prediction: Northwestern

#4North Carolina (6-1) @ #7Michigan (6-0) – 9:30 PM ET, ESPN – ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Prediction: Michigan

UC Irvine (6-1) @ Saint Mary’s (3-3) – 10 PM ET, TheW.TV

Prediction: UC Irvine

Indiana State (3-1) @ San Jose State (1-5) – 10 PM ET, MWN – MWC/MVC Challenge

Prediction: Indiana State

Valparaiso (3-3) @ UNLV (4-1) – 10:30 PM ET, AT&T Sports Network – MWC/MVC Challenge

Prediction: Valparaiso
ATS Pick: Valparaiso +7.5

Thursday, 11/29

Alabama (5-1) @ UCF (5-1) – 7 PM ET, ESPNU

Prediction: UCF

Friday, 11/30

#11Michigan State (5-2) @ Rutgers (5-1) – 6 PM ET, BTN

Prediction: Michigan State

Mississippi State (5-1) @ Dayton (4-2) – 7 PM ET, CBSSN

Prediction: Mississippi State

#13Wisconsin (6-1) @ Iowa (6-0) – 8 PM ET, BTN

Prediction: Wisconsin

Oklahoma State (4-2) vs Minnesota (5-1) in Minneapolis, MN – 10 PM ET, BTN

Prediction: Minnesota

Saturday, 12/1

Stephen F. Austin (4-2) vs Milwaukee (2-5) in Belfast, Northern Ireland – 8 AM ET, CBS Sports Network – Belfast Classic Goliath Bracket Semifinal

Prediction: Stephen F. Austin

San Francisco (7-0) vs Buffalo (6-0) in Belfast, Northern Ireland – 10:30 AM ET, CBS Sports Network – Belfast Classic Goliath Bracket Semifinal

Prediction: San Francisco

St. John’s (6-0) vs Georgia Tech (4-2) in Miami, FL – 12 PM ET, ESPNU

Prediction: St. John’s

Louisville (4-2) @ Seton Hall (4-2) – 12 PM ET, FOX

Prediction: Louisville

UNC Greensboro (7-1) @ #18Kentucky (6-1) – 1 PM ET, ESPN2

Prediction: Kentucky

Northwestern (6-1) @ #23Indiana (5-2) – 1 PM ET, BTN

Prediction: Indiana

#4Gonzaga (7-0) @ Creighton (6-1) – 2 PM ET, FOX

Prediction: Gonzaga
ATS Pick: Creighton +7

#20Kansas State (6-0) @ Marquette (5-2) – 2:30 PM ET, FS1

Prediction: Kansas State

San Diego State (4-2) @ Illinois State (6-2) – 3 PM ET, ESPN+ – MWC/MVC Challenge

Prediction: Illinois State

#13Purdue (5-2) @ #6Michigan (7-0) – 3:30 PM ET, ESPN

Prediction: Michigan

#5Nevada (7-0) @ USC (5-2) – 4:30 PM ET, FOX

Prediction: Nevada
ATS Pick: USC +6

Penn State (4-2) @ Maryland (6-1) – 5 PM ET, BTN

Prediction: Maryland

Vanderbilt (5-1) vs NC State (6-1) in Miami, FL – 5 PM ET, ESPN2

Prediction: Vanderbilt

Yale (2-2) vs Miami (5-2) in Miami, FL – 7:30 PM ET, ESPN3

Prediction: Miami
ATS Pick: Yale +9.5

New Mexico (3-1) @ Bradley (6-2) – 8 PM ET, ESPN+ – MWC/MWC Challenge

Prediction: Bradley

Oregon (4-2) @ Houston (5-0) – 9 PM ET, ESPN2

Prediction: Houston

Utah State (6-1) @ UC Irvine (7-1) – 10 PM ET, BigWest.TV

Prediction: UC Irvine

Sunday, 12/1

Arizona (5-2) @ UConn (6-1) – 1 PM ET, ESPN2

Prediction: Arizona

Illinois (2-5) @ #21Nebraska (6-1) – 5 PM ET, BTN

Prediction: Nebraska

Minnesota (6-1) @ Ohio State (6-1) – 7 PM ET, BTN

Prediction: Ohio State

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