More NCAA Basketball Free Betting PicksNoah Williams
All the games listed in this weeks’ NCAA basketball free betting picks involve ranked teams. Lines are released either very late the night before, or early in the morning the day of. Check out the sportsbook for all your favorite daily bets!
UNC TAR HEELS over #8 Duke Blue Devils (WED – 9pm EST)
Duke should open here as a relatively tight road favorite and they’ve been crushing the betting line lately with a marvelous 7-1 SU and ATS streak over their past 8 games. Jabari Parker is also on a rampage lately, averaging 20.0 points in his last five games. If you’re going to bet on Duke, then you’re going to bet on Duke. They’re that type of commodity to most people.
However, UNC is a better bet in this week’s NCAA basketball free betting picks. They’ve turned things around after a dismal run in January and gone a blissful 5-0 SU and ATS in their last 5 games. That includes a decisive 3-0 SU and ATS run at home against Maryland, NC State and Clemson which were all games they won by double-digits. People often cast aside UNC in the big picture because they’re not as consistent as the other major name programs but this is a huge statement game for them. McAdoo and Paige are humming right now as a fantastic in-and-out tandem and they’ll give Duke everything they can handle in their first meeting of the year.
The road team in this game is 22-8 ATS in the last 30 between Duke and UNC, but I simply feel that UNC is going to have a great value when this line opens on Wednesday morning. Hammer them on anything above UNC +5.5. This game will be tighter than most expect.
#18 Creighton Bluejays over BUTLER BULLDOGS (THURS – 7pm EST)
The off-the-radar Bluejays have had bee a bit problematic lately in the book, but they have a great matchup against listless Butler in this week’s NCAA basketball free betting picks. The Bulldogs are just 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games and are buried near the bottom of the Big East Conference. Creighton has been caught in a rough 2-3 ATS run in their last 5 games, and just lost on the road against San Jose State but should receive a solid pick-me-up against the fledgling Bulldogs. They killed Butler 88-60 the last time they played and will receive a nominal line on the road that’s worth hitting hard and heavy.
#2 Arizona Wildcats over ARIZONA STATE SUNDEVILS (FRI – 9pm EST)
The Wildcats have not been a strong play recently, with a terrifying 1-5 ATS run in their last 6 games but they’ve also crushed it on the road this year with a 4-2 ATS record overall. Arizona State is one of the worst bets in college basketball recently, going a meek 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games. Like Creighton, the Wildcats will enjoy an attractive line here as road favorites which is why they round out my list of this week’s NCAA basketball free betting picks.