NCAAB Underdog Betting: A Pair Of 'Under the Radar' Selections

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 3:45 PM UTC

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 3:45 PM UTC

Our college basketball expert Ross Benjamin has gone 12-5-1 ATS the last seven betting days with his underdog NCAA basketball picks. Go inside for Tuesday’s two best plays.

Kent State vs. Central Michigan 7:00 PM ET
Central Michigan is 12-9 overall and 5-3 in the MAC. They’re a veteran team that’s been very good at home this season. However, they’re a substandard club on the boards, and have a -4 rebound per game differential during its previous five games. That’s not good news considering Tuesday’s opponent (Kent State) is a +4 on the season, and +7 over their last four contests.

Kent State has their six game road winning streak stopped in a loss at Ohio in their previous outing. That also halted a five game overall win streak and also made them a stellar 8-2 in its last ten contests. Kent State backers can take solace in knowing that their team is 4-1 this season following a loss.  The Golden Flashes are a quality MAC team that’s 15-6 on the season, and has faced a fairly tough non-conference schedule. Kent State has been stout defensively of late, holding their previous five opponents to a combined 39.8% shooting from the floor.

I firmly believe this game will go right down to the wire, and an outright win by the underdog isn’t out of the question. That certainly would be a feather in my cap if that did indeed occur. As always I’ll refrain from being greedy, and graciously accept the points for one of my Tuesday's NCAA basketball picks.

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NCAA Basketball Pick: Kent State +5.5 
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes


Georgetown vs. Butler 7:00 PM ET
Butler is a solid team that’s been ranked in the Top 25 for several weeks this season. However, I’m not very fond of their recent performances. They’ve gone 3-6 in their last nine games. The only three wins during that time frame came against St. John’s and versus DePaul on two separate occasions. Those two teams are currently 1-17 this season in Big East play.

As I mentioned on a couple of occasions in recent betting preview articles, the only thing consistent about Georgetown this season has been their inconsistency. They’ve lost five games at home this year, but are a very respectable 4-3 SU&ATS in true road games. The Hoyas are 3-0 following its last three losses. Just two weeks ago they had a huge road win against #6 ranked Xavier 81-72 as a 9.5 point underdog. I’m looking for a similar type effort at Butler on Tuesday.

Current NCAA basketball odds provide me with a best combination of number and price for this specific wager.

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NCAA Basketball Pick: Georgetown +5.5 
Best Line Offered: at Heritage

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