Wisconsin Northwestern Basketball

Northwestern forward Robbie Beran, left, and center Matthew Nicholson, right, guard against Wisconsin forward Steven Crowl during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Every day the Denver Gazette sports staff will publish its best bets:

1. Xavier at Connecticut (-6.5, -110): Xavier was my pick to win Big East. Take Huskies here.

2. Wisconsin at Maryland (-5.5, -110): Terps defend well enough to explore the Under, too.

3. Northwestern at Nebraska (Under 130.5): These two? In the Big Ten? Under.

-Odds from SuperBook Colorado

(Paul Klee's Best Bets record ATS: 58-45-2)

(Contact Gazette sports columnist Paul Klee at [email protected] or on Twitter at @bypaulklee.)