College funds: Thursday's best NCAAB bets

Indiana Hoosiers at Wisconsin Badgers (-7, 126)

Wisconsin goes for its fifth straight victory when it hosts No. 17 Indiana on Thursday. The No. 25 Badgers stumbled to a 1-3 start in the Big Ten, but have bounced back over the last two weeks, most recently in a 67-63 victory at Illinois on Sunday.

Despite their uneven play in the conference, the Badgers still lead the nation in points allowed (49.6), field goal percentage defense (35.9) and fewest turnovers (9.0). Their inconsistent offense, though, ranks only 10th in the Big Ten in scoring (65.6), 10th in shooting (43.5 percent) and 11th in assists (12.0).

Senior point guard Jordan Taylor leads Wisconsin with 14.1 points and 4.4 assists. The Badgers are shooting 70.8 percent from the foul line, a big drop from last year's NCAA-best 81.8 percent.

Meanwhile, Indiana leads the Big Ten in scoring (79.8), field goal percentage (50.0) and 3-point percentage (44.9).

This could go down to the wire.
 
Pick: Hoosiers

Boston College Eagles at Virginia Cavaliers (-18, N/A)


Virginia was one of the nation’s most pleasant surprises in the non-conference season but will try to prevent another ACC stumble when it welcomes slumping Boston College on Thursday.

The No. 21 Cavaliers won 14 of their first 15 games but have dropped two of the last three, including a 47-45 home decision to Virginia Tech in which they shot a season-low 32.6 percent. That was Virginia’s first game without 7-foot senior center Assane Sene, who is expected to miss at least six weeks.

The Cavaliers still boast the nation’s second-best scoring defense but may play around with a four-guard lineup to create more offense in Sene’s absence.

There’s no better team to experiment on than Boston College, which is still struggling to jell with 11 new players and nine freshmen. The Eagles have lost five of seven and don’t have a road victory.

Pick: Cavaliers

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Posted by QB1231
2 years ago

Arizona st +7/sac st +9/ wash st under 134/ zags over 140.5
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Posted by DarthHambly
2 years ago

Nevada plus 4 and 1/2 at New Mexico State (that lost to Hawaii).
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Posted by oldtexx
2 years ago

Miss + 5 1/2
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Posted by HarrisSports
2 years ago

Today's play is Loyola Marymount +7 vs. St. Marys
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Posted by Messy
2 years ago

These best bets usually lose. I'd like to see the overall record, I'd bet it is below .500
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Posted by 222bad
2 years ago

Does anyone get paid to proof read this stuff? BC Badgers. Even better, check out Ben Burns free play. "In UNC's most recent win at Fla St," then goes on to say before beating V Tech UNC got beaten 90-57 by Fla St. Wish he's make his mind up. Did they win at FSU or lose? Us guys who put real money on these plays know, why doesn't he?
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Posted by jerseyjohnny77
2 years ago

they put a lot of thought on their picks- ignore their tips usually.
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Posted by hungariankid
2 years ago

lol..makes you wonder if they cant get the name right how reliable their pics would be..lol..Go Badgers of Boston College..and those other badgers..no..go hoosiers!
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Posted by rangersmets
2 years ago

Whatever the hell BC is called these days I'll take them to cover here, lol. Getting near time to start fading the Cavaliers.
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Posted by in_the_black
2 years ago

Boston College Badgers?
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Posted by Messy
2 years ago

"These best bets usually lose. I'd like to see the overall record, I'd bet it is below .500"