It’s another Sunday of college basketball betting action. Our expert NCAAB handicappers take a look at some matchups and give their free comp picks and predictions with analysis.
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Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Connecticut Huskies
Sun, Feb 24 ’19, 2:00 PM ET
coming on the road to Temple, Memphis and SMU. Their only home loss during this stretch came to Houston by 8 as 9.5-point dogs, and Houston is one of the best teams in the country with just one loss this season.
The Huskies will be highly motivated for a win at home today against the Cincinnati Bearcats. They want revenge from a tough 72-74 loss at Cincinnati as 11.5-point underdogs. Now they get them at home in the rematch, where they are 12-3 SU & 11-4 ATS this season.
Cincinnati continues to be overvalued. The Bearcats are just 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games overall, including three straight non-covers coming in. And they are at a rest disadvantage here as they will be playing their 3rd game in 8 days, while the Huskies will be playing just their 2nd game in 10 days.
UConn is 7-0 ATS in home games after covering two of their last three against the spread this season. The Bearcats are 21-45 ATS in their last 66 Sunday games. The Huskies are 5-0 ATS in their last five home games. Bet UConn Sunday.
Pick: Connecticut +5.5 (-110) at Bovada
Michigan State Spartans vs. Michigan Wolverines
Sun, Feb 24 ’19, 3:45 PM ET
The winner of this is likely going to be crowned the conference regular season champion, so to say it’s a “big” game would be a bit of an understatement I think.
And in this case, I definitely think that the home floor advantage can not be overlooked as a deciding factor once it’s all said and done.
MSU enters off a relatively simple 71-60 win over Rutgers on Wednesday. Cassius Winston led the way with 28 points and eight assists. The Spartans are tough, scoring 119.2 points per 100 possessions, while conceding only 89.0 per 100 possessions.
The Wolverines come in on top form as well though after back-to-back victories, including a 69-60 win over Minnesota on Thursday. Jordan Poole led the way with 22 points. Michigan looked particularly sharp on the defensive end, holding the Gophers to 1 of 10 shooting from range.
The Wolverines average 112.8 points per 100 possessions and they allow just 85.1 points per 100 possessions.
Clearly it’s important to note that Michigan is a near-perfect 10-1 ATS in its last 11 home games vs. teams with winning SU road records.
I think this strong trend continues. Consider the home side in this critical Big Ten battle.
Pick: Michigan -4 (-103) at YouWager
California Golden Bears vs. Arizona State Sun Devils
Sun, Feb 24 ’19, 6:00 PM ET
My money is on the Golden Bears to cash in an easy cover here as a near 20-point road dog against Arizona State.
This is just simply too big a price for ASU to be laying, as the books have no choice but to inflate the number on the other side when Cal is involved.
Golden Bears have covered 12 of their last 17 visits to Arizona State and I’m confident they keep this within the number. Bet Cal +19!
Pick: California +19 (-110)
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Sun, Feb 24 ’19, 6:30 PM ET
I’ll take my chances here with the Scarlet Knights at basically a pick’em on their home floor against a struggling Minnesota team.
The Gophers come in having lost 5 of their last 6 games and have gone just 1-7 in true road games this season.
Rutgers is better than they credit for and it’s a big reason why they come in having covered 4 straight, despite a 1-3 SU record.
I just think the Scarlet Knights are a lot tougher out than people think at home and when you factor in just how bad the Gophers have been on the road, this is an easy play for me. Give me Rutgers -1.5!
Pick: Rutgers -1.5 (-109) at GTBets
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