Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 9:59 AM
Big Monday Tip Sheet
Big Monday on ESPN gets things started with an ACC clash between Notre Dame and the No. 16 Florida Seminoles in Tallahassee. In the biggest matchup on the board, the No. 23 Kansas State Wildcats will go for the season sweep against the rival No. 12 Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse.
As a bonus betting preview in the Big 12, Oklahoma will be on the road against No. 19 Iowa State as a featured matchup on ESPN2.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at No. 16 Florida State Seminoles (ESPN , 7 p.m. ET)
Opening Odds: Florida State -12 ½, Total 138 ½
Notre Dame’s current straight-up losing streak reached three games with Saturday’s 67-59 loss to Virginia Tech as a four-point underdog at home. The Fighting Irish are now 2-9 SU in their last 11 games with a 4-7 record against the spread. The total stayed UNDER 133 points in Saturday’s loss and it has stayed UNDER in nine of their last 12 contests. Notre Dame is averaging 70.3 points per game, but that number has dropped to 59.4 points over its last five outings.
Saturday’s 77-59 loss to North Carolina as a seven-point road underdog snapped Florida State’s SU eight-game winning streak and it was the first time it failed to cover in its last six games. The total stayed UNDER the 160 ½-point closing line in that loss after going OVER or ending as a PUSH in seven of the Seminoles’ last nine games. They are now 9-5 SU in ACC play as part of an overall record of 21-6. Florida State is averaging 76.5 PPG against a points-allowed average of 67.9.
-- The Fighting Irish have gone 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games and the total has stayed UNDER in four of their last five games played on the road.
-- The Seminoles are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a SU losing record. The total has gone OVER or ended as a PUSH in nine of their last 11 games at home.
-- Notre Dame as covered the closing number in the last four meetings and the total has gone OVER or ended as a PUSH in all four of those games.
No. 23 Kansas State Wildcats at No. 12 Kansas Jayhawks (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET)
Opening Odds: Kansas -5, Total 133
Kansas State has won six of its last seven games both SU and ATS including a 74-67 victory against Kansas on Feb. 5 as a three-point home favorite. With Saturday’s 85-46 romp against Oklahoma State as 9 ½-point favorites at home on a closing line of 123 points, the total has gone OVER in six of the Wildcats’ last seven outings. They are 11-3 SU in Big 12 play with a two game lead over the Jayhawks at the top of the standings. Senior guard Barry Brown Jr. leads the team in scoring with 15.7 PPG and Kansas State is ranked fourth in the nation in points allowed (59.3).
The Jayhawks fell to 9-5 SU in conference play with Saturday’s lopsided 91-62 road loss to Texas Tech as 4 ½-point underdogs. The total went OVER 134 points in that loss and it has gone OVER in five of their last six games. Kansas is 20-7 SU overall with a losing 12-15 record ATS. It is 7-8 ATS on its home court this season. Junior forward Dedric Lawson is putting up a team-high 19.0 PPG, but he has failed to reach that scoring average in four of his last five starts.
-- The Wildcats are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a SU win with the total staying UNDER in six of their last eight Monday games.
-- The Jayhawks have failed to cover in six of their last eight games against a team with a SU winning record. The total has gone OVER or ended as a PUSH in 21 of their last 28 home games.
-- The home team has posted a 18-7-2 record ATS over the last 27 meetings and the total has gone OVER in three of the last four meetings at Kansas.
Oklahoma Sooners at No. 19 Iowa State Cyclones (ESPN2, 8 p.m. ET)
Opening Odds: Iowa State -9 ½, Total 143 ½
The Sooners are coming off back-to-back SU victories against TCU as road underdogs and Texas as favorites at home. They failed to cover the four points in Saturday’s tight 69-67 win against the Longhorns with the total going OVER 130 ½ points. Oklahoma is 5-9 SU in conference play with a spotty 2-4-1 record ATS in its last seven games. It is 6-1-3 ATS on the road this season. Christian James posted 19 points in Saturday’s win and the senior guard continues to lead the Sooners in scoring with 15.5 PPG.
Iowa State’s national ranking could be in jeopardy with losses to Baylor at home and TCU on the road closing as a favorite in each game. The Cyclones are 1-3 both SU and ATS in their last four games coming off Saturday’s 75-72 loss to TCU as slight 1 ½-point favorite. The total stayed UNDER 151 points in that game after going OVER in their previous four outings. Iowa State has been able to average 78.3 PPG this season with senior guard Marial Shayok leading the way with 18.5 PPG. He was held to just four points his last time out while going 2-for-5 from the floor.
-- The Sooners have gone 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games coming off a SU win with the total staying UNDER in five of their last seven road games.
-- The Cyclones are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games following a SU loss and the total has stayed UNDER in seven of their last 10 games coming off a loss SU.
-- Iowa State won the first meeting 75-74, but Oklahoma covered as a three-point home underdog. The Cyclones still have a 8-2 edge ATS over the last 10 meetings with the total staying UNDER in five of their last six home games against Oklahoma.