- Every game on today’s college basketball slate includes one Top 25 ranked team.
- The 15th ranked Florida State Seminoles are eight-point favorites over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
- The Minnesota Golden Gophers are +285 moneyline underdogs against the 13th ranked Illinois Fighting Illini.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The College Basketball season marches forward as two games on today’s slate of games have been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols keeping two top ten ranked teams from taking the court.
The matchups between the Tarleton Texans vs. No. 2 Baylor Bears and the UCF Golden Knights vs. No. 6 Houston Cougars being postponed shouldn’t prevent college basketball bettors from putting action on the remaining games on the slate featuring ranked teams.
No. 24 Clemson Tigers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Odds - 6:30 p.m. EST:
- Moneyline: Clemson +105 vs. Va Tech -125
- Spread: VA Tech Hokies (-2)
- O/U: 128.5
Trend: Clemson 5-0 ATS. The Clemson Tigers have covered the spread in every game they’ve played in this season. The Tigers will be on the road facing a tested Virginia Tech Hokies team that has already beaten a Top 5 team this season in Villanova. These are two teams that could find themselves on the bubble of the NCAA tournament later in the season. Although the spread is narrow take the Tigers to cover their sixth straight game to start the season.
Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. No. 10 Tennessee Volunteers Odds – 7:00 p.m. EST:
- Moneyline: Mountaineers +1175 vs. Volunteers -3500
- Spread: Volunteers (-19)
- O/U: 132
Trend: App State 3-0 ATS this season. Coming into this game both Appalachian State (3-0 ATS) and the No. 10 Volunteers (2-0 ATS) are undefeated ATS. Online sportsbooks have this being a bit of a blowout but App State could produce a backdoor cover here.
Roll the dice on the Mountaineers losing by 13 or less to the Volunteers. App State has a potent offense that averages 80 points per game. This team can score in many kinds of ways and that will be the key to them covering against Tennessee.
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. No. 13 Illinois Fighting Illini Odds - 7:00 p.m. EST:
- Moneyline: Minnesota +285 vs. Illinois -370
- Spread: Illinois (-7.5)
- O/U: 146.5
Trend: The Over has hit in six of the last nine meetings between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Illinois Fighting Illini. The Golden Gophers are undefeated on the season and will get their first taste of a ranked opponent this season as they take on No. 13 Illinois.
This Big Ten Conference matchup will be intriguing since it has one of the highest point totals of any of the five games. The Over has hit in seven of the last eight games for the Fighting Illini. Minnesota is no stranger to the Over as nine of their last twelve contests have gone over.
Loyola-Chicago Ramblers vs. No. 12 Wisconsin Badgers Odds – 8:00 p.m. EST:
- Moneyline: Loyola-Chicago +335 vs. Wisconsin -470
- Spread: Wisconsin (-9)
- O/U: 127.5
Trend: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers 2-0 ATS to start the season. First, this matchup does offer some serious upset appeal as Loyola-Chicago is a tough team to beat, and the +335 odds on them to win this game SU is well worth the risk. Take Loyola to cover tonight with confidence because the Wisconsin Badgers have a 2-3 record ATS and this game could be closer than what the odds reflect.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. No. 15 Florida State Seminoles Odds - 8:30 p.m. EST:
- Moneyline: Ga Tech +300 vs. FL State -400
- Spread: Seminoles (-8)
- O/U: 137
Trend: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 3-8 ATS in their last eleven games against the Florida State Seminoles. The ACC showdown between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the No. 15 Florida State Seminoles has a history of being one-sided as the Seminoles have an 8-2 record SU against the Yellow Jackets in their last ten meetings.
Led by guards M.J. Walker and Scottie Barnes the Seminoles should continue their dominance over Georgia Tech. Expect the Seminoles to cover tonight comfortably while they continue their push for the top of the ACC.
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