This Week’s College Basketball Betting Trends: Purdue Backers Not Ready To Panic

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Bring on the upsets.

Bettors savor a February Fever prelude to March Madness, waiting to see if college basketball retains its knack for shock.

With four of the nation’s top 10 teams falling on Saturday, including No. 1 Purdue, bettors enjoyed a March Madness dress rehearsal.

Does it continue? Some college basketball betting trends for gamblers to consider this week are laid out below.

College Basketball Betting Lines

Here are college basketball odds from BetMGM Sportsbook.

Game Time Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Sat (2/24) @ 12:00pm ET MIZZ Missouri +12.5 -145 +3300 u148.5 -125
ARK Arkansas -12.5 +110 -10000 o148.5 -105
Sat (2/24) @ 12:00pm ET ND Notre Dame +3.5 +115 +1200 o167.5 -115
SYRA Syracuse -3.5 -149 -5000 u167.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 12:01pm ET IU Indiana +6.5 -105 +1750 o152.5 -115
PSU Penn State -6.5 -125 -10000 u152.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 12:05pm ET CHAR Charleston -16.5 +425 -10000 o130.5 -115
TOWS Towson +16.5 -714 +3300 u130.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 12:05pm ET HAMP Hampton +3300
NEAS Northeastern -10000
Sat (2/24) @ 12:09pm ET UH Houston -6.5 -105 -10000 u137.5 -115
BAYL Baylor +6.5 -125 +3300 o137.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 1:00pm ET CHAT Chattanooga +3.5 -115 -345 o133.5 +105
CITA Citadel -3.5 -115 +250 u133.5 -141
Sat (2/24) @ 1:00pm ET VAND Vanderbilt +14.5 +110 +3300 u142.5 -149
UFL Florida -14.5 -145 -10000 o142.5 +115
Sat (2/24) @ 1:00pm ET WCAR Western Carolina -37.5 +110 -10000 u134.5 -115
VAMI VMI +37.5 -145 +3300 o134.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 1:02pm ET WM William & Mary +9.5 -105 +1500 u125.5 -120
STBR Stony Brook -9.5 -125 -10000 o125.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 1:04pm ET CARK Central Arkansas +12.5 +165 +3300 o178.5 -115
EKEN Eastern Kentucky -12.5 -227 -10000 u178.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 1:04pm ET ALBA Albany +3300
MASL Massachusetts-Lowell -10000
Sat (2/24) @ 2:00pm ET TXST Texas State -8.5 -125 -10000 u126.5 -115
GAST Georgia State +8.5 -105 +2500 o126.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 2:00pm ET WVU West Virginia +9.5 -130 +3300 u136.5 -105
IAST Iowa State -9.5 +100 -10000 o136.5 -125
Sat (2/24) @ 2:00pm ET BYU BYU +9.5 -250 +3300 o158.5 -120
KSU Kansas State -9.5 +185 -10000 u158.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 2:00pm ET NJIT NJIT +6.5 -110 +1650 u116.5 -105
MAIN Maine -6.5 -120 -10000 o116.5 -125
Sat (2/24) @ 2:00pm ET NCAT North Carolina A&T +16.5 -250 +3300 u149.5 +200
MONM Monmouth -16.5 +185 -10000 o149.5 -278
Sat (2/24) @ 2:00pm ET UND North Dakota +1.5 -115 +125 o142.5 +110
NDKS North Dakota State -1.5 -115 -154 u142.5 -145
Sat (2/24) @ 2:00pm ET HIGH High Point -18.5 -141 -10000 u132.5 +100
CHSO Charleston Southern +18.5 +105 +3300 o132.5 -130
Sat (2/24) @ 2:01pm ET ECU East Carolina +15.5 -125 +3300 o125.5 -125
RICE Rice -15.5 -105 -10000 u125.5 -105
Sat (2/24) @ 2:01pm ET LONG Longwood +5.5 -125 +2500 o160.5 -130
RADF Radford -5.5 -105 -10000 u160.5 +100
Sat (2/24) @ 2:02pm ET KENE Kennesaw State +12.5 -278 +625 o152.5 -125
STET Stetson -12.5 +200 -1111 u152.5 -105
Sat (2/24) @ 2:02pm ET USCU USC Upstate +9.5 -115 +3300 o148.5 +100
WINT Winthrop -9.5 -115 -10000 u148.5 -130
Sat (2/24) @ 2:02pm ET LEHI Lehigh -9.5 -115 -10000 u124.5 +105
LAFA Lafayette +9.5 -115 +3300 o124.5 -141
Sat (2/24) @ 2:03pm ET GARD Gardner-Webb +3.5 -149 +1900 o156.5 -105
NCAS UNC Asheville -3.5 +115 -10000 u156.5 -125
Sat (2/24) @ 2:03pm ET WOFF Wofford +15.5 -278 +3300 u150.5 -115
FURM Furman -15.5 +200 -10000 o150.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 2:04pm ET EMIC Eastern Michigan -1.5 +120 +375 u116.5 +100
BALL Ball State +1.5 -154 -556 o116.5 -130
Sat (2/24) @ 2:05pm ET WASH Washington +16.5 -145 +3300 u168.5 -125
ARZ Arizona -16.5 +110 -10000 o168.5 -105
Sat (2/24) @ 2:05pm ET CENC Central Connecticut State -1.5 -154 -588 o131.5 -120
SACR Sacred Heart +1.5 +120 +400 u131.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 2:05pm ET ORAL Oral Roberts -1.5 -125 -105 o157.5 -130
SDAK South Dakota +1.5 -105 -120 u157.5 +100
Sat (2/24) @ 2:05pm ET SFU Saint Francis U +8.5 -125 +3300 o128.5 -130
STNH Stonehill -8.5 -105 -10000 u128.5 +100
Sat (2/24) @ 2:05pm ET BC Boston College +13.5 -250 +3300 o148.5 -189
NCSU North Carolina State -13.5 +175 -10000 u148.5 +145
Sat (2/24) @ 2:06pm ET DUKE Duke +4.5 -105 +1850 o160.5 -105
WAKE Wake Forest -4.5 -125 -10000 u160.5 -125
Sat (2/24) @ 2:16pm ET IOWA Iowa +9.5 +105 +550 u181.5 -125
ILL Illinois -9.5 -141 -909 o181.5 -105
Sat (2/24) @ 2:30pm ET STBO St. Bonaventure -7.5 +120 +115 u145.5 -154
UMAS Massachusetts +7.5 -154 -145 o145.5 +120
Sat (2/24) @ 2:35pm ET BUF Buffalo +9.5 -105 +3300 o164.5 -115
WMIC Western Michigan -9.5 -125 -10000 u164.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 3:00pm ET CIN Cincinnati +18.5 -370 +3300 o133.5 +120
TCU TCU -18.5 +270 -10000 u133.5 -154
Sat (2/24) @ 3:03pm ET UTEC Utah Tech +12.5 -149 +3300 u163.5 -105
TXA UT Arlington -12.5 +115 -10000 o163.5 -125
Sat (2/24) @ 3:04pm ET ETNS East Tennessee State +3300 o157.5 +135
SAMF Samford -10000 u157.5 -175
Sat (2/24) @ 3:05pm ET STMN St. Thomas (MN) +5.5 -149 +1700 u147.5 -145
SDKS South Dakota State -5.5 +115 -10000 o147.5 +110
Sat (2/24) @ 3:31pm ET SC South Carolina -13.5 -130 -10000 u131.5 -105
OLEM Ole Miss +13.5 +100 +3300 o131.5 -125
Sat (2/24) @ 3:32pm ET SALA South Alabama +16.5 +145 +3300 u174.5 -115
ARKS Arkansas State -16.5 -189 -10000 o174.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 3:33pm ET CMIC Central Michigan +3300 o148.5 +110
MIAO Miami (OH) -10000 u148.5 -145
Sat (2/24) @ 3:59pm ET TROY Troy -10.5 -105 -2500 o163.5 -125
LAMO Louisiana-Monroe +10.5 -125 +1000 u163.5 -105
Sat (2/24) @ 4:00pm ET GTEC Georgia Tech -6.5 -130 -714 o166.5 -115
MIA Miami (FL) +6.5 +100 +450 u166.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 4:00pm ET UCI UC Irvine +9.5 -125 +725 o159.5 -115
UCSD California-San Diego -9.5 -105 -1429 u159.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 4:00pm ET ALA Alabama +12.5 -110 +1050 o196.5 -110
UK Kentucky -12.5 -120 -3333 u196.5 -120
Sat (2/24) @ 4:01pm ET SFAU Stephen F. Austin +10.5 +100 +2200 o134.5 -120
UTAH Utah Valley -10.5 -130 -10000 u134.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 4:02pm ET TTU Texas Tech +4.5 -115 +250 o143.5 -105
UCF UCF -4.5 -115 -345 u143.5 -125
Sat (2/24) @ 4:02pm ET VALP Valparaiso +8.5 -115 +750 u150.5 -125
MURS Murray State -8.5 -115 -1429 o150.5 -105
Sat (2/24) @ 4:03pm ET GCAN Grand Canyon -1.5 +100 -120 u146.5 -105
ABCH Abilene Christian +1.5 -130 -105 o146.5 -125
Sat (2/24) @ 4:03pm ET IDAH Idaho +3.5 -115 +175 o156.5 -125
NARZ Northern Arizona -3.5 -115 -227 u156.5 -105
Sat (2/24) @ 4:05pm ET UTSA UTSA +10.5 -115 +900 u136.5 -115
NTX North Texas -10.5 -115 -2000 o136.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 4:05pm ET AIR Air Force +5.5 -105 +350 o157.5 -115
UNM New Mexico -5.5 -125 -500 u157.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 4:05pm ET OU Oklahoma +5.5 -125 +270 o143.5 -115
OKST Oklahoma State -5.5 -105 -345 u143.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 4:07pm ET UNC North Carolina -9.5 -115 -1667 o107.5 -105
VIR Virginia +9.5 -115 +775 u107.5 -125
Sat (2/24) @ 4:07pm ET NAL North Alabama +1.5 -130 -105 u148.5 -120
BELL Bellarmine -1.5 +100 -120 o148.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 4:27pm ET NORF Norfolk State -12.5 -105 -2500 u123.5 -105
COPP Coppin State +12.5 -125 +950 o123.5 -125
Sat (2/24) @ 4:28pm ET TAMU Texas A&M-Commerce +12.5 -125 +1000 u148.5 -115
NICH Nicholls -12.5 -105 -2500 o148.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 4:30pm ET NWST Northwestern State -12.5 -115 -2000 u152.5 -110
HOUB Houston Baptist +12.5 -115 +900 o152.5 -120
Sat (2/24) @ 4:30pm ET MDES Maryland Eastern Shore +16.5 -105 +2800 o150.5 -115
NCC North Carolina Central -16.5 -125 -10000 u150.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 4:32pm ET MORG Morgan State +4.5 -115 +190 u151.5 -115
HOWA Howard -4.5 -115 -250 o151.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 4:34pm ET SIUE SIUE +9.5 -115 +525 o137.5 -110
TNST Tennessee State -9.5 -115 -833 u137.5 -120
Sat (2/24) @ 4:35pm ET NCG UNCG -4.5 -105 -227 u150.5 -110
MERC Mercer +4.5 -125 +175 o150.5 -120
Sat (2/24) @ 4:37pm ET GMSN George Mason +15.5 -115 +1500 o142.5 -115
LOYC Loyola Chicago -15.5 -115 -10000 u142.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 4:38pm ET ALAS Alabama State -714 o132.5 -110
FLAM Florida A&M +450 u132.5 -120
Sat (2/24) @ 4:39pm ET JXST Jackson State +3.5 -115 +160 u145.5 -115
ALCS Alcorn State -3.5 -115 -200 o145.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 4:42pm ET DELS Delaware State +2.5 -105 +140 o120.5 -115
SCAR South Carolina State -2.5 -125 -175 u120.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 4:42pm ET OHIO Ohio -1667 u137.5 -115
NIU Northern Illinois +775 o137.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 4:44pm ET ALAA Alabama A&M +8.5 -125 +400 o133.5 -115
BCOO Bethune-Cookman -8.5 -105 -588 u133.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 4:48pm ET EILL Eastern Illinois +1.5 -130 -105 o148.5 -115
TNTE Tennessee Tech -1.5 +100 -120 u148.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 4:50pm ET ARKL Arkansas-Little -11.5 -110 -1250 o138.5 -110
JAC Lindenwood +11.5 -120 +675 u138.5 -120
Sat (2/24) @ 5:00pm ET ORST Oregon State +7.5 -115 +300 o128.5 -110
STAN Stanford -7.5 -115 -400 u128.5 -120
Sat (2/24) @ 5:02pm ET USI Southern Indiana +7.5 -120 +290 o146.5 -115
WILL Western Illinois -7.5 -110 -400 u146.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 5:02pm ET CABA California Baptist +2.5 -115 +130 o133.5 -115
TARL Tarleton State -2.5 -115 -161 u133.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 5:04pm ET INCA Incarnate Word +25.5 -115 +3300 o139.5 -115
MCNS McNeese State -25.5 -115 -10000 u139.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 5:05pm ET JMAD James Madison -7.5 -115 -400 u147.5 -115
GAS Georgia Southern +7.5 -115 +300 o147.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 5:08pm ET TMRT UT Martin -10.5 -115 -833 u151.5 -115
SEMS Southeast Missouri State +10.5 -115 +500 o151.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 5:20pm ET LIPS Lipscomb -1.5 -115 -135 u147.5 -115
AUSP Austin Peay +1.5 -115 +105 o147.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 5:30pm ET VTEC Virginia Tech +2.5 -105 +130 u142.5 -105
PITT Pittsburgh -2.5 -115 -154 o142.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 6:00pm ET MSRS Missouri State +7.5 -110 +280 u153.5 -110
BELM Belmont -7.5 -110 -345 o153.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 6:00pm ET PRNC Princeton -16.5 -105 -2000 u132.5 -115
DART Dartmouth +16.5 -115 +1000 o132.5 -105
Sat (2/24) @ 6:00pm ET GEOR Georgetown -4.5 -110 -200 u150.5 -110
DEPA DePaul +4.5 -110 +165 o150.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 6:00pm ET UT Texas +7.5 -110 +280 u146.5 -110
KANS Kansas -7.5 -110 -345 o146.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 6:00pm ET APPL Appalachian State -6.5 -105 -250 o147.5 -115
MARS Marshall +6.5 -115 +200 u147.5 -105
Sat (2/24) @ 6:00pm ET DAVI Davidson +5.5 -110 +200 o133.5 -110
RICH Richmond -5.5 -110 -250 u133.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 6:00pm ET AUBU Auburn -7.5 -105 -303 o152.5 -110
UGA Georgia +7.5 -115 +240 u152.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 6:00pm ET DRAK Drake -1.5 -115 -141 o144.5 -110
UNI Northern Iowa +1.5 -105 +115 u144.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 6:05pm ET YALE Yale -7.5 -110 -345 u142.5 -110
COL Columbia +7.5 -110 +280 o142.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 6:05pm ET BROW Brown +11.5 -110 +500 o154.5 -110
CORN Cornell -11.5 -110 -714 u154.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 6:05pm ET JSU Jacksonville State -1.5 -110 -125 u139.5 -115
FIU Florida International +1.5 -110 +105 o139.5 -105
Sat (2/24) @ 6:05pm ET UTRG Texas-Rio Grande Valley +18.5 -115 +1450 u145.5 -110
SEA Seattle -18.5 -105 -5000 o145.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 6:35pm ET PVAM Prairie View A&M +2.5 -105 +120 u156.5 -110
ARKP Arkansas–Pine -2.5 -115 -145 o156.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 6:35pm ET GRMB Grambling State +3.5 -110 +150 o132.5 -115
SOUT Southern University -3.5 -110 -185 u132.5 -105
Sat (2/24) @ 7:00pm ET OREG Oregon -1.5 -115 -135 u148.5 -105
CAL California +1.5 -105 +110 o148.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 7:05pm ET UPEN Penn +2.5 -110 +120 u144.5 -110
HARV Harvard -2.5 -110 -145 o144.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 7:05pm ET ELON Elon +13.5 -110 +700 o142.5 -110
HOFS Hofstra -13.5 -110 -1111 u142.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 7:05pm ET TAMU Texas A&M-Corpus Christi +1.5 -110 +105 u147.5 -115
LAMA Lamar -1.5 -110 -125 o147.5 -105
Sat (2/24) @ 7:05pm ET TXS Texas Southern -12.5 -110 -1000 u130.5 -105
MSVS Mississippi Valley State +12.5 -110 +625 o130.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 7:05pm ET COAS Coastal Carolina +5.5 -110 +185 o147.5 -110
OLD Old Dominion -5.5 -110 -227 u147.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 7:05pm ET LOUL Louisiana-Lafayette -2.5 -115 -145 o146.5 -110
SOUM Southern Miss +2.5 -105 +120 u146.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 7:05pm ET BRYA Bryant +8.5 -110 +325 o147.5 -110
UVM Vermont -8.5 -110 -455 u147.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 7:30pm ET WKEN Western Kentucky -3.5 -110 -164 u149.5 -110
MTNS Middle Tennessee +3.5 -110 +140 o149.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 7:30pm ET BOIS Boise State -7.5 -110 -345 o145.5 -105
WYOM Wyoming +7.5 -110 +280 u145.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 7:45pm ET FSU Florida State +9.5 -105 +400 u149.5 -110
CLEM Clemson -9.5 -115 -556 o149.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 8:00pm ET WSU Washington State -5.5 -105 -227 u138.5 -110
ASU Arizona State +5.5 -115 +180 o138.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 8:00pm ET TXAM Texas A&M +10.5 -110 +400 u147.5 -110
TENN Tennessee -10.5 -110 -556 o147.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 8:00pm ET VILL Villanova +11.5 -105 +550 u133.5 -110
UCON Connecticut -11.5 -115 -833 o133.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 8:00pm ET EWU Eastern Washington +1.5 -115 +100 o160.5 -110
UNCO Northern Colorado -1.5 -105 -120 u160.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 8:00pm ET COLS Colorado State +1.5 -120 -110 o139.5 -110
UNLV UNLV -1.5 +100 -110 u139.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 8:05pm ET ILLS Illinois State +12.5 -110 +625 u135.5 -110
BRAD Bradley -12.5 -110 -1000 o135.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 8:05pm ET WEBS Weber State -2.5 -110 -145 u133.5 -110
IDST Idaho State +2.5 -110 +120 o133.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 8:05pm ET UIC UIC +15.5 -110 +950 u154.5 -110
INDS Indiana State -15.5 -110 -2000 o154.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 8:05pm ET SACS Sacramento State +7.5 -110 +270 u131.5 -110
MONS Montana State -7.5 -110 -345 o131.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 8:05pm ET CHAR Charlotte -2.5 -105 -130 o137.5 -110
TULS Tulsa +2.5 -115 +110 u137.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 8:05pm ET OMAH Omaha +3.5 -110 +140 o144.5 -110
UMKC Kansas City -3.5 -110 -164 u144.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 8:30pm ET MSST Mississippi State -3.5 -115 -189 u144.5 -110
LSU LSU +3.5 -105 +155 o144.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 8:30pm ET BUTL Butler +4.5 -110 +165 o143.5 -105
SETO Seton Hall -4.5 -110 -200 u143.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 9:00pm ET UTAH Utah +7.5 -110 +250 u153.5 -110
COL Colorado -7.5 -110 -303 o153.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 9:00pm ET PORT Portland State +8.5 -115 +310 u147.5 -110
MONT Montana -8.5 -105 -400 o147.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 9:00pm ET LATE Louisiana Tech -8.5 -110 -455 o132.5 -105
NMXS New Mexico State +8.5 -110 +325 u132.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 9:00pm ET SMHO Sam Houston State +2.5 -115 +110 o140.5 -110
UTEP UTEP -2.5 -105 -135 u140.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 9:05pm ET CSUN CSUN +2.5 -120 +110 u146.5 -110
CSUF Cal State Fullerton -2.5 +100 -135 o146.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 10:00pm ET SDSU San Diego State -13.5 -110 -1250 u137.5 -110
FRES Fresno State +13.5 -110 +725 o137.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 10:00pm ET SANC Santa Clara +14.5 -110 +750 u156.5 -110
GNZG Gonzaga -14.5 -110 -1250 o156.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 10:00pm ET PEPP Pepperdine +14.5 -115 +750 o150.5 -110
SF San Francisco -14.5 -105 -1250 u150.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 10:00pm ET SD San Diego +1350 u138.5 -110
STMR Saint Mary's -5000 o138.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 10:00pm ET USC USC +4.5 -110 +185 u133.5 -110
UCLA UCLA -4.5 -110 -227 o133.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 10:05pm ET UC Riverside -345 u132.5 -110
CALP Cal Poly +270 o132.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 10:05pm ET UCDV UC Davis -2.5 -115 -154 u134.5 -105
CSU Bakersfield +2.5 -105 +125 o134.5 -115
Sat (2/24) @ 10:05pm ET LOYM Loyola Marymount -8.5 -115 -400 o141.5 -110
PACF Pacific +8.5 -105 +300 u141.5 -110
Sun (2/25) @ 12:00am ET LBST Long Beach State +2.5 -105 +125 u151.5 -110
HAWA Hawaii -2.5 -115 -149 o151.5 -110
Sat (2/24) @ 12:04pm ET HAMP Hampton +7.5 +100 o131.5 -125
NEAS Northeastern -7.5 -130 u131.5 -105
Sat (2/24) @ 1:00pm ET ALBA Albany +9.5 -208 o200.5 -141
MASL Massachusetts-Lowell -9.5 +155 u200.5 +105

Houston: 22-2 Straight Up, 15-9 Against the Spread

This week’s schedule: Wednesday vs. Tulsa
Last 10 games: 5-5 ATS, 7-3 Over
Last games totals average:138 points (This is an added barometer for handicappers on the total).

A bettor might use a team’s total-points range to decide if there’s a perceived edge when the over/under total is posted at sportsbooks. Gamblers can then make some adjustments for an extremely good or bad defensive opponent.

If the real total is far outside the range, for example, one might consider a bet on the Over or Under.

Houston Intangible: Has a championship look. Was resolute in an 81-65 road romp over Temple on Sunday. Yes, the same Temple team that beat the Cougars two weeks ago in Houston.

In its put-away drive, Houston scored on 11 straight possessions and shot an eye-popping 17-for-21 from the field.

Looks like the nation’s top team and may get that designation, with top-ranked Purdue and Tennessee losing last week.

Houston vs. Tulsa: Trends and Stats To Consider

First matchup of the season was an 89-50 romp for Houston. That launched a 1-9 moneyline dive and 2-6-2 ATS record for Tulsa.

There’s been an average of 149 points scored in Tulsa’s last five games.

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Because of its defensive weakness, Tulsa has been an Over machine at 8-2 in the last 10.

The handicapping question is how much Houston wants to win by and how long the starters stay in.

Purdue: 22-2 SU, 10-12 ATS

Schedule: Thursday vs. Iowa, Sunday at Northwestern

The Boilermakers try to begin anew.

Now that their nine-game win streak was snapped by Indiana on Saturday, they tackle Iowa and Northwestern this week.

Purdue college basketball, Braden Smith
Braden Smith and Purdue look to bounce back after a loss to Indiana (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Backers of this team are not likely to panic. Bettors had taken the Indiana game down to pick ‘em by tipoff. The result was not a shock.

Purdue College Basketball Trends and Betting Nuggets

Purdue is on a 41-1 tear when scoring 70 or more points. The one came vs. Indiana. It is 8-9 when scoring under 70.

Last 10 games entering this week: 6-4 Over, 6-3-1 ATS
Average total points scored last five games: 137 points.

Purdue vs. Iowa Trends

Purdue leads the overall series, 27-15

Purdue was 2-1 on the moneyline and spread vs. Iowa last year. The Boilermakers prevailed 83-73 and 77-70 during the regular season. The Hawkeyes turned the tables in the Big 10 championship game, winning 75-66.

Iowa Trends

Last 10 games: 7-3 ATS, 8-2 Over
Average total points scored last five games: 157 points.

Northwestern Trends

Last 10 games: 6-4 ATS, 7-3 Over
Average total points scored last five games: 135

Coming off a sweep of Wisconsin, playing well.

Tennessee: 19-4 SU, 13-10 ATS

Schedule: Wednesday at Vanderbilt, Saturday vs. Missouri
Last 10: 6-4 ATS, 6-4 Over
Average total points scored in last five games: 122

The Volunteers, who survived an upset bid by 25th-ranked Auburn on Saturday, go forward from a tense 46-43 triumph.
That prevented a disastrous two-loss week because they were bounced by Florida last week, 67-54 as the nation’s second-ranked team.

Intangible: Bettors will take Tennessee’s tenacious defense into consideration. The Vols yield 54.6 points per game, No. 1 in the nation. That standing extends to field-goal and three-point percentages allowed.

Got your eye on a prolific outside shooter? This is the team that player may struggle against.

Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt Trends

Vanderbilt last 10 games: 4-6 on the moneyline, 5-5 ATS
The last five games have averaged 143 points with this team.

Tennessee vs. Missouri Trends

Over last 10 games, Missouri is 4-5-1 ATS, 6-4 Under
Average total points scored last five Tigers games: 148.

Alabama: 20-3 SU, 13-9-1 ATS

Schedule: Wednesday vs Florida, Saturday at Auburn
Last 10 games: 7-3 ATS, 5-4-1 Under
Average total points scored last five games: 146 points

In its 79-69 triumph over LSU, the Tide just missed covering -11 and getting Over 148.5.

Florida College Hoops Trends

Last 10: 6-4 ATS, 7-3 Under
Average total points scored last five games: 126

The Gators have been playing exceptionally well.

This is a team finding its stride, having rattled Tennessee 67-54 last week. Gamblers are getting a hot team.

Went seven games without yielding 70 points until losing to Kentucky 72-67 on Sunday.

Auburn Trends

Last 10: 7-3 ATS, 7-3 Over

The Tigers have won three straight against the spread.

Bettors may look closely at their over/under totals.

The team’s games have averaged 142 points over the last five, but that’s influenced by a 46-43 loss to Tennessee, the nation’s top defensive team. Throw that out, and their previous five games averaged 147.

Arizona: 21-3 SU, 11-12-1 ATS

Schedule: Thursday at California, Saturday at Stanford
Last 10 games: 5-5 ATS, 6-4 Under

Three wins in a row ATS

Average total points scored in last five games is 140, but two of the last three have exceeded 160.

California Trends

Overall record: 3-20
Last 10 games: 3-7 on moneyline, including seven straight losses, and 5-5 ATS
Average total points scored in last five games: 128

Cal is starting to get more points against opponents at the sportsbooks. The Golden Bears were +16 against Colorado and rewarded bettors in a 59-46 setback.

Stanford Trends

Last 10 games: 5-5 ATS, 6-4 Over
Average total points scored in last five games:138

More Key Stats for Gambling Considerations

According to ESPN, the following teams have the largest point differentials against opponents. That will figure into handicapping assessments.

Houston +19.9
Tennessee +18.4
Sam Houston +17.6
Liberty +16.6
James Madison +15.8.

Top scoring teams:
Gonzaga 86.4
Oral Roberts 85.3
Southern Utah 85
Toledo 85
Cornell 84.7

Also Check: March Madness Odds

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Dave Bontempo

Dave Bontempo

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Dave Bontempo is an award-winning writer and broadcaster, who has covered the sports industry since the 1970s. He won the Sam Taub Award for Excellence in Boxing Broadcasting by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 1997, and is in the New Jersey and Atlantic City Boxing Halls of Fame. Bontempo has broadcast major fights all over the world. The advent of legalized sports wagering shifted his focus to this exciting new industry in 2018.

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