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Matt Howe
Matt Howe
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A 247Sports national writer, Matt co-hosts a daily college basketball betting podcast called The Sharp and the Square. He went 164-125 ATS (57 percent) last season. When betting college hoops, Matt focuses on market overreactions and regression trends. This is when he expects a team to revert back to its averages after overperforming. For Matt Howe media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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Saint Mary's 60 @ Utah St. 58 | 12/03 | 2:00 AM UTC

Utah St. -1

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Senior forward Justin Bean (22.6 PPG, 12.9 RPG) leads a Utah State team that has won six straight since losing its season opener to UC Davis. In the meantime, the Aggies have also beaten Penn, Richmond, and Oklahoma. Saint Mary's is battle-tested as well, with wins over Notre Dame and Oregon, but I'll lay the small number with the home team. I believe the Aggies are more well-rounded on both sides of the ball than Saint Mary's, which has an elite defense but only averages 67.9 points per game compared to Utah State's 81.7.

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Rhode Island 64 @ Harvard 57 | 12/02 | 12:00 AM UTC

Rhode Island -2

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Rams enter shooting 42.1% from three-point range on the season, ranking them ninth-best in the country. Harvard's three-point defense is allowing teams to shoot 35.4% from deep, ranking them No. 246 in the nation. Rhode Island is led by the Mitchell twins, a pair of 6-foot-10 and 6-foot-9 big men. The Crimson do not have the size to keep up with Rhode Island, so I'll lay the small number with the road favorite.

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Minnesota 54 @ Pittsburgh 53 | 12/01 | 12:00 AM UTC

Minnesota -2.5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh enters Tuesday night's contest at just 2-4 on the season and is off back-to-back losses against Vanderbilt and UMBC. Minnesota is 5-0, but this will be its first true test of the season against a Power Five team. The Panthers' offense has struggled and has an adjusted offensive efficiency rating that ranks them No. 294 in the country while Minnesota's adjusted defensive efficiency ranks them No. 40. Pittsburgh is also prone to turning the ball over, which could prove key to Minnesota covering. Lay the small number with the better team on the road.

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Iona 65 @ Belmont 72 | 11/26 | 11:30 PM UTC

Iona +3.5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Rick Pitino's Iona team is coming off an upset win over Alabama in which the Gaels made just 4-of-21 3-pointers. The Gaels have a balanced attack, led by forward Nelly Junior Joseph, who averages 16.3 points and 7.8 rebounds. Four starters average double figures in points. In a game where the spread is just 3.5 points, free throw shooting could prove to be crucial, and Iona ranks third in free throw attempts while Belmont checks in at No. 222. Grab the points with the hot Iona team.

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Ohio St. 68 @ Florida 71 | 11/25 | 1:35 AM UTC

Florida -1.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: In what should be one of the best games of the night on Wednesday, I'm laying the small number with the Gators, who have looked fantastic so far. Florida should be able to neutralize one of Ohio State's biggest strengths - the 3-point shot. The Buckeyes are No. 40 in the country in 3-point shooting, but Florida's defense is ranked inside the top 60 in defending the long-range shot. Plus, I don't see anyone on Ohio State who can stop Florida's top player - the 6-11 Colin Castleton, who averages 17.0 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks.

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