Rutgers vs. Houston Odds & Picks: How Pros Are Betting Sunday’s NCAA Spread
Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images. Pictured: Caleb McConnell #22 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights celebrates
- Rutgers opened as 8.5-point underdogs against Houston, but smart money moved the line.
- Find out what sharp bettors think of this matchup, and which PRO System agrees.
Rutgers vs. Houston Odds
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Saturday was quite the day for NCAA Tournament betting action!
A handful of underdogs won their games straight up, including Abilene Christian, which closed as an 8.5-point dog against Texas.
With the Round of 64 now in the books, we’re going to run it back with eight Round-of-32 matchups throughout the day.
Interestingly, our College Basketball PRO Report isn’t exactly lighting up today’s slate, but remember, the betting market is live and value indicators can activate quickly, so check back often.
However, even with that in mind, Rutgers vs. Houston is already showing as the smartest bet for Sunday’s slate of NCAA Tournament games.
Let’s examine how professionals are betting this matchup, including the 57% against-the-spread (ATS) betting system pinging the same side as the sharps.
Rutgers vs. Houston Pick
Rutgers opened as an 8.5-point underdog against Houston, but smart money has this line on the move.
Wise guys steamed the Scarlet Knights very early on Sunday morning, pushing the spread down to a consensus of +8, with some sportsbooks going a half-point further to +7.5 (click here for live NCAA Tournament odds).
Yup, pros are dropping big bucks on Rutgers as well, evidenced by the 73% of the money hitting the underdog on just 47% of the bets.
Underdogs that are playing well on the defensive end of the court historically cover in postseason games, which is the crux of our NCAA Tournament Defensive Teams PRO System.
Teams, like Rutgers today against Houston, fitting this system’s criteria are 174-129-6 (57%) against the spread since 2005.
One of The Action Network’s top college hoops bettors is aligned with the sharps, awarding Rutgers its fourth PRO Report value indicator.
PRO Report Pick: Rutgers +8