College Basketball Sharp Betting Picks (Feb. 1): Providence vs. Butler, Tennessee vs. Mississippi State Drawing Pro Action


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Even with a full day remaining until Super Bowl 54, the Big Game will be at the forefront of most bettors’ minds for the entirety of the weekend. But if you’re looking for something else to get you to Sunday, take a gander at the giant Saturday college hoops slate.

The sharps certainly have.

With so many games, it’s nearly impossible to mention each one that’s seen an impact pro bettors. We can, however, narrow it down to the matchups that have put on the most obvious displays of sharp action, and today those matchups both come at 2 p.m. ET.

Let’s take a look at how sharps are betting Providence vs. Butler and Tennessee vs. Mississippi State.

Odds as of Saturday at 9 a.m. ET. Check out FanDuel, where Action Network users get a risk-free bet up to $500.

Providence vs. Butler

2 p.m. ET | FS1

A three-game losing streak for Providence has the Friars at an even 4-4 in Big East play, making them a pretty unpopular underdog at No. 16 Butler this afternoon. Only 30% of spread tickets have landed on Providence, which opened at +8.5 at most books (and even 9.5 at the earliest ones).

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