College Basketball Odds & Picks: Western Michigan vs. Michigan State & California vs. UCLA Offering Sunday Betting Value
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- Sunday's Western Michigan vs. Michigan State and California vs. UCLA college basketball matchups are popping as smart bets.
- Continue reading to see the historically-profitable PRO Betting Systems matching each of these college basketball games.
Today offers a full NFL Sunday slate. So, of course, the majority of bettors are going to focus on professional football.
However, don’t forget about the 35-game college basketball schedule, either.
College hoops offers softer lines than the NFL, as well as much larger samples of games, which is one of the key characteristics of winning betting systems.
And speaking of profitable angles, our College Basketball PRO Betting Systems are pegging tonight’s Western Michigan vs. Michigan State (6 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network) and California vs. UCLA (8 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network) matchups as ones that savvy bettors should be playing.
College Basketball Picks: Western Michigan vs. Michigan State
The Spartans are massive 23-point favorites against the Broncos (check out live college basketball odds here), and our data suggests that spread still isn’t large enough.
The Top 15 Home Teams PRO System, which is 229-171-8 (57%) against the spread (ATS) since 2005, targets highly-ranked home teams in non-conference games, like Michigan State this afternoon.
It’s not often that historical data suggests laying such a big number, but this is a prime opportunity to do so.
PRO Systems Pick: Michigan State -23
College Basketball Picks: California vs. UCLA
On the other hand, The Action Network’s Poor ATS vs. Good ATS Teams PRO System like the underdog in this matchup.
Bettors often overreact to recent ATS results, and that’s exactly why California pops as a smart bet tonight against UCLA.
This angle has produced a 55% ATS win race since 2005 with a monster 3,193-game sample size.
PRO Systems Pick: California +10.5