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Who’s playing college basketball today? Odds, bet splits for December 16th

Four Top 25 teams are supposed to be in action today. But if past is prologue, we’ll set the line at 2.5 actually taking the court.

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils addresses the media ahead of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament East Regional at Capital One Arena on March 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Lance King/Getty Images

College basketball this season is really silly. No one knows who is playing, about half the games get canceled or rescheduled, and players are missing all the time and we don’t find out until tip-off. So let’s bet on it anyway!

The Butler Bulldogs open up Big East play in Philadelphia, taking on the No. 7 Villanova Wildcats at The Pavilion in Radnor. The Bulldogs have only played one game this season so far, a 66-62 win over Western Michigan all the way back on November 25th. Are they good? Who knows! But Aaron Thompson had 21 points and four assists in their only game this season.

No. 20 Ohio State is 5-0 this season in both football and men’s basketball, and they’ll take on 4-2 Purdue in a Big Ten opener for both teams. E.J. Liddell has led all scorers and rebounders for the Buckeyes with 15.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per outing so far this year.

And No. 21 Duke faces Notre Dame in South Bend in the ACC lid-lifter for both teams. The Blue Devils will be without freshman Jalen Johnson who is out indefinitely with a foot injury, but will it really matter for a Duke team that can’t beat Michigan State or Illinois at home? Remember when the Blue Devils went 20 years without losing a non-conference game in Cameron Indoor Stadium? It was a different time

Remember: Everything below is indeed subject to change because it’s 2020 and there’s a global pandemic happening.

Here are the odds, spreads and totals for college basketball for Wednesday, December 16th:

College Basketball Dec. 16

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
#20 Ohio State +4.5 52% 62% Over 133.5 39% 87% +165 67% 60%
Purdue -4.5 48% 38% Under 133.5 61% 13% -200 33% 40%
Butler +12.5 30% 42% Over 132.5 57% 75% +650 8% 6%
#7 Villanova -12.5 70% 58% Under 132.5 43% 25% -1000 92% 94%
Sam Houston State +28 86% 25% Over 142.5 15% 82% OTB
#11 Texas -28 14% 75% Under 142.5 85% 18%
#22 Duke -3.5 41% 63% Over 146.0 90% 82% -167 51% 57%
Notre Dame +3.5 59% 37% Under 146.0 10% 18% +140 49% 43%
Wagner +11.5 81% 35% Over 154.0 67% 34% +525 5% 4%
Bryant -11.5 19% 65% Under 154.0 33% 66% -770 95% 96%
Omaha +22 13% 25% Over 142.5 73% 37% +1800 39% 11%
Colorado -22 87% 75% Under 142.5 27% 63% -10000 61% 89%
UTSA +8 44% 41% Over 149.0 83% 41% +295 3% 3%
Oregon State -8 56% 59% Under 149.0 17% 59% -385 97% 97%
Mercer +4.5 60% 60% Over 152.5 32% 52% +165 50% 51%
Georgia State -4.5 40% 40% Under 152.5 68% 48% -200 50% 49%
Pittsburgh -2.5 89% 61% Over 134.0 13% 66% NA
Miami (FL) +2.5 11% 39% Under 134.0 87% 34%
San Diego -6 62% 77% Over 143.5 53% 63% -265 84% 80%
Cal Poly +6 38% 23% Under 143.5 47% 37% +215 16% 20%
Toledo +6.5 19% 31% Over 149.5 91% 60% +230 18% 13%
Marshall -6.5 81% 69% Under 149.5 9% 40% -295 82% 87%
William & Mary -3 67% 77% Over 150.5 2% 46%
Hampton +3 33% 23% Under 150.5 98% 54% N/A
Cal Baptist +22 0% 0% Over 146.0 95% 67% +1900 13% 6%
Arizona -22 0% 0% Under 146.0 5% 33% -10000 87% 94%
Campbell +4.5 64% 62% Over 140.0 8% 22% +165 43% 56%
Elon -4.5 36% 38% Under 140.0 92% 78% -205 57% 44%
Central Arkansas +16.5 30% 16% Over 149.0 0% 5% +1050 8% 3%
Mississippi State -16.5 70% 84% Under 149.0 100% 95% -2500 92% 97%
Florida Intl -1.5 99% 61% Over 143.5 89% 78%
Florida Gulf Coast +1.5 1% 39% Under 143.5 11% 22% N/A
Grambling St +7 99% 70% Over 130.0 89% 96% +255 13% 5%
Louisiana-Monroe -7 1% 30% Under 130.0 11% 4% -335 87% 95%
North Carolina Asheville +5.5 42% 14% Over 146.0 90% 79% +195 9% 9%
Chattanooga -5.5 58% 86% Under 146.0 10% 21% -245 91% 91%
North Florida +24.5 40% 44% Over 148.0 50% 23% 0 0% 0%
0 0% 0% Under 148.0 50% 77% 0 0% 0%
Samford -1 75% 64% Over 148.5 90% 36% -115 73% 51%
Troy +1 25% 36% Under 148.5 10% 64% -105 27% 49%
South Florida +8.5 0% 0% Over 132.0 66% 66% +350 7% 4%
Cincinnati -8.5 0% 0% Under 132.0 34% 34% -455 93% 96%
TCU +5 77% 50% Over 136.0 84% 85% +180 11% 13%
Oklahoma State -5 23% 50% Under 136.0 16% 15% -220 89% 87%
Arkansas State +10 1% 24% Over 143.5 58% 79%
Stephen F. Austin -10 99% 76% Under 143.5 42% 21% N/A
Kennesaw State +24 6% 14% Over 143.0 98% 81% 0 0% 0%
Belmont -24 94% 86% Under 143.0 2% 19% 0 0% 0%
Southern University +15.5 87% 19% Over 139.0 100% 83% +1000 4% 3%
UAB -15.5 13% 81% Under 139.0 0% 17% -2000 96% 97%
Tennessee Tech +7 73% 38% Over 132.5 52% 84% N/A
Jacksonville State -7 27% 62% Under 132.5 48% 16%
Drake -6 97% 90% Over 143.5 12% 35% -265 93% 94%
South Dakota +6 3% 10% Under 143.5 88% 65% +215 7% 6%
East Carolina +12 78% 44% Over 142.0 39% 77% +575 28% 8%
SMU -12 22% 56% Under 142.0 61% 23% -910 72% 92%
Northern Colorado -7 76% 84% Over 141.5 24% 53% -315 88% 90%
Denver +7 24% 16% Under 141.5 76% 47% +255 12% 10%
Ole Miss -13 0% 0% Over 136.0 98% 78% -1250 86% 95%
Middle Tennessee +13 0% 0% Under 136.0 2% 22% +700 14% 5%
Oral Roberts +16 75% 16% Over 159.5 48% 23% +950 3% 4%
Oklahoma -16 25% 84% Under 159.5 52% 77% -2000 97% 96%
Sam Houston State +28 93% 13% Over 140.5 3% 77% 0 0% 0%
Texas -28 7% 87% Under 140.5 97% 23% 0 0% 0%
Memphis -10 83% 84% Over 135.5 93% 75% -590 87% 93%
Tulane +10 17% 16% Under 135.5 7% 25% +425 13% 7%
UTEP +13.5 57% 23% Over 146.0 24% 44% +750 12% 6%
Arizona State -13.5 43% 77% Under 146.0 76% 56% -1250 88% 94%
Montana +7 0% 0% Over 131.0 93% 71% +255 2% 4%
Washington -7 0% 0% Under 131.0 7% 29% -335 98% 96%

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