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Free NCAA College Basketball Picks, Best Bets, and Parlays For 2/15/22
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Free NCAA College Basketball Picks, Best Bets, and Parlays For 2/15/22

The discouraging thing about yesterday’s betting; we are mired in a losing streak with our Best Bets. We came within a 3-pointer of covering last night, and ending the skid, but Oregon shot miserably despite winning 62-59. The Ducks were 5 for 19 from behind the arc and I just needed one more made shot. That lowered our Best Bet of the Day record to 33-24.

The MoneyLine pulled us through and we went 11-1, with only the usually reliable Vermont Catamounts losing. Our record now stands at 402-92 (81%) for 2022.

In the Dudes newest feature we went 1-0 betting the spread on games involving Top-25 teams, and we are 38-26 in a category where if you are on the plus side you are doing well.

We are back to a full Tuesday night schedule and a bunch of games involving Top-25 teams. That’s look at the matchups.

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Papa Dudes Best Bet for College Basketball Today

Michigan State 18-6 (-2.5) at Penn State 9-12: The Spartans are just a 3-point favorite on the road against mediocre Penn State. That tells us how Vegas feels about 19th ranked MIchigan State. I don’t know what to think of them either. They are not the usual efficient Spartan team, and have had turnover problems all year. That usually points to inconsistent guard play, which doesn’t bode well for success on the road. The Nittany Lions always give good effort, but usually come up short. At first glance this looks like an easy game to pick, but I thought the Rutgers game was an easy one too, and the Spartans got blown out. I have to go with my gut. PAPA DUDES BEST BET: Michigan State -2.5


#20 Texas 18-7 (-1) at Oklahoma 14-11: This is a huge game for Oklahoma if they have any hopes of making the NCAA tournament. In other words, they have to win this one. This is an Oklahoma team that can play with anyone, but aren’t quite good enough to beat very many. On the other hand, Texas is inconsistent. They can be world-beaters one night and not so good the next. If they are at their best they should win this game. Oklahoma has to hit 3-pointers at a good percentage and value the basketball. Should be a great game. PAPA DUDES PICK: Texas -1

Wake Forest 20-6 at #9 Duke 21-4 (-10.5): Classic matchup between these two ACC rivals. The Blue Devils are playing well and it goes without saying that the home court is a huge advantage for Duke. Wake Forest has won 20 games so they aren’t exactly chopped liver. They are going to play hard and bring their best. I have no doubt Duke wins, but they aren’t blowing teams out at home, and this line is pretty high. PAPA DUDES PICK: Wake Forest -10.5

#10 Villanova 19-6 (-4.5) at #8 Providence 21-2: Villanova is probably better on paper than Providence but should they be favored in this one by 4.5-points? I have to think Providence is going to be pissed off and highly motivated by that line. This is their chance to prove they belong in the Top-10. Villanova is as steady as they come and they are the kings of the Big East. Can Providence pull it off tonight? PAPA DUDES PICK: Providence +4.5

Minnesota 12-10 at #18 Ohio State 15-6 (-12.5): This is another game where you have to decide if the spread is too high. Surely, the Buckeyes are going to win, right? I don’t think Ohio State is that good and they aren’t very reliable but . . . . . PAPA DUDES PICK: Ohio State -12.5

#4 Kentucky 21-4 at #16 Tennessee 18-6 (-1): This is the game of the night in college basketball. Both teams playing very well and this will be a big boys game. Kentucky won’t be awed by the atmosphere because they face this kind of thing all the time. Easy line to pick; just take the team you think is going to win. PAPA DUDES PICK: Kentucky -1

#15 Wisconsin 19-5 at Indiana 16-8 (-3.5): Damn these games just keep getting tougher. I don’t know what to think about either one of these teams coming into this one. Wisconsin isn’t playing as well as they were, but they are still better than Indiana. The Hoosiers have lost three in a row and 4 of their last six. This is a huge game for them and might lock up a tournament bid if they can win it. PAPA DUDES PICK: Wisconsin +3.5

#22 Wyoming 21-3 (-5.5) at New Mexico 10-14: The Cowboys play their first game after entering the Top-25 as they venture to Albuquerque. This is a dangerous game for them and will they be able to handle the pressure of being ranked. They have won six in a row and I could see them coming into this one with a letdown. New Mexico plays well at home and they are going to be motivated to beat a ranked team. Wyoming is better and I think they barely cover but I wouldn’t bet a nickel on this one. PAPA DUDES PICK: Wyoming -5.5

#23 Arkansas 19-6 (-7.5) at Missouri 10-14: Columbia can be a tough place to play especially for ranked teams. These two teams are establishing a pretty strong rivalry and the Tigers are going to be amped up for this one. They’ve won two of their last three and for added motivation they will be wanting to atone for an 87-43 beatdown at Arkansas earlier in the year. The Razorbacks are solid and they have won 9 of their last 10 including a win over Auburn, They took Alabama to the wire Saturday before losing at Tuscaloosa. I think the Hogs win but it will be close. PAPA DUDES PICK: Missouri +7.5


Leg 1: Florida at Texas A&M (-1): Bet the MoneyLine on Florida +100

Leg 2: Clemson at Florida State (-2): Bet the MoneyLine on Florida State -125

Leg 3: Kentucky at Tennessee (-1): Bet the MoneyLine on Kentucky +105

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