College Baseball Picks For March 1st

College Baseball Picks For March 1st

Collegiate Baseball continues to grow, and it is amazing to see! One of the biggest examples of the sport’s growth has been the NCAA Baseball gambling market. In this article, I’ll list my favorite College Baseball picks for March 1st. College Baseball betting odds on some of the top games, how to watch them, and what side to be on.

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College Baseball Picks March 1st

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3:00 PM +105 Arizona vs. #25 Dallas Baptist -135

PROBABLE PITCHERS

Arizona: Jackson Kent So. LHP (1-0 in 2 starts, 12 IP, 13 K, 3 BB, 3.00 ERA, 2.87 SIERA)

DBU: Ryan Johnson JR RHP (20 K, 1 BB, in 12.1 IP, 3.65 ERA, 0.76 SIERA)

This is Game 1 of the Frisco College Baseball Classic, a tournament between the Wildcats, Pats, Alabama, and Indiana. Frisco, TX, is only a 30-minute jog North of Dallas Baptist. Arizona is currently 1-3 away from the launch pad that is Tucson, Arizona.

Sure, it could be the home crowd, but I also think the atmosphere and dry air climate help the Wildcats offense significantly. Arizona is averaging just 4.5 runs per game away from home vs 11.5 RPG in their friendly confines.

DBU’s starting pitcher, Ryan Johnson, is one of the best arms in the nation. He pitched for the USA Collegiate National Team in the summer of 2023 and has dealt his entire career with the Patriots. Johnson is a one-man buzzsaw with plenty of run support courtesy of one of the country’s highest-scoring teams. Dallas Baptist is averaging 11 runs per game with a 1.091 Team OPS.

-135 Dallas Baptist ML (BetMGM)

NOON ET +110 Houston vs. Texas State -145

PROBABLE PITCHERS

Houston: Jaxon Jelkin JR RHP (8.1 IP, 3.24 ERA, 1.43 SIERA, 13 K, 1 BB)

Texas State: Austin Eaton JR RHP (1-1, 7.11 ERA, 6 K, 5 BB, 6.1 IP, 6.76 FIP)

How could I complain about plus money with a Power Five program playing in their hometown with a starting pitching advantage?

This is Austin Eaton’s first season at the D1 level with Texas State. Eaton is a transfer from Navarro College (TX). The Scouting Report says he has a low to mid-90s fastball with good command. Houston’s Jaxon Jelkin is a big-time JUCO arm who transferred in for this season. Jelkin possesses a mid-to-high 90s fastball, with his best pitch being his slider.

Jelkin was a 14th-round pick by the Dodgers last summer. Give me the guy who isn’t going to be shy of the bright lights while pitching in an MLB stadium. Also, he has a solid offense alongside him. The Cougars have a .982 Team OPS and are averaging just over 10 runs per game.

+110 Houston ML (BetMGM)

 

+161 ML Parlay: East Carolina / TCU / Oklahoma (DraftKings)

NOON ET +325 Purdue at #11 East Carolina -475

PROBABLE PITCHERS

Purdue: Jordan Morales Grad LHP (2-0, 0.00 ERA, 3.48 FIP, 12 K, 1 BB, 11.1 IP)

East Carolina: Trey Yesavage JR RHP (1-0, 1.80 ERA, 19 K, 3 BB, 10 IP, 0.45 SIERA)

Purdue’s Jordan Morales has started his first 2 games against Stony Brook and George Mason. Neither of those teams is anywhere near the caliber of East Carolina. Morales also had a 5.50 ERA while playing in the Big Ten last year. The 3.48 FIP indicates some possible regression due to the lefty in a road game with an expected huge crowd.

East Carolina has played tough competition outside of their first three games and are battle-tested. The Pirates have an .883 Team OPS, averaging over 7 runs per game. ECU also has one of the nation’s premier Aces slated to bump for them. Trey Yesavage will be one of the first pitchers drafted in the 2024 MLB Draft and has been dominant for the Pirates.

-475 East Carolina ML (DK)

3:00 ET +165 USC vs #5 TCU -215

PROBABLE PITCHERS

USC: (Not Confirmed) Caden Aoki JR RHP (0-2, 5.73 ERA, 3.30 SIERA, 12 K, 3 BB, 11 IP)

TCU: Payton Tolle JR LHP (1-0 in 2 starts, 6.75 ERA, 2.99 SIERA, 16 K, 7 BB, 8 IP)

Below average is an understatement for the Trojans’ offensive performance so far this season. USC has a brutal .603 Team OPS and is averaging just 3.5 runs per game. Albeit his struggle with control early this season, TCU’s 2way star transfer from Wichita State, Payton Tolle, should deal.

A large reason for the Horned Frogs’ high ranking in the polls is the offensive production they returned from last year. The Frogs’ lineup has been clicking early, averaging just under 9 runs per game with a .968 Team OPS.

-215 TCU ML (DK)

5:00 ET +160 Pitt vs Oklahoma -210

PROBABLE PITCHERS

Pitt: Ryan Andrade JR RHP (4.70 ERA, 6 FIP, 10 K, 7 BB, 7.1 IP)

Oklahoma: Braden Davis (0.82 ERA, 1.90 SIERA, 15 K, 3 BB, 11 IP)

Pitt’s best-starting pitcher is a transfer from Rhode Island. He was a closer for the Rams… now he is a Friday night starter in the ACC? I have my questions, and he has not pitched deep into either of his first two starts against Maine and Washington. I think this is a sell-high spot on Andrade and the Panthers.

Oklahoma’s Braden Davis has pitched outstanding against respectable competition (Oregon and Wright State). Add in a solid offense just two years removed from a College World Series final appearance. The Sooners bats are averaging over 8 runs per game with a .980 Team OPS.

-210 Oklahoma ML (DK)

 

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