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Tuesday’s College Basketball Betting Previews: North Carolina-NC State, Iowa State-Baylor

Jan 08, 2019 2:37 AM EST
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USA Today Sports. Pictured: Cameron Johnson, Markell Johnson

After a dull college basketball slate on Monday, the action ramps up again with 12 ranked teams taking the court on Tuesday night, including No. 20 Iowa State at Baylor and No. 12 North Carolina at No. 15 NC State.

Where’s the value in these two matchups? Let’s break them down.


>> All odds as of early Tuesday morning. Download The Action Network App to get real-time NCAAB odds and track your bets.


Betting Odds: Iowa State Cyclones at Baylor Bears

  • Spread: Iowa State -3
  • Over/Under: 136
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPNews

The Cyclones (9-5 against the spread) are coming off a dominant upset win over No. 7 Kansas, but this won’t be a cakewalk against the Bears (7-6 ATS).

Baylor’s 27th-rated Adjusted Defensive Efficiency (93.5 opponents’ points per 100 possessions) is letting up only 56 points per game over its past five. Scott Drew often switches to a zone look, relying on his front court to protect the lane via the third-highest block rate (17.7%) in Division I.

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