College Basketball Picks: Odds & Best Bets for Kansas-ISU, Arizona-Oregon

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A stacked Saturday awaits College Basketball fans with the majority of the Top 25 teams in action, providing plenty of interest in the NCAA Basketball odds, picks, and predictions.

A trio of high-ranked schools in No. 3 North Carolina, No. 7 Kansas, and No. 9 Arizona will go on the road in conference play. Others like No. 10 Illinois and No. 15 Baylor will play at home against rival opponents.

Let’s look at our favorite NCAA Basketball odds.

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NCAA Basketball Spreads, Moneylines, Totals

Below is a look at five of the top matchups this weekend, accompanied by the best available odds for moneyline, spread, and total across top sports betting apps. Click on the odds you like to place a bet. Learn more about sports betting promos when signing up to receive bonus bets.

(7) Kansas vs (23) Iowa State

  • 1:30 p.m. ET – CBS
  • ATS Records: Kansas 7-11-1, Iowa State 13-6-0
  • Over/Under Records: Kansas 9-10-0, Iowa State 12-7-0

Iowa State is a slight home favorite over Kansas in a matchup of Top 25 teams. The Jayhawks enter with a run of two losses over the last five games, which ended a nine-game winning streak. The Cyclones are an undefeated 12-0 in the friendly confines of the James H. Hilton Coliseum.

Taking the Over could be the best play, considering these are two talented rosters with the ability to score 70 apiece. If you’re bullish on Kansas, the price is right with the +3 or the straight moneyline.

(3) North Carolina vs Florida State

  • 2:00 p.m. ET – ESPN
  • ATS Records: North Carolina 12-7-0, Florida State 11-7-1
  • Over/Under Records: North Carolina 9-9-1, Florida State 12-7-0

The Florida State Seminoles (12-7, 6-2 ACC) host the North Carolina Tar Heels (16-3, 8-0ACC) at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee. Florida State has only lost once in its last seven but has lost five games at home. UNC won the previous encounter this season, 78-70, on Dec. 2. They are on a nine-game winning streak that spans over a month.

UNC looks like the way to go, even with the seven-point spread.

Indiana vs. (10) Illinois

  • 3:00 p.m. ET, FOX
  • ATS Records: Indiana 8-10-1, Illinois 10-6-3
  • Over/Under Records: Indiana 10-9-0, Illinois 12-7-0

The Illinois Fighting Illini (14-5, 5-3 Big Ten) returns home after losing on the road at rival Northwestern in midweek play and has lost three of their last six. Indiana (12-7, 4-4 Big Ten) comes in with a two-game losing run and has dropped four of six.

Expect Illinois to bounce back and win, but Indiana looks like the play to cover the spread.

TCU vs (15) Baylor

  • 4:00 p.m. ET – ESPN2
  • ATS Records: TCU 11-8-0, Baylor 11-5-1
  • Over/Under Records: TCU 10-9-0, Baylor 9-8-0

The Baylor Bears (14-4, 3-2 Big XII) return to Waco after losing twice on the road to conference foes Kansas State and Texas. Both of those games came down to the wire with the first going to OT. The TCU Horned Frogs (14-5, 3-3 Big XII) will have a short road trip and are coming off an away win at Oklahoma State to end a two-game winless run.

TCU to cover looks like a favorable play, given how both teams arrive for this one. Baylor is undefeated 10-0 at home.

(9) Arizona vs Oregon

  • 5:30 p.m. ET – FOX
  • ATS Records: Arizona 12-7-0, Oregon 12-7-0
  • Over/Under Records: Arizona 10-9-0, Oregon 11-8-0

The Arizona Wildcats (14-5, 5-3 Pac 12) travel to face the Oregon Ducks (14-5, 6-2 Pac 12) in Eugene. Both teams have lost two of their last five with Arizona losing by three at Oregon State. Oregon broke a two-game losing streak by winning 80-61 over Arizona State on Thursday night.

Arizona is a road favorite despite its recent struggles. Covering four points may not be that tall a task if the Wildcats can channel its best form.

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