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Top NCAAB Betting Picks of the Week – December 5th, 2022

By Hank Blaine

The best NCAA Men’s College Basketball games of the week start on Wednesday when the NC State Wolfpack takes on the Kansas Jayhawks and the Tennessee Volunteers go against the Butler Bulldogs. Then on Thursday, Duke takes on Oregon State and Michigan State throws down against Alabama. See below for analysis and free picks for six of this week’s top NCAAB picks.

Top NCAAB Betting Picks of the Week (December 5th, 2022)

Illinois Fightning Illini vs. Texas Longhorns

  • When: Tuesday, December 6th, 2022. 7:00pm EST.
  • Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

6-2 Illinois also has a decent record against the spread, going 5-3. The losses came against Virginia, maybe the ACC’s best team, and Big Ten rival Maryland in the Illini’s last.

Texas kept their undefeated record intact on Dec. 1 with a nice 72-67 win versus Creighton. When rankings land for the week, the Horns will be no worse than second. This happens on a neutral court, but the Longhorns are better than the Illini. Texas wins and covers.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Texas

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Duke Blue Devils

  • When: Tuesday, December 6th, 2022. 9:30pm EST.
  • Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Duke bounced back from a 75-56 loss to Purdue with a pair of victories. The Dookies bested Ohio State 81-72 before blasting Boston College 75-59.

Iowa presents a challenge. The Hawkeyes haven’t played since Nov. 29. When they last played, Iowa dominated Georgia Tech 81-65. The only team to have beaten Iowa is Big 12 squad TCU. The Hawkeyes hand Duke their second loss of the season versus a Big Ten opponent.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Iowa

Washington Huskies vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs

  • When: Friday, December 9th, 2022. 8:00pm EST.
  • Where: McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, WA

Preseason chalk Gonzaga already has three loses. Texas beat the Zags by 19, Purdue trounced the Bulldogs by 18, and Baylor snuck by Gonzaga 64-63.

Washington is 7-2. The losses happened to teams the Huskies should have beaten, California Baptist and Oregon State. The Zags will win but they won’t cover because Mark Few’s team will offer underlay odds. Washington is the play against the spread.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Washington

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Houston Cougars

  • When: Saturday, December 10th, 2022. 3:00pm EST.
  • Where: Fertitta Center, Houston, TX

The top-ranked Cougars are undefeated and have dominated on the defensive end. But in two of their last three games, the offense hasn’t been there. Houston scored 49 versus Kent in a 49-44 win. Then versus Saint Mary’s, the Cougs scored 53 in a 53-48 victory.

Alabama averages 83.5 points per. The Crimson Tide have won two straight heading into the week versus ranked opponents, North Carolina and San Diego State. Bama is worth a look to win this straight up.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Alabama

Arizona Wildcats vs. Indiana Hoosiers

  • When: Saturday, December 10th, 2022. 7:30pm EST.
  • Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Arizona bounced back from a stunning loss to Utah with a nice 81-68 victory over Cal. Although the Wildcats won straight up, Zona failed against the spread.

AZ is 7-1 SU and 2-6 ATS. Indiana had motored past every opponent until facing Rutgers on Dec. 3. The Hoosiers played horrible basketball. Zona should see a spread they can cover because Indiana is a quality team. Arizona gets the straight up and cover victories.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Arizona

Maryland Terrapins vs. Tennessee Volunteers

  • When: Sunday, December 11th, 2022. 4:30pm EST.
  • Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

8-0 Maryland is also an incredible 7-1 against the spread. On Sunday, the Terps face a very good team in Tennessee.

The Vols already have a signature victory, 64-50 over the Kansas Jayhawks. Tennessee is playing excellent basketball, which means the Terrapins could be in for their first loss of the season. The Volunteers grab the SU and ATS wins.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Tennessee

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