College Basketball Odds & Picks for NC State vs. Colorado State: Sharp Bettors Moving Thursday’s NIT Spread
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NC State vs. Colorado State Odds
|NC State Odds||-1.5|
|Colorado State Odds||+1.5|
|Time||7 p.m. ET|
The National Invitational Tournament (NIT) certainly isn't the most popular college basketball postseason event, but bettors won't necessarily ignore it either.
Think about it — hoards of recreational bettors loaded up their sportsbook accounts ahead of March Madness, but with the NCAA Tournament on hold until Saturday's Sweet 16 games, there's still a desire to put those stagnant bankrolls to use.
Enter this week's smaller postseason tournament games.
Tonight's NIT matchups may not be prime candidates to lead SportsCenter, but according to our college basketball public betting data, handles will be surprisingly large for Thursday's games, and yes, sharps are getting involved as well.
With this in mind, let's examine the game that is trending to offer tonight's favorite wager among wiseguys: NC State vs. Colorado State.
NC State vs. Colorado State Pick
NC State opened as a short underdog (+0.5) against Colorado State in this NIT quarterfinal matchup and professional bettors quickly jumped on the Wolfpack.
Action Labs' Bet Signals have already triggered a handful of smart money moves on NC State, so it's no surprise to see this spread now sitting at Wolfpack -1.5 across the market (click here for the latest college basketball betting odds).
Big bets clearly have this spread on the move, evidenced by the 59% of money currently landing on NC State.
In a vacuum that percentage may not seem all that significant. However, when compared to the fact that the Wolfpack have also attracted just 29% of the spread tickets, we have all the makings of large wagers moving the market.
PRO Report Pick: NC State -1.5