Sunday College Basketball Odds & Picks: Tulane vs. Temple Attracting Sharp Betting Action

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  • Sunday's college basketball slate tips off with Tulane vs. Temple at noon ET.
  • Smart money is landing on the Tulane vs. Temple spread, but simply comparing opening to current odds doesn't tell the entire story.
  • Using our College Basketball PRO Report, we detail how sharps are betting this Sunday afternoon matchup.

College Basketball Odds: Tulane vs. Temple

Tulane Odds +7.5
Temple Odds -7.5
Over/Under 129.5
Time | Channel 12 p.m. ET | ESPN+
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It’s the first Sunday without football since September. And with most casual bettors fully focused on Super Bowl 55, the overall handle on Sunday’s games will certainly be smaller than what we’ve seen since the start of the NFL regular season.

However, bettors looking for action are treated with a 39-game, all-day college basketball slate. In fact, professionals have already taken a position on Sunday’s first game — Tulane vs. Temple — which tips at noon ET.

Using our College Basketball PRO Report, let’s take a look at how smart money has moved this spread, which might be difficult to diagnose to the untrained eye.


College Basketball Picks: Tulane vs. Temple

Sharp Action

The Tulane vs. Temple spread opened between Owls -7 and -7.5, and now sits at a consensus of -7.5, which suggests very little market-moving action has hit the number.

But remember, simply comparing opening to current lines does not necessarily signal sharp action. Savvy bettors instead need to dig into line histories to truly pinpoint the factors affecting odds movement.

In this instance, the spread actually dipped to Temple -6.5 at some books, like FanDuel, and that’s exactly when the wiseguys struck.

Action Labs’ Bet Signals are reporting a Steam Move at Owls -6.5, identifying a specific instance in which an influx of smart money from respected bettors flooded the market to grab Temple at a discount.

Big Money

Pros are backing their opinions with big bucks, evidenced by 72 percent of money landing on Temple on just 46% of this bets.

This is a telltale sign that the home favorite is the preferred landing spot of large wagers.

As always, bettors interesting in tailing the sharps should be sure to visit The Action Network’s College Basketball Live Odds Page to pick off one of the books still handing the Owls at -7.

PRO Report Pick: Temple -7

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