It is crunch time in college basketball with the regular season winding down. Now is the time for teams to make a move heading towards the conference tournaments and Selection Sunday. In our College Basketball Betting parlay picks this week, a lot is up for grabs in terms of seeding for the postseason.
NCAA Basketball Parlay Betting Picks for Week Games (Feb. 22nd)
Michigan State Spartans vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Both of these teams are more than likely going to be in the NCAA Tournament, but they need every win they can get to get a good seed. Michigan State and Iowa come in with very different scenarios in their last five games. This game between the Spartans and Hawkeyes is scheduled for a 7 p.m. ET tip-off on ESPN.
Michigan State has lost four of their last five games and they are struggling to say the least. The most recent loss was over the weekend to the Illinois Fighting Illini in a game that was closer than it should have been. The Spartans want to turn things around to avoid a possible first-round exit.
Iowa is starting to find their stride and they are playing very good basketball as of late. The Hawkeyes have won four of their last five games, including a most recent win over Ohio State on the road. Iowa is starting to return to form, averaging over 80 points per game.
Iowa is currently favored by 6.5 points for this game. This is a game that we like Iowa because of their ability to score lately. The Hawkeyes can put up points in a heartbeat and 6.5 points is a good enough spread to bet on Iowa.
Arkansas Razorbacks vs Florida Gators
A big matchup between the Arkansas Razorbacks and Florida Gators is a game to keep on the radar. Arkansas is looking to head to the NCAA Tournament after a good season so far. Florida is on the bubble currently at 17-10 on the season. This game tips off at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN 2.
Currently third in the SEC standings and only two games back of the first place, Arkansas is looking to make a run here late in the season. The Razorbacks hold a record of 21-6 on the season and average 77 points a game on the season. JD Notae leads the Razorbacks in points per game on the season with 18.5.
Florida shocked the nation this last weekend with a one-point win over Auburn. The Gators have won three of their last five games. Colin Castleton leads the Florida Gators in points per game on the season with an average of 15.7.
Arkansas is favored by one point currently for the road game in Gainesville, Florida. This is a game we like Arkansas. Florida is a very hit-and-miss team and a team and a team we cannot trust.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Michigan Wolverines
This matchup is going to be very interesting due to the suspensions handed out after the incident between Michigan and Wisconsin. Juwan Howard, head coach of the Michigan Wolverines, has been suspended for five games after the handshake line in the previous game. This game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. ET tip-off on the Big Ten Network on Wednesday night.
Rutgers is coming off a tough loss this weekend to Purdue, but they are playing great basketball as of late. They have won four of their last five games, including the best teams in the conference. Rutgers is close to being on the bubble and this win over Michigan would be big for their resume.
Michigan may be down a few players after suspensions have been handed out. We are not sure at this time which players may be out, but the Wolverines will be missing a few players. Hunter Dickinson continues to lead the way in points and rebounds for Michigan.
This is a game that we like Rutgers in. Due to everything happening due to the suspensions around Michigan.