Fearless predictions for all of the top 25 college basketball games for Wednesday, January 17
Fearless Predictions Results So Far
Straight Up: 13-4
Michigan State (15-2) at Nebraska (13-4)
Game Time: 8:00 ET
Michigan State is humming, on a ten game winning streak and going 6-0 in Big Ten play with seven straight blowouts. But Nebraska showed it’s good enough to rise up and stun, blowout out Indiana on Monday on the road. The Huskers are great from three, they’re great at defending from beyond the arc, and they don’t make a whole slew of mistakes – they lead the Big Ten in turnover margin. Michigan State doesn’t force any turnovers, but it rebounds everything. Nebraska can’t do much on the boards. The Spartans will win, but they’ll be pushed hard.
Prediction: Michigan State 77, Nebraska 70
Line: Michigan State -1, o/u: 146.5
Loyola Marymount (13-4) at Gonzaga (16-2)
Game Time: 9:00 ET
On a seven game winning streak, Gonzaga is back on track after losing back-to-back games in early December. The Bulldogs have destroyed the bad teams in their path, but now they have to deal with a Loyola Marymount team that spent the last month alternating wins and losses, going loss-win-loss-win-loss … it’s due for a win. However, the Lions just don’t score enough. The defense is fantastic, but there’s nothing happening from the outside and it’s not a good enough rebounding team to make up for it.
Prediction: Gonzaga 81, Loyola Marymount 60
Line: Gonzaga -23.5, o/u: 144