The Thanksgiving weekend college basketball action has come and gone, and the Division I action returns mostly to campuses with students energized after a short break. Today’s games are highlighted by six intriguing ACC/Big Ten Challenge games, three involving teams ranked in the newly released AP top 25. Our three top wagers for today all involve those key non-conference games, with a moneyline play, ATS, and team total bet all represented. Let’s take a closer look at Georgia Tech vs. Iowa.
Here are our best bets for Tuesday’s college basketball action. (Odds courtesy of DraftKings)
College Basketball Betting Picks & Predictions: Georgia Tech vs. Iowa
Georgia Tech vs. Iowa Spread
Iowa was the only team to drop out of the top 25 this week after losing by 13 points to TCU in the finals of the Emerald Coast Classic. But we are not worried about the Hawkeyes’ outlook going forward and are chalking up two consecutive games where it underperformed (failed to cover as -8.5 point favorites in a 74-71 win over Clemson) to them not liking the surroundings and sightlines at the arena at which the Emerald Coast Classic was played.
Iowa shot 53.6% or better from two-point range in three of its first four games and connected on 46% or better from beyond the arc in two of its first four. The Hawkeyes have averaged 100.3 ppg in their first three home games and are prepared to shoot their way to success against whatever defense Josh Pastner throws their way, especially if it is a majority of the 1-3-1 zone.
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