NCAA Basketball Odds: Wednesday College Basketball Picks 2/22/12

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On Wednesday, there are a handful of games on the college basketball television schedule that we have circled that should be good ones. Check out our NCAA basketball picks for Wednesday!

College Basketball Matchup: Kansas Jayhawks @ Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Wednesday, February 22nd, 9:00 ET
Location: Reed Arena, College Station, TX
College Basketball Odds: Kansas -10
College Basketball TV Schedule: ESPN2, ESPN3.com

Here we go again with the Aggies… They only scored 62 points against the Missouri Tigers over the weekend in this building, leading to yet another loss in conference play. There is still a shot to get into the NIT, but even that looks as grim as could be. Kansas just continues to roll, and it has to be licking its chops right now after seeing Mizzou lose on Tuesday night. The door has swung wide open for the Jayhawks to claim the regular season Big XII title, and that distinction might be enough to get them a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Don’t be all that shocked if KU comes out and just rolls right away against a team that just doesn’t have the offense to keep up in this one.

NCAA Basketball Pick: Kansas -10

College Basketball Matchup: West Virginia Mountaineers @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Wednesday, February 22nd, 7:00 ET
Location: Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, South Bend, IN
College Basketball Odds: Notre Dame -3
College Basketball TV Schedule: ESPN2, ESPN3.com

This one is a bit puzzling to us. We just aren’t all that sure that a win over Pittsburgh all of a sudden puts the Mountaineers back on the map. Notre Dame has rolled off eight wins in a row, and though there is a sentiment that perhaps WVU is the better of these two teams, we just don’t see it. There is a reason that the Irish were able to go into Morgantown and come away with a victory, and there’s no way that we can see the boys in blue and gold getting revenge in this one unless Kevin Jones just comes up with an absolute monster of a day. Notre Dame’s defense is just too good and will frustrate the ‘Neers.

NCAA Basketball Pick: Notre Dame -3

College Basketball Matchup: UC Santa Barbara Gauchos @ Long Beach State 49ers
Date: Wednesday, February 22nd, 11:00 ET
Location: The Pyramid, Long Beach, CA
College Basketball Odds: Long Beach State -9
College Basketball TV Schedule: ESPN2, ESPN3.com

All of a sudden, there are a lot of eyes on Long Beach State. This is the type of game that the 49ers just aren’t going to be able to afford to lose if they are going to get into the NCAA Tournament as an at large bid. What we have to remember though, is that this is a team that is absolutely dominating in the Big West this year, and we just don’t see it losing games. That being said, UC Santa Barbara is a solid team, and it is one that does have its share of solid victories in conference this year. Don’t fall into the public trap of backing the 49ers on Wednesday night. In the last game of the night, take the points. We won’t see an upset, but we might see a fantastic game between two of the best mid-majors on the West Coast.

NCAA Basketball Pick: UC Santa Barbara +8

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Cappersinfo.com Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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