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CBB Sharp Report: Pros Betting Virginia-South Carolina, Two Other Wednesday Games

Dec 19, 2018 5:12 PM EST

USA TODAY Sports. Pictured (left to right): South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Frank Martin, Virginia Cavaliers head coach Tony Bennett.

  • Professional bettors are targeting three college basketball games on Wednesday night, headlined by Virginia-South Carolina (7 p.m. ET)
  • Wiseguys are also getting down on Samford-Tennessee (7 p.m. ET) and Boise State-Loyola Marymount (10 p.m. ET)
  • Using the tools at The Action Network, we analyze how wiseguys are betting both games.

What separates recreational bettors from professional bettors? Among many things, discipline. One of the biggest mistakes an average Joe can make is betting too many games because they love the “action” and the games are on TV.  Not the sharps.

They pride themselves on being disciplined and only getting down on a few games a night that provide that most value. If there’s nothing catching their eye, they’ll lay off entirely.

Tonight, we have a massive 25-game college basketball slate. Casual bettors might be looking at a ten or more game card, but wiseguys are counting their plays on one hand.

After consulting the betting tools available at Sports Insights and The Action Network, I’ve identified three games that pros are betting on Wednesday: Virginia-South Carolina and Samford-Tennessee (both at 7 p.m. ET) and Boise State-Loyola Marymount (10 p.m. ET)

>> All odds as of 2:30 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time college basketball odds and track your bets

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.

Full Sports Betting Glossary

Virginia at South Carolina 

7 p.m. ET on SEC Network

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