College Basketball Predictions & Picks Today – February 29

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 29, 2024

In Thursday’s college basketball action that features plenty of compelling contests, the UMBC Retrievers versus the NJIT Highlanders is a game to watch. Here are your best bets for this game, along with the rest of the college basketball slate.

Scroll down to find the best spread, total, and moneyline bets in college basketball based on our computer projections and make your bets with DraftKings Sportsbook.

Spread Pick: NJIT (+4) vs. UMBC

While DraftKings has UMBC winning by four, the model has NJIT taking home the victory, with a considerable margin between the two spreads (4.3 points). Take NJIT.

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ATS Record 6-9-0 15-12-0
Favorite ATS Record 1-0-0 2-4-0
Underdog ATS Record 5-9-0 13-8-0
Home ATS Record 3-5-0 6-7-0
Away ATS Record 3-4-0 9-5-0
Conference ATS Record 5-9-0 9-5-0

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Total Pick: New Hampshire at Albany (NY) Under (165.5)

In this game, the model projects a total (153.6 points) considerably lower than the DraftKings over/under (165.5 points). Bet on the under.

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Albany (NY) New Hampshire
O-U-P 16-9-1 16-11-0
Home O-U-P 7-3-0 6-7-0
Away O-U-P 8-6-0 10-4-0
Conference O-U-P 9-4-0 5-9-0

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Moneyline Pick: Albany (NY) (-112) vs. New Hampshire (-108)

Score Prediction: Albany (NY) 77, New Hampshire 76

Albany (NY) New Hampshire
ML Fave. Record 8-1 8-4
ML Und. Record 3-13 6-5
Home ML Fave. Record 6-1 6-3
Home ML Und. Record 0-3 1-1
Away ML Fave. Record 1-0 2-1
Away ML Und. Record 3-9 5-4
Conf. ML Fave. Record 3-1 5-3
Conf. ML Und. Record 1-7 2-3

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Today’s Top 25 Schedule

Matchup Game Time TV Favorite Total
USC (11-16) at No. 19 Washington State (21-7) 10:30 PM ET PACN Washington State (-7) 139
No. 23 Gonzaga (22-6) at San Francisco (22-7) 11:00 PM ET ESPN2 Gonzaga (-4) 153.5
No. 17 Saint Mary’s (CA) (23-6) at Pepperdine (12-18) 11:00 PM ET CBS Sports Saint Mary’s (CA) (-15) 137.5

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