Today bettors have a loaded betting menu to choose from including 6 NBA games, 9 NHL games and a full College Basketball card. For an updated breakdown of Tuesday'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 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...
6:30 p.m. ET: Providence at Villanova
This Big East clash features a pair of ranked conference leading foes facing off. Providence (24-3 SU, 16-11 ATS) is ranked 9th, has won three straight and just dismissed Creighton 72-51, easily covering as 4.5-point home favorites. On the other hand, Villanova (21-7 SU, 14-12-2 ATS) is ranked 11th and just fell to Connecticut 71-69, pushing as 2-point road dogs. This line opened with Villanova listed as a 9-point home favorite. The public thinks this line is way too high and they're rushing to the window to back trendy dog Providence. However, despite this lopsided betting we've seen the line move further toward Villanova (-9 to -10), signaling pro money laying the chalk with the contrarian home favorite. When two ranked teams face off, the favorite is 59% ATS this season. Ken Pom has Villanova winning by nine points (72-63). Villanova holds a big rest advantage, having last played on February 22nd vs Providence last playing the 26th. Villanova beat Providence 89-84 on February 15th.
6:30 p.m. ET: Dayton at Richmond
Two of the top teams in the Atlantic 10 face off in this one. Dayton (20-9 SU, 16-13 ATS) just saw their five-game win streak come to an end with a 62-60 loss to La Salle, losing outright as 9.5-point road favorites. On the flip side, Richmond (19-10 SU, 13-15-1 ATS) has won two straight and just beat Saint Louis 68-66 but failed to cover as 3-point home favorites. This line opened with Dayton listed as a short 1.5-point home favorite. Respected money has laid the chalk with Richmond, driving the line up from 1.5 to 2. Richmond is 11-3 at home this season. Dayton is 5-5 on the road. Ken Pom has Richmond winning by one point (68-67). Richmond is -130 on the moneyline. Richmond holds a one-day rest advantage, having last played on February 25th vs Dayton last playing the 26th.
8:30 p.m. ET: Michigan State at Michigan
In-state bragging rights are on the line with this primetime Big Ten showdown. Michigan State (19-9 SU, 14-14 ATS) just snapped a three-game losing streak with a big 68-65 win over Purdue, winning outright as 5-point home dogs. Meanwhile, Michigan (15-12 SU, 11-16 ATS) is coming off a 93-85 loss to Illinois, losing outright as a home pick'em play. This line opened with Michigan listed as a 4.5-point home favorite. Respected money is expecting a close game and has grabbed the points with the road dog, dropping Michigan State from +4.5 to +4. Michigan State holds an advantage in rebounding (38 RPG vs 36 RPG). Ken Pom has Michigan winning by three points (73-70), which means Michigan State at the current dog price has actionable value. Michigan State beat Michigan 83-67 back on January 29th.