College Basketball Sharp Betting Picks: Pros Diversifying Tuesday Games
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College basketball tips off at 6:30 p.m. ET, tonight, and guess what? Sharps are hitting both of those games.
We once again don’t have a huge slate with just 22 lined games, but Tuesday offers a solid variety of action for bettors of all types. Sharps are digging into sides and totals on games of all shapes and sizes.
Here are three of the sharpest picks this evening.
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Villanova @ St. Johns
6:30 p.m. ET | FS1
Kicking off the Tuesday slate is a nationally televised game between No. 8 Nova and St. Johns — the second worst team in the Big East.
The public is all over Villanova as a small favorite tonight, and quite frankly, sharps haven’t done much to combat them. With more than 80% of the bets and 90% of the money, Nova has gone from -2 to -3.5 since opening.
The over/under has also seen some significant line movement, but it’s been of the sharper variety.
After opening at 143, we’ve tracked two Steam Moves on the over at 143 and 145.5. The over is also seeing 89% of the money compared to 63% of tickets.
There has been a little sharp buyback on the under at 146, but not enough to move the line back down, yet.
Sharp Angle: Over (moved from 143 to 146)
Texas A&M @ Tennessee
6:30 p.m. ET | SEC Network
The other 6:30 game features an SEC showdown between Texas A&M and Tennessee.
Their conference records are quite close, with the Vols at 4-2 and the Aggies at 3-3, but KenPom.com has Tennessee more than 100 spots higher than TAMU in its Adjusted Efficiency rankings.
The Aggies are getting much bigger bets on the spread thus far, though, after opening at +11.5. With 54% of bets and 80% of dollars, they’ve fallen to +10.5 or +10 depending on the book. A Steam Move also hit the Aggies at +11 shortly before 1 p.m. ET.
While the public and sharps are somewhat hand-in-hand on the spread, the under is much more of a Pros vs. Joes scenario.
Once as high as 123.5, this total is down four whole points to 119.5. The over is commanding the large majority of tickets at 78%, but those account for just 59% of the money.
We’ve tracked four Bet Signals on the under, with no sharp activity whatsoever on the over.
Sharp Angle: TAMU (moved from +11.5 to +10.5/10) and Under (moved from 123.5 to 119.5)
Rhode Island @ George Mason
7 p.m. ET | Stadium
A bit of a smaller game in the Atlantic 10 is also seeing sharp action, as Rhode Island visits George Mason at 7 p.m. ET.
George Mason did quite well in non-conference play at 11-2, but have struggled vs. A-10 foes at just 2-5.
Rhody has fared pretty well regardless, boasting a 14-5 overall record and a 6-1 record in conference play.
With that said, the Rams opened as 5.5-point road favorites, but that line was way off in the eyes of the sharps.
Another sharp vs. square showdown, URI is receiving more than 60% of bets, but George Mason has more than 70% of the money. The +35% money vs. bets differential for George Mason is the largest discrepancy of any spread tonight.
These big bets have helped push the line down to +4.
Sharp Angle: George Mason (moved from +5.5 to +4)