College Basketball Picks Today: ATS Picks and Predictions From The Duel Staff for Friday, 2/12/21

By David Hayes
NCAA picks today: ATS picks and predictions from The Duel staff for Friday, 2/12/21.
NCAA picks today: ATS picks and predictions from The Duel staff for Friday, 2/12/21. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The 2020-21 college basketball season is well underway and every day the editors at The Duel will be making picks against the spread (ATS) for the three biggest games of the day. You can follow along, check it out, or even fade us throughout the season.

We have full betting previews for each matchup below along with the betting lines from FanDuel Sportsbook. We’ll update this with the staff records and make ATS picks on a daily basis throughout the rest of the season.

Without further ado, here are our picks for Friday, Feb. 12.

College Basketball Picks for Today

Note: All betting lines and odds are from FanDuel Sportsbook, as of Friday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. EST.

Illinois vs Nebraska Picks and Prediction Today

No. 6 Illinois Fighting Illini (-14.5) vs Nebraska Cornhuskers (+14.5) Betting Preview

Staff Picks (ATS):
- David Hayes: Illinois
- Isaiah De Los Santos: Nebraska
- Max Staley: Illinois

Detroit Mercy vs Cleveland State Picks and Prediction Today

Detroit Mercy Titans (+3) vs Cleveland State Vikings (-3) Betting Preview

Staff Picks (ATS):
- David Hayes: Cleveland State
- Isaiah De Los Santos: Cleveland State
- Max Staley: Cleveland State

St. Francis BKN vs St. Francis PA Picks and Prediction Today

St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers (+3) vs St. Francis PA Red Flash (-3) Betting Preview

Staff Picks (ATS):
- David Hayes: St. Francis (PA)
- Isaiah De Los Santos: St. Francis (PA)
- Max Staley: St. Francis (BKN)

Free NCAA ATS Picks

Staff Records (ATS):
- Max Staley: 6-2 (75.00%)
- Isaiah De Los Santos: 6-2 (75.00%)
- David Hayes: 6-3 (66.67%)
- David Kaestle: 7-4 (63.64%)
- Brian Giuffra: 5-6 (45.45%)
- Jason Schandl: 5-6 (45.45%)

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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.