The biggest matchup comes from Waco, where the No. 6 Villanova Wildcats face the No. 2 Baylor Bears in the Sunday national TV game on ABC. VU has tested themselves as much as any team in America, playing at UCLA and on a neutral floor against Purdue already for their only losses of the season so far.
Baylor is 9-0 with a win over Michigan State to claim the Battle 4 Atlantis as their best victory so far. This will be by far their toughest matchup of the young campaign, and the team’s 15-game winning streak that includes a national championship will be on the line.
Also it’s a pair of North Jersey rivals as unranked Rutgers faces No. 23 Seton Hall at The Pru in Newark. Rutgers has losses this season to DePaul, Lafayette, UMass, and Illinois... and of course the most dramatic win of the season against No. 1 Purdue at The RAC last Thursday night. And while they still might not be ranked tomorrow, Seton Hall could still be even with a loss. The Pirates scored a 64-60 win over Texas at home on Thursday behind 18 points from Jared Rhoden.
Here are the opening odds for NCAA Men’s Basketball on Sunday, December 12th from DraftKings Sportsbook.
Top 25 College Basketball, Dec. 12
|1:00 PM||Jackson State||#17 Iowa State||BIG12|ESPN+||Iowa State -18||126.5|
|2:00 PM||#1 Purdue||NC State||BTN||Purdue -14||141.5|
|3:00 PM||#6 Villanova||#2 Baylor||ABC||Baylor -4.5||138.5|
|4:30 PM||#20 Florida||Maryland||BTN||Florida -5||137|
|5:00 PM||Long Beach State||#16 USC||PAC12||USC -25||145|
|7:30 PM||Rutgers||#23 Seton Hall||FS1||Seton Hall -9.5||135.5|
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