College Hoops Parlay Of The Day 2-10-22

We have been stupid hot for weeks now, regularly crushing our parlay and straight bet action, but even with as great as we have been running lately, yesterday stood out as a really great day betting college hoops. On the day, we went 8-3 overall, including going 7-1 on sides, and we hit not one, but two, of our parlay of the day plays for a combined payout of over $1,100!

The first parlay that came in was our 3-team spread parlay that paid out a juicy $700 when we found winners on Rutgers (+3.5), Miami (-8), and SMU (+7.5). Home dogs have been crushing in the last several days, and our plays on Rutgers and SMU both came in with the teams winning the games outright. Our other parlay that cashed yesterday was an all-underdog ticket with plays on George Mason (+100) and Nebraska (+105), a couple more home underdogs, and that one paid out a hefty $410!

We came really close to scooping the world yesterday as we hit 2 out of 3 legs on our all-money line card as well, with winners on Notre Dame (-310) and Wake Forrest (-155), but the play fell apart late, as Texas Tech couldn’t hold onto their 5-point halftime lead in Norman, losing to the Oklahoma Sooners to cost us what would have been another $700 payout.

When you are hot, you are hot, and if you don’t want to miss out on all of the free money, you need to get aboard the parlay of the day bandwagon now! Today, we will get right back to the grind, looking to stack even more cash, with everyone’s favorite way to play, the parlay! Let’s get started!

Money Line Magic Parlay

Our money line magic parlay is a parlay that is made up of exclusively money line bets. Unlike point spread plays where a team has to win by a certain amount of points to win your bet, on a money line play, all your team has to do is win the game to get you paid. To make up for the fact that some teams are favorites and others are underdogs, you are going to either lay odds when betting on favorites or be paid out at odds for your bet if you take the underdog.

Arkansas State Red Wolves at Troy Trojans (-145)

I love me some small conference college basketball. The little guys don’t get nearly the attention that the big boys do, but it is the Cinderella’s that makes March Madness so great, and if you want to win your bracket pool in March, you need to start sweating these non-power conference leagues now. We are taking a look at a couple of potential NCAA tournament-level teams tonight in this game between Troy and Arkansas State in Sunbelt action.

There is a log jam at the top of the Sunbelt standings, with 4 teams all tied in the loss column with 3 losses, including both Troy and Arkansas State. Whichever team manages to win this game will have a major foot up on the loser with just a handful of conference games left on the schedule. So, who do I like in this one? I am on the home team.

Small conference college basketball tends to be very home court dominated, and while that hasn’t been an overly strong trend in the Sunbelt this year, where home teams are winning at just a 55% clip, that is mainly because there is a huge gap in talent between the top of the league and the bottom of the league. In this game where everything is nearly evenly matched, I love being able to back the home team at such a reasonable price.

Troy is an impressive 8-1 at home this year, which includes an undefeated 3-0 record in conference play. That ability to protect their home floor bodes well for them down the stretch, as the Trojans play 4 of their last 6 games at Trojan Arena. This will be the only regular season meeting between these teams, and the Trojans caught a huge break from the schedulers getting the game on their own floor, and not only do I think they are going to win this game, I think they are going to have a big finish to the year and hit the Sun Belt conference tournament in 1st place, with their eyes set on punching their dance card on Selection Sunday.

Purdue Boilermakers (-155) at Michigan Wolverines

I have been crushing souls this week by making a bunch of plays on home underdogs, and home dogs in the Big 10 are always one of my favorite regular plays. But I will change gears in this one, as I will take the road team as I think Purdue is just different. The Boilermakers rose all of the way to number 1 in the nation earlier this season with wins over the likes of North Carolina, Villanova, Florida State, and Iowa.

They hit a couple of bumps in the road in the Big 10, as the league is far too good for any team to run the table and go undefeated, but Matt Painter has his Boilermakers playing at a very high level now, with wins in 9 of their last 10 games. After watching Purdue hammer a very strong Illinois team in their last game, the Boilermakers are again getting national attention as a team that can win it all.

The Michigan Wolverines felt that they were a national title type of team coming into this season, as they returned a lot of talent from last year’s team, but Big Blue has quickly gone from Final Four threat to bubble team, as the Wolverines have struggled to stay consistent. On the surface, none of Michigan’s 9 losses are bad ones, but the losses are really starting to pile up, as the Wolverines just haven’t been able to beat good teams, and the Big 10 is full of them.

Michigan has played better as of late, with a 5-2 record in their last 7 games, but those wins came over Maryland, Indiana, Northwestern, Penn State, and Nebraska, and none of those teams would be dancing if the season were to end today. I do still think that Michigan can get hot and play their way into the NCAA tournament, but nothing I have seen from this team this year gives me any indication that they can beat a team like Purdue, even at home. Give me the Boilermakers on the road as they hand Michigan their 10th loss of the year.

Arizona State Sun Devils at Washington Huskies (-125)

I am never a guy that likes to admit when he is wrong, but I got it wrong about the Washington Huskies this year. Early in the season, when I watched the Huskies lose to awful teams like Northern Illinois, Winthrop, and Utah Valley, I proclaimed that the Huskies might be the worst power conference team in the country. But UDUB has done a remarkable job of turning things around, and they are actually starting to hear their names come up in the at-large bid conversation.

It has been a shocking turnaround, as after losing their PAC-12 opener to Arizona, the Huskies have won 7 of their last 10 games. The PAC-12 dominated last year’s NCAA tournament, and the league is even stronger this year, and if Washington can continue to win league games, they are going to have a real shot of making the NCAA tournament. The Huskies play host to Arizona State tonight, with a chance to pick up their 8th conference win of the year, and I, for one, am a believer.

You hate to punish a team for going out and scheduling tough, and when you see that Arizona State has the 2nd toughest schedule in the country, it explains why their record is so bad. You have to commend Bobby Hurley for scheduling aggressively, but after losing their All-American candidate Remy Martin to Kansas via the transfer portal, wins have been very hard to come by for the Sun Devils. ASU does have fluky wins over UCLA and Oregon on their resume, but they also lost each of their last 4 conference road games, and I think winning at Washington tonight is going to be too much to ask for this shorthanded Sun Devils squad.

Even with as well as Washington has played in the last couple of months, I don’t see this team as a real threat to do anything in March. Just getting to a place where they have any real shot at getting an at-large bid is going to be seen as a success after their rough start to the year. That being said, this is an attractive matchup for the Huskies, as ASU is 2-8 in games played outside of Tempe, and they were lucky to get both of those wins as one came in overtime and the other came by just a single point. I will lay a little wood and back the hot hand Huskies tonight as they hand the Sun Devils yet another hard-luck loss.

Money Line Magic Parlay

  • Teams Odds
  • Troy Trojans -145
  • Purdue Boilermakers -155
  • Washington Huskies -125

$100 Bet Pays $501

Game Total Parlay

Game total plays are commonly referred to as over/under bets because you are betting over or under the posted point total for a game. The game total is calculated by adding up the final scores of both teams. If that total score adds up to more than the total, the over bets win. If the total score adds up to under that total, bets on the under win. If the total score lands exactly on the posted total, all bets push.

Illinois Chicago Flames at Cleveland State Vikings Over 144.5

For our next play, we will head to the Horizon League, where conference kingpin Cleveland State welcomes the Flames of Illinois Chicago to town. Cleveland State is running away with the regular season league title with a 12-2 record and a full 2-game lead over 2nd place. The Vikings are getting the job done by playing at a quick pace and shooting the ball efficiently, which has led to some high scoring games.

Cleveland State has scored 80 points or more 8 times already this season, including in each of their last 2 games, and I see the Vikings threatening triple digits tonight against this Illinois Chicago team that plays absolutely zero defense. The Flames are 312th in the country in defensive efficiency, and as long as they can hang around with Cleveland State tonight, this game should sail to the over.

Elon Phoenix at James Madison Dukes Over 142

The Phoenix of Elon take their show on the road tonight as they head to Harrisonburg, VA, for a game with the Dukes of James Madison in a CAA conference game. This line opened up at 146 points and quickly dropped down to where it stands now at 142 points. Kenpom has the game finishing right at that opening number, so the line move is hard to understand.

When these teams matched up at Elon last month, the game was high scoring, finishing at 157 points, and I expect more of the same tonight in the rematch. The Dukes got blown out in that game, and I expect them to get their revenge with a scoring explosion against Elon’s 276th ranked defense. This is a first team to 80 points win type of game that should go over the total without too much of a sweat.

Indiana State Sycamores at Evansville Purple Aces Under 130

Indiana State and Evansville will run it back tonight in Evansville after just playing on Tuesday night in Terre Haute. With just 1 day between that game and this one, neither team had a lot of time to make adjustments, and I would expect a very similar game tonight in the rematch. If this game indeed plays out like that one did, a play on the under is high value, as they managed to score just 121 points in what was a grinder of a game Tuesday night.

Evansville has one of the least efficient offenses in the country, ranked 341st, and Indiana State scored just 56 points at home in the 1st game between these teams, and I wouldn’t think they would be much better on the road tonight. This game has ugly written all over it, and I will jump on the under in what should be a low scoring affair.

Game Total Parlay

  • Teams Odds
  • Illinois Chicago Flames at Cleveland State Vikings Over 144.5 -110
  • Elon Phoenix at James Madison Dukes Over 142 -110
  • Indiana State Sycamores at Evansville Purple Aces Under 130 -110

$100 Bet Pays $700

The Daily Dog

The daily dog parlay is a play where all we take are money line underdogs. Parlaying underdogs is the best way to rack up jumbo payouts on small upfront investments. Want to win a jackpot payout? Then parlaying underdogs is for you!

Georgia State Panthers at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (+110)

Yesterday we got the opportunity to back George Mason as home underdogs after they opened up as betting favorites. A public action driven line move opened up all kinds of value on the Patriots, and when George Mason won the game in overtime, it cashed our all-underdog parlay of the day ticket. We get a shot at a similar spot today, where Coastal Carolina opened as home court favorites, only to see the public move the number towards Georgia State, allowing us to get the Chanticleers as underdogs when the data says that they should be favored.

My favorite things to do when betting college basketball are to take home dogs and to fade the public, and I get to do both of those things in this one with a play on Coastal Carolina. I am not sure why the public has been all over Georgia State in this game as the Panthers lost at home to the Chanticleers a couple of weeks back, and now that the season series has shifted to Conway, I see Coastal Carolina picking up the sweep.

Georgia State is 3-6 in true road games this season, and none of those wins were quality ones with wins over High Point, Louisiana, and Louisiana Monroe. The Panthers have won 3 of their last 4 games since the loss to Coastal Carolina, but I just don’t think they are capable of winning this game against a Chanticleers team that is 9-4 at home this year. I will back the home team in this one in what is sure to be a tightly contested game, and I love that I can pick up dog money on a team that should absolutely be favored.

Hofstra Pride (+105) at Drexel Dragons

Normally, the vast majority of my underdog plays are going to come on home teams in conference play. Home dogs in league play have been a honey hole of mine for over a decade, and it is a tried and true way to get paid. But when you are handicapping college basketball, you want all options on the table, and something tells me that Hofstra is going to win tonight on the road at Drexel.

Hofstra is trying to catch UNC Wilmington and Towson for 1st place in the CAA league standings, and they are playing their best basketball of the season right now, as they are 6-2 in their last 8 conference games. One of those wins came at home over Drexel, and I feel that the Pride have a real shot at beating them again tonight, despite the change of venue.

Hofstra has true road wins at Duquesne, Arkansas, Monmouth, James Madison, Northeastern, and Charleston, and their road losses came almost exclusively to very good teams with road losses in the non-conference to Houston, Iona, Maryland, and Richmond, all top-100 teams. Drexel has been mostly solid at home, but they do have home losses to Delaware, and an atrocious home loss to 340th ranked William and Mary. Give me the road team in what is a coin flip time of game that could go either way, where the value side of the play is getting juice, not laying it.

The Daily Dog Money Line Parlay

  • Teams Odds
  • Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +110
  • Hofstra Pride +105

$100 Bet Pays $431

Point Spread Plays

In this final section, we are making plays on the point spread. A point spread bet is the most basic of all college hoops bets. In order to cash a bet on the point spread, your team must cover the number. Like a team as a big favorite? You might have to lay a bunch of points in order to win your bet. Think the underdog will lose, but keep the game close? Then snatching up the points is the side you’ll want to be on.

Iowa Hawkeyes at Maryland Terrapins (+4)

Yesterday we scooped the world on home dogs in the Big 10 with winning plays on Rutgers and Nebraska, and we will make another play on a home dog tonight in this game between Maryland and Iowa. Iowa is a strong team that will be playing meaningful games in March, but their Achilles Heel this season has been their ability to win games on the road. The Hawkeyes are just 2-5 in true road games this season, with losses to Purdue, Iowa State, Wisconsin, Rutgers, and Penn State.

The losses to Purdue, Iowa State, and Wisconsin certainly aren’t anything to be ashamed of, but the recent losses to Rutgers and Penn State are concerning, as those were games that the Hawkeyes should have won. When these teams matched up earlier this year in Iowa City, the game was competitive, with the Hawkeyes pulling away late for a 5-point victory.

Wins haven’t been a major part of the equation for Maryland in what has been a rebuilding year for the Terps. But when they do win, it is nearly always at home, as 7 of their 11 wins have come in College Park. And even when Maryland has lost at home, they have been very competitive in most games. They lost to Michigan State by 2, Wisconsin by 1, and losses to Northwestern, George Mason, and Virginia Tech all came by 6 points or fewer.

Will Iowa win this game? Probably. But will the Terps give them all that they can handle and keep the game close enough to cover? Absolutely. Had the ball bounced the Terrapins way in a couple of those home losses, they would have a much better record, and this would be a whole different conversation right now. Will Maryland win outright like Rutgers and Nebraska did yesterday? Or will they just keep it close and lose by a point or two? Either way, I am taking the home team and the points tonight from the Xfinity Center.

Grand Canyon Antelopes at Utah Valley Wolverines (-1)

Early in the year, when the Grand Canyon Antelopes jumped out to a 10-2 record in the non-conference, people were questioning whether or not Grand Canyon was actually good or if their great record was just a function of their pitifully bad strength of schedule. The Antelopes started league play by winning their first 4 games, but things have taken a turn for the worse in the last month, as Grand Canyon has lost 3 of their last 5 games.

Grand Canyon only has 1 true road win in conference play, and that win came against a bad UT Rio Grande Valley squad that is 2-9 in WAC play. The Antelopes have lost their last 3 road games, and those early season questions have been answered, as it is now clear that the Antelope’s strong start was much more a function of weak scheduling than anything else.

I see another loss coming tonight for Grand Canyon, as Utah Valley has been fantastic at home this year. The Wolverines are 8-1 at home, and that includes a big win over BYU. I don’t think that Utah Valley is going to be able to catch New Mexico State for the WAC regular season title, but they are a quality team, particularly at home. I will lay the point and back the Wolverines in what should be a highly entertaining affair.

Arizona Wildcats at Washington State Cougars (+7)

Our final play of the day comes to us from Pullman as the Washington State Cougars will look to stay hot as they play the Arizona Wildcats. WAZZU has won 6 of their last 7 games in PAC-12 play, and they ride a 5-game winning streak into play tonight. The analytics have loved the Cougars all year, as Kenpom has had them ranked in the top-50 basically all season long, and now we are starting to see why, as WSU is doing a great job of mounting a late season surge to get themselves into consideration for an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament.

WSU will have one of their biggest tests of the year tonight, as Arizona is looking like a team that could win a national title. The Wildcats picked up massive statement wins over UCLA and USC in the last week, and they have now emerged as the team to beat out west. While I do think that Arizona probably wins this game outright, Washington State never gets blown out. And in reality, with this many points, all we need for the Cougars to do to cover, is to not get blown out, and I don’t think that is going to happen.

WSU has home losses to Eastern Washington, USC, New Mexico State, and Stanford, and none of those losses came by more than 5 points. Even when you look at the Cougars road losses, none of WSU’s losses have come by more than 6 points, as they either win, or lose very close. I expect another very tightly contested game tonight where Arizona likely wins outright, but fails to cover what I see as an inflated line.

Point Spread Plays Parlay

  • Teams Odds
  • Maryland Terrapins (+4) -110
  • Utah Valley Wolverines (-1) -110
  • Washington State Cougars (+7) -110

$100 Bet Pays $700

Wrap Up

Parlays are a great way to make quick cash, and here you have four different ways to get in on the parlay bet action! Betting on NCAA Men’s College Hoops can be both fun and exciting, as well as being very profitable! Make sure you swing by TheSportsGeek’s NCAA Men’s Basketball betting page, where our team of pro handicappers bring you sharp betting advice and free college hoops picks each and every day!

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Jason Gray / Author

Jason is a true Las Vegas insider as he has called the sports betting capital of the world his home for sixteen years. Jason started out his career in gaming by running the biggest poker tournaments in the world and managing some of the biggest sportsbooks on the strip. Jason has transitioned out of casino operations and has been covering sports betting for the sports geek for just over two years. His main focus is on baseball, college basketball, and the NFL

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