Free College Basketball Betting Picks: March 6, 2009

Touthouse HandicappersSenior Writer IMarch 6, 2009

If you are looking for free college basketball betting picks for March 6, 2009, you have come to the right place. college basketball handicappers specialize in NCAA betting picks and are providing a few premium picks for tonight’s games below. Be sure to visit each day for all your college basketball betting needs.


Free Betting Pick: Tennessee-Martin -4.0 (-110)

Friday, March 6, 2009 7:00p—Courtesy of Bob Harvey

Look for a big effort tonight from the Skyhawks of Tennessee-Martin as they face Morehead State in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center.

The Skyhawks are 22-8 and seeded No. 1 in the eight-team tournament. They’re coming off a lopsided 93-75 win over Tennessee Tech in the first round of the OVC tourney. Senior Lester Hudson scored a career high with 42 points to lead his squad into the tournament's “Final Four.” The win came just days after Hudson was named the OVC player of the year for the second straight season.

T-M punched their ticket to the tournament as the top seed by winning the regular season championship last Saturday night with a 79-65 decision over Morehead State. The Skyhawks are on ATS runs of 3-0 and 7-3, while the Eagles are 7-3 ATS in their last 10. T-M is also 14-5 ATS against conference opponents.

Tennessee-Martin is hosting this year's tournament, which gives them a huge advantage over the field. They’ve also got the best player in the conference in Hudson. That’s going to be a tough combination for Morehead State to overcome. Lay the small number; take T-M-U.


Free Betting Pick: Elon +6.0 (-110)

Friday, March 6, 2009 7:00p—Courtesy of LT Profits

The Elon Phoenix went on the road and took the Wofford Terriers to overtime before losing by three points in January, and we look for a similarly close battle here. Remember that this game is at a neutral location with the Southern Conference Tournament being played in Chattanooga, so we see no reason why Wofford should have an easier time with Elon here than they did at home.

After all, according to the Pomeroy Ratings, Wofford is one of the least efficient teams in the country on the defensive end, allowing 1.105 points per possession to rank 313 out of 344 teams in that critical statistic. We feel that fact alone makes the Terriers a poor risk when laying this many points.

Now by no means are the Phoenix powerhouses, but they were competitive for the most past inside the conference. That regular season meeting with the Terriers was not an anomaly, as Elon was 6-3 against the spread as a road underdog vs. Southern Conference opponents, and the fact that this is not a true road game should only improve those chances.

In fact, Elon was 9-4 ATS as a conference dog regardless of the venue, and we look for that to continue tonight. CBB Free Pick: Elon +6 (-110)