Today a new week starts with 5 NBA games, 2 NHL games and a full College Basketball card to choose from. For an updated breakdown of Monday's betting action, be sure to tune in to the VSiN Market Insights Podcast with Josh Appelbaum. It will be posted by 2:40 p.m. ET. I'll also be joining The Lombardi Line at 1:30 p.m. ET and then co-hosting Betting Across America with Mike Pritchard from 3 to 4 p.m. ET.
In the meantime, let's discuss several College Basketball games receiving sharp action tonight...
7 p.m. ET: Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech
These ACC foes are trending in opposite directions. They're also playing for the second time in three days. Pittsburgh (8-15 SU, 12-11 ATS) has dropped three straight while Virginia Tech (13-10 SU, 11-12 ATS) has won three straight. Virginia Tech beat Pittsburgh 76-71 on Saturday, although the Hokies failed to cover as 7-point road favorites. Now the rematch shifts to Virginia Tech's home court. The Hokies opened as a 12.5-point home favorite and respected money has laid the points, driving the line up to 13. Virginia Tech is shooting 48% from the field compared to Pittsburgh shooting 42%. Virginia Tech is 7-3 at home while Pittsburgh is 0-7 on the road. Ken Pom has Virginia Tech winning by 14 points (72-58), which still provides value as the current number. He has Virginia Tech ranked 47th and Pittsburgh 184th.
9 p.m. ET: Kansas at Texas
This Big 12 grudge match is the most heavily bet late game of the night. It also features two ranked teams. Kansas (19-3 SU, 10-12 ATS) is ranked 10th and just blew out Baylor 83-59, easily covering as 2.5-point home favorites. Meanwhile, Texas (17-6 SU, 10-13 ATS) is ranked 23rd and just beat Iowa State 63-41, covering as 8.5-point home favorites. This line opened with Texas listed as a short 1-point home favorite. Both Pros and Joes are backing the Jayhawks, flipping Kansas from a 1-point dog to a 1-point favorite. When two ranked teams face off, the favorite is 31-23 ATS (57%) this season. Kansas holds the edge on offense (80 PPG vs 68 PPG), field goal shooting (49% vs 46%) and rebounding (37 RPG vs 34 RPG). Kansas is 8-1 in conference play. Texas is 6-4. Ken Pom has Texas winning by one point (68-67).
9 p.m. ET: Southern Utah at Montana
Both of these Big Sky rivals are battling for supremacy atop the conference standings. Southern Utah (15-6 SU, 7-13 ATS) has won four straight and just beat Eastern Washington 84-72, covering as 6.5-point home favorites. On the flip side Montana (15-8 SU, 11-9-1 ATS) has dropped two straight and just fell to Idaho State 86-63, losing outright as 9.5-point road favorites. This line opened with Montana listed as a short 1.5-point home favorite. The public is grabbing trendy dog Southern Utah, who has won four straight. However, this line has remained frozen at 1.5 and even appears to be trending toward -2 at some shops, signaling wiseguys buying low on the home favorite. Montana is a perfect 11-0 at home this season. Southern Utah is 3-4 on the road. Ken Pom has Montana winning by one point (70-69). Montana is -120 on the moneyline.