CBB Sharp Report: Pros Betting Tennessee-Texas A&M, Indiana-Michigan State, More
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- Sharp bettors are affecting lines in three of Saturday's college basketball matchups, including Tennessee-Texas A&M and Indiana-Michigan State.
- Sports Insights' Bet Signals along with betting market percentages help reveal which way the smart money is going.
Super Bowl weekend kicks off with quite a slate of college basketball games. More than 100 matchups will tip off Saturday, and sharps have taken notice.
Three games in particular, including Tennessee-Texas A&M (8 p.m. ET, ESPN), have drawn some significant action from wiseguys, and oddsmakers have adjusted lines as a result.
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Notre Dame @ Boston College
2 p.m. ET | ESPN CE
Sharp angle: Notre Dame (moved from +3 to +2)
With two 11-win teams facing off, the public has been comfortable laying a short spread on the home side. Seventy-seven percent of bets, in fact, have come on Boston College so far.
Despite that, though, the Eagles have fallen from -3 to -2.
Sharps have been all over the Irish, as evidenced by both money percentages and Sports Insights Bet Signals.
The 23% of bets on Notre Dame have generated 50% of actual dollars, meaning bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps — are taking the underdog.
Two Bet Signals have also revealed smart money hitting the Irish at the opening number to drive the line down.
Indiana @ Michigan State
6 p.m. ET
Sharp Angle: Indiana (moved from +16 to +14)
In a similar fashion, Michigan State’s spread has been reduced despite a heavy public backing.
Sixty-nine percent of bets have landed on the home favorite, which is probably to be expected given the Spartans’ No. 6 ranking and better record, but this line has gone from -16 to -14.
As was the case with Notre Dame, Indiana has drawn a significantly higher money than bet percentage (65% vs. 31%), serving as the first sign of sharp action on the dog.
A Sports Insights Bet Signal was also triggered on the Hoosiers at +14.5 to help bring the line down.
Tennessee @ Texas A&M
8 p.m. ET | ESPN
Sharp angle: Texas A&M (moved from +12 to +11.5)
Of teams in heavily bet games, Texas A&M is the least popular on today’s slate.
Only 16% of bets are coming on the Aggies against the top-ranked team in the nation, but once again, oddsmakers have been forced to move the line away from the popular side thanks to sharp action.
The 16% of bets on A&M have accounted for an impressive 58% of actual money being wagered on the game. That, plus the Bet Signal triggered at the opening number, has caused this line to fall a half-point.