College Basketball Odds & Picks for SMU vs. Boise State: How Smart Money is Targeting the Total in Thursday’s NIT Matchup

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  • SMU and Boise State begin action in the first round of the NIT on Thursday.
  • Both teams are evenly matched, but the Broncos come in on a four-game losing streak.
  • Big money has come in from sharps targeting the total.

SMU vs. Boise State College Basketball Odds

SMU Odds +1
Boise State Odds -1
Over/Under 145.5
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The Boise State Broncos take on the SMU Mustangs on Thursday in a first-round matchup in the National Invitation Tournament.

Boise State is on a four-game losing streak, with its last win coming Feb. 19 against Utah State. The Broncos, who play tough defense, held three consecutive opponents below 70 points in regulation prior to their 89-82 loss to Nevada on March 11.

SMU has fared much better, winning three of its last five games. The Mustangs’ last game was a narrow three-point loss to Cincinnati. That defeat only occurred after a massive second-half comeback effort from the Bearcats.

These two teams are extremely even, per KenPom, with SMU having a better offense and Boise State boasting the superior defense. Let’s take a look at how sharp bettors are viewing this game’s total.

SMU vs. Boise State Pick

Sharp Action

The total for SMU-Boise State opened at 145.5 before a wave of sharp action hit, driving the total down a half point to 145 points.

Since Thursday morning, there has been one Action Labs Bet Signal triggered on the under, backing up the sharp action moving that number down.

Big Money

At the time of this writing, the 29% of bettors taking the under have generated 74% of the money wagered on this contest.

PRO Report Pick: Total Under 145

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