Packing for Vegas: College Basketball Betting Picks Jan. 18

Andrew KahnCorrespondent IJanuary 18, 2009

Today's Minnesota-Northwestern match-up has "trap game," "let-down," and whatever other terms you want to use for a Minnesota flop written all over it.

So which team I am backing? Minnesota of course.

At least I'm getting points, albeit only 1.5 of them. But while the Golden Gophers could have a uninspired showing after winning at Wisconsin on Thursday, they are far superior athletically to Northwestern. With Tubby Smith as coach, I am confident he'll have his squad mentally prepared.

As long as they are focused, the Gophers should roll.

Today's Pick: Minnesota +1.5; 1 unit


Season Record: 37-27 (58 percent); +10.6 units