Friday College Basketball Sharp Report – VSiN Exclusive News – News

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In the meantime, let’s examine where the respected money for Friday’s college basketball table is leaning…

7:00 p.m. ET: St. Peter in Marist (-3.5, 121.5)

Saint Peter’s (7-11) has lost five games in a row, falling only 56-52 to Fairfield, who lost outright as a 1.5-point home favorite. On the other hand, Marist (7-9) has won three games in a row and just beat Niagara 66-64 and won straight away as 4.5 point strays. That line was opened when Marist was listed as a 2.5-point home favorite. Sharps ride the hot hand at home, muting Marist from -2.5 to -3.5. The Short Conference home favorites (-5 or less) with a line move in their favor are ATS 55-41 (57%) this season. Marist is the better rifle team (41% vs. 38%). St. Peter is only 1-8 this season. Ken Pom lets Marist win this game by four points (63-59). It has Marists at number 297 and St. Peter at number 310. The total has not moved away from the opening price of 121.5. St. Peter’s lost 13-4 this season. Marist is down 10-6.

7 p.m. ET: Villanova at St. John’s (-4, 149.5)

Villanova (9-10) came off a three-game losing streak with a 77-73 win over Georgetown but failed to cover as a 13.5-point home favorite. On the other hand, St. John’s (13-6) have won two games in a row and just upset Connecticut 85-74 and won straightaway as 14.5-point strays. That line opened with St. John’s listed as a 3.5-point home favorite. Pros tied the points with the home team, taking the Red Storm from -3.5 to -4. Some stores are up to -4.5. Ken Pom won St. John’s by six points (79-73). St. John’s leads offensively (79 PPG vs. 71 PPG), shooting (47% vs. 44%) and rebounds (40 RPG vs. 32 RPG). St. John’s is 9-2 at home this season. Villanova is only 2-5 down the road. Sharps have also hit the floor, bringing the total down from 152.5 to 149.5. Villanova plays at a very slow pace (64 possessions/game). St. John’s ranks second fastest in the country (74).

11 p.m. ET: Boise State in New Mexico (-2.5, 144.5)

Boise State (15-4) has won five straight games and just defeated Nevada 77-62, which is considered a 5.5-point home favorite. Similarly, New Mexico (17-2) has won three games in a row and just defeated San Jose State 77-57 and is a home favorite by 10 points. This line was opened when New Mexico was listed as a 2-point home favorite. Pros have put the chalk down on the short home favorite, propelling New Mexico up from -2 to -2.5. Some trades move to -3. New Mexico has the better offense (82 PPG vs. 73 PPG) and shooting (49% vs. 45%). New Mexico is 12-1 at home this season. Ken Pom won New Mexico by a point (73-72). New Mexico is at -140 on the moneyline. New Mexico gets 76% of the bets but 88% of the money, signaling support from both Pro and Joe.

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