Three Underdog Betting Tickets Primed To Cash

Florida Atlantic

Ross Benjamin

Thursday, March 2, 2017 5:28 PM UTC

Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017 5:28 PM UTC

SBR Consultant Ross Benjamin shares his three top underdog betting values on Thursday’s card. Go inside to read his expert analysis on each one of those picks, and it will guide you to a clean 3-0 sweep.

Rice vs Marshall
7:00 PM ET

Marshall is a stellar 12-2 at home this season. However, both of those losses occurred in their last 3 games played in Huntington, West Virginia. The Thundering Herd have also gone just 3-5 during their previous 8 games overall.

Rice has gone a red-hot 7-1 SU&ATS during their previous 8 games, and that includes 3-0 SU&ATS in its last 3 road contests. As matter of fact, Rice is 5-1 during their last 6 conference road contests, and is 8-3 ATS in true away games on the season.

Marshall likes to play a fast tempo style of basketball which is very entertaining to watch. The flip side to that occasion, they’ve given up a plethora of points on numerous occasions this year. Specifically speaking, Marshall has allowed 79 points or more during 7 of their previous 8 games. Conversely, Rice has scored 80 points or more in 6 of its last 8 games. I wouldn’t consider Rice to be a good defensive team per say, but they’re much better than Marshall in that regard. Give me the small home underdog in this contest for one of my Thursday college basketball picks.

Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Rice +3.0Best Line Offered: at YouWager

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Florida Atlantic vs UAB
8:00 PM ET

UAB has been ice cold of late. The Blazers are 1-6 during their previous 7 contests, and enter tonight’s game on a 4-game losing streak. Despite their recent funk, current college basketball betting odds indicate that UAB is a 9.0-point favorite on Thursday.

This is one of those rare cases where a college basketball team has been better on the road than at home, and there’s a large enough sample size to support that claim. FAU has gone a stellar 4-1 SU&ATS during their previous 5 road games. It’s also worth noting, the Owls won at Ohio State earlier this season and did so as a massive 20.0-point underdog.

Neither one of these teams will be part of March Madness in terms of participating in the NCAA Tournament. Nonetheless, considering the struggles UAB has endured in recent games, and moderate success FAU has attained in away games this season, it clearly points to taking the road underdog.

Free NCAAB Pick: Florida Atlantic +9.0Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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North Florida vs Lipscomb
8:00 PM ET

This is a very strange line with all factors being considered. After all, North Florida won both regular season meetings against Lipscomb by scores of 90-84 and 93-82. During those pair of victories, North Florida shot a combined 56.1% and made a stellar 42.1% of its 3-point attempts.

Lipscomb relies heavily on their 3-point shooting, and that’s proven by their average of 28 three-point shot attempts per game this season. Nonetheless, in their 2 losses versus North Florida, Lipscomb went a dismal 19-73 (26%) with their 3-point attempts.

I know it’s tough to beat the same team 3 times during a single college basketball season. Lipscomb may very well be able to get their revenge tonight at home in this Atlantic Sun Tournament Quarterfinal, but covering as a substantially sized favorite is asking a bit too much of them.

Free NCAAB Pick: North Florida +9.5Best Line Offered: at Bovada

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