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Top College Basketball Picks of the Week – November 27th

Written by on November 27, 2017

With the 2017-18 college basketball season nearing the completion of its first month of action, collegiate hoops bettors need to know which games this coming week are looking attractive from both, an entertainment – and betting perspective! Thankfully, that’s where I come in! Let’s get started with a look at the latest NCAAB odds to later move forward to my top College Basketball picks according to this week’s schedule.

Top College Basketball Picks of the Week – November 27th


No. 16 Baylor (5-0) at No. 21 Xavier (5-1)

  • When: Tuesday, November 28 at 6:30 PM ET
  • Where: Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • TV: FS1
Baylor is on fire, having won all five of their games so far this season while recording very impressive wins over Wisconsin and Creighton in their last two games to win the Hall of Fame Classic title in Kansas City. Xavier lost to Arizona State 102-86 on Saturday to snap their five-game winning streak, but this matchup looks like a lively affair just waiting to happen. Xavier is averaging a stunning 91.2 points per game, but Baylor is getting it done at the other end of the floor by holding their opponents to just 59.4 points per contest! The Bears are also a stupendous 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 road games, be sure to include them in your College Basketball picks of the week.

Recent Head to Head (Last 3 Games)

  • Record: Baylor leads 3-0
  • Score: Baylor 73.33 / Xavier 65.00
  • Field Goal Percentage: Baylor 47.65 / Xavier 37.14
  • Rebounds: Baylor 37.33 / Xavier 36.67
  • 3 Points Shots: Baylor 23-57 / Xavier 19/61
  • Steals: Baylor 6.67 / Xavier 6.00

Pennsylvania at No. 4 Villanova

  • When: Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Jake Nevin Field House, Villanova, PA
It really doesn’t matter that Penn (5-3) is an Ivy League school with no chance of beating mighty, fourth-ranked Villanova (6-0) on Wednesday night. What really matters is that this all-Philly matchup is one of the game’s most legendary pairings. The Big 5 (look it up) and northeast-based hoops fans will be treated to a raucous affair, even if Jay Wright’s title-contending Wildcats, the team that should be on your College Basketball picks, have this game well in hand by the time halftime rolls around.

Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Villanova leads 10-0
  • Score: Pennsylvania 56.10 / Villanova 76.30
  • Field Goal Percentage: Pennsylvania 36.59 / Villanova 45.56
  • Rebounds: Pennsylvania 29.50 / Villanova 38.80
  • 3 Points Shots: Pennsylvania 65-218 / Villanova 73-201
  • Steals: Pennsylvania 7.00 / Villanova 8.20

Michigan at No. 13 North Carolina

  • When: Wednesday, November 29 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Dean E. Smith Center Chapel Hill, NC
  • TV: ESPN
Unranked Michigan is off to a fine, 5-1 start while 13th-ranked North Carolina is looking like a team that can play with anyone, despite their modest national ranking. The Wolverines are shutting down the opposition by allowing just 60.1 points per game to rank 21st in points allowed nationally. UNC should be one of your College Basketball Picks of the Week. Still, right now, I’m thinking the Tar Heels are a virtual lock to win this one at home, seeing as how they’re putting up a stellar 84.8 points per game (45th) and have at least two sure-fire NBA performers in Luke Maye and Theo Pinson and arguably the smartest point guard in all of college hoops in Joel Berry II, who also happens to be an NBA prospect! Then again, the Heels did fall at Mississippi State on Sunday night while getting held to a mind-boggling 45 points, so I guess you just never know!

Team Records

  • All: Michigan 6-1 / North Carolina 5-1
  • Home: Michigan 5-0 / North Carolina 3-0
  • Away: Michigan 1-1 / North Carolina 2-1
  • As Favorite: Michigan 5-1 / North Carolina 4-0
  • As Underdog: Michigan 0-0 / North Carolina 0-1
  • ATS: Michigan 3-3 / North Carolina 3-2
  • Over/Under: Michigan 1-4 / North Carolina 3-2

No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 3 Michigan State

  • When: Thursday, November 30 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Breslin Center, East Lansing, MI
  • TV: ESPN
Notre Dame (6-0) beat the hell out of LSU 92-53 before squeaking past No. 8 Wichita State 67-66 last Wednesday to win the Maui Invitational. However, No. 3 Michigan State (5-1) blitzed No. 13 North Carolina on Sunday night to win the PK80 title in a huge national affair. Michigan State has size, star power, starting with All-American Miles Bridges and a ton of talent, but Notre Dame has made a habit out of beating teams you’d never think they could while being a perennial resident in the national top 20 under head coach Mike Brey. Make no mistake about it, this one is going to be a thriller.

Team Records

  • All: Notre Dame 6-0 / Michigan State 5-1
  • Home: Notre Dame 3-0 / Michigan State 4-0
  • Away: Notre Dame 3-0 / Michigan State 1-1
  • As Favorite: Notre Dame 3-0 / Michigan State 5-1
  • As Underdog: Notre Dame 1-0 / Michigan State 0-0
  • ATS: Notre Dame 3-1 / Michigan State 4-2
  • Over/Under: Notre Dame 0-3 / Michigan State 2-3
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