CBB Sharp Report: Pros Betting Ohio State-Rutgers, Three Other Wednesday Games

Jan 09, 2019 04:35 PM EST

Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Geo Backer (0).

  • Wiseguys are betting four college basketball games on Wednesday, headlined by Ohio State-Rutgers (7 p.m. ET).
  • Sharps are also getting down on La Salle-VCU (7 p.m. ET), Clemson-Syracuse (7 p.m. ET) and Miami Florida-Florida State (9 p.m. ET).
  • Using the tools available at The Action Network, we analyze how the pros are betting each game.

Wiseguys didn’t get the results they hoped for last night, as their Wednesday plays went 1-2, with the lone win coming from a Baylor upset victory at home against Iowa State.

Hot, cold or treading water, the blueprint never changes for the sharps. Keep grinding and bounce back the next day.

After examining today’s stacked 31-game college basketball slate using the betting tools available at Sports Insights and The Action Network, I’ve identified four big games that the wiseguys are targeting on Wednesday night, with three starting at 7 p.m. ET, and one tipping off at 9 p.m. ET.

>> All odds as of 2:30 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

Ohio State at Rutgers

7 p.m. ET | BTN

Sharp angle: Rutgers (+6 to +5.5) and Over (131 to 133)

Sharps are getting down on both the spread and the over/under in this Big Ten showdown.

Ohio State (12-2) enters this game ranked 16th overall, while unranked Rutgers (7-6) has lost five of its past seven games. As a result, 83% of spread bets are rushing to lay the points with the road favorite Buckeyes.

However, despite receiving such overwhelming support, OSU has fallen from -6 to -5.5.

Using our Sports Insights Bet Signals, we noticed a pair of steam and reverse line moves on Rutgers, with no conflicting plays (or buyback) on OSU. The Scarlet Knights are getting 17% of bets but 49% of dollars, further evidence of sharp money in their favor.

Rutgers also fits two profitable Bet Labs PRO systems: Fade the Public in Big Conferences (57.3% ATS since 2005) and Underdogs on ATS Losing Streaks (55.6% ATS).

Goodfellas are also pounding this total. It opened at 131. Currently 55% of bets but 79% of dollars are taking the over, pushing it up to 133. We also tracked five separate steam and reverse line moves on the over, ranging from over 130.5 to Over 133.5.

La Salle at VCU

7 p.m. ET | MASN


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