The Conference Tourney Game Sharps Bet Early Monday
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The Action Network’s college basketball live odds page looks a bit empty this morning. While there are 16 games on the slate, eight were still off the board at the time of publication. As a whole, today’s schedule doesn’t do much for recreational bettors due to a lack of sexy matchups, especially with so many lines still unavailable.
However, professional bettors don’t care about the logo on the jerseys, which is why they wasted no time getting down hard on one side early Monday morning.
Saint Mary’s opened as a 5.5-point favorite vs. BYU, and 68% of spread tickets are laying the points. While the majority of wagers are backing the Gaels, the line has dropped to -5 across the market.
With the percentage of raw betting tickets favor St. Mary’s, our money percentages reveal a 50/50 split regarding actual dollars wagers. That — plus a Reverse Line Move triggered by our Bet Signals — is a sure sign the pros are all over BYU.
There’s no doubt the public will back a dominant 28-4 St. Mary’s squad, but wiseguys have expertly grabbed the best of the number already, and could continue doing so the rest of the day, especially if one-sided Gaels action pushes the line back up to -5.5.
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