Top College Basketball Betting Games of the Week (Dec 5-11)

Top College Basketball Games of the Week (Dec 5-11)

Written by on December 5, 2016

College football’s regular season has concluded. So that means college basketball tends to start drawing more interest and certainly more online sports betting action at MyBookie. Here’s a look at two intriguing matchups this week and you will also find a few in-depth game previews here at the site.

Top College Basketball Betting Games of the Week (Dec 5-11)

No. 24 Florida vs. No. 5 Duke, Tuesday

This game is shown by ESPN. Florida (7-1) already has beaten one ACC school this year in Miami. The Gators come off a 91-60 blowout win at North Florida last Thursday. Chris Chiozza had 16 points and nine assists off the bench. Florida scored 38 points in the paint, 38 off turnovers, made 9 of 19 shots from 3-point range and finished with 51 bench points. The Gators used their best shooting performance of the season (58.5 percent) to score their most points of the year. The Gators entered The Associated Press’ Top 25 last Monday for the first time since November 2014. Duke guards Grayson Allen and Frank Jackson should be good to go against Florida Tuesday in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. Allen (toe) and Jackson (foot) sat out Saturday’s win against Maine. They weren’t needed. The Blue Devils won 94-55. Duke freshmen Jayson Tatum and Marques Bolden made their college debuts in the Blue Devils’ win. The 6-foot- 8 Tatum, the third-ranked player in the Class of 2016, scored 10 points. He wound up starting and scored his first basket on a banked jumper about 7 minutes in. Tatum had suffered a foot injury at Duke’s NBA pro day in October and missed the first eight games of the season. The 6-11 Bolden, another possible lottery pick, also had been recovering from a foot injury. He was the first man off Duke’s bench. It’s the first meeting between Duke and Florida since the 2000 NCAA Tournament.

Washington at No. 8 Gonzaga, Wednesday

Bragging rights in the state of Washington are on the line in this ESPN2 game. Washington comes off back-to- back losses to the same team, TCU, which is pretty odd. It was 93-80 in Las Vegas on Nov. 26and then 86-71 at TCU last Wednesday. Freshman Markelle Fultz led the Huskies (4-3) with 21 points, 14 rebounds and six assists in the most recent loss — but had six of the Huskies’ season-high 25 turnovers. Carlos Johnson added 13 points and eight boards. “It’s our first away game,” said Fultz, who said he took an elbow that bloodied his mouth early in the game. “When they started to come back, I think the adversity got to us and we were just rushing things.” Fultz could be the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s draft. Unbeaten Gonzaga comes off an impressive 69-62 win over No. 16 Arizona in Los Angeles on Saturday. Przemek Karnowski dominated down low with 18 points. Gonzaga’s first five shots dropped and the Wildcats were stuck playing catch-up. Arizona trailed by 12 points at the first media timeout and never got closer than five. After two seasons as a starter for the Washington basketball team, Nigel Williams-Goss transferred to Gonzaga. He will face his former teammates Wednesday when the two teams renew their rivalry after a 10-year break.
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