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Top NCAAB Betting Picks of the Week – December 26th, 2022

By Hank Blaine

The 2022-2023 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Season kicks it up a notch this week with plenty of high-profile conference matchups. On Wednesday, the Kentucky Wildcats head to Missouri to take on the Tigers and the Mississippi State Bulldogs host the Alabama Crimson Tide in a pair of big time SEC games. Then on Saturday, UConn against Xavier and Arizona versus rival ASU highlight the day’s action. Check out more info and free picks for six of this week’s best college basketball games.

Top NCAAB Betting Picks of the Week (December 26th, 2022)

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Missouri Tigers

  • When: Wednesday, December 28th, 2022. 7:00pm EST.
  • Where: Mizzou Arena, Columbia, MO

Big Blue has an excellent 8-3 record. But heading into this game, the Wildcats have not performed well against the spread. Kentucky is just 4-7 ATS overall and 0-5 against spread lines in their last 5.

Mizzou has a single loss this season and is 7-5 ATS. Coach Cal’s squad always gets overplayed. So this sets up as a Missouri win and cover.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Missouri Tigers

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs

  • When: Wednesday, December 28th, 2022. 9:00pm EST.
  • Where: Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, MS

When the next rankings come out, Mississippi State won’t be on them. The Bulldogs lost to Drake in their last game.

Bama is one of the best teams in the nation. But neither one of these squads is good at covering spreads, both are 5-6-1 ATS. The Tide should win this. The line, though, will be overinflated. So Miss State is the pick to cover.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Mississippi State Bulldogs

UConn Huskies vs. Xavier Musketeers

  • When: Saturday, December 31st, 2022. 12:00pm EST.
  • Where: Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH

Sometimes, coaches fit universities like a glove. Sean Miller ran Xavier’s program before bouncing and taking the head job at Arizona. Miller is back and the Musketeers are again thriving.

But UConn is 13-0 and an incredible 11-1-1 against the spread. Eventually, every team loses and Miller and his players will be fired up to win this game. The Musketeers get the call SU and ATS.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Xavier Musketeers

Florida State Seminoles vs. Duke Blue Devils

  • When: Saturday, December 31st, 2022. 1:00pm EST.
  • Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, NC

Because this happens at Cameroon Indoor Stadium, 10-3 Duke will get way more love from oddsmakers than they should.

The Dookies are a solid club but they’re just 6-7 ATS. FSU has gone 4-1 against the spread in their last 5. The Seminoles should face an overlay spread line, which makes them the play.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Florida State Seminoles

Arizona Wildcats vs. Arizona State Sun Devils

  • When: Saturday, December 31st, 2022. 2:00pm EST.
  • Where: Desert Financial Arena, Tempe, AZ

This happens in Tempe, which automatically gives the Sun Devils an edge. But ASU heads into the week after a stunning 37 points loss to San Francisco.

The Dons dominated Arizona State, winning 97-60 as a +3 home dog. Arizona has continued to blast opponents with the only loss versus Utah.

The Cats win, but the spread will be too high for Zona, who seems to give up the backdoor cover more than other squads, to get by. ASU is the spread play.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Arizona State Sun Devils

UCLA Bruins vs. Washington Huskies

  • When: Sunday, January 1st, 2023. 7:00pm EST.
  • Where: Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle, WA

This happens in Tempe, which automatically gives the Sun Devils an edge. But ASU heads into the week after a stunning 37 points loss to San Francisco.

11-2 UCLA also has a decent 8-5 record against the spread. The Bruins beat Kentucky a couple of games back on a neutral floor.

Washington has a decent defense, but the offense has no shot of keeping up versus a UCLA side that averages 80.3 each game. The Bruins blowout the Huskies in this matchup.

NCAAB Betting Pick: UCLA Bruins

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