Last Updated: 2017-11-28
The holiday weekend proved to be a very good weekend in college basketball. With the introduction of a new college basketball tournament and plenty of great teams taking to the floor, the college basketball bettor had plenty to be thankful. This is the time of the year when college basketball is about to undergo a transition.
The college football regular season is over and although there are plenty of bowl games still yet to come on the schedule, this is when college basketball starts taking over the spotlight. Hoops will now become the staple sport on Saturday and it will tip off at noon and go well into the night. Although it won’t start stealing headlines for another month or so, now is the time of the college basketball handicapper to start digging into the sport and getting the information that they need to know to profit on the season. This could be very difficult with the holiday season looming, but no worries we have you covered. With our now famous betting sheet we will deliver all of the college basketball information that you need to win big while betting hoops in the next week.
Don’t Count Out This Conference
Everyone is familiar with some of the best conferences in the country like the ACC or the Big Ten, but sometimes it is the lesser known conferences that will yield the most profit. With that in mind, do not count out the American Athletic Conference. They currently have three undefeated teams in the Cincinnati Bearcats, Temple Owls and the Tulane Green Wave. Those teams have also been incredible at the betting window as they are a combined 9-1 against the spread (ATS) this season. Pay very close attention to the Bearcats. They were undervalued at the start of the year as they were listed at 100-to-1 to win the national championship. That number has since been bet down, but it just goes to show if you do your research early enough you can make some money betting on college basketball and the conferences that fly under the radar.
Michigan State Boasts Big Bodies
When handicapping a college basketball game there are plenty of stats that are important to notice. One of those stats is rebounding. If you are a betting on a team that can get extra shots it will always have a better chance of paying off at the betting window. The Michigan State Spartans are a team with incredible length that will be a tough matchup for any team that they face, especially if they lack size. Look at the size of this team with Jaren Jackson Jr. (6-11), Nick Ward (6-8), Miles Bridges (6-7), Gavin Schilling (6-9), Xavier Tillman (6-8) and Ben Carter (6-9). Think rebounding is not a big deal? Currently the UNLV Running Rebels lead the country in rebounding and they are 6-0 straight up and 5-1 ATS this season. In fact the top five teams in the country in rebounding this season are a combined 13-4 ATS.
One of the top rebounding teams in the country is the Syracuse Orange who currently rank sixth in defensive rebounding. They play the next few games at home against some good teams to include Maryland, Kansas and UConn. This is good news for a Syracuse team that is not only 12-5 ATS in the last 17 games at home, but the Orange are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games against a team with a winning road record. This does not mean that Syracuse is an automatic play in these games, but they are a team to watch this week in college basketball.