College Basketball Odds: January 27 CBB Lines & Betting Preview
The January 27 CBB lines are live on BetRivers.com, and the Wednesday night slate of college basketball games is a good one.
No. 17 Creighton hits the road to take on a strong Seton Hall squad, Maryland looks to pick up another ranked win when it hosts No. 14 Wisconsin, and No. 25 Louisville battles a Clemson team scuffling a bit as of late in the ACC.
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Rob Dauster, a longtime national college basketball writer, and co-founder of the Field of 68 Podcast Network breaks down the January 27 CBB lines, and has some opinions on where to put your money on Wednesday night.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ODDS: JANUARY 27 CBB LINES
#17 Creighton (11-4, 7-3) at Seton Hall (9-6, 6-3), 7 p.m. ET
MONEYLINE: Creighton -124, Seton Hall +104
SPREAD: Creighton -1.5
OVER/UNDER: 147.5 points
Click here for the full list of Creighton-Seton Hall odds.
The last time these two teams played, I said that I really liked Seton Hall.
Because the Pirates have the perimeter weapons and the athleticism to be able to match up with the players that create mismatches on Creighton. Damien Jefferson? Denzel Mahoney? Those guys are a nightmare for most teams to deal with. Seton Hall has the likes of Jared Rhoden and Myles Cale to chase them around, plus their center, Sandro Mamukelashvili, has been arguably the Big East Player of the Year this season.
And what happened in that game?
Creighton won 487-12. (I’m not sure if that was the actual score, but for someone that bet on the Pirates, it sure felt like that was the score.)
So what am I going to be doing today?
Maybe I’m dumb, maybe I’m stubborn, maybe I’m a fish, but I will be jumping back on that Seton Hall bandwagon tonight. I still believe Creighton is being overvalued in the market, that they are not actually a top 15 team, as they have been valued throughout this season.
Throw in the fact that Creighton is coming off of a home win where they didn’t cover against a UConn team missing James Bouknight and that the Pirates have had a full eight days to prepare, and I love the Fighting Kevin Willards tonight.
#14 Wisconsin (12-4, 6-3) at Maryland (9-7, 3-6), 9 p.m. ET
MONEYLINE: Wisconsin -157, Maryland +133
SPREAD: Wisconsin -3
OVER/UNDER: 128.5 points
Click here for the full list of Wisconsin-Maryland odds.
The last time these two teams got together, Maryland erased a double-digit deficit in the second half to land their first of three road wins over top 17 teams this season. The reason they were able to pull that off was that their bigs were able to keep Micah Potter and Nate Reuvers away from the win and take advantage of their lack of versatility.
I expect the same to happen tonight. Three points is not a lot of points, but I’ve never been enamored with the talent on this Wisconsin roster this season. D’Mitrik Trice is awesome, and the Badgers are really old, but the fact of the matter is that the real value with this group was their continuity and the fact that their experience ensured that they would be ready to play early on in the season. Now that the field as caught up, I’m not as sold on the Badgers as some are.
#25 Louisville (10-3, 5-2) at Clemson (9-4, 3-4), 9 p.m. ET
MONEYLINE: Clemson -124, Louisville +104
SPREAD: Clemson -1.5
OVER/UNDER: 128.5 points
Click here for the full list of Louisville-Clemson odds.
Clemson looked, for a stretch, like they might actually be the best team in the ACC this season. Then they dealt with a COVID shutdown, and in the three games since they returned, the Tigers have lost by a combined 72 points.
That ain’t good.
But you know who is good?
Look, I’m not all that impressed with a win over Duke at home. And there are some very real concerns about Chris Mack’s frontcourt with Malik Williams on the mend still. But the truth is that Louisville has one of the very best backcourts in all of college basketball with David Johnson and Carlik Jones, and I’ll ride with those two against Brad Brownell’s club tonight.