CBB Sharp Report: 3 Friday Games Drawing Smart Money
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- Three games on tonight's college basketball slate have drawn significant action from sharp bettors.
- Betting percentages and Sports Insights' Bet Signals help reveal which way the sharp money is going.
College football conference championship games will undoubtedly dominate the sports betting market tonight, but that doesn’t mean there’s no value to be found elsewhere.
Sharp bettors have located three games on tonight’s college hoops slate with value, forcing oddsmakers to adjust lines as a result.
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Michigan State @ Rutgers
6 p.m. ET | BTN
Sharp angle: Under (moved from 138 to 134)
Despite only 41% of bettors taking a liking to the under, the total has fallen four points from its opening number.
A look at the money percentages justifies the move, as under bettors have accounted for 56% of dollars wagered despite being in the minority, meaning sharps are more likely to be among those bettors.
On top of attracting the bigger bets, the under has also triggered four Sports Insights Bet Signals — signs of market-wide line movement caused by sharp action — to help bring this number down.
Appalachian State @ East Carolina
7 p.m. ET | ESPN3
Sharp angle: ECU (moved from 1.5 to pick’em)
Only 44% of bettors are backing the Pirates at home tonight, but like in the case of the under above, those bets are generating a much higher percentage of money.
East Carolina has accounted for 70% of the money being wagered on the game, and has received three SI Bet Signals, forcing oddsmakers to rid this game of a point spread.
Duquesne vs. Pittsburgh
7 p.m. ET | ESPN3
Sharp angle: Duquesne (moved from +5.5 to +3.5)
Being played in the Penguins’ home arena, both Pittsburgh-based teams should feel somewhat comfortable tonight. Still, the public is convinced that it’ll be the Panthers walking out of the PPG Paints Arena with a win of at least four points.
Sixty-four percent of bets are behind Pittsburgh, but those have accounted for just 38% of the overall money wagered. That sharp liability on Duquesne has given oddsmakers no choice but to lower the spread significantly from its opening number.
Like East Carolina, Duquesne’s line has also been pushed by three Sports Insights Bet Signals.