KEY STATS: Duke won the first ACC Tournament of the post-Coach K era as 7-footer Kyle Filipowski shot 66.7% from the floor in the three wins. Oral Roberts’ 17-game winning streak is the nation’s longest, led by an offense that rates 21st in KenPom adjusted efficiency.
TRENDING: The Golden Eagles are 2-7 ATS in their last nine but fare well at neutral sites (9-2 in last 11). Duke has covered four straight.
INSIGHTS: The most heavily-bet moneyline Thursday is Duke (-275). Our most popular spread bets: Furman (+6) and West Virginia (-3).
PointsBet roundball expert Kazeem 'Kaz' Famuyide, noted sharp Zack Price and Hustle editor Teddy Greenstein will also share their brackets upon request!
THE NBA HOST
Charleston +5.5 vs. San Diego State (-115)
"Charleston isn't deep, but the Cougars have a legit starting five and average nearly 82 points. If they get hot, SDSU goes on upset alert!"
Texas A&M (-145 moneyline) vs. PSU
"The Aggies looked great in the SEC tourney, and they might be a bit mis-seeded ... is that a word?"
SGP (+260): Arizona State (+5.5) & Under (141)
"The Sun Devils are 14-0 when holding opponents under 67. 11-seeds versus 9 or better are 39-16-1 ATS in their last 56 tourney games."
Michigan State (-135 moneyline) vs. USC
"The Spartans have Tom Izzo, while the Trojans need to travel 2,300 miles to Columbus, Ohio, for a 12:15 p.m. ET game."
SGP (+160): Kansas alt line (-17.5) & Under (147.5) alt total
"We'll pay some extra juice to move the spread from 22 and the total from 146. Kansas should romp and keep Howard under 60."
Oral Roberts +6 vs. Duke (-110)
"Duke is overvalued after winning the (meh) ACC tourney, and ORU has veteran scorers who will make this a dog fight."
Charleston (+200) vs. San Diego State: The Cougars attempt more 3s per game (29.9) than any team in the country. If they get hot …
Iowa (+105) vs. Auburn: Your grandma could find an open 3 against Iowa, but Auburn hits just 31.4% from downtown.
Penn State (+125) vs. Texas A&M: The Nittany Lions are more like honey badgers that can’t be killed. They are fearless and tourney-tested.
LA Lafayette (+475) vs. Tennessee: The Vols are 1-2 since losing guard Zakai Zeigler, and the Ragin’ Cajun Jordan Brown recorded a double-double in five of his last six games. So if you’re feeling dangerous …
Houston (+550) – A complete, rugged, experienced team. And leading scorer Marcus Sasser (groin) should be at full strength by next weekend.
Alabama (+700) – Off-the-court ⚖️ issues have not impacted on-the-court results. The Tide swept the SEC regular season and tourney titles with an offense that moves at the fourth-quickest rate.
Kansas (+1000) – Bill Self will miss the Howard game, but the school says he “continues to progress well” after having two stents ❤️ put in last week. Jalen Wilson is always at full strength for the defending champs.
Purdue (+1100) – Sure, the Big Ten hasn’t claimed the top prize since 2000. But those teams did not have the 7-foot-4 Zach Edey, a big scorer and imposing presence in the lane.
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