College Basketball Public Betting Data, March 12: System Matches Galore

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Conference tournaments are getting deeper, which has been a historically profitable time for system bettors.

More than half of Tuesday’s college basketball games match PRO systems uncovered at Bet Labs.

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 Sides

As of 4:30 p.m. ET. Minimum 1,000 bets tracked.

  1. Gonzaga -14.5 (85%) vs. Saint Mary’s
  2. Omaha -3.5 (85%) vs. North Dakota State
  3. Boston College +1 (71%) vs. Pitt
  4. South Alabama -4.5 (71%) vs. Arkansas State
  5. Binghamton +16.5 (68%) vs. Vermont

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.

Here are the three biggest discrepancies for Tuesday night as of 4:30 p.m. ET. This data will change as we get closer to tipoffs. Minimum 500 bets.

Hartford -1 vs. UMBC

  • 7 p.m. ET, ESPN+
  • 45% of tickets, 64% of money
  • 19% difference
  • Line move: Hartford +1.5 to -1

Last year’s NCAA Tournament darling UMBC is still getting lots of love from public bettors, but heavier money has made Hartford a favorite in the America East semifinal.

Saint Francis (PA) -4.5 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson

  • 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2
  • 44% of tickets, 61% of money
  • 17% difference
  • Line move: Saint Francis -2.5 to -4.5

Books have made a pretty significant move on the NEC final, moving Saint Francis from -2.5 to -4.5.

Northeastern -2 vs. Hofstra

  • 7 p.m. ET, CBBSN
  • 53% of tickets, 67% of money
  • 14% difference
  • Line move: Northeastern -2.5 to -2

Despite getting about two-thirds of the money, the line has moved in Hofstra’s favor. Hofstra has covered just once in its last eight games after starting the season 13-3 against the spread.

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.

Bryan Mears has identified 10 profitable conference tournament betting trends, and he’s updating this post with matches once lines come out each day. There are more than a dozen games that match systems on Tuesday.

Unlock the other games that match PRO systems and create your own betting systems 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.

Pitt’s winning streak, after losing 13 straight, sits at one. Sharp bettors are hoping the Panthers extend that winning streak to two when they face Boston College in the first round of the ACC Tournament.

We’ve tracked contrarian indicators and reverse line movement on Pitt, which has remained a 1-point favorite despite heavy public support on Boston College.

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