Alright, let’s get right down to it. It’s Saturday and Big Easy Bets is back with more NCAA basketball bets. We went 1-0-1 on Tuesday after Iowa blew the cover, but that’s okay. We haven’t lost in a week, sitting at 18-12-2, we are rolling. Betting college basketball is a marathon, not a sprint. We have conference tournaments coming up, and then the big dance. Let’s try to increase our bankroll heading into the tournaments.
#16 Penn State Vs #18 Iowa
So we bet on Iowa +8 on Tuesday. It was looking fantastic all game, until Michigan State goes on a big late game run. Thanks to a Cassius Winston missed free throw, we push at +8. Iowa is back at home now, taking on the Nittany Lions. Both of these teams are very solid ATS. This will be the battle of, Luka Garza and Lamar Stevens. Stevens is Penn State’s leading scorer but has looked very passive as of late. I’m going to take arguably the best player in the country, Luka Garza back on his home floor.
Pick: Iowa -3.5
#15 Auburn Vs #8 Kentucky
Not many teams walk into Rupp Arena and walk out with a win. Kentucky is at home taking on Auburn for what looks like will decide the SEC regular season title. I’ve been very high on Kentucky all year, they have the best combination of guards in the country and a quality Center in Nick Richards. If Kentucky can get Richards to show up when the trio of guards are clicking on all cylinders, watch out. Coach Calipari knows that it’s time to get his team rolling heading into march.
Pick: Kentucky -6
#7 Duke Vs Virgina
Duke goes on the road to take on the reigning champs. Duke has been spiraling out of control as of late. Losing two of their last three, one being a 20 point loss to NC State. If you have watched Virginia at all this year, you probably quickly changed the channel. Virginia is so bad and slow on offense it’s fucking terrible to watch. On the other hand they play smothering defense, only allowing 52 points per game but only scoring 57 on the offensive end. Duke is too talented on offense for Virginia to keep up. Duke needs this win bad, they are in danger of losing the #2 seed in the tournament.
Pick: Duke -3.5
#24 Michigan State Vs #9 Maryland
Two weeks ago Maryland beat MSU 67-60 on their home floor. Today, the Spartans are on the road to run it back. Maryland has been playing everyone close lately. Their last four wins have come from a combined margin of victory of 19 points. The Spartans are coming off of a big win over Iowa and seem to have found a groove. Tom Izzo is a top 3 coach in the country, he will get his team rolling at the right time. The deciding factor will be if Xavier Tillman can stay out of foul trouble.
Pick: Michigan State +3
NCAA Basketball Bets
So there you go, four NCAA Basketball bets for this fine Saturday. We have been riding a little hot streak lately, but all good things have to come to an end eventually, just not today. You can message us @BigEasyBets on twitter for any and all questions regarding a game we didn’t mention. Let’s build up our bankroll before the tournament. Good luck to everyone, Hold It.