CBB Sharp Report: Three Low-Profile Games Drawing Smart Money Wednesday
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- Sharp bettors are finding value on three of Wednesday's less intriguing college basketball matchups.
- Sports Insights' Bet Signals and betting market percentages reveal the plays they're making.
Just a day after betting the top two college hoops games in the country, wiseguys are back to hitting the games that you probably won’t be able to watch on TV.
With start time ranging from 7 to 11 p.m. ET, the three games on Wednesday’s sharp report could serve as Exhibit A of sharp bettors not caring about whether the games they’re betting are considered high profile.
Here’s how the pros are hitting these three low profile matchups: North Texas-Indiana State, Illinois State-Illinois Chicago and San Francisco-California.
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North Texas at Indiana State
7 p.m. ET | ESPN+
Sharp angle: North Texas (moved from from +2 to pk)
Oddsmakers opened this game gifting North Texas bettors two points on the spread, but that was a mistake — at least according to wiseguys.
While the majority of bets (57%) have landed on the former home of Larry Bird, North Texas has drawn 77% of money being wagered on the game as of writing (see live data here). That means bigger bets — the ones more likely to be from sharps — are on the Mean Green.
UNT has also been on the receiving end of three Sports Insights’ Bet Signals — indications of market-wide line movement caused by sharp action.
Illinois State at Illinois Chicago
7 p.m. ET | NBCS-CHI
Sharp angle: Illinois Chicago (moved from pk to -2.5)
In this case, oddsmakers actually did open the betting action at a pick’em, but once again, sharp bettors disagreed with their decision.
While overall bets have been relatively split with Illinois Chicago getting a slight 53% majority, the money distribution has been anything but that. Chicago’s bettors have accounted for 83% of actual dollars wagered on the game, and sharps have triggered another three Bet Signals on the Flames to create the now 2.5-point margin across the market.
San Francisco at California
11 p.m. ET | Pac-12 Network
Sharp angle: Cal (moved from +6.5 to +6)
The line movement here hasn’t been quite as severe, but every indication still points to sharp action in play.
Two-thirds of bettors have played San Francisco to this point, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. The Dons are 7-1 on the season to Cal’s 2-4. But as you probably could have guessed, 59% of dollars wagered have come on the Bears. Two Bet Signals have also hit Cal’s side, which has moved the line from +6.5 to +6 at some books.
It’s worth noting that +6.5 is still widely available around the market, so there’s still time to grab the same bet that was made by sharp players.