CBB Sharp Report: Smart Money Hitting 3 Wednesday Games
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- Three games on tonight's college basketball slate have drawn significant action from sharp bettors.
- Sports Insights' Bet Signals help reveal which way the smart money is going.
Wednesday’s college hoops lineup isn’t light on intriguing games, featuring a couple of top 20 matchups in UNC-Michigan and Purdue-Florida State. However, those aren’t the games that have attracted wiseguys this evening.
In fact, none of tonight’s Sharp Report plays come from games on pace to be among the 10 most heavily bet. Instead, sharps have hit three lower-profile matchups, with start times ranging from 7 to 8:30 p.m. ET.
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William & Mary @ Marshall
7 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Over (moved from 171 to 173)
Points lovers, rejoice. Here’s a rare opportunity to root for buckets while on the sharp side of a bet.
William & Mary and Marshall rank 324th and 309th (out of 351 teams), respectively, in points allowed per game. Marshall also ranks 13th in offensive points per game, giving oddsmakers the chance to set one of the highest totals of the season.
According to sharps, even 171 points wasn’t enough, however, as they’ve caused this line to jump two points from its opener.
Two Sports Insights Bet Signals — indications of market-wide line movement caused by sharp action — have been triggered on the over, which has also drawn a significantly higher percentage of money (76%) than bets (54%).
In other words, bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps — are taking a liking to the over.
Siena @ Hofstra
7 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Siena (moved from +13 to +9.5)
Sharp and public bettors seem to be in agreement on this game. Sixty-three percent of bets have hit Siena, but that’s certainly not enough to cause a 3.5-point line move on its own.
Sharp bettors have been among that majority as evidenced by the 95% of dollars landing on the Saints, as well as the two SI Bet Signals that have been triggered.
It is worth noting, however, that the most recent signal was triggered at +11, 1.5 points higher than the current number.
Montana @ Creighton
8:30 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Montana (moved from +8 to +6.5)
This game certainly isn’t showing the most lopsided ticket percentages on tonight’s slate with Creighton drawing 53% of bets. But while the tickets may be balanced, the money is anything but.
Ninety-one percent of dollars have come on Montana, causing oddsmakers to drop this line 1.5 points from its opener.
The Grizzlies have also drawn two Bet Signals, illustrating at least two instances of sharp action causing sudden line movement across the entire market.