With the college football season concluding on Monday night, it's time to turn our attention fully to the college basketball season. On Tuesday night, there are a few good games to bet on, and we've got three that you should definitely consider putting some money on.
Even though the Wisconsin Badgers will be playing on the road on Tuesday evening, it's not very often you get plus-money when picking a top 10 team in the country. The Badgers have put together a fine resume thus far this season with wins over Louisville, Michigan State, Minnesota, and Indiana.
Greg Gard's Badgers rank in the top 10 in the nation in both adjusted offensive and defensive efficiency despite having played a fairly difficult schedule. The statistic that sticks out here is that Wisconsin is one of the best three-point shooting teams in the nation at 41.4% from deep. Meanwhile, Michigan ranks 229th in the nation in defending teams behind the arc.
Michigan center Hunter Dickinson has played out of his mind lately while the Wolverines have struggled shooting the ball from deep. In this game, Dickinson will face a tough frontcourt matchup with Nate Reuvers and Micah Potter.
If the two Wisconsin big men can slow Dickinson down while the perimeter defenders hold the Michigan wings in check, the Badgers should win this game.
This one is pretty simple. Davidson is one of the top 35 teams in adjusted offensive efficiency in the nation and shoots over 35% from behind the arc on the season.
Saint Joseph's, on the other hand, has surrendered at least 80 points in nine of its 10 games this season.
The Hawks are one of the worst defensive teams in the entire nation, ranking in the bottom third in three-point percentage allowed, offensive rebound percentage allowed, and opponents effective field-goal percentage.
To further hammer the point home, Davidson's total has gone over in 10 of its last 13 games dating back to last season, while Saint Joseph's total has gone over in 13 of its last 19 games.
The Hawks' total in true road games has only gone below 156 points once this season in their five games. Look for a big number in this game.
This one might be a bit of a reach, but based on just talent alone, it's difficult to pass on the Blue Devils catching points. Coach Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils have been less than impressive in their five victories this season, but all they have to do is win the game.
These two teams have split their eight games at Cassell Coliseum since 2010-11.
The Blue Devils offense has not been the problem in its last few games, as they have averaged at least 1.1 points per possession during their three consecutive wins. However, the old theory that freshmen don't play defense is especially true with this season's Duke squad.
Even against the likes of Notre Dame, Boston College, and Wake Forest, the Blue Devils couldn't manage to hold their opponents under one point per possession.
While Virginia Tech is a very good offensive team in terms of efficiency, it isn't a particularly great three-point shooting team. Meanwhile, Duke has a plethora of players capable of making the Hokies pay from deep.
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