College Basketball Public Betting Data, Feb. 4: Bettors Cautious on Small Slate

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Super Bowl hangover? Limited slate? Whatever the reason, there hasn’t been a ton of college basketball action so far on Monday. We’re tracking just six games with at least 1,000 bets, and limited sharp action across the board.

We’ll break down the betting data for tonight’s slate to see where the money is and where the lines might go.

All betting data comes from our public betting page (ticket count is free, but money percentages are available only to EDGE subscribers). Betting trends are available for free in The Action Network app, while more advanced betting systems are available to Sports Insights subscribers via Bet Labs.

Most Public Bets

As of 3:30 p.m. ET. Minimum 800 bets tracked.

  1. Northern Colorado -8 (81%) vs. Montana State
  2. Southern Utah -5 (74%) at Idaho
  3. Lehigh -5 (74%) vs. Colgate
  4. Northwestern -3.5 (73%) vs. Penn State
  5. Iowa State -2.5 (72%) at Oklahoma

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, though Monday is pretty quiet as contrarian plays go.

Here are the three biggest discrepancies for Monday night as of 3 p.m. ET. This data will change as we get closer to tipoffs. Minimum 800 bets.

Idaho (+5) vs. Southern Utah

  • 10 p.m. ET
  • 26% of tickets, 72% of money
  • 46% difference
  • Line move: Idaho +4 to +5

Iowa State (-2.5) at Oklahoma

  • 9 p.m. ET, ESPN2
  • 72% of tickets, 90% of money
  • 18% difference
  • Line move: Iowa State -2 to -2.5

Marist (+4.5) at Canisius

  • 7 p.m. ET, WatchESPN.com
  • 43% of tickets, 61% of money
  • 18% difference
  • Line move: Marist +5 to +4.5

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. Tonight, just two games match a system as of 3:30 p.m. ET:

First Half Under with High Total

The crux of this system is that first-half totals are inflated during games that books expect to be high scoring, and bettors can take advantage by going under. It applies to Northern Colorado-Montana State and one other game on Monday.

Unlock the other game system that matches this PRO system by signing up for a trial of Bet Labs here.


Sharp Money Indicators

Each day, we try to highlight one game from our sharp report page that has multiple indicators of sharp action.

As of 3:30 p.m. ET, there are no official sharp money indicators coming in on any college hoops games. That may change as we get closer to tips at 7 p.m. ET, so check our sharp report page to stay up to date.