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Smart Money Driving Texas-TCU Line Movement


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  • Professional bettors are taking a side in tonight's NIT semifinal matchup between the Texas Longhorns and TCU Horned Frogs (9:30 p.m. ET)
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we break down how smart money is moving this betting line.

With four days until the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four matchups, many college basketball bettors are looking to fill the void until the weekend.

Despite being “only” an NIT semifinal game, tonight’s Texas-TCU matchup is drawing a surprising amount of betting action. It’s likely that bettors who joined the party for March Madness are still hitting the market, specifically this matchup of teams from the Lone Star State.

As usual, professionals don’t really worry about the teams playing, as long as the number is offering value. And according to The Action Network’s betting tools, tonight’s Texas-TCU game has attracted enough attention from sharp bettors to force oddsmakers to adjust this betting line.

Texas vs. TCU: Sharp Money Report

After the Longhorns opened as 1-point favorites, steady money flowing on TCU has flipped it to now having the Horned Frogs a 1.5-point favorite across the betting market.

The Action Network’s public betting data is reporting 54% of spread wagers coming down on TCU, with 60% of the money landing on that side, as well.

Not only is the slight majority of money hitting the Horned Frogs, but Sports Insights’ Bet Signals also triggered a Steam Move on TCU when this line sat at a pick’em, revealing that the 60% of money also includes sharper bettors with the resources to move the market.

Based on the data, there is not a true “public” side in this matchup, but all indicators point to professionals aligning themselves with the Horned Frogs tonight.

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