Quinnipiac vs. Drexel odds, line: 2020 college basketball picks, Dec. 3 predictions from proven model

The Quinnipiac Bobcats will take on the Drexel Dragons at 2 p.m. ET Thursday at Mohegan Sun Arena. Both teams are 1-1 on the season. It is the second of back-to-back games between the teams in the 2020 Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic being held in Uncasville, Conn. The Dragons won the first matchup 66-48.

The Dragons are favored by seven points this time around in the the latest Drexel vs. Quinnipiac odds from William Hill Sportsbook. The over-under for total points is set at 136. Before making any Quinnipiac vs. Drexel picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It’s also off to a fast start in the 2020-21 season, going 4-1 on its top-rated picks and returning over $300. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Drexel vs. Quinnipiac. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Quinnipiac vs. Drexel:

  • Drexel vs. Quinnipiac spread: Drexel -7
  • Drexel vs. Quinnipiac over-under: 136 points
  • Drexel vs. Quinnipiac money line: Drexel -320, Quinnipiac 250

What you need to know about Drexel

The Dragons jumped out to a commanding 36-18 lead in the first game against Quinnipiac and never let it get too interesting after that on their way to a comfortable 66-48 win that covered the 5.5-point spread with a ton of room to spare. Camren Wynter paced the Dragons with 17 points, while Zach Walton added 13 and T.J. Bickerstaff had 11.

Forward James Butler had eight points and 12 rebounds and he’s averaging a double-double on the young season. Drexel lost its opener to Pittsburgh 83-74, but did manage to stay within the 10-point spread in that matchup. 

What you need to know about Quinnipiac 

Quinnipiac, meanwhile, is coming off a 15-15 campaign last season and won its opener 84-66 against Fairleigh Dickinson before having a game against Maine cancelled and then falling to Drexel. Guard Savion Lewis is the only player averaging double-digit scoring at this point as he’s scored 21 points per game. 

But the Bobcats play a large rotation with 10 players who are averaging at least 14.0 minutes per game thus far. That depth could certainly pay off in this type of setting. 

How to make Quinnipiac vs. Drexel picks

The model has simulated Drexel vs. Quinnipiac 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning over on the total, and it has also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Drexel vs. Quinnipiac? And which side of the spread is hitting in 70 percent of simulations?

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Iowa vs. Western Illinois odds, line: 2020 college basketball picks, Dec 3. predictions from proven model

The third-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes will take on the Western Illinois Leathernecks at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa is 2-0, while Western Illinois is playing its first game of the season. The Hawkeyes are 10-2-2 against the spread in their last 14 games as home favorites. The Leathernecks are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games.

The Hawkeyes are favored by 31.5 points in the latest Iowa vs. Western Illinois odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 153. Before making any Western Illinois vs. Iowa picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It’s also off to a fast start in the 2020-21 season, going 4-1 on its top-rated picks and returning over $300. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Western Illinois vs. Iowa. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Iowa vs. Western Illinois:

  • Western Illinois vs. Iowa spread: Hawkeyes -31.5
  • Western Illinois vs. Iowa over-under: 153 points
  • Western Illinois vs. Iowa money line: Hawkeyes -25000, Leathernecks +3000

Latest Odds:

Leathernecks
+31.5

What you need to know about Western Illinois

The Leathernecks begin the 2020-21 season with a new coach, as Rob Jeter takes over from Bill Wright, who went 53-115 in six seasons running the Leathernecks that included a 5-21 mark in 2019-20.

Jeter has coached for 25 years, with seven NCAA Tournament appearances. Two of those came during his 11-season tenure as head coach from 2005 to 2016 at Milwaukee, winning two regular-season Horizon League titles and two conference tournament championships.

What you need to know about Iowa

The Hawkeyes are 2-0 to start the season, with a pair of easy victories over North Carolina Central and Southern. Iowa center Luka Garza went off on Southern for 36 first-half points and finished with 41 in the 103-76 victory. Garza is averaging 33.5 points and 9.5 rebounds so far in 2020.

Garza is one of 50 preseason candidates for the 2021 Wooden Award. A finalist for the 2020 award and the reigning Big Ten Player of the Year, Garza is shooting a blistering 22-of-25 shooting (88 percentage) so far.

How to make Western Illinois vs. Iowa picks

The model has simulated Western Illinois vs. Iowa 10,000 times and the results are in. It is leaning over on the total and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

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Eastern Illinois vs. Chicago State odds: 2020 college basketball picks, Dec. 3 predictions from proven model

The Eastern Illinois Panthers will take on the Chicago State Cougars at 3 p.m. ET Thursday at Lantz Arena. EIU is 0-3 and is playing its first home game, while Chicago State is 0-3 and 0-1 on the road. Chicago State was 4-25 last season and winless in the WAC. Eastern Illinois went 17-15 overall with a 9-9 mark in the OVC. 

The Panthers are favored by 24 points in the latest Eastern Illinois vs. Chicago State odds from William Hill Sportsbook. The over-under for total points expected is set at 134. Before entering any Chicago State vs. Eastern Illinois picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It’s also off to a fast start in the 2020-21 season, going 4-1 on its top-rated picks and returning over $300. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Eastern Illinois vs. Chicago State. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Chicago State vs. Eastern Illinois:

  • Eastern Illinois vs. Chicago State spread: Eastern Illinois -24
  • Eastern Illinois vs. Chicago State over-under: 134 points
  • Eastern Illinois vs. Chicago State money line: Eastern Illinois -10000, Chicago State 2000

Latest Odds:

Panthers
-25.5

What you need to know about Eastern Illinois

The Panthers fell 66-63 to the Dayton Flyers on Tuesday. One thing holding EIU back was the play of guard Josiah Wallace, who struggled from the floor. He played for 29 minutes but put up just six points on 3-for-14 shooting.

Though EIU is winless, it has played a tough schedule and has been able to cover in two out of three matchups. The Panthers easily stayed within the 14.5-point spread against Dayton and the 20.5-point spread against Wisconsin in a 77-67 loss. 

What you need to know about Chicago State

Chicago State, meanwhile, has struggled to be competitive thus far. The Cougars are 0-3 against the spread and are coming off a 74-44 loss to North Carolina A&T. 

They’ll need to improve on both ends of the court, and it will start with more accurate shooting. The Cougars are hitting just 31.2 percent of their shots from the field and only 19.7 percent from 3-point range. Jordan Polynice (10.7 ppg) is the only player scoring more than 7.0 ppg.

How to make Eastern Illinois vs. Chicago State picks

The model has simulated Eastern Illinois vs. Chicago State 10,000 times and the results are in. It is leaning under on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

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Mississippi State women’s basketball game at Southern Miss canceled

Mississippi State’s women’s basketball schedule has encountered another change. 

MSU’s game against Southern Miss – originally scheduled to be played in Hattiesburg on December 12 – had been cancelled. Southern Miss announced Monday that its program has suspended all team activities until December 12 due to COVID-19 protocols.

It’s already not the first time the Bulldogs have had to adjust this season. Mississippi State was supposed to open up its 2020-21 campaign this past Saturday at the Women’s Hall of Fame Challenge in Connecticut. However that event was cancelled due to COVID-19-related issues, costing the Bulldogs a chance to play a couple of games. Instead, MSU scheduled a sudden game against Jackson State for this past Sunday. The Bulldogs defeated the Tigers 88-58 in MSU’s first game under the direction of new head coach Nikki McCray-Penson.

Mississippi State’s season is set to continue with a pair of games this week. The Bulldogs host New Orleans on Wednesday at 7 p.m. central. They’ll then face South Florida on the road at 6 p.m. central Saturday.

With the cancellation of the Southern Miss game, MSU now doesn’t have a game scheduled between the South Florida contest and a December 14 home game versus Troy. It’s currently unknown if the Bulldogs might look to schedule another game now that the instate battle against the Golden Eagles is off.

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Gabrielle Wener joins wave of Maine women starting for Division I basketball teams

Gabrielle Wener didn’t have much preparation time before her college basketball debut at Monmouth University, but the 6-foot-2 freshman from Messalonskee High was in the starting lineup for the season opener last week. Photo provided by Monmouth University athletics

Imagine taking a final exam, but all the classes leading up to it were canceled. Good luck.

That’s essentially where Gabrielle Wener was heading into this women’s basketball season, her first with Division I Monmouth University. The pandemic wiped out summer sessions for the team, forcing the newcomers to play catch-up, and fast.

“It’s definitely been crazy, it’s been very intense,” she said. “My freshman class was definitely thrown into this. … We’ve had to take on a lot in a short amount of time.”

If the season opener was any indication, Wener is handling the learning curve. The former Messalonskee standout started in Monmouth’s first game, playing 23 minutes in an 82-38 loss to Rutgers on Friday. Wener scored seven points on 2-of-4 shooting, both 3-pointers, while notching two rebounds and a team-high three assists.

“My coaches were able to trust in my play, and I was able to execute,” she said. “I had a feeling (I’d start), but (Coach Jody Craig) didn’t say anything directly to me, so I didn’t really get the confirmation until I looked on the board and I saw my name as a starter. That was really cool, though.”

Maine players making an impact in Division I women’s basketball has become something of a trend. Gorham’s Mackenzie Holmes has become a core player for No. 13 Indiana, earning Big Ten All-Freshman recognition last year and netting a team-high 26 points in the Hoosiers’ opener last Wednesday.

Greely’s Anna DeWolfe started last year as a freshman for Fordham and had a team-high 25 points in the Rams’ opener last Wednesday. Boothbay’s Faith Blethen started as a freshman at George Washington and has started all three games for the Colonials this season. Sanford’s Paige Cote is the first player off the bench as a freshman for the University of New Hampshire, and Gorham’s Emily Esposito will be a redshirt junior at Boston University after playing all 32 games in her freshman year at Villanova.

“I feel like Maine is very underrated,” Wener said. “There’s a lot of great talent in Maine. Sometimes I think it’s hard to get that exposure.”

Wener got it with her time at both Messalonskee and the Firecrackers AAU team, but she still had work to do handling the challenges of the Division I level – particularly the mental side of the sport.

“There are countless plays,” she said. “There’s a lot to learn, and figure out (with) new habits you need to get into and old habits you need to break, in order to be quicker and more effective at this level.”

As both a forward and a guard, Wener has had to learn all those plays, and from a variety of angles.

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Oregon vs. Missouri odds, line: 2020 college basketball picks, Dec. 2 predictions from proven computer model

Two of college basketball’s top teams square off on Wednesday when the No. 21 Oregon Ducks face the Missouri Tigers at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Neb. The Ducks are 11-1 against the spread in their last 12 neutral-site games. The Tigers, meanwhile, are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games.

Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET. The Ducks are four-point favorites in the latest Oregon vs. Missouri odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 138.5. Before making any Missouri vs. Oregon picks, check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It’s also off to a fast start in the 2020-21 season, going 4-1 on its top-rated picks and returning over $300. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Oregon vs. Missouri on Wednesday. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball lines and trends for Missouri vs. Oregon:

  • Oregon vs. Missouri spread: Oregon -4
  • Oregon vs. Missouri over-under: 138.5 points
  • Oregon vs. Missouri money line: Oregon -190, Missouri +160
  • ORE: The Ducks are 0-5 all time against Missouri.
  • MIZZ: The last time the Tigers played in Omaha, No. 15 seed Norfolk State upset them in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

What you need to know about Oregon

The Ducks pulled out of the Mohegan Sun multi-team event last week because they didn’t know who they would be playing there due to COVID-19 protocols, though Missouri was scheduled to be an opponent before also withdrawing from the event. Oregon hasn’t played a game after its season opener against Eastern Washington was postponed because of COVID-19 considerations within the EWU program.

Despite not playing a game in 2020, Oregon will enter Wednesday’s contest confident it can pull off the victory. That’s because the Ducks have been sensational against teams from the SEC. In fact, Oregon is 6-1 in its last seven games against a SEC opponent.

What you need to know about Missouri

The Tigers walloped Oral Roberts 91-64 on Nov. 25. Mark Smith scored 18 points, Xavier Pinson added 17 and Dru Smith chipped in 16 as Missouri shot 53 percent from the field and made 10 3-pointers. The win improved coach Counzo Martin to 4-0 in season openers since taking the helm.

The deeper Missouri bench dropped 27 points to 12 for Oral Roberts. The Tigers also enjoyed a 46-24 advantage on points in the paint.  

How to make Oregon vs. Missouri picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, with eight different players scoring double-digits in the simulations. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can

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Fantasy basketball rankings 2020: NBA sleepers, breakouts and busts from advanced computer model

With the coronavirus pandemic still raging on and a condensed schedule forcing teams to make difficult decisions about when to rest their stars, building depth on your Fantasy basketball roster is going to be critical this season. LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant will all be going near the top of 2020-21 Fantasy basketball drafts, but their recent injury histories suggest they won’t be playing many back-to-backs. Therefore, finding players in the middle and late rounds who can contribute can help make sure you’re still accumulating needed points.

Kelly Oubre Jr. had a wild offseason after being traded from the Suns to the Thunder and finally to the Warriors. And after Klay Thompson suffered a torn Achilles in a pickup game last month, Oubre is rising up the 2020-21 Fantasy basketball rankings. But before you develop your Fantasy basketball strategy for this season, check out the Fantasy basketball rankings 2020-21 from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The model was created by Mike McClure, a predictive data engineer and professional daily Fantasy player with almost $2 million in career winnings. He’s used his prediction model to simulate the entire 2020-21 NBA schedule 10,000 times and identify the top Fantasy basketball sleepers, breakouts and busts. Head to SportsLine now to see them.

McClure has used this model to help him win almost $2 million in daily Fantasy sports, and it also powers his season-long NBA rankings. The projections can help you create a draft strategy that ensures you have the depth necessary to survive what could be another challenging season. 

McClure’s model takes factors such as player history, schedule, injuries and matchups into account to create the most unbiased 2020 Fantasy basketball rankings possible. Now the model has zeroed in on the 2020-21 NBA season, ranked every player, and found the top sleepers, breakouts and busts. See every pick here.

Top 2020 Fantasy basketball picks

One of the 2020 Fantasy basketball sleepers from McClure’s 2020-21 Fantasy basketball rankings: Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. He is going off at No. 73 overall, according to the latest Fantasy basketball ADP, but the model has him at No. 37 overall.

The Thunder have continued to pile up assets this offseason by trading away Chris Paul and Steven Adams, which leaves Gilgeous-Alexander as the centerpiece of the current roster. Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 19.0 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists last season and should be more dominant in 2020-21 with Paul gone.

Another surprise: Bulls PG Coby White is among the biggest 2020-21 Fantasy basketball breakouts. The No. 7 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft showed some scoring ability in his rookie season, averaging 13.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game while playing 25.4 minutes per contest off the bench. The former North Carolina star shot 35.4 percent from the 3-point line and 79.1 percent from the charity stripe.

White has an explosive first step and he was playing his best basketball in February and March before the shutdown when he averaged 20.9

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Baylor vs. Illinois line, picks: Advanced computer college basketball model releases selections for Jimmy V Classic matchup

The Baylor Bears and the Illinois Fighting Illini square off in a battle between top-10 teams at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Baylor is favored by 5.5 points at William Hill Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 144.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page). Before making any Baylor vs. Illinois picks, you NEED to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It’s also off to a fast start in the 2020-21 season, going 4-1 on its top-rated picks and returning over $300. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

Now, it has set its sights on Baylor vs. Illinois. We can tell you the model is leaning Over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 60 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.

Who wins Baylor vs. Illinois? And which side of the spread hits in well over 60 percent of simulations? … Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Baylor vs. Illinois spread you should be all over Wednesday, all from the model on a roll on college basketball picks!

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Kentucky vs. Kansas line, picks: Advanced computer college basketball model releases selections for Champions Classic matchup

The Kansas Jayhawks and the Kentucky Wildcats square off in the 2020 Champions Classic at 9:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Kansas is favored by 4.5 points at William Hill Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 143.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page). Before making any Kentucky vs. Kansas picks, you NEED to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It’s also off to a fast start in the 2020-21 season, going 4-1 on its top-rated picks and returning over $300. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

Now, it has set its sights on Kentucky vs. Kansas. We can tell you the model is leaning Over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits more than 50 percent of the time! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.

Who wins Kentucky vs. Kansas? And which side of the spread hits more than 50 percent of the time? … Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Kentucky vs. Kansas spread you should be all over Tuesday, all from the model on a roll on college basketball picks!

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Alabama vs. UNLV odds, line: 2020 Maui Invitational picks, college basketball predictions from proven model

The Alabama Crimson Tide will take on the UNLV Rebels at 9:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Harrah’s Cherokee Center as part of the 2020 Maui Invitational. This year’s event has been moved from Hawaii to Asheville, N.C., due to the coronavirus pandemic. Both teams lost on Monday and are now competing to finish as high as fifth place in this tournament setting. 

The Crimson Tide are favored by 11 points in the latest Alabama vs. UNLV odds from William Hill Sportsbook. The over-under for total points is set at 156. Before making any UNLV vs. Alabama picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It’s also off to a fast start in the 2020-21 season, going 4-1 on its top-rated picks and returning over $300. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Alabama vs. UNLV. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for UNLV vs. Alabama:

  • Alabama vs. UNLV spread: Alabama -11
  • Alabama vs. UNLV over-under: 156 points
  • Alabama vs. UNLV money line: Alabama -650, UNLV +450

Latest Odds:

Crimson Tide
-11

What you need to know about Alabama

The Crimson Tide got off to a promising start this season by blasting Jacksonville State 81-57 in the opener, covering a 20.5-point spread in the process. But they weren’t able to carry that momentum into their matchup with Stanford in Asheville as the Cardinal won 82-64. Stanford had one of the best defenses in the nation last year and Alabama wasn’t able to get much going offensively against it. 

Alabama hopes to bounce back against this struggling UNLV squad. The Tide feature four players who are averaging double-digit scoring thus far: Jahvon Quinerly (16.0 ppg), Jaden Shackelford (14.0 ppg), John Petty Jr. (10.5 ppg) and Herbert Jones (10.0 ppg). Jones also leads the team in rebounding (8.0) and blocks (1.5) per game. 

What you need to know about UNLV

It has been a slow start for the Rebels out of the Mountain West. They were upset by Montana State 91-78 in their opeer and then got blown out by North Carolina 78-51 on Monday in Asheville. The Rebels failed to cover in both games. 

There weren’t a ton of bright spots against UNC, but guard Bryce Hamilton did score 15 points and grab four rebounds. The junior out of Pasadena, Calif., is averaging 21 points and 6.0 rebounds on the season and he’s coming off a 2019-20 campaign where he averaged 16.0 points and 5.5 rebounds. 

How to make Alabama vs. UNLV picks

SportsLine’s model has simulated Alabama vs. UNLV 10,000 times and the results are in. It is leaning under on the total,

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