Saturdays reign supreme in college hoops, as there are 141 Division I games to choose from when making our NCAA basketball betting picks today. The options can be overwhelming, but that’s why BonusSeeker is here to help out NJ online sports betting players. We will be using odds from SugarHouse Sportsbook to go through some of the top games of the day and make a few free betting picks that can give you a chance to win.
Featured on Saturday’s slate is three matchups between ranked teams, including No. 24 Maryland at No. 6 Michigan early on. Michigan is undefeated at home and is considered the top team in the Big Ten. The best game of the day comes later on in Lexington where No. 5 Kentucky hosts No. 1 Tennessee in an SEC clash that can have larger implications on the upcoming NCAA Tournament. The Volunteers are looking for their 20th win in a row in one of the most hostile environments in the country.
Sauce’s Courtside Seat: NCAA Basketball Betting Picks Against The Spread (ATS) By Brian Sausa For Feb. 16, Lines Courtesy Of The SugarHouse Sportsbook App
*SugarHouse Sportsbook lines as of Feb. 16 at 1am*
NCAA Basketball ATS Free Picks:
Clemson Tigers @ Louisville Cardinals (-4.5) - 12pm
Louisville hosts Clemson as 4.5-point favorites, according to SugarHouse Sportsbook. The Cardinals look to rebound after blowing a 23-point lead in a home loss to Duke last week. What we shouldn’t forget, however, is that Louisville pummeled North Carolina in Chapel Hill and beat Michigan State. They should’ve had wins against Duke and Florida State as well. Online sports betting players should know that the Cardinals have covered the last four times following a loss and Clemson is just 2-5 on the road this season, so give me the home team to rebound with a win.
Pick: Louisville Cardinals -4.5
Maryland Terrapins @ Michigan Wolverines (-7) - 12pm
After losing on the road at Penn State, Michigan and its 15-0 home record returns to Ann Arbor as 7-point favorites against Maryland. Despite Maryland covering seven of its last nine road games, the SugarHouse Online Sportsbook line suggests Michigan could be due for a major rebound. Maryland is coming off two big wins in a row, but I think they could be headed for a letdown at Michigan. The Wolverines have covered five of the last six at Crisler Center and their dominance at home makes them one of our free NCAA betting picks today.
Pick: Michigan Wolverines -7
Tennessee Volunteers @ Kentucky Wildcats (-4) - 6pm
Kentucky enters Saturday’s game as 4-point favorites, according to the SugarHouse Sportsbook app. Many talk about Duke as the best team in the nation, but forget they aren’t ranked No. 1 with the longest win streak in the country. Tennessee has to be one of the few top-ranked teams that actually goes under-the-radar. Kentucky is 13-1 at home will be ready to rebound after a loss to LSU, but Tennessee has won 19 straight games and can make its case for the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament next month with a win here. They are a team who doesn’t get rattled away from home and boast a complete unit that can absolutely win at Rupp Arena. I believe the Volunteers make it 20 straight wins with a statement on the road, but take the points just in case.
Pick: Tennessee Volunteers +4
Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Over/Under Play Of The Day
North Carolina State Wolfpack @ Duke Blue Devils (Over/Under 159)
The SugarHouse app sets the over/under at 159 for this game for NJ sports betting players. Duke scores a ton of points but has oftentimes fallen under totals this season due to not having the right opponent to match their pace of play. NC State has sputtered at random times this season, but they do like the play fast and just like Duke, averages over 80 points per game. The over has cashed in 10 of the Wolfpack’s last 12 road games, and the Blue Devils will gladly go up and down the floor playing offense for large portions of the game. In the end, it’s another Duke win and an over cashes as NC State does its part.
Pick: NC State/Duke Over 159
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