Top NCAAB Betting Games of the Week

Posted by Aaron . on February 15, 2016 in

March Madness gets closer with each passing week, which means that some teams are holding up well under the pressure…while others are starting to fold. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest games this week in college hoops — from the NCAAB online betting perspective.

Top NCAAB Betting Games of the Week

Syracuse at #18 Louisville (Wednesday, 7:00pm Eastern time)

Syracuse has played well since Jim Boeheim returned from his suspension, and the Orange have been surprising their ACC competition as well. Louisville, on the other hand, has been faltering a bit, dropping games to such unranked foes as Notre Dame. Louisville will be favored in this game, and I would take Syracuse at any spread on the Louisville side because I think the Orange are poised for an upset.

#4 Iowa at Penn State (Wednesday, 6:30pm Eastern time)

Iowa fell at Indiana last week, which means it’s time to take out your frustrations on the lower-tier teams in your conference. I see this Angry Contender trend continuing this week, as Iowa heads to Penn State and delivers a hide-tanning. As long as this line is not more than six or eight points, I feel very good about an Iowa bet here.

Houston at Tulane (Wednesday, 9:30pm Eastern time)

Houston is one of the “dark horse” competitors in the American Athletic Conference, while Tulane is one of the bottom-feeders in the conference. Houston is strong on the boards and has a solid interior defense, which could make this a long night in New Orleans. Take advantage of that “home bias” that will push the line a little bit toward the Green Wave, and bet on the Cougars.

Tennessee at #14 Kentucky (Thursday, 7:00pm Eastern time)

Kentucky lost at Tennessee in the teams’ first meeting in Knoxville, right after a disappointing loss at Kansas. Kentucky is coming off a solid thumping of South Carolina on the road this weekend. Do you think the Wildcats might have this date circled on their calendar in Sharpie? Yes, yes they do. Big revenge game. Take Kentucky even if you have to give ten points on this one.

#6 Maryland at Minnesota (Thursday, 8:00pm Eastern time)

This follows my rule for taking Angry Revenge teams when they have a cupcake on their schedule, even if it’s on the road, after a disappointing loss. Maryland fell at home to Wisconsin on Saturday night, and Minnesota has yet to win a Big Ten game. That’s right, it’s time to get out the lumber on this one. as Maryland will be ready to bring a rout. I would take Maryland by up to ten on this one.

Harvard at Columbia (Friday, 6:00pm Eastern time)

Harvard is 10-14 (2-6 Ivy League). Columbia is 17-8 (6-2 Ivy League). Your oddsmakers aren’t likely to make much of a spread on this one (it is the Ivy League, after all), so take Columbia all the way on this one. You won’t see either team in the NCAA tournament (Yale or Princeton are the most likely to come out through their regular season title), but you can still make some money here.