Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 10:00 AM
Big Monday Tip Sheet
fA new week of betting college hoops gets underway this Monday night with a pair of matchups involving two of the top teams in the nation. As part of ESPN’s Big Monday doubleheader, the ACC’s No. 2 Duke Blue Devils will be on the road against Notre Dame.
The other matchup is a Big 12 battle between TCU and the No. 14 Texas Tech Red Raiders. As a bonus game in the Big 12, Baylor will be on the road against Oklahoma to close out Monday night’s betting action.
Opening Odds - per
No. 2 Duke Blue Devils at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (ESPN , 7 p.m. ET)
Opening Odds: Duke -13, Total 151
Saturday’s 66-53 victory against Georgia Tech moved the Blue Devils to 6-1 straight-up in the ACC. However, after failing to cover as heavy 22 ½-point home favorites they slipped to 1-4 against the spread in their last five games. Duke is 17-2 SU with an 11-8 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER or ended as a PUSH in 14 of its first 19 games. Freshman guard Tre Jones was back in the lineup on Saturday after missing his last two starts with a shoulder injury. Freshman forward RJ Barrett led the team in scoring in that game with 24 points.
Notre Dame started play in the ACC with an 81-66 loss to Virginia Tech as an 11-point road underdog. It dropped to 1-6 SU in the conference with Saturday’s 82-55 beatdown by Virginia as a 12-point underdog at home. The Fighting Irish have failed to cover in six of those games as part of a dismal 2-8 record ATS over their last 10 outings. The total has stayed UNDER in five of their last eight contests. Junior forward John Mooney continues to lead the team in scoring with 14.5 points per game. With 15 points against Virginia, he has exceeded that average in each of his last five starts.
-- The Blue Devils are 5-2 ATS in their last seven Monday games with the total going OVER in six of their last eight games played on that day.
-- The Fighting Irish have gone 0-5 ATS in their last five games following a SU loss. The total has stayed UNDER in seven of their last 10 games coming off a SU loss.
-- The favorite has covered in the last four meetings and the total has gone OVER in five of the last six games between the two.
TCU Horned Frogs at No. 14 Texas Tech Red Raiders (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
Opening Odds: Texas Tech -5, Total 131
TCU beat Florida on Saturday 55-50 as a 3 ½-point home favorite as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. This was on the heels of a tight 65-61 victory at home against Texas as three-point favorites. The Horned Frogs are 3-2 SU in their last five games with a 4-1 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER or ended as a PUSH in five of their last six games. Sophomore forward Kouat Noi led the way in Saturday’s win with 22 points in a game that TCU never trailed.
The Red Raiders faced Arkansas in their matchup against the SEC and squeezed out a 67-64 win as 10-point home favorites. This followed three losses in a row both SU and ATS. Texas Tech is 16-4 SU with a 6-13-1 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER the closing line in 14 of those 20 games. A pair of sophomore guards led the way on Saturday with Davide Moretti scoring a game-high 21 points along with Jarrett Culver’s 15 points.
-- The Horned Frogs have gone 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a SU win and the total has stayed UNDER in five of their last six road games.
-- The Red Raiders have failed to cover in their last five home games with one contest ending as a PUSH. The total gone OVER in four of those five games.
-- The road team is 13-3-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings and the total has gone OVER in six of the last eight matchups.
Baylor Bears at Oklahoma Sooners (ESPNU, 9 p.m. ET)
Opening Odds: Oklahoma -6 ½, Total 140
The Bears’ current winning streak reached four games both SU and ATS with Saturday’s 73-68 victory at home against Alabama. The total stayed UNDER 143 ½ points in that game after going OVER in their previous six games. Baylor is 4-2 SU (5-1 ATS) in Big 12 play as part of an overall record of 13-6. The combination of sophomore guard Mario Kegler and senior guard Makai Mason accounted for 30 of the Bears’ 73 points in Saturday’s win. Baylor is averaging 72.2 PPG and Mason leads the team with 15.5 PPG.
Oklahoma streaked past Vanderbilt 86-55 in its SEC matchup on Saturday to easily cover as a 9 ½-point home favorite. This followed a shaky 3-4 SU (4-2-1 ATS) start in Big 12 play. The Sooners are 15-5 SU overall with a profitable 15-3-2 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER or ended as a PUSH in 13 of 20 games. Senior guard Christian James is averaging a team-high 16.8 PPG and he posted a game-high 21 points in Saturday’s romp. He has now scored at least 20 points in three of his last four starts.
-- The Bears are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a SU win and the total has gone OVER in their last five Monday games.
-- The Sooners have an 8-1-1 record ATS in their last 10 games following a SU win and the total has stayed UNDER in seven of their last nine home games.
-- Baylor has covered in four of its last five road games against Oklahoma and the total has stayed UNDER in four of the last five meetings overall.