NCAA Basketball Odds & Picks for the Thanksgiving Weekend Action

NCAA Basketball Odds & Picks for the Thanksgiving Weekend Action

As feast week comes to a close, there are still some quality matchups to witness and, of course, wager on over the weekend. Here are some of the best NCAA Basketball Betting games that should be on your radar for Thanksgiving Weekend!

Top College Basketball Thanksgiving Betting Opportunities for the Weekend

Texas Christian Horned Frogs vs California Golden Bears: Over 128.5 Points

We may as well start off with the easy on Friday evening, correct? In the game where Jamie Dixon gets his best player back, 20 points per game scorer Mike Miles, a total under 130 feels like an early Christmas present.

The bigger question is whether or not California can hold up its end of the bargain and get over the 50-point mark, which should be about all it is going to take.

The TCU Horned Frogs are not a particularly stout defensive team, so the Golden Bears should be able to get the game to the over. 

Pick: Over 128.5 points

San Francisco Dons vs Davidson Wildcats: San Francisco (-1)

In a matchup between two first-time head coaches, San Francisco and Davidson might be the best game on the slate that no one seems to be talking about.

The Dons are a perfect 6-0 on the season with wins against Fresno State and Wichita State and have won three consecutive games on road/neutral court locations. 

Davidson also has some nice victories so far, having defeated a Wright State team that took down Louisville (who hasn’t?), as well as victories over South Carolina and Old Dominion

San Francisco is just 2-3 against the spread this season, but Davidson is also underperforming the spread by an average of -5.4 points per contest and -17.5 points per game in their two home games this season. 

The Wildcats have a big-time scorer in former Michigan State Spartan Foster Loyer, who is averaging over 20 points per game, but the Dons defend the three-point line very well so far on the season. 

Pick: San Francisco (-1) 

Houston Christian Huskies vs Missouri Tigers: Missouri (-25)

There aren’t a whole lot of people paying attention to Dennis Gates and the Missouri Tigers this season, and that could be a mistake.

The Leonard Hamilton disciple took his talents to Missouri after winning 39 games in two seasons and historically bad Cleveland State. All he has done so far is start his first season 6-0 at a program that went 12-21 just a year ago. 

The Tigers are just 3-3 against the spread on the season, but all three covers have come over the last four games as Missouri seems to be finding themselves.

Senior transfer Isiaih Mosely has apparently acclimated to the Gates systems, averaging 17 points per game over his last three contests, including 23 in Missouri’s most contest, a blowout victory over Coastal Carolina. 

Houston Christian has also allowed every opponent this season to score over a point per possession, including non-division one school Champion Christian. Missouri should cover this number with relative ease.

Pick: Missouri (-25)


 

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