With our college basketball best betting pick on Friday we select from the CBI Tournament championship game as the Washington St Cougars from the PAC 12 conference will face the Pittsburgh Panthers out of the Big East conference in the third and deciding game. Tip off time from Pittsburgh is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by HD Net. The college basketball best bet is playing on the Washington St Cougars +7 ½ points against the Pittsburgh Panthers. The betting odds from this college basketball pick are courtesy of BetOnline sportsbook.
The pointspread from this deciding game of the CBI Tournament saw the home club Pittsburgh Panthers open as a -8 point betting favorite with an over under of 128 points. Early money has shown on the side of the road underdog Cougars as the Pittsburgh Panthers are now favored by -7 ½ points. The over under has seen slight movement upward to a current total of 128 ½ points. Those who bet the home favored Pittsburgh Panthers on the money line will receive -365 odds. If you think the road underdog Washington St Cougars can win this game straight up your return on the money line will be a nice +305 odds for your wager.
When you look at this CBI Tournament is apparent to the naked eye that the Washington St Cougars based on their body language and execution to be the hungrier team and the club that simply wants to win this crown. There is more fight with Washington St than with the Pittsburgh Panthers in this minor tournament. In game two the Panthers had a comfortable margin with nine minutes left and appeared to be headed to a big win. What we saw was a Washington St team that did not want to lose and went down fighting to the very end as they turned game two into a one possession game very late in this game. The Cougars have shot the ball very well this season hitting on nearly 47% from the field and 36.7% from the three point line. Shooting 43.6% at Pittsburgh in game two was pretty good for the Cougars on a Big East court.
This has been one of the poorest Pittsburgh teams in recent years. Their defense has really dropped this season as they are allowing opposing teams nearly 44% shooting from the floor. I did not like the body language on the court from Pittsburgh in game 2. The home crowd was completely dead and it appeared the Panthers simply went through the motions. They shot just 40.9% in their four point win on Wednesday night. There were plenty of empty seats in Pittsburgh on Wednesday and based on the lackluster performance I don’t expect much home court advantage for them in game three. The fans have stayed away from the CBI Tournament in Pittsburgh in droves and betting the more hungrier Washington St Cougars getting the +7 ½ points is a good bet tonight. Before making the wager check the current sports odds.