College Basketball Top 25 Fearless Predictions: Tuesday, January 15

College Basketball Top 25 Fearless Predictions: Tuesday, January 15

Fearless Predictions

College Basketball Top 25 Fearless Predictions: Tuesday, January 15

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Fearless predictions for all of the top 25 and other major college basketball games for Tuesday, January 15. 


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ACC

Virginia Tech (14-1) at Virginia (15-0)

Game Time: 8:00 ET
Network: ACC Network

Don’t expect a track meet, but it’ll be fun. Both defenses are among the best in the country, neither team turns the ball over, and both will be happy to be slow and go for stretches. Virginia Tech has to win with the three, but Virginia leads the nation a guarding from beyond the arc, allowing teams to hit just 27% of their chances. It’ll be a super-charged atmosphere and intense game with the Cavaliers surviving on the defensive boards.

Prediction: Virginia 66, Virginia Tech 61
Line: Virginia -8.5, o/u: 122


NC State (14-2) at Wake Forest (7-8)

Game Time: 8:00 ET
Network: ACC Network

On a three game losing streak and after dropping five of its last six games, Wake Forest needs something major to turn its season around. That’s not going to happen against an aggressive Wolfpack defense that’s amazing at forcing mistakes – a big problem for a Demon Deacon squad that screws up way too often. Wake Forest doesn’t move the ball around well enough, but it should be able to hang on the boards too keep this from getting too ugly. Expect NC State to be at least +8 in turnover margin.

Prediction: NC State 85, Wake Forest 77
Line: NC State -9.5, o/u: 161


Notre Dame (11-5) vs. North Carolina (12-4)

Game Time: 9:00 ET
Network: ESPN

Coming off an ugly performance against Louisville in a blowout home loss, get ready for a whole new North Carolina team to step it back up. The offense that fell so flat isn’t about to go off on the Irish D, but the advantage on the boards will be the difference in a tight battle. Notre Dame won’t give away any cheap points and won’t screw up, but it won’t have enough firepower – they won’t keep up when the pace picks up.

Prediction: North Carolina 78, Notre Dame 69
Line: North Carolina -15, o/u: 155

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