College Basketball Sharp Betting Picks (Dec. 17): Pros Playing 3 Tuesday Matchups

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Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: New Mexico Lobos head coach Paul Weir

  • Pros are betting three of Tuesday's smaller college basketball matchups.
  • Learn how sharp action is moving lines on tonight's slate.

Tuesday brings with it a 32-game college basketball slate, but one that lacks high-profile matchups.

Four Top 25 teams — Ohio State, Dayton, Florida State and Washington — are in action, yet each one is a favorite of at least 16 points, so these games aren’t exactly expected to be competitive.

A lack of big-name schools going head-to-head isn’t deterring savvy bettors though, as market-moving money has already taken positions on three of tonight’s college hoops matchups.

Let’s look at which games the sharps are betting and how smart money is moving college basketball lines.

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Tuesday College Basketball Sharp Report

Toledo vs. Missouri KC

8 p.m. ET

In a game attracting very little public betting action, sharps have already taken multiple whacks at the spread.

Toledo opened as an 8.5-point favorite and is garnering 53% of the tickets wagered on the spread, but the money is flowing on UMKC.

Those 47% of bets on the Roos account for a whopping 87% of money wagered.

Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have also triggered two smart money indicators on the home dogs, confirming that big bets from pro players are landing on this otherwise lightly-bet game.

Sharp angle: Missouri KC (moved from +8.5 to +7.5)

San Francisco vs. Stanford

9 p.m. ET

A relatively similar setup is moving the San Francisco vs. Stanford point spread as well, with the Dons plummeting from 8-point to 5-point underdogs.

Again, one-sided money (87%) is heavily responsible for the move, while SI’s Bet Signals are reporting two instances of market-moving action landing on San Francisco.

Sharp angle: San Francisco (moved from +8 to +5)

Grand Canyon vs. New Mexico

9 p.m. ET

Let’s make it three straight games with the combination of heavy money and professional action driving down the line for the underdog.

Behind 83% of the loot, Grand Canyon has dropped from +13 to +11.5. And yes, these dollars are coming from wiseguys as Bet Signals are reporting a Steam Move at +13, revealing why this line has traveled down to +11.5.

Sharp angle: Grand Canyon (moved from +13 to +11.5)

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