College Basketball Betting – Fighting Irish Headline Exciting Thursday Night In College Hoops


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Nov 26, 2010
With the majority of opening rounds now in the rearview mirror, the real excitement of postseason wagering services is set to get underway as the top seeds from their respective conferences are finally invited to come play ball. Those matchups get underway Thursday with some key games to look forward to. Here’s a look at the trends that you need to know heading into Thursday night’s action.

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While there is usually an upset or two in the basketball postseasons, most of the big breakthroughs only happen once the NCAA national title tournament gets underway. But before the Madness begins, players would be wise to keep their money on the favorites, and that includes the games for this Thursday night.

The games that everybody’s money should be on are in the Mountain West Conference, where a couple of nationally ranked teams have the chance to make statements. The No. 6 San Diego State Aztecs and No. 8 Brigham Young Cougars battled to the bitter end for the top seed in the conference, and while it was the Cougars that won the tiebreaker based on the season series between those teams, anything can happen in the postseason. It’s very hard for two evenly matched teams to play to the same result three times in the same betting services season, and that’s why the Aztecs are hoping that they will get one more shot. In order for that to happen, both teams will need to get to the MWC finals, and that means winning at home on Thursday. The Cougars will host the TCU Horned Frogs, and the Aztecs will welcome the Utah Utes to town. Both teams should be locks to win the game, and although the spreads are a little high taking them together with a little teaser should be money.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are another one of the top teams that have a favorable matchup, as they take on a Cincinnati team that they had no problem with during the regular season. Notre Dame ended the year red-hot with four straight wins, and barring a massive upset should be a lock to pull through to the next round. We’re not as sold on the No. 10 Texas Longhorns for Thursday night, but the remainder of the top-25 teams look like solid bets at this point.

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While the focus seems to always be on the top-25, there is no reason not to bet against the lower seeds from smaller conferences. These are teams that barely earned the right to compete in the top division during the year, and there is no reason not to bet against them now. Teams like Houston Baptist and UC Santa Barbara won’t be able to keep it close against some of the bigger schools that underachieved this pay per head season, and that provides an excellent opportunity to make some noise.

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