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College Basketball Sharp Betting Picks for Friday: Wiseguys Hitting Western Carolina-VMI, Miami Ohio-Akron & More

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  • The meat of Friday's college basketball slate tips at 7 p.m. ET, though there are a handful of earlier games for those who hustle home from work.
  • Western Carolina vs. VMI, St. Bonaventure vs. Richmond and Miami Ohio vs. Akron are three of those games, and each has already landed market-moving betting action.
  • Using our college basketball picks and predictions, let's detail the three Friday games that sharps are betting.

The NFL’s off-week between the conference championship games and Super Bowl is upon us, meaning college basketball will carry the betting load for the next week or so.

Business will certainly be picking up toward the end of next week, but right now Rams vs. Bengals odds and betting action have settled in until closer to game day.

This means that bettors jonesing for a sweat will turn to basketball, which is happy to answer the bell on Friday.

College hoops, for example, provides a 20-game slate on Friday with the first matchup, Dartmouth vs. Yale, tipping right as many will be punching out of work and heading off to Happy Hour.

In fact, a handful of Friday’s earliest games also appear to be offering the most value according to bettors with the respect and resources to move the market.

With this in mind, take a closer look at tonight’s college basketball schedule, including the four games that wiseguys are already betting.

College Basketball Picks & Predictions for Friday

*Odds and betting data as of Friday morning

Dartmouth vs. Yale Pick

5 p.m. ET | ESPNU

Professional bettors think that Dartmouth vs. Yale is so nice that they’re betting it twice via way of the spread and over/under.

Let’s start with the spread.

After DraftKings Sportsbook opened this number at Dartmouth +8.5, sharps have hit the underdog multiple times today to move this spread down to +7.5 as of the time of writing, and they didn’t stop there.