January 22, 2019 Picks

Miss. St. @ Kentucky 7 PM ET (ESPN) Line: Kentucky -7 O/U 144.5

Pick: Kentucky -7

Kings @ Raptors 7 PM ET Line: Raptors -9.5 O/U 228.5, Raptors 1H -5.5

Pick: Raptors 1H -5.5

Two basketball picks today, one in college and one NBA. First one is a battle of top 25 teams battling in Rupp Arena. Mississippi State is off to a good start this year, but they haven’t been challenged too much. They have yet to beat an opponent that was ranked when they played, and they’ve been up and down on the road. On the other hand, Kentucky already has some impressive wins, like going into UNC and Auburn and coming out victorious. The Wildcats are coming off that win at Auburn and return home playing at a high level, and that should translate into a victory. Hopefully by at least 7. Kentucky -7.

In the NBA the Kings are on the second leg of a road back-to-back. You know what that means: bet against them in the first half. They played in Brooklyn last night, so Toronto isn’t too far away, but we’re also dealing with one of the best teams in the league in Toronto. Kawhi Leonard is out tonight, but I don’t think that will keep the Raptors from imposing their will on the Kings. Raptors 1H -5.5.

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