We have betting tips for three of the best college basketball games on Monday, which features some quality games.
Our feature games include Butler vs Houston, Ohio State vs Seton Hall and Illinois vs Cincinnati.
College Basketball Picks
Butler Bulldogs vs Houston Cougars @ Michelob Ultra Arena
The Houston Cougars have looked good to date and we like their chances in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational.
They are 3-0 after beating Hofstra, Rice and Virginia, with the win against Virginia coming by 20 points in a 67-47 result.
Beating teams like the Cavaliers is a good betting guide, especially given how much the Bulldogs struggled against Michigan State last week.
Butler looked awful in the 73-52 loss to the Spartans, which was a big form reversal following its first three wins. It struggled with the rise in opposition, so taking on a top-20 ranked team won’t help.
Marcus Sasser has been excellent for the Cougars, averaging 23.3 points per game on 46.8% shooting. He is a key to success for the Cougars, who have been well-backed to win and rightfully so.
Put Houston on your ticket to kick off the college basketball multi.
Bet: Houston Cougars
Ohio State Buckeyes vs Seton Hall Pirates
The Ohio State Buckeyes could stay perfect against Xavier last time on court, which is a concern against a team like the Seton Hall Pirates.
The Buckeyes had been beating up on bad teams, but losing to Xavier and scoring only 65 points wasn’t ideal. They will need to rebound against the Pirates, who are fresh off an upset win over Michigan.
At 3-0, the Pirates are continuing the good start for Big East teams, including the unbeaten Marquette, Creighton and UConn. Seton Hall showed its potential when beating Michigan 67-65, which is a statement win against a ranked team.
We expect a lot of money to come for the Buckeyes as a public team, but we’re picking Seton Hall to score an upset. The confidence levels are high and punters should get value odds with bookmakers on Tuesday.
It will have to contain E.J. Liddell, who is averaging 21 points per game, but the Pirates have a well-balanced defence that is allowing just 52.7 points.
Bet: Seton Hall Pirates
Illinois Fighting Illini vs Cincinnati Bearcats @ T-Mobile Center
We expected a good season from the Cincinnati Bearcats and they haven’t disappointed us to date.
The Bearcats are 4-0 after beating Presbyterian 79-45, which followed a quality win over Georgia last week. The 73-68 win is the best form guide, but the level of opposition is about to increase against a top-10 side in Illinois.
The Fighting Illini are 2-1 but are ranked tenth in the country. They opened their season with consecutive wins over two easy teams before losing to Marquette by a point.
We’re not sure if that’s the best form coming into this game, but there has been an overwhelming amount of money come for Illinois.
We think punters could get value for Cincinnati, who have better stats than Illinois. The Bearcats have scored more points and allowed less than Illinois, so we’re happy to take the points for the 4-0 team.
Backing the Bearcats in head-to-head markets is also an option for punters seeking more value.
Bet: Cincinnati Bearcats
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