Top College Basketball Betting Games of the Week (Nov. 28 – Dec. 4)

Posted by Peter Boysen on November 29, 2016 in

Kentucky still sits atop the college basketball rankings with a 6-0 record, but we’re still a long, long way from March Madness. A lot of the big schools are still playing cupcakes as they warm up for conference play, but there are also some marquee matchups that make for some interesting watching — and betting. Take a look at some of our best betting games of the week — and all of our online sports betting odds for these matches.

Top College Basketball Betting Games of the Week (Nov. 28 – Dec. 4)

Tuesday: #22 Syracuse at #17 Wisconsin (7:30pm ET)

The Orange travel west to take on the Badgers in their iteration of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Syracuse had opened the season 4-0 until they took a surprising 64-50 loss at home against unranked South Carolina. However, the Badgers have already lost two games to ranked opponents thus far this season, which should give them some added motivation on Tuesday — especially playing at home in the Kohl Center. The Badgers have not yet seen a team that plays the same 2-3 zone that Syracuse trots out. If Wisconsin can shoot well enough to stretch the Orange defense and crash the boards on offense, then they have a real shot at winning — South Carolina beat Syracuse by dominating the paint. I like Wisconsin to win by a couple of points at home.

Wednesday: #15 Purdue at #14 Louisville (7:15pm ET)

Louisville brings relentless backcourt pressure every night until the opposition makes them stop. I’m not sure how well the Purdue guards will be able to deal with this sort of scheme, as they haven’t seen it yet this year. I do like the Boilermakers to control the boards on both ends of the floor, which means that the Cardinals will have to rely on speed and shooting if they plan to win the game. I like Louisville to win, but I wouldn’t take a line bigger than five or six in this one.

Wednesday: #3 North Carolina at #13 Indiana (9:15pm ET)

First of all, if the over/under total for this game is 150 points or lower, think about taking the over, as this game could easily reach the 80s or 90s on both sides. Yes, Indiana fell to Fort Wayne, but that sort of attention lapse will not happen in this marquee matchup. The Tar Heels bring in a game that competes with anyone, despite that early loss to Kansas. However, I like the Hoosiers to bury shot after shot from downtown playing at home in Assembly Hall, and I like them to win this in a barnburner.