Well, we have finally closed out on the regular season. We have a few teams that have already won their conference tournament and many more teams competing this week for their conference championships. Let’s look at a few games and a few teams that might be worth betting on against the NCAAB Odds and to add for a parlay this week.
NCAA Basketball Parlay Picks for Week 18
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Northwestern Wildcats
The first game of the Big Ten Championship Tournament may come as a surprise to see in our weekly parlay pick, but when a team is on a run like we see here, we have to put it down. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are one of the hottest teams in the Big Ten. For a team that has never won a Big Ten Tournament game, they come in playing great basketball.
Nebraska finished off a big upset and played spoiler on Senior Day at Wisconsin on Sunday. The Huskers are riding a three-game winning streak that includes wins over Penn State and Ohio State as well. The win on Sunday came without Bryce McGowens Jr. and Trey McGowens who was ejected in the second half after a Flagrant 2 foul.
Northwestern is stumbling a bit as of late. They have lost three of their last five games and a lot of uncertainty is surrounding the Wildcats. There are rumors that Chris Collins may not be back next year, and the Wildcats lose quite a few players after this season.
This is a game that we expect to see Northwestern favored in considering they are the higher seed, but it will not be by much. The Huskers are starting to pick up the pace but at the wrong time. We like Nebraska to win this game and beat the spread outright.
Oregon State Beavers vs Oregon Ducks
The two Oregon schools battle in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament and this one should not be close. Oregon was once a team that looked to have promise at one point in the season, but that quickly deteriorated. The good thing for the Ducks is that their little brother is having one of the worst seasons by a Division I program.
Oregon State comes into the game with a 3-27 record. Yes, you are reading that correctly, 3-27. The Beavers finished 1-19 in conference play. The last win for the Beavers came on Dec. 30 against Utah.
Oregon is not playing much better as of late, as they have lost four of their last five games. Oregon is averaging 72 points per game this season, only four more points than their opponent. This is going to be a tough game to watch, but a great game to bet on.
This is a game that we expect Oregon to be favored in and to win.
Georgetown Hoyas vs Seton Hall Pirates
If you thought it was a rough year for Oregon State, it has been just as close to a rough year for the Georgetown Hoyas. The Hoyas enter the game with a record of 6-24 and 0-19 in conference play. They take on one Seton Hall, a team that could be a sleeper pick this week.
Georgetown is a team that won the Big East Championship last year as an eighth seed. They made a great run earning the automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. Don’t expect the broken clock to strike a third time this year, because it has turned bad for Georgetown.
Seton Hall was off to a promising start this season before trailing off in the second half, but the Pirates could be a team that could cause a few upsets this week. The Pirates have won their last five games down the stretch of the season to earn a regular-season record of 20-9.
This is a game that we expect Seton Hall to win and cover. It has been a miserable year for Georgetown and the Pirates are playing great basketball here in the late parts of the season.