Thinking of taking the night off from college hoops because we have a small slate and all the “good” games are on Saturday? Don’t. With no NBA on tap, the public is thirsty for action and will be getting down on small-conference games they don’t know much about, which creates great contrarian value for sharp bettors.

After breaking down all the lines and percentages, here are the seven college basketball bets the professional players are getting down on tonight.

For a full glossary betting of terms, plus the sides getting the highest percentage of tickets and money, check out the bottom of the article.

All data as of 5 p.m. ET


Yale at Dartmouth (+2.5)

7 p.m. ET

The public sees 5-16 Dartmouth and immediately says “fade.” But wiseguys see a profitable buy-low opportunity. The Big Green is only getting 23% of bets but it accounts for 32% of dollars, indicating smart money on the home dog. Sharps at CRIS got down hard on Dartmouth when the line rose to +3, causing it fall back down to +2.5. It’s back down to +2 at Bookmaker, a sharp offshore book with high limits. Essentially, we’re seeing a “line freeze.” Even though nearly 80% of bets are on Yale, the line remains close to Dartmouth, meaning the books have liability on the Big Green.

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