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Ken Barkley: College Basketball Overnight Bets for Thursday January 14, 2021

Taking a look at Thursday's best college basketball values

We conclude another week of the written content for "Overnights" with a relatively busy Thursday. Tuesday, it was the blue bloods in action. Wednesday, it was the stinky totals, like St. Bonaventure-Fordham, a game we suffered an excruciating beat on. That was a game I hope you didn't watch. Thursday, the Pac-12 is back in action as well as several other conferences.

Let's go through some of the edges that stand out:

Arizona (-6.5) at Oregon State

There are lots of bad times to play Sean Miller Arizona teams historically.  Large favorite.  Anything at home (where they're the worst in the Pac-12 ATS since he's been there, or close to it). Arizona is generally a public team when they play conference games, and I often find that I don't have edges on them in many spots. This isn't one of those situations, and I actually think we have a rare time where Arizona presents value.

My number in this game is Arizona -9. I think -6.5 and -7 are both bets against the Beavers. You also get Arizona off consecutive losses (something that doesn't happen frequently), so if there was ever a "buy" point on a team like this, you would assume this would be the game.

Portland State (+8) vs Montana State

A game that opened +9 and is already moving down, which it should. My number is Montana State -5.9, so +8 is still a bet and +7.5 is about a half-unit in this case.

Florida Atlantic-Florida International over (140)

My number is about 146 in this game. We have a lot of data on each team, so I think the coast is clear to play the over. This is good up at least another 2-2.5 points to 142.5. Totals have been extremely successful for me so far this season, modifying my approach from last year, and I hope that continues as "overnights" gets deeper into the season.

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