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NCAAB Odds: Saturday Preview

The deeper we go into NCAA hoops betting this season, the bigger the games get. Saturday’s college basketball odds feature some important matchups. At 1:00 p.m. ET, the No. 17 Kansas State Wildcats visit Oklahoma State. Kansas State is 12-3 on the season and 2-0 on the road but just 3-6 against the spread; the Wildcats have failed to cover their last four NCAA hoops spreads.

Points haven’t been easy to come by for the Kansas State Wildcats. Jacob Pullen leads the team with 17.2 points per game but the next best contributor is Rodney McGruder at just 11.5 points per game. Maybe that’s why so many Kansas State games have gone UNDER the betting total this year at books like Bovada and Sports Interaction? The under is 8-1 for Kansas State this year.

Oklahoma State has been gold in college basketball odds this year, going 6-2-1 against the spread and covering six of its last seven spreads.

In another good one at 2:00 p.m. ET, Marquette visits the No. 5 Pittsburgh Panthers. Pitt is a perfect 10-0 at home this season and cracks the national top six in offensive and defensive rebounds. The Pittsburgh Panthers are a disappointing 4-6 ATS on the year, however, and have covered one of their last four spreads.

Marquette is heating up both straight up and against spreads at books like Sports Interaction and Sportsbook.ag. The Golden Eagles have won seven of their last nine games and covered three consecutive NCAA hoops betting spreads.

The biggest game of the day features two top-12 teams. At 3:30 p.m. ET, the No. 8 Connecticut Huskies visit the No. 12 Texas Longhorns in a game that should draw lots of action at Bovada and many other books.

The Connecticut Huskies have 11 wins in 13 games but have a demon to conquer; they’re 0-2 on the road this season. They have, however, gone a very respectable 5-2 ATS so far. Also, Kemba Walker has been a man possessed for UConn. He leads the Huskies with 26.1 points, 3.9 assists, and 2.4 steals per game.

Texas has been money in the bank this season. The Longhorns are a perfect 9-0 at home and are 7-2 ATS on the year, beating their last three spreads. Most recently, they were favored by 10 over Arkansas and won 79-46 on January 4. Jordan Hamilton is Texas’ go-to scorer, averaging 19.6 points per game. But Tristan Thompson has played a fine second fiddle, leading the Longhorns in rebounds, shooting, steals and blocks. The Longhorns hope to avenge a 14-point loss to UConn from last January.

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