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In the meantime, let's examine where smart money is leaning for Tuesday's College Basketball slate ...
7 p.m. ET: Dayton at VCU (-4.5, 129.5)
Dayton (15-9) just saw its two-game winning streak come to an end, falling to St. Bonaventure 68-59 and losing outright as a 5.5-point road favorite. On the other hand, VCU (18-6) has won two straight and just took down Saint Louis 73-65, winning outright as a 3-point road dog. This line opened with VCU listed as a 2.5-point home favorite. Sharps have laid the chalk with VCU, steaming the Rams up from -2.5 to -4.5. Short home favorites -5 or less with a line move in their favor are 114-84 ATS (58%) in conference play this season. Ken Pom has VCU winning by three points (66-63). Home favorites in Atlantic 10 conference play are 36-16 (69%) straight up. VCU is -190 on the moneyline. VCU is 12-2 at home. Dayton is just 2-5 on the road.
9 p.m. ET: Maryland at Michigan State (-4, 132)
Maryland (16-7) has won four straight games and just crushed Minnesota 81-46, easily covering as a 9.5-point road favorite. On the flip side, Michigan State (14-9) has dropped three of its last four games and just fell to Rutgers 61-55, failing to cover as a 4.5-point road dog. This line opened with Michigan State listed as a 2.5-point home favorite. Respected money has laid the points with the Spartans, steaming Michigan State up from -2.5 to -4. Short conference home favorites -5 or less with a line move in their direction are 114-84 ATS (58%) this season. Big Ten home favorites are 50-13 (79%) straight up in conference play. Ken Pom has Michigan State winning by one point (66-65). Michigan State is -175 on the moneyline. Michigan State has buy-low value as a team on a losing streak against a sell-high team on a winning streak. Michigan State is 9-2 at home this season. Maryland is 2-5 on the road.
9 p.m. ET: TCU at Kansas State (-4.5, 146.5)
TCU (17-6, ranked 17th) has lost two of their last three games and just fell to Oklahoma State 79-73, failing to cover as 4.5-point road dogs. Similarly, Kansas State (18-5, ranked 12th) has dropped three of its last four games and just fell to Texas 69-66, failing to cover as 1.5-point home dogs. This line opened with Kansas State listed as a 3.5-point home favorite. Pros have laid the points with the home team, steaming Kansas State up from -3.5 to -4.5. Some shops are inching higher up to -5. Ken Pom has Kansas State winning by two points (74-72). Big 12 home favorites are 30-12 (71%) straight up in Conference play. Kansas State is -200 on the moneyline. Kansas State is 12-1 at home this season. TCU is 3-4 on the road.