College Basketball Best Bets for Tuesday (March 1st)

College Basketball Best Bets for Tuesday (March 1st)

It’s another loaded slate of college basketball games on Tuesday, March 1, and we have officially reached the best month of the season. Conference tournaments will start to kickoff in smaller conferences while the big leagues still have regular-season games left.

Here is a look at four of the best bets to make for Tuesday night, with four different betting types being used.

Moneyline Underdog: Wisconsin Badgers +125

Purdue vs. Wisconsin Prediction

The best game of the night will take place in the Big Ten Conference as Wisconsin is set to host the Purdue Boilermakers. Both teams still have a chance to win the league title, but it will take a win from Purdue to keep their hopes alive.

Purdue will be looking to speed up the tempo in this game as they are averaging over 80 points per game. Wisconsin can score as well, but the Badgers will try to keep this game in the 60s.

The Boilermakers are the more complete team, but life on the road in the Big Ten is never easy. Wisconsin is a three-point underdog in this matchup, but the Badgers will pull off this slight upset and move closer to winning the league.

Spread: Providence Friars +9.5

Providence vs. Villanova Prediction

The best spread pick to make on Tuesday night takes place in the Big East Conference as Providence is on the road at Villanova. The Friars are actually a top ten team, and they aren’t getting much respect with this betting line.

Villanova just suffered a loss at UConn, and they will be looking to bounce back in a big way. The Wildcats are going to win this game, but they aren’t going to be picking up a double-digit win.

Providence has lost just three games all season, and they will find a way to keep this one close. Take the 9.5 points and bet on the Friars, but they will come up short on Tuesday night.

Total: Arizona / USC - Under 150.5

Arizona vs. USC Prediction

Arizona and USC are two of the best teams in the Pac-12 Conference, and each team could go on a run in March. Arizona is a road favorite in this matchup, but the best bet to look at is the total number of points.

This betting line of 150.5 just feels way too high for this matchup, even though each team is capable of scoring close to 80 points per game. There is going to be some defense played in this one, and teams won’t be able to just score points at will.

This line feels like it should be closer to 140, and the under will be the right bet in this matchup.

Parlay: Jayhawks ML / Bearcats +15.0

Kansas vs. TCU Prediction

There are two other games featuring ranked opponents that should have your attention, and you can put these games into a parlay for a bigger win. Kansas is on the road at TCU, and Cincinnati will be traveling to Houston for a matchup in the American Conference.

Kansas has struggled a bit on the road this season, and they are slim 4.5 point favorites in this game. TCU will be good enough to keep this game close, but taking the Jayhawks ML is the way to go in this game.

Houston looks to be an unstoppable threat in the American Conference, and Cincinnati is a massive underdog in this game. It’s hard to win games by at least 15 points in any conference, and taking the Bearcats +15.0 feels like a pretty solid betting option for this game.