Top NCAAB Picks of the Week – January 8th Edition

Posted by Derrick Harper on January 8, 2018 in

The NCAA Basketball season just keeps rolling right along. We have moved to the second week in January, and the conference action just keeps kicking. The best teams in the country are up for grabs, as many of the top-ranked teams are getting beat. Let’s take a look at our Top NCAAB Picks of the Week, such as the latest betting odds.

Top NCAAB Picks of the Week – January 8th Edition

Texas A+M Aggies at Kentucky Wildcats – Tuesday

A huge SEC game as we have the 11-4 Aggies taking on the 12-3 Wildcats. Texas A+M needs to win a way to get in the win column following their third straight loss. Texas A+M lost at home to LSU on Saturday.

The Aggies started hot with 11 wins in 12 games, but conference season has not gone well for them. For the Cats of Kentucky, they are coming off a loss in Tennessee. Big game for both teams – look for the struggles of Texas A+M to continue with a Wildcats win.

Texas Tech Red Raiders at Oklahoma Sooners – Tuesday

The Big 12 is loaded, and really it’s up for grabs. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have won 8 straight games, including a road win at Kansas and a blowout win over Kansas State. The Red Raiders are on fire but are going to face a tough test. Oklahoma has a loss in Big 12 – that came at West Virginia.

The Sooners are one of the top offensive teams in all of the country. Look for Oklahoma to use their solid offense to beat the Red Raiders in this game on Tuesday.

Xavier Musketeers at Villanova Wildcats – Wednesday

The Musketeers are on the road at the Villanova Wildcats. These two teams started last week both in the Top 5. The Musketeers lost on the road at Providence, which knocks them down the polls. The Big East may come down to these two teams when push comes to shove.

Xavier shouldn't be one of your NCAAB Picks for this week.

Villanova has just the one loss to Butler. They bounced back with a big home win over Marquette. In this game, the home team wins. The Wildcats are one of the best in the country as they beat Xavier.

Kansas State Wildcats at Kansas Jayhawks – Saturday

Throw out the rankings when these two teams get together. Phog Allen Fieldhouse has always been a tough place to play, but Kansas has dropped two games there this season.

If the Jayhawks want to win their 14th straight conference title, they need a win in this game. Kansas State is coming off a blowout loss at Texas Tech. Look for the Wildcats to play a solid game, but in the end, the Jayhawks get the job done at home.

NC State Wolf Pack at Virginia Cavaliers – Sunday

Sunday in the Atlantic Coast Conference will feature the red-hot Virginia Cavaliers. Virginia is coming off wins over Virginia Tech and North Carolina, and look to be a true player in the conference.

They will take on North Carolina State who pulled off a stunner at home over the Duke Blue Devils. The home team seems to be a great bet in this game, especially with their ability to play defense. Virginia wins this game over the Wolf Pack

There is a look at our Top NCAAB Picks of the Week. Best of luck with all your NCAA Basketball. Enjoy the action on the hardwood as we approach the second week of January, as we make our way to the NCAA Tournament in March.