Trio Of Mid-Major Underdogs To Wager Wednesday

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 5:26 PM GMT

Sure, all the  major conference tournaments are underway across the country. However, sometimes the best betting value can be found in mid-major games. SBR college basketball consultant Ross Benjamin picks three mid-major underdogs on Wednesday’s card.

Southern Mississippi Vs. Rice

3 p.m. ET

These teams met twice during the regular season, and Rice was victorious on both occasions. However, those games were decided by just a combined 3 points. Based on those results, the college basketball odds on this contest are a bit of a head scratcher with Rice listed as a double-digit favorite. Furthermore, Rice won those 2 games over Southern Miss despite shooting a dismal 36.7% in one contest and 39.4% during the other. Additionally, Rice has shot a poor 41.3% over its last 5 games, and during that same stretch allowed opponents to convert on 47.9% of its field-goal attempts. Those types of recent statistical numbers don't bode well for a somewhat sizable favorite.

NCAAB Free Pick: Southern Miss +11.5

Best Line Offered: Heritage

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Charlotte At UAB

6:30 p.m. ET

UAB has gone a terrible 2-5 SU & ATS in its last 7 games as a favorite. The Blazers have also dropped 5 of its last 6 and 7 of their previous 9 games overall. Charlotte will keep this game a lot closer than the folks in Birmingham would like.

NCAAB Free Pick: Charlotte +6.5

Best Line Offered: BetOnline

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Appalachian State Vs. Troy

8:30 p.m. ET

During the past 2 seasons, Troy is a terrible 4-12 ATS against teams with a losing record. Troy has seen its last 10 wins this season come by just 8.5 points per game, and 8 of those victories came by 10 points or less. The point being, it's not as if Troy is blowing opponents out when the Trojans come out on top. It's also worth noting that Troy is a money-draining 6-16 ATS as a favorite during the past 3 seasons. My lean here will be on the underdog for one of my Wednesday college basketball picks.

NCAAB Free Pick: App State +6

Best Line Offered: YouWager

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