Friday College Basketball Sharp Report


Wake up with VSiN Daily Morning Bets, a quick 15-minute podcast posted at 7 a.m. ET highlighting the top games and biggest line moves of the day. For a full breakdown of Friday’s betting action be sure to catch the VSiN Market Insights Podcast at 3 p.m. ET. 


Be sure to check out the VSiN Betting Splits for every game as well. 

In the meantime, let’s examine where smart money is leaning for Friday’s College Basketball slate…


7 p.m. ET: Central Michigan at Western Michigan (-5, 138)

Central Michigan (10-20) has lost four straight games and just got crushed by Toledo 99-65, failing to cover as 15-point home dogs. Similarly, Western Michigan (7-23) has dropped three straight and just fell to Miami Ohio 77-62, losing outright as 1-point home favorites. This line opened with Western Michigan listed as a 3.5-point home favorite. Sharps have laid the points, steaming Western Michigan up from -3.5 to -5. Short home favorites -5 or less with a line move in their favor are 173-144 ATS (55%) this season. Ken Pom has Western Michigan winning by three points (71-68). Western Michigan holds the edge offensively (70 PPG vs 66 PPG). Western Michigan is 6-7 at home this season. Central Michigan is 3-11 on the road. This is also a revenge spot for Western Michigan, who fell to Central Michigan 70-69 back on January 28th. The total has dipped slightly from 138.5 to 138. Central Michigan is 18-10 to the under, including 9-5 to the under one the road. 


11 p.m. ET: New Mexico (-2, 152.5) at Colorado State

New Mexico (21-9) just snapped a two game losing skid with a 94-80 win over Fresno State, covering as 7.5-point home favorites. Meanwhile, Colorado State (13-17) has rotated wins and losses of their last six gamed and just got crushed by San Jose State 63-46, failing to cover as 2.5-point road dogs. This line opened with New Mexico listed as a short 1-point road favorite. Sharps aren’t outsmarting themselves on this one. They’re laying the points with the better team, steaming New Mexico up from -1 to -2. Ken Pom has New Mexico winning this game 81-77. He also has New Mexico ranked much higher (47th vs 111th). New Mexico has a big edge offensively (81 PPG vs 72 PPG) and in rebounding (37 RPG vs 30 RPG). New Mexico is 8-9 in conference play. Colorado State is 5-12 in conference play. Pros have also hit the under, dropping the total from 155 to 152.5.