College Basketball Sharp Report: Pros Betting Arkansas-Texas, Two Other Games
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- Professionals are betting three college basketball games on Friday night, headlined by Arkansas-Texas (7 p.m. ET).
- Wiseguys are also getting down on Southern Illinois-Kentucky (7 p.m. ET) and NC Greensboro-LSU (8 p.m. ET).
College Basketball is officially underway! Hallelujah!
Just like football (and NBA), college basketball is a predominantly spread and over/under sport. This means bettors must win 52.38% of their plays (assuming standard -110 juice) in order to break even. Anything above that is pure profit.
After analyzing Friday’s massive 35-game slate using Sports Insights’ Sportsbook Insider Pro betting tools, I’ve pinpointed three NCAAB bets that professionals are focusing on, starting at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET.
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.
>> All odds as of 2:45 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time college basketball odds and track your bets.