Corrigan's Gambling Corner: 3 College Basketball Best Bets: +595 Parlay Odds - Feb. 9, 2022
Welcome back to the gambling corner. We are back with some best bets for another wonderful night on the hardwood.
I say this often, and most of the time I do not actually mean it, but I LOVE the board tonight. I only have three picks as I am saving up for the Super Bowl, but on a scale of 1-10 in terms of my confidence in these plays, I am sitting at a solid 11. Enough about me though, let's talk some hoops.
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 winners.
*Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
Louisville Cardinals at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Cardinals are currently in a free fall since the firing of head coach Chris Mack, and the indefinite suspension of leading scorer, Malik Williams. However, Williams is expected to be back tonight in a limited role. Even if he is available tonight, Louisville is in a bad place as a program.
When Williams was suspended, there were reports of a disconnect between the players and the school. These reports have yet to be confirmed, but with everything that has happened over the last month, something is certainly going on.
Louisville is a terrible 6-15-2 ATS this season, and they are 0-5 ATS in their last five games. While they are 4-2 ATS in their last six against Notre Dame, they are 1-7 ATS in their last eight at Notre Dame. On the other side, Notre Dame is 5-1 ATS in their last six, and 9-2 ATS in their last 11.
At this point in the season, the Cardinals are at the point of no return when it comes to confidence from the team. They are tanking, and with their recent struggles against Notre Dame and every other team, this is a spot where they get knocked out.
Pick: Notre Dame -7 (-110)
Georgia Bulldogs at Florida Gators
The Dawgs are not a very profitable team this year. They are currently 8-14-1 ATS this season, and they have only covered seven times in their last 20 games. However, they have covered in three of their last four, and they are 5-0 ATS in their last five at Florida. They also went down to the wire with Auburn this past weekend, so it is safe to say that Georgia is playing some of its best basketball of the season right now, which is not saying much.
Florida is only 12-11 ATS this season, but with Colin Castleton back in the lineup, the Gators have one of their most dynamic playmakers back against one of the worst defenses in the country. Georgia's defense is ranked 322nd in scoring, 309th in effective field goal percentage, 310th in shooting percentage, and 262nd in shooting efficiency.
Even with how terrible Georgia is on defense, I like them a lot in this spot. The Dawgs are ranked 285th in scoring margin, but they have been playing some good basketball lately. They are also 3-1 when they are an underdog of at least 14.5. Florida is certainly the better team, but I am betting on the hot hand tonight.
Pick: Georgia +14.5 (-110)
Minnesota Golden Gophers at Nebraska Cornhuskers
The Golden Gophers started the season 10-1, and they were in a good spot to secure a tournament spot even if they did not win the Big Ten baring an epic collapse.
Since their win over Green Bay Phoenix (totally real school), they are 1-8 with their lone win coming against a bad Rutgers team. During their nine-game stretch of mediocrity, they are 4-5 ATS. At this point, you cannot trust this team to do much of anything, unless they are playing Nebraska.
The Cornhuskers are currently on a 10-game losing streak, and since Dec. 1, they are 1-15 SU. I do not think I need to tell you how horrendous that is. I understand that Minnesota is in a similar position, and they benefited from an easy schedule to start the season, but Nebraska is actually horrible.
Nebraska is 4-1 ATS in their last five, but Minnesota is also 4-1 ATS in their last five against the Cornhuskers. Both teams are trending way down, but I can at least point at Minnesota and say some good things. I can not do that with Nebraska.
Pick: Minnesota -1 (-110)
PARLAY ODDS: (+595) 1 UNIT TO WIN 5.95 UNITS
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