Friday NCAAB Picks

Our team of writers and handicappers hand out their College Basketball picks and predictions for Friday, February 6.

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Fairfield at Canisius, 7:00PM ET

All games in this series since 1997

CANISIUS is 9-8 against the spread versus FAIRFIELD since 1997

FAIRFIELD is 15-8 straight up against CANISIUS since 1997

7 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1997

Games over the last 3 seasons

FAIRFIELD is 3-2 against the spread versus CANISIUS over the last 3 seasons 

FAIRFIELD is 4-1 straight up against CANISIUS over the last 3 seasons 

3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

All games played at CANISIUS since 1997

CANISIUS is 4-4 against the spread versus FAIRFIELD since 1997

FAIRFIELD is 6-5 straight up against CANISIUS since 1997

4 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1997

Games played at CANISIUS over the last 3 seasons.

CANISIUS is 1-1 against the spread versus FAIRFIELD over the last 3 seasons 

CANISIUS is 1-1 straight up against FAIRFIELD over the last 3 seasons 

2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

NCAA Free Pick: Fairfield  View Game Matchup | Best Line: +1 Sportsbook.com

Marquette at South Florida, 7:00PM ET

As Jerel McNeal moves closer toward becoming Marquette's all-time leading scorer, his play seems to be getting better.

After facing the worst team in the Big East in their last game, McNeal and the No. 8 Golden Eagles likely won't get much of a tougher challenge on Friday when they visit South Florida.

McNeal has scored at least 21 points in his last six games and is averaging 26.3 points, 6.3 assists and 3.7 steals in the last three. He led Marquette (20-2, 9-0) to its 12th straight win Tuesday, finishing with 26 points, six assists, five steals and a career-high four blocked shots in a 76-61 victory at DePaul.

"I never try to impact the game," said McNeal, who has recorded nine of his career-high 17 blocks in the last three games. "I want to have a variety of ways I can impact the game, but anytime you have that versatility, you can help your team a lot. It becomes a situation where the opposing team has to account for me at all times."

McNeal's performance on Tuesday gave him 1,731 career points. He needs five more to surpass Butch Lee for second on Marquette's all-time list, and with 43 points he'll take over as the Golden Eagles' top scorer, moving past George Thompson, who set the record in 1969.

NCAA Free Pick: Marquette View Game Matchup | Best Line: -9 Sportsbook.com

Yale at Harvard, 7:00PM ET

All games in this series since 1997

YALE is 14-8 against the spread versus HARVARD since 1997

YALE is 16-6 straight up against HARVARD since 1997

6 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1997

Games over the last 3 seasons

YALE is 4-0 against the spread versus HARVARD over the last 3 seasons 

YALE is 4-0 straight up against HARVARD over the last 3 seasons 

4 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

All games played at HARVARD since 1997

YALE is 7-4 against the spread versus HARVARD since 1997

YALE is 6-5 straight up against HARVARD since 1997

3 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1997

Games played at HARVARD over the last 3 seasons.

YALE is 2-0 against the spread versus HARVARD over the last 3 seasons 

YALE is 2-0 straight up against HARVARD over the last 3 seasons 

2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

NCAA Free Pick: Harvard View Game Matchup | Best Line: -5 Sportsbook.com

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Posted: 2/6/09 2:05PM ET

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