March Madness approaches, and every game holds more importance. College Basketball bettors have cashed in this season, so let’s continue the trend with our 3-Team Parlay on Tuesday.
Sportsbooks will see plenty of action for all three games, which includes four ranked teams. We have picks and predictions for Wisconsin vs. Michigan, Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt, and Kansas vs Oklahoma State.
Our online sportsbook has odds for top NCAAB games, so check out our Tuesday Parlay picks.
Wisconsin (10-2) vs Michigan (10-0)
When: Tuesday, 7 pm, ET
Where: Crisler Center
Analysis: The unbeaten run of Michigan goes on the line at Crisler Center, and it should be a quality contest. Michigan is off to a 10-0 start, and Wisconsin has looked like a National Championship-quality side at times.
The Badgers lost to Maryland 70-64 but rebounded with consecutive wins over Minnesota and Indiana. The most recent win came in double-overtime, so they would have appreciated the small break to prepare for Michigan.
The Wolverines have exceeded expectations and their win over Minnesota was all class. Many bettors believe Michigan should be ranked inside the top five, and if they beat Wisconsin, that could materialize.
We respect the talent of Wisconsin, especially D’Mitrik Trice and Micah Potter, who are doing the majority of the scoring and rebounding for the Badgers. However, Michigan is the class team in this matchup.
The Wolverines have shot at 52.5%, an incredible statistic. They score an average of 82.5 points per game, and we don’t think Wisconsin can keep up on the offensive end.
Expect to see Michigan extend their Big Ten Conference record to 6-0.
Pick: Michigan 92, Wisconsin 78
Tennessee (9-1) vs Vanderbilt (4-5)
When: Tuesday, 7 p.m., ET
Where: Memorial Gymnasium
Analysis: Tennessee aims to win its seventh consecutive win on Tuesday as it travels to Vanderbilt to face the Commodores. The Volunteers are well above where most college basketball markets had them framed.
On the back of Scottie Pippen Jr’s 21.6 points per game, Tennessee finds itself in the Top 10, and they plan on staying there. It’s not only Pippen’s defense that has been outstanding, but the entire Volunteers’ defense should be proud. They average 56.8 points per game, so Vandy could have a tough time scoring.
Vanderbilt looked good early this season, but it has been slim pickings over the last few weeks. They have won only one of their last five games, which came against lowly Alcorn State. Since that win, they lost to Florida, Kentucky, and Mississippi State.
Most college basketball fans will tune into this game to see how Tennessee performs, as opposed to seeing a contest. Expect short odds college basketball odds for Tennessee.
Vanderbilt has the ability to push good teams, but this shouldn’t be one of those occasions. Tennessee is too good defensively for Vandy to trouble the scoring table. There is a 14-point differential in the defensive statistics, which could make it a long 40 minutes for Vanderbilt.
The Volunteers enter having beaten Texas A&M by 14 points. Bettors should expect an even bigger margin of victory, so they are odds-on to cover the spread on Tuesday.
Pick: Tennessee 84, Vanderbilt 66
Kansas (10-2) vs Oklahoma State (8-3)
When: Tuesday, 8 p.m., ET
Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena
Analysis: Starting your season by playing Gonzaga isn’t easy, but Kansas deserves credit for how it has fought back. The 102-90 loss could have sent the Jayhawks on a losing spiral, but this young team battled back with eight consecutive wins.
Kansas suffered its second loss against Texas (84-59), but once again, bounced back with stellar victories over TCU and Oklahoma. The Jayhawks find themselves just outside the top-five. A loss to Texas by 25 points is hardly top-five material.
Oklahoma State is an eight-win team, but one of their three losses was tough to stomach. Online betting markets had Oklahoma State at unbackable odds in the second half against West Virginia, but the Cowboys found a way to lose in dramatic fashion.
The Cowboys held a 19-point lead, and looked likely to cruise home. However, the shooting dried up, and they allowed the Mountaineers to get clean looks. They bounced back with a win over Kansas State, but that’s not an excellent form guide.
Kansas has a well-rounded team where one player doesn’t stand out. On the other hand, Oklahoma State has a future top NBA draft pick in Cade Cunningham, which can often be the difference between winning and losing.
With home-court advantage, Oklahoma State has to be respected. The Cowboys have the makings of a quality team, but they need to play for 40 minutes. Kansas always plays for 40 minutes, so they get the nod in what should be a close game.