This may sound crazy but we are only eight weeks away from Selection Sunday. It seems that the college basketball season just started but it is the new year and we are gearing up for conference play. Here are three games that we think you should consider in your parlays this week so you can place your bets against the NCAA Basketball odds.
NCAA Basketball Parlay Picks for Week 10
St. Louis at Dayton
This is a game that may fly under the radar on the college basketball schedule tomorrow night, but this will be a great A-10 matchup. The St. Louis Billikens travel to Ohio to take on the Dayton Flyers. Dayton has opened up as 2.5 point favorites for this game.
While they lost their best player before the season even started, St. Louis has responded well and could be a threat late in the season. Losing Javonte Perkins before the start of the season was not the best way to get things started for the Billikens. With the leadership of Yuri Collins, the great play of Jordan Nesbitt, and Gibson Jimerson, St. Louis has found themselves at 10-4 to start the year.
Dayton is off to a good start this season at 9-6, held back by a rough start to the season. The Flyers lost three of their first four games but responded well with a five-game winning streak including wins over Miami and Kansas. Dayton had two games postponed but won in their last outing against George Washington.
Pick to Win: St. Louis +2.5
Illinois at Nebraska
In Big Ten action, the conference co-leaders, Illinois Fighting Illini travel to Lincoln to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Illinois is off to a 4-0 start in the Big Ten Conference and 11-3 on the season. Nebraska comes into the game 6-10 on the season with an 0-5 conference record. Illinois opens up as 13.5 point favorites.
It has been an interesting season, to say the least for the Illinois Fighting Illini. They have played most of the season without sophomore guard Andre Curbelo, who was a national sensation at the end of the season last year. They were without Kofi Cockburn to start the season, but he has since made his presence known. Cockburn leads the Illini with 22.5 points per game and 12.5 rebounds per game.
Nebraska is off to a very bad start this season. In a year where there was a lot of hope and some promise, the Cornhuskers have fallen well short of expectations in the early part of the season. Nebraska has lost four out of their last five and are big underdogs in this conference matchup with Illinois.
Pick to Win: Illinois -13.5
Auburn at Alabama
Two of the top teams in the SEC square off tomorrow night in a late-night matchup. Auburn finds themselves ranked #4 in the AP Poll this week. Alabama fell down to #23 a bad loss to Missouri. Alabama looks to get back in the race with a big home win against Auburn.
Under head coach Bruce Pearl, the Tigers come in at 14-1 on the season and an 11-game winning streak. Jabari Smith has led the Tigers in points per game this season, averaging 15.5 points. The Tigers have three players averaging double-figures this season.
Alabama slid down the ranking after the embarrassing loss to Missouri last week. At 11-4 on the season, Alabama needs a few wins to stay in the running for the SEC regular-season championship. Alabama does have a big win over Gonzaga this season but has four bad losses on the season. Alabama has opened as 1.5 point favorites to start the game.
Pick to Win: Alabama -1.5