Thursday’s College Basketball Odds & Picks: How Sharps Are Betting Portland vs. Oregon State

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  • Sharps are betting Thursday's night's Portland vs. Oregon State college basketball matchup.
  • See updated college basketball odds, as well as how the pros are playing this Thursday spread.

College Basketball Odds: Portland vs. Oregon State

Portland Odds +15.5
Oregon State Odds -15.5
Over/Under 140.5
Time/Channel  8 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network
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Professional bettors spent the morning hammering Mercer for today’s game against VMI — a game that ultimately got postponed due to COVID-19 protocols.

With that matchup now off today’s schedule, tonight’s Portland vs. Oregon State game quickly took the place of the sharpest hoops bet of the day.

Using our College Basketball PRO Report, let’s take a quick look at the bet wiseguys are making.

College Basketball Picks: Portland vs. Oregon State

Sharp Action

The Portland vs. Oregon State line opened at Beavers -13.5 yet now sits at -15.5 (click here for the latest college basketball odds).

Why? Because sharps steamed the opener, driving the spread two points to the current number.

Steam refers to sudden, uniform line movement across the entire market and is often the result of respected bettors getting down on the same side of the same game at multiple sportsbooks, all at once.

Big Money

In what is one of the biggest bets-vs.-dollars spread discrepancies that I can remember seeing this late in the day, an incredible 91% of the money wagered on this game has come in on Oregon State, but on just 48% of tickets.

As if SI’s Bet Signals didn’t reveal the sharp side of this game, betting splits this drastic surely do the trick.

PRO Report Pick: Oregon State -15.5

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