Two College Betting Picks this Week

Two College Betting Picks this Week

College ball is always great to see some rivalry between teams and universities, and this week’s betting picks have a little of everything. With a lot of games happening on Tuesday, there is no time to waste to see which teams will most likely win and continue to move forward, or be left one more game behind. Let’s see if the Wildcats can overcome the huge point spread, or if Ole Miss can regain some of their old flair back.

Northwestern Wildcats @ Purdue Boilermakers

This is a long time rivalry between these two universities, and each game allows one team or the other to have gloating rights. The Wildcats will meet the Boilermakers in Mackey Arena, and with the odds stacked against them, they may need a lot of talent to win. Northwestern has lost six of their last eight games, while Purdue has won six of their last nine games and look primed to keep that streak going.

Northwestern Stats Purdue
72.2 points Average points 77.6 points
44.9% Shooting percent 45.9%
66.2 points Points Allowed 63.6 points
40.3% Shooting percent allowed 38.1%
35.3% Shooting from beyond arc 35.7%
66.5% Free throw line 74.2%
+13 Point Spread -13

Keep an eye out for the Purdue playmakers with A.J Hammons (14.5 ppg and 8 rebounds) and Vince Edwards (10.2 ppg and 3.1 assists), as they will surely be the force behind the scoring. The Northwestern bench isn’t bad, as they have Tre Demps (14.8 ppg and 3.5 rebounds) and Bryant McIntosh (14.3 ppg and 6.7 assists) on their side, so it will be an interesting match.

Pick: Purdue Boilermakers

Mississippi Rebels @ Texas A&M Aggies

Ole Miss will be facing Texas A&M on Tuesday and it doesn’t look good for the Rebels. Both teams have not done too well so far, each losing four of their last eight games, but the Aggies would need a win in order to break their four-game losing streak.

Ole Miss Stats Texas A&M
75.5 points Average points 76.1 points
42% Shooting percent 45.9%
72 points Points Allowed 65.8 points
42.6% Shooting percent allowed 40.9%
33.3% Shooting from beyond arc 36.9%
72.1% Free throw line 66%
+9.5 Point Spread -9.5

Both teams are quite evenly matched for this game, but Ole Miss does have one advantage at the free throw line; which could give them a second half advantage. They have Stefan Moody (23 ppg and 4.2 assists) and Sebastian Saiz (12.2 ppg and 9.3 rebounds) going up against the Aggies’ Jalen Jones (16 ppg and 6.9 rebounds) and Danuel House (15.8 ppg and 2.5 assists). It will be a close match, but the betting pick may not be the one you expected.

Pick: Ole Miss

Another Basketball Player Joins Lawsuit Against U. Of Illinois

Illinois Womens Basketball

It would seem that not everything is alright in the world of college basketball, as the University of Illinois former women’s players have filed a lawsuit against not only the school, but have also named the Coach Matt Bollant, former assistant Mike Divilbiss, among others.

This $10 million lawsuit is due to an alleged racially hostile environment provided by those involved. There were seven players in the original lawsuit, and just today an eighth player joined in, stating that she was “definitely mistreated” and “definitely alienated”.

Out of the 8 players, 6 of them are African American, as they state that they, as well as those white players that helped them, were treated in a much different manner, a much more hostile form as the other players on the team. If this proves to be true, it will be a sad day for college basketball.

Not in the sense that it is players vs. coaches, but rather that racism and inequality still run strong in certain segments of society that shouldn’t, like in an educated place like college. We will have to wait and see the proof and hope which ever judge presides over this case can see the truth.

Duke Beats Wisconsin In The NCAA College Basketball Championship

Duke Wins Basketball Tourney

In a surprising outcome, the Duke Blue Devils were able to beat Wisconsin to take the NCAAB Men’s championship and claim their title as the best college basketball team in the nation. It was a long and hard journey that they underwent, with a few close calls that could have cost them crucial points, but in the end beat their rival 68-63.

This would be Duke’s 5th NCAA basketball title, and a well deserved one. Wisconsin did an impressive job the first half of the game, where it looked like they would actually pull away and get a big lead. However, the experience of the Duke players proved to be more than what they could handle.

It was a hard battle between Frank Kaminsky and Jahlil Okafor, but with the team’s support with Tyus Jones, Grayson Allen, and Justise Winslow, they were able to comeback and outscore Wisconsin. Freshman superstar Tyus Jones was able to put up near perfect shooting stats, and was the person resposible in putting the nail in the coffin with his 3-pointer at 1:24 left.

The excitement will soon die down, and we all wish March Madness could come more than once a year! To get a recap of this great game just go to the NCAA official site.

NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Final: Wisconsin vs. Duke

NCAA Basketball Final

After five very intense games, the Wisconsin Badgers and the Duke Blue Devils have made it to the Championship final of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. It was certainly not an easy road that these two college teams had to go down to get here, but they played amazingly well.

The game will be played on April 6, in Indianapolis; home of the NCAA headquarters. Despite all efforts for one man to receive a very large payout, and the enjoyment of thousands of fans, Michigan State was unable to defeat Duke in the Final Four round. It was a competitive match, but ultimately Duke’s offense and defense were simply better.

The one surprise is that the favorite, Kentucky, did not make it to the final, but instead Wisconsin made a great effort on the court and beat them by 7 points. How it happens most years, the top teams make it to the final yet again; other than that year where all the underdogs started winning, this is pretty much the trend.

The odds are slightly in Winsconsin’s favor, where most sportsbooks are playing it safe and simply giving them a (-1) point spread. It will basically be left up to which team wins, rather than by how many points they win. Seeing as how both teams are quite evenly matched, it would seem the game might come down to a one point difference.

You can watch the final college basketball match live here.

Bar Set High For Final Four Round of NCAA Basketball

Final Four Basketball Round

The Final Four round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament is almost here, and the stakes are very high! The Kentucky Wildcats, Wisconsin Badgers, and the Duke Blue Devils have been and still are rated as the top teams of this tournament, and against all odds, Michigan State was able to beat Louisville and secure their place in the semi-finals.

Not only does each team have to play like they are the best, and live up to the expectations of thousands of fans and alumni, but they are fighting it out to be the best college basketball team in the nation. The stakes are quite high, as they usually are when we get to the Final Four round each year.

According to the Bovada online sportsbook, the odds for each game are:


Point Spread

Michigan State








You can already tell that the sportsbooks are going to keep the odds quite conservative, since at this point in the tournament each team has shown us exactly what they are capable of. Place your bets on your preferred team now, before the lines start to move, and then just sit back and enjoy the most competitive college basketball games you will see for the rest of the year.

Man Could Win $1 Million if Michigan State Wins NCAA Basketball Tournament

$20K bet on Michigan State

We all know that during highly competitive sporting tournaments there is betting, and more so when it comes to the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. Derek Stevens is a regular at the Golden Nugget’s sportsbook, where he occasionally goes in to place a sports bet. This time, he decided to put some money on March Madness, which is all the hype at the moment.

He saw that the odds at the time for Michigan State to win the championship were 50-1, so he decided to place $20,000 on them to go all the way. However, Stevens had to get special permission from the sportsbook owner, as they usually do not allow large wagers that could give them such enormous losses. He finally got approved and placed the bet, as you can see from the ticket stub above.

The basketball tournament is almost at the end, where they are on the Final Four stage, and one of the team’s are the Spartans. The favorite, Kentucky, will have a tough time against Wisconsin, but many believe they will pass to the final. This would have the underdog Michigan State against the tournament favorite Kentucky.

It would be unprecedented for this game to go to the Spartan team, but it could happen. Stevens must be getting very happy to see how his large bet is fairing, and will most likely be wearing white and green for the remainder of the college basketball tournament. We wish him good luck!

NCAA Basketball Tournament, Elite Eight Round Tough Competition

NCAA Basketball Elite Eight

College basketball fans rejoice! The Elite Eight round is about to start tomorrow, along with the eight best team’s in the nation. As the team’s get ready for their upcoming battles, so do their fans, whether they are at home or at Las Vegas placing a few bets. Being the most watched tournament, even more than the NBA, March Madness is truly incredible to watch.

The teams and matchups for the Elite Eight round are:


1 Kentucky

3 Notre Dame

March 28

8:49 PM


1 Wisconsin

2 Arizona

March 28

6:09 PM


4 Louisville

7 Michigan St.

March 29

2:20 PM


1 Duke

2 Gonzaga

March 29

5:05 PM

A lot of basketball fans have been watching closely, that includes the sportsbooks. Kentucky is actually given the best odds of beating Notre Dame, as well as given odds of 5/7 of winning the entire tournament. We have learned that there are no certainties when it comes to March Madness, as there are always upsets when you least expect them.

NCAA Men’s Basketball: Sweet Sixteen Team’s Ready

NCAA Basketball Sweet Sixteen

The first two rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament are over with, leaving only 16 team’s with the possibility of moving on to the Final. The next few days, each team will rest and prepare for their upcoming difficult games. There were a few upsets between Round of 64 and Round of 32.

Despite this, the Sweet Sixteen round promises many competitive matches. The games and schedule are:

Midwest 1 Kentucky

5 West Virginia

March 26

9:45 PM

3 Notre Dame

7 Wichita St.

March 26

7:15 PM

West 1 Wisconsin

4 North Carolina

March 26

7:47 PM

6 Xavier

2 Arizona

March 26

10:17 PM

East 8 N.C. State

4 Louisville

March 27

7:37 PM

3 Oklahoma

7 Michigan St.

March 27

10:07 PM

South 1 Duke

5 Utah

March 27

9:45 PM


2 Gonzaga

March 27

7:15 PM

Pick your favorite teams, and hope they make it to the Elite Eight. This is the time when most should place bets on the college basketball lines, seeing as how you should have a good idea of how each team will play the rest of the tournament.

Don’t forget to stay up to date on the games, scores, and outcomes.

First Round of NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Underway

NCAA Basketball Round of 64

March Madess officially started on March 19, with the first basketball games of the Round of 64 being played. Today there will be many more games to decide who will get to move onto the next stage of the tournament. So far, the games have been quite exhilarating, with many close games.

So far everything has gone mostly according to plan, with only a few upsets:

  • 14 Georgia State beat 3 Baylor, 57-56.
  • 10 Ohio St. beat 7 VCU, 75-72.
  • 11 UCLA beat 6 SMU, 60-59.
  • 14 UAB beat 3 Iowa St., 60-59

None of these upsets were by more than a few points, showing that both teams seemed to struggle throughout the game. It seems that regardless of the ranking they are given, each team was matched up pretty well. There were also a few blow-outs, but nothing terrible so far.

We will find out who moves on to the Round of 32 by the end of the night, as the last few games are played. Round of 32 is set to begin tomorrow, March 21, so the teams that play today will not get much rest between games, but I do not think that will matter when they are playing their best each time.

Keep your bracket updated by comparing it here, or you can watch the live games at (US only).

NCAA Basketball Betting Lines Updated

NCAA basketball betting

March Madness is almost upon us, starting on March 15th, a lot of people not only make their own brackets, but also use this time to have a little fun with Basketball betting. One of the quickest, most competitive times of the year for college basketball is March Madness, and everyone wants a piece of it.

In fact, it is so popular that it out-shadows the NBA in terms of viewers. This is a great reason to place a few bets, especially after taking a look at the latest released NCAA basketball betting lines, courtesy of

With this in mind, be sure to stay up to date on the college basketball live odds, as they are more than likely to change every day, every hour, and even every minute until the tournament has its champion.