Below are the four best college basketball teams to bet on this week. Two of them are top-5 teams in the country so far, while the other two are major name programs that are in dire need of some big wins. Place bets on the following teams throughout the week and thank me later.
#2 SYRACUSE ORANGE (18-0 SU AND 9-4-1 ATS)
The big sneak in NCAA basketball is the Syracuse Orange, who rank second in the country and are the only other undefeated team outside of Arizona and Wichita State.. They do nothing terribly outstanding offensively, but they remain one of the best defensive teams in the country. They’ve allowed just 58.2 points against (8th) this year while dominating the boards with 26.6 per game (12th). Sadly, they only have one matchup this week, against Miami on Saturday, but they’re worth keeping track of since they keep rewarding their backers.
At 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games, and with a week of rest to prepare for the Hurricanes, they should win this weekend in a squash after Miami chased them down on the scoreboard the last time they met a few weeks ago. Syracuse is one of the best college basketball teams to bet on this week simply because they’ll be out to reaffirm their dominance in the ACC against a 10-7 SU Miami team that has no business competing with them.
Upcoming Games – Saturday, January 25th @ Miami
#18 DUKE BLUE DEVILS (14-4 SU and 10-8 ATS)
Jabari Parker and the Blue Devils have been all over the map this year, but they have two absolutely winnable games this weekend. The public factor on Duke always makes them a troubling play, but with some important conference games on the slate they should be ready to rock the house. Miami and FSU are both cagey cover teams lately, but they’ll be put in their place by Parker and the Blue Devils who have gone 6-2 SU and 5-3 ATS in their last 8 games. Simply put, the Blue Devils have a lot of catching up to do in the ACC with Syracuse running away with the conference. A favorable road line against Miami (always a fun place to play) and a home game against FSU will give Duke plenty of motivation to blow up the scoreboard en route to two covers.
Upcoming Games – Wednesday, January 22nd @ Miami and Saturday, January 25th vs. FSU
#17 OHIO STATE BUCKEYES (15-3 SU and 9-8 ATS)
Knowing when to bet on a college basketball team is half the battle. The Buckeyes are coming off three, brutal defeats at the hands of Minnesota, Iowa and Michigan State but have a promising schedule so they’re one of the best college basketball teams to be on this week. They visit fledgling Nebraska and then host Illinois. They clobbered the Cornhuskers earlier this month 84-53 and nothing will change on the road in that matchup, while they have yet to face Illinois. Considering that this is one of the best teams in the country, they’re still a solid bet despite some recent struggles. They’ll bounce back as the oddsmakers shade the line down a few pegs after OSU’s first three losses of the season. Market value will be promising here.
Upcoming Games – Monday, January 20th @ Nebraska and Thursday, January 23rd vs. Illinois
#5 WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS (19-0 SU AND 12-3-1 ATS)
If you’re not betting on the Wichita State Shockers already, you’ve left a ton of potential winnings on the table. Now’s as good a time as any to get on board with the undefeated Shockers. They have two roadies against Illinois State and Drake, but are 4-1 ATS when travelling and share that same record in their last 5 overall games. They manhandled both of these teams the last time they met, so just go ahead and get in on the action. Wichita State is the farthest thing from a public team, so they’ll be amongst the best college basketball teams to bet on this week and the next…and the next and until I tell you to stop riding them.
Upcoming Games – Wednesday, January 22nd @ Illinois State and Saturday, January 25th @ Drake