CBB Sharp Report: Wiseguys Hitting Nevada-Loyola Chicago, 2 Other Games
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- Three games have drawn the attention of sharp bettors on Tuesday's slate of college basketball matchups.
- Among them is a rematch from last year's NCAA Tournament between Nevada and Loyola Chicago.
With no college football tonight, college hoops gets to take center stage as the most heavily bet sport on Tuesday night.
Of course, in addition to the flock of casual bettors who are hitting tonight’s slate, sharps are finding value on a few games, including the rematch of last year’s unlikely Sweet 16 game between Nevada and Loyola Chicago.
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Nevada @ Loyola Chicago
8 p.m. ET | ESPNews
Sharp angle: Loyola Chicago (moved from +5.5 to +4.5)
After being a No. 7 seed in the tournament for last year’s meeting, Nevada enters the rematch as the fifth-ranked team in the country. So, having to lay only 4.5 points, public bettors have been all over the Wolfpack.
Seventy-eight percent of them, in fact, are behind Nevada, and with this on pace to be the third-most heavily bet game tonight, Nevada is one of the more popular plays on Tuesday’s entire slate.
Despite that, 58% of actual money wagered has come on the unranked Ramblers, meaning they’re attracting the bigger bets — the ones more likely to come from sharps.
Two Sports Insights Bet Signals — indications of market-wide line movement as a result of sharp action — have also hit Loyola, which, along with the discrepancy between bets and money, have helped bring this line down one point from its opening number.
Texas Arlington @ Tulsa
8 p.m. ET | ESPN3
Sharp angle: Tulsa (moved from -8 to -11.5)
Tulsa has been the more popular pick in this game, but 61% of bets won’t cause a 3.5-point line move on their own. Instead, it has been sharp action that’s played the biggest role in moving Tulsa to a double-digit favorite.
The Golden Hurricane have triggered two SI Bet Signals so far, and have landed 96% of money wagered on the game, giving oddsmakers no choice but to significantly widen this margin.
Southern Illinois @ Colorado State
9 p.m. ET | MW Network
Sharp angle: Colorado State (moved from +1.5 to -2)
In a similar spot, Colorado State’s line has moved 3.5 points on 59% of bets, which means sharp action is probably in play once again.
In this case, 77% of dollars wagered have come on the Rams, who have also been on the receiving end of two Bet Signals throughout the day.