College Basketball Odds & Pick: How Sharps Are Betting Fordham vs. La Salle (Saturday, Jan. 2)

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  • There are a lot of big matchups on today's college hoops slate, but there's big value on a minor game.
  • Fordham and La Salle will hit the hardwood tonight, and sharps have taken notice of the game.
  • Danny Donahue breaks down what that means for this game below.

Fordham vs. La Salle Odds

Fordham Odds +5.5
La Salle Odds -5.5
Over/Under 122
Time 6:30 p.m. ET

To go along with a four-game bowl slate, Saturday brings with it a massive slate of more than 100 college basketball games.

But it’s not Texas-Kansas, Iowa-Rutgers or Michigan State-Nebraska that’s lighting up our PRO Report value signals today.

Instead, the game aligning sharps with our experts and fitting into one of our PRO Betting Systems has been Fordham vs. La Salle.

Note: Odds, data as of 2 p.m. ET.

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Fordham vs. La Salle Pick

Sharp Action

While the overall betting population has been split down the middle (Fordham holds just a slight 51% edge), sharp bettors seem to be pretty convinced of the side offering value.

Action Labs has triggered a pair of Bet Signals on Fordham, revealing two separate instances of market movement caused specifically by sharp action, which has helped bring this line from +7 to +5.5.

Sharp Action edge: Fordham

Big Money

And while bettors are split on this game, the distribution of actual money has not been.

The 51% backing of Fordham has generated 88% of the money hitting this spread. Obviously, that’s worthy of sportsbooks’ attention in its own right, but perhaps more importantly, the discrepancy between bets and money reveals bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps — to be on Fordham.

Big Money edge: Fordham

PRO Systems

As the worse against-the-spread side in this game, Fordham also fits one of our PRO Betting Systems.

Appropriately titled, “Poor ATS vs. Good ATS Teams” has returned a 55% win rate on a sample of more than 3,000 games since 2005.

PRO Systems edge: Fordham

Top Experts

Our college hoops betting experts have also found reason to back the underdog in this seemingly minor matchup, marking the fourth PRO Report signal on Fordham.

You can follow all of our experts’ picks, and get notified right when they make them by downloading the free Action App.

Top Experts edge: Fordham

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