CBB Sharp Report: Utah State-Fresno State, 3 Other Games Drawing Pro Money

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  • Sharp action has hit Tuesday's college basketball slate on four games in particular, including NC State at UNC.
  • Sports Insights' Bet Signals and betting market percentages reveal which bets the pros are making.

Tuesday’s college basketball slate is littered with sharp action.

Seemingly half of tonight’s games have presented some sort of value in the eyes of wiseguys, but four games in particular have stood out.

Headlined by NC State-UNC and Michigan-Rutgers (both at 8 p.m. ET), here are the four games generating the most action from pros tonight.


>> All odds as of 2:45 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time college basketball odds and track your bets.


Michigan @ Rutgers

8 p.m. ET | BTN

Sharp angle: Rutgers (moved from +10 to +9.5)

Of every college team in action tonight, no team has been more popular than Michigan. The Wolverines have drawn 86% of bets in what’s on pace to be fifth-most heavily bet game of the night.

Still, this line has managed to fall from Michigan -10 to -9.5 as of writing (see live odds here), and even -9 at some spots. Right off the bat, that should tell you how sharps are betting the matchup.

Furthering the evidence of wiseguy activity on Rutgers, though, has been its bet vs. dollar discrepancy. While they’ve drawn only 16% of bets, the Knights have also generated more than double that percentage of actual money (35%) being wagered on the game. That means bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps — are taking the points with the home dog.

NC State @ North Carolina

8 p.m. ET | ESPN CE

Sharp angle: NC State (moved from +11 to +10)

Different conference, but a very similar story in this matchup.

NC State isn’t quite the contrarian play that Rutgers is, but with only 33% of bettors hitting the Wolfpack, their line fall from +11 to +10 is the first indication that wiseguys are once again taking the points.

As was the case with Rutgers, NC State has drawn a significantly higher money (47%) than bet percentage, revealing that its attracting the bigger and most likely sharper bettors.

NC State has also been on the receiving end of a Sports Insights Bet Signal, confirming that sharp action caused market-wide line movement at +11.

Dayton @ Saint Louis

9 p.m. ET | CBSSN

Sharp angle: Dayton (moved from +1 to -2.5)

The action from sharps in this one has been strong enough to convince oddsmakers not only that Dayton shouldn’t be an underdog, but a 2.5-point favorite.

Bets have been more split in this case, with Saint Louis drawing only a slight 53% majority. As you probably could’ve guessed, though, money percentages have been far more lopsided.

The 47% of bettors on Dayton have accounted for 70% of actual dollars being wagered. Sports Insights’ Bet Signals also triggered a sharp move on the Flyers at +1 to confirm the reason for the line move.

Utah State @ Fresno State

10:30 p.m. ET | SportsNet RM

Sharp angle: Utah State (moved from pick’em to -2)

Dayton isn’t the only team that sharps have turned into a favorite on Tuesday. After opening at a pick’em, Utah State is now -2 on the road in Fresno.

While just 37% of bettors have taken the Aggies, they’ve generated 50% of actual money being wagered on the matchup. Tack on a Bet Signal at the opening number, and oddsmakers have had no choice but to follow their sharper customers once again — even if it’s meant giving the public a more friendly number.