The Tuesday, January 20 CBB lines are live on BetRivers.com, and as has been the case all season long, Tuesdays tend to provide the strongest slate of college basketball games.
Rob Dauster, a longtime national college basketball writer, and co-founder of the Field of 68 Podcast Network breaks down the January 20 odds, featuring Kentucky as short favorites on the road at Georgia, Clemson on the road against Georgia Tech team that hasn’t played in two weeks, and an interesting Auburn-Arkansas tilt.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ODDS: JANUARY 20 CBB ODDS
KENTUCKY (4-8, 3-2) at GEORGIA (8-4, 1-4), 7 p.m.
MONEYLINE: Kentucky -175, Georgia +140
SPREAD: Kentucky -3.5
OVER/UNDER: 146 points
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This is the Kentucky buy-low game!
We’ve finally gotten here and I, for one, could not be more excited!
Kentucky has been a mess this season, but we reached a tipping point over the weekend, as John Calipari has steadfastly refused to modernize his offense or adjust to the fact that he has to change who he is playing if he wants to win games. Put another way, he can’t coach to try and get guys to the NBA this season.
And I think that changes today. Cal said that starting spots are up for grabs. He’s realized that he is getting raked over the coals. He’s going to make a change, and it’s going to have an impact against a Georgia team that we have been fading all season like.
Go Big Blue.
#20 CLEMSON (9-2, 3-2) at GEORGIA TECH (6-3, 2-1), 7 p.m.
MONEYLINE: Clemson -125, Georgia Tech +104
SPREAD: Clemson -1.5
OVER/UNDER: 127.5 points
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This one is easy.
Georgia Tech is coming off of a two-week pause. Clemson, who came out of their pause on Saturday against Virginia, lost by 35 in that game.
Ride the Tigers in the bounceback spot.
AUBURN (8-6, 2-4) at ARKANSAS (10-4, 2-4), 9:00 p.m.
MONEYLINE: Arkansas -286, Auburn +230
SPREAD: Arkansas -6.5
OVER/UNDER: 160 points
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This will be the third game where we have known Sharife Cooper will be playing Auburn, and it will be the first time that I am not going to be betting them.
Arkansas is in the ultimate buy-low spot here. They have been blown out in back-to-back games. Both of those games came on the road. They have lost four of their last five, but that stretch began when Justin Smith went out with an injury. He’s back healthy now.
The Tigers are coming off of wins over a bad Georgia team and a 4-8 Kentucky team after hanging with Alabama in a game where the Crimson Tide were not aware that Sharife Cooper was going to be playing. I think the book might be out on Cooper, as John Calipari flustered him on Saturday by throwing different defensive looks at him and using length to limit him offensively.
Truth be told, I don’t want to be on either side here.
Because I think the best play is probably the over. If you are a believer that Arkansas is going to cover, then you should be a believer in their ability to turn this game into a track meet. Auburn has not played at the pace that we have come to expect out of Bruce Pearl team this season, but they are certainly willing to run and capable of scoring when they get it going. Arkansas does want to run, that we do know.