NCAAB Pick: Oregon -6.5 (-110) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)
With plenty of action in tonight’s college basketball slate, we’ve added our three favorite bets of the night. Check them out below!
SMU Mustangs vs. Memphis Tigers
Thursday, January 26, 2023 – 07:00 PM EST at FedExForum
The Memphis Tigers have won four of their last five games this season. They’re currently 5-2 in AAC play and will take on the SMU Mustangs for the first time this season. On the other hand, SMU has lost four of its last five games. They’re just 7-13 on the year and have two wins in conference play.
The Mustangs are weak offensively, shooting 30.8% from deep and 47.5% from inside the arc. Even at the foul line, SMU has struggled, shooting 69%.
SMU will limit turnovers to 18%, but offensive rebounds are also hard to come by, as they’ve earned just 27.4% of them this season. Memphis has limited teams to 31.7% from deep and 44.7% from inside the arc. The defense is outstanding, except that the Tigers have allowed teams to earn 33.4% of offensive rebounds this season.
The Mustangs could earn more offensive rebounds than their average total in this game.
On the flip side, the Tigers only shoot 32.3% from downtown. Still, Memphis has drained 53% from inside the arc and is shooting over 74% from the foul line. On the glass, Memphis is active, earning 31.5% of offensive rebounds, and they’ll also get to the line at a higher rate.
Memphis will also take care of the ball, especially with SMU only grabbing 17.9% of turnovers this season. The Mustangs have also struggled on the defensive glass, giving up 31% of offensive rebounds.
SMU has still held teams to 33% from deep and 49% from inside the arc. That’s going to be helpful. Memphis shoots poorly from three but rarely takes threes anyway.
Give me Memphis to win big at -13. For Memphis fans looking to bet on this game, you can do it at our top Tennessee betting sites.
NCAAB Pick: Memphis -13 (-110) at BetOnline
Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 07:00 PM EST at Jack Breslin Student Events Center
The Iowa Hawkeyes were finally streaking until their most recent game against Ohio State. Iowa won four straight games in the Big Ten but lost their most recent game, 93-77, against Ohio State on the road.
The Hawkeyes are now 4-4 in Big Ten play, but that’s not entirely bad. The Big Ten is wide open this year with so many comparable teams.
Michigan State Spartans
The Michigan State Spartans are 5-4 in conference play after losing three of their last four games. The Spartans lost to the Indiana Hoosiers last time out, 82-69.
The Spartans are not going to see the foul line much at all. They rank 330th in FTA/FGA, while Iowa ranks 3rd in FTA/FGA on the defensive end.
Still, Michigan State has shot 37.4% from deep and limited turnovers to 16.5%. At home, Michigan State will need to limit turnovers and continue to shoot well from deep if they want to win this game.
Iowa has given up 34.3% from deep and 51% from two this season. Iowa’s defense isn’t the talk of the town, but the offense is. Iowa’s offense shoots 34.4% from deep and 52.1% from inside the arc. The Hawkeyes have limited turnovers to 14.3% and have earned 32.3% of offensive rebounds. Meanwhile, Iowa has allowed 24.3% of offensive rebounds and held teams to 30.5% from deep and 46.6% from two.
The Prop Pick
Michigan State rarely shoots threes on the offensive end and they’re poor inside the arc shooting the ball. Meanwhile, Iowa’s offense probably won’t have the best day on offense on the road against Michigan State’s highly regarded defense.
Following the NCAAB odds, let’s back the Under 147.5.
NCAAB Pick: Under 147.5 (-110) at BetOnline
Colorado Buffaloes vs. Oregon Ducks
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 09:00 PM EST at Matthew Knight Arena
Colorado and Oregon are very similar offensively. Colorado is great from inside the arc and consistently struggles to shoot from three. The same could be said about Oregon’s offense. Oregon’s better inside the arc, hitting 54.8% of shots, but both teams are weak from three overall.
The issue here is that Oregon will attempt plenty more threes per game. At home, maybe Oregon shoots at a higher percentage, but overall, the offense is nailing just 30.4% from deep this season.
Oregon and Colorado both turn the ball over at a higher rate than the average. Oregon’s defense fouls fewer times, and Oregon has also been unlucky, with teams shooting 76.6% from the foul line against them.
The Ducks should end up with more foul-shot opportunities, and with Colorado only shooting 66.9% from the foul line this season, Oregon should eventually have luck on their side.
Let’s rock with Oregon, at home, against the spread of -6.5 for your NCAAB picks.
NCAAB Pick: Oregon -6.5 (-110) at BetOnline
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