Tuesday College Basketball PRO Report: How Sharps are Betting Rutgers vs. Michigan State & Missouri vs. Mississippi State
Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images. Pictured: Marcus Bingham Jr. #30 of the Michigan State Spartans warms up
- Small-conference matchups usually have more value for college basketball bettors, but sharps have made their positions clear on a pair of big matchups on Tuesday night.
- See how they've moved the lines in Michigan State vs. Rutgers and Mississippi State vs. Missouri:
Tuesday offers a solid 26-game college basketball schedule, including seven top-25 teams.
With so many Division I teams, and therefore tons of games each day, the best bets often fall on smaller games that are largely ignored by casual bettors.
However, today is one of those exceptions with No. 15 Rutgers vs. No. 23 Michigan State (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2) and No. 13 Missouri vs. Mississippi State (9 p.m. ET, SEC Network) lighting up our PRO Report as Tuesday’s smartest college basketball bets.
Based on sharp action, big money, winning betting systems and expert picks, let’s detail the sides of these games offering value.
Rutgers vs. Michigan State Pick
So far, the action on Rutgers vs. Michigan has been both sharp and plentiful.
Action Labs’ Bet Signals are reporting four separate smart money indictors hitting the Spartans, so it’s no surprise to see this spread stretch from a pick’em to Michigan State -1.5 (click here for real-time college basketball odds).
That begs the question: Why are respected bettors so bullish on the Spartans?
Maybe the answer is related to our Poor ATS vs. Good ATS Teams PRO Betting System.
Teams with poor against-the-spread (ATS) records, like Michigan State, playing conference opponents with good ATS records, like Rutgers, have been undervalued historically, finishing 1,772-1,424 (55%) ATS since 2005.
One of our top college basketball betting experts believes in Tom Izzo’s squad as well and has already jumped on the Spartans.
PRO Report Pick: Michigan State -1.5
Missouri vs. Mississippi State Pick
While not as drastic as Michigan State, wiseguys have also hit Mississippi State for tonight’s game against Missouri.
In fact, our college basketball public betting percentages show this game is shaping up to be a classic sharps vs. squares showdown …
At the time of writing 71% of bettors are laying the points with Mizzou, yet 80% of the loot has come down on Mississippi State.
There’s still plenty of time for these percentages to adjust as more sportsbooks report betting data, but as of right now there’s no question that pro and public bettors are on opposite sides of this matchup.
Another of The Action Network’s college hoop experts is betting on the Bulldogs, giving Mississippi State three of our PRO Report’s possible five value indicators.
PRO Report Pick: Mississippi State +2.5