Today’s college basketball best bets article has a variety of picks, including a rare wager on a player prop, an O/U involving Big Ten rivals, and a point spread bet involving two teams squarely on the NCAA tournament bubble.
Here are our best bets for Wednesday’s college basketball action.
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(Odds courtesy of DraftKings)
Iowa vs. Wisconsin O/U
Wisconsin is enduring one of its worst seasons in recent memory (15-11, 7-9 Big Ten). It is in danger of missing the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2017-18, mainly because it has four league losses by a combined ten points and because it has struggled to score all season. The Badgers rank 13th out of 14 Big Ten teams with 64.7 points per game, and Wisconsin has not topped 65 points in its last ten non-overtime games. In their previous game, the Badgers faced a Rutgers team that was missing its two best on-ball defenders, Mawot Mag and Caleb McConnell, but still mustered just 57 points and shot 33.3% from the floor.
Iowa entered its last game against Northwestern with a 4-7 road record and was averaging 69.9 points per game away from home with a 41% road shooting percentage. Unfortunately, things did not get much better for the Hawkeyes, scoring just 60 points against the Wildcats and shooting a putrid 3-for-24 from 3-point range.
The Under has cashed in eight of Wisconsin’s 13 home games and is 5-4 in Iowa’s nine games following a loss. As a result, we expect another defensive struggle between these teams tonight.
New Mexico vs. Boise State Spread
Welcome back, Jaelen House! New Mexico was fading fast with four consecutive losses, the last two without its second-leading scorer (House averages 16.9 points per game). Though House scored only seven points on 2-of-9 shooting in his return in the previous game against San Jose State, his return jolted a struggling offense. The Lobos took what was a coin-flip game and made it a rout early, scoring 50 first-half points and finishing with a blistering 1.43 points per possession.
New Mexico beat Boise State in an overtime classic at “The Pit” earlier this season, as the Lobos overcame 28 points from Broncos leading scorer Tyson Degenhart (14.4 points per game). Outside of Degenhart, the rest of the Broncos shot 2-for-19 from 3-point range. We expect New Mexico to stay close on the strength of a Mountain West-leading 38.7% team 3-point shooting percentage.
The Lobos are an impressive 5-1 ATS as road underdogs this season, while Boise State is just 7-10 ATS as favorites. Thus, take the points and back those trends to continue with a New Mexico cover.
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