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College Basketball Vegas Odds and Picks: January 29th


I went 2-2 in my last picks, because of course I did, moving me to an ever-mediocre 81-78-2 on the season. At this point I've basically proposed to my sister. Hopefully, a little streak of luck is on the way. Take a look at my picks below and tell me what you think!

As always, all times EST. Let's get it!

1:00pm CBS: No. 22 Michigan (+14) @ No. 3 Ohio State

Even with a team as sound as the Buckeyes, and even as good as they are at home, and even as bad as Michigan is on the road, you will have a hard time convincing me that a game between two ranked Big Ten rivals ends in double figures.

Plenty more picks after the jump...

12:00pm ESPN3: Notre Dame @ No. 19 UCONN (-8.5)

The Huskies have been reeling, but they get frosh Ryan Boatright back from suspension today and their poor play may have run its course. This team is too talented to stay down for long, while Notre Dame is simply a flawed team. They up-ended No. 1 Syracuse last week but have already lost once to UCONN, by 14.

1:00pm ESPN3: Miami (FL) (-8) @ Boston College

Eight points is a steal. The Eagles are very poor in all major categories, and are led in scoring and rebounding by true freshman - and Long Beach product, whoop! - Ryan Anderson, and no one on their team averages 10 ppg.

6:00pm ESPNU: Georgia Tech @ No. 8 North Carolina (-21.5)

6:00pm BTN: Iowa @ No. 17 Indiana (-11.5)

6:30pm: Oregon State (+1.5) @ Oregon

8:00pm ESPNU: Indiana State (+5) @ Evansville

6:00pm ESPNU: Stanford @ Cal (-8)

Ryan ZumMallen writes about basketball and ultimate rugby polo in Long Beach, CA. Follow him in the Twitterdome at @ryanzummallen.