Variety is the spice of life. You've never heard that before because I just made it up. Well, with college basketball getting underway on Tuesday night, we have a ridiculous number of options available to us during the week now. Sprinkle in a little midweek #MACtion, and life is truly a cornucopia of solid investment opportunities.
Let's get spicy. All odds are via William Hill.
1. Notre Dame at North Carolina: 1H Under 70.5
Early in the college basketball season, I'm working on a theory. It worked out well for me on Tuesday night, so I'm testing it out more tonight. It's a simple theory. It's early in the season, so there's already rust to deal with. Further complicating matters is that they've pushed the 3-point line back this season, and the last time they did that, it affected scoring across college basketball. Totals dropped a bit as 3-point shooting percentages dropped. So, with North Carolina having so many new faces playing together for the first time, I wouldn't be surprised if the Tar Heels offense is a bit sluggish tonight. Notre Dame has more experience, but it wasn't a great offensive team last season. So I'm going to take the first-half under here, as it's possible the teams will figure it out in the second half.
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2. Miami (OH) at Ohio: Under 56.5
It's scary to take an under in #MACtion, particularly if you watched all four defenses that played on Tuesday night failed to do anything productive. Still, I like it here a lot more than I like either side of the spread. The fact the under has gone 8-2 in the last 10 meetings between these two certainly doesn't hurt, but that's not the only reason I like the under here. Neither of these offenses has been explosive this year, and neither offense looks to push the pace.
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3. Orlando Magic at Dallas Mavericks: Magic +6.5
Dallas doesn't perform well ATS as a home favorite. Since the 2017 season, the Mavs are 17-24 ATS as a home favorite, and this year hasn't shown any signs of improvement. The Mavs are 0-3 ATS at home this year, and they've been favored in all three of those games, failing to cover by an average of 5.3 points per game. I also think this spread is a bit too large because the Magic lost in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night, so it's overcompensating for the Magic being on the second leg of a back-to-back.
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