Although it’s Christmas Week, there’s still enough college basketball betting action for you to use my winning picks to cash in before Santa makes landfall. New Mexico State travels to Texas to take on Baylor on Wednesday. Saturday is the yearly battle between Louisville and Kentucky. Next Tuesday, Dec. 29, Marshall travels to Maryland to take on the Maryland Terrapins. Keep reading to find out why these three are the best bets in college basketball!
A Closer Look At My Christmas Week College Basketball Best Bets 2015
New Mexico State at #14 Baylor
When: Wednesday, Dec. 23
Baylor is 7 and 1 straight up but 0 and 3 against the spread. The Bears go into this game off of a horrible 61 to 80 road loss to Texas A&M as a +2.5 point underdog. Things should turn around big time for Baylor in this game. The Bears average 82.4 points per game from 47.6% shooting from the field and 34.4% shooting from the three-point line. That makes the Bears the play against New Mexico State who brings a 5 and 3 straight up record into Baylor on Dec. 23. The Aggies lost 3 out of their last 4 going into their game against Oral Roberts on Sunday, Dec. 20. They lost 57 to 63 to Long Beach State on Dec. 5. Baylor is much better than Long Beach State.
#16 Louisville at #4 Kentucky
When: Saturday, Dec. 26
The Kentucky Wildcats have lost 2 out of their last 4 games. Both losses occurred when Kentucky was favored. What’s really bad is that neither loss was really that close. Ohio State beat Kentucky 74 to 67 on Dec. 19. In that battle, Kentucky didn’t seem to have what it takes to stick with the more experienced teams. Louisville could be one of those experienced teams that beats Kentucky. The Cardinals are playing their usual suffocating defense, 55 points on average per game. But, Louisville has also added offense to the equation. The Cardinals are scoring 86 points per game on average while shooting a close to unbelievable 51.8% from the field and 38% from the three point line.
#8 Purdue at Wisconsin
When: Tuesday, Dec. 29
It’s Bo Ryan’s final season as coach of the Wisconsin Badgers. So far, the Badgers haven’t been close to being as impressive this season as they were last season. Wisconsin has a 6 and 3 record. The Badgers have already lost to Oklahoma, Milwaukee and Marquette. Next Tuesday, the Badgers face one of the top teams in the country, the Purdue Boilermakers. The Boilermakers might have the best defense in the nation. Purdue allows only 33.9% from the field and a ridiculous 27% from the three-point line. Opponents average 58.9 points per game versus the Boilermakers defense. On offense Purdue averages over 82 points per game.