Weekend NCAAB Betting Outlook
College basketball's conference tournaments wrap up this weekend, giving bettors their last chance to wager on NCAAB odds until March Madness. Here's a preview of some of the action on the hardwood; find odds for all of this weekend's college hoops betting matchups at Bovada.
ACC Tournament (Atlanta)
Top-seeded North Carolina will play their first game of the ACC Tournament on Friday as they take on eighth-seeded Maryland in quarterfinal action. The Terrapins thumped Wake Forest 82-60 in first-round action on Thursday afternoon, but the Tar Heels went 2-0 SU and 1-1 ATS against them this past season. As well, the OVER has paid out in each of the last eight games between the schools. The other games on the ACC's slate for Friday are N.C. State vs. Virginia, Virginia Tech vs. Duke, and Miami vs. Florida State, with the semifinals set for Saturday, and the title game at 1:00pm ET on Sunday. [ $100 free bet bonus - Bovada ]
Big Ten Tournament (Indianapolis)
Two nationally-ranked teams will meet in the Big Ten Tournament on Friday as Indiana takes on Wisconsin. The Hoosiers (the fifth seed for the tournament) haven't had any success against the Badgers (the fourth seed for the tournament) in years, going 0-9 SU and 2-7 ATS in their past nine games versus Wisconsin. Top-seeded Michigan State will face Iowa on Friday in other Big Ten action, and it's also Minnesota vs. Michigan and Purdue vs. Ohio State. Friday's winners will advance to the tournament semifinals on Saturday, with the championship game at 3:30pm ET on Sunday. [ $50 free play bonus, best favorite lines - 5Dimes ]
SEC Tournament (New Orleans)
Looking to claim the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament next week, Kentucky will see its first action of the SEC Tournament on Friday as they play LSU. The Wildcats are 3-0 both SU and ATS over their last three games against the Tigers, and they haven't lost since December 10. The other SEC matchups on Friday are Alabama vs. Florida, Mississippi vs. Tennessee, and Georgia vs. Vanderbilt, with the semifinals of the tournament on Saturday and the title game at 1:00pm ET on Sunday. [ Great perks, variety of props - TopBet ]
Atlantic 10 Tournament (Atlantic City)
Top-seeded Temple is 3-1 SU but 0-4 ATS in its past four games against its Friday opponent at the Atlantic 10 Tournament, Massachusetts. The A-10 event also offers up St. Joseph's vs. St. Bonaventure, La Salle vs. Saint Louis, and Dayton vs. Xavier for college basketball betting fans on Friday, with those winners advancing to the semifinal round of the tournament on Saturday. The A-10's title game is set for 1:00pm ET on Sunday. [ Up to $900 in bonuses - BetOnline ]
Big 12 Tournament (Kansas City)
The Big 12 Tournament will reach its semifinal round on Friday, as top-seeded Kansas looks for its fifth-straight win over fourth-seeded Baylor in one of the two games on the day's schedule; the Jayhawks are 9-1 SU and 6-4 ATS in their past 10 games against the Bears. The other Big 12 semifinal on Friday has Missouri vs. Texas, with the day's two winners then meeting for the tourney title at 6:00pm ET on Saturday.
Big East Tournament (New York City)
Top-seeded Syracuse stopped defending-champion UConn in its tracks on Thursday with a 58-55 win in quarterfinal action at the Big East Tournament, and now they'll take on Cincinnati on Friday in a semifinal matchup. The Orange have won four straight games against the Bearcats, paying off on the college hoops odds in each of those four contests. Louisville will meet Notre Dame in Friday's other semifinal matchup, with the Big East championship game tipping off at 9:00pm ET on Saturday night.
Pac-12 Tournament (Los Angeles)
Ninth-seeded Oregon State pulled off a stunner in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament on Thursday, beating top-seeded Washington 86-84 to advance to Friday's semifinals and pay off on the college basketball betting lines for their supporters; the Beavers had been listed as 4.5-point underdogs on Thursday. Oregon State will meet Arizona in Friday's semifinals, while California takes on the winner of Thursday's late matchup between Colorado and Oregon. The Pac-12 Tournament's title game will then be played at 6:00pm ET on Saturday.
Mountain West Tournament (Las Vegas)
Top-seeded San Diego State squeaked out a 65-62 win over eighth-seeded Boise State in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament on Thursday afternoon, and now they'll take on fourth-seeded Colorado State in the tourney semifinals on Friday; the Aztecs are 9-1 SU in their past 10 games against the Rams, but they were just 1-1 SU and 0-2 ATS against them this season. The other Mountain West semifinal on Friday has New Mexico taking on the winner of Thursday's late matchup between UNLV and Wyoming, with Saturday's championship game at 7:00pm ET.