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The Afternoon Line: NCAA Basketball, January 29th

Checking the overnight movements on NCAA basketball lines for January 29th, with massive movement on San Diego State vs. New Mexico and Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame.

Clemson Tigers forward Aamir Simms battles Louisville Cardinals forward Dwayne Sutton and forward Malik Williams for a rebound during the second half at KFC Yum! Center. Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

There’s been a few large line changes on the Wednesday college basketball slate, providing plenty of value for the players that think they’re an under-or-over reaction to what’s happening.

The biggest movement of the day was in the San Diego State vs. New Mexico line, which moved a whopping 7.5 points due to roster chaos for the Aggies. We broke that down earlier, but there were a few smaller slips as well.

It might have been issued a bit late, but Wake Forest opened as a 4.5 dog at Notre Dame, but that’s -9.5 now. Though it’s not official, it seems the wagering community thinks senior point guard Brandon Childress and Chaundree Brown won’t be playing night. Childress is the Deacs leading scorer and assist man, so his loss is plenty to move the number alone.

Also Vermont opened -10, but has been pushed to -12.5 over New Hampshire by the bettors. Their best game might be a six-point loss in Charlottesville to Virginia, but the Catamounts are 5-1 in the America East, and will look to claim one of the bottom eight seeds in the NCAA Tournament with a win in the conference tournament. Meanwhile the Wildcats of New Hampshire are 3-3 in the same league with nothing close to a good win, and the gambling public thinks if the choice is Live Free or Die for UNH, they’re going with the latter at home.

We’ll check back around 5:30 with some best bets on the closing numbers, and some tips for the late games as well.

Jan 29, 2020 NCAAB line movement

Open Current Road Home Time National TV
Open Current Road Home Time National TV
+1.0 +1.0 Bucknell Army 11:00 AM
+21.0 +20.0 Vanderbilt #13 Kentucky 6:30 PM
+17.0 +17.0 Northwestern #14 Michigan State 6:30 PM BTN
-9 -8 #7 Dayton Duquesne 7:00 PM CBSSN
-13 -13 #21 Houston East Carolina 7:00 PM
+4.5 +5.0 Alabama #22 LSU 7:00 PM
+6.5 +6.5 Saint Joseph's UMass 7:00 PM
-5 -5 Stony Brook UMass Lowell 7:00 PM
-9 -8 Loyola (MD) Boston University 7:00 PM
-2 -2 Memphis UCF 7:00 PM
+6.5 +5.5 Valparaiso Bradley 7:00 PM
+3.5 +3.5 Drake Indiana State 7:00 PM
-4 -4.5 Davidson George Washington 7:00 PM
-5 -6 St. Bonaventure Fordham 7:00 PM
TBD +9.5 Wake Forest Notre Dame 7:00 PM
+6.0 +6.0 Temple UConn 7:00 PM
+9.0 +8.5 Lafayette Colgate 7:00 PM
+11.0 +11.0 Holy Cross Navy 7:00 PM
+8.0 +8.0 Binghamton Hartford 7:00 PM
-10 -12.5 Vermont New Hampshire 7:00 PM
+1.0 +1.0 Albany UMBC 7:00 PM
+9.5 +10.0 Missouri State Northern Iowa 7:00 PM
-7.5 -8 Wofford The Citadel 7:00 PM
+15.0 +15.0 Mercer East Tennessee State 7:00 PM
+17.0 +16.0 VMI Furman 7:00 PM
-4 -5.5 UNC Greensboro Western Carolina 7:00 PM
+11.0 +10.0 Texas A&M-CC Sam Houston State 7:30 PM
+1.0 +2.0 Nicholls State McNeese State 7:30 PM
-3 -3 Chattanooga Samford 7:30 PM
+2.5 +2.5 #12 West Virginia Texas Tech 8:00 PM
+7.0 +6.5 Incarnate Word Houston Baptist 8:00 PM
+5.0 +4.0 Texas TCU 8:00 PM
+3.5 +3.5 Northwestern State New Orleans 8:00 PM
+5.5 +6.5 Evansville Illinois State 8:00 PM
+6.0 +5.5 SE Louisiana Central Arkansas 8:00 PM
-4 -3.5 Loyola Chicago Southern Illinois 8:00 PM
+4.0 +4.5 South Dakota State Oral Roberts 8:00 PM
+1.0 -1.0 South Florida Tulane 8:00 PM
+4.5 +3.0 Saint Louis La Salle 8:00 PM
+1.0 +1.0 Oklahoma Kansas State 8:00 PM
+6.0 +5.5 Indiana #24 Penn State 8:30 PM BTN
+2.5 +1.5 Marquette Xavier 8:30 PM FS1
TBD +6.5 South Carolina Arkansas 8:30 PM
+1.0 +1.0 Cal Baptist Utah Valley
-4 -4 #1 Baylor Iowa State 9:00 PM
-4 -11.5 #4 San Diego State New Mexico 9:00 PM CBSSN
-12.5 -12 #6 Louisville Boston College 9:00 PM
+15.5 +15.5 San José St Boise State 9:00 PM
+3.5 +4 Nevada Colorado State 9:00 PM
-2.5 -2.5 Arizona State Washington State 11:00 PM
+1.0 -0.5 Cal Baptist Utah Valley

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