The February 10 CBB lines are up at BetRviers.com, and Wednesday night features a loaded slate of high-major and mid-major college basketball. The headlining game pits No. 25 Rutgers against No. 15 Iowa in a game featuring two of the best frontcourt players in the country.
The February 10 CBB lines also offer some great opportunities to buy at value, with Tennessee and Wake Forest being prime examples.
Rob Dauster, a longtime national college basketball writer, and co-founder of the Field of 68 Podcast Network breaks down the February 10 CBB lines.
Boosted Bets: Tuesday Special
- #5 Villanova, #16 Tennesse, #21 Wisconsin all win by 10+ points. Was +381. NOW +475.
Wednesday, February 9 CBB Lines & Predictions
#25 RUTGERS (11-6, 7-6), at #15 IOWA (13-6, 7-5), 7:30 p.m.
MONEYLINE: Iowa -295, Rutgers +240
SPREAD: Iowa -7
OVER/UNDER: 150 points
Click here for the full list of Rutgers-Iowa Odds.
Has the Fran Fade started?
Iowa started out the season 12-2. They were 6-1 in the Big Ten. They were ranked third in KenPom, and they were playing with the confidence of a team that could win the Big Ten and, maybe, make a run to the Final Four.
That has changed in the last two weeks, however.
The Hawkeyes have lost four of their last five games. They’ve failed to cover in all five. They are now 13-6 on the season and just 7-5 in the league. They have fallen all the way down to 122nd nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency. They look like a shell of the team that they were just a month ago, and it doesn’t help that C.J. Frederick is still banged up.
I think that the slide is going to continue tonight, because Rutgers is a tough matchup for the Hawkeyes. The Scarlett Knights have been rolling. After losing five straight in Big Ten play, they’ve now won four in a row, two of which came on the road. Geo Baker is back. Jacob Young is healthy. Cliff Omoruyi is logging minutes. And with Montez Mathis and Caleb McConnell also availabel, Rutgers has a number of guards that can put the ball on the floor and get to the rim, which is where Iowa has really struggled to guard this season.
The key is always going to be the perimeter defense for Iowa, and this is just not a good matchup for them.
So back the Scarlet Knights in this spot.
WAKE FOREST (5-8, 2-8) at BOSTON COLLEGE (3-11, 1-7), 7 p.m. ET
MONEYLINE: Wake Forest -124, Boston College +104
SPREAD: Wake Forest -1.5
OVER/UNDER: 144 points
Click here for the full list of Wake Forest-Boston College Odds.
Boston College has like six scholarship players available. It may be less by the time tip-off comes around. They’re playing walk-ons major minutes, and the ACC — and the athletic department — cares so little about it that they were willing to allow the Eagles to play a game when they couldn’t even fill a starting lineup with scholarship players.
That’s how they managed to find a way to allow N.C. State to go on a 37-3 run over the weekend.
And now Wake Forest comes to town, and while the Demon Deacons are hardly a powerhouse right now, they are, at the very least, healthy enough to have a bench.
So I’ll be fading BC tonight, and for the foreseeable future. One point is just not enough here.
GEORGIA (12-6, 5-6) at #16 TENNESSEE (13-4, 6-4), 8 p.m. ET
MONEYLINE: Tennessee -910, Georgia +600
SPREAD: Tennessee -12
OVER/UNDER: 140.5 points
Click here for the full list of Georgia-Tennessee odds.
Look, I admit it. I love the Vols this season and have been higher on them than anyone in the country to date. I am a future on them winning the title at 35:1. I am, admittedly, kinda biased as a result.
That said, it feels like the momentum has shifted for Tennessee here.
What they have lacked all season is a go-to guy offensively and a coach that was willing to allow them to play fast and play small. On Saturday at Kentucky, Keon Johnson and Jaden Springer both finished with career-highs while taking the game over down the stretch. That came on the heels of Johnson trying to make big plays late against Ole Miss.
The other part of it is that Barnes’ team started to press and run again. They played lineups with Yves Pons at the five. They forced turnovers and got layups in transition, and as the team that forces the most turnovers in the SEC going up against a Georgia team that turns the ball over on 23 percent of their offensive possessions, this is an advantageous matchup for Tennessee.