With a 12-0 SU and 8-3 ATS record that includes wins and covers over San Diego State, Duke, and Michigan, the Arizona Wildcats have established themselves as the early team to beat in the 2013-14 season.
Before entering winter break, the Wildcats get an easy one Monday night hosting Northern Arizona as a 27.5-point favorite.
Northern Arizona is just 3-7 SU and 3-5 ATS through its first 10 games. Totals bettors should consider the UNDER in this one as both teams have trended heavily towards the UNDER this year with Northern Arizona going 5-2 on the UNDER and Arizona going 8-4.
On Thursday, Ohio State will also have an easy one to stay undefeated hosting the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. If the Buckeyes are heavily favored as expected, it may be worth looking at ULM as an underdog; despite its 3-4 SU record, Louisiana-Monroe is 4-1 ATS this season.
Ohio State is 12-0 SU and 5-6 ATS, tilting heavily toward the UNDER this year at 8-3. [ See college basketball odds on every game every day ]
Saturday features the game of the week as the Syracuse Orange host the Villanova Wildcats. Villanova is 11-0 SU and 8-1 ATS this season, currently riding a 7-0 ATS streak that includes impressive road wins over Kansas, Iowa, and Saint Joseph's.
Syracuse is 11-0 SU and 5-2 ATS (per closing NCAA hoops lines courtesy of 5Dimes.eu). Since failing to cover as a huge double-digit favorite in each of their first two games, the Orange have gone 5-0 ATS with strong wins over Minnesota, Cal, Baylor, and Indiana. Only one team can make it out of this one with an undefeated record still intact.
The Kentucky Wildcats haven't lived up to their preseason hype yet this season with a 9-3 SU and 4-5-1 ATS record, but they'll have a chance to pick up a statement win Saturday hosting the Louisville Cardinals.
Louisville is 11-1 SU and 6-3 ATS this season with a 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS record over its last five games.
The Missouri Tigers were handed their first loss of the season on the road against Illinois Saturday, and will look to avoid another road loss facing North Carolina State this Saturday. NC State is 9-2 SU and 5-3 ATS this season.