Tuesday's College Basketball: Analysis, Spreads and Predictions

Brandon Ribak@reebokforthreeSenior Writer IFebruary 1, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - JANUARY 09:  JaJuan Johnson #25 of the Purdue Boilermakers dunks in the first half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Mackey Arena on January 9, 2011 in West Lafayette, Indiana.  (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
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Tonight brings us five exciting college basketball betting games. Here's a breakdown of the top three games, providing analysis, spreads, and predictions.


No. 2 Kansas (20-1, 5-1 Big 12) at Texas Tech (11-11, 3-4 Big 12)

The Kansas Jayhawks face up against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at the United Spirit Arena tonight, tip-off at 9 PM EST.

Kansas currently leads the nation in field-goal percentage, shooting an incredible 51.9 percent from the field.

Forward Marcus Morris has cooled off slightly during his last few games after dropping three straight double-doubles. Morris has taken just 12 shots over his last two games.

Texas Tech is led by senior Mike Singletary who is averaging just over 14 PPG, along with 6.2 boards and 2.8 assists per contest.

SBG Global Spread: Kansas is a 13-point favorite.

Sportsbook Prediction: The Jayhawks shouldn't have a problem blowing out Texas Tech tonight. Take them with full confidence.


No. 10 Purdue (18-4, 7-2 Big Ten) at No. 18 Wisconsin (15-5, 5-3 Big Ten)

This should definitely be an exciting match-up as JaJuan Johnson and the Boilermakers face off against Wisconsin.

Purdue is currently 2-2 against Top 25 teams this season, with the two losses against Minnesota and Ohio State.

The Badgers are coming off of a disappointing loss to Penn State and will look to regain their confidence and momentum with Jon Leuer leading the pack. 

Leuer ranks 36th in the nation in PPG, dropping just over 19 points per contest. 

SBG Global Spread: Wisconsin are five-point underdogs.

Prediction: Although Purdue is the better team, Wisconsin should be able to prevent the Boilermakers from running away with this game. Pick Wisconsin with the spread. 


No. 24 Vanderbilt (15-5, 3-3 SEC) at No. 23 Florida (16-5, 5-2 SEC)

Two of Vanderbilt's five losses were in overtime, and three of them were within three points.

The Commodores have an impressive victory on their record against UNC this sports betting season.

Florida has a tough schedule ahead as they face Vanderbilt and Kentucky two more times before season's end.

The Gators are currently 1-1 against teams in the Top 25.

SBG Global Spread: Florida is a 4.5-point favorite.

Prediction: When Vanderbilt loses, it's rarely by a large margin. Against Florida, the Commodores should be able to cover the spread, with a good chance to snatch a victory.