College Hoops Parlay Of The Day 2-12-22

We got the money again yesterday when we connected on our all-money line parlay for a juicy $422 payout! We have been smoking hot all week long and yesterday was no different, and we picked up the winning ticket with winning plays on Monmouth (-210), Youngstown State (-115), and Northern Kentucky (-290). Today, we have a full slate of action on tap, with 150 games set to be played, featuring many of the top teams in the nation.

Headlining games on the day include ranked matchups between Gonzaga and St. Mary’s, UCLA and USC, and Texas at Baylor. We also have blockbuster matchups between Seton Hall and Villanova, Memphis and Houston, and Ohio State and Michigan. With less than a month left in the regular season, the conference title races are heating up, and teams are trying to make their cases to be dancing in March, with strong finishes to the year. With that, we will jump right into today’s edition of 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.

South Carolina Gamecocks (-145) at Georgia Bulldogs

The Georgia Bulldogs are a really bad program. Unlike the football team that just took home the national title, the basketball team just can’t seem to get their act together. Tom Crean has been at Georgia now for 4 years, and despite having talent on his rosters, including Anthony Edwards, a couple of years back who went on to be the number 1 overall draft pick, the Bulldogs have yet to have a winning record under Crean’s leadership. This year is shaping to be his worst yet in Athens, as Georgia has completely bottomed out with a 6-18 record overall, with an atrocious 1-10 record in the SEC.

The Bulldogs will have a shot at picking up a rare win today, as they welcome a flawed South Carolina Gamecocks team to town. The Cocks haven’t been overly competitive in the SEC either, as they are just 4-7 in league play, but they do have 5 wins over the national top-100, so if they play well, they can beat quality teams.

USC has true road wins at Texas A&M and Vanderbilt, teams that are both ranked more than 100 spots higher than Georgia, and as much as I hate taking road favorites in conference play, the Bulldogs aren’t even trying to win right now. I will lay a little wood and back the Gamecocks as a fade of this awful Georgia Bulldogs team.

Davidson Wildcats (-145) at Rhode Island Rams

This year there are a lot of very good teams playing in mid-major conferences. We all know about the glamour mid-major programs like Gonzaga and St. Mary’s, but if you are looking for a true Cinderella, you need to look no further than Davidson.

The Wildcats have played at a high level all season long, and despite a relatively weak strength of schedule, they should be locks to be dancing in March, with a 20-3 record. After losing 2 of their first 3 games of the year, Davidson has caught fire, reeling off 19 wins in their last 20 games with wins over Alabama, Richmond, VCU, and St. Bonaventure.

Winning on the road in conference should never be taken for granted, but I am a bit surprised at how aggressively the books have priced this matchup. Rhode Island came into this season feeling like they had a shot at competing at the top of the A-10 this year, but they have hit a wall recently, losing their last 6 games.

Home losses to UMASS and George Washington have convinced me that while the Rams aren’t going to lay down in this game on their own floor, they can’t realistically be expected to win the game. This game will likely be competitive throughout, but at the end of the day, Davidson is going to find a way to win this one.

West Virginia Mountaineers at Oklahoma State Cowboys (-165)

What is going on at West Virginia? The Mountaineers were ranked nationally not that long ago, but the bottom has fallen out for Bob Huggin’s boys, as they have lost 7 of 8, snapping their 7-game losing streak with a win over Iowa State in their last game. A closer look at the Mountaineers resume tells me that this losing streak is more a function of brutal scheduling than anything else, but that tough run continues today, as Oklahoma State has shown the ability to compete with, and beat, some of the nation’s top teams.

The Cowboys have a losing record right now at 11-12, yet they are still getting mentioned as a potential NCAA tournament team, as they have wins over Texas, Baylor, TCU, and Oklahoma. Ok-State has an SOS of 6th in the country, and while they have more than their fair share of losses, none of them are really bad ones, and if the Cowboys can get their record back to over .500 with a couple more quality victories, they have a real shot of hearing their names called on Selection Sunday. The Mountaineers are 1-5 in true road games this year, and I just don’t trust them to win in Stillwater today. Give me the Cowboys.

Money Line Magic Parlay

  • Teams Odds
  • South Carolina Gamecocks -145
  • Davidson Wildcats -145
  • Oklahoma State Cowboys -165

$100 Bet Pays $459

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.

North Dakota Fighting Hawks at Western Illinois Leathernecks Over 153

Oh, how I love the Summit League. The Summit League doesn’t play a very high level of basketball, but the games are competitive and fun to watch, and how can you argue with a conference filled with teams like the Leathernecks, Jackrabbits, and Coyotes? In this matchup, we have the Western Illinois Leathernecks against the Fighting Hawks of North Dakota, and one thing that we aren’t going to see a lot of in this game is defense!

North Dakota is in the running for the title of the worst defensive team in the country, currently ranked 353rd, and they regularly get torched for 80+ points in games. On the year, North Dakota has allowed at least 80 points 10 times, and I see that happening again tonight in this game.

Kenpom has a sneaky stat where they rank how quickly teams allow their opponents to score the basketball on defense. Most people rate a team’s tempo by how quickly they try to score, but there are 2 sides to that coin, as how quickly they allow teams to score, needs to be taken into account as well.

Not many people follow this metric, but for those of us that do, it can be a great leading indicator on games, and these teams are epically bad when it comes to allowing teams to score on them quickly. Western Illinois allows teams to score at the 2nd fastest rate in the nation, and North Dakota isn’t much better, ranked in the top-30. All signs point to a high scoring affair tonight in Macomb, and I am jumping on the over.

The Citadel Bulldogs at VMI Keydets Under 164

This might be the single highest total I have seen all year long. Normally we never see totals higher than about 150-155 points, but in this game, we have a total of 164! I can certainly understand why the total is so high, though, as both of these teams play fast, score efficiently, and don’t play a lot of defense. When these played earlier this season, the game finished at 176 points, so this total is high but not far off.

That being said, for a game to end with a total over 164 points, both teams need to be scoring at a high rate the entire game. One 5-minute slump from either team would be enough to keep this game from going over, and that makes me love a play on the under. The Keydets shoot more 3-pointers as a percentage of their shots than any other team in the country, and all we need for them to do to keep this game under is go cold for any reasonably long stretch of the game. Could this game go over? Of course. Will it? I doubt it. I am taking the under as too many things need to go perfect for this game to hit 165 points.

Ohio Bobcats at Eastern Michigan Eagles Under 145.5

The Ohio Bobcats know that this is a game that they can’t afford to lose if they want to pick up an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament. The Bobcats are 20-4 on the season, but they lack quality wins, and a loss to a team like Eastern Michigan, that is 8-15 on the year, would put a blemish on the Bobcat’s resume that they might not be able to overcome.

Ohio has managed to rack up that impressive win total by playing strong D, and I would expect another strong performance from the Bobcat’s defensive today against this Eagles team that is 310th in offensive efficiency. The Eagles scored just 68 points in these team’s first meeting of the year at Ohio, and they are averaging only 53 points per game in league play losses this season.

Ohio is going to win this game and shut down the Eagle’s weak offense, and if Eastern Michigan can’t score at least 60 points, this game has not shot at going over the total. I am taking the under, and it wouldn’t shock me to see the Bobcats blow this one out.

Game Total Parlay

  • Teams Odds
  • North Dakota Fighting Hawks at Western Illinois Leathernecks Over 153 -110
  • The Citadel Bulldogs at VMI Keydets Under 164 -110
  • Ohio Bobcats at Eastern Michigan Eagles Under 145.5 -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!

Chattanooga Mocs (+170) at Furman Paladins

If you are a regular reader of my parlay of the day picks, you will know that I am a big fan of the Chattanooga Mocs. The Mocs are winning nearly all of their games this season, with a 21-5 record, and a win today over Furman would all but lock up the regular season SOCON title. While I do understand why the Paladins are favored in this game, as they are likely quite a bit better than their record might lead you to believe, I am shocked to see them as prohibitive betting favorites.

Furman was a team that had an outside shot of getting an at-large bid until the last week when they picked up bad losses to UNC Greensboro and East Tennessee State, and the Paladins now know that their only chance to go dancing is if they win the SOCON conference tournament. Furman already has a loss to Chattanooga on their record, and I just can’t justify them being big favorites in this game. The Paladins have home losses to Navy and East Tennessee State, teams that are nowhere near the level of the Mocs, and I will take a shot on a big underdog and back Chattanooga.

NC State Wolfpack at Pitt Panthers (+105)

Home underdogs in league play is where I tend to find most of my underdog winners, and I will take a shot at another home dog today in this game between Pittsburgh and NC State. There are teams that should be favored on the road, and there are teams that shouldn’t. The NC State Wolfpack are firmly in the category of teams that shouldn’t, as they are just 3-7 away from home this year.

And as bad as Pitt has been in most games, the Panthers are somewhat respectable at home, with wins over Boston College, Towson, Syracuse, and Louisville. When you are handicapping games, sometimes you bet on a team, and other times you are betting against a team. In this game, I am betting against NC State.

In a vacuum, you could make a case that NC State is the better overall team, but this game won’t be played in a vacuum, it will be played at the Petersen Events Center, with stands packed with screaming students and fans. Give me the home team tonight as the Panthers find a way to knock off NC State.

San Francisco Dons at Santa Clara Broncos (+100)

The WCC is getting some national attention today as the Gonzaga Bulldogs play the St. Mary’s Gaels in a matchup of ranked teams. And while the Zags and Gaels is always a fun matchup, the game I am most excited about in the WCC today is this game between Santa Clara and San Francisco. Both of these teams are fighting to get onto the right side of the bubble, and this should be a fantastic game tonight, between what I see as a pair of underrated teams.

San Francisco seems to be going in the wrong direction as of late, as they are 5-4 in their last 9 games, after a 15-2 start. The Dons losses to St. Mary’s, BYU, and Gonzaga are understandable, but losses to Grand Canyon and this week’s home loss to Portland, have really hurt the Don’s chances of punching their dance ticket.

Santa Clara is heading in the opposite direction, as the Broncos are surging up the standings in the WCC with wins in 6 of their last 7 games. Santa Clara has recent wins over St. Mary’s and BYU, and if they win this game and the Zags beat the Gaels, the Broncos will be in 2nd place in the WCC standings. The Bronco’s only home loss in league play this year came to Gonzaga, and after Tuesday night’s huge win over St. Mary’s, Santa Clara has officially arrived as a threat in the WCC. Give me the Broncos as home dogs in what should be a tightly contested game.

The Daily Dog Money Line Parlay

  • Teams Odds
  • Chattanooga Mocs +170
  • Pitt Panthers +105
  • Santa Clara Broncos +100

$100 Bet Pays $1,107

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.

Murray State Racers (-2.5) at Morehead State Eagles

We have already talked about some of the top mid-major programs in the country in this article when we looked at Ohio, Chattanooga, and Santa Clara, but there isn’t a hotter mid-major team right now than the Racers of Murray State. Murray State has a 20-1 record in their last 21 games and that lone loss came against Auburn, a team that has spent time at number 1 in the country. The Racers played a tough non-conference slate, but they are being hurt by their weak league, as they have made a complete mockery of the Ohio Valley this year.

Murray State is 13-0 in the OVC, and the only teams that are even close to catching them for 1st place are Belmont and Morehead State, and the Racers already beat both of those teams by double-digits earlier this year. Blow out wins have become the norm for Murray State this season, as they have won 11 of their 13 conference games by at least 10-points.

The Racers are going to get the Eagles best shot today, as Morehead State is undefeated at home this season, but they haven’t played a team like Murray State. The Eagles are 0-5 against the national top-50, and even on their own floor, they aren’t going to be able to beat a team as talented as Murray State.

Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Wolverines (-2)

I love a good rivalry game, and while the basketball version of Ohio State and Michigan isn’t quite as exciting as the football version, this is still a great game between teams where there is never any love lost. Michigan has been one of the hardest teams to predict this year, as at times they look like a team that could make a deep run in March, and at other times, they look like they shouldn’t even get into the Big Dance. If the season were to end today, I wouldn’t have Big Blue in my field of 68, but the season isn’t over, and with how the Wolverines have played in the last several weeks, Michigan is making a case as a tournament worthy team.

The Wolverines are 6-2 in their last 8 games with wins over Indiana, Northwestern, Penn State, and a massive win over Purdue in their last game. As inconsistent as Michigan has been this year, nearly all of those struggles have come away from Ann Arbor, as the Wolverines are 8-2 at home. When you look at the Buckeyes resume, you see that they too are great at home, as all 6 of the Buckeyes losses have come in road or neutral floor games.

Last week I faded the Buckeyes in their game against Rutgers and mentioned that I felt that Ohio State’s backloaded schedule could see them struggle down the stretch. The Bucks lost that game, and with games still on the schedule against Illinois, Michigan State, and 2 games against Michigan, the Buckeyes have a tough road ahead.

The Big 10 is great, but somehow the Buckeyes have 7 league wins, and only 1 of them has come against a team that is going to be playing meaningful games in March. The schedule has helped Ohio State all season long, but they aren’t getting any help in this one as I see them losing in Ann Arbor.

Notre Dame (+2.5) at Clemson Tigers

Our final play of the day comes to us from the ACC, as Notre Dame takes their show on the road to Clemson to play the Tigers. Winning on the road is rarely easy, but Notre Dame has done an admirable job of winning on other team’s floors, with road wins at Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, and NC State. A lot has been made of how weak the ACC is this year, but most of those criticisms are exaggerated as this is still a deep league with lots of good teams, and the Irish’s 10-3 record in league play holds up if you ask me.

Clemson is one of the teams in the ACC that is down this year, as the Tigers just haven’t been very good. Clemson is 12-12 overall, and they are just 4-9 in ACC games. Even at home, they haven’t been consistent, as they have home losses to Duke, North Carolina, Boston College, and Virginia. When the Tigers went to South Bend a month ago, they got thumped by the Irish, losing by 16 points, and while they are nearly certain to have a better performance today at home, I don’t think they are going to win this game.

You could take the Irish as road underdogs on the money line, as that play shows a ton of value as well, but I can’t pass up on the opportunity to get what I see as a far superior team, getting +2.5 points. Let’s call those points an insurance policy just in case the ball doesn’t bounce our way late in the game. Give me the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame as they go into Littlejohn Coliseum and give the Tigers all that they can handle!

Point Spread Plays Parlay

  • Teams Odds
  • Murray State Racers (-2.5) -110
  • Michigan Wolverines (-2) -110
  • Notre Dame (+2.5) -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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