College Basketball Parlays

The home of our college basketball Parlay picks. Our expert handicappers analyze every game before carefully selecting our top College Basketball Picks to create our CBB Parlay today, with full reasoning and analysis for each selection. You can also use our Parlay Calculator to calculate your potential winnings and odds on any college basketball parlay bet.

Wednesday's NCAAB parlay
Tennessee Volunteers - NCAAB
North Carolina Tar Heels - NCAAB
Tennessee @ North Carolina · Point Spread
Tennessee +2.0
Our Analysis

The ACC/SEC Challenge continues on Wednesday, and maybe the most intriguing of those games is Tennessee at North Carolina. These are both top-20 teams and they both played some huge games last week. The Volunteers went to Maui, where they suffered close losses to the top 2 teams in the country, Kansas and Purdue. No shame there. The Tar Heels dropped a close game to Villanova and then bounced back to dust Arkansas in the Battle 4 Atlantis. These are very talented teams who win in different ways: UNC with offense and UT with defense.

I think Tennessee is the better team here, at least in a neutral-court setting. This game is at Chapel Hill, though, and that makes the Heels narrow favorites. These are veteran teams, but I still have some questions about Carolina. They were a Final Four team 2 years ago and then a disappointment last season, and I am still not convinced that they are an elite team. I am confident, on the other hand, that Tennessee is one of the best teams in the country. The difference this year for the Vols is that while they are still the #1 defensive team in the nation, this year’s team can also score. Tennessee is shooting a lot more 3s this year, and UNC does not defend the line all that well. I also think Tennessee can go toe-to-toe on the glass with Bacot, and thus potentially negating Carolina’s best advantage. I would have no problem betting this money line, but I also think we might get another point or two of cushion for Tennessee before game time.

Tennessee +2 (-110) available at time of publishing. Playable at that number.

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Colorado Buffaloes - NCAAB
Colorado State Rams
Colorado @ Colorado State · Point Spread
Colorado State -3.0
Our Analysis

Colorado State moved to 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS following its 69-48 win over Creighton on Thanksgiving. The Rams outrebounded the Bluejays while holding them to just 0.72 points per possession in an impressive victory. Meanwhile, Colorado is 5-1 SU and 3-3 ATS following its 85-68 win over Iona on Sunday. This will be the Buffaloes’ first true road game of the season, although it is just an hour away from their own campus. 

Colorado State has the best offense Colorado has seen to this point. The Rams are led by one of the best point guards in the country in Isaiah Stevens, who averages 17.5 points and 7.8 assists per game while carrying top-100 marks in offensive rating and effective field-goal percentage of all D1 players according to KenPom. The addition of Colorado transfer Nique Clifford has provided the Rams with an extra 13.2 points per game and a lethal perimeter shooter, and Josiah Strong has grown into a prominent role in his second season with the program after transferring in from Illinois State. In fact, Colorado State is 4th nationally in effective field-goal percentage. Furthermore, the Rams take great care of the ball with a top-50 turnover rate, compared to the Buffaloes who struggle with turnovers on close to 20% of their possession. Look for Colorado State to convert Colorado turnovers into scoring opportunities against a struggling transition defense, and for the Rams to feed off the home-court energy in a win and cover over their in-state rival.

Colorado State -3 (-115) available at time of publishing. Playable to -4. 

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Virginia Tech Hokies
Auburn Tigers
Virginia Tech @ Auburn · Point Spread
Auburn -9.5
Our Analysis

The Virginia Tech Hokies and the Auburn Tigers will face off on Wednesday night in the ACC/SEC Challenge. There were some great games in this conference challenge yesterday and that should continue tonight. This matchup will be one of the best games of the night that you can tune into on ESPN2. The Auburn Tigers are favored by 9.5 as they host Virginia Tech and the Tigers to cover the spread is my pick.

Auburn has been better on both sides of the ball to this point. The Tigers are 4-1 on the season, with their loss coming to Baylor on a neutral court in the first game of the season. They played well in that game and have looked good in their 4 wins since too. It should be hard for Virginia Tech to get going offensively as Auburn has been great defensively. According to KenPom, Auburn’s defense is ranked #2 in 3-point percentage, #14 in effective field-goal percentage and #19 in adjusted efficiency. Virginia Tech’s offense is ranked outside the top 100 in both effective field-goal percentage and 3-point percentage, so I expect them to struggle on the offensive end of the floor. Auburn should be able to cover this spread thanks to its feisty defense.

Auburn -9.5 (-110) available at time of publishing. Playable to Auburn -10.

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What Is A College Basketball Parlay

A College Basketball Parlay is a bet in which you combine multiple college basketball picks into one bet to increase your odds if you win. Aside from straight betting, which is wagering on one selection, college basketball parlays are the next most popular wager.

The two main reasons for their popularity are the increased odds if you win a parlay, and also with the sheer number of college basketball games being played simultaneously, it’s impossible to wager on every game with a straight bet. Wagering on a college parlay allows you to have an interest in multiple games while multiplying their combined odds to calculate your college basketball parlay odds.

College basketball parlay bets are great options for bettors who prefer to wager smaller amounts at greater odds. Most bettors will include picks against the spread and totals, which typically have odds around -110 or -120. With these selections, a three-team parlay typically pays around 6/1 (+600) with a four-team parlay paying around 12/1 (+1200) 

What Are Today’s College Basketball Parlay Picks

The college basketball action comes thick and fast during the season, and definitely into the postseason tournament, March Madness. With that in mind, the experts are Pickswise will be on hand throughout it all to provide the best college basketball parlay picks for free, all season long.

Our college basketball parlay picks will be comprised of what our expert handicappers decide are the best picks today, and those offering the best value CBB Odds. These are typically picked across the main three college basketball betting markets in Moneyline, Against the Spread, and Points Totals.

These spread picks are usually set at odds of around -110 meaning a three-team college basketball parlay would pay around 6/1 (+600) with a four-team college basketball parlay paying around 12/1 (+1200)

Money line picks work differently depending on the teams’ betting odds. It can be a great way to combine a few favorites to boost the odds, with little value in a straight wager, or you can add a live underdog in there to really boost the odds of your college basketball parlay.

All of our college basketball parlays can be found right here all season long. Be sure to also check out our College Basketball Predictions, and our College Basketball Best Bets page for all of our best bets from today’s action.

How To Win A College Basketball Parlay

College basketball parlay bets despite their popularity can be one of the most difficult bets to win,  with the difficulty increasing with each selection you add to your parlay.

College basketball differs from the NBA with its scheduling, and sees much less parity, particularly throughout the regular season. With this you see crazy odds, in some cases, no Money line is offered and spreads as high as -25 or above. This presents difficulties when trying to win a parlay so so here are three quick tips to consider ahead of your college basketball parlays.

  1. Keep to either a 2, 3, or 4 team parlay – More selections than these are great for fun longshot parlay picks, but it’s tough to keep profitable long term with 5,6,7+ selections, despite the increased parlay odds. 
  2. Shop The Odds – Online sportsbooks compete to offer the best odds and betting lines, and while there may only be a marginal difference in each selection, it adds up in a college basketball parlay. If you can wager three picks at -105 each instead of -120, for example, your payout would be $744.21 instead of $616.20 to a $100 stake.
  3. Managing Your Bankroll  – It’s obvious, and not unique to college basketball parlays, but your bankroll should be considered all the time. Being disciplined with your bankroll is key to seeing long-term success with all bets but particularly with college basketball parlays. Not all parlays will win, that’s part of sports betting, but if you keep your stake consistent, with four-team parlays at odds of around +1200, you only need to win 1 in 12 parlays to break even, any better than that is profit.

How To Bet On College Basketball Picks and Parlays

Betting on college basketball picks and parlays is a quick and easy process with any online sportsbook. To create a parlay, you simply add all of the individual selections into your bet slip and click the parlay option before placing your wager.

Due to the popularity of parlay betting, sportsbooks pay plenty of attention to these markets, and in shopping the odds you can find great variations in the odds, lines, and often find price boost offers too. 

College Basketball Parlays: risk a little, win a lot

All of our CBB parlays are carefully crafted to give you big wins from a small wager. Our expert handicappers spend hours finding the best bets before bringing them together in the perfect parlay. Each leg of the bet is backed up with comprehensive analysis from multiple experienced professionals from our College Basketball capping team. The best bit? Its all 100% free.

Andrew Wilsher, Pickswise Managing Editor

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