COLLEGE BASKETBALL ODDS FOR DEC. 31, 2020: PROJECTION MODEL REVEALS PICKS, PREDICTIONS FOR THURSDAY’S EARLY TIPS
SportsLine’s projection model has simulated the five games that tip at 4 p.m. ET or earlier on Thursday 10,000 times. College basketball odds for Dec 31
College Basketball Odds for Dec 31: Division I college basketball tips early on Thursday and there are five games that tip at 4 p.m. ET or earlier that are on the William Hill Sportsbook odds board. Gardner-Webb is a 3.5-point favorite against Hampton in the earliest tip at noon ET, while Utah State is favored by 12.5 points against Air Force in a 4 p.m. ET tip on CBS Sports Network that wraps up the early schedule.
See up-to-date odds for every game today on our college basketball odds page.
Before making any early college basketball picks, you NEED to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It’s off to a profitable start in the 2020-21 season, going 16-12 on all its top-rated picks and returning almost $400. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.
Now, it’s simulated every Thursday game 10,000 times and released its top picks for the five earliest games. If you parlay these picks together, you could be looking at a HUGE 20-1 payout!
We can tell you the model likes Presbyterian (+5) to keep it within the spread against Radford in a 3 p.m. ET tip. This is the second of back-to-back matchups between these teams. Radford won by just six points on Wednesday and the model is calling for this one to be even closer. In fact, it comes down to just one possession in the simulations and Presbyterian keeps it within the spread well over 50 percent of the time. The over (129.5) also has a ton of value since that hits more than 60 percent of the time.
The model has made the call on every other early game on Thursday’s schedule, and it is calling for a SHOCKING upset! You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is before locking in any college basketball picks.
Here are the computer’s selections for Thursday’s five earliest Division I college basketball tips. Simulations run every 15 minutes and are subject to change. SportsLine members can always get the latest picks for every game on the college basketball picksheet.
These games are early indicators of who will be going to the “Big Dance”
Thursday, Dec. 31
Hampton 72, Gardner-Webb 71 — Hampton (+3.5) covers in 62 percent of simulations
Winthrop 81, Campbell 71 — Campbell (+16) covers in 66 percent of simulations
UNC Asheville 77, Longwood 73 — Longwood (+5) covers in 52 percent of simulations
Radford 68, Presbyterian 66 — Presbyterian (+5) covers in 56 percent of simulations
Utah State 74, Air Force 63 — Air Force (+12.5) covers in 52 percent of simulations