NCAA Basketball Picks: Pair Of “Under The Radar” Dog Betting Values

Ross Benjamin

Monday, January 11, 2016 2:49 PM GMT

Our NCAA basketball odds analyst has two underdog NCAA basketball picks on Monday that possess hidden betting value. Find out which ones and maximize your profits tonight.

Samford Bulldogs vs. Furman Paladins 6:00 PM ET
This will be the second road game in three days for Samford. They’ve gone a perfect 6-0 ATS the last two seasons in that exact situation. The Bulldogs own some quality non-conference wins during this 2015-2016 college basketball campaign. The most notable was their 69-58 upset of Nebraska in Lincoln. They also have victories over Troy (Sun Belt), Idaho (Big Sky), and North Texas (Conference USA). All of those teams played in what’s perceived to be stronger conferences than the Southern. Samford has gone a respectable 4-5 in true road games this season.

Furman has been a poor shooting team this season. Heading into today, they rank #273 in the nation in offensive field goal percentage (41.4%), and the Paladins are converting on only 30.5% of their three point attempts. Furman’s 2015-2016 resume includes a 20 point home loss to Gardner Webb.

I like the road underdog in this contest, and wouldn’t be shocked at all to get the outright win. They will be included in one of my college basketball picks on Monday.

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Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Samford +3.5
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

 

UT-Chattanooga Moccasins vs. Wofford Terriers 6:00 PM ET
This is a very good Chattanooga team that’s gone 13-3 thus far. They’ve had quality wins this season at Georgia, Illinois, and Dayton. However, they had their eight game win streak snapped in their previous contest, losing 70-55 at Furman as a 5.0 point favorite.

Wofford struggled in the non-conference portion of its schedule, evidenced by their 3-9 mark during that stretch. Since beginning conference play, it’s been a whole different story. The Terriers are off to a 3-0 start against fellow Southern Conference teams. They’re far from a great shooting team, but they’ve connected on a very good 37.3% of their three point attempts, and are an excellent 75.9% from the free throw line. My professional intuition tells me they’ll be ready for a huge challenge at home this evening.

Current (10:15 AM EDT) NCAA basketball odds board at BetOnline provides me with a best combination of number and price for this exact NCAA basketball pick.

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Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Wofford +2.5
Best Line Offered: at Heritage