College Basketball Odds & Picks for Northeastern vs. UMass: The Friday Matinee Attracting Smart Money

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  • Northeastern takes on UMass in a Friday afternoon (1:30 p.m. ET) college basketball matchup.
  • While casual bettors are likely passing on this game due to its early start time, sharps are jumping on the Northeastern vs. UMass spread.
  • Using our PRO betting tools, PJ Walsh details how pros are playing Northeastern vs. UMass.

College Basketball Odds: Northeastern vs. UMass

Northeastern Odds +6.5
UMass Odds -6.5
Over/Under 140
Time/Channel  1:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+
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Friday offers a sneaky big 25-game college basketball slate that starts off with a standalone Northeastern vs. UMass matchup at 1:30 p.m. ET.

It’s tough to expect this game to draw much attention from public bettors due to it’s weekday matinee start time, but to pros this is another college hoops matchup with the potential for soft lines — and according to our betting data, that’s exactly what’s happening.

Let’s examine how smart money is moving Northeastern vs. UMass odds.

College Basketball Picks: Northeastern vs. UMass

The Northeastern vs. UMass spread opened at Minutemen -5 and has stretched to -6.5 at most sportsbooks (click here for the latest college basketball odds) thanks to wiseguy action.

Sharps have already hit UMass, per Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, so it’s not surprising to see oddsmakers react by adjusting this number 1.5 points from its opener.

The Action Network’s college basketball public betting data adds even more context to this line move, suggesting that sportsbooks are also seeing big bets landing on the home favorite.

UMass has attracted 68% of the money on just 53% of the tickets, a clear signal that it is the preferred landing spots for the larger wagers in this matchup.

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