Sharp bettors cleaned up on Thursday, highlighted by a straight-up victory by Georgia Tech (17% of bets, 19% of dollars, +4 to +2.5) over NC State. But today is a new day. Win, lose or draw, sharps always turn the page. Welcome to March Madness, where sleep doesn’t exist and it’s always onto the next game(s)!
After examining all the percentages and line movement for Friday’s 33-game slate, here are five college basketball bets that professional players are focusing on today, including games that start at 5:30, 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. ET.
All data as of 4:30 p.m. ET
Detroit U (+2.5) vs. Wisc Green Bay
5:30 p.m. ET
We’re seeing a classic Pros vs. Joes showdown in this Horizon League Tournament matchup. Green Bay is 12-19 and Detroit is 8-23, so of course the public is taking the team with the better record (68% on Green Bay). Not the sharps.
Detroit is only getting 32% of bets but it accounts for 62% of dollars, indicating smart money is on the dog. Meanwhile, Green Bay has fallen from -4 to -2.5 since opening, indicating sharp reverse line movement on Detroit.