Everyone loves an underdog! In the world of college basketball, good teams end up being the underdog, especially when they hit the road. With the regular season drawing to an end, every game is very important.
As the conference races are coming to an end, teams are fighting to win the regular-season title and get a better draw in their conference tournaments.
This Saturday, we’ll see a very competitive slate of games. Let’s take a look at some of the top underdog teams so you can bet against the College Basketball Odds.
Top Underdogs for Saturday’s College Basketball
Iowa Hawkeyes @ (18) Ohio State Buckeyes
While many felt that this would be a rebuilding year for the Iowa Hawkeyes, Fran McCaffrey’s squad has had different thoughts. Led by Keegan Murray, the Hawkeyes, who have won their last three games, will bring a 16-7 record into their game at Ohio State.
The Buckeyes have won two straight and are undefeated at home. While they’ll be the favorite in this one, the Iowa Hawkeyes will be a formidable foe.
(16) Tennessee Volunteers @ (23) Arkansas Razorbacks
While Tennessee is coming off of a huge victory over Kentucky, they’re heading into one of the most raucous arenas in the country. Arkansas is 14-2 at Bud Walton Arena this season, and they own a victory over Auburn at home. Even though Tennessee has won five in a row, we think they’ll be a slight underdog in this one.
(25) Alabama Crimson Tide @ (4) Kentucky Wildcats
Kentucky will be looking for a fight on Saturday. Kentucky was embarrassed by Tennessee earlier this week, and they’ll be looking to get back on the winning track.
Even though Alabama has won five straight, they’ll be in for a tough one at Rupp Arena, where Kentucky is 15-0 this season. The Tide will definitely be the underdogs on Saturday.
(12) Illinois Fighting Illini @ (19) Michigan State Spartans
Both teams are coming off of a bad loss. Michigan State lost at Penn State, while Illinois lost at Rutgers. Michigan State is 10-2 at the Breslin Center, while Illinois is 5-4 away from the State Farm Center in Champaign.
Both teams desperately need a victory in this one. We have a feeling that the Spartans will be a slight favorite over a very good Fighting Illini squad.
(11) Texas Tech Red Raiders @ (20) Texas Longhorns
The first time these two teams met this season, there were a lot of fireworks. Chris Beard, who left Texas Tech for Texas, came back to Lubbock, and a whole arena full of rowdy fans let him and his Longhorns hear about it. Texas Tech came out of that one with a huge victory.
Beard and his Longhorns will be looking for sweet revenge. They didn’t like the way things went down when they visited Lubbock. This will be a tough task for Texas.
Texas Tech beat Baylor on Wednesday night and will be coming into this one with some momentum. While Texas is 15-1 at home, the Red Raiders have struggled on the road, going 2-5. We’re assuming that the Red Raiders will be the underdogs in this battle.