Betting College Hoops: Hump Day (Under)Dogs

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With college basketball having arrived and a few terrific games already been played, let’s dive into what might be a weekly feature on this day of the week, selecting underdogs for wagering.

Nothing complex involved, just looking at the college basketball odds and seeking at least two underdogs that can cover and if I have done the homework right and get lucky enough, maybe even win outright.

Let’s get it started with these college basketball picks!

BYU Has the Guards to Compete at Princeton

It is not easy being BYU in the West Coast Conference as each year they are the third banana behind Gonzaga and St. Mary’s. Once known as a program with multi-skilled big men and adequate guard play, the strength of BYU these days is the backcourt.

The Cougars will have one of the best guard duo’s in the WCC and they should travel well also. TJ Haws is a preseason all-conference selection and Yoeli Childs is a second-team choice. Though BYU frontcourt is a bit raw, they do have height and ability.

Princeton is the defending Ivy League champion, but suffered important graduation losses and will probably slip a couple notches. Junior guard Myles Stephens was an all-Ivy choice a year ago and was also won the Defensive Player of the Year and he could negate part of what BYU does best.

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