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College Basketball Betting Parlay: Best Games for Feb. 16

Saturday was a bad beat as Oklahoma State fell asleep on the wheel and allowed Kansas State to blow the spread. But back on the driver’s seat, we’re taking more chalk for Tuesday as these top college teams should cash our next college basketball betting parlay.

No themes here, just rolling with the best online sports betting picks. I’m taking two Top 25 teams with easy matchups despite the considerable spreads. Take them from the BetUS online sportsbook and roll.

Nick Perkins of the Buffalo Bulls drives to the basket against Hamidou Diallo of the Kentucky Wildcats
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Buffalo Bulls vs Eastern Michigan Eagles

We take a rare look at the MAC East where the Buffalo Bulls are 7-4 and 9-6 overall. They’re taking on Eastern Michigan which is 1-7 and 4-8 overall. The Bulls head into this game 9-5-1 against the spread and 8-3 as a favorite while the Eagles are 2-7 and 1-7 as a dog.

The Bulls could make some noise in the CBI thanks to some good offense and rebounding. Buffalo averages 46 percent from the field (78th) and their 43 boards are actually first in the nation.

Eastern Michigan is ranked outside the top-250 in both offense and defense. Percentage-wise, they’re in the 300’s and are not worth much other than being bet against. That’s what we’re doing here.

Like they did the first time around, Buffalo should stomp all over the Eagles for an easy W.

Pick: Buffalo Bulls to win and cover

South Carolina Gamecocks vs (16) Tennessee Volunteers

The 16th-ranked Vols are 7-5 in the conference and 14-5 overall while UofSC is 3-7 and 5-9 overall. This will be the school’s first and last meeting and UT has won two of the last three meetings.

It’s worth mentioning that the underdog has covered during these teams’ last three meetings, but the disparity in talent this time is too large to ignore. The Vols have the third-best defense by KenPom’s ratings while UofSC has an offense outside of the Top-100.

Tennessee should easily beat South Carolina here but the Vols have been struggling against the spread lately. They’ve only covered in two of their last eight games and most of these spreads we’re by eight or fewer points.

Still, the Gamecocks are so ineffective on offense, hitting just 42.5 percent of their shots (254th) and turning the ball over 15.8 times (318th). UofSC has sprung some upsets, but not this time.

Tennessee gets the monkey off their back and wins emphatically.

Pick: Tennessee to win and cover

Northwestern Wildcats vs (6) Illinois Fighting Illini

Our late-night game pits a “gimme” in the Big Ten as the powerful Fighting Illini look to beat up on the Wildcats. Illinois is 10-3 in the conference and 14-5 overall while Northwestern is 3-11 and 6-12.

Illinois should figure to be a dark horse to win the NCAA March Madness thanks to having a top-15 offense and defense, Most notably, they’ve been cash on the betting lines having covered nine of their last 12 spreads.

Although the Illini have failed to cover two of their three double-digit spreads, they’ve covered eight out of 10 times facing the Wildcats and that includes their 25-point evisceration in January.

Illinois shoots a whopping 50.2% from the field (11th) and 40.4 rebounds (17th). They’ll outshoot and outrebound the Wildcats en route to another blowout win. Put it in chalk.

Pick: Illinois Fighting Illini to win

Parlay: Buffalo to cover, Tennessee to cover, and Illinois to cover

Three easy matchups here for our college basketball predictions that you can find from BetUS. If some games get postponed or go off the board, you  can mix and match your parlays. You don’t even have to stick to college ball.

Read more on how BetUS works with the sportsbook reviews. For the meantime, enjoy some great basketball from two Top 25 teams and March Madness teams to watch plus an underrated Buffalo team that should put on an offensive showcase.

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