Men’s NCAA BB Best Bets March 3rd-8thJosh Bailey
We entering the final week of the regular season in Men’s College Basketball betting and its time for you to pad your sportsbook bank roll. Here are this week’s best NCAA basketball games to not only watch but to put your money on.
Don’t Miss Out On These College Basketball Best Bets March 3rd-8th
West Virginia at Kansas
When: 9:00 PM ET, Tuesday, March 3rd
West Virginia continue to play well even though they are shooting at a lesser percentage from the field, 41.1%, then what they are giving up on defense, 46.6%. The Mountaineers lost 62 to 61 to Kansas on Feb. 16.
— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) March 1, 2015
This game is at Kansas, though, where the Jayhawks are a very good 8-4-1 against the spread this season. If West Virginia wants to push the pace, Kansas will oblige. That may not be the best scenario for the Mountaineers although the Jayhawks have gone 0 and 4 against the spread in their last 4 games.
Notre Dame at Louisville
When: 7:00 PM ET, Wednesday, March 4th
This is a big game between two ACC power houses. The Irish won 3 games in a row before dropping a matchup to Syracuse in their last, 60 to 65. Jerian Grant continues to impress, 16.9 points and 6.6 assists per game.
— Notre Dame MBB (@NDmbb) February 26, 2015
Notre Dame, as a team, is averaging 79 points off of 50.8% shooting from the field.
Even with their excellent defense, Louisville is one of the worst home cover teams in all of college basketball. Their home record of 3-11-2 against the spread should give Notre Dame backers plenty of confidence going into this matchup.
Duke at North Carolina
When: 9:00 PM ET, Saturday, March 7th
Duke is still in position for a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. In order to really impress the Selection Committee, though, the Blue Devils are going to have to beat North Carolina on the road. In the last battle between these two, Duke beat the Tar Heels 92 to 90 in overtime.
Expect North Carolina to put up as spirited of a battle, but there is something special about this Duke team. They don’t always play the best defense, but no other team with the exception of Kentucky has the ability to get 20 points out of 4 of their starting 5 players. For Duke, it’s Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow, Tyus Jones and Quinn Cook.
Wisconsin at Ohio State
When: 4:30 PM ET, Sunday March 8th
Ohio State upset Wisconsin 59 to 58 on the road the last time that these two teams met. That game was in 2014. Wisconsin’s team hasn’t changed all that much, it’s still one of the best in the nation, while Ohio State has added freshman sensation De’Angelo Russell who is averaging 18.7 points, 5.7 boards and 5.4 assists per matchup.
Russell might be showing signs of wear and tear, though, which can happen to freshman if they play too many minutes early on in the season. Russell almost always plays more than 30 minutes per game and sometimes plays as much as 38 minutes per contest. If Ohio State wishes to cover the spread against Wisconsin on Sunday, Russell will be on the court for close to the entire game.