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Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 13:55 PM

Monday's Tip Sheet

The Big Monday betting doubleheader on ESPN features a pair of interesting matchups in the ACC and Big 12 conferences.

The struggling North Carolina Tar Heels head on the road to tangle with the in-state rival North Carolina State Wolfpack. The backend game is a battle between the No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks and the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater.

North Carolina Tar Heels at North Carolina State Wolfpack
(ESPN, 7 p.m. ET)

Opening Odds: N.C. State -5.5, Total 146
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Betting Matchup

It has been a rough season for the Tar Heels at 9-10 straight-up but they did manage to hammer Miami on Saturday 94-71 as 6 ½-point home favorites. They are now 2-6 SU in ACC play with a 3-5 record against the spread. The total went OVER 144 ½ points against the Hurricanes and it has gone OVER in six of North Carolina’s last seven games. Brandon Robinson scored a career-high 29 points in Saturday’s win. He is one of four players with at least 10 points per game.

The Wolfpack (14-6) are 5-4 SU in conference play following a 64-58 loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday as slight 1 ½-point road underdogs. They are 4-5 ATS as part of a 10-9-1 record against the closing number. NC State has gone 3-5-1 ATS over its last nine games and the total has stayed UNDER in its las six outings. There are five different players with at least 10 points a game led by senior guard CJ Bryce. He was held to zero points in 26 minutes against Georgia Tech.

Betting Trends

-- The Tar Heels are 2-8 SU in their last 10 road games as underdogs with the total staying UNDER in seven of those games. However, they have covered in four of their last six games on the road getting points.

-- The Wolfpack have won their last 10 home games SU as favorites with a 5-4-1 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in eight of those 10 games.

-- North Carolina has won the last three meetings (SU and ATS) as part of an 8-2 SU (6-4) record in its last 10 games against NC State. The total has gone OVER in four of the last five matchups in this heated in-state rivalry.

No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks at Oklahoma State Cowboys
(ESPN, 9 p.m. ET)

Opening Odds: Kansas -8.5, Total 134
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Betting Matchup

In their first game since a brawl led to multiple player suspensions, the Jayhawks held off Tennessee 74-68 on Saturday as part of the annual Big 12/SEC Challenge. Kansas (16-3 SU, 11-8 ATS) failed to cover as a 13-point home favorite as part of a 4-2 record ATS in its last six games. The total has gone OVER in its last two games after staying UNDER in the previous seven contests. Devon Dotson ended Saturday’s game with 22 points. The sophomore guard leads the Jayhawks in scoring this season with 18.4 PPG.

The Cowboys are still looking for their first Big 12 win this season against six straight losses. They did snap that six-game losing streak (SU and ATS) with Saturday’s 73-62 victory against the SEC’s Texas A&M Aggies as two-point road favorites. The total has now gone OVER in five of Oklahoma State’s (10-9 SU, 7-12 ATS) last seven games. Solomon Young had the hot hand on Saturday with a career-high 27 points playing off the bench. Rasir Bolton added 21 points to the winning cause.

Betting Trends

-- The Jayhawks have won their last four road games both SU and ATS with the total staying UNDER in their last six games on the road.

-- The Cowboys are 5-5 SU and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games after losing their last three games at home SU and ATS. The total has gone OVER in four of their last six home games.

-- Kansas has won the last three meetings SU with the 2-1 edge ATS. Oklahoma State has the slight 6-4 edge ATS over the last 10 meetings with the total going OVER or ending as a PUSH in five of the last six matchups.

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