College Basketball Odds & Pick for Minnesota vs. Illinois: Big Bets From Sharps Moving Big Ten Over/Under (Tuesday, Dec. 15)

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College Basketball Odds: Minnesota vs. Illinois

Minnesota Odds +8.5
Illinois Odds -8.5
Over/Under 146
Time 7 p.m. ET
TV ESPN2
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College basketball dominates the sports betting world tonight, but the Tuesday slate isn’t exactly chock-full of marquee games. Still, there are a few big-name matchups that have caught the attention of sharp bettors.

Pros have already changed the favorite in Clemson vs. Virginia Tech and as of the late morning, it seems they’re shifting gears to a Big Ten over/under.

Our PRO Report breaks it down below.

Sharp action already hitting the weekend CFB slate…

Oregon-USC

Florida-Alabama

Clemson-Notre Dame

College Basketball Pick: Minnesota vs. Illinois

Sharps and big bettors — who are likely one and the same — have made it clear they find (or found) tonight’s total too high. And their under action has helped to drop it by four points.

Sharp Action

For the most part, bettors are pretty torn on this total. But even with a 53% edge to the over, this line has fallen, which should in itself tell you something about the type of bettors on the other side.

Sure enough, Sports Insights Bet Signals have confirmed three instances of market-wide line movement coming specifically as a result of sharp action on the under, helping explain why sportsbooks are moving away from their popular side.

Sharp Action edge: Under

Big Money

Providing further reason for oddsmakers to be shifting downward, the 47% of bets on this under have generated an impressive 87% of actual money hitting the total. Of course, that creates a monetary liability, but perhaps more importantly it reveals how bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps — are playing this game.

Big Money edge: Under

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