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Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 13:55 PM

Monday's Tip Sheet

The top college basketball betting options for Big Monday offers a trio of games in the Big 12 and ACC.

Getting things started as a bonus matchup, the Texas Longhorns will be on the road against the No. 12 West Virginia Mountaineers. At the same time, the NC State Wolfpack travel to Charlottesville to face the Virginia Cavaliers.

Later Monday night, the Oklahoma Sooners tangle with the No. 2 Baylor Bears in Waco to round out the betting action.

Texas Longhorns at No. 12 West Virginia Mountaineers
(ESPNU, 7:00 p.m. ET)

Opening Odds: West Virginia -9, Total 128
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Betting Matchup

The Longhorns have lost three of their first five Big 12 games both straight-up and against the spread with Saturday’s 66-57 loss to Kansas as 7 ½-point home underdogs. The are 12-5 SU overall with a 6-11 record ATS after failing to cover in eight of their last 11 contests. The total stayed UNDER in Saturday’s loss and it has stayed UNDER in six of the last nine games.

Junior guard Matt Coleman III’s 12.0 points per game leads a group of five players scoring in double figures.

West Virginia (14-3 SU, 10-7 ATS) should drop a few spots in the rankings with Saturday’s 84-68 loss to Kansas State as a 6 ½-point road favorite. This was their second SU conference loss in five games after losing to Kansas on the road on Jan. 4. This was also the first time the Mountaineers failed to cover the spread in their last six games.

The total has gone OVER in their last two outings after staying UNDER in their previous eight games. Saturday was the first time West Virginia allowed more than 70 points in its last 10 games.

Betting Trends

-- The Longhorns are 2-8 SU in their last 10 road games closing as underdogs. The total has stayed UNDER in three of their last four games getting points on the road.

-- The Mountaineers have won their last eight home games SU as favorites with a 6-2 record ATS. The total stayed UNDER in six of those eight contests.

-- Texas won both meetings last season SU, including a 75-53 romp on the road as a 3 ½-point underdog. The total stayed UNDER in each game. The Longhorns have the 6-3-1 edge ATS over the past 10 matchups.

North Carolina State Wolfpack at Virginia Cavaliers
(ESPN, 7:00 p.m. ET)

Opening Odds: Virginia -4, Total 117
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Betting Matchup

With wins at home against Miami and Clemson as favorites, the Wolfpack (13-5 SU, 9-8-1 ATS) improved to 4-3 SU in the ACC. They failed to cover as 6 ½-point favorites in Saturday’s 60-64 win against the Tigers to fall to 2-4-1 ATS over their last seven games. The total stayed UNDER 139 points in that game and it has stayed UNDER in seven of NC State’s last eight contests.

This team boasts five different players averaging at least 10 PPG as part of a 77.4-point scoring total.

The Cavaliers are also 4-3 SU in conference play as part of an overall record of 12-5. They snapped a three-game skid on Saturday with a 63-58 road victory against Georgia Tech. Virginia covered as a slight two-point favorite but it is still just 6-11 ATS on the year.

The total has stayed UNDER in 10 of the 17 games behind a scoring average of 55.8 PPG and a points-allowed average of 49.5 that is ranked first in the nation.

Betting Trends

-- The Wolfpack have gone 0-7 SU (4-3 ATS) in their last seven road games as underdogs. The total has stayed UNDER in their last three games on the road getting points.

-- The Cavaliers are 8-2 SU when playing as home favorites over their last 10 games but they fall to 2-8 ATS. The total has gone OVER in three of their last four home games closing as favorites.

-- Virginia has won nine of its last 10 games against NC State SU but the series is tied 5-5 ATS in that same span. The Cavaliers have been able to cover in four of the last five meetings with the total staying UNDER in each of the last eight matchups.

Oklahoma Sooners at No. 2 Baylor Bears
(ESPN, 9:00 p.m. ET)

Opening Odds: Baylor -10, Total 136.5
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Betting Matchup

Following a road loss to Iowa State and a loss to Kansas at home (SU and ATS), the Sooners hammered TCU 83-63 on Saturday as 3 ½-point home favorites. They are 3-2 SU in Big 12 play with a 2-3 record ATS. Oklahoma is 12-5 SU overall and 6-10-1 ATS. It is 2-4 ATS this season closing as an underdog. They total went OVER 143 points against TCU after staying UNDER in four-straight games.

Brady Manek scored a career-high 31 points in Saturday’s win.

Baylor continues to state its case for the top spot in the national polls with a SU 14-game winning streak. Saturday’s 75-68 victory on the road against Oklahoma State as 5 ½-point favorites was the Bears’ fifth cover in a row. They are 15-1 SU overall with an 11-5 record ATS. The total went OVER 126 points on Saturday after staying UNDER in their previous four games.

Jared Butler scored 19 points with six assists to help erase a nine-point deficit at the half in that last game.

Betting Trends

-- The Sooners are 2-8 SU and 4-4-2 ATS in their last 10 road games as underdogs. The total has stayed UNDER in eight of those 10 games.

-- The Bears have an eight-game winning streak SU closing as home favorites but that record slips to an even 4-4 ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in five of their last six home games as favorites.

-- Baylor has won the last three meetings SU with a 2-0-1 record ATS. The total stayed UNDER in all three games. The Bears have a 3-6-1 record ATS over their last 10 games against the Sooners.

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