The NCAA Men’s basketball season is set to begin on November 8th with seven of the ranked teams in action. Andrew Wiggins will make his college debut, along with Duke’s Jabari Parker and many of the other highly-touted freshmen. Most teams in the 25 will have a light schedule to open up the year as they all plan on making a case at cracking the top 10 early in the season. The most interesting game on the opening day schedule is a matchup between the 19th ranked Oregon Ducks and the Georgetown Hoyas, who could very well be a top ranked team once the next Coaches poll is released.
Many of the top 10 teams will be receiving large spreads to start the season, and historically do not do well against those lines. Last season many of the power-house school’s had .500 ATS records and could not cover spreads on a regular basis. The one exception was the eventual national champion Louisville Cardinals who ended the season with a 24-15-1 ATS record. Unfortunately, no game day lines have been released as of yet and bettors will have to wait until late next week to receive those numbers. However, here is a quick look at the opening day games for the top ranked teams.
1 Kentucky versus UNC-Ash:
2 Michigan State versus McNeese State:
4 Duke versus Davidson:
5 Kansas versus UL Monroe:
6 Arizona versus Cal Poly:
7 Michigan versus Mass Lowell:
8 Syracuse versus Cornell:
10 Florida versus North Florida: