CBB Sharp Report: Pros Betting Michigan-Villanova, 4 Other Wednesday Games

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  • Five games have drawn the attention of sharp bettors on Wednesday's college basketball slate, headlined by Michigan-Villanova (6:30 p.m. ET, FS1).
  • Sports Insights' Bet Signals reveal which way the smart money is going in these five matchups.

Through the first week of the college basketball season, sharp action has been a bit scarce. Each night, only two to three games stand out with clear wiseguy activity.

Tonight, however, five plays have drawn the attention of sharps, including the rematch of last year’s National Championship Game between Michigan and Villanova.

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Michigan @ Villanova

6:30 p.m. ET | FS1

Sharp angle: Under (moved from 139 to 138.5)

In what’s on pace to bet the most heavily bet college basketball game Wednesday night, 63% of bets on the total have hit the over. Despite that, the number is actually one-half point lower now than when it opened.

Sharp bettors have hit the under to cause the line move, indicated in part by the 68% of money that has landed on the under despite the minority of tickets.

Also contributing to the line move are three Sports Insights Bet Signals that have come on the under, representing three instances of market-wide line movement cause by sharp action

UL Monroe @ Michigan State

7 p.m. ET | BTN2Go+

Sharp angle: Under (moved from 146.5 to 144.5)

Though it doesn’t have the same volume of tickets as last year’s championship rematch, this matchup is almost a mirror image in the betting market.

The 42% of bets on the under have accounted for 56% of actual dollars, which has caused a 2-point line move from the opening total.

The under has also drawn four Bet Signals which have helped bring this total down.

Seton Hall @ Nebraska

7:30 p.m. ET | BTN

Sharp angle: Under (moved from 148 to 144.5)

In keeping with today’s theme, sharp bettors have hit another under in tonight’s Seton Hall-Nebraska matchup.

As with the other games listed so far, the over has been the more popular bet, attracting 54% of wagers.

Those have accounted for only 47% of money, however, and the under has been on the receiving end of three Bet Signals, all of which have contributed to a 3.5-point move from the opening number.

UTSA @ Oklahoma State

8 p.m. ET | FS-SW+

Sharp angle: Over (moved from 150 to 150.5)

Points lovers, here’s one for ya.

Although this breaks the trend of sharp unders, it does follow the same fade the public strategy.

Only 40% of bettors have taken this over, but the money percentages have offered a mirror image, as those bettors have accounted for 60% of actual dollars.

The over has also drawn two Bet Signals, helping move this line away from the popular side.

Jacksonville State @ Bradley

8 p.m. ET | ESPN+

Sharp angle: Jacksonville State (moved from +7 to +6)

This marks the second time on the young season that sharps have found value on Jacksonville State.

Tonight, the Gamecocks have attracted only 30% of bettors, but those bettors have made up for 74% of the money being wagered.

That, along with the two Bet Signals, has moved the Gamecocks from 7-point dogs to +6.

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