Ross Benjamin’s Quartet of Underdog Betting Values

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Ross Benjamin

Saturday, February 18, 2017 4:22 PM GMT

College basketball handicapping professional Ross Benjamin shares his best underdog betting values on Saturday’s massive card. Go inside and find out why he’s chosen to wager on these 4 games, and be rewarded with a 4-0 clean sweep.

Central Florida vs East Carolina 4:00 PM ET

These teams are both stout defensively and have struggled offensively. Here’s where the underdog betting value comes in. East Carolina is 3-0 SU&ATS in their last 3 home games. Central Florida is a dismal 0-5 in conference road games, and failed to cover on 4 of those occasions. I’m going with the home underdog for one of my Saturday college basketball picks.

Free NCAAB Pick: East Carolina +4.5Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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Middle Tennessee State vs Marshall 6:00 PM ET

I have been lauding Middle Tennessee State recently as an NCAA Tournament sleeper to reach the “Sweet 16”. Nothing has changed in that regard. However, this looks to be a spot in which they can get ambushed.

Marshall is a stellar 9-1 SU&ATS in lined home games this season. They’ll be out to revenge a 12-point loss earlier this season at Middle Tennessee State, and will be cognizant of the fact they were dominated on the boards by a massive 58-25 margin.

Free NCAAB Pick: Marshall +4.5Best Line Offered: at Intertops

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William & Mary vs Delaware 7:00 PM ET

Despite over 90% of early individual bets being made on William & Mary, all the best sportsbooks have held firm on an opening line of 7.0. William & Mary has fared very well at home this season, but the same can’t be said of their road performances. As a matter of fact, William & Mary is 1-7 in conference road games, and that includes losing 6 straight in that role.

Delaware enters today riding a wave of momentum created by them them go 3-0 SU&ATS in their last 3 games. The Blue Hens have also gone 4-1 SU&ATS in their last 5 at home, and that includes 3-0 SU&ATS during its previous 3.

Free NCAAB Pick: Delaware +7.0Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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UTEP vs Rice 8:00 PM ET

Rice has played extremely well over the past few weeks. Nevertheless, with all things being considered, I believe they’re a tad bit overvalued today.

UTEP has won 8 of their last 10 games, and that includes covering in each of its previous 9 contests. The Miners are allowing just 59.2 points per game during their last 5 outings, and have held conference opponents to a mere 38.7% shooting this season. Furthermore, when college basketball betting odds have displayed UTEP as an underdog, they’ve gone 5-0 ATS in their last 5, and won 3 of those contests straight up.

Free NCAAB Pick: UTEP +8.5Best Line Offered: at JustBet

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