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In the meantime, let's examine where smart money is leaning for Friday's College Basketball slate...
7 p.m. ET: Marist at Saint Peter's (-3.5, 124.5)
Marist (8-14) just snapped a five-game losing skid with a 75-67 win over Canisius, covering as 2.5-point home favorites. Meanwhile, Saint Peter's (9-13) has lost two of their last three games and just fell to Rider 82-61, failing to cover as 5.5-point road dogs. This line opened with Saint Peter's listed as a 2.5-point home favorite. Respected money has laid the points with the home favorite, driving Saint Peter's up from -2.5 to -3.5. Short home favorites -5 or less with a line move in their favor in conference play are 128-91 ATS (58%) this season. Ken Pom has Saint Peter's winning by four points (64-60). Saint Peter's is 6-4 at home. Marist is 3-6 on the road. Saint Peter's has a two-day rest advantage, having last played on February 3rd compared to Marist last playing February 5th. The total is 124.5. Currently 37% of bets but 87% of money is on the under, a massive sharp under bet discrepancy. Saint Peter's is 15-6 to the under this season.
7 p.m. ET: Youngstown State (-4, 151) at Purdue Fort Wayne
Youngstown State (19-6) has won four straight games and just crushed Northern Kentucky 74-56, easily covering as 3.5-point home favorites. On the other hand, Purdue Fort Wayne (15-10) has lost three of their last five games and just got blown out by Detroit 85-52, failing to cover as 2-point road dogs. This line opened with Youngstown State listed as a 2.5-point road favorite. Pros seem to think this line is a bit short and have steamed Youngstown State up from -2.5 to -4. Ken Pom has Youngstown State winning by two points (77-75). He also has Youngstown State ranked much higher (121 vs 220). Youngstown State has a big edge on offense (84 PPG vs 74 PPG) and in the field goal shooting department (49% vs 44%). Youngstown State is 7-4 on the road this season. Youngstown State is -160 on the moneyline.