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2021 NCAA Tournament Odds, Picks, Sharp Betting: Oregon State vs. Loyola-Chicago Total on the Move

2021 NCAA Tournament Odds, Picks, Sharp Betting: Oregon State vs. Loyola-Chicago Total on the Move article feature image

Photo by Joe Robbins/NCAA Photos via Getty Images. Pictured: Lucas Williamson #1 and Tate Hall #24 of the Loyola Chicago Ramblers

  • Loyola-Chicago is favored over Oregon State in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 on Saturday, but sharp bettors have their attention on the total.
  • The Beavers limited Tennessee and Oklahoma State with their zone concepts on defense -- will that happen again against the Ramblers' surgical offense?
  • See how sharp bettors have moved the Oregon State vs. Loyola-Chicago total below.

Oregon State vs. Loyola Chicago

Oregon State Odds+6.5
Loyola Chicago Odds-6.5
Time 2:40 p.m. ET

The NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 is set, but won't get underway until Saturday, leaving quite the void for college basketball bettors coming off a very exciting weekend of action.

Sure, there are NIT and CBI matchups throughout the week to whet the appetites of college hoops bettors, but let's be honest, the lion's share of bettors will be laser-focused on the weekend's Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games.

In fact, professional bettors are already eyeing these games as well, showing particular interest in Saturday's Oregon State vs. Loyola Chicago NCAA Tournament matchup.

Using our College Basketball PRO Report, let's take a more detailed look at the Sweet 16 game sharps are already betting.

Oregon State vs. Loyola Chicago

Sharp Action

The Oregon State vs. Loyola Chicago opened at a consensus of 126, and even higher at some shops like DraftKings Sportsbook, which initially posted this number at 127.

And if Action Labs' Bet Signals are any indication, sharps found this opener to be way too high.

Five separate waves of money from respected bettors has come in on the Oregon State vs. Loyola Chicago under, pushing this total down to a market consensus of 125 (click here for the latest Sweet 16 odds).

Big Money

As one might expect, one-sided money is also flowing on the Oregon State vs. Loyola Chicago under per The Action Network's college basketball public betting data.

On just 22% of the tickets, the under has landed 83% of the money wagered on this total, signaling exactly where the big bets are landing in this matchup.

PRO Report Pick: Under 125.5

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