UConn vs. Tulsa Sharp Betting Pick (Feb. 6): Pros Hammering Spread in College Basketball Clash

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Thursday’s college hoops slate is plentiful, though it’s not littered with high-profile matchups.

Save for some Pac-12 games (which have a hard time drawing high bet counts due to their late start times), no other power conferences will be in action tonight, which means it’s onto the mid-majors for most bettors … including sharps.

The most heavily-bet matchup also happens to be the one taking in arguably the most action from the pros, and it comes by way of the American Athletic Conference.


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UConn vs. Tulsa Sharp Betting Pick

7 p.m. ET | ESPN2

At 7-1 in conference play, Tulsa leads the American, and understandably opened as a favorite over the 10th-place Huskies (2-6 in AAC). Perhaps not so understandable — at least to most bettors — is that the opening spread was just 4.5 points.

As of the early afternoon, Tulsa has been one of the most popular spread bets of the evening, taking in 84% of tickets. Despite that, though, this spread has gotten even smaller, dropping to a consensus -2.5.

The 16% backing of UConn has generated 38% of actual money hitting the spread, meaning the Huskies are attracting much bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps.

Confirming the sharp action, Sports Insights Bet Signals — which track and record pro money hitting the market based on line activity — have indicated three instances of sharps hitting the underdog (once at +3.5 and twice at +3).

Sharp angle: UConn (moved from +4.5 to +2.5)

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