Sharps, Squares Split on Friday Night’s Purdue-Wisconsin Matchup

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  • There is strong disagreement between sharp and recreational bettors regarding the right side of tonight's Purdue-Wisconsin (9 p.m. ET, FS1) college basketball matchup.
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we analyze how sharps are betting this game.

Tonight’s college basketball slate offers just six total games, but that hasn’t stopped bettors from jumping all over the marquee matchup on the schedule: Purdue at Wisconsin (9 p.m. ET).

According to The Action Network’s public betting data, this contest is already driving a massive handle, which is rare this early on a weekday.

At the time of writing, Purdue-Wisconsin has already attracted more betting tickets than 45 of Thursday’s 64 games — and there’s still more than nine hours remaining before this game tips.

>> All odds as of 11:45 a.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time college basketball odds and track your bets.

Not only is Purdue-Wisconsin generating plenty of action overall, but it’s also catching the eyes of both sharp and casual bettors.

And according to the tools available at The Action Network, professional and public bettors strongly disagree on the right side of this matchup.

Wisconsin opened as a 4.5-point home favorite over Purdue and is attracting 64% of tickets wagered on the spread. However, 61% of the money is on the Boilermakers.

While the majority of bettors are taking the home favorite, oddsmakers are following the money, dropping the line to Purdue +2.5.

Not only is one-sided money hitting the road dog, but Sports Insights’ Bet Signals triggered a Reverse Line Move on Purdue around 9:13 a.m. Friday, revealing that the money is also coming from respected bettors.

With casual bettors loading up on Wisconsin, sharps are jumping on the value of Purdue and the points, which has forced oddsmakers to make significant adjustments to the betting line.

Be sure to download The Action Network’s mobile app to track real-time line moves and betting percentage updates for tonight’s Purdue-Wisconsin college basketball matchup.