Top College Basketball Betting Picks of the Week – November 5th Edition

Posted by Aaron . on November 5, 2019 in

The College Basketball season kicked off with a bang that included the top teams in the country going head to head. The excitement doesn’t stop there though as several teams will be challenged with tough games off the jump. Lets take a look at some of the best NCAAB Betting games for the weekend slate.

Top College Basketball Betting Picks of the Week – November 5th Edition

Notre Dame at #9 North Carolina  – Wednesday November 6th

Top recruit and preseason All American second team Cole Anthony is expected to step in and play a big role right away for this Tar Heel squad. His skill set should transition nicely into what Coby White was able to accomplish last year. Roy WIlliams team will also see a freshman starting at center for the Tar Heels as well. Armando Bacot was a fellow five star recruit but may see limited minutes as concerns about conditioning could plague him early.

Notre Dame saw a disappointing season last year as a young team who took their lumps but gained valuable playing time. Sophomores Prentiss Hubb, Dane Goodwin, and Nate Leszewski will all need to show sufficient growth leading into their second years for this Irish team to contend in the ACC.

Rex Pflueger is the senior of the team and will need to set the tone with his ability to knock down three pointers. Look for Notre Dame to play a closely contested game early but fail to score enough points to keep up with a talented Tar Heel team at home.

Cincinnati at #18 Ohio State  – Wednesday November 6th

For the first time in 18 years Mick Cronin will not lead Cincinnati on the sidelines. Instead John Brannen will see his team push the pace and score the ball at a quick rate.The Bearcats will look to Senior Jarron Cumberland who averaged 18 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists a game last season. Another full off season should see noticeable improvements on his game.

The Buckeyes will be facing high expectations after Chris Holtmanns team had success in the tournament last year. They bring in the top recruiting class in the big ten which features EJ Liddell who was the number 42 player in the nation last year. His running mate should be fellow  freshman guard DJ Carton, who excels at finding the open man.

This in state rivalry was one of the surprising matchups last year and could be once again. The Bearcats may have just what it takes to go on the road and steal a game against a ranked opponent.

Washington Huskies @ #16 Baylor Bears – Friday November 8th

Freshman stud Isaiah Stewart may pose a problem for the Bears early in the season. Stewart is a tank down low and will beat you with speed if you let him start out on the perimeter.

The 6’10 length allows him to erase shots defensively that makes it tough to score when he is lurking. Kentucky transfer Quade Green should have most of the offense flow through his hands. Green excels at shooting the basketball from anywhere on the floor.

Coach Scott Drew led the Baylor bears to the tournament last season and even managed to win a game. They return Jared Butler and Mark Vital who were two of the leading contributors to that team. Tristan Clark was the second leading scorer last year before a knee injury cut his season short, but he should be healthy.

Baylor is expected to push for Big 12 contention this season and will need to develop the habit of playing well at home. Washington might just be talented enough to challenge the veteran Bears in the first week.

Florida State at #6 Florida  – Sunday November 10th

The Gators will hope to see transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr. expand on his game with more touches on this Florida team. He was named a second team preseason All American this year so the expectations are high. Luckily he will have a talented back court to help ease the load for him when needed. Tre Mann, Andrew Nembhard, and Noah Locke all provide the extra depth to  problems for opposing teams. Omar Payne and Scottie Lewis will bring the plus defense from the wing position. Leonard Hamilton’s Seminoles are coming off of back to back Sweet 16 appearances.

Unfortunately they only bring back Senior Trent Forrest who wasn’t much of a scoring threat last year but will see more responsibility on that end. Freshman forward Patrick Williams Will have to provide instant offense for a team that will need to figure out where points will come from.

Florida State has seen victories in each of the last five times these two have taken the court. Look for that to change as Florida has their most talented team since 2008. This is a fun rivalry game to round out the return of college hoops.