CBB Picks: Take Notre Dame, Miami in ACC-heavy Wednesday slate

Some days you have to go back to the teams you trust to get back to winning ways in betting.

That is why Miami, Notre Dame, Marquette and North Carolina all appear on my Wednesday card.

Betting the ACC has been as comfortable as a heated blanket on a 20-degree winter night, which is why I'm going back to Miami, Notre Dame and UNC, all of whom have easy matchups on paper.

Miami and Notre Dame should cover as favorites, while UNC's offense has a good chance to continue its strong scoring run at home in conference play.

As for Marquette, the Golden Eagles are playing Georgetown, so of course I'm betting on them.

Wednesday CBB Picks

Overall Record: 193-222-3

Presbyterian at USC Upstate (-1.5) (6 p.m. ET, ESPN+)

USC Upstate beat Presbyterian by 10 points on January 8 in their first regular-season meeting.

USC Upstate carries a distinct advantage over the Blue Hose. Upstate ranks 21st in three-point offense and 65th in three-point defense.

Presbyterian ranks 356th in three-point offense and 350th in three-point defense. Not exactly the best stats to help pull off a road win in conference play.

Georgia at LSU (Under 146.5) (7 p.m. ET, SEC Network)

There's no way Georgia is scoring 70 points on LSU's defense, which is No. 1 in defensive adjusted efficiency.

LSU held every opponent under 70 points in each of its 18 victories.

The Tigers offense averages 72.1 points per game, so based on those averages, the under should hit with ease in Baton Rouge.

Miami (-2) at Louisville (7 p.m. ET, ESPN+)

Louisville is 1-9 straight up in its last 10 games.

The Cardinals are also 2-8 against the spread during that span.

Miami is playing the much better basketball than Louisville and it needs to win a game against a team it should beat to remain on the outside of the ACC regular-season title race just in case Duke loses.

Boston College at Notre Dame (-9) (7 p.m. ET, ESPNU)

Boston College is bad.

The Eagles suffered three straight losses by nine or more points and they have struggled recently on the road.

Boston College has not reached the 60-point mark in any of its last four games.

Notre Dame averages 70 points per game and shoots 45.5 percent from the field. The Irish should have their way with BC at home.

Furman at Western Carolina (Over 141.5) (7 p.m. ET, ESPN+)

Furman put up 88 points on Western Carolina in their first meeting this season.

The Paladins need a similar performance on Wednesday to bounce back from a rough three-game losing streak.

Furman averages 77.2 points per game and it is going up against a Western Carolina defense that allows 76.9 points per contest.

I think Furman's offense dictates the pace of this game and gets to a high number that helps the over.

Georgetown at Marquette (-13) (8 p.m. ET, FS2)

Marquette is in the ultimate bounce-back spot.

The Golden Eagles lost three of their last four games and they get a chance to rebound with a win over the worst team in the Big East.

Georgetown is likelier to fire Patrick Ewing than earn a win in Big East play right now.

The Hoyas lost by double figures in four of their last five games and they fell 92-64 in their first meeting with the Golden Eagles.

Pittsburgh at North Carolina (Over 142) (8 p.m. ET, ACC Network)

North Carolina is 8-2 to the over in the last 10 games.

UNC had its way with some of the worst teams in the ACC at home. It just put up 94 points on Florida State on Saturday and it hung 100 on NC State on January 29.

North Carolina scored 74 or more points in five of its seven ACC home games. If that trend continues, Pittsburgh just needs to score in the 60-65 point range for the over to get home. Pittsburgh is averaging 62 points per game and it is playing with a decent amount of confidence after beating Florida State and NC State.

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