Top NCAAB Betting Picks of the Week (January 31st, 2022)

By Hank Blaine

Men’s College Basketball is heating up. On Tuesday, Kansas heads to Iowa State to battle the Cyclones then on Wednesday, Marquette hosts Villanova. Thursday is a game between the Arizona Wildcats and UCLA Bruins and then on Saturday, three terrific matchups take place, including Duke at North Carolina. Keep reading for analysis and free picks for six of this week’s best college basketball games. Check back for updated NCAAB odds.

Kansas Jayhawks vs. Iowa State Cyclones

  • When: Tuesday, February 1st, 2022. 7:00pm ET
  • Where: James H. Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA
  • NCAAB Betting Odds: TBA

The Jayhawks don’t head into their massive Big 12 game versus Iowa State playing their best basketball. Kentucky blasted Kansas 80-62 on Jan. 29. The Jayhawks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games. Iowa State beat Missouri 67-50 in their last game. The Cyclones have won 2 straight and covered in both. But although Iowa State is playing better, Kansas should bounce back in this spot. Give Bill Self’s squad the nod.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Kansas Jayhawks

Villanova Wildcats vs. Marquette Golden Eagles

  • When: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022. 10:00pm ET
  • Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
  • NCAAB Betting Odds: TBA

On Jan. 19, Marquette upset Villanova 57-54. The Golden Eagles have won 7-of-10. So there’s a chance Marquette sweeps the season series. But although the rematch happens on the Golden Eagles’ floor, Villanova is on a roll, having won 3 straight since losing to Marquette. Nova wins and covers.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Villanova Wildcats

UCLA Bruins vs. Arizona Wildcats

  • When: Thursday, February 3rd, 2022. 8:00pm ET
  • Where: McKale Center, Tucson, AZ
  • NCAAB Betting Odds: TBA

On Jan. 25, UCLA dusted Arizona 75-59. The Wildcats bounced back with a 67-56 win against Arizona State. UCLA, though, is playing much better basketball. The Bruins have covered in 4 straight. UCLA wins this SU and ATS.

NCAAB Betting Pick: UCLA Bruins

Baylor Bears vs. Kansas Jayhawks

  • When: Saturday, February 5th, 2022. 4:00pm ET
  • Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS
  • NCAAB Betting Odds: TBA

The Jayhawks battle the Bears in what should be one of the most talked about college hoops games of the week. The Bears had won 3 straight, but on Jan. 29, Alabama dusted Baylor 87-78. When the Bears allow more than 70, it’s a big deal. Don’t think for a moment that Self isn’t pouring over Bama versus Baylor game footage. Kansas gets the win and cover.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Kansas Jayhawks

USC Trojans vs. Arizona Wildcats

  • When: Saturday, February 5th, 2022. 5:00pm ET
  • Where: McKale Center, Tucson, AZ
  • NCAAB Betting Odds: TBA

It’s put up or shut up time for USC and Arizona. The UCLA Bruins look like the best team in the Pac-12. There’s an argument as to which squad is the second best, the Trojans or the Cats. Arizona takes on USC at home. Win or lose against UCLA, Zona should take this and it’s not just because this happens on Zona’s floor. U-of-A is solid against a Trojan strength, the front court. AZ wins and covers.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Arizona Wildcats

Duke Blue Devils vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

  • When: Saturday, February 5th, 2022. 6:00am ET
  • Where: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, NC
  • NCAAB Betting Odds: TBA

The classic Duke versus North Carolina battle has lost some luster this season because UNC is unranked. But although it’s easy to back Coach K and the Devils due to their excellent 17-3 record, the Heels head into the week on a 3-game winning streak. UNC dusted North Carolina State by 20 on Jan. 29. This is a rivalry game that happens on UNC’s court. Give the Tar Heels the nod to win and cover.

NCAAB Betting Pick: North Carolina Tar Heels

Feel free to browse sports betting guides. While you are at it, go ahead and check out all the latest NBA betting odds and more in our online Bitcoin sportsbook.

READ MORE: Top 2022 NBA Week 16 Betting Picks