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    College Basketball Best Bets and Projections for 2/20 from the T Shoe Index

    Tyler Shoemaker's T Shoe Index college basketball best bets and projections for February 20.


    College basketball best bets and projections

    We cashed our only bet of the day yesterday, with a comfortable “over” winner in Houston/Iowa State, moving us to 5-2 on our last seven men’s plays. Hopefully we can keep the momentum rolling into today with a couple dozen games on the slate for us to choose from. There are just a handful of women’s games today, so stay tuned (@TShoeIndex on X) as to whether or not we’ll have any action there.

    Compare my odds to the college basketball odds (Vegas odds) and also take a look at the college basketball betting splits for additional info.


    These “College Basketball Best Bets and Projections” pieces will be occurring Monday-Thursday on VSiN.com, so buckle up and get ready to take advantage of having the T Shoe Index at your disposal from now on. 

    As a refresher, the T Shoe Index (TSI) is my proprietary rating system that I use for college football, NFL, men’s and women’s college basketball, and WNBA. It is a tempo and opponent-adjusted rating that allows us to answer the question, “How many points would team A be expected to score and allow vs Team B”, based on a myriad of statistical factors. 

    Here are the TSI projections for today, February 20th:

    How to read this sheet: the “TSI Projected Spread” is the projected point margin based on TSI ratings. If the number is positive, that indicates Team 1 is projected to win by that margin, if the number is negative, that indicates Team 2 is projected to win by that margin.


    TeamTeamTSITSI O/U
    ArkansasTexas A&M-10.1149.6
    Ball StateNorthern Illinois2.2147.1
    BaylorBrigham Young-4.9159.5
    Boise StateSan Jose State15.3144.5
    Boston CollegeFlorida State-2.5153.1
    Bowling Green StateCentral Michigan-2.3140.2
    BuffaloEastern Michigan1.0142.7
    Central FloridaWest Virginia7.3141.3
    DuquesneSaint Louis11.5148.4
    IowaMichigan State-7.7155.7
    Kent StateOhio-4.9153.8
    MassachusettsVirginia Commonwealth3.4146.5
    Miami (OH)Western Michigan-0.4139.5
    Morehead StateSouthern Indiana16.3139.4
    NC StateSyracuse4.1151.1
    PittsburghWake Forest-3.9148.7
    Saint Mary’s (CA)San Francisco7.0138.4
    San Diego StateUtah State-0.7148.3
    TCUTexas Tech-2.2153.3


    UConn/Creighton Over 144.5

    Davidson/Fordham Over 136.5


    TeamTeamTSITSI O/U
    Chicago StateEastern Kentucky-20.6140.9
    GeorgetownSt. John’s (NY)-0.3111.4
    MarquetteSeton Hall10.6128.4
    Morehead StateSouthern Indiana-3.4131.6
    Tyler Shoemaker
    Tyler Shoemaker
    Tyler Shoemaker is the creator of the T Shoe Index, his proprietary ratings and projections system he incorporates into his writing and analysis at VSiN, Cleveland.com and SaturdayGlory.com. He's been with VSiN since the start of the 2023 college football season and covers college football, NFL, men's and women's college basketball, and the WNBA.

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