NCAA Hoops Wednesday: Best Spreads and Totals Picks

We love Wednesday’s in college basketball because it always brings a parade of great games. This week is no exception, and we have some winners for you. The best online sportsbooks are now offering fantastic alternatives to the spread and moneyline.


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If you have never placed such bets as reverse action or an alternative total, what are you waiting for? This is where the real money can be earned. Make sure your bookie is accessible and can be called on an 800-number from the United States. There is nothing worse than having a bookmaker that you can’t call.

Notre Dame vs. (#18) Virginia Predictions

Tip-off: 4:30 ET, TV ACCN

Line: UVA -9.5, O/U 124.5

Picks: UVA -9.5 + Under 124.5

The Irish put up a stinker against Virginia Tech in their last outing and we don’t see much changing today. The Cavaliers are as good of a defensive squad as anybody in the country and they batten down the hatches regularly by holding their opponent to 59.4 points per game. If you are looking for a barn burner, this is not your game. If you are looking for a great under, this is your game. This one flies under 124.5 and we don’t think Notre Dame has enough in the tank to hang around in the second half.


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(#16) Louisville vs. Wake Forest Predictions

Tip-off: 8:30 ET, TV ACCN

Line: LOU -8, O/U 136

Picks: LOU -8 + Under 136

The Cardinals come in having won four in a row that includes Kentucky, Boston College, and Virginia Tech. They are flying high with solid defense and outside shooting that runs the floor. Wake Forest is struggling but against a tough schedule that includes three straight losses to Georgia Tech, Virginia, and Duke. The problem for wake Louisville coves the spread in close to every game they play. We think the same tonight and with that close the door defense, this one goes under the total.


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(#15) Texas Tech vs. (#4) Texas Predictions

Tip-off: 9:00 ET, TV ESPN 2

Line: TEX -2.5, O/U 134.5

Picks: TEX -2.5 + Over 134.5

This one has all the earmarks of a great game. Both come in with a fat resume of great wins that include Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, and more. Both teams are scoring 75 points per game with Texas allowing 63.7 and TTU allowing 58 per game. Defense may be on the mind early so lay off the first half. Look for a second-half over the total. We have to back Texas in this one. We see that TTU is solid and they will bring it but run out of gas in the second half.

There are plenty more great NCAA college basketball games tonight so be sure to call your online sportsbook early and get your bets in. On all three of the above picks, make sure to look for the live lines, this can save your bacon if you get into trouble. Have a couple of different bookies on the string, some do not allow cross action on the same games. Good luck.

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