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A matchup between Long Island Brooklyn and Radford (6:40 p.m. ET) wouldn’t normally move the needle, but when it’s part of the NCAA tournament First Four, public money will flow. According to our number of bets statistic, tonight’s First Four matchups are driving huge betting handles, which is expected as the Big Dance officially gets underway.
Recreational bettors have flocked toward the total in this matchup, which opened 136.
Interestingly, public bettors, usually quick to bet the over, are siding with the under in this matchup, to the tune of 62% of tickets and 92% of dollars wagered.
And yet … the total has moved up 2.5 points across the betting market to 138.5.
Our Bet Signals — available to all Sports Insights Sportsbook Insider Pro subscribers — have triggered two separate Steam Moves on the over, once at 137 and again at 137.5.
This is all a clear indicator that professional bettors have been more than happy to hammer the over in a game between two teams that like to press full-court.
Top Photo: Radford Highlanders head coach Mike Jones talks to the media during practice before the First Four of the NCAA Tournament; credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports