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College Basketball Games on Tonight, Including Predictions & Picks for Today, Feb. 7

By David Hayes
Maryland senior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. points during a game against the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Maryland senior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. points during a game against the Iowa Hawkeyes. / Patrick Smith/Getty Images
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College Basketball Picks for Tonight

The 2019-20 college basketball season is now well underway, with teams diving further into conference play as we push on in the new year. With college football Saturdays on hiatus until August once again, college basketball returns to the forefront of collegiate sports world.

With only two top-25 NCAA basketball teams in action today, here's a look at the full TV schedule and expert predictions for each of the seven games on national TV on Friday, Feb. 7, 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. Harvard vs Yale

Harvard vs Yale Odds
Tipoff Time:
 5 p.m. EST
Date: Friday, Feb. 7, 2020
Venue: John J. Lee Amphitheater – New Haven, CT
Coverage: ESPNU
Spread: HARV: +5.5 (-110) | YALE: -5.5 (-110)
Over/Under:
 137 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
ESPN Prediction: Yale (77.9% Win Probability)
Expert Predictions: Yale (-5.5) | Over 136.5 Points

2. Kent State vs NIU

Kent State vs Northern Illinois Odds
Tipoff Time:
 7 p.m. EST
Date: Friday, Feb. 7, 2020
Venue: NIU Convocation Center – Dekalb, IL
Coverage: CBSSN (CBS Sports Network)
Spread: KENT: -2 (-110) | NIU: +2 (-110)
Over/Under:
 132 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
ESPN Prediction: Kent State (51.5% Win Probability)
Expert Predictions: NIU (+2.0) | Over 132 Points

3. Davidson vs VCU

Davidson vs VCU Odds
Tipoff Time:
 7 p.m. EST
Date: Friday, Feb. 7, 2020
Venue: Stuart C. Siegel Center – Richmond, VA
Coverage: ESPN2
Spread: DAV: +9 (-110) I VCU: -9 (-110)
Over/Under: 134 – Over: (-110) I Under: (-110)
ESPN Prediction: Davidson (74.5% Win Probability)
Expert Predictions: Davidson (+8.0) | Over 137 Points

4. Niagara vs Manhattan

Niagara vs Manhattan College Odds
Tipoff Time:
 7 p.m. EST
Date: Friday, Feb. 7, 2020
Venue: Draddy Gymnasium – Riverdale, NY
Coverage: ESPNU
Spread: NIAG: +6.5 (-110) I MAN: -6.5 (-110)
Over/Under: 129 – Over: (-110) I Under: (-110)
ESPN Prediction: Manhattan (80.5% Win Probability)
Expert Predictions: Niagara (+6.5) | Over 129 Points

5. Maryland vs Illinois

No. 9 Maryland vs No. 20 Illinois Odds
Tipoff Time:
 8 p.m. EST
Date: Friday, Feb. 7, 2020
Venue: State Farm Center – Champaign, IL
Coverage: FS1
Spread: UMD: +3 (-110) I ILL: -3 (-110)
Over/Under: 129 – Over: (-115) I Under: (-105)
ESPN Prediction: Illinois (56.7% Win Probability)
Expert Predictions: Maryland (+3.0) | Over 129.5 Points

6. USA vs Troy

South Alabama vs Troy Odds
Tipoff Time:
 9 p.m. EST
Date: Friday, Feb. 7, 2020
Venue: Trojan Arena – Troy, AL
Coverage: ESPN2
Spread: USA: -4 (-110) I TROY: +4 (-110)
Total:
 140 – Over: (-110) I Under: (-110)
ESPN Prediction: South Alabama (61.3% Win Probability)
Expert Predictions: Troy (+4.0) | Under 140 Points

7. CMU vs Buffalo

Central Michigan vs Buffalo Odds
Tipoff Time:
 9 p.m. EST
Date: Friday, Feb. 7, 2020
Venue: Alumni Arena – Buffalo, NY
Coverage: ESPNU
Spread: CMU: +5.5 (-110) | BUF: -5.5 (-110)
Over/Under:
 164 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
ESPN Prediction: Buffalo (62.6% Win Probability)
Expert Predictions: N/A


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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