College Basketball Sharp Betting Picks (Feb. 20): Pros Hitting Ohio State-Iowa, San Francisco-Gonzaga, More

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  • The pros have been smashing a few games this Thursday, including Ohio State vs. Iowa (7 p.m. ET), Stanford vs. Washington (10 p.m. ET) and San Francisco vs. Gonzaga (11 p.m. ET).
  • Find out which game the sharps and the squares are in full agreement on as tipoff nears.

A heavy Thursday college hoops slate has left bettors with plenty of options, and sharps have made use of them. They’ve hit a handful of games tonight, and caused some significant line movement on four of them, including Ohio State-Iowa and San Francisco-Gonzaga.

Here’s how the pros are betting tonight.


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Ohio State vs. Iowa

7 p.m. ET

This matchup hasn’t really presented a dilemma to bettors. Most (71%) have been happy to take Iowa as a short home favorite, and a similar majority (65%) has landed on the under.

And while sharps often find value on less popular bets, that’s not been the case with this total.

The 65% under backing has generated an even heavier majority of money (84%), meaning bigger bettors — who are more likely to be sharps — are in agreement with the masses.

To confirm that, two Sports Insights Bet Signals have revealed smart money landing on the under — and causing market-wide movement — at 144.5 and 144.

Sharp angle: Under (moved from 145 to 143)

Stanford vs. Washington

10 p.m. ET

This total has presented a much tougher decision for the public, as an opener of 130 has split bettors exactly in half. The sharp side, however, has been just as clear.

The “over” half has generated 61% of money hitting the total, and with two more Bet Signals (at 130 and 132) have pushed the number up to 132.5, and even 133 in some spots.

Sharp angle: Over (moved from 130 to 132.5)

San Francisco vs. Gonzaga

11 p.m. ET

As far as bet-vs.-money discrepancies, this game has presented arguably the most significant on the entire slate, though its late start time means there’s a good chance that it won’t be quite so significant come tip-off.

Still, a 33% backing generating 85% of money as of the early afternoon leaves little question as to which side is drawing the pros.

That side would be San Francisco, which opened as an 18-point underdog against the Zags, but has come down to +17 thanks to that smart money and another Bet Signal.

Sharp angle: San Francisco (moved from +18 to +17)

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