College Basketball Sharp Betting Pick: Pros Playing Seattle vs. UMKC on Thursday

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LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 14: Head coach Jim Hayford of the Eastern Washington Eagles reacts to play against the UCLA Bruins during the first half at LA Sports Arena on December 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • Sharp bettors are targeting one of Thursday's smallest college basketball matchups.
  • Learn how the pros are playing Seattle vs. UMKC (8 p.m. ET).

Basketball fans in Seattle were devastated when the Supersonics moved to the booming metropolis of Oklahoma City right after Kevin Durant’s rookie season. Little did they know that they had another basketball team to root for —  the Redhawks of Seattle University.

Seattle takes on the Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) Kangaroos tonight in a battle of college teams you may not be familiar with, but sharps certainly are.

Both teams play for the Western Athletic Conference and will be playing their first conference games of the season.


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Heading into conference play, both teams have records right around .500 and both rank between 230th and 250th in the nation on KenPom’s ratings.

College Basketball Sharp Betting Pick: Seattle vs. UMKC

As the home team, UMKC opened as a 4.5-point favorite and has garnered the attention of public bettors, receiving two-thirds of the tickets.

Sharps, on the other hand, like Seattle plus the points.

Despite seeing just 33% of tickets, the Redhawks are getting 68% of the money. We’ve also tracked a Bet Signal on Seattle, which is a strong indicator of professional action hitting the market.

With that said, Seattle, which at one point reached +4.5 at some books, is down to +3 at essentially every book around the market.

Since reaching +3 in the late morning, the line has remained stagnant. There is a strong chance that the sharps no longer feel there is value at this particular number.

Sharp angle: Seattle (moved from +4.5 to +3)

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