AP Top 25 College Basketball Analysis & Betting Opportunities

AP Top 25 College Basketball Analysis: This Week’s Betting Opportunities

Written by on February 6, 2023

Indiana beat Purdue, but the Boilermakers remain the Associated Press’ top squad. The reason? Purdue almost came back down 16 points to beat the Hoosiers in Indiana. Houston climbed to number 2, Alabama moved to number 3, and the Arizona Wildcats clawed up a spot to number 4. The Texas Longhorns round out the Top 5.

Check out Monday’s updated AP Men’s College Basketball Rankings along with this week’s top NCAAB betting opportunitiesto win the NCAA Tournament.


2022-2023 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Season

  • When: Nov. 7, 2022 – March 12, 2023

This Week’s Best Play and Best Second Play Among the Top 5

Top Play: Arizona Wildcats
Arizona was the top play last week. There’s no reason to lay off the Cats this week after AZ beat Oregon 91-76 and blasted Oregon State 84-52.

East coast bias means Zona should offer overlay odds to win the NCAA Tournament. Jump on the Cats this week if the odds fit.

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Second Play: Alabama Crimson Tide
In the words of The Donald, Bama bounced back bigly after the stunning loss to Oklahoma. The Crimson Tide decimated Vanderbilt 101-44. Then in their next game, The Tide rolled past rival LSU 79-69 in an impressive road win. Bama continues to have doubters, which means like Zona, they should offer overlay odds to win it all this week.

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This Week’s Best Play and Best Underdog Play 6 To 15

Top Play: Kansas Jayhawks
Iowa State dominated Kansas 68-53 in the Jayhawks’ last. But although Rock Chalk didn’t play well, we know Bill Self’s squad will be ready come tournament time.

So use the loss as a reason to back the Jayhawks at what should be decent odds. If Kansas loses their Monday night game versus Texas, we’ll get even better odds.

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Top Second Play: Baylor Bears
After six straight wins, Baylor fell to Texas last week. But then before the week ended, the Bears had secured a nice 89-62 victory over Texas Tech. The Bears, like the Jayhawks, will start tightening the screws for a deep NCAA Tournament run. Keep that in mind when you make your futur e bets this week.

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This Week’s Best Play and Best Underdog Play from 16 To 25

Top Underdog Play: Gonzaga Bulldogs
Now’s the time to jump on the Zags. St. Mary’s handed Gonzaga the Bulldogs’ fourth loss of the season. Gonzaga, no doubt, is a better team than what they showed in the 8-point loss to St. Mary’s.

Mark Few will right what’s wrong, which means from now until the NCAA Tournament, we should expect Gonzaga to slowly build into a legit title contender. The loss to the Gaels means we should see overlay odds on Gonzaga to win it all.

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Second Underdog Play: Indiana Hoosiers
The Hoosiers almost blew a 16-point lead against Purdue. Ah, but they didn’t. More importantly, Indiana proved it can win against a team that’s much taller than they are.

The Hoosiers aren’t perfect. But they have what it takes to win the tournament. So consider backing Indiana this week if you want to play a top dog with a legit chance.

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