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Nebraska vs. Illinois Odds, Betting Pick: Sharps Move Over/Under in Big Ten Clash

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  • Sharps bettors moved the Illinois vs. Nebraska odds on Monday afternoon, honing in on the total.
  • Pros are on the opposite side of the public in this Big Ten clash.
  • See how sharp bet Illinois vs. Nebraska below, available for free in The Action Network app.

Monday’s college hoops slate isn’t all that plentiful, but it does feature a few high-profile matchups out of three power conferences.

No. 1 Kansas will host Oklahoma State, and for just the seventh time this season the Jayhawks will receive a minority backing. In the ACC, Louisville is an underdog for just the third time this year, and is receiving a minority of spread bets for only the second time.

As far as sharp action goes, however, it’s the Nebraska vs. Illinois matchup (8 p.m. ET) that has caught the attention of pros.

Odds as of Monday at 2 p.m. ET and via FanDuel. Get up to a $500 risk-free bet at FanDuel today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks.

Nebraska vs. Illinois Sharp Betting Pick

Considering the lack of excitement that comes with betting an under, it’s not often that an under receives more bets than over. But that’s just what’s happening in tonight’s lone Big Ten showdown.

Only 29% of bettors have hit the over, which is noteworthy in its own right, but even more so is the way the line has moved since opening.

Despite the heavy backing of the under, the total has actually increased from a low-water mark of 142 up to 145.5, which should tell you something about the bettors within the minority.

A pair of Sports Insights Bet Signals have hit the over at 144 and 144.5, confirming sharp over action at those numbers. The 29% of bettors on the over have also generated 35% of actual money, and while that doesn’t create a monetary liability, it does reveal that bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps — are behind the over.

Sharp angle: Over (moved from 142 to 145.5)

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