Picks from a Bookie: College Basketball Predictions for December 1
You might be focusing on the NFL, but another season is in full swing. The college basketball season has tipped off and if you want to win money during March Madness you have to start handicapping hoops early. At this time of the year, the early tournaments showcase big-named teams and there is an opportunity to scout teams and make money. Our College Basketball Picks for December 1 focuses on sharp money and other angles to watch.
We reached out to a bookie to give us his best bets on the night.
Here they are:
College Basketball Picks for December 1
Michigan State vs Duke
This is what we like to call a trendy dog. The world is betting on Michigan State to win and cover against Duke. This is a common mistake. Duke at home only giving 3 points is an early Christmas gift. Michigan State is a big-name program and they have a big-name coach. The Spartans are off a big win against Notre Dame.
In that game, they had notable milestones that are hard to duplicate. For example, Junior Forward Joey Hauser had his first career double-double. The Spartans also had a 26-0 run, which is very difficult to duplicate.
Duke had 22 turnovers in the last game against Coppin State. The good coaching staff will make sure that does not happen again.
The Bookies are betting on Duke -3 [BET HERE for a 50% Welcome Bonus!]
Kentucky vs Kansas
This game has recent bias baked into the line. Kentucky looked lousy in a loss and the public is willing to bet against them in this Kansas game. With the public hitting up Kansas, the spread has been bet up to Kansas -4.5.
Kentucky was obviously looking ahead to this game when they lost to Richmond. This is a team that tends to overlook weaker opponents and they play “up” to tougher competition. Kentucky did not share the ball in that Richmond game with only five assists. If you can find a betting prop for assists by Kentucky, I would bet over. If you like trends there is this. The Wildcats are 4-0 ATS after a loss.
Kansas is still tinkering with lineups and trying to rebuild lineups to face off against other opponents. This is a game where people are betting on recent events and not overall talent. Don’t make that mistake.