College Basketball Picks for Tuesday, December 7th 2021

College Basketball Picks for Tuesday, December 7th 2021

Now that there is a little break from college football, college basketball will start to dominate the betting action. Conference action has started in several leagues, and there are also some big non-conference events on the schedule.

There is a big slate of games scheduled for Tuesday, and that creates some solid betting opportunities. Here are the best college basketball bets to make for Tuesday.

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Tennessee Volunteers

Texas Tech vs. Tennessee Picks

Best Bet: Tennessee -3 (-110)

A pair of 6-1 teams meet up for the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden when Texas Tech and Tennessee take the floor. Tennessee has won four straight games while Texas Tech just suffered a loss to Providence.

Texas Tech is holding opponents to just 59 points per game, but they are going to have a size disadvantage in this one. The Red Raiders have played a pretty weak schedule, and it’s hard to see them shutting down Tennessee in this one.

The Volunteers are the 13th-ranked team in the country for a reason and they win this game by five points or more.

Villanova Wildcats vs. Syracuse Orange

Villanova vs. Syracuse Picks

Best Bet: Villanova ML (-400)

The second game of the Jimmy V Classic will feature the Villanova Wildcats and the Syracuse Orange. Villanova is an eight-point betting favorite, but it’s best to look at the Moneyline for this matchup.

Syracuse continues to be a tough team to figure out, and they are hard to beat when they are making shots. The Orange are scoring more than 80 points per game, and they are going to give Villanova some trouble.

The Wildcats have won three straight games, and this team has played in a number of big games already. Villanova is going to win this game, but Syracuse could keep it close.

UTEP Miners at Kansas Jayhawks

UTEP vs. Kansas Picks

Best Bet: Over 144.5 Points (-110)

Kansas hosts UTEP on Tuesday night in a game that should get out of hand in a hurry. The Jayhawks are a 20-point favorite, and this Kansas team is clearly one of the best in the country.

UTEP plays a pretty fun style of basketball, and they are going to try to play fast against Kansas. That strategy isn’t going to help the Miners win, but it’s going to lead to a ton of points.

Kansas might score 90 points on their own in this game, and that will push the total to more than 144.5 points.

Best College Basketball Parlay Bet for December 7th 2021

Butler vs. Oklahoma Picks

Best Parlay Bet: Saint Louis -2.5 / Butler +11

If you’re looking for the perfect two-team parlay to make then there are two games to keep a close eye on. Saint Louis hosts Belmont in a game with NCAA Tournament significance and Butler is set to square off with Oklahoma.

Saint Louis and Belmont are both averaging more than 79 points per game, and that should be a high-scoring affair. The Billikens are a slightly better defensive team, and they are going to win the game by at least three points.

Butler has rebounded after three straight losses earlier in the year. The Bulldogs are scoring just 64 points per game, but they have a defense capable of keeping them in games.

Oklahoma has won three straight games and the Sooners can really score. There are still some concerns on the defensive side of the ball, but that shouldn’t be an issue in this game.

The Sooners are the better team, but Butler is a proud program that always plays teams close. Take the 11 points and add the Butler Bulldogs to your two-team parlay.