|2012 Top 25 College Basketball Opening Odds for Monday, December 31|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Monday, 31 December 2012 07:00|
Monday's Top 25 CBB Odds
(TheSpread) – There are six games on the Top 25 College Basketball Schedule for Monday, with many of the games marking the start of conference play. Here is a look at the odds for today’s games.
The featured game of the day is in the Big Ten as No. 14 Minnesota hosting No. 19 Michigan State at 2PM ET (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Golden Gophers are favored at home, as they have odds of -6 points against the Spartans. The over/under total has been set at 127.5. Minnesota comes into the game 12-1 overall, 8-0 at home and 7-4 against the spread. Michigan State is 11-2 overall, 1-1 on the road and 3-7 against the spread. Michigan State has won four straight in this series, covering the spread in three of those four games.
The other featured game of the day has No. 24 Pittsburgh hosting No. 8 Cincinnati at Noon ET (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers, Pitt is the favorite at home, as the Panthers have odds of -6.5 points against the Bearcats. The over/under total has been set at 124.5 points. Pitt is 12-1 this season, 9-0 at home and 3-3 against the spread. Cincinnati is 12-1 overall, 5-4 against the spread and playing in its first true road game. Pitt has won five of the last six in this series and covered in three of its last four against Cincinnati.
For odds and over/under totals for the Top 25 games on Monday, see below.
2012 Top 25 College Basketball Odds & Over/Under Totals for Monday, December 31
713 Cincinnati +6.5 (124.5)
714 Pittsburgh -6.5
715 Michigan State +6 (127.5)
716 Minnesota -6
725 Indiana -7 (150)
726 Iowa +7
731 Gonzaga even (136)
732 Oklahoma State even
743 UNC-Greensboro +25 (166)
744 N.C. State -25
761 Central Connecticut State +28 (151.5)
762 Syracuse -28