CBB Sharp Report: Pros Betting Pittsburgh-Boston College, 2 Other Tuesday Games

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  • Wiseguys are betting three conference tournament games on Tuesday, headlined by Pittsburgh-Boston College (7 p.m. ET on ESPNU).
  • Sharps are also getting down on Appalachian State-UL Monroe (8 p.m. ET on ESPN+) and North Dakota State-Nebraska Omaha (9 p.m. ET on ESPN2).
  • Using the tools available at The Action Network, we analyze how the pros are betting each game.

Sharps kicked off conference tournament week in Green Dot City yesterday, cashing the Wofford Under and Akron Over en route to a 2-1 Monday. Nothing changes for the wiseguys. They’ll look to post another winning day by focusing on soft, contrarian totals and undervalued spreads in high-pressure postseason games.

After analyzing Tuesday’s 18-game slate using the betting tools available at Sports Insights and The Action Network, I’ve identified three games receiving sharp action from professional bettors.

Betting Terms to Know

Steam Move: Sudden, drastic and uniform line movement across the market caused by an overload of sharp action from respected players.

Reverse Line Movement: When the betting line moves in the opposite direction of the betting percentages. It’s a top smart money indicator.

Line Freeze: When one side is getting heavy betting, but the line won’t budge, indicating sharp liability on the other side.

Juice: The tax or commission that bettors must pay sportsbooks in order for them to accept your wager. A -115 juice means a bettor would have to wager $115 to win $100.


Pittsburgh vs. Boston College

7 p.m. ET | ESPNU

Sharp angle: Pittsburgh (moved from -1 to -1.5)

We’re seeing an ultimate Pros vs. Joes disagreement with this ACC Tournament spread.

This game opened with Pittsburgh listed as a short 1-point favorite. Casual bettors take one look at the records and immediately grab Boston College. After all, Pitt is 13-18 and has lost 13 of its last 14 while BC sits at a slightly better 14-16.

But wiseguys know that if it looks too good to be true, it almost always is.

Currently 73% of bets are taking the Eagles, yet the line has either stayed the same or moved slightly toward Pitt. This is a perfect example of a sharp line freeze/reverse line move. Despite the heavy BC betting, oddsmakers refuse to hand out a better line to Pitt wiseguys because that’s the side they’re worried about.

Using our Sports Insights Bet Signals, we tracked three separate steam and reverse line moves on Pitt, without a single conflicting play (or buyback) on BC.

Appalachian State @ UL Monroe

7 p.m. ET | ESPN+

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