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Top NCAAB Betting Picks of the Week – January 9th, 2023

By Hank Blaine

NCAA Men’s Basketball is in full force this week. Our top picks start on Tuesday when the North Carolina Tar Heels head to Virginia to take on the Cavaliers in a key ACC matchup. Then on Wednesday, two of the SEC’s best throw down when Alabama travels to Arkansas. On Saturday, the top game pits Kentucky on the road versus 5-Tennessee. Check out analysis and free picks for six of this week’s best college basketball games.

Top NCAAB Betting Picks of the Week (January 9th, 2023)

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Virginia Cavaliers

  • When: Tuesday, January 10th, 2023. 9:00pm EST.
  • Where: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA

11-5 North Carolina doesn’t show a top 25 ranking, which is the reason we should expect Virginia to offer a spread line that makes the Cavaliers an underlay. Simply put, UVA doesn’t cover spreads.

The Cavaliers are 1-9 ATS in their last 10. Granted, one of the non-covers came versus the best team in the nation right now, the Houston Cougars. Still, the Cavaliers have covered 4 times in 14 games this season. The Heels aren’t a great covering team either, but they’ll get points in this.

NCAAB Betting Pick: North Carolina Tar Heels

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Arkansas Razorbacks

  • When: Wednesday, January 11th, 2023. 7:00pm EST.
  • Where: Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, AR

Fourth-ranked Alabama is on a 3-game SU and ATS winning streak. The Crimson Tide played one of their best second halves of the season versus Kentucky in their last, blasting the Wildcats 78-52.

Bama could bounce off the effort. Arkansas is a quality squad. The Hogs have won 1-of-2, but the losses were against Auburn and underrated LSU. Arkansas will face a doable spread line because of the hype surrounding the Tide. The Razorbacks win and cover.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Arkansas Razorbacks

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers

  • When: Saturday, January 14th, 2023. 12:00pm EST.
  • Where: Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN

What’s up with Big Blue? Truth be Told, Coach Cal didn’t get this team to peak until the SEC Tournament last season. So Kentucky’s early season struggles make some sense.

Kentucky will beat South Carolina on Tuesday. But the Wildcats will fall straight up and against the spread versus the Vols. Tennessee ranks second in points allowed and first in field goal percentage and three-point percentage allowed. Not only that, but the Volunteers are also 9-6 ATS heading into the week.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Tennessee Volunteers

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Indiana Hoosiers

  • When: Saturday, January 14th, 2023. 1:00pm EST.
  • Where: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN

To start the week, ranked Wisconsin is 3-1 SU in their last 4. But the Badgers are 0-4 ATS in those same games.

Indiana is 0-6 ATS in their last 6. Wisconsin is the road team, which means Indiana figures to offer points. It’s tough to back the Badgers given how they’ve played. Indiana gets the nod.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Indiana Hoosiers

Arizona Wildcats vs. Oregon Ducks

  • When: Saturday, January 14th, 2023. 6:00pm EST.
  • Where: Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR

Arizona didn’t play well last week. The Wildcats failed to cover in an almost loss to terrible Washington. Then in their second game of the week, AZ fell straight up to Washington State on their home court.

But although the Wildcats struggled last week, they face a bad Oregon team on the road. For sure, Arizona should see overlay odds in this. The Wildcats win and cover.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Arizona Wildcats

Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Xavier Musketeers

  • When: Sunday, January 15th, 2023. 12:00pm EST.
  • Where: Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH

Sean Miller has turned Xavier into a Big East contender. The Musketeers have won 5 straight, and are 4-of-5 against the spread in the 5 games.

One of the wins came against UConn. The other was an 88-80 victory over Villanova. Marquette is a good team. But this happens in Cincinnati where Miller and his team rules. The home team grabs another win and cover.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Xavier Musketeers

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