CBB Sharp Report: How Pros Are Betting Virginia-North Carolina

Feb 11, 2019 03:23 PM EST

North Carolina Tar Heels guard Coby White (2) with teammates. Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

  • Wiseguys have taken a clear side in tonight's marquee ACC showdown between Virginia and North Carolina (7 p.m. ET on ESPN).
  • The Tar Heels are listed as 1-point favorites with an over/under of 140.5.
  • Using the tools available at The Action Network, we analyze how pros are betting the big game.

What separates professional and casual bettors? In one word, discipline. Professionals only get down if they have an edge. They know that just because a game is nationally televised doesn’t mean they have to bet it.

However, if the value is there, they pounce. Tonight is a perfect example.

After analyzing Monday’s short 15-game slate using the betting tools available at Sports Insights and The Action Network, I’ve identified sharp action hitting the biggest and most heavily bet game of the night: Virginia at North Carolina (7 p.m. ET).

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.

Virginia @ North Carolina

7 p.m. ET | ESPN