Top Men's College Basketball Matches to Bet On: BIG 12 Great Action, SEC Showdown and More

Top Men’s College Basketball Matches to Bet On: BIG 12 Great Action, SEC Showdown and More

Great college hoops games take place this week from Tuesday through Thursday. On Tuesday, a couple of massive Big 12 matchups happen when the Oklahoma Sooners host the Kansas Jayhawks and the Texas Tech Red Raiders host the Iowa State Cyclones. Then on Wednesday, two of the best in the SEC throw down when Alabama welcomes LSU. Also on Wednesday, the Big East’s top team, the Villanova Wildcats, host the Marquette Golden Eagles. Thursday is all about the two best college hoop squads in the Pac-12, the Arizona Wildcats and the UCLA Bruins. Arizona travels to Stanford while UCLA heads to Utah. Check out analysis and free picks for 6 of the best college basketball games from Tuesday through Thursday so you can bet against the NCAAB odds

College Basketball Betting: Top Games to Wager From Tuesday to Thursday ( Jan. 18th – 20th

Kansas Jayhawks at Oklahoma Sooners

  • When: Tuesday, Jan. 18

Kansas should be the favorite when the Jayhawks head to Oklahoma to take on the Sooners. Rock Chalk has gone 14-2 straight up this season.

Kansas is a winning 8-7-1 against the spread. The Sooners boast a 12-5 record and are 8-9 ATS. Since an 8-point loss to Texas Tech on Jan. 8, the Jayhawks have won 2 straight. Oklahoma is 8-1 at home, though, and will be looking to end a 2-game losing streak. Sooners win and cover. 

NCAAM Pick: Oklahoma Sooners 

Iowa State Cyclones at Texas Tech Red Raiders

  • When: Tuesday, Jan. 18

Texas Tech had everything going their way. Then on Sunday, the Red Raiders fumbled in a surprising 11-point loss to Kansas State.

Iowa State is no slouch of a team. The Cyclones followed up their 1-point loss to Kansas on Jan. 11 with a 9-point win against Texas. Iowa State is a healthy 11-6 ATS this season. They’ll have a shot to beat the Red Raiders on the moneyline. An against the spread victory should be a foregone conclusion.  

NCAAM Pick: Iowa State  

LSU Tigers at Alabama Crimson Tide

  • When: Wednesday, Jan. 19

On Jan. 15, Arkansas upset LSU in Baton Rouge 65-58. The Tigers didn’t play anywhere close to their best.

But although LSU must travel to Tuscaloosa to take on one of their biggest rivals, the Tigers might be in line to right their ship. Alabama has lost 3 straight. A couple of the losses were to teams they should have beaten, Missouri and Mississippi State. Consider backing Louisiana State on the moneyline. 

NCAAM Pick: LSU Tigers 

Marquette Golden Eagles at Villanova Wildcats

  • When: Wednesday, Jan. 19

Villanova has reasserted itself as the best team in the Big East. On Jan. 16, Nova won their sixth straight. The Wildcats beat the rival Butler Bulldogs.

Nova didn’t just win. They dominated by 40 points in an 82-42 victory. Villanova is playing like a Final Four squad, which means they should win this. But Marquette has won and covered in 4 straight. The Golden Eagles can play well enough for the ATS victory while the Wildcats take this on the moneyline. 

NCAAM Pick: Marquette Golden Eagles  

UCLA Bruins at Utah Utes

  • When: Thursday, Jan. 20

UCLA has a great straight up record, 11-2, but a terrible record against the spread. The Bruins are just 5-7-1 ATS.

Utah has gone 8-7 SU and 6-10-1 ATS. Arizona dusted the Utes 82-64 in Utah’s last. The Utes beat the Wildcats against the spread, though. Don’t expect the Utes to make it 2 covers in a row. UCLA rolls.

NCAAM Pick: UCLA Bruins 

Arizona Wildcats at Stanford Cardinal

  • When: Thursday, Jan. 20

The Wildcats have climbed to third in the nation, which means if the NCAA Tournament started today, Arizona might be a 1-seed in the Midwest or even West. That’s how well Zona is playing.

U-of-A will offer points in this. Although they’re the home squad, Stanford doesn’t have much of a shot of keeping this close. The Cardinals struggle to put the ball in the hoop, averaging less than 70 points per while Arizona scores 88.5 each game. Cats win and cover. 

NCAAM Pick: Arizona Wildcats  


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