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College Basketball Predictions: Sharps Have Spread Picks for Duke vs. Oregon State, Iowa State vs. Villanova Thursday

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Mark Mitchell of the Duke Blue Devils (Grant Halverson/Getty images)

One of the biggest advantages for bettors utilizing our PRO Report is identifying college basketball edges and picks on the smaller schools. 

That’s not the case today, though. Best bets on games today will both be on TV, featuring blue-blood programs.

Sharp bettors on Thursday are all over the nationally-televised matchups in Duke vs. Oregon State and Iowa State vs. Villanova, which both tip off later this afternoon.

Our advanced database noticed both of these college basketball games getting peppered with money from professional bettors.

Here are the two top picks, if you’re down to tail wise guy predictions Thursday.


College basketball odds and data as of Thursday afternoon.


Duke vs. Oregon State (+21.5)

3 p.m. ET

There’s one team in this matchup that everyone and their mother is betting — and the side may surprise you.