Monday College Basketball Sharp Report

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Today a new week begins with 5 NHL games and 30 College Basketball games. For a full 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 be joining The Lombardi Line at 1:30 p.m. ET to offer a market update. I'll also be co-hosting Betting Across America with Mike Pritchard from 3 to 4 p.m. ET
 
 
In the meantime, here are a trio of Sunday College Basketball games receiving sharp action from respected bettors...
 
7 p.m. ET: Penn State at Maryland
 
Both of these Big Ten rivals are coming off wins and looking to claw back to .500. Penn State (11-12 SU, 13-10 ATS) has won two straight games and just beat Minnesota 67-46, easily covering as 5.5-point home favorites. Meanwhile, Maryland (12-14 SU, 11-15 ATS) just snapped a five game losing skid with a 90-74 win over Nebraska, covering as 2-point road favorites. This line opened with Maryland listed as a 3-point home favorite. We've seen the Penn State  3 get juiced up to -115 or -120, signaling wiseguys grabbing the points with the road dog. Some shops are even down to 2.5. Ken Pom has Maryland winning by two points (65-53), providing actionable value to Penn State at the current number. Ken Pom has Penn State ranked higher than Maryland (81st vs 89th). Sharps have also hit this under, dropping the total from 130 to 129. Both teams have been profitable to the under this season, with Penn State 14-9 and Maryland 14-12 to the under. The under is 10-5 in Maryland home games this season. 
 
 
9 p.m. ET: Alabama State at Bethune Cookman
 
The public is largely overlooking this SWAC matchup between cellar dwellers. But not the sharps. Alabama State (7-20 SU, 16-10 ATS) has dropped four straight games and just fell to Florida A&M 86-83, covering as 5-point dogs. Similarly, Bethune Cookman (7-19 SU, 11-13-1 ATS) has dropped two in a row and just fell to Alabama A&M 62-60, losing outright as 4-point home favorites. This line opened with Bethune Cookman listed as a 2.5-point home favorite. This is an added game or extra game, which means it isn't very popular with the public. However, this line has fallen from 2.5 to 2 or even 1.5 at some shops, indicating pro money grabbing the points with road dog Alabama State. Ken Pom has Bethune Cookman winning by one point (68-67), which means the hook at the current number could prove critical. Pro money has also leaned over, raising the total from 133.5 to 134.5. Alabama State is 4-1 to the over their last five games. Bethune Cookman is 4-0 to the over their last four games.
 
 
10 p.m. ET: New Mexico State at Seattle
 
This late night WAC clash features the two best teams in the conference facing off. New Mexico State (22-4 SU, 13-10 ATS) has won two straight and just took down Grand Canyon 82-66, easily covering as 2.5-point road favorites. Meanwhile, Seattle (21-6 SU, 15-9-1 ATS) has won four straight and just took down California Baptist 67-64, although they failed to cover as 6-point home favorites. This line opened with New Mexico State listed as a short 2-point road favorite. Sharps are grabbing the dog, which has dropped the line from 2 to 1.5 at most shops. Ken Pom has Seattle winning the game outright (71-70), which provides heightened contrarian buy-low value on Seattle plus the points. Seattle is 16-1 at home this season. Pros also seem to be leaning on the over, as the total has been steamed up from 140.5 to 141. 
 
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