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College Basketball Games on Tonight, Including Predictions & Picks for Today, Feb. 18

By David Hayes
Penn State and Lamar Stevens host Illinois as home favorites in University Park this Tuesday night.
Penn State and Lamar Stevens host Illinois as home favorites in University Park this Tuesday night. / Justin Casterline/Getty Images
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College Basketball Picks for Tonight

The 2019-20 college basketball season is now well underway, with conference positioning coming down to wire in the countdown to March. College football Saturdays are on hiatus until August once again, so college basketball has returned to the forefront of the collegiate sports world.

With nine top-25 NCAA basketball team in action today, here's a look at the full TV schedule and expert predictions for each their eight games on national TV on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.

College Basketball Predictions for Tonight

All college basketball win probability predictions are according to the ESPN Basketball Power Index (BPI), while expert picks are according to CBS Sports.

1. Illinois vs PSU

Illinois vs No. 9 Penn State Odds
Tipoff Time:
 6:30 p.m. EST
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
Venue: Bryce Jordan Center – University Park, PA
Coverage:
 FS1
Spread: ILL: +6.5 (+100) | PSU: -6.5 (-120)
Over/Under:
 139.5 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
ESPN Prediction: Penn State (77.7% Win Probability)
Expert Predictions: Penn State (-6.5) | Over 139.5 Points

2. Oklahoma State vs WVU

Oklahoma State vs No. 17 West Virginia Odds
Tipoff Time:
 7 p.m. EST
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
Venue: WVU Coliseum – Morgantown, WV
Coverage:
 ESPN2
Spread: OKST: +10.5 (-110) | WVU: -10.5 (-110)
Over/Under:
 135 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
ESPN Prediction: West Virginia (90.9% Win Probability)
Expert Predictions: Oklahoma State (+10.5) | Under 136.5 Points

3. Northwestern vs Maryland

Northwestern vs No. 7 Maryland Odds
Tipoff Time:
 8 p.m. EST
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
Venue: XFINITY Center – College Park, MD
Coverage:
 BTN (Big Ten Network)
Spread: NW: +12.5 (-110) | UMD: -12.5 (-110)
Over/Under:
 130.5 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
ESPN Prediction: Maryland (95.8% Win Probability)
Expert Predictions: Northwestern (+13) | Over 131.5 Points

4. Pitt vs FSU

Pittsburgh vs No. 8 Florida State Odds
Tipoff Time:
 8 p.m. EST
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
Venue: Donald L. Tucker Center – Tallahassee, FL
Coverage:
 ACC Network
Spread: PITT: +11 (-115) | FSU: -11 (-105)
Over/Under:
 134.5 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
ESPN Prediction: Florida State (91.6% Win Probability)
Expert Predictions: Florida State (-11) | Over 135.5 Points

5. Dayton vs VCU

No. 5 Dayton vs VCU Odds
Tipoff Time:
 8:30 p.m. EST
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
Venue: Stuart C. Siegel Center – Richmond, VA
Coverage:
 CBSSN (CBS Sports Network)
Spread: DAY: -2.5 (-115) | VCU: +2.5 (-105)
Over/Under:
 143 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
ESPN Prediction: Dayton (61.7% Win Probability)
Expert Predictions: Dayton (-3) | Over 143 Points

6. Creighton vs Marquette

No. 15 Creighton vs No. 19 Marquette Odds
Tipoff Time: 8:30 p.m. EST
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
Venue: Fiserv Forum – Milwaukee, WI
Coverage:
 FS1
Spread: CREI: +3 (-110) | MARQ: -3 (-110)
Over/Under:
 155 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
ESPN Prediction: Marquette (69.3% Win Probability)
Expert Predictions: Creighton (+3) | Under 154 Points

7. Baylor vs Oklahoma

No. 1 Baylor vs Oklahoma Odds
Tipoff Time:
 9 p.m. EST
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
Venue: Lloyd Noble Center – Norman, OK
Coverage:
 ESPN2
Spread: BAY: -3.5 (-110) | OU: +3.5 (-110)
Over/Under:
 133.5 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
ESPN Prediction: Baylor (67.6% Win Probability)
Expert Predictions: Baylor (-3.5) | Under 134.5 Points

8. Kentucky vs LSU

No. 10 Kentucky vs LSU Odds
Tipoff Time:
 9 p.m. EST
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
Venue: Pete Maravich Assembly Center – Baton Rouge, LA
Coverage:
 ESPN
Spread: UK: +2.5 (-110) | LSU: -2.5 (-110)
Over/Under:
 148.5 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
ESPN Prediction: LSU (64.7% Win Probability)
Expert Predictions: LSU (-2.5) | Over 147.5 Points


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