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Tonight's College Basketball Picks


Georgia at Georgia Tech(-3): Take Georgia- The home team has held serve in this interstate rivalry dating all the way back to 2001. However, Georgia Tech is a low-level ACC team in a year where the ACC is down, and Georgia has at least two NBA prospects in Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie. This Bulldog team had high potential coming into the year, but the addition of transfer point guard Gerald Robinson makes them one of the scariest teams in the SEC. To defend home court, the Yellow Jackets might need Glen Rice Jr. to channel his dad at the '97 All Star game.

Memphis v. Kansas(-11): Take Kansas- All signs from Marcus Morris's tweets point to a refocused Jayhawk team ready to take care of business in the Big Apple. Seriously though, they'll be ready to go. Despite their win last Thursday, Bill Self was disappointed by his team's lackluster effort that was bailed out when referees snatched victory from UCLA's hands. Memphis boasts a young but deep rotation of eight players who average 7+PPG and freshman Will Barton is a blur with the ball. Kansas is first in the nation in FG% and first in APG... expect this kind of efficiency to pay off in the Garden tonight and for the more experienced Jayhawks to cover the 11 point spread.

Michigan State v. Syracuse(+3): Take Michigan State- Following their turnover-fest at Duke, Michigan State got an ego boost beating up on Bowling Green. The problem is they still coughed it up 21 times against the Falcons. Tom Izzo chalked up the problem to early season fatigue. Well, there's no rest for the weary, as the Spartans face their third top 25 team in two weeks in the Jimmy V classic tonight. If they're able to move the ball tonight they should have success against the Orange 2-3 zone. Michigan State's top four scorers are all shooting above 37% from long range led by Draymond Green's 54%. Syracuse eeked out a win at home against a depleted NC State team on Saturday, and I look for their inconsistent play to be exposed tonight against a defensively minded Spartan bunch.


overall: 4-5