Some awful college hoops teams simply get blown out of the water in both halves of their respective games while others fall completely apart in the second half after decent first half starts. While the list of struggling second-half teams is littered with mid-level programs like Longwood, Binghamton and Kennesaw State, there are several well-known hoops programs you should skip when betting on college basketball.
Skip These Teams This NCAAB Betting Season
No. 201 Oklahoma State -0.9
The Cowboys (10-9 SU) have played decent basketball both SU and ATS (10-7) despite being narrowly outscored in the second half.
No. 205 Wake Forest -1.1
The Demon Deacons (10-10 SU, 8-9-1 ATS) pretty much define the word ‘average’ this season.
No. 221 Penn State -1.8
Didn’t I just say Wake Forest defined the word average? Oh…well…so does my beloved Penn State (11-10 SU, 9-10-1 ATS).
No. 248 Auburn -2.7
The Tigers (9-9 SU, 8-9 ATS) are in eighth place in the SEC, as they get outscored by almost three points per game in the second half.
No. 250 Minnesota -2.8
Damn, the Gophers (6-14 SU, 5-13 ATS) are getting completely pounded both straight -up and against the spread. Where’s Kevin McHale when you need him?
No. 251 Boston College -2.8
If you’re old enough to remember some of the great BC teams of the past, good for you. Unfortunately, this year’s version of the Eagles (7-13 SU, 4-10-1 ATS) won’t remind you of much, except maybe a bad hangover!
No. 292 LaSalle -4.8
I have a special affinity for my hometown Explorers (5-13 SU, 4-11 ATS) but damn, they’re so bad, I’m thinking I could go suit up for them, even though I’m like 95years-old and use a walker.
No. 303 St. John’s -5.4
Where the hell is Chris Mullin and Walter Berry when you really need them? The Red Storm are 7-13 SU and just 6-13 ATS.
No. 313 Penn -6.3
Damn… remember when Penn (6-9 SU, 5-3 ATS) were once a perennially powerful team that won the Ivy League on an annual basis under former head coach Fran Dunphy. Now, with Dunphy firmly entrenched at Temple, the Quakers have fallen on some hard times in the City of Brotherly Shove!
No. 318 Rutgers -6.8
Um…I’m thinking the Scarlet Knights (6-14 SU, 7-8 ATS) should think about bolting the super-competitive Big Ten conference!
No. 319 Rice -6.8
The Owls (6-14 SU, 5-10 ATS) have been a virtual punching bag for their opponents this season and sit in last place in the Conference USA standings.
These are the Worst Second Half NCAAB Teams You Can Bet On…
If you can place a second half wager against any of the following teams, it’s probably a really good idea!
Maryland ES -8.9
Chicago State -9.2
Delaware State -9.4
TX-Pan Am -9.7
South Utah -9.8
Grambling State -9.9
Arkansas Pine Bluff -10.2
Nicholls State -10.6