College Basketball Betting Buzz – Dec. 17

College Basketball Betting Buzz - Dec. 17

College Basketball Betting Buzz – Dec. 17. The new AP Top 25 in men’s college basketball was released this past Monday and the top five teams in the nation remained the same from the previous week. The only team to drop from the rankings was Northern Iowa at No. 23, while the Big Ten’s Michigan State Spartans took its place at No. 25.

Kentucky continues to lead the way at No. 1 with a perfect 11-0 straight-up record after beating North Carolina this past Saturday 84-70 as a 12-point home favorite. The SEC’s Wildcats are 6-4-1 against the spread and the total has stayed UNDER in nine of the 11 games. Next up for Kentucky is a matchup this Saturday against UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic. The Bruins are 8-3 SU this season with a 4-7 record ATS. The total has gone OVER in six of 10 games with posted NCAA college basketball betting odds by GTBETS NCAA Sportsbook.

The No. 2 team in the nation is the ACC’s Duke Blue Devils at 9-0 SU. They are coming off a 75-62 victory this past Tuesday night against Elon, but they failed to cover as prohibitive 33-point home favorites. Duke went a perfect 5-0 ATS in its first five outings, but heading into Thursday night’s matchup against Connecticut, it is just 1-3 ATS in its last four games. The total stayed UNDER the 150-point closing line in Tuesday’s win after going OVER in four of the Blue Devils previous six games.

Arizona, out of the Pac-12, remained perfect on the year with a 101-64 romp over Oakland this past Tuesday while covering as a 26-point favorite at home. The No. 3 Wildcats are now 11-0 SU with a 6-5 record ATS. They have now covered in their last three games with the total going OVER in all three contests. This Friday night, Arizona will square-off against Texas El Paso in its first true road game of the season.

The second team from the ACC in the top five is the No. 4 Louisville Cardinals at 9-0 SU. This past Sunday they rolled-over UNC-Wilmington 68-57, but they could not cover as 28.5-point home favorites to fall to 3-4-1 ATS this year. The Cardinals are just 1-4-1 ATS in six home games this year, but this Saturday they will go on the road to face Western Kentucky.

Rounding-out this week’s top five is the Big Ten’s Wisconsin Badgers. They have won their last three games since suffering an 80-70 loss to Duke on Dec. 3 as 4.5-point home favorites. The Badgers are 10-1 SU with an 8-3 mark ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in seven of their first 11 games. Wisconsin remains idle until next college basketball betting Monday night’s road game against California. Top

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