March 3, 2022

Corrigan's Gambling Corner: 3 College Basketball Best Bets: +584 Parlay Odds - March 3, 2022

Welcome back to the gambling corner. We are back with some best bets for another wonderful night on the college hoops.

I am not one to brag about my gambling hot streaks, so I won't. But, I would like everyone to know that I have won 11 of my last 12 bets, and with the conference tournaments starting up, I am feeling really good right now. 

March Madness is on the horizon, but for now, we are going to do what we always do, and give out some winners before the best postseason in all of sports. 

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

Michigan State Spartans at Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State, my beloved alma mater, cannot do anything right on the hardwood right now. 

After two big wins against Illinois and Indiana, the Buckeyes were in a good spot to backdoor the Big Ten regular-season championship. All they had to do was not lose against Maryland and Nebraska, who are two of the worst teams in the Big Ten. 

Instead, they lost to both of them, and Nebraska schooled them on their homecourt. Ohio State also has some injuries to deal with as Zed Key and Kyle Young are both questionable for tonight. That makes me a little woke to Ohio State being a six-point favorite tonight. Michigan State is not in a good spot either, but getting six-point against a banged-up Ohio State team coming off back-to-back crushing losses does surprise me. 

Michigan State has not been great this season, but they have dominated this series. They have won seven games over the last 10 matchups, and the Spartans are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 against the Buckeyes. 

However, I think the value in this game is on the total. Over the last four games for Michigan State, they are giving up 79.2 points per game, and Ohio State is allowing 76.2 points per game. Both of these teams are trying to pick up some quality wins for seeding purposes, so I am expecting an offensive explosion in Columbus tonight. 

Pick: Over 139.5 (-110)

Stanford Cardinal at Arizona Wildcats

I really wanted to take Stanford in this game. I started looking at this line last night, and as at least an 18.5-point favorite, Arizona is only 3-5-1 ATS this season. Although Stanford is not a great team to bet on, I liked the value they were getting. 

Then I remembered that Stanford only scored 39 points in their last game against Cal, and they are ranked 280th in scoring and Stanford is a terrible shooting team. my tone quickly changed. I also think that Arizona is playing as well as anyone right now, despite their recent loss to Colorado.

The Wildcats have won 17-straight home games, and they are putting up 86.7 points per game at home this season.

Pick: Arizona -18.5 (-110)

Iowa Hawkeyes at Michigan Wolverines

Michigan has been one of the weirdest teams in the country this season. One week, they are getting blown off the court, then the next they are taking down one of the top teams in the Big Ten. Well, outside of Wisconsin, there are not many better teams in the Big Ten right now than Iowa. 

Iowa has won seven of their last eight games, and they are 5-2 ATS in their last seven. Although they have struggled against Michigan recently, this is not a very good Michigan team. This season, the Wolverines are only 12-16 ATS and 6-8 ATS at home.

Iowa also has one of the top offenses in the country. On the season, the Hawkeyes are ranked fourth in scoring (83.7), eighth in scoring margin (+12.8), and 61st in shooting efficiency. Michigan has a solid defense, but I have watched this team get blown out against good offenses a lot this season. 

With such a small spread, I am comfortable riding on the side of the better offense. 

Pick: Iowa +2.5 (-114)


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