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Top NCAAB Betting Picks of the Week – January 2nd, 2023

By Hank Blaine

The 2022-2023 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Season kicks it up a notch this week with plenty of high-profile conference matchups. On Wednesday, the Kentucky Wildcats head to Missouri to take on the Tigers and the Mississippi State Bulldogs host the Alabama Crimson Tide in a pair of big time SEC games. Then on Saturday, UConn against Xavier and Arizona versus rival ASU highlight the day’s action. Check out more info and free picks for six of this week’s best college basketball games.

Top NCAAB Betting Picks of the Week (January 3rd, 2023)

UConn Huskies vs. Providence Friars

  • When: Wednesday, January 4th, 2023. 8:30pm EST.
  • Where: Amica Mutual Pavilion, Providence, RI

14-1 UConn is also 11-3-1 against the spread. But although the Huskies have dominated, they’ve gone 0-3 ATS in their last 3.

Not only that, but Providence is 12-3 and 9-6 against the spread. The game happens in Rhode Island. So the Friars should prevail against the spread and straight up.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Providence Friars

TCU Horned Frogs vs. Baylor Bears

  • When: Wednesday, January 4th, 2023. 9:00pm EST.
  • Where: Ferrell Center, Waco, TX

Texas Christian doesn’t just have a great football program. The hoops program is 12-1 straight up and 7-5-1 ATS. Three different players lead the Frogs in points, assists, and rebounds, which is a sign of a solid squad.

Baylor is 10-3 straight up but only 6-7 against the spread. No doubt, Scott Drew’s team figures to be overplayed in this matchup. TCU covers.

NCAAB Betting Pick: TCU Horned Frogs

Indiana Hoosiers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes

  • When: Thursday, January 5th, 2023. 9:00pm EST.
  • Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, IA

The Hoosiers have a decent 10-3 straight up record. But Indiana struggles to cover. Heading into the week, the road team in this is 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games.

Iowa isn’t a great covering team, either. The problem the Hawkeyes have is winning straight up. Iowa is on a 3-game losing streak. Indiana will make it four with a win and cover.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Indiana Hoosiers

Washington Huskies vs. Arizona Wildcats

  • When: Thursday, January 5th, 2023. 11:00pm EST.
  • Where: McKale Center, Tucson, AZ

Washington might be the worst team in the Pac-12. Arizona is the best. This will not turn out well for the Huskies.

But although Zona should dominate, they may not dominate enough to cover the spread. Oddsmakers have an idea of the optimal betting lines to set on Wildcats’ games. How else to explain AZ’s 6-7-1 record against the spread? Huskies cover.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Washington Huskies

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

  • When: Saturday, January 7th, 2023. 1:00pm EST.
  • Where: Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, AL

As of Jan. 2, Kentucky is 2-7-1 against the spread in their last 10. The Wildcats don’t cover spreads.

Bama doesn’t always cover, either. In fact, Alabama is 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 heading into the week. Which team prevails in this game? Coach Cal knows how important this matchup is. Big Blue should keep the game closer than the spread.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Kentucky Wildcats

Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Auburn Tigers

  • When: Saturday, January 7th, 2023. 8:30pm EST.
  • Where: Neville Arena, Auburn, AL

The Razorbacks should go off the underdog in this game. That would be a good thing for college basketball handicappers looking to score a few bucks on the Hogs’ moneyline.

Auburn is a solid squad. But the Tigers will struggle to matchup with Arkansas’ size. Razorbacks freshman Anthony Black is a talented, tall, point-guard who sets up Ricky Council for easy buckets. Arkansas wins this straight up as well as covering the spread.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Arkansas Razorbacks

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