We are heading into conference tournament play for some teams and others are in the last week of the regular season. This makes betting on games much more interesting and will reflect in what we see in the odds and lines. Check out a few games we have selected to add for a parlay so you don’t miss your chance to bet against the NCAA Basketball Odds.
NCAA Basketball Parlay Picks for Week 17
Providence Friars vs Villanova Wildcats
This is a must-see game to start the evening tonight. The Providence Friars are on the road against the Villanova Wildcats. This is a Top-15 matchup with Providence ranked #9 and Villanova ranked #11. This matchup is set for a 6:30 p.m. (ET) tip-off on FS1.
Providence is a team that is really flying under the radar this season. For a team that is 24-3 and #9 in the country, the Friars have not been talked about on the national stage. That could change with a huge run here in March. Nate Watson leads the Friars in scoring with 14 points per game.
Villanova needs this week to be in first place with Providence. The Wildcats are currently one game behind and this win would put them in a tie for first. Collin Gillespie will need a big game if the Wildcats want to walk out winners in this one.
Villanova is the surprising 10-point favorite in this game. This is a game that Villanova can win, but it would be surprising to see them cover. The last meeting was a five-point win in favor of the Wildcats. Providence has a lot to play for in this game.
Michigan State Spartans vs Michigan Wolverines
The battle for Michigan takes place again. Michigan State took the first meeting in East Lansing. Both teams are slowing up as of late, but the Spartans are coming off a big win. This game is scheduled for an 8:30 (ET) tip-off on FS1.
Michigan State upset the #4 team in the nation over the weekend by beating Purdue in East Lansing. The Spartans needed that win very badly, to keep their dreams alive of making a run in the tournament. Gabe Brown continues to lead the way scoring-wise for the Spartans. Michigan State needs that star player to step up down the stretch here in the regular season.
Michigan is through two games of the Juwan Howard suspension. Howard is set to return at the end of the regular season, in time for the Big Ten tournament. The Wolverines went toe-to-toe with Illinois on Sunday but lost in a high-scoring battle.
This is a game that we like Michigan in. After a tough outing against Illinois, they will be looking for a big comeback against their state rivals. With this game being in Ann Arbor, Michigan is the team to bet on here. The Wolverines are favored by four points.
Purdue Boilermakers vs Wisconsin Badgers
Wisconsin could clinch the Big Ten regular-season title with a win over Purdue tonight. A win for the Boilermakers could put them in a tie for the Big Ten regular-season championship. This game has many implications on the line for three teams, the third being Illinois. This game is set for a 9 p.m. (ET) tip-off on ESPN.
Purdue is looking to bounce back after a tough loss this past weekend against Michigan State. This is a game that Purdue has marked on the schedule since Wisconsin beat them earlier this season. There would be no better way than for Jaden Ivey and company to get revenge this late in the season.
Wisconsin, a team that was overlooked at the beginning of the season, is looking to finish their statement here. The Badgers, led by Johnny Davis, are looking for yet another Big Ten regular-season title. Wisconsin just find ways to win down the stretch of games, including a four-game win streak they currently hold.
Even as the road team, Purdue is the slim 2.5 point favorite in this game. This is a game that we like Purdue in because of the implications that are on the line. The Boilermakers do a good job of rebounding after losses, and this is a game they need a big rebound in.