We are officially just 12 days away from the start of March Madness, but there is still a lot of action to cram in before we get to the start of the tournament. We are pretty close to having the top 25 set in stone, with several teams already done with their regular season schedule. Over the past few weeks, we have been breaking down the top 25, but this week, we are going to look at 10 teams currently in the top group and pick out a few that are worth betting against the NCAAB Odds.
Top AP Poll 25: Top 10 Teams to Bet On this Week
#2 Arizona Wildcats
Arizona is in a position to win the PAC 12 regular season conference crown, but they have 3 games ahead of them this week. The biggest of the 3 comes against USC on Tuesday night, as a win there would secure the title. If they win that, I might be wary about playing them against Stanford and Cal, although those are both games they should win.
#4 Duke Blue Devils
The Blue Devils are on the rise in the final season for Coach K, and many people are now looking at them as a favorite to win it all. They have Pittsburgh and North Carolina coming this week and I like them to win both of those games. I also like Duke to lock up the ACC regular season title.
#5 Auburn Tigers
The last thing any team wants to do is back into the playoffs, so Auburn will be looking to finish strong after dropping 2 of their last 3 games. They have 2 games to come this week against Mississippi State and South Carolina. They look like a good bet in both.
#7 Kentucky Wildcats
Kentucky still has a shot at winning the SEC regular season title, but they need to win their final 2 games to have a shot at making that happen. Florida and Ole Miss should both be opponents that the Wildcats can take down, so I would be on them in both games.
#8 Purdue Boilermakers
One of the games of the week will see Purdue and Wisconsin go head-to-head, with the winner likely the team that will win the Big Ten regular season title. Purdue lost at home to the Badgers, so I would likely stick with Wisconsin at home.
#11 Villanova Wildcats
The Big East is up for grabs and Villanova can take it with a win over #9 Providence on Tuesday night. They would still also need to win their final game of the regular season, but that looks like an easier task. I like them at home versus the Friars.
#13 Tennessee Volunteers
The Volunteers are finishing strong and moving up the rankings. They still have an outside shot at the SEC crown, but they are realistically looking to just get the best ranking possible. I like them to close out with wins over Georgia and Arkansas.
#14 Houston Cougars
A busy week for Houston, who have 3 games to come before the end of the season. The American Conference looks to be a lock, and I like them to win out and end the season on a 7-game streak.
#18 UConn Huskies
The Huskies are looking good and getting hot coming down the stretch, winning each of their last 4 games. I would not be surprised to see them take out both Creighton and DePaul to close out the regular season.
#20 Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois has been sliding down the rankings, but they have a shot at solidifying their top 25 status with a pair of games coming this week. A win over #24 Iowa in their final game will help their cause.