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Sunday's NCAA Basketball Betting Tips, Big Ten and ACC Matchups, Trends and Angles

The month of March gets underway this Sunday with a pair featured betting matchups in the Big Ten and Pac-12.

In a late afternoon start in Columbus, the No. 19 Michigan Wolverines take on the No. 23 Ohio State Buckeyes. One of the final games of the day sends the No. 21 Colorado Buffaloes on the road to tangle with the Stanford Cardinal.

Big Ten Matchup
No. 19 Michigan Wolverines at No. 23 Ohio State Buckeyes

Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
TV-Time: CBS, 4:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Value City Arena
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Opening Odds: Ohio State -3.5, Total 137

Betting Matchup

A recent five-game winning streak (straight-up and against the spread) came to an end with Michigan’s 81-74 loss to Wisconsin on Thursday as a 6 ½-point home favorite. The Wolverines are one of five nationally ranked teams in the Big Ten at 9-8 SU in conference play. They are 18-10 SU overall with a 16-12 record ATS. The total has gone OVER in four of their last six games.

With a scoring average of 75.4 points per game, Michigan boasts five different players averaging at last 11 points this season. Defensively, it is allowing 67.8 points a game.

Ohio State has matched the Wolverines’ conference record and it is 19-9 SU (17-11 ATS) overall. The Buckeyes have been on a roller-coaster ride all season long with extended winning and loosing streaks. Current form has been solid with a 7-2 record (SU and ATS) over their last nine games. The total has gone OVER in five of the last seven outings.

Kaleb Wesson scored 16 points with a career-high 18 rebounds in Thursday’s 75-54 romp over Nebraska on the road. The junior forward is averaging 14.0 points and 9.6 rebounds a game.

Betting Trends

-- The Wolverines are a perfect 4-0 SU and ATS in their last four road games after losing their previous six road games (SU and ATS). The total has gone OVER in five of their last seven games on the road.

-- The Buckeyes have won their last four games at home both SU and ATS as part of a SU 8-2 (7-3 ATS) in their last 10 home games. The total has stayed UNDER in three of their last five games played at home.

-- With the 61-58 win as a three-point road underdog in early February, Ohio State is 5-2 SU and ATS in its last seven games against Michigan. The total has stayed UNDER in five of those seven games.

Pac-12 Matchup
No. 21 Colorado Buffaloes at Stanford Cardinal

Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
TV-Time: ESPNU, 6:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Maples Pavilion
Location: Stanford, CA

Opening Odds: Stanford -1, Total 132

Betting Matchup

With two games left on the schedule, Colorado (10-6) is one game behind Oregon for the Pac-12 regular season title. The Buffaloes (21-8 SU, 12-16-1 ATS) have dropped their last two games SU and ATS as 10-point home favorites against UCLA and 8 ½-point road favorites against California. They are 5-3 SU over their last eight outings with a 2-6 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER or ended as a PUSH in four of the last five games.

Junior guard McKinley Wright IV leads Colorado in scoring (14 points) and assists (5.2). He had 20 points in the loss to UCLA and 18 points in Thursday’s 76-62 setback against Cal.

Stanford is further back in the Pac-12 standings at 8-7 as part of a SU record of 19-9 (18-10 ATS). After an extended 1-7 SU slide, the Cardinal have strung together three victories in a row SU and ATS. On Wednesday, they beat Utah 70-62 as 7 ½-point home favorites. The total has gone OVER in four of their last six games. Tyrell Terry came up big in Wednesday’s win with a season-high 27 points.

Oscar da Silva added 20 points to the winning effort. Stanford is averaging 70.3 PPG with those two players combining for 31.5 of those points.

Betting Trends

-- The Buffaloes have a 2-4 record in their last six road games both SU and ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in eight of their last 10 games on the road.

-- The Cardinal are 2-3 SU and ATS in their last five home games but 6-4 (SU and ATS) over their last 10. The total has gone OVER in four of their last six games played at home.

-- Colorado improved to 9-1 SU in its last 10 games against Stanford with an 81-74 home victory on Feb. 8. After failing to cover the 8 ½ points, the Buffaloes slipped to 8-2 ATS in those same 10 games. The total has gone OVER in four of the last six meetings.

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