CBB Sharp Report: Pros Betting NC State-Miami, 2 Other Thursday Games

Jan 03, 2019 03:34 PM EST

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  • Wiseguys are betting three College Basketball games on Thursday night, headlined by NC State-Miami (7 p.m. ET on ESPNU).
  • Sharps are also getting down on Penn State-Michigan (7 p.m. ET on ESPN) and Quinnipiac-Manhattan (7 p.m. ET).
  • Using the tools available at The Action Network, we analyze how the pros are betting each game.

Sharps have been betting college hoops since day one, but they know the season really starts now. With football winding down and conference play beginning, we’re entering the best time of year to bet underdogs and go contrarian.

That was on display last night, as wiseguys cashed two of their three plays (WVU +4.5 and UNC Under 152.5) to end the night in Green Dot City.

After examining today’s massive 58-game college basketball slate using the betting tools available at Sports Insights and The Action Network, I’ve identified three games that pros are betting on Thursday night, all starting at 7 p.m. ET.

>> All odds as of 3 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time college basketball odds and track your bets

Betting Terms to Know

Steam Move: Sudden, drastic and uniform line movement across the market caused by an overload of sharp action from respected players.

Reverse Line Movement: When the betting line moves in the opposite direction of the betting percentages. It’s a top smart money indicator.

Line Freeze: When one side is getting heavy betting, but the line won’t budge, indicating sharp liability on the other side.

Juice: The tax or commission that bettors must pay sportsbooks in order for them to accept your wager. A -115 juice means a bettor would have to wager $115 to win $100.

Full Sports Betting Glossary 

Sharp Betting 101: How to Track Professional Betting Action

NC State @ Miami (Florida)

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