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College Basketball Previews, Picks: Your Full Betting Cheat Sheet for Saturday, Dec. 17

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The theme of this week in college basketball was exams. The slate was rather thin all week, as many programs were in the midst of their school work.

But Saturday is a massive slate, featuring not only a plethora of games across the board, but some enormous showdowns.

Here at The Action Network we have you covered with everything you need, including college basketball previews, picks, best bets and much more.


The College Basketball Games We’re Betting On Saturday

Click on one of the matchups below to navigate to our betting preview for a specific game.

Game · Time Writer
Indiana vs. Kansas · 12 p.m. ET D.J. James
Missouri vs. UCF · 12 p.m. ET Keg
Wake Forest vs. Rutgers · 12 p.m. ET Ky McKeon
Providence vs. Seton Hall · 12:30 p.m. ET Anthony Dabbundo
Bryant vs. Liberty · 12:30 p.m. ET Tanner McGrath
Alabama vs. Gonzaga · 1 p.m. ET Shane McNichol
Houston vs. Virginia · 2 p.m. ET D.J. James
St. John’s vs. Florida State · 2:30 p.m. ET Cooper Van Tatenhove
North Carolina vs. Ohio State · 3 p.m. ET Charlie DiSturco
Bradley vs. Arkansas · 4 p.m. ET Jim Root
Villanova vs. Saint Joe’s · 4 p.m. ET Cooper Van Tatenhove
San Francisco vs. UNLV · 5 p.m. ET Keg
Temple vs. Ole Miss · 5 p.m. ET Anthony Dabbundo
UCLA vs. Kentucky · 5:15 p.m. ET Tanner McGrath
Utah vs. BYU · 6 p.m. ET Cooper Van Tatenhove
Davidson vs. Purdue · 6:15 p.m. ET Alex Hinton
UConn vs. Butler · 7 p.m. ET Scott Schaeffer
Texas A&M vs. Memphis · 7 p.m. ET Brett Pund
Drake vs. Saint Louis · 8 p.m. ET Keg
Oklahoma State vs. Wichita State · 9 p.m. ET Brett Pund
Tennessee vs. Arizona · 10:30 p.m. ET Doug Ziefel
Vanderbilt vs. NC State · 10:30 p.m. ET Keg

Our Staff’s 5 Best Bets for Saturday’s Slate

Our 5 NCAAB Best Bets

College Basketball Weekly Pick & Roll

Mike Calabrese and Tanner McGrath have put together a winning formula so far this season (12-8) as they spotlight four total games every weekend.

Saturday Pick & Roll

Keg’s Bottom of the Barrel Bets

We know about the Power Five schools and the high-majors, but what about the mid-majors, the potential Cinderellas and the dumpster games? Keg dives deep into mid-major games he’s betting on Saturday.

The Bottom of the Barrel

CBS Sports Classic Top Picks

Our staff dives into both CBS Sports Classic matchups — North Carolina vs. Ohio State and UCLA vs. Kentucky — to provide best bets.

CBS Sports Classic Double Preview

NCAAB Saturday Player Props

Keg dives into three Saturday-evening player props that he’s targeting in college basketball, including one from NC State.

3 Player Props

Other College Basketball Files


Other College Basketball Betting Resources

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