Top College Basketball Parlay Picks of the Week (Dec 20-25)

Posted by Eric Williams on Tuesday,December 20, 2016 1:51, EDT in

Okay MyBookie college basketball betting enthusiasts, if you’d like to cash in two times on Wednesday night, then you’re going to have a great chance to do just that thanks to my pair of hump day parlay picks. Let’s get started with Wednesday night’s ‘old-school’ paring between St. John’s and Syracuse.

Top College Basketball Parlay Picks of the Week (Dec 20-25)

St. John’s at Syracuse

When:  Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00 PM  ET
Where: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
NCAA Basketball Odds: OFF

Analysis: St. John’s (5-7 SU, 5-6 ATS) can score the ball this season as evidenced by the fact that the Red Storm are putting up a stellar 84.7 points per game as compared to Syracuse’s 87.1 points per contest.

Unfortunately, St. John’s is as generous defensively as they are explosive offensive. The Red Storm give up a whopping 80.3 points per contest defensively while the Syracuse Orange limit the opposition to just 61.6 points per game defensively.

Syracuse (7-4 SU, 2-4 ATS) has gone 7-1 at hoe this season and wants payback for their 84-72 loss to St. John’s almost one year ago exactly. The Orange win by 10 at the very least but not by more than 15.

College Basketball Pick: Syracuse 85 St. John’s 75

No. 5 Kentucky at No. 11 Louisville

When: Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00 PM  ET
Where: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
NCAA Basketball Odds: OFF

Analysis: I’m just not going to waste a lot of time beating around the bus with my pick on this huge in-state showdown, mostly because I believe that No. 5 Kentucky (10-1 SU, 8-3 ATS) is by far, the better and much deeper team in this matchup of top 10 title hopefuls. No. 11 Louisville (10-1 SU, 7-2 ATS) is as elite as it gets defensively and the Cardinals have a future Hall of Fame head coach in Rick Pitino.

Unfortunately for Louisville, they simply don’t have the monster blue-chippers tat now annually make Kentucky their home for one year. Not only did the Wildcats look absolutely phenomenal in their exciting 103-100 win over North Carolina on Saturday, but they have a trio of sure-fire first round NBA lottery picks in athletic power forward Edrice Adebayo, sweet-shooting swingman Malik Monk and heady point guard De’Aaron Fox.

Kentucky has played two of the best teams in the nation this month in falling to No. 2 UCL and beating the Tar Heels this past weekend while Louisville is not nearly as battle- tested while playing a bunch of mediocre teams and losing their only contest against a quality title contender by falling to Baylor 66-63 in overtime on December 3. Kentucky is 14-4 ATS in their last 18 games and the road team in this rivalry is 9-3 ATS in the last dozen meetings. If the spread for this matchup doesn’t go over six or seven points or so, I say back the Wildcats to cover.

NCAA Basketball Pick: Kentucky 78 Louisville 72