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College basketball odds today: Michigan State vs. Penn State, Maryland vs. Rutgers

Some terrific action from the Big Ten and Big XII tonight

Luka Garza of the Iowa Hawkeyes posts up against Grant Williams of the Tennessee Volunteers in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Photos via Getty Images Men’s Basketball Tournament held at Nationwide Arena on March 24, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

The conference tournaments begin tonight!

The best time of the year is here, as starting this evening we’ll narrow the field of 350 or so depending on whether or not you think Chicago State is a D1 team, down to 68, and then 64, and then you can play hooky from work.

It’s a great night for Big Ten hoops, as five NCAA-bound teams are in action with the sixth on the bubble. No. 16 Michigan State vs. No. 20 Penn State are two teams heading in opposite directions: the Spartans have won three in a row, the Nittany Lions have dropped three of their last four. But in the Big Ten, every game is a war. Sparty is laying 1.5 in early trading, with 58% of the bets and 42% of the cash on MSU. Going under 144.5 is getting 70% of the bets and 73% of the cash as of now as well.

No. 9 Maryland can wrap up at least a share of the Big Ten title when they head to The RAC and Rutgers tonight. RU is like your favorite sweatpants: amazing at home, horrible when away from home. They’ve also dropped three in a row, including their first home loss of the season to Michigan.

Finally Purdue and No. 18 Iowa do battle Iowa City, with Purdue in need of another win to likely ensure their Selection Sunday bid. Iowa is laying five at home behind Luka Garza, who is second-favorite at +115 to win the Wooden Award as national player of the year. 82% of the bets and 75% of the handle is on Iowa -5 as of 3 p.m. today.

The following lines are all from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Morning Line March 3

Time Team Spread Total Money Line
Time Team Spread Total Money Line
6:30 PM Mississippi State +2-109 O 146.5 -109 +112
6:30 PM South Carolina -2 -112 U 146.5 -110 -132
7:00 PM Michigan State -1.5 -110 O 144.5 -109 -124
7:00 PM Penn State +1.5-109 U 144.5 -112 +104
7:00 PM Wake Forest +7.5-110 O 150.5 -108 +270
7:00 PM North Carolina -7.5 -110 U 150.5 -113 -360
7:00 PM Albany +16-110 O 131 -109 +1050
7:00 PM Vermont -16 -110 U 131 -112 -2500
7:00 PM Miami Ohio +9-109 O 150 -107 +350
7:00 PM Buffalo -9 -110 U 150 -113 -480
7:00 PM Holy Cross +13-109 O 141.5 -108 +700
7:00 PM Bucknell -13 -110 U 141.5 -112 -1115
7:00 PM Cincinnati -4 -113 O 127 -114 -190
7:00 PM South Florida +4-109 U 127 -108 +155
7:00 PM Central Michigan +7-110 O 143 -112 +250
7:00 PM Ball State -7 -110 U 143 -108 -315
7:00 PM Syracuse -4.5 -112 O 142 -108 -205
7:00 PM Boston College +4.5-108 U 142 -113 +165
7:00 PM Davidson +5-109 O 140.5 -108 +180
7:00 PM Richmond -5 -112 U 140.5 -113 -225
7:00 PM Duquesne +5.5-110 O 136 -113 +195
7:00 PM VCU -5.5 -112 U 136 -108 -245
7:00 PM Jacksonville +9-110 O 142.5 -113 +350
7:00 PM North Florida -9 -110 U 142.5 -108 -480
7:00 PM Arkansas State +8-110 O 147 -107 +295
7:00 PM Georgia Southern -8 -110 U 147 -113 -385
7:00 PM Maine +6.5-110 O 129 -112 +235
7:00 PM Hartford -6.5 -110 U 129 -108 -305
7:00 PM Bowling Green +5-109 O 146.5 -108 +180
7:00 PM Kent State -5 -112 U 146.5 -112 -225
7:00 PM Arkansas Little Rock +3.5-108 O 154.5 -109 +140
7:00 PM Georgia State -3.5 -112 U 154.5 -110 -175
7:00 PM Cleveland State +7-110 O 130 -112 +255
7:00 PM Oakland -7 -110 U 130 -109 -335
7:00 PM Eastern Michigan -2 -112 O 126 -108 -136
7:00 PM Western Michigan +2-109 U 126 -113 +112
7:00 PM Stony Brook -3 -112 O 132.5 -108 -159
7:00 PM UMBC +3-109 U 132.5 -113 +130
7:00 PM North Alabama +1.5-109 O 128.5 -108 +104
7:00 PM Stetson -1.5 -112 U 128.5 -113 -125
7:00 PM Campbell +1-112 O 140 -109 -106
7:00 PM North Carolina Asheville -1 -109 U 140 -112 -115
7:00 PM Milwaukee +6-110 O 142.5 -113 +215
7:00 PM Youngstown State -6 -110 U 142.5 -108 -275
7:00 PM Texas Arlington -5.5 -112 O 141 -114 -245
7:00 PM Troy +5.5-110 U 141 -108 +195
7:00 PM Loyola MD +1-112 O 147.5 -109 -106
7:00 PM Lehigh -1 -109 U 147.5 -112 -115
7:00 PM High Point +4-109 O 139 -108 +155
7:00 PM USC Upstate -4 -113 U 139 -113 -190
7:00 PM UMass Lowell +3.5-109 O 146 -109 +140
7:00 PM New Hampshire -3.5 -113 U 146 -112 -175
7:00 PM Presbyterian +4.5-108 O 137 -107 +165
7:00 PM Charleston Southern -4.5 -112 U 137 -113 -205
7:30 PM Ohio +8.5-110 O 144 -108 +325
7:30 PM Akron -8.5 -110 U 144 -113 -435
8:00 PM Marquette -4.5 -113 O 149.5 -109 -205
8:00 PM DePaul +4.5-109 U 149.5 -113 +165
8:00 PM IUPUI +8.5-110 O 147 -108 +325
8:00 PM Illinois Chicago -8.5 -110 U 147 -113 -435
8:00 PM Texas State -1.5 -112 O 132 -108 -125
8:00 PM South Alabama +1.5-109 U 132 -113 +102
8:00 PM Florida Gulf Coast +6.5-110 O 133.5 -113 +235
8:00 PM Lipscomb -6.5 -110 U 133.5 -109 -295
8:00 PM Toledo +1.5-109 O 135.5 -109 +102
8:00 PM Northern Illinois -1.5 -112 U 135.5 -113 -125
8:00 PM Coastal Carolina +1.5-109 O 159 -110 +102
8:00 PM LA-Lafayette -1.5 -112 U 159 -110 -125
8:00 PM Appalachian State -2 -112 O 130 -108 -136
8:00 PM Louisiana-Monroe +2-109 U 130 -113 +112
8:30 PM Vanderbilt +13.5-110 O 159 -110 +700
8:30 PM Alabama -13.5 -110 U 159 -110 -1250
8:30 PM Stephen F. Austin -2 -112 O 142 -109 -136
8:30 PM Abilene Christian +2-109 U 142 -112 +110
9:00 PM Tennessee +8.5-110 O 130.5 -113 +335
9:00 PM Kentucky -8.5 -110 U 130.5 -108 -455
9:00 PM Purdue +5-109 O 143 -108 +180
9:00 PM Iowa -5 -112 U 143 -113 -220
9:00 PM West Virginia -6 -110 O 138.5 -113 -265
9:00 PM Iowa State +6-109 U 138.5 -108 +215
9:00 PM Texas +6.5-110 O 132.5 -112 +235
9:00 PM Oklahoma -6.5 -110 U 132.5 -108 -286

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