NCAAB Lines: Florida State vs. UMass

Florida State will be trying to improve their record to a perfect 5-0 when they tip off against Massachusetts in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas in college hoops betting action on Thursday.

The Seminoles (4-0 SU, 2-0 ATS) led the nation in field-goal defense the past two seasons and they are once again keeping teams at bay around their end of the basket. Florida State will be a likely favorite in this betting matchup at Bovada.

Massachusetts (4-0 SU, 3-0 ATS) is coming off a big win on the road as a 4.5-point underdog as they cruised past Boston College 82-46. Florida State covered a 20-point spread in an 80-39 thumping of South Alabama last time out.

Connecticut (4-0 SU, 0-1 ATS) headlines the field at Paradise Island, and they are set to open the tournament against N.C. Asheville (2-2 SU, 1-0 ATS) in college hoops betting action on Thursday night.

The defending-champion Huskies are ranked fourth in the nation and once again will be favorites to win this game at Bovada and make a run at winning the whole thing. They captured the Maui Invitational and collected the Big East championship before going on to win it all last year.

Connecticut is on a 15-game winning streak that dates back to their Big East tournament victory and they will see the majority of the action on the college hoops betting lines.

Friday night college basketball betting action features the Ohio Bobcats (3-0 SU, 1-1 ATS) up against the No. 7 Louisville Cardinals (4-0 SU, 3-0 ATS) at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville.

The Cardinals are 2-0 overall head-to-head and an astonishing 13-2 in their last 15 games at home. Louisville will see most of the action on the college hoops betting lines in this contest at Bovada.

Ohio will be a road underdog in this game, but they should be looked at from the pointspread side with a strong 17-7-1 ATS record over their past 25 games. Eight of the last nine games on the road for the Bobcats have made winners of OVER bettors in totals betting.