Corrigan's Gambling Corner: 3 College Basketball Best Bets: +595 Parlay Odds - Feb. 17, 2022
Welcome back to the gambling corner. We are back with some best bets for another wonderful night on the college hoops.
I will be honest, this is not a great slate in terms of matchups. But, there are some great lines on the board tonight. After last night's exciting slate, things are a lot calmer tonight, but chasing winners never sleeps, and I see a lot of winners.
We would love you to tail our picks, but we would especially love you to make a lot of money. As a sign of courtesy, we included the parlay odds for all three of our picks. We just ask that you always remember to gamble responsibly.
Here are tonight's plays.
*Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
Oregon State Beavers at Arizona Wildcats
Does anyone remember Oregon State's miracle run through the Pac-12 tournament, and then the NCAA tournament? Well, I do, and those days are over for the Beavers. They are really bad.
Oregon State is 0-7 ATS in their last seven, and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 against Arizona. On the season, they are 5-17-1 ATS, and they are a horrendous 3-20 SU this season. During their current 10-game losing streak, Oregon State is losing by an average of 14.1 points per game. In their last meeting with Arizona, the Beavers lost by 25 points.
Sure, Oregon State is really bad, but the spread is large because of how good Arizona has been playing lately. The Wildcats have won six consecutive games, and on the season, they are ranked third in scoring, second in scoring margin, and first in total rebounds, and assists per game. Defensively, they are ranked second in opponents shooting percentage and opponents' effective field goal percentage.
It is a massive mismatch on both offense and defense for Oregon State, and they should continue to get steamrolled by arguably, the best team in the country.
Pick: Arizona -24 (-110)
Michigan Wolverines at Iowa Hawkeyes
Michigan has been playing good basketball lately, but they still look out of whack. After a big win over Purdue earlier this month, Ohio State came into town and bullied them on both sides of the court.
They are certainly talented enough to make a run in March, and if they do find a way to sneak into the tournament, they will be a tough out. However, they have to get better on offense. Michigan is ranked 263rd in made threes per game, 121st in scoring, and while they do shoot the ball well, they tend to collapse in the second half as they do not have a deep roster of offensive talent.
Again, I do like this Michigan team as a darkhorse for the rest of the season, but Iowa is not a good matchup. The Hawkeyes are ranked fourth in scoring, 11th in scoring margin, and 49th in shooting efficiency. Defensively, Iowa is not great, but I would trust Iowa's offense to be simply too much for Michigan to handle.
If Iowa were going up against a better offensive team, this would be a bad spot to back the Hawkeyes. However, I just do not trust that Michigan offense to keep up with one of the best offenses in the country.
Iowa is 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games against Michigan, and the Wolverines have only covered twice in their last seven games overall, and their last seven on the road against Big Ten teams.
Pick: Iowa -5 (-110)
Washington Huskies at USC Trojans
The Huskies are starting to heat up at just the right time. They are 7-3 ATS in their last 10, and they have won four of their last six. While they are not a great team, college basketball is all about riding the hot hand. On the other side, USC has been one of the more fun teams to watch, but they are only 2-4 ATS in their last six, and they have only covered in 13 of their 25 games this season.
This game is going to come down to Washington's defense slowing down USC's high-powered offense, and that might be a tall order. Washington's defense is ranked 250th in scoring, 192nd in effective field goal percentage, and 203rd in shooting efficiency.
While the Trojans are in a position to blow Washington out, we are looking at the total in this game. The total has gone over in five straight for Washington and four of the last five road games for the Huskies. The total has gone under in five of the last seven for USC, but with how bad Washington's defense is, the Trojans should have no problems scoring tonight.
Pick: Over 139.5 (-110)
PARLAY ODDS: (+595) 1 UNIT TO WIN 5.95 UNITS
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