College Basketball Sharp Betting Picks (Jan. 15): Pros Hitting Seton Hall vs. Butler, Kentucky vs. South Carolina
Butler Bulldogs head coach LaVall Jordan and forward Jordan Tucker. (Photo by M. Anthony Nesmith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
- Sharp bettors have been causing line movement to tonight's Seton Hall vs. Butler betting odds (updated spread: Butler -4.5).
- They've also found value on Kentucky vs. South Carolina SEC matchup, in which the Wildcats are 5.5-point favorites.
- See how they're betting both 6:30 p.m. ET games.
Last night, sharp bettors and contrarians got off to a hot start in the “post-college-football” season, as Clemson (25% of bets, +10.5) beat No. 3 Duke outright.
Tonight, they are hitting the spread in the clash between two ranked teams in the Big East: No. 18 Seton Hall and No. 5 Butler. Another big game, No. 10 Kentucky at South Carolina, is also seeing sharp action.
Here’s how the pros are betting both games.
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Seton Hall at Butler
6:30 p.m. ET | FS1
It’s not often we see two teams of this caliber face off, but when it does happen, bettors come in flocks. This game is seeing the most tickets of tonight’s 50+ game slate.
Forty percent of bettors are on the Pirates, which is not surprising given their lower ranking. Per Bet Labs, when two ranked teams face off during the regular season, the higher ranked team has received the majority of bets about 62% of the time.
Though the majority of bettors like the Bulldogs, the big bets are coming in on Seton Hall. The Pirates’ 40% of tickets account for 65% of the money, which is a pretty large discrepancy for a game of this magnitude.
With that said, Seton Hall, which opened between +5 and +6, is now down to +4.5 across the market.
Sharp Angle: Seton Hall (moved from +5.5 to +4.5)
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Kentucky at South Carolina
6:30 p.m. ET | SECN
Another 6:30 tip-off is attracting the sharps’ attention, as the annual championship contender Kentucky visits South Carolina.
The Wildcats are doing their best to rebound from a slightly uncharacteristic start, as they lost to Evansville, Utah and Ohio State before Christmas.
They’re hoping to push their winning streak to five tonight against the Gamecocks, but sharps are expecting a tight contest.
This game is far more lopsided in terms of ticket percentages, as Kentucky is commanding 79% of the action. Sharps once again like the dog, though, as we tracked two Sports Insights Bet Signals on South Carolina in the middle of the night.
Kentucky opened at -5.5/-6 and had reached -6.5 last night, but sharp buyback on South Carolina has the line down to +5.5 and even +5 in some spots.
Sharp Angle: South Carolina (moved from +6.5 to +5.5)
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