College Basketball Betting Data, Feb. 12: Top 10 Road Favorites Taking Heavy Action
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When the best college basketball teams are in action on smaller slates, you know they’ll get plenty of action.
Michigan, Duke and Marquette — among others — are getting lots of love from the public on Tuesday night.
Most Public Bets
As of 3 p.m. ET. Minimum 1,000 bets.
- Michigan -7 (84%) at Penn State
- Northern Illinois -3 (84%) at Western Michigan
- Marquette -3 (82%) at DePaul
- St. Joe’s -1.5 (78%) vs. St. Bonaventure
- Duke -8.5 (76%) at Louisville
Biggest Betting Ticket/Money Discrepancies
We track both betting tickets on a given game and the percentage of money that’s been bet on each side. If there’s a big discrepancy, there’s likely some sharper, larger bets on the opposite side.
Here are the three biggest discrepancies for Tuesday as of 3 p.m. ET. This data will change as we get closer to tipoffs. Minimum 1,000 bets.
St. John’s (-4) vs. Butler
- 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN
- 61% of tickets, 91% of money
- 30% difference
- Line move: St. John’s -3.5 to -4
Mississippi State (-5.5) vs. Alabama
- 9 p.m. ET
- 49% of tickets, 77% of money
- 28% difference
- Line move: Mississippi State -5 to -5.5
Texas A&M (-5) vs. Georgia
- 7 p.m. ET
- 65% of tickets, 91% of money
- 26% difference
- Line move: None
EDGE subscribers can get the rest of the biggest ticket/money differences here.
Bet Labs Pro Trend
Over at Bet Labs, we’ve created historically profitable betting systems for every sport. There aren’t any PRO systems that match tonight’s games, but one user-generated system that’s been successful over the past 15 years does.
Good Defensive, Bad ATS Team
The theory makes sense anecdotally: Teams that have struggled against the spread will get inflated lines. And if that team has a decent defense and plays at a slow pace, it should be able to keep it close.
This system fits Rider tonight, but the Broncs have moved from +2 to a short favorite against Quinnipiac. This system has covered 58% of the time since 2005.
You can create your own betting systems by signing up for a trial of Bet Labs here.
Sharp Money Indicators
Each day, we’ll highlight one game from our sharp report page that has multiple indicators of sharp action.
On Tuesday night, St. Bonaventure is triggering a steam move, reverse line movement and contrarian indicators. The line has dropped from +2 to +1.5 as a result.
EDGE subscribers can get full access to our sharp report page here.