Wiseguys Taking a Side in Tonight’s Loyola Chicago-Kansas State Matchup
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It took some time, but we’ve finally got a sense of where sharp action is landing on tonight’s Loyola Chicago-Kansas State (6:09 p.m. ET) Elite Eight matchup. After opening as a pick’em, this line has spanned across three points, as Loyola reached as high as +2 last night.
With this number on the move, we tapped the tools available at The Action Network to breakdown how wiseguys are betting this game.
After early action came in on Kansas State, this line is back to a pick’em and sharp bettors are to thank for that.
Three sharp signals have been triggered on the Ramblers, who are only receiving 36% of tickets so far. Fading the public is never a bad idea, but it’s especially profitable late in the NCAA Tournament. From the Elite Eight on, teams getting less than 50% of bets are 45-30-2 against the spread since 2005.
There’s still some disagreement among sportsbooks as to where this line should be set, so it wouldn’t be a shock to see this line back to Loyola -1 later today.
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