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CBB Sharp Report: Wiseguys Betting Utah State-Houston, James Madison-Fordham

Dec 20, 2018 4:55 PM EST

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  • Pro bettors are getting down on two college basketball games Thursday night: James Madison-Fordham (7 p.m. ET on ESPN+) and Utah State-Houston (8 p.m. ET on ESPN3).
  • Using the tools at The Action Network, we analyze how wiseguys are betting both games.

Sharps swept the board last night, cashing all three of their Wednesday plays. 

Tonight, casual bettors see a small seven-game slate and seem to only be interested in the big Texas Tech-Duke showdown at Madison Square Garden. But wiseguys have their sights set on a pair of under-the-radar matchups.

After consulting the betting tools available at Sports Insights and The Action Network, it’s clear that sharps are getting down hard on James Madison-Fordham (7 p.m. ET) and Utah State-Houston (8 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.

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James Madison @ Fordham

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