There is exactly a boatload of college hoops games this weekend, enough for a man to go on an NCAA basketball betting spree. But since we’re all for Responsible Gambling, let’s narrow that down to five games because less is more.
Arizona Wildcats vs. Michigan State Spartans
The big question heading into this game is, will Chance Comanche play? According to reports, the man they call Chance Comanche was suspended indefinitely “for lack of academic responsibility.” See, that’s where you got it all wrong. You just don’t constrain the ‘Manch within the confines of your assembly line, drone-producing machine. Fortunately, the indefinite suspension lasted a week only – though a week for Comanche is like 10,000 of our years – and will make the trip to Honolulu to face the Spartans. The saga of Chance Comanche continues.
Indiana Hoosiers vs. Kansas Jayhawks
This one will be a clash between a group of established players that won the Big Ten regular-season championship for Indiana and a new batch of freshmen for Kansas. Though the Jayhawks still have a few seasoned players to steer the ship, such as forward Landon Lucas. This game has the makings of a high scoring affair, so keep an eye on that basketball betting point spread.
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs. Kentucky Wildcats
NCAA basketball betting fans are fond of becoming acquainted with the new batch of Kentucky freshmen every new season, for instance Malik Monk and De'Aaron Fox. But the returners, including Isaac Humphries and Derek Willis, are nothing to scoff at, either. On the other hand, the Lumberjacks have won 28 games or more for the past three seasons and could give the Wildcats a run for their money.
North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Chattanooga Mocs
The Tar Heels lost Marcus Paige but they return nine upperclassmen, including Joel Berry II and Justin Jackson. That being said, the Mocs are not lacking in the experience department, either. Four starters and seven lettermen return from the team that went 29-6 and made it to last season’s NCAA tournament.
Long Beach State 49ers vs. Wichita State Shockers
NCAA basketball betting fans can’t wait to see how the Shockers will fare without long-time team staples Fred Van Vleet and Ron Baker. But even without those two, Wichita State still has the manpower to reach the NCAA tourney for the sixth year in a row. Meanwhile, the 49ers are led by junior point guard Justin Bibbins – who must have gotten into sports in order to stick it to the all the people who gave him a hard time for being so closely named to a certain pop star. Bibbins had the third most assists in a single season in school history a year ago. Don’t stop Belibbin’. Now can we please have Chance Comanche versus Justin Bibbins? Because that would rule all.