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College Hoops Opening Week Lines

The college basketball season is kicking into gear as the Valparaiso Crusaders tip off against the Arizona Wildcats in season-opening betting action on Monday night at the McKale Center.

Valparaiso went 23-12 last season, while Arizona finished a solid 30-8 and went to the Elite Eight at the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats are a big 13.5-point favorite at home at 5Dimes, while the opening total is sitting at 136.

Arizona defeated Valparaiso in their only head-to-head matchup, but it was the Crusaders who covered the point spread.

The St. John’s Red Storm will be a big favorite on the college hoops betting lines when they play William & Mary on Monday. 5Dimes has the Red Storm as 8-point favorites, while the total is sitting at 136.5.

Akron will run into the Mississippi State Bulldogs in college hoops betting action on Wednesday night. The Bulldogs will be a likely favorite at home for this matchup at 5Dimes, but it was the Zips who found their way into the NCAA Tournament last season.

The Zips were a strong 11-7-1 ATS on the road last season while Mississippi State had their troubles covering the spread at home last year, going 5-8-2 ATS.

The Texas A&M Aggies will be big favorites in college basketball betting action on Wednesday when they host the Liberty Flames in their home opener. The Aggies fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last season and will be anxious to get off to a good start this season.

Texas A&M was 24-9 SU last year and will draw plenty of interest on the college hoops betting lines at 5Dimes, while the total has gone UNDER in five of their last seven games.