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College Basketball Picks for January 26th 2011: Wager On Houston And George Mason

College Basketball Picks: January 26th 2011
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Pick: Houston +5
I’m taking the points with the Cougars on Wednesday night. Houston is 11-7, 5-5 ATS and has won the last eight meetings with Rice. The Cougars are 9-1 ATS their last 10 conference games and they have won three of their last four, losing only to UTEP 57-52 after leading with about two minutes to go in the game. Senior guard Adam Brown leads the team with a 14.9 scoring average and forward Maurice McNeil averages 12.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. The Cougars hold opponents to just a 40.9 field goal percentage and 28.8 percent from beyond the arc. Rice is 9-10 and losers of four of their last five games, although the Owls beat Central Florida on Saturday when both teams shot a combined 33 percent from the field. Forward Arsalan Kazemi is the leading scorer with 16.3 points per game and 11.3 rebounds while hitting 58.6 percent of his shots, but there’s not much else after that. Rice is 4-10 ATS its last 14 home games. I believe the line is off by a couple of baskets in this game and I’m taking the points with Houston on Wednesday night. Thanks! GL! Scott Spreitzer

Pick: George Mason -19.5
Doubt rigid Towson group can recover from difficult home loss (80-76) to VCU on Monday. Now they have a major issue on Wednesday as they travel to GMU that has a shutdown defense and is going for the CAA title. Although the current overnight line is high, can’t help supporting coach Larranaga who will push the club no matter the deficit. Technically, the Tigers have an edge in the series versus the spread, but circumstances point to the 6-0 ATS conference record for the Patriots and their 7-1 ATS run overall. In other causes, today I will releasing my COLLEGE UPSET OF THE MONTH. Please be on board as we are STROKING RED HOT at 11-1 ATS, including our huge RICHMOND UPSET WIN LAST NIGHT. Get AHEAD, pick up my FULL-SEASON CBB and really earn BIG. -Brad Diamond