College Basketball Best Bets Today | Expert Picks for Monday, Mar. 4

The college basketball regular season continues with a solid slate today -- headlining several key games in the ACC and Atlantic Sun.

Let's dive into our College basketball best bets and expert picks for Monday, March 4.

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College Basketball Best Bets | Expert Picks for Monday, Mar. 4

Duke vs North Carolina State

by Kevin Rogers

The Blue Devils and Wolfpack are meeting for the first time this season as N.C. State looks to snap a two-game slide.

The Wolfpack led North Carolina at the half on Saturday in Chapel Hill, but UNC rallied back for a 79-70 victory. N.C. State managed to cover as 11-point underdogs, but slipped to 9-9 in ACC play.

Duke bounced back from its loss at Wake Forest with a pair of home victories over Louisville and Virginia. The Blue Devils dominated the Cavaliers in a 73-48 rout on Saturday as 10-point favorites.

N.C. State rolled Duke in Raleigh last season, 84-60, but the Blue Devils got revenge in Durham, 71-67.

This marks only the second time that the Wolfpack are home underdogs this season as they lost to North Carolina in the first opportunity.

Let's grab the points with the Wolfpack against the Blue Devils.

Pick: N.C. State +6.5 (-110)

Queens (NC) vs Florida Gulf Coast

Florida Gulf Coast Eagles -4 (+100)

This is a conference tournament where the team with the better record gets it on their home court. But I am going to start with talking about road games.

The reason is because you can oftentimes tell the better team by how they perform on the road. In this case, on the surface, you have two very evenly matched teams by looking at records.

But if you look at how the Eagles performed on the road (including in losses!) compared to how the Royals performed on the road, you will see that Florida Gulf Coast was the stronger team on the road.

Not only that, as noted above, now Queens University has to go on the road for this one while the Eagles are on their home floor. It all adds up to solid line value here as Florida Gulf Coast should take this by 5 or more points.

The Eagles last 8 home games, and 11 of 13 this season, all were decided by a margin of 5 or more points. I also like the fact that FGCU started 3-9 this season but then went 11-8 the rest of the way.

Conversely, Queens started the season 6-5 but have since gone 7-13 the rest of the way. Also, 14 of the Royals 18 losses were by 6 or more points this season.

While Queens just became division 1 in the summer of 2022, the Eagles have been Division 1 for more than dozen years and have been to the Big Dance 3 times.

I like the home team for all the reasons noted above and I also like them for their better defensive play including key hustle stats like steals and blocks in their most recent match-up.

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Eastern Washington vs Sacramento State

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