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Top NCAAB Betting Picks of the Week – December 19th, 2022

By Hank Blaine

Most of the top college basketball action this week happens early. On Tuesday, Georgetown heads to Connecticut to take on the second-ranked Huskies. Then later on in the day, Duke battles Wake Forest on the road before Virginia takes on the Hurricanes in Miami. On Wednesday, Michigan travels to Greensboro to face off against North Carolina. Check out analysis and free picks for six of this weeks top college hoops matchups.

Top NCAAB Betting Picks of the Week (December 19th, 2022)

Georgetown Hoyas vs. UConn Huskies

  • When: Tuesday, December 20th, 2022. 6:30pm EST.
  • Where: Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, CT

Georgetown is going to have a tough time versus Connecticut on Tuesday. The Hoyas will enter this game with a 5-7 SU record and a 4-7 against the spread record.

Patrick Ewing’s team is in last place in the Big East. That’s a big contrast to second-ranked UConn. The Huskies are 12-0 straight up and a ridiculous 11-0-1 against the spread. Eventually, UConn will lose SU and ATS. But it won’t happen against the rival Hoyas.

NCAAB Betting Pick: UConn Huskies

Duke Blue Devils vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

  • When: Tuesday, December 20th, 2022. 6:30pm EST.
  • Where: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, NC

Duke is turning into one of the better teams in the nation. The Blue Devils have just 2 losses on the season. In their last high-profile game, Duke blasted Iowa 74-62. The Devils also have wins over Ohio State and Xavier this season.

Wake Forest has lost 3-of-4 straight up and 4 straight against the spread. Although this game ison the road, the Blue Devils should have no trouble grabbing the SU and ATS victories.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Duke Blue Devils

Virginia Cavaliers vs. Miami Hurricanes

  • When: Tuesday, December 20th, 2022. 8:30pm EST.
  • Where: Watsco Center, Coral Gables, FL

UVA fell from second to sixth this week because the Houston Cougars beat the Cavaliers 68-61 in Virginia’s last. No doubt, Virginia can bounce back with a win.

But before dumping on the Cavaliers to cover, it’s important to note that UVA is 0-5 ATS in their last 5. In addition, home team Miami has gone 4-2 ATS in their last 6. The Hurricanes can win this straight up. So backing the Canes to cover makes sense.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Miami Hurricanes

Michigan Wolverines vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

  • When: Wednesday, December 21st, 2022. 7:00pm EST.
  • Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC

When this season’s NCAA college hoops schedule came out, some wondered if Michigan versus North Carolina was going to be a game to determine the number one team in the nation. Heading into Wednesday’s matchup, both teams are just playing to keep pace with the top teams in their conference.

Michigan has a decent 7-3 record. The Wolverines are 5-5 ATS. North Carolina is 8-4. The Tar Heels are tied with Pittsburgh and Syracuse with the seventh best record in the ACC.

When it comes to this game, UNC should win no problem. The Tar Heels are 4-0 SU and ATS in their last 4.

NCAAB Betting Pick: North Carolina Tar Heels

Illinois Figthing Illini vs. Missouri Tigers

  • When: Thursday, December 22nd, 2022. 9:00pm EST.
  • Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO

Illinois is 8-3, which is one of the reasons they might go off the favorite in this. However, going agianst SEC squad Missouri would be a mistake.

Although unranked, the Tigers have a 10-2 record and rank fourth in points per game at 88.4 each contest. Mizzou’s only loss happened versus the Kansas Jayhawks. The Tigers can win this.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Missouri Tiger

DePaul Blue Demons vs. Creighton Blue Jays

  • When: Thursday, December 22nd, 2022. 4:30pm EST.
  • Where: CHI Health Center Omaha, Omaha, NE

Heading into the week, DePaul and Creighton are both at 6-6. The Blue Jays started hot, going 6-0 straight up, but have since fallen apart.

Still, Creighton has played the much tougher teams. So there’s a reason the Blue Jays have struggled. Greg McDermott’s squad should have no trouble winning and covering versus DePaul.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Creighton Blue Jays

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