Wiseguys Hammering 5 College Hoops Games Tonight
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Tonight’s college hoops slate features plenty of lopsided betting matchups, though that’s true on just about any Wednesday night during conference play.
But tonight, we’re blessed with five games in which the money wagered on one side is at least 40 percentage points higher than the percent of tickets on that side.
Why is this important? When the percentage of money on one side is significantly higher than the percentage of bets, you can be fairly confident that sharps — the wiseguys betting the big bucks — are taking that side.
Tonight, St. John’s, New Mexico, Valpo, Temple, and SMU are all only receiving about 30% of total bets in their respective matchups. Four of them are also receiving over 80% of the money wagered on those games. Hello, sharps.
Want more evidence of sharp action? Take a look at the opening lines for these games. Four have moved by at least a full point in favor of the contrarian side receiving sharp money.
According to the Bet Labs database, teams that receive less than 30% of bets and greater than 50% of money wagered, and have the line move in their favor, are 71-45-2 against the spread in conference play.
Be sure to keep an eye on these percentages as the games approach tip-off, and follow @ActionNetworkHQ on Twitter for more sharp updates.
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