1-5-20 College Basketball Games to Watch

Here's a look at today's top match-ups.


Headliner Game


#12 Michigan at #14 Michigan St. (-9 ½) (Big Ten) at 1:30 p.m. (CBS)


We get one game between ranked teams today and it is a good-looking rivalry game. The Spartans stumbled out of the blocks, while Michigan started off hot and have cooled off lately. Sparty needs this one more since it’s a home game for them, but talk of Michigan regressing to the mean will ramp up with another loss. Getting to watch Zavier Simpson go up against Cassius Winston should be a treat. I will take Sparty in a close one.


Upset Watch Games


VCU (-7) at George Mason (A-10) at noon (NBCSN)


Wright St. (-8 ½) at Detroit Mercy (Horizon) at 1 p.m. (ESPN+) $$


St. John’s at Xavier (-8) (Big East) at 4:30 p.m. (FOX)


Oregon St. at Colorado (-7 ½) (Pac-12) at 6 p.m. (ESPNU)


Northwestern at Minnesota (-9 ½) (Big Ten) at 7:30 p.m. (BTN)


USC at Washington (-5) (Pac-12) at 10 p.m. (FS1)


These six games could provide an upset (albeit all these teams are single-digit underdogs). George Mason and USC are the most obvious chances here to me.


Other Games to Watch


Richmond at Rhode Island (-2 ½) (A-10) at noon (ESPN+) $$


#20 Dayton (-16 ½) at St. Joseph’s (A-10) at 1 p.m. (ESPN+) $$


Davidson at Duquesne (-4) (A-10) at 2 p.m. (NBCSN)


St. Bonaventure (-4) at George Washington (A-10) at 4 p.m. (ESPN+) $$


Purdue at Illinois (-2 ½) (Big Ten) at 8 p.m. (FS1)


These five games have the potential to be very entertaining! These look like the kind that could wind up in overtime (or multiple OTs), except for the Dayton game. I put the Dayton game on this list because Obi Toppin and the Flyers are just generally fun to watch. Enjoy!

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Archive
Search By Tags
No tags yet.
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square