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College Basketball Betting Trends for Wednesday: Biggest Public Sides Include Rutgers vs. Michigan

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  • Wednesday night's college basketball slate is the final standalone schedule before the NBA returns tomorrow night.
  • Because of this it's reasonable to assume that Wednesday's college basketball games will attract plenty of attention from casual bettors.
  • Below we detail the most popular college basketball favorites and underdogs for Wednesday, Feb. 23, including Rutgers vs. Michigan.

Wednesday’s college basketball slate includes 64 lined games and should draw plenty of action from casual bettors.

This is the final night for college basketball to dominate the hoops as the NBA gets back into action on Thursday following its 2022 All-Star break.

So with the expectation that tonight’s college basketball handle should be big, let’s take a look at the most popular favorites and underdogs on Wednesday, Feb. 23.

Wednesday’s College Basketball Odds & Betting Trends

*Odds and public betting trends data as of Wednesday afternoon

3 Most Popular College Basketball Favorites

Wake Forest (-3) vs. Clemson

7 p.m. ET

As a 3-point favorite, Wake Forest is garnering a staggering 94% of the spread action for tonight’s game against Clemson, which some books, like BetMGM and DraftKings, stretching to -3.5 (click here for live college basketball odds).

Wisconsin (-5) vs. Minnesota

9 p.m. ET

We have a tie! Just like Wake Forest above, Wisconsin has landed 94% of the tickets in its Wednesday night matchup, though this line has yet to show much movement to this point.

La Salle vs. Fordham (-3)

7 p.m. ET

Fordham is just behind Wake Forest and Wisconsin with 93% of the spread bets, but this line has actually moved toward LaSalle, +4 to +3.5, despite the heavy one-sided action.

3 Most Popular College Basketball Underdogs

Wofford vs. VMI (+2)

7 p.m. ET

Wofford checks in as Wednesday’s most popular underdog with just under 80% of the best (79% to be exact) for tonight’s game against VMI.

Rutgers (+4.5) vs. Michigan

7 p.m. ET

How are bettors reacting to Juwan Howard’s suspension? Well tonight, at the very least, Rutgers is among the most trendy underdogs as the Scarlet Knights are attracting 67% of the wagers on the spread.

Butler (+9.5) vs. Seton Hall

8:30 p.m. ET

Butler is nearly a 10-point underdog against Seton Hall on Wednesday, but bettors appear to think that the Bulldogs are going to keep this game within single digits.

As of Wednesday afternoon, 67% of the tickets have hit Butler.

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