We have reached the month of February and before we know it, we will be headed into conference tournaments and getting ready for March Madness. Teams are looking to get big wins in their own conference to help their resume for Selection Sunday. Let’s take a look at a few games on the radar, and one’s to look at for adding to a parlay so you can make your bets against the NCAAB odds.
NCAA Basketball Parlay Picks for Week 13
Michigan State Spartans vs Maryland Terrapins
Michigan State fell just three spots after going 1-1 last week. The Spartans lost to the Fighting Illini that happened to be short-handed with both Kofi Cockburn and Andre Curbelo out. They responded well with a big win over their state rival, the Michigan Wolverines.
The Maryland Terrapins are one game above .500 on the season and are looking to make a run late in the season. Danny Manning took over for Mark Turgeon earlier this season and the Terrapins are trying to fight through the rest of the season. This would be a big win for Maryland to add to their resumes.
Michigan State is the five-point road favorite to start the betting lines. This is another chance for Michigan State to stay right behind Illinois for the lead in the Big Ten. The Spartans will have a tough test against a Maryland team that matches up well with them. Max Christie will need another big performance to pace the Spartans as he did over the weekend.
Bet to Win: Michigan State -5
Kansas Jayhawks at Iowa State Cyclones
After a very disappointing loss over the weekend, the Kansas Jayhawks are getting prepared for a Big 12 battle against Iowa State. The Jayhawks were blown out by Kentucky at Allen Fieldhouse in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Ochai Agbaji and company hit the road looking to turn it around after a poor performance Saturday.
The Iowa State Cyclones find themselves at #20 this week in the AP Poll. Led by their defense, the Cyclones host one of the top teams in their conference, Kansas. The Cyclones have won three of their last five games, including their last two. The Cyclone offense is nothing to write home about, only averaging 69.6 points per game.
This is a game that Kansas will come out and dominate. Good teams have a way of responding after very poor performances. The performance by Kansas on Saturday was as poor as it gets for them. Kansas is the 3.5 point favorite and that is a spread they can easily cover against a team that does not score a lot.
Bet to Win: Kansas -3.5
North Carolina Tar Heels vs Louisville Cardinals
Our third game is a matchup from the ACC between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Louisville Cardinals. North Carolina comes in with a record of 15-6 and they need every game to ensure their chances of making the NCAA Tournament. The Tar Heels come in winners in their last three games and inside the top four of the ACC.
Louisville comes in struggling very badly. After firing their head coach Chris Mack, the Cardinals have lost four of their last five games. After suffering a disappointing loss on Saturday against Duke, Louisville is searching for anything to turn their season around.
On the road, North Carolina opens up as the 3.5 point favorite. North Carolina, needing every game and any win, will have to prove themselves against a lower-end team in the ACC. The Cardinals are struggling very much right now, and the struggles will continue with another loss here to the Tar Heels.
Bet to Win: North Carolina -3.5