CBB Weekend Betting: Arizona, Oregon on Tap

Authored by: Benjamin Eckstein

A pair of Top 10 teams get ranked matchups in college hoops this weekend, starting with the No. 5 Arizona Wildcats on the road against the No. 18 Oregon Ducks.

The Wildcats begin their road trip on Thursday night when they visit the Oregon State Beavers. Heading into that game they’ve won 14 in a row straight up with an 8-5-1 record against the spread.

The Ducks are also in action Thursday night, playing host to the Arizona State Sun Devils. Oregon is looking to rebound from an upset loss to the Colorado Buffaloes last weekend. They were a 6.5-point favorite at the Bovada sportsbook, but lost 74-65.

At home the Ducks have been unbeatable for quite awhile, having won 38 straight at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks have also won their last two games against the Wildcats SU and ATS and they’re 8-4 SU and ATS in their last 12 at home versus Arizona State.

The other Top 10 ranked team getting a ranked matchup this weekend is the No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats at the No. 24 Florida Gators.

Kentucky snapped a two-game losing streak on Tuesday with a 90-81 win over the Georgia Bulldogs as a 15.5-point favorite. The ATS loss was their third straight and sixth in their last seven games.

The Gators are in action Thursday night, at home against the Missouri Tigers. Before facing the Tigers, Florida was 9-2 SU and 7-4 ATS in their last 11. At home they’ve won six of their last seven with a 4-3 ATS record.

Kentucky has owned this matchup the last few years, having won five straight versus the Gators at 4-1 ATS.

Also on tap Saturday is a ranked matchup between the No. 20 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the No. 12 North Carolina Tar Heels.

Notre Dame needs a win if they’re going to remain in the Top 25 after dropping their last three games. On Monday they fell to the Duke Blue Devils 84-74 as a 1.5-point underdog at Bovada.

North Carolina barely scraped past the Pittsburgh Panthers 80-78 on Tuesday night despite being a 19-point favorite. The win did extend the Tar Heels' home winning streak to 14 games, during which they are 9-4 ATS. If you’re wondering why the math doesn’t add up there, it’s because there was no spread in the Tar Heels' 95-50 blowout win over the Radford Highlanders in December.

North Carolina has won their last two games against the Fighting Irish SU and ATS, and in their last eight matchups they are 5-3 SU and 4-4 ATS.