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The Afternoon Line: Odds and bet splits for Maryland vs. Minnesota, St. John’s vs. Villanova.

The first place Terps look to get closer to locking up the top seed in the Big Ten Tournament

Ohio State Buckeyes forward Kaleb Wesson defended by Maryland Terrapins guard Anthony Cowan Jr. during the second half at Value City Arena.  Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

With just a few Top 25 teams playing out of so many games tonight, there’s a great chance to focus on some bubble teams and some teams competing for a better seed in the NCAA Tournament with tonight’s action.

Being in first place in the Big Ten, the toughest league in Division I, usually would get you a lot of respect from the linemakers. But the No. 9 Maryland Terrpains are giving a mere half-point to the Minnesota Golden Gophers tonight. Richard Pitino and his team are 7-9 in the B1G, which would be enough to get to the Big Dance if their out of conference record wasn’t so shabby. They’ll need to pick up a few more wins with an overall record of 13-13 to get even close to a bid.

Right now the bettors are going with the Terps, as a massive 94% of the bets and 90% of the handle are on Maryland to cover the hook at DraftKings Sportsbook. The wagerers are on the over as well, with 83% of the bets and 96% of the handle going over the total of 134 too.

The St. John’s Red Storm head to the Main Line tonight to take on the No. 12 Villanova Wildcats. SJU is rebuilding under Mike Anderson’s “40 minutes of hell” system, and the late transition to him coming to NYC has made it rough. The Johnnies are just 3-11 in the Big East, and have just one conference win on the road. Meanwhile Villanova has won four in a row, and Collin Gillespie has led a balanced Wildcats attack that has the three-time NCAA champs to a protected top-four-line seed in the tournament with just four regular season games remaining.

But the bettors are backing the Red Storm, with 12 points being just too attractive: the Johnnies have 81% of the bets and 91% of the handle at DK as of now. Bettors are also smashing the under 146.5, which is catching 83% of bets and 84& of the handle for now.

The following lines are taken this afternoon from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Afternoon Line Feb 26

Time Team Spread Total Money Line
Time Team Spread Total Money Line
6:30 PM St. John's +12.5 -109 O 146.5 -109 +650
6:30 PM Villanova -12.5 -110 U 146.5 -112 -1000
6:30 PM Georgia +5.5 -109 O 150 -108 +195
6:30 PM South Carolina -5.5 -110 U 150 -113 -240
7:00 PM Virginia -2.5 -112 O 113.5 -113 -148
7:00 PM Virginia Tech +2.5 -109 U 113.5 -107 +123
7:00 PM Rhode Island -11.5 -110 O 124 -113 -835
7:00 PM Fordham +11.5 -110 U 124 -107 +575
7:00 PM UCF +7.5 -110 O 134 -113 +280
7:00 PM UConn -7.5 -110 U 134 -108 -360
7:00 PM Samford +10.5 -110 O 161 -109 +440
7:00 PM Western Carolina -10.5 -110 U 161 -110 -625
7:00 PM Holy Cross +10 -110 O 146.5 -113 +410
7:00 PM Army -10 -110 U 146.5 -107 -590
7:00 PM Binghamton +10 -110 O 138.5 -107 +420
7:00 PM UMBC -10 -110 U 138.5 -113 -590
7:00 PM Syracuse -1 -109 O 138 -108 -115
7:00 PM Pittsburgh +1 -112 U 138 -112 -105
7:00 PM East Carolina +8.5 -110 O 127.5 -112 +335
7:00 PM South Florida -8.5 -110 U 127.5 -108 -435
7:00 PM Richmond -7.5 -110 O 139.5 -107 -360
7:00 PM George Washington +7.5 -110 U 139.5 -113 +275
7:00 PM VCU -5 -112 O 139 -107 -225
7:00 PM UMass +5 -109 U 139 -113 +180
7:00 PM Marist +6.5 -110 O 119 -110 +240
7:00 PM Manhattan -6.5 -109 U 119 -109 -305
7:00 PM Colgate -3.5 -112 O 144 -110 -175
7:00 PM Bucknell +3.5 -108 U 144 -109 +140
7:00 PM Duquesne +3 -108 O 136.5 -108 +130
7:00 PM St. Bonaventure -3 -112 U 136.5 -112 -159
7:00 PM East Tennessee State -3.5 -112 O 137 -108 -175
7:00 PM Wofford +3.5 -108 U 137 -112 +143
7:00 PM Chattanooga -3 -112 O 143.5 -108 -157
7:00 PM VMI +3 -108 U 143.5 -112 +130
7:00 PM Mercer -6 -110 O 155.5 -108 -265
7:00 PM Citadel +6 -109 U 155.5 -112 +210
7:00 PM Denver +7.5 -110 O 145.5 -107 +275
7:00 PM Fort Wayne -7.5 -110 U 145.5 -113 -345
7:00 PM Bradley -3 -112 O 136.5 -108 -159
7:00 PM Illinois State +3 -108 U 136.5 -112 +130
7:00 PM Furman +4 -108 O 136 -108 +155
7:00 PM UNC Greensboro -4 -112 U 136 -113 -190
7:00 PM Loyola MD +1 -112 O 137 -108 -105
7:00 PM Navy -1 -109 U 137 -112 -115
7:00 PM Hartford +6 -109 O 134 -112 +215
7:00 PM Stony Brook -6 -110 U 134 -108 -275
7:00 PM Boston University -4.5 -106 O 140 -108 -195
7:00 PM Lehigh +4.5 -114 U 140 -113 +160
7:00 PM Siena -2.5 -112 O 141.5 -108 -143
7:00 PM Quinnipiac +2.5 -109 U 141.5 -112 +120
7:00 PM Lafayette +3 -108 O 138.5 -108 +130
7:00 PM American -3 -112 U 138.5 -112 -157
7:00 PM Albany +2 -109 O 145 -109 +112
7:00 PM UMass Lowell -2 -112 U 145 -112 -134
7:00 PM New Hampshire -2.5 -112 O 128 -107 -148
7:00 PM Maine +2.5 -109 U 128 -113 +120
7:30 PM Northwestern State +14.5 -109 O 147.5 -109 +850
7:30 PM Stephen F. Austin -14.5 -110 U 147.5 -110 -1667
7:30 PM Southeastern Louisiana +8 -110 O 150 -113 +295
7:30 PM McNeese State -8 -110 U 150 -107 -385
8:00 PM Evansville +13.5 -109 O 134.5 -108 +750
8:00 PM Northern Iowa -13.5 -110 U 134.5 -112 -1250
8:00 PM Incarnate Word +11.5 -110 O 133.5 -108 +550
8:00 PM Lamar -11.5 -110 U 133.5 -113 -835
8:00 PM Nicholls State -7.5 -110 O 163 -108 -345
8:00 PM Houston Baptist +7.5 -110 U 163 -112 +270
8:00 PM Indiana State +3 -108 O 125.5 -107 +132
8:00 PM Southern Illinois -3 -112 U 125.5 -113 -159
8:00 PM Texas A&M-CC +3 -108 O 137.5 -108 +130
8:00 PM New Orleans -3 -112 U 137.5 -112 -159
8:00 PM North Dakota +5.5 -109 O 153.5 -108 +195
8:00 PM Omaha -5.5 -110 U 153.5 -112 -240
8:00 PM Arkansas State +3.5 -108 O 150.5 -109 +140
8:00 PM LA-Lafayette -3.5 -112 U 150.5 -112 -175
8:30 PM Georgetown +8 -110 O 150.5 -107 +295
8:30 PM Marquette -8 -110 U 150.5 -113 -385
8:30 PM Tennessee +4.5 -108 O 135.5 -113 +165
8:30 PM Arkansas -4.5 -112 U 135.5 -107 -205
8:30 PM Sam Houston State +3.5 -108 O 140.5 -108 +143
8:30 PM Abilene Christian -3.5 -112 U 140.5 -112 -175
9:00 PM Maryland -0.5 -113 O 134 -108 -113
9:00 PM Minnesota +0.5 -107 U 134 -112 -107
9:00 PM LSU +5 -109 O 147.5 -108 +180
9:00 PM Florida -5 -112 U 147.5 -112 -225
9:00 PM St. Joseph's +13 -108 O 141.5 -109 +700
9:00 PM Saint Louis -13 -112 U 141.5 -110 -1115
9:00 PM Notre Dame -4.5 -112 O 142 -108 -205
9:00 PM Boston College +4.5 -108 U 142 -113 +165
9:00 PM Missouri -2 -112 O 139.5 -108 -134
9:00 PM Vanderbilt +2 -109 U 139.5 -112 +112
9:00 PM New Mexico +2.5 -109 O 160 -110 +120
9:00 PM Air Force -2.5 -112 U 160 -110 -143
10:00 PM Utah +7.5 -110 O 130.5 -112 +280
10:00 PM Stanford -7.5 -110 U 130.5 -108 -360
10:00 PM Utah Valley +6 -109 O 149.5 -113 +210
10:00 PM Cal Baptist -6 -110 U 149.5 -107 -265
10:00 PM CSU Northridge +1 -112 O 150 -109 -105
10:00 PM Long Beach State -1 -109 U 150 -110 -115
11:00 PM Boise State +2.5 -109 O 141 -108 +120
11:00 PM UNLV -2.5 -112 U 141 -112 -143

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