A lot can happen in a week, which is why my ever-changing list of college basketball’s best and worst against the spread teams gets routine makeovers. I’ve also decided to omit the no-brainers from the Best section; Wichita State and Creighton. If you’re not betting on those teams, you’re a moron. Here are three other high value teams this coming week, and a pair of absolute stay aways listed underneath.
College Basketball’s Best Against The Spread Betting Teams
#22 Ohio State Buckeyes (19-5 SU AND 12-11 ATS)
There was an honest moment there were OSU became one of college basketball’s worst against the spread teams with a disastrous 1-5 SU and ATS run, but that’s all changed since they clipped the Wisconsin Badgers on the road. These Buckeyes are incredibly talented, well coached and have pulled themselves out of the basement with a 3-0 SU and ATS run. They host rival Michigan and then play struggling Illinois this weekend. It’s been a very quick shift with these fidgety Buckeyes but they’ve become one of the best against the spread teams this month and I don’t see that trend stopping anytime soon considering their slate of opponents.
Upcoming Games: vs. Michigan (2/11), @ Illinois (2/15)
UNC Tar Heels (16-7 SU and 12-11 ATS)
The Tar Heels are generally building headlines for all the wrong reasons, but those that have been bleeding baby blue this season have been reaping mad profits lastly. A rough and tumble 1-4 SU and 0-5 ATS run has been buried in the sand with UNC’s recent undefeated 5-0 SU and ATS sprint. They have a mega challenge against Duke and Jabari Parker, but I would not sleep on Marcus Paige and James Michael McAdoo (one of my personal favorites) in the biggest game of the week. Duke is a strong team, but the Tar Heels will have the advantage in terms of college basketball spread betting as likely home dogs. Plus that cakewalk of a matchup against Pittsburgh is practically free money.
Upcoming Games: vs. Duke (2/12), vs. Pittsburgh (2/15)
#7 Kansas Jayhawks (18-5 SU and 12-10-1 ATS)
It hasn’t been an easy season for Kansas, at least not compared to the expectations that were mounted on them. But lately they’ve become a different animal and that’s because Andrew Wiggins is starting to look like he “gets it”. Since losing to Texas, Kansas has eviscerated Taylor and West Virginia. They have an attractive tally this week, including a game tonight against Kansas State where they’re narrow favorites. There’s going to be a slim window of opportunity here with Kansas before they become a full blown public bet once again with the heavy lines that they started the season with. I love them this week as one of college basketball’s best against the spread teams, and truly believe they’re about to head in to the stretch focused and determined to destroy everyone in their path. Get on the bandwagon now.
Upcoming Games: @ KSU (2/10), vs. TCU (2/15)
College Basketball’s Worst Against The Spread Betting Teams
Oklahoma State Cowboys (16-7 SU and 8-11 ATS)
This has everything to do with Marcus Smart not being on the court. They’re one of the worst against the spread teams to begin with. They’re not going to be any better without their best player. Hammer the line against them and ignore all the social analysis about The Shove.
Upcoming Games: @ Texas (2/11), vs. Oklahoma (2/15), @ Baylor (2/17)
#14 Iowa State Cyclones (18-4 SU and 10-10 ATS)
It’s silly to call Iowa State a “Cinderella team” when everyone knows about them. They’ve had a series of incredible victories and exciting games, but have been a risk burning bonfire in the sportsbook. The Cyclones are just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games, and while they’re a fun, upstart team that’s easy to cheer for, they’re an impossible team to back with completely comfort. Go against the grain here. Despite all of the excitement around this team, they’re easily one of college basketball’s worst against the spread teams.
Upcoming Games: @ WVU (2/10), vs. TTU (2/15)