Top NCAA Betting games of the week Feb 26.
Things are really starting to heat up in college basketball now, as we are about to begin the final week of the regular season. That will be followed by the conference tournaments and Selection Sunday, after which we can get down to the business of March Madness and crowning a national champion. This week will see the top teams continuing to jockey for position as they look to land themselves a favorable spot in the March Madness bracket. There are a lot of big games demanding your NCAA betting attention this week, so let’s take a closer look inside some of them.
#12 Texas Tech Red Raiders (22-7) Vs. #20 West Virginia Mountaineers (21-8)
What: #12 Texas Tech Red Raiders (22-7) Vs. #20 West Virginia Mountaineers (21-8)
When: Monday, February 26, 2018, 8:00 PM CT
Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
The Line: #20 West Virginia Mountaineers (21-8) -6½ -110 | -300 | U 141½ -110
The Red Raiders started last week ranked #6 but are going to slip down after losing both their games last week, taking their losing streak to 3. The Mountaineers are looking to start climbing again and will likely jump a few spots from their current #21 ranking, as they went out and won both of their games last week, albeit against unranked opposition. The Red Raiders need to find a way to get back to winning ways in the final week of the season, but they could be in trouble in this one.
Predicted Score: Texas Tech Red Raiders 65 West Virginia Mountaineers 66.
Miami Hurricanes (20-8) Vs. #9 North Carolina Tar Heels (22-7)
What: Miami Hurricanes (20-8) Vs. #9 North Carolina Tar Heels (22-7)
When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 8:00 PM CT
Where: Dean Smith Center, Chapel Hill, NC
The Line: TBA
Both of these teams are already a lock to be in the tournament and both are coming off a good week with back to back wins. UNC has been slowly but surely creeping back up the rankings and are now the winners of 6 straight games. If they can win this one and their final game of the regular season against Duke, they are going to enter the tournament on fire. Miami has been playing good ball of late, but I think they come up short here.
Predicted Score: Miami Hurricanes 66 North Carolina Tar Heels 74.
Florida State Seminoles (19-9) Vs. #18 Clemson Tigers (21-7)
What: Florida State Seminoles (19-9) Vs. #18 Clemson Tigers (21-7)
When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 8:00 PM CT
Where: Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, SC
The Line: TBA
The Florida State Seminoles may not have the best record in the world, but they have done enough against Q1 and Q2 teams to earn a spot in the tournament. They may slip out of the top 25 this week after losing to NC State over the weekend and they have another tough one on the trap with a road game against the Clemson Tigers. The Tigers snapped a 3-game losing skid with a win over Georgia Tech on the weekend and will be looking to keep the good times rolling.
Predicted Score: Florida State Seminoles 68 Clemson Tigers 70.
#1 Virginia Cavaliers (26-2) Vs. Louisville Cardinals (19-10)
What: #1 Virginia Cavaliers (26-2) Vs. Louisville Cardinals (19-10)
When: Thursday, March 01, 2018 8:00 PM CT
Where: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
The Line: TBA
The big question heading into the final week of the season for the Virginia Cavaliers is whether they can continue to hold on to the #1 spot. The Cavaliers have already clinched the regular season ACC crown, so they can fully focus on maintaining their top status in their final two games. The Cardinals have now lost 2 of their last 3, with the losses coming against ranked opponents. They have stumbled coming down the stretch and are now on the bubble. A win in this one would probably go a long way towards deciding their tournament fate. I just don’t see Virginia blowing their chance to end the season ranked #1.
Predicted Score: Virginia Cavaliers 70 Louisville Cardinals 62.
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